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Resist Average Academy | Tommy Baker

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When was the last time you told someone you wanted to live an ‘average’ life? Exactly, but many people end up there. Resist Average Academy is for those who want to thrive, to grow and to ensure they are never stuck.

Featuring some of the world’s best entrepreneurs, artists, creatives, athletes and brands —you’ll not only be inspired, but ensure you create a life you can't wait to wake up for every single day.

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Quick Hit #179: Hustlers & Seekers [Audiobook Chapter]

November 23, 2021 13:21 - 36 minutes - 49.4 MB

I’m thrilled to hold the first copies of Hustlers & Seekers in my hands. And guess what? This book is designed to do the *one* thing I’ve never seen done in the world of personal growth, to help you merge both parts of yourself: The ambitious dreamer, the relentless spirit who shows up and never takes “no” for an answer —going all in on themselves. (We’ll use ‘Hustling’ to describe this energy.) The insatiable seeker, the person on a quest for meaning, for inquiry, to know what this l...

Quick Hit #178: Want More Discipline? Do This.

November 19, 2021 17:00 - 23 minutes - 32.3 MB

“You’re so disciplined, Tommy —if I had that, then I would launch the business, take the bold step, get in the best shape…” Oh, no...while I appreciate the triple scoop Hot Fudge sundae to my ego when you utter those words —here’s the truth: Discipline is *easy* when you’ve amplified your desire: Where it becomes a no brainer. Where it becomes a daily habit. Where it becomes a non-negotiable. In other words: When you want it badly enough. When you want it with every fiber of you...

Ep. 211 | Fill Your Work With Purpose & Happiness With Jenn Lim

November 13, 2021 13:53 - 1 hour - 87.7 MB

These days, no one wants a "job". Instead, we're looking for purpose, meaning, and fulfillment when it comes to their work life. But there's a problem: over 70% of employees are disengaged with their work. Enter today's guest —Jenn Lim.  Jenn Lim is the CEO and Chief Happiness Officer of Delivering Happiness, a company she and Tony Hsieh, the prior CEO of Zappos cofounded to show how you can prioritize purpose, people, and profits to make an impact on the world. In 2010, Jenn led t...

Ep. 210 | Key Questions For a Thriving Life With Marc Champagne

October 24, 2021 13:35 - 59 minutes - 82 MB

Questions. A mentor, Dr. John Demartini once told me —the quality of the questions you ask will determine the quality of our lives. But there’s a problem: when we run our lives on auto-pilot, we aren’t aware of the questions we’re asking. Which means we ask questions like: How could I ever afford to do that? Why does this always happen to me? Why can’t I seem to be further along? Instead, what if you flipped the above and asked: How can I create more value? What’s the competit...

Quick Hit #177: Decoding Hustlers & Seekers

October 18, 2021 16:44 - 21 minutes - 30.2 MB

You’re told to be ambitious, work your face off and complete a 7-step morning ritual before 9:30 AM —listening to Gary Vee as you pound Nitro Cold Brew. (We’ll call this ‘doing’, or Hustling.) You’re told to surrender, do the inner work, align your chakras as you meditate to binaural beats —with a backdrop of Abraham Hicks as you connect with source. (We’ll call this ‘being’, or Seeking.) So, what do you pick? Pick hustle and you’ll buy into the myth that one day you’ll get ‘there...

Ep. 209 | Find Work That Makes You Come Alive with Jonathan Fields

September 22, 2021 19:01 - 1 hour - 90.9 MB

When was the last time you felt alive with the work you do? Take a moment to answer that question and don't be afraid to be radically honest. Because for a large part of my life: work did not make me come alive as I counted down the seconds until I could leave for Happy Hour. Clearly, it wasn't working. Today, I find myself blessed to wake up with vigor every single day as I pursue what matters most. And by the way, this does not mean it's easy, but that's beside the point when you'r...

