Tomorrow is Independence Day. The day we celebrate the birth of a country that has since become a beacon of hope for it's people, and the rest of the world throughout it's history.
That is not to say that we are perfect. We were born imperfect. But through the sacrifices of many brave souls, we have made countless efforts to right ourselves so that all of our citizens can enjoy the freedom of being American.
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In life, things happen. Hardly anything ever really goes according to plan.
In fact, when you're doing something important, that's exactly when an obstacle is probably going to pop up.
It's easy to get distracted from your path, or to quit altogether. So how do you stay on track for what you want?
Remind yourself of who you are every day!
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At the end of the day, grudges don't hurt the person you're holding a grudge against. They hurt you. They keep you from being the person you're supposed to be and the person whom you want to be.
One of the most self-destructive things in life is procrastination. When you put things off, it doesn't just keep you from doing an important task. It keeps you from being present in your life.
That, in turn, takes a little bit away from everything else you're trying to do with your life.
In this episode, I talk about how you can keep yourself from procrastinating by getting your most important tasks done.
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Anything difficult in life that's worth doing will always have hidden obstacles. Projects will take more time and cost more money than you thought they would. Accomplishments will take longer to achieve.
That's all part of the game.
But one thing we can do to avoid a lot of needless obstacles is to gain advice from people who've been there before, whether in person or via media.
This is easier now than ever.
It's 6 months into 2019 and most people have let their goals go by the wayside.
In this episode, I discuss a method I'm using to stay on top of my goals and focus on what needs to be done to get them accomplished.
Too many people focus on results. Success isn't about results at all. It's about what you do to get those results.
One of the biggest problems people have is that they expect instant success. Success doesn't come from just hitting home runs. It comes from doing the work, day in day out.
I am a complete financial idiot. Seriously.
Throughout my life, it's always seemed like I never had enough.
Well, in 2019, the year that I turn 40, I've decided to change all that.
So I've committed myself to learning everything I can about personal finance.
In this episode, I take you through what I've learned and how I'm prepping myself for retirement.
I also give out some advice to the young military service members who listen to the show about how they can be financially set once they reach my age.
Note: As I state above, I am an idiot. So nothing I say in this episode should be considered financial advice. If you really want to learn about money you should read:
1) Tony Robbins, Money Master the Game
2) Andrew Hallam, The Millionaire Teacher
3) Benjamin Graham, The Intelligent Investor
When life isn't going well, it's easy to place the blame on luck or on the world around you. The problem with this is that it traps you in a world where nothing is possible.
In this episode, we discuss the importance of gratitude and understanding the opportunities you have in front of you to finding true success.
Steven Kuhn is an entrepreneur, business consultant, speaker, and US Army Combat Veteran.
In this episode, Chris interviews Steven Kuhn, a man he's looked up to ever since hearing him speak at Clever Talks 2019. Steven has made a name for himself by turning failing businesses into successes across the US and Europe.
He's also advised some of the most influential people in the world, but despite his success, Steven always maintains a high degree of humility.
Steven approaches his business and life through the principles of honesty, integrity, and transparency and he's not afraid to talk about his past mistakes.
In this episode we talk about Steven's ups and downs, his battles with PTSD, his use of plant medicines, and the principles he applies when he's working with entrepreneurs.
To learn more about Steven: https://steven-kuhn.com/
To work with Steven as an entrepreneur: https://stevenclass.com/
For Steven's Goal Setting Course: https://steven-kuhn.mykajabi.com/the-last-goal-setting-course
In this episode I discuss what I would do if I lost it all again. This is a near and dear subject to me because 7 years ago, I actually lost everything and found myself living out of my car. My hope is that where ever you are in your life, you'll take something from this episode that will help you to get out of a tough situation.
Achieving goals isn't the product of constantly swinging for the fences. Rather, it's constant and steady progress that gets us to where we want to be.
Yannis Pantelis is a productivity expert and motivational speaker based in Manchester, UK. In addition to running his speaking gigs, Yannis is also a PhD candidate in Engineering at the University of Manchester, a consultant in one of the biggest Self-Help American Companies and an entrepreneur with a healthy work-life balance.
Ryan Michler is the founder and creator of the Order of Man Podcast. He is leading a movement to create better men who are stepping more fully into their roles as men.
About this Episode
Like many boys in our society, I never had a dad while I was growing up. Though my mother did absolutely everything she could for my sister and myself, not having a male mentor in my life definitely had an impact.
There was a lot that I had to figure out for myself, and it really wasn't until I joined the Marine Corps that I learned the value of responsibility and leadership.
