20 episodes

Anyone and everyone that wants more out of life has essentially the same question; How do I get what I want? If you really want to know why you don’t get what you want, and what to do about it, The Average Sucks show is for you. Each episode, brought to you by Author/Top Results Coach Michael Bernoff, features conversations with people of influence that have learned how to create an above average life. Modeling the behaviors of successful people is one of the quickest ways to reach your goals; and every other week you’ll gain actionable life strategies from Michael and his guests that you can begin using immediately to Raise Your Average and live the life you want.

The Average Sucks Show Michael Bernoff

    • Education
    • 5.0 • 76 Ratings

Anyone and everyone that wants more out of life has essentially the same question; How do I get what I want? If you really want to know why you don’t get what you want, and what to do about it, The Average Sucks show is for you. Each episode, brought to you by Author/Top Results Coach Michael Bernoff, features conversations with people of influence that have learned how to create an above average life. Modeling the behaviors of successful people is one of the quickest ways to reach your goals; and every other week you’ll gain actionable life strategies from Michael and his guests that you can begin using immediately to Raise Your Average and live the life you want.

    How to Raise Your Average

    How to Raise Your Average

    On this week’s episode of The Average Sucks Show, I lay it all out plain and simple - it’s important you know what your AVERAGE is and, when you truly understand it, you can start getting what you want out of life
    And become a happier, more-fulfilled human being.
    I know you’re a smart person who is managing your life. And, I’m sure like most people, you know what it is you need to do, but you aren’t doing it. Or maybe you do those things for a while, but can’t seem to follow through. Consistency is the linchpin for success, no question.
    Working longer, trying harder, and forcing yourself to plug along is not the answer.
    Listen, it all comes down to communication. Your future hinges on your ability to effectively communicate. Your communication will get you where you want, and fast - and it has the power to destroy your current average--the way you currently do things in life.
    Of course, you're doing great things, and you've got a lot of awesome things happening in your life, but it's your average that controls you. You are your average.
    If you want to know how to elevate your current average so you can get anything you want in life, listen to episode 1 now!
    Remember, The Best Is Yet To Come,
    Michael Bernoff

    • 18 min
    Michael Talks With Andre

    Michael Talks With Andre

    TODAY’S SPECIAL GUEST IS ANDRE NORMAN, OR AS HE’S KNOWN: “THE AMBASSADOR OF HOPE.”
    His story is truly one of a kind…
    Andre went from prisoner to professor, from prison yard to Harvard Yard, in one transformational and inspiring story. Growing up in a broken home, fatherless from the age of six, going from illiteracy to gang activity, Andre’s childhood prepared him for nothing less than a life of crime and violence. Eventually leading Andre to be sentenced to over 100 years in prison.
    Having survived rock bottom, Andre knew he could help others do the same. Pulling from his life experiences, turning misfortune into fortune, Andre set out to touch the lives of those in need. Through speaking, mentoring and various online programs, he now helps individuals, families and corporations turn any negative situation around – regardless of the circumstances. Andre’s pledge is to help anyone in need.
    Andre’s travels have taken him around the world, serving as a mentor and a listening ear for more people than he can count. His impact has been felt in countries like Bahamas, Guatemala, Honduras, Liberia, Sweden, and Trinidad.
    On this episode, you’ll discover the epiphany which led him from solitary confinement to achieving his dream of attending Harvard University.
    I’m very excited to share with you Andre’s story, and his valuable lessons which you can apply in your life!
    Remember, The Best Is Yet To Come,
    Michael Bernoff

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Decide to be Great with Mike Goldberg

    Decide to be Great with Mike Goldberg

    “Don’t worry when the coach is yelling at you, worry when he stops.”
    Speaking with my very special guest and world-famous sports broadcaster, Mike Goldberg. In this episode of The Average Sucks Show we discuss what it takes to be great.
    Beginning his sports career as a hockey player at the age of five, Mike shares with us the fundamental lessons he learned all along the way from coaches and mentors, which paved the way for an incredibly successful career in broadcast.
    Now, decades later Mike’s illustrious career as a broadcast career precedes him. Whether ringside at a UFC or Bellator MMA fight or one of 900+ NHL games he’s helped bring to life for millions of fans. His life lessons are powerful and valuable to hear, no matter where you are on your quest to achieve personal greatness.
    I’m very excited to share with you Episode Three, filled with these valuable lessons:

    * How to set goals high enough so you succeed even if you don’t reach your target’
    * How to be your best even when you don’t think it matters
    * How to deal with the ‘hate mail’ in life
    * How to take criticism when you’re focused on perfection
    * How to decide to be great

    As Mike and I chat on this episode you’ll have the opportunity to use what you hear to map your own path to greatness!
    Remember, The Best Is Yet To Come,Michael Bernoff

    • 1 hr 14 min
    Making it work - Juggling family, work and self without dropping the balls.

    Making it work - Juggling family, work and self without dropping the balls.

