128 episodes

A fully lived and understood life can only be achieved by those who choose to break average. If you are too careful, too cautious, or even too comfortable, then you will likely fall short of reaching your potential.  In other words, choosing average, which is default living, will keep you from being your best.


This podcast explores a different path -- it explores what it means to break average. Each week we share insights and ideas to help propel you forward, curated from our own experiences, plus some of the top thought leaders in industry today. We share resources, practical tips, and helpful stories and science to give you tools to help you grow and make an impact.


The late/great Jim Rohn once said, "we should be something more than average.” Join us each week for the Breaking Average Podcast, and discover why this is so important.


This show is co-hosted by Paul Gustavson, a leader in the tech industry and the author of Leaders Press On, Speech Blueprint, Breaking Average, and the forthcoming book Imagine. Paul's daily focus is on the idea of Full Spectrum Innovation, which is centered on personal, technical, and corporate growth.


Starting in the 2022 fall season, Paul was joined by Barry Smith, and world-class coach, author, and speaker focused on Building What Matters. Other cohosts - who are still guests of the show include Rick Morris, Mike Harbour and Diane Caine.

Breaking Average Breaking Average

    • Business
    • 4.8 • 150 Ratings

A fully lived and understood life can only be achieved by those who choose to break average. If you are too careful, too cautious, or even too comfortable, then you will likely fall short of reaching your potential.  In other words, choosing average, which is default living, will keep you from being your best.


This podcast explores a different path -- it explores what it means to break average. Each week we share insights and ideas to help propel you forward, curated from our own experiences, plus some of the top thought leaders in industry today. We share resources, practical tips, and helpful stories and science to give you tools to help you grow and make an impact.


The late/great Jim Rohn once said, "we should be something more than average.” Join us each week for the Breaking Average Podcast, and discover why this is so important.


This show is co-hosted by Paul Gustavson, a leader in the tech industry and the author of Leaders Press On, Speech Blueprint, Breaking Average, and the forthcoming book Imagine. Paul's daily focus is on the idea of Full Spectrum Innovation, which is centered on personal, technical, and corporate growth.


Starting in the 2022 fall season, Paul was joined by Barry Smith, and world-class coach, author, and speaker focused on Building What Matters. Other cohosts - who are still guests of the show include Rick Morris, Mike Harbour and Diane Caine.

    Mark Batterson - Your Words Create Worlds

    Mark Batterson - Your Words Create Worlds

    In this episode, Paul and Barry take a break from sharing about great sports that have defined us and instead explore how our words create meaning and shape our worlds. Specifically, we sit down with Mark Batterson, who is a best-selling author, speaker, and pastor. His latest book, "Please. Sorry. Thanks." offers more than just practical advice, it will shape your thinking,. Discover how you can change your world with words.


    Discover more at https://www.breakingaverage.com


    Also, be sure to grab a copy of Mark's new book "Please. Sorry. Thanks." at book retailers everywhere.

    • 42 min
    Damar Hamlin - Miracle Moment (2023)

    Damar Hamlin - Miracle Moment (2023)

    Paul and Barry dive into the greatest sports moments that created an impact in our lives. We call it origin moments not just for the player, team or coach, but for all of us. Sometimes in the midst of tragedy something beautiful emerges. Today's episode is about the day the world of sports suddenly stopped as we witnessed the unthinkable, but through the platform of sports came together as one. This one became a miracle.


    Discover more at https://www.breakingaverage.com


    Also, be sure to grab a copy of Paul's new book IMAGINE at http://theimaginebook.com

    • 41 min
    Joe Gibbs - Origin Moment (1983)

    Joe Gibbs - Origin Moment (1983)

    Paul and Barry dive into the greatest sports moments that created an impact in our lives. We call it origin moments not just for the player, team or coach, but for all of us. Sometimes in the midst of tragedy something beautiful emerges. Today's episode is about the day the world of sports suddenly stopped as we witnessed the unthinkable, but through the platform of sports came together as one. This one became a miracle.






    Discover more at https://www.breakingaverage.com


    Also, be sure to grab a copy of Paul's new book IMAGINE at http://theimaginebook.com

    • 51 min
    Tom Brady - Origin Moment (2001)

    Tom Brady - Origin Moment (2001)

    Paul and Barry dive into the greatest sports moments that created an impact including the origin moments of the legends of our time. Today's episode is about the legendary Tom Brady, who many consider the G.O.A.T QB in football history.


    Discover more at https://www.breakingaverage.com


    Also, be sure to grab a copy of Paul's new book IMAGINE at http://theimaginebook.com

    • 50 min
    U.S. Olympic Hockey - Miracle Moment (1980)

    U.S. Olympic Hockey - Miracle Moment (1980)

    Paul and Barry dive into the greatest sports moments that created an impact including the origin moments that we should never forget. Today's episode is about the legendary U.S. Men's Hockey team and how they were lead to improbable gold in the 1980 Winter Olympics Sometimes Miracles really do happen!


    Discover more at https://www.breakingaverage.com


    Also, be sure to grab a copy of Paul's new book IMAGINE at http://theimaginebook.com

    • 37 min
    Jackie Robinson - Origin Moment (1947)

    Jackie Robinson - Origin Moment (1947)

    aul and Barry dive into the greatest sports moments that created an impact including the origin moments of the legends of our time. Today's episode is about the legendary Jackie Robinson.


    Discover more at https://www.breakingaverage.com


    Also, be sure to grab a copy of Paul's new book IMAGINE at http://theimaginebook.com

    • 36 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
150 Ratings

150 Ratings

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Inspired

This podcast always leaves me encouraged and inspire! I love hearing the authentic journeys of others. It casts vision for my future and gives me courage to press on.

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It was good until...

So “even someone from Alabama can teach you something “ (Teachability episode). Impressive statement during a time of division and hatred in our country. Good luck.

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Awesome Podcast!!

Paul, host of the Transformational Leader Podcast, aims to motivate and inpsire high achievers in this can’t miss podcast! The host and expert guests offer insightful advice and information that is helpful to anyone that listens!

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