125 episodes

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-Improvement
    • 5.0, 31 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!

    #124 When Life Gets Crazy

    #124 When Life Gets Crazy

    What do you do when life gets crazy? What will you do when life gets crazier? The answer is that we all fall back to our training! Archilochus said, “we do not rise to the level of our expectations, we fall to the level of our training.”

    In the last week we went on a few extraordinary hikes in the Rocky Mountains. On Saturday we had the opportunity and privilege to help rescue a young man who was injured in a rockslide. We were only able to help him because we were prepared to help him. We were prepared because we have been training. The same is true for every important area of life!

    • 48 min
    #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

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
31 Ratings

31 Ratings

JOP52 ,

Great for entrepreneurs and parents

I’ve gotten a lot of value from Greg’s teachings on this podcast as well as his other stuff. Great guy, great value, worth listening for sure!

Steven_Barrow ,

Amazing

I love listening to this in the morning. It always gets me jazzed for the day. Greg sees the big picture!

Katelyn Wilhelmsen ,

Life Changing

I look up to Greg Denning as one of the most influential mentors of my life. While listening to this podcast, I recognize ideals that I’ve had for years that I can trace back to early high school when I received his mentoring. Thank you so much for everything that you do; I aspire to help people like you do, and to reach upward to live my extraordinary life!

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