The ways we use our time, especially the small bits that seem to slip and slide between the hours as we go through our day, are some of the most important moments we can focus on.
By optimizing these little, inconsequential minutes spent playing around on social media, surfing through the web, or mindlessly consuming entertainment, we can drastically improve our pursuits of higher purpose.
For show notes and more, check out www.deadxtomorrow.com/episode/chasing-optimization-how-to-work-towards-your-goals-everyday
Suzy Winter (@wintermom2013) has a number of claims to fame, but the most relevant to this podcast is she is our very own host's (Daniel's) mother! Along with that, she helped beta read the book we released back in December.
She's been a huge part in Daniel's success, and is one of our greatest and most supportive fans. Suzy is also an English teacher and tutor who recently left the public education system to work in the private sector as a tutor.
You don't want to miss this episode on writing, being a good mom, career transitions, and living the good life, and possibly MOST IMPORTANTLY, is Kent actually Daniel's real dad?
For more info and show notes, come find the episode over at www.deadxtomorrow.com/episode/suzy-winter-writing-tutoring-and-parenting
Thanks for listening!
Dr. Faith McAllister (@faith-mcallister) is one heck of a human. She was recommended to us by our good friend Dr. Kayci Houlette, who we thought was pretty cool, but deferred and said Faith was the one with the interesting job. Not only that, but she has had a wild journey that we can all learn from when it comes to pursuing goals, being willing to pivot when opportunities arise, and taking leaps of faith (yes, we had to), to make our lives, and the lives of those around us, better.
For more info, check out the episode at www.deadxtomorrow.com/episode/dr-faith-mcallister-optometrist-researcher-and-how-to-go-into-the-storm
Derrick is not your average photographer. He's collaborated with Express on a collection, has some of the most beautiful shots of Indianapolis that you'll ever see, and still manages to stay humble.
If you're ready to learn about how to look better on Instagram, how to use your career as a springboard for your side hustle, and generally get some great advice from a kind and talented style-forward gent, this episode is the one for you.
For more info, check out www.deadxtomorrow.com/episode/derrick-brownie-style-photography-and-using-a-career-to-enhance-your-passion
Kurt (@kurtlyjohnson) is a math teacher in Dallas at Richardson.
He's one of the funniest people we know and easily has one of the largest video game collections though you'll have to talk to him about that. Tune in for teacher life, a bit about theater, and how Kurt has managed to meld his passion for travel with a career that allows for it while simultaneously bringing fulfillment. Kurt was raised in Amarillo, TX, and is a Texas A&M graduate. Find him on Facebook or Instagram.
For show notes and more, check out the episode at www.deadxtomorrow.com/episode/kurt-johnson-teacher
Dr. Shawn Kinser is a vet at Swann Animal Clinic in Amarillo. He's one of the kindest people we've met and helped us shed some light on what it's like pursuing this field of medicine. Tune in for parasitology, Oklahoma and a distinct lack of tigers in his daily life, and how fitness has helped him mentally. Shawn was raised in southeastern Oklahoma and attended veterinary school at Oklahoma State University Center for Veterinary Health Sciences and graduated in 2015.
Find Shawn at Swann's website https://amarillovet.com/amarillo-veterinarians.
This episode's challenge: Get your pets on some parisite prevention meds!
Check out the show notes and such at www.deadxtomorrow.com/post/dr-shawn-kinser-veterinarian
Sporting the most rad mohawk any mechanical engineer has dared to wear, Austin Fielding is living the life in Austin, TX working at Samsung by day, and hitting the 1000 lb club at night when he's not rolling dice or creating costumes.
We talk about sacrifice, work/life balance, punk rock while on the 8-5 engineer crunch, career changes, and out dancing coked-up Australians.
This episode's challenge: Make a list of all the hobbies you want to pursue, and then shave it down to only two items. Then, dedicate the next month's free time to only pursuing those two things. Keep in my the 14th-hour rule if that helps!
If you'd like to learn more, check out https://www.deadxtomorrow.com/post/austin-fielding.
