421 episodes

When was the last time you told someone you wanted to live an ‘average’ life? Exactly, but many people end up there. Resist Average Academy is for those who want to thrive, to grow and to ensure they are never stuck.

Featuring some of the world’s best entrepreneurs, artists, creatives, athletes and brands —you’ll not only be inspired, but ensure you create a life you can't wait to wake up for every single day.

Resist Average Academy | Tommy Baker Tommy Baker: Host, Author, CEO

    • Education
    • 5.0 • 284 Ratings

When was the last time you told someone you wanted to live an ‘average’ life? Exactly, but many people end up there. Resist Average Academy is for those who want to thrive, to grow and to ensure they are never stuck.

Featuring some of the world’s best entrepreneurs, artists, creatives, athletes and brands —you’ll not only be inspired, but ensure you create a life you can't wait to wake up for every single day.

    Quick Hit #179: Hustlers & Seekers [Audiobook Chapter]

    Quick Hit #179: Hustlers & Seekers [Audiobook Chapter]

    I’m thrilled to hold the first copies of Hustlers & Seekers in my hands.
    And guess what?
    This book is designed to do the *one* thing I’ve never seen done in the world of personal growth, to help you merge both parts of yourself:
    The ambitious dreamer, the relentless spirit who shows up and never takes “no” for an answer —going all in on themselves. (We’ll use ‘Hustling’ to describe this energy.)
    The insatiable seeker, the person on a quest for meaning, for inquiry, to know what this life is *really* about —and find the truth. (We’ll use ‘Seeking’ to describe this energy.)
    In other words:
    You’re meant to be both.
    You’re meant to harness both.
    You’re meant to integrate both.
    🎟️ PRE-ORDER HUSTLERS & SEEKERS TO CLAIM YOUR $597 OF BONUSES 🎟️
    You’re told to be ambitious, work your face off and complete a 7-step morning ritual before 9:30 AM —listening to Gary Vee as you pound Nitro Cold Brew.
    (We’ll call this ‘doing’, or Hustling.)
    You’re told to surrender, do the inner work, align your chakras as you meditate to binaural beats —with a backdrop of Abraham Hicks as you connect with source.
    (We’ll call this ‘being’, or Seeking.)
    So, what do you pick?
    Pick hustle and you’ll buy into the myth that one day you’ll get ‘there’ and arrive at the Oasis where all your problems will disappear.
    Pick seeking and you’ll buy into the myth that the inner work is all you need and one day you’ll be enlightened and pound tequila with Deepak.
    Quite a dilemma, wouldn’t you agree?
    The reality is:
    We need to merge both. We need to connect both. We need to synergize both. "If it stays as insight, it may as well be personal growth videogames." —Tommy Baker
    In today's Quick Hit, I'll share a small snippet from the book and dive into some of the core themes, topics, and insights —you won't want to miss!
    🎟️ PRE-ORDER HUSTLERS & SEEKERS TO CLAIM YOUR $597 OF BONUSES 🎟️
    I'm excited to announce my brand new book, Hustlers & Seekers: How To Crush It and Find Fulfillment Without Losing Your Mind.
    When you place a free pre-order on Amazon (the price will go down on launch day) or a pre-paid one on B&N...
    You’re going to get my 7-12 Formula Course where I teach you how to create a week’s worth of results...in less than half a day.
    Here’s how to claim yours:
    1️⃣ Pre-order on Amazon or B&N.
    2️⃣ DM me a screenshot of your order.
    3️⃣ I’ll send you a coupon for instant access!
    If you’ve gotten any value from my work —this is for you.
    LIKED WHAT YOU HEARD?
    There are countless podcasts out there. If you have ever gotten any value from the Academy…
    Please take 60-90 seconds to tell the world why.
    What is it about the Academy that makes you tune in? Head over to iTunes, search for the Academy, click 'write a review' and submit...it would mean the world!
    Our new website is live! Ensure you don't miss a thing and join us on this platform by grabbing your special audio training (this can't be found anywhere else) right here:
    ASK US A QUESTION AND BE FEATURED:
    Have a burning question, challenge or issue you want to be coached on?
    Be featured on the Academy with our Quick Hit Q+A here:
    https://resistaverageacademy.com/ask-a-question/

    • 36 min
    Quick Hit #178: Want More Discipline? Do This.

