Episode: #36 Jon Levy on how to live a life of adventure

 

Who: Today’s guest is the man of adventure Jon Levy (@JonLevyTLB). Jon is a behavioral scientist, consultant, writer and keynote speaker best known for his work in the fields of Influence and Social Experience. After years of studying what has become known as “The Science of Adventure”, Jon was able to discern that every adventurous experience follows a predictable four stage processes. Each stage has specific characteristics that, when applied, make the experience exciting. This expertise has garnered Jon a reputation as one of the foremost authorities on Adventure.

In this interview, we talk about what an adventure is, how he manages to get people to buy his drinks all night or stay in their homes and travel the world with him undertaking amazing challenges, to why you need to leave your comfort zone and how to start taking your life by the scruff and living the life of your dreams. If adventure happened by accident then everyone would be having an adventure in their lives but they aren’t, follow Jon’s advice to build a life of your dreams.
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What we cover

  • Who he is
  • The definition of adventure
  • The events that fueled his passion for adventure
  • What he thinks are the biggest problems men face in modern day society
  • Why do we need to leave the comfort zone in our lives to succeed
  • Some challenges you can undertake today to start building a life of adventure
  • Do you need to travel to become adventurous? Physically or metaphorically?
  • Why it’s vital to select the right people to do this with
  • Should you undertake these challenges sober? Does alcohol prevent true growth?
  • How to build connections with the people you meet
  • How memory is triggered and why some memories are stronger than others
  • What successful adventurers do that you should implement into your own life
  • Why he thinks he has been so successful at achieving goals
  • How to mold individuals from different parts of life into one community – how to find content that engages everyone
  • Why you shouldn’t care about imposter syndrome an instead build a community on something you care and love and how to do so
  • How to tell if something is a real adventure or if you’re lying to yourself
  • Who would he invite to his dream dinner party?
  • What he wants you to take from this interview
  • How you can keep in touch with him on future projects etc
  • The 2 am Principle
  • His dream adventure
  • And so much more

 

 

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Some things to reflect on

  • We are losing the essential skills that are passed from father to son as we are more and ore being raised by women – this can lead to us learning unsuitable methods for later life
  • Whatever is focal is causal” – we make it disproportionality important
  • We evolved sharing stories so if it’s not worth sharing stories about then it’s not culturally significant
  • An adventure should bring about growth – you should be a better person at the end of it but take calculated risks!
  • Not everyone will have the same tolerance for risk and adventure but to grow and develop as a person, you need to work outside of your comfort zone, to live an entertaining and fulfilling life
  • You should be chasing small goals to build a strong success feedback loop to help you achieve the next  challenge – start small and build, find that comfort line and step over it
  • Your brain is wired for novelty” – Look at your missions and the constraints you set on it, challenge yourself to interact differently regardless if you are somewhere new or your local pub
  • Build a community, not a network – make strong connections with one another
  • What community do you care about that you would like to bring together?

 

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Episode:
 #35 Doctore Ryan Masters on how to live a stronger, bolder, tougher life

 

Who: Doctore Ryan Masters (@Sparta_Strength) is an entrepreneur, adventurer, coach and host of 3 YouTube channels which have over 18 million views & 170,000+ subscribers worldwide. Ryan helps men transform their bodies, lives and life an epic and bolder life. As he says “I help men develop muscle mass, brute strength & energy – Strength is every man’s birthright, Greatness his destiny.”

 

In this interview, we cover how you can stop life passing you by, begin your transformation and work towards achieving your life goals. 

 

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What we cover

  • Who he is
  • What caused his transformation when he was younger
  • His training philosophy and why he feels his ‘Spartan Rises’ message appeals to with men – how he helps so many men transform their bodies and their lives
  • Why the Spartan lifestyle resonates why him
  • The challenges he sets men to finally start working towards achieving their goals
  • Where he thinks guys go wrong in today’s culture, the problems he sees most men
  • How you can overcome a mediocre life
  • Why his framework is ‘Power, Passion & Purpose’
  • Where guys go wrong trying to find more passion in their life and how you can finally find it for yourself
  • Do guys need to find their own Doctore? What would he recommend someone looks for in a coach?
  • Is the body a true reflection of the mind?
  • How can you find your reason why for going to the gym?
  • Weightlifting goals that all men should be able to achieve
  • How can someone listening know they are moving towards their goals in life?
  • How can you invest in yourself today and the books he feels that all men should read?
  • Wrestling alligators and what it taught him
  • How you can finally become consistent and work out regularly
  • The importance of friends and how to pick those that will help you towards your goals
  • How you can turn an interest into a brand and a business
  • How he deals with the fast break questions
  • What he wants men listening to take from this interview
  • How you can keep in touch with him
  • And so much more

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Episode: #34 AJ Harbinger on how to improve your social skills

 

Who: Today’s guest is co-founder of the Art of Charm, AJ Harbinger (@ajharbinger), who is one of the world’s top relationship development experts. His company, The Art of Charm, is a leading training facility for top performers that want to overcome social anxiety, develop social capital and build relationships of the highest quality. In this interview, we delve into what being social is, why it is important and creating frameworks for you to succeed and build the social skills and life that you wanted.

