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Author: Clint Herndon & Dr. Parker Houston

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The Next Peak Podcast is hosted by Entrepreneur( Business Owner) Clint Herndon and Board-Certified Psychologist and Coach, Dr. Parker Houston.What do you do when you reach a big goal, but it just doesn't fulfill you the way you thought it would? Or worse, life falls apart and you have to completely reinvent yourself. The Next Peak Podcast was created to help people think deeply about what it means to live a successful life, and then start taking daily steps to get there.This show provides people with proven tools for life and business, along with inspiring personal stories from people who have had to reinvent themselves and climb their "Next Peak." We sit down with thought leaders, authors, pastors, and ordinary people taking big risks to reach their dreams.You are the author of your life. How will the story end? It's up to you to write the next chapter and reach your Next Peak.
44 Episodes
Welcome to Season 3 of the Next Peak Podcast, where we help you redefine what success looks like for you and share strategies, tools, and stories to help you climb your next peak. Today Clint is joined by Dr. Chip Dodd, and they discuss the eight primary feelings:  Hurt, Loneliness, Sadness, Anger, Fear, Shame, Guilt, and Gladness and how we can view those as an indicator of something that needs to be addressed. Top five pitfalls of leaders:Work becomes confused with worth.Performance begins to be valued more than presence.To be an example to others, the true self is isolated.Secrets sap the leader’s passion and purpose. People become things.Three ways to use feelings to teach, learn and grow: Identify: What am I feeling?Explore: Where is this feeling is coming from? Express: Who do you need to tell?Resources: Five Common PitfallsDr. Chip Dodd’s websiteThe Voice of the Heart by Dr. Chip DoddParenting with Heart by Dr. Chip Dodd
Today Clint and Dr. Parker talk about grit, why it’s important, and how to get more of it. The smartest people don’t always win. Instead, the persistent people who have guts, determination, and perseverance stick it out to the end. Grit will help in your marriage, parenting, finances, physical fitness, long-term goals, and just about any other area of life. If you’re looking for quick fixes, there’s a lot of other advice out there to tickle your ears, but if you want compounding change, you’ve got to get some grit. Without grit you:Give up easilyAvoid things that are hard, meaningful, and rewardingStunt your growthNever finish what you startTake on too many things at onceOnly invest in shallow relationshipsGet easily offendedMake finding good friends more difficult Devalue yourselfLimit your impact on the worldDr. Angela Duckworth defines grit as passion and perseverance for long-term, meaningful goals5 ways to get more grit: Pursuing goals with a higher purposeChange your internal story, make hard things goodStay growth-oriented and never stop growingSurround yourself with other gritty peopleMake it a priority to teach grit in your children Resources Mentioned: Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance by Angela DuckworthGrit Scale
Today Clint is joined by woodworker Mike Coffey of Coffey Custom Builds. Mike has his own shop and has grown the online following of his woodwork to almost 50 thousand followers. In today’s episode, we discuss the difference between a hobby and a business. You can enjoy something that you’re not good at, that’s called a hobby, and hobbies are healthy as long as you don’t invest in a new one every year. But there’s a sweet spot where your passion aligns with your hobby, and it serves a need; that’s right where Mike found himself. Find Mike on his Website,  Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, or any social media @CoffeyCustomBuildsOne of Mike’s favorite books recently: Building A StoryBrand 
Today Clint and Dr. Parker talk about the top 5 regrets people have on their deathbed and why you shouldn’t wait until you die to regret how you have lived your life. We’re all gonna die but as a culture death has become a taboo subject. As a result, a lot of people pay a huge price by pushing the end of our lives out of their conscious awareness and are plagued with regret in their last moments. If you don’t want to live with regret you have to think through how you will feel laying on your deathbed. Don’t wait until you die to think about your regrets, start eliminating potential regrets now. Here are the top five regrets people have: 1. I wish I’d had the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life others expected of me.2. I wish I hadn’t worked so hard.3. I wish I’d had the courage to express my feelings.4. I wish I had stayed in touch with my friends.5. I wish that I had let myself be happier.Resources Mentioned: Regrets of the Dying by Bronnie Ware Turn information into action—Self Assessment
Welcome to Season 3 of the Next Peak Podcast, where we help you to redefine what success looks like and share strategies, tools, and stories that will help you climb your next peak. Today Dr. John Delony joins Clint to discuss how chasing achievement can lead to anxiety. Dr. John Delony is an author and the host of the Dr. John Delony radio show; He's also a consistent guest on Dave Ramsey's daily show and podcast. In his book Redefining Anxiety he addresses the fact that some things are going on in our mind and body that we need to pay attention to. Achievements aren’t bad, but they shouldn’t be used to measure how valuable you are as a person. Your value comes from something much higher than what you achieve. But so often, high achievers place so much emphasis on achieving that it comes at the expense of their being. You can connect with Dr. John Delony on Instagram or his website: John’s top 3 book recommendations:Lost Connections by Johann Hari The Deepest Well by Nadine Burke Harris M.D. I Don't Want to Talk About It by Terrence Real
Welcome to Season 3 of the Next Peak Podcast, where we help you redefine what success looks like and share strategies that will help you climb your next peak. Today Dr. Parker joins Clint to discuss the dark side of perfectionism. Having high standards is important, but it's equally if not more important to be aware of how your perfectionism harms yourself and others, steals your happiness, causes you to compare, and how perfectionists tend to live out of an internal state of fear and tension. Everyone is a perfectionist to a degree. Some people are aware and have strategies to deal with it, and others react to the damage they have caused. Today's episode will help prevent the latter and give you some tools and strategies to overcome perfectionism's dark side. The Problem:Perfectionists procrastinate, waiting for something to be perfectIt's hard to enjoy victories when you're a perfectionist, you're still looking for the things you did wrong Perfectionists can put impossible standards on themselves and othersPerfectionists can begin developing performance-based standards for relationshipsPerfectionism is driven by fearPerfectionism causes a lack of contentmentPerfectionism is responsible for an internal state of unease and tension that manifests in various physical issuesPerfection leads to judgment and/or comparison Perfectionism destroys happinessThe Solution: Go for good enoughRecount two wins per nightTry to do something messyLimit your upgradesEnjoy what you haveKnow what situations in life are worth deliberating onGive away some controlGet about 80% of your plan together and then launchResources Mentioned: The Paradox of Choice, by Barry Schwartz - TED talk
Welcome to Season 3 of the Next Peak Podcast, where we help people to redefine what success looks like, and share strategies that will help you climb your next peak. Today Clint interviews Amber Williams who is a master brand strategist, a details-obsessed copywriter, and the proud momma of two high-energy toddlers. Her work at AmberWilliams.Co is dedicated to teaching savvy CEOs how to build their brands and write words that sell, without sounding like everyone else. Today Amber and Clint talk about why words matter, how listening is 75% of marketing, why sharing you values as a brand is important, and how strong messaging is the result of strong values. You can connect with Amber on Instagram or on her website: www.amberwilliams.coAmber's top 3 book recommendations:The Miracle Morning by Hal Elrod Big Magic  by Elizabeth Gilbert Between The World And Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates 
Season 2 Preview

