Ambition-Innovation-Effort Podcast

44 EpisodesProduced by Travis DaigleWebsite

Travis Daigle teaches personal growth and development. In this Podcast he explores what it means to experience freedom in all areas of life and how we grow more resilient as we face challenges in the process. Travis shares lessons learned from personal experiences: overcoming obesity, getting out of… read more

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44: The Lion Unleashed - Speech at Seattle University for

August 2nd, 2019


Audio from what I feel may be my best speech to date! How do we learn to trust our instincts when the follow on actions separate us from the herd?

43: A New Question when Things Change

July 26th, 2019


Whether we change or not, things change around us. Change has collateral damage. Progress has components of pleasure and pain. When we can’t control …

42: Speech at University of Washington Tacoma WBW - Keeping Promises to Yourself

July 19th, 2019


Can you hold yourself accountable? Do you have anything to hold yourself accountable to? In this speech I challenge the teenagers present to begin …

41: Naked Is Easier Than Vulnerable

July 12th, 2019


Why is it easier for us to get naked and have sex, than it is to be truthful and vulnerable about who we are and where we are in life? Time for …

40: The Problem Solving Process

July 5th, 2019


In my mind, personal growth is all about enhancing our problem solving skills. The more we can strategically and objectively approach obstacles and …

39: Hear no, See no, Say no... Dream.

June 28th, 2019


Straight up! People can’t tear down something that they are unaware of. Learning to protect our hopes when they are in infancy is a vital skill in personal growth and development.

38: A Nimble Mind

June 21st, 2019


Adapt and Overcome. That’s how I look at challenges in life. Adaptation requires our behavior to change and that begins with our beliefs. The more willing we are to challenge our own beliefs the faster we can …

37: Fear of Regret vs Fear of Physical Danger

June 14th, 2019


The problem with fear of regret is that it doesn’t tap into our fight or flight mechanism. Our brains will protect us from physical pain automatically but metaphysical pain? Not so much....

36: The Workshop is Canceled...

June 7th, 2019


Sometimes we have to pivot because you can’t do everything. The workshop is canceled but there’s a deeper lesson in why...

35: Imposing Your Will

May 31st, 2019


There are some challenges in life that don’t require a perspective shift. The simply require more effort. They require us to find another gear in our will power in order to get what we want. This is a good one for kids …

34: Failing Forward (Speech Audio)

May 24th, 2019


Audio from the South Sound Small Business Summit in May 3rd ( , Check out the video on my YouTube channel: “Travis Daigle CDC”.

33: Quitting Pornography and The Skill of Will

May 17th, 2019


Coping mechanisms help us get through hard things. Certain stories and beliefs help us get through hard times. However, to continue to evolve we must …

32: 2 Problems Everyone Must Solve

May 10th, 2019


I get really transparent in this episode towards the end but I think it’s necessary! Our internal world (character development) and our external world (vision) are the 2 challenges that dominate life. Those of us who …

31: Learner .vs. Consumer

May 4th, 2019


I get fired up towards the end of this podcast because so many of us blame other things for our lack of success in solving problems in our lives... …

30: Dating and an ‘Epidemic of Loneliness’

April 27th, 2019


A pretty face and a shallow soul make for a Dating scenario that makes one feel more lonely that when actually being alone. In this episode I talk …

29: Where Does Pain Come From?

April 20th, 2019


...That’s the big question I’m exploring in this week’s podcast. When we experience mental and emotional anguish, what is happening in our lives that causes this tension point? Is there a possible mental framework that …

28: “I Didn’t Sign Up for This!” - Yes You Did.

April 13th, 2019


Eyes wide open - we have to be willing to look at all the potential ramifications of the big decisions we make. Doing so can be sobering but this also creates a mindset of vigilance... if we choose. In this episode I …

27: The Bus Ain’t Coming!

April 7th, 2019


The very first time I discovered I had the ability to speak and inspire was under some interesting circumstances at a point that can be considered a very low place in my life... The bottom is where magic happens! Enjoy!

26: AIE Foundations EP5 - Work

March 30th, 2019


Here is the 5th and final Episode of the AIE Foundations Episodes.   Here we are talking about how many of us produce the almighty dollar - work. …

25: The Hardest Thing You’ll Ever Do

March 23rd, 2019


Changing our behavior patterns seems to be the most difficult challenge we encounter in this life. However, it’s precisely that resistance that …

24: AIE Foundations - EP4 - Relationships

March 16th, 2019


Episode 4 in the Foundations series.  The ever complicated realm of human relationships... If only everybody thought like me... It would be terrible! …

23: What is Work, Anyway?

