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Relentless Success Through Triumph and Tragedy with Todd Stottlemyre

As you know, Todd Stottlemyre is a 3-time World Series MLB pitcher. You loved his last interview on The Good Dad Project. In this powerful episode, I sit with Todd face-to-face as he opens up about the most painful moment in his life, how he fought the enemy within himself, and what elements have helped him in his pursuit of relentless success.

Todd Stottlemyre

Todd Stottlemyre, author and speaker, has a passion for coaching how to win at the highest levels in business and personal life. Todd’s process demonstrates how lofty ambitions are achievable when you follow the sequential steps in his proven success system.

Todd is a former major league baseball pitcher where he played for 15 seasons and participated in three World Championships. He played for the Toronto Blue Jays, Oakland Athletics, St Louis Cardinals, Texas Rangers, and the Arizona Diamondbacks. Todd received the prestigious Branch Ricky Award and the Lou Gehrig Award. After his baseball career, Todd had a career in finance building an asset management business at a high-profile Wall Street firm. Todd lives in Phoenix, Arizona with his wife Erica and their five beautiful children.

The second you become prey to others’ opinions, your goals and dreams become the dreams of those people.

Todd spent his childhood going to Yankee Stadium with his dad, Mel Stottlemyre. He grew up amid other legendary baseball players and considers himself very lucky to have had such a wonderful experience. His father never pushed his brother and him to become baseball players. His parents wanted them to focus on doing whatever it was they enjoyed, but Todd wanted nothing more than to become a pitcher like his dad, and he did.

Despite having a childhood many boys would dream of, the family endured an unfathomable loss when Todd’s younger brother, Jason, was diagnosed with leukemia. Jason went through a few years of treatments and remission periods, but eventually the disease hit full-force and a bone marrow transplant was the only hope. Todd was the best match and went into surgery to have his marrow removed and given to his brother.

The transplant appeared to be a success. His brother was running around the hospital and the doctors were preparing for Jason to go home, but Todd would never get his little brother back. Two days before his release, Jason fell into a coma and died shortly afterward. Todd says that driving back home without his brother was the worst drive a person could ever make, and that beyond the sadness was hatred and guilt that his bone marrow was rejected by his brother’s body.

Todd says his brother was his greatest teacher because he never felt sorry for himself, he never quit. Todd decided he would never give up on anything and was determined to not let anything keep him from his dreams. This became his greatest driver in all his pursuits in live, but he did also have to get some help to move past his guilt and pain.

He taught me how to die.

Todd talks about the lives of all the others that poured into his – his dad, his mentors, and those who contributed to his success and helped him through his failures. His book, Relentless Success: 9-Point System for Major League Achievement is coming out on July 1st, 2017.

Listen to Todd’s first interview – Breaking the World of Impossible with Todd Stottlemyre


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Why You Should Never Leave Your Finances on Auto-Pilot

In our previous episode, financial mentor Damion Lupo shared some mind-blowing information about Wall Street. Most of us leave our money on auto-pilot or trust it to a financial advisor at our investment company. We don’t have time to examine our investments and how they are being managed, but not paying attention to our money can be dangerous. Today I talk about three ways we can protect our financial future right now.

  1. Eliminate fees
  2. Develop multiple streams of income
  3. Diversify your investments

Did you catch this episode? Transcending Financial Problems Once and for All with Damion Lupo


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Damion Lupo and his team have an exclusive offer for The Good Dad Project audience. Go to totalcontrolfinancial.com/gooddad to get the QRP report, a free ebook, and the first year’s fee will be waived. You have nothing to lose. Take the first step toward true financial freedom.


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Transcending Financial Problems Once and for All with Damion Lupo

Is our money really safe in the stock market, IRAs and 401ks? Or is it best to diversify? What is it Wall street doesn’t want you to know when it comes to your money? Financial mentor Damion Lupo reveals the astonishing truth about how investment works to help us take total control of our money and transcend financial problems once and for all.

Most of us go on auto-pilot when it comes to our investments. We’re too busy. We don’t educate ourselves on all the financial products. Many of us put all our eggs in one basket because that’s we feel it’s the safest bet. Also, most of us are unaware that we are paying fees that will add up to hundreds of thousands of dollars over the years.

Damion Lupo

Raised in Alaska, Damion is part Alaskan, part Texan and 100% Reinvention. He’s a four-time college dropout who cut his teeth in the trenches of real life, becoming a self-made multimillionaire by age 25.

