Hi all,

I am sorry for the slight delay in new content being published, this is down to me applying for some new jobs in my professional capacity. A new post will be coming shortly, with some great interviews scheduled in. In the meantime, I wish to highlight an awesome new service that one of my favourite websites is bringing out, that I feel is a must-use service. I’ll let Megan Collins explain it further ….

Talk soon,



Hi guys,

We get emails, tweets, Facebook messages and more every day from followers looking for advice specifically for them – their body types, their budgets, and (ahem) their insecurities, and we wanted to find a way to funnel those questions for dedicated, more personalized support.

That’s why we’re launching on-demand messaging from Style Girlfriend, offering real-time style suggestions and shopping recommendations via SMS. All powered by the Style Girlfriend team (as in, it’s #notabot). The best part? It’s totally free.


Which is exactly why I’m so excited to share what’s next….



For as long as Style Girlfriend’s been around, I’ve gotten questions from readers about personal stuff.

Not weird personal stuff, like, “Should I get this mole checked?”

More like, “Loved that article on colored chinos, Meg, but I’ve got soccer player thighs and probably won’t fit into any of ‘em. Any ideas?” and “Going to a wedding this July in a barn. What do I wear?” and even “My closet is in need of a major overhaul. Where do I start?”

And to some extent, we have been able to help. I field tweets and emails as quickly as I can, but my inbox lately looks like an aging boy bander trying to fit into skinny jeans – totally stuffed.

That’s why we’re introducing personalized style support in two ways:
1) on-demand messaging
2) in-person styling in NYC 



For those with one-off questions, you can take advantage of on-demand messaging with Style Girlfriend – a service that offers real time style support via SMS. At the mall and need to know if that blazer fits right? Take a pic and send it our way. Getting ready for an interview and want some outfit inspiration? Text us and we’ll help you find a look that says, “You’d be a fool not to hire me.”

If you live in NYC and want more hands-on help with your wardrobe, our in-person service is for you. Book a two-hour closet consultation with Ashley, our amazing men’s stylist, to figure out what to keep and how to wear it, what to toss, and what just needs a quick trip to the tailor (we’ve got a guy).





Anything but our weight or age.

Messaging is best for quick q’s – Does this shirt go with this tie…What should I get my wife for our anniversary…Do I need a haircut? We can send product links so you can shop our picks right from your phone. In-person clients can expect to get their entire wardrobe situation sorted out.



The messaging service is free (for now, anyway). The two-hour closet consultation is being rolled out at a special introductory rate of $175 with the special code IMNEWHERE.



The SG team–directly, confidentially, and always one-on-one. Our trusty stylist Ashley is tackling in-person clientele. Not literally.



First of all, we prefer to call it a “digital men’s lifestyle resource,” but don’t worry, it’s not going anywhere. We love sharing daily style shortcuts and shopping picks for you. Adding 1-on-1 service through text and in-person consultations means we can now offer even more personalized support. Which is awesome.



Have you ever thought of moving? New York is lovely in the fall…

For fans far and wide: hang tight. Our plan is to take over the world, one stylish and confident guy at a time.



Definitely not.

This is for you, so we can’t wait to hear your feedback!

Megan Collins

Style Girlfriend


What are we looking at? ‘The Natural’.


What is it? ‘The Natural’ is an online database of instructional videos on how you can become a natural with women. It is the latest ‘game’ product by an instructor from RSD Nation, which is aimed at teaching guys how to become better with women. However, this is aimed at learning the natural game, which is not the creepy techniques and canned lined approach often taughted by others. Natural game is developing yourself as the prize and learning how to be the best you possible and attracting women by being your true self, not a canned or fake pick up artist, using lines others have told you to say or act in a way that is not really you. ‘The Natural’ became RSD Nation’s number one selling product and it is easy to see why. It is not about changing someone into a fake identity to con women, ‘The Natural’ is a unique product, it is about developing you and polishing and developing you into the star of the show and becoming attractive through your own development. It can work for anyone.


Who is it from?– RSD Max from RSD Nation. I interviewed RSD Max last time and he gave a great interview, with some amazing help and tips to anyone wanting to better their life. See the interview here. The interview was just a drop in the ocean compared to the crazy level of quality in ‘The Natural’. There are over 40 hours of content in this product.


