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Do The Hard Thing

Author: Jason Archer

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Learn the power of doing... the art of action. Determine why these things may be lacking in your life and what you can do now to advance yourself and expand your life.

Have you ever started a project or created and idea that you felt held a great deal of meaning for you, and then for whatever reason you could not move toward the outcome you wanted to create? Whether it was a Mental, Physical, or Spiritual target you sought, it didn't matter... there was some part of you who refused to move. This podcast is born out of that specific idea.

The Do The Hard Thing podcast is an exploration in human movement. Do The Hard Thing is designed to illustrate where you may be leaking power by taking a hard look at your actions and resistance to your desired actions and outcomes via story and introspection.

The podcast is put out by Jason Archer and published by inventiveWebs. This podcast is part of the HardWodder One family of sites and services.
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Welcome to Do The Hard Thing Episode 24. I am Jason Archer… creator, freedom seeker, leader of self | full time student and part time teacher of self mastery, and today is all about Success.The goal, as always, is to dive deeper into how we humans can more effectively move toward the outcomes we want. Usually, this means getting uncomfortable and doing hard things. So, turn up the volume, put down the distractions and let's kick this off…Summary Description:If you've ever started down a path to create something meaningful in your life, and for whatever reason found yourself not moving toward the outcome you claim to want... like there's a part of you that simply refuses to move, Then this podcast is for you. Do The Hard Thing is an exploration in human movement.INSIDE TODAY'S EPISODE...MEANINGFUL WORDS: "“You must make certain to give your subconscious only suggestions, which heal, bless, elevate, and inspire you in all your ways. Remember that your subconscious mind cannot take a joke. It takes you at your word.” ― Dr. Joseph Murphy//KEYNOTES★ Science Verifies The Masters. Dr. Joseph Murphy. More studies lend themselves to validation of the Masters. Why I am surprised by an old book.★ Talking Success Success mean successful living. Don't be fooled by the narrow definition of today. Define success for yourself.★ Three Steps To Success Love what you do. Go deep, not wide. Be outward focused.//THE HARD TRUTHRemember: Success is what you define it to be. Success without purpose leaves you empty.//ASK AND APPLYThe question today is this: Where in your life do have you accepted someone else's defintion of success? How has it impacted your choices and shaped your life?Once you have your answer, honor the work you're doing here and practice the change you want to make... otherwise, what is the point?Apply the concept: Take a moment and define success for yourself.The hardest thing to do is examine ourselves and find ways to let go of all that doesn't serve us... If we've misplaced our priorities on success, the worst thing to do would be to double down in the wrong direction. Take a stand for what you want your life to represent... and never look back.Podcast Closing:That's it for today! Thank you for listening, and if you found value in this message be sure to subscribe and leave a review on iTunes, Google Play, Castbox, or Stitcher | Share this with those you want to invest in on social | And I’ll see you back here in the next episode | Until then, this is Jason signing off | Now go... and DO THE HARD THING.Listen at dothehardthing.netResources Mentioned:Book: The Power Of Your Subconscious Mind by Dr. Joseph Murphy
Welcome to Do The Hard Thing Episode 23. I am Jason Archer… creator, freedom seeker, leader of self | full time student and part time teacher of self mastery, and today is all about Can't Hurt Me..The goal, as always, is to dive deeper into how we humans can more effectively move toward the outcomes we want. Usually, this means getting uncomfortable and doing hard things. So, turn up the volume, put down the distractions and let’s kick this off….Summary Description:.If you've ever started down a path to create something meaningful in your life, and for whatever reason found yourself not moving toward the outcome you claim to want… like there’s a part of you that simply refuses to move, Then this podcast is for you. Do The Hard Thing is an exploration in human movement..INSIDE TODAY’S EPISODE….MEANINGFUL WORDS:."It's so easy to be great nowadays, because everyone else is weak. If you have ANY mental toughness, if you have any fraction of self-discipline; The ability to not want to do it, but still do it; If you can get through to doing things that you hate to do: on the other side is GREATNESS.”