It’s easy to get caught up in the day-to-day and neglect the things that matter most. On Andrew Petty is Dying, life and leadership coach, Andrew Petty, helps us live our best lives now and escape deathbed regrets by tapping into the most powerful motivator of all--our Mortality. Join Andrew every two weeks for insights that cut through the clutter and interviews with fascinating people to help you become the person you were made to be and live the life you were made to live.
Lessons from the Chair: Redefining Disability, Avoiding the Victim Cave, and the Path to Personal Power
30 years ago, Ryan Baker died a "little death"--and it permanently divided his life into before and after.
In this episode, Ryan blows up conventional notions of "disability," teaches us how to avoid victimy frames of mind and stay in the driver's seat of our lives, reveals the danger of expectations, and a whole lot more.
For all of us intent on becoming the person we were made to be and living the lives we were made to live with guts, gusto, and abandon, this episode is a must-listen.
Like the Phoenix Rising: Lindsay's Story
Lindsay Nohl is just glad to be alive. There were many moments over the past two years when she was not at all sure that she would be much longer. Lindsay's story is one of profound mental, emotional, and physical anguish, a remarkable recovery, a new lease on life, and a new outlook on life, too. This episode is packed with insight about courage in the face of fear, the sacredness of the present moment, the power of empathy, and how Mortality can propel us to live with even more guts, gusto, and abandon.
Deep Water and the Line of Learning: Life and Death Through the Eyes of My 9-Year-Old Son, Marshall
Get a peek into my nine-year-old son’s heart and mind to get a better look at your own. Along the way, get a tutorial in the neuroscience of learning, discover how to overcome your own personal kryptonite so your superpowers can have their way, and discover the keys to finding your unique path in life. (Hint: It’s simpler than you might think.)
Behind the Mic: The Way I See It
In this conversation, recent guest Natalie Niksa turns the mic around to interview me. Through the lens of my own story, we discuss curiosity as a superpower, recapturing childhood dreams, how to use Mortality as a motivator in daily life, how to address foreboding joy when it shows up, how to use this podcast to get after it in life, my dreams of being a drummer-surfer-documentarian, and more. And the emotions that pop up at the end catch me by surprise.
Think Well of Yourself: It's Good for You, and It's Good for the Rest of Us, Too
It’s no small feat to think well of yourself--to regard yourself with warmth and compassion and respect, the same way you would regard someone else you care about. A lot of us wrestle deeply and daily with this challenge. The implications of not thinking well of ourselves can be grave. But the impact of the opposite can be transformational. In this episode, I share a recent chapter from my own story to illustrate the point, and I’ll give you a tool to help you begin thinking well of yourself today.
How to Change the World: An Antidote to Apathy and Despair in an Age of Doom and Gloom
If we frequent the 24/7 buffet, the media and the internet serve up heaping quantities of dire, doom and gloom scenarios onto our psychological plates. It’s way more knowledge and awareness than any one of us can hold well in our hearts and minds or possibly act upon. And if we’re not careful, it can lead us to despair, despondency, and inaction.
Where does that leave us, then? What CAN we do?
How do we change the world? Here’s how.
Andrew Petty is a genius
Andrew brings a new approach to motivation for living that relates to EVERYONE. Each episode is a creative and meaningful look into someone else’s life and what made them realize to change their path. Highly recommend!!
Andrew, a philosopher-coach for our times....
Andrew Petty is a life philosopher, earnest in his pursuit of understanding who we are and where the trajectory of our decisions will land us. Rarely do I listen to a podcast more than once... this I could listen to many times. He asks the right questions. His show notes are well organized and detailed. I am really glad I discovered this transformative podcast. I sense he is yet to be “discovered”but indeed one day will have a much larger audience.
Reverent, Relatable and Refreshing
I have no idea where the ‘R’s’ came from but they all just work so stay with me. I listen to podcasts regularly. One of the major factors for me is the quality of sound and the voice of the story teller on the other end. Andrew Petty is Dying is a newly discovered gem. I have to refrain from binging the library since there is a law of diminishing return and yet I can refrain because the content is so good. You could apply the context and question from one of Andrew’s podcasts for an entire month before moving on. It’s simply so good.