Episode 17: Go - 15 Minutes to Freedom Podcast | Transcription

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Intro (00:00)

This is This is 15 minutes to freedom. of probably the most influential and meaningful four days of my life. I had the opportunity to go out to California out to Laguna Beach and spend a week with the guys from Wake Up Warrior. And these guys from Wake Up Warrior think differently. They act differently. They have a different fire and a different passion inside of them.

Exploring Building Awareness And Purpose

Join Me at Warrior Week (00:38)

It's something that is palpable. You know, it's something that is magnetizing. It's something that I know I want it inside of me, and I've been around these men for the better part of a year now. I've read the books and went to seminars and I know now it sounds like a Tony Robin's pitch fest. But it's not. This is more of a way of life. This is something that becomes actionable and has meaning, it has impact. I've without all the things that have all the things that have those of you don't know it's a 14 man experience where literally for four days straight you're put through various physical challenges that would probably in some ways represent Navy SEAL training and that's that's not to water down what a Navy SEAL does we're not by no means elite athletes but we're physically and mentally pushed to an effort to break down the limiting factors that they really hold us back. That's anything from physical challenges to exhaustion to lack of food, some different things that way, but there's always every part of this evolution we call it has a meaning. You know everything that we do was meaningful and thoughtful. None of it was just happenstance, you know, it was all there for a purpose. And in that purpose, you know, I was able to be granted gifts. You know, there's these things that I didn't I didn't know, I didn't know, I didn't know, I didn't know, I didn't know that I didn't know that I didn't know that I didn't know that I didn't know that I didn't know that I didn't know that I didn't know that I didn't know that I didn't know that I didn't know that I didn't know that I didn't know that I didn't know that I didn't know that I didn't know that I didn't know that I didn't know that I didn't know that I didn't know that I didn't know that I didn't know that I didn't know that I didn't know that I didn't know that I didn't know that I didn't know that I didn't know that I didn't know that I didn't know that I didn't know that I didn't know that I didn't know that I didn't know that I didn't know that I didn't know that I didn't know that I didn't know that I didn't know that I didn't know that I didn't know for a purpose and in that purpose you know I was able to be granted gifts you know there's these things that I didn't know that I needed one out when I went out I would say when I went out I would say when I I went out to Laguna Beach I would say I was confused I was lost there was a lot of noise in my head I was I was cluttered you know I didn't feel like I a higher force pulling me and admittedly that higher force was in my opinion miles You know the passing my best friend now gosh a little bit more than a month a half ago Has opened me up to now what I'll say is a gift but at the time I would have said it was a curse So I go out there and don't really know what to expect I've known quite a few men that I've been through this experience and it's pretty tight-lipped, you know, we don't know the intricate details and that's done by design. And it's almost like Fight Club, you know, the first rule Fight Club is you don't talk about Fight Club, and it's much the same inside of Wake Up Warrior, you know, other than the books in what you can find online, the True Warrior Week experiences is left on the sideline. And that's done so because you can't really verbalize everything that happened. But through the events of the last, you know, last week, it was Tuesday through Friday of last week, late into the evening, gosh, almost 2 o'clock in the morning, really Saturday morning, before we buttoned up for the experience as a whole. And we started with 14 men, we only graduated with 12. So two men didn't quite have what it, you know what was required to them to make it through the finish line. And not because they didn't want the same things that the rest of us wanted. We were all searching for something and our wise were bigger than the, I'll say the misery admittedly that we're put through. And so I'm coming on the backside of this experience, I'm coming out the light, you know, I'm walking through the doorway, and it's just the world is full of light right now. And I understand now more than ever, why I'm doing what I'm doing right now, why I'm podcasting, why I'm putting out content. I would have said if you would ask me and I think in even some of the previous 15 or 16 podcast I said I'm doing this I'm not really sure why it was a means of self-accountability. And don't get me wrong, there's a certain piece of that's that's true. You sure that I meditate in the morning, then forces me to make sure that I journal, then forcing me to make sure that I share it. So it's forced accountability, but admittedly I'm not wired in a way that I really need that. You know, when I say I'm, when I say I'm, when I say I'm, when I say I'm, when I say I'm, when I. Of course I've shared with you, you know, you look back in my 20s and it was almost the exact opposite. If my mouth was moving I was probably lying and there was no fucking chance I was going to do anything I said I was going to do.

The Wake Up Warrior Difference (04:08)

But that was my 20s and this is my 30s and I'm just a much different man now. I'm in this new week. So now is, again I'm in this new mind, I want to lead men, I want to lead people, new things. These new things are powerful. Like I understand now what this is all for. This is all for because I want to lead men. I want to lead people. I want to have a meaningful impact.

