Episode: #51 Brian Peterson on Grappling, training hacks and skill development

Who: Brian Peterson (@PetersonGrapplers) is the owner and head coach of Peterson Grapplers. On his awesome ‘Teach Me Grappling’ Youtube channel, he uploads an encylopedia of highly detailed and informative training videos that allow viewers to expedite their training development. In this interview, we cover a wide range of areas from his story, to grappling, to training hacks and so much more in between.

 

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What we cover

  • Who he is and why you should check him out
  • Where the idea and structure for the channel came from – how we have video games to be thankful for his channel
  • How he got into martial arts and how has the UFC and rise of martial arts affected the types of customers he attracts to his club
  • How would he define grappling to those who are new to the sport and how is grappling different to the UFC and street fights
  • Should all men do a physical sport like grappling?
  • How do men go wrong when they train grappling and combat sports
  • How can you learn grappling the quickest and training hacks
  • What should a good instructor teach you in terms of quality of teaching and method of teaching
  • What should a person starting out focus on? Basics or advanced?
  • Why does he think his coaching style is so successful compared to other coaches?
  • What does he look for in a student to know they are ready to be promoted with a new tab/belt?
  • What personality and mentality do his ideal students have?
  • How did he find the transition from competitor to coach? What about the students who try to be ‘assistant coaches’ but aren’t official?
  • How does he see his channel evolving in the future?
  • The characteristics that good grapplers have
  • What does he want people to take away from the interview?
  • What does he consider an unusual fact about himself?
  • How can you keep in touch with him?
  • And so much more

 

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Episode: #50 John Lee Dumas on building a podcast that ignites your listeners passion

Who: John Lee Dumas (@johnleedumas) is one of my favourite podcast hosts. He is the host of Entrepreneurs on Fire, an award-winning podcast where he interviews inspiring Entrepreneurs every Monday and drops value bombs every Thursday. With over 2000 episodes, 1.3 million listens every month, and seven-figures of annual revenue, JLD is just getting started. Visit EOFire.com to set YOUR Entrepreneurial journey ON FIRE!

In this interview, we discuss podcasting, whether it is right for you or not, what makes a great show and how you can set up a show that will burn up the charts and ignite your listener’s passion.

A quick word about the affiliates before we get to the interview … 

Before we get into that, a quick word about our affiliates. I’ve managed to build up some great relationships with some awesome companies. This allows me to obtain special discount codes, deals, and listener exclusive. Please go to www.nextlevelguy.com/affiliates for further info.

Want to optimize your health? Then you need to try Onnit! Use the code ‘NEXTLEVELGUY‘ in the discount code section of the checkout, to get 10% off any eligible items in your basket of great supplements and fitness gear. You really need to check out Alpha Brain, a cognitive enhancer that makes your brain work more effectively. They are also offering a number of free trials of supplements you should take advantage of.

For others, I am particularly loving the ‘The Way of the Seal’ by Commander Mark Divine, I liked it so much I had to interview him, which will be out in a few weeks, Ross Edgley’s awesome new book ‘The World’s Fittest Book’ which provides awesome advice on training, health, nutrition and building successful lives and some super soft, super comfy and gain showing jeans from Barbell Apparell. Use ‘NEXTLEVELGUY’ at the discount code section and get 10% off all orders there!

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What we cover

  • What podcasting is and how do you know if it is for you
  • How he keeps things going forward and avoiding burning out
  • Tips on how to manage tasks
  • How does JLD prep for each guest and how his approach to the guests which may sound counter-intuitive but is actually really smart?!
  • How JLD helped me fix a big problem I had on the site!
  • How JLD conducts such quality interviews
  • Are there any real reasons why you should wait before starting your own podcast?
  • The interviews he is most proud of
  • What he wants everyone listening to remember and take from this interview
  • And so much more

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Episode: #49 RSD Max answers your questions

Who: Today’s guest is extraordinary dating coach RSD Max (@rsdmax). Max is a dating coach with RSD Nation and has just launched the most successful dating product ever, called ‘The Natural’, which has broken all records. He teaches guys how to become a natural with women by developing and unleashing their true potential. He is described by RSD Nation as having ‘an amazing repertoire of stories … and has a gift for teaching self-development and lifestyle enhancement as well. His teachings focus on state of the art strategies and knowledge on how to pick up women and become the man you have always wanted to be.’

