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Episode: #22 Nelson Dellis on how to train your memory to become a memory superhero

Who: Nelson Dellis is a 4x USA Memory Champion and one of the leading memory experts in the world, traveling around the world as a competitive Memory Athlete and memory consultant. As a Memory Champion, Mountaineer, and Alzheimer’s Disease Activist, he preaches a lifestyle that combines fitness, both mental and physical, with proper diet and social involvement.
He was born with an average memory but was inspired by the passing of his grandmother from Alzheimer’s disease in 2009 to start training his memory so that he could keep his mind strong and healthy throughout his lifespan. In a short period of time, he transformed into one of the leading competitive memorizers in the world, claiming four U.S. titles along the way, the elite Grandmaster of Memory title, as well as a number of U.S. memory records.
In this episode, we discuss how you can train your mind to become a memory superhero, no matter what starting point you begin with.

 

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What we cover

  • Who he is
  • How you can become a memory champion and the challenges you need to overcome to win and why he thinks he has been so successful
  • Why you need a good memory to succeed in life, no matter the job or sport
  • Are you born with a bad memory or just believe it?
  • How you can improve your own memory right now
  • How modern day technology is damaging our ability to remember
  • Are brain games worth your time?
  • velocity and art of memory.com
  • Is there a correlation with aging and memory reduction
  • Are there particular groups who have naturally strong memories and how they can do that
  • Do diet and exercise affect memory effectiveness and strength
  • Why Omega 3 is a good supplement to take for memory improvement
  • How can we eliminate the distractions in modern day life to improve our brain functions and memory use
  • How you can begin remembering names right now
  • Is there a difference remembering a lot of information against remembering a small amount of info
  • The role that emotions play in memory
  • What are are the easiest and hardest things to remember
  • Are there things you can’t learn
  • What are Memory Palaces and how can you use it as a memory filing cabinet
  • Does he use meditation to help his memory?
  • How does he deal with the fast break questions
  • What is his guilty pleasure?
  • Can memory skills get you, women?
  • What you should take from this interview
  • How you can keep in touch with him
  • So much more

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Episode: #21 Joe De Sena on how you can Spartan Up to race through obstacles in your life

Who: Today’s guest is CEO and co-founder of the Death Race and the Spartan Race, Joe De Sena. A Spartan race is a series of obstacle races of varying distance and difficulty ranging from 3 miles to marathon distances including fire jumps, barbed wire, monkey bars and so much more. He is also the author of ‘Spartan Up: A Take no-prisoners guide to overcoming and achieving peak performance in life’. In this episode, we discuss why you need to take part in and the benefits of the Spartan Race, why you need to learn to be uncomfortable again and How you can use the obstacles in the race to overcome the obstacles in your life.

 

 

 What we cover:

  • Who he is
  • What a Spartan Race is
  • What competing in a Spartan Race does to improve your life and mindset
  • Have men forgotten how to be physical?
  • How you can learn to be a real man again
  • What makes a good man
  • What can you do right now to replicate the successful men of old
  • Why we need to manufacture adversity in our lives
  • How do modern men compare to past generations
  • Who he looks to in his life as a real life model
  • Why he idolises Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton
  • Is there a general reason why the majority of people undertake Spartan Race’s
  • The ‘real’ benefits to a Spartan Race you might not have thought of
  • How you can learn to become uncomfortable again to succeed in life
  • How you should start training for a Spartan Race
  • What you face when you undertake a Spartan Race
  • How you can use the obstacles in the race to overcome the obstacles in your life – how they are metaphors for life
  • Who is best suited to doing a Spartan Race (if you are breathing, it includes you)
  • The main issue with the way kids are growing up and how you can help your children develop
  • Why you should check out his new book
  • What you should take from this interview
  • How you can keep in touch with him
  • So much more

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Episode: #20 Dan Wells on why you need to try Cross-Fit right now to become the best version of you

Who: Today’s guest is a world class Cross-Fit trainer and competitor Dan Wells. He competes, trains, is a personal trainer, runs his own gym, a notable TV personality and is also a father. In this episode, we discuss Cross-Fit, why you should check it out and how you can use Cross-Fit to transform your fitness and in turn your life. Dan is open and honest about Cross-Fit and together we analyse what it is, cut through the BS and find out how and why you should try it and how it can have a life-transforming impact on your life right now!

 

 

What we cover:

  • Who he is
  • How he got into Cross-Fit
  • What Cross-Fit is and why you need to do it to change your life
  • Why the community aspect and brotherhood in Cross-Fit is so valuable to a gym goer
  • Why he thinks Cross-Fit is so good and suitable and scalable for anyone listening
  • How to pick a good Cross-Fit gym for you
  • Why you need to create a system of accountability to succeed in your goals
  • What are the physical benchmarks associated with Cross-Fit
  • How you can develop a strong mental state to keep pushing past general discomfort and actually discover you real mental strength achieve your goals
  • How Cross-Fit can be modified to suit all participants
  • How important diet is to your success
  • How you can work on removing sugar from your diet
  • His philosophy of nutrition and how it can be used to lose fat and gain muscle
  • Why these rapid fat loss shows are not suitable for listeners to copy to transform their bodies
  • His principles of recovery and how you can adapt them to push yourself daily
  • How he manages a multitude of challenges from training, coaching, to running a business, to being a father and so on
  • Why he started the ‘Horsepower’ gym
  • How he deals with the fast break questions
  • What his favourite thing about Cross-Fit is, which parts he dislikes and how he would improve it
  • Advice he would give to someone listening to improve the relationship with their kids
  • What he wants someone listening to take from this interview
    How you can keep in touch with him
  • So much more

