Everyone Has a Plan Until Sh!t Hits the Fan with Tofe Evans
In this week’s episode we discuss mental health, gratitude, and empathy. Check out the Live Different podcast!
To some, he’s known as that kid who ran a race down the slopes of Mt Everest... but most of the time he gets called "crazy" more times than his name. All for the right reasons though.
As a firm believer of pushing the boundaries of what the human body & mind is capable of, Tofe Evans is constantly reinventing himself to advocate how anyone can rise above and be the best versions of themselves. The journey Tofe has been on these past few years have not only shaped his character but his endurance career literally saved his life... For the ones that are screaming to get out of that deadly deep dark rabbit hole known as ‘adversity’, you’re in good hands. Here is someone who knows this field exceptionally well with his fair share of the destructive toxin.
And where you may not think you'll come out of this dismal state, Tofe will guide you in the right direction with his lived experience and concept of Practical Resilience. That is the mental framework designed to have you able to withstand crisis and subsequently, increase your emotional intelligence so you can bounce back after every fall. This framework is explained through a simple, yet powerful formula that Tofe has worked countless hours on with psychologists, neuroscientists, behavioural scientists, and mental health experts.
There will be a time in your life where you face a crisis; a recession, a death in the family, a bad business deal, or even a life-threatening situation. So how do we deal with these high-stressful moments? That’s where you will learn about Practical Resilience to guide you mentally out of these adversarial and dismal situations. Tofe is a thought leader on resilience not on hacking the body to get you the set of abs you’ve always wanted. He's here so you have the mental artillery to hold yourself together in case of a traumatic crisis. When everyone focuses on having a six pack body they forget that having a six pack mind is more important.
Brace your seats because you’re about to embark a wild ride - a culmination of despair, mental health struggles, hardships, endurance, and more importantly, resilience.
Our episode today is all about how to go from depression and anxiety to a state of gratitude, through kindness and helping others.
Tofe shares advice on opening up, empathy, and pushing through mental obstacles. Tofe describes his journey from his lowest point to being an endurance athlete and author on tour. He is all about breaking down the stigma of mental health.
He leaves listeners with the advice, “Adaptability and resilience are key. Focus on what you can control.”
- Why Tofe does 40 endurance events in a single year
- What brought Tofe to his lowest point
- Tools Tofe used to make a change and clear space in his mind
- Making a change when you aren’t happy with who you are as a person
- Altruism and how to practice it
- Tofe’s driving forces for the crazy feats and endurance events
- How to develop a more empathetic mindset
- Best tips on how to build habits
- Breaking through when your brain is being a b*tch
- Planning for when sh!t hits the fan
- Info on Tofe’s tour and book
Quotes From The Episode
“There are times to be tough and times to be vulnerable.”
“It’s a fulfilling feeling when you can serve for someone else and make their life a little easier.”
“Focus on what you have instead of what you don’t have.”
“Learn to put yourself into scary situations so when you come across it it’s just another day.”
“If you need to cry just cry.”
“The key is to start really small so the fear is bearable. Before you know it, this isn’t that bad. Start small enough to the point where you get insatiably curious.”