Greg Bennett is the Co-founder and Chief of Staff at AnyQuestion. He is also the podcast host of, “One Moment Longer with Greg Bennett” which dives into what makes a world-class athlete and High Performer. Greg is a retired professional triathlete. Greg grew up in Sydney, Australia and found a passion for triathlon at a young age. He competed for Australia at the 2004 Olympics and has raced over 500 international races and won over 100. Greg has won multiple World titles, the worlds largest prize purse wins, and been awarded the International Triathlon Unions President trophy. He has been named one of the “Top 15 Triathletes of all time” (Inside Triathlon, 2011) and “Triathlete of the year” on multiple occasions (Triathlete magazine). Greg had a strong desire to become better and set goals, which helped him reach the highest level in sport and sustain it for almost three decades.
Any question can be written in to a channel so any expert within the channel can answer it. If you want the question to go to one individual, you can go to their profile and write them a question. Depending on the experts, some come back every day or week, while others might come back once a month or couple of months. If someone sends a question directly to an expert, they are more likely to make an effort to answer it. Transcript: "How does any question work and other questions paste out over several days? While in fact, you write your question in to a channel so you could send it to the trifon channel. We do have a little moderation, on the back end and then, as soon as it's been looked at its put into that channel and any expert within that channel can then go answer that question. If you want to have a question that just goes to one individual, you can go to their profile. So if you went to the Greg Bennett File, you could go and write me a question specifically to me. And only I can answer that one, but if you want to make sure you get a response, it is best to write a question to a channel. Depending on the experts, some experts are coming back every single day. Summer coming once a week somewhere coming, once a month, some every couple of months and when they come some experts, answer a lot in one time and sometimes they just do one or two at a time. So really the, it's a whole cross spectrum of different. Types of way that experts are answering questions. I for one and somebody that probably comes back every couple of weeks and goes through and answers any questions. But I often have a look. If there's been any specific lie to me, I will put them to the top, and I'm more likely to try and make an effort for somebody to spent sent one directly to me. I hope that answers your question, Eduardo always good to hear from you mate, whether that's here or elsewhere on the social platforms. We really appreciate you over at any question here. So mate, thanks again, keep those questions coming. You always send really fantastic ones made, cheers."
To swim in cold water without a wet suit, wear silicon swim caps and get used to the cold water by doing cold baths or plunging. Your body will begin to adapt to the cold over time. Also keep your head and ears covered with swim caps. Transcript: "Best practices for swimming in cold water, without a wet suit, I would suggest a couple of things because I've had to do this a lot and I do not like cold water, but one you need to get those silicon swim caps or neoprene if you can handle the the whole thing. I don't like the neoprene but don't get two of those silicon swim caps are a little bit thicker, put them up and over your ear. You don't want that cold water to get into your in it. You some people use the earplugs. I never liked that because I, it affected my kind of balance in the pool. The second one, Is to get used to really cold. Water is actually just to keep doing it. Your body adapts over time. So if I know I have a race in a cold water race and perhaps I'm not going to be able to wear a wetsuit for whatever reason. I do the cold baths or and I get used to that. In fact, I was just in San Francisco Bay this past week and because I've been in the ice bath so often here in Florida, I actually dived in the water without a wetsuit and without a swim cap and didn't feel too bad and I think it was probably in the 60s. So I think your body can adapt the more you do it as well. Also cover your head and your ears with swim caps. And then also do some cold, water, plunging and that actually builds up your tolerance. Yes, thanks. Kevin."
My fears create anxiety, so I try to do something proactive about it. I also ground myself by going for jogs or meditating, and I stay away from things I can't control so that I don't get overwhelmed. Transcript: "My fears, well, I feel like most people. I have plenty of fears. That create anxiety that anxiety. Really, just gets me out of bed. I'm not gonna lie, things, like just being a better dad, better husband better family, man, my health, you know, making sure I consider monitor that and then just, you know, being good at my job. And so, all of those things, I guess you could say, create a bit of anxiety and I kind of overcome that fear by. Either getting up and doing something about it. So if it's my work get up early and start working. If my health go for a jog or go do some blood work and eat right or all of those things that I can do for my overall Wellness. If it's being a better dad or husband, it's like put the phone down and be present and you know, if it's reconnecting with family around the world, take the time, you know, a couple of times a week to reach out and have conversations with them. But I also then would say I find grounding Myself, you know, if that's just going for an early morning, jog up to the beach and or maybe jumping in the ocean walking through the forest and just trying to breathe deeply, you know, whether that's meditation or prayer, whatever it takes to. Ground yourself and remove yourself from whatever has paralyzed you perhaps with fear. I also try to be very conscious of my fear being around things that I can control, you know, if it's a war pandemic or anything that I actually don't have any control over. I really just let that water off a duck's back. I guess. Let it slide away. If I don't have control of it. I don't need to know about it because I can't do anything about it. So it just stay Within. What I can control chess."
