The Hard Thing Podcast

The Hard Thing Podcast

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The Hard Thing podcast is focused on helping people improve their lives by learning how to do hard things. Listen as I interview guests who have overcome average by doing hard things. Each of us has to go up against difficult challenges, but it’s not the challenge that defines you. It’s your overcoming of the challenge. I’ll try and extract the methods used to do hard things so that average people like you and me can replicate their success. This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Podcorn - https://podcorn.com/privacy


TM 48: What the Flag Means to Me
Jul 2 • 18 min
Welcome back to the 48th episode of the Thursday Meditations show! Happy Fourth of July! This is the show that helps you overcome average, and step up above mediocrity. Before we get to the show, here are a couple announcements Join our facebook group!…
Ep. 53: Surviving Suicide, Living with Faith, and Knowing it Will All Be Ok with Rob Decker
Jun 29 • 61 min
Welcome back to the 53rd episode of the Hard Thing Podcast. Before we get to the show: Let me announce the winners of the 100th episode raffle! We had only two entrants into the contest so I will be giving each contestant a $25 gift card as well as a…
TM 47: What You Should Add to Your Resume
Jun 25 • 17 min
Welcome back to the 47th episode of the Thursday Meditations show! This is the show that helps you overcome average, and step up above mediocrity. Before we get to the show, here are a couple announcements: Enter our 100th episode raffle to win a $50…
Ep. 52: Dealing with the Death of a Husband & Learning the Business with Dee Wolk
Jun 22 • 59 min
Welcome back to the 52nd episode of the Hard Thing Podcast. Before we get to the show: Enter our 100th episode raffle to win a $50 Amazon Gift Card and a free T-Shirt! To enter -Subscribe to the podcast -Tag 2 friends in any of our social media posts…
TM 46: 7 Tips to Optimize your Linkedin Profile (By Taylor Nelson)
Jun 18 • 24 min
Welcome back to the 46th episode of the Thursday Meditations show! This is the show that helps you overcome average, and step up above mediocrity. Before we get to the show, here are a couple announcements: Enter our 100th episode raffle to win a $50…
Ep. 51: Dealing with Bullying & Disabilities & Writing a Book with Natalie Hibberd
Jun 15 • 62 min
Welcome back to the 51st episode of the Hard Thing Podcast. Before we get to the show: Enter our 100th episode raffle to win a $50 Amazon Gift Card and a free T-Shirt! To enter Subscribe to the podcast Tag 2 friends in any of our social media posts (FB…
TM 45: How to Start Your Career
Jun 11 • 20 min
Welcome back to the 45th episode of the Thursday Meditations show! This is the show that helps you overcome average, and step up above mediocrity. Before we get to the show, here are a couple announcements: Enter our 100th episode raffle to win a $50…
Ep. 50: Running for 24 Hours and Dealing with Death with Amber Fuhriman
Jun 8 • 60 min
Welcome back to the 50th episode of the Hard Thing Podcast. Before we get to the show go to (http://facebook.com/groups/thehardthingpodcast) to join the new Facebook Group! Today, I share my conversation with Amber Fuhriman, of…
TM 44: How to Move Towards Your Dream Job
Jun 4 • 20 min
Welcome back to the 44th episode of the Thursday Meditations show! This is the show that helps you overcome average, and step up above mediocrity. Before we get to the show, here are a couple announcements: Join our facebook group! The link is…
Ep. 49: Sleeping on a Couch for a Year, Changing Lives to Relieve Suffering with Chandler Walker
Jun 1 • 55 min
Welcome back to the 49th episode of the Hard Thing Podcast. Before we get to the show go to (http://facebook.com/groups/thehardthingpodcast) to join the new Facebook Group! Today I talk with Chandler Walker of (https://stoneagefuel.com/) about how to…
TM 43: How to Have More Time Magically
May 28 • 21 min
Welcome back to the 43rd episode of the Thursday Meditations show! This is the show that helps you overcome average, and step up above mediocrity. Before we get to the show, here are a couple announcements: Join our facebook group! The link is…