― David Goggins..//KEYNOTES★ Circumstances Do Not Define You.-This book is an emotional read!-We all start from zero.-So own what makes you.★ Who Do You See In The Mirror?-You can never lie to you.-Most people live in a constant state of mediocrity.-Who could you be on God’s list?★ What Will You Do When The Pain Comes?-Is quitting an option? BE HONEST.-Tapping into the power of the mind… 40% Rule.-Who will you be on the other side of the suffering?.//THE HARD TRUTHRemember: Life is suffering… The Buddha said, "All I teach is suffering and the end of suffering.".//ASK AND APPLYThe question today is this: Where in your life do you lack a commitment and will to save yourself? To be your own fucking hero… Remember, no one is coming to save you and no one can do the work for you. Take a look at your work, fitness, relationships… where do you see an opportunity to be more gritty?.Once you have your answer, you must honor the work and practice the change you want to make… otherwise, what is the point?.Apply the concept: Go a little harder and a little further in anything today..Make the hard things just a little harder… this will harden your mind or body against the disease of average. Be sure to comment on an area in your day where you did this..Podcast Closing:.That's it for today! Thank you for listening, and if you found value in this message be sure to subscribe and leave a review on iTunes, Google Play, Castbox, or Stitcher | Share this with those you want to invest in on social | And I’ll see you back here in the next episode | Until then, this is Jason signing off | Now go… and DO THE HARD THING..Listen at http://dothehardthing.net on the http://hardwodderradio.com network.
Podcast Opening:Welcome to Do The Hard Thing Episode 22. I am Jason Archer… creator, freedom seeker, leader of self | full time student and part time teacher of self mastery, and today is all about Values.The goal, as always, is to dive deeper into how we humans can more effectively move toward the outcomes we want. Usually, this means getting uncomfortable and doing hard things. So, turn up the volume, put down the distractions and let’s kick this off…[NOTE: Insert some intro music here | Insert brief description here]Summary Description:If you’ve ever started down a path to create something meaningful in your life, and for whatever reason found yourself not moving toward the outcome you claim to want… like there’s a part of you that simply refuses to move, Then this podcast is for you. Do The Hard Thing is an exploration in human movement.INSIDE TODAY’S EPISODE… MEANINGFUL WORDS: “It’s a lack of clarity that creates chaos and frustration. Those emotions are poison to any living goal.” ― Steve Maraboli//KEYNOTES ★ Clarity May Take A While. I have an idea! It has been developing over 5 years. I’m only now seeing what it will be.★ Chaos Thinking Robs You. Not knowing your direction is frustrating. The work has to be done, but why? Where there is no direction there can be no power.★ Clarity Creates Power. What if you were so clear in your vision you seldom fell away from it. Momentum and speed build. Then, power… literally the speed of work. //THE HARD TRUTHAnytime I come from a place of confusion or unfocused action, I can only create confusion and bleed energy.//ASK AND APPLYThe question today is this: Where in your life do you lack clarity around the things you want to have or enjoy? Know that if you stay the course in only one direction, your pace of achievement would increase over time. The body of work you’re building would be broader and deeper, more supportive of your targets. Talk a look at your work, fitness, relationships… where do you see an opportunity to apply a change to your benefit?Once you have your answer, you must honor the work and practice the change you want to make… otherwise, what is the point?Apply the concept: Thing of just one way you can use what you just learned to step into a place of clarity and ultimately power…From this place even the the hard things slow you down less, not because they are less hard… but because you are harder to stop. Podcast Closing:That’s it for today! Thank you for listening, and if you found value in this message be sure to subscribe and leave a review on iTunes, Google Play, Castbox, or Stitcher | Share this with those you want to invest in on social | And I’ll see you back here in the next episode | Until then, this is Jason signing off | Now go… and DO THE HARD THING.Listen at dothehardthing.net
