Danny Bader Flow Over Fear

From Near Death to Being Truly Alive With Danny Bader

Prepare to be inspired, motivated, and empowered to conquer any obstacle that comes your way. Remember, you have the power within you to create an extraordinary life! Today, Adam sits down with Danny Bader, the best-selling author of Back to Life and the host of the Back to Life podcast. Danny’s life took a transformative turn after an extraordinary near-death experience. Prepare to be inspired by his remarkable journey from the depths of despair to a life of immense vitality and purpose.

Here are some power takeaways from today’s conversation:

  • Danny’s near-death experience
  • Surviving tragedy and moving forward with resilience 
  • The five principles of the jackrabbit
  • Developing a vision that can save your life
  • Practicing visualization to achieve your goals
  • Connecting with God and finding peace 
  • The difference between just living and being truly alive

Episode Highlights:

[03:47] A Near-Death Experience

Danny had a near-death experience when he was almost 29 years old, working on a roofing job, and being electrocuted, resulting in his death and revival through CPR, during which he felt a sense of calm, communicated with a divine energy, and made the choice to return after thinking about his mother and girlfriend, ultimately helping his friend until paramedics arrived, but leaving mysterious holes in his feet and a discrepancy in his friend’s recollection of the incident.

[12:04] Don’t Life Like It’s Guaranteed

Life is fragile and not guaranteed. We take for granted the simple bodily functions that keep us alive like our heartbeat and breathing. But as Danny’s experience shows, our lives can change in an instant. We should live with more awareness, presence and appreciation for the gift of life. Don’t waste time on things that don’t matter. Focus on what truly fulfills you. Lead with love in all you do. Love is the greatest energy we have and the foundation for truly being alive. Marcus Aurelius, considered the last virtuous emperor of Rome, shared a quote that struck a chord: “You could leave this life right now. Let that determine what you do and think and say.” It reminds us that life is a precious gift, not something to fear, but rather to embrace and empower ourselves in the present moment.

[32:31] The Five Principles of the Jackrabbit (JCKRBBT)

The Five Principles of the Jackrabbit (JCKRBBT) that Danny developed to help him move from despair to fulfillment are:

  1. Develop vision – Having a clear vision for where you want to go is important. Visualize your goals and future to motivate yourself to take action.
  2. Be still – Stillness and quieting the mind allows your spirit to settle and reconnect with God or spirituality.
  3. Know thyself – This means understanding your values, mindset and spiritual connection. Are you living in line with your values? Do you have useful thoughts? Are you connected to something greater?
  4. Seek support – Seek support from others and also be supportive. Community and loved ones are important sources of strength.
  5. Evolve – Have a learner’s mindset. Be curious and open to growth and change. Trust that life is a journey.

These principles help create fulfillment in life through goals achievement and resilience through difficult times. They encourage action, spirituality, community and an open mind.

Resources Mentioned:


Danny’s Books

Back to Life: The Path of Resilience

The Daily Stoic

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