Ep. 48: How to Write a Book and Get it Published with Stephanie Larkin
May 25 • 56 min
Welcome back to the 48th episode of the Hard Thing Podcast. Happy Memorial Day! Before we get to the show go to (http://facebook.com/groups/thehardthingpodcast) to join the new Facebook Group! Today, I share my conversation with…
TM 42: Top Time Management Skills & How to Develop Them Part 2
May 21 • 26 min
Welcome back to the 42nd episode of the Thursday Meditations show! This is the show that helps you overcome average, and step up above mediocrity. Before we get to the show, here are a couple announcements: Join our facebook group! The link is…
Ep. 47: Taking Responsibility & Building a Team with Rob Commodari
May 18 • 54 min
Welcome back to the 47th episode of the Hard Thing Podcast. Before we get to the show go to (http://facebook.com/groups/thehardthingpodcast) to join the new Facebook Group! Today, I share my conversation with (https://www.robcommodariauthor.com/) ,…
TM 41: Top Time Management Skills & How to Develop Them Part 1
May 14 • 22 min
Welcome back to the 41st episode of the Thursday Meditations show! This is the show that helps you overcome average, and step up above mediocrity. Before we get to the show, here are a couple announcements: Join our facebook group! The link is…
Ep. 46: Pillars of Financial Success with Ken “Mr. Biz” Wentworth
May 11 • 72 min
Welcome back to the 46th episode of the Hard Thing Podcast. Before we get to the show go to (http://facebook.com/groups/thehardthingpodcast) to join the new Facebook Group! Today, I share my conversation with Ken “Mr. Biz” Wentworth of Mr. Biz Radio.…
TM 40: My Top Time Management Tools
May 7 • 21 min
Welcome back to the 40th episode of the Thursday Meditations show! This is the show that helps you overcome average, and step up above mediocrity. Before we get to the show, here are a couple announcements: Join our facebook group! The link is…
Ep. 45: Mediate Conflict, Join the Civil Rights Movement & Prevent Divorce with Ken Cloke
May 4 • 55 min
Welcome back to the 45th episode of the Hard Thing Podcast. Before we get to the show go to (https://mailchi.mp/5e94a17af33d/thehardthingpodcast) To give me feedback. Today, I talked with Ken Cloke, founder of (https://www.kencloke.com/) . Ken is a world…
TM 39: 17 Wrong Ways to Think About Money
Apr 30 • 19 min
Welcome back to the 39th episode of the Thursday Meditations show! This is the show that helps you overcome average, and step up above mediocrity. Before we get to the show, here are a couple announcements: Join our facebook group! The link is…
Ep. 44: Living With Cancer, Finding Your Purpose with Terry Tucker
Apr 27 • 62 min
Welcome back to the 44th episode of the Hard Thing Podcast. Before we get to the show go to (https://mailchi.mp/5e94a17af33d/thehardthingpodcast) To give me feedback. Today, I talk with Terry Tucker of (https://www.linkedin.com/feed/?trk=) . Terry is a…
TM 38: How to Become Rich (A Millionaire)
Apr 23 • 23 min
Welcome back to the 38th episode of the Thursday Meditations show! This is the show that helps you overcome average, and step up above mediocrity. Before we get to the show, here are a couple announcements: Join our facebook group! The link is…
Ep. 43: Running the Skyrun, Finishing the Race with Anel Bester
Apr 20 • 57 min
Welcome back to the 43rd episode of the Hard Thing Podcast. Before we get to the show go to (https://mailchi.mp/5e94a17af33d/thehardthingpodcast) To give me feedback. Today, I share my conversation with Anel Bester, of…
TM 37: 7 Expenses Everyone Should Have
Apr 16 • 15 min
Welcome back to the 37th episode of the Thursday Meditations show! This is the show that helps you overcome average, and step up above mediocrity. Before we get to the show, here are a couple announcements: Join our facebook group! The link is…
Ep. 42: Do Something Everyday for your Business with Laura Orrico
Apr 13 • 55 min
Welcome back to the 42nd episode of the Hard Thing Podcast. Before we get to the show go to (https://mailchi.mp/5e94a17af33d/thehardthingpodcast) To give me feedback. Today, I share my conversation with Laura Orrico, founder of…
