Episode: #37 Tanner Guzy on how to build the Appearance of Power

Who: Today’s guest is the author of The Appearance of Power, Tanner Guzy (@tannerguzy). Tanner has spent a decade in the world of menswear and even longer writing. He believes the most important question a person can ask is “why” and discovered that this question was rarely addressed in the world of men’s clothing – so he set out to find the answer. From working with custom suiting to studying philosophy, to speaking to audiences of thousands, Tanner has unlocked the keys, principles, and philosophies of why men care about the way they look. Tanner is based out of Salt Lake City, where he lives with his wife and three children. He has traveled the world learning and teaching about masculinity and appearance and is always expanding his understanding of the way the world works.

In this interview, we discuss what our style portrays of us, how we can use fashion to transform our lives and how we can start building our own appearance of power right now.

 

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What we cover

  • Who he is
  • The reason he began to look into how appearance affects our lives and opinions of ourselves
  • What he thinks defines masculinity and what makes a good man
  • The common problems that he sees with men in today’s society
  • Why we should care about our style – how it affects us, others and how the world sees and interacts with us
  • How we use fashion as the first means of establishing an identity for ourselves
  • The Masculine Archetypes and what they mean to us, can you change and evolve into another or not
  • Good examples of each of the Archetypes in the entertainment world – Why Daniel Craig makes such a great James Bond
  • How you should start your own style transformation to build the Appearance of Power
  • How you should analyse a purchase – how to work out if it will give you the appearance you want and work towards your goals
  • Should you look towards tailoring your clothes?
  • Staple/essentials items for your closet? Do they really exist?
  • Are there any general fashion no-no’s for all men if our style is unique?
  • How we should wear accessories in our fashion
  • How should men avoid falling into the mass marketing we are subjected to and actually find items that we want to portray
  • How do you do this when you have to wear a uniform to work, have a religious dress or fit into a social tribe of some kind
  • The next steps you should take to start your transformation into having an Appearance of Power
  • The worst example of fashion mistakes … and what he’ll admit to doing himself – mistakes and what they teach us
  • What he thinks holds the majority of men back from creating their own Appearance of Power
  • How do we build a tribe of people if we are wearing clothes and accessories that contradict the messages of the others
  • How do we help our children build their own Appearance of Power
  • How do we know when we are on the right path and building the identity we really want
  • How will he deal with the Fast Break Questions?
  • What does he want guys listening to take from this interview
  • And so much more

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Episode: #36 Jon Levy on how to live a life of adventure

 

Who: Today’s guest is the man of adventure Jon Levy (@JonLevyTLB). Jon is a behavioral scientist, consultant, writer and keynote speaker best known for his work in the fields of Influence and Social Experience. After years of studying what has become known as “The Science of Adventure”, Jon was able to discern that every adventurous experience follows a predictable four stage processes. Each stage has specific characteristics that, when applied, make the experience exciting. This expertise has garnered Jon a reputation as one of the foremost authorities on Adventure.

In this interview, we talk about what an adventure is, how he manages to get people to buy his drinks all night or stay in their homes and travel the world with him undertaking amazing challenges, to why you need to leave your comfort zone and how to start taking your life by the scruff and living the life of your dreams. If adventure happened by accident then everyone would be having an adventure in their lives but they aren’t, follow Jon’s advice to build a life of your dreams.
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What we cover

  • Who he is
  • The definition of adventure
  • The events that fueled his passion for adventure
  • What he thinks are the biggest problems men face in modern day society
  • Why do we need to leave the comfort zone in our lives to succeed
  • Some challenges you can undertake today to start building a life of adventure
  • Do you need to travel to become adventurous? Physically or metaphorically?
  • Why it’s vital to select the right people to do this with
  • Should you undertake these challenges sober? Does alcohol prevent true growth?
  • How to build connections with the people you meet
  • How memory is triggered and why some memories are stronger than others
  • What successful adventurers do that you should implement into your own life
  • Why he thinks he has been so successful at achieving goals
  • How to mold individuals from different parts of life into one community – how to find content that engages everyone
  • Why you shouldn’t care about imposter syndrome an instead build a community on something you care and love and how to do so
  • How to tell if something is a real adventure or if you’re lying to yourself
  • Who would he invite to his dream dinner party?
  • What he wants you to take from this interview
  • How you can keep in touch with him on future projects etc
  • The 2 am Principle
  • His dream adventure
  • And so much more

