Hey Athletes! Want to know a bit more about Jerred’s newest book? Listen to this week’s AMA to know what Killing Comfort is all about!
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On this week’s Ask Me Anything, Jerred answers what his new book Killing Comfort is about. He gives a deeper description of why he wrote this book, how it’s broken down, and what killing comfort actually means.
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Ask Me Anything: What is KILLING COMFORT about?
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Jerred Moon: All right. What’s up ladies and gentlemen? Welcome to the garage gym athlete podcast. Jared moon here doing an ask me anything this week. A very special week, killing comfort. My new book is out. I’m sure you’ve heard if you’re listening to the podcast, you know that if you’re on the email list, all these things really trying to push it out everywhere.
Because we want people to know it’s here and we want people to kill comfort. We want people to get better. And this has been a culmination, this book right here, if you’re watching the YouTube, you can see the book cover. It’s a burning chair. You know, the most comfortable thing that you can think of, getting [00:01:00] uncomfortable, burning it down, and just taking a new approach
Jerred Moon: but the question this week, it’s funny, I’ve, I’ve only actually been asked this question one time and it was by one of our garage mathletes in the group. And. You know, the question was, what’s the book about? You know, not necessarily why write it or, or anything like that, but like, what’s the book about?
And that’s a good question. You know, you, it has the title killing comfort. So
I could very easily say, Hey, the book is about
Jerred Moon: getting uncomfortable. It’s about killing and comfort. But that’s not a great explanation. So I actually think there’s a really good question. You know, what is the book about? Like, why.
Why does it matter? And, you know, what can you, what can you get from it? So what’s it about? It’s, you know, it’s, it’s obviously a self
development. It is a,
Jerred Moon: you know, nonfiction book. I do intertwine a lot of my stories. If you’ve ever wondered a little bit more about my background and things like that, it’s intermixed
into the book that’s there.
Jerred Moon: but that’s, the book’s not about me. It’s about. [00:02:00] Getting uncomfortable. It’s, it’s largely about you and the choices that you’re making and making sure that you aren’t comfortable because we talked about this idea or let’s just say people in general talk about this idea of getting out of your comfort zone and doing hard things, but it’s all really arbitrary.
There’s no process to it. There’s no compounding factor to where if I do this thing every day, is it? How is it going to make me better? And I wanted to take a stab at
Jerred Moon: some tactical approaches to getting uncomfortable that are
going to lead to results.
Jerred Moon: So the actual subtitle right now is the overlooked prerequisite to extraordinary results.
And a lot of people talk about, you know, building habits, doing X, Y,
or Z, this pro productivity hack, this process that,
Jerred Moon: you know, thing. But I really don’t think any of it matters. Your, your workout program doesn’t matter. Your nutrition program, [00:03:00] it doesn’t matter. And I’m talking about wherever you’re getting that information, your habit routine, whatever, none of that stuff matters if you can’t stick to it, if you don’t learn how to become the person who can get marginally uncomfortable, just a little bit more and more uncomfortable each day to build that into some sort of exponential results,
growth factor here.
Jerred Moon: And we talk about. I talk about in the book daily over decades and practicing something over and over for long periods of time to see those compounding results because doing hard things or getting uncomfortable is very beneficial. No one’s going to disagree with that, but
Jerred Moon: are sporadically getting uncomfortable, like I did a Spartan race this weekend, that was uncomfortable.
Yeah, I’m doing hard things, I’m awesome. And then next week you’re doing some different, and then the next week I’ve got you doing some different. I’m not like, that’s awesome. Like it’s great for you. I’m sure it’s great for your health a little bit for your mentality, but [00:04:00] those, those sporadic levels, those sporadic forms of discomfort are not what are going to compound into just.
You know, seeing awesome results in your life, that’s not what’s going to happen. You have to be focused
Jerred Moon: over decades. That’s what the book is about. That’s why I wanted to write it. I wanted to put a process to all of these things. Not just to go out there and say, Hey, do a hard thing or get uncomfortable cause it’s awesome.
Yeah. You know, let’s wake up early and crush the day. That’s not what it’s about. It’s about doing something tailored and specific to you that’s going to help you see results over a very long period of time. That very long period of time is very uncomfortable.
That is a
Jerred Moon: level of discomfort that people are not willing to accept, not willing to embrace.