    Quick Hit #178: Want More Discipline? Do This.

    “You’re so disciplined, Tommy —if I had that, then I would launch the business, take the bold step, get in the best shape…”
    Oh, no...while I appreciate the triple scoop Hot Fudge sundae to my ego when you utter those words —here’s the truth:
    Discipline is *easy* when you’ve amplified your desire:
    Where it becomes a no brainer. Where it becomes a daily habit. Where it becomes a non-negotiable. In other words:
    When you want it badly enough.
    When you want it with every fiber of your being.
    When you want it more than you want to breathe.
    Then you’ll show up every single day —regardless of thoughts, feelings, moods, emotions and what Cardi B said on Twitter.
    🎟️ PRE-ORDER HUSTLERS & SEEKERS TO CLAIM YOUR $597 OF BONUSES 🎟️
    You’re told to be ambitious, work your face off and complete a 7-step morning ritual before 9:30 AM —listening to Gary Vee as you pound Nitro Cold Brew.
    (We’ll call this ‘doing’, or Hustling.)
    You’re told to surrender, do the inner work, align your chakras as you meditate to binaural beats —with a backdrop of Abraham Hicks as you connect with source.
    (We’ll call this ‘being’, or Seeking.)
    So, what do you pick?
    Pick hustle and you’ll buy into the myth that one day you’ll get ‘there’ and arrive at the Oasis where all your problems will disappear.
    Pick seeking and you’ll buy into the myth that the inner work is all you need and one day you’ll be enlightened and pound tequila with Deepak.
    Quite a dilemma, wouldn’t you agree?
    The reality is:
    We need to merge both. We need to connect both. We need to synergize both. "If it stays as insight, it may as well be personal growth videogames." —Tommy Baker
    In today's Quick Hit, I'll share a small snippet from the book and dive into some of the core themes, topics, and insights —you won't want to miss!
    🎟️ PRE-ORDER HUSTLERS & SEEKERS TO CLAIM YOUR $597 OF BONUSES 🎟️
    I'm excited to announce my brand new book, Hustlers & Seekers: How To Crush It and Find Fulfillment Without Losing Your Mind.
    When you place a free pre-order on Amazon (the price will go down on launch day) or a pre-paid one on B&N...
    You’re going to get my 7-12 Formula Course where I teach you how to create a week’s worth of results...in less than half a day.
    Here’s how to claim yours:
    1️⃣ Pre-order on Amazon or B&N.
    2️⃣ DM me a screenshot of your order.
    3️⃣ I’ll send you a coupon for instant access!
    If you’ve gotten any value from my work —this is for you.
    LIKED WHAT YOU HEARD?
    There are countless podcasts out there. If you have ever gotten any value from the Academy…
    Please take 60-90 seconds to tell the world why.
    What is it about the Academy that makes you tune in? Head over to iTunes, search for the Academy, click 'write a review' and submit...it would mean the world!
    Our new website is live! Ensure you don't miss a thing and join us on this platform by grabbing your special audio training (this can't be found anywhere else) right here:
    ASK US A QUESTION AND BE FEATURED:
    Have a burning question, challenge or issue you want to be coached on?
    Be featured on the Academy with our Quick Hit Q+A here:
    https://resistaverageacademy.com/ask-a-question/