Bonus: Join Me In a World Wide Day of Fasting
Apr 10 • 7 min
Welcome heroes so The Hard Thing Podcast’s first Bonus Episode! Before we get into the show a couple anouncements. Check out website: https://thehardthingpodcast.com/ (https://thehardthingpodcast.com/) Help us raise $1,000 for the Non Profit OUR. Donate…
TM 36: The Basics of Budgeting
Apr 9 • 19 min
Welcome back to the 36th episode of the Thursday Meditations show! Before we get to the show - give me some feedback: (https://mailchi.mp/5e94a17af33d/thehardthingpodcast) It’s still April, so we are still talking about finances. Today, we get back to…
Ep. 41: Productive Not Busy, with Mike Szczesniak
Apr 6 • 62 min
Welcome back to the 41st episode of the Hard Thing Podcast. Before we get to the show go to (https://mailchi.mp/5e94a17af33d/thehardthingpodcast) To give me feedback. Today, I share my conversation with Mike Szczesniak. He is a high performance coach and…
TM 35: 8 True Realities of Finances
Apr 2 • 17 min
Welcome back to the 35th episode of the Thursday Meditations show! Before we get to the show - give me some feedback: https://mailchi.mp/5e94a17af33d/thehardthingpodcast April is the month of finances so let’s get to some true realities that people…
Ep. 40: Understanding Maslow’s Hierarchy of Need’s with Scott Barry Kaufman
Mar 30 • 41 min
Welcome back to the 40th episode of the Hard Thing Podcast. Before we get to the show go to (https://mailchi.mp/5e94a17af33d/thehardthingpodcast) To give me feedback. Today, I share my conversation with Scott Barry Kaufman. He is a psychologist as the…
TM 34: A Fitness Beginner’s Guide
Mar 26 • 17 min
Welcome back to the 34th episode of the Thursday Meditations show! Before we get to the show - give me some feedback: https://mailchi.mp/5e94a17af33d/thehardthingpodcast Since March is the month of fitness for the podcast, this episode is a guide for…
Ep. 39: Using Action to Change Mindset, Working for Yourself, Building a Business with Kerry Heaps
Mar 23 • 52 min
Welcome back to the 39th episode of the Hard Thing Podcast. Before we get to the show go to https://mailchi.mp/5e94a17af33d/thehardthingpodcast To give me feedback. Today, I share my conversation with Kerry Heaps about business and making it work. She is…
TM. 33: 9 Principles of WOFH: Working Out From Home
Mar 19 • 15 min
Welcome back to the 33rd episode of the Thursday Meditations show! Before we get to the show - tell me what you want! Go to https://mailchi.mp/5e94a17af33d/thehardthingpodcast and tell me what things you enjoy about the podcast and what you don’t. Today…
Ep. 38: Baby Steps, Not Being a Couch Potato, and Changing Up Your Life with Ian Harding
Mar 16 • 66 min
Welcome back to the 38th episode of the Hard Thing Podcast. Before we get to the show go to https://mailchi.mp/5e94a17af33d/thehardthingpodcast and tell me what things you enjoy about the podcast and what you don’t. Today, I share my conversation with Ian…
TM 32: The Benefits of Strength Training and How Anyone Can Get Started
Mar 12 • 13 min
Welcome back to the 32nd episode of the Thursday Meditations show! Before we get to the show - tell me what you want! Seriously, go to https://mailchi.mp/5e94a17af33d/thehardthingpodcast and tell me what things you enjoy about the podcast and what you…
Ep 37: Backpacking Across 60 Countries, Running Ultramarathons and Living Homelessly with Deepak Shukla
Mar 9 • 55 min
Welcome back to the 37th episode of the Hard Thing Podcast. Before we get to the show - tell me what you want! Seriously, go to https://mailchi.mp/5e94a17af33d/thehardthingpodcast and tell me what things you enjoy about the podcast and what you don’t. It…
TM 31: 12 Fitness Things Everyone Should Do
Mar 5 • 20 min
Welcome back to the 31st episode of the Thursday Meditations show! Before we get to the show - tell me what you want! Seriously, go to https://mailchi.mp/5e94a17af33d/thehardthingpodcast and tell me what things you enjoy about the podcast and what you…
Ep. 36: Overcoming Alcoholism, Getting Back Your Life, and Learning to Love Yourself with Jen Sugermeyer
Mar 2 • 55 min
