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Episode: #17 Pete Rubish on how to tap into your inner animal and become a beast in the gym

Who: Today’s guest is Pete Rubish. Pete is a passionate powerlifter, who is 242-pound competitive raw powerlifter with his best total being 2028lbs at 240.4lbs bodyweight. Pete is an inspiration to me and his form videos have caused massive improvements in my own lifts. In this interview, we discuss how to find your inner motivation and intensity and go from being a beginner to a great in the gym.

 

 

What we cover:

  • Who he is
  • How he went from training in his basement to a legend in the powerlifting community
  • Why passion is so important in choosing what you want to do in life
  • What he thinks makes a good man
  • How he started powerlifting and why it resonates with him compared to other sports
  • Where his intensity, motivation, and passion for lifting comes from
  • How he plans out his training to recover from an injury and to be a successful powerlifter
  • What you need when picking a gym
  • How he would advise a gym newbie start training
  • Why some Personal Trainers and Coaches fail
  • How you should set your goals in the gym (and the time frame)
  • Where you can find your own animalistic passion for lifting weights
  • How you can get back into shape and into the gym or how you can reignite your love with the gym
  • What his biggest learning experience in the gym has been and how it has changed him
  • The best recovery methods for powerlifting
  • Why you need to listen to your body over your mind
  • How you can build consistency in the gym and avoid burning out, how to make the gym work for you and your goals
  • How he builds to a PR attempt
  • How to develop your mental toughness
  • His take on training partners and how you can find a good one
  • How you can get a great diet without going mad
  • How he ensures he has time for his girlfriend and his four-legged life partner
  • How does he deal with the fast break questions
  • Ramit’s website: Iwillteachyoutoberich
  • The main training myth that he hates
  • Who he’d invite to his dream dinner party
  • What you should take from this interview
  • How you can keep in touch with him

 

 

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Episode: #14 Hayley Quinn on a new approach to love, dating and getting the life that you want to lead

Who: Hayley Quinn. Hayley Quinn is a world-renowned dating coach and feminist pickup artist, who is teaching men and women, a new approach to love, social skills and making a real connection. I have been a major fan for a long time and she is one of the best dating coaches around today. As she says, “she teaches men and women a new approach to love which emphasizes personal responsibility, action, empathy and belief that you can design the life that you want to lead”.

 

 

What we cover:

  • Who is she
  • How she went from her own bad dating history to becoming a very successful pickup artist
  • How she can be a feminist and a pickup artist
  • How you can become better with women and still keep your values, morals, and dignity
  • How she would define masculinity and what she considers makes a man attractive
  • What in pickup can actually hinder your skills with women
  • What is the biggest problem facing men today
  • Quick fixes you can make to make your life better right now regardless of what (you believe) are problems in your life
  • How to overcome the negative side of change as you work on bettering your life
  • What is emotional intelligence, how you can develop your own and when you should push yourself or not
  • Why you need to replace ‘you’ with ‘I’ more
  • Why being objective and self-aware are skills you want to develop
  • The importance of working out what you want in your life
  • How to deal with roadblocks in attraction such as age gaps, need for parental approval etc and when you should walk away and move on
  • Actions are stronger than intentions
  • How to make a life of adventure and a strong social circle
  • Why you shouldn’t label yourself as your interests will change as you grow older
  • What you should take away from listening to this interview
  • Her awesome course ‘Academy’
  • Hayleyquinn.com/approach
  • How to keep in touch with her
  • So much more

 

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Episode: #013 Eric Davis on training, brotherhood and how to develop the habits of a hero to achieve your life mission

Who: Eric is a retired Sniper, Navy SEAL, and Military instructor. Today, he utilises his military skills to teach guys how to achieve their life mission, build a strong ‘Brotherhood’ and build the ‘Habits of Heros’.

His about page says “Eric Davis served … as a U.S. Navy SEAL and decorated veteran of the Global War on Terror … recognized as one of the premier sniper instructors in the U.S. military … He is an expert of technical and physical surveillance and was part of an elite group hand-selected to perform intelligence collection in denied areas around the world. Since departing from the SEAL teams, Eric has worked in corporate performance, sales and leadership training bringing an unprecedented amount of innovation, efficiency, and structure to the domain of business and personal performance. Eric is the author of “Raising Men: Lessons Navy SEALs learned from their training and taught to their sons”.”