Podcast Opening:Welcome to Do The Hard Thing Episode 21. I am Jason Archer… creator, freedom seeker, leader of self | full time student and part time teacher of self mastery, and today is all about Values.The goal, as always, is to dive deeper into how we humans can more effectively move toward the outcomes we want. Usually, this means getting uncomfortable and doing hard things. So, turn up the volume, put down the distractions and let’s kick this off…[NOTE: Insert some intro music here | Insert brief description here]Summary Description:If you’ve ever started down a path to create something meaningful in your life, and for whatever reason found yourself not moving toward the outcome you claim to want… like there’s a part of you that simply refuses to move, Then this podcast is for you. Do The Hard Thing is an exploration in human movement.INSIDE TODAY’S EPISODE… MEANINGFUL WORDS: “Just saying yes because you can’t bear the short-term pain of saying no is not going to help you do the work.” – Seth Godin//KEYNOTES ★ Why Is It Hard To Say No? I am realizing I am more of a people pleaser than I thought. No one likes disagreeable people. There is a fear of ostracism, a fear of being alone.★ What Saying No Looks Like. The Boat Example. The Blowback. Why my saying no was better for everyone.★ What Saying No Gives You Initially, it gives you fear. Then, experience of the consequences of your actions. And, ultimately… more confidence. //THE HARD TRUTHThe act of saying “No” is a rebellion. It sets you apart… not always in a good way in the eyes of others, yet it always gives you the ability to be in your own power.//ASK AND APPLYThe question today is this: Where in your life are you saying yes, when you really want to say no? Not maybe, not I’ll think about it, but hell no. Work, fitness, relationships… where do you see an opportunity to apply a change to your benefit?Once you have your answer, you must honor the work and practice the change you want to make… otherwise, what is the point?Apply the concept: Thing of just one way you can use what you just learned to step into a place that demands you take ownership of your decisions and direction…Do not allow yourself to remain a slave to fear or habit. Stand up for you and the vision you want to make of your life… Start by saying no to all the distractions and maybes. Podcast Closing:That’s it for today! Thank you for listening, and if you found value in this message be sure to subscribe and leave a review on iTunes, Google Play, Castbox, or Stitcher | Share this with those you want to invest in on social | And I’ll see you back here in the next episode | Until then, this is Jason signing off | Now go… and DO THE HARD THING.Listen at dothehardthing.net
Podcast Opening:Welcome to Do The Hard Thing Episode 20. I am Jason Archer… creator, freedom seeker, leader of self | full time student and part time teacher of self mastery, and today is all about Values.The goal, as always, is to dive deeper into how we humans can more effectively move toward the outcomes we want. Usually, this means getting uncomfortable and doing hard things. So, turn up the volume, put down the distractions and let’s kick this off…[NOTE: Insert some intro music here | Insert brief description here]Summary Description:If you’ve ever started down a path to create something meaningful in your life, and for whatever reason found yourself not moving toward the outcome you claim to want… like there’s a part of you that simply refuses to move, Then this podcast is for you. Do The Hard Thing is an exploration in human movement.INSIDE TODAY’S EPISODE… MEANINGFUL WORDS: “Values are the deep-seated beliefs that motivate behaviors and determine people’s compatabilities with each other. People will fight for their values, and they are likely to fight with people who don’t share them.” – Ray Dalio, Founder of Bridgewater.//KEYNOTES ★ What Are Values? What makes a value a value. Values vs. Abilities vs. Skills. Values and hierarchy.★ Why Do Values Matter? The importance of alignment. The wife story. What we are building out.