Ep. 208 | Live Louder Than You Talk with Josh Coats

September 16, 2021 16:41 - 1 hour - 113 MB

We live in a world of talkers —people who talk a big game about their lives and businesses and yet: The most successful people are not the ones who talk, but rather, who let their actions do the talking for them. Enter my latest guest on the Academy, Josh Coats. known as the "PUSH" Coach. Josh is a certified life coach by the John Maxwell Team, an entrepreneur, and author who was built a multi-million dollar business, helping people create a business around their lifestyle and not the ot...

Quick Hit #176: 120 Days Left —How Will You Finish?

September 09, 2021 22:44 - 24 minutes - 33.1 MB

Most don’t remember their 2021 goals. And guess what —there are only 120 days to: Finish with focus. Finish with purpose. Finish with momentum Or, you can do what most people will do: Limp to the finish line in a haze of distraction and emotional chaos —saying “next year” will be the year. No, thanks —so, what’s a better way? In today's Quick Hit on the Resist Average Academy with Tommy Baker, I'll share how to finish 2021 with clarity, growth and endless momentum! 🎟️ PRE-ORD...

Ep. 207 | Do What You Love and Get Paid with Gretchen Rubin

August 23, 2021 18:09 - 1 hour - 75.1 MB

How do you find work that makes you come alive —and get paid for it? It's the ultimate question for a thriving life from the inside out. But let's face it: Most people are not doing what they love and rarely getting paid for it. The fact is: work should never be separate from life. If we do it right, our work and life create a synergetic exchange of purpose, meaning, and financial freedom. Enter the latest Academy guest, the one and only Gretchen Rubin. She’s the author of the bloc...

Quick Hit #175: Dreams Versus Fantasies

August 19, 2021 17:41 - 18 minutes - 21.7 MB

Do you have a dream or a fantasy? Now, let me explain with a dose of #RealTalk: Most people have fantasies —thinking that ‘someday’ it’s all going to happen to them in a stroke of fortune: A magical moment where Oprah finds them. A magical moment where an investor shows up. A magical moment when they’re ‘ready’ to start. (Look at what these have in common: a reliance on an external event instead of using agency —the power of choice.) And guess what? Fantasies are like unicorns ...

Ep. 206 | Your Dream Will Humble You with Mateo Askaripour

August 14, 2021 13:38 - 54 minutes - 74.6 MB

I'm convinced we don't simply choose our dreams —our dreams choose us. They come during the quiet moments of life through nudges and whispers and desires...until they're what we can't stop thinking about. But then what? For Mateo Askaripour —he had all the markers of success: making over 6 figures at a start-up, leading a big team, and rising up the ladder. Until. Until he faced reality: his dream was to become a writer, a novelist, and he'd do whatever it take to bring it to life. ...

Quick Hit #174: The Courage Of Desire

August 10, 2021 16:21 - 18 minutes - 25.8 MB

It takes courage to own your desire, to put yourself on the line, to get radically honest about what you want. Why? Because it's easy to "drift" through life instead of choosing what you really want —and 95% of people would rather deny their inner desire and live in a world of generalities. In this Quick Hit, I'll share with you why owning your desire takes courage and why it'll make you feel most alive as you pursue the life that's for you. Otherwise, the consequences are dire: a life...

Quick Hit #173: The Comfort Zone Of Possibility

July 22, 2021 18:37 - 26 minutes - 30.1 MB

Most people would rather live in the illusion of possibility —always dreaming and manifesting, yet avoiding what comes next: the real work, the courageous work, the transformative work. Why? Because let's face it: Possibility is easy. Possibility is sexy. Possibility is safe. In this Quick Hit, I'll help you identify 7 common symptoms of what I call the illusion or comfort zone of possibility —so you can avoid this land of missed opportunities and half-hearted dreamers. 🎟️ PRE-OR...

