87 episodes

Hello and welcome to From Caving In To Crushing It Podcast. I’m Drew Deraney. I'm passionate about helping men overcome adversity. I've been through a lot. I’ve got the uncanny knack of encountering multiple top life stressors simultaneously. If you want to find out more about me, my story and what my work is about, go to ProfitCompassion.com. Come along to one of our Open House calls and see what our Men Supporting Men Collaboration Tribe is all about.

In this podcast, I interview men who’ve been through so much in their lives and have come through stronger. They share their story about how they have overcome adversity and learned to know their worth and stand their ground. So, relax, breathe, and welcome to the show. Enjoy.

From Caving In To Crushing It Drew Deraney

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Hello and welcome to From Caving In To Crushing It Podcast. I’m Drew Deraney. I'm passionate about helping men overcome adversity. I've been through a lot. I’ve got the uncanny knack of encountering multiple top life stressors simultaneously. If you want to find out more about me, my story and what my work is about, go to ProfitCompassion.com. Come along to one of our Open House calls and see what our Men Supporting Men Collaboration Tribe is all about.

In this podcast, I interview men who’ve been through so much in their lives and have come through stronger. They share their story about how they have overcome adversity and learned to know their worth and stand their ground. So, relax, breathe, and welcome to the show. Enjoy.

    Episode 86 - Aman Thakral - From Failure to Fortune: Aman Thakral on Learning, Adapting, and Building Relationships

    Episode 86 - Aman Thakral - From Failure to Fortune: Aman Thakral on Learning, Adapting, and Building Relationships

    This episode:  From Failure to Fortune: Aman Thakral on Learning, Adapting, and Building Relationships. 
     
    Here’s what you’ll learn about:
    Learning from failures and adapting to new situations. (6:17)

    At 14, Aman Thakral flunked a class and lost friends, but learned to speak in a way that others understand.
    Aman applied this skill in the IT industry and in sales, helping them understand customers' needs.
    His ability to empathize with others and communicate effectively has been crucial in his personal and professional life.

    Importance of following up with customers and building relationships. (16:26)

    Aman emphasizes the importance of nurturing current and former customers.

    Belief in a higher purpose, with emphasis on hope and technology. (23:02)

    Aman believes in the importance of believing in a higher purpose beyond oneself.

     
    To learn more about Aman’s mission, go to his LinkedIn profile at https://www.linkedin.com/in/thakralaman/  
    Or his website at http://www.targetintegration.com/  
     
    Aman’s Bio: Aman Thakral
    I am Aman Thakral an CRM & ERP consultant with 15+ years of experience in CRM Industry where I have helped more than 1000 businesses with the various software.
     
    About your host: I'm Drew Deraney, the proud father of three children. For most of my life I've been concerned with what people thought of me and how I was supposed to act. I learned not to be my authentic self and instead became a people pleaser, a man wearing a mask.
    In a 9-month span a few years ago, I endured four faith-shaking life events that caused me to question my existence.
    I became determined to find a better way to live. Through intense self-reflection and awareness, I realized that in order to be happy, I must adhere to my standards of honesty, integrity and truth and needed to break free from the belief system that was anchored in me for close to 50 years.
    I found my purpose and my mission in life. I've now become the man I know I am meant to be. My mission is empowering men ready to make a change to do the same.
    My men's group and one-on-one coaching provide a safe space for men to share, without judgement, and transform. My male clients learn to release their inner greatness and stop self-sabotage, the #1 roadblock keeping them from reaching their goals.
     
    HOW TO CONNECT WITH COACH DREW:
    Website:

    • 28 min
    Episode 85 - Trunnis Goggins - Transformative Moments and Finding Purpose: The Journey of Trunnis Goggins

    Episode 85 - Trunnis Goggins - Transformative Moments and Finding Purpose: The Journey of Trunnis Goggins

    This episode:  Transformative Moments and Finding Purpose: The Journey of Trunnis Goggins. 
     
    Here’s what you’ll learn about:
    Personal growth and defining moments with Trunnis Goggins, who shares a transformative moment from his past. (0:11)

    Trunnis Goggins reflects on parents' sacrifices and vows to provide better life for children.

    Personal growth and success, with a focus on painting a picture of desired outcomes. (4:07)

    Trunnis Goggins defines success as painting a picture of his desired future, including his father and grandfather.
    Trunnis reflects on success as leaving a positive impact on future generations.
    His conversation with a chief sparks anger and motivation to pursue higher education.

    The impact of a mentor's kind words on a person's life. (10:18)

    Trunnis shares his personal journey of pursuing higher education while raising a family, culminating in his successful defense of a dissertation.
    He credits a sentence from a mentor for inspiring his book on telling people how they've impacted one's life.

