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Episode #60 Julian Rosen on how to live a Fearless Life

THE BASICS

Hello and welcome to another episode of the Next Level Guy Show podcast with your host Ian Dawson Mackay.

NextLevelGuy is a men’s interview, interest and improvement website, dedicated to teaching you the life hacks successful people are making and providing concrete action steps for you to change your life for the better.

Today I am talking to Julian Rosen, creator of the Fearless Life Project. Julian’s mission is to help men who are feeling lost and hopeless, rediscover the passion and fire that is within you and become the man that you truly want to become. Julian’s content is mind-blowing and he can help you change lifelong BS in a matter of hours. I knew I had to get him on when I found his site.

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WHAT WE COVER

  •  Who is he
  • How did his upbringing shape him and build the interest in helping others
  • How the brain dictates how we act and what we do, regardless of what we want to achieve in our lives
  • Why do we procrastinate?
  • How does he work with a client on making the most of their lives
  • How everything starts with what we think and the chain of reactions that come from it
  • The importance of fitness, team games to keep you afloat and elevate your state
  • Low hanging fruits you can reach for right now to create a big change in your life for the positive
  • The link about the link between feelings and actions
  • How do we turn off the faucet of wasteful emotions
  • How do we figure out how to act and cut through the noise and bs of the media, work and family vibes and ignore the bombardments and find out what you truly want to do in life
  • How do you overcome impostor syndrome? How do we stop comparing ourselves to others and live for ourselves and not in competition with others
  • What will really matter on our deathbed
  • How do you deal with the naysayers and people who will try to pull you back into bad habits when you try to change
  • What message does he want everyone listening to take from this interview

SOME THINGS TO REFLECT ON

  • Julian isn’t characterised by his job but by his mission in life – what is your mission in life? When it is all said and done, who do you want to be remembered as and for what?
  • School is a great part of our lives but it is not the only part of life. Don’t judge yourself or others by their achieved or lack of qualifications or letters after their name or on their jacket. Everyone has a unique gift to help others and make the world a better place. 
  • Julian admits his struggles and is open and honest. He doesn’t play a character on social media, he is his real, authentic self. 
  • Please remember that the people you admire on social media are like you, you are just seeing their best side, their highlights of recent times, with photos taken countless times to best showcase their life. It is rarely a true reflection of them as a person. Don’t judge your entire life against someone’s stage managed highlights.
  • People will always judge others. It won’t change. But you can. Want something different in your life? Then you will need to do something different that the norm to achieve that. 
  • Our brain seeks comfort of the norm, it is scared by change, to change your life, we need to overcome our brain standard programming to change our lives
  • Your thoughts are not 100% truth, most are bs and not real.
  • How you start your day, by how you wake up, and what you do straight away, affects what you do for the rest of the day and how it may go for you
  • Are you doing what society or your family wants you to be doing or are you being authentic to yourself and living the life you truly want?
  • Keep it simple. Focus on the fundamentals of each action. Take it easy, start now and build on the fundamentals. It will not kill you but it will change your life. 
  • You need to drop the bullshit and the baggage that you are carrying to succeed. You are enough to succeed right now, you don’t need anything else. 

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Episode #59 Mark Divine on how to live your life The Way of the SEAL

THE BASICS

Hello and welcome to another episode of the Next Level Guy Show podcast, with your host Ian Dawson Mackay. The show is a a men’s interview, interest and improvement focused podcast and website where I interview the greats from all industries to help others better their lives.  

Today’s guest is Mark Divine, who is a former SEAL, whose experience and expertise had the American Government task him with creating a nationwide mentoring program for SEAL trainees.  Not only did it increase the quality of SEAL candidates, it reduced BUD/S attrition rate up to five percent. He is an author and creator of the SEALFIT and Unbeatable Mind website and podcast. Mark is an accomplished martial artist with black belts in Seido and Goju Ryu Karate, a military hand-to-hand combat certification in SCARS, and senior ranking in Saito Ninjitsu. He is a trained Ashtanga Yoga teacher and created the innovative Unbeatable KOKORO Yoga program taught to his students. We will be focusing on his awesome book ‘The Way of the SEAL’ but this interview will allow you to utilise the SEAL way of life to allow you to achieve your own goals. 

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WHAT WE COVER

  • Who is he?
  • How his childhood made him who he is today
  • His inspiration or turning point for joining the military
  • How important are mentors to men in their life and pursuit of goals?
  • Why does he think men abuse drink and drugs and how can this be changed
  • What was his inspiration for writing the book – what did he hope to achieve from it?
  • The additional training that he provides that helps make the SEALS so successful
  • Does he have any favourite client transformations
  • Where do men go wrong when they read self-improvement books?
  • How can you become SEAL-like in the fastest way possible? How should you use the book to get the most from it?
  • How can we find our why in life – how do we discover our purpose?
  • Where should you start with transforming your life to become more SEAL-like?
  • The two wolfs within you and how which one you feed, dictates how you act
  • The importance of situational awareness and why you need to develop it
  • The mantra that got him through SEAL training
  • What would he want someone to use his book to focus on and work towards in the next six months?
  • What does he want people to take from this interview?
  • What is an unusual fact about him that surprises other people?
  • How can you keep in touch with Mark?

SOME THINGS TO REFLECT ON

  • Travel can help change you and make you a different person. Experiencing new cultures, and having new experiences can accelerate your learning and growth as a person. 
  • Mark mentions how a positive role model changed him and set him on his path of success today. Who could you look to as a mentor in your life? How could you ask for their help and work with them to achieve your goals?
  • It is OK not to have everything figured out and to ask for help. You can learn as you go, develop as you go along your life and ask for advice and move between domains etc. You don’t need to have a perfect plan, you just need to start. Start now, start today and work towards your goals.
  • Regret is the worst pain imaginable. Don’t go through life ‘second-guessing yourself’. Pick your goals and go for it. On your deathbed you will know that you gave it your best and not die with your best still in you.
  • We all deal with loss and suffering. However, you do not need to act on emotion as the same as the majority. You can learn to use emotions to your advantage and control yourself in all aspects, to ’embrace the suck’ and you can use these negative experiences as a positive instead and learn from them. 
  • You need to learn how to calm distractions and learn to truly focus your mind, to learn what your true purpose is in life 
  • What would be your mantra to use daily to initiate flow state within yourself?
  • What you see for yourself in your minds eye, is what you will become – what do you see for yourself?
  • Don’t just ‘get by in life’. Do the work and find your balance point, and go for your goals. You will be surprised at how far you can go in life. Stop wasting time and get achieveing. 

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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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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 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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