Episode: #51 Brian Peterson on Grappling, training hacks and skill development

Who: Brian Peterson (@PetersonGrapplers) is the owner and head coach of Peterson Grapplers. On his awesome ‘Teach Me Grappling’ Youtube channel, he uploads an encylopedia of highly detailed and informative training videos that allow viewers to expedite their training development. In this interview, we cover a wide range of areas from his story, to grappling, to training hacks and so much more in between.

 

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What we cover

  • Who he is and why you should check him out
  • Where the idea and structure for the channel came from – how we have video games to be thankful for his channel
  • How he got into martial arts and how has the UFC and rise of martial arts affected the types of customers he attracts to his club
  • How would he define grappling to those who are new to the sport and how is grappling different to the UFC and street fights
  • Should all men do a physical sport like grappling?
  • How do men go wrong when they train grappling and combat sports
  • How can you learn grappling the quickest and training hacks
  • What should a good instructor teach you in terms of quality of teaching and method of teaching
  • What should a person starting out focus on? Basics or advanced?
  • Why does he think his coaching style is so successful compared to other coaches?
  • What does he look for in a student to know they are ready to be promoted with a new tab/belt?
  • What personality and mentality do his ideal students have?
  • How did he find the transition from competitor to coach? What about the students who try to be ‘assistant coaches’ but aren’t official?
  • How does he see his channel evolving in the future?
  • The characteristics that good grapplers have
  • What does he want people to take away from the interview?
  • What does he consider an unusual fact about himself?
  • How can you keep in touch with him?
  • And so much more

 

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Episode: #50 John Lee Dumas on building a podcast that ignites your listeners passion

Who: John Lee Dumas (@johnleedumas) is one of my favourite podcast hosts. He is the host of Entrepreneurs on Fire, an award-winning podcast where he interviews inspiring Entrepreneurs every Monday and drops value bombs every Thursday. With over 2000 episodes, 1.3 million listens every month, and seven-figures of annual revenue, JLD is just getting started. Visit EOFire.com to set YOUR Entrepreneurial journey ON FIRE!

In this interview, we discuss podcasting, whether it is right for you or not, what makes a great show and how you can set up a show that will burn up the charts and ignite your listener’s passion.

A quick word about the affiliates before we get to the interview … 

Before we get into that, a quick word about our affiliates. I’ve managed to build up some great relationships with some awesome companies. This allows me to obtain special discount codes, deals, and listener exclusive. Please go to www.nextlevelguy.com/affiliates for further info.

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For others, I am particularly loving the ‘The Way of the Seal’ by Commander Mark Divine, I liked it so much I had to interview him, which will be out in a few weeks, Ross Edgley’s awesome new book ‘The World’s Fittest Book’ which provides awesome advice on training, health, nutrition and building successful lives and some super soft, super comfy and gain showing jeans from Barbell Apparell. Use ‘NEXTLEVELGUY’ at the discount code section and get 10% off all orders there!

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What we cover

  • What podcasting is and how do you know if it is for you
  • How he keeps things going forward and avoiding burning out
  • Tips on how to manage tasks
  • How does JLD prep for each guest and how his approach to the guests which may sound counter-intuitive but is actually really smart?!
  • How JLD helped me fix a big problem I had on the site!
  • How JLD conducts such quality interviews
  • Are there any real reasons why you should wait before starting your own podcast?
  • The interviews he is most proud of
  • What he wants everyone listening to remember and take from this interview
  • And so much more

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Episode: #48 The Mind Pump guys on how to build great partnerships that can change the world

Who: Today’s guests are the Mind Pump Media team (@MindPumpMedia). This interview is fun, informative and full of double entendres! The guys are the cutting edge of the fitness industry and really helping people transform themselves by cutting through the BS and fakeness of the fitness industry and actually providing helpful advice that can work for you to help you achieve your goals.

