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Episode: #30 Jujimufu on lifting, tricking and living life on your own terms
Who: Today’s guest is Jon Call, otherwise known as Jujimufu. Juji is an internet sensation. He is strong as an ox, unbelievably flexible and a very intelligent, humble and warm guy. In easily one of my favourite ever interviews, we discuss his epic training, unbelievable tricking, manhood and marriage and how he used his creativity and intensity to build an epic life.

 

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What we cover

  • Who he is
  • How he went from Taekwondo to Tricking and Lifting!
  • How did his childhood friendships create the amazing personality we know today
  • Where does his energy, passion and intensity come from
  • His training philosophy – for example, who else supersets deadlifts and ice baths!
  • Where does his creativity come from and his top tip for improving your own creativity
  • How he moved from Bio-Technology to full time creative insanity! Did his former job help mould him into the man he is today?
  • His top tip for someone who is looking to create a career out of their passion
  • Is there such a thing as a typical day for him? Does he utilise daily routines?
  • Should guys be prepping their meals?
  • Where he thinks modern day guys are going wrong today
  • His tips for maintaining and building friendships. His tip will definitely be mind blowing! How you can build up great friendships no matter where your starting point is.
  • Why you need to keep track of everything
  • How marriage changed him as a person and his views on marriage
  • How to form mental toughness and keep going when you fail … even when you land on your head!
  • Can anyone learn to do the flips and tricks that he does and the ultimate trick goal he wants to achieve and has there been any internet stars’ that surprised him with their ‘Juji-like’ skills?
  • How did he build a brand out of himself and the videos he is most proud of
  • How does he deal with the fast break questions
  • What he thinks everyone listening to take to take from this interview
  • Whats an unusual fact about him
  • How you can keep in touch with him
  • And so much more

 

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Episode: #30 Mike Boyd on how to become a skill learning maestro
Who: Tonight’s guest is Mike Boyd. Mike is a Scottish Youtuber, who is breaking down the mysteries of learning skills and showing you how easy it actually is. In this interview, we cover Mike’s story, learning skills and how you should approach it, fixed mindsets vs growth mindsets and how you can become a master in learning skills as well and so much more.

 

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What we cover

  • Who he is – Youtube Skill Maestro
  • What motivated him to learn new skills
  • Why his videos resonate with others
  • How he picks the skills that he focuses on learning
  • The definition of a skill
  • The process he uses to learn a skill
  • Why do people struggle to learn new skills
  • Can all skills be learnt the same way?
  • Was Malcolm Gladwell right? Do you need 10,000 hours of practice to learn a skill?
  • How you can amend your daily routine to learn a skill you’ve always wanted to learn
  • Time claimed vs time actual practising
  • His mentality of learning skills – how it can be easier than you ever thought possible
  • Overcoming making mistakes and failing as he learns – what keeps him driving forward in his goals
  • Has he turned learning skills into a hobby or a business? Can anybody do what he does?
  • How does he record his videos?
  • How does he deal with negativity from family, friends and ‘internet haters’?
  • Are there essential and fundamental skills that all men should be able to do? What he thinks you should learn due to the reward you’ll get from the journey!
  • What learning skills has taught him about life and running a business
  • Being a learner vs being a coach
  • Growth mindset vs fixed mindsets and helping schoolchildren change their outlook on life and what they can achieve (Carl Dueck – Mindset book)
  • How you can encourage your children to learn new skills
  • How does he deal with the fast break questions including his favourite podcast, superhero and the biggest failure of learning a skill he’s made …. and how he is going to fix it!
  • What he wants people listening to take away from this interview
  • How you can keep in touch with him?
  • So much more

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Episode: #29 Wade Alters on how to change your core beliefs and get the life you want

Who: Tonight’s guest is the entrepreneur, life coach and social dynamic extraordinaire, Wade Alters. He was formerly dating coach Brad Branson from Real Social Dynamics and is now venturing out with his new company 3 Impact Training, whose aim is to coach men on how to become men in today’s society. In this interview, we discuss core beliefs, identity, overcoming limitations and how to become the man you always wanted to become. We go pretty deep on this one and Wade will help you drop the bs baggage and discover things hidden inside you that you won’t believe possible.

 

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 What we cover

  • Who he is
  • What he thinks makes a good man
  • What he thinks is masculinity
  • 6 pillars of self-esteem
  • Can you change deep-seated beliefs
  • Why he never uses the word ‘stress’ – how language affects your identity
  • An exercise he does with his clients on how to identify and fix issues with your core beliefs
  • Are there common problems men have across the globe with women, dating and life
  • How to build confidence and be successful worldwide
  • How to build friendships that support, motivate and help you drive to your goals
  • What are the key skills that every man should have
  • Why you need a mentor
  • Never eat alone Keith Ferrazzi
  • Elite Level Networking
  • Meetup.com & True Mentors.com
  • Transitioning from employee to employer and building a business
  • The Four Pillars of Lifestyle Development is a good starting point product to check out
  • The Wade Alters Show Podcast
  • Stunning client transformations
  • What he attributes his success down to – why you chase the golden nugget
  • The E-Myth Revisited: Why Most Small Businesses Don’t Work and What to Do About It – Michael E. Gerber 
  • Who he looks to as a role model in his life
  • Is building a business the same as building yourself
  • His take on online dating and the effects on modern man
  • Is there framework that works to get women
  • How you can keep in touch with him
  • So much more

 

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Episode: #28 Tom Bilyeu on how to escape the matrix and programme your mind for success.

