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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Today we have a badass who is also an everyday dude. Navy SEAL Chad Williams is the author of SEAL of God, a husband, and a father. He tells us why servant leadership is more effective than just looking out for ourselves. He reveals why reaching our biggest goals can make us unhappy. He also teaches us how a spiritual practice can put our lives in perspective so that we can use adversity as a wing and become warriors for those we love.
Navy SEAL Chad Williams
Chad Williams is a former U.S. Navy SEAL, having served his country proudly from 2004-2010. Now engaged in full-time ministry work, Chad uses the training and experience he gained as a SEAL to help communicate the Gospel to others. Chad and his wife, Aubrey, live in Huntington Beach, California.
Seal of God
Days before Chad Williams was to report to military duty in Great Lakes, Illinois, he turned on a television and was greeted with the horrifying images of his mentor, US Navy SEAL Scott Helvenston, being brutally murdered in a premeditated ambush on the roads of Fallujah, Iraq. Steeled in his resolve, Chad followed in Scott’s footsteps and completed the US military’s most difficult and grueling training to become a Navy SEAL. One of only 13 from a class of 173 to make it straight through to graduation, Chad served his country on SEAL Teams One and Seven for five years, completing tours of duty in the Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, and Iraq.
Part memoir, part evangelism piece, SEAL of God follows Chad’s journey through the grueling Naval Ops training and onto the streets of Iraq, where he witnessed the horrors of war up close. Along the way, Chad shares his own radical conversion story and talks about how he draws on his own experiences as a SEAL to help others better understand the depths of Christ’s sacrifice and love.
What You’ll Learn
While in community college, Chad realized he was turning into a loser.
He turned this whole life upside down by going to the extreme. He went for the SEALs.
The greater the need, the greater the result.
If you aim small, you miss small and hit something close to the goal.
Chad’s dad tried to discourage him from the SEALs, arranging a workout session with a real SEAL.
That is how he met Scott Helvenston, who took Chad under his wing.
No one gets through SEAL training just for themselves. It has to be bigger than them.
Jesus didn’t come to be served, but to serve.
Today everyone is looking out for themselves. We need more servant leaders.
Servant leadership cultivates true loyalty.
The secret to the SEALs–team first, buddy second. “I” comes last.
Adversity invades our lives in a way that is beyond our control.
The one thing we can control is the way we respond
We get to. decide if the adversity is a wing or a weight.
Once you get over one adversity, there will be more. Learn how to find the wing you can ride in the moment.
You can be forged by adversity, or it will be your demise.
Scott Helvenston’s violent death in Iraq enraged Chad.
Part of Chad’s fuel for BUDs was revenge. He used it to finish training.
Moving forward after graduating, the wind was taken out of his sail.
“The loneliest moment in life is when you have just experienced that which you thought would deliver the ultimate & it has just let you down.”—Ravi Zacharias
You think you’ll be satisfied once you reach your goal, but you are not. That is why super successful people destroy themselves.
Secretly Chad was miserable after graduation.
A spiritual life put things in the correct perspective so that Chad could finally enjoy everything he achieved.
Chad feels like he is falling short as a dad, but he’s teaching the fundamentals of a Christian family.
Reading is feeding, and your spiritual health needs it.
Pray with your kids with the A.C.T.S. prayer formula–adoration, confession, thanksgiving, supplication
Don’t just go to church, get involved.
Share. Know God and make him known.
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Let’s get real. It’s been hard to stay optimistic in these chaotic times and pretending everything is going to be okay is not going to solve our problems. But when we practice realistic positivity, we become more effective in our lives and create a ripple effect in the world around us.
Today’s guest is Christopher Wirth. He is the host of the No Quit Living podcast and the author of The Positivity Tribe.
Christopher talks about how positivity really works and gives us tactics to add more realistic positivity in our lives. He teaches us how to eliminate negative people in our circle and surround ourselves with a positivity tribe. Christopher also shows us how one act of positivity, one person at a time, will help you become a happier and more effective man, husband, and father.
In today’s world there is much negativity flowing throughout social media. No Quit Living motivates and inspires their clients to never give up on themselves or their goals.
Christopher is the host of the No Quit Living Podcast which has been rated as a top 50 Business Podcast on iTunes. Christopher is a sought after Keynote Speaker. Christopher began his coaching career as an AAU (Amateur Athletic Union) Basketball Coach, Collegiate Basketball Coach, as well as High School Basketball Coach.
