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S3E20 –Standout Life with Ali Hill

S3E20 –Standout Life with Ali Hill

December 17, 2021

Ali Hill is a professional ‘head-mechanic’ (aka psychologist) and has worked with big businesses and small to improve performance. In this episode Ben and Tim are joined by Dr Dan Pronk to chat to Ali on her Standout Life Podcast.

We talk resilient minds and psychological drivers to being more (or less) resilient.

 

More on Ali Here:

https://www.alisonhill.com.au/

https://www.alisonhill.com.au/standoutlife

 

 

 

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Music… with thanks to

The Externals and Mitchell Martin – available on Spotify

S3E19 –Lessons in Leadership with Randy Powell

S3E19 –Lessons in Leadership with Randy Powell

November 15, 2021

This week Ben and Tim cross into America and join Randy Powell and guests on the Lessons in Leadership Show. We talk leadership, resilience and how Prince Harry got shot in the bum!

Each week Randy has conversations with leaders who have started businesses, founded charities, gone away to war, endured unimaginable hardship, and taken on breathtaking challenges, and through it all developed grit, perseverance, determination, and resilience.  Ben and Tim haven't done much of any of that!

Enjoy!

 

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S3E18 - MCTI Teamcast – Creativity within Mission Critical Teams

S3E18 - MCTI Teamcast – Creativity within Mission Critical Teams

November 3, 2021

This week we plagiarise some content – and have an episode without Tim!  Ben was recently invited to participate in a podcast with the Mission Critical Teams Institute discussing the potential links between creativity and the kinds of people who end up in Mission Critical Teams.  This is an area of significant interest for Ben.  There is an old saying that there are no atheists in a foxhole - while we’re not sure about that, Ben has noticed that there seem to be a bunch of artists in foxholes!  On every deployment he has been on, he has been surprised by the amount of people who start writing poetry, drawing or playing a musical instrument.  This podcast explores some potential links in this regard.

 

Former Unforgiving60 guest Harry Moffitt chairs the conversation, which includes Ben and Professor Kate Stevens, a cognitive scientist and Professor in Psychology whose work investigates how humans interact with each other, their environment, and with technology. Enjoy!

 

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Music

Jamaica Scream

The Externals – available on Spotify

Ben Frichot - available on Spotify

S3E17b – Hamish Blake: The Importance of Wheelies & Other Tips for Life

S3E17b – Hamish Blake: The Importance of Wheelies & Other Tips for Life

October 4, 2021

In Part B of the Hamish Blake interview we talk resilience. As well as how Hamish practices mindfulness, meaningful challenges, the mind-body connection and The Melbourne Football Club!

We also talk about how to crack open a safe!

  

Intelligence Summary (INTSUM)

01:50       Hamish completes our Resilience Survey

06:40       Presenting the data on resilience

08:00       Resilience is more than strengthening your one-legged table

08:45       Friends v family

12:00       Picking an activity to be bad at! Enter the wheelie!

14:30       Talking status and ego & mindset             

18:30       The principle of locus of control

27:00       Hamish’s advice to teenagers

31:10       Physical exertion as ‘mindfulness’

36:50       The mind-body connection…. weaving aspects together

38:50       Hamish and his relationship with The Melbourne Football Club

52:00       Hamish and safe cracking

57:30        SAS explosive calculations…. The ‘how to’ guide

59:00.       On the TV show SAS Australia

 

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Music

The Externals – available on Spotify

Ben Frichot- – available via: https://www.designfactory.com.au

 

S3E17a – Hamish Blake: The Importance of Wheelies & Other Tips for Life

S3E17a – Hamish Blake: The Importance of Wheelies & Other Tips for Life

September 28, 2021

Hamish Blake needs no introduction.

So, we won’t give him one.

 

Part A discusses getting into comedy, bombing and learning from failure and who/ what is the real Hamish. We talk about Hamish and Andy and sustaining a personal and professional relationship. And their trip into Afghanistan.

 

Intelligence Summary (INTSUM)

00:00       Hamish proves that he’s as bad as Ben and Tim on recording.

01:00       Why we are on a last name basis

03:30       How did Hamish get to be the Hamish he is today?

06:55       Breaking into comedy….. what was Hamish’s dream job?

08:30       How confronting is stand-up comedy?

10:55       The importance of bombing… and perspective.

13:40       The original Hamish and Andy Show- bombed. How do you come back from that?

17:50       Learning and adapting from sucking.

20:00       Hamish + Andy. How do you sustain social and professional over an extended period?

26:30       How many personalities can you juggle-including the public persona.

31:45       When role and identity collides = ‘issues’

34:40       Hamish and Andy head to Afghanistan- why?

40:05       The non-alcoholic beer challenge in Afghanistan (not endorsed by us!).

43:00       The Paddle Pop challenge (not endorsed by us!).

44:20       And other food challenges.

47:50       Taking us own with Hamish as a non-battle casualty (NBCAS) in Afghanistan.