A combat veteran, author of The War I Always Wanted, former Obama Administration official, and the genius behind Rakkasan Tea, Brandon Friedman is a true renaissance man. A transplant most recently from DC to Dallas, Brandon is bringing some of the most interesting and unique teas from around the world to our shores. We talk about starting a business, why Brandon writes, and the Trinity River project in Dallas. If you love tea, want to love tea, are interested in marketing or starting your own business, or love military memoirs, this is the episode you've been waiting for.
Find Brandon and his tea at https://www.rakkasantea.com/, and follow him on Twitter at https://twitter.com/BFriedmanDC. In case we didn't do a good enough intro for him, here's the Rakkasan Tea about Brandon- "Brandon launched Rakkasan Tea Company in 2017 after more than a decade in PR, politics, and public service. He has completed the Specialty Tea Institute's Level I and Level II courses on his way to becoming a Certified Tea Specialist recognized by the Tea Association of the USA. Brandon began his career as an infantry officer in the 101st Airborne Division, serving in both Afghanistan and Iraq. His memoir, The War I Always Wanted, was recognized in 2010 by The Military Times as one of “The Best Military Books of the Decade.” He writes regularly on politics for The New York Daily News."
This episode's challenge: Drink a cup of tea! We'd love it (and so would you) if you tried some of Rakkasan's. But whatever you have on hand works as well. Trade out that second coffee for a nice cup of tea and throw a post up and tag Rakkasan and us.
If you'd like to learn more, check out https://www.deadxtomorrow.com/post/brandon-friedman
- MOMENTUM -
Maintaining momentum is the key to long-term goals being accomplished. This is a major factor in the "Dead by Tomorrow" mindset, as consistent and positive choices made daily are some of the most impactful, and most difficult choices one can make. In this episode, we talk about how to maintain momentum, why it matters to focus on doing so, and a fair bit about the book "Deep Work" which helped bring both of us into better focus with why maintaining momentum matters.
This is a chapter from our book, so if you want a deeper dive, go check out Dead by Tomorrow on Amazon.
If you have any questions about this episode or want to check out some of the things we referenced, or just want to send us funny pictures- check out https://www.deadxtomorrow.com/post/momentum.
Stephen Mobley has spent the last few years reshaping his career, chasing mountain tops, and raising three kids with his unendingly patient wife. He received a degree in Civil Engineering from Texas Tech (Guns Up!) and currently resides in Portland, OR with his family.
We cover what it's like trading a less lucrative career for a better life, backpacking and hiking, fathering twins, and jumping about the U.S. after school. If you're into trains, learning about public transportation, BNSF, or what to do with your engineering degree- this episode is for you!
If you'd like to learn more, check out https://www.deadxtomorrow.com/post/stephen-mobley
Michael is a man of many hats. He's a father and husband, Amarillo High and Aggie grad, and one of our Monday night gaming regulars as mentioned in our Friends and Free Time episodes.
He, his wife, and their son just moved back to Dallas, Tx from California! We cover what it is to be a sacrificial leader, how determination and positivity can get you through life, and what kind of mindsets Michael focuses on.
If you'd like to learn more, check out https://www.deadxtomorrow.com/post/michael-miller
- FRIENDSHIP -
“Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another: ‘What? You, too? I thought I was the only one.'” -C.S. Lewis
Building healthy relationships (note: this is plural), is key to living a happy and fulfilling life. Not to mention a longer one.
In this episode, we talk about why it's important to continue building and seeking new friendships, the ways we go about maintaining ours, and some suggestions on how to go about it yourself. We also cover this in our book, so if you want a deeper dive, go check out Dead by Tomorrow on Amazon.
If you have any questions about this episode or want to check out some of the things we referenced, or just want to send us funny pictures- check out https://www.deadxtomorrow.com/post/friends-free-time.
- RESOLUTIONS -
In this episode, Andrew and Daniel talk about new years resolutions, systems to achieve goals, what counts as a failure, and the tools and mindsets they use to keep track and crush the year.
If you have any questions about this episode or want to check out some of the things we referenced, or just want to leave us loving messages- check out https://www.deadxtomorrow.com/post/resolutions.
Kevin is a manufacturing engineer at one of the larger corporations in America. Not only do we go a bit into how he achieved this, but we also cover loneliness, the environment, how to make friends and join organizations, and pursuing higher education.