Welcome back to the 36th episode of the Hard Thing Podcast. Today, I share my conversation with Jen Sugermeyer. We talk today about her descent into alcoholism and her rise up and out of it. We talk about her experiences with self doubt and helping…
TM 30: 12 Tips to Deepen Conversation
Feb 27 • 24 min
Welcome back to the 30th episode of the Thursday Meditations show! Before we get to the show - tell me what you want! Seriously, go to https://mailchi.mp/5e94a17af33d/thehardthingpodcast and tell me what things you enoy about the podcast and what you…
Ep 35: Building a Business, Getting Fit, and Not Caring What People Think with Chase Henderfit
Feb 24 • 56 min
Welcome back to the 35th episode of the Hard Thing Podcast. *** IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: I need you to tell me what you want. Go to https://mailchi.mp/5e94a17af33d/thehardthingpodcast and tell me what you want from the podcast. As well, you can join the…
TM 29: 9 Places To Start a Relationship
Feb 20 • 17 min
Welcome back to the 29th episode of the Thursday Meditations show! Like always, today I share some thoughts I’ve had & some ways that each of us can overcome average. *** The Hard Thing Podcast is now affiliated with 1 Mission Nutrition. They are a…
Ep. 34: Avoiding Burnout and Surviving 369 Days of Worst Case Scenarios with Mike Levitt
Feb 17 • 68 min
Welcome back to the 34th episode of the Hard Thing Podcast. Today, I share my conversation with Mike Leavitt. Mike is the founder of Breakfast Leadership, the podcast and business. Mike shares his experience of having a heart attack and surviving 369 Days…
TM 28: 6 Ways to Improve Your Romance
Feb 13 • 14 min
Welcome back to the 28th episode of the Thursday Meditations show! And Happy Valentine’s Day Like always, today I share some thoughts I’ve had & some ways that each of us can overcome average. *** NEW ANNOUNCEMENT The Hard Thing Podcast is now affiliated…
Ep. 33: Small Moments of Courage and Beating Drug Addiction with Jon Bennion
Feb 10 • 48 min
Welcome back to the 32nd episode of the Hard Thing Podcast. Today, I share my conversation with Jon Bennion. Jon is the current VP of sales of NPAccel, however today we talk about a different set of challenges. 10 years ago Jon checked himself out of…
TM 27: 5 Tips On Making Great Conversation
Feb 6 • 15 min
Welcome back to the 27th episode of the Thursday Meditations show! Like always, today I share some thoughts I’ve had & some ways that each of us can overcome average. *** NEW ANNOUNCEMENT The Hard Thing Podcast is now affiliated with 1 Mission Nutrition.…
Ep. 32: Believe That You Can, Break World Record with Paul Brown
Feb 3 • 56 min
Welcome back to the 32nd episode of the Hard Thing Podcast. Today, I share my conversation with Paul Brown. Paul is in the beverage industry and he tells about how in December of 2018, his life hit a very low point. With his life partner having to be…
TM 26: The Best Goals To Make
Jan 30 • 13 min
Welcome back to the 26th episode of the Thursday Meditations show! Like always, today I share some thoughts I’ve had & some ways that each of us can overcome average. *** NEW ANNOUNCEMENT The Hard Thing Podcast is now affiliated with 1 Mission Nutrition.…
Ep. 31: Breaking Your Labels & Overcoming Burnout with David Shar
Jan 27 • 62 min
Welcome back to the 31st episode of the Hard Thing Podcast. Today, I share my conversation David Shar. David is a business consultant specializing in Organizational Psych as well as overcoming burnout. Today we talk about breaking your labels. *** In the…
TM 25: Goals - The Most Important Things to Remember
Jan 23 • 13 min
Welcome back to the 25th episode of the Thursday Meditations show! Like always, today I share some thoughts I’ve had & some ways that each of us can overcome average. *** NEW ANNOUNCEMENT The Hard Thing Podcast is now affiliated with 1 Mission Nutrition.…
Ep. 30: 7 Tactical Helps for Achieving Your Goals, Especially When It’s Hard
Jan 20 • 18 min
Welcome back to the 30th episode of the Hard Thing Podcast. Today, I share 7 Tactical Helps for achieving your goals, especially when it gets hard. I have to apologize. I should have released an episode with Jon Bennion today, however, the audio quality…
TM 24: 6 Ways to Record & Remember Your Goals
Jan 16 • 19 min
