Work/life balance is a term that gets thrown around all the time. And, although I believe it’s a bit of a misnomer, there is no question that finding the proper allocation of time, attention, and resources towards professional and personal pursuits is on plenty of men’s minds.
That’s why I’m stoked to finally be sitting down with my friend, Jesse Itzler. Jesse is someone who, in spite of his tremendous professional success, has managed to become an incredibly committed and devoted husband and father. Today, we talk about why that is and how he has been able to make that happen using very specific strategies and system (which he shares during our conversation), pursuing unique and interesting ventures, finding one challenging adventure to take part in each and every year, and how to live a life optimized.
“The hardest part for me as a dad is to realize that my kids are on their own journey.” Tweet That— Jesse Itzler
My guest today is someone a lot of you may already be familiar with. His name is Jesse Itzler and he is an incredibly fascinating human being.
He is a serial entrepreneur, a New York Times Bestselling Author of Living with a SEAL, and Living with the Monks. He is also the co-owner of the Atlanta Hawks, a rapper, songwriter, entertainer and a helluva man.
But more impressive than that to me is his ability to lead his family well. I had the opportunity to meet Jesse as he was gracious enough to open his home to me for this sit down and I know that you are really going to enjoy this one.
“Whenever you have a big goal, you have to go out of balance.” Tweet That— Jesse Itzler
- Kids are on their own journey
- How do we hold ourselves accountable as parents
- Embracing challenge and building your “life resume”
- As you evolve, your life system evolves
- Importance of morning and evening routines
- Jesse’s system for life optimization
- Speeding up the process
- Living like a monk
- Dealing with disappointment
- Don’t give up what you have for what you want
“Nobody is good enough to just wake up and wing it.” Tweet That— Jesse Itzler
Leave Your Legacy
Legacy is something that is on a lot of men’s minds. In the movie, Gladiator, Maximus, while rallying his troops proclaims, “Brothers, what we do in life echoes in eternity.”
We all know that is true and yet so many men are unintentional about the type of legacy they’re going to leave behind.
That’s why we’re talking all about Legacy in our exclusive brotherhood, the Iron Council, for the month of October. We’re going to unpack what that means, where our current perception of the world derived from, how we can reshape the way we think about life to more effectively serve others and leave an thoughtful, intentional, positive mark on the world.
You’ll be completing assignments, participating in challenges, hosting and contributing to discussions, and holding your brothers accountable to achieving more in the remainder of this year than you have ever before.
To band with us, head to www.orderofman.com/ironcouncil.
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