The path toward mastery requires honoring what is true. Often times what is true can be intensely painful. Kevin Levrone walks us through his journey of loss, grief, turmoil, love, commitment, and risk — which eventually lead to being inducted into the hall of fame for his craft.
Kevin has much to teach. His humility, honesty, and courage to be vulnerable in this conversation is as refreshing and inspiring as you would hope.
Kevin is a former American IFBB professional bodybuilder and now entrepreneur.
Over the course of his career he has earned a staggering 22 professional IFBB wins. He won the Arnold Classic two times (1994 and 1996), and came second at the Mr. Olympia competition four times over the span of a decade (1992, 1995, 2000 and 2002), often controversially so.
Kevin is a man that follows and finds truth. He knows risk and is was well known for taking the opposite approach to most bodybuilders of his era, and a more similar one to Arnold Schwarzenegger, where he would maintain an off-season weight 15-25 pounds lower than his competition weight and would use increased caloric intake combined with heavy training to increase weight and mass prior to competition.
He opens his heart – his mind – providing space for us to do the same.
In This Episode:
- When his path began to become the best in the world
- Taking his pain out on bodybuilding
- Why he wouldn’t change anything in his life
- Gift of faith
- Steroids on the world stage
- Mental aspect of weightlifting
- How he kept himself mentally strong
- Why he’s hard on himself
- Facing a terrible injury and responding
- Most effective inner message that allowed him to recover
- Deciphering between the good and evil worlds
- Defining mastery