Welcome back to the 24th episode of the Thursday Meditations show! Like always, today I share some thoughts I’ve had & some ways that each of us can overcome average. *** NEW ANNOUNCEMENT The Hard Thing Podcast is now affiliated with 1 Mission Nutrition.…
Ep. 29: Never Go With Your Gut, Check Your Cognitive Biases | Dr. Gleb Tsipursky
Jan 13 • 58 min
Welcome back to the 29th episode of the Hard Thing Podcast. Today, I share my conversation with Dr. Gleb Tsipursky. Known as the Disaster Avoidance expert, Gleb has consulted numerous business leaders on how to avoid cognitive biases and make effective…
TM 23: 14 Ways to Make Your Goals More Effective
Jan 9 • 16 min
Welcome back to the 23rd episode of the Thursday Meditations show! Like always, today I share some thoughts I’ve had & some ways that each of us can overcome average. *** NEW ANNOUNCEMENT The Hard Thing Podcast is now affiliated with 1 Mission Nutrition.…
Ep. 28: Dealing with Divorce, Major Life Modifications, Training as a Coping Mechanism with Jessica Lewis
Jan 6 • 71 min
Welcome back to the 28th episode of the Hard Thing Podcast and our 50th episode overall! Because of our 50th episode, we are giving away a free hoodie. For 1 chance to win, share the podcast on social media and tag us in the share. Today, I share my…
TM 22: Lessons from the Elements: Air
Jan 2 • 16 min
Welcome back to the 22nd episode of the Thursday Meditations show! Like always, today I share some thoughts I’ve had & some ways that each of us can overcome average. *** NEW ANNOUNCEMENT The Hard Thing Podcast is now affiliated with 1 Mission Nutrition.…
Ep. 27: Lessons From the Elements: Earth
Dec 30, 2019 • 21 min
Welcome back to the 27th episode of the Hard Thing Podcast! Today, I continue our 4 part mini-series about the elements. Today we learn 5 lessons from earth. The four things are: Outlast Do not be flashy Rise from your pressures Once risen, influence for…
TM 21: I Wish You a Merry Christmas
Dec 26, 2019 • 13 min
Welcome back to the 21st episode of the Thursday Meditations show! Like always, today I share some thoughts I’ve had & some ways that each of us can overcome average. *** NEW ANNOUNCEMENT I am raising $1,000 to give to charity. I’m going to give it to…
Ep. 26: Lessons from the Elements: Water
Dec 23, 2019 • 19 min
Welcome back to the 26th episode of the Hard Thing Podcast! Today, I continue our 4 part mini-series about the elements. Today we learn 5 lessons from water. The four things are: Never be stagnant Be relentless Be adaptable Reach for low hanging fruit…
TM 20: Lessons from the Elements: Fire
Dec 19, 2019 • 23 min
Welcome back to the 20th episode of the Thursday Meditations show! Like always, today I share some thoughts I’ve had & some ways that each of us can overcome average. *** NEW ANNOUNCEMENT I am raising $1,000 to give to charity. I’m going to give it to…
Ep. 25: In Order To See Success…
Dec 16, 2019 • 20 min
Welcome back to the 25th episode of the Hard Thing Podcast! Today, I talk about 4 things I believe are necessary in order to see success. The basic idea is that you have to do things a little differently in order to have the measures of success you want…
TM 19: 8 Titles You Should Assume and Why
Dec 13, 2019 • 29 min
Welcome back to the 19th episode of the Thursday Meditations show! Like always, today I share some thoughts I’ve had & some ways that each of us can overcome average. *** NEW ANNOUNCEMENT I am raising $1,000 to give to charity. I’m going to give it to…
Ep 24: Setting Realistic Expectations, Always Being Worthy of Love, Surviving Cancer with Sean Lee
Dec 9, 2019 • 63 min
Welcome back to the 24th episode of the Hard Thing Podcast! Today, I talked with my friend, Sean Lee. Sean Lee is currently a project manager for NPAccel in Lehi, Utah. He is also a cancer survivor. We talk about true empathy, setting realistic…
TM 18: 8 Steps to Be Successful In Any Organization
Dec 5, 2019 • 26 min
Welcome back to the 18th episode of the Thursday Meditations show! Like always, today I share some thoughts I’ve had and some ways that each of us can overcome average. *** NEW ANNOUNCEMENT I am raising $1,000 to give to charity. I’m going to give it to…
Ep 23: So You Have Bad Finances?
