“Busy” has become almost a safe-word now for a lot of us. When asked “How have you been?” most people now answer with “Busy!!” Yet, what does BUSY really mean? Is it helping us become better men? Is it helping us grow in holiness?
In this episode, we explore the concept of Busyness. We tie in the Pareto Principle, as well as Price’s Law, to demonstrated how most of the things we are “busy” with actually aren’t helping us. Like Martha complaining to Jesus about Mary, we have got to see the bigger picture. If we don’t, we’re in danger of making our checklist more important than our most important relationships!
Science is cool. Confusing sometimes – maybe even overwhelming at moments, but definitely cool. As we continue to further our understanding of the human mind, we find deeper truths about just how wonderfully God has created us.
In this episode we’re going a bit deeper. Take a good breath, because not only are we discussing the way our brains process information, we’re going to be trying to extract meaning from that information. Finally, and most importantly, we’re going to learn how to control that meaning to positively affect what matters most in life!
Nobody likes to think that they have caused their own problems – but for most of them, we have! We all need to get better “bouncers” to guard the doors into our mind. Get those destructive thoughts out!
In this episode I am joined by Mr. Matt Ingold from Metanoia Catholic, an organization combining the best of secular thought work and coaching with the time tested truths of our Catholic Faith. He tells us about the work going on there, and especially the journal they have created. It’s a tool that will transform your life!
You can check out the journal below, including a free downloadable mini-version that will also include access to a 7 video course to help you use it!
Most Catholic guys have at least heard of Exodus 90, and usually let out a really deep sigh at even the thought of the program. And let’s be honest – it’s not easy! Sometimes though, the things that are most important take the most effort.
Exodus 90 is not about suffering. It’s about freedom. It’s about fraternity. It’s about using the support of your Christian brothers to open up your life for God’s grace to work in! It’s tough work!
In this episode I bring in a very special guest, Mr. Bob Hover. Bob will share his story and his adventure going through Exodus 90, as well as other powerful fraternal experiences. Bob, like many of us, has had his challenges; he shares with us how it all changed.
If you have ever considered that God might be calling you to shed some of your earthly attachments (and who hasn’t??) then this episode is for you!
RESOURCES MENTIONED ON THE SHOW
Exodus 90 webpage: https://exodus90.com/
Consecration to St. Joseph: https://www.amazon.com/Consecration-St-Joseph-Wonders-Spiritual/dp/1596144319/
City of the Lord, a charismatic Catholic Community: https://www.cityofthelord.org/
I remember when I first encountered the concept of a Quiet TimeOut instruction from Dr. Ray Guarendi. I thought it was crazy. I thought it would never work with my kids. I was worried it would look like weakness. I was so wrong.
How we control ourselves when interacting with our children is critical not only to their development, but to ours as well. Parenting is HARD, but that’s not an excuse for us to just toss in the towel. Our job is to get these kids to Heaven, nothing less!
In this episode I introduce a really neat tool that revolutionized how I discipline myself. It will teach you more about yourself than the kids, and you will be more confident and capable if you can master it. The concept goes so far beyond a TimeOut!
Ugh, Self-Discipline isn’t a fun topic! Nevertheless, it’s so critical to our primary mission: Be A Saint!! If we cannot discipline ourselves, we cannot do what Our Lord asks of us. Even if we know it’s important, however, it can easily seem overwhelming.
In this episode I lay out a model for how to improve our self-discipline in small and steady steps, with multiple types of accountability. This work is not going to be fun, but it will transform your life!
Simply put, pornography may be one of the single biggest crisis our culture is facing. It is destroying our marriages, families, self-identity, and even our own brain chemistry. Statistically, almost all men have struggled or still do struggle with the compulsion for pornography.
In this episode, I invite a special guest Steven Pokorny from the Freedom Coaching School to join us. He brings to the table not only some stunning (and terrifying) statistics and biochemical learnings, but also his experience from the front-line fighting against this evil.
If you are a guy (or know a guy) who is struggling with pornography, this episode is a must-listen!
You want to become better. You want to become a saint! One of the biggest barriers in your way is…You! Getting control of your thoughts is essential to improving anything in your life that you want to be better.
In this episode I continue the theme of mindset work and really encourage guys to get serious about what’s going on in our heads. This stuff matters!
Ever since I watched Nelson hit Bart with his own hand, I knew I was doing something like that myself. It wasn’t until I discovered the power of our own thoughts that I came to realize how.
The ancients tell us that our thoughts determine our reality – but what does this mean? In a scientific age, what can this mean? Well, surprisingly, it may be more close to true than we might like.
In this episode I start the exploration of how our thoughts affect every aspect of our understanding. They literally create our results. If you want to stop punching yourself, gain control of your thoughts!
In this episode I dive into what men should expect to feel, and why we feel them. These are both super important, because we have some really bad ideas about both.
Men should want to feel feelings in the same way that Jesus did. He not only feels them all, but he intentionally makes space for them.
It gets even more interesting when we explore why we get them. While there are several types and moments of feelings that are inspired by external events, most of our feelings are heavily dependent on how and what we think.
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