Tofe Evans‘ personal voyage of discovery has helped him create the tools to mentally prepare you to weather any storm. And Tofe should know: the endurance career he embarked on literally saved his life. He believes in rising above your personal turmoil by conquering your own mind.
Who has been the greatest influence on your life?
Way to be thought-provoking already! Arnold Schwarzenegger was very influential for me growing up. He definitely had his humble beginnings and focused on being the best version of himself which subsequently caught my attention.
You love pushing boundaries in endurance, what mental habits have you created to keep you focused on the goal?
Perspective is one that really speaks my mind. Knowing that once I cross a new limit, I know it makes me realise how much more capable I am of growth.
What 3 books have changed your life and why?
- Total Recall by Arnold Schwarzenegger – the guy got shit done, to say the least.
- Think and Grow Rich by Napolean Hill – Eye-opening.
- Scar Tissue by Anthony Kiedis – Amazing story of resilience and overcoming inner demons.
If you have get 3 people around a table for an evening, who would the be and why?
Elon Musk – I’m incredibly fascinated with how he thinks and his journey solving global issues.
Oprah Winfrey – Her compassion for others is contagious.
Felix Baumgartner – How limitless human beings we can be.
Adversity can become our best asset in life, why?
There’s something magical that happens when we reach a low point in our life. It gets us curious and we start to evaluate what needed improving. It’s definitely a humbling experience being constantly pushed back but that persistence pays off when you make progress and momentum to realise how far you’ve come during the process. It can be gratifying of all feelings when that adversity is overcome.
“Greatness is rising above the turmoil no matter how bad the situation is.”
Jordan Peterson has said that studies show: How people are educated by age 4 indicates the outcome of their later life; do you believe that people can really change their mental make up?
I believe so. It’s habitual and the mind needs to be trained like we train the body. It takes time and it’s all about building the six-pack mind. As soon as we stop focusing on building mental resilience, we gain momentum in the wrong direction.
What makes your book different?
I wrote Everyone Has a Plan Until Sh!t Hits the Fan to be that Practical Resilience bible for three reasons.
- for those stuck in a rut
- prevent someone from committing suicide
- help someone grow to new heights
What is next for Tofe Evans?
I’ve got a few things in the works. Regarding endurance, I have a 100km trail ultramarathon in three weeks and a 345km (214mi) ultramarathon across Scotland mid-August. Other than that, I’ve got plenty of keynotes where I speak to audiences about Practical Resilience, that is, the framework to get you out of a rut or to increase mental growth.
Everyone Has a Plan until Sh!t Hits the Fan: How to Not Be the Bitch of Your Own Brain
Sh!t can happen to anyone, whether it’s a life-threatening situation, a death in the family, a business gone bust, or another high-stress personal catastrophe. This book is your lifeline, offering tools to help you prepare yourself mentally to weather every impending storm.
Everyone Has a Plan Until Sh!t Hits the Fan is your Practical Resilience Bible. Tofe Evans provides the battle-tested mental artillery you need to escape the trenches under heavy fire and find your way onto safer ground. No matter what the crisis, his powerful insights and strategieswill enable you to face every onslaught, survive any trauma, and ultimat ely emerge victorious.
Being ready for whatever the world throws at you is key. Adversity is a fact of life, and dealing with traumatic events requires calm, focus, and mental toughness and sharpness. Tofe Evans will get you there.