74: Tyler Harris – Waging War on Personal Change

In this episode, Tim and Megan have an Uphill Conversation with Tyler Harris on his journey of self-discovery, strength in vulnerability and waging war on personal change.

In the last 3 years, Tyler Harris has gone from unemployed to $700k/year by waging war on personal change.  In that same time, he got married, had his first child, and started a church.  He is the National Coordinator of a life insurance company that serves our nation’s heroes- First Responders.  A year ago, Tyler began documenting his life on social media as a way to “pay it forward” and provide value with zero expectation of anything in return.  in 12 months, he has taken his social media presence from zero to a weekly reach of 50million people.  Tyler spends 200+ nights one the road each year, but enjoys living in downtown Greenville, SC.

Show Notes:

  • Putting value out into the world via social media
  • Mentors can breathe life back into you
  • “Just an ordinary guy trying to do extraordinary things by putting in the extra work”
  • Your life can be turned upside down in an instant
  • Emotional and mental impact of finding yourself alone – no distractions, no noise
  • Taking ownership rather than playing the victim in your own life
  • What if instead of focusing on accolades + things we focused on being an exceptional human beings?
  • Why Tyler is building something with no expectation of financial gain
  • Adversity + transformation vs. transaction
  • Desire to help others experience difficult life challenges sooner
  • Difference between motivation (external) + inspiration (internal)
  • Comeback of vulnerability and recognizing it as a strength: “The rise of the real”
  • Tendency to compare ourselves and our successes and struggles to others and placing higher value on greater struggles
  • Tyler’s mentality of running from negativity
  • Need to evaluate the things + people you allow into your life
  • Ask: “Are you chasing hustle (your passion) or are you chasing your gifts?”
  • How are you going to choose to live your life today?
  • Tyler’s advice to others – have patience + stop trying to play catch up

Check Tim + Megan out on Tyler’s vlog “The Daily Bread” episode #11.

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Resources

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Straight Drive (© 2017 Tim Pecoraro)
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