Dec 2, 2019 • 29 min
Welcome back to the 23rd episode of the Hard Thing Podcast! Today, we chat about money. *** In today’s episode, I talk about finances. I’m not a financial expert, and this isn’t professional financial advice. These are just some principles I’ve observed…
TM 17: 4 Ways to Be More Grateful
Nov 28, 2019 • 14 min
Welcome back to the 17th episode of the Thursday Meditations show! Like always, today I share some thoughts I’ve had and some ways that each of us can overcome average. *** NEW ANNOUNCEMENT I am raising $1,000 to give to charity. I’m going to give it to…
Ep 22: 7 Lessons Learned from a Ninja Warrior Obstacle Course
Nov 25, 2019 • 27 min
Welcome back to the 22nd episode of the Hard Thing Podcast! Today, I will talk about a Ninja Warrior Obstacle Course, and what I learned from one. *** In today’s episode, I share 7 Lessons I Learned from a Ninja warrior Obstacles Course. As you go through…
TM 16: How to Tap into Your 3 Aspects
Nov 21, 2019 • 27 min
Welcome back to the 16th episode of the Thursday Meditations show! Like always, today I share some thoughts I’ve had and some ways that each of us can overcome average. *** NEW ANNOUNCEMENT I am raising $1,000 to give to charity. I’m going to give it to…
Ep. 21 - 10 Things to Do When You Don’t Have Control Over Your Life
Nov 18, 2019 • 23 min
Welcome back to the 21st episode of the Hard Thing Podcast! Today, I will talk about control and what to do when you feel don’t have any. First, we talk about this week’s Instrument of Change: *** INSTRUMENT OF CHANGE For now we will be foregoing the…
TM 15: You Might Not Want To Hear This
Nov 14, 2019 • 24 min
Welcome back to the 15th episode of the Thursday Meditations show! Like always, today I share some thoughts I’ve had and some ways that each of us can overcome average. *** NEW ANNOUNCEMENT I am raising $1,000 to give to charity. I’m going to give it to…
Ep. 20: 8 Things to Do After Rejection
Nov 11, 2019 • 20 min
Welcome back to the 20th episode of the Hard Thing Podcast! Today, I will talk about what to do after rejection First, we talk about this week’s Instrument of Change: *** INSTRUMENT OF CHANGE Start attending a gym. In many cases you can find a low cost…
TM 14: 10 Ways to Make Your Relationships Worse
Nov 7, 2019 • 22 min
Welcome back to the 14th episode of the Thursday Meditations show! Like always, today I share some thoughts I’ve had and some ways that each of us can overcome average. *** NEW ANNOUNCEMENT I am raising $1,000 to give to charity. I’m going to give it to…
Ep. 19: 9 Ways to Get Others to Take You Seriously
Nov 4, 2019 • 20 min
Welcome back to the 19th episode of the Hard Thing Podcast! Today, I talk about getting other people to take you seriously. First, we talk about this week’s Instrument of Change: *** INSTRUMENT OF CHANGE For this week’s instrument of change, sign up for a…
TM 13: 10 Ways to Define Your Core Values
Oct 31, 2019 • 16 min
Welcome back to the 13th episode of the Thursday Meditations show! Like always, today I share some thoughts I’ve had and some ways that each of us can overcome average. *** NEW ANNOUNCEMENT I am raising $1,000 to give to charity. I’m going to give it to…
Ep. 18: 5 Skills Necessary for Long-Term Success
Oct 28, 2019 • 21 min
Welcome back to the 18th episode of the Hard Thing Podcast! This week we talk about long-term success. First, we talk about this week’s Instrument of Change: *** INSTRUMENT OF CHANGE This week’s instrument of change is simple. With whatever craft you are…
Thursday Meditations 12: 3 Types of Hard Things
Oct 24, 2019 • 18 min
Welcome back to the 12th episode of the Thursday Meditations show! Like always, today I share some thoughts I’ve had and some ways that each of us can overcome average. *** In today’s episode, we talk about 3 types of Hard Things I realized that there are…
Ep. 17: Surviving Family Separation, Long Term Preparation and Becoming and Officer with Neil Rasband
