It Shouldn’t Be This Hard: How To Cut The Anchors That Sabotage Progress | Angus Nelson

We’re all pumped out to do everything we can to get what we want, but sometimes, something is also stopping us from achieving it. We might think that we don’t know what it is, but the truth is, we just got to realize and face it.

To help us deal with this situation, Angus Nelson is here to talk about cutting the anchors that sabotage progress. As he’s the founder of EvolveMen Performance Coaching, he also shares several tips that could benefit men.

Admitting Vulnerability

Angus shares a season in his life when he went through so much pain. He took the brunt of all the pressure from his first business and didn’t ask for help because he didn’t want to look weak. As he tries to prove to everyone that he can do it on his own, he found himself addicted to pornography, alcohol, and sleeping around, causing him the loss of his business, marriage, and self-worth.

“I want to keep as many people from experiencing pain in their lives as I can, so the best way to do that is to be truly honest, vulnerable, and pack a little humor in it, so it makes it’s a little bit easier to digest.” – Angus Nelson

Making a Lifestyle Out of Goals

Jaime says that he doesn’t believe in goals, so he set daily objectives instead. Angus likes his way so he tells a story of his client that has a goal for the next year to have more time with his family. He suggested to his client that instead of making these goals, he should just create a lifestyle around them so he could commit right away.

“These daily routines that on a daily basis you’re becoming the man you need to be in order to achieve the things you want to do. Again, it’s effortless, it’s organic, and it’s a natural byproduct of your lifestyle.” – Angus Nelson

Trusting Your Intuition

Angus talks about intuition using the movie Moana as an example. He says that the moral of the story is that our intuition is calling us, saying we’ve got a different purpose than what we know. If we’re not willing to step out on it, we’re not going to find out that it’s possible.

“All we know is all we know, and if we’ve never stepped out of that box where it sometimes feels scary, you know it was Joseph Campbell that said, “In the cave you fear to enter lies the treasure that you seek.”. So, that thing that you’re coming up against that’s freaking you out might actually be your invitation.” – Angus Nelson

To know more about It Shouldn’t Be This Hard: How To Cut The Anchors That Sabotage Progress and Angus Nelson, watch this episode.


Angus Nelson is the founder of EvolveMen Performance Coaching. He advises high-achieving men using his Conscious Design Lifestyle™ to create dramatic and transformational results. He’s worked with executives of Fortune 500 companies and founders of 7-figure businesses. Angus has been featured in a variety of media, hosted the podcast, “Up In Your Business”, and has spoken to brands like Walmart, Whole Foods, BMW, Coca-Cola, & Adobe. 

Most days, you’ll find Angus in Nashville, TN, where he’s head-over-heels in love with Samantha, their three children, and their 95-pound labradoodle named Nash. He’s an avid coffee drinker, aficionado of all things human behavior, Green Bay Packers loyalist, and nachos fanatic.

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Jaime Jay

About Jaime Jay

Meet Jaime Jay – a man who wears many hats, and wears them all admirably. He's a master connector, an entrepreneur extraordinaire, and a published author who knows how to get things done.

Before he found his way to the business world, Jaime served his country as a brave paratrooper in the U.S. Army. But that's just the beginning of his many accomplishments.

He's the founder of the renowned Bottleneck Distant Assistant Services firm, and his book "Quit Repeating Yourself" has become a must-read for entrepreneurs everywhere.

When he's not busy building his empire, you can find him on his beloved Harley Davidson, cruising through the countryside and taking in the invigorating effects of Uitwaaien – a Dutch practice that involves facing the wind to boost health and relieve stress.

He enjoys spending his free time outside building stuff with his wife, Nikita the dog and their two kittens (for now at least) Tommy and Tater.

He is ‘over-the-moon’ happily married to his wonderful wife Sara, his amazing daughter, Jessica, who is serving our country as a United States Army soldier. Jaime and Sara are the proud grand parents of two beautiful little girls.


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