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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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