Oct 21, 2019 • 65 min
Welcome back to the 17th episode of the Hard Thing Podcast! This week I show you my conversation with Naval Officer Neil Rasband. First we talk about this week’s Instrument of Change: *** INSTRUMENT OF CHANGE This week’s instrument of change comes from…
Thursday Meditations 11: 6 Scientific Principles of Personal Development
Oct 17, 2019 • 19 min
Welcome back to the 11th episode of the Thursday Meditations show! Like always, today I share some thoughts I’ve had and some ways that each of us can overcome average. *** In today’s episode, we talk about 6 Scientific Principles of Personal Development…
Ep 16: 9 Ways to Not Give Up
Oct 14, 2019 • 19 min
Welcome back to the 16th episode of the Hard Thing Podcast! Today, I give you 9 ways to avoid giving up. First, we talk about this week’s Instrument of Change: *** INSTRUMENT OF CHANGE This week’s instrument of change is to plan your workouts ahead of…
Thursday Meditations 10: The Necessities of a Fitness Program
Oct 10, 2019 • 19 min
Welcome back to the 10th episode of the Thursday Meditations show! Like always, today I share some thoughts I’ve had and some ways that each of us can overcome average. *** In today’s episode, we talk about the necessities of a fitness program. If you’re…
Ep. 15: 13 Ways to Take Action Now
Oct 7, 2019 • 21 min
Welcome back to the 15th episode of the Hard Thing Podcast! Today because of some bad audio, I decided not to release a conversation I had recorded, so instead, I gave you 13 Ways to Take Action Now. First, we talk about this week’s Instrument of Change:…
Thursday Meditations 9: 7 Ways to Improve Discussion
Oct 3, 2019 • 15 min
Welcome back to the 9th episode of the Thursday Meditations show! Like always, today I share some thoughts I’ve had and some ways that each of us can overcome average. *** In today’s episode, we talk about 7 ways to improve discussions and conversations.…
Ep. 14: The Favorite Failure, and Studying in Isolation with Josh Lewis
Sep 30, 2019 • 70 min
Welcome back to the 14th episode of the Hard Thing Podcast! today I have the great opportunity to talk with my older brother, Josh Lewis, who is currently a 3rd year medical student at Loyola University. First, we talk about this week’s Instrument of…
Thursday meditations 8: 4 Reasons to Develop Drive
Sep 26, 2019 • 16 min
Welcome back to the 8th episode of the Thursday Meditations show! Like always, today I share some thoughts I’ve had and some ways that each of us can overcome average. *** In today’s episode, we talk about the importance of drive and reasons each of us…
Ep. 13 Forgetting Permission and Rising from your Low with Jon Ballard
Sep 23, 2019 • 74 min
Welcome back to the 13th episode of the Hard Thing Podcast! Today I have the great pleasure of talking finance, real estate, and changing your life with Jon Ballard. First we talk about this weeks Instrument of Change: *** INSTRUMENT OF CHANGE This week’s…
Thursday Meditations 7: Live your Life Well
Sep 19, 2019 • 6 min
Welcome back to the 7th episode of the Thursday Meditations show. Today the episode is really short. Basically there was an emergency in my family that we had to take care of. This message is still important so pay attention: live life to the fullest. We…
Ep. 12 Insatiable Desire to Learn, Don’t F - - - It up with Jasen Mikels
Sep 16, 2019 • 72 min
Welcome back to the 12th episode of the Hard Thing Podcast! I’m excited to share with you my conversation with my father-in-law, Jasen Mikels. First we talk about this weeks Instrument of Change: *** INSTRUMENT OF CHANGE This week’s instrument of change…
Thursday Meditations 6: The Law of Singular Choice
Sep 12, 2019 • 16 min
Welcome back to the 6th episode of the Thursday Meditations Show! In this Episode, we talk about how when it comes down to personal development, we really only have one choice. Don’t get me wrong, we make hundreds of choices every day. But really we only…
Ep. 11 What Can I do for you?
