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Episode: 009

Who: Nick “The Raging Panda” Koulchar – Nick is a retired Army Sergeant, who while serving in Iraq was severely injured by a roadside bomb, where he lost both of his legs below the thighs. He ended up in a coma and then spent over two years in a hospital bed relearning how to do all the basic things we take for granted. Using what happened as a motivation, he is now a motivational speaker, an adaptive athlete and one of the nicest people you can speak to. How did he manage this? Prepared to be inspired by the Panda!

 

 

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Episode: 008

Who: Craig Ballantyne – Craig is a Productivity & Success Transformation Coach from Toronto, Ontario, Canada, and the author of The Perfect Day Formula: How to Own the Day and Control Your Life. He has been contributing to Men’s Health magazine since 2000, and in 2001, Craig created the popular home workout program, Turbulence Training.

On his journey to success, Craig had to overcome crippling anxiety attacks, and he beat them with his 5 Pillars of Transformation. Today Craig shows men and women how to use the 5 Pillars to lose 10 to 75 pounds, get a raise and make more money, find the love of their life, and overcome any obstacle in the way of success.

You can read his daily essays on success, productivity, and fitness at EarlyToRise.com.

 

 

What we cover:

  • Turbulence Training
  • Men’s Health
  • Early to Rise
  • Perfect Day Formula book on Amazon
  • Transformation Contests
  • Social media help
  • The number one source of friction in the modern world
  • The Values Pyramid
  • People you should check out
  • The Great Cardio Myth book
  • 21 Day Habit Change
  • The 5 Pillars
  • How to cut out soda
  • Supplements and food choices
  • Meditation
  • Anxiety and fixes
  • Mental strength
  • Consistency
  • How to get a Free copy of the Perfect Day Book
  • Creativity and how he makes so much content
  • What holds us back in life
  • Fast break questions including: The Body keeps the Score book, music and podcasts, great drinks, films and ways to live, 12 rules for living, what he learned from Stephen king books,  articles you need to check out and so much more …

 

 

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Something to reflect on:

What does your perfect day look like? Map it out, follow Craig and learn how to own life and achieve it.

 

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Episode: 007

Who: Gigi Engle. She is a writer, speaker, and feminist activist. She is currently the sex and dating writer for Thrillist Media Group., who’s articles have been shared over 20 million times, with her top posts reaching over 1 million shares. She is hilarious, informative and gives you amazing tips on how to be a better man and lover. Gigi has written for a variety of publications including Men’s Health, The Nonsense Society, Today and The Good Men Project.

 

 

What we cover:

  • What’s your story?
  • How did you get into helping men with their dating life?
  • What is the thing that makes you happiest about writing about dating and relationships
  • Common problems she sees
  • Do you work with people on their sex live? Can you discuss your Best client transformation? Or the feedback that made it all worthwhile for you.
  • What would you consider your top tips for how men can be better in bed and better lovers for themselves and their partners?
  • Why are men afraid of sex toys and how can men become more comfortable with them and how to start?
  • What are some of your articles that you are most proud of?
  • What do you consider the biggest issue facing modern men today, why do you think so may struggle with women? Is it alcohol, phone addiction, drugs, sugar, diet etc?
  • Why do people have issues regarding sex, and feel embarrassed or shame on discussing sex? How can you help fix your or your partner’s feelings like that?
  • How should you deal with jealousy of a partner’s previous sex life, partners etc – how can someone move on from the past to make a better future?
  • Who do you see as great examples for men to use as role models and to act more like in their lives to be better with women?
  • What types would you give someone looking to venture into online dating?
  • How can someone best utilise dating apps like Tinder, Bumble etc
  • Whats doing your podcast taught you? How do you find doing it with your boyfriend and how has it affected your relationship can how you communicate?
  • How can someone who has had a bad breakup move on from it, what advice would you give men to move on after losing a love and starting afresh, how can they reduce the chances of the same problems arising again?
  • What sort of things do guys do that women consider needy, red flags or enough to end your contact or relationship, especially things that we are maybe not aware of that men can do?
  • How can men in long term relationships keep the spark alve with their partners? How can they add the spice back into their sex live etc?
  • So where do guys go wrong with foreplay mainly?
  • How do your family react to the area of interest you write about?
  • What is the best sex myth you can’t believe still exists to this day?
  • What do you think is the weirdest or most interesting sex fact you’ve discovered over the years?
  • How does working out help you become better with women? What sort of activities should people do to better thier bodies and their sex lives in your opinion? Basically, how can they become more comfortable in their own skin?
  • For those who struggle with their or their partner’s lower sex drive, how can that be remedied?
  • Fast question break
  • If you could speak to all mankind at once, what would you say?
  • Where would you like to see yourself in five years?
  • How can someone keep in touch, what is your social media etc (your instagram is brilliant)?

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Who: RSD Max is today’s guest. Max is a dating coach with RSD Nation and has just launched the most successful dating product yet. 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 pickup women and become the man you have always wanted to be.’