In our society, the value of masculinity is increasingly being called into question. Boys are growing into manhood without ever really having to face actual challenges, and society is paying the price for it.
Ryan Michler has led the fight to uphold the values of masculinity, and he's continued that fight with his Legacy event. This is a three day challenge where fathers and sons learn new skills, forge deeper bonds, and create the framework to grow and find success as men.
To learn more about Ryan and the Order of Man Podcast: http://www.orderofman.com.
We often hear about things like survivors' guilt and imposter syndrome in the veteran community, but rarely do we explore why we experience them or where they come from.
To tackle this issue, I've brought on Andrew Merrell, LMFT. Andrew is a therapist who works with men in the public eye who are struggling with their identities under the pressures of prestige and fame.
Andrew's perspective on this is valuable because he deals with men every day who do not feel like they deserve what they have. For veterans transitioning into the civilian world after experiencing the death of friends, this is a familiar feeling.
Many veterans enter their civilian lives with the feeling that they do not belong. For some, this can be a feeling of guilt due to the fact that they lost friends in combat. For others, it can feel as if they are impersonating someone else by trying to fit into a new identity.
As Andrew mentions, these are two separate phenomena, but both have an impact.
To Learn more about Andrew: http://aimpsychotherapy.com/andrewmerrell
Mike Kollin is an elite dating and relationship coach that specializes in communication between men and women. He is also the author of Crack the Female Code and Get the Girl, Keep the Girl.
According to Mike, men and women often have trouble communicating because their brains are wired differently. While men are mostly left-brain thinkers, women think more with their right-brains. This can lead to errors in communication and complete breakdowns in relationships.
Mike's ideas are eye-opening, particularly for us men who can't quite figure out how women are thinking.
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Toxic masculinity is a term that's been thrown around a lot over the past few years, generally in very liberal circles.
For some reason, there is an idea out there that exhibiting male attributes is a bad thing. Mike and I decided to tackle this issue and have a discussion about whether or not this term is a myth.
Featuring Mike Ergo from the Transitions from War Podcast.
When you're young, a little money seems like it could go a long way. But if you're not careful, you can find yourself painted into a financial corner by the time you get out of the military.
In the age of the social media influencer, so many people are focused on becoming famous. In their quests for fame, many of them aren't telling the truth about their lives.
This episode covers the cost of lying and why you should tell the truth at all times.
Captain Stephanie Lincoln is the Founder of Fire Team Whiskey, a fitness platform for active duty military members, Veterans, and first responders.
Captain Lincoln began this journey after dealing with her own weight issues. Despite the fact that she was training intensely, her weight ballooned up and she didn't understand why. The culprit was the large amount of sugar she was consuming on a regular basis.
Eventually, she noticed that she wasn't the only one. The Soldiers she was working with were experiencing health problems and signs of morbidity even though most of them were only in their 20s. Statistics show the larger trend: 60% of our military is overweight and one in four Veterans admitted to the VA system has diabetes.
Captain Lincoln's solution was to create Fire Team Whiskey to educate the troops on good nutrition and training practices. She's also developed a specialized line of supplements for military members.
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There's not one amongst us here on this Earth that wants to have regrets. Yet somehow, we all find ourselves in position to become regretful at some point.
No matter how hard we try, there's always something we could do better or try harder at. And when this happens, we damn ourselves to lives of wondering what might have been if we just gave a little bit more.
This podcast episode contains advice for those of you, both young and old, who may be dealing with regrets and haunting thoughts.
This week, Mike Ergo and Chris Albert discuss one of the most important books of our time: 12 Rules for Life by Dr. Jordan B. Peterson.
Human beings are fascinated by pushing themselves to the extreme. Whether it be lifting superhuman amounts of weight, or running as fast as possible, feats of physical prowess inspire us to be greater than ourselves.
A growing segment in extreme sports is ultra-marathon- races where runners run 50 miles or more. Normally, when we hear about these races, we think of light and sleek runners.
Ben Davis defies the norm. At 6'2 and 230 pounds, Ben is far bigger than his compatriots. This adds to the physical challenge, but it used to be much harder for Ben.
After leaving the US Army, Ben settled into a sedentary job. There his weight rose to over 400 lbs. He was held back from training properly due to physical injury and lack of motivation due to depression and PTS.
Ben used to ketogenic diet to overcome both. On his quest, he dropped 120 lbs and committed to running an ultra-marathon a month.
Ben is using his story to motivate other veterans to achieve their own extreme physical feats, and he's created Arsenal of Hope as a free coaching platform to enable them to do so.