Ep 072 - Learning to Shift and Focus on Your Priorities

Ep 072 - Learning to Shift and Focus on Your Priorities

Having the ability to focus on what needs to be done is something we talk about often on our show. Focusing is what got Brad out of jail and it's what allowed Eddie to reclaim his life after tragedy. Last week Dr Jarrod Spencer talked about it from his clinical experience dealing with athletes and high performers. He also talked about shifting in order to achieve focus.

We dive deeper into shifting on this episode. Tim and Steve discuss how being able to shift leads to focus, how they are different skills, how to avoid regretting losing time, and more.

Next week Dr Jarrod Spencer is back as we talk about the importance of sleep. You won’t want to miss it. You may be shocked to hear what not enough sleep is doing to your health!

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Ep 071 - How to Focus with Dr Jarrod Spencer

Ep 071 - How to Focus with Dr Jarrod Spencer

Dr Jarrod Spencer is a sports psychologist, professional speaker, author, and consultant. President and founder of Mind of the Athlete, LLC — a sports psychology company — he is committed to improving the emotional health of athletes all over. He joins Tim and Steve for the first of a several-part series. Hear how reading Way of the Peaceful Warrior by Dan Millman had a major influence on him.

On many previous episodes of the podcast you’ll hear us refer to the importance of focus. Why must we have it? How do we get it? How do we maintain it? How do high performers achieve it on command? What do they do to “shift” into having focus and a clearer mind? All of that and more is discussed on this episode.

Is there something you do to “shift” your focus? What works for you? Tell us in the comments!

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Ep 070 - The Ten Rules for Fighting

Ep 070 - The Ten Rules for Fighting

Sensei Steve Turoscy joins us to share the 10 Rules for Fighting he has devised over the years. Not only do these principles apply to the martial arts, but to everyday life, as the case is with all discussions on the show. Listen and hear how these universal concepts played a major role in helping Steve combat adversity a few years ago.

The 10 Rules for Fighting:

  1. Always be in control.

  2. When anger arises, think of the consequences.

  3. Master the basics and you will be a good fighter.

  4. Technique before speed — not speed without technique.

  5. You can’t think and hit at the same time.

  6. If an attacker is within striking distance, then so are you.

  7. Even a poor chess player will sometimes make a remarkable move.

  8. Train like you fight and fight like you train.

  9. You cannot be a good fighter if you are always afraid of what might happen.

  10. Be diverse — set yourself up for success.

Steve Mittman, Steve Turoscy, Tim Hoover

Steve Mittman, Steve Turoscy, Tim Hoover

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Ep 069 - Book Recommendation​: The Takeover

Ep 068 - Book Recommendation: The Takeover

The Takeover is a book that will help you program your thoughts and actions to perform at your highest level. In this episode authors George “GK” Koufalis and Brad A Modrich join Tim Hoover and Steve Mittman to share a few of their top 20 essential ingredients that highly successful people utilize. Similar to Attack Life, Not Others — these gentlemen are on a mission to help others live a more productive and fulfilling life. Their book is very easy to read and certainly holds its own in the self-help and self-development category. We strongly recommend reading The Takeover and listening to this inspiring podcast episode. It is jam packed with “golden nuggets” that will lead you to “success files” — some of which include:

Be sure to listen straight through to the end for Brad and GK’s incredible “wake-up calls!”

“You can't go back and start a new beginning but you can always change the ending!”

“Life is a series of choices and those choices create the life we live.” — The Takeover

GK, Tim, Brad

GK, Tim, Brad

GK, Steve, Brad

GK, Steve, Brad

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Ep 068 - There Are No Coincidences, Trust Your Instincts

Ep 068 - There Are No Coincidences, Trust Your Instincts

The last two weeks we told the story about tragedy and survival — Episode 066 and Episode 067. Truth be told Tim and Steve weren’t even sure to begin with if they wanted to discuss it — because of the painful, sensitive subject matter. This week, the plan was to pivot and move on to another topic. However, the universe had something else in mind. Feedback validating it was good to have the conversation with Eddie came in many forms. This included a message from a gentleman named Anthony — a message that brought tears to our eyes and exposed a story about Eddie Yurickones, Jr that even his family didn’t know about.

There are way too many variables involved in bringing that message into existence that it’s coincidental. Notice how many times Eddie said the word “focus.” If you ever needed proof that by focusing on positive thoughts a person can bring positive experiences into their life, today’s episode is your proof. For this reason we talk about the Law of Attraction, manifesting more good in the world, and how everything is energy with our special guest Carrie Beleno — Intuitive Reiki Master/Teacher, author, podcaster, and speaker. Our discussion also includes:

  • Why anxiety is so dangerous

  • Why it's important to trust your instinct

  • What Reiki is and how it’s relevant to all of us

  • The movie Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark coming to theaters in August

”Intuition is our direct line to our higher self.” — Carrie Beleno

“Your gut knows what’s up, trust it.” — Anonymous

Tell us about a time you trusted your instinct and were proven right to do so. Has there been a time where you should have trusted your gut, but you didn’t?

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Ep 067 - Focus is Necessary to Attack Life

Ep 067 - Focus is Necessary to Attack Life

On last week’s show we set the stage for this powerful episode you’re about to hear. Eddie Yurickones joins Tim and Steve as they talk about the horrific tragedy in 1995 — the loss of Eddie’s teenage son. He was shot and killed by a 13-year-old neighbor.

How did Eddie face this? How does he go on? How does he deal with the pain? What can we all learn from this inspirational man? Who is his hero that gives him strength? As you listen notice how often he says the word “focus” and how being focused is the key to his survival.

Eddie’s tattoo of his son, Eddie Jr

Eddie’s tattoo of his son, Eddie Jr

Eddie, Tim, Steve

Eddie, Tim, Steve

Eddie Jr’s memorial at HKA

Eddie Jr’s memorial at HKA

Eddie Jr’s memorial at HKA

Eddie Jr’s memorial at HKA

Nikki, Eddie Jr’s sister, with their Dad, Eddie

Nikki, Eddie Jr’s sister, with their Dad, Eddie

Tim and Eddie at a Breakathon

Tim and Eddie at a Breakathon

Ep 066 - Evil Exists, Senseless Violence

Ep 066 - Evil Exists, Senseless Violence

If you think shootings are becoming more frequent and worse — you're right. The term “active shooter” is now a part of our everyday language, and often media portrays these incidents as “the new normal.”

Politics aside, how does one go on after a tragedy such as this? Faith, family, and friends are often what it comes down to. Next week on the show Tim and Steve have a good friend join them to tell his story. His life and our lives changed forever back in 1995 when he lost his son. That horrific time, in fact, had a lot to do with forging our message of Attack Life, Not Others.

Give us an example of how YOU “attack life” rather than attacking others?

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