Do Hard Things Podcast

The “Do Hard Things” podcast is hosted by Jay Tiegs who believes taking on difficult challenges in life with persistence and commitment enable people to find great success in life. His mantra “Do Hard Things” has enabled him to overcome the challenges of a broken home and laid the foundation of successful 25 years career as an officer in the United States Army. Jay is an endurance athlete, speaker, trainer, and certified high performance coach. He helps people raise their ambition and inspires people to reach heightened levels of performance through challenge and meaningful pursuits. In his show, he provides tools and tactics, lessons learned, and interviews people who are on the same journey.

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  • How to Be Your Own Bodyguarrd with Alan Earl

    Learn strategies to stay safe in an unpredictable world with former high-threat environment protector Alan Earl. During our in-depth discussion, we equip you with the tools to enhance your situational awareness, adopt a criminal's mindset for self-protection, and navigate potential […]

  • Spring Clean Your Running: 5 Tips to Refresh

    After slogging through the long, cold months of winter, there’s this collective itch we all start to feel – an itch for change, for warmth, and for shedding the old to make way for the new. And what better time to "spring clean" our running routines than now?It’s not just about […]

  • Travel Fitness Unpacked: 5 Tips to Maintain The Pace

    Ever wondered how to maintain your fitness mojo when you're crisscrossing time zones or stuck in a hotel room? Angie and Jay pull back the curtain on keeping your workout routine on point, no matter where your travels take you. We kick off with a candid reflection on our own fitness […]

  • From Race Day to Everyday: Embracing Mindset for Life's Longest Races

    In this inspiring episode of the "Do Hard Things" podcast, Jay and Angi talk about the importance of mindset, from the starting line of race day to the continuous path of everyday life, exploring the transformative power of endurance. Drawing from the rich terrain of endurance sports, Jay […]

  • Embracing Identity: A Veteran's Journey Through Transition with Kairi Saraya

    When Kairi Saraya walked into our studio, a wave of stories untold and life experiences unbeknownst to many came with her. As a former Air Force veteran turned advocate, Kairi's tale isn't just about service to the country, but also about the courage in serving her true self. Today's […]

  • Training or Straining? Avoid Overtraining Syndrome

    Ever hit that wall where your legs feel like lead and your motivation is as fleeting as a mirage? Angi and I certainly have, and we're here to take you on a journey between  pushing our limits and crashing into the unwelcome arms of overtraining.  Angie\ opens up about her grueling […]

  • Be a Life Warrior with Muyiwa Abediyi

    Have you ever wondered how an active lifestyle can profoundly shift your mindset? This week, we're joined by the great and powerful Muyiwa Abediyi, host of the Day In and Day Out podcast, who brings his infectious enthusiasm for running and a wealth of insight on the mental fortitude […]

  • Mapping Success: An Intro to Map Trekking

    In this episode of the Do Hard Things Podcast, we provide an overview the demanding sport of Rogaining, aka Map Trekking, Discover how the principles of Rogaining—strategic planning, teamwork, and adaptation—parallel the essential life skills of punctuality, presence, service, […]

  • Mind Over Miles: Staying Motivated on Long Runs

    In this episode we dive into the mental marathon of long-distance running. Whether you're training for a half-marathon, marathon, or ultramarathon, maintaining mental motivation is just as crucial as physical preparation. We'll explore effective strategies to keep your mind engaged and […]

  • Pacing the Run: Embracing Negative Splits and Nurturing Personal Growth

    Join Jay and Angi in this enlightening episode as they unravel the world of running splits, a crucial concept for runners of all levels seeking to improve their performance and understanding of pacing. Whether you're eyeing a personal best or just aiming to finish strong, knowing how to […]

  • Running Facts vs Fiction: An Uncommon Approach to Common Myths

    Join Jay and Angi in a myth-busting episode as we sprint through the most common running myths and bring you the truth straight from the track. From debunking the one-size-fits-all training approach to unraveling misconceptions about gear, diet, and form, we tackle the tall tales that can […]

  • The Imposter Within with Rocky Garza

    Ever feel like an imposter? Imagine unlocking the secrets to self-acceptance and a confidence that resonates from within. That's exactly what clarity coach and speaker Rocky Garza invites us to do in a conversation that is as raw as it is revolutionary. With Rocky's guidance, we peel back […]

  • In the Zone: The 5 Running Paces For Peak Performance

    Dive deep into strategic pace training in this episode of the Do Hard Things podcast with your hosts, Jay and Angi. Without getting caught up in specific formulas, we explore the universal principles behind effective pace training that can improve your running.  Whether you’re aiming […]

  • The Slow Lane: 6 Unexpected Benefits of Slow Running

    Ever wondered why some runners seem to effortlessly glide through marathons while others huff and puff their way to the finish line? Angie and I unravel this mystery and more as we share the surprising advantages of hitting the brakes on your running routine. Slowing down, it turns out, […]

  • Turn Resolutions into Routines

    As we hit the two-week mark of the new year, many of us find ourselves at a pivotal juncture with our resolutions. In this episode of the Do Hard Things podcast, Jay and Angi delve into the art of transforming fleeting resolutions into lasting routines. Join us as we discuss practical […]

  • Racing the Clock in Castlewood: Urban Adventure and Unlikely Partnerships

    Ever wonder what it's like to team up with a near stranger for a grueling 8-hour adventure race? That's exactly the twist fate handed me and my new partner, Greg, after my original teammate had to bow out due to injury. Our impromptu duo faced the Castlewood 8-hour adventure race head-on, […]

  • Measure Twice, Cut Once. What get's measured changes.

