Episode: #47 Sunjeev Prasad on using your style to tap into your true potential

Who: Today’s guest is Sunjeev Prasad, the founder of Street Gentleman, who helps ambitious men feel more confident, by teaching them how to dress well and know what is stylish. As he states ‘The goal is to ultimately make men feel confident and empowered. Men’s style happens to be the vehicle for achieving this. When you look great, you feel great, and when you feel great that translates into performing great — both in the workplace and in your personal life.’

In this interview, we discuss fashion, style and how to use both to tap into your true potential in all aspects of your life.

 

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What we cover

  • Who he is and why he is well known
  • His upbringing and the role it played in his sense of self, style, fashion, and identity
  • Who he used as role models when he was younger
  • If style is individual, why should men care what others think of their style
  • His definition of a good role model, someone who is masculine and a good man
  • How he helps other men using his mastermind group
  • Where he thinks modern men are going wrong with their style
  • The role that men see fashion playing in their lives
  • Do wardrobe staples exist? Can these staple pieces for all men actually exist if it is all unique and individual?
  • Flipping the switch, what are the ‘no nos’ of fashion and style?
  • How would he start working with a new client and helping them match their goals through their style
  • What memory aides we need to use when trying on clothes to make sure they fit right
  • What should we do with our current clothes when we are looking to build up a new style
  • Any hacks we can use to make the maintenance and preparation of outfits easier for our schedules
  • How can we make sure that the clothing items we select are authentic to us rather than a copy of others or a way to fit into the group dynamic
  • How do we work on using our fashion and style to develop as a person and not become too self-obsessed in the clothing only
  • How should we deal with those people who ‘hate’ on our new style and movement out of our comfort zones?
  • How should accessories be used to build our own individual style?
  • How does he deal with the fast break questions
  • And so much more

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Episode: #46 Aubrey Marcus about how owning the day helps you to own your life

Who: Today’s guest is Aubrey Marcus (@aubreymarcus) the founder and CEO of ONNIT. A nutritional supplement and holistic health provider based on his philosophy of Total Human Optimization. In this interview, we cover his awesome new book, his life philosophy, Onnit and how you can learn to Own the Day to Own your life.

Aubrey currently hosts the Aubrey Marcus Podcast, a motivational destination for conversations with the brightest minds in athletics, business, science, relationships and spirituality with over 10MM downloads on iTunes. He regularly provides commentary to outlets like Entrepreneur, Forbes, The Doctors and The Joe Rogan Experience. He has been featured on the cover of Men’s Health, is the author of the life-coaching course Go For Your Win, and his newest (and first!) book is Own The Day, Own Your Life from HarperCollins.

 

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What we cover

  • Who he is and why I love Onnit so much
  • The importance of routines and how they brought about such a massive growth in his personal journey
  • Why he wrote his book and chose the written word rather than a modern-day type of media? Why did he pick that particular title?
  • Does he think there is a universal definition of masculinity and what makes a good man?
  • Where does he think men are going wrong in modern day life?
  • How to know when you are ready to start your own personal transformation? (*hint, the steps don’t cost anything!)
  • How do we still building routines into our lives
  • Can we batch process routines?
  • The concept of Alive time vs Deadtime
  • Does he wish he had included something in the book
  • How do we build in accountability into our habits and new processes in life?
  • How does he deal with his personal transformation vs his business transformation
  • How has his running his own podcast changed him as a person and his views on life as well as guests that have been his favorite interviews
  • How can we forgive past pain, demons, and shame?
  • How do we know whether our change is really our true desires or coming from our ego?
  • How can we become more vulnerable and be open with our friends, partners and ourselves?
  • Onnit and creativity – how does he build new products and where the company is going
  • How should we stop comparing ourselves and competing against one another?
  • How can we raise strong, healthy kids?
  • Why does Aubrey think someone should buy a copy of his book?
  • How to know when we are improving and getting better? What are the signs to look out for?
  • What would he like you listening to take from this interview?
  • Who would he invite to his dream dinner party?
  • Who are his role models?
  • And so much more

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Episode: #45 Mark Bell on intelligence, creativity and becoming the best version of yourself

Who: Mark Bell (@marksmellybell) is the founder of Super Training Gym, Power Magazine and the inventor of the Sling Shot. He is also a pro powerlifter who has totaled 2601 at 275. Mark’s mission is to empower those who seek to improve their lives through fitness. He states that regardless of age, gender, or your weight – the only true trait that matters is heart and determination. His products are created to help you achieve your goals inside and outside the gym. As he says, Strength is never a weakness and weakness is never a strength.

