Finding Motivation and Clarity

Do you depend on motivation or confidence to do what’s best for you?

What if you’re stuck because you don’t know what to do?

And why do kids suck?

In this excerpt from This Book Will Make You Dangerous, we take a quick look into the myth of motivation, the best way to find confidence and clarity, and why it’s important to face the fact that we all suck from time to time.

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In this episode:

  • Are you waiting to feel passionate or confident before you make a change?
  • How to take action even if you’re not motivated
  • How clarity can be a myth
  • The danger of researching or gathering information
  • How to create clarity and certainty


  • Why do kids suck?
  • Success looks like failure in the middle
  • Did you stop learning when you finished school?
  • How to embrace the learning process
  • Are you going to play defense for the rest of your life?

Click here for Tripp Lanier’s book This Book Will Make You Dangerous: The Irreverent Guide for Men Who Refuse to Settle.

Tripp Lanier is…

Tripp Lanier is the author of This Book Will Make You Dangerous, and host of The New Man Podcast: Beyond the Macho Jerk and the New Age Wimp which — for over a decade — has been downloaded millions of times.

As a Professional Coach…

Since 2005, he has spent thousands of hours coaching people all around the world to get out of the rat race, become an authority in their field, and make a great living doing the work they were put on this earth to do. Over the years he’s designed several businesses to support a simple lifestyle focused on freedom, ease, meaning, and fun.

As Host of The New Man Podcast…

Tripp Lanier has conducted hundreds of interviews with experts and authors from all walks of life including:

As a Human Guinea Pig…

Tripp has thrown himself into everything from 10 day silent meditation retreats to plant medicine journeys to men’s groups in the Costa Rican jungle to somatic sex intensives in his bedroom to drinks with Zen masters — He even learned some life lessons by hanging out backstage with David Lee Roth.

At the age of 23, Tripp created one of the first digital video post-production companies in the Southeast. To support his music career and love for travel, he crafted TV shows and commercials for national and regional clients. Wanting to align his personal values with his work in the world, he sold the company after 12 years to become a professional coach. Other contributions include working with world-renowned philosopher Ken Wilber as Co-Director of Integral Institute’s Art Center.

Tripp is married to therapist/relationship coach Alyson Lanier and has the best daughter in the whole wide world. They live in a small beach town in North Carolina where he spends much of his time surfing, playing music, and enjoying a simple life.

Click here for Tripp Lanier’s book This Book Will Make You Dangerous: The Irreverent Guide for Men Who Refuse to Settle.