It seems to me the more that I have conversations on this podcast, the more questions I have rather than the answers I’ve been seeking. But it’s been said that the quality of your life will be determined by the quality of the questions you ask. So, when I have an opportunity to sit down with my friend, Andy Stumpf, to ask some of life’s challenging questions, it’s always a great discussion.
Today, we talk about so many different topics like taking risks (which we’ve both done with moving our families), developing resilience in our lives, and the never-ending challenges that come with raising kids.
“If you want to be a resilient person, look for ways to bend yourself rather than waiting for life to bend you.” Tweet That— Andy Stumpf
My guest today is my friend, Andy Stumpf. I heard he was making a trip to Maine about a week after I got here so I reached out and scheduled a conversation on this podcast. We had a day of archery, Jiu-Jitsu, a podcast session, and finished it off with a lobster bake with our friends, Pete Roberts, and Brian Littlefield.
If you don’t know who Andy Stumpf is, he is a retired Navy SEAL, avid bow hunter, and a base jumping, wingsuit flying mad man. But, in addition to that, he’s one of the most level-headed men that I know. I think a lot of that has been developed to even out his quest for adventure.
You’re going to enjoy this one as it’s not so much of an interview but two men talking about the challenges and struggles that are part of life.
“I think it’s important to allow them to figure out, navigate, and understand they’re capable of getting out of difficult and dangerous situations.” Tweet That— Andy Stumpf
- Managing uncertainty
- Seeking adventure
- Navigating risk
- Mental toughness
- Guiding your children
- Voluntary hardships
- Parental balance
- Toxic masculinity
- Frank conversation
- Consequences of bad decisions
- Corporate endorsements
- The power of social media
- Doing more with less
“To be a man means you stand up for what’s right regardless of the potential consequences. It means you can hold the line on doing what is correct.” Tweet That— Andy Stumpf
I’m sure you’ve heard by now that we’ve got our Order of Man Maine event taking place on August 10-11, 2019, with an exclusive Iron Council dinner on the 9th.
Our entire goal for the event is to teach you the framework for success in your health, wealth, relationships, and life and, of course, introduce you to a network of men who are all achieving big things in their lives.
We’ve been making plans for the event on my property and to say that I’m extremely excited about what we’re putting together is a huge understatement. If you’re interested in learning more and locking in a seat at the table, head to www.orderofman.com/maineevent. Again, that’s www.orderofman.com/maineevent.
But do it quickly as we only have 25 spots remaining.
If you’re ready to be part of a team, a band of brothers if you will, who are doing big things in their lives and want to help you do the same, join us at www.orderofman.com/ironcouncil.
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