March 9th, 2019


'Get a job!'  'I want a Career!'  'You need to Work!' - I've heard it all, but what is this magical thing that we are obssessed with, called 'work'? …

22: AIE Foundations EP3 - Health - Moving and Eating

March 2nd, 2019


When it comes to our physical health, there are some fundamental realities that we have to face.  Biology isn't changing much in our lifetimes. …

21: Company of One by Paul Jarvis - Book Reflections

February 23rd, 2019


Focus, Relationships, Passion with Practicality - These were my big takeaways in reading Paul Jarvis’s book Company of One. Whether you are doing …

20: AIE Foundations EP2 - Money and Material Possessions

February 17th, 2019


Episode 2 in the series breaking down my philosophy on how with can approach life to optimize personal growth.  In this episode I discuss how managing money well can create the opportunity to experiment with the life …

19: Slave - A Book on One Woman’s Experience with Modern Slavery

February 11th, 2019


Gratitude and The Power of Conditioning in our modern world. Those were the two big takeaways from reading the book “Slave” by Mende Nazer and Damien Lewis. Email me at with questions, …

18: Winter 2019 UWT GCM 2/5 - Solving Health Problems

February 3rd, 2019


This is the second class from the Winter Quarter of Grit City Monday's at UW-Tacoma.  I talk primarily about asking questions about what is 'true' relative to being healthy.  What do we want to be able to do with our …

17: Individual Awareness and Group Awareness - GTCF Youth Philanthropy Board

January 28th, 2019


"We need to have better individual awareness so that we can have better group awareness."  That's a quote from one of the young women in the audience that I presented to January 23rd, 2019 at the Greater Tacoma …

16: Relationships - Iraq War, Auto Mechanics, FaceBook

January 23rd, 2019


What does the leadership philosophy of General Stanley McChrystal, The Brand of my Local Auto Mechanic's Business, and The Landscape of Social Media have to do with one another?  Relationships.

The way we build trust …

Winter 2019 UWT Grit City Mondays 1/5: 3 Principles of Freedom

January 15th, 2019


Audio from the class at UWT.  Sorry for the audio quality at points.  The VIBE is always different when I'm presenting to a group.  Be sure to listen.

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AIE Foundations EP1 - 3 Principles of Freedom

January 7th, 2019


1st Episode of the year breaking down my philosophy of personal development.  Pursuing freedom (personal growth) is predicated on three principles in my mind:

1.  Fundamentals - There are four core areas of life: …

EP13: Pain, Freedom, and The Way Forward

December 31st, 2018


In this episode I do some reflections on 2018 (which you should also be doing) and talk through plans for the coming year.  I get into the 'beautiful …

EP12: Autoimmunity, Women, and Social Conditioning

December 17th, 2018


In this episode Tifani and I discuss a particular issue that I have come across repeatedly in the last 3.5 years being a Speaker and Personal …

EP11: Real Talk - The Gap in Personal/Professional Development

December 10th, 2018


I have struggled with the question of, "Who's your audience?!" For the last 5 years I have been empowering and inspiring people in overcoming …

EP10 - The 40 Hour Work Week

December 3rd, 2018


On this episode Tifani and I explore the implications of spending a significant amount of time and energy in any single endeavor. In this case, how does work impact our everyday existence and are we okay with that …

Fall 2018 UWT Grit City Mondays 5/5: Quarter Review

November 16th, 2018


A review of all the concepts covered in this quarter of Grit City Mondays.

Fall 2018 UWT Grit City Mondays - 4/5: The ‘Stuff’ that Wins

November 5th, 2018


In this class I talk about the way material possessions can hinder or help our progress in life and business. Thanks for listening!

Fall 2018 UWT Grit City Mondays - 3/5: Cash Flow is King!

October 27th, 2018


Third clash of GCM fall 2018 Quarter. Talking about money! Life blood of a business and a Life!

EP6: Finding Balance Interview

October 21st, 2018


In this episode I sit down with a friend and answer some questions about my philosophy on grit and determination. How do we balance a commitment to effort and focus on our dreams with out losing sight of loved ones and …

Fall 2018 UWT Grit City Mondays- 2/5: 300% Rule

October 19th, 2018


This is the second class of the Fall 2018 Quarter of Grit City Mondays at UWT. In this class we talk about a principle that helps us maintain personal accountability and ownership. Overall we want to keep learning and …

Fall 2018 UWT Grit City Mondays - 1/5 : Welcome to You Inc

October 11th, 2018


Welcome to You Inc. In this class I talk about the perspective we take on painful circumstances, challenging scenarios, and all the resistance that …

EP3: Working Through our Trauma

September 29th, 2018


When was the last time you took the time to look at your personal history? How have certain events shaped your behavior for better or worse? Adapted from the blog post:

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