Strength and Resilience with Andrew Wittman

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Today on the show I have with me, Andrew Wittman. Andrew is a certifiable badass and the founder of

He was a special agent in charge of Nancy Pelosi’s security detail, was Joe Lieberman’s lead advance agent, and has personally protected Hilary Clinton, Benjamin Netanyahu, Sir Elton John, and many others.

He’s also the author of “Ground Zero Leadership: CEO of You” and “The Seven Secrets of Resilience for Parents: Navigating the Stress of Parenthood”.

“Self-talk is an indicator of what you actually believe.” – Andrew Wittman

Andrew is pretty much the prototypical guest for “The Process”, as there is a tangible reason behind every single action he takes in his life whether it’s coaching his clients, writing his next book, or raising his kids. He just doesn’t have a lot of wasted motions.

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • How your language determines your life trajectory.
  • How-to “burn your boats” and truly, TRULY commit to your dreams.
  • How you can use social drivers to remove distractions.
  • And much more!

To listen to my conversation with Andrew Wittman on this episode of “The Process” with Brad Wilson click any of the logos below.


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Show notes:

00:27 – Can you tell me about a time in your life before you would have considered yourself mentally strong?
01:05 – Why do you think weren’t mentally strong in high school?
01:50 – How do you go about dispelling that belief system?
02:37 – What self-reflecting questions can people ask themselves to realize that they are limiting themselves?
05:06 – Who’s one of your favorite historically mentally strong people?
07:21 – What are the first steps one can take towards being more resilient?
10:46 – How do we call out the people in our lives when they are having self-limiting beliefs?
14:17 – The definition of cognitive biases and the role they play in our perception, and our perspective in life.
18:49 – Why did you decide to write a book for parents specifically?
20:03 – Relating to your kids, how do you define success as a parent?
23:57 – What’s something related to personal growth and mental strength that people waste a lot of time on that doesn’t give them many results?
25:45 – How do we burn the boats?
33:16 – Betting on ourselves.
34:38 – What’s some common advice that you hear people being given that you completely disagree with?
41:54 – What actionable steps do you use in your own life to eliminate distractions.
43:07 – Creating social accountability is a massive driver for behavioral change.
45:12 – What can one do to turn an “I will try” into an “I am doing it”
48:45 – What does your typical morning routine look like?
49:58 – What are some of the major benefits you’ve seen in your life by doing that daily self-talk?
54:28 – What does a typical evening routine look like for you?
55:51 – Is there any specific reason why you read before bed?
57:28 – What’s a current large goal that you’re working towards right now?
1:01:50 – How do we go about working through the compromise and finding the best solution?
1:03:55 – What’s a project that you’re currently working on that is near and dear to your heart?
1:05:06 – Did you put the script together yourself?
1:05:55 – What does a 300-year goal look like?
1:12:21 – Have you ever strongly believed something in your life only to reverse course later on, and if so, what led to that change?
1:14:55 – Marketers use cognitive biases to their advantage.
1:19:43 – If you could share one truth with the world what would that truth be?
1:21:25 – Where can my audience find you on the interwebs?

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