★ When Values Collide. Values are difficult to change. Opposing values. Moving smoothly //THE HARD TRUTHThe values we hold are difficult to change and are not very fluid. The process of getting to know oneself and aligning values with those you intend to work closely with//ASK AND APPLYThe question today is this: Where in your life are your values not aligned with people or processes that are close to you? Work, fitness, relationships… where do you see an opportunity to apply a change to your benefit?Once you have your answer, you must honor the work and practice.Apply the concept: Come up with at least one way you can use what you just learned to step into a place that requires you to step toward your new more favorable identity in any role you take on.As Rumi said, “As you start to walk on the way, the way appears.” Podcast Closing:That’s it for today! Thank you for listening, and if you found value in this message be sure to subscribe and leave a review on iTunes, Google Play, Castbox, or Stitcher | Share this with those you want to invest in on social | And I’ll see you back here in the next episode | Until then, this is Jason Archer signing off | Now go… and DO THE HARD THING.Listen at dothehardthing.net
Podcast Opening:Welcome to Do The Hard Thing Episode 19. I am Jason Archer… creator, freedom seeker, leader of self | full time student and part time teacher of self mastery, and today is all about Self Signaling.The goal, as always, is to dive deeper into how we humans can more effectively move toward the outcomes we want. Usually, this means getting uncomfortable and doing hard things. So, turn up the volume, put down the distractions and let’s kick this off…[NOTE: Insert some intro music here | Insert brief description here]Summary Description:Have you ever started down a path to create something meaningful in your life, and for whatever reason found yourself not moving toward the outcome you claim to want… And no matter the situation, part of you simply refused to move. This podcast is born from idea. Do The Hard Thing is an exploration in human movement.INSIDE TODAY’S EPISODE… MEANINGFUL WORDS: “We generally believe that we have a privileged view of our own preferences and character, but in reality we don’t know ourselves that well (and definitely not as well as we think we do). Instead, we observe ourselves in the same way we observe and judge the actions of other people — inferring who we are and what we like from our actions.” – Dan Ariely, Ph.D.//KEYNOTES ★ How Do We See Ourselves? Who you are at your core. Where does your behavior and personality come from? Programs and beliefs. Examine yourself and gain an awareness.★ What Is Self Signaling? Self Signaling is the idea that you can act your way in to thinking of yourself differently. Your actions will ultimately define your identity. Remember the stolen wallet example. People self signal failure and don’t realize it makes their journey harder. Diet example.★ Don’t Cheat Yourself. Knowing this means you can act yourself into a new identity. You can become different internally by external action. Good news: You can use this to your advantage. Form new habits, or new thought processes that will serve you in completing your task. By contrast, once you cheat or lie… you become more likely to do so. //THE HARD TRUTHActions can literally change who we are. Once we start violating our own standards (say, with cheating on diets or for monetary incentives), we are much more likely to abandon further attempts to control our behavior.//ASK AND APPLYAsk yourself this: Where in your life are you self signaling negativity? Work, fitness, relationships… where do you see an opportunity to apply this concept to your benefit?Once you have your answer, you must honor the work and practice.Apply the concept: Come up with at least one way you can use what you just learned to step into a place that requires you to step toward your new more favorable identity in any role you take on.Like Rumi said, “As you start to walk on the way, the way appears.” Podcast Closing:That's it for today! Thank you for listening, and if you found value in this message be sure to subscribe and leave a review on iTunes, Google Play, Castbox, or Stitcher | Share this with those you know need to hear it on social | And I'll see you back here in the next episode | This is Jason Archer signing off | Now… go, and DO THE HARD THING.Listen at dothehardthing.net.
