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The Hard Way with Brad Lea


In this episode, we are excited to talk to Brad Lea, the founder of Lightspeed VT, the most advanced interactive training platform on the market. He is a soon-to-be billionaire and the host of the Dropping Bombs podcast. Brad is also the author of the Real Deal and has a new book coming out, The Hard Way. He’s also been featured in Forbes, Huffington Post, Inc. Magazine, and is a regular guest on several top-rated podcasts.

Brad talks about how he blew it as a father and how he’s leveled up as a parent, raising his daughters to be strong, confident women. He tells us how to build confidence and shift our mindsets by accumulating knowledge. He also talks about how to rack up wins to replace old patterns and crush self-sabotage and procrastination once and for all!

Brad Lea learned the hard way in business, marriage and fatherhood. Take advantage of the wisdom bombs he drops in this podcast!

Brad Lea

People call Brad “The Real Brad Lea” because he keeps it real no matter what. He is a successful businessman and philanthropist. He is best known as the founder and CEO of LightSpeed VT, a global leader in web-based training and communication platforms with headquarters in Las Vegas, NV. Brad is continually striving to enhance the technology to better serve his clients.

Engaging, authentic and dynamic, Brad is passionate about helping people succeed. In fact, he’s created the Dropping Bombs podcast to help people succeed in Life and in Business.

He’s dropping bombs on a wide-range of topics that educate, inspire and deliver results. Brad’s bombs are explosive strategies you can leverage to obliterate any obstacle getting in the way of your personal or business success. Listen to the Official Brad Lea Podcast for exclusive content, success strategies rooted in real-life experiences and stories from the front lines. Brad’s dropping bombs. Listen up or run for cover!

What You’ll Learn

A hobby that brings joy to Brad

[5:55]

Usually, Brad likes to chill out. His off time is literally spent chilling, not thinking, not deciding, and not doing much. Brad also loves fishing.

[7:53]

His favorite sport growing up was football and baseball.

 

Brad’s advice to his 18-year-old self

[9:38]

His advice would be to start reading voraciously on a regular basis, non-fiction, self-help books—read, read, read. And then the next advice would be don’t worry about what other people think and invest money more wisely.

 

Game changer books for Brad

The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz. How to Win Friends and Influence People with Dale Carnegie. Think and Grow Rich.

 

Childhood

[12:28]

His dad was the kind of children-should-be-seen-and-not-heard type of dad. Their parents got divorced when he was two. Their mom got left with all of the kids. She put four of them in a foster home and kept the brand new baby, which was his little brother.

[13:47]

His father didn’t come to any sporting events. He didn’t give Brad many life lessons. He let his kids figure things out for themselves.

[15:48]

Being left alone, nobody loved Brad. Nobody gave him any affection, but that is what taught him the most. It taught him how to survive. It taught him how to fend for himself. Resourcefulness is what his father taught him by leaving him alone.

[18:27]

He’s glad he grew up the way he grew up because he believes that’s why he is the way right now. He’s very resourceful. He can survive anywhere. He can do anything. It builds confidence and self-worth to where you’re not afraid.

 

What Brad learned early on that changed the game for him as a father

[24:01]

Brad teaches them to be independent, creative, resourceful, and kind. That’s the main thing. Just be a good person.

 

Things Brad learned about how to operate within his marriage

[30:14]

A lot of times, we tend to forget that our wives are our partners. Trust and communication are the backbones of any relationship.

[34:08]

People in a relationship where there’s flirting and there’s cheating and there’s alcohol-fueled rages, you’re not being a good dad. The right dad would respect himself and his wife and/or partner and their children and do what’s best for each.

[36:17]

If you’re not happy where you’re at, then you have to change what you’re doing. And in order to do that, you have to change what you believe. And in order to change what you believe, you have to enter new information into the equation. You cannot have new beliefs with the same information.

[38:01]

Everybody deserves love. Everybody deserves respect. Everybody deserves to be in a good relationship. And a good relationship is based on communication and trust and respect.

 

The rhino symbol on Brad’s book “The Hard Way” 

[41:53]

The rhino symbolizes just being hard to stop, being unstoppable. But at the end of the day, the book is about lessons.

[44:01]

Brad wrote the bool to share lessons of his life that are going to really help people turn their life around and accelerate.

[46:40]

There are so many people out there that are trying to be something they’re not or they’re afraid to be who they are in fear of the judgment of others. So if there’s one most valuable lesson, it’s be yourself. That’s when you will find true happiness.

 

How might we best do that without it sabotaging us?