Who: Tom Bilyeu is a master of many areas. He built Quest Nutrition to show that food can be good for you and still taste good, building the brand into a billion-dollar business. He is now helping people escape the matrix and find their passion and mission, by interviewing some of the most successful people ever on how to develop the mindset of success on his own show platform.In this interview we discuss, mindsets, rituals, interviews, what holds us back and how you should programme your mind to achieve more than you ever thought yourself capable of.

 

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 What we cover

  • Who he is and what makes a successful man
  • What are the fundamentals of a healthy body and mind – are they related
  • How you can establish and maintain habit change
  • Do habits shape our identity?
  • What he thinks should be in every modern man’s skills toolbox?
  • Where he thinks most men go wrong in their everyday life
  • How our mindsets are holding us back and what you should change in your programming
  • What is the matrix and how it is holding you back
  • How you can become more like Tom in terms of his mindset and outlook on life with an amazing step-by-step example! (and why Disney need to watch their backs for Impact Theory!)
  • What he thinks of rituals and routines and meditation – why should we incorporate them into our daily lives
  • What his daily routine looks like
  • How come we overcome poor and negative programming like depression, low self-esteem etc
  • How you can become like Batman (really!)
  • How the film ‘The Matrix’ changed his life
  • The interview that changed him as a man
  • How you can develop your social skills, how to be a better friend and a better interviewer
  • How to know if a business idea is suitable
  • What missing driven businesses you should look into for a great example to follow – Tom’s Shoes
  • How to build the entrepreneurs mind and how to know if it is for you or not – how the different personalities need to work together to make a business/project/relationship etc work
  • How does he deal with the fast break questions
  • Which of his interviews you should check out right now and who he wants to interview
  • What he would like you to take from this interview
  • How you can keep in touch with him
  • So much more

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Episode: #27 Dave Camarillo on how martial arts can win you the life you want
Who: Dave Camarillo, Multiple World Champion MMA Trainer. Author – Combatives Instructor – Traveler – Black Belt BJJ-Judo. He’s a feared competitor, inspiring coach and podcaster. In this interview, we discuss martial arts and how they can make you fight your demons and win the life you truly want.

 

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 What we cover

  • Who he is
  • How he created his hybrid fighting style and what it taught him to combine the fighting styles
  • What he thinks is wrong with modern men – how we have lost our fight
  • Why MMA and the UFC has exploded in recent years with such a large fan-base
  • Would he have gone into martial arts if there wasn’t the family connection? What draws him to compete?
  • Why fighting is a needed aspect of life and manhood
  • Why you should take up a martial art as soon as possible
  • How martial arts can help with emotional baggage and bullies
  • How you can pick the correct programme, school, training method etc for you (and where I went wrong!)
  • How you can be the best student possible, what a martial arts teacher would like you to be like
  • Is learning martial arts the same as learning any other skill? Dave outlines an awesome way to look at learning BJJ … and how BJJ is like Chess
  • Why you should do martial arts
  • How did he make the change from competitor to coach and businessman?
  • Why you should have an outlook of creating the battle and not chasing the glory
  • His family dynamics with a brother who also competes, a strong father and how growing up could be a pain and what it taught him about life, competing, strength and motivation
  • How martial arts can help your child’s growth and development
  • How does he deal with the fast break questions
  • What you should take from this interview
  • How you can keep in touch with him
  • So much more

 

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Episode: #26 Stan “The White Rhino” Efferding on building true strength in your life

Who: Stan Efferding is an IFBB Professional bodybuilder and World Record Holding Powerlifter. He is one of only 10 men in the world to ever total over 2,300 pounds raw in competition. Stan holds the title as the Worlds Strongest Bodybuilder.

Stan studied Exercise Science at the University of Oregon and has been training high school, Collegiate, and Professional athletes for over 25 years.Stan conducts seminars all over the country for various sports and nutrition and training techniques. He has appeared in many magazines and writes for Muscular Development, Flex Magazine and Power Magazine.

Stan is also a successful Entrepreneur having built three different start-up businesses into multi-million dollar companies.

In this interview, we discuss, body building, business and how to build true strength in all areas of your life.

