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We are reclaiming what it means to be a man. Each week we interview the world’s most successful men on the planet - elite athletes, warriors, New York Times Bestselling Authors, and world-class entrepreneurs – extract their hard-fought lessons and experience and deliver them straight to you. Past guests include Jocko Willink, Tim Kennedy, Andy Frisella, Lewis Howes, Grant Cardone, Ryan Holiday, Ben Greenfield, Rich Roll, and so many more. If you’re ready to level up your life as a man, this is the show for you.

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Patience is a Virtue, Passivity is Not | FRIDAY FIELD NOTES

One of my biggest struggles is patience. I think the same holds true for any high-achieving man. We tend to want the results immediately. Unfortunately, it just doesn't work that way. That, however, does not mean we need to sit back and simply wait for our goals to come to fruition. Today, I share six strategies for exercising patience while assertively working towards our objectives.


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Aug 17, 2018
AMA 001: Overcoming Guilt, Supporting Your Wife in Stress, and Changing the Future

In our first-ever "Ask Me Anything," Ryan Michler and Kipp Sorensen field questions from members of the Order of Man Facebook Group. They cover how one overcomes guilt and past mistakes, how to support a wife with a stressful job, how to change the future, and so much more.

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Aug 15, 2018
178: Free Markets, Finding Purpose, and Forging Fitness | Sal Di Stefano

There is so much to talk about in the world today but very few people who are capable of having an intelligent conversation about some sensitive subjects without completely losing their minds.

Today, I am joined again by my friend, Sal Di Stefano to talk about a lot of these hot and polarizing topics including how technology is changing conversation, the moral implications of markets and governments, how important it is that fathers are in the home, the legalization of drugs, the shift towards nihilism, and everywhere in between.


  • The power of decentralization
  • How technology is changing conversations
  • The importance of embracing immerging technology
  • The problems with formal higher education
  • How free markets allocate resources effectively and efficiently
  • Why policy needs to be enacted based on data, not feelings
  • The moral implications of markets and governments
  • How minimum wage requirements price out entry-level workers
  • How the rejection of personal responsibility leads to nihilism
  • How money fixed the problem found in voluntary trade
  • The dangers inherently found in "equality of outcome"
  • How market specialization creates more productive results
  • The slippery slope of enacting laws to protect you from yourself
  • The negative and positive impact of legalizing drugs
  • How important it is that fathers are in the home
  • How children become a powerful source of purpose and direction for fathers
  • How and why every man needs to find purpose and direction in life
  • How your self-help journey should start in the gym
  • How intermittent fasting can benefit you in all aspects of your life
  • The slippery slope of enacting laws to protect you from yourself
  • The importance of nutrition in your health overhaul


Sal Di Stefano is back for round two.

He is someone that I've gotten to know over the past couple of years. We've been able to connect because we agree on a lot of the same issues and are extremely interested in having important and relevant dialogue on topics most people shy away from.

Sal is the co-founder of MindPump Media. He's spent nearly 20 years as a fitness and personal trainer and focused science and truth to the fitness industry.

Although we only talk about fitness and nutrition towards the end of this conversation, it's apparent that Sal is someone who strives to find objective truth in all facets of life and prides himself and sharing that truth with others.

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Aug 14, 2018
FFN 120: Grow a Spine

Unfortunately, finding a man of character, conviction, and principle has become increasingly difficult. More and more, men are becoming wishy-washy, weak, cowardly, and otherwise pathetic.

Today, I share 5 simple strategies every man can employ to grow a spine become a man of strength and character.


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Aug 10, 2018
177: Building a Business of Meaning and Significance | Jordan Harbertson

Building a business is something on so many men's minds. I can't even begin to count how many men I hear from who are unsatisfied with where they are with regards to their professional life and career path.

Today, I talk with my good friend, Jordan Harbertson, co-founder of MTNOPS, to uncover how he's been able to build a thriving business. We cover the importance of proximity to other powerful people, how to know when you're ready to take the entrepreneurial leap, striking the balance between giving and taking, and how every man can build a business of meaning and significance.


  • Our dependence on technology
  • The importance of proximity to other powerful people
  • How to tell a powerful story to connect with others
  • How to build something special in your life
  • How to identify and connect with the right people
  • The first steps to discovering your purpose
  • How to know if you're ready to take a leap into entrepreneurship
  • How to get your wife on board with a new venture
  • Addressing and overcoming obstacles
  • How improving communication improves all areas of life
  • How to strike the balance between giving and taking
  • Why belief in what you're doing is so important
  • How to become more influential by changing yourself


Men, I am honored to introduce you to my friend, Jordan Harbertson.

He and I met years ago as we both launched our businesses around the same time. I've been inspired watching him market his business and create something truly special for himself, his business partners, his community, and his family. I've watched him and his partners take MTN OPS from a simple idea to a powerhouse in the very crowded marketplace of supplemental nutrition.

Jordan is one of the most real people I know. He takes about his struggles personally and professionally including his transformation with his fitness over the past several months and what it takes to succeed in business and life.

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Aug 07, 2018
FFN 119: How a Man Builds a Team

Most men know how critical it is to build a team around him but very few men invest the time, energy, and resources into building one. Today I talk about why a team is so important and share five strategies for building a powerful group of men who will help you succeed.


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Aug 03, 2018
176: Be Legendary | Bert Sorin

Legendary is a term we hear often. But, when is the last time you actually thought about what it meant? Being legendary is about creating and living a life in which the principles and lessons you leave behind will last long after you're dead and gone.

Today, I'm joined by the President of Sorinex, Bert Sorin. We cover the importance of creating the right culture, balancing family time with professional ambition, leading through vulnerability, and how a man becomes legendary.


  • The importance of the right culture
  • Balancing family time with professional ambition
  • The power of presence
  • Why vision is so critical
  • How to overcome going through the motions
  • How to find more time for yourself
  • How to deal with people clamoring for your attention
  • Leading through vulnerability
  • Why apologizing doesn't undermine your authority
  • Finding the solutions to your own problems
  • Improving human performance
  • How to overcome stagnation
  • Pros and cons of running a family business


My guest today is Bert Sorin, CEO of Sorinex. If you're not familiar with Sorinex, they are the leading innovator in American made strength and conditioning equipment.

Bert grew up in the business his dad started nearly four decades ago and has since gone on to develop, refine, and innovate the business into what it is today.

Bert is a former Division 1 Track and Field All-American and an Olympics trails athlete. Since then, he's gone on to build his family business and create a legacy that reaches far beyond what he and his father have built.

He's become a friend over the past several months and I can't think of a better man to talk with me about leading ourselves, our businesses, and our families the best way we're capable of.

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Jul 31, 2018
FFN 118: What is Masculinity?

There's a lot of talk about "evolving the definition" of masculinity. What a shame since masculinity has driven much of the positive growth we enjoy in society today. Couple the desire to change what masculinity is with the confusion about what it is in the first place and it's easy to understand why there's so much misinformation about what masculinity is and, ultimately, what it means to be a man.


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Jul 27, 2018
175: Overcoming Drug Addiction | Court McGee

Addiction is something a lot of men are facing. Whether it's an addiction to alcohol, pornography, or drugs, it is something that can be overcome.

Today, I am joined by UFC fighter, Court McGee, to talk about his battle with addiction and his ability over the past decade to fight and win this never-ending battle. We talk about his positive upbringing, how he used fighting as an outlet, the disease of addiction, his downward spiral, and how he has overcome his drug addiction. This one is a bit different as I wanted to give Court the platform to share his story so I gave him the mic and let him run.


  • The disease of addiction
  • The importance of meaning and significance
  • How ego gets in the way and magnifies addiction
  • Why people turn to self-medication
  • How to avoid lying to yourself
  • The importance of finding a team to surround yourself with
  • Developing and fostering willpower
  • The power of a support unit
  • How martial arts and other activities can help in overcoming addiction
  • How to use your pain as a catalyst for growth
  • How to use your struggles to serve others


I'm honored to introduce you to my guest, Mr. Court McGee.

Court is a UFC fighter and the winner of the 11th season of the Ultimate Fighter. Despite his accomplishments in the ring, today, we focus on his personal life outside of it

Court spent a lot of his life hooked on just about every drug imaginable and once overdosed on heroin where he was estimated to have spent 8 minutes without a heartbeat or pulse.

There is no doubt that Court McGee is a man who knows how to fight but I am absolutely blown away with the story of his greatest battle in overcoming addiction, walking the path of long-term sobriety, how he handles adversity, and how he's taken his greatest challenge and turned himself into a force for good.

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Jul 24, 2018
FFN 117: How a Man Markets Himself

Learning to market yourself is such a critical skill to develop. Whether you're working to secure a promotion, get a date, pick up new clients, or enlist your children in getting the chores done, your ability to market yourself effectively will spell the difference between success and failure.

Today, I break down seven key strategies for improving your ability to market yourself to whoever you may be trying to win over.


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Jul 20, 2018
174: Yoga Fitness for Men | Dean Pohlman

Let's be honest, Yoga isn't a thought you'd immediately conjure up as manly. But, as I've recently discovered, participating in Yoga has significantly improved my performance, strength, and fitness all of which every man should be striving to improve.

Today, I'm joined by repeat guest, Dean Pohlman, to talk about his new book. We cover why every man should consider incorporating Yoga in his fitness regimen, how flexibility improves strength, the unknown benefits for men of participating in Yoga, and how a man can learn to connect mind and spirit through the practice of Yoga.


  • What is Yoga
  • The benefits for men of doing Yoga
  • The difference between Yoga and simply stretching
  • The spiritual component of practicing Yoga
  • Why it's important to learn how to connect the body and spirit
  • How to develop more "flow"
  • How Yoga helps improve heart rate variability
  • How flexibility improves strength
  • Developing a personal philosophy for life
  • Why Yoga pairs well with resistance training
  • How often one should do Yoga
  • 7 keys to Yoga success
  • How to get started


My guest today is my friend Dean Pohlman. Dean and I met years ago when he was first on my show. Since then, we've become friends and I've started incorporating some of what he's been teaching into my own life.

He is the founder of Man Flow Yoga, which is an online platform designed to help men learn the fundamentals and foundation of Yoga, and how it can improve every aspect of their fitness.

I was a little skeptical at first but I've been amazed and how much this guy knows about functional fitness, strength building, and men's health in general.

Today, we talk about a lot of different elements of health and fitness including the message from his latest book, Yoga Fitness for Men.

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Jul 17, 2018
FFN 116: How to Find a Hobby

Today, we talk about the importance of finding a hobby and 5 strategies for finding hobbies that engage your mind and soul. It's easy to dismiss the notion of carving out time for ourselves considering all our responsibilities but it's imperative if we have any hope of becoming the men we're capable of becoming.


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Jul 13, 2018
173: The Man Diet | Chad Howse

There is no shortage of diet and nutrition advice out there. Most of it is hype, gimmicky, extremely biased, and untested/unfounded. It's no wonder though as most of us are after the quick fix to a lifetime of making bad food and exercise choices.

Today, I am joined by Chad Howse, author of "The Man Diet," to talk about why these other diets fail and why a man's approach to what he eats should be relatively simple. We talk about the specific benefits of incorporating this style of nutrition in your life, why intermittent fasting works so well, keys to developing testosterone naturally and safely, society's emasculation of men, and why you should consider incorporating the "Man Diet" into your life.


  • Why this has been dubbed the "man diet"
  • The benefits of incorporating this diet into your life
  • The power of intermittent fasting
  • Common myths when it comes to diet and nutrition
  • Keys to developing testosterone naturally and safely
  • Why competition is critical in developing testosterone
  • The chemical differences between men and women
  • How to track macronutrients
  • Why you should consider adopting the mantra, "excellence in all things"
  • The damaging effects of cortisol levels and how to reduce them
  • The danger of society's emasculation of men
  • The "do's" and "don't's" of eating clean


My guest today is someone that I've been following and paying attention to for quite some time.

We only recently connected with the release of his latest book, The Man Diet. He has been on a mission over the past several years of reclaiming what it means to be a man and his goals and objectives are very much in alignment with what we share here in the Order of Man.

He is the founder of Chad Howse Fitness and Average 2 Alpha and today he is here to talk about the power of incorporating what he has dubbed, "the man diet."

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Jul 10, 2018
FFN 115: The Path of Most Resistence

The path of most resistance. It's a term you'll rarely hear. That's because we, as men, are hard-wired to look for the path of least resistance. And, while there's merit to being efficient and effective in the quickest, most convenient way possible, it's not always in our best interest to take the easy route. Today, I share why.


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Jul 06, 2018
172: Work, Don't Whine | Brandon Lilly

Every man, at some point, will lose his way. It's not really a question of "if" but a question of "when." When that day comes, the way you decided to face that adversity will spell the difference in you overcoming or succumbing.

My guest today, powerlifter Brandon Lilly, is a man who has faced his fair share of obstacles but refuses to quit and always charges forward. We talk about the power of saying "no," why nothing ends with a period, how to develop more confidence, overcoming the need to be seen, and why every man ought to consider adopting the mantra, "Work, Don't Whine."


• Why working without whining is so powerful
• How to say "no"
• Why problems scale and how to avoid it
• Why nothing ends with a "period"
• Finding the middle ground and why it's so important
• Why the way we do things matters
• How to develop and build more confidence
• Overcoming the need to be seen
• How ego and arrogance are hurting you
• The power of integrity and telling the truth


My guest today is my friend, Brandon Lilly. A lot of you know who this man is but if you don't, I'm not sure how you've missed him.

He's one of the biggest men I know and certainly one of the strongest. He is ranked as one of the strongest powerlifters and consistently lifts more than 2,000lbs combined in the deadlift, squat and bench press.

He's worked with and consulted SEAL Teams, University of Kentucky Football, the Bengals, and numerous other organizations and Crossfit gyms around the country.

But on top of all that, he's a man who is extremely humble in failure and victory (you'll hear some of those stories today). Today he's going to be talking about overcoming some of his trials and why he's adopted "Work, Don't Whine" as his mantra.

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Jul 03, 2018
FFN 114: Fixing Your Marriage by Fixing Yourself

There are a lot of men who want to fix their marriages. While it sounds counterintuitive, the best way to fix your marriage is to fix yourself. Because, when you improve who you are as a man and how you're showing up as a husband, you're naturally going to produce a better marriage. Sure, a strong marriage is the result of the things that both you and your wife are doing but there's nothing you can do about her. That's why it's best to focus on the one thing you can control - yourself.

Here are 7 ways to do just that...


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Jun 29, 2018
171: Leading From the Top | Lt. Col. Scott Mann

Every man will, at some point, be placed in a position of leadership, whether it's in the walls of his home, a new project at work, a promotion, ecclesiastical services, with friends, or simply leading himself. His ability to lead effectively will spell the difference between success and failure in any endeavor.

Today, I am joined by retired Green Beret Lieutenant Colonel, Scott Mann to talk about how to be a strong leader. We talk about the importance of becoming a great storyteller, how to play your position well and allow others to do the same, why leaders need to learn to get out of the way, and how you can lead from the top.


  • Why leaders need to become great storytellers
  • The importance of becoming your own hero
  • How great leaders learn to play their position
  • Why leaders need to learn to get out of the way
  • How leaders communicate across cultures
  • How we locate ourselves through others' stories
  • The power of writing your own story
  • Why you need to meet people where they are
  • How to solicit feedback from your team
  • How to create win-win situations
  • How to negotiate more effectively
  • Why all great leaders have a service mindset


Today, I have the honor of introducing you to retired Green Beret Lieutenant Colonel, Scott Mann.

He is a master at building relationships in high-stakes, competitive environments, as you might imagine. He spent 23 years in the United States Army (18 of which in were spent as a Green Beret) where he specialized in missions all over the world including Colombia, Iraq, and Afghanistan.

He is also a regular contributor on CNN, Fox, and Bloomberg, and many others where he shares his insights and experience when it comes to leading teams effectively.

Obviously, he's worked in some extremely hostile environments where he's been able to lead missions effectively through his ability to build trust and credibility where most of that had been destroyed.


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Jun 26, 2018
FFN 113: No Victims Here

So many men love to play the victim card. They believe everybody and everything is stacked against them. In reality, we know that's not true. Here's why people do it and 5 ways to avoid making yourself into a victim.


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Jun 22, 2018
Becoming a Minimalist | Joshua Becker

Every time you turn around, you're bombarded with a thousand ads, a million choices, and an endless supply of options and "opportunities." It's becoming increasingly difficult to manage the landscape of the ever-growing decisions that need to be made. Add to that our desire to be seen and perceived a certain way by people we may not even know or like, and it's easy to see why the disease of wanting more is becoming a real problem.

My guest today, Joshua Becker, makes the case for why more is less. He argues (and, I agree) that having less stuff in our life can truly unlock the key to a more meaningful and purpose-driven life. We talk about the benefits of owning less, why we have the desire to own more than we'll ever need or use, the burden extra possessions place on our lives, and how you can become a minimalist.


  • The positive benefits of owning less
  • The first things you should get rid of
  • Why living on less can be so challenging
  • How our brains aren't able to handle maximum input
  • The burden "stuff" places on our lives
  • Three reasons we feel the need to own so much stuff
  • How to build the habit of living off less
  • How to decide what the keep and what to eliminate
  • Why money does not equal happiness and security
  • The power of being more generous with your money
  • How to overcome the resistance to living minimally
  • The very first steps to reducing your amount of possessions


Gentlemen, I have the honor of introducing you to my guest today, Joshua Becker.

He is the founder of Becoming Minimalist and the bestselling author of The More of Less. And, in the spirit of the message we'll be discussing today, I will keep this introduction short.

We were introduced by a mutual friend who had taken much of what Joshua has been teaching and incorporating it into his own life. I did some initial research and immediately recognized a need to adopt the practice of "rational minimalism" into my own. I've already begun implementing some of his teachings and I can honestly say I've been able to free up more mental and physical capacity for more important pursuits in my life.


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Jun 19, 2018
FFN 112: The Systematic Softening of Society

Society is becoming softer. Society is becoming weaker. This idea of softness is perpetuated by much of society, the school system, media, and entertainment and Hollywood. We do ourselves a huge disservice when we overlook the importance of being strong, tough, gritty, resilient, and all the things that we would traditionally think of when we think of how a man shows up in life.

I'm not suggesting by any means that a man can't be loving, supportive, open, and vulnerable. Of course, he can be those things. There is a time and a place to be that way but to say that that's always the case, to say that we need to be softer at the expense of these other masculine virtues, is hurting society in general. There will come a point in time where those traditional masculine virtues are to be used in order to produce productive outcomes for ourselves, our loved ones, and the people we care about.

Typically, this manifests itself in a negative situation, whether that's something in the family like a divorce, loss of a loved one, or being laid off from a job, but it also applies to natural disasters and emergencies. For example, Hurricane Harvey in Texas and the fires in California last year. During these times, we saw countless men, step up and do what it is that men do best. We also see why strength is important in the global arena as well when it comes to military conflict, for example. It's critical we never overlook the importance of harnessing the power of being tough, resilient, gritty, et cetera.

Today, I want to talk with you about some of the consequences and symptoms of the softening of society. And, I also want to talk about why softness is spreading. I'm not a conspiracy theorist but I do think there are some factors at work here that are promoting this idea of clinging to these softer virtues at the expense of the harder virtues. We're going to talk about how we can become tougher, more resilient, and stronger because the last thing I want to do is complain, whine, or nag about a topic without providing any solutions.


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Jun 15, 2018
The Disciplined Pursuit of Less | Greg McKeown

In a world where everyone and everything is clamoring for your attention, it is becomingly increasingly difficult to focus on the vital few as opposed to the trivial many.

My guest today, Greg McKeown, the New York Times Bestselling Author of Essentialism, makes the case for why less can actually be more. We talk about how to eliminate distractions, the criteria for measuring what task you should actually focus on, how to establish proper boundaries, and why every man should take on the disciplined pursuit of less.


  • Why focusing on less can be more
  • How to ensure only the right things get done
  • The difference between thinking broadly and deeply
  • Establishing criteria to measure your decisions
  • How to eliminate the things that don't matter
  • How to effectively establish proper boundaries
  • How to refine and hone your gut instinct
  • Establishing practices for systematic execution
  • Why small wins are vital
  • How using the word 'no' is a liberating exercise
  • Moving your thinking from "can't" to "don't"
  • Focusing on the vital few rather than the trivial many
  • How to create more space (physical and mental) in your life


Gentlemen, I want to introduce you to my guest today, Mr. Greg McKeown. He is a man who needs no introduction for many of you.