Because if, if you’re like, yeah, okay, this is what I’m gonna do, I’m doing for the next 20 years. Who, and I’m going to do it every day for the next 20 years. People don’t really do that, and that’s why a lot of people are not successful. So I wanted to put together a tactical approach to these things. And you know, we.
We went back and forth on the subtitle, either being this prerequisite, [00:05:00] I landed on prerequisite cause I really feel like this is the, this is the box that needs to be checked before you can go do other things. You have to know what a hard thing is. You have to get, be able to get uncomfortable and uncomfortable is going to be different for every single person.
So it’s not gonna be something super hard,
like this ridiculous
Jerred Moon: ultra
Jerred Moon: whatever. It could be something so small, so tiny, something
outside of your daily routine that’s gonna
Jerred Moon: make you better. and so I think that pre prerequisite needs to be checked off. But the other
Jerred Moon: played around with was a tactical approach to living your best
Jerred Moon: And I think that that’s another reason why I wrote it, and I kind of have hit on that already, but getting super tactical.
So the first,
Jerred Moon: the
book is broken into three parts. The first part
Jerred Moon: is all about how you’ve probably been duped, how you’re comfortable, and the six
different ways that
Jerred Moon: that you are probably uncomfortable without knowing it.
Whether that’s your failure to lead,
Jerred Moon: whether that has to do with sitting on your ass too much, whatever it is.
[00:06:00] There are a lot of different ways,
Jerred Moon: whether that’s inside your mind, ideas you’re holding onto that aren’t serving you. There are a lot of different ways that you can get comfortable, not just, you know, inactivity
Jerred Moon: that’s like 10% of this battle, guys.
There’s a lot more ways that you’re probably complacent and comfortable right now that you don’t even know it. So the first part of the book. I just kind of reveal those to you and want you to take stock and ask questions in your life. Am I comfortable here? Am I complacent? Should I be moving forward in this area?
D, did I get duped? Am I unintentionally comfortable in one of these six areas? Maybe all of them, maybe one, maybe none. And then the second part of the book is kind of how to. You know, go somewhat big picture, like let’s take a step back and let’s, it’s called the, I call the aviate navigate, communicate process.
So how do we get the blocking and tackling of doing hard things done? What is a hard thing that’s defined. You know, how do we set goals but not, not these ridiculous goals that aren’t really going to be beneficial. You know, people talk about setting really big goals. I [00:07:00] think that’s, that’s cool to a certain point, but not if it’s just going to destroy your mentality over and over.
So setting the right goals for the next step, the next,
you know, next stepping stone to get you where you want, how to set those types of goals and how to communicate during this process. How to. Internal communication to make sure that you’re communicating to yourself properly, but also how to get other people involved, be accountable,
and also help other people in the
Jerred Moon: process.
In the last one, last phase is really, guys, it’s just
super tactical. We
Jerred Moon: have, you know, mental toughness audit. Based off your audit, what should you be doing?
Jerred Moon: have a, you know. Okay. If you’re, if you score this, you should be doing this. If you score this, you should be doing that. the daily actions, the hard things, all of that’s kind of layouts.
Like I said, super tactical because that’s the type of person I am. My brain thinks that way. I want tactical applications to everything. And
you know that, that kind of concludes the book. Those three parts.
Jerred Moon: I would love for you to grab a copy if you’ve been. If you were here when the better humanology podcasts was around, you’re going to love the book.
If you are a garage gym athlete and you like getting uncomfortable and you want to try hard things, this book is going to, this is [00:08:00] going to push and challenge some of your ideas. You’re not going to agree with me on everything. I know for a fact you’re not going to agree with me on everything. That’s probably good if, if reading a page in this book.
Makes your brain uncomfortable cause it’s a different idea. Then you had awesome. The book has done part of its job. It’s making you uncomfortable. Now you need to ask yourself if you disagree with something in this book, is your idea worth holding onto? Do I have the wrong idea or do you have the wrong idea?
It’s gotta be one of us. If you disagree with something in there, what is it? Is it pushing you mentally? Just think about it. Get uncomfortable everywhere in your life. That’s what the book’s
Jerred Moon: So the book is about getting uncomfortable in every area, finding out where you’re complacent and how to take action on those things.
And I would love for you guys to grab a copy. Thank you so much for the question and thanks for buying the book. I know a lot of you have. Appreciate it. and so you can go to dot com you can go to Amazon, you can get everywhere anywhere right now. so go check it out. Audio book coming soon. But I do appreciate you, you know, each one of you, your [00:09:00] support.
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