    Dive into the second week of our 28-Day Challenge with the Do Hard Things podcast as we explore the transformative power of Pearson's Law. "That which is measured and recorded improves exponentially." This episode unpacks the science of incremental gains and how systematic tracking can […]

  • Live Inspired: Nick Klingensmith's Journey from Cancer to Spartan Athlete

    Buckle up, as we journey through Nick Klingensmith's harrowing yet triumphant saga, where he turns his darkest moments into milestones of victory. Embarking on an intimate exploration of resilience, Nick opens up about the grit it takes to conquer cancer, addiction, and a spectrum of […]

  • Happy New Year Resolution Pitfalls and how to prepare for DHT28 Challenge

    Welcome Friends/Citizens of the Do Hard Things Nation to another episode of the Do Hard Things Podcast, I am Jay Tiegs, your running coach, certified high-performance mindset and life coach, and founder of the Do Hard Things Nation and I would like to welcome you to another episode of the […]

  • Do Hard Things 28-Day Challenge: Unleashing Discipline and High-Performance Habits for the New Year

    Get ready to tackle the "Do Hard Things 28" challenge, an intense 28-day adventure designed to instill high-performance habits and kickstart self-improvement for the new year. As your host, I bring my background as a father, coach, and army retiree into play, sharing my unwavering belief […]

  • FITMAS Finale: Day 12 of 12: Buddy Run Challenge

    Today's Challenge: Buddy RunActivity:Run with a friend or family member.Aim for a minimum of 1 mile.Bonus points if your buddy is a non-runner—let's inspire and uplift! Your Reflections:Share a photo or video from your Buddy Run.Tag us and use #12DaysOfFitmasDHT.Tell us about your […]

  • FITMAS: Day 11 of 12: Distance Delight and Self Reflection

    On the 11th day of Fitmas, Do Hard Things gave to me: Distance Delight  It's time for a little extra distance —a chance to go for a longer run or walk at your own pace, soaking in the beauty of the outdoors! 🏞️💭 🚶‍♂️ Activity: Choose your distance (over a 5k). Must […]

  • FITMAS: Day 10 of 12: Strength Surge Body Weight Challenge

    Day 10 – Friday, December 22: 12 Days of Christmas Body Weight Workout- Strength Surge  Activity: Highlight a bodyweight strength training routine targeting major muscle groups. Engagement: Encourage participants to perform the routine and share their favorite exercise from it.  On […]

  • FITMAS: Day 9 of 12: Yoga Flow & Healthy Holiday Recipe Challenge

    Day 9 – Thursday, December 21: Yoga Flow & Healthy Holiday Recipe Activity: Engagement:  On the 9th day of Fitmas, Do Hard Things gave to me: Yoga Flow & Healthy Holiday Recipe Challenge Let’s find balance and nourishment with a soothing Yoga Flow and a delicious, healthy […]

  • FITMAS: Day 8 of the 12-Day: Cross Training Challenge

    🏊‍♂️🚴‍♀️🧘‍♂️ Day 8 of #12DaysOfFitmasDHT: Dive into Cross Training! 🏊‍♂️🚴‍♀️🧘‍♂️Today's challenge is all about mixing it up with a Cross Training Workout. Choose an activity that complements your running – it could be cycling, […]

  • FITMAS: Day 7 of 12: Killer Hills

    Welcome back, Do Hard Things Nation! It’s Day 7 of our 12 Days of FITMAS, and today, we're taking our fitness to new heights with the Killer Hill Challenge. Hill running isn't just a change of scenery; it’s a game-changer for your running routine. Hill running is a powerhouse workout. […]

  • FITMAS: Day 6 of 12- Stride into Speed & 5 Tips to Run in Winter

    Join Jay and Angi on the Do Hard Things podcast as we dive into cold weather running. We tackle the unique challenge of running during the winter months. From smart layering strategies to maintaining a strong mental game, we cover everything you need to transform your winter runs from a […]

  • FITMAS: Day 5 of 12: RECHARGE!

    On the 5th day of Fitmas, Do Hard Things gave to me: Rest & Reflect, Active Recovery  On the 5th day of Fitmas, we're slowing it down to remind you that rest and recovery are just as important as the hustle! 🎁 Today is all about embracing the bliss of Active Recovery. […]

  • FITMAS: Day 4 of 12: RUCK the Halls 5K

     On the 4th day of Fitmas, Do Hard Things gave to me: Ruck the Halls 5K  Ready to lace up and conquer some miles? On the fourth day of Fitmas, we're challenging you to "Ruck the Halls" with a 5K adventure! 🌟  🎒 What's Rucking? Rucking is more than just a walk; it's a journey […]

  • FITMAS: Day 3 of 12: Flexibility Fiesta

    On the 4th day of Fitmas, Do Hard Things gave to me: Ruck the Halls 5K  Ready to lace up and conquer some miles? On the fourth day of Fitmas, we're challenging you to "Ruck the Halls" with a 5K adventure! 🌟  🎒 What's Rucking? Rucking is more than just a walk; it's a journey with […]

  • FITMAS: Day 2 of 12: High-Intensity AMRAP Workout with a Deck of Cards

    On the 2nd day of Fitmas, Do Hard Things gave to me: Deck the Halls AMRAP!   Ready for a holiday AMRAP challenge that will make your heart race faster than Santa's sleigh? Introducing the "Deck the Halls" AMRAP (As Many Rounds As Possible) workout!  🎁 Your Mission: Complete a […]

  • Kickstarting the 12 Days of Fitness Challenge: Day 1 of 12: Dynamic Warmups for High-Performance Running and Workouts

    🌟 On the first day of Fitmas, Do Hard Things gave to me: The Lunge Matrix Warm-Up Challenge!  🌡️💪 Kickstart your fitness journey with a dynamic warm-up routine that'll get your flexibility and muscles ready for action. We are going easy on you today, because we want to stress […]

  • Do Hard Things Holiday Survival Guide:4 Tips to Keep your Mind Right & Body Tight

    Join Jay Tiegs on the "Do Hard Things" podcast for a festive fitness episode with our "12 Days of FITMAS" challenge. This episode is all about mastering your holiday mindset, staying on top of your fitness and mindset, and navigating the season’s temptations with ease. Whether it's […]

  • Marathon Mentality: Born To Go The Distance

    Ready to push your limits and discover what you're truly capable of? Ever wondered what it takes to become an unstoppable endurance athlete? This is the episode for you. Join JT Xiah and me, Angie Petran, as we pull back the curtain on the fascinating world of endurance. We share our own […]

  • DHT Adventure Series: Climbing the Manitou Incline in Colorado Springs, Colorado