 

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What we cover

  • Who he is
  • How did he get into body building
  • What he thinks makes a great man
  • What makes someone super successful
  • How you can build gym consistency
  • Where do beginners in the gym go wrong
  • Are there fitness benchmarks we should all be able to do?
  • How can you build fitness, health, and muscle into your diet – the easiest way
  • Why we are quick to criticise and accuse other guys rather than use them as a role models
  • The factors that reduce your progress in the gym and where 99% of your gains really comes from
  • His take on trolls and steroid use and how you view it
  • What little changes did he make that gave him his biggest gains
  • A classic example of how he helped one of the strongest men in the world become even stronger by small tweaking his lifestyle and approach
  • The changing landscape of weight lifting
  • How he uses his education to propel himself to success
  • How you can find your why to go to the gym and what will make you stick at it
  • How you can build the mental toughness to start building your dream body
  • How does he prepare for lifting such huge weights
  • How the Rhino tracks his progress and how you can utilise this simple but effective strategy too
  • How having a family, a job etc is no excuse to build your dream body
  • What he wants people listening to this interview to take away from it
  • How he built numerous multi-million dollar businesses as well as slabs of muscles
  • The great story behind the Kooler
  • How you can keep in touch with him
  • What he would say to all men
  • And so much more

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 What was it?

‘DDP Yoga’ is a type of yoga that originated as ‘Yoga for the Guys’ (or my favourite term for it – ‘Broga’!) but it has gradually evolved over time into a badass, low impact, challenging yet calming, awesome workout program for anyone of any age or fitness level. It can either be performed as an accompaniment to your fitness plan or it can be the only workout you do and still see a great transformation to your body.

‘DDP Yoga’ uses what is known as Dynamic Resistance. What is that you ask? Well, I’ll let DDP answer that:

Dynamic Resistance is what makes DDP Yoga so powerful and so unique. I guess you could call it my “secret sauce.” You don’t need weights, bands or gadgets; the only resistance equipment you need is your body, because dynamic resistance uses counteracting muscles to continuously resist your movement. In simple terms, it’s like flexing all of your muscles as you move from one position to another. Dynamic resistance increases your heart rate and gets you into your Fat Burning zone. It converts slow moving, easy activity into fat-blasting muscle toning that quickly builds a sexy, slender, strong body.”

‘DDP Yoga’ basically involves you performing a range of moves (which are dependant on the pack purchased), keeping certain muscles tensed as you move, while at the same time, you control your breathing. Sounds simple, right? Try it! Dallas has formulated the workout so that you work the entire body, challenge yourself (regardless of your fitness), burn fat , build muscles (many that you miss in typical workout programmes) and be pumped up enough to do it again at the end of the move set without putting any pressure or strain on your joints and limbs.

Basically, it does this sort of thing – what could you do with ‘DDP Yoga?’:

 

Who runs it?

‘DDP Yoga’ is brought to you by a former wrestler, actor and now turned Yoga-entrepreneur ‘Diamond’ Dallas Page, or as he is better known to his legions of fans, ‘D.D.P’! Dallas discovered yoga through his wife, while he was rehabbing an injury he had sustained in the ring. He was approaching the age where the majority of performers typically were forced to retire due to the effects of injuries and wear and tear accumulated from wrestling. However, Dallas found that through yoga, he managed to get into the best shape of his life. He went on to win the title when he returned to the ring and continued to perform in the top tier of wrestling for years after. It was at this point that Dallas realised the benefits of yoga and how it can change people’s life. He realised that he could help so many people but first, he would need to shift the unfortunate stigma that yoga had gathered over the years and find a way to get the masses into yoga and build a hot body. This lead to ‘DDP Yoga’ being born!

 

How is it run?

You attend on the day. After a quick check in at the desk to check your desk you enter into the hall. You are given a warm welcome and find a space to unroll your mat. You place your personal belongings to the side and stand by your mat. Dallas works his way around the room and introduces himself to everyone in the room and chats to all. His amazing wife Brenda, works around the room, checking your setup, making sure your mat is in a suitable position and you will have adequate room to work out and so will those near you, without any accidentally hits with limbs as you move into various movements.

Page and Brenda work from a small stage in the room, which is visible to all in the room. Page wears a headset so all can hear him as he introduces himself and explains his story, his philosophy for DDP Yoga and how it can change you and your life. After a short but amazing little focus on your breathing, which can be used to help you in all situations, Dallas and Brenda start by demonstrating moves and they both point out key things to focus on. Page wears a heart rate monitor to demonstrate how his low impact but challenging version of yoga works to help you burn fat, build muscle and make you awesome regardless of your injury history or current issues.

After taking the class through a variety of different fun moves, explaining it first and then we copy, we take a short break. We get to ask Dallas questions about him and Yoga during a quick breather and water break. Afterwards, we run through a full body session led by Dallas and Brenda and Murray (the first certified Scottish DDP Yoga coach, assisting, and helping participants to correctly move into the various positions). The full session is done to some great music and motivation from Dallas.

The session started at 1 and lasted till 4, followed by a group picture and individual pictures and a chat with Dallas.

 

Who attended:

This was one of the best things about the session in my opinion. There were men, women, old and young, fit and very unfit and everything in between. There were people with disabilities, those who had never tried Yoga before, those coming back from injuries, those who hadn’t worked out since climbing off the couch but everyone had a great time. There were no drop outs during the session, as all of the exercises could be modified to suit the individual and their capabilities. DDP and Brenda (his wife) moved around, encouraging, pushing people, driving them to be their best. At the end, some were commenting on how they couldn’t believe what they had achieved, Page encourages you to reach a new level in your mental belief.

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