Everywhere you turn, you’ll find men living what I call the sedated life. Like robots on an assembly line, these men wake up at the same time, eat the same food for breakfast, drive to work the same way every day, do the same menial tasks for 8-9 hours, drive home, kiss the wife and kids, eat dinner, watch some TV, go to bed, and do it all over again.
My guest today, former Navy SEAL and wingsuit base-jumper Andy Stumpf is the exact opposite of that. And, while we can’t all be Navy SEALs, jump of really high mountains and structures, and travel the distance of 18 miles in a wingsuit, we can all take some calculated risks that make us feel alive.
Today we talk about finding something worth fighting for, eliminating emotions in the decision-making process, why people fail in the application of their goals, and how to live life on the edge.
“None of [the work] makes the highlight reel but all of that makes the highlight reel possible.” Tweet That— Andy Stumpf
Andy Stumpf (@andystumpf77) is a former Navy SEAL with SEAL Team Five and later joining the most elite counterterrorism unit in the military, SEAL Team Six.
As impressive as that sounds, he refers to himself as a “professional gravity enthusiast” and rightfully so. He’s completed wingsuit jumps lasting more that 18 miles at speeds of 161 mph.
He is the recipient of 5 Bronze Star Medals (four with valor), the Purple Heart, the Joint Service Commendation Medal, the Navy and Marine Corp Commendation Medal with Valor, three Navy and Marine Corp Achievement Medals, and two Combat Action Ribbons.
In other words, the man is a genuine Bad-A and today’s he’s here to talk about living life on the edge.
“I’m not trying to prove anything to anybody. I’m doing it for myself.” Tweet That— Andy Stumpf
- The excessive amount of work required for the desired result
- Questions to ask yourself when playing big
- The balance between pushing the limits versus contentment
- The greatest threat to your success
- Balancing the desire to thrive outside and inside the home
- How to get better at saying no
- How to transition away from a career that defined you
- The power living life as if it’s rented as opposed to owned
- Why every man should find something worth fighting for
- The dangers of trying to “hack” life
- Overcoming complacency in your life
“I try to be analytical and non emotion-based when I look at what I’m capable of doing.” Tweet That— Andy Stumpf
The Iron Council
Guys, just a quick time out to tell you about an exclusive brotherhood that you are going to want to check out, the Iron Council.
One of the most challenging things for men to do as they’re working to improve every facet of their lives is find other men who are as interested as they are in doing just that. I know you can attest to that because it seems that most men are aren’t concerned with much of anything these days.
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“People fail in application, not understanding.” Tweet That— Andy Stumpf
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“The best you can do is to make the environment or community better than when you got there.” Tweet That— Andy Stumpf