If you're familiar with his work at all, you've likely read the book, Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less. In this New York Times Bestselling book, Greg makes the case for why each of us should strive to focus on the few things that actually matter as opposed to the tasks and projects many of us get bogged down with.

He's spoken all over the world at industry conferences, huge companies like Apple, Google, Facebook, and Twitter, and governments including a personal invitation from the Prince of Norway.

Needless to say, this is a man who knows what he's talking about when it comes to doing less but producing more.

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Jun 12, 2018
FFN 111: How to Command Respect

I see so many men who don't have any level of respect for themselves let alone being able to command any respect from others. I was noticing the other day as I was walking to the post office, that there were people who wouldn't even look me in the eye. And, not only would they not look me in the eye, they were working hard to ensure that they didn't have to look me in the eye. When I shake people's hand, I get these limp fish handshakes. Those are just two small examples of the manifestation of a lack of confidence. It's bad, guys. You know exactly what I'm talking about. You've seen this in co-workers, friends, kids, and maybe even yourself.

And, if you're someone who is not commanding respect,  you are living a life less than you're capable of. I don't want that to be the case. I want you, as a man to step up, to be assertive, confident, to be able to ask for promotions, ask women on dates, and get out of this life what you should. And, part of that is being able to command the respect of other people.

When I talk about commanding respect, one of the things that I'm really addressing here is the idea of the "X-factor." We've all seen it. We've all been to a meeting, conference or office setting when we just feel somebody walk into the room. We turn around and see this guy who has "it," whatever "it" is. We can't quite put our finger on it but we know that this is a guy that has something special; there's something unique about this individual. What a lot of men do is write that off and dismiss it as something that he was naturally gifted or naturally born with. Sure, there may be men who have a predisposition to be more like this but I'll tell you what, being able to develop what most people write off as the "X-factor" is something that can be developed. I know this because that's what I've been able to do.

For a long time (especially when I was younger) I walked around very insecure, very complacent, and frankly just a little bit afraid and scared of life in general. I couldn't make eye contact with people. I couldn't hold a conversation. And not only that, I actually just tried to avoid people altogether. It wasn't up until relatively recently that I have been able to develop a level of confidence that allows me to look in another person's eyes. This newfound level of confidence allows me to ask and command exactly what I believe I deserve. I'm just telling you, from experience, it's a significantly better way to live.

I made a post on Instagram two or three weeks ago about teaching others how to treat you. A lot of people agreed with me and said, "Yeah, you definitely teach other people how to treat you," and other people blew that off and dismissed it. I believe that you and I are constantly teaching other people how we will be treated. We do this through our actions and our words and the way we carry ourselves We teach our kids, spouses, colleagues, employers, and bosses to what level of respect we will be treated with.

That's the last thing I want to see in men. I want men to walk around with their heads held high. I want them to have a level of confidence in what they're doing, who they are, and how they show up because I believe that this will, first, save their sanity and well-being and, second, determine much of their success.


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Jun 08, 2018
Forging Mental Toughness | Ryan Lange

We all know that we need to be mentally tough. There's no question of that. Yet, forging mental toughness seems to be one of the most elusive pursuits. All of us know how to develop physical toughness but rarely do we have any practices in place that will help us develop mental toughness.

My guest today, Ryan Lange, is one of the most mentally tough men I know. It's amazing considering he's only 21 years old. I won't get into all that he's accomplished just yet but please understand that the amount of physical strain he's put on his body is simply incredible. Today we talk about developing the capability to transcend pain, fostering the willingness to embrace hardship, why hard work is omnipotent, and how to forge more mental toughness.


  • Developing the capability to transcend pain
  • Developing a willingness to embrace the hardship
  • The critical importance of long-term focus
  • How to break those long-term goals into micro goals
  • The dangers of not developing mental toughness
  • How to effectively train the mind
  • Why hard work is omnipotent
  • How to maintain focus in a world of distraction
  • Our obligation as men to be mentally fit
  • Keeping yourself from wasting experiences
  • The power of linear progression


Ryan Lange reached out a couple months ago and asked to come on the podcast.

Honestly, at first thought, I wasn't going to have him on because so many people talk about mental toughness. It's a little like saying you want to talk about leadership.

But then, I started looking into what this kid has done. And, I say kid because he's only 20 years old. Now, I realize he's a man (not a child) but I'm absolutely blown away with what he's done already.

He's completed 50K's, 50 milers, 100 milers, and at the end of last year completed a 238 mile race in Moab, UT. To give you an idea of what that means, it took roughly 86 hours for him to complete.

I'm incredibly inspired by Ryan and his approach to mental toughness. You will be too.

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Jun 05, 2018
FFN 110: The Rise of the Peter Pans

We've all seen the movie, Peter Pan. It's fictional work but it seems that more and more it paints an eerily familiar picture with what we see in the boys who never want to grow up into men.

I'll give you a prime example. Just the other day, there was a piece I read about a 30-year old man who had taken his parents to court because his parents were "evicting" him from their house. How pathetic is this? Maybe there's something wrong with this guy (obviously there's something wrong with this guy). But it's amazing that his thought process is to fight so hard to stay at home. I can't help, but there's something seriously wrong with him. But in addition to that, I can't help but think there's something wrong with the parents. How was this guy raised? How was he fathered?

When I was done with high school, we went on our senior trip. The day I got home - the very next day - I moved out. It wasn't' because I had anything against my mother but because it was time. It was time to leave the nest. I see so many boys who are more concerned with staying at home than experiencing life. They're more concerned with not having bills and upholding their responsibilities. They're more concerned with Call of Duty or Fortnite (or whatever the game is that they're playing). They're shirking their responsibilities. They don't have jobs. And, their parents are enabling them to actually do this. And we question why we're having problems with our boys turning into men. This is the failure to launch syndrome - the rise of the Peter Pans.

The good news is that there are some solutions to this. If you find yourself in a position where you're a boy or a male who wants to grow up but can't figure out how to do it, this article will provide the solution. I see so many men who use the excuse of not having a father figure in their life to justify their lack of performance as men. I can't believe that it needs to be addressed, but it certainly does. So, let's talk about this today.


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Jun 01, 2018
Dreaming Big and Writing Your Own Story | Charlie Jabaley

All of us have a story. We all have a past. Our prior circumstances define who we are today but do not have to define who we will become moving forward. Too bad most of us never learn to rewrite the script.

Today, I am joined by a friend and man who is impacting and influencing millions. His name is Charlie Jabaley and he's someone who walked away from a multi-million dollar business to rewrite his life, lose a massive amount of weight, become an endorsed Nike athlete, and bike across the USA. We talk about what inspired him to make a life-altering change and how he is using positivity to change the world.


  • How to turn your struggles into fuel
  • Why "war mode" isn't always the best mode
  • How to realize your childhood dreams
  • How to work smarter, not harder
  • How to rally people around a cause
  • How to use imperfection to inspire others
  • The difference between eating "dead" and eating "alive"
  • Overcoming a negative mindset
  • What it means to train like an 8-year-old
  • Using fun and play as the metric for success
  • How to step away from something secure into the unknown


I met Charlie several months ago when he and I were podcasting in St. Louis with Andy Frisella on the MFCEO Podcast.

He and I immediately hit it off and I was extremely inspired by him, his story, and the positive changes he is making in his life.

This man is a Nike endorsed athlete although he doesn't look like your typical athlete. But, it's a testament to who he is, his infectious energy, and how powerful his past, present, and future are.

Right now, he's biking across the USA in order to share his story and help others live the life they're meant to live.

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May 29, 2018
FFN 109: How We Stop School Shootings

Every time we turn around it seems like there's yet another school shooting. And, from what I can see, we're addressing this from a very surface level perspective. This is not about gun control. This is not about gun regulation. In fact, I don't even believe it's fully a gun problem. I think it's a symptom of the problem but not the problem.

Obviously, it has to do with the young men who are creating these situations. But more so, we ought to put the responsibility where it truly lies, which is on us as men. I'm going to explain what I mean by that. Bear with me, because I think you're going to agree at the end of this conversation that we've got a real problem with the way that we, as men, are showing up. And the symptom of that is school shootings and some of the other atrocities that we see in society today.

Before I get into the details, I do want to say again, this is not meant to be a gun debate but there are a couple of surface level issues that I do want to address first and foremost before we get deeper into this.

So, let's begin by addressing how we physically protect our kids when they're at school. There are some very simple solutions to this:


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May 25, 2018
ITT 012: Overcoming the Grip of Depression and Suicide| John Gilliland

Today, I talk with John Gilliland about overcoming multiple suicide attempts, rising from the guilt and shame associated with it, using addiction in a positive way, and lifting yourself out of the bottom.

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May 23, 2018
166: Why Men Should Compete | Jake Thompson

Competition is such a critical component of our journey to develop masculinity and manliness. Too bad it's often viewed as an unnecessary and antiquated way of operating by much of society. Heaven forbid we hold ourselves to a high standard and teach our children to keep score.

My guest today, Jake Thompson, Founder of Compete Every Day, makes the case for utilizing healthy competition as a critical factor in improving our lives. Today, we talk about why competition is so important, why executing to failure is so powerful, why losing does not necessarily equal "loser", and why men should compete every day.

• Why competition is important
• How competition creates opportunities and builds capabilities
• What separates those who grow with competition and those who self-destruct
• How to compete at things that aren't a competition
• Why executing to failure is so important
• Why losing does not equal "loser"
• How to separate yourself from the pack
• How to find and develop value in yourself and others
• How to teach our children to use healthy competition for growth
• Why men are uniquely desirous to keep score and how to use that to our advantage


My guest today is Jake Thompson. Jake and I met last year and an American Dream U event at Fort Sill, Oklahoma.

I had the privilege of hearing him speak about the power and importance of competition and new that I wanted to have a deeper discussion with him about the concept.

The word, competition, seems to have a negative connotation surrounding it but I think you know as well as I do how powerful competition can actually be.

In a world that likes to take it easy and shy away from keeping score, Jake is encouraging more people to do it through his organization, Compete Every Day, and as a speaker, author, and coach.

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May 22, 2018
FFN 108: Bridging the Integrity Gap

There is a gap in most men's lives and, in fact, I would argue in every man's life. This gap represents what we know we should be doing versus the things that we're actually doing. This is the integrity gap. The larger that gap is, the less fulfilled, the more unhappy, the more unpleasant, and depressed you will be. The smaller that gap, the more fulfillment, satisfaction, joy, contentment, happiness, wealth, and prosperity will come into your life.

There was a time in my life roughly 10 years ago where I had a huge integrity gap in my life (again, the gap between what I knew I should be doing and what I was actually doing). Here's the reality: Everybody that reads this, including you, knows what you should be doing.

If I were to ask anyone, "How do you lose weight?" 99.9% of people would say, "Well, I probably ought to eat a little bit better and exercise a little bit more." If I were to ask how to build more wealth in your life, everybody out there would say, "I need to find a way to make more money and/or spend less money."

These are not secrets. This is not rocket science here. Everybody knows what they should be doing, yet when you look around in society you can plainly see that many individuals are not living up to their potential. That's the integrity gap. It's knowing what you should be doing, and not doing it.

Living with this gap is the most unpleasant, unsatisfying, and miserable time in any person's life. But rather than just tell you that there's this big integrity gap and you need to figure out a way to bridge it (which you certainly do) I want to share with you a very simple formula that will help you bridge the gap.


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May 18, 2018
ITT 011: Execution of Discipline | Cody Duffney

Today, I talk with Cody Duffney about the execution of discipline, the power of internal reflection, correcting mistakes quickly, and accepting points of weakness.

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May 16, 2018
165: Boys Adrift | Dr. Leonard Sax

Continuing on the theme from last week (because I believe this is such a critical topic right now), today we talk about the fact that young boys seem to be going astray. The school system is stacked against them, society seems to be dismissing masculinity altogether, and being a man is something that actually has to be defended.

My guest, Dr. Leonard Sax, joins me to talk about 5 factors driving an epidemic of unmotivated boys and underachieving young men, how the school system needs to be overhauled if we are to re-engage our boys, the dangers of endocrine disruptors in men's lives, and how boys are going adrift and, more importantly, how to get them back on track.


  • 5 factors driving unmotivated boys and underachieving young men
  • How the school system is stacked against young men
  • Why boys are struggling with academic achievement
  • How the school system needs to be changed
  • The dangers on endocrine disruptors
  • The effect pornography has on young boys
  • The value of consequences for young men
  • How to help our boys find passion and purpose
  • How to re-engage our boys


I was introduced to Dr. Leonard Sax's work through my wife as she picked up a couple books on her pursuit to more effectively raise our boys.

She came across two books in particular: Boys Adrift and Why Gender Matters. After she got done reading them, she asked if I would. From the opening remarks, I knew this guy had some of the answers to the challenges we seem to be facing in raising young men.

Dr. Sax is an MIT graduate, a physician, and a psychologist and has been practicing for nearly 30 years. He is well-versed (as you'll hear today) in gender issues and the crisis our young men and women seem to be facing today.

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May 15, 2018
FFN 107: Crafting the Perfect Morning Routine

Today, I want to talk about such an important topic and one which is easy to overlook simply because we’ve all heard about it so often. That said, I believe establishing a healthy morning routine is one of the most important things you can do during your day as it really establishes the benchmark, the framework, and the foundation for the way the rest of your day will go.

The reason that I think most people overlook (or can’t even stick to a morning routine) is because there’s so much advice about it already and we begin to believe that we have to pigeonhole ourselves into one way of doing it. Here’s what I’m here to tell you:  I’m going to share my morning routine. Now,  that doesn’t make it the morning routine. It simply means that it works for me. The most powerful thing if you can do with regards to your morning routine is to find something that works for you.

This is a process of experimentation. So, again, I’m going to share with you what works for me. If you like it, adopt it. If you don’t like it, don’t adopt it. If you like parts of it, adopt part of it. You get the idea.


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May 11, 2018
ITT 010: Training the Mind | Joshua Laycock

Today, I talk with Joshua Laycock about his awakening, why "good enough" is your enemy, the power of your potential, and how to train your mind.

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May 09, 2018
164: A Man's Responsibility to Future Generations | Matt Labrum

This one is special to me. As most of you know, I grew up without a permanent father figure in my life. I've mentioned in the past that there was a select group of men who helped mold and shape me into the man that I am today. I'm not sure there is another man in my young life who was as influential as my guest today. His name is Matt Labrum and he was my high school football and baseball coach.

Today, we talk about his influence in my life and thousands of other young men's lives, the power of allowing kids to fail (including some failures of my own), why competitive sports are so valuable in a young man's life, why he cut his entire team from the football program, and a man's responsibility to future generations.



  • The power of allowing kids to fail
  • Why competition is critical for young men
  • How winners continue to find a way to win
  • The politics of raising children and coaching
  • Pros and cons of coaching your own children
  • Our obligation as men to give back to future generations
  • How sports are about so much more than the game
  • Why one high school football coach cut his entire team
  • The difference between being a parent and being a defender
  • How to raise boys through the power of competitive sports


Men, I did this interview a little while ago and I've been anxiously waiting to release it to you. Every single one of us has some very influential people in our lives.

Today, I'm talking with probably the most influential man in mine, especially as a young boy learning to become a man. He is a high school educator. He has been teaching for more than two decades and, in addition to that, he is a high school baseball coach (when I was in school, he was the head football, basketball, and baseball coach).

He gained some national attention several years ago after cutting his entire football team from the program for grade and attendance issues, and how his team was showing up in the community and at school.

This is a man I admire and respect as he shaped a lot of who I was as a young man and who I am still becoming. He never took it easy on me. We talk about two experiences in particular during this conversation but I never doubted how much he cared about my progress and the progress of the boys under his care.

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May 08, 2018
FFN 106: The Folly of "Zero Fu*ks Given"

You’ve likely heard of the phrase “zero fu*ks given.” While I can understand to a degree what anyone may be saying when they use that term, I can’t help but see the mistake in that line of thinking – especially for men. Your job is the exact opposite of that sentiment. Your job is to care about a lot, and be a man of value in the walls of your home, inside your business, and out in your community.

But if you walk around with a chip on your shoulder and take the stance that everyone else should leave you alone and there’s nothing you should really care about, I’ve got to think you’re missing a big element of what it means to be a man. Not to mention, you’re limiting your potential and the potential of those around you.


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May 04, 2018
ITT 009: From Complacency to Contentment | Doug Hershberger

Today, I talk with Doug Hershberger about losing massive weight, stoicism, learning to control what you can, being a steward over yourself, and moving from complacency to contentment.

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May 02, 2018
163: The True Cost of Liberty | Braxton McCoy

Guys, if you listen to just one of my podcast, please make it be this one. Today, I am joined by my friend and fellow soldier, Braxton McCoy. He and I served in Iraq together in 2005-2006. One day we were playing softball together and the next day, I hear he's been hit by a suicide bomber with multiple fractures and life-threatening injuries to himself and others. I didn't fully realize the extent of his injuries until this interview.

This one is raw, it's truthful, and it's extremely insightful when it comes to one soldier's perspective of war, responsibility, obligation, and liberty. We talk about the truths and fallacies of PTSD, overcoming the demons of war, how a near-death experience changes your perspective, and the true cost of liberty.


  • The true and great cost of liberty
  • One soldier's story of surviving a suicide bomber
  • The truths and fallacies of PTSD
  • Overcoming the demons of war
  • Finding new purpose in life
  • Why heroic soldiers don't consider themselves heroes
  • The power of writing down your thoughts and stories
  • Living for yourself and others
  • The after-effects of surviving a near-fatal suicide bomber
  • The power of responsibility and obligation
  • How near-death changes your perspective


As I mentioned before, I have my friend and fellow soldier, Braxton McCoy on the show today.

We've lost touch over the past 10 years or so since we served together in Iraq but when I found out he had written a book about our experience and, more specifically, his experience in Iraq, I knew that this would make for a powerful conversation.

After more than a decade of physical therapy and more surgeries than I care to think about, Braxton has regained most of his strength and rebounded emotionally from an extremely traumatic situation.

He has twice served as National Advocate for the Army Wounded Warrior Program, and twice as Veterans’ Advocate for the Coalition of Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans in the District of Columbia. His four years as an advocate were focused on getting veterans back to work, as a meaningful way to outflank Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

In 2013, Braxton McCoy started Warrior Employment Project, a non-profit designed to connect veteran families-in-need with CEO’s and CIO’s leading to the veterans’ employment.

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May 01, 2018
FFN 105: Leaders are Readers

Some of the greatest men the world has ever known are voracious readers. Teddy Roosevelt was said to read a book every morning. General James Mattis is said to have a library of over 600 books. Bill Gates reads a book a week. Mark Cuban reads for 3 hours every day. Elon Musk was once asked how he learned to build rockets, to which he replied, “I read books.”

Now, I’m not suggesting that by simply reading books, you will achieve the types of results these men have achieved but, reading and acquiring new knowledge through the written word is something that seems to be a common thread line through most, if not all, successful people.

Today, I’ll share with you why that is and I’ll also be issuing you a challenge we’re going to be holding over the next 30 days.


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Apr 27, 2018
ITT 008: Turning Information Into Application | Pierre Azzam

Today, I talk with Pierre Azzam about overcoming introversion, the feeling of being lost and turning information into application.

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Apr 25, 2018
162: Tapping Into Your Hidden Networks | David Burkus

There is no such thing as the self-made man. While I can certainly understand and even appreciate the gesture, the truth is that every successful man had some help along the way. That help usually comes in the form of others.

My guest today is David Burkus. He is the author of Friend of a Friend: Understanding the Hidden Networks That Can Transform Your Life and Career. Today, we talk about the power of "weak ties," how to leverage "preferential attachment," how to become a super connector, and how to tap into your hidden networks.


  • How to find your hidden networks
  • The power of "weak ties"
  • How to develop silos and clusters of networks
  • How to become a super connector
  • Why building teams are critical to your networking success
  • How to leverage "preferential attachment"
  • The difference between mixers and activities
  • The science of networking
  • Connecting over strange ties
  • How to develop stronger social capital
  • Why the adage, "who you know" isn't the whole story
  • Overcoming and utilizing the "illusion of majority"
  • The benefits of becoming a network broker


Today, I have the honor of introducing you to my friend, David Burkus.

As you might imagine, I have the opportunity to talk with hundreds and hundreds of successful men but David is someone who stands out to me as one of the most intelligent, articulate, and well-researched guests we've had on.

