Breaking Free from Your Default Life with Matt Aitchison

Breaking Free from Your Default Life with Matt Aitchison


Are you leading a rich life? Or are you drifting without intention, just trying to make it through the day? If you think there is more for you than what you have now, this show is for you.

Wealth is our topic today. We’re not talking about the usual definition of wealth, but what it means to you. To some people, having a happy, healthy family is wealth. To others, it’s freedom. To many, it’s the sports cars and big houses. But it doesn’t matter what your dream life is if you’re not thinking and acting in a way that gets you results.

Today’s guest is Matt Aitchison. He is the creator of The Rich Life Academy and host of the Millionaire Mindcast. “Matty A” is here to talk about breaking free from your default setting by auditing every aspect of your life and reengineering it so that you will exceed beyond the present identity you have for yourself.

We as human beings will never exceed or excel beyond the identity we have for ourselves.

Matt Aitchison and The Rich Life Academy

Matt Aitchison is a millennial entrepreneur, a 7-figure real estate investor, speaker and avid adventurist. Most importantly he is a proud husband and father to two beautiful girls who make his live a whole lot richer.

After some huge mistakes early in his life, Matt was determined to change his trajectory. He always dreamed of living a big life. He wanted to be financially free, make a difference in peoples’ lives, travel frequently, and have a bunch of fun while doing it all.

He decided that entrepreneurship would be his vehicle to unlock the life he always dreamed of. Now he is passionate about helping people design an intentional way of living that creates abundance and wealth, whatever that means to the individual.

If you identify yourself as a grinder, that’s all you’ll ever be.

What You’ll Learn

  • What are the main drivers for the pursuit of wealth
  • The amount of mental real estate worrying about financial security takes up
  • What holds most men back from taking time to step into a better life
  • How we mistake movement for achievement
  • Why a lack of clarity keeps men stuck in a default life
  • How to make a detailed vision of your future and reverse engineer your path to success by breaking it down into smaller goals
  • How to make sure you’re not opting in to things by default
  • Protecting your time as a parent
  • Why some men are proud of being miserable
  • How hoarding responsibility puts a strain on your relationships and keeps you stuck
  • Asking yourself the right questions
  • How to start on your dreams when you feel like you have no time
  • The R.I.C.H. Life Audit
    • R–relationships, personal and professional
    • I–income and investment
    • C–community and contribution
    • H–health: mental, physical, and spiritual
  • How to redesign your ecosystem of friends and mentors
  • How to do a time audit of your weekly activity
  • How “busy” is the new “lazy”
  • Why we get distracted and overwhelmed and flow into things that do not serve us
  • How to play the game of life at a higher level
  • The smart, small choices you can make every day that will add up over time

Don’t confuse your current circumstance with who can become and what you can achieve.


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The Holy Grail of Work-Life Balance with James Sudakow

The Holy Grail of Work-Life Balance with James Sudakow

Is work-life balance an unattainable myth? Most of us have tried everything to evenly distribute our time and energy across work, life, and family. Many of us may have also discovered that this is one of the most difficult things to achieve. It almost seems impossible. But it’s not.

Today’s guest is James Sudakow. He is the father of four kids and the author of Out of the Blur: A Delirious Dad’s Search for the Holy Grail of Work-Life Balance. He used to suffer from superhero syndrome, trying to be everything to everyone all the time. Eventually, he realized that he wasn’t showing up in the way that he wanted to at home or at work and came up with his own plan to analyze his behavior and change his ways.

In this episode, James Sudakow talks about the superhero syndrome and outlines the common traps we fall into when it comes to prioritizing our to do list. He gives practical solutions for breaking common habits that suck our time and energy and shows us that a sane, productive, fulfilling life is not as mysterious as we think. Behold, the holy grail of work life balance!