As the guys describe themselves: “MindPump is an online radio show/podcast that has been described as Howard Stern meets fitness. It is sometimes raw, sometimes shocking and is always entertaining and informative. Your hosts, Sal Di Stefano, Adam Schafer and Justin Andrews have over 40 years of combined fitness experience as personal trainers, club managers, IFBB fitness competitors and fitness thought leaders.

The fitness world is filled with charlatans and snake oil salesmen pushing the latest and greatest (and sometimes downright dangerous) workout programs, supplements and faux science on the unsuspecting masses. Sal, Adam and Justin use MindPump as a platform to shed the light of TRUTH on health, fitness and a host of other topics.”

In this interview, we discuss what makes Mind Pump so unique and successful and focus on how to build great partnerships and friendships that can help you change the world.

And yes, before anyone asks, the intro was recorded when I only had my temp use mic and the quality is shocking!

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Want to optimise your health? Then you need to try Onnit! Use the code ‘NEXTLEVELGUY‘ in the discount code section of the checkout, to get 10% off any eligible items in your basket of great supplements and fitness gear

For others, I am particularly loving the ‘The Way of the Seal’ by Commander Mark Divine, Ross Edgley’s awesome new book ‘The World’s Fittest Book’ and some super soft, super comfy and gain showing jeans from Barbell Apparell. Use ‘NEXTLEVELGUY‘ at the discount code section and get 10% off all orders!
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What we cover

  • Who they are and how they fit into the Mind Pump team – definitely the best intro we’ve had!
  • How did the guys meet and what makes them unique and creates the awesome chemistry that the guys have
  • The best methods to train clients and actually help them transform to achieve their goals
  • How can ego be removed to ensure you can work as part of a team and build true partnerships and friendships?
  • How has running their own podcasts changed them as people, their business, and their friendships?
  • Why do they think their podcast has been so successful?
  • Podcast guests that have really inspired them or helped them evolve as a person or business?
  • Who are the dream guests they would like to have on their podcast?
  • What do they think makes a great guy? How can you ‘Mind Pump’ your life?
  • What are the great mindsets for men to grow and learn throughout life?
  • How should people use the information they learn from books, podcasts etc to help them become better men?
  • What do they think the future of Mind Pump will be?
  • What do the guys want you to take away from this interview?
  • How can you connect with the guys and follow their progress?
  • And so much more

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Episode: #46 Aubrey Marcus about how owning the day helps you to own your life

Who: Today’s guest is Aubrey Marcus (@aubreymarcus) the founder and CEO of ONNIT. A nutritional supplement and holistic health provider based on his philosophy of Total Human Optimization. In this interview, we cover his awesome new book, his life philosophy, Onnit and how you can learn to Own the Day to Own your life.

Aubrey currently hosts the Aubrey Marcus Podcast, a motivational destination for conversations with the brightest minds in athletics, business, science, relationships and spirituality with over 10MM downloads on iTunes. He regularly provides commentary to outlets like Entrepreneur, Forbes, The Doctors and The Joe Rogan Experience. He has been featured on the cover of Men’s Health, is the author of the life-coaching course Go For Your Win, and his newest (and first!) book is Own The Day, Own Your Life from HarperCollins.

 

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What we cover

  • Who he is and why I love Onnit so much
  • The importance of routines and how they brought about such a massive growth in his personal journey
  • Why he wrote his book and chose the written word rather than a modern-day type of media? Why did he pick that particular title?
  • Does he think there is a universal definition of masculinity and what makes a good man?
  • Where does he think men are going wrong in modern day life?
  • How to know when you are ready to start your own personal transformation? (*hint, the steps don’t cost anything!)
  • How do we still building routines into our lives
  • Can we batch process routines?
  • The concept of Alive time vs Deadtime
  • Does he wish he had included something in the book
  • How do we build in accountability into our habits and new processes in life?
  • How does he deal with his personal transformation vs his business transformation
  • How has his running his own podcast changed him as a person and his views on life as well as guests that have been his favorite interviews
  • How can we forgive past pain, demons, and shame?
  • How do we know whether our change is really our true desires or coming from our ego?
  • How can we become more vulnerable and be open with our friends, partners and ourselves?
  • Onnit and creativity – how does he build new products and where the company is going
  • How should we stop comparing ourselves and competing against one another?
  • How can we raise strong, healthy kids?
  • Why does Aubrey think someone should buy a copy of his book?
  • How to know when we are improving and getting better? What are the signs to look out for?
  • What would he like you listening to take from this interview?
  • Who would he invite to his dream dinner party?
  • Who are his role models?
  • And so much more

