Run Your Day with Dan Hafner
By Dan Hafner
Welcome to Run Your Day, where the objective is to provide relevant and focused lessons and stories every single day.
I interview some of the biggest names in the personal development industry to get perspectives and opinions from every end of the spectrum.
Take your life and business to the next level. Join host Dan Hafner for specific tactics, lessons and tools to change your perspective and expand your capacity across every domain of your life.
Learn and implement new and useful content to apply to your business and your life. Expand yourself as a person and become more than you imagine
I interview some of the biggest names in the personal development industry to get perspectives and opinions from every end of the spectrum.
Take your life and business to the next level. Join host Dan Hafner for specific tactics, lessons and tools to change your perspective and expand your capacity across every domain of your life.
Learn and implement new and useful content to apply to your business and your life. Expand yourself as a person and become more than you imagine
Ep. 315: Michelle Seiler Tucker - Exit Rich
Michelle Seiler Tucker is the Founder and CEO of Seiler Tucker Incorporated. She holds the M&AMI (Mergers & Acquisitions Master Intermediary) title, as well as Certified Mergers and Acquisitions Professional (CM&AP) and Certified Senior Business Analyst (CSBA). Michelle also owns many other businesses in several different industries. As a 20-year veteran in the M&A industry, she is regarded as the leading authority on buying, selling, fixing, and growing businesses. Her and her firm have sold over a thousand businesses in almost every vertical and have a remarkable track record of success. Check out her new book, Exit Rich and glean lessons from her experience of exiting over 1,000 businesses profitably.
August 6, 2021
Ep. 314: Matthew Ferry - The Drunk Monkey???
The author of Quiet Mind - Epic Life, Matthew Ferry joins the RYD show for this episode to talk about some really awesome things such as: What is the drunk money and how does it work? What is "rapid enlightenment" and how to we achieve it? What is a "quiet mind" in reality? And so many other cool insights Here is a link to check out Matthew's book, Quiet Mind - Epic Life on Amazon. (Note: I went all-in with this and starting reading through it....my friends this is PURE GOLD). https://www.amazon.com/Quiet-Mind-Epic-Life-Enlightened-ebook/dp/B07K6XNYNQ
May 26, 2021
Ep. 313: Making Small Adjustments
For over one year, I lived with self-inflicted rib pain from a coughing bout in early 2020. I could have chosen to deal with this issue a long time ago, but for whatever reason I didn't. When I finally broke down and decided to do something about it, all it took was one chiropractor visit to notice a HUGE difference - and that's when I realized something again. The biggest changes in life don't happen all at once - they are a result of small, incremental adjustments we make along our path to a target. There is always constant tweaking, adjusting and testing going on inside a business, so why would life be any different? I bet there is something in your life that if you just adjusted in the smallest way, it could lead to a huge change that you've been wanting for a long time. When we shift our path by 1 degree, we don't see a difference until we get miles down the road - but how great the difference can be.... What is one small adjustment you can make today to shift your path that 1 degree?
May 21, 2021
Ep. 312: Mental Quantum Leaps
Your ability to focus and hone in on the most important, needle-moving activities on a day to day basis is reflective of your impact and rise in your career. Nearly all of us spend a good portion of our day wasting time, "kicking tires" or just plain procrastinating - and all it takes to change that is a different method of focus. For the past 6 months I've been using an app called GoQuantum, an app created by my friend Jeremy Findley which is specifically designed to help people like you and I focus, think more clearly and ultimately produce more. You can join me in the app if you download it and try it out! I promise you - it is a game-changer. What is one tool you can start using today to help you focus better and stop procrastinating?
April 28, 2021
Ep. 311: When Sh** Hits The Fan...
There are times in life when things just do not go your way at all....like at all. This happened to me recently when my entire business was wiped out in a single night without warning and due to something completely beyond my control. My new business Dapper Mobile Apps used a hosting provider that lost all it's servers and backup data in a fire in France. Yet, through that entire experience, I managed to not lose a single client and actually came back from it stronger than ever. It provided me with the fire and excuse to take massive action and do something to come back from the worst case scenario. Is there a situation in your life that you are currently facing the worst-case in? The only thing you can do is: THE NEXT RIGHT THING... Now go and do the next right thing... If you'd like to know more about my new business, you can find out more here: https://dappermobileapps.com
April 26, 2021
Ep. 310: Picking & Choosing - RICE
With so many things on your plate every day and so many options to pursue inside of this world, how do you actually make a decision? How do you determine for yourself which paths to follow and which to let go? Try the RICE method to figure it out: Reach: Is the goal/target within your reach or making you reach further than you possibly can? Impact: Is this goal/target more of a self-serving goal or are you going to have a bigger impact than you originally thought? Confidence: Are you confident in your ability to actually get the job done? Too much confidence and you might not be Reaching enough, but too little confidence and you might need some mindset adjustment. Effort: Is this goal/target going to simply require too much effort on your part, or will you be able to knock it out in a matter of 10% of the time yo budgeted for it? It's not about making all these areas perfect - it's about finding that balance inside of each frame to determine which goals & targets to truly pursue. Want to appear on the Run Your Day podcast? Submit a 2-5 minute audio here and appear as a featured guest!
February 17, 2021
Ep. 309: Dallin Candland - The Game You'll Never Win...
Check out this interview from our friend Dallin Candland! Author of 5 Habits To Find Your Voice in Your Youth How failure can continue to drive you. Breaking out of negative self-talk. Starting from a low place isn't bad Playing the comparison game is a game you'll never win Once you "turn on the light" you can never turn it off And more... Dallin is in college believe it or not! This was a great interview and I know that he is destined for great things in life. You can check out Dallin's podcast here: YIELD Today With Dallin Candland
February 16, 2021
Ep. 308: Knowing When To Stop
With many of us working from home, or at least spending more time at home these days, the term "work-life balance" has brought on an entirely new meaning. How do you know when to lay down your work for the day? How can we differentiate between the blurred lines of work, family obligations, career aspirations and cooking dinner? It's a freaking nightmare. One of the keys to pulling off a successful "balance" (or as close as you can get to it) becomes setting your priorities for your day. Make the important things stay the important things. There is a reason you can't get everything done in one day - newsflash - because you aren't supposed to. I promise you, if you don't get everything done that you need to get done today, the world will not grind to a halt. Things will not come crashing down around you. There needs to be harder limits between you and the email feed, the social media scrolling and the aimless tasks that keep you "busy" every day. Need help with setting your priorities for the day? Try the Daily Planning tool inside the Run Your Day mobile app.
February 11, 2021
Ep. 307: Replacing Yourself??
We all have 168 hours in a week. Whether you're Oprah Winfrey or the President or just a normal person. So how do some people use those 168 hours to get done 100x more than someone else? The answer: automation, delegation & systemization. At the end of the day, you and I can't do it all. It's nearly impossible to succeed alone. We need help - whether that is is from other people or computers or technology of some form. Two pieces of software I highly recommend are IFTTT and Zapier. These tools have both helped me revolutionize how I get things done, automate parts of my daily schedule and ultimately achieve more and accomplish more. My challenge for you: Find one way in which you can automate your life today. It doesn't have to be drastic or life-altering - just figure out ONE WAY in which you can automate something in your life today. Be sure to download the Run Your Day mobile app and please leave the show a review wherever you're listening!
February 10, 2021
Ep. 306: Why Is Fear Real?
Why is fear real? Why does it continue to exist? Besides the fact that is is hard-wired into us as human beings...it is because we continually indulge the conversation of fear in our minds on a constant basis. If you find yourself consistently being unable to take action, do the things you need to do, say what you need to say, etc....you are just stuck behind this conversation of fear. You're believing in evidence that may or may not be real which is reinforcing your belief that the fear is real. So how do we fix this? We start to have better internal conversations with ourselves. We have such a conversation, which takes place 100% via chatbot, which you can access through the Run Your Day mobile app. Called the "Fear Conversation" this series of questions is available in an on-demand chatbot function to: Ask you better questions Make you list the evidence you're facing, and Actually learn something from the entire experience You can download the app here and start using the Fear Conversation today. Go here for Google users.
February 3, 2021
Ep. 305: The 2021 Reset
2020 is officially gone and 2021 is here! But is that really a good thing? Does that make a difference? Let’s talk about resetting your mindset, purging yourself of toxic thoughts and gaining a new perspective on everything in the coming year.
February 1, 2021
Ep. 304: A Case of Imposter Syndrome
All too often, we circle between the highs and lows of our lives, one day thinking we are on top of the world and the next day thinking we aren't worthy or capable of anything worthwhile. I used to think this was a weird phenomenon in my own life, but I'm starting to see this is much more common than I previously thought. As entrepreneurs, creators and business people, we are constantly bombarded with tons of things, obstacles, emotions, feelings, and all kinds of other noise throughout the day. This has a funny way of stealing your confidence if you allow it to - especially if you work in isolation. One way I have personally found to combat this is through small meditative moments throughout the day and through the practice of regular journaling. There is some form of distinct power that comes out when you literally hand-write your thoughts and feelings onto paper, but typing them can also do the trick. Question: Have you dealt with imposter syndrome before (or are you dealing with it now) and what have you done to combat it?
December 3, 2020
Ep. 303: Celeste Johnson - A Running Journey
Meet Celeste Johnson - a wife, mother, runner and great person! I had such a great conversation with Celeste and we talked more about running than anyone I've ever had on the show. She definitely shared some great nuggets in this show, such as: It's ok to start running on a treadmill Venturing out can be a little bit scary Take care of your body! When in doubt, commit! And much more If you'd like to stay in touch with Celeste or follow her journey, you can connect with her on Instagram: @thecompulsiverunner
November 20, 2020
Ep. 302: Friction In Life
No matter what you do, no matter what you're trying to accomplish, almost everything in life takes longer, requires more effort, more money and focus to accomplish than you originally planned. It's a simple fact of life. Even the small tasks of your daily commute or doing the dishes, if you think about it, usually take longer than you originally anticipated. But that is ok! Friction in life creates better results, and in it's own weird way is able to filter out those who are truly committed to something vs. those who are just interested. So - where in your life are you seeing friction is present and how can you start to deal with it in a more strategic way?
November 17, 2020
Ep. 301: The Social Dilemma
In staying consistent with the theme of this show, "Run Your Day" - let's all agree that you can't possibly be "running your day" when you're stuck on social media all day every day. It just isn't productive, it's a time-suck and it doesn't give you what you want. The crazy part is that every social network and app out there is literally designed with addiction and constant attention in mind, so it's an uphill battle every single day to fight this. In the end, take a look in the mirror and ask yourself: Are you addicted to social media? Yes or no? There is no middle-ground on this - either you are or you aren't. The good thing is that if you are - that's ok and there are resources out there to help you with these things. But if you aren't - that's great too, but keep up the good work and don't let this stuff suck you in!
November 16, 2020
Ep. 300: 300!
I believe that the single-biggest thing holding many of us back in life is our willingness to get uncomfortable and just go for things. Don't be "that guy" who is all talk and no action. I see you. I know you. I WAS YOU. I STILL AM YOU. We all do it - we all stay comfortable for one reason or another. And it slowly and surely kills us. So today - just go for it. Just launch - like I did, when I was scared, uncertain, hesitant and terrified. Just go. Hey! Be sure to download the BRAND NEW Run Your Day app on the App Store and Google Play - or you can go directly to app.runyourdaypodcast.com to see what it's all about!
