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020 - Ed Latimore - Fighting the Resistance

By Elliot Roe

In this episode, Ed Latimore, 13-1 professional boxer, author, speaker, and former alcoholic, reveals what is necessary to create true and lasting change. Elliot and Ed discuss how boxing taught him the grit and resistance he needed in the real world when getting sober, going back to school, and joining the military. Listen in to hear someone who has learned things the hard way share the truth about limitations, making money, and living a fulfilling life. Visit A-Game Advantage or find us on iTunes to subscribe, visit previous episodes, and learn more about your host, Elliot Roe. Time Stamped Show Notes: 01:00 –Ed’s background and journey 01:44 – He had an alcohol problem, a dead-end job, and was broke into his late 20s 02:50 – When he realized he had a greater vision for himself, he went into the army so he could pay to go to school 05:10 – After being in school and in the military, he quit alcohol and had to re-adjust to the change 06:30 – He was building himself up as a boxer and kept busy 07:00 – The most important decisions he made were to go to college and join the military 07:46 – Getting sober has helped him become a better person for the world; drinking was the one thing holding him back 10:18 - Shifts are spurred by negative reactions or positive ones; Ed’s were spurred by his confidence 10:42 – He gave himself 3 goals and told himself he could drink again if he accomplished 2 of them 11:00 – By the time the goals had been accomplished, he didn’t want to drink again; he’s learned to enjoy life without alcohol 13:55 – Ask the right questions and use the solutions given to you in mentorship 14:45 – He works privately with people and takes it personally if they don’t take the advice that would help them 15:50 – People want confirmation or an easy answer; if they aren’t ready, they won’t make a change 17:00 – Most of the people he speaks with had a clear moment where they realized they needed to change 18:40 – How boxing helped his mindset in other areas of life 19:05 – Boxing helped him build grit and resilience; he didn’t fight his first fight until he was 23 years old so he had to be persistent and dedicated 20:22 – He used that mindset when he went to school for math and when he wrote his books; he didn’t let criticism stop his momentum 23:30 – On how his book changed his life 24:10 – His first book generated life-changing opportunities; it didn’t generate a life-changing amount of money 26:20 – He’s hoping his next book will generate more income because he has learned more about the selling and marketing side of things 26:35 – Tips to start living a life you love 26:40 – Get up an hour earlier and stop wasting time 27:05 – Money is the result of providing value 28:30 – If you can do it in person, you can probably do it online; operating online will give you time and location freedom 29:40 – We accept limitations, but they are just illusions 30:00 – He wouldn’t have tried to do certain things if he would’ve allowed perceived limitations to stop him 3 Key Points People often want confirmation or an easy answer, but real change is hard. Money is a result of providing value. Limitations are illusions; create your desired reality by ignoring the illusion. Contact/Resources Primed Mind – Elliot’s Mindset App Ed’s Twitter Ed’s Website – Ed’s Book – Not Caring What Other People Think is a Superpower Ed’s soon-to-be-released book – Sober Letters to my Drunk Self Credits Podcast Production by Podcastily

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