James Sudakow

James Sudakow serves as the principal of CH Consulting, Inc., a boutique management and organizational effectiveness consulting practice he founded in 2010. He specializes in helping companies manage organizational transformation, create talent management strategies and programs that maximize employee capabilities and improve business performance. Sudakow is a contributing columnist to Inc.com, and has been featured in The Chicago Tribune, Forbes.com, Fast Company online, Mic., The Business Journals, LifeHacker, Bustle, SiriusXM, Psychology Today and more. Before starting his own consultancy, Sudakow held leadership roles in several global multibillion-dollar organizations across the technology and health care industries. He and his wife are raising four kids, along with one dog, one rabbit and 7 chickens in San Diego, Calif. For more information, visit www.jamessudakow.com.

What You’ll Learn

  • What inspired James Sudakow to write Out of the Blur: A Delirious Dad’s Search for the Holy Grail of Work-Life Balance
  • How to tell if you’re suffering from superhero syndrome
  • Why the notion that you can do everything is debilitating
  • The 3 main traps that make work-life balance impossible
    • Artificial urgency
    • Undefined boundaries
    • Multi-tasking
  • How to analyze your average to-do list and practice ruthless prioritization
  • How to prevent from taking on someone else’s urgency
  • How we manufacture our own stress
  • How to get out of constant triage mode (where everything is an emergency)
  • How modern accessibility is making it more difficult for us to set boundaries between work and home life
  • The multi-tasking fallacy that is destroying your productivity
  • Why thinking about the next thing on your to do list is robbing you of the present moment
  • How to set urgency filters
  • How to compartmentalize your tasks
  • Work-life balance will not happen overnight. It took James Sudakow 6-9 months to break the habits that were cluttering his life
  • How to continuously monitor your behavior to not revert back to you old SOP
  • How to enlist your spouse to help keep you in check
  • Identifying mission critical tasks
  • Can the work-life blend lifestyle work?
  • How to be more present in both work and life by setting boundaries on both

MENTIONED EPISODES:

How to Optimize the 5 Dimensions of Manhood

How to Optimize The Structure of Work, Family, and Fulfillment with Dave Hollis

Turn On Your Superhero Brain with Jim Kwik


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Personal Development Event for Dads

The Ultimate Personal Development Event for Dads

Today I’m joined by my two facilitators for The Dad Edge Summit live event, Jason MacKenzie and Jeff Bouwman. We recorded this episode live in The Dad Edge Mastermind community. The men online were not only able to listen but also interact with us on the podcast.

There are five dimensions of manhood. They are health (mental, physical, emotional, spiritual), work, our relationship with our spouse, our relationship with our children, and finances. In this live Q&A, we go through how we approached each dimension of manhood in last year’s Dad Edge Summit and how we will approach them in this year’s summit using techniques like appreciative inquiry, group exercises, and visualization.

At most personal development events, we are part of an audience. We sit and listen to speakers, but The Dad Edge Summit is different. It’s active, not passive. The intimate setting allows for deep self-exploration and fosters breakthroughs that change the lives of the participants. Listen to why The Dad Edge Summit is the ultimate personal development event for dads!

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Jason MacKenzie and Jeff Bouwman

Jason MacKenzie is the author of The Dadly Book of Open: How Cultivating Vulnerability Makes You a Stronger, Wiser and More Courageous Father. Jeff Bouwman is the author of Your Income, Your Life, which helps parents understand what their relationship with money looks like today, and define what it could be going forward.

The two of them partnered up to create Adaptive Growth Systems, a full service training agency that specializes in bringing teams, organizations, and communities together to achieve the goals that matter most.

What You’ll Learn

  • Why the traditional meeting structure doesn’t bring about dynamic change
  • How to build on strengths to create a future beyond imagining
  • What is appreciative inquiry (founded 30 years ago by David L. Cooperrider) and why it matters
  • How to create a shared culture where everyone can flourish, whether in business or in your own household
  • How to search through questions the best of what was, what is in the present, and what is to become to create a living vision
  • How to move from a deficit-based approach to one of possibility
  • How the dad/child relationship parallels the generation gap
  • How technology has changed a dad’s role. Before, our dad had the answers. Now the answers are at kids’ fingertips.
  • How to bring people together by asking better questions
  • Why men focus on weaknesses instead of strengths
  • How we’re taught to improve through correcting what’s not working instead of focusing on what is working and building on that
  • That self-improvement historically comes from eliminating weaknesses
  • How most people have never considered that focusing on strengths is a more effective way to improve
  • How it’s scientifically proven that when we focus on strengths, we accelerate the path we’re on
  • How to crowdsource the intelligence in the room
  • Giving yourself permission to talk about the things you are good at
  • The 3 key appreciative inquiry questions
  • What questions you can ask yourself to find your strengths
  • How to learn from your weaknesses
  • How to create a safe space in an emotionally charged situation involving your wife and kids
  • How to reframe around what you want instead around what you don’t want
  • The difference between being positive and generative
  • What men can expect at The Dad Edge Summit 2019 – Building connections with higher caliber people

