My name is Travis Daigle.  I speak, teach, and write about the process of Character Development.  My philosophy is anchored in personal and professional experiences that include overcoming obesity (I weighed over 300 lbs. at 17 years old), paying off consumer debt (to the tune of $60K), studying/working in the engineering field, and becoming a Special Forces Medic (AKA – Green Beret) and Combat Veteran.

I believe that character is best developed in the pursuit of freedom in all four fundamental areas of life:

  1. Health – Eating, Exercise, Rest, Recreation
  2. Resources – Spaces we Occupy, Material Possessions, Money
  3. Relationships – Significant Others, Family, Friends, Coworkers, Humanity
  4. Work – Vocation, Mission, Purpose

These areas create context for our day to day lives and they are intimately connected.

As we engage the habit change required to have physical health, gain financial freedom , have flourishing relationships, and do work that we find deeply fulfilling (Together, this represents Freedom) with time we will inevitably experience discomfort, challenge, boredom, apathy, fatigue, fear, emotional distress, depression, discrimination, obstacles, resistance, distraction… or what I generally call, Pain.

It is by engaging pain directly, on the path to Freedom, that we develop the Character to gain and keep our freedom.  We Self-Actualize.

I make it my mission to help people reach their full potential through the pursuit of Freedom.

I’ll Be Speaking at TEDxTacoma, November 16th.  Visit the menu tab for more information.

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U.W. Tacoma – Grit City Mondays (GCM):  

If you are a business owner, entrepreneur, innovator, or just trying to become a better human being, come check out Grit City Mondays at The University of Washington Tacoma VIBE (Veteran’s Incubator for Better Entrepreneurship).  It’s all about developing the mental fortitude to see real progress in challenging endeavors and turn dreams into reality.  Visit the GCM page for class time/location information and for class recordings!  It’s free of charge and open to the public!

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