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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

    • Self-Improvement
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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. 195 | Embrace Your Fear with Kristen Ulmer

    Ep. 195 | Embrace Your Fear with Kristen Ulmer

    Fear needs to be overcome, crushed and avoided at all costs, right? Not quite.
    According to the latest Academy guest —this obsession with getting rid of fear is not only hampering our growth but also robbing us of a live well lived.
    Enter Kristen Ulmer, a thought leader, master facilitator and fear/anxiety expert who radically challenges existing norms around the subject of this deeply misunderstood emotion.
    Known for big cliff jumps and you-fall-you die descents, she became sponsored by the likes of Red Bull, Ralph Lauren, and Nikon, and was inducted into the Hall of Fame September of 2019.
    Kristen's mastery of other danger sports including paragliding, ice and rock climbing, kiteboarding, adventure mountain biking, and flying trapeze also gained her the outdoor industry vote as most extreme “fearless” woman athlete in North America, beating all danger-sports stars, not just skiers.
    In this episode, you're going to learn how to use fear to amplify your creativity, performance and fulfillment in ways you could have never imagined before.
    Ep. 195 | Embrace Your Fear with Kristen Ulmer
    Kristen Ulmer Online The Art Of Fear by Kristen Ulmer MASTERCLASS: MAKE 2020 THE YEAR EVERYTHING CHANGED
    This is why I created a special Masterclass Experience —Make 2020 The Year Everything Changed.
    Inside this high-level training only my paid clients receive access to, you’re going to discover how to:
    Release overwhelm, fear and procrastination Get massive clarity on your vision Reverse engineer your goals and targets Step into your personal power and confidence Create exponential growth momentum and results And most importantly —feel like you’re back in the driver’s seat and on the right track in your life and business.
    ACCESS FREE THE MASTERCLASS HERE:
    >>> ResistAverageAcademy.com/masterclass
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    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!
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    • 1 hr 10 min
    Quick Hit #159: Avoiding Your Vision

    Quick Hit #159: Avoiding Your Vision

    “Tommy, there’s no point in setting a vision for 2021 because the world is too chaotic, crazy, intense —and full of uncertainties.”
    Cool story and that’s how you wind up spewing political vitriol —and joining social media “networks” of conspiratorial echo chambers.
    Here’s the reality:
    There has never been a better time to have a vision.
    There has never been a better time to deepen belief.
    There has never been a better time to harness clarity.
    Because anytime there is external “chaos”:
    We need internal peace.
    We need internal clarity.
    We need internal certainty.
    Otherwise, you combine chaos with chaos and you get what we’re seeing from people today.
    On a long enough timeline this creates hopelessness, loss of agency —and aimlessly drifting through life.
    So, what’s a better way?
    In this Quick Hit, you'll give yourself permission to craft a vision for 2021 and know exactly where you're going —and why it matters to you.
    MASTERCLASS: MAKE 2020 THE YEAR EVERYTHING CHANGED
    This is why I created a special Masterclass Experience —Make 2020 The Year Everything Changed.
    Inside this high-level training only my paid clients receive access to, you’re going to discover how to:
    Release overwhelm, fear and procrastination Get massive clarity on your vision Reverse engineer your goals and targets Step into your personal power and confidence Create exponential growth momentum and results And most importantly —feel like you’re back in the driver’s seat and on the right track in your life and business.
    ACCESS FREE THE MASTERCLASS HERE:
    >>> ResistAverageAcademy.com/masterclass
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    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?
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    • 16 min
    Quick Hit #158: Guaranteed Failure

    Quick Hit #158: Guaranteed Failure

    You’ve got the clarity to know something must change in your life, that the time is now and there is no more ‘waiting’ —but the voice inside keeps telling you that you may fail.
    And let’s be real here —that voice is right:
    There is a possibility of losing. There is a possibility of failure. There is a possibility of stumbling. However —if you’re currently holding onto something that is already out of alignment or unfulfilling to you:
    You’re already 100% guaranteed to fail.
    In this Quick Hit #158 with Tommy Baker, you'll learn to avoid this mechanism that makes us cling onto what isn't working and keeps us stuck in a life we don't want.
    MASTERCLASS: MAKE 2020 THE YEAR EVERYTHING CHANGED
    This is why I created a special Masterclass Experience —Make 2020 The Year Everything Changed.
    Inside this high-level training only my paid clients receive access to, you’re going to discover how to:
    Release overwhelm, fear and procrastination Get massive clarity on your vision Reverse engineer your goals and targets Step into your personal power and confidence Create exponential growth momentum and results And most importantly —feel like you’re back in the driver’s seat and on the right track in your life and business.
    ACCESS FREE THE MASTERCLASS HERE:
    >>> ResistAverageAcademy.com/masterclass
    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?
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    • 13 min
    Ep. 194 | Decoding Flow States with Steven Kotler