    Do you ever feel like you're spreading yourself too thin? Struggling to juggle multiple balls, only to drop them one by one? That's what I felt until I learned about the 10x productivity concept. Join me, your host,  Jay Tiegs as I take you on a journey up the Manitou Incline and Bar […]

  • Why We Run: The Journey Beyond the Miles

    What if you saw running in a whole new light? A light that transforms it from a sweat-inducing chore to a tool for meditation, self-reflection, and even community building. Join us, seasoned runners and co-hosts, on a journey where we spill the beans about how our relationship with […]

  • The 4 A's of Gratitude Part 2: An Easy 4 Step Framework to Appreciate Others

    Join us, as we dive into the '4 A’s of Gratitude'—Appreciation, Approval, Admiration, and Attention—a simple yet profound framework to enrich your daily interactions and cultivate a deeper sense of thankfulness.  Our greatest human desire is to feel loved and appreciated. This is a […]

  • Freedom Friday: Embracing 2024: Reflection, Resolutions and Rising with 10x Goals

    Are you prepared to burst into 2024 stronger, braver, and more unstoppable than ever? We're here to guide you on this transformative journey, using the close of 2023 as a launching pad for growth and achievement. We'll reflect on the past year's triumphs and trials, extracting valuable […]

  • The 4 A's of Gratitude Part 1: An Easy Framework to Show Gratitude

    Join us, as we dive into the '4 A’s of Gratitude'—Part 1: Appreciation, Approval, Admiration, and Attention—a simple framework to enrich your daily interactions and cultivate a deeper sense of thankfulness. Our greatest human desire is to feel loved and appreciated. This is a simple […]

  • Real Estate: Home Buying Pitfalls and Veteran Transitions with Bri Sides

    Ever thought about how the real estate market could be similar to scuba diving? Constantly changing, full of unknowns, yet exciting and rewarding at the same time. That's where our guest, Bri Sides, a seasoned real estate agent and certified scuba diver, comes in. She dives into the […]

  • DHT REPLAY: The Impact of Love Languages on Human Relationships

    Do Hard Things Replay: Imagine if you could decipher the language of love and enhance your relationships like never before? Today, we're not just celebrating President's Day, but we're diving deep into the intricacies of the human heart exploring the concept of love languages. Tune in as […]

  • Do Hard Things and Build Wealth with Real Estate with Eric Upchurch

    In this episode, Jay interviews Special Operations Veteran and Co-founder/CPO of Active Duty Passive Income (ADPI). We talk about how doing physical challenges improves our lives.  Eric talks about how doing hard things like half marathons and big adventures has led to his own success.  […]

  • Stop Tolerating B.S. 5 Areas to Elevate Your Standards

    In this episode, Angi and Jay delve deep into  personal standards and their pivotal role in shaping our lives and ventures. We look at the correlation between the standards we uphold and our levels of tolerance across various our life arena's.  From the personal relationships and […]

  • The Warrior in the Garden: Balancing Preparedness and Peace

    Angi and Jay guide you through creating a mindset that balances preparation with peace in a world of uncertainty, Drawing inspiration from the quote, "I'd rather be the warrior in the garden than the gardener in the war," this episode unfolds the layers of meaning behind these words and […]

  • Memento Mori: Live Your Legacy Now: YOLO or Something!

    In this episode, Jay & Angi dive deep into the art of envisioning your future.  In this episode, we explore the transformative power of creating a vision and living a life congruent with it. Borrowing from the ancient practice of 'Memento Mori', Jay and Angi introduce a unique […]

  • Turn Setbacks into Comebacks

    In this episode, Jay and Angi the deeply ingrained fear of failure embedded within our human psyche. What is failure and why are you so adverse to it? We examine how the primal fear that once helped us survive has become a hindrance in our modern world, stifling creativity and growth. We […]

  • How Often Do You Think About the Roman Empire?

    Join Angi and Jay as they dive into a peculiar trend sweeping TikTok, where women discover just how often men think about the Roman Empire. Is it mere nostalgia for gladiators and emperors, or is there a deeper connection rooted in the history and teachings of Roman philosophy? This […]

  • A Game Changing Strategy: Investing in Collective Wisdom

    In today's episode, I'm excited to share some game-changing insights I gained from a recent 3-day personal growth seminar: Lifetime Cashflow Academy Multi-Family Bootcamp aimed at real estate investors. We talk about the concept of mastermind groups, an idea popularized by the great […]

  • Transforming Tragedy into Triumph – A 9/11 Reflection

    In this episode, we take a moment to reflect on the 22 years that have passed since the devastating events of 9/11. We talk about resilience and how we can take tragedy from our lives and do something positive with it. We honor the past, but more importantly, we discuss how to carry these […]

  • The Office Minefield: Surviving and Thriving Amidst Toxic Colleagues

    Working with toxic people can be draining and detrimental to your well-being. In this episode, we dissect what makes a person 'toxic,' how they can impact your life, and actionable strategies to handle them. From setting boundaries to embracing mindfulness, we guide you through methods to […]

  • Sidequests & Detours: Navigating Life's Unexpected Challenges

    In this episode, Jay and Angi talk about the unexpected turns life often presents. Drawing parallels from gaming, we discuss the 'sidequests' of life that can disrupt our routines and challenge our goals. These detours often offer hidden opportunities for growth and learning.  We explore […]

  • The DNF Dilemma: Navigating the Mental Marathon of Unfinished Races

    Sometimes in we don't finish what we start and that leads to disappointment, shame, frustration, and can lead to an erosion of our confidence. Learn how to flip the script on these emotions from a DNF (Did Not Finish) to Did Not Falter.Welcome to the Do Hard Things Podcast with your host […]

  • When You Are Up Sh*t Creek Without A Paddle

    In this episode, Jay and Angi talk about being up shit creek without a paddle and how to navigate things when life has you up against it. Welcome to the Do Hard Things Podcast with your host Jay Tiegs, Are you ready to amplify and improve your life? Then you are in the right place.  On […]

  • The Importance of Family

    In this episode, Jay and Angi talk about the nuances of family.  Why they are important to our overall well-being. Welcome to the Do Hard Things Podcast with your host Jay Tiegs, Are you ready to amplify and improve your life? Then you are in the right place.  On this podcast we have […]

  • Time is Precious- Stop Wasting It!