    • 23 min
    Ep. 211 | Fill Your Work With Purpose & Happiness With Jenn Lim

    Ep. 211 | Fill Your Work With Purpose & Happiness With Jenn Lim

    These days, no one wants a "job".
    Instead, we're looking for purpose, meaning, and fulfillment when it comes to their work life.
    But there's a problem: over 70% of employees are disengaged with their work.
    Enter today's guest —Jenn Lim. 
    Jenn Lim is the CEO and Chief Happiness Officer of Delivering Happiness, a company she and Tony Hsieh, the prior CEO of Zappos cofounded to show how you can prioritize purpose, people, and profits to make an impact on the world.
    In 2010, Jenn led the launch and management of Tony’s first book [Delivering Happiness] which sold over 1 million copies and hit #1 on The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal. It was also voted one of the best business books by NPR, Amazon, and Inc. Magazine.
    With the book’s success, DH evolved into the world’s first coach|sulting® company to help businesses, governments, and health care systems actualize their own sustainable organizations with people and purpose for a positive ROI.
    Since then, DH has inspired and helped over 400 organizations around the world create systemic change to ready them for growth, adaptability, and resiliency.
    In this conversation, you're going to learn how to fill your work with purpose, happiness and deep meaning —from one of the world's best.
    Ep. 211 | Fill Your Work With Purpose and Happiness With Jen Limm
    Jen Limm Beyond Happiness Delivering Happiness 🎟️ PRE-ORDER HUSTLERS & SEEKERS TO CLAIM YOUR $597 OF BONUSES 🎟️
    I'm excited to announce my brand new book, Hustlers & Seekers: How To Crush It and Find Fulfillment Without Losing Your Mind.
    When you place a free pre-order on Amazon (the price will go down on launch day) or a pre-paid one on B&N...
    You’re going to get my 7-12 Formula Course where I teach you how to create a week’s worth of results...in less than half a day.
    Here’s how to claim yours:
    1️⃣ Pre-order on Amazon or B&N.
    2️⃣ DM me a screenshot of your order.
    3️⃣ I’ll send you a coupon for instant access!
    If you’ve gotten any value from my work —this is for you.
    LIKED WHAT YOU HEARD?
    There are countless podcasts out there. If you have ever gotten any value from the Academy…
    Please take 60-90 seconds to tell the world why.
    What is it about the Academy that makes you tune in? Head over to iTunes, search for the Academy, click 'write a review' and submit...it would mean the world!
    Our new website is live! Ensure you don't miss a thing and join us on this platform by grabbing your special audio training (this can't be found anywhere else) right here:
    ASK US A QUESTION AND BE FEATURED:
    Have a burning question, challenge or issue you want to be coached on?
    Be featured on the Academy with our Quick Hit Q+A here:
    https://resistaverageacademy.com/ask-a-question/

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Ep. 210 | Key Questions For a Thriving Life With Marc Champagne

    Ep. 210 | Key Questions For a Thriving Life With Marc Champagne

    Questions.
    A mentor, Dr. John Demartini once told me —the quality of the questions you ask will determine the quality of our lives.
    But there’s a problem: when we run our lives on auto-pilot, we aren’t aware of the questions we’re asking.
    Which means we ask questions like:
    How could I ever afford to do that? Why does this always happen to me? Why can’t I seem to be further along? Instead, what if you flipped the above and asked:
    How can I create more value? What’s the competitive advantage this gives me? Where can I truly celebrate the blessings I have today? Enter my latest guest, Marc Champagne.
    Marc believes we’re all one question away from a completely different life.
    He’s studied the minds of people like Kobe Bryant, Maya Angelou, Naveen Jain, James Clear, Picasso, Stephen Hawking and created a book called Personal Socrates: Questions That Will Upgrade Your Life from Legends and World-Class Performers.
    In today's conversation, Marc Champagne and I dive into the power of "mental fitness", what wisdom really means, and how to ask better questions, to gain deeper insights, clarity —and well, results on a daily basis.
    Ep. 210 | Key Questions For a Thriving Life With Marc Champagne
    Marc Champagne Online Personal Socrates Book Behind The Human Podcast 🎟️ PRE-ORDER HUSTLERS & SEEKERS TO CLAIM YOUR $597 OF BONUSES 🎟️
    I'm excited to announce my brand new book, Hustlers & Seekers: How To Crush It and Find Fulfillment Without Losing Your Mind.
    When you place a free pre-order on Amazon (the price will go down on launch day) or a pre-paid one on B&N...
    You’re going to get my 7-12 Formula Course where I teach you how to create a week’s worth of results...in less than half a day.
    Here’s how to claim yours:
    1️⃣ Pre-order on Amazon or B&N.
    2️⃣ DM me a screenshot of your order.
    3️⃣ I’ll send you a coupon for instant access!
    If you’ve gotten any value from my work —this is for you.
    LIKED WHAT YOU HEARD?
    There are countless podcasts out there. If you have ever gotten any value from the Academy…
    Please take 60-90 seconds to tell the world why.
    What is it about the Academy that makes you tune in? Head over to iTunes, search for the Academy, click 'write a review' and submit...it would mean the world!
    Our new website is live! Ensure you don't miss a thing and join us on this platform by grabbing your special audio training (this can't be found anywhere else) right here:
    ASK US A QUESTION AND BE FEATURED:
    Have a burning question, challenge or issue you want to be coached on?
    Be featured on the Academy with our Quick Hit Q+A here:
    https://resistaverageacademy.com/ask-a-question/