I don't listen to podcasts but I do listen to audio books on topics such as business, leadership and self help. My favorite audio books are ones that focus on those topics. Transcript: "Hey Eduardo, thanks for the shout out. Mate. Really appreciate it. Listening to podcasts three favorites. I actually don't listen to podcasts. My wife finds it hilarious. That I started a podcast and never listen to podcast. I have listened to a couple little bits of Joe Rogan mainly because he's the number one podcaster in the world. So I listened to him more for learning of what he does. And then I've also listened a little bit of Tim for us and a little bit of richness. Each Roll Just because they've all been around for a while and they're all very good at what they do. So I listened to Snippets of them just to get an idea of how to do my job better. But otherwise I listen to audio books and most of those audio books are business or leadership or self help. And I usually listen to get through usually one to two audio books a week when I'm working out. Actually I go to the gym or ride my bike with on the, on the Swift with an audiobook. Usually So yeah, I'm not much help when it comes to podcasts. But if you want some of my favorite business or self-improvement audio books, I have some ideas. Cheers, mate."
I wish you the best for your Ironman and to encourage you to keep going no matter what. Don't give up, even if something happens, take a break if you need to, but just keep moving forward and you'll cross the finish line with joy. Transcript: "Well you're doing your first Ironman in this next month. Mate, I wish you all the very very best. I'm probably not the best one to ask for advice on how to do Iron Man's very, very well. I only did two of them and both of those were around the 9:00 hour mark and considering the winner was around the 8 hour mark. I got I got it handed to me but I will say that yes that that quote of just endure success comes to those who endure, just one moment longer having that kind of mindset of going. I just need to keep Going. I just need to keep moving. I just need to what else you're doing. If you're in an Diamond, don't give up. You're going to sit in the hotel room. You're going to be so disappointed. If you do, just keep moving forward, get it done. Even when things happen, if you need to pause, take a rest, whatever you need to do, but just keep going and you'll cross that line and it'll be just full of joy anyway, Mark, I appreciate it. Mate. All the very best for your Iron Man. And I love to how hear how it went. Cheers, mate."
I changed the name of my podcast from the Greg Bennett Show to One Moment Longer with Greg Bennett because it is more reflective of the stories I want to share on the show which are about people who have endured one moment longer. The new image for the podcast is a picture of me running on a trail which symbolizes endurance and captures the essence of the stories I want to share. Transcript: "All right, why did I change the name of the podcast from The Greg Bennett Show to One Moment Longer with Greg Bennett? Well, for those of you that have listened to the show would know that I start every episode by saying, success comes to those who endure just one moment longer. And that phrase has really been inspirational to me throughout my career and is the reason why I start every episode of the podcast. And when I started this podcast, it was really about talking to high performers and getting very specific on what they're doing now. It was the how are they sleeping, their nutrition, their training, and get very, very specific of what they're doing now. But as the show has evolved, it's become about their journey from their youth, all the way through to finding success and understanding their stories and the lessons we can learn from their experiences. And quite often, it's about those that just hung in there one moment longer. Now this is a new branding I'm going with. It's actually a shot of me running on a trail just in front of our house when we were living in Boulder. But for me, this image was taken very late in my career and was when I was still pretty fit but I've been training consistently for about 25 years. And this image with the trail and everything about it and the mountains in the background just had that really good, strong sense of endurance. And the stories that I want to share on this show are about people that have endured one moment longer and hence the brand change. It's still going to be a lot of athletes, a lot of sports scientists and physiologists and coaches, but I will be incorporating more and more entertainers, entrepreneurs, and various business people and tech people. So it's going to be stories of people that have hung in there one moment longer."