He is a best-selling author, a speaker, and associate professor at Oral Roberts University. In his new book (which I highly recommend), David offers readers a new perspective on how to grow their networks and build key connections—one based on the science of human behavior, not rote networking advice.

He’s delivered keynotes to the leaders of Fortune 500 companies and the future leaders of the United States Naval Academy. His TED Talk has been viewed over 1.8 million times and he is a regular contributor to Harvard Business Review.

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Apr 24, 2018
FFN 104: Building a Thriving Tribe

I want to talk with you about building a thriving tribe. Now, this may be a conversation geared towards those who are working to build their own business/social media tribes like we’ve done here but, really, it’s for any man who wants to lead. And, all men are leaders.

So, whether you’re leading a tribe of hundreds of thousands that spans the entire planet (like we are here), or you’ve been tasked with leading a new project at work, or you’ve got a wife and children to protect, provide, and preside for, or you’re a coach or school teacher, or in the military, or going to school, we all have tribes to lead. Today, I’m going to walk you through a few key insights that have helped me build this tribe significantly larger and more significant than I ever could have imagined.


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Apr 20, 2018
ITT 007: Taking Ownership in Divorce | Kipp Sorensen

Today, I talk with Kipp Sorensen about taking complete ownership in divorce, being more emotionally available in relationships, and living a life of integrity and authenticity.

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Apr 18, 2018
161: Saved From Success | Dale Partridge

Today, we talk about something we've never directly addressed on this podcast, God. Now, before you tune me out based on that word alone, I believe that regardless of what you believe, there is something to be learned in every conversation and every experience.

That's why, when my friend, Dale Partridge reached out to talk about his new book, Saved From Success, I knew I needed to have him on. At the risk of losing a few listeners and receiving a few disapproving emails, I thought this was a conversation worth having. We talk about Dale's definition of success compared to much of society's, why men are hesitant to surrender to a higher power, how to develop a life of significance and meaning, and how all of us can be saved from success.


  • How Dale defines success versus much of society
  • Why men are hesitant to "surrender" to a higher power
  • Specific money rules all men should learn to follow
  • What does it mean to be "mature" and how to develop it
  • Why we've become a culture where our youth are worshipped
  • How a man begins to believe in God
  • Where morality comes from
  • Why the fear of death can be both a positive and negative
  • Overcoming the "Gap of Integrity"
  • How to develop a life of significance and meaning
  • Why society views children as nothing more than a hindrance
  • Becoming more influential, the right way
  • What it truly means to be free


Today, I have the honor of introducing you to my friend and repeat guest, Dale Partridge. I had him on the show in June of last year to talk about turning your passion into your profession.

About a month or so ago, he reached out to me regarding his new book and I thought it would make for an interesting conversation.

For those of you who may not know, Dale is an extremely successful entrepreneur and the founder of Startup Camp, which teaches aspiring entrepreneurs the ropes when it comes to building businesses.

I've been following him and his message for a long time and we've managed to build a friendship through our mutual work in calling men to step up to be men in their homes, their communities, their business, and every other facet of their lives.

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Apr 17, 2018
FFN 103: Building a Tribe, Developing Confidence, and the Drive for Bigger and Better

Today, I answer questions from Facebook about building a tribe, creating a network of connections, developing discipline and confidence, how to help sons with their anger, and improve the drive for bigger and better.


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Apr 13, 2018
ITT 006: Overcoming an Alcohol Addiction | Scott Pinyard

Today, I talk with Scott Pinyard about overcoming an alcohol addiction, becoming a better role model for our children, and how to eliminate debt.

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Apr 11, 2018
160: The Value Proposition | Tyler Harris

Adding value is a phrase we'll all heard. Like any word the marketers of the world get ahold of, it begins to lose some of it's meaning when it's overused. But that overuse doesn't make it any less valuable as a strategy for growth and success.

My guest today, Tyler Harris, is using the idea of adding value to create a hugely successful social media business on top of his already existing success in the financial services industry. Today, we talk about how personal responsibility lies at the foundation of success, how and why every man should develop more presence, why people are starving for the truth, and how the value proposition is so powerful.


  • Striking a balance in life
  • The power of consistency
  • Determining what course of action is best for you
  • Why you should lead with insane levels of value
  • How personal responsibility is the foundation of achievement
  • Why you should avoid playing not to lose
  • Why the truth is so refreshing to people
  • Using social media as an accountability tool
  • How to avoid mismanaging your time
  • Developing presence
  • The qualities to look for in team members


Gentlemen, I have the honor of introducing you to someone I've been following for a little while now, Tyler Harris.

I've been extremely impressed by his level of dedication and discipline when it comes to building a new business using the power of social media. I talk with a lot of people who want to build a movement using the social tools at our disposal but I talk with very few who are doing it in a way that actually moves the needle.

And, as I got to know more about Tyler's story, I can see why. He's been hugely successful in establishing relationships and putting in a ton of work in order to thrive in the financial services industry (which is a very hard market to break into).

Now, he's applying those same principles to his new endeavors and sharing them with us today.

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Apr 10, 2018
FFN 102: Fuel to the Fire

I spend a lot of time talking to men on a daily basis. One thing I’m always intrigued by is the fire that I can see (or can’t see) simply by looking into their eyes. It’s been said that “the eyes are the window to the soul.” If that’s true, you can tell a lot about a man and his passion and enthusiasm through a quick glance and connection of the eyes.

Unfortunately, all too often what I see when I look is lifelessness, soullessness, and a general complacency and signs of defeat. I can certainly understand and even relate to that feeling. For a lot of years, I felt the exact same way. I occasionally look at old pictures of myself and I recognize a defeated man when I see him.

Let’s face it, life is tough. It gets challenging. It gets routine, boring, and monotonous at times. And, what I experience more often than not is men who allow those circumstances to defeat them. I think one of the biggest dangers in society today is a lack of men who are passionate, fired up, engaged in creating a meaningful life for themselves and those around them.

If you’re one of these guys who has lost the passion for life, have hope. The fire is there, inside you. You just need to add a little fuel to it to get it stoked again. Here are several strategies for adding fuel to the fire:


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Apr 06, 2018
ITT 005: The Mental Fight Club| Reece Carter

Today, I talk with Reece Carter about the power of a mental fight club, why you need to stop lying to yourself, and how to harness healthy competition.

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Apr 04, 2018
159: Embrace the Suffering | Rorke Denver

Suffering isn't typically something people like to attract in their lives but the reality is you cannot fully escape it. It's part of the human experience. So, rather than run from the unexpected suffering we're all likely to face, my guest, Navy SEAL Commander Rorke Denver suggests we run towards it and embrace it instead.

Today, we talk about the power of identifying and living by a set of ethos, how to create an extremely powerful ecosystem for success, when you should follow the rules and when you should break them, and how you can embrace the suffering life is bound to present.


  • The power of living by a set of ethos
  • Whether leadership is natural or developed
  • How to create an incredible team culture
  • Why suffering is crucial
  • Developing a powerful ecosystem
  • Why you should "subject yourself to something bigger"
  • Establishing non-negotiables
  • The three pillars of manhood
  • When you should follow the rules and when you shouldn't
  • The art and science of leadership
  • The qualities to look for in team members


I was at an event about a month ago and my guest's name was brought up to me three times in about ten minutes. I was intrigued so I looked him up and new I needed to connect with him.

Every once in a while, you make a new connection that feels more like old friends than new acquaintances. And, that's how I felt when I started talking with Rorke Denver (this interview is the first time we've talked).

This man is truly incredible. He's a Navy SEAL, Ranger qualified, New York Times Bestselling Author. And, on top of all that, he starred in the movie, Act of Valor, and has since gone on to create an amazing business focused on the idea of Ever Onward.

He's taking all the lessons he's learned and sharing them with the world so they too can learn what it takes to lead their own lives. And, speaking of leadership, this man is an incredible leader (you'll hear that in the interview) and has since become a friend of mine.

I believe in finding and connecting with high-quality men and Rorke is among the best.

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Apr 03, 2018
FFN 101: Lord of the Flies

There seems to be this strange shift in society today where we, collectively, have begun to give more credit to children than they deserve. Historically, adults have made the decisions and been the influential party in the direction of relevant culture and policy. Now, in some sort of weird, reality version of Lord of the Flies, we’ve begun to allow our children to dictate the tone of the conversation and set the framework for some very serious issues all of us will be impacted by.

Now, before I get into what I’m going to share with you today, allow me to explain a couple things, a disclaimer if you will. First, I do not believe children should make the rules or set the tone of adult conversations. This does not mean I don’t care about our kids or have empathy and/or compassion for their perspectives and experiences. Second, some of our children are very intelligent. There’s no denying that. Still, they lack the life experience required to fully understand the ramifications of their limited experience. Third, I am not of the mindset that children should be seen and not heard. I listen to my children (and the children in my community I have a responsibility for) every day. That said, I as the adult, make the decisions.


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Mar 30, 2018
ITT 004: Creating a Legacy | Justin Bailey

Today, I talk with Justin Bailey about creating a legacy our children will be proud of, the power of accountability, and why we should all be more intentional about our lives.

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Mar 28, 2018
158: The 1% Rule | Tommy Baker

Most of us tend to focus on that one big, audacious goal we all have. The problem with that is it may be so far out there or so unrealistic that subconsciously we believe we can't ever achieve it.

My guest and friend, Tommy Baker, makes the case for focusing more on the process than the result. In fact, in his new book, he teaches how to fall in love with the process and achieve our wildest dreams. Today, we talk about overcoming the law of diminishing returns, how to effectively set goals, the greatest myths of achievement, and how to harness the power of the 1% rule.


  • How to fall in love with the process as opposed to the end result
  • Overcoming the law of diminishing returns
  • How to effectively set goals
  • Why focusing on the "how" is critical
  • Developing and exercising faith
  • The myths of achievement
  • The power of a why, vision, purpose, and mission
  • The 3-step code for achieving more
  • Why auditing your life and implementing "auto-deletion" is so powerful
  • How focusing on death helps you live better
  • The truth about massive expectations and unrealistic goals



Gents, my guest today is return guest, Mr. Tommy Baker. He's been on the show once before but has since written a new book and I knew, based on feedback we got from our previous conversation, we needed to have him back on.

If you haven't listened to the first episode, you'll soon hear why Tommy and I get along so well. His energy is second to none and his enthusiasm and engagement with life are infectious.

He is the founder of the Resist Average Academy and podcast and has a passion for helping people achieve more in every single area of their lives.

Originally, a fitness coach, he's since expanded his own capacity for growth and expansion and is more focused now on helping people get their mindset right. His first book is called Unresolution and the follow up is what you'll hear all about today, called The 1% Rule.

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Mar 27, 2018
FFN 100: The Demise of Responsibility

Take a look around and I think you’ll agree with me that there seems to be more and more men who are shirking their responsibilities as men. It’s easy to understand why. It’s always harder (at least initially) to accept responsibility. If you do, it means you’ll actually have to exert yourself.

You’ll have to go into the office a little earlier. You’ll have to stay a little later. You’ll miss the latest season of Game of Thrones (or whatever series happens to be on right now). It means you’ll have to volunteer to help a neighbor in need. Or serve in your church or community. It means you’ll have to put your own hobby on hold and help your child with his or her homework. It means that the hunting trip will have to wait because your business or family needs your attention.

Of course, when I put it that way, no sane human being would want to accept more responsibility. So, what do we do instead? We complain about rights and entitlements. It’s pathetic.

“It’s my right to free health insurance.”
“It’s my right to a good job.”
“I’m entitled to my wife’s support.”
“My boss owes me a promotion.”
“That company has to serve me the way I want to be served.”

It’s selfish. It’s weak. And, most importantly, it’s a detriment to yourself and society as a whole. What happens when the majority of people begin to demand “rights” without a willingness to accept responsibility for securing those rights? I think we all know the answer to that question. And, just in case you don’t, the answer is, “it collapses.”


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Mar 23, 2018
ITT 003: Losing Weight and Paying Off Massive Debt | Bart Folse

Today, I talk with Bart Folse about losing over 100lbs and paying off over $100,000.

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Mar 21, 2018
156: How Hunting Makes You a Better Man | Adam Greentree

I went on my first hunt just last year and I can tell you that it was one of the most rewarding experiences I've ever had. I have another trip planned in a couple weeks and I already know it's going to push me and expand me in new ways as a man.

Although I wouldn't call myself a hunter just yet, I am learning and inspired by men like my friend and guest today, Adam Greentree. He's been hunting in Australia for most of his life and I really wanted to get his perspective because it's one we just don't hear a lot. Today, we talk about why adventure is so important in the lives of men, developing an open mind to new ideas and experiences, knowing what battles to fight and when to make a stand, and how hunting can make you a better man.


• How hunting makes you a better man
• The value of hunting on the pursuit of mastery
• How to overcome challenges, obstacles, hurdles
• Why adventure is so important in the lives of men
• Developing an open mind to new ideas and experiences
• How hunting helped Adam create a "new awakening" for himself
• Knowing what battles to fight and when to make a stand
• The conservation efforts lead by hunters
• The critical importance of providing for your family
• How hunting can make you more passionate and appreciative of life
• Dealing with hate and criticism


Gentlemen, today I have the honor of introducing you to my friend, Mr. Adam Greentree.

Adam is an avid bowhunter from Australia, he's the host of the Bowhunter's Life Podcast, and is someone I admire and respect for his dedication to his craft and his quest for mastery when it comes to all things bowhunting.

I've learned so much from this guy in such a short period of time and he's inspired me to live a life of more adventure and to pick up a bow and see what the fuss is all about for myself.

I'm also blown away with his hunting schedule. The amount of hunts this guy participates in is unreal. And, how he does it and the adventures he takes part of will definitely inspire you to tap back into your primal roots.

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Mar 20, 2018
FFN 099: How to Write a Book

Today, I thought I’d pull back the curtain and share with you a little bit about the process of writing a book. I’ve received a lot of messages since we published, Sovereignty: The Battle for the Hearts and Minds of Men about what it took to write the book, the challenges, the victories, the things I did well, and the things I didn’t do so well in making this book available to you.

Let’s face it, writing a book isn’t an easy process. It’s a painstakingly slow journey that really causes you to question your own sanity. Sometimes you run across days you feel 100% committed and, other days, you want to quit and throw in the towel.

So, since I’ve received so many questions about the process, I figured I’d give you some insight and you can decide from there if writing a book is something you want to take part it. We’ll cover the reason you need a strong “why,” the actual process (including the tools I used), the timeline you should follow, what format to publish in, and whether you should find a publisher or self-publish.


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Mar 16, 2018
In the Trenches 002 | Chris Gachko

Today on In the Trenches, I interview Chis Gachko about his challenges and victories in improving his marriage, starting a family, and launching a new business.

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Mar 14, 2018
156: Calling in Your Social Capital | Jordan Harbinger

One year ago, I had my good friend, Jordan Harbinger on the show to talk about building social capital. Today, he's back on the show to talk about calling in that social capital.

Through a series of unfortunate events with his business, he's had to reach out to his network, connections, and friends and request help in building a new business from the ground up. Without his work in building a strong network in the past, Jordan admits he'd be in a much worse position today. In this episode, we talk about why keeping score in relationships is a bad idea, how to get over asking people for help, something Jordan calls "systematic network maintenance," and how to call in your social capital.


  • Why keeping score in relationships is a bad idea

  • How to build a network without the expectation of anything in return
  • Why people choose to follow certain people

  • How to maintain consistent contact with your network

  • How to get over asking people for help

  • Getting comfortable with helping others

  • Getting comfortable with asking help from others
The strategy of "opportunistic network maintenance"

  • The strategy of "systematic network maintenance"

  • How to use content management systems to enhance your social capital

  • Specific strategies for building out and asking for help from your network



Today, I have the privilege of introducing you to my friend, yet again, Jordan Harbinger. This is his third visit on the show and every single conversation with him has been packed with value and wisdom.

Jordan reached out to me a month or so ago after having left his previous business, The Art of Charm, to inform me that he was striking out on his own.

I know a lot of you are familiar with that company and probably follow it as well. You probably also know that Jordan had a falling out with the other founders and found himself needed to tap into his social capital, which he's been building for years.

The thing that impresses me most about Jordan is that it is apparent he applies what he teaches and, as much as I wish we were having this conversation under different circumstances, in this conversation you'll hear exactly how he's going to crush his new business venture using the skills, tools, and strategies he's been teaching for more than a decade in the business.

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Mar 13, 2018
FFN 098: Makers and Takers

There are two types of people in this world: makers and takers. The reality is that we’ve all been a bit of both in our lives. But I think more and more I’m seeing the pendulum switch in society from most of us being makers to most of us being takers.

It’s not sustainable. It’s not healthy. And, frankly, it’s not manly. So today, I thought I’d share why being a maker is not only your job as a man but it’s much more profitable and fulfilling way to live. And, I’ll also share five very practical tips/mindsets for turning yourself into more of a maker.


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Mar 09, 2018
In the Trenches 001 | Bubba Downs

This week, I interview Bubba Downs, our host of the new series, In the Trenches.

Mar 07, 2018
155: Supporting Our Nation's Warriors | Phil Randazzo

I spent time in the military, including an active-duty tour to Iraq in 2005-2006. I know how hard it can be transition from service to civilian life. One of the most challenging things for me was to go from having a clear sense of direction and purpose to not knowing what my next battle was. I know a lot of our nation's warriors feel the same.

Today I talk with my good friend, Phil Randazzo, about his 15-year mission to help our military members successfully transition into civilian life. I believe so much in what he and his organization are doing that I now sit on the board of advisors for American Dream U. Today we talk about why transitioning out of the military is so challenging, what our military members should be doing prior to leaving service, how they can find a new battle to fight, and how we can support our nation's warriors.


  • Why transitioning out of the military is so challenging
  • Why our veterans discount their experience from the military
  • What obligations and responsibilities we have to take care of our warriors
  • How building a new tribe is critical for veterans
  • The best steps to take prior to transitioning from service
  • How to develop a new sense of purpose beyond the military
  • Why suicide rates are so high among veterans and what to do about it
  • How to find a new battle to fight
  • How to harness technology to launch a successful second career
  • Business owners' perspectives on hiring military members
  • What valuable translatable skills military members possess


Gentlemen, I can't even begin to describe how excited I am to introduce you to my friend Phil Randazzo.

Him and I met about a year ago through some mutual acquaintances and since began working together with his organization, American Dream U.

Phil is an extremely successful business owner working in the financial services industry but more important than that is his 15-year journey to help transition our nation's warriors. I can tell you that this is a man who has his heart in the right place and is genuinely concerned with helping our veterans.

He's been invited to the White House, testified in front of Congress on the behalf of veterans, been given a key to the city of Las Vegas, and commissioned as a member of the Veterans Service Commission. So, needless to say, he's committed to the work and I couldn't be more proud to be part of his organization and call him a friend.

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Mar 06, 2018
FFN 097: Boys Need Dads

I’m sure you’re well-aware of the drug abuse, suicide, and violent crime rates with regards to young men. It’s all over the headlines these days and, with the latest school shooting in Florida, it’s become impossible to ignore. There is a real problem here.

And, while the rest of the world focuses on gun control and legislation in hopes of putting a bandaid over the problems that are becoming all too common, I’d encourage us here within the Order of Man to look at the root of the problem, which I believe is fatherless homes.

Let’s take a look at some of the statistics:

  • 63% of youth suicides are from fatherless homes (US Dept. Of Health/Census).
  • 85% of all children who show behavior disorders come from fatherless homes (Center for Disease Control).
  • 71% of all high school dropouts come from fatherless homes (National Principals Association Report).
  • 70% of youths in state-operated institutions come from fatherless homes (U.S. Dept. of Justice, Sept. 1988).
  • 85% of all youths in prison come from fatherless homes (Fulton Co. Georgia, Texas Dept. of Correction).

I could go on and on about this but I think you can see that there is a problem with fathers being absent in the home. I do want to be very clear here, this is not intended to put down women who are raising children on their own. My mom did for much of my early life and she did a terrific job. That said, the facts are the facts. And this is what the data is telling us.

I know I could also talk with you about the impacts on girls when fathers are absent but for the sake of this discussion, I want to talk about boys exclusively because it’s boys who are perpetuating much of the problems we see in society. I believe the solution is homes where fathers are present and engaged.

What I wanted to do today is connect the dots between boys and fathers and why this relationship is so critical for the well-being of our sons and society as a whole. Here are 5 reasons why dads are needed now more than ever.