    In this episode, Jay and Angi talk about how precious time is. Stop wasting it on frivolous things!  No Regrets! This week's Do Hard Things Spotlight winners are Roy and Carol Mealer. Roy and Carol Mealer are "overlanders" from Sherman Texas. They met and have been traveling the U.S. […]

  • Navigating the Priority Maze: Leading in a High-Demand Environment

    In this episode, Jay and Angi talk about working in environments where everything is a priority and there are not enough time or resources. This can lead to stress and overwhelm.  We outline strategies to help you lead in this type of environment. Welcome to the Do Hard Things Podcast […]

  • Strategies to Overcome Negative Self Talk

    Angi and special guest Geoff Knoll have a great conversation on how to overcome negative self talk and provide some strategies to help you win! Welcome to the Do Hard Things Podcast with your host Jay Tiegs, Are you ready to amplify and improve your life? Then you are in the right […]

  • Halftime Huddle: Your Mid-Year Check-in for a Winning Year

    This episode is an opportunity to do an azimuth check-in on your life arena's.  Half of 2023 is already over!   Time to Check in on your 4 Lines of Effort: Health and WellnessAffluence and WealthRelationshipsDevelopment. Welcome to the Do Hard Things Podcast with your host Jay Tiegs, […]

  • A Key Strategy To Finding Purpose

    Jay and Angi talk finding purpose. Finding purpose in life is a deeply personal journey and may look different for everyone and it is not clear for everyone.  There is one thing that you can do on this journey that will help you.  Welcome to the Do Hard Things Podcast with your host […]

  • Unlock Your Potential Through Challenge

    In this episode, Jay and Angi talk about the importance of breaking free from the caged and comfortable life to the charged life through challenge.  Welcome to the Do Hard Things Podcast with your host Jay Tiegs, Are you ready to amplify and improve your life? Then you are in the right […]

  • Leadership and Life Lessons Learned from RAGNAR Trail Snowmass 2023

    In this episode, Jay and Angi recap their 2023 RAGNAR Trail Snowmass Colorado Race. We share leadership and life lessons learned from the event. Welcome to the Do Hard Things Podcast with your host Jay Tiegs, Are you ready to amplify and improve your life? Then you are in the right […]

  • They Key to Success: Cultivate A Disciplined Mindset

    The key to your success is winning one thing and that is cultivating a positive mindset. In this episode we identify the costs of was weak mindset across the 4 lines of effort in your life: H.A.R.D. and outline the strategies to cultivate a disciplined and mentally tough one that will […]

  • Memorial Day Episode- Live a Life Worthy of Their Sacrifice

    Memorial Day Episode 2023 Welcome to the Do Hard Things Podcast with your host Jay Tiegs, Are you ready to amplify and improve your life? Then you are in the right place.  On this podcast we have unfiltered conversation with inspiring people who take on challenges and share with us, the […]

  • When Life Knocks You Down: How to Get Back Up and Cultivate Resilience

    Resilience is the process of adapting well in the face of adversity, trauma, tragedy, threats, or significant sources of stress. It's not about avoiding difficulties but rather navigating through them and growing as a result. Jay and Angi talk about resilience and how to cultivate more. […]

  • They Key to Your Freedom: Self-Discipline Strategies

    The concept of "Discipline Equals Freedom" suggests that by imposing self-discipline in all areas of life, an individual gains more freedom. The discipline to wake up early, for example, gives one more time during the day. The discipline to eat healthily and exercise regularly leads to […]

  • Get Focused! 3 Strategies to Dominate the Day

    Why is hard to stay focused? For some, it is due to distractions such as social media, television, or conversations with friends. For others, it is due to a lack of motivation, or an inability to prioritize tasks. Whatever the cause of the distraction, it can have a negative effect on […]

  • Tough Mudder Edition: Overcome Obstacles and Get Outside of Your Comfort Zone

    In this episode, Angi shares her Tough Mudder experience and what she learned.  Angi was scared but she overcame her fear and learned some valuable lessons. Welcome to the Do Hard Things Podcast with your host Jay Tiegs, Are you ready to amplify and improve your life? Then you are in […]

  • Do Hard Things- Month of Murph

    Every year on Memorial Day, people across the globe honor fallen service members by completing the "Murph" workout.The Murph workout is one of the CrossFit “hero” WODs, or workout of the day. These workouts are performed to honor the memories of those who served in the armed forces […]

  • Earn the Right! Best Sapper Competition Edition 2023

    What is a Sapper?  In this episode, we talk about what Sappers are, and why the Do Hard Things Nation is a proud sponsor of the Best Sapper Competition.  "When our Nation needs a tough job done, they call the Army. When our Army needs a tough job done, they call on the SAPPERS." - LTG […]

  • Punch Shame in the Face by Loving Yourself

    In this episode, Jay and Angi talk about facing shame and developing trust with people.  Love Yourself First  and stop accepting gifts of judgment! Welcome to the Do Hard Things Podcast with your host Jay Tiegs, Are you ready to amplify and improve your life? Then you are in the right […]

  • How to Express Your Feelings- Expectation to an Agreement

    In this episode, Jay and Angi talk about everyday courage, and one of the challenges people have is to express their feelings. Why do we struggle to express our true feelings, what impact does this have, and how can we be better at doing this?  We provide a framework to help you navigate […]

  • What is Trauma and How Does it Affect You?

    In this episode, Jay and Zack talk about one of the things that hold us back- Trauma. What is trauma, how does it effect you, and what are some strategies to help you face it. Welcome to the Do Hard Things Podcast with your host Jay Tiegs, Are you ready to amplify and improve your life? […]

  • The 5 Elements of Emotional Intelligence

    Emotional intelligence (EI) is the ability to perceive, interpret, demonstrate, control, evaluate, and use emotions to communicate with and relate to others effectively and constructively. Some experts suggest that emotional intelligence is more important than IQ for success in […]

  • Spring Forwards: How we React to Change.

