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Awaken the Guardian is a podcast committed to empowering people to find the answers they already know exist. Gerritt Bake is ready to equip his Guardians with the tools, tactics and techniques needed to achieve success in every area of their lives. Realizing your job is not to place blame, but protect yourself from it continuing to happen. Become situationally aware and keep those closest to you safe. It's time to Awaken the Guardian, welcome to the journey.

Awaken the Guardian is a podcast committed to empowering people to find the answers they already know exist. Gerritt Bake is ready to equip his Guardians with the tools, tactics and techniques needed to achieve success in every area of their lives. Realizing your job is not to place blame, but protect yourself from it continuing to happen. Become situationally aware and keep those closest to you safe. It's time to Awaken the Guardian, welcome to the journey.
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Awaken the Guardian is a podcast committed to empowering people to find the answers they already know exist. Gerritt Bake is ready to equip his Guardians with the tools, tactics and techniques needed to achieve success in every area of their lives. Realizing your job is not to place blame, but protect yourself from it continuing to happen. Become situationally aware and keep those closest to you safe. It's time to Awaken the Guardian, welcome to the journey.

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Episodes

Do You Suffer From Squirrel Syndrome? | 104

7/23/2019
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Gerritt recalls being a little hyperactive as a child and suffered from squirrel syndrome. Gerritt is a grown man now asking himself does he still get distracted by the rabbit holes of social media, and or empty conversations. Serial distractions often happen that steal our time from our families. Gerritt gives multiple tips to overcome this unproductive mentality. _______________________________ The Tactical Businessman is a podcast committed to one thing: Empowering people to find the...

Duration:00:13:47

Watch Your Words | 103

7/18/2019
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As what most people say, words can heal, hurt, build, or destroy. Gerritt learned that words do have power, correctly, to build relationships. Coming from a place wherein he had to back out and leave everything, he realized the difference of constructive words as well as the results. Words have the power to create everything or destroy everything. Words can create connections or distance you from relationships, people, and circumstances. _______________________________ The Tactical...

Duration:00:14:34

Change Your Perspective: Gratitude Towards Everything | 102

7/16/2019
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Gerritt tells a story about how one decision changed his perspective about gratefulness and gratitude. He and his wife were both invited by a friend to host a dinner to Iraqi people. Hesitant at first, but they still pushed through, and it turned out to be a great eye-opener, seeing how gratitude was evident despite all that happened to these people. Seeing how well they carry themselves with a perspective like this makes everything easier to bear. _______________________________ The...

Duration:00:15:48

A Family Reunion? or A Frantic Chaos? | 101

7/11/2019
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Gerritt recalls how he celebrated the Fourth of July last week with his family and close relatives in Idaho. While family reunions are always a fun way to reconnect and spend quality time with family members who live afar, it's also one of those moments where drama, misunderstandings, and all types of chaos happen. Gerritt pondered on why such things happen, and he came up with some fascinating insights. Whether it’s about family matters or dealing with business, Gerritt talks about three...

Duration:00:17:21

Then & Now - 100 Episode Anniversary | 100

7/9/2019
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Gerritt has his wife join him for his 100th episode as he looks back on the life changes he had to make that led him to start this podcast. Gerritt has shared with listeners some very personal struggles, but also the techniques he used to successfully get through those times. Obtaining a healthy work-life balance is something most of us desire and Garrett says that starts with a plan tied with a purpose. Have you clearly defined what you want? _________________________________ The Tactical...

Duration:00:26:05

If Tomorrow Never Comes | 099

7/2/2019
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Garrett recalls a warm summer day on patrol that would make him rethink his priorities forever. Have you ever found yourself saying things like, “Someday I’ll spend more time with my family” or “Someday I won’t have to work as hard or as long”? But when is ‘someday’? What if tomorrow never comes? Identify what or who matters most in your life and make the time now, before it's too late. _______________________________ The Tactical Businessman is a podcast committed to one thing: Empowering...

Duration:00:13:24

Position of Advantage | 098

6/27/2019
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Gerritt has another exciting story from his SWAT days to share with listeners. Put yourself in Gerritt’s shoes for this high-stress situation and identify the advantages the SWAT team positioned itself for. You might not ever be in quite the same situation, but life happens and stressful situations will come your way. Put yourself in a position of advantage by having a general plan of action in place for events before they happen. How do you set yourself up for...

Duration:00:15:07

Priorities | 097

6/25/2019
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If you were given the choice of wifi or water, which would you choose? I certainly hope you said water as it’s necessary to maintain life. Gerritt talks about a family he observed while on a ride-along last week that actually chooses wifi over water. They had no functioning water, but all had cell phones and wifi. They made the decision month after month of wifi over water. Maybe you’re not at that level, maybe you’re just choosing wifi over your wife. Either way, it’s time to...

Duration:00:13:04

That Stupid Hotel In San Diego | 096

6/20/2019
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Lack of results is directly related to commitment, not desire. If you’re not producing the results you know you can, take a step back and ask yourself if you’re fully committed. Gerritt just lost some money to a stupid hotel in San Diego because of their no refund/cancellation/change policy. Where in life are you holding a refund or cancellation policy in your back pocket? How can you go all in when you know you have an out? _______________________________ The Tactical Businessman is a...

