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Episode #58 Ed Latimore on how to live a life of passion and you can too

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Who: Today’s guest is Ed Latimore.

Ed has lived an amazing life. He started off on the wrong path, drinking and getting into trouble. Deciding he wanted more from life, he worked hard and has become a professional boxer, served in the military, undertaken a physics major, became a successful chess player, wrote several books and is living a life that he enjoys and is passionate about. In this interview, we find out how you can change your life and become truly passionate about life.

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WHAT WE COVER

  • Who is he
  • How he became the man he is today
  • Who does he look to as a role model
  • How does he define masculinity and where does he think modern men go wrong
  • What advice would he give to his younger self
  • How boxing can be used to learn maths
  • How did he start to change his life and go after his dreams
  • Key skills he learned when he was in the military
  • His motivation to write
  • How you can start to change your life right now
  • How he met his partner and how it has changed him and his life
  • Using  ‘Emotional coal in the furnace of action’
  • Why do people give up when they try and change their life and how to avoid falling into that rabbit hole
  • Should all men do a combat sport and what has he learnt from his boxing career about himself and life
  • How he has used chess to improve the way he understands life and how he acts
  • How does age play in people’s lack of confidence of trying to change their life
  • What challenges would he want people listening to set themselves to do
  • Would Ed change anything about his life
  • Best ways to cut down or stop drinking from his experiences
  • What does he want people to take from this interview
  • Are there any unusual facts about him that surprises people (yep! Two of them!)
  • How can you keep in touch with Ed and see what he is up to

SOME THINGS TO REFLECT ON

  • Your current situation is not your future if you want to change things, do it
  • You are not born knowing how to be a good man, but it can be learned. It is OK to make mistakes and try again. You can get to your goals faster by asking for help.
  • You need to find a purpose, a drive, something to achieve in life. The role of men may be changing in today’s society due to improvement in technology etc but you can still find a purpose.
  • It is hard to break bad habits so try and stop them as soon as possible. Replace them with good habits. Ed switched drinking to boxing and changed his life.
  • You need to really look at yourself, be open and honest and accept there is something wrong, to motivate yourself enough to improve and change your life
  • No matter who you are or who you want to become, you will find there will be people there who will love you for you, who will support and be there for you no matter what
  • Your bank account is a good reflection on your quality of life achievements
  • To feel good about yourself, you should go out and learn a skill, something that will allow you to help others, that you can do to make a difference in the world and help others which will in turn will you feel value in yourself
  • You are the average of the five people you spend your time mostly with. Not happy where you are, change your environment and interact with higher quality people.
  • Be the person that people are looked up to and people are proud of, not the type of person that people need to make excuses for
  • Without enough time and effort, you can achieve anything in this life, you just need to work hard at it
  • Only when you are dead is it too late to change your life for the better
  • It’s not always about adding more, its sometimes better to use more of what you have already
  • You have options. You can be anything that you put your mind to and with enough time and effort spent at it. You do not need to settle.

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Episode #57 Coach Tom Davey on BJJ and how it will change your life

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Episode #57 Coach Tom Davey on BJJ and how it will change your life

Who: Coach Tom Davey is a BJJ coach and owner of the Grappling Academy. He is a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Black belt and MMA/Shootfighting Coach, and is ‘Head Instructor’ and owner of South Coast BJJ & MMA. He recieved his grading from World Champion & Coral Belt Jiu Jitsu Professor Carlos Machado. Coach Tom’s teaching mythology is a reflection of his gym’s ethos and believes in a detailed and enjoyable learning environment. He is someone who I greatly admire, his videos are awesome and he is a fantastic coach. I am delighted to have him on the show and rack his brain on how we can become the best at BJJ that we possibly can become. If you train BJJ you need to know who Coach Tom is and his teachings will change your skill level and enjoyment of BJJ forever!