 [48:16]

First, you have to make a commitment to do so because otherwise, it can backfire. Spend some alone time and get real with yourself. You start out by forgiving yourself for all the bullshit and the procrastination and the nonsense you’ve put yourself through and others. Second, you got to commit to do what you say you’re going to do. Number three, you rack up the wins. You have to replace all of those memories, all those years of lies, cheats, steals, let downs, you have to replace them.

 

Tactics in his daily life

[53:51]

Gratitude is a magical ingredient that most people don’t understand, but if you are grateful, that is the most critical part. So every morning, Brad wakes up, trains himself to do it. Puts a sign on his wall that said, congratulations, you get another day. Then he focuses on four things:

  1. Health
  2. Relationships
  3. Money
  4. Seeking knowledge

[57:55]

Focus on those four things every single morning and that will start to build confidence. You’ll start to become a little bit more knowledgeable. You’ll start to shift your beliefs. You’ll start to grow as a human being, and you’ll start to reach that potential that everybody has.

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Real AF Self-Discipline with Andy Frisella

No Excuses Fatherhood with Wes Watson

How to Raise Confident, Mentally Tough Daughters with Emily McCarthy


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Success is Closer Than You Think

It’s been about a year since our worlds were drastically changed by the pandemic. Many of us feel discouraged and stressed out. It seems impossible to stay motivated and focused. We lose the momentum we had toward whatever goals we planned to achieve pre-COVID.

Today’s show is for those who feel frustrated and overwhelmed, for those who struggle with imperfection, impostor syndrome, and self-doubt. It’s for those on the brink of giving up.

Don’t do it. Keep showing up. I will tell you why. When life fights you the most, be ready, because something amazing is heading your way.

This is my personal story about the success that I would’ve never experienced had I given up all those times I wanted to quit. Success is so much closer than you think.

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Work Life Integration for Dads with Pat Flynn

So much competes for our attention and patience. It feels as though we have to make a choice—family or business. But is it possible to have the best of both?

Today we have Pat Flynn from Smart Passive Income back on the show to teach us how to master work life integration. Pat built his large, online business from scratch and now makes over 200K a month in gross sales. He helps people all over the world improve their lives, all while being an amazing husband and father of two.

You will walk away from this episode with simple, powerful ways to scale your business and spend more time with your family. You’ve only got one life. Make it count!

You get the result you want or the lesson you needed. Either way it’s going to be a win.

Pat Flynn

Pat Flynn is a beloved thought leader in the areas of online entrepreneurship, digital marketing, and lifestyle businesses. He is routinely celebrated for his transparent leadership style and authentic principles. Pat overcame career adversity at an early age by finding his own path and true passion. Despite his success in business, Pat’s greatest joys are spending time with his family and friends as well as helping inspire and educate others on how to succeed with their own entrepreneurial careers.

Pat has been featured in The New York Times and Forbes Magazine for his accomplishments, and has recently been enjoying talking about his story and business strategies in front of large crowds at various conferences and events all around the world. His top-ranked business podcast, The Smart Passive Income Podcast, has earned over 25 million downloads and continues to inspire people as they work through their online business journey today.

Pat is also an advisor to Pencils of Promise, a nonprofit organization dedicated to building schools in the developing world, as well as companies such as LeadPages and ConvertKit.

Superfans: The Easy Way to Stand Out, Grow Your Tribe, And Build a Successful Business

The magical moments that turn your followers into fans.

Customers, followers, subscribers.

It’s easy to just look at the numbers. How many likes? How many purchases? How many email subscribers?

But as entrepreneurs, we have to remember that there are people behind all that data. People who are looking to us to be a leader, to give advice, and to care. They are looking for trustworthy tools and resources, and for someone to help them to achieve their goals. In this dog-eat-dog world, these are the people who are looking for someone who they can trust, and who they know have their best interests in mind.

These are the people, if you connect with them in the right way, who will become Superfans.

You don’t need to change the entire world to build a successful business; you just need to change someone’s world.

People don’t become superfans the moment they find you. They become superfans because of the magical moments you create for them over time.

This book will help you do just that.