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Episode: #19 Rich Redmond on music edutainment, why you should learn how to play an instrument and how you can use your love of music to succeed in life

Who: Today’s guest is drummer, actor, speaker, author, educator and producer Rich Redmond, he is an award-winning recording and touring drummer based in Nashville and Los Angeles. who was voted number Best country drummer in 2016 and has been part of over 22 #1 hits! In this interview, we discuss his story, music edutainment, why you should learn how to play an instrument and how you can use your love of music to succeed in life. Rich has played with some of the music industry greats including Jason Aldean, Ludacris, Joe Perry, Keith Urban, Chris Cornell, Bryan Adams and so many more. He writes songs, motivates others with his training and motivational speaking, produces records, writes books and even acts.

 

 

What we cover:

  • Who he is
  • Drumming, motivational speaking, and EDUtainment!
  • CRASH Course for Success
  • Why we love the drums
  • What makes a good man
  • Why music is important to mankind and how it can effect us
  • What are the biggest problems to mankind today
  • Why you need to learn how to play a musical instrument
  • How playing an instrument is the same as learning any skill
  • Why you need to listen to your inner voice
  • Why you really need a music teacher to learn an instrument compared to YouTube
  • Drumio
  • How to keep that motivation going when you are first starting out while you suck at first
  • Fundamentals of drumming for kids
  • Why enthusiasm is contagious
  • How you can start learning a musical instrument regardless of where you start from
  • Why playing the drums can make you a better leader and team member
  • Where you can find mental toughness comes from and how you can utilize it
  • How to keep strong friendships with band mates
  • Why you should never quit and just paying your dues to succeed
  • What he thinks of the music talent shows
  • How and why you need to build up your own personal brand to get ahead
  • Why you should do what you love and follow your passion
  • How he deals with the fast break questions
  • Jason Aldean
  • What you should take from this interview
  • How you can keep in touch with him
  • and so much more

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Episode: #18 Ryan Michler on masculinity, manhood and how to become a great man.

Who: Today’s guest is Order of man founder Ryan Michler, and is also a father, husband, Iraqi combat veteran. In this episode, we discuss modern men, masculinity and how to be a great man and one worth remembering. Ryan “believes that most, if not all, of the world’s biggest problems could be solved if males everywhere learned how to be better husbands, fathers, friends, and leaders. He’s on a mission to help all men become the men they were meant to be.” Ryan’s website teaches us how to become the best man we can be.

 

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What we cover:

  • Who he is
  • What he thinks masculinity and manliness are
  • When does a boy become a man and how we can create a modern day rites of passage to manhood
  • Why you need to put yourself into difficult situations
  • Why we need to grow into good men
  • The damage that can happen when boys grow up without a good father figure
  • What he thinks makes a good man
  • How we can raise children into becoming good men in the future
  • How you can be a good partner to your romantic lead
  • How he thinks today’s men compare to past generations of men
  • What he considers are the essential skills that a man should know
  • What real masculine power is
  • Who are good male role models to emulate
  • How you can start working towards your goals right now
  • Why you need to have a ‘Band of Brothers’
  • Meetup.com
  • How you can develop confidence
  • Why we need to be physical and be a man of action and take action even before you are ready
  • Why you need to start right now
  • Steve Kamb article is here – Confidence
  • How he deals with the fast prompt questions
  • Why you need to join his Facebook group (I’m a member and it is awesome) – now over 30K members!
  • The Iron Council and why you should become a member
  • Why it is a moral responsibility to grow a beard … if you can!

 

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Episode: #17 Pete Rubish on how to tap into your inner animal and become a beast in the gym

Who: Today’s guest is Pete Rubish. Pete is a passionate powerlifter, who is 242-pound competitive raw powerlifter with his best total being 2028lbs at 240.4lbs bodyweight. Pete is an inspiration to me and his form videos have caused massive improvements in my own lifts. In this interview, we discuss how to find your inner motivation and intensity and go from being a beginner to a great in the gym.