    Ep. 194 | Decoding Flow States with Steven Kotler

    When was the last time you experienced flow —where time dissolved, you were more present than ever and you also performed at your best?
    We've all been there —and today's episode is with one of the thought leaders and experts of bringing Flow science, research and practices into the mainstream.
    Which is why I'm honored to host someone I consider a mentor, Steven Kotler. Steven Kotler is a New York Times bestselling author and an award-winning journalist. As the Executive Director of the Flow Research Collective, he is one of the world’s leading experts on high performance.
    His most recent work, Stealing Fire, was a national bestseller and nominated for a Pulitzer Prize. It documents an underground revolution in peak performance that is rapidly going mainstream, fueling a trillion dollar economy and forcing us to rethink how we lead more satisfying, productive and meaningful lives.
    Steven’s work have been translated into over 40 languages and appeared in over 100 publications, including The New York Times, Atlantic Monthly, Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Wired and TIME. He also appears frequently on television and radio, and lectures widely on human performance, disruptive technology and radical innovation.
    Ep. 194 | Decoding Flow States with Steven Kotler
    "Flow follows focus." —Steven Kotler
    "We are designed to work at our peak." —Steven Kotler
    "Flow is the source code for intrinsic motivation." —Steven Kotler
    Ep. 194 |  Steven Kotler Links & Books
    Steven Kotler Online Steven Kotler Instagram Steven Kotler Stealing Fire MASTERCLASS: MAKE 2020 THE YEAR EVERYTHING CHANGED
    This is why I created a special Masterclass Experience —Make 2020 The Year Everything Changed.
    Inside this high-level training only my paid clients receive access to, you’re going to discover how to:
    Release overwhelm, fear and procrastination Get massive clarity on your vision Reverse engineer your goals and targets Step into your personal power and confidence Create exponential growth momentum and results And most importantly —feel like you’re back in the driver’s seat and on the right track in your life and business.
    ACCESS FREE THE MASTERCLASS HERE:
    >>> ResistAverageAcademy.com/masterclass
    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?
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    • 1 hr 4 min
    Quick Hit #157: Business Is Simple

    Quick Hit #157: Business Is Simple

    Business is complicated, hard and full of 11-step systems to create value and convert clients, right?
    Actually no —not at all.
    In fact: business is simple and can be relegated to three core "buckets":
    Lead Generation  Sales & Revenue Systems That's all.
    The reality is:
    Business is simple, humans are complex.
    In this Quick Hit #157: Business Is Simple —you'll discover why business is not complicated and why making it so leads to endless frustration and a lack of results.
    MASTERCLASS: MAKE 2020 THE YEAR EVERYTHING CHANGED
    Inside this high-level training only my paid clients receive access to, you’re going to discover how to:
    Release overwhelm, fear and procrastination Get massive clarity on your vision Reverse engineer your goals and targets Step into your personal power and confidence Create exponential growth momentum and results ...and most importantly —feel like you’re back in the driver’s seat and on the right track in your life and business.
    ACCESS FREE THE MASTERCLASS HERE:
    >>> ResistAverageAcademy.com/masterclass
    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?
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    • 18 min
    Quick Hit #156: Stop Doing Fake Work

    Quick Hit #156: Stop Doing Fake Work

    Fake work is the illusion of progress.
    Fake work is the illusion of momentum.
    Fake work is the illusion of productivity.
    And ultimately, fake work is part of the cult of busyness which values a time and effort economy —instead of a result economy.
    Here’s why this matters:
    It is almost as universal as gravity that in your business, project or endeavor —20% of actions will lead to 80% of the results.
    In this Quick Hit, you're going to discover how to stop doing "Fake" Work and take command back of what matters: the needle-moving, revenue-generating activities of your business.
    MASTERCLASS: MAKE 2020 THE YEAR EVERYTHING CHANGED
    Inside this high-level training only my paid clients receive access to, you’re going to discover how to:
    Release overwhelm, fear and procrastination Get massive clarity on your vision Reverse engineer your goals and targets Step into your personal power and confidence Create exponential growth momentum and results ...and most importantly —feel like you’re back in the driver’s seat and on the right track in your life and business.
    ACCESS FREE THE MASTERCLASS HERE:
    >>> ResistAverageAcademy.com/masterclass
    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

Customer Reviews

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284 Ratings

Hillsahd ,

Thank You Tommy!

After reading The 1% Rule I wanted to learn more about the author which led me to Tommy's podcast. I am so thankful to Tommy as his guests provide valuable insights to life, business, and personal development. I have been a regular listener of the podcasts and through this effort, I have really come to appreciate embracing the journey and challange of life, which we are all a part of. Tommy thank you for doing what you do, it has been a life enhancer for me!

Kb7716 ,

Amazing!

Tommy’s podcast is so motivating and uplifting! To hear from someone who is real and has been through stuff makes him personable and authentic. Very inspiring!

RyanfromCali_13 ,

Life Altering

Understanding what it takes to go from watching in row 115 section B to living it out in the arena daily is what Tommy is all about. This isn’t for everyone, but if you buy in, it WILL change your life. I couldn’t recommend anyone more highly to helping you become the best version of yourself TODAY!

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