    Angi and Zach have a great discussion on how daylight savings affects our bodies and minds. Welcome to the Do Hard Things Podcast with your host Jay Tiegs, Are you ready to amplify and improve your life? Then you are in the right place.  On this podcast we have unfiltered conversation […]

  • Running Over 16,000 Miles in Honor of the Fallen with Sid Busch

    77 year old Sid Busch has run 205 FULL marathons and 836 HALF marathons!  That is OVER 16,000 miles, enough to run across the United States mainland MORE THAN FIVE TIMES!Senior Chief Sid Busch, US Navy Ret., is a valued friend of ours and a real Patriot.  To Sid, every day is Memorial […]

  • Reasons and Seasons for Change.
  • Reflections from 27 Years of Service in the U.S. Army: What I wish I would have known

    In this episode, Jay reflects on his 27 years of service in the U.S. Army and discusses points he wishes he had known earlier in his career. Welcome to the Do Hard Things Podcast with your host Jay Tiegs, Are you ready to amplify and improve your life? Then you are in the right place.  […]

  • See It Through- What Quitting Does To Your Confidence

    When you quit something early, it can have a detrimental effect on your confidence and mindset. It can lead to feelings of inadequacy, disappointment, and frustration. It can also make you less likely to take on new challenges in the future. On the other hand, by pushing through difficult […]

  • Be Better: How to Navigate The VA Medical Exams with Lorenzo Valdiva

    Lorenzo is the founder and CEO of Be Better Services, a company dedicated to assisting America's Veterans in working through the VA system to receive the rating they deserve. Lorenzo served in the United States Marine Corps as a Police Officer for 9 1/2 years. During his time in the […]

  • Weekly Wake Up: The Greatest Human Desire and & 5 Love Languages

    In this episode we talk about the greatest human desire and the 5 Love Languages: Love language #1: Words of affirmationLove language #2: Acts of serviceLove language #3: GiftsLove language #4: Quality timeLove language #5: Physical touchTake the […]

  • TTP Episode: How to Defeat Procrastination

    Procrastination is the act of delaying or postponing tasks or activities. It can lead to missed opportunities and deadlines, poor performance, and wasted time. Additionally, procrastination can lead to unhealthy habits, as well as stress, guilt, and lowered self-esteem. It can also become […]

  • Do Hard Things Weekly Wake Up: Iron Sharpens Iron - Do You Have the Right People Around You?

    Having good people around you is an essential component of personal growth. Not only do they provide you with a supportive and encouraging environment, but they can also help you realize your goals and become the person you want to be. Having a good support system of friends, family, and […]

  • Make Veterans Great Again with Josh Mach host of the MVGA Podcast

    Joshua Mach, is a United States Marine Corps Veteran and owner and host of MVGA Podcast.  The mission of Make Veterans Great Again (MVGA)  is to reach out to fellow Brothers and Sisters in arms to conquer our mental health together. Just a reminder you are not alone!Joshua Mach    […]

  • Do Hard Things: E3 Challenge Phase 2 & When You Are Not on your A-Game

    Join Jay and Angi for some motivation to jump-start the day.   In this episode, we talk about the next phase of the E3 challenge-Phase 2. Welcome to the Do Hard Things Podcast with your host Jay Tiegs, Are you ready to amplify and improve your life? Then you are in the right place.  […]

  • Ending Mental Health Stigma 1 KM at a Time with Michael Terry of Dispatches Adventure Rides

    In this episode, Jay has a great conversation with Michael Terry of Dispatches Adventure Rides on the topic of PTSD and military service. Michael Terry is a 23-year veteran of the Canadian Armed Forces. He retired in 2018 due to complications arising from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder […]

  • Do Hard Things Weekly Wake Up: The Drive for Challenge

    In this episode, Jay and Angie talk about the human drive for challenge and why pursuing challenges is so important for our growth and happiness.  Welcome to the Do Hard Things Podcast with your host Jay Tiegs, Are you ready to amplify and improve your life? Then you are in the right […]

  • Improve your Relationship: The 4 Horseman of the Apocalypse with Stephanie Costello

    In this episode, Jay has a great conversation with Stephanie Costello about the 4 Horsemen of the Apocolypse in regard to relationships.  Stephanie provides some excellent tips on how to improve your relationships. Stephanie’s Bio: Stephanie has over 10 years of experience in the […]

  • Do Hard Things Weekly Wake Up: When You Want to Quit- How to Push Through The Valley of Despair

    In this episode, Jay and Angi talk about the 5 emotional stages of change when taking on a project, challenge, or new endeavor and why we quit.   We provide some tactical tips to help you push through! Welcome to the Do Hard Things Podcast with your host Jay Tiegs, Are you ready to […]

  • Trauma Recovery with Mark Meincke - Assisted Suicide to Solve PTSD?

    In this episode, Jay has a great conversation with Mark Meincke about PTSD.  Mark is a veteran and expert on PTSD trauma recovery.  We talk about various treatment modalities to treat PTSD, high-performance habits, and his recent experience with the MAID Program: Medical assistance in […]

  • Do Hard Things Weekly Wake Up: Martin Luther King Jr. Day- Acts of Service

    In this episode, Jay and Angi talk about the importance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day and Acts of Service. Angi provides ideas for random acts of kindness and why they are important from a health perspective. Welcome to the Do Hard Things Podcast with your host Jay Tiegs, Are you ready […]

  • Alternatives to the Survivor Benefit Program & Veterans Group Life Insurance with Craig Horstman

    In this episode, Craig Horstman talks about the various options veterans have beyond SBP & VGLI. Craig Horstman is a retired Army veteran with 23 years of experience as a Combat Engineer. During his time in the Army, he completed two tours in Iraq and one tour in Afghanistan along […]

  • Weekly Wake Up: E3 Challenge Kick Off: How to Generate Energy!