 

 

What we cover:

  • Who he is
  • How he went from training in his basement to a legend in the powerlifting community
  • Why passion is so important in choosing what you want to do in life
  • What he thinks makes a good man
  • How he started powerlifting and why it resonates with him compared to other sports
  • Where his intensity, motivation, and passion for lifting comes from
  • How he plans out his training to recover from an injury and to be a successful powerlifter
  • What you need when picking a gym
  • How he would advise a gym newbie start training
  • Why some Personal Trainers and Coaches fail
  • How you should set your goals in the gym (and the time frame)
  • Where you can find your own animalistic passion for lifting weights
  • How you can get back into shape and into the gym or how you can reignite your love with the gym
  • What his biggest learning experience in the gym has been and how it has changed him
  • The best recovery methods for powerlifting
  • Why you need to listen to your body over your mind
  • How you can build consistency in the gym and avoid burning out, how to make the gym work for you and your goals
  • How he builds to a PR attempt
  • How to develop your mental toughness
  • His take on training partners and how you can find a good one
  • How you can get a great diet without going mad
  • How he ensures he has time for his girlfriend and his four-legged life partner
  • How does he deal with the fast break questions
  • Ramit’s website: Iwillteachyoutoberich
  • The main training myth that he hates
  • Who he’d invite to his dream dinner party
  • What you should take from this interview
  • How you can keep in touch with him

 

 

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Episode: #16 Darya Rose on how small changes to your diet can drastically improve your life

Who: Today’s guest is Darya Rose, who is the creator of the health upgrade website Summer Tomato, holds a PhD in Neuroscience and is the author of the awesome Foodist book.  Today we discuss all things food and health related, and how subtle changes to our approach to food can change our lives in a dramatic way.

 

What we cover:

  • Who she is
  • Foodist
  • Summer tomato
  • Is what we eat, really something that we should worry about?
  • How food affects you mentally, physically and emotionally?
  • The biggest challenge we face with food in the modern world
  • Where most people go wrong trying to lose weight
  • Why you should pick ‘real food’ over processed food
  • What affects the foods we eat
  • The changes that happen to you when you switch to real foods
  • The easiest way to switch to eating better and real foods
  • More effective ways to shop to save your money and health
  • Why it is so difficult to get the ideal diet but there are ideal eating guidelines that anyone can implement to eat better and be better
  • How to tell what real hunger is and when it’s something else causing it
  • Why you should really look at what your eating and how it can make such a big difference to your life
  • Her top three tips for someone to improve their health right now
  • Why diets suck – why you should look to add rather than subtract to succeed
  • Simple things you can do to help improve your health, little things to make big changes
  • Why most people struggle with cooking when they try to become healthier
  • What ‘food moralizing’ is and why it is a terrible way to do things
  • The times that trying to eat healthier is the worst time to learn and when you can succeed
  • What is the ‘Mindful Meal Challenge’ and why it can change your eating habits dramatically
  • How she deals with the ‘Fast Break’ questions
  • Why you should never roast a chicken near Kevin Rose and Tim Ferriss
    Tim Ferriss
  • The Random Show
  • What she thinks about when eating a mushroom
  • What she thinks you should check out on her site first
  • Why she is not a big fan of ‘The Biggest Loser’
  • What you should take from this interview
  • How to keep in touch with her
  • So much more

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Episode: #15 Kyle Ingham on manhood and how you can learn the lost ‘gentlemanly’ skills to be a better man

Who: Kyle runs the men’s interest website The Distilled Man. As his about page states “These days, a lot of guys grow up without many of the classic skills their fathers and grandfathers had. Like knowing how to cook a perfect steak. How to mix a cocktail. Or how to give a toast. The Distilled Man is dedicated to giving guys a second chance to discover these lost “gentlemanly” arts. Simply put, our mission is to help guys become better men.”

Kyle’s site is dedicated to teaching men the essential skills that every man should know but isn’t always taught. He helps guys learn the basics of these skills at an entry point level and lets you start working towards living the life you want and to become a better man.

 

 

What we cover:

  • Who he is
  • What the ‘distilled man’ site is and what it can offer to the listener
  • How men are expected to know a number of essential skills and how the teachings of these essential skills can go awry
  • Why a Manadvisory board may work for you
  • What ‘essential skills’ a man should learn to be successfu
  • Art of Manliness by Brett McKay – Art of Manliness
  • Are there really skills you must learn? How do the ‘required’ skillsets change over the generations?
  • How the drive for hands on skills like DIY has increased as technology has improved
  • How can we ensure these essentials skills are passed onto the next generation of men
  • His life-changing Male Friendship 101 article
  • What to look for in potential skill mentors and ‘foster’ father figures and friends to help learn the skills
  • Ryan Michler – http://www.orderofman.com/
  • What skills do his readers, other men struggle with? It helps show that you are not the only one who needs it so it is OK to ask for help!
  • How you can find the motivation to change your life and work towards the life you want
  • Tools of Titans – Tim Ferriss
  • How you should deal with those people in your life who try to stop you changing your life and acting as ‘haters’
  • How you can define if a man is successful – who is a great example in the worlds today
  • How empathy is an essential skill
  • Where you should start to better your life
  • His free e-book to get you on the road to changing your life in a weekend
  • His top tips on things you can do right now to improve your life no matter where you are
  • Ryan Masters – Sparta Strength
  • Why taking action is the most important skill you want to learn
  • Why you should never stop trying to learn
  • How he deals with the fast break questions
  • John “Jocko” Willink – http://jockopodcast2.com/
  • His favorite pirate joke (yep, you read that right!)
  • What he wants anyone listening to take from the interview
  • How he can keep in touch with Kyle
  • So much more

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