The Strong Life Project Podcast Daily is a 10-minute podcast hosted by Shaun O'Gorman, where he shares his personal experiences and practical advice on building resilience, emotional intelligence, high performance, and living a great life. Each episode is designed to inspire listeners and provide them with actionable tips and insights that they can apply to their daily lives.
Shaun O'Gorman is a former police officer, high-performance coach, author, and founder of The Strong Life Project, a platform dedicated to helping people live their best lives. Shaun's personal journey has been one of overcoming adversity and building resilience after a diagnosis of PTSD, depression and a battle with suicide. He now shares his insights and strategies with others through his podcast, books, keynote speeches, and workshops.
On The Strong Life Project Podcast, Shaun shares his lessons learned from 20 years of education and experience focused on personal development, mental health, and high performance. The show covers a range of topics, including mindfulness, high performance, overcoming fear and anxiety, and building strong relationships.
Listeners can expect to receive practical, actionable advice and insights from each episode, delivered in Shaun's authentic and relatable style. If you're looking to build resilience, improve your mental health, and achieve your goals, then The Strong Life Project Podcast is the perfect resource for you. Subscribe today and join Shaun on his journey to living a strong life.
EP 2747 Show me don’t tell me
In today’s episode of The Strong Life Project, I’m diving deep into the concept that has been a game-changer for me, both as a former Police tactical K9 handler and now as a high-performance consultant: “Show Me, Don’t Tell Me.” This principle isn’t just a catchy phrase; it’s a fundamental philosophy that can massively shift the dynamic in your leadership, culture, and stress management.
The essence is simple—words are cheap. In high-stress environments, be it the police force, military, or C-suite offices, actions speak way louder. You can tell someone to be resilient, but showing resilience in the face of adversity? That’s a lesson that sticks. You can’t coach authenticity; you’ve got to live it.
We’ll explore the importance of modeling the behaviour you want to see, whether it’s emotional resilience, effective stress management, or decisive leadership. We’ll discuss real-world examples and practical steps that anyone in a position of leadership or in high-performance situations can apply immediately to be a living, breathing example of what you want to see in your team.
Also, as someone who has battled PTSD, depression, and suicidal ideations, I’ll share my personal journey of how “showing, not telling” transformed my healing process and led me to live a high-performing life.
Don’t miss this episode if you’re serious about taking control and responsibility for your life. Remember, in the end, it’s not about what you say; it’s about what you do.
Tune in and get ready to elevate your life, your leadership, and your performance. Because the time to “Show, Don’t Tell” is now.
EP 2746 You’re allowed to choose what makes you happy.
Hey everyone, it’s Shaun O’Gorman here from The Strong Life Project, and welcome to Episode 2746. In today’s episode, we’re diving deep into a topic that’s often glossed over but is vital for living a high-performing existence: personal happiness.
As a human behaviour and high-performance consultant, I’ve seen far too many individuals—CEOs, executives, military personnel, police officers—essentially people in high-stress environments, chase a version of happiness that’s defined by society, their peers, or a distorted sense of responsibility. This often leads to burnout, stress, and in more severe cases, mental health issues like PTSD and depression, topics I’m all too familiar with from my time as a Police tactical K9 handler.
You see, the key to resilience and high-performance isn’t in denying yourself happiness or running yourself into the ground for an abstract notion of ‘success.’ The key lies in identifying what genuinely makes you happy, owning it, and integrating it into your life.
During this episode, we’ll explore actionable strategies that will help you identify your own version of happiness. You don’t need anyone’s permission to choose what brings joy to your life. Take responsibility for your own well-being, because once you do, you’ll find that not only does your performance skyrocket, but your ability to impact others will too.
Remember, living a high-performing existence doesn’t mean neglecting your own happiness. Tune in, and let’s get into the nitty-gritty of making empowered choices for a stronger, happier you.
Thank you for joining me. Until next time, take responsibility for your life and make it a strong one.
EP 2745 Hope is not a strategy.
In this deeply enlightening episode, Shaun O’Gorman, founder of The Strong Life Project and an expert in human behaviour and high-performance, dives into the often misleading notion of relying solely on “hope” in high-performance environments. As a former tactical K9 handler with the police, who faced his own battles with PTSD and depression, Shaun delves into the limitations of hope as a singular strategy for executives, business owners, and leaders facing high-stress situations.
Drawing upon his first-hand experience and expertise in stress management and resilience, Shaun argues that hope can often serve as a false comfort and distracts individuals from taking actionable steps to achieve their goals. He underscores the need for concrete strategies, planning, and most importantly, responsibility in any high-performance setting, be it in the police force, the corporate boardroom, or the battlefield.
Shaun is joined by guest experts from various fields, including military personnel and CEOs, who share their insights into the pitfalls of relying on hope alone and the practical strategies they’ve implemented to succeed in their high-stakes professions.
Don’t miss this episode if you are committed to living a high-performing life, one that goes beyond hoping for the best and actively strives for it. After all, hope may light the path, but it’s your feet that have to walk it.