Plus, there's plenty of stories from our school days, including Andrew's friendship necklaces, Kevin's commitment to the dart game, and Daniel sabotaging the physics class. For further notes, links, and the transcript, and pictures, check out https://www.deadxtomorrow.com/post/kevin-miller
Shelby is a certified health & life coach. She helps young professionals lose weight and live anxiety-free. She's a lot like a personal trainer, but for what you eat and how you treat your body. She works to help clients achieve and maintain a healthier life through lifestyle, diet, and mindset modifications.
We cover goal setting, personality, reframing the past, and why diets are NOT a part of what she tries to teach people.
For further notes, links, and the transcript, check out https://www.deadxtomorrow.com/post/shelby-flores
In this episode, we talk about the book we're publishing on December 14th, and a little behind the scenes on the process of making this book happen, and some of the tools we used to write and create the book. We're both thrilled to be finally releasing the Dead by Tomorrow work, and as the Amazon subtitle says, the simplest way to think of what it entails is "How to Practice the Art of Today."
For further notes, links, and the transcript, check out https://www.deadxtomorrow.com/post/dxt-book-release-behind-the-scenes-17
To grab a copy of the book, find it on Amazon at https://amzn.to/3f65N3n We hope you enjoy!
- F E A R -
In this episode, Andrew and Daniel talk about fear and anxiety, the tools and mindsets they use to overcome these obstacles, and some of the studies that have helped others face their demons on this front. Thanks for listening, and please share with someone you know who either struggles with fear and anxiety or would be great as a guest on our podcast.
If you have any questions about this episode or want to check out some of the studies we referenced, or just want to leave us loving messages- check out https://www.deadxtomorrow.com/post/how-to-manage-fear-and-anxiety.
Our very own host, Daniel, brought his sister Beth on for this episode.
Beth is a coordinator for the Forerunner program in Dallas, TX.
We cover how mentoring and being mentored can help you grow and make better decisions, how dealing with chronic illness can help you fix your mindsets, why you should ask better questions, and the relationship between fear and curiosity, just to name a few. Oh, and how Beth lost her "warrior spirit" according to Daniel when they were kids. For more information about this episode, show notes, and links to books we talk about and all that jazz, go to www.deadxtomorrow.com/post/interview-with-beth-winter-forerunner-mentoring-15
Opportunities are what give us (you included) LIFE. They bring joy, excitement, and a feeling of purpose.
This episode is part two of a two part series on opportunities and how these opportunities can affect your life. We mean things that can help improve your life, improve your social standing or your career and whether or not you need to be saying yes or no. We know it's hard and we definitely aren't perfect at it ourselves, but we really want to pass on what we've learned about this and hope you enjoy this episode and everything that we have coming.
Don't forget to share with your friends and foes!
For more information and show notes, visit www.deadxtomorrow.com/post/opportunities-part-2-14.
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Dr. Jason Coffman talks to us about orthopedic surgery, mindsets for getting through medical school and beyond, and a lot of weird stuff that happened in college.
If you have any questions about getting into med school, the struggles of getting through med school, and the many grinds through it all and after along with the residency program that's not actually much of a light at the end of the tunnel, this is the episode for you!
Jason is a great friend of both of ours, and has had some wild obstacles thrown at him as he's pursued his career in medicine down in Houston with his wife Kim and recently born son.
This was a blast to record, so we hope you enjoy listening to it half as much as we enjoyed recording it!
For show notes, check out https://www.deadxtomorrow.com/
Opportunities can be hard to spot, and harder to take a chance on.
This episode is part one of a two part series on opportunities and how these opportunities can affect your life. We mean things that can help improve your life, improve your social standing or your career and whether or not you need to be saying yes or no. We know it's hard and we definitely aren't perfect at it ourselves, but we really want to pass on what we've learned about this and hope you enjoy this episode and everything that we have coming.
Don't forget to share with your friends and foes! And for more information and show notes, visit www.deadxtomorrow.com.
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On this episode of DxT, Andrew and Daniel talk with Jordan, a man of many talents, including a savvy business mind, excellent fitness and health knowledge, and what we suspect are some hacker skills that he did not confirm or deny. We cover a range of topics including how to stay healthy, balance work and fun, and Daniel and Jordan's mutual love for the Dallas Mavericks.