The Joy and Peace Comes from Seeing People Get Better (04:30)

I told the guys in the office today. The thing that brings me the most pleasure in the world isn't money. And I say that it's not that I'm philanthropic. It's not that I'm Mother Theresa. Sure, I want. I want rolls in a new house and the Lamborghgin. There's things that I want, but that I want, but that I want, but it's not that I'm Mother Theresa, like sure I want money, I want Rolls Royce in a new house in the Lamborghini. There's things that I want, but that's not the motivating factor of what brings me to true joy and peace. That joy and peace comes from generally seeing people get better every day. Now there's a guy going to push his boundaries and the fact of having him come to me and at least bounce ideas off me and maybe apply him maybe not but just see that the light bulbs are going off in his head as we're having discussions about different ways he can go forward that matters to me that matters to me more than whatever dollars I could make throughout this week like that shit really matters. So I understand now that I have to go. Like I have to go and create I have to go and lead men and we can call it a revolution. We can call it you know an awakening call whatever you want to and of course I believe in the in the warrior way so for me to say look I know I want to become a certified wake a warrior trainer is exactly true you know that's exactly something that I plan on doing and I plan on doing that because this is the these are the things that I've the action items that I put in place to make my life better so if I've learned them from somebody else I mean I learned them from you know coach Sam and and Garrett White and a bunch of other guys if I've learned them I feel like it's my it's my duty to share them you know they're not my own ideas. I'd love to become a certified trainer to help share these ideas and make them my own take the core competencies that make Wake Up Warrior something and turn it into something that's my own but powered by wake up Warrior.

How Can I Serve a Greater Cause (05:48)

So I can't stop myself anymore that you know so much of what we did last week was getting out of our head and into our heart and when we started the we're like what the fuck does that mean like that sounds so cheesy to me right like as I'm saying this and you're listening to this like what in the world does it mean to get out of your head into your heart? We look at how many cerebral decisions we make every day what to do what to eat like just everything we do and on some level of cerebral but when you're in the quiet place and space of your own mind, It's almost that your mind's not running the show anymore. Call it God, call it intuition, call it a higher power, call it whatever you want to, but something is streaming through you, the ultimate choices that you want to make.

More Than A Money Millionaire (06:48)

So I can't stop the heart from pulling me forward anymore, because that's where I'm in my best version of myself, which I'm in control of every day. Like I know there's there's greatness destined for me. but I've been holding myself back. No one else has been, like no one else is coming to save me, no one else is responsible for my happiness, no one else is responsible for my success, I'm responsible for my success. But in that responsibility, I have to then take responsibility that I've been playing small, like I've been holding myself back. I haven't been knocking the ball out of the park every day. I haven't been living in the moment and every day like I should be. It's not hard to live in the now. It's only hard to live in the now if you make it hard.

Embracing Your Whole Emotional Experience (07:32)

