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Two Brain Mentor Series: Jeff Smith

By Chris Cooper & Greg Strauch

Two Brain Mentor Series: Jeff SmithIn this series we are diving into each mentor, finding out their journey and what makes them really great mentors.Jeff Smith is the owner of CrossFit Cannon in Houston.  Originally from Central Illinois, he played football in college before joining the military. After he left, he worked in IT and started investing in real estate and flipping house while working full time. Hear about his journey into fitness, how he discovered CrossFit and why he decided to open a gym.Jeff talks about why he has always sought out mentors, the benefits of being a lifelong learner and his journey to structuring his gym so he is not involved in it’s day to day running.Discussion PointsJeff’s journey from joining the military, working for an insurance company and flipping houses to getting into Crossfit and opening a gym (01:46)How he’s always sought out a mentor in every single thing he’s done (08:35)Why he started mentoring (10:45)How Jeff has always had a passion for service and deciding to joining the military (13:10)How his father flipped houses when he was growing up (15:50)The benefits from his attitude to learning and curiosity about everything (17:59)Why he and his wife decided to stay in Houston (20:06)How Jeff makes working out a part of the structure of his day (22:40)Why his diverse background makes him a good mentor (24:26)Stoicism and the warrior culture (27:00)What he learns from mentoring (28:30)Why he thinks mentors are important (29:49)LinksContact Jeff at jeff.smith@twobrainbusiness.comRobert Kiyosaki: Rich Dad, Poor Dad

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