Summary Description:Have you ever started down a path to create something meaningful in your life, and for whatever reason found yourself not moving toward the outcome you claim to want… And no matter the situation, part of you simply refused to move. This podcast is born from idea. Do The Hard Thing is an exploration in human movement.INSIDE TODAY’S EPISODE… MEANINGFUL WORDS: “Integrity means having a conscience and honoring this conscience even when doing so may involve considerable personal sacrifice. It means placing the dictates of the soul and God above those of the ego..” – Dr. Andy Drymalski, Ed.D.//KEYNOTES ★ Integrity Is Rare And Rarely Used Turns out when asked what integrity is… few people can answer the question. Wifey and I have been discussing this recently because of our contract. Some call it honesty. Some call it character. Some say it is keeping your word. I think it goes much deeper than that.★ Integrity As Flow The word itself comes to us from the Latin meaning sound, complete, or whole It implies no division within oneself. If we take this deeper, we can see that integrity is alignment of our beliefs with our actions. See Dr. Andy’s definition above. It’s not enough to keep our word… The word we keep must align with the beliefs we hold. In this way, it flows from our essence from the inside out… bypassing ego.★ Why Is It So Hard To Do? Social situations can get in the way. Ego shows up. Small talk example. Wedding example. //THE HARD TRUTHWhen our actions have are based on ego, they generally pull us out of integrity. //ASK AND APPLYAsk yourself this: Where in your life are you out of integrity? Work, home life, relationships, where do you see action that doesn’t align with your beliefs or desires?Once you have your answer, it’s time to do the hard thing.Apply the concept: Come up with at least one way you can use what you just learned to step into a place that requires you to step toward the real you, your real beliefs… and without waiting, put it into action.Like Rumi said, “As you start to walk on the way, the way appears.” Podcast Closing:That's it for today! Thank you for listening, and if you found value in this message be sure to subscribe and leave a review on iTunes, Google Play, Castbox, or Stitcher | Share this with those you know need to hear it on social | And I’ll see you back here in the next episode | This is Jason Archer signing off | Now… go, and DO THE HARD THING.Listen at dothehardthing.net
Podcast Opening:Welcome to Do The Hard Thing Episode 17. I am Jason Archer… creator, freedom seeker, leader of self | full time student and part time teacher of self mastery, and today is all about being Fearful In The Gap.The Do The Hard Thing podcast is an exploration in how we humans can more effectively move toward the outcomes we want. So, turn up the volume, put down the distractions and let’s kick this off…[NOTE: Insert some intro music here | Insert brief description here]Summary Description:Have you ever started down a path to create something meaningful in your life, and for whatever reason found yourself not moving toward the outcome you claim to want… And no matter the situation, part of you simply refused to move. This podcast is born from idea. Do The Hard Thing is an exploration in human movement.INSIDE TODAY’S EPISODE… MEANINGFUL WORDS:“If you’re going through hell, keep going.”– Winston Churchill//KEYNOTES ★ The Queen Comes In CryingI was in just coming out of a deep meditative state.The Queen came in crying.She was experiencing the pull of her past and the fear of her future.Soon she will be leaving Calgary… the place she has known as home her entire life.She knows Calgary and what it holds well.She doesn’t know what her new life in Phoenix will look like.Job wise, socially, her roles as a partner and wife.★ Meet Your Demons In The GapSo she’s in the Gap.It is simply the place “between” who you are and who you want to become.The Gap is that place where fear hits hard and does it’s level best to kill your movement.In this place, we so often find ourselves with an opportunity to move forward… but, then we don’t.The demons that run our imagination start to show up with all the what if’s.And, we use our past experience or our imagined future to create fear and anxiety around what “Could” happen.These remembered or imagined demons go to war with our intentions to move.So… this feels uncertain and uncomfortable. NOTE: Imagination Inflation – Studies have been done showing that when people are told to imagine an event that never happened to them, and are later asked whether that event happened to them, they will increase their confidence scores for events which they have imagined, but not for those which they haven’t imagined.