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Episode: #30 Mike Boyd on how to become a skill learning maestro
Who: Tonight’s guest is Mike Boyd. Mike is a Scottish Youtuber, who is breaking down the mysteries of learning skills and showing you how easy it actually is. In this interview, we cover Mike’s story, learning skills and how you should approach it, fixed mindsets vs growth mindsets and how you can become a master in learning skills as well and so much more.

 

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What we cover

  • Who he is – Youtube Skill Maestro
  • What motivated him to learn new skills
  • Why his videos resonate with others
  • How he picks the skills that he focuses on learning
  • The definition of a skill
  • The process he uses to learn a skill
  • Why do people struggle to learn new skills
  • Can all skills be learnt the same way?
  • Was Malcolm Gladwell right? Do you need 10,000 hours of practice to learn a skill?
  • How you can amend your daily routine to learn a skill you’ve always wanted to learn
  • Time claimed vs time actual practising
  • His mentality of learning skills – how it can be easier than you ever thought possible
  • Overcoming making mistakes and failing as he learns – what keeps him driving forward in his goals
  • Has he turned learning skills into a hobby or a business? Can anybody do what he does?
  • How does he record his videos?
  • How does he deal with negativity from family, friends and ‘internet haters’?
  • Are there essential and fundamental skills that all men should be able to do? What he thinks you should learn due to the reward you’ll get from the journey!
  • What learning skills has taught him about life and running a business
  • Being a learner vs being a coach
  • Growth mindset vs fixed mindsets and helping schoolchildren change their outlook on life and what they can achieve (Carl Dueck – Mindset book)
  • How you can encourage your children to learn new skills
  • How does he deal with the fast break questions including his favourite podcast, superhero and the biggest failure of learning a skill he’s made …. and how he is going to fix it!
  • What he wants people listening to take away from this interview
  • How you can keep in touch with him?
  • So much more

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Episode: #24 Scott Herman on how to transform your fitness by watching YouTube

Who: Today’s guest is Youtube fitness sensation Scott Herman. Scott is one of the leading fitness coaches on Youtube, with over 670,000 Hermanities as he calls them, changing lives one user at a time. Scott has revolutionized the fitness industry with his own unique training philosophy that can help anyone transform their fitness.

Scott has revolutionized the fitness industry with his own unique training philosophy that can help anyone transform their fitness, just by watching YouTube.

 

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What we cover

  • Who he is
  • How he went from a Reality TV star to a fitness superstar on Youtube
  • How having a bigger brother helped him put on muscle
  • What he thinks makes a great man
  • What his principles are for picking a good gym for you to start working out
  • How you should go about picking a beginner program that is right for you
  • Are there exercises that you must do to succeed and get into shape?
  • Are there such things as physical benchmarks for modern men that they should be able to do?
  • What sort of things he hates to see in the gym
  • What a beginner should look out for when you start working out
  • How you can build consistency in the gym and finally achieve those goals you’ve only dreamed about
  • How you can avoid plateauing and find your ‘why’ for going to the gym
  • Just Saying
  • How you can start working out even if you have kids, returning from an injury etc
  • How you can find the inner drive to push those last few reps or hit a new PR
  • His top tips on dieting to get an ‘all year physique’
  • His take on Junk Food
  • When is it too late to improve their life
  • Why modern men get jealous instead of inspired
  • His take on drugs and steroids
  • How does he deal with the fast break questions
  • What he wants people to take from this interview
  • What you should check out on his website right now – FREEFITNESS to get one month free!
  • And 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.

 

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 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: 002

 

Who: Brent Smith, Lifestyle Coach

 

 

 

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What we cover:

  • What is ‘changing your story’ and how it can change your life.
  • How he helps people and the exercises he uses
  • What he wanted to be as a kid and how he became a lifestyle coach.
  • Where his interest in relationships comes from.
  • Who he looked up to as a kid for his role models.
  • His take on dating apps
  • How anyone can build a social life regardless of their current situation.
  • How to shape your days for maximum benefit with some new rituals and habits.
  • How important Gratitude is to improving your life.
  • How anyone can remove anxiety, no matter how bad a situation you find yourself in.
  • What he has coming up in the future in terms of content and products.
  • How to sign up for his coaching programmes.
  • What he would say to all men if the chance arose.
  • Consistency and how it can better your life.
  • How to keep in touch with him.

 

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Something to reflect on:

How are you going to change your story to live the life that you want to have?What BS are you holding onto right now that you can rewrite about yourself and instead of dwelling in misery, change the story to start your journey to success.

 

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Episode: 001

Who: Gary Vaynerchuk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Why should you care about this: This interview is awesome. Gary gives the listener a very direct and much needed kick in the ass. Gary lays down some great advice about how you can find your passion, why you need to build your own ‘Personal Brand’ and how you can start living an awesome life by living your passion and even start making money from it! In a world of amazing A-List bloggers and business owners, Gary is in a league of his own. If you listen closely enough, you can actually hear me fist-pump the area at various times at how good I thought Gary’s answers were!

This was recorded back in 2013 but a lot of what Gary say’s is very valid and helpful today. As I listened to the advert a few times during the edit, I kept taking small diamonds from it and applying it to my next email, or my plan for promotion for new jobs, to benefit the site etc. In some cases, Gary has replied using an example for me, but it allows the listener to see an example of how to do it and they can use this as a template for their own life.

I did cringe though at some of the awkward gaps and how my questions didn’t flow as well as I wanted but Gary is a role model to me and I was shy back then. However, one of my fears is recording myself and doing this podcast will help eliminate this so it is good to show the baseline of where I started. Like Gary, I am aiming to develop my skills and keep moving on.

 

Find out more

  • Gary’s Wine-a-pedia can be found here.
  • His kick-ass personal website is located here.
  • Follow him on Twitter here.
  • Buy Gary’s ‘Crush It’ book here below (Affiliate Link).

 

Somethings to reflect on

  • How will you start to live a passionate life?
  • What is your passions in life?
  • How could you work towards getting everyone you meet to attend your funeral when it comes?

 

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If you enjoy the podcast, please help me by posting a review on iTunes! I thoroughly enjoy doing the show and would love to hear what you think. Also click those social media buttons to stay in touch for updates on the latest posts, affiliate deals, virtual hugs and what not!

 

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