Sep 9, 2019 • 14 min
Welcome back to the 11th episode of the Hard Thing Podcast! Today is somewhat of a different episode. In this episode, we talk about ways that I can help you get more of the results you are looking for in your life. First, we talk about this week’s…
Thursday Meditations 5: Kill Motivation
Sep 5, 2019 • 29 min
Welcome back to the 5th episode of the Thursday Meditations Show! In this Episode, we talk about how we need to kill motivation. Don’t get me wrong, motivation is all good, but it’s not enough. If our life were a car, motivation is a spark plug. We need…
Ep. 10 Labor Day Special - 10 Ways to Build Work Ethic
Sep 2, 2019 • 29 min
Welcome back to the 10th episode of the Hard Thing Podcast! This is the LABOR DAY SPECIAL! In this Episode, we talk about work, specifically 10 Ways to build your work ethic. First we talk about this weeks Instrument of Change: *** This week’s instrument…
Thursday Meditations 4: 8 Ways to Build Momentum
Aug 29, 2019 • 16 min
This is the Fourth episode of the weekly Thursday Meditations show on The Hard Thing Podcast. Today we talk about momentum and how to use small wins and successes to continaully build momentum. We discuss how you can use 8 small things to build momentum.…
Ep. 9 Climbing Symbolic Hills, Understanding our Own Emotions and Coping with Barnes Lewis
Aug 26, 2019 • 60 min
Welcome back to the 9th episode of the Hard Thing Podcast. In this Episode, I talk with Barnes Lewis, a friend of mine who has recently gone through some emotional hardening, and some emotional breaking. Barnes is an avid runner and has used running to…
Thursday Meditations 3: Only 2 Levers to Overcome Obstacles
Aug 22, 2019 • 17 min
This is the Third episode of the weekly Thursday Meditations show on The Hard Thing Podcast. Today we talk about obstacles and how there are really only 2 levers you can use to overcome obstacles. We discuss how you can either change the obstacle or…
Ep. 8 - 7 Lessons Learned from Running a Terrain Race
Aug 19, 2019 • 18 min
This episode is a little different than most of our Monday episodes. Usually, I interview an expert who has done hard things. Today, I talk about an experience I recently had and the lesson I learned. Today we talk about the 7 lessons I learned from…
Thursday Meditations 2: The 3 G’s of Perpetual Momentum
Aug 15, 2019 • 19 min
T his is the Second episode of the weekly Thursday Meditations show on The Hard Thing Podcast. In this Episode, I explain that these episodes will mostly come from my blog posts but I willl usually included some extra commentary to add some more value to…
Ep 7 Challenge your Assumptions, Embrace the Suck, and Swallow your Ego with Chase Combe
Aug 12, 2019 • 56 min
Welcome back to the 7th episode of the Hard Thing Podcast. In this Episode, I Chase Combe, a friend of mine who as helped me on financial journey and has a lot to teach us. Chase is a member of the Utah National Guard as well as a real estate investor, a…
Thursday Meditations 1: 5 Tips to Growing your Confidence Today
Aug 8, 2019 • 13 min
This is the first episode of a new weekly show on The Hard Thing Podcast In this Episode, I introduce the Meditations show on the podcast. The show is about sharing lessons I’ve learned, trends I’ve noticed and things I’ve been meditating upon. Today we…
Ep. 6 - Living Your Dream, Being Believed In, and Always Doing Good with Dane Iorg
Aug 5, 2019 • 59 min
Welcome back to the 6th episode of the Hard Thing Podcast. In this Episode, I talk with someone who has impacted my life in a very personal way, Dane Iorg. Dane Iorg spent years as a professional baseball player, and then had a successful career as a…
Ep. 5 Finding Adventure, Doing Hard Things, Being Strategic with Tim Thompson
Jul 29, 2019 • 63 min
Welcome back to the 5th episode of the Hard Thing Podcast. In this Episode, I talk with my friend, Tim Thompson. Tim is a videographer, photographer, rocker climber, and ice climber. In this episode, Tim shares with us the story of how he learned how to…
Ep. 4 - Forget Permission, Learn to Provide Value with Ty Crockett
Jul 22, 2019 • 50 min
Welcome back to the 4th episode of the Hard Thing Podcast. In this Episode, I talk with my good friend, Ty Crockett. Ty is a developer for Utah based company, Weave. In this episode, Ty shares with us the story of how he moves from sales rep to customer…
Ep. 3 - Building Emotional Resiliency, Helping others find Joy and Hope with Micheal Sean Covey
Jul 15, 2019 • 32 min
In this episode, I sit down with Micheal Sean Covey, the founder and director of Bridle Up Hope, a non-profit from Alpine Utah, that helps young girls overcome emotional trauma as well as learn effective life habits. In this episode we talk about learning…
Ep.2 - Connecting with People, Putting in the Work, and Jumping in with Todd Hansen
Jul 8, 2019 • 54 min
Welcome back to the 2nd episode of the Hard Thing Podcast. In this episode, I’ll be joined by my guest Todd Hansen, Todd and I will talk about putting in the work, even in a very difficult and sometimes toxic environment. We’ll also talk about learning…
Ep. 1 - The Hard Thing Podcast
Jul 1, 2019 • 7 min
This is the Hard Thing Podcast. This is a podcast designed to help people improve their lives by learning how to do hard things. Most of the most admirable people in life have only gotten to their levels of achievement and excellence by overcoming, going…