November 11, 2020
Ep. 299: A Self-Referendum
In the midst of a presidential election in uncertainty, we can extract a great lesson from this. Every election is essentially a "referendum" on the incumbent - do you want more of the same or change? It truly can be that simple. So inside of your life, if you were to do a "self-referendum" on the various areas of your life, would you vote for more of the same or would you vote for change? Would you vote to remove the person you've been from office and replace you with someone different, or would you keep doing what you're doing? It's something kind of deep to think about and despite all the chaos, confusion and anger brought about by this election, I think we could all use a self-referendum of our lives and move forward accordingly.
November 5, 2020
Ep. 298: Let's Get Focused!
The more things you do in life, the more you have what I call "split-attention" syndrome, which is a killer in the world of productivity. You try to do too much, then end up not doing enough, then feel guilty and unaccomplished, then anxiety builds and you feel further behind and you fall further and further behind. It's a viscious spiral. So how do we escape that? Try meditating on a single question: What is the single thing I need to focus on today? Allow the answer to rise within you. Don't seek it out. Don't try too hard. Just listen to yourself. Trust yourself. You know you better than anyone, and your Voice will eventually give you the answer you're seeking. Question: What do you need to do today to simplify, clarify and focus on less in order to get more done?
November 2, 2020
Ep. 297: David Essel: Your #1 Superpower...
Meet David Essel - #1 best selling author, life coach and counselor Dubbed "the new leader of the Positive Thinking Movement" Mr. David Essel shared some surprising things with me. From being a liar and addicted to drugs, to now helping and coaching people all over the world, the path David has taken in life is nothing short of incredible. In this episode, we discuss: why trusting your intuition is so important how to do what drives you anyone can bounce back from burn-out why talking through your emotions is better than writing them down why now is the best time ever to be in business if you're open-minded enough Plus: what is our #1 superpower as human beings? The thing we can all tap into at anytime...? For more on David Essel, head to www.talkdavid.com. Thank you David for being on the show!
October 23, 2020
Ep. 296: What It Takes
Do you have what it takes to make your dreams a reality? Put simply: are you willing to keep going through adversity and do what it takes, for as long as it takes until you reach your goal? There's no getting around things, skirting things or taking the shortcut. The work is the work and that is the way it is. Question: Where in your life do you know that there is simply a level of things you need to go through over and over until your dream comes true?
October 22, 2020
Ep. 295: Welcome to The Boring Life!
Here's the deal: If you're going to start a business or try and do some big shit in life, there is A LOT of boring work involved in that journey. It's just part of it. The media we consume portrays this sexy and care-free image of entrepreneurs and big businesses, but it's not real. What you don't see is the boring, monotonous, tedium involved in the actual real work of starting and building these things. Yes - there are parts that are exciting - but the bulk of it is annoyingly boring. So what do you do? Own it! Embrace that boring work! This gives you an edge. How many people are willing to tolerate that level of boring work? Answer - not many. So start to learn to embrace that boring work, because if you do the boring, repetitive tasks you need to do over and over and over and over again - you will breakthrough that barrier and get to the exciting stuff one day. Question: Where in your life are you avoiding the "boring work" and you just need to shift and embrace it?!
October 20, 2020
Ep. 294: What Are Your Unconscious Directions?
Each one of us has a whole bunch of "unconscious" directions, patterns and behaviors that we follow throughout the day. It might be your commute to work, your morning routine, tasks at work, the way you answer the phone, etc. Many of these patterns are harmless, but some can cause you to go in an entirely different direction throughout your life. The best part about realizing what your unconscious patterns and behaviors are, the better chance you have of correcting them - if it is indeed something you want to correct. Through the process of awareness and becoming present to these behaviors, you can consciously act in ways that remedy these behaviors and therefore give yourself different results and a different reality. Where in your life do you now recognize unconscious patterns and behaviors and what can you start to do to correct them?
October 14, 2020
Ep. 293: Where Do You Find Your Space?
Just because someone says you should work out in the morning doesn't mean you should do that. Maybe you are more productive in the afternoon, evening or late-night. Do what fits your personality, your skills and your routines. Don't try to do something someone else can do just because that is how they do it. Be yourself and recognize where your individual strengths are. Question: Where in your life do you need to change up a routine or your "focus" time to create more space and power for yourself?
October 13, 2020
Ep. 292: Your System Is Broken
When I say "system" I mean an area of your life. If you take a good look around at one area of your life that might not be working the way you want it to, it might be because you don't have a high level of systemization there. Example: You want to work out and keep losing weight, but you keep falling off the wagon and quitting on yourself. Why? Because you don't have systems in your life to stay on track. You might not be part of a gym or a workout group to hold you accountable, or you just keep winging it and hoping for results. So, inside of your life, where is one area where you can make one small change today to make that area work better as a system? We'd love to hear your input, and you can leave comments on this question on our Facebook page!
October 6, 2020
Ep. 291: Go Back Where You Came From!
There is a problem many of us face without even realize it: We are constantly trying to get back to whatever the status quo was before a change happened in our life. Think about it: You're going along living your life and doing your thing A "trigger" event happens and throws you into a different course or direction You then spend your energy and effort trying to return to the place from which you were thrown off course - a.k.a. the status quo The point however isn't to return to where you were previously - it's to move beyond that into a new and better place. A tool I use to pull this off is called The Stack and I use it through a program called Wake Up Warrior. If you want to learn more about the Wake Up Warrior program, you can check it out here: wakeupwarriorchallenge.com Where in your life have you been trying to return to the "status quo" when you now can start thinking about how to move beyond that place instead?
October 2, 2020
Ep. 290: There's a Reason For Everything
Just as the Bible says, "...to everything there is a time and a place under Heaven..." This is incredibly true and relevant in today's world. Why are we experiencing a pandemic RIGHT NOW? Why are we experiencing racial and social justice activism RIGHT NOW? You may not understand exactly why something is happening in the world or in your life right now, but there will eventually come a time when you appreciate why that thing happened in that place and time. One thing I've learned throughout my life is that there is never something thrown at me that I can't handle. No matter how bleak, upsetting, terrible or stressful something might seem, I've always found that it happened for a reason to shape me into who I am today in one way or another. Where in your life do you need to recognize that there is a time and a place to what you are facing right now (and that it won't last forever?) runyourdaypodcast.com
October 1, 2020
Ep. 289: Katrina Julia - How To Take Aligned Action
This was such a great interview y'all! You HAVE TO find 30 minutes to listen to this episode! I promise you - this entire show is packed with so much value, tips, tricks and gold nuggets. Katrina Julia is the CEO of Fit Life Creation, and among other things, on this episode we talk about: It doesn't matter how you start - what matters is how you finish. Your transformation becomes your story. Find what motivates you and keep that in mind - because the work never ends. What is the "Six-Pack of Wealth" concept? (This is GOLD) Secrets to achieve bigger goals and stay on track Transformation isn't an overnight game - it often takes years and you have to walk through A LOT of stuff Momentum is key to achieving anything You can find start your journey with Katrina here: https://www.fitlifecreation.com/creator You can listen to her podcast here. You can also follow her on Instagram here.
September 25, 2020
Ep. 287: How To Strategically Take Risks
What comes to mind when you think about the word "risk?" Bad things, death, being broke, leaping off a mountain? Risk means something a little bit different to us all, but inside of a business & life sense it usually means doing something with both a potential upside and downside. You might end up better or worse because of an action or decision or thing you're doing. So how do you deal with all the thoughts and worries and anxiety around taking risks and get to a place where you can strategically and confidently take regular, calculated risks? Walk through the worst-case scenario in your mind and accept that outcome as the default. Think about it - if the absolute worst-case scenario does in fact happen and come to fruition, but you have already anticipated that outcome, where does that leave you? It leaves you in a place to fight another day. When you go through and accept the rock-bottom scenario as the likely outcome - anything that happens above that bottom threshold is a win! This shouldn't be confused with negative thinking, but it is truly a powerful way to gain certainty and clarity in your decisions. Question: Where in your life do you need to take a risk and stop sitting on the fence of indecision?
September 22, 2020
Ep. 286: Are Affirmations Legit?
Do you tell yourself affirmations? Is what you're telling yourself actually true or is it a lie? Many people use affirmations in their life to affirm truths to themselves or create something different in their life. The problem is that sometimes those affirmations can be blatent lies. Example: If you tell yourself every single morning, "I'm a multi-millionaire" and yet you make $40,000/year in a job - you are simply lying to yourself. The fact that you tell yourself this daily doesn't make it real. It makes it a lie. Now, that being said, if the right things are affirmed to us with the right intention behind them, then they become powerful. Simply saying the words doesn't make the results appear - doing the work does. Question: What are the affirmations you tell yourself, and after further investigation - are they lies or transformative beliefs you are pursuing?
September 21, 2020
Ep. 285: What's Really Holding You Back?
Did you know that "running your day" is actually easy? Weird, right? The only catch is that it's easy once you aren't being held back by anything. Imagine you were running a marathon with 150 pounds strapped to your back. That would make things much more difficult, right? Now - imagine that you shed that 150 pounds on mile 13-14. Do you think it would make the rest of the race easier, even though you still have half of it to go and are probably pretty tired already? All of us have something that is holding us back. Whether it is guilt, shame, fear, anxiety, abuse, childhood trauma - there is something that is preventing you from reaching your full potential in one area of life. Until you identify that thing and deal with it, you'll be carrying around that 150 pound bag. Question: What is holding you back?
September 16, 2020
Ep. 284: The Lens Of Opportunity
There are two types of lenses you can view each opportunity that comes to you in your life: Excitement & possibility Obstacle & imposter syndrome A lot of this has to do with our self-identity and how we see ourselves. For example: if you can only lift 100 pounds in the gym, your mind sees yourself as "the 100-pound" person. So if you try to lift 150, there might be an initial freak-out moment or moment of doubt that creeps into your brain, because your mind is telling you that you are doing something that doesn't align with the identity you've created for yourself. You're entering the land of worry, doubt & anxiety. But there is a way to break through that - and that is just through simply challenging yourself. Do something uncomfortable and scary today - and see how you feel afterwards! Check out runyourdaypodcast.com for more episodes and cool stuff!
September 11, 2020
Ep. 283: Matthew McGregor - CEO at 22
.Are you an app geek? If so, this episode is for you! The more I've dove into the online world of podcasts and apps, the more I can truly appreciate everything this man has done and accomplished - and at his age - it's truly impressive! Matthew McGregor, the 22-year old CEO of a company called 22Apps joins us this week and offers TONS of awesome insights and information on: mobile marketing thinking differently unorthodox approaches how you too can experience major success You can listen to Matthew himself on his own podcast, "The Successful Entrepreneur Show" and you can learn more about the exciting project he has going on now with 22Apps.