Ep. 205 | The Secret To Unlocking Happiness with Tal Ben-Shahar

July 19, 2021 14:09 - 1 hour - 73.8 MB

What are the keys to sustainable happiness —and what gets in the way of bringing that to life? Let's face it: Happiness can seem to escape us, especially if we believe in a framework that doesn't actually make us happy. However, there's a problem: if our definition of success and happiness isn't clear and based on our entire being —we may arrive at some benchmark of success...only to realize we're not happy. Enter our latest guest, a world-renowned expert who taught the most popular ...

Quick Hit #172: 10 Lessons For Exponential Growth

July 16, 2021 23:18 - 22 minutes - 26.2 MB

During the last 11 years, I've gone all-in on my personal and professional growth —and today I'm excited to share the biggest lessons along the way. 1. Growth is messy, chaotic, unpredictable AF. 2. You’ll never feel “ready” to pursue what matters. 3. Fear of judgment is a reflection of your own doubts. 4. Transformation starts with staring nakedly at ourselves. 5. Discipline is easy when you’ve amplified your desire daily. 6. Success is about small steps no one else sees, compou...

Ep. 204 | Chase Impact Over Influence with Tommy Baker & Jay Nixon

July 12, 2021 17:50 - 1 hour - 74 MB

Would you rather change 100 lives —or get 10,000 clicks and random followers? Sounds like a trick question...but it's not.  Why? Because we're living in a world where surface-area influence in terms of likes, clicks, hearts, and "fake" bots is becoming more important than the actual real-world impact you're bringing to the table. And that's a problem. In this episode, I was featured on my good friend and brother Jay Nixon's podcast —where we discussed this crucial mindset shift betwe...

Quick Hit #171: Desire + Urgency = Discipline

July 05, 2021 18:34 - 23 minutes - 27 MB

Discipline is a result. Discipline is a reaction. Discipline is a consequence. And guess what? It comes from two places: DESIRE + URGENCY = DISCIPLINE. Let me break these down for you: ➡️ DESIRE —amplify and expand your desire towards your dream, North Star, and feel it in every fiber of your being at least once per day. Push yourself until you're emotional. ➡️ URGENCY —get radically honest about the cost of staying the same, imagine a future where it never happens, set deadlines...

Ep. 203 | The Keys To Make Your Dream Real with Taylor Stone

July 01, 2021 23:36 - 1 hour - 74 MB

On today’s Resist Average Academy episode, I get to welcome my wife Taylor —yes I get to say that now —back on the show for the third time. We wanted to create this special episode as a way of breaking down one of the best moments of our lives —and distill the principles and lessons —from a dream experience where we got married on beautiful Maui. In this episode, you’re going to discover how to give yourself permission to dream, why desire and urgency are crucial, how to avoid using lang...

Quick Hit #170: Where Are The Results?

June 10, 2021 16:00 - 22 minutes - 25.9 MB

It's not happening fast enough, Tommy —where are all the results and why can't I seem to get ahead? If you've ever said these words, then this Quick Hit Episode is for you about re-framing the challenge of your pursuit. The question is: What if the fact that it was challenging —meant you were exactly on point? 🎟️ PRE-ORDER & CLAIM YOUR $200 INSTANT COURSE 🎟️ I'm excited to announce my brand new book, Hustlers & Seekers: How To Crush It and Find Fulfillment Without Losing Your Mind....

Quick Hit #169: Stop Avoiding Accountability

June 04, 2021 16:00 - 18 minutes - 21.5 MB

Everyone loves the idea of accountability until they’re punched in the face with it —and the ego starts to come up with random excuses. Here’s the deal: Accountability is a form of caring. Accountability is a form of respect. Accountability is a form of real talk. And if you do it right —accountability becomes the secret sauce to following through on your word. But guess what? The ego will do anything in its power to run away, avoid and ignore accountability. Why? Because it d...