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. I’m using my Kindle that I got from Amazon daily, reading ebooks when I travel and loving the films and tv shows you can get on Amazon Prime. The cognitive enhancer Alpha Brain is something that will get your brain flowing and you’ll find your brain runs smoother and faster. Been hitting the gym and want your ass and legs to look awesome? Then you need to use my Barbell Apparell discount code of ‘NEXTLEVELGUY’ to get 10% your order of gain improving jeans that your chosen sex will love you in. For others, I am particularly loving the ‘The Natural’ the pick up video guidance course by RSD Max, which aims to help you become a natural with women, Ross Edgley’s awesome new book ‘The World’s Fittest Book’ which provides awesome advice on training, health, nutrition and building successful lives and in which is the philosophy and tactics he has used to just finish swimming around the UK without going on dry land once. He is just about to start a tour talking about it around the UK and tickets are available now.

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WHAT WE COVER

  • Who is he
  • How did he get into BJJ 
  • Has he ever considered giving up BJJ? If so, how did he overcome the feelings to give up?
  • What are the usual excuses not to do BJJ and how does he encourage those to start who are maybe unsure?
  • How BJJ allows someone to learn to overcome the fear of confrontation 
  • What motivates Tom, what gets him out of bed excited and motivated each morning?
  • What does he think would have happened to him if he had not found BJJ and martial arts?
  • How do you learn to let go of the ego and be a true student of martial arts?
  • The difference between training and competing in terms of mentality and the benefits from it
  • How you can be the perfect BJJ student
  • The way to look at being tapped out and what it should teach you
  • Where does he think most BJJ practitioners are going wrong with their training 
  • How you can develop your BJJ the fastest
  • How can you juggle BJJ training with your other commitments?
  • What does he want people to take from this interview
  • How can you keep in touch with Tom and the Grappling Academy
  • And so much more

 

SOME THINGS TO REFLECT ON

  •  Martial arts can teach children virtues like respect, honour etc, and can certainly give a participant a sense of belonging, becoming a member of a team etc. Martial arts will teach you more about life than nearly anything else. 
  • Everyone is capable to do things, however, not everyone is willing to put in the work to achieve things
  • Martial arts provides far more than just self-defence, you will become fitter, happier, more confident, less likely to get into a fight, deal better with stress and so much more
  • You must be willing to ‘pay the price’ before you get the benefits from BJJ but it is so worth the struggle to get there
  • Coach Tom used martial arts to become the man he wanted to be when he was younger
  • Martial arts will teach you how to appreciate failing, how to learn by leaving the ego at the door and learn by overcoming the fear of failure
  • “You’re goal isn’t to win, you’re goal is to improve”
  • Don’t aim to be perfect, aim to get just 1% better each training session. Anything more is a bonus. 
  • Make your own style of BJJ or the martial art, work with your strengths and work your own style, make it part of you. Stop trying to copy others. What makes you special? Figure it out and find out what make you ‘you’ and incorporate that into your BJJ! 
  • When you want to quit, it is normally the worst thing you can ever do. It is not the real reason, it is the thing they need the most to keep on.
  • Sometimes the biggest opponent you will ever face is the negative voice in your head.
  • We are all dying, pick your goal and go for it, live the life you really want, don’t act out someone elses life

 

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Episode #56 Jessie Pavelka on how to become truly fit, mentally, physically and emotionally

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Episode: #56 Jessie Pavelka on how to become truly fit, mentally, physically and emotionally

Who: Jessie Pavelka is internationally recognised as a Fitness and Wellbeing Expert and Specialist in Extreme Weight Loss. He has already graced British and American television screens with his life-changing work on Sky’s Obese: A Year to Save my Life, and Lifetimes DietTribe, and motivated the masses on Oprah’s OWN Wake-up Workout, The View, and most recently The Doctors amognst others. For the past 10 years Jessie has been dedicated to helping others to develop practical solutions to lose weight, live well and thrive through exercise and nutrition. Jessie learned much of what he knows about the fitness industry during his time as a professional bodybuilder and fitness model. He has adorned countless magazine covers and features and was even named as Insider’s “Hottest Trainer”. Although Jessie has starred in a number of popular TV shows, his passion and enthusiasm for fitness and weight loss stems from a keen childhood athleticism and has put him on the international radar. His friendly but firm attitude towards participants is both motivational and makes for compulsive viewing. Jessie has recently launched his own health brand, Pavelka Health Revolution, in the UK. Dividing his time between the US and UK, Jessie Pavelka is certainly rising as an internationally recognised star and symbol within the Fitness, Wellbeing and Extreme Weight Loss industries.

