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Dead by Tomorrow

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Daniel Winter and Andrew Monroe talk about how there is no guarantee for tomorrow with a focus on positive mindsets that will propel you forward in life.

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38 Episodes
Sporting the most rad mohawk any mechanical engineer has dared to wear, Austin Fielding is living the life in Austin, TX working at Samsung by day, and hitting the 1000 lb club at night when he's not rolling dice or creating costumes.    We talk about sacrifice, work/life balance, punk rock while on the 8-5 engineer crunch, career changes, and out dancing coked-up Australians. This episode's challenge: Make a list of all the hobbies you want to pursue, and then shave it down to only two items. Then, dedicate the next month's free time to only pursuing those two things. Keep in my the 14th-hour rule if that helps! If you'd like to learn more, check out
Christy Hathcock (@cj_hathcock) is basically the most dangerous of the Winter family. Christy is a lab analyst at Servitech Laboratories. She spends most of her day doing science and math, which is just wild to us.  Learn more about Christy's life as a scientist, how she landed a job, and what it's like living with a baseball fanatic husband. For show notes and more, find the episode at
Doug Hathcock, found on Instagram as @doughathcock99, is a saint.    As the Director of Recruitment and Training at the Amarillo Area CASA, Doug helps find volunteers to bring stability and value to children's lives.   For show notes and more, check out    Thanks for listening!
Besides being Andrew's mom, Donna has accomplished some amazing feats in the last few years. Finding her why, running a 50k, and helping others discover their passions, just to name a few. A bit about Donna Monroe: She's a follower of Christ, mom to four incredible people, and bonus mom to one fantastic son-in-law. Crop insurance underwriter, Ultra runner, trail runner, adventure seeker, and beginning golfer. Also, a work in progress and under construction. For show notes and more, check out the episode at and enjoy the behind-the-scenes info! Thanks for listening! Andrew + Daniel
Cedric Harris (@jbigcedgoon), is a co-host on the podcast The Invited and used to work with one of our own hosts at Compass/Alight. More importantly, he's one of those guys with a big heart, a way with words, and a lot of intention behind the choices he makes. Learn about values, basketball, swapping careers, and starting a podcast mid-pandemic, and a host of hilarious stories. In a world of risk-averse, unkind, and uncaring people, Cedric Harris stands out. He's constantly learning, looking to spread wisdom, and helping people. Be like Cedric. For more information and shownotes, check out: Thanks for listening, you rock!
Jonathan Harris (@jonathanharris2012), the wisest one among our weekly game night, came on to share his wisdom about being a dad, making decisions, choosing your priorities, and possibly hiding bodies. Learn more about our cloud engineering friend and the ways he has become the greatest dad out there. Find the show notes at
Kenny Harris (@kennylee270), aka Kendrick Harris, aka Kenny the beautiful, host of Up Super Late, Ultimate Frisbee aficionado, and drafter is one of those people that just makes other people feel amazing. This is a talent. Learn about how Kenny's life has lead him into comedy, frisbee, and all the ways he's dealt with being the funny guy in the room. For more information and show notes, check out Thanks for listening!
The ways we use our time, especially the small bits that seem to slip and slide between the hours as we go through our day, are some of the most important moments we can focus on.    By optimizing these little, inconsequential minutes spent playing around on social media, surfing through the web, or mindlessly consuming entertainment, we can drastically improve our pursuits of higher purpose.   For show notes and more, check out
Suzy Winter (@wintermom2013) has a number of claims to fame, but the most relevant to this podcast is she is our very own host's (Daniel's) mother! Along with that, she helped beta read the book we released back in December. She's been a huge part in Daniel's success, and is one of our greatest and most supportive fans. Suzy is also an English teacher and tutor who recently left the public education system to work in the private sector as a tutor. You don't want to miss this episode on writing, being a good mom, career transitions, and living the good life, and possibly MOST IMPORTANTLY, is Kent actually Daniel's real dad? For more info and show notes, come find the episode over at  Thanks for listening!
Dr. Faith McAllister (@faith-mcallister) is one heck of a human. She was recommended to us by our good friend Dr. Kayci Houlette, who we thought was pretty cool, but deferred and said Faith was the one with the interesting job. Not only that, but she has had a wild journey that we can all learn from when it comes to pursuing goals, being willing to pivot when opportunities arise, and taking leaps of faith (yes, we had to), to make our lives, and the lives of those around us, better. For more info, check out the episode at
Derrick is not your average photographer. He's collaborated with Express on a collection, has some of the most beautiful shots of Indianapolis that you'll ever see, and still manages to stay humble. If you're ready to learn about how to look better on Instagram, how to use your career as a springboard for your side hustle, and generally get some great advice from a kind and talented style-forward gent, this episode is the one for you. For more info, check out