In this interview, we discuss his philosophy on life, intelligence, creativity, business advice, and how you can become the best version of yourself. I have been a big fan of Mark for years and it was superb to have him on as a guest. We cover a lot of non-training topics in this one and it will blow you away as Mark is a very deep guy with a lot of advice gems.

 

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What we cover

  • Who he is and why he is so well known
  • His upbringing – was he always destined for weight-lifting and what made him awe-struck as a child
  • What was the awakening that changed his life
  • What he considers a good man to have and who his idol is
  • What helped him find his own personal awakenings for transformations and how you can do the same
  • What habits does he think men should be doing daily to better their lives
  • Where does his creativity come from
  • How has doing a podcast affected him and how he views training, masculinity, the world etc and how his podcast style changed as he has
  • Finding a better outlook on life
  • How he transitions from competitor to coach to boss and what he enjoys about each role
  • How he coaches athletes and why he finds success compared to other coaches
  • The importance of facuets and water – which ones do you have open
  • How he empowers and inspires others by teaching people how to live first then how to lift
  • How to select the best gym for you and the worst things you can do that stop you from becoming a better lifter
  • How Mark helps others and how you should approach this for the best success – the value of trust to understand
  • What he would like men to take from this interview
  • How you can keep in touch with Mark and his projects and how you can train at the Super Training gym
  • And so much more

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Episode: #44 Amanda Bobby Cooper on MMA, training and beating doubt

Who: Amanda Bobby Cooper (@abcnation115) is an American professional mixed martial artist who competes in the Strawweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). She started boxing at the age of 12 and in 2011 at the age of 19 she stepped into the octagon for the first time. In 2 years she became #1 ranked 125lb amateur fighter in Michigan and #3 ranked in the country with an amateur record of 8-3. Utilising a boxing approach, the 26 year old entered the UFC via the famed MMA reality show ‘The Ultimate Fighter’ and continues to help women’s MMA evolve by demonstrating great technique and showcasing her talent. The UFC summarise her fighting style as powerful, saying she is unpredictable and switches stance, utilising a good guard and good submissions.

In this interview, we quickly discuss her story, MMA, training etc. We didn’t have much time, so we just covered some basics, but Amanda gives some great answers, you can’t help but like her and she is going to be a superstar soon. I hope to have her on the show for a full interview when our schedules will allow it.

 

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What we cover

  • Who us she and why you might know her name
  • What is her normal routine like
  • How does she set up a training camp and analyse her opponent?
  • How does she set up her weekly training sessions
  • Her fluid is her training – does she follow the plan exactly or does she allow
  • What goes through her mind
  • Attitude towards interviews and the media requirements of professional MMA
  • The interview questions that she hates
  • How does she bounce back from losses or a bad training session – how can we ‘reset’ and go again without letting BS affect us
  • What was her motivation for getting into boxing and how did she transition to MMA
  • How her family have inspired her in life and training and her choice of a career
  • What she would like fans to remember from this interview
  • How you can keep i ntouch with her
  • And so much more

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Episode: #43 Alice Little on intimacy, connection and why our perceptions of sex work are very wrong

Who: Alice Little is the number one booking legal sex worker in the United States and works as a courtesan at the Moonlite Bunny Ranch. At only 4ft 8in, she is by far the tiniest lady at the legal brothels in Nevada. A New York native, she has worked as an EMT and horse jockey, loves electronic and tabletop entertainment, and adores intellectual stimulation. A frequent visitor to Virginia City and fascinated by its history, she loves exploring Nevada and all it has to offer. Alice has presented at over 50 Kink and BDSM events nationwide and frequently help couples with their problems in and out of the bedroom. She has recently started writing relationship advice articles for She Knows Media and was also recently featured on the Tim Ferriss Show.

In this interview, we discuss the benefits of sex work, intimacy, building connection with others and why your perceptions of sex work are very likely to be wrong. This topic may not be for everyone but Alice is very humble, honest, open and truthful about the pros and cons for sex workers and is trying to make the industry better for those who use it and work in it.

This interview may offend some but this podcast is here to delve into all areas and find out more and what makes people so successful and so appealing to others. Sex work is one of the oldest industries around and we would be doing a disservice to men by ignoring where we go wrong and by ignoring the industry and its positive benefits that can be provided to those who use it. I have never used a sex worker but this did not mean I was not interested in finding out more and learning about the other side of life as the saying goes. I hope that if anything, like Alice says you learn that sex workers are humans too and deserve the same level of respect and interest as anyone else and hopefully this interview changes your perceptions on sex work too or helps you at least consider your current views on the industry and those who work in it.