Don't forget to share us with your friends and foes!
Jordan's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jordan_herring1/
Agile Consulting: https://www.agileconsultingcompany.com/
5 Minute Morning Newsletter: https://www.5minutemorning.com/
Tools of Titans by Tim Feriss: https://amzn.to/3k6wxmg
Atomic Habits by James Clear: https://amzn.to/2PmqgF6
Deep Work by Cal Newport: https://amzn.to/3i2x9Y9
Dude Check This Out is a Podcast hosted by Noah and Kevin, and this episode we were lucky enough to borrow Kevin to chat about everything from marching band, being laid off, engineering, Dungeons and Dragons, Ultimate Frisbee, and so much more.
Kevin and Noah's Podcast: Dude Check This Out
Dude Check This Out Twitter: https://twitter.com/dude_check_this
Dresden Files by Jim Butcher: 17x (!) Book Series including the recently released Peace Talks
K-Pop Recommendations from Kevin: ITZY & BLACKPINK
Bloons Tower Defense Game: https://ninjakiwi.com/Games/Tower-Defense/Bloons-Tower-Defense-5.html
Dungeons and Dragons Starter Books: D&D Essentials
Don't forget! We'd love it if you followed us on Spotify, and shared with your friends, family, and foes.
Thanks fam! -Andrew & Daniel
On Dead by Tomorrow's latest episode, Andrew and Daniel talk about how anyone can stay in shape, and why you should. Wondering about the benefits of exercise beyond looking sexy? Want to know how the guys stay in shape? Want a bare minimum to get results on your health journey? This episodes for you.
Both of us LOVE this kind of thing, so if you have any questions, want to talk workouts or nutrition, or need a starting point- REACH OUT! We'd love it.
Not moving enough? https://www.everydayhealth.com/fitness/large-datasets-find-many-americans-not-moving-as-much-as-they-should/
Wear a fitness tracker! https://www.wired.com/story/science-says-fitness-trackers-dont-work-wear-one-anyway/amp
Is exercise bad? https://www.trainingpeaks.com/blog/top-10-reasons-exercise-is-bad-for-you/
Fitness makes you happier! https://www.cnet.com/health/ways-exercise-makes-you-happier/
Why being physical is important. https://www.heart.org/en/healthy-living/fitness/fitness-basics/why-is-physical-activity-so-important-for-health-and-wellbeing
Exercise and the Workplace. https://www.livestrong.com/article/422836-how-does-exercise-improve-work-productivity/
Apple Watch: https://amzn.to/3ioj20t
One Punch Man Workout: https://roamstrong.com/one-punch-man-workout/
Forest Bathing: https://www.nationalgeographic.com/travel/lists/forest-bathing-nature-walk-health/
Protein Fat Loss: https://medicalxpress.com/news/2017-10-specific-protein-body-fat.html
22 Day Pushup Challenge: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ys-JyytCu2s
Joe Rogan Pullup Video (How to Workout Smarter): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_fbCcWyYthQ
David Goggins + the book that introduced him: https://amzn.to/2ZqTbMG + https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Goggins
SHOW NOTES- Daniel and Andrew Talk about missed opportunities, self-control, how your friends effect your lifestyle, and brain development in this episode on Dead by Tomorrow.
Watch “About Time” on Netflix.
The Impact of Television Viewing on Brain Structures: Cross-Sectional and Longitudinal Analyses https://academic.oup.com/cercor/article/25/5/1188/311796
Dynamic spread of happiness in a large social network: https://www.bmj.com/content/337/bmj.a2338.
The Spread of Obesity in a Large Social Network. https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMsa066082.
Having trouble with self-control? Make Your Bed: https://amzn.to/36tYeiA
Daniel and Andrew welcome their first guest, Sam, to talk about what commitment and loyalty means to him.
Sam is a Texas A&M graduate, whose career choices have brought him into minisitry with a focus on helping others learn how to grow enough to travel abroad and introduce Christianity to other cultures without the usual misconceptions that are involved in cultural white-washing that is normally associated with this kind of work.
If you've ever been curious about what it's like working in a church, or how to go abroad to make an impact on both your life and others, Sam is the guy you need to hear from.
