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Episode: #012 Tripp Lanier on how to become a New Man and get the life you truly want

Who: Tripp Lanier is “The host of The New Man Podcast: Beyond the Macho Jerk and the New Age Wimp which has been downloaded over 5 million times.
He coaches entrepreneurs around the world to get out of the shallow end of the pool, redefine success, and align their work with what they were put on this Earth to do. Over the years he’s designed several businesses to support a simple lifestyle focused on freedom, ease, and fun. As a host, he’s interviewed experts and authors from all walks of life. The New Man Podcast reaches tens of thousands of people in over 110 countries and regularly finds its home on the iTunes Self Help Top 10 list.”



What we cover:

  • Who he is
  • How to grow as a man and create the life you want
  • The new man podcast
  • How an early life crisis motivated him into coaching men to become better
  • What the new man actually is: how you would define a new man
  • Why reduction is actually better than adding things
  • How to define masculinity – what does it mean to be a man and why it’s not what you would think
  • How you should define success in your life
  • What do his guests have in common – what similarities does he see with those success stories on his podcast
  • One of his most memorable guests
  • What strength and power is and its not what most of us would define it as
  • How someone listening should start to resolve their problems
  • The most important parts of the solution to any problem
  • How you should deal with haters in your life
  • How to make new friends and expand your social circle
  • How has fatherhood changed him and what tips he would give to others having kids or new fathers
  • How you can juggle chasing your dreams even with a new family
  • Ways you can leave the dark of the conforming to enter the light of doing what you want
  • Why taking action is the most important thing you should do and why it is the first step before anything else
  • Image vs experience
  • When therapy is maybe the answer rather than coaching
  • How to find out more about his coaching
  • How does he deal with the fast break questions
  • His shocking answer to his favourite podcast!
  • Why I really like Tripp’s interviews
  • Who Tripp sees as Role Models in his life (I meant Jack Bauer … not Jack Black lol)
  • His biggest regret in life and what it makes him do to keep improving
  • Why you should follow your curiosity
  • So much more

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Episode: #011 Myke Macapinlac on becoming socially confident and getting the women and the life you want

Who: Myke Macapinlac is a men’s dating coach, who teaches men how to become socially confident, have better relationships and get the life that you have always wanted. I have been a fan of Myke’s for a number of years and he is honestly one of the nicest guys you can meet, he gives great advice, makes awesome products and his new podcast is a must listen to as it can change your life for the better.



What we cover:

  • Who he is
  • How he got into coaching men
  • What is holding us back as men
  • How to network and make friends
  • How the relationship you have with yourself affects everything else
  • The way to overcome limiting beliefs
  • The things that stop you from reaching the life and being the person you want to be
  • Where you should start to reach your goals
  • How he works with his clients
  • How your thoughts are not you
  • Simple ways to meet new people
  • The client feedback that he loves
  • What caused his own massive transformation and what it brought about
  • How to become a people magnet
  • Social confidence: what it is, why you want it and how you can get it
  • How you can go from being on the couch to building a social life you want
  • The most important relationship you should focus on
  • How to overcome social anxiety
  • Alpha Males: something worth trying to become
  • How to find good relationships
  • Books you should check out
  • Why you must check out his podcast
  • How you can build charisma
  • His views on online dating
  • See how he deals with the fast break questions … Myke is a very interesting guy!
  • Why you should make yourself a priority
  • His upcoming book
  • How you can keep in touch with Myke
  • So much more …


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Episode: #010 – Evan Carmichael – how one word can help you reach the next level in your life!

Who: Evan Carmichael is a Canadian Businessman, Entrepreneur, and author. He is aiming to help 1 billion entrepreneurs and in this interview we discuss a range of topics from business to role models, to how one word can let you reach the next level in your life.



What we cover:

  • How he explains who he is
  • How he started a business at 19
  • The key characteristics that successful people have
  • Some of his favorite and worst guests or people of interest
  • Who he thinks as his role models
  • What he considers is holding majority of men back in their lives
  • How to fix limiting beliefs and obstacles in your life
  • Tips on how you can get started on your goals right now
  • How to build a great morning routine
  • How you can build up your consistency
  • How he deals with risk
  • His views on failure and how you can learn from it
  • How to pick great role models to aspire to be like
  • The favourite three pieces of content he’s made
  • Some challenging fast questions
  • What you should come away from the interview remembering
  • How to do a good interview
  • So much more …


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Episode: 009

Who: Nick “The Raging Panda” Koulchar – Nick is a retired Army Sergeant, who while serving in Iraq was severely injured by a roadside bomb, where he lost both of his legs below the thighs. He ended up in a coma and then spent over two years in a hospital bed relearning how to do all the basic things we take for granted. Using what happened as a motivation, he is now a motivational speaker, an adaptive athlete and one of the nicest people you can speak to. How did he manage this? Prepared to be inspired by the Panda!



What we cover:

The Basics

Episode: 008

Who: Craig Ballantyne – Craig is a Productivity & Success Transformation Coach from Toronto, Ontario, Canada, and the author of The Perfect Day Formula: How to Own the Day and Control Your Life. He has been contributing to Men’s Health magazine since 2000, and in 2001, Craig created the popular home workout program, Turbulence Training.

On his journey to success, Craig had to overcome crippling anxiety attacks, and he beat them with his 5 Pillars of Transformation. Today Craig shows men and women how to use the 5 Pillars to lose 10 to 75 pounds, get a raise and make more money, find the love of their life, and overcome any obstacle in the way of success.

