Taking Care of Your Health, Body, and Mind with Marc Hildebrand

Marc Hildebrand

Marc Hildebrand is a husband, father, an LAPD Sergeant, and the creator of First Responder Fitness. He lost over 100 pounds and is in the best shape of his life at 43 years old. Marc is the founder of First Responder Fitness where he leads other First Responders to get in the best shape of their lives.

Marc decided to start taking care of his health after his first son was born. He blamed all the weight gain on the job and had been yo-yo dieting for years. After his son spent 73 days in the hospital, Marc had a mental breakdown and felt like he couldn’t show up for his kid. When he hit rock bottom, he realized that he had to change his mindset before anything else. If you have a never-give-up mindset, you can achieve anything in life, no matter what setbacks you may face. The point is to just keep going.

The question we have to answer as fathers is: “How can we do the best we can at our jobs, family, kids, but also do the work that makes us come alive?” The problem that comes with this question is self-sabotage; we often try to avoid putting in the work, so we sabotage ourselves by making excuses. However, in order for us to be the best husbands, fathers, business owners, and version of ourselves, we have to try things that we’ve never done before to become something we’ve never been. The way you do this is to surround yourself with like-minded people who have similar goals to you. They will act as your support and your motivation to become better and achieve your goals. They will help you change your mindset from making excuses to taking action.

What You’ll Learn: 

[4:47]

Mark introduces himself and how he lost over 100 pounds simply by changing his mindset.

[9:55]

Self sabotage can ruin your mindset.

[12:39]

Marc addresses the setbacks he faced while trying to lose 100 pounds. He also recalls becoming part of a group of like-minded people with the same goals that kept him accountable.

[15:45]

Marc recalls one of his mentors telling him, “Your outward success reflects your inner growth.”

[20:09]

Surrender of Ego – Mark talks about how most law enforcement officers have egos that are hard to let go of on the job. It prevents them from growing and doing the things they need to do. Mark recalls going to a police psychologist to help him overcome the tragedies he saw on the job.

[24:56]

Surrounding yourself with good people is the key to success, along with mindset.

[28:41]

Marc talks about the growth of his business and how the Dad Edge Accelerator has changed his business and his energy.

[34:34]

Marc talks about his resources. The best way to become successful is to partner up with the people who have already paved the way for you.

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