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Resist Average with Tommy Baker

Resist Average with Tommy Baker

Most men are motivated by the same thing, and it’s the wrong thing—fear.

We run away from the life we don’t want, struggling to avoid discomfort and scarcity. We are under constant stress and have nothing left for ourselves. But fear is a bad motivator. We can only run so far and so fast before we become depleted and burned out.

Today I have an amazing guest who is no stranger to the spotlight. Tommy Baker is the host of Resist Average Podcast and helps dreamers create the lives they truly desire. He is the author of three bestselling books, and his most recent release, The Leap of Your Life, is about how we can resist average and make bold decisions toward the dreams that scare us.

Tommy talks about the myth of clarity, leveraging regret, and taking action despite never feeling ready. If you’re in survival mode or in a comfortable but boring rut, this show will change your trajectory!

Tommy Baker

Tommy grew up in two different cultures. His family moved back and forth between Columbia and US. Tommy had a life of solitude because he didn’t know where he fit in. This was a challenge that forced him to ask himself deep questions. Who am I? Why am I here? What am I capable of?

This led him on a path of entrepreneurship and self-discovery that helped him realize what prevented himself and others from living to their full potential. Today, Tommy Baker helps men make decisions into the unknown with faith trust and resilience and find ways to reverse engineer their success from the inside out.

Through his writing, high-performance coaching and Resist Average Academy podcast—he’s helped thousands of people take their next bold step and never look back.

Entrepreneurship is one the best ways to create personal growth in life.

What You’ll Learn

  • How all change is going to come from two places—a place of honesty about who you are and your pain and struggles, or by becoming inspired by something out in the future on the horizon that you are excited about
  • The three states of existence:
    • A state of survival- where you just make it through the day and make decisions out of scarcity and competition.
    • A state of comfort-where there is no urgency, but there’s nothing exciting or challenging in your life and you drift aimlessly.
    • A state of thriving—where you seek challenge every day and are willing to get to know yourself physically, mentally, and spiritually. You can tackle bigger and better problems and grow every day.
  • The importance of getting non-emotional data on our lives about what’s not working
  • Why comfort is the hardest state to change from
  • A powerful visualization exercise—5 years down the line, where will you be if you stay on the same path that isn’t working for you?
  • How to set your goals so that you will achieve them
  • Why you must go to environments that light you up in some form
  • Cutting negative stuff out of your space—relationships, environments, gossip, bad habits, and bad mindsets
  • How to break free from the “I’m not ready yet” syndrome
  • How to recognize fear in all its forms
  • By the time you feel ready, it’s too late
  • How in a distracted, over-stimulated world, we chase the wrong things for the wrong reasons
  • Regret can be a tool to leverage or a tool used to imprison yourself
  • Why ruminating leads to anxiety, depression, and despair
  • Dialing up your intuition
  • Why you may not be lacking clarity but courage
  • How lack of clarity can become an excuse to procrastinate
  • How to have the courage to step forward even if you lack a clear vision
  • Powerful exercise—how to take inventory of your foundation in life
  • That it’s okay to say, “I don’t know,” and give yourself space to figure it out

When we say we’re not ready, it becomes a convenient mechanism to let ourselves off the hook.

MENTIONED EPISODE: Stop Drifting and Consciously Design Your Future with Dominick Quartuccio


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How to Start When You're Stuck Jason Womack

How to Start When You’re Stuck with Jason Womack


Today’s show is going to ramp you up! Jason Womack is an executive coach and bestselling author of Your Best Just Got Better and Get Momentum: How to Start When You’re Stuck.

He’s going to talk about why men are so good at starting things but not finishing them, and how to surround yourself with people who will instantly rocket you to where want to go.

He also shares two of his forward thinking tools that will completely blow your mind and crush the limited view you have of your future.

You show up, you do good work, and you stay in touch.

Jason Womack

Jason Womack is a force of energy. He is a speaker, coach, and author advising leaders worldwide. He invests his time, energy and focus serving as an agent of change. He is now a Professor of Leadership studies for the US Air Force

Jason Womack is not a father, but he does have advice that will alter every dad’s view of their future and how to prime ourselves for huge opportunities and experiences beyond our wildest dreams.

I’ve got to give myself the gift of my own attention.