How much are we talking? The course is offered with three different levels, depending on the additional items you wish to purchase with the main programme. For a breakdown of the costs, please see the levels below. Each link will take to the main purchase site, via my affiliate link.

50 Shades of Max Lay Reports
The Natural Family Facebook Group
50 Shades of Max Lay Reports
The Natural Family Facebook Group
The Max Hotseat
Instructor in a Pocket
3 Q&A Webinars
50 Shades of Max Lay Reports
The Natural Family Facebook Group
The Max Hotseat
Instructor in a Pocket
12 Q&A Webinars
The Debrief Chronicles
Tinder Game Extension



Who is it aimed at? No matter if you are a beginner or think of yourself as a Casanova, there is something for everyone in this product. Even if you have been to an RSD event previously, such as a Bootcamp or a Hot Seat (please note: both are affiliate links), you can learn something. These events are a whirlwind of info and experience. ‘The Natural’ is like having an instructor in your pocket, who you can sit down with and learn how to become better with women. It doesn’t matter if you’re just beginning on your voyage, just out of a long-term relationship, looking for a high-quality girlfriend or a lot of different girls, there is something to learn here.


What do you get for your money?

‘The Natural’ is an online course, of instructional pick up tips, challenges and insights that make you better with women. They cover all aspects of game, from social dynamics, to building a strong foundation, to developing your skills, moving towards mastering natural game. The product is offered with three seperate access levels. On each level you are given access to all videos. However, depending on the level you pick to purchase, you can also have access to aweome additional content, such as how to be great on Tinder, sit in on pre-recorded debrief sessions from Bootcamps, have access to an exclusive Facebook group that RSD Max monitors and responds to posts in, webinars, Max’s Hot Seat programme (which alone has over 30 hours of content in it) and my personal favourite, the instructor in your pocket option (a series of great reminder, tips and kick up the arse videos that can help you make a night awesome or fix a night that isn’t going well. This options is like having RSD Max out with you and giving you great tips, challenges and the motivation to act on what you have learnt, correct as you go and make your night awesome). I would love a mobile phone app version of this too.

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The Basics

Episode: 006

Who: RSD Max is today’s guest. Max is a dating coach with RSD Nation and has just launched the most successful dating product yet. He teaches guys how to become a natural with women by developing and unleashing their true potential.

He is described by RSD Nation as having ‘an amazing repertoire of stories …  and has a gift for teaching self development and lifestyle enhancement as well. His teachings focus on state of the art strategies and knowledge on how to pickup women and become the man you have always wanted to be.’



What we cover:

  • Whatsapp.web
  • Who RSD Max is
  • ‘The Natural’ – the record breaking dating product!
  • Real Social Dynamics
  • The reality of pick up and social interactions
  • Modern man and how society affects us
  • The journey of self-development that pick up allows
  • Max’s approach to dating and pick up
  • The only real problem stopping men from getting the girl(s) of their dreams
  • Action steps you can take right now to improve your dating skills
  • State – what it is and how it helps social interactions and whatever you want to do in your life
  • How you can improve your social skills everyday
  • His rule to keep the momentum rolling
  • Modern day benefits that actually cause us to be unsocial
  • Why nothing should hold you back no matter what you look like or how you are right now
  • The signs you should look for to gauge if an interaction is going well
  • How RSD and pickup have changed his life
  • How to avoid regret
  • The content he is most proud of
  • How ‘The Natural’ changes lives
  • How anyone can become who they want to be
  • Great role models in film to better your skills
  • Favourite places he’s visited
  • Who he considers role models in his life
  • How pickup helped him become closer to his family
  • What he would say to all men to improve their live right now
  • Why you should buy ‘The Natural’ right now
  • Max’s Social Media



Links mentioned during the interview:


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To be honest, it was pretty average. There were a lot of funny moments and some laugh out loud moments, but there were four people who left the theatre seperately about half way through.

