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BYP EP 32 Update and Future Episodes

This week I’m taking some time to give everyone an update on the podcast and to talk about some of the future episodes that will be coming out. We’re only a few weeks away 2018, and I want us all to have the most powerful and incredible year of our lives next year. Now onto upcoming episodes: In the next couple of months, you can look forward to a multi-part series on the Side Hustle. I’ll talk about a book The Side Hustle by Chris Guillebeau and breakdown my results as I follow his 27...


BYP EP: 031 Discipline Equals Freedom Part 2

This is a continuation of my review of Jocko Willinks new book Discipline Equals Freedom Field Manual. In part one we went over the first half of the book that was titled “Thoughts” Today we’re going to dig into the second half of the book titled “Actions”. Actions is exactly what it says it is, it’s a collection of actions that Jocko recommends we take in order to live fuller, healthier, and freer lives. As with part one of the book, Jocko lays out the truth as he sees it, and quite...


BYP EP: 030 Discipline Equals Freedom Part 1

I was recently able to pick up Jocko Willink’s new book Discipline Equals Freedom Field Manual and today is part one of a two part review of that book. I’m breaking the review into two parts because the book itself is broken into two parts and I feel that the parts are both very important and yet very different. Part one of Jocko’s book is titled Thoughts and contains 89 pages on which are written what I would call trueisms or statements about life and living that Jocko himself has made. I...


BYP EP: 28 Heroes

We’re talking this week about Heroes. I have always been a fan of heroes, I think that’s just a natural part of growing up an American. We surround ourselves with people we call heroes: Soldiers, firefighters, police, sports stars, heck cartoons characters even. Lots of people get labeled as heroes that are just regular people doing what they needed to do at in the moment, but there are plenty of other heroes that don’t necessarily shine in any one moment, but instead spend years or even...


BYP EP: 27 Stop Waiting

I want to start the podcast with a personal challenge to you, I challenge you to STOP WAITING. Stop waiting for the perfect time, stop waiting for the perfect idea, stop waiting for perfect life. The world is an unpredictable and dangerous place. This year alone has seen massive earthquakes, record setting hurricanes, rampart wildfires, dangerous floods, riots, and mass shootings. ALL of these events should be blatant signs to get on with our lives, and to get on with our dreams. We can’t...


EP: 026 Strengths Finder 2.0

This week we learn talk about the book Strength Finders 2.0 by Tom Rath and how it can change your path and your focus in life, for the rest of your life. I lay out the 34 themes that this book offers and how incredibly accurate the testing method is. I then delve deeper into the five dominant themes in my life and some examples of what those themes look like as well as some of the many actionable steps the book offers for each and every theme. Strengths Finders 2.0 is a MUST for EVERY...


BYP EP 024 One of Those Weeks

Once again, todays podcast episode is something different than what I normally do. This week I am having a one way conversation free form about something we have all experienced…One of Those Weeks. Yes I’m having one of those weeks where a bunch of things are going wrong, and we all have them. But what’s really important is how we deal with them when they occur.


EP: 022 The Secret to Luck

Today’s episode is all about luck, what it is, what research tells us about luck, some awesome examples, and finally, the real secret to having good luck! We hear stories everyday of how people made it big because they got lucky, or how someone lost everything due to bad luck. Stories like these can lead many people to believe that the most important thing is luck or that luck is somehow better than hard work and determination. In fact, this line of thinking taken to the extreme can lead...


EP: 021 Where to Find All the Answers

There is one thing in life I can guarantee, and that is that everyone will have questions they want answered. You’re not unique in this, I’m not unique in this, we ALL have questions we want the answers to. Sometimes those questions are small, such as “how do they put the lead in a pencil” and other times the questions are life changing, more along the lines of “how do I get out of this rut?” No matter how big or small, the place you find those answers is the same. It’s the same for you,...


