Eliot Marshall is the owner of Easton Training Centre, a former professional mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter and a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt under Amal Easton. He is also a former contender in The Ultimate Fighter Session 8 and the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s (UFC) light-featherweight division.
In this episode, Eliot shared how he overcame his depression by choosing to own his situation and ask other people around him for support. They also talked about how we are brought up with the mainstream media screaming, highlighting and emphasizing each other’s differences causing people to crave for validation, connection and sense of belonging especially when they are outcasted by the people around them.
“We need to reattach to one another in my opinion.”
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02:00 – Eliot’s professional background
03:29 – Michael Vick’s abuse of his pit bull story
04:42 – why men struggle to show vulnerability and feelings
05:50 – Eliot’s talks about the connection with others
08:45 – Speaking about anything anytime just to get that little conversation ‘nugget’
10:15 – Eliot’s childhood being an outcast growing up in an interracial family
11:33 – Eliot’s struggle fitting in
15:35 – How he decided to tell everyone about his breakdown
16:20 – Mainstream media screaming how different people are from each other
18:05 – How he shared his breakdown story to the school
19:05 – People’s feedback from his announcement of sharing his vulnerable moment to the school
20:57 – Being accountable for your own sh*t
21:40 – Midlife crisis
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