If you like the Office, you should like it, as the film tries desperately to rekindle the feeling from the original series. The problem is that in the Office, there were other story lines going on and your exposure to ‘David Brent’ was restricted and he had other characters to play off. In the film, it feels really drawn out to fill time every time he is on screen. You could have easily reduced the total running time by trimming certain ‘Brent heavy’ scenes to points they stopped being funny and still would have been a better film.

Ricky Gervais is great as Brent, however, it really does feel like its a tv special made to fill a slot, rather than a good idea to make a TV show into a movie. There are too many drawn out moments with Brent-esque mannerisms to fill time rather than potential other character development or story arcs or anything else of value.

Gervais’s portrayal of Brent will inspire you to learn from him and avoid the social exclusion traps Brent falls into as he chases acceptance and to be liked by the band. Although his character is magnified to fill a comedic role, I did leave thinking about how easy it is for us as modern men to become partly like him, to become distant from social groups, lose touch with friends and be lost alone in the world. It is a real fear that we may be alone and unable to become part of a herd, to make friends and have a social life. The film does remind you about the need to be more in the moment, to accept people as they are and not to try so damn hard, just let things happen.

All in all, it was a film that is relatively funny but you wouldn’t go out of your way to see, or rewatch, without playing with your phone or some other waste of time. You could have made it into another mini series, developed some of the other characters and made a good TV series. It just smacks of a desperate need to make money from the character and it is an OK film but could and should have been much better.

An average film that you will enjoy when you watch it but quickly forget it after. If you have a choice, see something else or wait till it comes out on TV. Quite disappointing.

The Basics

Episode: 005

Who: James Swanwick. James Swanwick is an Australian-American investor and TV & podcast host based in Hollywood, California. Swanwick is the creator of the Swannies blue-light blocking glasses, 30 Day No Alcohol Challenge, and 47-Day Habit Hacker.



What we cover:

  • His story
  • Why drinking can be/is a bad thing
  • Why you should take his 30-day drinking challenge
  • His book on socialising without alcohol
  • Ways to reduce your alcohol consumption
  • What happened when he stopped consuming alcohol
  • The importance of habits and how you can ensure your habits are working for you and not causing you problems
  • Who his favourite interviews have been with
  • Who he would love to interview
  • The main difference between those who are successful and those who aren’t
  • What issues are potentially holding us back in life
  • How can you be more like James
  • How he bluffed ESPN into hiring him, without experience, by taking action
  • What is a Swannie and why should you get one
  • His personal favourite books, gym exercise etc
  • His tips for being a better people person
  • Who he looks to as a role model in his life
  • What he thinks all men should do right now



Links mentioned during the interview:

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Hi all, today is the last of the ProBlogger week of challenges. If you fancy finding out more about it, please see click me here.

Today’s challenge is to produce a link post. This is a post that includes links out to other content on the world wide web. A link post, highlight other content on the web that you think is suitable for your readers to know about.

Today’s challenge came at the right time as it allows me to reintroduce a roundup post that I used to do at Next Level Guy when I used to scramble to put out content. Before I would do a roundup of things I was reading on the web and this new series will be similar.

This new series will be produced on a semi-regular content and will include links on a range of topics that I feel are suitable or would benefit my readers in some way. I hope you enjoy it. There will be no real structure to this, it will cover a range of topics of interest to me that I feel are beneficial and will cover all areas of life. The links featured may or may not be recent posts, they may be years old, on a random or specialist topics, on a guest who is to come on the podcast or someone who I just like to follow. The only reason for their inclusion is that I know it well benefit you. Please feel free to send me a link to check out using the contact form on this website.