What You’ll Learn

  • Pat Flynn was a band nerd.
  • Pat’s father’s perfectionist mindset crippled Pat.
  • Perfection can be used as a crutch.
  • He knew he never wanted money to be an issue in his life.
  • The lightbulb moment that started Pat’s first business, Green Academy
  • How he started by giving all the information away for free
  • What is affiliate marketing and how Pat uses it to generate 6 figures a month
  • Money is a by-product of serving his audience.
  • Men are okay with being unhappy in order to care for their family. But your unhappiness bleeds into your life and sets an example for your kids.
  • Would you tell your kids to sacrifice their happiness for money?
  • When you’re happy, you can serve everyone better.
  • If you look for confirmation that it’s a bad day, you will find it.
  • Sometimes men don’t break into success because they are afraid of leaving others behind.
  • Practice gratitude with your kids every day.
  • How to teach your kids to be open with you no matter what.
  • Don’t be complacent and accept the way things are. Go out and find the right people. To show you how it’s done.
  • What it means to actively listen to your spouse
  • Fights in marriage are necessary. They cause growth.
  • Continue to dream together as a couple. Co-create a 3-year plan. Envision your big goals.
  • How to attain super fans—Don’t try to get millions. Get a thousand who really go for it.
  • Create a place where people can get the help they need along with a community.
  • Pat Flynn says he’s just paying forward what he learned from others.

RELATED EPISODES:

The Art of Negotiating with Your Kids with Chris Voss

Communication Mastery for Fathers with Chris Voss

Will It Fly with Pat Flynn

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Own Your Career, Own Your Life with Andy Storch

Would you believe that 82% of men are unhappy with what they do for a living? How tragic is it that so many of us are letting the days slip away in misery? How can we find work that both makes us come alive and also helps us provide the life we want for our families?

If you’re feeling frustrated and trapped, there is good news. It’s never too late to figure out what you want to do with the rest of your life, and you’re in the perfect place right now to take the first step to where you truly want to go.

Andy Storch is the author of Own Your Career Own Your Life: Stop Drifting and Take Control of Your Future. He is the host of two podcasts, The Talent Development Hot Seat and the Own Your Career Own Your Life Show and he is going to teach us how to stop waiting for something to happen and create a life that excites us!

Andy Storch

Andy Storch spent years stuck in the wrong career and drifting aimlessly through life. Now, he is a professional coach, consultant, speaker, and author whose life mission is to equip others to live intentionally, love the life they live, and fulfill their true potential.

In his eagerly-anticipated book Own Your Career Own Your Life, you’ll learn how to direct your own career, prepare for the future, and ultimately get back in the driving seat of your own life.

This book is intended to be a practical guide, so it is packed full of useful tips and easily actionable steps, as well as inspirational accounts of real-life events and helpful insights into the author’s own life – including the exact, real-life strategies he has used to design a career and life he loves.

What You’ll Learn

  • Most people are waiting for things to happen to them—the new job, the promotion, the side business, but you have to take the initiative.
  • It’s up to you to wake up and live life intentionally.
  • We often go by default into the careers we are offered, or we pursue what our parents think we should do.
  • Figuring out where you’ve gone wrong is not about guilt and regret. It’s about realizing you’re in the perfect spot to take action, change, and move forward.
  • How to discover what path to choose:
    • Self-awareness—Ask yourself about your strengths and weaknesses?
    • What energizes you?
    • What are your values?
    • Have conversations with friends. What do they perceive your strengths are?
  • Weight the priorities and trade-offs.
  • The smallest thing you can do to get started is to shift your mindset from being a trapped victim to one of ownership. You get to choose.
  • Ask yourself, why do I go to this job I don’t like? Is there a better option?
  • What are you really unhappy about? Can you tweak your existing work to make it better?
  • Find people who are doing what you’d like to do and follow them.
  • How to praise effort in your own life instead of results.
  • Failing doesn’t make you a failure. Are you really afraid of failure, or just what others will think?
  • Most men say, I don’t have time to try something new. Is that really true? Where are you really spending your time?
  • How to integrate home and work life in a healthy way
  • Use your values to set your schedule and boundaries.

How to Elevate Your Game with Andy Storch


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The Relentless Pursuit of a LIFE You LOVE

The Relentless Pursuit of a Life You Love


82% of us hate what we do for a living, yet we do it for 40 hours a week or more. Strangely enough, we wear this misery as a badge of honor, as if the more we hate our job, the more noble we are for suffering through it.

But we weren’t put here to hate our lives. How much is staying where you are costing your mental, physical, and spiritual health?

Today we talk with Dad Edge Alliance Mastermind commander, Sean Hutchins. He used to hate his job, coming home in a bad mood, not showing up for his wife and daughter, and gaining forty pounds.

One day he took an objective look at his situation and realized that the cost of staying miserable was much more than the risk of trying something new. Sean decided to take the leap and design his own life.

What’s possible for you? Listen to how to begin the relentless pursuit of a life you love in this episode!

You can’t do epic shit around basic people.—Sean Hutchins, DEA Commander


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