Tune in to EP 2745 of The Strong Life Project and get ready to shift your mindset from one of passive hopefulness to one of active responsibility. Because remember, in the words of Shaun O’Gorman, “Hope is not a strategy; it’s an emotional state.”
EP 2744 There is a place for timid humans. It’s on the sidelines.
Summary: In today’s eye-opening episode, Shaun O’Gorman delves deep into the subject of timidity, passivity, and how it affects your performance, both in leadership and life. Building on years of experience in high-stress environments like police tactical units and offering insights from his consultancy in human behaviour and high-performance, Shaun uncovers the stark truth: If you let fear and hesitation rule you, you’re setting yourself up to be a spectator, not a player in the game of life.
Drawing from his past, including struggles with PTSD and depression, Shaun lays down the reality of what it means to relinquish control to fear. He emphasizes that being timid doesn’t just affect you; it influences your team, your organization, and your ability to impact others positively. The message is clear: timidity has a cost, not just to you but to those depending on your leadership.
Throughout the episode, Shaun provides actionable advice tailored for CEOs, executives, business owners, and leaders in high-stress environments like the military and law enforcement. He offers techniques for stress management, resilience, and emotional intelligence that can transform the timid into confident, effective leaders.
Don’t miss this transformative episode packed with practical tips, real-life anecdotes, and the raw, no-nonsense approach that Shaun is known for. Take responsibility for your life, step off the sidelines, and start living a high-performing existence.
Tune in, take notes, and prepare to elevate your life to the next level. Because in the game of high-performance and meaningful impact, there is no room for timidity.
EP 2743 What language are you speaking???
In this gripping episode, host Shaun O’Gorman digs deep into the power of language and how it shapes our mental landscape, especially in high-performance and high-stress environments. As a former Police tactical K9 handler with firsthand experience dealing with PTSD and depression, Shaun illuminates how the words we use can either be a catalyst for growth or a hindrance to our mental well-being.
The episode starts off by exploring how the words we use in leadership, culture, and stress management directly impact our performance and mental state. Drawing from his extensive experience in coaching CEOs, executives, and leaders, Shaun provides actionable insights for altering our verbal and mental lexicons.
The conversation takes an intense turn as Shaun dives into the world of law enforcement and military personnel, sharing personal anecdotes and case studies where a simple change in language led to substantial improvements in stress management and resilience.
With guest experts from the fields of neuroscience and psychology, the episode explores scientific evidence that supports the role of language in shaping our reality. It concludes with a powerful call to action, urging listeners to be conscious of their internal dialogue so they can take full responsibility for their lives and truly live a high-performing existence.
Whether you’re in a high-stress role, in a leadership position, or simply someone looking to improve your mental resilience, this episode is a must-listen that will challenge you to reconsider the words you use and the thoughts you entertain.
Don’t miss this transformative episode that will equip you with the tools to reshape your language and, by extension, your life.
EP 2742 We need to do more than “R U OK?
In Episode 2742, Shaun O’Gorman, the founder of The Strong Life Project and an expert in human behavior and high-performance, delves into the inadequacy of just asking someone if they’re “OK” in times of struggle. This episode is packed with firsthand experience from Shaun’s journey as a former Police tactical K9 handler, battling PTSD, depression, and suicidal ideations.
He argues that while initiatives like “R U OK?” day have good intentions, they are just a surface-level approach to a much deeper problem. When it comes to mental health in high-stress environments—like the police force, military, and C-suite executive offices—the standard of care and attention needs to go beyond a one-time question. Shaun provides a holistic approach to stress management, one that goes deeper into understanding human behavior, resilience, and emotional intelligence.
Drawing from his wealth of experience coaching CEOs, business owners, and leaders, Shaun shares practical advice and actionable steps for those who are in positions of influence. He emphasizes that it’s not just about mitigating stress or avoiding burnout; it’s about creating an environment where individuals take responsibility for their own well-being, thereby elevating the collective mental health of the organization.
Join Shaun in this eye-opening episode as he shares real-world examples, stories, and insights that are vital for anyone looking to make a meaningful impact in the realm of mental health.
Don’t miss this engaging and informative episode. Take responsibility for your life and your mental well-being by tuning in and becoming part of the solution that goes beyond just asking, “R U OK?”
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10min of Shaun’s message of the day +action + hard work + discipline + commitment = massive, life changing results.
I have been listen to this podcast and working individually with Shaun over the past few years and I am unrecognisable to the man I once was. Highly recommend this life path.
Bonus episode with Tom Brown
I have just finished listening to the 4 hour bonus episode from Sept 22. What an exceptional podcast, listening to 2 muppets for the 4 hours was highly entertaining, thought provoking , and the messages delivered were clear, concise and succinct.
Straight up and direct - love it
The monkey in the morning episode was short but epic (for me) - really helped me pull my finger out and get myself sorted to get out of bed early and I also love the ep on honouring my agreements & being the person people in my life deserve me to be. Keep up the awesome poddies. Thank you!