What You’ll Learn

  • How to create the right conditions for success
  • How to be prepared to do the good work
  • How to differentiate yourself from others
  • Why it’s crucial to take care of ourselves—Chaos, surprise, and opportunities are coming you won’t be able to take advantage of it if you are not 100%
  • What you can do to be ready to before you need to get ready
  • The big 3 of self-care – Rest, Movement, and Nutrition and what they really mean
  • How to track your behavior and results and do objective/subjective analysis
  • Advice for men who feel guilty for spending time and money on self-care
  • Why journaling is important to your future
  • Stop judging until you journal for 6 months
  • Prove that who you were before was better than who you are today
  • Why you don’t realize how much you ARE growing through time (The Zeigarnik effect)
  • Why it’s better to control your direction instead of focusing a definitive goal
  • Two-way analysis
    • Past to present – Where you were and where you are now
    • Future to present – Where you are going to be and how you are going to put yourself on that course
  • Jason’s 2 powerful forward-thinking tools
    • 30-30 rule
    • Ideal Day Process
  • How to backfill the time the Universe gives you
  • How people limit themselves by what they think is possible
  • Write down what’s impossible, and it may drop in your lap
  • Larry’s live example of how to do the Ideal Day Process
  • Why Jason writes with his non-dominant hand
  • How to open up your consciousness to let new information in
  • If you want to change your health, wealth, or relationships, hang out and ask the person who has what you want
  • Why American men don’t ask for help
  • The moment you start hanging out with someone who is where you want to be, your life already changes
  • How to build your team
  • How to keep momentum
  • Not start stop and judge
  • What do you want to be known for?
  • Why awkward eye contact and vulnerability will change the world
  • Why cognitive diversity is the gateway to a better future
  • You don’t want likeminded men on your team, but those who think differently than you
  • Personal development advice – drop what doesn’t work for you, pick up what does, and make it your own
  • How to stop “shoulding” on yourself
  • Why practice does not make perfect – it makes it comfortable, normal, and accepted
  • Why and how to share what you’re working on
  • If you do not walk in armed with what you already unconsciously want, then you’re just going to listen to someone else and what they did and how they did
  • The fear of success and the thoughts that hold us back e.g. Don’t want more than you have. Share with everyone else. Who are you to want that?
  • Why we don’t finish what we start
  • What to do when you’re stuck
  • Clearing out ‘shoulds’ that are getting your way
  • Focusing on rituals and measuring results

Change who you spend time with and you’ll change your life.


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find your why

Get Lit: Forget the Pressure to Find Your Why with Dominick Quartuccio

Today, there is so much pressure to find our why, to have a clear purpose in life. Some people seem to have it all figured out. We see them on social media living their dreams. Others think they know what they were meant to be, only to find out they’re unfulfilled. Those of us who haven’t defined a clear purpose yet seem to be looked down upon (or maybe we just feel that way). Today’s guest tells us why you need to forget the pressure to find your why and how to let it reveal itself to you.

Dominick Quartuccio, bestselling author of Design Your Future: 3 Simple Steps to Stop Drifting and Take Command of Your Life, is back on The Dad Edge. He says that in looking too hard for our purpose in life, it eludes us. Most people don’t know what their destiny is, and that’s okay. He teaches us how to analyze ourselves to become aware of what lights us up, and how to follow that passion to create a life that excites us. We also go over exactly how to frame conversations about sex with our spouses and how to avoid drift by rewriting our narrative about ourselves.

This show is packed with loads of advice. Are you ready to get lit?

'What you need to focus instead of purpose (which is such a monumental task) is to start to build this acumen around what lights you up. It will give you clues to what that purpose is.'—Dominick Quartuccio #purpose #yourwhy #goals… Click To Tweet

 

 

Dominick Quartuccio

Dominick Quartuccio’s passion is helping people design a future they can’t wait to live in. He once had it all—a so-called successful life and lucrative 15-year career in financial services, running sales teams in Fortune 100 companies. He led “a good life.” The result? He was bored, restless and uninspired. So he left the corporate world and became a human guinea pig, subjecting himself to experiments and experiences that challenged him to assess his long-held beliefs and stories. Gradually, his behavior changed, and his life changed—for the better. Dominick is now a mentor, speaker, trainer and author dedicated to supporting others to be better versions of themselves. He helps successful, stressed and incredibly busy professionals take command of their habits – time, energy, focus and execution—so they can raise their performance in business and all aspects of their day-to-day lives. His purpose now to help people design lives they can’t wait to step into.

Who do you believe yourself to be, and are you interested in authoring a new narrative?—Dominick Quartuccio #selfhelp #personaldevelopment #personalgrowth #men #manhood Click To Tweet

What You’ll Learn

Find Your Why

  • Why there is this new pressure to find our why
  • Why the pressure to figure out the why?
  • How to align yourself with what lights you up
  • How to use what lights you up to begin the quest for your purpose in life
  • How to hold the idea of your purpose loosely until it crystalizes
  • The importance of service to others while following what gives you energy
  • Doubling down on what lights you up
  • Why people fail when pursuing their why
  • How to develop a realistic strategy to become successful in chasing your dream
  • Where people fail when transitioning from job to passion
  • How to take inventory of your fears so you are approaching it from a place of confidence, not necessity
  • How commitment comes first and the how is second because once you’re committed the how illuminates itself
  • Oversimplifying the vision – we envision only the worst- and best-case scenario instead of all the possibilities in between
  • When you don’t meet your unrealistic visions of success, you feel like a failure
  • How to overcome guilt for getting paid for doing something that you love
  • Rewriting the false narrative that if you love what you’re doing that you should give it away for free

