We all want to maximize our business and put more play into our lives – but today’s guest, Tommy Baker, really lives his life this way.
Tommy made the decision to leave NYC and head to Phoenix, AZ, where his heart called him to be, and now he’s living his passion by growing the Resist Average Coaching Academy.
We dig deep into the nuts and bolts of how anyone can create measurable change in their life – I took a ton of notes, and I think you will too.
In This Conversation We Cover:
- [3:15] What it was like growing up in Colombia VS the U.S
- [8:35] The #1 self-development tool
- [9:30] Tactics you can use to make 2018 the best year of your life
- [14:15] The three C’s of massive success
- [15:45] Experiencing breakthrough & acting on your revelations
- [18:00] Insight & integration
- [20:00] Key ingredients to executing your vision
- [23:40] Emotional intelligence & awareness
- [30:45] The Daily 6 (six daily habits that all entrepreneurs should have)
- [31:45] Choosing where you live & designing an environment that supports you
- [36:10] How you can find more space in your life
- [40:10] UnResolutions & goal setting
- [42:50] Getting 1% better every day
- [45:00] What you can do if you know you want to do something new, but don’t know where to begin
- [56:00] The behavior that Tommy is currently trying to change
- [1:01:20] What’s currently on Tommy’s vision board
- [1:03:15] The one indulgence that Tommy allows himself
- [1:06:30] Challenges with growing a business & relationship, simultaneously
- [1:07:30] Nerves & public speaking
The #1 Self-Development Tool
People often ask Tommy what the #1 self-development tool is, and he always has the same answer:
“Go travel, and if you can, travel alone to a cultural that is unfamiliar to you – because you learn real quick how to be humble, you learn real quick how to have perspective, you learn real quick how to harness communication skills that are going to help you for the rest of your life.”
The Three C’s of Massive Success
- Clarity. If you ask someone, “Where will you be in five years,” most people don’t have an answer for you; they won’t be able to tell you exactly what they want to create. If you don’t know what it is, how can you achieve or create it?
- Consistency. Clarity is a daily practice, and you have to be consistent with that practice to maintain clarity.
- Certainty. If you are consistent with your clarity long enough, you will develop certainty, which is just self-trust; “a self-reliance in who you are, what’s important to you, and where you’re headed.”
If you combine these three things, it’s just a matter of time before your dreams start coming to life.
The Insight Integration Process
After we have insight, we need to change our behaviors for it to have any impact on our lives, meaning we have to integrate that insight into our lives.
“We integrate by taking inventory of our patterns, routines, habits, mindsets, the media we consume, our relationships, what we eat, what we drink – all of that stuff.” Then, we begin to make changes.
There are three steps to the integration process:
After we make those changes, and that original insights seeds a new habit, we become the principles that we learned by living it every single day.
The Daily 6: Six Daily Habits for Entrepreneurs
Tommy gamifies good habits for himself and his clients, tracking them on Wufoo.
Every single day, Tommy practices…
- Physical training
- Read about business
- One purposeful action for his business
“I think tracking is massive, even with simple things like our habits and routines.”
UnResolutions: Setting Better Goals
92% of resolutions go nowhere, for two reasons: a change in the calendar does nothing to create change in your behavior or life, and people tend to set half-hearted goals; “people are interested in things, but they’re not actually committed.”
People expect their resolution to be at level 10 – something that creates massive impact in their life – but their commitment is only at level two – taking one action occasionally.
So we have two options at this point: lower our expectations or level up our commitments.
If you want to resist average then, obviously, you have to level up your commitments, but you have to do it strategically because change is hard.
A “2018” resolution, or a goal that’s a year away, doesn’t create a lot of urgency. Keep that one-year vision, but then bring it down to what needs to happen in the first 90 days, and then even further into the first 30 days.
If you don’t do something today, then chances are that nothing is going to happen.
- Start resisting average at resistaverageacademy.com
- Listen to Tommy’s podcast: Resist Average Academy
- Connect with Tommy on IG: @tommy_resistaverage
- Read: UnResolution: How to Ditch Resolutions Forever, Live Life by Design, and Achieve Your Dreams
- Read: The 1% Rule: How to Fall in Love with the Process and Achieve Your Wildest Dreams
- Insight timer – Tommy’s favorite app (he suggests the meditations by Sarah Blondin)
- Watch: Joseph Campbell and The Power of Myth with Bill Moyers (2018)