 

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What we cover

  • Who he is
  • The Art of Charm and why you need to check it – obtain improved social skills, better confidence and get better with the opposite sex
  • What being ‘social’ actually is and why you should analyse and improve your social abilities as soon as possible. Why do we need to be social?
  • Can you learn to be social or are you born with a level of social ability?
  • How the Art of Charm was built, where the need came from and what they teach.
  • Does he seem particular pain points with modern men – where do we struggle with our social abilities mainly?
  • Why he started to work on social skills and teach others – how helping others has allowed him to heal an old self-esteem issue
  • Social anxiety vs just not feeling it – how do you know when to seek help
  • How the mind builds new abilities – how should you work on changing your social skills and becoming ‘more social’
  • Building data points and why it is important
  • Identification of poor social communication
  • A breakdown on how to improve social skills – things to focus on in each interaction
  • Context: Emotional vs logical – how it affects social interactions
  • How you can become a better storyteller – learn to tell stories that will make people remember you
  • A great challenge that you can undertake today to build better connections with those around you
  • Why you need to learn how to become vulnerable around others – an example using my own experience!
  • How you can build a social circle, regardless of the environment or location you start in – AJ provides a brilliant framework on how to build a social life, block by block
  • How you can overcome the panic and nerves you will initially learn when you are working on building up your social skills (can be applied to any skill you wish to learn)
  • Routines and practices that AJ recommends all men build into their lives
  • Has the implementation of modern-day technology ruined modern men’s social skills
  • How you can overcome rejection – why you should actually seek it to overcome it
  • Confrontation – how to become better at it
  • What has AJ learned from running his own podcast and the similarities of successful people?
  • How AJ’s science background has helped him be more social and an example when his attempt at being social went wrong!
  • PAssing on social skills – how to ensure that you raise the men of the future to be social
  • How we can keep in touch with AJ and the ‘Art of Charm’
  • A little-known fact about him that he rarely tells
  • And so much more ?

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Episode: #32 Gary John Bishop on how to get out of your head and into your life
Who: Today’s guest is Gary John Bishop is a Scottish personal development expert who gives real and raw advice that actually works by telling it is as it is. Gary is able to reach through the BS and help you fix the deeper issues that are holding you back from becoming the man that you want to be. Even when editing the audio, I was taking extra things from that were big ‘aha’ moments for me. This one is worth a few listens as Gary is dropping some serious gems for your betterment!

 

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What we cover

  • Who he is
  • What led him into the world of self-development as a young man
  • The types of problems that he sees guys coming to him for help with – to sum it up – “same bullshit but a different tune!”
  • His unique approach to self-development that will really help you change
  • How do we identify ourselves – what are ‘we’, what constitutes ‘you’ in this universe?
  • How our range of being, affect our actions throughout the day and interactions with other people
  • Is it possible for anyone to change their habits and life?
  • How your self-talk can change what your capable of in a single moment
  • It’s not what your feeling, it’s what you’re doing about it
  • What shapes what we do as a person?
  • How the typical ‘self-help’ phrases or beliefs are doing you no favors
  • How can someone listening start changing their life right now no matter where you are starting from
  • How your success as a human is tied into how well you can keep a promise to yourself
  • Get committed first and then work out how you are going to do it
  • What relevance do emotions hold for us? How to use their messages to benefit your transformation and actions
  • What you should avoid doing when speaking to yourself and others
  • How can you reframe depression and problems to overcome them – Gary provides a very personal example of how he overcame resentment and anger from his childhood to be a better man and have a better relationship with his family
  • How can you let go of your personal demons, ex-partner, anger, hatred or whatever you allow to hold you back from becoming the man you want to be
  • How we can raise our children to be good people and not live our own lives again through our own children – “you’re not turning into your father, you are turning into who you thought your father was”
  • His book – why you should buy a copy right now!
  • How transformation is not just for the rich!
  • The Creative Live class you need to check out            (Creative Live, 9 am Pacific, 14 December 2017, just need to register and you can watch online)
  • What you should take from this interview – how are you going to act from now on
  • How you can keep in touch with him
  • And so much more!

 

 

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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: #29 Wade Alters on how to change your core beliefs and get the life you want

Who: Tonight’s guest is the entrepreneur, life coach and social dynamic extraordinaire, Wade Alters. He was formerly dating coach Brad Branson from Real Social Dynamics and is now venturing out with his new company 3 Impact Training, whose aim is to coach men on how to become men in today’s society. In this interview, we discuss core beliefs, identity, overcoming limitations and how to become the man you always wanted to become. We go pretty deep on this one and Wade will help you drop the bs baggage and discover things hidden inside you that you won’t believe possible.