Sex

  • What happens when you don’t have a conscious strategy for your sex life
  • Designing a vision board for sex for 2019
  • Why couples need to talk about sex before there is a problem
  • How men usually they come to the sex conversation with an agenda, making the woman feel unsafe
  • How exactly to frame your conversation about sex
  • How to design the sex conversation container with boundaries and intentions
  • How to cultivate trust and mutual collaboration instead of just trying to get what you want in the bedroom
'The only time that couples are having conversations around sex and their sex life is when something is going wrong. It's brought up from a place of dissatisfaction and ambushes the other partner.'—Dominick Quartuccio #sex #marriage… Click To Tweet

Drift

  • How the opposite of drifting is intentionality
  • Intentionality makes a determined, unstoppable man
  • How to break habits and patterns that put your life on auto-pilot
  • Just staying connected and doing the best you can
  • How to follow through with things you’ve started
  • The difference between starting energy, sustaining energy, and finishing energy
  • How to adapt to energy downshifts while pursuing goals
  • A discussion about James Clear’s Atomic Habits
  • How behaviors change when you step into your identity
The definition of hell is on your deathbed you meet the man you could’ve become. #men #dads #fathers #purpose #drift Click To Tweet

 

MENTIONED EPISODES:

Simple, Sexy Marriage with Dr. Corey Allan

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

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

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Benefits of Practicing Gratitude

The Life-Changing Benefits of Practicing Gratitude


We all go through ups and downs, and it’s easy to focus on whatever is going wrong in our lives, but being stressed and worried all the time works against us. A negative mindset literally makes us dumber! But we can shift our attitude by appreciating what we do have going for us.

Today we have on new Dad Edge Alliance member, Dwayne. He came into the group at an all-time low. His marriage was in trouble, he was in debt, and he was depressed. As he began to target all aspects of his life in the alliance, he also adopted the habit of looking at all that was going right.

Within a few months, Dwayne made incredible progress. His marriage is in a good place, he paid off 6K in debt, and is smiling again. Discover the other life-changing benefits of practicing gratitude in this short episode!

 

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Dad Edge Alliance Q&A: Coming to Terms with Your Own Bulls*t with Gary John Bishop

Dad Edge Alliance Q&A: Coming to Terms with Your Own Bullsh*t with Gary John Bishop


How come we’re not happy when we get what we want? So many of us believe that if we just made more money, if we got that promotion we wanted, or if we lost that last ten pounds we’d be happy. Then sometimes we finally achieve our goals and realize we’re still unfulfilled. This is because we bring ‘us.’ We always have ourselves and our limited beliefs.

Today we have a live Dad Edge Alliance Q&A session with Gary John Bishop. His book How to Unf*ck Yourself just made the NY Times bestseller list. He has been on our show twice before and was a speaker at our Dad Edge Summit.

This episode is in-your-face and explicit. Some of it you may not like hearing, but Gary John Bishop will tell you (in his Shrek-like Scottish accent) how to come to terms with your own bullsh*t so that you can be relentless in executing your goals while also finding the joy in where you are, here and now.

'It’s not about getting there, it’s about loving working it out.' – @GaryJohnBishop #personalgrowth #selfdevelopment #motivation #lifelessons #wisdom Click To Tweet

'If you don’t find yourself on the doorstep of your own bullsh*t, you’re doing it wrong.' – @GaryJohnBishop #selfdiscovery #personalgrowth #men #manhood Click To Tweet

What You’ll Learn

  • His counterintuitive approach to being a human being
  • Why your thoughts are a crappy guide
  • The sanctity of your word: why what you say is so important
  • How your success in life is exclusively tied to you keeping your promises to yourself
  • How to speak, be, and act to become a force of nature
  • What it means when you have crazy people in your life
  • Why a lot of personal growth doesn’t work
  • Why transformation is not possible until you come to terms with your own bullshit (not your wife, your job, or your life).
  • Why you need to be the center of your universe
  • What a mid-life crisis really is midlife
  • Why you should question everything you calmly accept
  • How labeling things perpetuates the battle
  • The fallacy of common sense
  • How to manage your family when you are growing and evolving as a person
  • How to create framework for your kids to question everything and find themselves
  • Why you have to find the joy in your life in where you are instead of where you’re going
  • How to give yourself a break when you screw up
'It’s not the pretending that screws you over as a human being. It’s the pretending that you’re not pretending...' – @GaryJohnBishop #humanity #happiness #authenticity #motivation #wisdom Click To Tweet

MENTIONED EPISODES:

How to Unf*ck Yourself with Gary John Bishop

Dad Edge Alliance Q&A – Gary John Bishop on Fatherhood


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Unfu*k Yourself: Get out of your head and into your life

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