    Join Jay and Angi for some motivation and inspiration to jump-start your week. In this episode, Jay and Angi talk about the Do Hard Things E3 Challenges sponsored by Lions Guide and provide strategies to BOOST YOUR ENERGY!Welcome to the Do Hard Things Podcast with your host Jay Tiegs, Are […]

  • Do Hard Things E3 Challenge- 28 Day's to Enhance Your Life

    In this episode, Jay Tiegs and Dale Walls talk about he Do Hard Things E3 Challenge sponsored by the Lions Guide. High Performance is demanding. Achieving your highest potential requires sustained ENERGY,ENDURANCE, and overall life ENHANCER. AKA E3 Join the Challenge and Enhance your […]

  • Everyday Leadership with Keith "Flip" Griffin

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  • Weekly Wake Up: Lessons Learned Parenting During Holiday Travel

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  • Maintaining Positive Habits this Holiday Season

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  • Merry Christmas! This Time of Year is a Good Time For Growth

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  • Avoiding Overwhelm this Holiday Season

    In this episode, Angi and Zach have a great conversation about how to avoid being overwhelmed this holiday season. Welcome to the Do Hard Things Podcast with your host Jay Tiegs, Are you ready to amplify and improve your life? Then you are in the right place.  On this podcast we have […]

  • Avoiding Overspending During the Holidays

    Angi and Zach Have a great conversation on how to avoid overspending this holiday season. Welcome to the Do Hard Things Podcast with your host Jay Tiegs, Are you ready to amplify and improve your life? Then you are in the right place.  On this podcast we have unfiltered conversation […]

  • Help Others Win

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  • Atomic Habits: How to Develop Habits That Build You Up

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  • Commitment: Staying Loyal To Yourself

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  • Punch Fear in the Face: How to Cultivate Everyday Courage

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  • Having a Do Hard Things Mindset with Julie Holly

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  • Do Hard Things Podcast: Post Run/Workout Recovery Strategies

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  • Leadership is Demanding: 4 Strategies to Generate Energy & Lead with Confidence

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  • Veterans Day Thoughts- Thank You!

    In this episode I talk about my thoughts on Veteran's Day,  and provide an update on life and just some overall thoughts and feelings I have. Welcome to the Do Hard Things Podcast with your host Jay Tiegs, Are you ready to amplify and improve your life? Then you are in the right […]

  • Do Hard Things with Angi Betran

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  • Election Episode- 4 Strategies To Be More Tolerant Of Others

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  • Vulnerability-Learn 5 Ways to Use Vulnerability as a Superpower

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  • Finding Your Direction with Andrew Beattie from Azimuth X

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  • Do Hard Things Weekly Wake Up: How to Be Kind to Unkind People

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  • Get in the Arena and Do. H.A.R.D. Things

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  • Weekly Wake Up with Jay Tiegs and Zach Morel

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  • The One Thing You Should Be Doing Weekly To Avoid Overwhelm

    In this short episode, I talk about a way I found to avoid overwhelm and four big considerations to find and outlet for your stress.  If you enjoy the podcast, would you please consider leaving a short review on Apple Podcasts/iTunes? Your feedback is important to me, and it would also […]

  • Not your Average Financial Planner with Mark Willis

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  • Weekly Wake Up: How to Create Confidence

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  • Runner Self Defense with Lorenzo Valdivia

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  • Weekly Wake Up: Everyday is a Victory

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  • Running Safety with Taryn Scheidenmantel

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  • Weekly Wake Up: Burn the Ships

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  • Helping Millennial Veterans Overcome Challenges with Jenna Carlton

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  • Weekly Wake Up: Embrace the Suck!

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  • Setting Boundaries: How to say No.

    In this episode, I talk about setting boundaries.  Boundaries start with saying no.  Why is it hard to say no?  What does this cost us?  How can you say no politely and without guilt? If you enjoy the podcast, would you please consider leaving a short review on Apple Podcasts/iTunes? […]

  • Weekly Wake Up: Grit

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  • Life After Loss: Adjusting To A New Reality with Luge Hardman

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  • Weekly Wake Up: Nobody Cares: Work Harder!

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  • Do Hard Things Downunder with Dr. Craig Hansen

    In this episode, Dr. Craig Hansen from the University of Applied Research and Development announced an amazing opportunity for Veterans who want to pursue their studies and travel abroad to New Zealand.   Dr. Craig Hansen, President, of UARD, has over 30 years of experience building and […]

  • Weekly Wake Up with Jay and Lacy: Our Skydiving Engagement

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  • How to Teach Your Kids Safety, Resilience, and Survival with Adam Mitchell: The Close Quarter Dad

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  • Weekly Wake Up: Do Epic Sh*t and Take Massive Action!

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  • Relationship: Ideas to Improve Communication

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  • Weekly Wake Up: How to Stay Focused

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  • How to Get Into Real Estate Investing with Jay Helms

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  • Do Hard Things Nation Weekly Wake Up: Never Surrender! 3 Big Ideas to Help You Crush Your Goals

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  • Fatherhood is Leadership with Ben Killoy

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  • Weekly Wake Up: Don't Be An Asshole - Tips on Being Kind

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  • We Do Hard Things with Krystalore Crews

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  • Weekly Wake Up: Leaders are Readers

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  • Mid Year Check-In

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  • Do Hard Things Nation Weekly Wake Up: Courage Over Fear

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  • Disaster Response with James Roberson: Founder of the 516 Project

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  • Weekly Wake Up: Stronger Than Yesterday! How to Live from your Strengths.

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  • How To Develop Discipline

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  • Weekly Wake Up: How to "Be Present"

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  • Weekly Wake Up #9: Be Intentional in Your Relationships

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  • 6 Strategies To Your Next Breakthrough with Tom Kiat and Jay Tiegs

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  • Weekly Wake Up #6 with Jay Tiegs and Tom Kiat - Remember WHY You Started

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  • Regret Makes A Hard Pillow with Ultra Runner Melissa Martinez

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  • Weekly Wake Up # 5 With Jay Tiegs and Tom Kiat

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  • 7 Strategies to Maintain Discipline

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  • Weekly Wake Up #4 with Tom Kiat an Jay Tiegs

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  • Civility Rules with Shelby Scarbrough

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  • Weekly Wake Up #3 with Tom Kiat an Jay Tiegs

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  • Making of a Good Man with Josh Hatcher

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  • Weekly Wake Up #2 with Jay Tiegs and Tom Kiat

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  • Weekly Wake Up with Tom and Jay

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  • Get Back to Work with Dr. Amy Skyles

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  • Strategies to Navigate Difficult Times- Live Life on Offense

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  • The Evolved Man with Nick Matiash

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  • When it Rains, It Pours: 5 Strategies to Navigate Hard Times

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  • Visionary Storytelling for Epic Growth with Justin Breen

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  • Are You Prepared?