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Mar 02, 2018
154: Own the Day, Own Your Life | Aubrey Marcus

So many of us focus on the end result - some noble goal we wish to pursue. And, while there's value in knowing where you're going, my guest today makes the case for measuring your successes in the smallest unit of measurement possible.

Most of you know Aubrey Marcus, founder of Onnit. He is back again to talk about how he has managed to build so much success in his life. Today, we talk about the key to starting your day off right, the benefits of unconventional training, napping, supplements, weird lunches, and how to own the day and own your life.


• Why focusing on the smallest unit of measurement is critical
• The key to starting the day correctly
• The power of hydrating, breathing, and freezing
• Where and how supplements come into play
• Utilizing drive time to your advantage
• How eating a weird lunch will serve you so wellHow to be more efficient through utilizing daily napping
• The benefits of unconventional physical training
• How to turn your life into an experimentation
• Building a powerful environment to attract powerful people
• How to own your life rather than it owning you


I have a repeat guest for you today and one most of you know.

Aubrey Marcus is the founder of Onnit, which specializes in food, supplements, equipment, and apparel.

The more I get to know this guy, the more I'm intrigued about how he produces results in his life and the interesting and sometimes strange way in which he experiments with everything that he can.

He's a multi-sport athlete, a philosopher, a podcaster, a business owner, and author, and somewhat of a scientist when it comes to achieving total human optimization in his own life and the millions of people he's working hard to inspire.

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Feb 27, 2018
FFN 096: 10 Steps to Reclaim Masculinity

We’ve all heard the adage that you are the average of your five closest friends. I don’t take that too literally but I do know that when I surround myself with powerful people, life changes. There was a time in my life where I lacked any real intentionality about who I surrounded myself with and the results (or lack thereof) showed.

Since those days, I’m made a deliberate and strategic decision to find people who are thriving in ways I want to thrive and put into action some strategies that have connected me with New York Times Bestselling Authors, elite warriors and athletes, multi-millionaire business owners, and, frankly, some of the most successful people on the planet.

I think we can all agree that men and masculinity are on the defensive. There is a disturbing trend in society that says we are simply not needed. This could not be further from the truth. And, unfortunately, it will take something catastrophic happening before society, as a whole, realizes the value of strong and noble men.

I’m not interested in waiting until that happens because I believe our job as men is to provide, even if it isn’t all that appreciated. Unfortunately, we’ll continue to see the ramifications of a lack of men and masculinity: suicide rates, drug use, violent crimes, school drop out rate, child abuse, etc.

So, in an attempt to begin the dialogue around reversing the trend, I made a post on Instagram with ten steps to reclaiming masculinity. Here they are:


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Feb 23, 2018
153: Developing Physical and Emotional Intelligence | Josh Trent

We all know health and wellness are important when it comes to stepping into our full potential but most of us tend to think it ends with eating right and exercising. While those elements are certainly important on our road to a healthy life, it goes well beyond lifting weights and eating salads.

My guest today is Josh Trent. He is the founder of Wellness Force and is focused on helping people across the planet lead healthy lives. Today we talk about connecting the head and heart, how to identify which beliefs are serving you, how to harness both the beast and the spirit inside all men, and how to develop physical and emotional intelligence.


  • What the term "wellness" actually means
  • How to develop physical and emotional intelligence
  • How to connect "head to the heart"
  • How to identify what beliefs and actions are serving you
  • The power of a technology fast
  • How to develop more confidence
  • How to reconcile ownership and kindness
  • How to use the past for forward progression
  • How to harness both the beast and the spirit
  • Using the process of reflection for growth
  • Why transforming the mind leads to a transformation everywhere else



My guest today is the founder of Wellness Force, Josh Trent. Josh and I met at the Spartan World Championship and since the minute I met him, I've been blown away with his energy and enthusiasm for life and the desire to live it well.

Throughout his 14 years inside the health and wellness Josh has helped thousands of men understand and develop physical and emotional intelligence.

His knowledge and expertise goes well beyond what every other "fitness guru" will tell you as he takes a more well-rounded approach to developing the body, mind, and soul.

He's worked with and interview hundreds of the sharpest minds in the wellness industry and has been on his own personal journey and transformation which you'll hear more of in our interview.

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Feb 20, 2018
FFN 095: Connecting with Powerful People

We’ve all heard the adage that you are the average of your five closest friends. I don’t take that too literally but I do know that when I surround myself with powerful people, life changes. There was a time in my life where I lacked any real intentionality about who I surrounded myself with and the results (or lack thereof) showed.

Since those days, I’m made a deliberate and strategic decision to find people who are thriving in ways I want to thrive and put into action some strategies that have connected me with New York Times Bestselling Authors, elite warriors and athletes, multi-millionaire business owners, and, frankly, some of the most successful people on the planet.

The reason I want you to listen very closely to this episode is that I’m not particularly anything special. There are a lot of men out there who believe that the reason I’ve been able to connect with these people is because I’m successful. Guys, that just isn’t true. I may be experiencing some success now but when I started Order of Man, I had absolutely no track record of success. I’ve simply figured some things out and executed relentlessly.

So this isn’t something only extraordinary people can do. Whether you’re achieving huge levels of success of none at all, everyone can implement the five steps I’m going to share with you and do the same thing I’ve done.

The first point I need to make is that all of these five steps have the foundational element of adding value. I want you to focus on serving others and enhancing their lives. That’s it. At it’s most basic level, that is how you succeed and position yourself in the company with the right people. But let’s break this down even further.


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Feb 16, 2018
152: The Future of Higher Education | Adam Braun

Higher education seems to be quite the topic these days. With the rising costs of education and the debate as to whether or not students are learning applicable skills, it seems inevitable that we'll see a shift away from traditional higher education to something more practical and affordable.

I've been an advocate for trade schools and apprenticeships programs for some time now but my guest today gives us yet another option to the challenges our young men and women face on the road to higher education. My guest today is the founder of MissionU, a one-year higher educational program that gives students the skills and experience to succeed after college. Today we talk about the rising cost of education and what can be done about it, how education institutions and students can and should work together towards solutions, bringing back the human element to schooling, and the future of higher education.


  • Why traditional higher education is becoming less relevant

  • The future of higher education

  • Enhancing the human element to higher education

  • The rising cost of college and how to reduce it

  • How to create win-wins between educational institutions and potential employers

  • Utilizing technology to make education more efficient

  • The power of teaching "soft skills" in college
How colleges have an obligation to teach applicable skills

  • Where traditional education is falling short
How educational institutions and students can work together for solutions

  • The power of investing in student's education


My guest today is Adam Bruan. Adam is a New York Times Bestselling author, an entrepreneur, and a speaker.
He is the founder of Pencils of Promise, a "for-purpose" organization dedicated to building schools around the world. In fact, they have now built over 400 schools.

What's even more impressive is that he took $25 and turned it into this organization that has generated $30,000,000 of funds raised.

Since then, he has turned his attention to the challenges surrounding higher education and has dedicated himself to creating solutions to some of the world's most challenging problems.

You're going to hear the passion and excitement in his voice as Adam and I have a conversation everyone would agree needs to be had about where to go with our post-secondary education.

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Feb 13, 2018
FFN 094: Solve Your Own Problems

It is amazing to me how quick we are to talk to other people about their issues and their problems yet we seem to be incapable of recognizing the problems in ourselves. It’s sad because we spend so much time and attention and energy on changing something that is completely outside of our control when the real power comes from changing the thing that is entirely within our control – ourselves.

I get it. It’s easier to focus our attention elsewhere than it is on us. If we flip the mirror around and take a look at where we’re falling short, it leads to work and effort to do something about it.


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Feb 09, 2018
151: Know Fear | Tony Blauer

Fear is something that every single one of us experiences but the reality is that most of us don't know how to adequately face it when it rears its ugly head. Your ability to understand your fear and how to use it to your advantage may be the difference between life and death.

Today, I'm joined by Tony Blauer with Blauer Tactical System in a conversation every man needs to hear. We talk about handling confrontation effectively, when violence is the answer, how to become what Tony calls a "courageous bystander," and how you can become more powerful by knowing your fear.



  • How to handle confrontation
  • How to improve your "respons-ability"
  • How the brain learns
  • What is the survival response system
  • How the "startle-flinch response" helps you
  • Why some people don't fight back
  • When is violence the answer
  • Four critical moves in dangerous circumstances
  • How we overestimate our own abilities
  • The three-step process for handling threats
  • How to become a courageous bystander
  • What to do when you're punched in the proverbial face
  • Four steps to managing fear more effectively


My guest today is Tony Blauer. Tony  is a self-defense expert and the creator of the SPEAR system which stands for Spontaneous Protection Enabling Accelerated Response.

I know that's a mouthful but what he's been able to learn, develop, and teach is how to harness the body's natural defense mechanisms to respond to a threat of violence effectively.

He's been training special forces and LEOs since the 80's and is one of the only experts who has successfully affected training across all the combat-related communities: self-defense, combat sports and the military & law enforcement sector.

Today, you're going to hear the passion in his voice as he talks with us about stepping into the role of protector for ourselves, our families, and our communities.

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Feb 06, 2018
FFN 093: Men are Providers


Men are providers. Period. And, there's more than one way for us to provide: Financial, Mental, Emotional, and Spiritual. Today, I share an excerpt from my new book, Sovereignty: The Battle for the Hearts and Minds of Men, regarding how we, as men, can step more fully into our calling to provide for ourselves, our families, and our communities.

If you enjoy this excerpt, I ask that you consider picking up a copy of my new book, Sovereignty: The Battle for the Hearts and Minds of Men. And, if you already have, please leave us an Amazon review so we can get the message of masculine sovereignty out to the world.

Enjoy the excerpt.


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Feb 02, 2018
150: Own the Dash | Dakota Meyer

There are two days you have no control over - the day you're born and the day you die. Every other day in life represents an opportunity to choose how you decide to live it. My guest today, Dakota Meyer, calls this "Own the Dash." The dash is all the days between your date of birth and your date of death.

Dakota Meyer is a retired Marine and the recipient of the highest military honor one could earn, the Medal of Honor. Today we talk about how he views the events that earned him that recognition, overcoming an attempted suicide, how he has redefined himself through living in service of others, and how he owns the dash.


What it means to "Own the Dash"
Turning adversity into opportunity
The value of service to others in overcoming struggle
How humility allows you to thrive
Not using PTSD as an excuse to self-destruct
Overcoming a suicide attempt
The power of owning your failures
How to make better decisions
How to find and connect with the right people
Implementing a team in your life
How legacy can drive you to do great things


Wow guys, this has got be one of my favorite episodes to date. My guest, Dakota Meyer is a Marine, a Medal of Honor recipient, a New York Times Bestselling author, a business owner, and probably one of the most humble men I've had the privilege of meeting.

In 2009, he and his squad were ambushed by Taliban insurgents where he learned some of  his team members were missing. He went back to find them and, in the process, rescued 12 wounded and provided cover for another 24 Marines and Soldiers.

I was absolutely blown away with his perspective on those events (which was not what I expected) and the subsequent depression and failed suicide attempt that followed. Since then, Dakota has gone on to found a successful construction company and has now dedicated himself to serving others and allowing others to use his platform to share messages of inspiration across this nation.
Sit back and buckle up. Dakota is one of the most real humans I've ever met as he shares some of his personal stories (good and bad) that have made him who he is today.


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Jan 30, 2018
FFN 092: The Myth of "Toxic Masculinity"

There’s a term that’s being tossed around these days that’s really been bothering me the more I think about it. The term is “toxic masculinity.” The reason that term bothers me is because, frankly, it does not exist. It’s not real. And, to perpetuate the term is to do injustice to what it means to be a man in the first place – which is probably why it’s pushed with such a heavy hand.

I think there’s a growing movement to undermine masculinity and the term, “toxic masculinity (and others like it)” is just one way to spread the propaganda that somehow masculinity is bad, or evil, or toxic. It just isn’t the case. Masculinity, by its very nature is good. It’s strong. It’s assertive. It’s productive. It’s caring. It’s compassion. It’s charitable. And, I’ve even go so far as to say it’s loving.


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Jan 26, 2018
149: Purpose-Driven Entrepreneurship | Pete Roberts

Everyone these days wants to be an entrepreneur and while I applaud their desire to go out and create something from nothing, too many men are in it for the wrong reason.

Today, I'm joined by my friend and founder of Origin USA to talk about the meaning of entrepreneurship. This one is unlike a lot of the podcast you see on entrepreneurship where you'll hear the ten tactics every entrepreneur needs to know. We go deep into why entrepreneurship is so important, why you should and shouldn't go into business for yourself, why vision is so critical, ethical responsibilities and obligations, and why creating a business without compromise is so critical.


  • The value of entrepreneurship
Why someone should become an entrepreneur

  • Why someone should not become an entrepreneur

  • Why striping away your ego is critical to your success

  • Developing a belief in yourself

  • How to develop more confidence

  • How to use faith to take more calculated risks
Our moral and ethical responsibilities as business owners
The value of resourcefulness

  • How to find new pathways

  • How to revive old ways of doing things and "modernizing" them

  • The value of a challenge and competition

  • Why creating a business "without compromise" is a huge competitive edge

  • How to connect with influential people using timing and value


Gentlemen, today I am joined my my friend, entrepreneur, and founder of Origin USA, Mr. Pete Roberts.

I came across what Pete was doing through Jocko (who is Pete's partner) and was immediately inspired by his story and message behind him and his company, Origin.

This man is not just an entrepreneur but someone who has meaning and significance about the work he's doing to bring manufacturing back to his hometown and create a product that is entirely made in the US, without compromise.

More than anything, today you're going to hear why he does what he does, where his idea of vision, ingenuity, and discipline come from and how the notion of business ownership ties into our responsibility as men to protect, provide, and preside in our homes, our businesses, and our communities.

Again, this isn't a checklist-type interview of everything an entrepreneur should know and do but a conversation about ideas, responsibility, and creativity. Listen to the stories and the message Pete has to share, implement it, and I guarantee you'll live a more fulfilled life and help those you come in contact with along the way do the same.

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Jan 23, 2018
FFN 091: A Crash Course in Confidence

One topic I see talked about more than just about any other is that of building confidence. It seems that more and more men are lacking the confidence they desire in their lives. I think there’s a lot of reasons for this so today, I thought I’d share with you why we seem to be experiencing more of that, and give you some very quick and actionable tips in order to develop confidence and, of course, the results that stem from it.

More than anything, you’ve got to understand that you are not entitle to confidence. I know you may think you know that but it’s amazing to me how many men seem to think confidence is something men are born with and that some men are just inherently confident.

I think that has some truth to it. Some men are born with a predisposition to be more confident in their lives but I believe the bigger variable to building and developing confidence is the ability to take action despite fear.


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Jan 19, 2018
148: True Transformation Through Exercise and Nutrition | Josiah Novak

It's that time of the year again when the masses begin their new year's resolutions. Fitness, exercise, and nutrition is always at the top of people's New Year's Resolutions but all too often people fail within the first couple of weeks or months to stick to their plans.

Today, I am joined by my friend and fitness coach, Josiah Novak, to talk about nutrition and exercise and why people fall short of their objectives. We cover why they fail, how to create the right environment for success, how to get back on track when you fall off, and how to create a true transformation in your life.



  • Why people fail with their health resolutions
  • Why we look for the magic pill
  • Common health challenges to overcome
  • How to create the right environment for success
  • The basics of establishing healthy nutrition and exercise habits
  • Why health is usually the first thing to go
  • How to develop more discipline
  • How to get back on track when you fall off
  • Identifying your values to keep you on track
  • Why you should focus on the process rather than the results
  • How to find the correct motivators
  • How to maintain consistency and focus
  • Best tips for exercise and nutrition



Gentlemen, I'm stoked to introduce you to my guest today, Mr. Josiah Novak.

I met Josiah through a mutual friend a little over a year ago and through getting to know him over the past year, I can tell you he is the real deal.

I think it's easy for us to assume that these fitness guys have always had the perfect physique but what I admire about Josiah is that he has gone through his own transformation of losing over 80lbs and is now dedicated to helping men around the world do the same in their lives.

You're going to hear that he's not all marketing and hype and another one of "those guys" but a real person who has learned to take a practical no-nonsense approach to the way we move, how we exercise, and what we eat.

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Jan 16, 2018
FFN 090: A Code of Conduct

Most of you know by now that we have live meetup in Nashville coming up January 26th and 27th. It is going to be an absolutely killer event and I want you there with us. So today, I thought I’d pull back the curtain a little bit and share with you some of the details so you know what we’re up to.

If you’ve been to one conference, you’ve been to all of them but what we wanted to do here is create something truly incredible because the last thing I want to do is sit in a hot, stuffy room for two days and be talked at. I can’t imagine you’d want to do that either.

So, at the risk, of giving away all of our ideas on how to run an effective meetup for men (unlike a lot of these conferences), let me break down eight things about this event you’re going to want to a part of.


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Jan 12, 2018
147: Self-Mastery through Bow Hunting | John "Dud" Dudley

Self-mastery is something I talk about a lot. There are a ton of external sources that seem to be fighting against us at any given time but, even worse than that, is that we seem to be our own worst enemy at times. The best way to combat that is to learn to master your natural tendency to do things you know you shouldn't.

Today, I'm joined by my friend, John Dudley, to talk about archery which, at first glance, doesn't seem to have to do with self-mastery. But that couldn't be further from the truth. The amount of dedication and discipline this man has towards become a master of his craft is inspiring and something we can all learn from. We talk about becoming a more well-rounded man, the power that comes from honing a craft, why coach-ability is critical, becoming a lifelong learner, and how to master yourself through bow hunting.


  • Connecting with nature through bow hunting
  • Becoming more a well-rounded man
  • Taking ownership of your life
  • The power that comes from honing a craft
  • Why coach-ability is critical
  • Ethical responsibilities we have
  • The value of knowing where your food comes from
  • Where training comes into play
  • The relationship between want and waste
  • Why repetition is so important
  • Being a lifelong learner
  • Holding yourself to a higher standard


Guys, I'm stoked to bring you this conversation with one of the most qualified men to talk with you about mastery and discipline.

I recently picked up archery and, in fact, I harvested my first deer earlier this year. I underestimated what it would take to make that hunt a success but a lot of what I learned, I learned from my guest, John Dudley.

He's been involved in archery since he was 10 years old (he talks about his first hunt) and since went on to shoot professionally for 20 years with over 120 events worldwide including gold and silver medal with the US archery team.

He's dedicated his life to archery and you're going to hear the passion in his voice as he is striving to become a master in his and show us how to master ours.


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Jan 09, 2018
FFN 089: Meet me in Nashville

Most of you know by now that we have live meetup in Nashville coming up January 26th and 27th. It is going to be an absolutely killer event and I want you there with us. So today, I thought I’d pull back the curtain a little bit and share with you some of the details so you know what we’re up to.

If you’ve been to one conference, you’ve been to all of them but what we wanted to do here is create something truly incredible because the last thing I want to do is sit in a hot, stuffy room for two days and be talked at. I can’t imagine you’d want to do that either.

So, at the risk, of giving away all of our ideas on how to run an effective meetup for men (unlike a lot of these conferences), let me break down eight things about this event you’re going to want to a part of.


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Jan 05, 2018
146: A Life of Adventure | Laval St. Germain

I want you to take a serious, truthful look at your life. When is the last time you went on an adventure? I'm not talking about a date with your wife, or trying a new restaurant, or you happened to take a new way to work. I'm talking about a real adventure that scared you, pushed you, and made you feel alive?

Today I'm joined by adventure enthusiast, Laval St. Germain to talk about why it's critical we "step out, and shove off." Today we cover establishing new perspectives for life challenges, why most men are content with living vicariously through others, the danger of cognitive distortions, and how to live a life of adventure.


  • What calls a man to adventure
  • Overcoming excuses
  • Eliminating discomfort
  • Weight risk vs. reward
  • Creating a new perspective for life's challenges
  • Why we have a desire to prove ourselves
  • The concept of practicing misfortune
  • Mental preparation
  • The danger of cognitive distortions
  • Rising to the level of our training
  • Finding experts
  • Why living vicariously through others is never enough
  • Avoiding comparison
  • What exactly is delayed activation


Today, I'm joined by adventurer and explorer extraordinaire, Laval St. Germain.

This man is so qualified to talk with us about living a life of adventure.

His resume includes being the only Canadian to climb Everest without supplemental oxygen, climbing an skiing Iraq's highest peak, the fastest ever crossing North Atlantic solo row, climbing the highest peaks on 6 of the 7 continents among other amazing accomplishments.