MENTIONED EPISODES

How to Optimize the 5 Dimensions of Manhood

How Embracing Vulnerability will Strengthen your Resolve and Manhood with Jason MacKenzie

How to Pay Off Debt and Create Financial Security for Your Family with Jeff Bouwman

How to Unf*ck Yourself with Gary John Bishop

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How to Become a Game Changing Dad

How to Become a Game Changing Dad

We only get one chance to be a dad, but life gets busy and sometimes we barely have time to think about what we’re doing. It’s easy to get wrapped up in work and shuttling kids off to sports and activities without mindfully taking action to level up when we can.

Today we have Dad Edge Alliance member Ray Matz on the show. He is the author of Game Changing Dads: Get Off The Bench and Into The Game! He is a husband and a father to three who talks about what we can do to get off the bench and take small actions for big improvements in our roles as fathers, husbands, and leaders.

'The tough guy to me is the guy who puts his guard down and listens.' —@RayMatz #dads #men #fathers #parenting #fatherhood Click To Tweet

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How to Quit Your Job in 12 Months Part 2 with Ryan Enk

Ryan Enk from CashflowDadlife is back on the show for Part 2 of our series on how to start investing in real estate with little money and no experience.

Ryan helps people achieve financial freedom in one year or less using creative, under-the-radar real estate investment strategies that have huge money-making potential.

Today we talk about how to conquer the fear mindset when real estate investing, how knowledge decreases our investment risk, and how to make the most of the unknown and untapped financial resources that we all have available to us.

Ryan also tells us about his new book, The 7 Day Real Estate Survival Blueprint. The moves Ryan shares in this episode might make your head explode a little bit, so make sure you download it to listen again later.

'The problem is not a lack of resources. The problem is not being resourceful.'—Ryan Enk @cashflowdadlife #dads #men #fathers #realestate #investing #financialfreedom Click To Tweet

Ryan Enk

If you listened to Part 1 of this series on passive income real estate investing, then you know that Ryan Enk began his journey into real estate investing after hurricane Katrina left him and his pregnant wife without a home and completely broke.

Ryan started real estate investing with little money and no knowledge about real estate, but he was determined to get out of his unfulfilling job and achieve financial freedom. Ryan summoned all his gifts and talents and combined them with all the knowledge and resources at his disposal. In just 12 months, he quit his job.

Now Ryan Enk shares his creative strategies so that other men starting from the bottom can also achieve financial freedom in a year or less!

What You’ll Learn

  • What the most common perceived risks are, like:
    • Market downturns
    • Tenant damage
    • Unpaid rent
  • How to never lose money real estate investing
  • How to tell the difference between a legitimate fear and an excuse
  • How to buy a home using credit cards
  • How to lower risk when leasing a home by “becoming the bank”
  • The other benefits of owner financing
  • How to find out where all the best real estate investing opportunities are in your area
  • How to set up your passive income system
  • What is wholesaling and how it works
  • What is a sandwich lease option and how to set it up
  • A financial freedom strategy for the man in a tight spot financially
  • A financial freedom strategy for high-earners who don’t have time to learn real estate investing
  • How to tap into your existing network to find real estate deals
  • His new new book that outlines how to supercharge your way to $10,000 over the next 30 days
  • Ryan Enk’s message for people who are still undecided about starting in real estate investing
'The coolest things you can do in real estate, you can do without the banks.'—Ryan Enk @cashflowdadlife #realestate #investing #homes #finance #money #dads #fathers #fi Click To Tweet

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