Ep. 202 | Less Effort, More Results with Greg McKeown

May 31, 2021 18:14 - 47 minutes - 54.1 MB

To experience success, you've got to grind yourself to the bone until the tank is empty —right? No, thank you. But how often do we do unnecessary work —simply because it feels like we should? I know I have, and I've met too many people who may be "successful" but are exhausted and burned the hell out. We need a new paradigm, and that's what my guest today is all about —Greg McKeown. Greg has dedicated his career to discovering why some people break through to the next level and others ...

Quick Hit #168: Hustlers & Seekers

May 29, 2021 13:23 - 15 minutes - 18.1 MB

You’re told to grind, 10X your goals, crush it —then you’re told to detach, create space and align with universal frequencies Deepak would foam the mouth for. So the question becomes —who’s right!?!?! Well, they both are: Humans are hard-wired to chase a compelling horizon, to strive for an inspiring future that gets us up in the morning. (We’ll call this, uh, Hustle.) But that’s not all. We’re also wired to seek answers, to learn about ourselves, to go inward, and create deep le...

Quick Hit #167: 70% Alignment

May 22, 2021 20:28 - 25 minutes - 29 MB

If you're saying yes to things in your life that are 60, 70, or 80% in alignment —you may be missing out. On what? Well, let me be blunt here: Alignment is binary, meaning —you're either in alignment or you're not. On Quick Hit #167, I'll dive into the issue that small tweaks of being out of alignment create in your life and business and some tactical ways to ensure you stay 100% aligned. MASTERCLASS: MAKE 2020 THE YEAR EVERYTHING CHANGED This is why I created a special Mastercla...

Ep. 201 | Maximize Your Attributes with Navy SEAL Rich Diviney

April 13, 2021 16:21 - 1 hour - 70.2 MB

There's a stark difference between peak performance and optimal performance. What's the difference? Peak performance is a tactical, measured approach to show up on one day and crush it. Optimal performance is showing up in the day to day challenges of our lives and doing our best. Welcome to today's guest on the Academy —Rich Diviney. Rich Diviney is a former Navy SEAL Commander who served up 13 overseas deployments over 21 years as an active member and officer of the armed forces’ m...

Quick Hit #166: A Wake Up Call From Seneca

April 07, 2021 16:58 - 18 minutes - 21.5 MB

On The Shortness Of Life by Seneca is one of my all-time essays, what I consider a “wake up” essential —and one I return to when I need a reminder to stop waiting. Here’s the truth: We don’t have much time left in this experience —and soon it will all be over. And yet, like Seneca says: We waste most of our time. We waste most of our energy. We waste most of our experience. Until one day —it hits us on how it’s almost over and mortality is staring us in the face and then: We rea...

Quick Hit #165: 3 Ways To Level Up Your Circle

April 03, 2021 15:46 - 17 minutes - 20.2 MB

There is no chance of you bringing your dreams to life rolling ‘solo’ or surrounding yourself with energy vampires who tell you to “play it safe” —who are triggered by your growth. Here’s the deal: Most people want to see you grow —until a certain point: Until your growth is a reflection of their drifting. Until your growth is a reflection of their wandering. Until your growth is a reflection of their being stuck. And then, almost as a subconscious tick —they’ll start to tell you:...

Quick Hit #164: 7 Ways For The Best Week Of Your Year

March 28, 2021 16:00 - 22 minutes - 26 MB

This coming week is going to be the best one of your entire year, right? Here's the deal: Aiming at nothing equals distraction. Aiming at nothing equals comparison. Aiming at nothing equals randomness. When I talk to people who are “stuck” or not making progress—I always ask: What does winning the week look like? There’s zero clarity. There’s zero specifics. There’s zero commitment. There’s zero focused work. I’ve been there too: I’d spend nine hour a week on fantasy footb...

Ep. 200 | Your Growth Is The Best ROI with Vince Del Monte

March 27, 2021 14:25 - 1 hour - 82.9 MB

When we think of ROI —we tend to think business, finances and even things like Gamestop and Bitcoin. But what about: The ROI of mindset? The ROI of personal growth? The ROI of going all in on you? The ROI of acquiring valuable skills? The ROI of choosing yourself in life? That's exactly what we dive into with Vince Del Monte in today's episode of the Academy. Vince Del Monte is an Italian-Canadian fitness entrepreneur known as the only Fitness Guru to be coined as The Skinny Gu...

