Teach your kids to do Hard Things, with Jay Tiegs

Season #1 Episode #33

On this episode, we’ll be stepping into some topics seldom discussed among men, such as how to teach courage and bravery to kids, guiding kids on courses of action and how to balance their anxieties with anticipation; my friend Jay Tiegs is the man to bring the knowledge. His perspective is refreshing and he carries the credentials to talk-the-talk.

Jay is a High Performance Coach, ultra-athlete and runs the podcast and gear brand, Do Hard Things. As well, Jay has been building leaders in the US Army for over 25-years as a career officer.

Most important, he is a father of triplet teenage girls, so yes - he knows a thing or two about doing hard things. 

In this episode you will learn about:

  • Teaching your kids the difference between courage and bravery
  • Why planning for the most likely course of action is better than the most dangerous
  • Why 90 block routines are critical
  • Using anticipation to counter your child's anxiety.
  • ... so much more.


Jay's Website:

Instagram @jaytiegs

Facebook @sjtiegs

Do Hard Things Podcast (Spotify)

Do Hard Things Apparel


Jay Tiegs believes taking on difficult challenges in life with persistence and commitment enables people to find great success in life. He is a certified high performance coach and transitioning veteran with over 25 years of service in the United States Army, from private to sergeant first class before commissioning as an officer. 

His mantra "Do Hard Things" has enabled him to overcome many struggles in life and achieve success completing difficult challenges. This shift in perspective allowed him to go from a directionless teenager who grew up in a fatherless home to a commissioned officer in the United States Army, where he successfully commanded two units that specialize in leadership development of our nation's next generation of emerging military leaders. 

He now shares his outlook on personal transformation as a speaker, trainer, and high performance coach for audiences ranging from elementary school children to executive level leaders.


Here’s a complimentary lesson I made for channel listeners on the 3 Discussions you must have with your kids about safety and survival. It’s only ten minutes long, but could be a life saving 10 minutes of your time spent.





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