 

 

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Some things to reflect on

  • We are losing the essential skills that are passed from father to son as we are more and ore being raised by women – this can lead to us learning unsuitable methods for later life
  • Whatever is focal is causal” – we make it disproportionality important
  • We evolved sharing stories so if it’s not worth sharing stories about then it’s not culturally significant
  • An adventure should bring about growth – you should be a better person at the end of it but take calculated risks!
  • Not everyone will have the same tolerance for risk and adventure but to grow and develop as a person, you need to work outside of your comfort zone, to live an entertaining and fulfilling life
  • You should be chasing small goals to build a strong success feedback loop to help you achieve the next  challenge – start small and build, find that comfort line and step over it
  • Your brain is wired for novelty” – Look at your missions and the constraints you set on it, challenge yourself to interact differently regardless if you are somewhere new or your local pub
  • Build a community, not a network – make strong connections with one another
  • What community do you care about that you would like to bring together?

 

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Episode:
 #35 Doctore Ryan Masters on how to live a stronger, bolder, tougher life

 

Who: Doctore Ryan Masters (@Sparta_Strength) is an entrepreneur, adventurer, coach and host of 3 YouTube channels which have over 18 million views & 170,000+ subscribers worldwide. Ryan helps men transform their bodies, lives and life an epic and bolder life. As he says “I help men develop muscle mass, brute strength & energy – Strength is every man’s birthright, Greatness his destiny.”

 

In this interview, we cover how you can stop life passing you by, begin your transformation and work towards achieving your life goals. 

 

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What we cover

  • Who he is
  • What caused his transformation when he was younger
  • His training philosophy and why he feels his ‘Spartan Rises’ message appeals to with men – how he helps so many men transform their bodies and their lives
  • Why the Spartan lifestyle resonates why him
  • The challenges he sets men to finally start working towards achieving their goals
  • Where he thinks guys go wrong in today’s culture, the problems he sees most men
  • How you can overcome a mediocre life
  • Why his framework is ‘Power, Passion & Purpose’
  • Where guys go wrong trying to find more passion in their life and how you can finally find it for yourself
  • Do guys need to find their own Doctore? What would he recommend someone looks for in a coach?
  • Is the body a true reflection of the mind?
  • How can you find your reason why for going to the gym?
  • Weightlifting goals that all men should be able to achieve
  • How can someone listening know they are moving towards their goals in life?
  • How can you invest in yourself today and the books he feels that all men should read?
  • Wrestling alligators and what it taught him
  • How you can finally become consistent and work out regularly
  • The importance of friends and how to pick those that will help you towards your goals
  • How you can turn an interest into a brand and a business
  • How he deals with the fast break questions
  • What he wants men listening to take from this interview
  • How you can keep in touch with him
  • And so much more

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Episode: #34 AJ Harbinger on how to improve your social skills

 

Who: Today’s guest is co-founder of the Art of Charm, AJ Harbinger (@ajharbinger), who is one of the world’s top relationship development experts. His company, The Art of Charm, is a leading training facility for top performers that want to overcome social anxiety, develop social capital and build relationships of the highest quality. In this interview, we delve into what being social is, why it is important and creating frameworks for you to succeed and build the social skills and life that you wanted.

 

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What we cover

  • Who he is
  • The Art of Charm and why you need to check it – obtain improved social skills, better confidence and get better with the opposite sex
  • What being ‘social’ actually is and why you should analyse and improve your social abilities as soon as possible. Why do we need to be social?
  • Can you learn to be social or are you born with a level of social ability?
  • How the Art of Charm was built, where the need came from and what they teach.
  • Does he seem particular pain points with modern men – where do we struggle with our social abilities mainly?
  • Why he started to work on social skills and teach others – how helping others has allowed him to heal an old self-esteem issue
  • Social anxiety vs just not feeling it – how do you know when to seek help
  • How the mind builds new abilities – how should you work on changing your social skills and becoming ‘more social’
  • Building data points and why it is important
  • Identification of poor social communication
  • A breakdown on how to improve social skills – things to focus on in each interaction
  • Context: Emotional vs logical – how it affects social interactions
  • How you can become a better storyteller – learn to tell stories that will make people remember you
  • A great challenge that you can undertake today to build better connections with those around you
  • Why you need to learn how to become vulnerable around others – an example using my own experience!
  • How you can build a social circle, regardless of the environment or location you start in – AJ provides a brilliant framework on how to build a social life, block by block
  • How you can overcome the panic and nerves you will initially learn when you are working on building up your social skills (can be applied to any skill you wish to learn)
  • Routines and practices that AJ recommends all men build into their lives
  • Has the implementation of modern-day technology ruined modern men’s social skills
  • How you can overcome rejection – why you should actually seek it to overcome it
  • Confrontation – how to become better at it
  • What has AJ learned from running his own podcast and the similarities of successful people?
  • How AJ’s science background has helped him be more social and an example when his attempt at being social went wrong!
  • PAssing on social skills – how to ensure that you raise the men of the future to be social
  • How we can keep in touch with AJ and the ‘Art of Charm’
  • A little-known fact about him that he rarely tells
  • And so much more ?