    Speaking with my lovely wife Debra Bernoff, in this episode of The Average Sucks Show we discuss the challenges entrepreneurs have when juggling work with family.

    Entrepreneurs have one big thing in common and that is managing their lives while managing a business that can never be “left at the office.” The overlap of their work/home life can be intense, I discuss the challenges I faced in 2019 and the plans for 2020.

    Debra brings to the table some of the tricks she uses to make sure she still is at all her girls’ activities, exercising, eating healthy and doing things she loves, all while running our company. Debra implores viewers to make a decision to work on the skill of controlling their thoughts, she’ll share how she consistently raises her own average each year with strategies to minimize overwhelm, knocking off more tasks in one day then most people accomplish in a week all while making it look effortless. As Debra and I chat on this episode you’ll have the opportunity to use what you hear to map your own path to success!

    Remember, The Best Is Yet To Come,

    Michael Bernoff

    3 Things the Millennials are Doing Better

    3 Things the Millennials are Doing Better

    You’re going along, doing your thing, and working hard to get ahead. You know what it takes...put in the effort, make good decisions, finish what you start.
    Yet there’s always those things that “the man behind the curtain” knows, and you don’t.
    The cool thing you’ll discover in this episode is that the millennials are constantly searching and evaluating their world to get a really great picture of what’s going on around them and how they can get ahead.
    During my interview with my most recent guest, Anton Liberopoulos, who is the epitome of today’s millennial, we learn how Anton set out on a quest to figure out his life and why he was having highs and lows in his success. Along the way he learned that powerful communication is what controls everyone’s success; so he spent his time, energy and money learning how to be a master communicator.
    And if Anton hadn’t taken the steps to figure it out for himself, we’d never have met, he’d have taken a lot longer to reach his success, and he likely wouldn’t have been a guest on my show!  Because he would have been living an average life...which sucks.

    Anton sends a compelling message to anyone who learned to work doggedly for years with the hopes of a big payoff later.  On this episode of The Average Sucks Show, you’ll have the opportunity to hear first hand how Anton’s millennial nature led him to uncover exactly how to change his life so he could live the life he wanted, from improving his communication to slowing down his mind and basically re-wiring his brain to be consistently happier.

    Why Pain is the Greatest Motivator With Theo Fleury

    Why Pain is the Greatest Motivator With Theo Fleury

    It’s true, trauma can prevent you from achieving GREATER THINGS IN LIFE.
    When something bad happens to someone, they have a choice.  They can either use it as a motivator to succeed...or get sucked up in the trap of avoidance, addiction and a life full of twists and turns down roads going nowhere.
    Bad day at work? Eat junk.
    Things with the spouse are getting rocky? Drink.
    Can’t cope with the loss of a loved one? Take a few pills.
    People that have experienced pain and trauma often have unhealthy ways of dealing with the hurt...and they often times walk day in and day out faking it...masking the pain and sadness.
    And why? Because hiding is easier than dealing with the pain.
    That’s exactly what my guest, Theo Fleury, did for many years.  While maintaining what looked like a functioning life on the outside, even while playing in the NHL, Theo filled his life with bad decisions, addictions and chaos.  In my podcast this week you’ll hear this really cool conversation I had with Theo, former NHL player and author of “Playing with Fire.” He’s an advocate-turned-activist who spent years fighting for mental health and addiction. He shares stories about his early life as a hockey player, his traumas, his experiences as a motivational speaker, and his insights about overcoming trauma and the best kind of treatment anyone can get for free.
    Listen to this podcast and learn from THEO how he rewired his brain against trauma.
    Theo knew that if he didn’t learn to rewire his thoughts, he would eventually return to making bad (average) choices that led him down a destructive path. And as we say here, AVERAGE SUCKS.
    Listen to this, especially If you’ve ever wanted to ditch the victim mentality and bring out the winner you know is inside you, you’ll want to listen to this episode now!
    The best is yet to come,
    Michael Bernoff

    • 1 hr 18 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
76 Ratings

76 Ratings

Golfballroger ,

Solid advise and direction

Recently discovered Michael through Call2Action and have truly enjoyed the content I have discovered so far. Taking a deep dive into who I am but more importantly who I can be and taking action to become better everyday!! Thanks Michael for all you are doing for all that have found you.

Listening 4 You ,

Keys to change located here

With topics and takeaways that are digestible and easy to implement you’ll want to binge listen and utilize all the new info. The great part is he uses his communication to give you more than just a podcast, really it’s a map for living!

Interesting topics that are always refreshing and new.

Every thing from all relationships is repairable to

Epigenetics to

How to get more out of life to

How to find your “what’s next” and communicate with yourself to get what you want more often than not.

Hockey

UFC

Oprah

You never know who his next guest might be

Keep this on your radar.

🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟5 stars!

DaveD18 ,

Andre interview

Andrea is the real deal and Micheal great interview and great advise and information.

Top Podcasts In Education

Listeners Also Subscribed To