★ Your Future Is Determined By The Choice You MakeWe are in this place that demands we be courageous.And, unlike your favorite hero flick, real life courage does not feel good.It’s not fun to be at the edge of yourself, and have doubts about your ability to achieve in untested areas.it’s not fun to realize you are in a place that could end in failure or misery.You have to make a choice here that will determine your growth or stagnation.Who will win? You or the fear..What you want is on the other side of the Gap.The prize is the new you that you have become and new confidence.That is the place that feels good. //THE HARD TRUTHEverything you want… The relationship, the business, the money, the time; it’s all on the other side of the Gap. //ASK AND APPLYAsk yourself this: Where in your life are you stopping in the Gap? Where are you expecting confidence to come before your commitment to move and sitting stagnant?Once you have your answer, it’s time to do the hard thing.Apply the concept: Come up with at least one way you can use what you just learned to step into a place that requires you to jump into the Gap and trust that you have what it takes to figure out get to the other side… and without waiting, put it into action.Like Rumi said, “As you start to walk on the way, the way appears.” Podcast Closing:That’s it for today! Thank you for listening, and if you found value in this message be sure to subscribe and leave a review on iTunes, Google Play, Castbox, or Stitcher | Share this with those you know need to hear it on social | And I’ll see you back here in the next episode | This is Jason Archer signing off | Now… go, and DO THE HARD THING.Listen at dothehardthing.net
INSIDE TODAY’S EPISODE… MEANINGFUL WORDS: “Continuous effort, not strength or intelligence, is the key to unlocking our potential.” – Winston Churchill//KEYNOTES ★ Adam Tells His Story Thought his job was pretty insulated from economic conditions. He lost is million dollar radio contract with KLSX when the economy went bad back in 2007-2008 Needed to find a way to create a new income stream and decided to spend 8 or 9 grand a month on storage and bandwidth. Enter: podcasting before it was all the rage, before the endorsements, before monetization, before he knew he could even make a buck he was heavily investing in an unproven platform… with both his money and his time. The Adam Carolla Show becomes the most downloaded podcast in the world.★ The 3 Things That Continually Show Up In Success Stories Some trial or event takes place to cause one to HAVE to learn and grow or fend for one’s self Heavy investment of one’s time, money and energy to get the thing off the ground. Consistent work over time with an unshakeable belief in the outcome you want to create.★ Getting Paid Adam asked the question, what can you expect to earn from a job you show up to once a week? Too many people want to be paid for results that don’t exist. If you want to monetize what it is you do, you can not treat it like a hobby. Once a week is not enough… how about everyday you show up for the job you want to get paid for? None of this guarantees your success. You may do all these things and get nothing in return, but not doing these things guarantees your failure. //THE HARD TRUTHYou have to treat anything you want to monetize like a job that requires you to show up on a daily basis and create daily results. Once a week gets you once a week pay… little or nothing. //ASK AND APPLYAsk yourself this: Where in your life are you giving “one day a week effort” and expecting “overtime” results?Once you have your answer, it’s time to do the hard thing.Apply the concept: Come up with at least one way you can use what you just learned to create a larger more focused effort toward your outcome… and without waiting, put it into action. Podcast Closing:That’s it for today! Thank you for listening, and if you found value in this message be sure to subscribe on iTunes, Google Play, Castbox, or Stitcher | Share this with those you know need to hear it on social | And I’ll see you back here in the next episode | This is Jason Archer signing off | Now… go, and DO THE HARD THING.Listen at dothehardthing.net
Listen toNew content every Wednesday! DTHT Episode 15 – Influence Yourself First.Full Episode ★ On All The Majors or at http://dothehardthing.net .P.J. O'Rourke once wrote, "Everybody wants to save the world, but nobody wants to help Mom with the dishes"..True.It's so much easier to worry about things that are out of our control because we cannot be held accountable for any results.We have no influence over the entire world.But helping mom, means influence over ourselves.We have to change inside... and that we are responsible for.And that internal influence, internal movement and change, is what creates our externalities life.From this place, impact outward. Not the other way around.Full Episode ★ On All The Majors or at http://dothehardthing.net .Be. Do. Have... In that order.#hardwodder#hardwodderone#honorthework#fortunefavorsthebrave#fortesfortunajuvat#humanmovementfactory#unspecialized#unleashlove#livered#dothehardthing#100to0 ★ Gear Up at http://hardwodder.com
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Cristina Archer

This is so true it is amazing how easy it is to fall out of integrity. Great message!

Jul 11th
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Jason Archer

Cristina Archer Thank you!

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