 

 

 

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The Externals – available on Spotify

S3E16 – Christian ‘Boo’ Boucousis – The Fighter Pilot Mindset

S3E16 – Christian ‘Boo’ Boucousis – The Fighter Pilot Mindset

September 1, 2021

Since as long as he could remember, Boo wanted to be a fighter pilot.  Even before he’d seen Top Gun!  In this episode, Ben and Tim pick Boo’s brains about his connection to purpose, the difference between ‘High Performance’ and ‘Deep Performance’ and how he and the team at Afterburner have helped countless corporate clients embrace the fighter pilot mindset and improve their performance by adopting the mantra ‘Plan, Brief, Execute, Debrief!’

Intelligence Summary (INTSUM)

02:45       What would Tim’s callsign be if he was a fighter pilot?

06:00       Boo’s story, including how he found his dream to be a pilot

08:30       The importance of purpose

11:30       What’s it really like being a fighter pilot? (Hint:  It’s not like Top Gun, but it is achievable!)

17:00       Life in the squadron

21:10       The ‘say/do’ gap

25:15       The importance of debriefing

29:50       On ego

39:20       Boo’s reason for leaving the Air Force - and his post-military career

48:25       The difference between ‘High Performance’ and ‘Deep Performance’

53:20       Boo on his podcast, The Few

57:40       …and Boo’s ‘Power Song’!

 

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Music

The Externals – available on Spotify

Ben Frichot - available on Spotify

S3E15- Dr Dan Pronk and the Making of Resilience (Shield)

S3E15- Dr Dan Pronk and the Making of Resilience (Shield)

August 13, 2021

Following up from last week, this week we have Dr Dan Pronk back on the show to talk about the making of The Resilience Shield.

And what the three authors do in their lives to contribute to their own Resilience Shields.

 

More on The Resilience Shield is here...

 

Intelligence Summary (INTSUM)

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Music:

The Externals

 

S3E14- Life on the Line Reciprocal: SAS Resilience with Dr Dan Pronk, Ben Pronk and Tim Curtis

S3E14- Life on the Line Reciprocal: SAS Resilience with Dr Dan Pronk, Ben Pronk and Tim Curtis

August 5, 2021

Alex Lloyd from Life on the Line Podcast interviews Ben, Tim and Dr Dan Pronk discussing resilience.

More about the incredible Life on the Line Podcast here

More on the amazingly selfless Alex Lloyd here:

 

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Life on the Line Episode Notes:

Alex Lloyd interviews three Australian Special Forces veterans about the secrets to unlock greater personal resilience.

Life on the Line tracks down Australian military veterans and records their stories. Dr Dan Pronk, Ben Pronk DSC and Tim Curtis return to the show in this special podcast to talk about their new book, THE RESILIENCE SHIELD. From lessons learned in Afghanistan to Sierra Leone, the board room to the hospital, the SAS veterans have demystified and defined resilience and unlocked how anyone can better equip themselves to overcome adversity in life. Alex Lloyd, the publisher of their book at Pan Macmillan, spoke with the trio more about how the book came about and what readers can expect.

 

S3E13 – The Reverse Episode: Ben & Tim Talking Parenting with Jump Daddy and Dr Tom

S3E13 – The Reverse Episode: Ben & Tim Talking Parenting with Jump Daddy and Dr Tom

July 15, 2021

A very intimate, raw and special reverse episode- where Ben and Tim tell honest stories about their own families, as well as their philosophy on death and dying, and the values they have tried to instil in their own families.

 

- With Jump Daddy and Dr Tom from the Dad to Me Podcast.

 

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Music

By The Externals – available on Spotify

With thanks also to Ben Frichot from Frichot Design Factory for his music.

 

 

S3E12 – Talking Parenting with Jump Daddy and Dr Tom from the Dad To Me Podcast

S3E12 – Talking Parenting with Jump Daddy and Dr Tom from the Dad To Me Podcast

June 25, 2021

A hilarious episode with Dr Tom and Jump Daddy who have a podcast that acts as a translation service between kids and their fathers!  These two are as smart and funny as …. They interviewed Ben and Tim about parenting on the Dad to Me Podcast; and now Ben and Tim get their own back! The revenge episode!

The Dad to Me podcast interviews the world's hottest fathers. The series poses questions grown children have always wanted to ask their own dads, but have somehow felt too awkward, out-of-place or simply scary to ask.

 

Intelligence Summary (INTSUM)

02:30       Introducing Dr Tom and Jump Daddy! Interviewing the world’s hottest fathers!

03:45       How the two boys met

06:30       Alternate political views- anti War and student politics… and handball!

09:15       The boys’ professional lives. Comedy and Latin.

17:15       What are the boys learning from their podcast.

22:00       Platforms for conversations- when/ how do you have the tough conversations with your kids.

29:00       What was the motivation to start the Dad to Me podcast? Talking their relationships with their Dads.

33:00       Older males and framing vulnerability. Our relationships with our own dads- the sharing moment!

41:50       The boys own parenting experiences. Jump Daddy’s is quick. Dr Tom describes himself as  ‘more than an uncle/ less than a dad!’….  8-O

51:20       What’s next on the Dad to Me podcast for Season 2?

 

 

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