May 28, 2019
In 2014, Tyler Jack Harris found himself at rock bottom. After a
failed marriage and failed business, he found himself broke and
alone. Worst of all, he was playing the victim, ruled by fear. So
what changed? In a word- EVERYTHING. Tyler began a process he calls
“waging war on personal change”, which started with taking
ownership. He realized that he was exactly where he was supposed to
be because of the actions and decisions he had made. He began
attacking personal development, as he knew he would have to
transform from the inside out.
Some mentors came into his life around that time and gave him an
opportunity to join their agency and sell life insurance. He put
his head down and went to work. Over the next 3.5 years, Tyler sold
over 8,000 life insurance policies, one on one, face to face. He
spent over 200 nights per year in a hotel, working 16, 18, 20 hour
days. Going from being completely broke to a millionaire in such a
short time is where most rags to riches stories end.
Tyler felt such a responsibility to pay it forward, for the
blessings he had received and for having those mentors come into
his life. He began documenting his life on social media in 2017, to
be a light in a dark world and breathe life into others as his
mentors had done for him. As with everything, Tyler went all in. He
created two podcasts, a daily vlog and a weekly vlog, and created a
motivational brand. He reached a weekly high reach of over 49
million people last year. With a videographer traveling with him
24/7 documenting every move, Tyler hopes to impact the lives of
millions and never ask for anything in return.
In this episode we dive into:
- Tyler's struggle with a failed marriage, failed business, all
time low self esteem, and the 2 year rut this put him in where he
played the victim.
- How Tyler went from using life's obstacles as excuses to going
all in on his dreams and ultimately owning 2 separate multi-million
- Why our safety nets are the biggest barriers keeping us from
stepping out and accomplishing greatness.
- Putting yourself into the position of “having to make it work”
vs. “trying it out” and how to create this sense of urgency for
- Why the perfect opportunities in life never come when you are
failing at the opportunities that you have, but rather when you are
excelling at them.
- Tyler's focus on the ROI of impact rather than the dollar
revenue coming in, honing in on the people being reached and the
importance of every follower that comes across the message he is
- Tyler's belief that every successful person has a moment when
they shift their motivations from their head to their heart,
finally allowing them to live their lives at their full
- “LIFE Goals”, the 90 day goal system that Tyler and his
business partners have put into place for their employees to keep
accountability and create growth.
- How Tyler was able to make the move from being on the road 200+
days a year, to being able to work from home and spend more time
with his family.
- How Tyler's daughter has helped change the lens through which
Tyler sees the world, and why he has been inspired by her to
document his words.
- The importance of mentors, always seeking to learn from those
with more experience, or helping those who can benefit from your
- Why not documenting his rock bottom is Tyler's biggest
- The living legacy that we should all be working on leaving
behind for future generations.