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Episode: #45 Mark Bell on intelligence, creativity and becoming the best version of yourself

Who: Mark Bell (@marksmellybell) is the founder of Super Training Gym, Power Magazine and the inventor of the Sling Shot. He is also a pro powerlifter who has totaled 2601 at 275. Mark’s mission is to empower those who seek to improve their lives through fitness. He states that regardless of age, gender, or your weight – the only true trait that matters is heart and determination. His products are created to help you achieve your goals inside and outside the gym. As he says, Strength is never a weakness and weakness is never a strength.

In this interview, we discuss his philosophy on life, intelligence, creativity, business advice, and how you can become the best version of yourself. I have been a big fan of Mark for years and it was superb to have him on as a guest. We cover a lot of non-training topics in this one and it will blow you away as Mark is a very deep guy with a lot of advice gems.

 

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I am particularly loving the Tribes of Mentors book by Tim Ferriss, Ross Edgley’s awesome new book ‘The World’s Fittest Book’ and Onnit are just going from strength to strength with Alpha Brain and some new awesome supplements. For some free trials and speacial deals etc on these and so much more, check out www.nextlevelguy.com/affiliates.

I hope you have as much fun listening to this one as I did during the interview. Enjoy!

 

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What we cover

  • Who he is and why he is so well known
  • His upbringing – was he always destined for weight-lifting and what made him awe-struck as a child
  • What was the awakening that changed his life
  • What he considers a good man to have and who his idol is
  • What helped him find his own personal awakenings for transformations and how you can do the same
  • What habits does he think men should be doing daily to better their lives
  • Where does his creativity come from
  • How has doing a podcast affected him and how he views training, masculinity, the world etc and how his podcast style changed as he has
  • Finding a better outlook on life
  • How he transitions from competitor to coach to boss and what he enjoys about each role
  • How he coaches athletes and why he finds success compared to other coaches
  • The importance of facuets and water – which ones do you have open
  • How he empowers and inspires others by teaching people how to live first then how to lift
  • How to select the best gym for you and the worst things you can do that stop you from becoming a better lifter
  • How Mark helps others and how you should approach this for the best success – the value of trust to understand
  • What he would like men to take from this interview
  • How you can keep in touch with Mark and his projects and how you can train at the Super Training gym
  • And so much more

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Episode: #41 Rachel Hoffman on how to Unf*ck your Habitat

Who: Today’s guest is Rachel Hoffman, founder of ‘Unf*ck your Habitat’ and author of the awesome book of the same name.

I was trying to think how best to sum up Rachel’s great work when I came across her about page and I think it sums it up perfectly:

“Unf*ck Your Habitat: You’re Better than Your Mess is the housekeeping and organizational system developed for those of us who’d describe our current living situation as a “f*cking mess” that we’re desperate to fix … it is for anyone who has been left behind by traditional aspirational systems: The ones that ignore single people with full-time jobs; people without kids but living with roommates; and people with mental illnesses or physical limitations, among many others. Most organizational books are aimed at traditional homemakers, DIYers, and people who seem to have unimaginable amounts of free time. They assume we all iron our sheets, have linen napkins to match our table runners, and can keep plants alive for longer than a week. Basically, they ignore most of us living here in the real world.

