I'm not going to sugar coat this for you. I'm not going to tell you about my accolades or my 25+ years experience in the field of communication. No . . . I'm going to tell you about the past decade of my life because it was brutal, and yet, it has made me who I am today.
A few years after moving to Los Angeles with my wife, I found myself in a series of emotional and mental spirals - delays, detours, denials, and destructive patterns - until one day, I realized I was in a deep dark place.
I was in the fight of my life against depression and anxiety.
Now, to look at me, you wouldn't think I was an ideal candidate for mental health issues.
But depression struck hard. It was filled with dark days and horrible nights, patterns of sedation and binging, thoughts of self destruction, and a total loss of hope.
It was the opposite of everything I ever wanted for my life, for my marriage, or for my children who were coming into the world during those dark days.
And yet . . . I never fully gave up hope.
At the end of 2011, after one particularly bad night of existential crisis, I had a dream. I saw a mass movement of people who would not be defined by politics or economics. Instead, they would be defined by their indomitable spirit to shatter their own personal, perceived maximum potential. That dream was birthed in me over 7 years ago, and while it grew inside of me, it wasn't ready yet to birth into the world.
There was still crap in my own life that I had to figure out. If I wanted to lead people to be their best selves, then I had to learn how to become my best self. I had to defeat depression. I had to overcome anxiety.
After so many years of mental and emotional losses, I had to learn how to win at my life again.
And that is what you see before you today. My name is Dallas Amsden, and I am a man becoming.
Becoming more than I was yesterday and more than I think I can be tomorrow.
And, I have a passion to help you become that too.
Whether or not you've dealt with mental health issues, I want to help you win at your life. I want to give you the tools and the playbook necessary to gamify your days, score your productivity, and become a champion in your world.
The A.D.A.P.T.ability worksheet (click here to download) is just one of the tools I use to overcome my negative thinking, negative self talk, and negative emotional triggers and behaviors.
This one-sheet is just a quick, cognitive procession tool that doesn't take more than 10 minutes a day, and it keeps you from spiraling downward because of negative triggers.
It's just one part of a much larger game that I now play and that I now teach to others.
I invite you to download the A.D.A.P.T.ability worksheet so that you can overcome your mental/emotional triggers, get out of reactive mindset, and move into proactive transformational thinking in your life.
You can also check out episodes of the Defeating Depression Podcast here and connect with me via social media. We'll always be adding more tools and resources so be sure to subscribe to get the latest updates.
The information provided from this podcast and/or on this website is for informational purposes only and is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Dallas Amsden is not a doctor. Always seek the advice of a physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Neither the host nor this podcast accepts responsibility for any liabilities or damages, real or perceived, resulting from the use of this information.