He spent 53 days rowing across the Atlantic, and lost three fingers to frostbite. He's a mountaineer, an endurance athlete, and a pilot.

What more can I say about this guy? He's incredible and inspiring. I know you'll walk away inspired to live your own life of adventure.

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Jan 02, 2018
FFN 088: The Best Investment You Can Make

I’m looking at a few of my investment accounts this morning and one of the things I’ve invested in this year is cryptocurrency. As of this recording, Bitcoin is over $17,000. But, what I want to talk with you about today has nothing to do with the financial markets. The only reason I bring that up is because I’m amazed at how often people are willing to speculate in something as volatile as Bitcoin and, yet, when you ask them how they’re investing in themselves, all you hear is crickets.

Now, I don’t know where Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies are going to be in the next 12 months and longer. Depending on when you’re listening to this, it could have skyrocketed even higher or completely crashed and burned. But, what I do know is that finding a way to invest in yourself this year will always prove to be a good investment.

So, today, I thought I’d cover six ways you can and should invest in yourself. Again, this is not going to have anything to do with any financial markets. I am a financial advisor by trade but I don’t want to talk about that. I want to talk with you about the best asset you’ll ever have – yourself. And, if that’s truly the case, you’re going to want to invest more heavily in yourself than you have in the past.

This year alone (2017), I will have invested roughly $30,000 in myself. Some of you may think that’s low and some of you will think that’s high. Either way, it’s all relative. The more you can invest in yourself the better. In fact, I recommend earmarking funds from your paycheck each month to invest in yourself – at least 10%.

So let’s talk about 6 ways to invest in yourself.


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Dec 29, 2017
145: Retire Early | Deacon Hayes

Finances is such a huge component of living your life to the fullest. But in my experience, it's often one of the most overlooked. Not because men don't believe it's not important but because it's often complex and challenging to get your money to work for you.

One of the most commonly asked questions I get is, "What book would you recommend for personal finances?" Although there's a ton to choose from, there hasn't been one that I consistently feel good about recommending. That is until now. My friend, Deacon Hayes, the author of You Can Retire Early joins me to talk about developing a personal financial plan, how to sift through all the financial noise, three investment vehicles to consider (including a quick conversation on Cryptocurrency), and how you too can retire early.


  • What is "retirement" and how is it changing
  • The importance of finding your why
  • Knowing the right time to retire
  • How to develop a personalized plan
  • When and if to hire a financial advisor
  • Three must-avoid pitfalls of financial planning
  • Software available to help you build wealth
  • Why Cryptocurrency should fall into your plan
  • How to sift through all the noise
  • The most effective way to pay off debt
  • Three investment categories you should invest in
  • The power of the right environment
  • How to deal with financial setbacks
  • Commonly held financial myths


Today, my guest is personal finance blogger and author Deacon Hayes. I actually met Deacon years ago when I launched my first podcast many of you don't even know about.

We've since had the opportunity to talk about blogging, podcasting, and of course money (which is something we're both passionate about).

Deacon has been featured in Yahoo Finance, US News, Investopedia, CNN Money, and many more and has recently wrote a book, You Can Retire Early.

You're going to hear in this conversation why Deacon is well-qualified to talk about money and finances and learn through his approach that the financial conversations and planning needed aren't really as complex as many institutions would have you believe. Get the note pads and your dusty old financial plans out and learn how you can retire early.

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Dec 26, 2017
FFN 087: Overcoming Guilt

Whether it’s the argument that you got in with you wife, the way you treated your children, how you may have handled a situation at work, or with a client, there’s no doubt that all of us have faced guilt in our lives. This is natural and, actually, a productive emotion to experience.

I know a lot of you, when I say that guilt is productive, are wondering what exactly I’m talking about but I firmly believe that the range of emotions we experience – even the negative emotions are helpful. Negative (as well as positive emotions) are simply indicators of our lives. They tell us what’s going well, what’s not going well and where we need to focus our attention and energy in order to produce new outcomes.

It’s when we dwell on these emotions or allow them to cripple us from doing the work we know we should be doing that it becomes a problem. And, I see this time and time again with the men within The Order. They make a mistake they regret and, rather than learning from it, they wallow in their own self-pity and completely incapacitate themselves and their ability to move on and improve as a result of their mistake.

Look, I get it. I’ve made mistakes that I haven’t been proud of but dwelling on the past does nothing to enhance your future and there certainly isn’t anything you can do about it other than you those mistakes as fuel to alter the course of your life moving forward.

And, that’s what I want to talk with you about today. I want to talk with you about three very simple steps you can use to overcome the destructive power of unchecked emotions. Let me be clear though, I’m not talking about hiding emotions or just getting over it. I’m talking about using these powerful feelings we all experience to do the work of a man.

See, there seems to be two sides of the fence on this. One side says, “Men don’t express emotions.” The other side says, “Men need to be vulnerable.” I don’t sit fully with either camp. I think there’s a time and place for everything. There’s a time I can and need to be vulnerable and a time, where I need to simply get over it and re-engage in the work that needs to be done.


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Dec 22, 2017
144: Living Your Full Potential | Bedros Keuilian

When I talk about "reaching your full potential," it's a challenge because reaching your full potential is pretty difficult to define, and it's a moving target. Once you think you've reached it, you realize you've only scratched the surface on what you can do.

Today, I talk with someone who is striving every day to do some amazing things in his life and helping you do the same. This is a powerful, powerful episode where we deep dive into some uncomfortable conversations about taking charge of your life and producing big. We cover the excuses we like to tell ourselves, learning how to take imperfect action, how to dominate and crush competition, and striving to reach your full potential.


  • What is the American Dream
  • Overcoming your excuses
  • Learning to take imperfect action
  • How to dominate and crush the competition
  • The difference between being broke versus being poor
  • How to thrive on disadvantage
  • Increasing ambition
  • Finding your hidden genius
  • The power of mentorship
  • How to find and add more value
  • Tapping into your fullest potential
  • Developing self-confidence
  • Building a proper relationship with money
  • Becoming more decisive


Men, I am so honored to introduce you to our guest today, Mr. Bedros Keuilian.

He's a coach. He's a mentor. He's an author. But, more importantly he is an owner in several multi-million dollar business including the owner and founder of Fit Body Bootcamp which is one of the largest and most successful franchises in the world.

You're going to hear the tremendous odds this man overcome including migrating to the US, eating out of dumpsters, having lice washed out of his hair by his mother with fuel, and so much more.

He's been featured in Inc, Entrepreneur Magazine, Dr. Oz, Huffington Post, and so many more publications and today he's here to talk with us about reaching our full potential.

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Dec 19, 2017
FFN 086: 5 Books Every Man Should Read in 2018

It’s been said that, “The man who does not read has no advantage over the man who cannot read.” I believe that’s true. We have so much access to the world’s greatest minds and thinkers and all we have to do is tap into those minds through the power of their written words.

I didn’t always think so highly of reading. In high school, I would do whatever I could to get out of reading and doing book reports. In fact, the only book I remember reading was The Old Man and the Sea which is, of course, a classic. But now, I read at least 50 books per year. I make it an objective of mine to read one per week.

I get a lot of questions about how I’m able to do this and, although that’s not the subject of today’s podcast, I do want to tell you it’s very simple. I commit to reading for at least 30 minutes per day. Every single one of us have 30 extra minutes in the day and, if there’s one thing you can do to spend that time most effectively, it’s reading. Again, you’re tapping into the most powerful minds and ideas in the history of this planet. Incredible.

So, with that said – and just in time for the holidays and last minute Christmas shopping – let me share with you five books that are an absolute must on that list of 50 I would suggest you read. Keep in mind that these are in no particular order.


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Dec 15, 2017
143: The Appearance of Power | Tanner Guzy

Every time I bring up a conversation about style as it relates to masculinity, I'm met with hesitation because, "real men don't care about what they wear." And, while that sounds good to say, it just isn't true. If it were, we'd all walk around naked or a baggy t-shirt and sweat pants everywhere we go.

Besides, your style is a powerful tool in building influence, gaining confidence, and creating opportunities for yourself. My guest today is my good friend, Tanner Guzy with Masculine Style. I've learned more from him about what I wear, what it says about me, and how it's perceived by others in the last couple years than I have the rest of my life. And while it's hard to quantify the results dressing well produces, there's no doubt there's a connection between what I look like and my income, confidence, and influence.


The difference between power and appeal
  • How your clothing communicates to others
  • Tactics vs. strategy in what you wear
  • The 3 style archetypes
  • 6 factors to choosing your style
  • How to focus on meaning versus just looking good
  • Where confidence stems from
  • How to improve your style without having to wear a suit
  • How to maintain practically and still look good
  • How to overcome the need for validation in the way you look
  • How to develop and maintain influence with others
  • Why every man should focus on improving his style


Gentlemen, my guest today is my friend Tanner Guzy. Tanner and I met years ago. In fact, he was the second guest I ever had on the show.

I used to balk at the idea of dressing well because I thought it was more about what's inside a man than what he's wearing. And, while there is validity to that, our style says a lot about who we are.
Tanner is a deep thinker (which I appreciate) and goes well beyond how to wear a suit and what shoes go best with what pants. He delves deep into the why and the psychology of what we wear and how it produces results in our lives.

And, that's what we're all about here - producing results. And, if I can take learn just one thing about what I wear that will help me in my life, you can bet that I'm going to do it. Tanner is going to show us how.

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Dec 12, 2017
FFN 085: Activate the Hunt | Collin Cottrell

This one is a little different for you today. Normally, on Friday, you get to listen to me talk about some things that have been bouncing around in my brain but, today, you get to listen to an on-the-spot conversation between me and my friend Collin Cottrell.

Collin and I went on a hunt together about a month ago. This was my very first hunt and I thought you’d enjoy hearing about it and the lessons that I learned along the way. So, I asked Collin (again, my friend and founder of Activate the Hunt) to interview me and, of course, I interview him about what goes into a successful hunt and why he does what he does.


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Dec 08, 2017
142: Developing, Operating, and Expanding a Business | Cameron Herald

Running a business can be a challenge. I know, I own two of them. At times, things seem to be firing on all cylinders and at other times, it seems like I'm just barely hanging on. Regardless of where you are with your business (and even if you're an employee of a business), there is always something to be learned in how to run the operations more effectively.

My guest today, Cameron Herald, grew 1-800-Got-Junk from $2,000,000 in revenue to over $106,000,000 in just six short years among other amazing business accomplishments. We talk about developing a board of advisors, attracting top-quality talent, creating work/life balance, the art of delegation, and how to develop, operate, and expand a business.


  • How to inspire a team
  • Developing a management style
  • Scaling business operations
  • Running team meetings effectively and efficiently
  • Attracting top-quality talent
  • Developing a board of advisors
  • Finding work/life balance
  • Starting the morning off right
  • The power of delegation
  • 4 rules for a powerful business meeting
  • Creating a vivid vision
  • Utilizing a Chain of Command


My guest today, Cameron Herald, is a speaker, author, and business coach working with Chief Executive Officers and Chief Operating Officers around the world.

What I like most about Cameron is his no-B.S approach to building and scaling businesses. He has such an ability to cut the heart of the matter and eliminate anything that keeps businesses from growing.
As you heard earlier, Cameron grew 1-800-Got-Junk from $2,000,000 in revenue to $106,000,000 and has led and operated multiple other $100,000,000 business.

You'll see why that is as you hear Cameron and I talk about scaling businesses, the things that keep a business from thriving, and how to make the most of every single minute to maximize results within employees, officers, and the organization as a whole.

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Dec 05, 2017
FFN 084: Be The Patriarch

The other day, I had made a comment in our Facebook Group about being a Patriarch. Someone suggested I put that phrase on a shirt but I thought it would be better to explain it here.

Very simply, a Patriarch is the male leader of a family. It’s becoming painfully obvious that we are lacking male leadership in the home. Divorce rates are on the rise as they have been for some time and the amount of young boys and girls who are growing up without fathers is scary to even think about.

And, I don’t even think we’ve begun to see the fallout from the leaderless homes. Already, we see young boys and girls confused about their gender, we see violence, addiction, and the fact that the sexual misconduct perpetuated by men is seemingly climbing. I can’t help but think that a lot of these problems could be addressed by worthy and honorable male leadership in the home.

I don’t think all of this would go away but if more men would lead their families the way they’re meant to be led, much of the negativity we see in society today would dwindle.

I want to be really clear here. I know there are situations in which the mother is responsible for leading the home. Maybe dad is out of the picture for whatever reason. But, regardless, a man’s influence in the home cannot be replicated.

Men and women are different. Where women are great in certain areas, men fall short. And, where men are great in certain areas, women fall short. This is why it is so crucial that there be both a masculine and feminine presence in the home.

Specifically, I want to talk about the masculine presence in the home because that’s where we as a society seem to be falling short.

Look, if you’re a father and/or a husband, your job is to lead. Period. You are designed to lead. You were born to lead. And, what’s really fascinating is that the majority of women I talk with who tune into what we’re doing here are craving men who lead with honor, strength, and integrity.

So today, of all the factors that make you and I the Patriarchs of the family we’ve been called to be, I want to talk with you about three specifically.


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Dec 01, 2017
141: Live Life on Your Terms | Hunter McIntyre

There was a time in my life when I felt as if I was living for everyone else. I woke up to a marriage that was in shambles, a business that was failing, a bank account that seemed to be in the red more often than it was in the black, and a lifestyle I hated. That has all changed for me.

My guest today, Hunter McIntyre, although taking a different path, was also living a life other than what he really wanted. That was until he found Obstacle Course Racing and the passion for life you'll hear in his voice. Today, we're going to talk about how that discovery changed his life, how to identify where you need to grow most, the power that comes in trying new things, and how to life life on your terms.



  • Identifying where you need to grow most
  • The value of meditation and self-talk
  • Developing story lines that serve you
  • How to refine who you are
  • The power of trying new things
  • Why selfishness isn't always a bad thing
  • How to shine your light for others
  • Discovering what the world needs from you
  • Learning to let go of things that no longer serve you
  • Cultivating the right attitude for life
  • How to keep the your fire burning



Guys, today I have the privilege of introducing to you Hunter McIntyre.

Hunter is a Professional Obstacle Course Racer, a two-time winner of Steve Austin's Broken Skull Challenge, and is one of the highest paid Obstacle Course Racers in the world.

What's even more interesting is that what we might recognize in Hunter today was nowhere to be found when he was younger. Most of his younger years were spent doing drugs and getting drunk, run-ins with the law, and several rehab stays.

Eventually, he found his way into modeling working with J. Crew and Abercrombie and Fitch. But, it wasn't until he found Obstacle Course Racing that he truly transformed his life. I just watched this guy compete in the Spartan World Championships in Tahoe. He is the real deal. He is loud. He's in your face. But, there is no doubt he thinks big and lives life on his terms.

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Nov 28, 2017
FFN 083: The Power of Gratitude

I wasn’t going to talk with you about gratitude because everyone is going to be talking about it with Thanksgiving and it seems to be a little played out but that thought goes against what makes gratitude so powerful in the first place.

I truly have so much to be grateful for and, regardless of your station in life right now, so do you. When, we overlook (like I was about to this year) all that we have to be thankful for, we forget that we already have so much in our lives and life is good.


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Nov 24, 2017
140: Living the Fit Life | Drew Canole

4 years ago, I was fat, out of shape, and miserable. My relationships were suffering. My business was falling apart. And, I was at a complete loss on how to turn my life around. That was until I began to take better care of my body and focused on making the most of the machines that are my body and mind.

Today,  I am joined by the founder of FitLifeTV, Drew Canole. We talk about his transformation as well as mine, the most powerful way a man can start his morning, how to embrace and learn from your mistakes, the power of a clear vision, and how you too can live the fit life.


  • The best way to start your morning
  • The role of creation vs. victim
  • How to embrace your mistakes
  • The law of attraction
  • Building the structures and systems for a healthy life
  • Mastering your mindset
  • Why juicing is such a powerful way to get your nutrients
  • Why we do the opposite of what we know we should
  • What besides nutrition goes into living a fit life
  • Finding congruency in your life
  • To cheat or not on your meals
  • The power of vision



Gentlemen, I've been looking forward to introducing you to my guest and friend, Drew Canole for some time now.

I've been following his work with FitLifeTV and Organifi for years and we when were able to finally connect and get him on the show, I jumped at the opportunity.

You're going to hear this guys' excitement for life as we discuss all things health related (which goes well beyond exercise and nutrition).

He is a bestselling author and, as I said before the Founder and CEO of FitLifeTV where he has reached millions of people across the planet on the topics of health, fitness, healing, and longevity.

Get your notepad out as Drew and I have an incredible conversation on living the fit life.

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Nov 21, 2017
FFN 082: Every man a Marketer

Whether you’re trying to win the girl, get a job promotion, or get new clients, it’s critical that you wrap your head around the idea that you are a marketer. Today, I’m going to share with you why this mindset is so important, some of the pitfalls we should avoid, and some very simple strategies you can implement to help you get more in your life.

I know there’s a lot of guys who think that they’re not marketers or that somehow this is a shady way of looking at things but I can assure you it’s not. If you have a product (whether it’s you or some service or offering you have), you have an obligation to bring it to the market and share it with the world.


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Nov 17, 2017
139: Wild at Heart | John Eldredge

"Deep in his heart every man longs for a battle to fight, an adventure to live, and a beauty to rescue." This is one of my favorite quotes about masculinity and, if you've been following us for long, you've heard it from me a thousand times.

Today, I am honored and have the privilege of talking with the author of that quote and one of my top 5 most recommended books on masculinity (Wild at Heart), John Eldredge. We talk about the secret to a man's soul, the single question every man needs to have answered, society's attack on gender, how to embrace authentic masculinity, and why every man is wild at heart.


  • The secret to a man's soul
  • The single question EVERY man needs answered
  • Society's attack on gender
  • How to embrace authentic masculinity
  • How masculinity is earned
  • How to overcome being a poser
  • Pornography and the disintegrating family's effect on men and society
  • How to find out who you are
  • Why rites of passage are so important
  • How to focus more on your internal world than your external world
  • The collapse of gender
  • Permission to be men
  • The masculine virtues


I am honored to introduce you to my guest today, Mr. John Eldredge. When I set out on this journey to become a better man, his book Wild at Heart was one of my go-to resources for an understanding of who I am as a man and how men show up in this world.
At the time, I never thought I'd actually have the chance to have a conversation with him but after some back and forth and getting our schedules pinned down, we were finally able to lock something in.

John is an author, a counselor, and a teacher. He's been working with men and teaching them how to transform their lives for more than two decades. It's interesting to see that the book, Wild at Heart still strikes a nerve with men across the world more than 15 years after he wrote it. This is a testament to John's understanding of what we, as men, are really after in our lives and how to become the men we are meant to be.

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Nov 14, 2017
FFN 081: Humility is Strength

A lot of men seem to believe that arrogance is what makes you strong. It's not true. An over-inflated ego opens up to all sorts of blindspots. Where arrogance makes you weak, humility makes you strong.


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Nov 10, 2017
138: Political Correctness, Technology, and Capitalism | Sal, Adam, and Justin with MindPump

Gents, today is a different kind of podcast and it's unlike everything we've ever done before. Last month I had the opportunity to head to the Spartan World Championships in Tahoe and was able to sit down with my friends, Sal, Adam, and Justin from MindPump Media.

They are a fitness company but we don't talk about anything fitness related as we sat down for an hour or so to talk about political correctness, the future of technology including planned communities and cryptocurrency, capitalism, and just about everything in between. Sit back, relax, and enjoy a conversation about everything and nothing with the guys.


  • The plague of offense and political correctness
  • Why we're wired to look for bad news
  • The value of analyzing objective data
  • Understanding reality vs. what others are trying to portray
  • How capitalism creates harmony
  • State of current affairs
  • The future of planned communities and commerce
  • Why listening to opposing views is critical for growth
  • The advantages and disadvantages of modern technology
  • The relationship between gun ownership and gun violence
  • How to shut down bad ideas
  • The pitfalls of the two-party system
  • The future of cryptocurrency
  • The negative effects of artificially raising minimum wage



I've got three guests for you today, Sal Di Stefano, Adam Schafer, and Justin Andrews. They are the founders of MindPump Media which is a media company dedicated to giving accurate and entertaining information about the media industry, what works, what doesn't, and how you can get control of your health.

These guys have a combined experience of over 40 years in the industry and, although we don't talk a thing about fitness today, you can tell but the depth of the conversation we do have, these guys are very intelligent and extremely well-informed.