Name Type Content Why you should care
Brett Gibbs Gym guide How to deadlift – a full guide Brett Gibbs is a beast. He weighs about 83kg and can deadlift over 300kg. He is a power lifting machine. I recently attended a training seminar by Brett and he is an amazing coach. This is a full breakdown video he did on a youtube channel that can help anyone either learn the deadlift or improve their current lift. This is my favourite lift in the gym but sadly so few people do it as it’s ‘tough’. Watch this and it will become yours too after seeing this.
James Clear Life Skills How to stop procrasinating This is very well written and actually works. I cut through a massive ‘to do’ list at my work using James’s tips and finally forming some new habits. Have a read and try it for yourself.
James Swanwick Become healthier How to cut down your social drinking James teaches people how they can change their life by cutting out alcohol and how you can do it
Nerd Fitness Social Skills How to make friends as a grown up I read a report recently that said 2.5 million men do not have any close friends. It’s not something that we need as children as we can normally make friends in minutes as a child. However, as an adult, it is a taboo subject. You are expected to figure it out on your own. Yet, it is bloody difficult to make new friends if you move to a new area if your friends start settling down having children etc and you are single and so on. This post is for you.
Stumbleupon Life Skills How to unshrink clothes you’ve ‘ruined’ We’ve all been asked to wash clothes for family or friends or a significant other and I am sure we have all screwed it at one time or more. This post lets you get out of the doghouse with them by being able to fix the problem of shrinking someone else’s (or your own) before anyone ever knows … and this works!
Thug Kitchen Website of note Visit it here  This is a great website for those who want to learn how to cook … but who love to swear! This site gives great recipes but the descriptions are epic and the info is one of the few reasons that I can actually cook! Love this site and you will too.
Tim Ferriss Sense of adventure Completing your life goals Life is really short and many people are dying with regrets or rueing their inability to do the things in life they want. This post covers how a group of teens managed to achieve more in a few years than most people in an entire life and how you can do this too.


Suicide squad. It’s pretty terrible.

A clusterfuck of bad acting, terrible casting, pointless bad ‘lady’, little character development so you don’t give a rats ass and a horrible story.

It teaches that some can’t act, some have a very limited range, some need to be the centre of attention and they left the best character to an outside arc. After all the build up, time, promotion etc, this is a serious letdown.

There are only a few positives. The soundtrack is pretty class and Margot Robbie got a few laughs from the crowd (and is pretty hot) but this was one of those films that obviously let the ego of the actors control things and they believed their own hype.

Choose something else to see as this is awful.

Today is challenge 6 of the ProBlogger week challenge. The challenge? To pose a discussion piece, a post that starts a discussion with my lovely readers.

This challenge series has reinvigorated my love of blogging and made me passionate to develop and expand on this blog, in terms of the podcast as well as articles and review too.

However, I want to ensure that people who are coming to this site find it helpful and it is not just a place for me to waffle my weirdness out into the world. I would love it if people enjoyed it and some felt it helpful and useful with the content that I put out.

Therefore, I have made two very simple polls, which you can find below, for you to fill in and help me shape the future interviews that I do and articles as well as which review products I will be sourcing in future.

Therefore, poll 1 is all about you, it will only take you a few seconds to fill in. I would love to know what area of your life that you are struggling with. You can select multiple options or alternatively add your own selection in the option below.



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To day is challenge 6 of the ProBlogger week challenge. The challenge? To pose a discussion piece, a post that starts a discussion with my lovely readers.






Another day, another challenge in the ProBlogger challenge. Today’s challenge is to produce a how-to post, a post that explains to the reader how they can do something in a structured way that the author can teach the reader to do … or at least claims enough skill at the tasks to teach another.


Today has been a brilliant day. I have just returned from a trip away. I attended a powerlifting clinic after an overnight stay. Everything was great, I learned a lot and met a lot of great people and on the way back, I realized something. Something that shocked me when I took account of it … I am really happy at the moment. Yes, some small areas of my life could be better, but you can’t be perfect. I’ve not always been happy, though. For large chunks of my life, I was seriously unhappy and moderately depressed. I was subscribed medication and CBT. I was told to snap out of it and just get on with it. People listed my good attributes and how I had so much going for me but, to be honest, I never really accepted it as I didn’t feel real, I just felt a phony at the time. I was really unhappy with my life and I didn’t know what to do, nothing really worked and it seemed likely to never get better anytime soon.

Yet, as I type this, I am happy. I am smiling all the time, looking forward to things, enjoying life. My mind used to race faster than Usain Bolt, throwing out problems, analyzing things and overthinking like an out of control machine. Now, I feel calm and collected and in total control.


How did I get here? Quite a few things seemed to have come together to have this effect and I would like to suggest some tips that worked for me:

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