The business term Daniel tried to reference is market cannibalism: https://www.investopedia.com/terms/m/marketcannibilization.asp
How Adventure Time Makes you Better: https://www.buzzfeed.com/awesomer/adventure-time-is-making-you-a-better-person
In this episode, Daniel and Andrew talk about why it's important for us to build deeper connections with friends, the value in diversifying your relationships, and why it's tough for us to do so. Don't worry, #sixseasonsandamovie shows up again, and vulnerability makes another appearance.
Brene Brown Vulnerability: TED TALK
DUDE CHECK THIS OUT PODCAST: http://dudecheckthisoutpodcast.libsyn.com/
The Homophily Principle: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/233822040_Birds_of_a_Feather_Homophily_in_Social_Networks
Hardwired for Empathy: https://news.virginia.edu/content/human-brains-are-hardwired-empathy-friendship-study-shows
In this episode, Daniel Winter and Andrew Monroe discuss how entertainment can be important to making new friends and building stronger relationships. Specifically, how and why TV and movies can help bridge the gap in forming new relationships with strangers, co-workers, and new friends.
Firefly TV Show
12 Reasons to watch. (Link: https://www.theodysseyonline.com/12-reasons-love-television-show-firefly)
What Is Firefly. (Link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Firefly_(TV_series))
Firefly on Amazon. (Link: https://amzn.to/3b2tPJx)
Where to find: Hulu and Amazon, or a friend with the DVD's.
Community TV Show (#SixSeasonsAndAMovie!)
Funniest Show Ever. (Link: https://www.buzzfeed.com/hp8spicychicken/25-times-community-was-the-funniest-show-on-tele-qd27)
What is Community. (Link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Community_(TV_series))
Community on Amazon. (Link: https://amzn.to/3bdQmTG)
Where to find: Netflix (as of quite recently), Hulu, and Amazon. Or that friend with all the DVD's
Links to Studies we discussed, or you may find interesting
Having friends is healthy - https://www.apa.org/monitor/2014/01/cover-friends
Having friends makes things feel easier - https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3291107/
TV can help Mental Health- https://www.pickthebrain.com/blog/why-you-should-keep-watching-tv/
Peak End Theory- Colonoscopy Study reference. https://positivepsychology.com/what-is-peak-end-theory/
Books you may like based on this episode
Firefly Big Damn Hero- https://amzn.to/2RvGMUz
How To Win Friends And Influence People- https://amzn.to/3aXuFY2
Daniel and Andrew round out their commitment series of episodes with the final key, professional life commitment. Thanks for listening!
Statistics on Millennial job commitment and engagement:
Wall Street Journal - https://www.wsj.com/articles/millennials-show-loyalty-to-employers-11582118467
Gallup - https://www.gallup.com/workplace/231587/millennials-job-hopping-generation.aspx
Dynamic Signal - https://dynamicsignal.com/2018/10/09/key-statistics-millennials-in-the-workplace/
Simon Sinek TED talks & Books:
Leaders Eat Last Talk - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ReRcHdeUG9Y
Leaders Eat Last Book - https://amzn.to/2Ud01UD
Start With Why Talk- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u4ZoJKF_VuA
Start With Why Book - https://amzn.to/2Uzw680
In this episode, Daniel and Andrew talk about what it means to be committed to people besides yourself, how vulnerability is important, how to use tools like gratitude, and a number of stories about their personal experiences.
Brene Brown and Vulnerability: https://www.ted.com/talks/brene_brown_the_power_of_vulnerability?language=en
Study on Trustworthiness: https://www.statisticssolutions.com/what-is-trustworthiness-in-qualitative-research/
Social Trust Link: https://www.bi.team/blogs/social-trust-is-one-of-the-most-important-measures-that-most-people-have-never-heard-of-and-its-moving/
What the heck is Hygge? https://www.developgoodhabits.com/hygge-living/
Pearson's Law: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qTsr33Uc84E
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Challenge: Figure out if you were to die tomorrow, what would you have changed about today?
Like our intor/outro music? You HAVE to go give Nuera Beats a peek. Nick's an incredible artist, and has some truly amazing music. https://www.beatstars.com/nuera_beats/feed