Chris Albert is the host of the Warrior Soul Podcast.
1. What does thriving mean to you?
Being able to take care of your own needs while having the freedom and mindset to add value to the lives of others.
2. What’s the one domino that moves you toward thriving?
Realizing that your time here is short and that you’re going to die someday.
3. What was or is your favourite way to sabotage yourself?
4. How do you deal with challenging times?
I remember that there were others who had it much worse, suck it up, and take action to fix my situation.
5. What was an embarrassing/painful moment you can share?
Just one? I did three podcast episodes before I ever released my first one because I forgot to hit record. THREE TIMES IN A ROW
6. What did you learn recently?
That I’m actually half-jewish through 23 and me. Grew up thinking I was German-Italian. I’m Jewish-Italian.
7. Divide your age by half , who were you then?
Recruit Albert, Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, SC. I was in Marine Corps Boot Camp
8. Think back 5-10 years, what moved the needle in your success?
I quit drinking, stopped womanizing, and stopped believing that I was the most important person on Earth.
9. Whats the one resource you would recommend?
amazon.com. I buy books every week.
10. What is your favourite quote or motto?
Someday you’re going to die
11. What are your top VALUES?
honesty, integrity, courage
12. What is your focus over the next 12 months?
To make the Warrior Soul Podcast into a top 25 podcast on iTunes.
13. You write a book for your grandkids / next generation, what principles do you want to pass on?
Live as if you’re going to die tomorrow, save money as if you’re going to live 100 years, learn as if you’re going to live forever.
14. You start a podcast, who is your first guest? If you have a podcast who would you love to have on?
My podcast is the Warrior Soul Podcast. You can find it at www.,warriorsoulagoge.com. My first guest was Ben Greenfield. I’d love to have General Jim Mattis on.
15. What are you thankful for?
Everything, even the bad stuff. I have an autoimmune disease called ulcerative colitis. It’s the worst thing that’s ever happened to me but I’m thankful for it. I wouldn’t know half the things I know about the human body without it.
16. If someone grew up in a dysfunctional home what advice would you give them going forward?
Your past doesn’t matter. It doesn’t make you special, so don’t use it as an excuse. What you do in spite of growing up in a dysfunctional home is what matters.
17. What is your favourite memory of the last 12 months?
18. Do you have a favourite joke or a funny moment?
What did the mushroom say to the princess when he asked her out on a date? I’m a fungi!
19. What do you need to have LESS of in your life?
20. What rule should we be breaking?
When you turn 22 and everyone is telling you to go get a job and start to settle down, don’t do that. You’ve got 2-3 years where you can travel across country or around the world, start a business while living off of ramen noodle, or join the Marine Corps or something crazy. Go do that instead. You’ll have plenty of time to collect checks and sit behind a desk if none of that works out once you’ve done all that.
21 . What’s the one thing you want to do before you die?
22. What is an important step one can take to shift from SURVIVING to THRIVING?
Again, acknowledge your own mortality. Embrace it. 100 years from now, everyone you know will be dead. Your children will be dead. Your grandchildren will either be very old, or dead. That means most of the crap you worry about doesn’t matter. It also means you’ve got no real reason to hesitate in doing what you want to do in life.
23. Who is the PERSON you would love to acknowledge by nominating them to be showcased @ THRIVEMASTERS?
24. How can people connect with you?