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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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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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Episode: #010 – Evan Carmichael – how one word can help you reach the next level in your life!

Who: Evan Carmichael is a Canadian Businessman, Entrepreneur, and author. He is aiming to help 1 billion entrepreneurs and in this interview, we discuss a range of topics from business to role models, to how one word can let you reach the next level in your life.


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What we cover:

  • How he explains who he is
  • How he started a business at 19
  • The key characteristics that successful people have
  • Some of his favorite and worst guests or people of interest
  • Who he thinks as his role models
  • What he considers is holding majority of men back in their lives
  • How to fix limiting beliefs and obstacles in your life
  • Tips on how you can get started on your goals right now
  • How to build a great morning routine
  • How you can build up your consistency
  • How he deals with risk
  • His views on failure and how you can learn from it
  • How to pick great role models to aspire to be like
  • The favourite three pieces of content he’s made
  • Some challenging fast questions
  • What you should come away from the interview remembering
  • How to do a good interview
  • So much more …


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