September 9, 2020
Ep. 282: Stay Committed To The Result
When you punch in an address into Google Maps, but you eventually make a wrong turn along that route, does Google Maps just shut down on you? Do you just pull over to the side of the road and stop and groan about it? No - you end up taking a different route, but you still get to the same destination. The same concept is true in our lives. Regardless of what you're working for or what you are trying to achieve in life, there will be changes to your route and plan along the way. The funny thing about the universe is that it doesn't care what your "plans" or "steps of achievement" are. Most likely, the path to achieving or obtaining something will be completely different than the way you envisioned it in the first place. Question: Where in your life have you missed a turn in the road and stopped to whine and complain instead of just staying committed to the result?
September 4, 2020
Ep. 281: Tricia Silverman - Bet You Didn't Know That!
Tricia Silverman is a nutritionist, award-winning, and Amazon International Bestselling Author of Healthy Dividends: Investments in Nutrition, Movement and Healthy Habits that Pay Off. She is a registered dietitian, fitness instructor, and wellness coach. In this episode, we dive into a bunch of different conversations, including: suggestions for living longer frankenfoods? What are those? Is the Keto diet a worthwhile diet? Gum can actually kill you (just kidding...kinda) This is a great episode for you if you are looking for a different nutritional angle and information - I certainly learned a lot! Her expertise and vast amount of knowledge in this area is truly extraordinary and I was very impressed with her during this interview! You can find more and connect with Tricia here.
September 2, 2020
Ep. 280: Lessons in Mental Toughness
What do you picture when you think of "mental toughness?" Do images of Rocky come to mind? I'll have you consider that one of the biggest areas of mental toughness that isn't talked about today is self-investigation and reflection. Are you willing and ready to start this journey of self-investigation into what makes you tick, why you do what you do, who you are? If you are ready, check out the brand new Run Your Day Elite Mastermind today!
September 1, 2020
Ep. 279: Personal Responsibility
Do you take the blame for something even when it's not your fault? It can be very difficult to do, espescially when your brand or reputation might take a hit, but I'll have you consider that fessing up to a fault or error - even when it wasn't even your fault - makes you better as a person and an authority in the long run. In this day and age where no one wants to take responsibility for any failure ever, it is those who do own up to their mistakes and work to correct them that will ultimately win and rise to the top. - Dan Hafner Where in your life do you need to accept more responsibility for failures?
August 27, 2020
Ep. 278: Feeling "Blah?" - Try This
Are you finding yourself demotivated, depressed, anxious, stressed and overwhelmed some days? Don't be afraid to admit it - it happens to us all. I myself am having one of these days right now. But here is a simple 4-step process to help you dig your way out of it: Acknowledge - the key to fixing a problem is admitting you have a problem right? Many of us struggle just to get into this stage and admit that we are struggling with ourselves or our motivation levels. Accept - instead of adopting the mindset of "screw this, I'm gonna man-up and just push through!" - you need to accept and submit to the fact that you're just having an off day. Believe me, it gets much easier once you can do that. Analyze - this goes back to playing the "why" game. Why are you feeling this way? What has happened to make this your reality? What is going on in your life? This is the process of unwinding and untangling your thoughts and feelings. Act - you'll come out of this analyze phase with an action - and you'll know exactly what you need to do. Maybe you need to take a day off. Maybe you need to go do something fun and socialize. Maybe you need to have that hard conversation with someone or change your diet. All of this work is fruitless if you don't actually act. So there you have it, the 4-step process to dig yourself out of a mentally tough situation. Where can you apply this to your life today?
August 26, 2020
Ep. 277: Capacity Is Everything
Sometimes you just aren't strong enough to pull something off. You might buckle under the pressure or fall short of a target or just get your ass straight up kicked. The important thing to remember is that you aren't a failure or wicked or awful if that happens - you just don't have the capacity to pull that thing off right now. Even if you bite off more than you can chew, it makes you stronger. After all, how are muscles built? They are torn down before they build themselves up again. 2-part question: Where in your life have you been crushed by the enormity of something (job, fitness, etc), but looking back on it, you just weren't strong enough at the time to pull it off? Where in your life is something now easy which was incredibly difficult for you to pull off, but you haven't given yourself props for noticing that about yourself?
August 24, 2020
Ep. 276: Enjoy The Little Things
You gotta enjoy the little things! The more you do in life, the more you realize that the victory is found in the details. The closer you pay attention to the small details of something - whether it is inside your workout routine, your job or business tasks or inside a relationship - the more you find that nailing those details is what makes the difference. It's like "Any Given Sunday" - life is a game of inches! And when you add up all those inches, it's what makes the difference between winning and losing! Question: Where in your life do you know that you need to pay attention to the details more and what can you do today to start to do that?
August 21, 2020
Ep. 275: Kelly Howard - Fit Is Freedom!
Being FIT is as much about mindset, habits, and dreams as it is about skipping the scale and learning real motivation tools. It's putting yourself first so you can create the energy, confidence, vitality, and freedom you need to turn dreams into a reality, conquer the corporate ladder, or confidently take that adventure bucket list trip you’ve always dreamed of. Discover why 100’s of successful women turn to Kelly to master their wellness mindset and gain a new outlook on health, fitness, weight loss, and living a life of freedom and fun. Subscribe to Kelly's Fit Is Freedom podcast here: https://fitisfreedom.com/podcast/
August 19, 2020
Ep. 274: Mr. Grumpy Gills...
Here are 3 ways in which I pull myself out of a bad mood: 1. Breathe - there are a multitude of apps that can help you with this, or you can just focus on taking 2-3 deep breathes (and holding in between) - there is nothing quite like the power of a deep breath. 2. "The Why Game" - similar to how a 2-year old asks, "why" to literally everything you say, do this inside of your own mind as well. Sit down and start with the question "Why am I feeling this way" and answer it honestly. Take that answer and ask "why" again. Then again, and again and again until you hit a point where the true story reveals itself to you. How will you know it has revealed itself to you - trust me - you'll know. 3. Move - For me, this involves running. For you, it could be a punching bag, working out, lifting weights, walking your dog, stretching, yoga, etc. It doesn't matter as much WHAT you are doing but as long as you are doing SOMETHING. Get up and shake off that negative energy, move your body and even break a sweat. So - what do you do to pull yourself out of a bad mood? If you need an accountability tool to help you run more, check out my app at runwageapp.com!
August 18, 2020
Ep. 272: A Tale of Adversity & Vision
Spoiler alert - The Greatest Showman. Do you have a vision for your goal/life that you cling to in order to push you through the tough times? If you don't, you're likely quitting or stopping at the smallest speed bump in the road. I've done that for years, but I've also learned recently the sheer importance of this when it comes to achieving big shit. Question: What is your vision and how does it push you through the tough days?
August 17, 2020
Ep. 271: Upside Down & Turned Around
When you change your environment, you may find the tendency to get anxious or excited - or maybe both. The key to remember is that you don't change WHO YOU ARE just because you're in a different environment or situation. You are still you, no matter where you are or what is going on. This might seem self-explanatory, but is still important to remember because in this new world of constant change and turmoil, we can experience different levels of stress due to these new "environments." All that is happening is your brain is reacting to something new it has never seen or experienced before, which naturally causes some confusion and anxiety. How do you react to new environments or situations? With anxiety or excitement (or both)?
August 6, 2020
Ep. 270 (Bonus): Feel Good Running with Jim Lynch
Feel Good Running with Jim Lynch Check out this bonus episode with Jim Lynch, founder of the Feel Good Running podcast. Jim's goal is to motivate, inspire and entertain runners of every level. Join me as Jim and I walk through his journey with running and talk about several highly relevant topics of today: - How COVID-19 is affecting the sport of running and in-person races - His advice for newbies on getting started with running - Supporting local running shops - and more... You can find Jim's podcast and website at the link above in the description and we hope to see him back on the Run Your Day podcast sometime soon!
July 28, 2020
Ep. 269: Be Interesting & Weird!
When it comes to choices - we all face a daily choice: - Be comfortable and stay the same - Get uncomfortable and be weird It is very uncomfortable to be different and weird and "interesting" because most people these days don't accept that type of behavior. There will inevitably be people that persecute you, call you wicked, hate on you or straight ignore you when you decide to do something different. The beauty in that is that it doesn't matter what they think - as long as you are living in your authentic truth and have nothing to hide, you have absolutely nothing to be sorry for. Where in your life have you faded into the background by choosing to stay the same and how can you start to be different and weird again?
July 22, 2020
Ep. 268: Your Life is a System
A system is any combination of elements that work together in harmony to achieve a single result. There can be simple or complex systems, but the common thread is that the entire system is dependent on all parts working together and playing their role. Inside of the "system of your life" you can often become the weak link. You try 100 different ways to lose weight but never can You try to be more committed to your goals but never achieve them You try all kinds of different apps, software tools and anything else you can think of, but nothing works What is the constant weak link inside of all these examples? - You. "You can be your own worst enemy, but you are also your greatest asset." - Dan Hafner Where in your life are you constantly blaming something external for your lack of results, but ultimately it comes down to you being the weak link?
July 21, 2020
Ep. 267: Constantly Shifting Priorities
In the game of life, we all face this continual problem of constantly shifting priorities. No matter where you live, what you do, who you are or what you're about - you will have this problem at some level at some point. So how do you deal with this issue of constant fires, other people's issues, work projects and family life? Write your priorities and tasks down BY HAND IN A JOURNAL OR ON A PIECE OF PAPER. The power that comes with writing things out by hand is incredible. Yes - there are tons of digital resources out there in this day and age, but time after time I personally have found more production and meaning in writing my goals down by hand. Maybe this approach isn't for you - but then again maybe you just need to try it out. Check out the Full Focus Planner here.
July 20, 2020
Ep. 266: Pay Now or Pay Later
Either choose to pay for something up front and pay less or pay more later. Most things in life cost less of paid for up front. Where in your life are you choosing to pay for things later rather than later.
June 25, 2020
Ep. 265: It Takes Time To Right The Ship
The Titanic couldn’t miss that iceberg because it simply couldn’t turn on a dime. The dame is true in our lives. We think that we can get big and radical results by changing things and taking massive action, but the deeper truth is that it takes time to “right the ship” and change direction. Where in your life have you been trying to turn “on a dime” when instead you should be realizing it’s going to be more of a gradual turn?
June 24, 2020
Ep. 264: Somebody's Got My Back!
It's absolutely insane how everything in life is connected in one way or another! Think about it - where would you be in your life if you hadn't made the small decision to take that job, or meet that person, or go to that party, or adopt that dog, or buy that house? The more I live, the more I see just how connected everything is, and how big of an impact the small decisions make on our larger-scale lives. So - where in your life have you seen that everything is connected?
June 23, 2020
Ep. 263: Everything Has An End
Ultimately - everything has an expiration date! Going through something shitty? - Great! It won't last forever! Going through something awesome? - Great! Enjoy it now because eventually it will end. Everything in life will end at some point, which brings in this amazingly humble feeling to our ups and downs and feelings and everything in between. Once you can accept the fact that nothing will last - not the success you've created nor the shitiness you've created - life becomes so much less stressful and chaotic. Where in your life are you going through something good, and you need to slow down and appreciate that it won't last forever? Also - where in your life are you going through something not so good and you just need to realize that you will make it out of the woods at some point?