Every minute I can choose, just as you can choose to live in the fullest extent of that individual moment. I can be all in right now sharing with you on a podcast. I can be all in where I'm driving home and just truly be grateful and present in the moment where it just makes me feel better. As I look backwards, it's amazing to see the limiting behavior that I had for so long and that it's just, it's shed. In a four-day period, it's shed. Now, granted, old habits die hard. They're easy to come back and society wants to slow you down but I don't let fucking society dictate much of anything anymore. I don't watch the news other than posting stuff on on social media that admittedly increased following and make sure that I'm engaging with more people I don't really pay much attention what going on on Facebook or Instagram it's all self-serving and that's okay like it's supposed to be supposed to be self-serving and that's okay, it's all supposed. And that's okay I'm using for, but if that's the highest and best use of my time in the moment, then I have to be okay with it being self-serving. Because I know now that I'm ready to receive the abundance and greatness and greatness, that I'm ultimately destined for. No different than, as I'm saying that, I feel that you're destined for greatness as well, it just are your friends tell you, you know, don't think outside the box. You start in school and you're told, you know, stand in line. Like nobody wants to buck the system, but the system's broken. Like the system is what's led men over years and years to just become sedated. You know, you know, look at porn happy enough of course money or our wives or no bullshit what doesn't make you happy is the view you have of yourself like I can choose to say that Miles passed away and it's the worst that never happened to me and sure in some capacity that's true but when I can put a different frame on that I can look at it from the aspect of Miles passing lead coach Sam to call me and bring me to wake up warrior And then from him pushing me and then being there in that experience that I had an experience that puts me more in touch with God where I can actually hear him speaking to me for the first time and I can't even tell you how long. And then knowing the gift that that's miles through him to me, if that's why I choose to look at that situation, then no longer is miles passing a curse, it's a blessing. Because without that, it wouldn't have worked. and over again lies of like I'm just not good enough I'm not going to be enough I'm not smart enough I don't have the skill set to to be great in business or to propel people to new heights. But that's all lies. Like those stories got to die last week. Those stories were were choices that got to go away last week on the beaches and mountains of Laguna Beach like that those were things that I can control just like I can control them right now and they died in a massive fury with myself and 11 other men soaked in blood sweat and tears like we bonded together as a group and as a unit but that's what it was supposed to be you know there's supposed to be those 11 of us at 12 including myself. I mean I look at it sincerely there's no no coincidences in life. You're listening to this podcast because of some reason. Sure maybe it's you know me or maybe you're intrigued about a picture or some sort of social media post or maybe it's the fact that when you remove yourself from the mental aspects of. You know what I look at it if I look at at Miles, you know his untimely passing like I said before it wasn't I had looked at it as It was a sacrifice that he sacrificed he He killed himself or not really killed himself but overdose based off the fact of you know how he was feeling in the moment But if I if I change that and now I look at it as it's a gift and that maybe that somehow deep inside of him or inside of God or whoever it would be that they knew that his passing would propel me to something greater and that was his greatest gift to me was having that happen it has to push me to a new height. It ends up being a me that I'm destined for greatness and that I'm Supposed to lead men to see a higher version of themselves maybe it's not men maybe it's families Maybe it's children but I know I'm supposed to lead I'm supposed to help I'm supposed to do more than I've been doing You know I have a power and a focus inside of me that very few people that I've seen have And sure as you're listening. I'm you're listening. You're you're you I feel like you're probably weak. Like you have things inside of you that are great. Maybe you're great at working on an automobile. Maybe that's your true blessing. Maybe that's your passion. But you're afraid to be a mechanic for a living because of what society will say to you. Why the fuck doesn't matter what society says. What matters is what makes you happy. Like I know that I have power and focus and greatness inside me. Like I can own that now like I feel it beaming through my body every day when I start my day. So I can own it. I got to experience this life-changing and challenging growth event last week with 11 other men. I mean the lessons that were learned and the bonds that were created of personal inside of me during that four day period is beyond words. Like I'm trying to articulate it so you can understand it. And maybe you can hear it in my voice now versus some of the old podcast. But at the end of the day, like I feel like a different person. I mean, just like so much in life, all the matters on a day over day basis, what you do with new information, what you do with new power you're given. If you read a book and you don't do anything with the book, you have no practical application of what's went on inside the book, what's the point of reading it? It didn't get you anywhere. It didn't do anything for you. All it is is more useless information. You know, you have to take the nuggets of wisdom that you're learning in different places in life and apply them on an everyday day. You must go create. You must go with it. You must go with it. You must go with it. You must go with it. You must go with it. You must go with it. You must go to be. You must take this stuff and go create. You must expand. You know we've been sedated over and over again and stop creating, stop being a creator. Well the ultimate creator and God or whatever you believe in, he is in all of us.

Setting Priorities For Success

The Ultimate Priorities Move (13:29)

You know, there is something inside of all of us that's divine. There's divinity here. So you think about a sitting dormant will literally kill you. Like as you time out an age and you're unable to move around, that lack of mobility ultimately shuts down everything inside your body, you ultimately pass away, you die. Sitting dormant literally kills you. It'll stifle all the growth you have inside of you. It certainly has to me in the past. Not physically killed me my spirit, you know, come to the office, clock in, do the things I'm supposed to do every day and go home it just so sedated so boring so dead inside but now it that doesn't exist anymore like I'm going like there's no more stagnation there's just acceleration there's just growth just big moves made on a big stage you know the place where the big boys hang out the things that make most people uncomfortable the things that I'm now running towards no different than you could run towards them. It's the choice in your head. Like there's there doesn't have to be any more small talk, there doesn't have to be any more chit-chat. You just go do the fucking work every day. And it starts with your friends and your friends and your social circle and the things you have to audit that stuff I mean you know look at a Gary vainer truck that says you're the you know the sum total of the five people you hang around the most or maybe go back to Napoleon Hill or whoever it was that coined that phrase originally don't get me wrong I think there's truth in that but what happens when those people that you're hanging out with are people bullshit that's not gonna work you can't actually do that oh you cried on a mountain with some other guys that sounds like some crazy shit and all they want to do is smack you down and say like that was ridiculous but they weren't there why do you give them any power they're opinion their opinion shouldn't matter if that's the opinion they want to hold more power to but how do they now have room to rent in your life?

Social Media Strategies

IG Social Explosion (15:25)

You have to stop that. Because if you don't stop that I don't see how it's physically possible for you to get ahead every day. At the end of the day, most days, I think if you're listening to this you're probably most concerned with becoming a better person than you were the day before, about putting on, about putting one foot in front of the other, taking a step towards your goal. Whatever that goal is. So as a means of methodology of doing that, you have to remember that every day, no matter what goes on, you have to just get shit done. Hey guys, Ryan here. Thanks for joining me today. If you've enjoyed this podcast, please head over to iTunes, Spotify, for wherever you can consume audio and subscribe to 15 minutes to freedom. If this brought you value, please do me a favor and drop me a five-star rating. Then share this podcast with someone who needs to hear it. For additional content, head over to Ryan Nidell.com. For additional content, head over to Ryan Nidell.com. That's R-Y-N-N-N-N-I-D-E-E-L.com.com.

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