 

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I am particularly loving the trojan condoms from British Condoms, which give protection yet a very sensitive feel, Ross Edgley’s awesome new book ‘The World’s Fittest Book’ and Mr Skin, where you can see your favourite entertainment stars in very little! For more info on these and so much more, check out www.nextlevelguy.com/affiliates.

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What we cover

  • Who she is and why you may have heard her name
  • Her upbringing and how it shaped her outlook on life
  • Is there a common problem that is identifiable in her customers and why they come to see her?
  • What is her definition of masculinity and where do men go wrong?
  • How someone interested should try sex work for the first time
  • Why is the ‘Girlfriend Experience’ so popular among her clients?
  • What does she enjoy the most about her job? How has it changed her and her outlook on life in general?
  • Has she encountered negative reactions to her chosen profession?
  • Has the acceptance of sex in today’s society, changed the type of people she encounters as a client
  • Any favourite client transformations of hers
  • Why she has been more successful than other professionals in the sex industry
  • How does the age of the client affect how they interact and the type of services they look for
  • How does she deal with the feelings that sex and connection may raise with her customers
  • What does she consider will be the evolution of sex work – will it ever be legalised nationally or internationally and accepted throughout?
  • How does she deal with the fast-break questions?
  • What she hopes people take from the interview?
  • How you can keep in touch with her
  • And so much more

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Episode: #42 Chad Wesley Smith on how to become a Juggernaut man

Who: Today’s guest is Chad Wesley Smith who is the owner of Juggernaut Training Systems, a top 20 Ranked raw powerlifter of all-time, author, speaker & coach.

As his about page outlines: Chad is one of the most accomplished strength athletes of recent years. With a background in track and field, Smith took his 2 collegiate national championships and continued his success in powerlifting and strongman.

In powerlifting, Smith owns current PRs of 435kg/959# squat with wraps, 380kg/848# squat in sleeves, 257.5kg/567# bench press and 367.5kg/810# deadlift, as well as Top 10 totals all-time with wraps and without at 1050kg/2314# and 1010kg/2226# respectively. Smith also earned his professional status in Strongman by a landslide victory at the 2012 North American Strongman Championships.

As a coach, Smith has helped over 50 athletes earn Division 1 athletic scholarships and worked with athletes in NFL, UFC, MLB and Olympics, as well as having numerous world-class powerlifters.

Who better to discuss how to become a Juggernaut in our own lives. In this interview, we discuss masculinity, weight lifting, skill development, jiu-jitsu and how to be a man everyone would want to have a pint with and learn to become a beast in the gym with.

 

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I am particularly loving the delicious protein from the Protein Works which I use after my jiu-jitsu training to recover and come back stronger, my steaks, sausages and burgers from Muscle Foods which taste amazing on a barbecue in the sun and buying some awesome gifts at Cool Materials for some upcoming birthdays, there really is something for everyone there! For more info on these and so much more, check out www.nextlevelguy.com/affiliates.

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What we cover

  • Who he is
  • What got him into lifting iron as a child
  • How does he define masculinity as a child and now?
  • Where does he see modern day men going wrong
  • What makes a good friendship as a man
  • Why has he been so successful compared to other lifters in his generation?
  • Where does he see guys going wrong in the gym?
  • The best methods for improving lifting technique and Chad’s method for learning new techniques
  • Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and lifting – how has he found learning BJJ compared to weight lifting
  • Any routines or processes that work well for him when lifting
  • How to start lifting when strength is not the main focus of the outcome
  • How can we learn to leave the ego at the gym and properly lift in the gym
  • How does he lift such heavy weights? What goes through his mind during his heavy lifts?
  • Where does his motivation come from? What keeps him pushing hard in the gym
  • Why does he tend to move towards single person sports compared to team sports
  • How has he turned his lifting career into a business and a brand
  • Does he have a typical day?
  • Where does his creativity come from for video production, product building etc come from?
  • How to switch the mindset from competing to coaching
  • His adoption and does he feel it affected him in any way
  • How can we raise strong – in all sense of the word – males?
  • What does he want guys listening to take from this interview?
  • What is an unusual fact about him
  • How you can keep in touch with him
  • And so much more

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Episode: #41 Rachel Hoffman on how to Unf*ck your Habitat

Who: Today’s guest is Rachel Hoffman, founder of ‘Unf*ck your Habitat’ and author of the awesome book of the same name.