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  • The 12 Week Year with Brian Moran

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  • Courage Under Fire

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  • Dominate Your Fitness and Life with Tom Kiat

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  • The 6 Pillars of High Performance

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  • Be a Mindful Tactical Athlete with James Deirmendjian

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  • Why Do People Quit? Four Considerations to Achieve Your Goals

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  • Be a Millennial Samurai with George Chanos

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  • Do Hard Things 1 Year Anniversary-with Craig Horstman and Stephanie Valdivia

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  • Work Life Balance with Sergeant Major Lindsey Pew

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  • 6 Strategies to Dominate 2022

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  • Striving To Be A Good Man with Ryan Michler

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  • Being a Good Dad with Larry Hagner

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  • Grow Your Grit with COL (R) David Fivecoat

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  • Strategies to Survive the Holidays and Avoid Holiday Depression

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  • Do Hard Things with UFC Champion Frank Shamrock

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  • RAGNAR Bourbon Chase

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  • Are You Happy With Your Life? A Reflection Exercise

    Are you happy with your life? Let's reflect.  This is a series of questions to help you determine what parts of your life are happy and what may need some focus.      What makes you happy?   Be honest.    Think about all areas of your life.    What makes you happy at work?  […]

  • True Grit with Erin McShane: Second Female Ranger and Sapper Leader Course Graduate

    In this episode I have a great conversation with Captain Erin McShane of the U.S. Army.    During this conversation we discuss her military career, the struggles she overcame obstacles, challenges and failure to become the 2nd female in the Army to graduate both Ranger School and the […]

  • Random Acts of Kindness with Colin McConnell

    In this episode I have a conversation with Colin McConnell, a visually imparied photographer who was riding his bike across the country when his bicycle was stolen in my town. When I reached out to see if he needed help, he agreed to come on the podcast and share his story.    Colin […]

  • A Man’s Search for Meaning with The Lions Guide - Dale Walls

    In this episode, I was asked to come on as a guest on the The Lions Guide Podcast hosted by- Dale Walls. We have a great discussion on the book, A Man’s Search for Meaning, which has impacted our lives and we feel is a must read. This book is a life changing book and the #1 book on the […]

  • 20th Anniversary of 9/11- Reflections from the March to the Arch 2021

    In this episode I take you with me on the 2021 March to the Arch event in St. Louis which took place on Saturday, 09/11/2021.     The March to the Arch is a 21-mile memorial walk, founded by Bo Drochelman, that has become an annual tradition since 2002.   The march begins in West St. […]

  • Everyday Wine with Kris Levy

    In this episode I have a great conversation with Kris Levy. Kris is a veteran, winepreneur, wine lover and world traveler. Kris specializes in helping wine brands build communities and relationships with their consumers. Kris practices what he preaches with his own wine club, where he […]

  • Team Red, White, and Blue with Mike Erwin

    In this episode, I have a great conversation with Mike Erwin where we discuss our thoughts and feelings on the current state of affairs in Afghanistan and how to maintain a positive outlook despite the circumstances.  Mike shares how he maintains his edge and positive outlook, some of […]

  • Reflections on Afghanistan with Michael Burke

    In this episode, I have a conversation with Command Sergeant Major Michael Burke about his perspective on what is currently happening in Afghanistan.  It has been difficult watching the devastating news from Afghanistan and processing the negative emotional feelings of the event.  Mike […]

  • How To Regain Your Motivation

    In this episode, I describe why we lose our motivation when pursuing our goals.   Have you ever known deep down that you should be eating better, maybe you should be exercising more?    Have you ever thought that maybe you should be spending more time with your kids?  You know you […]

  • Climbing The Grand Tetons

    In this episode, we tell the tale of our epic journey climbing The Middle Teton Mountain.  What was supposed to be a 12-hour day turned into a 19-hour day and nearly turned into a serious situation.  We discuss the challenge of climbing the peak, the life lessons learned, and why it is […]

  • Vikings and Vixens with Dustin and Tonya Johnson

    In this episode I have a great conversation with Dustin and Tonya Johnson.  Dustin and Tonya are a husband and wife POWER COUPLE who are both certified nutrition coaches, relationship experts, founders of Vikings and Vixens, and Amazon best selling published authors of the book:  How to […]

  • Win the Morning, Win the Day

    In this episode I discuss the importance of establishing a solid morning routine.  I outline my favorite 7 rituals to help me dominate the day and the 3 habits you need to avoid.  I provide the tactics to help you regain control, mitigate overwhelm, and take command of the day.  The […]

  • Real Sex with Andie Renae

    In this episode I have a great conversation with Sex Coach Andie Renae.  Sex is often an uncomfortable topic for most people.  We have a great discussion about Andie’s early life and how she entered the adult entertainment business as a dancer and escort, managing her own escort […]

  • The EPIC 150

    In this episode I describe my experience with the EPIC 150, gravel cycling race. I discuss my point of view on why doing difficult and challenging things is good for you and provide a recap of my experience leading up to the event and provide a race recap of my experience.    If you […]

  • Become a Better Athlete: Yoga 15 with Abi Carver

    “Yoga is a martial art you do against yourself”- Nic Gregoriades   In this episode I have a great conversation with Abi Carver, founder of Yoga15.com.  We have a great conversation about her life, what inspires her, and how she went from working as a magazine editor to chasing her […]

  • Connect With Your Kids: The Family Board Meeting

    When was the last time you spent a whole day alone with your child, with no electronic distractions, while enjoying a fun activity and meaningful conversation?   This powerful question is in the book The Family Board Meeting.    In this episode I provide a tactical tip from the book […]

  • Bexar Outfitters with Chris Moynihan

    In this episode I have a great conversation with Chris Moynihan. We discuss fatherhood, the challenges of being a foster parent, striving to be a good man and backpacking. Christopher Moynihan is a Construction Superintendent in the greater Salt Lake City area, he also spends time as a […]

  • Nicki Steinman: Making Michigan My Bitch!