He’s the founder of Yokido, holds a black belt in Aikido, is a practitioner of yoga and a student of Reiki. He’s a lifelong student of Austrian economics and runs a precious metals company based in Austin, Texas.

Currently, Damion spends his time teaching and lecturing on the art of Reinvention with his unique teaching style focused on his personal life experiences and the process for developing consciousness and awareness to the truth.

Damion’s story

Throughout his life, Damion was always pushing the limits. His father tried to put structure in place, but Damion was always looking for the edge. His conservative dad believed in getting a degree and landing a government job and was scared when Damion left college to go out on his own in investing.

Damion experienced unbelievable success and devastating failure. He had millions in cash. Feeling invincible, he doubled down, found bigger deals, and got into debt. Instead of being patient, he stopped listening to other people. Within a year, he was bankrupted and his properties were in foreclosure. Things unraveled. He didn’t have the right people around him. He spiraled out of control and his health fell apart.

Damion remembers one of the last conversations he had with his father. With only a few weeks to live, his dad confessed to Damion that there were just so many things he wanted to do. In that moment, Damion realized that he was going about his life wrongly. He didn’t ever want to have the same regrets at the end of his life, and he didn’t want anyone else to either.

Making it Back from Failure

Damion says, when you’re accustomed to success, you have no failure to reference. Most men pretend everything is okay. Damion hid from the world and reality and it took a couple years for him to look at what was real. A lot of it was that he didn’t know what he was doing. Could he ever be successful again? Was it all luck? His confidence blew up. He doubted that he ever had any ability. He had to ground himself and find out who he was. If our self-worth depends on the success and we lose that, we don’t know what our identity is.

Making money is easy but it will go away If you’re not right in the head and you’re not right in the heart.

He shifted his focus. Instead of dollars and shiny cars, he lives for purpose and seeks to touch lives. He realized that he was not his balance sheet. He was not his mistakes. The key was asking for help. He struggled with his therapist before finally acknowledging all the carnage he created. He took 100% responsibility for everything. That was the biggest shift. 

Finances and couples

60% of divorces are from financial stress, but it’s a taboo for men and women to come together on it. They avoid facing financial problems, it becomes bigger, the relationship suffers.

The natural masculine desire is to be in charge and take care of the family. Sometimes, when we’re not sure of where we’re going, we just make it up. We don’t want to admit we have no idea how to provide for our families.

We have to realize that our spouse is our teammate and that the only way to fix the problem is to start being real about money. What are we spending it on? Why? What are the things we really care about?

One of the most powerful thing a man can do is admit he really doesn’t know about the intricacies of investments. Then he can find people who will tell him the truth and show him what he can’t see. This breakthrough will build the confidence to run the household without the fear.

Financial freedom is not money in the bank. It’s confidence. It’s your mission.

Transcending Financial Problems with a QRP

QRP stands for Qualified Retirement Plan, in which you are in charge of designing your plan. You can avoid taxes and fees while keeping all your profits in your plan. Damion says that his powerful financial tool is rarely heard of because Wall Street would close down if everyone switched to QRPs. He quotes John Bogle as saying that 80% of investment profits go the financial institution that had none of the risk and only 20% goes to the investor. Their fees chew the majority of the money an investor would make. The system will not talk about alternative investment strategies like QRPs to ensure their survival. They are protecting themselves.

Total Control Financial and the QRP

Damion Lupo and his team have an exclusive offer for The Good Dad Project audience. Go to totalcontrolfinancial.com/gooddad to get the QRP report, a free ebook, and the first year’s fee will be waived. You have nothing to lose. Take the first step toward true financial freedom.

Mentioned Episodes:

The Unexpected Secrets of Men, Women, and Sex with Nell Gibbon Daly

Why Your Ego is the Enemy with Ryan Holiday



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Process to Build Unshakable Confidence

The 4-Step Process to Build Unshakable Confidence

In this episode of Thursday Throwdown, I’m going to share with you some very powerful information from former Navy SEAL Larry Yatch and outline his 4-step process to build unshakable confidence in every aspect of your life. You don’t want to miss this short, simple, yet life-changing podcast.

