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July 5, 2021 44 min


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There was a period of time in my life where alcohol was a social necessity.

Friday and Saturday nights were a given. And because I worked in a sales role, I also had social opportunities nearly every other night of the week that involved the consumption of alcohol.

Hangovers were a cost of doing business, lazy Saturdays and Sundays were the norm, skipped workouts and late night food binges were commonplace.

But as I got deeper on my inner work journey, I realized I was no longer willing to pay these steep prices that were keeping me from embodying my version of a Great Man.

Today I rarely if ever drink. And that’s a personal choice for me. I celebrate others who enjoy drinking and can do so responsibly.

This episode is for you if:

  • You don’t have a drinking problem, but want to get a better idea of whether your current alcohol consumption patterns are impacting your ability to be your best self
  • You’ve thought about taking a break or drinking less but fear the social pushback
  • You’ve worried whether your social life will evaporate once you stop drinking
  • You’re curious to see what impact an alcohol-free life (or less alcohol life) would have on you living Your Great Man
  • Today you’re going to hear a story from a man who I respect deeply, who made the bold move to give up alcohol altogether…not after hitting his bottom. But rather, after hitting his ceiling, and knowing that alcohol was holding him back his absolute best self.

    You see, Steve Wilt is one of the premier financial advisors and a senior partner at one of the top financial services firms in the business.

    Every year you’ll see Steve neck-and-neck at the top of the firm for most business production. He’s got an incredibly loving partnership with his long-term wife whose relationship continues to flourish with each passing year. He’s a devoted and present father to two children who he adores. He’s a devout man of faith. And a pillar of giving back to his community of Akron Ohio.

    Steve is a man who has chosen to go for it all – his absolute Great Man – and decided that alcohol was standing in his path to realizing his fullest potential.

    In this episode:

  • How - and why - to consider stop drinking even when you don’t have a problem
  • How your identity – your self concept – plays a huge role in why you drink
  • How to start your path of reducing, temporarily abstaining or stopping drinking altogether
  • How to communicate this change to your social community who’s used to you drinking
  • How to handle social contacts who don’t want to see you change
  • A non-Alcoholics Anonymous group resource to help you quit alcohol if you desire
  • Resources
    I Am A Comeback: Confidential Alcohol Recovery Program for Me

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