This interview is slightly different as it is not really an interview. I collated together a bunch of questions I received from readers and we covered these during our chat with Maxx offering hints and tips to fix the issues, in a ‘Ask the Expert’ feature. If you enjoyed this and would like to see more of these types of chat, let me know by using the contact form on the site or sending me a message on social media. I think Maxx is fantastic here giving some life-changing advice for men listening.

A quick word about the affiliates before we get to the interview … 

Before we get into that, a quick word about our affiliates. I’ve managed to build up some great relationships with some awesome companies. This allows me to obtain special discount codes, deals, and listener exclusive. Please go to www.nextlevelguy.com/affiliates for further info.

Want to optimize your health? Then you need to try Onnit! Use the code ‘NEXTLEVELGUY‘ in the discount code section of the checkout, to get 10% off any eligible items in your basket of great supplements and fitness gear. You really need to check out Alpha Brain, a cognitive enhancer that makes your brain work more effectively. They are also offering a number of free trials of supplements you should take advantage of.

For others, I am particularly loving the ‘The Way of the Seal’ by Commander Mark Divine, I liked it so much I had to interview him, which will be out in a few weeks, Ross Edgley’s awesome new book ‘The World’s Fittest Book’ which provides awesome advice on training, health, nutrition and building successful lives and some super soft, super comfy and gain showing jeans from Barbell Apparell. Use ‘NEXTLEVELGUY’ at the discount code section and get 10% off all orders there!

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What we cover

  • Who he is
  • His motivations to become a dating instructor
  • Why he has been so successful compared to other instructors
  • What the worst mindsets are to have when approaching women and their attitudes toward dating.
  • How should men focus on to improve their lives and become more appealing to women?
  • How should we look at rejection and how should we overcome the fear of it to approach the people we want to?
  • The need to be attractive vs being an attractive person to women
  • How should guys approach women – is there a best way?
  • What is the worst thing that modern men currently do towards dating and meeting people?
  • The merits of online dating – is it worth it?
  • How should you approach a girl
  • What are good indicators of interest that a girl likes you?
  • What are red flags that you should look out for during an interaction?
  • How should we approach dating and pick up when we have emotional baggage, or kids or some version of pain – how should we deal with this?
  • What should we do about approach anxiety?
  • How to get your free mentoring call
  • What does he think will be the evolution of his business?
  • What does his girlfriend think of what he does?
  • And so much more

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Episode: #48 The Mind Pump guys on how to build great partnerships that can change the world

Who: Today’s guests are the Mind Pump Media team (@MindPumpMedia). This interview is fun, informative and full of double entendres! The guys are the cutting edge of the fitness industry and really helping people transform themselves by cutting through the BS and fakeness of the fitness industry and actually providing helpful advice that can work for you to help you achieve your goals.

As the guys describe themselves: “MindPump is an online radio show/podcast that has been described as Howard Stern meets fitness. It is sometimes raw, sometimes shocking and is always entertaining and informative. Your hosts, Sal Di Stefano, Adam Schafer and Justin Andrews have over 40 years of combined fitness experience as personal trainers, club managers, IFBB fitness competitors and fitness thought leaders.

The fitness world is filled with charlatans and snake oil salesmen pushing the latest and greatest (and sometimes downright dangerous) workout programs, supplements and faux science on the unsuspecting masses. Sal, Adam and Justin use MindPump as a platform to shed the light of TRUTH on health, fitness and a host of other topics.”