Interspersed with lists and challenges, this practical, no-nonsense advice relies on a 20/10 system (20 minutes of cleaning followed by a 10-minute break; no marathon cleaning allowed) to help you develop lifelong habits. It motivates you to embrace a new lifestyle in manageable sections so you can actually start applying the tactics as you progress. This philosophy is decidedly more realistic than aspirational, but the goal is the same: not everyone will have a showcase of a home, but whatever your habitat, you deserve one that brings you happiness, not stress.”

 

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What we cover

  • Who she is and why she is well known
  • What was the turning point that got her into this area
  • Where do most men go wrong with their habitats and cleaning
  • Has the gender viewpoints on cleaning and house-work changed over the years?
  • Has social media and reality TV shows changed the way we live and view our habitats?
  • The philosophy of unfucking your habitat – how should we start sorting out our habitats?
  • The 20/10 principle and how it can change your life
  • Little changes you can make right now to get the biggest return
  • What is ‘Sink Zero’ and why it is so awesome
  • How cleaning can be changed for those with limitations on what they can do
  • What is an ‘invisible corner’ and why should you worry about them
  • How should teach kids to be more involved with the cleaning and organising our habitats
  • What should be in our cleaning toolkit?
  • How do we keep on top of cleaning during stress times and holidays?
  • Where did the inspiration for the book come from and why has it been so successful?
  • How some people struggle to get past the title of the site and the motivation for it
  • How do we know if we are getting better at cleaning and organising our habitats?
  • Why you need a copy of this book right now
  • How can you keep in touch with her
  • And so much more

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Episode: #39 Jack Donovan on redefining the way we see masculinity today

Who: Today’s guest is Jack Donovan (starttheworld), who is Mr Masculinity.

From Jack’s about page: “Jack Donovan is the author of the The Way of Men ? a straightforward, politically incorrect theory of masculinity that became an underground hit around the world … Donovan has been blogging, writing and speaking about masculinity and tribalism since for over a decade … He lives in the Pacific Northwest, where he leads a chapter of the infamous Wolves of Vinland  ? an esoteric tribe of Germanic pagans.” I don’t know if I need to say anything more as an intro!

In this interview we discuss masculinity, why it is not a dirty word and why we should undertake our own journey to become better men and more masculine men.

 

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What we cover

  • Who he is and why he is well known
  • What happended during his childhood that made him look in masculinity
  • How is masculinity being portrayed in today’s society
  • What is masculinity and who are the great role models of masculine energy?
  • Where he thinks modern day men are going wrong in society and the factors that affect thier masculinity
  • How can we recreate the old rituals that boys undertook to become men like the old civilisations do but do it in our easy lives
  • Why do you need a tribe to truly become masculine and a man and how it needs to be set up/contain to succeed.
  • Can we use sports etc to replace these missing rituals and tribes in our lives?
  • Are the characteristics of what makes a good man the same across the world?
  • What he thinks about the style of masculinity that is shipped by today’s media?
  • Can you grade masculinity? Are we masculine or not or shades of masculine more or less than the next man?
  • What challenges could you set yourself to become a more masculine man and develop yourself?
  • Why is there not a push for men to become more masculine in today’s society?Why do some men hate on those who try to improve in their lives?
  • How should today’s men adapt to the differing roles of women and equality in the modern world
  • Can you ever become too mascline? At what point does becoming more masculine cause problems?
  • How does the role of the father play in how masculine a man is and how good a man he will be? How should we raise the next generation of men to help raise good men?
  • How does he deal with those who dislike the masculinity message he is bringing out?
  • How should those listening overcome jealousy, hate etc when they try to become a more masculine man and a better man?
  • How can you tell if you are becoming a better man? What is the yard stick or criteria we can use to show improvements?
  • The message those listening should take from this interview?
  • Are there any unusual things about Jack that will blow your mind?
  • How you can keep in touch with him?
  • And so much more

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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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