Danica Patrick: Mindset, Spirituality and Living Fully
I recently had a friend tell me I needed to do an interview with someone special. I’m always hesitant on suggestions, but my friend has done thousands of interviews and he said in his top five was Danica Patrick.
I felt I had to give her a shot and I’m so glad I did. She and I are on the same wavelength. We’re both into sports, consider ourselves to be spiritual people, and believe so much in the power of the mind.
Danica has a strong presence you can feel the moment she walks into the room and yet she is still one of the sweetest and most thought-provoking people I’ve met. She’s had so many insightful things to say.
For those of you who don’t know her, Danica Patrick dropped out of high school to pursue a career as a race car driver. In 2005, Patrick became the first woman to hold the lead during the Indianapolis 500.
Only three years later, she was the first woman to record a win on the IndyCar circuit. After switching to stock cars, Patrick won the time trials at the 2013 Daytona 500 - becoming the first woman to win the pole position at NASCAR.
Patrick has become one of the most recognizable athletes in the to world, having graced the cover of ESPN: The Magazine and TV Guide. She was also featured in the 2008 and 2009 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. She has appeared in 14 Super Bowl commercials (more than any other celebrity).
She’s not only an amazing figure in the world of sports, but she’s also a great author and mentor. She’s just released her newest book, Pretty Intense, that brings light to living health from mind, to body, to diet.
Discover all of that and much more, on Episode 592.
Some Questions I ask:
How she feels on the paleo diet (11:49)
You’ve become more about spirituality lately, right? (15:26)
What’s the biggest take away since you started going down that rabbit hole? (22:22)
How did you arm yourself against criticism throughout your career? (25:22)
What is the biggest challenge you’ve had to overcome? (26:44)
Do you feel like people attack you in the races? (29:11)
How do you handle your ego? (31:15)
What’s the question you’ve never been able to answer for yourself? (38:37)
How do you condition yourself before practice or a big competition?
What’s the greatest moment for you in the last 20 years [in terms of racing] (47:25)
How do you condition yourself to believe in yourself? (48:27)
What’s the greatest lesson your father taught you? (50:48)
If you could give yourself advice when you started, what would it be? (52:38)
What are 3 things you want to manifest this year? (55:00)
On this episode you will learn:
The things Danica and I have in common (9:10)
When she started lifting for fitness (13:48)
Why she started getting into spirituality and healing with the mind (20:39)
How she conditions her mind against the intense pressure of competing (23:34)
How she gets people to believe in her (27:25)
Battles she’s had with her ego throughout the last 20 years (30:05)?
What she would do if she could do anything in the world (36:34)
What she’s revealed about herself last year that she hadn’t revealed before (41:51)
How long races are (46:23)
The message she gives to women who aren’t as confident in themselves (47:56)
Who inspired her the most growing up (50:18)
The greatest lesson her mom taught her (51:08)
What she has to open up about during this year (54:16)
Plus much more...