    Purpose, passion, and persistence in life. (14:35)

    Trunnis teaches prison inmates, and he emphasizes the importance of having a clear purpose and plan for life after prison.
    Trunnis shares a personal experience of teaching inmates about the importance of purpose and planning for their future.
    Trunnis Goggins: We put ourselves in our own prison, need purpose and passion.
    Trunnis Goggins: Find purpose, planning, passion, and persistence for happiness.
    Trunnis shares personal experience with the incarceration of his daughter’s murderer (whose father was also incarcerated) and its impact on family.

    Finding purpose and living intentionally with a focus on self-awareness and passion. (21:08)

    Trunnis shares a personal story of pain and resilience, inspiring others to find their purpose.
    He emphasizes the importance of persistence and living intentionally, with purpose.
    Trunnis offers advice to young entrepreneurs: "Stick to what you're good at and do it well."
    He shares personal experience of failing in business by imitating others, emphasizing the importance of finding one's unique strengths and passions.

     
    To learn more about Trunnis’ mission

    • 30 min
    Episode 84 - Aaron Vilaubi - From Corporate Struggles to Personal Triumph: Aaron’s Journey of Growth and Self-Discovery

    Episode 84 - Aaron Vilaubi - From Corporate Struggles to Personal Triumph: Aaron’s Journey of Growth and Self-Discovery

    This episode: From Corporate Struggles to Personal Triumph: Aaron’s Journey of Growth and Self-Discovery. 
     
    Here’s what you’ll learn about:
    Personal growth and career development. (0:07)

    Aaron Vilaubi shares his journey of self-discovery and growth through interviews with successful men.
    He reflects on his path to success, crediting mentors and embracing opportunities for growth.
    Aaron shares two stories from his personal and professional life, including a challenging experience in corporate America.
    He struggled with a performance plan for 6 weeks, then made errors under microscope.
    Aaron fought to keep job despite mental health issues and physical discomfort.

    Personal and professional growth through self-awareness and taking calculated risks. (6:46)

    Aaron reflects on personal growth through past relationships and defining moments.
    He emphasizes the importance of self-awareness and decision-making independence.
    Aaron describes his fear of public speaking, despite having a natural talent for it.
    He found his voice through Toastmasters and discovered his passion for speaking.

    Identity and how it can be tied to external labels, with a focus on personal growth and self-discovery. (13:38)

    Aaron reflects on personal growth and identity, sharing insights on conformity and intuition.
    He shares personal story of losing identity after athletic career ended, still working on finding self-worth.
    Identity tied to external labels can lead to depression, as seen in friend/colleague who retired from practicing law.

    Identity, motivation, and success. (18:26)

    Aaron Vilaubi: Identity is found through self-awareness and intrinsic motivation.
    Aaron Vilaubi: Identity shifts over time, but it's okay to adapt and find new motivations.
    Aaron discusses the importance of surrounding oneself with the right people for success.
    He addresses the elephant in the room by acknowledging the listener's potential doubts about his credibility.

    Personal growth and coaching with Aaron Vilaubi. (24:23)

    Aaron offers free assessment call to help audience members improve their lives.

    • 36 min
    Episode 83 - Ethan Chazin - Navigating Career Crossroads: Ethan's Journey to Personal Growth and Entrepreneurship

    Episode 83 - Ethan Chazin - Navigating Career Crossroads: Ethan's Journey to Personal Growth and Entrepreneurship

    This episode:  Navigating Career Crossroads: Ethan's Journey to Personal Growth and Entrepreneurship. 
     
    Here’s what you’ll learn about:
    Career crossroads and personal growth. (0:09)

    Ethan Chazin shares his personal story of defining moments and opportunities.
    Ethan reflects on past experiences of being laid off and realizes the importance of pursuing one's passions.
    He found purpose in helping individuals and organizations create great cultures of work.

    Relationships, career choices, and personal growth. (5:58)

    Ethan shared his story of meeting his significant other in high school, highlighting the importance of mutual friends and shared experiences in building a strong bond.
    He discussed his college experience, revealing that he initially went to college in New York and transferred to California after two years, and how he met his significant other through their respective groups of friends.
    Ethan shares his personal journey of self-discovery and career development, highlighting the importance of questioning societal norms and following one's own path.
    His experiences include dating, working full-time, and relocating to different cities, all while seeking to find his true calling and identity.

    Entrepreneurship, self-awareness, and personal branding. (11:42)

    Ethan had an epiphany in January 2009 to pursue entrepreneurship, and it was a combination of both leaping into the unknown and gradually building up to it.
    He had a gut feeling that he was meant to be an entrepreneur, and it took him a while to listen to that inner voice and take the leap of faith.
    Ethan emphasizes self-awareness and reflecting on one's true identity before pursuing passions.
    He highlights the importance of finding one's true identity and passion, and not relying on others' opinions.
    Ethan vetted his personal brand by asking 5-6 people for one-word adjectives that describe him.
    He removed toxic friends from his life and expressed gratitude to supportive people.