You can read his daily essays on success, productivity, and fitness at



What we cover:

  • Turbulence Training
  • Men’s Health
  • Early to Rise
  • Perfect Day Formula book on Amazon
  • Transformation Contests
  • Social media help
  • The number one source of friction in the modern world
  • The Values Pyramid
  • People you should check out
  • The Great Cardio Myth book
  • 21 Day Habit Change
  • The 5 Pillars
  • How to cut out soda
  • Supplements and food choices
  • Meditation
  • Anxiety and fixes
  • Mental strength
  • Consistency
  • How to get a Free copy of the Perfect Day Book
  • Creativity and how he makes so much content
  • What holds us back in life
  • Fast break questions including: The Body keeps the Score book, music and podcasts, great drinks, films and ways to live, 12 rules for living, what he learned from Stephen king books,  articles you need to check out and so much more …

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Episode: 007

Who: Gigi Engle. She is a writer, speaker, and feminist activist. She is currently the sex and dating writer for Thrillist Media Group., who’s articles have been shared over 20 million times, with her top posts reaching over 1 million shares. She is hilarious, informative and gives you amazing tips on how to be a better man and lover. Gigi has written for a variety of publications including Men’s Health, The Nonsense Society, Today and The Good Men Project.



What we cover:

  • What’s your story?
  • How did you get into helping men with their dating life?
  • What is the thing that makes you happiest about writing about dating and relationships
  • Common problems she sees
  • Do you work with people on their sex live? Can you discuss your Best client transformation? Or the feedback that made it all worthwhile for you.
  • What would you consider your top tips for how men can be better in bed and better lovers for themselves and their partners?
  • Why are men afraid of sex toys and how can men become more comfortable with them and how to start?
  • What are some of your articles that you are most proud of?
  • What do you consider the biggest issue facing modern men today, why do you think so may struggle with women? Is it alcohol, phone addiction, drugs, sugar, diet etc?
  • Why do people have issues regarding sex, and feel embarrassed or shame on discussing sex? How can you help fix your or your partner’s feelings like that?
  • How should you deal with jealousy of a partner’s previous sex life, partners etc – how can someone move on from the past to make a better future?
  • Who do you see as great examples for men to use as role models and to act more like in their lives to be better with women?
  • What types would you give someone looking to venture into online dating?
  • How can someone best utilise dating apps like Tinder, Bumble etc
  • Whats doing your podcast taught you? How do you find doing it with your boyfriend and how has it affected your relationship can how you communicate?
  • How can someone who has had a bad breakup move on from it, what advice would you give men to move on after losing a love and starting afresh, how can they reduce the chances of the same problems arising again?
  • What sort of things do guys do that women consider needy, red flags or enough to end your contact or relationship, especially things that we are maybe not aware of that men can do?
  • How can men in long term relationships keep the spark alve with their partners? How can they add the spice back into their sex live etc?
  • So where do guys go wrong with foreplay mainly?
  • How do your family react to the area of interest you write about?
  • What is the best sex myth you can’t believe still exists to this day?
  • What do you think is the weirdest or most interesting sex fact you’ve discovered over the years?
  • How does working out help you become better with women? What sort of activities should people do to better thier bodies and their sex lives in your opinion? Basically, how can they become more comfortable in their own skin?
  • For those who struggle with their or their partner’s lower sex drive, how can that be remedied?
  • Fast question break
  • If you could speak to all mankind at once, what would you say?
  • Where would you like to see yourself in five years?
  • How can someone keep in touch, what is your social media etc (your instagram is brilliant)?

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The following are the podcast interviews scheduled for the next few weeks (there will be no interviews held during the Festive break period). I am really excited about these interviews and you should be too!

Please see the list below and if you would like a question asked to any of the participants, please add it in the comments below and the best ones will be included in the interview. Cheers Ian

NLG Interviewee To be recorded Why

Gigi Engle



Gigi Engle is a writer, speaker and feminist activist. She is currently the sex and dating writer for Thrillist Media Group.

Gigi was formerly the senior sex and lifestyle writer for Elite Daily (acquired by Daily Mail). Gigi’s articles have been shared over 20 million times, with her top posts reaching over 1 million shares.

Gigi has written for a variety of publications including Men’s Health, The Nonsense Society, Today and The Good Men Project.

screen-shot-2016-10-16-at-5-05-48-pm Coach Ray Williams Est Mid December 2016

Ray is the first guy to ever squat 1005 pounds raw! The guy is a beast, hilarious and one of the nicest people you’ll find on Instagram. In this one we will be discussing mental toughness, squatting, diet etc.

PHA F&AM /G\ Omega Psi Phi UT-Martin Alum…. Ignitt Zone Representative…. Official LVD Athlete

streaming_podcast_workshop John Lee Dumas 12 January 2017

John Lee Dumas is an American entrepreneur and podcaster based in Puerto Rico. He is the founder and host of EOFire, a daily podcast that interviews entrepreneurs 7 days a week.

He has interviewed some of the greats from all types of industries and runs one of my favourite podcasts.

the-animal-underground-pete-rubi-758x438 Pete Rubish Mid January 2017

Pete is a 242 pound competitive raw powerlifter who has a best total of 2028 lbs at 240.4 lbs bodyweight.

His personal best lifts in a meet are a 733 lb (332.5 kg) squat, 446 lb (202.5 kg) bench press, and 848 lb (385 kg) deadlift. His best gym deadlift is 920 pounds and his best gym bench press is 460 lbs paused.

On his channel you will see powerlifting meet footage and recaps, training footage, 900+ lb deadlifts, food videos, life advice, and other randomness!


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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.”

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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