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WHAT WE COVER

  • Who he is 
  • What was his motivation to enter the fitness world
  • How did he learn how to really connect with the people he is working with, to get past the superficial and really help people to change
  • How does he start a client transformation to really help them evolve and not just make short-term changes
  • How to find the issues that are really holding you back and actually make long-term, true motivational changes? 
  • What should people be doing in addition to working out to really make the transformation to the true you
  • How should we look at the medias portrayal of health, fitness and what ‘men should look like’?
  • How can you act your way into the correct thinking and actions?
  • The inspiration behind his well-received Ted Talk?
  • How to fix our relationships with food?
  • How did becoming a father change Jessie and his outlook on life? 
  • What does he want people to take from the interview?

SOME THINGS TO REFLECT ON

  • Jessie used exercise to deal with anger and other negative emotions – how are you dealing with them and could you pick a healthier method?
  • Jessie found connection and another family through sports, if you feel lonely and not part of life, I would recommend taking up a sport, it can change your life by introducing you to like minded people.
  •  You need to find that reason of why you need to change, the reason as to why you need to get up and get going and connect to that reason every day
  • Your reality and your expectations need to work together, hand in hand
  • The truth is something you need to accept and it will set you free. Lies and half truths we tell ourselves to stay in our comfort zones will actually end up hurting ourselves more in the end
  •  Live the life you truly want, not someone else’s life, or the one that the media portrays you should be living. 
  • There are moments all around us that we can feel inspired from. Are you too focused on the big things and not noticing the little things that will make you stop, reflect, reset if needed and be happy again?
  • Challenges may be tough but you will normally come out of it as a more evolved person from them

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Episode #55 Steve Taylor IFBB Pro on how to get in phenomenal shape regardless of your age

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Episode #55 Steve Taylor IFBB Pro on how to get in phenomenal shape regardless of your age 

Who: January is the month that everyone wants to get into shape, but most people never get anywhere, they let excuses stop them. A common one is age. Surely, you can’t get into shape if as you get into your twilight years? Wrong!

Steve is 63 years old and is in phenomenal shape. He looks so good, he won a IFBB Masters Physique Pro card. So what is it that makes him so successful, to look so good? Let’s find out! 

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WHAT WE COVER

  • Who he is and how does he think his childhood helped shape him for his success
  • Was there a turning point to making him enter body building/men’s physique?
  • What factors would he attribute to the success that he has had?
  • Who did he look to as a role model when he was younger?
  • What small changes has he made to his training that have created the best returns in his physique improvements?
  • How does he monitor and analyse his physique? How does he know when he is improving or not?
  • Where does he think most modern men are going wrong?
  • What were the initial changes he noticed in himself to know he was on the right track before the muscles started coming in?
  • Does he change his training in any particular way to keep the developments? 
  • What does a normal training cycle look like and how it works towards a competition? Does it change when we age?
  • What is his philosophy towards diet, eating clean, cheat meals, supplements etc?
  • How do people react to him when he looks like that?
  • What does he want people to remember when they think they can’t get into shape as they are too old or whatever other excuse they are telling themselves?
  •  The steroid question
  • How did he get involved with Aging Evolution
  • How does he deal with the fast break questions?
  • What does he want people to take from the interview?
  • How to keep in touch with him