June 22, 2020
Ep. 262: Your Outputs = Your Inputs
The only way you’ll change to level-up the outputs (results) you’re getting in your life is to change the inputs. This might mean connecting to a different “source” of knowledge, inspiration or coaching. Where in your life do you need to change the inputs you currently have?
June 17, 2020
Ep. 261: Marketing Is In The Mind
Marketing is a dance. It is a seduction game within the mind. The ultimate thing we all want is TO FEEL WANTED. No one feels wanted when they are told what to do, when to do it and why to do it. This is why people rebel against authority. Marketing is different in that you are trying to COMPEL someone to do or get something with A FIRE in their heart and soul. You can't manipulate, dictate or coerce. You must become a seductive player inside of this game in order to succeed. So: Where in your life do you need to become a "marketer" instead of a "dictator?"
June 16, 2020
Ep. 260: Dealing With Excess Energy
There is always some form of "excess energy" inside of your life that needs dealt with. Kids Pets Your own body A messy house Ignoring and not dealing with this excess energy can lead to pent-up anger, frustration and even rage. When the opportunity presents itself to let this energy out - take it. Find a way today to preempt that untimely release of energy through action. Running Walking Punch a pillow Whatever it takes to deal with it in a healthy way Trust me, you'll feel much better :)
June 15, 2020
Ep. 259: Just Be What You Want To Be
Goal-setting sometimes doesn’t work the way you think it would work. You can’t just always measure your progress through milestones and the “I’ll get there someday” mentality. The best approach I’ve found is to just start being the version of you that you want to be now, today and in doing so you are automatically being the version of you that can pull off your goals.
June 12, 2020
Ep. 258: There's Always More Than You Think
You are selling yourself short at some level or another right now. There is success, money, love and purpose that you are leaving on the table, whether you realize it or not. In my case, I didn't look as in-depth as I should for apartments and houses, but I also discovered that I have so much work to do in many areas of my life and that I could be achieving a much higher level of success everywhere. Is the same true with you? Where in your life is there "more" available than you think? What are you leaving on the table by choosing to slack off?
June 11, 2020
Ep. 257: When The Heat Is On
How do you respond when the heat and pressure "turns up" in your life? Do you crush it, or do you crumble underneath it? Oftentimes we respond differently to different kinds of pressure and heat. Perhaps you buckle under the pressure of relationship "heat" but you crush the pressure of financial problems. Maybe you're a bad-ass when it comes to the pressure of overwhelming tasks at work but you can't handle the pressure of a simple sales call. Where in your life do you: 1. Crush the pressure you face, and 2. Crumble under the pressure you face?
June 10, 2020
Ep. 256: Thoughts On The Riots
The only real way this world is ever going to experience true change is through self-reflection and inner change from all of us. Period.
June 9, 2020
Ep. 255: The $0.25 Problem
We all create fake stories out of nothing and cause ourselves anxiety. Yes, you also do this whether you think so or not. In my case, the simple situation of forgetting a quarter for the shopping cart at Aldi sent me into this loop of stress and worry, when it ultimately was completely unfounded and ridiculous. So, the question for you is this: - Where in your life do you make up silly or fake stories, causing yourself unnecessary levels of anxiety and stress?
June 5, 2020
Ep. 254: Everything Is Negotiable
Everything imaginable is negotiable. We all go through our lives and tend to accept things for the way they are. Sometimes we forget to question or challenge why something is the way it is. This could be a routine, a law, a rule, and way of doing things, etc. The bottom line is that these things shape our behaviors without us realizing it. You might be leaving so much on the table without even realizing it. Negotiating is about both parties walking away with a better deal than before, so where in your life could you simply ask for more? Where could you re-negotiate something that will serve you better or get you more of what you want?
June 4, 2020
Ep. 253: Thinking Ahead Causes Stress
When we think ahead constantly, it can lead to negative though loops, which are almost always destructive towards what we want. The beautiful thing about a negative thought loop is that you have the power to stop it in its tracks, redirect the thought or feeling you're having and choose a different pattern. Now, this is much easier said than done. Even though you can work on this and try to correct it in yourself over time, the thing I've realized is that they never end. The negative thought loops never end - but this shouldn't discourage you. They never end because there is never a shortage of situations in which these can crop up. But the important thing to remember is that when a negative thought loop is presented, it is also an opportunity for a positive thought loop as well. Question: Where in your life do you recognize negative thought loops appear over and over?
June 3, 2020
Ep. 252: In the Footsteps of Giants
Russell Brunson - know him? If you don't just Google him. As it turns out, we use the same stuff to deploy and use our apps. NBD :) Although this isn't earth-shattering information, it is significant because many of us have ideas or want to do things in life which we perceive as "risky" or "dumb" or "scary" when in reality it could be a REALLY GOOD IDEA. Instead of following in the footsteps of giants, you could BE THE GIANT and allow people to follow your lead. So - where in your life do you know you need to finally take that risk or jump into that "thing?"
June 2, 2020
Ep. 251: What Line Do I Stand In?
Be sure and subscribe to the show! Sometimes you think you're in the "fast lane" when you end up being passed by others in another lane. This happens in stores, on the highway, in jobs, etc. The problem isn't that you're being "passed" - the problem is that you compare. We are all constantly comparing ourselves to arbitrary standards and lives of others on social media. "I don't have as nice of a car/house..." "I don't make as much money..." "Their life seems perfect!" Blah, blah, blah. Ultimately, you are competing against no one but yourself every single day. The only person you should be comparing yourself to is you. Where in your life have you been playing the comparison game and how has it affected your mood?
June 1, 2020
Ep. 250: Straighten Up Son!
The smallest changes can lead to the biggest results! Just as is the case inside of my rib being out of place, a small change in my posture removed nearly all the pain and course-corrects me back into a place of feeling better. The same can be true in your life. There is a small change that you can make, somewhere in your life, which will make a MASSIVE DIFFERENCE. Where in your life is that small change needed? Find more episodes at www.runyourdaypodcast.com Check out the RunWage App at www.runwageapp.com
May 29, 2020
Ep. 249: You Better Spray That Down!
There are things that seem “normal” to you, but only because you’ve been exposed to them more than other people. Someone else might have no idea what the hell youre talking about or doing, but it isn’t their fault. Where in your life are you expecting other people to rise to your level of knowledge or expertise, but they just aren’t there yet?
May 28, 2020
Ep. 248: Success Leaves Clues
Once you learn to see it, clues for success are everywhere around you. In the couple married for 60 years, in the successful business down the street, in the engaged parent next door to you, etc. Whatever you are trying to pursue or accomplish, you don't have to do it alone. There are others that have come before you, blazed the trail and have figured that game out. Take what they did and learn from it! Don't copy, but model. How can you take what they've done and apply it into what you're doing? This is where modeling and taking action starts to get you bigger and bigger results because you're following in the footsteps of those who've proven it is possible. Check out www.runyourdaypodcast.com for more!
May 27, 2020
Ep. 247: My Rib is Out of Place!
As always, you can learn more and subscribe to our weekly newsletter at www.runyourdaypodcast.com. With my lack of consistency inside of my allergy-prevention game, I manifested an out-of-place rib into my experience. No, this is not fun. No, it is not enjoyable. But it is 100% my fault. There is a very interesting pattern we see emerge inside of our lives when we apply consistency, or conversely when we withdraw consistency in an action. When consistency is maintained, results (usually positive) manifest. When consistency is removed, results (often negative) manifest. The question becomes: - Where in your life have you been implementing or removing consistency of habit and what results (good or bad) are you seeing due to this change?
May 26, 2020
Ep. 246: Getting Out Of Bed
We all have habits & routines that aren't serving us any longer. For me, getting out of bed seems to be a constant struggle to stay consistent with. 3 things to remember are: 1. Create structure in your life - a.k.a. timeblocking 2. Create context inside of that structure through to-do lists or hit lists 3. "First things first." Seems simple, but sometimes easy to forget. Where in your life have you fallen into a routine or habit that you can't seem to stick with or isn't serving you any longer? Want access to the tools and resources we used to build Run Your Day? Launch your first funnel in 30 days Learn how to build with DotCom Secrets Learn how to influence with Expert Secrets Learn how to dominate with Traffic Secrets
May 25, 2020
Ep. 245: What is Masculinity?
What is masculinity in today's world? What does it mean to "be a modern man?" Who should define this role? I would argue that YOU define it for yourself. Want more? Subscribe to our weekly newsletter at runyourdaypodcast.com.
May 22, 2020
Ep. 244: Along Comes Another One
Just when you think all hope is lost and you're never going to get what you want...THAT'S WHEN IT HAPPENS! How many times in life have you been on the verge of quitting, throwing in the towel, moving on to something else, etc., then all of a sudden it happens! The thing that you wanted to happen so bad actually did, and you're almost dumbfounded that it is reality. The key is patience. Similar to the principle found in "3 Feet From Gold," you have to keep going and keep charging ahead because you never know how close to success you actually are.
May 21, 2020
Ep. 243: Not As Easy As It Looks
We often think that "once we have the thing" - whatever that might be - everything gets easier after that. However, sometimes the upkeep is just as difficult and time-consuming as the original work it took to get "the thing." Example: You climb a mountain, thinking the whole time it will be easier to walk down the other side. When you reach the top however, you soon realize the other side is full of more rocks and brush than you anticipated. As it turns out the other side of what you thought you wanted wasn't a walk in the park.... Daily question/challenge: How many metaphorical "mountains" have you climbed only to find that it wasn't what you truly wanted? Follow-up: What experience/knowledge did you gain just from the act of doing that thing?
May 20, 2020
Ep. 242: A Gimpy Leg
My poor dog Lily has a gimpy leg now!
May 19, 2020
Ep. 241: The Psychology of Masks
In this crazy-ass COVID-19 world, there seem to be two extremes of opinion: 1. Wear a mask all the time 2. Don't wear a mask at all Isn't it interesting how we find ourselves being judgemental, fearful and even hateful towards other people according to whether they are wearing a mask or not? I've noticed where I live in WV, many people are NOT wearing masks, and yet we are not having a widespread outbreak yet. The most interesting piece of all this is that the entire thing seems to be one big social experiment in regards to masks. How to we treat each other? How do we respond to those not wearing masks. There are lots of interesting questions for reflection here. Please let us know your opinion on this! You can send us a direct voice message through the Anchor app here: https://anchor.fm/runyourday Or you can hit us up on Facebook with any opinions or links here: https://www.facebook.com/RunYourDay
May 18, 2020
Ep. 240: Creatures Of Habit
Humans are creatures of habit. Plain and simple - this is a fact. What I'll have you consider is that the underlying stories in your own mind are the things truly driving your habits and behavior. We are what we repeatedly do. We are also what we repeatedly think. Therefore, the thoughts you're having and the stories you're telling yourself are driving both the good and bad behaviors you exhibit. For more information on habit-setting & breaking, here is a great resource: https://jamesclear.com/habits Daily challenge: Identify one habit that you have in your life and list out the underlying stories that might be driving that behavior.