In a world that seems to regurgitate the same basic health information over and over again, Sal, Adam and Justin are extremely entertaining and bring a whole new perspective to the way we look at fitness, nutrition, and health.

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Nov 07, 2017
FFN 080: Embrace Discomfort

Take a look around society. We see a lot of weak people. Mentally, people allow the smallest of circumstances to get ahold of them and dictate their actions. Emotionally, they their emotions to get the better of them and, physically, people are unhealthy.

If you have any hope of becoming the man you are meant to be, you are going to need to learn to develop strength in each of those areas. And, the only way to get physically, mentally, and emotionally, is to embrace discomfort.


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Nov 03, 2017
137: The Fight Against Child Sex Trafficking | Tim Ballard

Today, I've got a different podcast for you today. My guest is Tim Ballard and he is the founder of Operation Under Ground Railroad, a non-profit organization designed to save children around the world from child sex trafficking.

My wife initially introduced me to Tim's work and, after following him for sometime, I'm inspired by the good he's doing in the world in the wake of some horrific atrocities more men need to know about. Today, we talk about stories of his team's rescues, how these young children are being helped to recover, how to find a calling in life, how to avoid "the flinch" when undercover, and the fight against child sex trafficking.


  • The seriousness of child sex trafficking
  • Stories of children rescues
  • "Aftercare" and helping children recover
  • How to find a calling in life
  • How to avoid the "flinch" when undercover
  • The men behind these rescues
  • How meaningful work changes a man
  • How to rally people around a cause
  • Identification and extraction tactics and efforts
  • How you can get involved


My guest today is Tim Ballard, the founder of Operation Underground Railroad, a non-profit designed to rescue the victims of child sex trafficking.

To date, Tim and his team have rescued 745 victims and assisted in the arrest of 365 traffickers around the world.

Originally, Tim worked for 12 years as a Special Agent with the Department of Homeland Security but became frustrated with the red tape and inability he had to actually remove these children from the horrible situations he was responsible for investigating.

In 2013, he left the department and founded Operation Underground Railroad. Today, we're going to talk about that process, the good he's now doing in the world, how to take action on the problems you see in the world, and how you can get involved in this fight.

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Oct 31, 2017
FFN 079: Your Life is Yours

The following podcast is an excerpt from our new book to be released February 2018. If you would like to be among the first to know when the book is available, register here.


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Oct 27, 2017
136: Lewis Howes | The Mask of Masculinity

Recognizing that we, as men, wear masks might just be one of the most difficult self-evaluation processes we can go through. It's difficult because sometimes we've been wearing a mask for so long that it actually becomes part of who we are and how we define ourselves.

My guest today, New York Times Bestselling Author Lewis Howes, joins me to talk about why men are failing so many benchmarks, how to recognize and confront what is holding you back, why the masks we wear hinder our personal growth, and the 9 masks of masculinity.


  • What is the Mask of Masculinity
  • Why men are underperforming in every benchmark
  • The 9 masks we as men tend to wear
  • How to recognize which mask you might be wearing
  • The common thread between all the masks
  • How to confront the things that hold you back
  • How to stop defining yourself by the mask you wear
  • How our masks hinder personal growth
  • How to embrace discomfort and vulnerability
  • How to avoid overcompensating for weaknesses
  • How to better understand your emotions
  • Which mask I tend to wear


My guest today is New York Times Bestselling Author, Mr Lewis Howes.

I know a ton of you are already familiar with his work and what he's up to with his own company and podcast (which is listened to millions of times per month), The School of Greatness.

We had Lewis on the show a while back but since then, he has released his newest book, The Mask of Masculinity.

What I enjoyed a lot about this book is that Lewis really pulled back the curtain in his own life and you can tell by the way he's analyzed who he is and what makes him tick that this is a process he doesn't just talk about, this is a process that he's actually gone through and uncovered for himself.

Lewis Howes had a lot of success as a professional athlete (which hints at the mask he was wearing) only to find himself injured and wondering how he could redefine himself and tap into who he really is.

Gentlemen, gear up, prepare to challenge some thoughts about who you are, and let's unpack the idea of the mask of masculinity.


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Oct 24, 2017
FFN 078: Every Man Needs a Battle to Fight

As a lot of you already know, I interviewed Navy SEAL and New York Times Bestselling author, Jocko Willink, earlier this week. One thing that he said that really stuck out to me was the difference between former military members who are able to maintain their discipline after the service and those who aren’t.

I have personally seen both. I’ve seen veterans who make a seamless transition into civilian life and I see those that really flounder and I’ve often wondered what the difference was as well.

What Jocko said is that the difference between the two is whether or not they’ve found a new mission.

During my time in the military, the mission was always very clear to me. We were instructed on the objective, given our marching orders, then left to carry them out. But, when you transition out of the military, there’s no one to give you any marching orders and you’re left on your own to figure it all out.

What’s interesting to me is that one of my favorite authors, John Eldredge (who, by the way, just agreed to come on the podcast) happens to be the author of one of my favorite quotes.

He says, “Deep in his heart, every man longs for a battle to fight, and adventure to live, and a beauty to rescue.” I want to focus the conversation today on the first component of that quote, a battle to fight.

Men are warriors. Not all warriors have to be battle proven in war but I do believe it’s in our nature to look for problems, to be on the lookout for the enemy or, at a minimum, a threat to our livelihood and the people we have a responsibility for.

I look around in society today and I see men who have no real sense of direction or purpose. I know you do to - maybe it’s you. You look into their eyes and you can see that all the enthusiasm and excitement they may have once had is all but gone.

I would argue it’s because these men, as Jocko would say, have no mission or, as John Eldredge would say, they have no battle to fight.

So today, I’m going to encourage you to pick a fight – to pick a battle. I don’t mean a literal fight with someone or a group of people. I mean that I want you to take a look around at society and engage in a cause worth fighting for. This could be a career calling, a fitness journey, the family you’re working to provide, protect, and preside for. I really don’t care what it is but I do want to give you four steps to engaging in the fight of your life.

As I talk about these four steps, I’m going to give you a lot of questions as opposed to answers. I can’t decide what your battle is. You have to decide that for yourself and the best way for me to help you do that is to give you some questions to ponder and consider.


The first step in picking a battle to fight is to talk a look around society and identify what you see as being wrong with the world. Write down everything that comes to mind. In a way, you’re identifying the enemy. Not a literal enemy but the thing you’re going to fight against.

For men, 3 years ago, I saw that there was a real problem with the state of affairs for men. Like I mentioned before, I’ve seen too many men who have lost the spark of life and don’t know where to turn. Couple that with the fact that society in general doesn’t like or approve of masculinity (until they need men to do something) and it became painfully obvious that there was a problem.

In many ways I set out to solve my own problems as I was one of the men to which I’m referring.

  • What bothers you?
  • What injustices do you see in the world?
  • What problems do you have in your personal life?
  • What could be better about this life?

The answers to those questions will help you identify the battle you may have been born to fight.

Remember, you’re not limiting yourself here. You’re just brainstorming.


Once, you’ve identified some problems with the world – the ones that are meaningful to you, you’re probably going to find a common theme between them. There are probably a few that overlap or stand out to you.

If that’s the case, I’d recommend you start doing some reconnaissance.

  • Who is already addressing this problem?
  • What solutions are already available?
  • How has this problem been addressed in the past?
  • What gaps are there in the solution to this problem?

When you start answering questions like these, you start giving yourself the power to do something about the problems you see with the world.


Once you’ve identified the enemy and you’ve done some recon regarding the battle already being wages and the gaps that need to be filled, you can start planning your battle.

  • What solutions will you offer?
  • How will you offer them?
  • What assets do you need?
  • What in your life do you need to improve in order to be the champion of this cause?
  • Who do you need to know in order to bring the fight?

Once you know the answers to these questions, you should then ask yourself, what is the next first step?


You don’t have to have this all mapped out. You just need to know what the next step is because the next step in your battle is to engage.

Maybe it’s to create a website or a podcast. Maybe you need to ask for a promotion at work or propose a project to your employer. Maybe you just need to start talking about some of this stuff on social media.

I don’t know what this looks like for you but you’re going to feel if it’s right only when you start engaging in the fight.

It does no good to do all this planning without actually taking the fight to the enemy. I see too many men plan and strategize and think about what they want and then never do anything about it.

I want you to take the next first step. Once you’ve done that, I want you to take the next first step. Over and over again.

When you find yourself getting off track, adjust and keep driving. You’re going to feel it.

I know this isn’t easy, especially if you feel like your soul has been dead for some time now but I can promise you that when you follow these steps and choose your battle your soul will come alive for the first time in years. You’ll feel like you have a calling – a purpose again. You’ll walk around with your head held high knowing that you’re doing the work of a man. I know it’s certainly been true for me.


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Oct 20, 2017
135: Jocko Willink | Discipline Equals Freedom

There is no shortage of motivational events, courses, seminars, quotes, and memes. Don't get me wrong, motivation has its purpose but discipline is a far greater asset on your path to accomplishing big things in your life. Where motivation falls short, discipline picks up the slack.

Today, I'm joined by a man that needs no introduction, Jocko Willink, to talk about connecting future ambitions with present actions, why every man must find his mission, how to overcome fear and procrastination, and his mantra, "Discipline Equals Freedom."


  • Why discipline equals freedom
  • Key military tactics that translate into civilian life
  • Anticipating the delayed results of discipline
  • The pros and cons of focusing on strengths vs. weaknesses
  • Where Jocko's discipline comes from
  • How to connect your future ambitions with your present actions
  • The importance of defining your path
  • How to develop mental strength
  • Why every man needs a mission
  • The role of accountability when it comes to being more disciplined
  • How to overcome procrastination
  • Rasing kids to be strong and disciplined
  • How to overcome your fear
  • Where to start: mental preparation or physical action


Gentlemen, I am stoked to introduce you to my return guest, Jocko Willink.

I'm sure that you know Jocko but in case you've been living under a rock the past 4-5 years or so, let me introduce you to him.

He is a Former Navy SEAL and commander of Task Unit Bruiser (the most decorated special forces unit of the Iraqi War), a recipient of the Bronze and Silver Star, a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Blackbelt, a New York Times Bestselling author of three books, and arguably one of the most disciplined men on this planet.

I, like you, have been following him ever since I ran across his book, Extreme Ownership, in Barnes & Noble and have been fortunate enough to develop a close enough relationship with him and his team that I when I heard he was coming out with a new book, Discipline Equals Freedom: Field Manual, I was able to get a message to him and get him back on the show.

Gentlemen, strap in, get your notepads out, and get ready to tune into one of the most qualified men I know to talk about how discipline will give you the freedom you're after.

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Oct 17, 2017
FFN 077: How to Fight a Grizzly Bear

In October of 2016, Todd Orr was hiking in the mountains of Montana when he spotted a grizzly bear. He made eye contact and the bear ran off with her cubs over a crest in the distance. Only a few minutes later, Todd turned around to find the bear charging towards him. He pulled out his bear spray, fired, then collapsed as he found himself in a life and death struggle against a grizzly bear.

Not only did Todd survive, on his way back to his vehicle, he was attacked by the same bear again in a second life or death struggle.


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Oct 13, 2017
134: Unfu*k Yourself | Gary John Bishop

At times, we tend to get into our own heads and become our own worst enemies. We often write off anyone who happens to disagree with us, puts us down in any way, and label them as "haters."

But it's our natural tendency - especially as high achieving men - to be our harshest critics. It's valuable at times and drives us to do great things and, other times, it creates unnecessary barriers to our success. My guest today, Gary John Bishop, author of Unfu*ck Yourself joins me to talk about how to redefine yourself by becoming unrealistic, how to uncover the narratives we tell ourselves, the difference between knowing something and being aware of something, and how to get out of your head and into your life.


  • How to get out of your head
  • How to develop a no-nonsense approach to life
  • The critical difference between affirmations and personal assertions
  • Why self-help is inferior to self-development and growth
  • How to uncover the narratives you tell yourself
  • Understanding the study of Oncology and how it applies to your growth
  • The difference between being wrong and being inaccurate
  • How to become more present in your life
  • The power of telling yourself you're an asshole
  • Why we should not concern ourselves with the past and the future
  • The difference between knowing something and being aware of something
  • How to redefine yourself by being unrealistic
  • How to interrupt the notion of who you already are


Gentlemen, my guest today is Gary John Bishop.

He is a personal development expert and the author of Unfu*ck Yourself - which is a book I just picked up to read a couple weeks ago.

In reading it, I can appreciate Gary's no-nonsense approach to human development, and high-powered mentoring. And, I knew right away I had to get him on the show.

He's worked with top athletes and Fortune 500 executives in his personal development career.

This guy is real. He's raw. He tells it like it is and pulls no punches which is exactly what we, as men, might just need in order to come to some realizations about our own lives, how to get out of our own heads, and out of our own way.

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Oct 10, 2017
FFN 076: Motivation is B.S.

Everywhere you turn you’ll find another “motivational guru” attempting to inspire the masses to take action. If you’re like me, you’ve attended conferences, purchased courses, and poured over endless quotes and memes in a feeble attempt to get motivated enough to do what you already know you should be doing.

Don’t get me wrong, there’s nothing particularly wrong with motivation, other than it doesn’t last. We’ve all left that conference feeling inspired only to get back into the grind and lose the excitement within 24-48 hours.

Like a drug-user hooked on cocaine, we’re constantly on the lookout for the next conference that promises to inspire, amaze, and motivate us yet again.

We go. We spend the time, the energy, and the money. And, we even get motivated for another 24-48 hours, until our next fix is needed.

And that’s the problem. We become dependent when we seek motivation from outside sources. And those that host these conferences know that and bank on the fact that you’ll have to come back next year.

I’m not suggesting you don’t attend these motivational conferences. I’m encouraging you to dig deeper than the surface-level B.S. that seems to be so prevalent in today’s society.

But rather than beat my chest and shout a catchy little tagline that “Motivation is B.S.”, let me share five strategies you can start using today to become your own source of inspiration and, more importantly, action.


We live in a world where everything is promised immediately. Through Amazon, you can be reading a book I recommend in the next couple minutes. We’re promised immediate results from the latest fat-loss hack. Even podcast like this one allow us to listen to any subject on demand free from any need to wait for or on anyone.

In most cases, this access to information, products, and services is a beautiful thing. The unintended consequence, however, is that our attention span and patience has been greatly diminished.

That’s too bad considering that your success in any area of life requires an insane amount of consistency over long periods of time.

If you’re looking for immediate results in your life, motivation might just cut it. But if you’re interested in maintaining a healthy, wealthy, and successful life, you’re going to have to wrap your head around taking action for a lifetime.


Planting your flag requires you to be a man of your word. If, for example, you’ve committed to working out 5 days a week, every day you miss makes you a liar – to put it bluntly.

Sure, we can sugarcoat it and make excuses for why we missed our workouts but at the end of the day, you did not do what you said you would and that, by definition, makes you less than a man of your word.

It’s a good thing then that the idea of doing what you say you will is a skill set that can be learned.

All it takes is effort and consistency. Even the smallest of task and the smallest of promises count. If you tell your wife you’re going to take out the trash, take out the trash. If you tell your son you’re going to play catch with him after school, play catch with him after school. If you tell a neighbor you’ll be there to help him move, be there on time to help him move.

Every time you fail to keep your word, a little piece of your soul dies. It’s no wonder then why so many men seem to be miserable. They can’t keep their promises to themselves, let alone to others.

When you wake up early in the morning to work out, don’t question whether or not you should. Question whether or not you’re going to be a man of your word today. After all, the promises you make to yourself are the most important you can make.


Part of being a man of your word is about creating systems and processes to ensure you are.

Let’s use the workout example again. If you tell yourself you’re going to work out in the morning, set your clothes out the night before, get your pre-workout drink ready, and know what your workout is going to be. These are three simple systems that will keep you on track when you don’t want to be on track.

Calendars, daily rituals, evening routines, task lists, electronic reminders, Field Notes journals, coaching, and masterminds are all examples of systems and processed you can implement to get your work done.


Out of all the systems we could talk about, I want to focus on the idea of reviewing your progress. Most men don’t. We tend to identify the task, do it (or don’t), then move right to the next task.

This process of reviewing your actions, conversations, projects, interactions, and day is a critical component of diving deeper than simply being motivated.

I learned the after-action review in the military which is a series of five questions you can ask yourself to review your work and get you pointed in the right direction every day. For the sake of time, I’m not going to share the questions but if you’re interested, you can get a copy of the After-Action Review at www.orderofman.com/afteractionreview.


After all is said and done, the mantra that discipline trumps motivation has been a huge help for me.

Motivation is external. Discipline is internal. We rely on outside sources when we seek after motivation. We depend on ourselves when we strive for discipline.

This is what makes discipline so powerful. We simple decide that we’re going to be disciplined rather than wait for the perfect set of variables to motivate and inspire.

When you’re struggling to get out of bed, or workout, or be consistent with the project at work or in school, remember and tell yourself, “discipline trumps motivation” or as Jocko would say, “Discipline equals freedom.”

Internalize it, get a bracelet that says it, tattoo it on your forehead if you have to but whatever you do life your life by the words, “discipline trumps motivation.”

This is not an overnight process, especially if you’ve been relying others to motivate you most of your life but remember to plant your flag, be a man of your word, develop systems and processes, review your progress, and live your life by the mantra, “discipline trumps motivation” and you’ll never want - or need - for motivation again.


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Oct 06, 2017
133: The Fighter's Mindset | Chris Romulo

Every single one of has fallen a time or two in life. And, everyone of us knows a man who has failed to get back up from that fall. It's not an easy thing to overcome the wounds of failure, but if we want to thrive, it's a requirement.

My guest today, Champion Muay Thai Fighter Chris Romulo, joins me to talk about finding the fight in us, the difference between ego and confidence, living by the mantra, "Fall seven times, stand up eight," and how to develop the fighter's mindset.


• What is the "Champions Uprising"
• The fight that changed everything for Chris
• How to find your rhythm and flow in life
• Why timing is critical
• The importance of settling into life
• How to change your mindset
• How to find the fight in us
• The difference between complacency and getting comfortable
• How to overcome the pushback
• How to develop of fighter's mindset
• 7 factors of an uprising
• The difference between ego and confidence
• Living by the mantra, "Fall seven times, stand up eight"


Gentlemen, I am stoked to be introducing you to my guest today, Chris Romulo.

You're going to hear how impressive this man is in my interview today but you're also going to hear the humility that has turned Chris into a champion multiple times over.

Chris is a 6-time Muay Thai champion, and the author of his new book, Champions Uprising.

He is also a fighting coach and the owner of CROM fitness where he teaches men and boys the how to fight, develop grit and determination, and the fighter's mindset both inside the ring and out.

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Oct 03, 2017
FFN 075: Why Men Fail

I typically like to frame these discussions in a positive perspective but I do think it’s important that we occasionally look at the other side. Most people are more than willing to talk about what will make a man a success and, while I agree that’s an important subject to cover, just as important is the discussion of what is going to keep you from accomplishing what you want.

So today, in an attempt to keep you from falling into some of the same traps this humble man has fallen into a time or two, I’ll share with you 6 reasons why men fail and, in doing so, help you find a new path to thriving in what we call the Quadrants (yourself, your relationships, your health, and your wealth).


The number one reason most men fail, and the reason I fail from time to time is pride.

I’ve talked about it before but we have been led to believe that if you don’t have the answer, you’re an idiot or less of a man.

It’s unfortunate that’s the case because it drives us to go at it alone, to figure out things the hard way, and to struggle, when all we really have to do is reach out to someone who may know a few things more than we do.

The solution is simple: recognize you don’t have it all figured out and ask for help from someone who does.

Want to get in shape? Ask someone what you should do to get in shape.
Want a promotion? Ask someone to help you with the project that will help you secure your promotion.
Want to shore up the relationship with your wife? Ask someone who has a great relationship.

The solution, again, is ask. Humble yourself and reach out


When I started Order of Man in early 2015, I knew there wasn’t a lot of new information I could share with men. But what I recognized is that information isn’t really the problem.

You have access to more information in the palm of your hand than the most educated minds had a hundred years ago. Information isn’t the problem. Action (or lack thereof) is. And, more specifically, sustained action.

Motivation doesn’t cut it. Accountability doesn’t cut it. The only thing that will yield the results your after is consistent action towards your objective.

When that alarm goes off in the wee hours of the morning, it’s time to fight. It’s time to engage. It’s time to battle. All you need is to DECIDE.


We’ve all heard the acronym F.E.A.R. (False Evidence Appearing Real). I disagree. Fear is real. It’s designed to keep you alive.