 

 

What we cover:

  • Who he is
  • His definition of masculinity
  • How to define a successful man
  • The real concept of power
  • Why you need a mission in your life
  • His experiences in the military and what it taught him and if he misses anything from that lifestyle
  • The principles of a military life that you can use in your own life to succeed
  • Why you need to take your various roles in life seriously
  • Why ‘freedom’ is a horrible goal to aim for
  • Why a true ‘brotherhood’ is one of the most important things a guy can have in their life
  • How you can find your own ‘Brotherhood’ to succeed in your life missions
  • You need to become the person you want to make friends with
  • Why you need to be failing more
  • How to start a life of adventure
  • Why you need to learn to fall back on your training to succeed
  • How we are always learning no matter the situation
  • What are the real ingredients of a good job
  • How to get into a state of flow
  • How you can start to dramatically change your life today
  • Tips to become a better leader of men
  • How fatherhood changed him and tips for fathers, why you should raise girls the same ways as boys and how he would react to his kids wanting to join the military
  • How we can be prepared to deal with the worst events in life and why you should never be a victim and how training can help stop violence
  • How you can stop pacing your life away like a caged animal
  • Why you should check out his latest book
  • How he deals with the fast break questions
  • Why you need to become your own role models
  • How someone can keep in touch with him
  • His books
  • So much more

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Episode: #012 Tripp Lanier on how to become a New Man and get the life you truly want

Who: Tripp Lanier is “The host of The New Man Podcast: Beyond the Macho Jerk and the New Age Wimp which has been downloaded over 5 million times.
He coaches entrepreneurs around the world to get out of the shallow end of the pool, redefine success, and align their work with what they were put on this Earth to do. Over the years he’s designed several businesses to support a simple lifestyle focused on freedom, ease, and fun. As a host, he’s interviewed experts and authors from all walks of life. The New Man Podcast reaches tens of thousands of people in over 110 countries and regularly finds its home on the iTunes Self Help Top 10 list.”

 

 

What we cover:

  • Who he is
  • How to grow as a man and create the life you want
  • The new man podcast
  • How an early life crisis motivated him into coaching men to become better
  • What the new man actually is: how you would define a new man
  • Why reduction is actually better than adding things
  • How to define masculinity – what does it mean to be a man and why it’s not what you would think
  • How you should define success in your life
  • What do his guests have in common – what similarities does he see with those success stories on his podcast
  • One of his most memorable guests
  • What strength and power is and its not what most of us would define it as
  • How someone listening should start to resolve their problems
  • The most important parts of the solution to any problem
  • How you should deal with haters in your life
  • How to make new friends and expand your social circle
  • How has fatherhood changed him and what tips he would give to others having kids or new fathers
  • How you can juggle chasing your dreams even with a new family
  • Ways you can leave the dark of the conforming to enter the light of doing what you want
  • Why taking action is the most important thing you should do and why it is the first step before anything else
  • Image vs experience
  • When therapy is maybe the answer rather than coaching
  • How to find out more about his coaching
  • Tripplanier.com
  • How does he deal with the fast break questions
  • His shocking answer to his favourite podcast!
  • Why I really like Tripp’s interviews
  • Who Tripp sees as Role Models in his life (I meant Jack Bauer … not Jack Black lol)
  • His biggest regret in life and what it makes him do to keep improving
  • thenewmanpodcast.com
  • Why you should follow your curiosity
  • So much more

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Episode: #011 Myke Macapinlac on becoming socially confident and getting the women and the life you want

Who: Myke Macapinlac is a men’s dating coach, who teaches men how to become socially confident, have better relationships and get the life that you have always wanted. I have been a fan of Myke’s for a number of years and he is honestly one of the nicest guys you can meet, he gives great advice, makes awesome products and his new podcast is a must listen to as it can change your life for the better.

 

 

What we cover:

  • Who he is
  • How he got into coaching men
  • What is holding us back as men
  • How to network and make friends
  • How the relationship you have with yourself affects everything else
  • The way to overcome limiting beliefs
  • The things that stop you from reaching the life and being the person you want to be
  • Where you should start to reach your goals
  • How he works with his clients
  • How your thoughts are not you
  • Simple ways to meet new people
  • The client feedback that he loves
  • What caused his own massive transformation and what it brought about
  • How to become a people magnet
  • Social confidence: what it is, why you want it and how you can get it
  • How you can go from being on the couch to building a social life you want
  • The most important relationship you should focus on
  • How to overcome social anxiety
  • Alpha Males: something worth trying to become
  • How to find good relationships
  • Books you should check out
  • Why you must check out his podcast
  • How you can build charisma
  • His views on online dating
  • See how he deals with the fast break questions … Myke is a very interesting guy!
  • Why you should make yourself a priority
  • His upcoming book
  • How you can keep in touch with Myke
  • 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.

 

 

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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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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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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