Christopher lives in Greenwich, CT with his three children – Zachary, Emily and Mason. In addition to building and growing No Quit Living – Christopher also enjoys spending time playing sports, traveling, reading, and working out.
The Positivity Tribe
Experience the “Power of Positivity!”A story for anyone looking to implement a more positive attitude and approach in their life. Join us on this journey of turning life’s challenges into positive opportunities. Positive energy is contagious, and this book will inspire you to pay it forward. In a world focused on negativity this book encourages us fully embrace the idea that “We Rise By Lifting Others Up.” What if every single day we all tried to positively impact just one person?
What You’ll Learn
It’s easy to be happy when you’re successful. But what if things don’t go well?
Positivity keeps us from avoiding challenges.
Make the most of a challenging situation. Controlling the controllables.
You may not defeat the problem. Be okay with the fact that you won’t be perfect.
What you can give yourself so that you have a mental advantage? Preparation, knowledge, practice?
Strive for consistency, not perfection.
A positive attitude won’t get you everything, but it will get you more than a negative attitude.
Choose the right people to have in your corner. Get rid of the wrong people to make room.
Never give up. Don’t quit. You will get better and stronger.
Ask for help from your positive tribe.
Help your kids get this perspective.
Think about what your kids will say about you when you are not around.
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Many of us run on all cylinders, trying to cross the next item off our to do lists. Our days are full. We commit ourselves to the point of exhaustion. It feels like we’re accomplishing a lot, but weeks, months, years go by and we find ourselves stuck in the same place. Our health, business, and relationships are neglected. We want to move forward, but how can we possibly fit more in?
Busyness is a sneaky disease. In this episode we talk with Dad Edge Alliance member Dan Zehner, host of the Anthem of the Adventurer Podcast. Dan used busyness as a distraction to avoid doing what he needed to do in life. He was overweight, stress out, and disconnected from his family. Then he got real with himself.
Dan tells us about how he confronted his pain, discovered his purpose, and took ownership of his time. He is now living at the peak of his potential and you can too!
“We must stop using the excuse of having kids and a mortgage to hold us back from a life filled with adventure.”—Dan Zehner
What You’ll Learn
How Dan transformed his physical fitness over the period of six months
Emotional, mental, and physical endurance—when you practice resilience in one area, it applies to all of them.
What the disease of busyness looks and feels like
Why “hope” is not a strategy.
What to do when we plateau in life
How to push through resistance
Why we must define our true purpose
Perseverance produces character. Character produces hope.
Why accomplishments do not matter
Eliminating the hurry in our lives
How to stop being overcommitted
A gratitude exercise that will bring priorities into focus
The power of mementos and totems
Distracting ourselves from pain deprives us of profound moments of joy in life.
What to do with our “margin time”
Allowing ourselves time to do what we loved to do as kids
Addressing the disease of busyness—how is it working for you and how is it making you feel?
Make a list of where you’re investing your time and energy. Ask yourself, is it helpful, or are you being unkind to yourself?
Perseverance produces character. Character produces hope.
Today, Charlie “The Spaniard” Brenneman revisits The Dad Edge. He is a former Spanish teacher turned UFC Champion who now hosts The Spaniard Show podcast and is the author of Driven: My Unlikely Journey from Classroom to Cage.
Charlie is here to talk about his new book, Becoming the World’s Toughest Lifelong Learner: A Book for Anyone Who Wants to Pursue Anything. He shares his principles for overcoming the fear of starting something new and pushing through obstacles in business, health, and relationships. He gives us a template on how to tap into courage and the mental tools we need to keep moving forward not matter what. Learn how to become the world’s toughest lifelong learner in this episode!
Becoming the World’s Toughest Lifelong Learner
Whatever idea or passion you pursue, you’ll face obstacles, mess and doubt. I know because I’m chronicling the ups and downs in real time as I build my life and career: TOP 7 ranked UFC fighter, reality TV champion, nationally-ranked Division I wrestler / 1st Team All-Academic, podcaster with 1200+ episodes. This book is a combination memoir and how-to for hanging tough as you find the best way forward. In it, I share 11 principles that have helped me transition from professional fighting into podcasting, speaking and writing. I hope you’ll join me in trying to live them out and learn from the best. In the first three years of my podcast, I’ve recorded 128 talks with world-class guests, and I’ve systematically shared insights from studying 89 books. This is how I pursue my mission to embody and inspire lifelong learning that will help you make the most of your life. I’m out to sharpen the same hunger in you so you can take my title: World’s Toughest Lifelong Learner.
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