Kurt (@kurtlyjohnson) is a math teacher in Dallas at Richardson.  He's one of the funniest people we know and easily has one of the largest video game collections though you'll have to talk to him about that. Tune in for teacher life, a bit about theater, and how Kurt has managed to meld his passion for travel with a career that allows for it while simultaneously bringing fulfillment.    Kurt was raised in Amarillo, TX, and is a Texas A&M graduate.  Find him on Facebook or Instagram. For show notes and more, check out the episode at
Dr.  Shawn Kinser is a vet at Swann Animal Clinic in Amarillo. He's one of the kindest people we've met and helped us shed some light on what it's like pursuing this field of medicine. Tune in for parasitology, Oklahoma and a distinct lack of tigers in his daily life, and how fitness has helped him mentally. Shawn was raised in southeastern Oklahoma and attended veterinary school at Oklahoma State University Center for Veterinary Health Sciences and graduated in 2015. Find Shawn at Swann's website This episode's challenge: Get your pets on some parisite prevention meds! Check out the show notes and such at
A combat veteran, author of The War I Always Wanted, former Obama Administration official, and the genius behind Rakkasan Tea, Brandon Friedman is a true renaissance man.  A transplant most recently from DC to Dallas, Brandon is bringing some of the most interesting and unique teas from around the world to our shores. We talk about starting a business, why Brandon writes, and the Trinity River project in Dallas. If you love tea, want to love tea, are interested in marketing or starting your own business, or love military memoirs, this is the episode you've been waiting for. Find Brandon and his tea at, and follow him on Twitter at    In case we didn't do a good enough intro for him, here's the Rakkasan Tea about Brandon- "Brandon launched Rakkasan Tea Company in 2017 after more than a decade in PR, politics, and public service. He has completed the Specialty Tea Institute's Level I and Level II courses on his way to becoming a Certified Tea Specialist recognized by the Tea Association of the USA. Brandon began his career as an infantry officer in the 101st Airborne Division, serving in both Afghanistan and Iraq. His memoir, The War I Always Wanted, was recognized in 2010 by The Military Times as one of “The Best Military Books of the Decade.” He writes regularly on politics for The New York Daily News." This episode's challenge: Drink a cup of tea! We'd love it (and so would you) if you tried some of Rakkasan's. But whatever you have on hand works as well. Trade out that second coffee for a nice cup of tea and throw a post up and tag Rakkasan and us. If you'd like to learn more, check out
- MOMENTUM - Maintaining momentum is the key to long-term goals being accomplished. This is a major factor in the "Dead by Tomorrow" mindset, as consistent and positive choices made daily are some of the most impactful, and most difficult choices one can make.  In this episode, we talk about how to maintain momentum, why it matters to focus on doing so, and a fair bit about the book "Deep Work" which helped bring both of us into better focus with why maintaining momentum matters.    This is a chapter from our book, so if you want a deeper dive, go check out Dead by Tomorrow on Amazon. If you have any questions about this episode or want to check out some of the things we referenced, or just want to send us funny pictures- check out
Stephen Mobley has spent the last few years reshaping his career, chasing mountain tops, and raising three kids with his unendingly patient wife. He received a degree in Civil Engineering from Texas Tech (Guns Up!) and currently resides in Portland, OR with his family.  We cover what it's like trading a less lucrative career for a better life, backpacking and hiking, fathering twins, and jumping about the U.S. after school. If you're into trains, learning about public transportation, BNSF, or what to do with your engineering degree- this episode is for you!  If you'd like to learn more, check out
Michael is a man of many hats. He's a father and husband, Amarillo High and Aggie grad, and one of our Monday night gaming regulars as mentioned in our Friends and Free Time episodes.  He, his wife, and their son just moved back to Dallas, Tx from California!   We cover what it is to be a sacrificial leader, how determination and positivity can get you through life, and what kind of mindsets Michael focuses on.   If you'd like to learn more, check out
Friends and Free Time

Friends and Free Time


- FRIENDSHIP - “Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another: ‘What? You, too? I thought I was the only one.'” -C.S. Lewis   Building healthy relationships (note: this is plural), is key to living a happy and fulfilling life. Not to mention a longer one.    In this episode, we talk about why it's important to continue building and seeking new friendships, the ways we go about maintaining ours, and some suggestions on how to go about it yourself. We also cover this in our book, so if you want a deeper dive, go check out Dead by Tomorrow on Amazon. If you have any questions about this episode or want to check out some of the things we referenced, or just want to send us funny pictures- check out
- RESOLUTIONS - In this episode, Andrew and Daniel talk about new years resolutions, systems to achieve goals, what counts as a failure, and the tools and mindsets they use to keep track and crush the year.  If you have any questions about this episode or want to check out some of the things we referenced, or just want to leave us loving messages- check out
Kevin is a manufacturing engineer at one of the larger corporations in America. Not only do we go a bit into how he achieved this, but we also cover loneliness, the environment, how to make friends and join organizations, and pursuing higher education. Plus, there's plenty of stories from our school days, including Andrew's friendship necklaces, Kevin's commitment to the dart game, and Daniel sabotaging the physics class. For further notes, links, and the transcript, and pictures, check out
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