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Winning The Game That You Choose to Play with Alex Terranova

Ep. 117

You have to figure out what game you want to play. The last thing you want is to win at the wrong game. 


Today I spoke with the founder of DreamMason® Inc. Performance Coaching, Alex Terranova. He is also the author of Fictional Authenticity and the Host of The DreamMason Podcast & Flip the Lens. His journey all started with his passion for helping others rediscover their dreams and goals in life. 

Let’s dive into this episode and find out how to accept pain as part of our learning process and win the game you are playing.  


Things you will learn in this episode:

[00:01 - 16:59] Opening Segment 

  • I introduce my guest,  Alex Terranova, to the show
  • Alex talks briefly about being a Dream Mason
  • Finding the meaning of being a Life Coach
  • Most people lose their dream in the journey of life for some reason
  • Mason means builder: builds dream with their own hands
  • Everyone is a dream mason if they’re willing to be courageous enough to declare that they have dreams
  • Alex talks about his current life and projects
  • Running his first company DreamMason® Inc. Performance Coaching
  • Launch the Dream Mason podcast
  • Co-host of the Coaching Show
  • Created multiple courses and coaching programs
  • Alex talks about his book ‘Fictional Authenticity.’
  • All of us have dreams from when we were young 
  • We did not get the answers and clarity. 
  • We create a version of our dream that we compensate for because of our fear
  • We might not realize it because the dreams are not who we are
  • Alex talks about his background.
  • He was born and raised in LA.
  • Being surrounded by vanity and how things look like from the outside
  • Went to college and found himself in the bartending and restaurant world
  • Living his 20s based on ego and avoidance behavior
  • Found himself lost and doing things he did not want
  • Moved to NYC
  • Had a n awakening

[17:00- 22:14] Winning the game that you choose to play

  • Alex talks about what brought him to that place where he lost his dreams
  • We get exactly what we want
  • Subconsciously we want some things but not the consequences 
  • Figure out what game you're playing
  • You might win at the game that you did not want to be playing 
  • With each level that we are at, we have to drop another story
  • We have to peel the old skin off
  • Step into the unknown of something new 

[22:15- 27:41] Being comfortable addressing your pain 

  • Alex talks about facing pain in life
  • Pain is something that we’re all going to feel at some point
  • We have a choice on how to deal with pain 
  • It is going to be painful to leave a part of life behind
  • You get to choose what you do with your pain
  • You could suffer from it
  • You can choose to do something else with it
  • If you want to leave something behind, you have to be okay with being uncomfortable
  • Everything that we want is on the other side of this comfort
  • Learn to embrace the discomfort and make meaning of it
  • Enjoy the ride as we go

[27:42 - 33:19] Creating a Bigger Life

  • Take the risk to get into the unknown
  • There are consequences for everything, but there’s nothing wrong with it
  • You get to choose your problem if you want to create a bigger life
  • If you want to experience a life other than what you are living, you’re going to have to do things other than what you have done
  • Put up efforts in another way

[33:20 - 39:55] The FOCUS FIVE Segment

  • What book have you gifted most often? 
  • Conversations with God: An Uncommon Dialogue by Neale Donald Walsch 
  • If you can get an hour of somebody's time and ask questions, who would that be and why?
  • Michael Jordan
  • He has committed and sacrificed a lot of things the be the best at what he wants to be
  • What is one thing you believe that most people would disagree with you:

We usually say we don’t know; we just say it as an excuse to get out what we have to deal with or the consequences of the answer that we might give

  • Morning routine; How do you start your day?
  • Meditate before he does anything else for about 16-25 mins
  •  What is the best place we can connect with you online and find your book?
  • See below for social links.
  • Final words from me


Tweetable Quotes: 

“ Everyone is a dream mason if they’re willing to be courageous enough to declare that they have dreams.”  - Alex Terranova.

“Figure out what game you're playing, because you might end up winning at the game you didn’t want to play.”  - Alex Terranova.

“If we are struggling with something right now, ask yourself, what are we getting from the struggle?”  - Alex Terranova are


Resources mentioned in the episode:


You can connect with Alex on Instagram and LinkedIn . You can also visit his website on www.thedreammason.com/ and visit this link to get a Free Ebook: Authenticity Audit. 


LEAVE A REVIEW + help someone who wants to explode their business growth by sharing this episode or click here to listen to our previous episodes.


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