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Episode: #33 SciBabe Yvette d’Entremont on Science, fake news and critical thinking
Who: Today’s guest is SciBabe Yvette d’Entremont. Yvette runs the hilariously and educational ‘SciBabe’ where you come for the science, stay for the dirty jokes. Yvette is a scientist, public speaker, science blogger, and former analytical chemist with a background in forensics and toxicology. In this interview we discuss her story, Science, teaching men about science, facts vs fake news, modern science vs new age remedies and so on.

 

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What we cover

  • Who she is
  • Dating and her love for a good cup of coffee!
  • Difference in social bonding and language between groups of friends in the UK and the US
  • Why the SciBabe is so popular
  • Where guys are going wrong nowadays – you’re entitled to it but it doesn’t make it valid
  • How to gauge sources and people to listen to in life
  • Her experience on the Joe Rogan podcast
  • The Chiropractic field and how to deal with negative reactions to opinions
  • Facts vs opinions and how to develop your own critical thinking
  • The problem with products endorsed by celebrities and the influence it has on the consumer over their thinking
  • How we incorrectly judge the information we consume and how we skew what we think by our own bias
  • How you can understand science no matter where you start from
  • What she wants people to take from the interview
  • How you can keep in touch with her
  • And so much more …

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Episode: #32 Gary John Bishop on how to get out of your head and into your life
Who: Today’s guest is Gary John Bishop is a Scottish personal development expert who gives real and raw advice that actually works by telling it is as it is. Gary is able to reach through the BS and help you fix the deeper issues that are holding you back from becoming the man that you want to be. Even when editing the audio, I was taking extra things from that were big ‘aha’ moments for me. This one is worth a few listens as Gary is dropping some serious gems for your betterment!

 

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What we cover

  • Who he is
  • What led him into the world of self-development as a young man
  • The types of problems that he sees guys coming to him for help with – to sum it up – “same bullshit but a different tune!”
  • His unique approach to self-development that will really help you change
  • How do we identify ourselves – what are ‘we’, what constitutes ‘you’ in this universe?
  • How our range of being, affect our actions throughout the day and interactions with other people
  • Is it possible for anyone to change their habits and life?
  • How your self-talk can change what your capable of in a single moment
  • It’s not what your feeling, it’s what you’re doing about it
  • What shapes what we do as a person?
  • How the typical ‘self-help’ phrases or beliefs are doing you no favors
  • How can someone listening start changing their life right now no matter where you are starting from
  • How your success as a human is tied into how well you can keep a promise to yourself
  • Get committed first and then work out how you are going to do it
  • What relevance do emotions hold for us? How to use their messages to benefit your transformation and actions
  • What you should avoid doing when speaking to yourself and others
  • How can you reframe depression and problems to overcome them – Gary provides a very personal example of how he overcame resentment and anger from his childhood to be a better man and have a better relationship with his family
  • How can you let go of your personal demons, ex-partner, anger, hatred or whatever you allow to hold you back from becoming the man you want to be
  • How we can raise our children to be good people and not live our own lives again through our own children – “you’re not turning into your father, you are turning into who you thought your father was”
  • His book – why you should buy a copy right now!
  • How transformation is not just for the rich!
  • The Creative Live class you need to check out            (Creative Live, 9 am Pacific, 14 December 2017, just need to register and you can watch online)
  • What you should take from this interview – how are you going to act from now on
  • How you can keep in touch with him
  • And so much more!

 

 

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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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