 

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 What we cover

  • Who he is
  • What he thinks makes a good man
  • What he thinks is masculinity
  • 6 pillars of self-esteem
  • Can you change deep-seated beliefs
  • Why he never uses the word ‘stress’ – how language affects your identity
  • An exercise he does with his clients on how to identify and fix issues with your core beliefs
  • Are there common problems men have across the globe with women, dating and life
  • How to build confidence and be successful worldwide
  • How to build friendships that support, motivate and help you drive to your goals
  • What are the key skills that every man should have
  • Why you need a mentor
  • Never eat alone Keith Ferrazzi
  • Elite Level Networking
  • Meetup.com & True Mentors.com
  • Transitioning from employee to employer and building a business
  • The Four Pillars of Lifestyle Development is a good starting point product to check out
  • The Wade Alters Show Podcast
  • Stunning client transformations
  • What he attributes his success down to – why you chase the golden nugget
  • The E-Myth Revisited: Why Most Small Businesses Don’t Work and What to Do About It – Michael E. Gerber 
  • Who he looks to as a role model in his life
  • Is building a business the same as building yourself
  • His take on online dating and the effects on modern man
  • Is there framework that works to get women
  • How you can keep in touch with him
  • So much more

 

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Episode: #28 Tom Bilyeu on how to escape the matrix and programme your mind for success.

Who: Tom Bilyeu is a master of many areas. He built Quest Nutrition to show that food can be good for you and still taste good, building the brand into a billion-dollar business. He is now helping people escape the matrix and find their passion and mission, by interviewing some of the most successful people ever on how to develop the mindset of success on his own show platform.In this interview we discuss, mindsets, rituals, interviews, what holds us back and how you should programme your mind to achieve more than you ever thought yourself capable of.

 

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 What we cover

  • Who he is and what makes a successful man
  • What are the fundamentals of a healthy body and mind – are they related
  • How you can establish and maintain habit change
  • Do habits shape our identity?
  • What he thinks should be in every modern man’s skills toolbox?
  • Where he thinks most men go wrong in their everyday life
  • How our mindsets are holding us back and what you should change in your programming
  • What is the matrix and how it is holding you back
  • How you can become more like Tom in terms of his mindset and outlook on life with an amazing step-by-step example! (and why Disney need to watch their backs for Impact Theory!)
  • What he thinks of rituals and routines and meditation – why should we incorporate them into our daily lives
  • What his daily routine looks like
  • How come we overcome poor and negative programming like depression, low self-esteem etc
  • How you can become like Batman (really!)
  • How the film ‘The Matrix’ changed his life
  • The interview that changed him as a man
  • How you can develop your social skills, how to be a better friend and a better interviewer
  • How to know if a business idea is suitable
  • What missing driven businesses you should look into for a great example to follow – Tom’s Shoes
  • How to build the entrepreneurs mind and how to know if it is for you or not – how the different personalities need to work together to make a business/project/relationship etc work
  • How does he deal with the fast break questions
  • Which of his interviews you should check out right now and who he wants to interview
  • What he would like you to take from this interview
  • How you can keep in touch with him
  • So much more

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Episode: #27 Dave Camarillo on how martial arts can win you the life you want
Who: Dave Camarillo, Multiple World Champion MMA Trainer. Author – Combatives Instructor – Traveler – Black Belt BJJ-Judo. He’s a feared competitor, inspiring coach and podcaster. In this interview, we discuss martial arts and how they can make you fight your demons and win the life you truly want.

 

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 What we cover

  • Who he is
  • How he created his hybrid fighting style and what it taught him to combine the fighting styles
  • What he thinks is wrong with modern men – how we have lost our fight
  • Why MMA and the UFC has exploded in recent years with such a large fan-base
  • Would he have gone into martial arts if there wasn’t the family connection? What draws him to compete?
  • Why fighting is a needed aspect of life and manhood
  • Why you should take up a martial art as soon as possible
  • How martial arts can help with emotional baggage and bullies
  • How you can pick the correct programme, school, training method etc for you (and where I went wrong!)
  • How you can be the best student possible, what a martial arts teacher would like you to be like
  • Is learning martial arts the same as learning any other skill? Dave outlines an awesome way to look at learning BJJ … and how BJJ is like Chess
  • Why you should do martial arts
  • How did he make the change from competitor to coach and businessman?
  • Why you should have an outlook of creating the battle and not chasing the glory
  • His family dynamics with a brother who also competes, a strong father and how growing up could be a pain and what it taught him about life, competing, strength and motivation
  • How martial arts can help your child’s growth and development
  • How does he deal with the fast break questions
  • What you should take from this interview
  • How you can keep in touch with him
  • So much more

 

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