I was trying to think how best to sum up Rachel’s great work when I came across her about page and I think it sums it up perfectly:

“Unf*ck Your Habitat: You’re Better than Your Mess is the housekeeping and organizational system developed for those of us who’d describe our current living situation as a “f*cking mess” that we’re desperate to fix … it is for anyone who has been left behind by traditional aspirational systems: The ones that ignore single people with full-time jobs; people without kids but living with roommates; and people with mental illnesses or physical limitations, among many others. Most organizational books are aimed at traditional homemakers, DIYers, and people who seem to have unimaginable amounts of free time. They assume we all iron our sheets, have linen napkins to match our table runners, and can keep plants alive for longer than a week. Basically, they ignore most of us living here in the real world.

Interspersed with lists and challenges, this practical, no-nonsense advice relies on a 20/10 system (20 minutes of cleaning followed by a 10-minute break; no marathon cleaning allowed) to help you develop lifelong habits. It motivates you to embrace a new lifestyle in manageable sections so you can actually start applying the tactics as you progress. This philosophy is decidedly more realistic than aspirational, but the goal is the same: not everyone will have a showcase of a home, but whatever your habitat, you deserve one that brings you happiness, not stress.”

 

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I am particularly loving the super comfy Under Armour Tees, delicious protein from ‘The Protein Works’, which helps me recover from my Jiu-Jitsu training and Alpha Brain the cognitive enhancer from Onnit. For more info on these and so much more, check out www.nextlevelguy.com/affiliates.

 

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What we cover

  • Who she is and why she is well known
  • What was the turning point that got her into this area
  • Where do most men go wrong with their habitats and cleaning
  • Has the gender viewpoints on cleaning and house-work changed over the years?
  • Has social media and reality TV shows changed the way we live and view our habitats?
  • The philosophy of unfucking your habitat – how should we start sorting out our habitats?
  • The 20/10 principle and how it can change your life
  • Little changes you can make right now to get the biggest return
  • What is ‘Sink Zero’ and why it is so awesome
  • How cleaning can be changed for those with limitations on what they can do
  • What is an ‘invisible corner’ and why should you worry about them
  • How should teach kids to be more involved with the cleaning and organising our habitats
  • What should be in our cleaning toolkit?
  • How do we keep on top of cleaning during stress times and holidays?
  • Where did the inspiration for the book come from and why has it been so successful?
  • How some people struggle to get past the title of the site and the motivation for it
  • How do we know if we are getting better at cleaning and organising our habitats?
  • Why you need a copy of this book right now
  • How can you keep in touch with her
  • And so much more

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Episode: #40 Eric Bandholz (@ericbandholz) on Beards, brands and building your own beardbrand

Who: Today’s guest is entrepreneur and founder of Beardbrand, Eric Bandholz. He has built a very successful business in teaching and providing men with amazing grooming products and advice on how to build your facial hair into your style.

In this interview, we discuss beards, business, grooming hacks and how to make your facial hair represent the true you.

 

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I am particularly loving the Gainz Box and it’s awesome fitness goodies straight to your door, the delicious protein from ‘The Protein Works’, Alpha Brain the cognitive enhancer from Onnit and some awesome steaks from MuscleFood, which are amazing with fried veg! For these and so much more, check out www.nextlevelguy.com/affiliates.

 

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What we cover

  • Who he is and why he is well known
  • What got him interested in the grooming world and why he started to grow his beard
  • How interest in facial hair has changed over the years – does having a beard = being a man?
  • What defines masculinity for him and what makes a good man?
  • The story behind Beardbrand and where the inspiration for the name came from
  • How he combined masculinity and feminity into his business
  • Tips on working with partners on a project
  • Can anyone build a business or a better question: should anyone try to build a business of their passion?
  • How he made it OK for men to start showing their beards some much needed TLC!
  • How the media affects our style and has changes in the medias portrayal of beards changed his business and clients
  • Who are ‘Beard Role Models’ and who does Eric consider as his role models
  • How do you know if your facial hair suits your face, your style and look?
  • Can we do anything to help grow more facial hair and how do you pick the facial hairstyle that suits you?
  • His tips for product creation and his experience on ‘The Shark Tank’
  • How you should start grooming your facial hair and the philosophy you should approach this with
  • The grooming products and accessories that Eric loves (and not all are his!)
  • How you should build your new facial hairstyle into the rest of your evolved life
  • How has fatherhood changed him and his style and bsiness approach
  • What the future of Beardbrand is
  • What Eric wants everyone listening to take from the interview
  • What is an unusual fact about Eric that few know
  • How can you keep in touch with Eric and the evolution of Beardbrand?
  • And so much more

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