EP: 020 Celebrate Your Success

One of the things I notice about most people, myself included, is that we work So hard on our dreams and goals that we lose track of everything else that matters. We are so focused on our dreams, goals, and ambitions that we forget on of the most important parts of the journey, and that is to celebrate! Celebrate your milestones, celebrate where you are now, celebrate where you’re going, and celebrate the people that are helping you get there! Trust me when I tell you that a good...


EP: 19 Time To Evaluate

Now is the time to evaluate! You may be asking yourself ‘time to evaluate what?’ and if you are that is a great question. It is so easy for us to get caught up in the busyness of life that we often lose track of where we are meant to be and what we are meant to do. How do we get ourselves back on track? We evaluate and then we adjust our lives based on those evaluations. But first we have to evaluate, and now is when we do that. Now is the time to evaluate your dreams, now is the time to...


EP: 018 Overcoming Complacency

Complacency, that insidious virus that can infect us all at one point or another, especially when things are going well in our lives. Most often complacency strikes when we’ve spent a long time working towards a goal and have finally achieved it. That moment in time afterward were you’re riding high on your success, that moment is complacencies favorite time to strike. Complacency can sneak in and subtly begin to suppress your desire and potential for your dreams. Complacency can also...


EP: 17 What's Holding You Back?

Let me ask you one very direct question. What EXACTLY is holding you back from achieving the success you desire, from fulfilling your dreams, or from accomplishing your goals? What’s that thing that is holding you back right Now? It takes a lot of reflection and thought to answer that question, and if you’re like most people, your answer isn’t very exact, and more often than not, the answers aren’t very accurate either. We all get stuck from time to time, but most of the time we’re not...


EP: 016 Learn To Prioritize

We all have a ton of things on our to-do plates, and the problem with having so much to do is determining what gets done first, or second, or third, or even what gets done at all! We all face this dilemma, and the way to resolve it is to learn to prioritize. When we learn to prioritize we eliminate the indecision, hesitation, and wasted time that everyone is guilty of when it comes to getting things done. When we learn to prioritize we’re able to focus our time and attention on the things...


EP: 15 Focus Friday - You Can Do This!

IT takes two things to achieve your dreams, ideas, and goals. IT take belief in yourself and motivation. You have BOTH of those, you CAN achieve your dreams, ideas, and goals, you CAN do this!


EP: 014 The Fundamental First 5 Steps

When people first realize that its possible to be living their dreams, they are often so overwhelmed by the idea that they are unable to make the first move towards a better life. It’s the same as if I woke you from a deep sleep and said, quick start running a 5k, go go go. You’d be stumbling around trying to get your bearings while feeling the pressure of me yelling go go go. You wouldn’t be focused on the race you’d just be focused on moving. Waking up to the reality that you CAN make...


EP: 013 Focus Friday – Get It Done

Guys I am challenging you this week to GET IT DONE! Whatever it is that you’ve been holding off on doing or procrastinating about, put all of that aside and just get it done. This weekend, I want you to focus like never before, I want you to stay up late, get up early and work your butts off all day long! This is the weekend you’re going to make huge progress on your dreams and goals. You KNOW what needs to be done, you just haven’t been doing it. Are you still struggling to define you...


EP: 012 Accountability to Yourself and Others

As I just mentioned, this week we’re talking about Accountability to Yourself and Others. Let’s start with my definition of accountability. I prefer to use the definition of accountability as: “taking or being assigned responsibility for something that you have done or something you are supposed to do.” Allow me to add some detail to that definition. Accountability to yourself is when you take responsibility for what you have told yourself you will do. And Accountability to others is when...


EP: 011 FF – Keep Moving Forward

A lot of the feedback I get from millennials revolves around the same topic. I often hear “I’m stuck in a rut”, or “I can’t seem to make progress”, or even “I don’t feel like I’m getting anywhere.” These are all valid expressions of concern and perfectly understandable. I don’t think you can find a person in the world that hasn’t felt like this at one point or another. But I think millennials feel these feelings more keenly than Gen X or baby boomers. This is in part due to the average age...