Quick Hit #163: Your Future Self Is Begging You

March 16, 2021 14:08 - 19 minutes - 22.5 MB

Your future self is begging you. For what, you may ask? To step into your vision. To step into your growth. To step into your dreams. And most importantly —to invest in yourself and put real money on the line. MASTERCLASS: MAKE 2020 THE YEAR EVERYTHING CHANGED This is why I created a special Masterclass Experience —Make 2020 The Year Everything Changed. Inside this high-level training only my paid clients receive access to, you’re going to discover how to: Release overwhelm, f...

Ep. 199 | Achievement Is Not Enough with John Roa

March 13, 2021 18:42 - 1 hour - 78 MB

Having a million dollars in your checking account will make you happy, right? Not quite —unless you've done the inner work of fulfillment, letting go of the past and loving who you are. Which is why we can acquire the corner office, the $250,000 salary and even the dream relationship: And still feel off and like something is missing. As you know on the Academy —we define success as the unison of high performance and achievement with deep fulfillment and inner peace. Enter today's g...

Ep. 198 | Your Job Is Not Secure with Jay Samit

March 01, 2021 23:51 - 1 hour - 77 MB

The future is already here —and we've experienced a decade of disruption in less than a year. Work will never be the same and you can either sit around waiting for a government handout or you can take ownership of your skills and future proof yourself. What will you choose? Enter the latest Academy guest, Jay Samit. Jay is a serial business mogul and regular contributor to Fortune and the Wall Street Journal and host of its documentary series WSJ Startup of the Year. Samit frequently a...

Ep. 197 | Personal Growth Is Not A Hobby with Jay Nixon

February 22, 2021 13:33 - 1 hour - 94.3 MB

Personal growth is not a hobby, yet how many people treat it like the latest video game, streaming show —and entertainment? The reality is: Personal growth is work. Personal growth is effort. Personal growth is intense. And yet, that's the way it should be —because that's what creates growth, results and transformation. Isn't that what we're here for? On the latest Academy episode, we welcome back a dear friend and talented entrepreneur, Jay Nixon.  Jay Nixon is an accomplished...

Quick Hit #162: Why You’re Not Making More Money

February 18, 2021 14:00 - 19 minutes - 22.8 MB

We’re constantly told narratives around money that often hold us back from: Desiring more money. Desiring more wealth. Desiring more options. And when I work with people —I help them own their desire for more money: Without apology. Without justifying. Without guilt or shame. Why? Because money is a tool that gives us options, freedom and the ability to amplify who and what we already are: If you’re a self-absorbed narcissist who accumulates wealth —you’ll be more of the same. ...

Ep. 196 | Stop Playing Small with Mike Zeller

February 15, 2021 15:01 - 1 hour - 73.2 MB

We tend to play small. Sure, we have seasons of dreaming big, but then we lose the high and passion of starting, experience some failures —and diminish our goals. Not anymore. On the latest Academy episode, I welcome back my good friend and brother, Mike Zeller. Mike is a serial entrepreneur who's businesses have done over $300 million in sales, and that he himself has founded or partnered in over 20 ventures with a heavy emphasis on social entrepreneurism. In this episode, you're ...

Quick Hit #161: Rejection Leads To Success

February 02, 2021 18:33 - 15 minutes - 18.2 MB

To the degree that you're willing to put yourself on the line, seek rejection —is to the degree you can expect to see results in your life. In today's Quick Hit, I'm going to cover why rejection is not something to avoid, and in fact: Rejection creates clarity Rejection creates growth Rejection creates results And if you're not experiencing rejection on the regular —you're likely not going hard enough. MASTERCLASS: MAKE 2020 THE YEAR EVERYTHING CHANGED This is why I created a spe...