    Personal and professional growth, trusting inner voice, and supporting others. (20:46)

    Ethan Chazan shares advice on life with the 7–10-year-old version of himself.
    He offers advice to younger self and others, by emphasizing trusting inner voice for clarity.

     
    To learn more about Ethan’s mission

    • 27 min
    Episode 82 - Charley Timmins - Rising from the Ashes: Charley's Journey Through Career Setbacks and Personal Growth.

    Episode 82 - Charley Timmins - Rising from the Ashes: Charley's Journey Through Career Setbacks and Personal Growth.

    This episode: Rising from the Ashes: Charley's Journey Through Career Setbacks and Personal Growth. 
    Here’s what you’ll learn about:
    Career setbacks and personal growth with Charlie Timmons. (0:00)

    Charley Timmons shares his defining moment of resilience in the face of adversity.
    Charley’s career struggles led to depression, lost job and lost marriage.

    Career transitions, potential, and networking. (3:37)

    Charley overcame setbacks to launch a new company, facing negative press from disgruntled ex-employees.
    He reflects on his journey from college to education, citing personal and professional growth.
    Charley shares his passion for identifying and nurturing hidden potential in others.

    Personal growth, vulnerability, and finding purpose. (10:21)

    Charley found purpose through self-reflection and resilience.
    He reflects on personal growth through vulnerability and continuous learning.

    Career development and meaningful work post-corporate America. (14:49)

    Charley discusses his business, which involves helping people find their superpowers and communicate their value to others.
    He explains how his methodology takes a deep dive into a person's past experiences and accomplishments to understand their purpose and values.
    Charley emphasizes the importance of finding meaningful work in late 50s and beyond, rather than just focusing on money.
    He suggests that job seekers should first discover their true identity before looking for a job, to increase their chances of success.

    Self-belief, relationships, and entrepreneurship. (20:44)

    Charley Timmons advises young children to "believe in yourself" and not try to fit into others' expectations.
    He emphasizes relationships and providing value early on to build trust and enduring connections.

     
    To learn more about Charley’s mission, go to his LinkedIn profile at https://www.linkedin.com/in/charlestimmins/
    Or his website at http://www.sixfigurecareermastery.com/
     
    Charley’s Bio: Charley Timmins
    "We all possess hidden talents, wisdom, and ideas with the potential to impact the world positively.

    • 28 min
    Episode 81 - Rick Gabrielly - From Adversity to Entrepreneurship: Rick's Journey of Personal Growth and Connection

    Episode 81 - Rick Gabrielly - From Adversity to Entrepreneurship: Rick's Journey of Personal Growth and Connection

    This episode:  From Adversity to Entrepreneurship: Rick's Journey of Personal Growth and Connection. 
    Here’s what you’ll learn about:
    Overcoming adversity with Rick Gabrielly, who shares his personal growth journey. (0:08)

    Rick shares a defining moment from his life where he was hit upside the head with a 2x4, leading to a moment of growth and change.

    Father's death, addiction, and recovery, with a focus on the power of connection. (2:00)

    Rick describes his father's death and his subsequent struggles with depression and self-destructive behavior.
    Rick's friend, and former school teacher, has a near-death experience while body surfing, leaving him paralyzed from the neck down.
    Rick held hands with the man after a near-death experience and never talked about it.
    Rick and his wife met a year after his recovery through a chance encounter at a bar.

    Career journey from welding to sales to entrepreneurship. (6:13)

    Rick met Carol in 1987 and they're still dating today.
    Rick’s father wanted him to be a lawyer, and he begged his mother to ignore his father's wishes.
    Rick was running a body shop when he met Carol, who was a banker.
    He describes his entrepreneurial journey, from sales to recruiting, and eventually starting his own company.
    Rick left his job in 1997 to pursue his own entrepreneurial venture, after feeling constrained by the corporate culture.

    Entrepreneurship, wellness, and personal growth. (11:20)

    Rick's journey from a dentistry spa to wellness coaching was driven by his desire for creativity and recognition.
    Despite facing challenges and underappreciation, Rick persevered and built a successful consulting firm, Rainmaker Consulting.
    Rick shares his passion for wellness and recreation, and how he’s used his inner compass to guide his decisions.
    Rick became a distributor and management level leader with Bemer and won an award for his work.

    Personal growth, entrepreneurship, and mentorship. (16:22)

    At a virtual conference in The Netherlands, speaker Frank van den Horst shares stories about his father's magic career, and Rick connected with Frank afterwards and chatted over shared interests.
    Rick, Frank and Peter created online community for self-

    • 35 min

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