In this interview, we discuss what makes Mind Pump so unique and successful and focus on how to build great partnerships and friendships that can help you change the world.

And yes, before anyone asks, the intro was recorded when I only had my temp use mic and the quality is shocking!

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Want to optimise your health? Then you need to try Onnit! Use the code ‘NEXTLEVELGUY‘ in the discount code section of the checkout, to get 10% off any eligible items in your basket of great supplements and fitness gear

For others, I am particularly loving the ‘The Way of the Seal’ by Commander Mark Divine, Ross Edgley’s awesome new book ‘The World’s Fittest Book’ and some super soft, super comfy and gain showing jeans from Barbell Apparell. Use ‘NEXTLEVELGUY‘ at the discount code section and get 10% off all orders!
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What we cover

  • Who they are and how they fit into the Mind Pump team – definitely the best intro we’ve had!
  • How did the guys meet and what makes them unique and creates the awesome chemistry that the guys have
  • The best methods to train clients and actually help them transform to achieve their goals
  • How can ego be removed to ensure you can work as part of a team and build true partnerships and friendships?
  • How has running their own podcasts changed them as people, their business, and their friendships?
  • Why do they think their podcast has been so successful?
  • Podcast guests that have really inspired them or helped them evolve as a person or business?
  • Who are the dream guests they would like to have on their podcast?
  • What do they think makes a great guy? How can you ‘Mind Pump’ your life?
  • What are the great mindsets for men to grow and learn throughout life?
  • How should people use the information they learn from books, podcasts etc to help them become better men?
  • What do they think the future of Mind Pump will be?
  • What do the guys want you to take away from this interview?
  • How can you connect with the guys and follow their progress?
  • And so much more

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

Who: Today’s guest is Sunjeev Prasad (@jeevsxxiv), 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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Want to optimise your health? Then you need to try Onnit! Use the code ‘NEXTLEVELGUY‘ in the discount code section of the checkout, to get 10% off any eligible items in your basket of great supplements and fitness gear

For others, I am particularly loving the ‘The Way of the Seal’ by Commander Mark Divine, Ross Edgley’s awesome new book ‘The World’s Fittest Book’ and some super soft, super comfy and gain showing jeans from Barbell Apparell. Use ‘NEXTLEVELGUY‘ at the discount code section and get 10% off all orders!
For all of the free trials and special deals etc on these and so much more, check out www.nextlevelguy.com/affiliates.

I hope you have as much fun listening to this one as I did during the interview. Enjoy!

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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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For others, I am particularly loving the Tribes of Mentors book by Tim Ferriss, Ross Edgley’s awesome new book ‘The World’s Fittest Book’ and some super soft, super comfy and gain showing jeans from Barbell Apparell. Use ‘NEXTLEVELGUY‘ at the discount code section and get 10% off all orders!
For all of the free trials and special deals etc on these and so much more, check out www.nextlevelguy.com/affiliates.

I hope you have as much fun listening to this one as I did during the interview. Enjoy!

 

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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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Before we get into that, a quick word about our affiliates. I’ve managed to build up some great relationships with some awesome companies. This allows me to obtain special discount codes, deals, and listener exclusive. Please go to www.nextlevelguy.com/affiliates for further info.

I am particularly loving the Tribes of Mentors book by Tim Ferriss, Ross Edgley’s awesome new book ‘The World’s Fittest Book’ and Onnit are just going from strength to strength with Alpha Brain and some new awesome supplements. For some free trials and speacial deals etc on these and so much more, check out www.nextlevelguy.com/affiliates.

I hope you have as much fun listening to this one as I did during the interview. Enjoy!

 

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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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I am particularly loving the Tribes of Mentors book by Tim Ferriss, 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! Onnit are just going from strength to strength with Alpha Brain and some new awesome supplements. For some free trials and speacial deals etc on these and so much more, check out www.nextlevelguy.com/affiliates.

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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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