Quick Hit #160: The Worst Time To Have No Aim

January 27, 2021 16:59 - 30 minutes - 34.6 MB

This is the worst time in history to have no aim. This is the worst time in history to have no focus. This is the worst time in history to have no goals. Why? Because when you and I don’t fill our time, energy and space with what matters: We fill it with random noise. We fill it with Twitter gossip. We fill it with fantasy football. Or worst of all we succumb to political garbage, YouTube conspiracies —and social media trolls. Let me blunt here: If you have nothing to aim for...

Ep. 195 | Embrace Your Fear with Kristen Ulmer

December 28, 2020 17:13 - 1 hour - 80.9 MB

Fear needs to be overcome, crushed and avoided at all costs, right? Not quite. According to the latest Academy guest —this obsession with getting rid of fear is not only hampering our growth but also robbing us of a live well lived. Enter Kristen Ulmer, a thought leader, master facilitator and fear/anxiety expert who radically challenges existing norms around the subject of this deeply misunderstood emotion. Known for big cliff jumps and you-fall-you die descents, she became sponsored ...

Quick Hit #159: Avoiding Your Vision

December 19, 2020 17:53 - 16 minutes - 18.9 MB

“Tommy, there’s no point in setting a vision for 2021 because the world is too chaotic, crazy, intense —and full of uncertainties.” Cool story and that’s how you wind up spewing political vitriol —and joining social media “networks” of conspiratorial echo chambers. Here’s the reality: There has never been a better time to have a vision. There has never been a better time to deepen belief. There has never been a better time to harness clarity. Because anytime there is external “chao...

Quick Hit #158: Guaranteed Failure

December 10, 2020 13:18 - 13 minutes - 15 MB

You’ve got the clarity to know something must change in your life, that the time is now and there is no more ‘waiting’ —but the voice inside keeps telling you that you may fail. And let’s be real here —that voice is right: There is a possibility of losing. There is a possibility of failure. There is a possibility of stumbling. However —if you’re currently holding onto something that is already out of alignment or unfulfilling to you: You’re already 100% guaranteed to fail. In thi...

Ep. 194 | Decoding Flow States with Steven Kotler

December 05, 2020 18:54 - 1 hour - 74.2 MB

When was the last time you experienced flow —where time dissolved, you were more present than ever and you also performed at your best? We've all been there —and today's episode is with one of the thought leaders and experts of bringing Flow science, research and practices into the mainstream. Which is why I'm honored to host someone I consider a mentor, Steven Kotler. Steven Kotler is a New York Times bestselling author and an award-winning journalist. As the Executive Director of the F...

Quick Hit #157: Business Is Simple

November 29, 2020 15:49 - 18 minutes - 21 MB

Business is complicated, hard and full of 11-step systems to create value and convert clients, right? Actually no —not at all. In fact: business is simple and can be relegated to three core "buckets": Lead Generation  Sales & Revenue Systems That's all. The reality is: Business is simple, humans are complex. In this Quick Hit #157: Business Is Simple —you'll discover why business is not complicated and why making it so leads to endless frustration and a lack of results. MAS...

Quick Hit #156: Stop Doing Fake Work

November 25, 2020 16:30 - 18 minutes - 21.7 MB

Fake work is the illusion of progress. Fake work is the illusion of momentum. Fake work is the illusion of productivity. And ultimately, fake work is part of the cult of busyness which values a time and effort economy —instead of a result economy. Here’s why this matters: It is almost as universal as gravity that in your business, project or endeavor —20% of actions will lead to 80% of the results. In this Quick Hit, you're going to discover how to stop doing "Fake" Work and take c...

Ep. 193 | Free Your Energy with Sylvester McNutt III

November 20, 2020 18:24 - 1 hour - 76.5 MB

How much energy do we waste on things that don't move the needle —especially when we're out of alignment? We say one thing, and do another. We create clarity —then procrastinate. We say we're committed, then don't show up. Now imagine all of this energy —was serving your growth instead of taking it away. Who would you be? How would you show up? What results would you create? Enter the latest Academy guest —Sylvester McNutt III, who is an bestselling author, podcaster, public spea...