SOME THINGS TO REFLECT ON

  •  Genetics may assist but you can achieve the body that you have always craved but putting in the work. Nothing is impossible. Don’t blame your genetic makeup, work with what you have until you get what you desire. 
  • Steve set himself a small manageable goal, to do one competition and look where it has taken him. What small goal can you set yourself towards your main desire that will help you start towards it today?
  • Notice the way that Steve focused on his goals, not just lip service but let them consume him, and motivate him, and how it helped him – your goals need to get you out of bed in the morning, they should make you want to turn off the TV, and focus your free time at them, you should be proud of your goals and where they are taking you in life
  • Steve’s success came when he sourced help from suitable coaches, mentors etc and other knowledgeable people – who are the mentors you need in your life to achieve your goals?
  • “Nutrition is the most important factor”. You can’t out train a bad diet. You need to eat different depending on your goals. 
  • “Discipline and perseverance” are what has helped him the most. You won’t see the changes every day but friends and family will notice it over time. You have to commit, every day, but the change can be phenomenal.
  • To see a drastic change, your approach to fitness needs to one of consistency and to make it part of your lifestyle  
  • Steve focuses on his own training and helps when he is asked – notice he is isn’t been lead by his ego but by his dreams. He is looking to achieve his goals, not impress others. It is fine to keep yourself. Do’t be the guy throwing unwanted advice to others if it is not asked for, but be willing to help those who ask if possible. 
  • Note how Steve doesn’t train that differently to others but he keeps going. Like they say in Brazilian Jit-Jitsu, a black belt is a white belt who never gave up and just kept training. 
  • Maintenance is easier than growing. Focus and build up and then keep it topped up. Nut up and grind!
  •  Steve’s ultimate goal isn’t about what he looks like, it is about him as a person and how he makes others feel. There is always a bigger picture in life and try not to get caught up so that you can’t see the trees for the wood. 

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Episode #54 Michael ‘Silent Mike’ Farr on how to live life on your own terms

Episode: #54 Michael ‘Silent Mike’ Farr on how to live life on your own terms

Who: Today’s guest is internet superstar Michael ‘Silent Mikke’ Farr (@silentmikke), who describes himself as a Male internet Entertainer Coach, lifter, and content creator.

He recently left a massive brand and went his own way, forging his own career, businesses and creating the life he wanted to live. I was keen to get Mike onto the podcast as not only was I a massive fan but I also knew he would have some awesome gems on how you can do this too, and go for your dreams. He has gone from strength to strength as he is building up his platform and his message and I know he is the perfect person to discuss this. In this interview, we discuss taking the first step away, overcoming fear, building your own name up, diversifying to find out what suits you best and so much more. This is different from most interviews with Mike, we move away from lifting and cover an area few discuss but would change so many men’s lives, and that is building a life on your own terms.

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Episode #53 Nick ‘Chewy’ Albin on why you need to try BJJ right now

Episode: #53 Nick ‘Chewy’ Albin on why you need to try BJJ right now

Who: Today’s guest is BJJ coaching guru Nick ‘Chewy’ Albin. Nick is a BJJ which stands for Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu) competitor, coach and owner of Chewjitsu which is a Youtube training channel, and its associated BJJ training facility in Louisville, Kentucky. This guy has been an amazing help to me in my own BJJ journey and he is a must follow for beginners and experts alike, an awesome coach and a great guy! We discuss a lot of different concepts in this one and it really outlines the joys of BJJ and why I think every person needs to try it. In this interview, we discuss his story, BJJ, how life-changing training can be, role models, training methods, his outlook on life and so much more. Nick is throwing gem after gem in this one! I practically gave up trying to record them all down as there was so many … so listen and enjoy!

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Episode #52 David Kelly on tips and hacks to become the man who can help grow a business to 7+ figures

Episode: #52 David Kelly on tips and hacks to become the man who can help grow a business to 7+ figures

Who: Today’s guest is David Kelly, who is currently the general manager for the vastly successful King Sumo and has worked with some of the business industries greats. In this conversation, we outline why he has been so successful, entrepreneurship and provide business hacks to help your business grow and develop as a person at the same time. David has gone from building things out of lego to being able to say that “43+ million people have played with the products and ideas I’ve created.” In this chat, we find out how you can do that too. David may not be as well known initially as some of the other people I have interviewed but he is going places, he is a very warm, friendly guy, who is very analytical, driven and is really shaking things up. Listen to his journey and find out those things that will help you become more like him.

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

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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