Duration:00:16:44

Location, Location, Location | 095

6/18/2019
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Gerritt is shifting his focus to productivity. It’s something we can all improve on as there’s a lot that goes into being productive. The root of productivity is our use of time, but Gerritt wants to dissect that further and talk about our environment. Is your environment conducive to success, or are you setting yourself up for failure? How could you plan ahead or change your environment to minimize distractions? _______________________________ The Tactical Businessman is a podcast...

Duration:00:17:54

Is That Really An Emergency? | 094

6/13/2019
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In Gerritt’s 15 years as a police officer, he says you wouldn’t believe the number of emergencies they had to respond to that weren’t actual emergencies. A fender bender in the Wal-Mart parking lot may be a big deal in your world; how and when will your car be repaired, is your insurance rate going to go up, who’s fault was it anyway? If no one is hurt or in danger the law only requires that you exchange insurance information, beyond that, time to get to work handling your own...

Duration:00:14:27

What’s Your Reason Why? | 093

6/11/2019
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Have you ever seen an amazing comeback and thought where did that come from? The odds can be stacked against us, everyone could be expecting us to quit, but if our why is big enough we have nothing to lose and everything to gain. Gerritt believes we can achieve anything we truly desire, it’s just a matter of how far you’re willing to go to get it and why you want it. When the struggles come, remember why you’re doing it, if it’s a big enough reason you won’t...

Duration:00:15:33

What Motivates You? | 092

6/6/2019
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Ah sweet summer vacation, time to relax, sleep in late… not if you’re Gerritt’s son! “But Dad, it’s Summertime”. What makes Summer so different? The lazy days of summer were definitely a learned behavior, it’s how Gerritt grew up and how he raised his kids for many years. We’ll often strengthen justifications over time, but when it’s time for change is reward or punishment a better motivation for quick results? _______________________________ The Tactical Businessman is a podcast committed...

Duration:00:14:38

The Preflight Checklist | 091

6/4/2019
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When Gerritt was invited to join his friend for a helicopter ride he thought they would just hop in and go. Cue the preflight checklist and 20 minutes later they’re just about ready to go up. This got Gerritt thinking, shouldn’t we have some sort of checklist to success for our lives? When we write things down we are much more likely to accomplish them. So make yourself a weekly checklist to track what you accomplish during the week, where you did good and where you can...

Duration:00:15:21

The Kanye Complex | 090

5/30/2019
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Have you ever heard of the God Complex? This goes beyond just ego, this is when you think you can do no wrong, that you can control everything, and only the people that reaffirm this make it in your world; think Kanye West. If you are inflicted with the God Complex it can really affect your personal life and the people that don’t need another God but a husband, father or friend. Gerritt encourages sufferers to return to Earth before it’s too late. ________________________________ The...

Duration:00:15:27

See, I Told You So | 089

5/28/2019
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Have you ever heard of the confirmation bias? It’s when you have your opinion and you’re only seeking our information to confirm your opinion. Gerritt shares both a business and a personal example of times he has found problems simply because he was looking for them. So how do we shift our focus? How do we skew our confirmation bias to the positive rather than the negative? Listen in as Gerritt shares his experiences. _______________________________ The Tactical Businessman is a podcast...

Duration:00:16:34

I am Sparta | 088

5/23/2019
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Gerritt often talks about the struggles he overcame in his marriage, but he also had to put in a lot of work to repair things with his children. This past weekend Gerritt and his son completed a Spartan Trifecta, a goal they had set together months earlier. This was no small or simple goal, but neither was the process of repairing their relationship. Gerritt says anything is possible if you just keep showing up. _______________________________ The Tactical Businessman is a podcast...

Duration:00:16:12

Don’t Just Wing It | 087

5/21/2019
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Gerritt recalls earning his first aid merit badge as an eagle scout some 30 years ago. To this day he can remember the first aid order of priority; breathing, bleeding, shock and wound. Gerritt found that using this structured, order of operations approach during his time in law enforcement took a lot of pressure off in chaotic situations. It wasn’t until later he realized he could deploy it in other areas, like his marriage, to start to combat the chaos that had snuck...

Duration:00:15:26

Blow Jobs & Old Men | 086

5/17/2019
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Have you ever been caught with your hand in the cookie jar? At that point, you have no choice but to just own up, unless of course, you’re worth $6.6 billion. You may have heard about the owner of the Patriots, Robert Craft, getting caught on camera receiving and paying for a blow job. People would probably congratulate him for still having a sex drive at age 77 and life would go on, but he’s fighting back. How many people are affected by one person’s ability, to tell the...

Duration:00:15:45

Sweaty Silk Boxers | 085

5/15/2019
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What do silk boxers have to do with getting what you want out of life? Gerritt is going to answer that question with a personal story, but ultimately it’s about getting through the uncomfortable moments to get where you want to go. How do you know which actions to take? Begin with the end in mind, gain clarity on your end goal and what actions you will need to take to get there. If those actions are ever uncomfortable, remind yourself what's in it for...

Duration:00:15:34