May 16, 2020
Ep. 239: The Guy With 3 Dogs
There will always be people who look, think and see things differently than you. No matter what path you go down, there will always be someone that thinks it is stupid, silly, wrong, wicked or clueless. Ultimately there is not much you can do about these people except to keep doing your thing. On the other hand, there are always people who think you are awesome, great, innovative or inspiring. These are the people that add fuel to your journey. These are the ones to pay attention to. Where in your life have you "gone a different way" or been "against the grain" and people have looked at you a certain way because of it? How can you put that to rest in your own mind by moving on from it and just accepting it for what it is?
May 15, 2020
Ep. 238: "Clean Up Your Damn Clutter!"
Clutter in your life is confusing you. Yes, whether you'd like to admit it or not, the physical clutter you may not even see all around you is causing chaos in your life? How is this so? A Distracted Mind is a Chaotic Mind. The more stimuli our brains deal with on a minute-by-minute basis, the less focused we can stay on one thing. This leads to constant distractions, which leads to less productivity, which leads to less happiness in general for most people. So how do you fix it? Plain and simple- clean up your shit! If your car is messy, clean it up! If your house is messy, clean it up! If your closet or kitchen or laundry room is messy, CLEAN IT UP! Challenge: Find the physical clutter in your life and just commit the time and effort to clean it up - then see what happens to your mental state...
May 14, 2020
Ep. 237: All-Out Blitz
The Coronavirus lock-downs have given us an opportunity to focus on what is most important to us. Are you playing the victim card with this, or are you viewing it as an opportunity? When it came to finding and closing my first customer for my development agency, it took 10x the time, money and effort than I originally planned. Perhaps that is the case with something in your life as well. Where in your life do you need to do an "all-out blitz" and go harder, longer and faster than ever before to get a bigger and better result? As always, check out runyourdaypodcast.com for more resources and information!
May 13, 2020
Ep. 236: Coronavirus & Pressure
Is your outlook on life beginning to shrink and pressurize as the Coronavirus lock-down continues? If it seems like it will never end - trust me, it will eventually. But there is an interesting thing that happens when there is pressure placed upon a system. Pressure causes things to shrink down to a smaller size. There is the same mass, but increased pressure. So how do we relieve this pressure - BREATHE. Controlled breathing, meditation, walking - there are literally TONS of ways you can do this, but my recommendation is simple breathing. Be sure to stay tuned for the new website and Run Your Day app coming soon!
May 12, 2020
Ep. 235: Moving Forward Into the Unknown
Coronavirus is HERE and it is REAL. Now more than ever is the time when daily motivation, inspiration and perspiration is needed. Times are uncertain indeed, but when the chips are down, when the odds are long and hope seems to dwindle - it is in those moments that strength is born. Moving forward, the Run Your Day podcast is going bigger, better and more in-depth than ever. With a new website AND A NEW APP coming soon, the incredible things we have to offer our listeners are going to blow your mind. Hang in there, stay tough and don't let the day run you!
May 11, 2020
Ep. 234: The Power of Pushing
When you push your body physically, things change in other areas of your life for the better. Are you struggling in your career, stuck in a rut or need a reboot in your relationship? Trying getting your ass up early and working out! When I was starting a new job, I got up at 4:30 every single day and did Insanity workouts every day for 30 days. Yes it sucked. No, it was not fun. But you know what happened? I launched my new career with an edge, make huge leaps forward and turned my life around within 30 days. Trust me - get up early and workout. You'll thank yourself soon enough.
January 30, 2020
Ep. 233: Climbing The Ladder
"In order to GROW, you must LET GO." - Dan Hafner
January 22, 2020
Ep. 232: Back Again!
The past month has been an absolute roller-coaster, gut-wrenching and soul-searching month - but we kicked it's ass and we are back. Note: The Run Your Day podcast will return on a weekly basis (possibly more) but will still be providing the same level of motivation and fire that it used to. Buckle up my friends!
January 14, 2020
Ep. 231: Ch. 6 - Stepping Back From the Ledge
I had the chance to have what I had wanted for months - the chance to start something new and go big. But I backed off, I didn't go for it and I didn't leap. Instead I bowed out like a little bitch. But you know what - it was better in the long run that I didn't go for it at that moment. Where in your life have you stepped back from the ledge and not leapt into something, but learned that the timing was better by delaying?
November 20, 2019
Ep. 230: Ch. 5: 30-Day Plan
So after I was suddenly unemployed and had no idea what to do, I managed to find a way to build structure into my life. I started what became the single-most powerful tool in my entire arsenal - my morning routine. As I started to workout again, meditate, fuel my body with smoothies and journal in a notebook, I noticed changes begin to happen, not only internally, but externally as well. The more consistent you are with the things that you do - the bigger results you will have. - Consistency = growth.
November 18, 2019
Ep. 229: Ch.4 - Forced Exit
After a while of being unfocused, unproductive and lacking results, my employer started to notice that I wasn't an asset to them any longer. I was literally forced to exit the company and spent 3 weeks afterwards mulling around my "business opportunity" but made no real progress. It was extremely difficult to be let go at this company and be without the "safety net" of a job to pay my bills. As a result, I went straight back to the safety net of my old job - the one I had previously quit. Going your own way and doing your own thing in business requires a lot of letting go. You have to learn to let go of expectations, ego and all kinds of things. It is the only way that you can be open to receive whatever is coming to you.
November 12, 2019
Ep. 228: Ch. 3 - What Do I Even Want?
As I pursued down this rabbit hole and started to do more of a deep-dive than ever before, I found different feelings arise within me about what I wanted. I wasn't sure how to handle some things I found about my reality and myself, which was very difficult. I discovered that something was "off" and I didn't want to be in my current job anymore. So I started the process of transitioning out and it happened very fast. Ultimately, it takes time to figure out what you want and you have to go through this process alone. I can't tell you what you want - no one else can tell you what you want. You have to figure it out on your own - but there is help! Head to www.runyourday.run and opt-into our mailing list and you can be among the first to get free access to the Run Your Day Membership program to end your isolation and get the support and guidance you need.
November 8, 2019
E. 227: Ch. 2 - Down The Rabbit Hole We Go
There has been a choice or decision you've made at some point in your life that has led to the "rabbit hole" that you are currently experiencing. Whatever it is and whatever area of your life it is within, the important thing to realize is that it was YOUR CHOICE to go that direction. Not anyone else - YOU. So, with that in mind, what rabbit hole are you currently down and can you identify why you ended up down this path?
November 6, 2019
Ep. 226: Chapter 1 - How Did I Get Here?
I remember vividly sitting on the couch wondering how in the hell my life had become what it had become. Lost, drifting, no purpose or direction. Maybe you've been there, maybe you haven't. The ultimate lesson I learned from that experience: RADICAL CHANGE REQUIRES RADICAL OWNERSHIP. Once you start to get comfortable with owning the facts of your life and where you are TODAY - the easier radical change becomes because you are moving forward on a foundation of reality, not fantasy. Where in your life are you in need of radical ownership?
November 5, 2019
Ep. 225: Let's Take It From The Top
The Run Your Day podcast moving forward is going to be spicy, interesting and EXTREMELY VALUABLE. Buckle up for the ride of the past 18 months as we dive deep into the life, the mind and the overall growth of host Dan Hafner. Dan leaves it all out for you to hear, consume, analyze and learn from.
November 4, 2019
Ep. 224: You Drive Like a Douche!
I used to drive very conservatively and would take things very easy. What I never realized was how this bled over into my mentality of always forgoing what I wanted in life. The mire I’ve started to drive aggressively, the more I’ve started to make bigger moves in my life and business. Where in your life do you need to start adopting the “attack” mentality and apply it daily?
October 30, 2019
Ep. 223: The Coupon Mentality
Using coupons to get discounts at the store is a great idea - just don’t get used to using them in real life. There is no “coupon” to shortcut success and nothing that is going to ultimately pay the price for you. That my friend - is up to you to pay. Where in your life do you have the “coupon mentality?”
October 29, 2019
Ep. 222: Simplify, Simplify, Simplify
I can't tell you how many times in my life I ended up chasing overly-complicated things when all I needed to do what simplify the living hell out of whatever I was doing. I stressed myself out, caused un-needed anxst and all kinds of other self-imposed things - but never realized that all I had to do was simplify. You are better off doing something simply and doing it better than you are doing something complicated and doing it half-ass. Where in your life do you just need to simplify?
October 25, 2019
Ep. 221: The Importance of Review
Imagine what your life would be become if you took the time to slow down and review things every Sunday? Imagine coming to the end of another week and knowing that you actually moved your life and career forward with purpose and momentum. A weekly review is the single greatest routine I’ve put in place in my life and what has changed it the most. Try a weekly review and plan for yourself and just see where you are in one month.
October 24, 2019
Ep. 220: Execution is Key
You can gain all the information in the world. You can commit to studying everything and anything you can get your hands on - but all of it is worthless without execution and implementation. Where in your life have you become a pure consumer of information without actually executing it?
October 23, 2019
Ep. 219: Never Start in Nuetral
You’re either going forwards or going backwards. There is no benefit in standing still. Even if you end up going backward for a bit, at least there is a gift to be found in that experience.
October 21, 2019
Ep. 218: Time Lag
Time lag is real! There is both a "front-facing" time lag and "back-facing" time lag. Backwards: The seeds you plant today you will reap down the road. When? Who knows - but it will likely be several months at least. Forwards: Always being forward-thinking in your own mind creates a constant results-oriented time lag where your current reality will not align with your future expectations. And it's not supposed to! That is the point! Where do you suffer from time lag, either backwards or forwards?
October 18, 2019
Ep. 217: Never Start In Neutral
You're either going forwards or you're going backwards. There is no neutral gear in life. When you wake up in the morning, you either hit the ground running or you start falling behind. One of the big problems with this world today is that we all look on our cell phones first thing when we wake up, or we turn on the news or go straight to social media and without even realizing it, we place ourselves in a negative mindset off the bat. Does this sound condusive to an environment in which you can "run your day?" - No How can you be better about getting yourself out of neutral?
October 17, 2019
Ep. 216: Golf In The Woods?
Different things lead to different things. There is a current world view that holds your mind captive to the way a certain thing works or what “it should be.” In the end, everything that exists today does because someone, somewhere had the bold idea to make it happen despite what anyone thought.
October 16, 2019
Ep. 215: How To Be Ok With You
Expectations are a dangerous thing. Learning to be ok with yourself and your current status in life - regardless of how ugly or dissatisfying it is - comes down to a choice you make to adopt that mentality. Where in your life do you just need to be happy with the results you have manifested, but also start pushing for more?
October 15, 2019
Ep. 214: Slimy, Yet Satisfying
Ever watch the Lion King? Of course you have - that's a stupid question. Remember when Simba eats the bugs under the log and Timone says "Slimy, yet satisfying?" That is how life is sometimes. Sometimes you have to put up with the slimy shit in order to get the satisfaction out of the work you are doing. The result doesn't always show up the way you imagined it, and the work to get there isn't always glamorous. But hey, if it were easy - everyone would do it, right? What "slimy" part of your world do you need to embrace more?
October 11, 2019
Ep. 213: Getting SUPER Clear
Ultimately, you can't go anywhere in life if you aren't willing to get radically clear about where you are. If you ignore the facts of what IS for you, the place you say you are going is a fantasy. It is pure bull shit. I lived in the land of fantasy for a lot of years looking back, but the process of getting super clear in my life across all of my domains gave me the opportunity to move forward based on a foundation of truth and power. Where in your life do you need to get super clear and be real about the facts you are facing?