    • 59 min
    Quick Hit #177: Decoding Hustlers & Seekers

    Quick Hit #177: Decoding Hustlers & Seekers

    You’re told to be ambitious, work your face off and complete a 7-step morning ritual before 9:30 AM —listening to Gary Vee as you pound Nitro Cold Brew.
    (We’ll call this ‘doing’, or Hustling.)
    You’re told to surrender, do the inner work, align your chakras as you meditate to binaural beats —with a backdrop of Abraham Hicks as you connect with source.
    (We’ll call this ‘being’, or Seeking.)
    So, what do you pick?
    Pick hustle and you’ll buy into the myth that one day you’ll get ‘there’ and arrive at the Oasis where all your problems will disappear.
    Pick seeking and you’ll buy into the myth that the inner work is all you need and one day you’ll be enlightened and pound tequila with Deepak.
    Quite a dilemma, wouldn’t you agree?
    The reality is:
    We need to merge both. We need to connect both. We need to synergize both. "If it stays as insight, it may as well be personal growth videogames." —Tommy Baker
    In today's Quick Hit, I'll share a small snippet from the book and dive into some of the core themes, topics, and insights —you won't want to miss!
    🎟️ PRE-ORDER HUSTLERS & SEEKERS TO CLAIM YOUR $597 OF BONUSES 🎟️
    I'm excited to announce my brand new book, Hustlers & Seekers: How To Crush It and Find Fulfillment Without Losing Your Mind.
    When you place a free pre-order on Amazon (the price will go down on launch day) or a pre-paid one on B&N...
    You’re going to get my 7-12 Formula Course where I teach you how to create a week’s worth of results...in less than half a day.
    Here’s how to claim yours:
    1️⃣ Pre-order on Amazon or B&N.
    2️⃣ DM me a screenshot of your order.
    3️⃣ I’ll send you a coupon for instant access!
    If you’ve gotten any value from my work —this is for you.
    LIKED WHAT YOU HEARD?
    There are countless podcasts out there. If you have ever gotten any value from the Academy…
    Please take 60-90 seconds to tell the world why.
    What is it about the Academy that makes you tune in? Head over to iTunes, search for the Academy, click 'write a review' and submit...it would mean the world!
    Our new website is live! Ensure you don't miss a thing and join us on this platform by grabbing your special audio training (this can't be found anywhere else) right here:
    ASK US A QUESTION AND BE FEATURED:
    Have a burning question, challenge or issue you want to be coached on?
    Be featured on the Academy with our Quick Hit Q+A here:
    https://resistaverageacademy.com/ask-a-question/

