My “Midlife Crisis?”

Posted by Jason Ferruggia

IMG_0968I always laughed or rolled my eyes when I heard about people going through a “midlife crisis.” It was usually associated with buying expensive cars, getting hair transplants and dating younger women.

Seemed like a bunch of weak minded bullshit to me.

Then I kind of went through one myself when I was turning forty. And it fucked me up. Confused the shit out of me and made me question who I was and why I do everything I do.

I didn’t like the answers I came up with I had a long, serious sit down with the man in the mirror.

I was embarrassed, ashamed and disgusted.

Changes had to be made. But figuring out how to make those changes was a grueling task. And it challenged my manhood. Did I really have the balls to do what needed to be done. Or was I just a fraud? A pussy?

I was unknowingly lying to myself and everyone else.

It was time for some big changes.

That’s the focus of today’s episode. It’s my most personal, revealing one yet.

And I would love to hear your feedback and similar stories of anyone who has experienced the same type of thing.

Today’s Podcast Topics Include:

  • Recap of the weekend in Austin, TX celebrating the grand opening of DeFranco’s Gym and the new Onnit Academy
  • Stripper poles on the bus
  • My meathead workout with Joe DeFranco, Smitty and Luka Hocevar
  • What embarrassing habit I have when I fall asleep in public
  • Leadership lessons and why you should inspire instead of manage
  • My dangerous addiction
  • How I blew through millions of dollars over the last 20 years
  • Why I earned the nickname “Hammer”
  • My addiction
  • Why and what I was doing for the wrong reasons
  • Some of the really hard realizations I had to come to about myself
  • Why you always have to start with “why”
  • A crucial question to ask yourself
  • The importance of your words and the influence they have on your life
  • Why you should never watch the nightly news
  • What term you should take from hip hop culture and insert into your daily routine

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If you have ever gone through anything similar I would love to hear about it. Please share your story or feedback below and let me know if there’s any way I can help you.

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