October 9, 2019
Ep. 212: Such A Slacker!
Sometimes it's ok to take a day off or stop pushing towards something. This might seem counter-intuitive to what I talk about every day, but the reality is that no one can be "on" all the time. There is an ebb & flow to life that must be respected or you will burn yourself out before you even get started. It's not about hustling all the time, but it's not about relaxing all the time either. It is about finding that balance that works for you and is respectable to everyone else in your life. Our temporary homepage is: https://www.runyourday.run/optin
October 7, 2019
Ep. 211: Don't Ever Fucking Quit
Listen to this episode as many times as you need to. Listen when you are thinking about quitting, getting depressed or can't see a way out. Listen when the negative voices are too loud. Listen when you have no other people around you to give encouraging words. Just don't ever stop going.
October 4, 2019
Ep. 210: How I Got Started
Everyone has a backstory - here is mine.
October 3, 2019
Ep. 209: The Confusion of Life
Ultimately, there is a lot of confusion that happens in our lives. Confusion happens within every single area whether we want it to or not. The key to overcoming this confusion is to finally reach a level of clarity in your life. Many of us in the younger generation have been so confused by what we are supposed to get out of life. We were taught, trained and educated to go to college, get the job and eventually pay off debt, but that approach simply doesn't cut it anymore. Not only is more schooling pursued, but additional debt and larger circumstances are taken on to compensate for this lack of income and increase in global competition. Question: What area of your life are you most confused in and how can you start getting clear on what you need to do in that area specifically?
October 2, 2019
Ep. 208: RYD is Back!
Everyone Dan is back! Run Your Day is back and better than ever. With a newly minted website, there are so many additional ways to engage with the show and get INSANE value out of this podcast! The official website is runyourday.run and is packed with awesome stuff. Get Run Your Day gear and swag, listen to the show, become a member, subscribe to our email list and even join the exclusive and brand new Run Your Day Elite mastermind group. The podcast is back, it is here to stay and it is only going to get better from here. So excited to be back so be sure to check it out!
October 1, 2019
Ep. 207: Show on Hiatus
I am placing the show on a hiatus for now until I can reshuffle some priorities and get other areas straightened out. I promise the show will be back at a later date, and it will be even better to include downloadable resources, mastermind groups and personalized coaching tutorials.
July 31, 2019
Ep. 206: If You Had To
Choosing to pull something that is "not urgent" but extremely important to you into the Urgent category of your life can be a GAME-CHANGER! What would you do if you COULD NOT FAIL? IF YOU HAD NO CHOICE! You would ensure that all the "fluff" was cut out of your schedule and only the important, high-value actions were being taken to achieve that Urgent and Important goal. What is one thing you can pull into the Urgent and Important category of your life and make more more important than anything right now?
July 15, 2019
Ep. 205: Where is Your Leverage?
The entire basis behind the RunWage app is to place leverage in front of you in order to achieve something. It is amazing what we humans are capable of when given an "impossible" task to accomplish. Whether the leverage you find is time-based, money-based, guilt-based or something else, it all works in the same way: it holds you accountable to something that you weren't originally making a priority. Where in your life can you find leverage to place in front of yourself in order to get something you've been wanting?
July 12, 2019
Ep. 204: Dealing with Disappointment
I've never been one to take failure well, and I usually beat myself up more than I need to about it. One thing I learned from a recent situation - it's not always your fault. Although the majority of blame or fault might be on you for messing something up, there are often external factors that come into play and sometimes things just aren't meant to be. SHIT HAPPENS. Where in your life are you not dealing with disappointment well and what can you change about how you view it?
July 11, 2019
Ep. 203: Seeds & Echos
The reality you are living in right now is a result of the actions you took 6 months ago, 1 year ago, etc. Simultaneously, the results you want six months, 1 year, 5 years from now are a result of the seeds you are planting today. Similar to an echo, there isn't an immediate payoff in the form of success when actions are taken. You just have to keep going, keep your foot on the gas and never slow down. Question: Where in your life have you stopped "planting seeds" and how has that affected your reality? Also, where can you start "planting seeds" now in order to enjoy the fruit of those in the future?
July 10, 2019
Ep. 202: When You Just "Can't"
Ever hit that "wall" or obstacle time after time and just say "I just can't with this today?" Whether it's a situation, a person or something else, we all have these things come up in our daily lives. The best way around this is to simply as the question "why" over and over until you get to the bottom of this situation. Example: "I can't get out of bed and workout at 5:00 in the morning." Why? - "Because I like to sleep in." Why? - "I stay up late playing video games." Why? - "I don't have much else outside of my online interactions to occupy me." Ok - now we are getting somewhere. Challenge: The next time you have a situation in which you find yourself saying, "I just can't" try asking "why" over and over until you get to the bottom of it.
July 9, 2019
Ep. 201: Have Some Damn Confidence
Using the power of social leverage can be a powerful motivator for accomplishments and change. The second you declare something to someone else, it becomes more than just an idea in your head. It becomes a reality that you have to follow through on. Challenge: Boldly declare something in your life and either post it on social media, text or call a friend, or find another way to get an idea out of your head and into the mind of another.
July 8, 2019
Ep. 200: I Can’t Believe It
I can’t even believe it’s been 200 episodes! Main lesson learned: anything in life requires reps. You want to be good at something? Do the reps and do the work.
June 20, 2019
Ep. 199: Running - Why Do It?
The 3 P's of running: 1. Running gives you POWER. 2. Running is a PRIVILEDGE. 3. Running becomes a PASSION. If you haven't already, check out the RunWage app on Google Play or on iOS.
June 18, 2019
Ep. 198: Where is the Real Gold Found?
Imagine the prospectors heading out to California for the gold rush of the 1800s. Working day-in and day-out, yet coming up with nothing. The real gold however, isn't found in the obtaining of money, new clients, new careers, whatever it may be for you....but rather it is found in the internal struggle and grind we all go through. The real gold can be found by putting yourself to the test, day after day after day. Where in your life do you need to dig deeper to find the real gold?
June 17, 2019
Ep. 197: When To Push and When to Pull Back
Self-awareness is a skill you must develop in order to see reality through a fog of haziness. The more acutely intent you can be on your feelings, thoughts and actions, the more you will be able to course-correct and rest when things aren’t working. Where in your life do you need to pull back instead of just keep ineffectively pushing?
June 13, 2019
Ep. 196: It Only Takes One
Despite the losses you might be experiencing, despite the slump you might be in, all it takes is one small victory to break out of that funk you might be in. The hardest part is keeping your faith and belief through the tough times, but no one ever won by quitting. Where in your life are you just one win away from changing the game?
June 11, 2019
Ep. 195: The More Things Change
"The more things change, the more they stay the same." Although change can be scary and uncomfortable, it is a constant in life. Where in your life are things staying the same and you know you need to take an action that will cause the change you are desiring?
June 10, 2019
Ep. 194: Ahhh! My Back!
We all need some form of support somewhere in our lives. Although it may be awkward or uncomfortable to ask for and find that support, you know it is needed to better yourself. Where in your life do you know you need support and what can you do to start getting that support where you need it?
June 7, 2019
Ep. 193: Junk in the Trunk 😉
We all carry around some form of baggage, whether mental or emotional. Consider the possibility of how you would feel and what your new reality would contain if you could let that baggage go once and for all...
June 6, 2019
Ep. 192: Want vs. Need
Scarcity: only having what you need Abundance: having all that you need and what you want Where in your life are you stuck in scarcity and how can you move towards abundance and getting what you actually want out of the situation? Hint: Stop working for only what you need.
June 5, 2019
Ep. 191: The Concept of "Leverage"
1. What do you want? You must be super clear on what you are actually trying to achieve. 2. Why do you want it? Most importantly, you must know WHY you are even bothering to do this in the first place. 3. How will you get it? You need a plan and you need to execute on that plan. 4. When will you get it? You need to give yourself a time-crunch in which to achieve this goal or you will perpetually kick the can down the road.
June 4, 2019
Ep. 190: So I Have an App Now...
Don’t ever quit in something you can’t go a single day without thinking about.
May 31, 2019
Ep. 189: How To M.A.K.E. Things Happen
M = Must/Mandatory - Whatever it is you are doing, it must become a non-negotiable thing despite all the other things you have going on. A = Action - You need to be able to take clear, black & white actions towards accomplishing your goal or you will drift into oblivion. K = Keys - Think through the key things and/or distractions you will need to overcome in order to accomplish this goal on time. E = Expectations - We all can have lofty or ambitious goals for things at first, but come back to reality for a second and set a more realistic vision of what this will look like when it is done. Where in your life can you M.A.K.E. something happen?
May 24, 2019
Ep. 188: Circling the Wagons
What in your life are you “circling the wagons” when it comes to getting what you want? Stop thinking about it and just take imperfect action towards it. Conditions will never be perfect!
May 23, 2019
Ep. 187: It’s All in Your Head
99% of the time we are blocking ourselves from success because we are in our own way. What would you do or what could you be capable of if you knew you wouldn’t fail?
May 22, 2019
Ep. 186: The Bloody Brick Wall
We all have a wall or hurdle in our life that is not only holding us back, but is likely holding others back as well. The first one through the wall bears the brunt of the work, toil, sweat and burdens. However, this opens up a window through the wall that others can follow through. Where is this wall and your life and can you be the first one to break through?
May 20, 2019
Ep. 185: How Growth Really Happens
There are two schools of thought: growth can happen slowly over time or all at once in huge leaps and bounds. Through my experience, I’ve found that it is usually a mixture of both. The biggest changes in terms of volume are a result of incremental change, but some of the most impactful changes come from punctuated events. Where in your life are you going through incremental change and where are you going through punctuated change?
May 17, 2019
Ep. 184: The Highs and Lows
We all can respond differently to feedback whether it is positive or negative. Think about a heat-seeming missle: it works solely on constant feedback in order to reach its target and wouldn’t be able to do anything without that feedback. Question: Where in your life are you getting too high and too low?
May 16, 2019
Ep. 183: You Missed the Boat
Sometimes things just seem to line up, work out and everything seems to be finally clicking....then its not. You missed the boat, an opportunity or something in your life fell through. I get it - it happens. The important thing to remember is that there will be another boat if you continue to keep your head down, do the work and keep up your belief that another boat will come along. "Success is moving from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm." - Winston Churchill Where in your life have you "missed the boat" and are you keeping up your belief that you can make another one come along?
May 15, 2019
Ep. 182: Why Even Bother?
Why do we continually do the things we do? Why do we even bother to get out of bed some day? 1. Why do you even bother to continue to do something that no longer serves you? 2. How can you course-correct yourself and start changing your habits or actions to start doing something else that actually serves you?
May 14, 2019
Ep. 181: Was 10, Now 20
There is something in your life right now that you can do which was IMPOSSIBLE to you only a short time ago. By working at it every day and slowly improving, you were able to figure out how to become better at it. What was once impossible to you is now "easy." Where in your life is there something that you can appreciate and give yourself credit for conquering? Something that was once impossible for you to do that is now easy?