Running from the things that scare you, or worse, pretending it doesn’t exist will not get you closer to your goal.

Facing the enemy that is fear will. When you’re scared, acknowledge it. Recognize it for what it is and use the fear to equip and arm yourself with the tools, mindset, skill set, and resources to look it in the eye and drive on.

It’s likely that the thing you fear the most won’t kill you. It’s simply going to make you feel a little uncomfortable. Be okay with that. Discomfort is your friend, fear is your enemy.


In my experience, one of the biggest dangers we fall into is trying to be accepted by others. The way we run our marriages, our businesses, our workouts, and our lives is so centered around what other people think.

I know personally there have been times in my life where I’ve wondered whose life am I living. The answer is someone else’s.

We’re constantly bombarded by stimuli from magazines and books, to this podcast and mainstream media. And, we believe that the way one person does it is the way we should do it.

Add to that the environment of political correctness in which we live and you’re likely to withhold the way you really feel or alter your message or actions based on the perceived criticism you’ll receive from others.

If you truly want to thrive, you’ll work on overcoming what other people think about you.


Regardless of how you choose to paint it, the excuses you craft are nothing more than cleverly disguised lies.

And, what’s worse is you’ve been lying to yourself for so long that you’re actually starting to believe your own B.S.

When something doesn’t go according to plan, I’d encourage you to say, “This didn’t go well because I did or didn’t ____________.” Sure, there may be other people that have a part to play in the failure of your objective but there’s nothing you can do about another human being – only yourself.


The excuses you tell yourself lead into the last point I want to make with you today. Because you’ve been feeding yourself lies, it’s caused you to stop in your tracks. It’s caused you to question your ability to drive on and maybe even your desire to do so.

The reason a lot of men fail is because they’re so concerned with all the other reasons I shared with you today at the expense of the very action that will help them succeed in the first place.

If you want to thrive, you need to take action. You’re probably going to mess up. You’re probably going to fall short. People are probably going to mock you. So what?

You can fail at your objective so no one sees you misstep or you can struggle for a little while until you’re able to achieve what it is you’re after.

Let’s recap these again: pride comes before the fall, you don’t have an information problem; you have an action problem, fear is your enemy, acting for acceptance, excuses are lies, and sitting the sideline.

I know these factors aren’t easy to overcome. I struggle against them every day. But the times when I’ve been the happiest, most successful, and most content in my life is when I’ve recognized what I’m against and overcome them anyways.


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Sep 29, 2017
132: Decoding and Deciphering Human Behavior | Chase Hughes

Someone asked me several weeks ago, "If you could have one super power, what would it be?" To which I responded, "The ability to read people's minds." As it turns out one doesn't need to be a superhero in order to possess the ability to understand what other people are thinking and, to a degree, use that knowledge to produce desired outcomes.

My guest today, the founder of Ellipsis Behavior Laboratories and the author of The Ellipses Manuel, joins me to talk about reading body language and thoughts, becoming a human lie detector, how to activate trust in others, and how to decode and decipher human behavior.


Chase Hughes (@thechasehughes) is a Navy veteran and an author and speaker on behavior analysis, body language and behavior engineering.

He founded Ellipsis Behavior Laboratories in 2011 and has since developed the Behavioral Table of Elements which, after pouring over this, is probably the most extensive behavioral analysis tool I've ever seen.

Chase is also the creator of other life-saving systems such as 'The Hostile Hospital' and 'Tactical Psychology'. And, if that's not enough, Chase is also in the process of developing new programs for the US Government.

He volunteers his skills by training members of anti-human trafficking teams around the world and has published two books on human behavior and over 29 articles and papers on behavior and behavior analysis.

Chase Hughes is here today to talk about the concepts from his new book, The Ellipsis Manual: Analysis and Engineering of Human Behavior.

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Sep 26, 2017
FFN 074: Overcoming "The Drift"

What exactly is “The Drift?” The Drift is the natural tendency we have as men to coast, and in a way, take our hands off the steering wheel of life and allow ourselves to be controlled and put ourselves at the mercy of all that life offers.

The fact is that there are forces at work against us that keep us from accomplishing what we truly want in life and, unless, we’re actively engaged in the process of intentionally living our lives, it’s very easy for us to get off course.

Today, I’m going to share with you why this happens but, more importantly, 3 measures you can take to ensure you maintain the course you are meant to maintain.


Sep 22, 2017
131: Living Life on the Edge | Navy SEAL Andy Stumpf

Everywhere you turn, you'll find men living what I call the sedated life. Like robots on an assembly line, these men wake up at the same time, eat the same food for breakfast, drive to work the same way every day, do the same menial tasks for 8-9 hours, drive home, kiss the wife and kids, eat dinner, watch some TV, go to bed, and do it all over again.

My guest today, former Navy SEAL and wingsuit base-jumper Andy Stumpf is the exact opposite of that. And, while we can't all be Navy SEALs, jump of really high mountains and structures, and travel the distance of 18 miles in a wingsuit, we can all take some calculated risks that make us feel alive.

Today we talk about finding something worth fighting for, eliminating emotions in the decision-making process, why people fail in the application of their goals, and how to live life on the edge.


Andy Stumpf (@andystumpf77) is a former Navy SEAL with SEAL Team Five and later joining the most elite counter-terrorism unit in the military, SEAL Team Six.

He is also 5.11 and Black Rifle Coffee Company sponsored athlete, and has an affinity for jumping off really tall mountains and perfectly good airplanes.

As impressive as that sounds, he refers to himself as a "professional gravity enthusiast" and rightfully so. He's completed wingsuit jumps lasting more that 18 miles at speeds of 161 mph.

He is the recipient of 5 Bronze Star Medals (four with valor), the Purple Heart, the Joint Service Commendation Medal, the Navy and Marine Corp Commendation Medal with Valor, three Navy and Marine Corp Achievement Medals, and two Combat Action Ribbons.

In other words, the man is a genuine Bad-A and today's he's here to talk about living life on the edge.

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Sep 19, 2017
FFN 073: The Power of a Coach

I think it’s safe to assume by now that you probably - at least to some degree -  understand that having a coach is such a valuable strategy towards becoming great, whether that’s improving your golf swing, enhancing your public speaking skills, building a solid relationship with your wife, or growing your business.

But, it amazes me how often men recognize the value of coaching in elite performers yet underestimate the power of having a coach even if you’re not at the elite level or competing on the global stage.

Today I talk about why you should consider hiring a coach and what to look for.


Sep 15, 2017
130: Finish What You Start | Jon Acuff

If you're anything like me, you are what I refer to as a "starter." I've never been at a loss for figuring out how to start things. Getting things done is a completely different story.

Today I am joined by New York Times Bestselling author, Jon Acuff. If you have a problem with finishing what you start, this is the episode for you and, I'm not going to lie, I needed this one more than most.

We talk about the developing a tolerance for imperfection, why "strategic incompetence" is a powerful tool, how to overcome what Jon calls "noble obstacles," a new spin on SMART goals, and how to finally finish what you started.

Jon Acuff

Guys, I am so stoked to be introducing you to my guest today, Mr. Jon Acuff.

I've read all four of his books and I've been trying to get him on the show for two years. The time finally came with the release of his new book today (if you're listening to this the day it is being released), Finish: Give Yourself the Gift of Done.

The other books I've read are Do Over, Start, and Quitter. All of which have been instrumental in helping me launch the podcast you're listening to right now.

He's a New York Times Bestselling Author. He's worked with companies like Home Depot, Staples, and The Dave Ramsey Team. He's been featured on CNN, Fox News, and other major media outlets.

This guy is intelligent, he's funny, and he's here to drop some serious knowledge on the art, science, and skill of finishing what you start.

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Sep 12, 2017
FFN 072: Lessons Learned from Hurricane Harvey

Today, I thought it would be a good idea to address something that has impacted millions of people over the last several weeks and that is the nightmare in Houston created by Hurricane Harvey.

As I’ve thought about what those people must be experiencing and what we’ve seen online and on TV, I can’t help but think of a couple glaring lessons we should all look to when it comes to how we conduct ourselves as men.

I see some areas of improvement and I see some areas that, from what I can tell are absolutely amazing to see in the wake of such a horrific situation.

So, let’s get into these lessons today.


Sep 08, 2017
129: Men and Politics | Sean Whalen

Politics - just the mention of the word infuriates most and has the ability to split up marriages and lifelong friendships alike.

What a shame, since our political environment literally permeates every single element of our lives - taxes, defense, infrastructure, education, economics, and so much more.

Today, I am joined by my good friend and mentor Sean Whalen. Sean is currently running for congress in the third congressional district in Utah. You're going to love some of what this man has to say and, I'm sure a lot of you are going to hate what he has to say.

But, regardless, I encourage you to listen with an open mind so we can prove to the world that it is possible to hold a civil and intelligent political conversation.


Gentlemen, today I get to introduce you to one of my favorite repeat guests, Mr. Sean Whalen.

Sean is a friend and mentor of mine and, although I don't agree with him on everything, I have always admired his candor and ability to hold true to his convictions.

He has done everything from MMA fighting to real estate mogul to off-road truck driver. He's talked about it all from hitting rock bottom through a bankruptcy and nasty divorce to what has become an incredible movement with Lions Not Sheep.

And, if that's not enough, he's adding Congressional Candidate to the never-ending resume that can only be Sean Whalen's.

Gentlemen, buckle up, listen up, and let's talk about men and politics.

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Sep 05, 2017
FFN 071: Memento Mori

You may have heard the Latin phrase, “Memento Mori” which quite literally means “remember that you have to die.” That phrase has also been used to describe an object that serves as a reminder of death, like a skull or any other object that has that connotation.

Now, the reason I want to talk with you about this because, just prior to hitting record on this podcast, I booked a flight and hotel to go see my father who, just a couple days ago, had a heart attack. I don’t know whether he is going to live or die but, unfortunately, right now, things don’t look good. I’m sure by the time this podcast is released we’ll know if he has passed or if he’s in the clear.

As I think about all that’s gone on for me physically, mentally, and emotionally over the past 48 hours, I can’t help but think about the prospect of my own death.


Sep 01, 2017
128: Style as a Tool to Have More and Be More | Ryan Magin

So many men are afraid to even talk about style. In my experience, they believe that it's just not that important when it comes to being a man or they don't want to be viewed as anything less than manly.

I get it. I used to be the same way. That was until I understood the power of dressing well and leveling up your presence. Dressing well isn't about a well-tailored suit, fancy shoes, and overpriced jeans. It's about being deliberate and intentional about sharing with the world who you really are.

My friend, Ryan Magin joins me today to talk about what role style plays in masculinity, why men are afraid to elevate their style, something he calls "enclothed cognition" and the "halo effect," and how to use your style to have more and be more.

Gentlemen, my guest today is my good friend, Ryan Magin.

I met Ryan three years ago as I was launching Order of Man and the StyleCon conference. I'll admit, I'm not one who is very good when it comes to what I wear and how I look.

But, I've learned a ton from Ryan about the way you look has proven to not only increase confidence in yourself but confidence from others too.

Ryan dresses well, he looks good, and his game is on-point (although I will say his style is very different than mine). But, that's the point he makes today. Is that in order to look and feel good, you have to find a style that works for you.

And, that's exactly what I've seen him do over the last three years for himself as I've watched what he's done for himself, his business, and his clients.

Guys, take notes, listen to this with an open mind, and learn how to use your style as another tool to get what you want.

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Aug 29, 2017
FFN 070: Should've, Could've, Would've

Most men seem to be living in the past. They live with guilt, remorse, sorrow, and regret. What a shame that is because if they’d only realize that their past experiences don’t define who they are, I think we’d see a lot more men stepping up to the responsibilities they have today.

Today, I want to share with you four steps I’ve incorporated in my life so that I live in the present moment. Yes, I learn from my experiences and reflect on the past but, only as a means to get better today, not to sit around feeling sorry for myself.


Aug 25, 2017
127: How to Market Yourself | Noah Kagan

Whether you own a business or you're working your way up the corporate ladder, learning how to more effectively market yourself is a critical.

This one is a little different guys as you'll listen in on the conversation I have with my friend, Noah Kagan. We talk about business, side hustles, living from your purpose, and I even get into a small discussion about my religion. But, the underlying theme to the conversation we have today is how to more effectively market yourself.


Gentlemen, my guest today is Noah Kagan. Some of you will recognize the name, others will not.

But, if you run a website in some form or another, I'm sure that you're already using the tools he created for your business.

He is the founder of AppSumo and Sumo. He was employee #30 at Facebook and #4 at Mint (if you want to read some interesting stories, look into how he separated from each of those companies).

In other words, the guy knows what he's doing, he knows how to market himself, and he knows how to do things on a large scale. Today, he's here to talk about marketing ourselves.

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Aug 22, 2017
FFN 069: Turning Darkness Into Light

This podcast is a replay of my presentation at The Meltdown in the Desert. In it I talk about the dark catalyst for change in my life and the rock-bottom foundation for my growth as a man.

Without this darkness, you would not be listening to or be part of The Order of Man.


Aug 18, 2017
126: 7 Principles of Total Focus | Navy SEAL Brandon Webb

We are constantly bombarded by stimulus and, more than any other time in history, the ability to focus is becoming increasingly difficult. Focus, however, sits at the top of a list of virtues and abilities every man needs to develop if he hopes to experience any level of success in his life.

My guest today, Navy SEAL Brandon Webb, joins me to talk about how to make better decisions under pressure, the power of self-talk and visualization, how to become more effective at "violence of action," and the 7 principles for total focus.


My guest today is Navy SEAL Sniper and New York Times Bestselling Author, Brandon Webb.

I'm absolutely blown away by the caliber of man this guy is.

He spent 13 years with the Navy SEALs and was instrumental in redesigning the Sniper SEAL Training program which trained members such as Chris Kyle and some of the deadliest snipers in US military history.

Upon leaving, Brandon went on to found SOFREP.com and Hurricane Media which is one of the largest media organizations that focus on news and information for the special forces community.

When he's not doing all of that, he is an experimental test pilot.

As you can see, the man and his resume is impressive. And, you'll get the chance to hear exactly what I mean today in my conversation with Brandon Webb.

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Aug 15, 2017
FFN 068: Improving Intuition

Intuition. It’s the ability to understand or recognize something about a situation or circumstance without having to analyze or break down the facts about that particular situation.

It is so critical that we, as men, learn how to hone our sense of intuition and improve our ability to listen to this little voice – however you choose to define it.

So today, as I was thinking about what I wanted to address, I thought it would be a good idea to talk about why it’s important we improve our intuition and a couple quick and easy steps each and every one of us can employ to make our intuition work better.


Aug 11, 2017
125: Enhancing Your Mind | Jim Kwik

It all starts in the mind. Whether you're trying get into better shape, grow your bank account, start a business, become a better father, or a better man in general, growing and expanding your mind is the first step.

But, it's often one of the most overlooked muscles we use. My guest today, Learning Expert Jim Kwik joins me to talk about how to turn on your superhero brain, avoid information overload, cut through he noise and become more focused, and how to enhance the most powerful muscle we have - the mind.


My guest today is Jim Kwik. He is an expert is speed-reading, memory improvement, brain performance, and accelerated learning.

I came across his work a couple months ago and, after following him for the last couple months, and really digging into the results he is creating, I knew I needed to have him on the show.

I talk about improving the mind a lot but I wanted to have an expert on to share some of his insights and secrets.

The man is extremely qualified to talk about this (you'll hear that in our powerful conversation today) and, if you aren't convinced yet, please understand that Jim is hired by big, big companies like Virgin, Nike, Zappos, SpaceX, Fox Studios, and some of the most powerful people on the planet like Elon Musk, Richard Branson, Harrison Ford, Will Smith, and Steven Spielberg to name a few.

Enjoy this one guys and take notes.

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Aug 08, 2017
FFN 067: Dealing with Depression

Depression. It’s very real. It’s very common. It’s very destructive. We all know someone who is going through a bout with depression, and, we might even know someone who has contemplated or attempted suicide.

Suicide rates are on the rise among men. In fact, as I was researching this morning, I found that some studies have shown that suicide rates among men are more than 3.5 times that of women.

I don’t know why that it is and, unfortunately, I cannot get into all the causes that may lead to what a lot of men seem to be experiencing these days but, what I would like to do is give you five strategies I’ve personally used to overcome getting down on myself and falling into a bout with depression.


Aug 04, 2017
124: Starting Strength | Matt Reynolds

There are a lot of tasks we're called to do as men. Among other things, your physical strength will make the difference between your ability to accomplish those tasks or not.

My guest today is Matt Reynolds, the founder of Starting Strength Online Coaching and a man who has nearly 20 years of experience competing in strength sports and coaching barbell-based strength and conditioning. He has not only created one of the premier online coaching services on the planet, he is my personal coach.

Today he's here to share why all men should consider adding barbell training to their routine, the core lifts we should work on improving, how strength training improves mental toughness, and how to get started on your journey to build more strength.

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Aug 01, 2017
FFN 066: Building a Business

I want to talk with you about building a business and the power of entrepreneurship. I know that word is a buzz-word these days but that’s because there is so much good that comes from this capitalistic society in which we live and the ability that each and every one of us have to think of an idea and, more importantly, MAKE it come to life.


Jul 28, 2017
123: Left of Bang | Patrick Van Horne

Gentlemen, we all know the world can be a dangerous place. Some would argue it's becoming safer and others would argue it's becoming more dangerous.

Either way, the potential for you encountering a threat in your day-to-day life is a real possibility - and one that we, as men, should be prepared for. My guest today, Patrick Van Horne and the author of Left of Bang teaches us how to use non-verbal communication to assess threats, the common physical language all humans use, how to use "combat profiling" to keep yourself and others safe, and how the Marine Corps' Combat Hunter Program could safe your life.

Men, I am stoked to introduce you to my guest today.

His name is Patrick Van Horne. He is a former infantry Captain with the United States Marine Corps and has been instrumental in helping develop and teach the Marine Corps Combat Hunter Program to his fellow marines, military, law enforcement officers, and civilians.

His book, Left of Bang, has been recommended to me over and over again and, a couple months ago, I finally picked up a copy. I think read it in two days - I could not put it down.

Since it was one of the best books I've read this year, I decided to reach out and extend an invite to have Patrick on the show.

Guys, let me tell you, he does not disappoint, as he talks about how he helped implement, develop, and train this course to his Marines during his two deployments to Iraq and, more recently his work with his behavioral analysis training company, The CP Journal.

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Jul 25, 2017
FFN 065: Should I focus on Strengths or Weaknesses?

Today, I answer your questions. We talk about the most influential books I've read, my favorite quote, my personal strengths, whether or not it's better to focus on strengths and weaknesses, and a whole lot more.

  • What is the most influential book you've read? [2:23]
  • How do you avoid getting too frustrated with your kids when they're having a meltdown on vacation? [3:38]
  • What are you better at than all of your friends? [5:17]
  • Protect, provide, preside: is 2 out of 3 not bad or should I bring up where I'm lacking? [6:25]
  • What is your favorite famous quote? [7:39]
  • Is it better to focus on working to your stengths or shoring up your weaknesses? [9:31]
  • Did you watch Game of Thrones and what did you think? [10:45]
  • Whais the #1 key to being an entrepreneur? [11:37]


Jul 21, 2017
122: View From the Top | Aaron Walker

We all know the best view is at the top but, the reality is that it's often the most difficult to get to. In other words, the view is earned. But, how often have we expected the view without the effort?

My guest today - and his second time on our show - is Aaron Walker, the author of View From the Top. Today we talk about the struggles of life, how to life a significant life, establishing boundaries and creating margin, and how to get that view from the top.

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Jul 18, 2017
FFN 064: The Power of Red Teaming

Opposition is so important that there’s an entire strategy designed to use opposition to your advantage.

It’s called “Red Teaming," and the basic idea is that you build a team whose sole purpose is to challenge what it is you’re doing.

Today, I talk about why we, as men, shouldn't run away from opposition but embrace it.



Jul 14, 2017
121: No Excuses, No Barriers | Erik Weihenmayer

So many of us are so good at making excuses. We've been doing it for so long, it's hard for us to recognize what is truth and what stories we tell ourselves that keep us from having what we truly want. Today, my guest, Erik Weihenmayer, talks with me about climbing the seven tallest peaks on each of the seven continents and kayaking 277 miles down the Colorado River. Oh yeah, did I mention he's blind? Today, we talk about identifying barriers, attracting great people in your life, using the concept of alchemy as a powerful tool in your life, and how to crush your excuses once and for all. Please leave us a review at http://orderofman.com/itunes Shownotes: http://orderofman.com/121 Website: http://orderofman.com

Jul 11, 2017
FFN 063: Who's Got Your Six?