    In this episode I have a great conversation with Nicki Steinman who shares her perspective an insights, both the positive and some of the hardships of military life as a spouse.  Nicki was born and raised in southern Wisconsin. She is married to SFC Jeff Steinman and has been living the […]

  • Personal Development is Important

    In this episode, I discuss why Personal Development is important and why you need to make time for it.  One of my favorite quotes is “Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.” -Abraham Lincoln. The takeaway is that the sharper you are […]

  • Quality of Life Plus with Scott Huyvaert

    In this episode, I have a conversation with Scott Huyvaert. We discuss his military service as a combat medic with three deployments, while balancing a family, and working on a masters degree.  We talk about his work as a program manager with Quality Plus, a non-profit organization who […]

  • The Last Words of Holly Butcher

    Life Is Fragile, Precious And Unpredictable. In this episode, I read a letter written by Holly Butcher.  I read this letter after a tough week and feeling a bit sorry for myself and it made me realize how insignificant my problems were.  Holly Butcher passed away with stage 4 cancer, […]

  • The Lions Guide with Dale Walls

    In this episode, I have a conversation with The Lions Guide- Dale Walls. We discuss what has enabled his success in life, from reasonable beginnings to enlistment into the United States Marine Corps, to growing his IT company into an 8 figure business before selling and founding Lions […]

  • How to Create More Confidence

    In this episode, I talk about how to create more CONFIDENCE. What is confidence?  Confidence is the belief and feeling that things will turn out well. Confidence is knowing I can cope, act as I intend, and succeed in a given situation.  I will reliably show up as my best self and do a […]

  • Always in Pursuit with Michael Burke

    In this episode, I have a conversation with Command Sergeant Major Michael Burke about his perspective on how to approach life: with the mindset of “Always in Pursuit” and living a “Life on Offense.”  Michael Burke is the Command Sergeant Major of the 1st Security Forces […]

  • Expectations vs Agreements

    Have you ever had an expectation of someone to do something and they didn’t follow through?  Maybe someone had an expectation of you.  It led to blame, judgement, disagreement, and ultimately a fight?  Maybe you had an expectation of yourself and things didn’t quite turn out the […]

  • Small Town Mayor with Luge Hardman

    In this episode, I have a conversation with Luge Hardman.  Luge has dedicated her life to public service.  She grew up in her dirt floor home in Arkansas and chased after her dreams of becoming a teacher.  She taught American History for 30 years before being elected mayor of […]

  • Focus on What Matters - Three Steps To Plan Your Quarter

    In this episode, I provide a three step process to help you plan your quarter.  When it comes to high performance, productivity is an incredibly important topic.  I am not just talking about being busy doing work, but more specifically,  our life’s work. The things that make you feel […]

  • Finding Joy in Dark Places with Wendy Weiner

    In this episode, I have a Wendy Weiner.  redemption sparked my curiosity to have her on as a guest. Spirited writer, award winning film producer, ebullient story teller, and proud collector of amazing people. Noah Bewley and I are producing a diverse slate of films, including award […]

  • If it Fits, it Ships!

    In this episode, I talk about how perfectionism holds us back.  Perfectionism paralyzes and keeps us from making significant progress.  The importance of making memories and living.  We work so that we can live and live to work.  Don’t let the fear of imperfection hold you back from […]

  • College Dropout to 7 Figure Success with Scottie Hobbs

    In this episode, I have a conversation with Scottie Hobbs about overcoming obstacles in his life. I invited Scottie Hobbs as a guest due to his positive influence and leadership from my experience as one of his Team Beachbody Coaches.  Scottie Hobbs is a father of 5 and has been married […]

  • The Lighthouse and the Tugboat

    In this episode, I describe a parable that changed my perspective in regards to how I communicate with people. I have learned over the years that there are different ways in which we communicate with people.  The  Lighthouse and the Tugboat have the same job: to help the ships in the […]

  • Overcoming Obstacles with Anthony Waite

    In this episode, I have a conversation with Anthony Waite about overcoming obstacles in life. I asked Anthony to come onto the podcast because we have similar challenges in our upbringing, similar military careers, and are on the same path coaching, mentoring and speaking.  I look up to […]

  • Clarity is the North Seeking Arrow to Purpose

    In this episode, I talk about the importance of having Clarity in your life and having a purpose statement.  I share my purpose statement.  I finish the episode with an interview on the “The Graduate Warriors” radio show on 97.9 FM KFBD.  The Graduate Warriors is a non profit […]

  • Bare Knuckled Life with Josh Abdelaziz

    In this episode, I have a conversation with Josh Abdelaziz where he really opens up about life’s struggles.  Josh is a devout Christian, husband of 21 years, a father of 7, an author, and coach. His vulnerability and openness about his life’s struggles and his path to redemption […]

  • Burn The Ships

    In this episode, I talk about a recent difficult decision I had to make and the how I went through the process of weighing the costs associated with the decision.  I tell the legendary story of “Burning the Ships” and discuss how the opinions of others can hold us back.  If you […]

  • Enduring Happiness

    In this episode, we talked about Enduring Happiness on the “The Graduate Warriors” radio show on 97.9 FM KFBD.  The Graduate Warriors is a non profit organization was founded by Wileen Becker and Dr. Charles Quinn.  Their mission is to help military veterans suffering from PTSD and […]

  • 75 Days with Stephanie Valdivia

    Welcome to another episode of the Do Hard Things Podcast with Jay Tiegs.  Are you ready to amplify and improve your life? Then you are in the right place.  On this podcast we have unfiltered conversations with inspiring people, who take on challenges and are here to share with us their […]

  • 75 Days with Craig Horstman

    Welcome to another episode of the Do Hard Things Podcast with Jay Tiegs.  Are you ready to amplify and improve your life? Then you are in the right place.  On this podcast we have unfiltered conversations with inspiring people, who take on challenges and are here to share with us their […]

  • Do Hard Things - Introduction

    In this introductory episode, Jay shares the vision for the "Do Hard Things" podcast and how his background and experience has led to embracing this mantra in all areas of his life.The "Do Hard Things" podcast is hosted by Jay Tiegs who believes taking on difficult challenges in life with […]