 

 

What we cover:

  • Whatsapp.web
  • Who RSD Max is
  • ‘The Natural’ – the record breaking dating product!
  • Real Social Dynamics
  • The reality of pick up and social interactions
  • Modern man and how society affects us
  • The journey of self-development that pick up allows
  • Max’s approach to dating and pick up
  • The only real problem stopping men from getting the girl(s) of their dreams
  • Action steps you can take right now to improve your dating skills
  • State – what it is and how it helps social interactions and whatever you want to do in your life
  • How you can improve your social skills everyday
  • His rule to keep the momentum rolling
  • Modern day benefits that actually cause us to be unsocial
  • Why nothing should hold you back no matter what you look like or how you are right now
  • The signs you should look for to gauge if an interaction is going well
  • How RSD and pickup have changed his life
  • How to avoid regret
  • The content he is most proud of
  • How ‘The Natural’ changes lives
  • How anyone can become who they want to be
  • Great role models in film to better your skills
  • Favourite places he’s visited
  • Who he considers role models in his life
  • How pickup helped him become closer to his family
  • What he would say to all men to improve their live right now
  • Why you should buy ‘The Natural’ right now
  • Max’s Social Media

 

 

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Episode: 005

Who: James Swanwick. James Swanwick is an Australian-American investor and TV & podcast host based in Hollywood, California. Swanwick is the creator of the Swannies blue-light blocking glasses, 30 Day No Alcohol Challenge, and 47-Day Habit Hacker.

 

 

What we cover:

  • His story
  • Why drinking can be/is a bad thing
  • Why you should take his 30-day drinking challenge
  • His book on socialising without alcohol
  • Ways to reduce your alcohol consumption
  • What happened when he stopped consuming alcohol
  • The importance of habits and how you can ensure your habits are working for you and not causing you problems
  • Who his favourite interviews have been with
  • Who he would love to interview
  • The main difference between those who are successful and those who aren’t
  • What issues are potentially holding us back in life
  • How can you be more like James
  • How he bluffed ESPN into hiring him, without experience, by taking action
  • What is a Swannie and why should you get one
  • His personal favourite books, gym exercise etc
  • His tips for being a better people person
  • Who he looks to as a role model in his life
  • What he thinks all men should do right now

 

 

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Who: Megan Collins from StyleGirlfriend.com

Megan Collins runs the men’s style lifestyle blog StyleGirlfriend. It’s like an encyclopedia of style, teaching men from with all standards of style how they can improve their look and in return, themselves for the better.

 

 

 

 

What we cover:

  • How she discovered style and made a career from it.
  • The evolution of style and why all men need to pay attention to it.
  • How you can start improving your style regardless of how bad a starting position you are coming from.
  • How can people keep in touch and social media links

 

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Megan has her own great podcast, click me to listen

 

 

 

 

Links mentioned during the interview:

 

 Connect with the guest:

 

Something to reflect on:

Everyone has a style, which reflects on you and presents a message to the world. What does your individual style say about you? What could you improve your style?

 

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Episode: 003

Who: Chris Ruden, the only 7-fingered, diabetic, elite powerlifter you’ll probably ever know!

Chris is awesome. He is seriously inspiring, a hell of a nice guy, so engaging and someone that you want to meet within minutes of chatting to him. I finished the chat so motivated and pumped up to go for that Next Level (boom boom) in my life. This is one of my favourite interviews ever.

 

 

 

What we cover:

  • Who this truly inspiring story is and why you need to listen to his story.
  • How he defied doctors orders to live the life that he truly wanted.
  • How limitations, no matter what, are self-imposed and you can overcome yours to live the life you want.
  • How he views diabetes as a good thing and it changed his life for the better.
  • Why you need a ‘Why’ in your life. Once you find yours, how you can use it to modify your behaviour for an epic life.
  • The concept of ‘teaching what you need to learn the most’.
  • The main issues facing modern man and how to overcome them.
  • Circle of concern vs Circle of influence.
  • How to make better decisions, find true happiness, motivate yourself and why being selfish is a good thing!
  • How to overcome the battle in your head and between your ears.
  • How he went from playing the drums to a 600 deadlift!
  • Why you should aim to become uncomfortable!
  • Why you should never say the word ‘can’t’ to him!
  • How to stay in touch and be coached to obtain the life you want.

 

Connect with the guest:

If you loved what Chris said in the interview, you’ll want to buy his new e-book, ‘The Art of Losing Body-fat – Starving Yourself Fat’. It’ll change your life!

 

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Something to reflect on:

Limitations are self-imposed. What ones are you letting you hold you back from having the life that you want? How are you going to ‘Fuck your Excuses’ and instead ‘dream, plan and hustle’ your way to becoming the person you truly want to be in life?

 

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Episode: 002

Who: Brent Smith, Lifestyle Coach

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.

 

The links mentioned:

Connect with the guest:

 

Something to reflect on:

How are you going to change your story to live the life that you want to have?

 

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