The Fueling the Pursuit Podcast speaks with Team TGM driver Matt Plumb on how he prepares for races, and how he trains himself to endure situations that would drive most people to quit.

“I’ve driven races where my power steering has gone out and the diver cooling system went out and it’s 130 degrees, and if you did that for about five minutes, you’d say I gotta quit,” says Plumb.

“But I had to do it for an hour. And the only way to get through it is just keep taking breaths and focusing on, ‘What’s the next step? What’s the next step? What’s the next step?'”

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Life comes at you fast when you’re traveling 180 miles per hour. For Ted Giovanis, it’s also where you can learn the most valuable lessons. Since becoming a race car driver three decades ago at age forty-six—a ride that is still in overdrive—Giovanis has discovered how the tools of racing and the teamwork within it are applicable to life and business. In forty-eight motivating and, at times, exhilarating chapters, he shares his experience and knowledge.