    • 21 min
    Ep. 209 | Find Work That Makes You Come Alive with Jonathan Fields

    Ep. 209 | Find Work That Makes You Come Alive with Jonathan Fields

    When was the last time you felt alive with the work you do?
    Take a moment to answer that question and don't be afraid to be radically honest.
    Because for a large part of my life: work did not make me come alive as I counted down the seconds until I could leave for Happy Hour.
    Clearly, it wasn't working.
    Today, I find myself blessed to wake up with vigor every single day as I pursue what matters most. And by the way, this does not mean it's easy, but that's beside the point when you're doing things that lift your spirit.
    And guess what?
    This is available to you too, and my guest is here to help you find work that makes you come alive —Jonathan Fields.
    Jonathan Fields is a dad, husband, author, and host of one of the top-ranked podcasts in the world, Good Life Project®, featured everywhere from The Wall Street Journal to Oprah Magazine and even Apple’s iconic annual product event.
    He is also the Founder/CEO of Spark Endeavors and lead architect behind the Sparketypes®, an archetyping system and set of tools tapped by over 500,000 individuals and organizations to identify, embrace, and cultivate work that makes people come alive, and equip organizations and leaders to more-effectively unlock potential, motivation, impact, and joy.
    Jonathan also speaks globally to groups and organizations, and his work has been featured widely in the media, including The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, FastCompany, Inc., Entrepreneur, Forbes, Oprah Magazine, Elle, Allure, The Guardian, and more.
    You're going to love this new episode with Jonathan Fields where you'll discover what makes you come alive and how to integrate this into your work on a daily basis!
    Ep. 209 | Find Work That Makes You Come Alive with Jonathan Fields
    Sparked Book  Sparked Assessment Jonathan Fields Good Life Project 🎟️ PRE-ORDER HUSTLERS & SEEKERS TO CLAIM YOUR $597 OF BONUSES 🎟️
    I'm excited to announce my brand new book, Hustlers & Seekers: How To Crush It and Find Fulfillment Without Losing Your Mind.
    When you place a free pre-order on Amazon (the price will go down on launch day) or a pre-paid one on B&N...
    You’re going to get my 7-12 Formula Course where I teach you how to create a week’s worth of results...in less than half a day.
    Here’s how to claim yours:
    1️⃣ Pre-order on Amazon or B&N.
    2️⃣ DM me a screenshot of your order.
    3️⃣ I’ll send you a coupon for instant access!
    If you’ve gotten any value from my work —this is for you.
    LIKED WHAT YOU HEARD?
    There are countless podcasts out there. If you have ever gotten any value from the Academy…
    Please take 60-90 seconds to tell the world why.
    What is it about the Academy that makes you tune in? Head over to iTunes, search for the Academy, click 'write a review' and submit...it would mean the world!
    Our new website is live! Ensure you don't miss a thing and join us on this platform by grabbing your special audio training (this can't be found anywhere else) right here:
    ASK US A QUESTION AND BE FEATURED:
    Have a burning question, challenge or issue you want to be coached on?
    Be featured on the Academy with our Quick Hit Q+A here:
    https://resistaverageacademy.com/ask-a-question/

    • 1 hr 6 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
284 Ratings

284 Ratings

Cher Hale ,

Helps me see new possibilities

Listening to this show — in particular, the episode with Greg McKeown — helped me think differently about how I spend my time in my business and which areas need more attention. Anything that helps me slow down and re-evaluate so I can live more intentionally is a must listen in my book.

theSeedbyVanLee ,

He never fails to deliver powerful content

Episode 170 quick hit was so spot on!!! Truths being spoken about all of us who say we want to be entreprenours, I feel its SOOOOO important to take everything as a lesson and all valleys as opportunities to get better, thankyou Tommy as always for being so true, blunt and bright.
Great epusode to either keep going with more excitement or get really honest and run back to your 9 to 5.

lizstill ,

Another Wow!

I love this podcast! Value bombs of information are being dropped multiple times on every episode- and all top notch! Thank you Tommy for sharing all that you do!!!

Top Podcasts In Education

You Might Also Like