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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

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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.

    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
    Ep. 208 | Live Louder Than You Talk with Josh Coats

    Ep. 208 | Live Louder Than You Talk with Josh Coats

    We live in a world of talkers —people who talk a big game about their lives and businesses and yet:
    The most successful people are not the ones who talk, but rather, who let their actions do the talking for them.
    Enter my latest guest on the Academy, Josh Coats. known as the "PUSH" Coach. Josh is a certified life coach by the John Maxwell Team, an entrepreneur, and author who was built a multi-million dollar business, helping people create a business around their lifestyle and not the other way around.
    In today's episode —we dive deep into how the biggest factor for your success starts inward, how to lead from the heart, why many business owners are unfilled and the no-holds-barred real talk to help you finish your year on fire with clarity, growth, and results you can touch and feel.
    By the way, I'll be part of a Virtual Leadership Event with Josh and some incredible speakers...and you can grab a FREE ticket to the event here.
    Ep. 208 | Live Louder Than You Talk with Josh Coats
    Josh Coats Online Josh Coats Instagram Josh Coats Virtual Leadership Summit 🎟️ 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:
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    • 1 hr 22 min
    Quick Hit #176: 120 Days Left —How Will You Finish?

    Quick Hit #176: 120 Days Left —How Will You Finish?

    Most don’t remember their 2021 goals.
    And guess what —there are only 120 days to:
    Finish with focus. Finish with purpose. Finish with momentum Or, you can do what most people will do:
    Limp to the finish line in a haze of distraction and emotional chaos —saying “next year” will be the year.
    No, thanks —so, what’s a better way?
    In today's Quick Hit on the Resist Average Academy with Tommy Baker, I'll share how to finish 2021 with clarity, growth and endless momentum!
    🎟️ 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/

    • 24 min
    Ep. 207 | Do What You Love and Get Paid with Gretchen Rubin

    Ep. 207 | Do What You Love and Get Paid with Gretchen Rubin

    How do you find work that makes you come alive —and get paid for it? It's the ultimate question for a thriving life from the inside out.
    But let's face it:
    Most people are not doing what they love and rarely getting paid for it.
    The fact is: work should never be separate from life. If we do it right, our work and life create a synergetic exchange of purpose, meaning, and financial freedom.
    Enter the latest Academy guest, the one and only Gretchen Rubin.
    She’s the author of the blockbuster New York Times bestsellers, The Four Tendencies, Better Than Before, The Happiness Project, and Happier at Home.
    Fast Company named Gretchen Rubin to its list of Most Creative People in Business, and she’s a member of Oprah’s SuperSoul 100.
    But it wasn't always that way.
    In fact, Gretchen started her career in Law before making a hard pivot into the writing world and in today's episode —you're going to discover how to do what you love, build rapid self-awareness, and get paid for your skills.
    Ep. 207 | Do What You Love and Get Paid with Gretchen Rubin
    Gretchen Rubin Online The Happier Podcast Four Tendencies Quiz 🎟️ 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 5 min
    Quick Hit #175: Dreams Versus Fantasies

    Quick Hit #175: Dreams Versus Fantasies

    Do you have a dream or a fantasy?
    Now, let me explain with a dose of #RealTalk:
    Most people have fantasies —thinking that ‘someday’ it’s all going to happen to them in a stroke of fortune:
    A magical moment where Oprah finds them.
    A magical moment where an investor shows up.
    A magical moment when they’re ‘ready’ to start.
    (Look at what these have in common: a reliance on an external event instead of using agency —the power of choice.)
    And guess what?
    Fantasies are like unicorns —they’re adorable little things but:
    They stop you from showing up.
    They stop you from doing the work.
    They stop you from getting messy AF.
    They stop you from asking for the sale.
    They stop you from emotional resilience.
    In today's Quick Hit, you'll learn how to ensure you have a real dream, an actual dream —versus a fantasy.
    🎟️ 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/

    • 18 min
    Ep. 206 | Your Dream Will Humble You with Mateo Askaripour

    Ep. 206 | Your Dream Will Humble You with Mateo Askaripour

    I'm convinced we don't simply choose our dreams —our dreams choose us. They come during the quiet moments of life through nudges and whispers and desires...until they're what we can't stop thinking about.
    But then what?
    For Mateo Askaripour —he had all the markers of success: making over 6 figures at a start-up, leading a big team, and rising up the ladder.
    Until.
    Until he faced reality: his dream was to become a writer, a novelist, and he'd do whatever it take to bring it to life.
    But it wasn't working as he faced rejection after rejection and had to face himself:
    Does he still chase his dream —or go back to safety?
    Enter the latest Academy guest, Mateo Askaripour, the New York Times Bestselling Author of Black Black and a 2018 Rhode Island Writers Colony writer-in-residence. Mateo's writing has appeared in Entrepreneur, Lit Hub, Catapult, The Rumpus, Medium, and elsewhere.
    His book is has been named: A Read with Jenna Today Show Book Club Pick, An Indie Next Pick, Apple's Best of January, Amazon's Spotlight Best Pick of the Month, One of Barnes & Noble Reads "Most Anticipated for January", One of Entertainment Weekly's "Best Books to Keep You Warm this January", One of Washington Post's "10 Books to Read in January" and tons more.
    In today's podcast, Mateo and I deep dive into what it takes to chase your dreams, how to handle rejection, doubt, and pressure  —and wh you should have fun during your process.
    Ep. 206 | Your Dream Will Humble You with Mateo Askaripour
    "I had to get honest with myself." —Mateo Askaripour
    Make sure to follow Mateo's on Instagram here and let him know what you thought of the episode.
    🎟️ 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/

    • 54 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!!!

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