May 13, 2019
Ep. 180: Teach to Learn
We learn more by teaching since it reinforces the information we absorbed into our minds on a deeper level. The simple act of speaking what you learned to another or writing the information down can be among the most powerful ways to learn. Where in your life could you learn something on a deeper level by simply teaching the concept to someone else?
May 10, 2019
Ep. 179: Fixing Shit From Where You Are
When you are 30-40 feet underwater, you can’t just pop to the surface, reset everything and start fresh. You have to figure out how to fix whatever the issue is from where you are. The same is true in our lives. Where in your life do you find yourself flailing about everywhere and not taking the time to figure out how to fix the issue from where you currently are?
May 9, 2019
Ep. 178: A Perfect Example
When Dan was Scuba-diving in Jamaica, he had to overcome a long-standing fear in his mind about being underwater, childhood ear infections and a host of other things that were only in his head! Where in your life is there FEAR (false evidence appearing real) and you can finally overcome it by taking action or learning something new to remove the uncertainty surrounding that fear?
May 8, 2019
Ep. 177: The Weekly Lull
There is always a daily or weekly lull we all hit and it can smack us in the face pretty hard. The problem many of us face is that we have no mitigation strategy in place to course-correct and power through the lull. Where in your life is this “lull” or “wall” and what kind of plans can you put in place to mitigate them and use it as an accelerant rather than an obstacle?
May 7, 2019
Ep. 176: Back in Business!
We are back friends! Although your beloved show host had a brief absence while sipping drinks on the coast of Jamaica, he is back and more focused than ever! Be sure to stay tuned for updates regarding the upcoming Run Your Day Studio app coming this Memorial Day!
May 6, 2019
Ep. 175: Making the Old New
We all can fall into the “shiny object” trap and constantly think that the next thing, tool or person will fill the void of unhappiness or failure. The problem is that newer things aren’t always better, but better things aren’t always new. Where in your life is there something (a person, possession, etc.) that is old and can be made new again in order to find added and renewed value?
April 22, 2019
Ep. 174: Negative Nancy
We all have that little negative voice inside of us that discourages, manipulates and deceives us from time to time. The trick is to stop allowing that voice to influence your decision-making and habits. Write down 1 thing you are grateful for, happy about or excited about today and see how it makes you feel.
April 19, 2019
Ep. 173: Once Impossible, Now Easy
We all have done things in our life that were once literally impossible for us to achieve. Brushing your teeth, riding a bike, swimming, etc. Those things were literally impossible for us to achieve at one point, but they are now second-nature to us. There are things in your life right now that you can achieve that you think are impossible. Daily Challenge: 1. Write down 3 things in your life that are now easy that were once IMPOSSIBLE for you. 2. Now write down 3 things in your life that are impossible for you to achieve, but you want them to become easy in your future. I'll talk more about how to make these things easier in a future episode...
April 18, 2019
Ep. 172: An Identical World
Imagine a world in which we were all exactly the same. Same age, same looks, same goals, same job, same clothes, etc. Can you imagine how bland and boring such a world would be? We are each given individual and special talents, gifts, personalities and traits. It is up to you to allow those to flow through you and become who you were truly meant to be. Where in your life are you filtering yourself or not being the authentic version of you? How can you start changing that? (Hint: just start telling the truth to everyone!)
April 17, 2019
Ep. 171: Creation of Habits
Regardless of starting a good habit or kicking a bad one, once a new habit is created it can change your life completely. What was once difficult for you will become easy. What was once IMPOSSIBLE can become possible. Where in your life are you lacking the discipline required to start a good habit or delete an old one? What can you start doing today to develop that discipline? (HINT: just begin).
April 16, 2019
Ep. 170: The Unshakable Mentality
Whether you love him or hate him, you have to respect Tiger Woods. It has been 14 years since he won the Masters (or a major) and to do what he has done after all that he has been through personally, you have to give credit to his mentality and will to win. Despite the doubters, despite the adversity, despite the long road full of obstacles and roadblocks, he kept going and never stopped believing he would be back. Where in your life could you adopt this unshakable mindset of a champion? What is one thing you can do today to turn inwards and find how much you have left in the tank?
April 15, 2019
Ep. 169: Warning Warning Warning!
We all can have a tendency to ignore the warning signs in our lives. We see a train coming, but we continue to sit down on the metaphorical tracks as if it isn't coming. Why do we continue to just sit there and not move out of the way? Where in your life are you ignoring the warning signs of an impending "train" that is coming and how can you start to get out of the way?
April 12, 2019
Ep. 168: The Sky is Falling!
We all run into situations in our lives when we suddenly think that everything is falling apart and nothing will ever work out. When those times happen, remember this: "Your life isn't falling apart, it is falling into place." Where in your life have you had a situation in which you have thought the sky is falling, but you ultimately ended up overcoming the obstacle and it wasn't that big of a deal?
April 11, 2019
Ep. 167: Failing to Plan
If you fail to plan, you plan to fail. Without some form of structure and tactical plan to achieve a goal, all you have is an irrelevant wish. If you are looking for some help in this area, check out the Full Focus Planner and the Free to Focus book by Michael Hyatt. Both of these tools are awesome in terms of achieving more while doing less and setting up a tactical plan for you to achieve the things you truly want to achieve. Question/Challenge: Where in your life are you failing to plan, and this is causing you to be scattered and all over the place with your focus? Identify that area and then find a way to get re-focused on your next step to get back on track today.
April 10, 2019
Ep. 166: What a Weird Position!
We can all find ourselves in weird positions from time to time, and it is usually a result of telling ourselves a story over and over and over until it just becomes our truth. The thing about this is that we can eventually start lying to ourselves over and over because this situation may no longer serve us in a way that is useful to us any longer. So how to do you figure out if you are in a weird position? Take a step back and simply ask yourself, "Is this situation or story I am telling myself still true?" It truly can be that simple my friends. Where in your life do you find yourself in a "weird position" and is the surrounding story about it still true?
April 9, 2019
Ep. 165: Embrace the Suck!
Situations in life will be less than ideal. Conditions will never be perfect. It is our attitude towards those things that determines our perspective. Once you learn to "embrace the suck" and just become happy with the fact that you are in a bad situation, the entire perspective on the situation can change instantly. All of a sudden, you are no longer a victim. Weird how that works... Where in your life are you not embracing the suck?
April 8, 2019
Ep. 164: The Invisible Work Ethic
Although you may think that no one is noticing the hard work you are putting in or the sacrifices you are making, I bet you’re wrong. There is always someone that notices when we make changes, whether good or bad.
April 5, 2019
Ep. 163: The 40% Rule
When you are tired, exhausted and tapped out, you are only giving about 40% of your maximum effort. There is always something left in the tank. You just have to be able to find it and tap into it. Where in your life are you running into a place where you know you have more left in the tank?
April 3, 2019
Ep. 162: A Galvanizing Loss
There are two choices you have when confronted with a loss or a setback: pack it in and go home or double-down and go harder. Where in your life (either now or previously) have you been subjected to a loss or a setback, and how did you (or can you) move forward instead of calling it quits?
April 2, 2019
Ep. 161: What I've Learned So Far
Two things I've learned since starting the Run Your Day podcast: 1. Fear isn't real and is just a creation of your mind. Start something, even if you aren't ready for it. 2. Consistency is king. Just doing something, even if it isn't good, is better than doing nothing at all. Where in your life do you need to just do something, even if you aren't ready for it?
April 1, 2019
Ep. 160: The Battle Within
We all fight a daily and constant battle with ourselves inside of our own minds. Do you constantly feee your hopes and dreams or do you constantly feed you fears and doubts? One week challenge: be conscious of your thoughts and see if you are feeding your positive side or negative side more.
March 29, 2019
Ep. 159: Letting Go to Grow
It is so easy to hang onto old beliefs, thought patterns and things that no longer serve us. It can be terrifying to let go of security and head into the unknown, but doing so is required in order to ever experience growth. Where in your life are you choosing to hang onto something, refusing to let go and denying yourself growth?
March 28, 2019
Ep. 158: It Is What It Is
"It's never as good as you think and it's never as bad as you think." If you think something in your life is awesome, chances are there are areas in which you can improve. If something isn't great in your life, it usually isn't as bad as you think it is. Where in your life is something either not as good as you think or not as bad as you think, and what can you start doing to change that perspective?
March 27, 2019
Ep. 157: I Hit a Wall
What is your normal process when you hit an obstacle in life? Do you see it as "negative" or "positive" stress? Do you cut and run or do you choose to stand and fight? Resilience is the ability to keep coming back from failure, setbacks or losses. It is the internal ability to keep going, keep pushing and maintain belief that something is possible, even in the face of overwhelming odds. Where in your life are either being resilient or not being resilient? What is something you can do today to start building up your resiliency?
March 26, 2019
Ep. 156: What Do You Prefer?
We all have preferences, hobbies and interests that change over time, and that is ok! The key is recognizing that you don’t have to feel bad about not keeping the same interests over your entire life. Humans change and so do you!
March 25, 2019
Ep. 155: Getting Blown Off Course
At some point, you’ll realize how off-course you are from where you originally planned to go. That’s ok! Figure out where you are, figure out where you want to go and take the first step towards correction. You can’t do it all at once!
March 21, 2019
Ep. 154: Stop Carrying the Weight Around
Whether it is a physical weight or a mental weight, you are carrying something around in your life that is slowing you down and messing up your progress. Imagine what could be possible for you if you were able to let this weight go...
March 20, 2019
Ep. 153: Stop Being a Poser!
Personal integrity: either you have it or you don't. It can be very difficult to live your life in strict accordance with your core beliefs, values and principles, but it is also very rewarding once you are able to pull that life off. We tend to say one thing and do another, which kicks us out of integrity with ourselves. Where in your life are you not living and acting in integrity?
March 19, 2019
Ep. 152: Living Your Purpose
Finding your purpose in life is a difficult process and if you haven't found it yet, don't fret. Here are three things you can start doing today to find it: 1. Identify your strengths: Make a list of things you are even reasonably good at (even weirdly good at) and think about how those help you align with yourself. 2. Identify your passion: Nelson Mandela said, "There is no passion in living small; in choosing a life that is less than what you are capable of." We are all leaving time, money, effort and results on the table, but doesn't always have to be the case. 3. Find out where you can add value: What kinds of problems are you best at solving? Where can you take your strengths and passions and funnel them towards helping certain people or building awesome things to help someone get a real result? Where in your life are you leaving the most on the table, and what can you start doing to take some of those results off the table and put back into your life?
March 18, 2019
Ep. 151: Plant Your Feet in the Ground
Being self-assertive means allowing the authenticity of who you are to shine through and project out onto the world. It isn't acting one way around a certain set of people and then acting a completely different way around someone else. The more authentic you are at all times, the less stories and lies you have to remember. Dilemmas appear all the time in life that will test your assertiveness and who you truly are as a person. Unless you are very clear on who you are, what you believe and where you are going, you will be swept away in the craziness of life and never be able to take a stand for anything at all. Where in your life are you not being self-assertive and just planting your feet in the ground?
