Moving Forward in Difficult Times with Todd Ehrhardt – S2E12

May 31st, 2017 · 1 hr 19 mins

About this Episode

Moving Forward in Difficult Times with Todd Ehrhardt – S2E12

Have you ever felt like the odds are stacked against you?  Have you ever felt like the challenges and obstacles were too great for you or your family?  Unfortunately, I bet a lot of us have been there, done that and gotten several t-shirts.  I know I have, especially over the last two years.  The question is: what methods can you use to keep you moving forward through the difficult times in your life?

In Season 2, Episode 12 of the podcast, I talk with Todd Ehrhardt, a  husband, father, entrepreneur, gardener, bodybuilder, martial artist and a diver.  Todd has been at the top of the world and deep in the sea (figuratively and literally), and in today’s episode, I talk with Todd about how he and his family were able to move forward in challenging times.  This is a good one with really great information, you will want to check out the show notes.

Podcast Topics and Links for Moving Forward in Difficult Times

In this podcast, Todd and I talk about the following topics and links:

  • Who is Todd Ehrhardt?
  • Difficult Times – Part 1
    • Hip Problems
    • Cancer
    • Surgeries and Recovery
  • Moving Forward – Part 1
    • Backup Fitness Facebook Group
    • Working with Kids in the Dojo
    • “Sometimes to move forward, you have to retract a bit.”
    • “People are always watching.  When you carry yourself in life, people are ALWAYS watching. What are you putting out into the ether? Are you putting positive energy out there, the best to you can to make a positive change in your life and other people’s lives?  Or are you putting a bunch of negative things out into the ether? People will pick up on that and either be attracted to that or run from you.”
  • Difficult Times – Part 2
    • Jiu Jitsu Tournament – Silver Medal Winner
    • Hip Surgery Part 2 (2016)
    • Post-Surgery Pain and Problems
    • Hip Surgery Part 3 (2017)
  • How to Move Forward
    • Building Skills; Practicing What He Preaches
    • Reading and Audible.com
    • Victor Frankl “Man’s Search for Meaning”
    • “Learn as much as I can from these difficult times and move forward”
    • Noticing Details with Hardship
    • Adventure Incorporates Family; They are his Adventure
    • Counseling
    • Difficulty and Challenges can bring Families Closer
  • “Excuses are nothing but lies”
    • “You can never be physically fit if you are mentally weak.”
    • Dispelling the “things can be worse” excuse
    • “People let situations and circumstances define their character and define who they are”
    • Learning from Experiences and Trials from a Guy in the Trenches
  • Life’s Adventure Online
    • Small Business Spawned from Diving
    • Sold Diving Gear for Cancer Treatments
    • Bought SLR Camera to Use Talent above Water
    • Learned Photo Techniques and Film Editing
    • Lesson(s) Learned: “Never be afraid to put yourself out there” – Josh Johnson
    • What happens in Mexico….
  • Gardening
    • Size Matters
    • Natural Gardening
    • Canning and Food Preservation

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