Quick Hit #155: Create Your Own Economy

November 12, 2020 16:53 - 24 minutes - 27.8 MB

In a world where there's zero company loyalty and rapid disruption of how we work —I believe we all need to create our own economy. What does this mean? It means we must: Learn how to market Be in financial control Acquire valuable skills Create revenue streams Even if we work for someone else —I believe this is a non-negotiable practice in an ever-changing world and economic landscape. Why? Well, simple —the emotional freedom that comes with taking care of your own financial...

Quick Hit #154: Psychological Comeback Rate

November 08, 2020 15:56 - 20 minutes - 23.7 MB

You were having a productive and purposeful day when all of the sudden you experienced a challenge, emotional trigger —or unexpected adversity out of nowhere. The random passive aggressive comment, an intense feeling of doubt —your boss not appreciating your work or checking news to start your day. And now you find yourself scattered, stressed and overwhelmed. Enter the most important marker of personal growth —your psychological comeback rate. As it sounds, your comeback rate is: ...

Ep. 192 | Tiny Habits For Transformation with BJ Fogg

November 03, 2020 18:04 - 59 minutes - 67.9 MB

To create change in our lives we need to burn the boats and change 19 habits at once, right? Well, this may work for some —but for most of us, it's wishful thinking and leads to stress, complication and paralysis analysis. Enter Tiny Habits —using the simplest possible actions to create long-term enduring change. For example: Doing two push-ups instead of 40 Flossing one tooth instead of all of them Writing for 5 minutes instead of 45 minutes Strumming three chords instead of 5 ...

Quick Hit #153: How To Master Your Time

October 29, 2020 20:03 - 30 minutes - 35.2 MB

“They lose the day in expectation of the night, and the night in fear of the dawn.” This quote from Seneca, from his brilliant essay, On The Shortness Of Life —has changed my life. What does it mean? In this Quick Hit —I'm going to reveal how you stop being a slave of time and take complete ownership, including: Leaving the cult of busy Stepping away from noise Living in priority, not tasks Scheduling "white space" Creating a results economy ...and tons more —to give you back...

Ep. 191 | Break Patterns and Heal Yourself with Dr. Nicole LePera

October 25, 2020 19:30 - 1 hour - 73.8 MB

Patterns of thinking, doing and being —we all have them. The question, we must ask is: are these patterns serving your highest self or taking you away from them: These can include: Ways of acting. Ways of thinking. Ways of behaving. Enter the latest Resist Average Academy podcast guest —Dr. Nicole LePera. Dr. LePera is the Holistic Psychologist (@the.holistic.psychologist) who believes that mental wellness is for everyone. She evolved her more traditional training from Cornell Un...

Quick Hit #152: Turning Pro

October 20, 2020 16:58 - 15 minutes - 17.6 MB

The sure sign of an amateur is he has a million plans and they all start tomorrow. This is a brilliant quote from the one and only Steven Pressfield in his book, Turning Pro. In today's episode, I'm going to teach you how to go from the land of dabbling, being an amateur, treating your craft as a hobby —to a professional. Why? Because once you Turn Pro: You stop playing small. You stop letting fear win. You stop making excuses. Don't miss Quick Hit #152 with Tommy Baker, author o...

Ep. 190 | How To Get What You Want with Michael Bernoff

October 17, 2020 17:39 - 1 hour - 77.1 MB

We tend to lead one of two lives: there's the life we deeply and authentically desire —and the one we're living for other people's expectations. Trust me, we've all been there. Enter my latest guest —Michael Bernoff. He is a master NLP trainer, the President and Founder of the Human Communications Institute, a leader in the personal and professional development industry. His passion for his work is limitless and his dedication to positively impacting the world by empowering every indiv...


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