Season 2 Preview


Season 2 starts next week for us here at The Next Peak Podcast. A few changes for the episodes and format.Rate, review and subscribe! See for privacy and opt-out information.
For many of us, we live in a very strange and uncertain time right now. With everything going on in the world with the outbreak of COVID-19 we wanted to make this episode special and full of hope. I had the wonderful experience of talking with Pastor Brian Hopkins from Bayside Church which is located here in Northern California. Brian and I talk about his experiences with his children, giving to others and taking this opportunity with social distancing to connect with those in your life in way you may not normally do. Please rate, review and share! See for privacy and opt-out information.
This week was a fun episode for myself and Dr. Parker Houston. I decided to flip the conversation and have him interview me. He did a great job hosting the episode and leading the conversation. I hope all of you enjoy getting to know myself a little more in this episode and hearing the various paths I took to get to this place.Please rate, review, share and subscribe! See for privacy and opt-out information.
This week I had the pleasure of sitting down with Phil Darke. As always, we discuss the various paths Phil went down and how he landed on the passions that fuel him today. Make sure to check out his podcast Think Orphan,, review and share! See for privacy and opt-out information.
Ken Coleman

Ken Coleman


I had the great and unique opportunity to sit down with Ken Coleman from Ramsey Solutions and The Ken Coleman Podcast. He has helped thousands of individuals with his inspirational voice and leadership. We discuss everything from taking chances, where Ken got his start, what's next for him and some of his favorite books.Please rate, review and subscribe! See for privacy and opt-out information.
This week I sit down with Dr. Brittny Howell where we talk about life, practicing medicine and trying to make the world a better place. Rate, review and share! See for privacy and opt-out information.
This week on the podcast I sat down with Dr. Parker Houston and we discuss the value of self leadership. Dr. Houston shares his growth as a leader within his career and working with various staff.Rate, review and share! See for privacy and opt-out information.
Rick Cogil shares his story of being able to help fundraise for charity organizations, working in various industries and being able to take the leap into a new career.Rate, review and share! See for privacy and opt-out information.
Victoria Flower - Episode 3

Victoria Flower - Episode 3


I had a wonderful conversation with Victoria Flower for episode 3 of the podcast. She shares her story that is filled with dedication and focus in the various paths she has taken in life. She shares the ups and downs to the various career choices she has made over years and what has brought her to this current path.Rate, review and share! See for privacy and opt-out information.
Jon Augustine - Episode 2

Jon Augustine - Episode 2


For the second episode of the podcast, I had the privilege to sit down with musician Jon Augustine. He shares the pivotal descions he made at a young age that lead him down a different and more fulfilling path.There is a small audio issue for the first 30 minutes of the podcast but please don't let the discourage you from listening. Jon brought his guitar and gives a great live performance.Rate, review and share! See for privacy and opt-out information.
John McIlreevy - Episode 1

John McIlreevy - Episode 1


Welcome to the first episode of The Next Peak Podcast! In this series of conversations I sit down with various guests to discuss what success means to them and how to redefine goals. Life has a way of pulling you in various directions. Sometimes those paths open opportunities that can fill your mind full of uncertainty. John Mcilreevy is a long time friend and my first guest. Please rate, review and subscribe! See for privacy and opt-out information.
Are you a high achiever that wants to make the world a better place? Do you also suffer from back or neck pain, migraines, stomach problems, or chronic health issues that affect your life and work? If so, you will not want to miss this episode. Millions of people are suffering from a very real, but curable illness. Listen as Parker tells his incredible story about the doctor who saved his life. If you have questions about this condition, please reach out to Parker at and Parker can point you to more resources. See for privacy and opt-out information.
"Hank", our favorite former Navy Seal is back by popular demand to share 4 pillars to winning and leading in any environment. If you'd like to connect with him for coaching or speaking engagement., Hank's email is See for privacy and opt-out information.
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