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High-performance training and coaching for ambitious parents who want to be high-achieving, healthy, and happy at home AND in life/biz.
Listen to incredible stories, life-changing experiences, proven principles, and simple strategies to transform your family and personal life from ordinary to EXTRAORDINARY in less time than you thought possible. Greg's holistic approach will help you achieve total transformation in all the important areas of your life. Discover how your life will be what you make of it, so learn how to make it awesome. Because AWESOME is ALWAYS an option!

EXTRAORDINARY Family Life Podcast with Greg Denning

    • Self Help
    • 4.5, 2 Ratings

High-performance training and coaching for ambitious parents who want to be high-achieving, healthy, and happy at home AND in life/biz.
Listen to incredible stories, life-changing experiences, proven principles, and simple strategies to transform your family and personal life from ordinary to EXTRAORDINARY in less time than you thought possible. Greg's holistic approach will help you achieve total transformation in all the important areas of your life. Discover how your life will be what you make of it, so learn how to make it awesome. Because AWESOME is ALWAYS an option!

    #123 Are you here to participate or to Win?

    #123 Are you here to participate or to Win?

    Winning requires a different set of skills and a different mindset! Anyone can show up to play or to participate, but if you want to win you have to think and act differently. You have to be more strategic!

    And so we must ask ourselves in every important aspect of life, are we showing up to participate or to win?

    Because the world is becoming more competitive and more advanced, none of us can afford to merely participate in the things that matter most. We will get beat if we think we can just continue to play without having the drive and a strategy to win.

    Merely good workers will be let go. Merely good businesses will be outdone by the competition. Merely good marriages will grow cold and fall apart. Merely good parents will fail to keep their kids out of trouble. Merely good health habits will yield poor health results. Merely good education will leave you astoundingly ignorant.

    We live now in an incredible meritocracy. We will get exactly what we earn. Winning is your responsibility. Success is your duty. Show up to win!

    • 43 min
    #122 Attaching Pain to Our Problems

    #122 Attaching Pain to Our Problems

    Our society has become really good at using softeners, and at making others feel like they have to use them too, really guilt tripping the rest of us to use them so that we don’t make other people feel bad.
    Big problem!
    -we’re teaching and spreading victimism—that another person can make us feel something
    -that we should live in a world where nothing and no one makes us feel uncomfortable or threatened. That’s just not realistic and that philosophy makes us weak and unprepared for life. This is one of the reasons for the failure to launch and why many adults are not behaving as adults.
    -false idea that we should not feel pain, or conditioning to avoid pain at all costs.

    Softeners are tranquilizers; they are anesthetics that keep us from improving our lives. Pain can equal progress. In fact pain is the greatest motivator toward progress. But if we are consistently numbing ourselves we won’t change things we NEED to Change

    Are you fat? Obese? This is not body shaming! It’s body love. This whole life is about maximizing our potential and living in extraordinary life. Our body is our vehicle for life and when we don’t take care of it we are limiting our own lives.
    The main reason that any of us gets fat is because we don’t control what’s going in our mouths.

    How have you been treating yourself?
    How is your marriage, really?
    How is your parenting? Be painfully honest.
    How is your financial situation?
    How is your spiritual state?
    How are you managing your emotions? Paragraph be painfully honest with yourself in every part of your life. See things as they really are, but not worse than they are.

    • 32 min
    #121 Progress IS Happiness. Happiness is progress.

    #121 Progress IS Happiness. Happiness is progress.

    Are you progressing? Really progressing? We are made to move! We are created to create! When we are not moving, creating, progressing we feel empty and blah. And we feel that way if we are not moving at the right pace. We have to move, and at the right pace. It is in our spiritual DNA. We were made to move. We were created to create. Many of you are struggling only because your goals are impotent!
    So what are you going to do that is so big it will redefined this year?

    • 18 min
    #120 The Unattractive Secret to Success

    #120 The Unattractive Secret to Success

    Repetition is the unsexy secret to success! And it is one of the greatest ironies in life. We are so quick to say to ourselves that we’ve already done that before, we’ve already heard that before, we’ve already seen that before, and so we don’t need to do it again.

    Oh how wrong we are when we tell ourselves that story!

    The top performers in the world in every field practice repeating the key skill sets that make the biggest difference in their performance. From Music to movies, from science to sports, from families to finances, people who are world class repeat the skill Tens of thousands of times!

    What two or three things do you need to repeat tens of thousands of times in order to master the most important skills both personally and professionally?

    • 31 min
    #119 How to like yourself For the rest of your life

    #119 How to like yourself For the rest of your life

    We all have a relationship with ourselves. Sometimes we like ourselves and sometimes we don’t. There may even be parts of us that we like and parts that we don’t. But there is a simple formula to liking yourself more and for the rest of your life.

    We can all be more strategic about it. More intentional, more deliberate, more proactive.

    • 27 min
    #118 Finding your life purpose, (& possibly business)

    #118 Finding your life purpose, (& possibly business)

    Imagine losing your ability to speak.

    Many good people are going through life without discovering and cultivating their unique voice, the special message they want to share with the world. This could be your life purpose, your mission, or even your vacation.

    But whatever you do, don’t “ lead a life of quiet desperation and go to your grave with your song still in you.”

    Do the mental and physical work to discover and cultivate your purpose and voice. Bring it to life!

    “Striving to find meaning in one’s life is the primary motivational force in men. This meaning is unique and specific in that it must and can only be fulfilled by him or her alone.“
    “There is a detrimental influence of which so many patients complain today, namely, the feeling of the total and ultimate meaninglessness of their lives.“ Victor Frankl

    “This is the true joy in life, that being used for a purpose recognized by yourself as a mighty one. That being a force of nature, instead of a feverish, selfish little cloud of ailments and grievances complaining that the world will not devote itself to making you happy. I am of the opinion that my life belongs to the whole community and as long as I live it is my privilege to do for it whatever I can. I want to be thoroughly used up when I die. For the harder I work, The more I live. I rejoice in life for its own sake. Life is no brief candle to me. It’s a sort of splendid torch which I have to hold up for the moment and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it on to future generations.“ George Bernard Shaw

    “There comes a special moment in everyone’s life, a moment for which that person was born. That special opportunity, when he seizes it, will fulfill his mission, a mission for which he is uniquely qualified. In that moment, he finds greatness. It is his finest hour.” Winston Churchill

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    • 35 min

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