Mayhem Mindset with Jim Hensel

For Jim Hensel, it all came down to one very important conversation. Facing a challenging time with his work and family, he found himself in the car with his uncle one day. His uncle told him it was time to take responsibility for his life and where it had gone. It was the spark that lit the fire for Hensel and set him on the path toward accountability and self-determination. Shortly thereafter, he wrote down his Strength and Honor Code, which he now lives by, and started to work with children.

All together, these experiences helped to ground Hensel in what matters, which is a strength he now works with others to develop. He had to understand his purpose and figure out what he actually believed in. Then, he had to find a way to represent those beliefs in a true and authentic manner. And finally, he had to develop his own personal mission statement that would help guide him. By truly owning his place in life and understanding what he wanted to get out of it, he could stop scrambling to figure out what to do next and instead, put his effort into achieving his goals.

Key Moments You Don’t Want to Miss:

  1. Back to Basics Why Jim Hensel returned to painting houses like his dad after swearing he’d never do it again
  2. Real Talk How a conversation with his uncle helped Hensel learn to accept responsibility for his place in life 
  3. Cracking the Code When a movie inspired Hensel to develop his Strength and Honor Code, by which he now lives his life
  4. Toward Service How Hensel learned to get outside his ego and start to work in service of other people by teaching kindergarten kids

What You’ll Learn:

  • Remember your roots
  • Accept responsibility for yourself
  • Find your purpose
  • Figure out what you believe
  • Get outside your ego


“Values matter because everyone of us, as a mature adult, is trying to make our choices and decisions based on our strongest beliefs.” -Jim Hensel

“If you don’t know who you are as an individual, there’s no way you’re going to know how you fit into your family. There’s no way you’re going to know how you fit into your community. There’s no way you’re going to know how you fit on your team or in your society.” -Jim Hensel


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