Ep1 – Comic to CEO – How Shea Degan Reinvented Himself, Transformed an Industry, and How He Plans on Growing his New Venture into a Billion Dollar Business

 

Gentleman Badass Podcast Theme Song written by Josh Kidney

“Invictus” Performed by Mike Kendall

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Intro: Josh Kidney

Shea’s shenanigans in school.

Shea’s shenanigans in college.

Shea joins the military. 

Shea’s history as a stand-up comic.

Transitioning to law enforcement.

How Shea’s history as a comic helped in his law enforcement career.

One of Shea’s craziest stories as a road comic. 

Mick and Josh share stories of bad Friday night crowds.

One of Shea’s worst gigs as a comic that included Drew Hastings @drewhastings

Mick’s story of hosting one of Ireland’s greatest living comics Tommy Tiernan @tommedian

Shea on the mechanics of comedy and whether or not he’d ever go back to stand-up.

Shea on how comedy prepared him for the transition to entrepreneurship.

Shea on building his security business, Signal 88, from the ground up.

The difference between entrepreneurs and small business owners.

Growing Signal 88 from one guy in a car to over 300 franchisees in 4 countries and transforming the security industry.

Mick on how entrepreneurship was the driving factor in making his decision to come to the USA.

The group on how patience and hard work are the keys to success.

Shea on creating the software that was the secret recipe for Signal 88’s success.

Shea on creating his new business 88 Tactical.

Shea on how 88 Tactical transitioned from law enforcement and military training only to include civilian training, and why it’s important.

Where Shea sees 88 Tactical going in the next 5 years. 

Book of the Week

Can’t Hurt Me – David Goggins (Mick recommends the audio version of the book.)

Workout of the week

Hurricane

Set 1 – 1 minute cardio, 1 minute strength repeated for 8 minutes

Set 2 – 1 minute cardio, 1 minute strength repeated for 8 minutes

Set 3 – 1 minute cardio, 1 minute strength repeated for 6 minutes (make this the hardest set)

Example Hurricane 1

1 minute jump rope

1 minute pushups

1 minute jump rope

1 minute sit ups

1 minute jump rope

1 minutes body weight squats

1 minute jump rope

1 minute plank

rest

1 minute jump rope

1 minute pushups

1 minute jump rope

1 minute sit ups

1 minute jump rope

1 minutes body weight squats

1 minute jump rope

1 minute plank

rest

1 minute jump rope (high knees)

1 minute pushups

1 minute jump rope (high knees)

1 minute sit ups

1 minute jump rope (high knees)

1 minute plank

Example Hurricane 2

1 minute treadmill

1 minute DB jab/cross punches (Lightly. Don’t snap punches with weights in your hands)

1 minute treadmill

1 minute DB hooks (punches)

1 minute treadmill

1 minute DB  uppercuts

1 minute treadmill 

1 minute DB jab/cross punches

rest

1 minute treadmill

1 minute DB curl

1 minute treadmill

1 minute DB shoulder press

1 minute treadmill

1 minute overhead Tricep Extension

1 minute treadmill 

1 minute bent over row

rest

1 minute treadmill (increase speed and/or elevation)

1 minute DB hooks (punches

1 minute treadmill

1 minute DB uppercuts

1 minute treadmill

1 minute DB jab/cross punches

Feel free to create your own insane hurricanes and email us what you come up with.

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