March 15, 2019
Ep. 150: Get Responsible
Once you can get to the point where you have 100% responsibility for your life and your outcomes, you enter a place in which your self-esteem can rise and expand beyond where you thought it was possible to go. Self-responsibility is something that can be tricky, but falling into the trap of the "blame-game" is poison, not only to you, but to those around you as well.
March 14, 2019
Ep. 149: Just Accept It Dude
Part 2/6: A thing only becomes a thing once you make it a thing. Imagine if you walked around all day long with a zit on your forehead, but had no idea. All of a sudden you realize it, then it becomes so embarrassing because you are conscious and aware of it. The same is true with the rest of you: accepting you is about accepting the flaws and all. You should always be striving for more, but you need to be ok with yourself in this moment before you are able to grow elsewhere.
March 13, 2019
Ep. 148: Living By Design, Not Default
Part 1 of 6: Living consciously requires a keene attention to how we spend our time and focus our thoughts. Just as the "Run Your Day" show constantly preaches, we must learn how to control our days and lives, not allow them to control us. Don't default into the day. Seize it!
March 12, 2019
Ep. 147: Adulting Better feat. Lindsey Cassell
Check out Lindsey's site here: aplusadulthood.com Lindsey Cassell started A-Plus Adulthood because she wanted you all to know you can get an A+ in life, and she wanted to prove to herself she could, too. In A+ Adulthood, you will learn all the practical “adult” things we all want to know, and she can teach you all of these things in the most entertaining way possible. Hopefully, this site will let you know you’re not alone and that there are things you can do to improve your life more than you ever thought possible.
March 11, 2019
Ep. 146: Decisions From Collisions
The more you are willing to “collide” with yourself and others, the more powerful decisions you will be able to make and the better results you will have across the board in your life.
March 8, 2019
Ep. 145: A Calloused Mind
Your mind will always choose the path of least resistance, but the more you are able to resist that path and choose uncomfortability, the more calloused and hard your mind will become.
March 7, 2019
Ep. 144: Do You Remember?
Go back and thing about all of the work you’ve put in, all the sacrifices you’ve made and all the crap you’ve had to endure to get yourself to where you are today....I promise it will give you a different perspective on things
March 6, 2019
Ep. 143: Letting Go of Stuff
You cannot grow if you don’t let go
March 5, 2019
Ep. 142: Lydia Scratch - Stoicism
Are you stuck on how to manage a project? Do your teams lack motivation? Is there too much on your plate? Stoic Solutions Coaching exists to work with you on these and other challenges to add clarity to your business and life. Lydia Scratch helps improve her clients’ businesses and lives by asking the right strategic questions so they can arrive at clear and confident solutions. She can be found at https://www.stoicsolutionscoaching.com. Check her out today!
March 4, 2019
Ep. 141: The Process vs. The Result
Are you married to the process or are you married to the result? Hint: if you keep doing the same things over and over and they no longer serve you towards reaching your goal, you are married to the process instead of the result. Where in your life can you start being more married to the result?
February 28, 2019
Ep. 140: Productivity vs. Procrastination
Although we all can become serial procrastinators from time to time, procrastination can lead to ill-conceived ideas and a whole bunch of other undesirable outcomes. The first step to overcoming procrastination is to identify "the frog" or excuses that are holding you back from taking action and just eliminate that thing right now. Action crushes doubt and uncertainty. The second step is to be less busy. Although we all have many different things going on in our lives at once, it is easy to forget that being busy isn't the same as being productive. Being busy is another form of procrastination, but is hidden from us because we feel like we are being productive. Where in your life do you need to identify your excuses and crush them right away, and then how can you take steps to become less busy and more productive?
February 27, 2019
Ep. 139: Extra Weight
You don't have to carry around the weight of the past anymore. Kick that stuff to the curb because it doesn't serve you any longer. Holding onto extra "weight" in your life can slow you down, cause unneeded stress and anxiety, keep you from making decisions and lead to stupid actions in all areas of your life. Here are 4 ways to start shedding extra "weight" in your life: 1. Stop feeling sorry for yourself 2. Stop investing all of your thinking in the past. 3. Start focusing on today. 4. Forgive yourself for the mistakes you have made. Where in your life can you incorporate one of these things and start to shed some extra "weight" today?
February 26, 2019
Ep. 138: Glossy Surfaces
"Glossy surfaces reflect more than they reveal." - David Goggins There are a lot of fake things on social media these days and it can wear a person down if they let it. NO, we are not all perfect, NO we do not all have our shit figured out. We are all humans that are simply being on this Earth, figuring things out as we go. Don't try to act like you are perfect, because you aren't. Where in your life are you portraying a "glossy surface" and what is it reflecting back to you about yourself?
February 24, 2019
Ep. 137: Sharpening the Axe
"Give me six hours to cut down a tree and I will spend the first four hours sharpening the axe." - Abraham Lincoln Problem: Many of us skip out on our preparation time. We just dive head-first into things without being prepared. Possibility: We can become more prepared than anyone around us and actually achieve more in life by taking the time to "sharpen our axe" and better prepare ourselves. Path: 1. Take the time out to find a space in which you can think and plan. 2. Take your big goal and break it into bite-sized pieces. 3. Take action on the first thing right away. Challenge Question: Where in your life are you not taking the time to "sharpen the axe" and how is it costing you more time or results?
February 22, 2019
Ep. 136: Sh** Goes Sideways!
"Action dissipates uncertainty." - Dan Hafner The next time something goes sideways in your life and you aren't sure about the immediate steps to fix it, try this four-part process to fix it in less than 5 minutes: 1. Stop and breathe. Gather yourself, your thoughts and your feelings 2. Assess the situation. It is difficult to move forward without knowing exactly where you are or what is going on. 3. Determine the endpoint. You need to get clear on what you want or how you will fix whatever is happening so you can measure success. 4. Take the first action. What is it that you can do right now to start doing something in your control to fix whatever is going on (there is always something you control!)
February 20, 2019
Ep. 135: Your Stupid Habits
Latest episode of Run Your Day
February 19, 2019
Ep. 134: It Takes Guts To Go All-In
Will Wadsworth is the founder of Exam Study Expert, an education blog and – soon – podcast which shares study tips and learning techniques for students to help them get better grades. He has a degree in psychology from Cambridge University, and has recently took the plunge of leaving a $100k / year career in corporate strategy to grow an education business pretty much from scratch. His story and the path he has recently taken is nothing short of incredible and there are so many good nuggets of knowledge in this interview! - Recognizing the Gap for a business to form - Being pulled towards something is more powerful than being pushed towards it - Seeing the invisible is a difficult thing, but can lead to insane profits and lifestyles and..... It's never too late to leap towards your dreams and go all-in! You can check out Will's services and website here: https://examstudyexpert.com/
February 18, 2019
Ep. 132: You Betray Yourself
New Twitter page! We all tell ourselves sneaky little lies that ultimately force us down a path of not getting us what we want. Once we learn to tell the truth to ourselves, our entire world can change. You can start giving yourself what you truly want through two avenues: 1. Telling the truth 2. Taking actions that aren't lies or driven by lies Where in your life are you betraying yourself and not giving yourself what you want? What can you start doing today to stop betraying yourself?
February 15, 2019
Ep. 131: Make a Deposit
Relationships are similar to a bank account balance in that the balance is either positive or negative. Many of us face this problem of making constant withdrawals - negative words, time away, not helping out, ignoring the other, etc. Imagine what could be possible for your relationship if you made daily deposits into it every single day, just as you would a bank account? Over time, if you learn to build up the account through small, consistent deposits, you will realize a monumental shift in the way that relationship works. In what ways have you been making withdrawals, but need to start making regular deposits into a relationship, and how can you go about that today?
February 14, 2019
Ep. 130: You Are Qualified
There will always be others more qualified or knowledgable than us, but there will always be people that are less qualified than us. Either way, don't depreciate your own value and knowledge in whatever area you have authority in. You can always help those slightly behind you. Where in your life are you self-depreciating your value or knowledge and how can you start actually spreading that value to others?
February 13, 2019
Ep. 129: You Aren't Your Thoughts
You are more than the thoughts and feelings you carry around with you all day. You are you, a genuine human being with normal everyday problems. Close your eyes, picture a big bonfire in front of you, gather up your negative thoughts (and feelings) and cast them in to the fire to watch them burn. I promise you, the feeling you will get on the other side of this experience is magical.
February 12, 2019
Ep. 128: It's Easy to Quit
Chasing a target in your life is similar to going down the highway: there are exits every few miles that give you the opportunity to divert or to "quit." Being able to stay focused on what you are doing, staying the course and perserving through these opportunities to quit is taking the path less traveled. The majority of people take the easy-way out when it is presented to them. They take the path more traveled. The minority of people will take the path less traveled - the difficult path. Although it may be filled with opportunities to quit along the path, don't take them. Where in your life are you seeing opportunities to quit and taking those opportunities instead of just allowing them to pass by?
February 11, 2019
Ep. 127: The Cost vs. The Price
Are you willing to pay the bigger Cost of something down the road instead of paying the price for it today? This can apply to your fitness, a relationship, a coaching program, etc. The cost of NOT doing something is often much greater than the price of doing it today. Where in your life are you willing to pay the cost but not the price?
February 8, 2019
Ep. 126: Filling Up the Cup
"Learning and information is completely useless without real and consistent application." - Dan Hafner If you are consistently learning and studying something every day, that knowledge becomes completely useless unless you are applying it consistently. Information overload in our society is very easy to accomplish, but it is also very easily avoidable if you are allowing relevant content to enter your mind. Filling up the cup is not only about applying the information you are learning towards yourself and your personal goals, but is also about filling up another's cup with that shared knowledge and teaching. Once you begin to share information with others and start to teach, an entirely new world opens up to you. What can you do today to fill someone's cup up?
February 7, 2019
Ep. 125: Dumbbells for Your Brain
Part 3 of 5: Take the time to study and read every single day! Instead of spending mind-numbing hours a day scrolling through your Facebook feed or watching the newest Netflix documentary, take the time to invest in your mind and your learning. How much further ahead in life would you be if you dedicated all the time you spend on Facebook towards reading instead? Challenge: Find a book and read for 5 minutes ( not a novel!)
February 6, 2019
Ep. 123: Your Body is Where it Starts
If you get into the habit of sweating every single morning, your life will drastically change. Many of us just "slug around" and don't get our day started off right. We instead just roll out of bed, stare at our phone for a half hour and then rush through traffic to work. What if you were able to start a morning progression that would change your life and get you the results that you have been wanting for so long? Head over to my new coaching page at the link below and check it out. As a listener of the Run Your Day podcast, you can even get your first week of coaching one-on-one with me completely free! Just enter the code "DHAFNERWEEK" at checkout at get the first week on me! https://www.coach.me/DHafner/564173#goal
February 4, 2019
Ep. 122: Collision Creates Space
It's not a debate: it's collision. Colliding with another person or yourself creates the space for creation to be possible. Things aren't always black and white. Internalizing feelings and things that hold us down ultimately holds us back. It is only through the process of getting those things out into the open and colliding with someone else to hear their opinion that we grow. Find someone today (or challenge yourself) and collide with them about something. Don't argue or get into a fight, just collide and challenge.
February 4, 2019