Mentioned Episodes:

How to Break the Cycle of the Fixed Mindset with Larry Yatch

How to Instill the Growth Mindset in Your Kids with Larry Yatch

Secrets of the Navy SEAL Mindset: Courage, Confidence, Perseverance and Resilience

Reversing Generations of Bad Parenting with 6-Time Muay Thai Champion Chris Romulo


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Reversing Generations of Bad Parenting with 6-Time Muay Thai Champion Chris Romulo

How do you become an incredible dad and husband when you grew up with a neglectful father? How do you break the dysfunctional pattern of your family and reverse generations of bad parenting? Chris Romulo is a 6-time Muay Thai Champion and author of Champions Uprising: Fall 7 Times, Stand Up 8. He tells us what it was like growing up with a gambling addict and how he uses his past experiences to be a better husband, father, and community member.

Chris Romulo

Chris Romulo is a martial arts champion and trainer who won several Muay Thai titles, including a US National Championship, a North American Championship, and a Bronze medal in Bangkok in the World Cup. He now runs CROM Physical Culture in Rockaway Beach, NY where he lives with his wife, Sarah, and two sons, Jube and Giovanni.

Growing Up

As a 4th grader, Chris’s parents moved him from an Asian neighborhood to a  community that was a mix of Latino, Caribbean, and Black. He was the only Filipino kid in class and he got bullied because of that. Even his teacher was physically abusive. Chris would try to explain what was happening to his mother, but she grew up in the Philippines where this kind of treatment from teachers was acceptable. She’d ask Chris, “What did you do to deserve this?” That’s when Chris questioned everything. He couldn’t trust any of the adults in his life, making him sad and angry. It affected the rest of his education all the way into high school.

On top of the struggles Chris had at school, his dad was a severe gambling addict. There was no physical or mental abuse. It was neglect. His dad was simply not there. He’d sit at the kitchen table with his head buried in lottery numbers trying to decipher what was coming out next. There was never any conversation. His father never even scolded Chris. It was as if his dad didn’t care if the family existed.

The Father He Is Now

At an early age, Chris decided that his purpose was to break the mold. He heard stories of his grandfather back in Philippines, and found out e was the same neglectful parent as his father. This allowed Chris to understand why his dad was the way he was, but he wasn’t going to be the same kind of father to his kids.

Breaking this Cycle of Bad Parenting

Before Chris met his wife, Sarah, it was just him and his first son, Jube. Chris was a single dad and admits that he wasn’t a very attentive dad. Chris wasn’t into gambling, but when he went to the gym to train, he was so engulfed in what he was doing that his son was ignored. Once Chris realized that he was slipping into the same pattern as his father, he did his best to purposely engage with his son.

On How to Be an Engaged Dad

Chris says the ‘how’ of being a good dad is the basics – interaction, conversation, doing things together. Chris watches TV with his son, goes to the movies, takes him to games. Chris says it’s not complicated. It’s very simple. That doesn’t mean it’s easy, but even if you only have a half an hour, make it the best half hour. Be patient and persistent in making quality time a priority.

It’s simple, but it’s not easy. Just stick to the basics.

Biggest Challenge as a Father

There wasn’t a lot of patience in Chris’s household growing up, and as a dad Chris says that is the main thing. He not only strives to develop patience as a father, but also to set an example for his sons on how to approach life with patience. Life is going to test you every day. The only way to work through the struggles and obstacles is to take a step back and let the emotions settle down before they get the best of you.

#1 Lesson Learned from Fighting

Chris Romulo says the most important thing he learned from fighting was to always have goals. Goals gave him the drive and motivation, whether it was for a single fight or for world championships. Set targets for minor and major goals and have a target for your life as a whole.

Champions Uprising

Chris Romulo always wanted to write a book, but he was full of self-doubt and negative self-talk. He never went to college and barely finished high school. Luckily, he had some friends in the marketing and publishing world who helped him make his dream of becoming an author a reality.

When talking about the subtitle of Champions Uprising, Chris says, “You’re’ entire life is going to be full of stumbles and falls. You will not go through life unscathed. You’re going to deal with stuff. You have to get back up.”

Fall seven times, stand up eight.

Dad Wisdom

Chris Romulo’s dad wisdom is to be flexible. He says that as a man and a father, you must adapt. You can’t be stuck in old thinking habits when you’re in new situations. You need to be dynamic in life and in fatherhood. Your kids are going to grow and change and the way you interact with them will have to change too.

Don’t live off your past.

 

Mentioned episodes

Secrets of the Navy SEAL Mindset: Courage, Confidence, Perseverance and Resilience

The Unexpected Secrets of Men, Women, and Sex with Nell Gibbon Daly

Pressure, Perseverance, and Fatherhood with UFC Fighter James Krause

Frankie Edgar on Life Lessons from the Octagon

How to Raise Strong, Confident, Resilient Girls with Bas Rutten


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