A Battle Buddy, for those of you who are not familiar, is a member of your unit who is there to cover your six. He’s there to ensure you’re doing the right things, training as hard as you can, and covering your blind spots so you don’t do anything dumb – like get yourself killed.

It’s a concept we used on the battle field. It’s a concept used on the football field when you consider the blindside tackle whose job is to protect the quarterback at all costs. It’s a concept that is used in every facet of life.



Jul 07, 2017
120: Making Money Matter | Cole Hatter

Money is villainized by much of the media and society today. It's easy to see why. Only a select few have managed to build a sizable net worth and, the fact remains, that the majority of the population are living a life of anything but wealth and abundance.

But, that doesn't have to be the case. In fact, much of what my guest, Cole Hatter, talks about today is the mindset and rules for more abundance in your life. We talk about living a life of significance, what money truly is, the value of capitalism, and, more importantly, how to make money matter in your life and the lives of those you care about.

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Jul 04, 2017
FFN 062: Building a Rite of Passage

A Rite of Passage is a tradition that dates back as long as humans have walked this planet but it seems to be less and less common. And, unless a young man plays competitive sports, or participates in Scouting, or joins the military, he just isn’t going to be initiated into manhood.

In fact, a lack of initiation into manhood has caused a lot of the problems we see with boys never leaving the nest.

So, today, I want to share the ins and outs of the Rite of Passage I created for my son and the six key components of any Rite of Passage so you can re-create your own.



Jun 30, 2017
119: Back From the Darkness | Navy SEAL Joost Janssen

There is no doubt that all of us have been through some difficult challenges in our lives - some more than others. Whether it's the loss of a loved one, disease or illness, bankruptcy, or divorce, your ability to adapt and overcome spells the difference between those who crumble and those who thrive.

My guest today, Navy SEAL Joost Janssen, talks with us about enduring and even enjoying pain, the power of deciding early, how to harness tragedy and the negativity of others, how to come back from the darkness, and, more importantly, how to thrive through hardship.

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Jun 27, 2017
FFN 061: The Moment of Truth

We refer to the “moment of truth” as the moment we actually find out if something is going to work or not. Today, I want to talk with you about the faulty premise in that line of thinking.

I realize it’s just a phrase but I was having a conversation with my neighbor the other day about a project he was working on and he didn’t know if it was going to work until he got to the last step.

I do know that sometimes, there’s just no way of knowing whether or not something is going to work out or not until we try it but I also know there are a lot of things we can, and should, know ahead of time.

I mean, why invest huge amounts of time, energy, money, and other resources into something if you have no idea whether it’s going to work out or not?




Jun 23, 2017
118: Connecting With Your Kids | Jim Sheils

If you're anything like me, connecting with you kids can be a real challenge. You know it's important. You want to connect with them. But, the grind of everyday life and providing for your family and wearing all the "hats" we as men are required to wear can come at a cost.

Today my guest, Jim Sheils, joins us to talk about why we succeed in business but fail in the family, the entrepreneurial lie, how to create moments with your children, implementing what he calls "rhythms" into your life, and how to finally connect with you kids.
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Jun 20, 2017
FFN 060: 4 Domains of Manliness

Through thousands of hours of work, reading, and personal observation I've discoverd that there are four domains of manliness that I believe every single man must address in order to become the best possible version of himself.

So, I thought it would be a good idea to break down those four domains a bit more and share with you some of what I’ve learned over the last two years.




Jun 16, 2017
117: Turning Your Passion Into Your Profession | Dale Partridge

I've never met a man who did not have a dream or, at a minimum, and idea for what his future holds. That said, I've met plenty of men who died with that dream still inside them.

There's a lot of reason for this. And, whether it's fear or a lack of understanding what it will take to make your dream a reality, you owe it to yourself and the world to pursue it. My guest today, Dale Partridge, shares with us how to find that passion, how identify problems worth solving, a 3-part formula for creating workable solutions, and how to turn your passion into your profession.

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Jun 13, 2017
FFN 059: The King of Your Castle

There seems to be a lot of men these days that have either forgotten what it means to be a man in the home or never learned the skills to step up fully as the king of the castle.

I look around and I see the pain in men’s eyes. And, if it’s not pain, it’s death. There are millions of men walking around like lifeless, soulless zombies. And, the repercussions of that is at best a meaningless life and, at worst, infidelity issues, addiction to drugs, alcohol, and pornography, and, in many case, verbal, emotional, and physical abuse.

While everyone out there is trying to change the world, solve world hunger, bring about world peace, and doing it at a global scale, I’m here to tell you that the way we change the world by equipping men with the tools and skills to lead their own kingdoms. And that means we start by going into the most basic unit in society, the family.



Jun 09, 2017
116: Building a Personal Brand | Kolby Kay

The term "personal brand" has become such a buzz word these days but, the fact remains, that the ability to accurate reflect who you are to the world has become more important than it ever has.

Whether you're starting a new business, interviewing for a job, vying for a job promotion, or are in the dating scene, understanding personal branding will go a long way towards helping you get what you want. My guest, Kolby Kay, talks about setting yourself apart, the core elements to be aware of, where to start when it comes to building your platform, and how create a strong personal brand.

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Jun 06, 2017
FFN 058: Keeping Field Notes

Whether you use official Field Notes or another journal, notepad, or an app, tracking and journaling your thoughts is a critical excercise for effectiveness and efficiency.

Here's why it’s important you do and some tips for journaling your ideas.



Jun 02, 2017
115: Keeping the Fire Alive | Sarah Jones

Let's face it, relationships tend to lose their luster after a while. But, that doesn't necessarily mean that has to be the case. In fact, most relationships and marriages can keep the spark alive for a lifetime, as my guest today points out.

Sarah Jones is back by popular demand to teach us how to re-kindle that spark, keep things fresh, add variety into the relationship, how to encourage your partner to try new things, and how to keep the fire alive.

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May 30, 2017
FFN 057: Strikeout Swinging

There's only one thing worse than a strikeout - striking out looking. And yet, most of us continue to let opportunities pass us by without taking a hack at them because we're either unprepared or afraid. Never strikeout looking.



May 26, 2017
114: The Ranger Way | Kris "Tanto" Paronto

As a member of the CIA annex security team that responded to the terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya, September 11th, 2012, Kris "Tanto" Paronto (@krisparonto) assisted in saving over 20 lives while fighting off terrorists from the CIA Annex for over 13 hours.

His story, along with his five surviving annex security team members, is told in the book “13 Hours” written by Mitchell Zuckoff.

When you hear the words, "Benghazi, Libya" you might think of that book, and subsequent movie, 13 hours. You might think of the terrorist attack, the death of a US Ambassador Stevens, and the coverup that followed.

Today Kris joins me to talk about what really happened that night, the importance of living your life to a code, how to incorporate "Battle Rhythms" into your life, why every man must choose the "hard right" over the "easy wrong", and how we can all live The Ranger Way.

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May 23, 2017
FFN 056: How Bad Do You Want It?

You are a liar. I am a liar. Everytime we fabricate an excuse, we keep ourselves from doing the work required to succeed. And, if you aren't willing to tell yourself the truth, you don't want it bad enough.



May 19, 2017
113: Ted Nugent | Freedom, Liberty, and Rugged Individualism

Ted Nugent (@tednugent) has been rocking America for more than 50 years. As a board member for the NRA and a conservative political activist, he has dedicated his life to teaching others and fighting for individual responsibility and personal liberty.

As you'll hear today, more and more, individualism and personal liberty, are being frowned upon. It's as if somehow individuality is a threat to the system as a whole. That couldn't be further from the truth.

The truth is that men who express their own individuality and personal liberty and responsibility are the men responsible for building their families, innovating new ideas in technology, medicine, and every area of life, and stepping up in their neighborhoods and communities.

Today, I have the honor of sharing with you my conversation with the one and only Ted Nugent. We talk about the dangers of political correctness, how to improve your life and happiness through discipline, the deterioration of excellence, and the importance of freedom, liberty, and rugged individualism.

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May 16, 2017
FFN 055: Feel the Fear

I heard the phrase earlier in the week, FALSE EVIDENCE APPEARING REAL. Well, I’m here to tell you that’s total B.S. Fear is real! And, in the next 8 minutes, I’m going to prove it to you and tell you why you should embrace fear rather than run from it.



May 12, 2017
112: Brett McKay | Six Roles of the Modern Man

I have now asked over 100 men what it means to be a man. And, I've received over 100 answers. It seems that defining what it means to be a man is a difficult thing to do.

But, regardless of what it might mean to be a man, I think it's safe to say that every man has certain roles he will fulfill throughout his lifetime. And, how he executes in each of these roles will define who he is as a man.

My guest today, a man that needs no introduction, Brett McKay, joins me to talk about how masculinity has evolved over the past 50-100 years, the soft and hard skills every man should become proficient with, where our views of masculinity come from, and how you can master the six roles of the modern man.

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May 09, 2017
FFN 054: Complexity Kills

I did a podcast a while back called, Complacency Kills but, when I say, “complexity kills,” I’m talking about the exact opposite of complacency and/or doing nothing. I’m talking about doing TOO MUCH. And, more specifically the mistake of pitfall of over-planning and over-complicating every element of your life.

I look around and I see so many people offering crazy hacks, tips, tricks, fads, pills, strategies, etc., and most of them are too complex – so complex that no one even implements the strategy in the first place.


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May 05, 2017
111: Upgrading Your Career | Kevin Kermes

Study after study has shown that most men are dissatisfied with their career in some form or another. And, yet finding new and more meaningful work seems to be more difficult than ever.

My guest today, Kevin Kermes, talks with us about why that is, how you can make your current position more meaningful, make more money, stand out in a crowded marketplace, and how you can upgrade your career to one you love.

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May 02, 2017
FFN 053: Fix Yourself First

It seems that everywhere you look, you’ll find someone out there willing to tell you how to live your life.

But, what I find fascinating is that not only is everyone out there attempting to dictate your life (probably because they’re working to sell you their wares, and gadgets, and gizmos, and whatever…), but I have to question how often we, as men and leaders in our families, our businesses, and our communities attempt to fix other people.

Bu, do you truly want to change your life? You truly want to connect with your wife? You truly want your kids to listen to you? You truly want your boss to stop being such a jerk?

Here’s how you do it: STOP FOCUSING ON THEM.


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Apr 28, 2017
110: Your Wealth Can't Wait | David Osborn

The word "wealth" has such a stigma associated with it. And, it seems more and more, those who have managed to acquire any amount of it are demonized by the rest of the world.

The reality is, as my guest David Osborn says, is that wealth simply magnifies who you already are. Some of the wealthiest men on the plant have also been the most charitable. And, if you hope to do any good in this world - for you or anyone else - wealth is a requirement.

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Apr 25, 2017
FFN 052: What if You're Wrong?

It's okay to be wrong. I'm wrong all the time. But, it's not okay to be wrong about the same thing over and over and over again. Here are three quick and easy steps you can use to evaluate whether you're wrong and use it to your advantage.


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Apr 21, 2017
109: No More Mr. Nice Guy | Dr. Robert Glover

If you're anything like me, you're a recovering "nice guy", or maybe you still are a "nice guy." A lot of men may hear that and wonder what's wrong with being nice. There's nothing wrong with being nice until it comes at the expense of your own well-being.

My guest today, author of the book No More Mr. Nice Guy, Dr. Robert Glover, joins me to talk about the myth of the nice guy, common negative symptoms the nice guy experiences, how to implement the "Healthy Male Rule," and how you can eliminate the nice guy once and for all.

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Apr 18, 2017
FFN 051: Consistency Trumps Talent

Consistency in all we do is critical to our success. Consistency trumps talent every time.

I see a lot of men out there who I would consider "one-pump chumps." These are the guys that go in, swing for the fence, and, if they hit a homerun, they’ll stick around. If they strike out, they pull themselves from the game.

It’s easy to be good for a minute. It’s easy to be on your game when the stars are aligned. It’s easy to slay it when you’re in the zone. But that’s not what matters. It doesn’t matter because EVERYONE can do it then.

What matters is how you handle yourself in adversity. What matters is what you do when things aren’t going well. What matters is how you handle yourself when you don’t feel like doing it – whatever it is.


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Apr 14, 2017
108: Boosting Testosterone Naturally | Nicholas Bayerle

I get a lot of requests and a lot of questions about the importance of healthy levels of testosterone in men. Unfortunately, we're beginning to see studies that show testosterone levels among men are at an all-time low and show no signs of improving anytime soon.

My guest today, Nicholas Bayerle, joins me to talk about the role testosterone plays in men, why we're experiencing a decline in testosterone levels, the effects of low testosterone, and how to safely and naturally boost your testosterone levels.

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Apr 11, 2017
FFN 050: At The Ready

Being "At The Ready" is about being prepared for whatever life may have to throw at you. It's about taking advantage of opportunities as they present themselves. It's about creating more opportunities because you are ready for those opportunities in every way, shape, and form.


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Apr 07, 2017
107: The Art and Science of Giving Gifts | John Ruhlin

Every single one of us has received a gift in our lives that have made us feel like the most important person on this planet. Knowing that, it's easy to see how giving gifts to others will make the feel. But, how often do we tap into the power of gratitude, appreciation, and gift-giving.

My guest today, Author of Giftology John Ruhlin, joins me to talk about how powerful gift giving can be, how to build credibility and influence through the power of appreciation, some important factors to consider when gift-giving, how to avoid it coming across as manipulation, and the art of science of giving gifts.

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Apr 04, 2017
FFN 049: Like Sheep to the Slaughter

Today, we discuss why and how we're led astray by society, the government, institutions, and those that might even be our "friends." We also cover some tactical strategies you can employ to avoid being led like sheep to the slaughter.


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Mar 31, 2017
106: A Man's Best Friend | Navy SEAL Mike Ritland

There is no doubt that a dog is a man's best friend. They're loyal, hard working, and dedicated to the task at hand and the men who care for them. But, training a dog posses a set of unique challenges - I know, I have a new puppy myself.

Today, Navy SEAL Mike Ritland, joins me to talk about how we can better connect with our dogs, the biggest challenges when training, the best way to communicate with them, learning patience, and why exactly dogs are a man's best friend.

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Mar 28, 2017
FFN 048: Personal Protocols

Establishing personal protocols gives you the ability to conserve your resources, reduce emotional mistakes, and operate at maximum effiiency. Here is why and how you can create your own personal protocols.


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Mar 24, 2017
105: Creating Financial Independence | Jeff Rose

Money has always been a difficult topic. The reality is that this little green piece of paper we call money has a much greater impact than dollars and cents. It permeates every element of our lives including our sense of worth and all the other emotions money manifests.

My guest today, Jeff Rose with Good Financial Cents, joins me to talk about the importance of learning about money from the right people, what to look for in a good financial advisor, how to talk with your kids about money, some basic principles of wealth building, and how you can create financial independence.

Jeff Rose

Men, I am so honored to introduce someone who, indirectly, has been so instrumental in launching Order of Man.

I started following financial advisor, blogger, and author, Jeff Rose, when I started my financial planning practice.

In fact, I actually reached out to him to help me launch my online financial business which eventually morphed and changed into what you're listening to now, The Order of Man.

He's known for rallying thousands and thousands of people around his money movements including debt movement, life insurance movement, Roth IRA movement, and, most recently, the money uprising movement.

Today Jeff gets real practical with us about how he learned about money and a few of his 12 principles/rules to building more wealth in your life.

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Mar 21, 2017
FFN 047: Building a Battle Plan

Whether you're planning out your next career project, your fitness goals, or your new business, having a battle plan is critical in the ultimate success of that endevour. Here's how to craft yours. Here's how to build yours...


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Mar 17, 2017
104: Building Social Capital | Jordan Harbinger

Like it or not, your ability to connect with and relate to other people is such a critical component to your overall success in life. Dealing with your own life is hard enough as it is so adding another human being into the dimension makes it infinitely more challenging.

Today my guest, Jordan Harbinger with the Art of Charm, joins me for the second time to talk about adding maximum value to your relationships, establishing boundaries to keep the relationship healthy, the power that comes from diversifying your connections, and how to build more social capital.

Jordan Harbinger

Jordan Harbinger is a man a lot of you already know. He is back to visit with us for a second time due to popular demand.

I’ve managed to build a good relationship with Jordan over the past two years and, when we connected a couple weeks ago, I jumped at the opportunity to have him back on.

He is the host of the top-ranked podcast, The Art of Charm, which again, a lot of you are familiar with and he’s someone I really respect when it comes to his craft and he’s been extremely influential both directly and indirectly in helping me deliver the message of Order of Man to you.

I will tell you this one starts off a little unique because, as Jordan and I were having a conversation prior to “officially” starting the interview, I just hit record since what he was talking about provides a really good example of how not to build relationships.

In a way, you’ll get to listen in on our conversation as friends. Enjoy it guys!

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Mar 14, 2017
FFN 046: Adjust Fire

You’re not always going to hit your mark. You’re not always going to get it right. I mess up every single day and, without the ability for me to adjust fire along the way, the world would look a lot different.


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Mar 10, 2017
103: A Practical Approach to Improving Your Health | Ben Greenfield

You're busy. I'm busy. We've got so much going on. And, if you're anything like me, it seems that taking care of my health is the easiest thing to get pushed to the back-burner.

My guest today, New York Times Best Selling Author Ben Greenfield, shares with us how to carve out the time for our health, what key metrics we should be tracking, a powerful mindset each of us can implement, and how to take a more practical approach to controlling your health.

Ben Greenfield

Gentlemen, I'm stoked to introduce my guest to you today, Mr. Ben Greenfield.

Ben is a beast when it comes to the physical events that he's participated in. I ran across him and his work as I've done my own obstacle course and endurance event and I can tell you that this is a man who puts his money where his mouth is.

He is a New York Times Bestselling Author but, as you'll hear in this interview he's also someone who's willing to do as much as he talks about others doing.

He considers himself to be a Guinea Pig when it comes to health, nutrition, sleep, and fitness - you'll hear about some of his experimentations in this conversation. And, he takes an extremely practical approach to staying on top of his health goals - in fact, he was walking on a treadmill while we held this conversation.

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Mar 07, 2017
FFN 045: The Origins of Order of Man

This month marks the two year anniversary of Order of Man. In this episode I explain the orgin of The Order, how it's grown, and the biggest takeaways in growing a massive movement for men.


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Mar 03, 2017
102: What Doesn't Kill Us | Scott Carney

In general, I think it would be safe to assume that we, as a people have become weak. The average man or woman seems more likely to face obesity, autoimmune disease, and an overall reduction in happiness and fulfillment.

As we continue to seek a life of ease and comfort, it is becoming painfully obvious that our quest for perpetual comfort might be the very thing that will kill us.

My guest today, New York Times Bestselling author, Scott Carney, share with us how to introduce environmental stressors, how to build up more resilience, and the strategies he uses for making himself a stronger human being.

Scott Carney

Men, I am honored to introduce you to my guest today, Scott Carney. I came across Scott's work while connecting with another podcast Alumni, Scott Keneally.

He recently wrote a book titled, What Doesn't Kill Us, and, as I read the premise of the book which is how Scott used Wim Hof's methods to improve his level of health, I knew he was someone I needed to have on the show.

What I like most about Scott's work is that he is an investigative journalist who set out to expose Wim Hof as a fraud.

He talks about that and how, rather than exposing Wim Hof, he ended up reaping the benefits of his work to lose weight, and build up resiliency using environmental training.

In the meantime, he climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro in shorts and completed the Tough Guy, one of the world's most difficult - and coldest - obstacle course races in the world.

He's here to talk about how he did it.

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Feb 28, 2017
FFN 044: Finding a Mentor

Finding a mentor has literally transformed my life in every way imaginable - my health, my wealth, and my relationships. Today I share why you should have one, and the three step process for connecting and learning from mentors.


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Feb 24, 2017
101: Get Your Mind Right | Tom Bilyeu

It all starts with the mind. We’ve all heard the adage – it’s nothing new. But, the question remains, how do we do it. Most of us have constructed mental walls, barriers, and frames of reference that keep us thinking and behaving the way we always have.

Today my guest, Tom Bilyeu co-founder or Quest Nutrition and founder of Impact Theory, shares with why it’s so difficult to change your mindset, how and why we should learn to cultivate our identity, how to crystalize our goals, and how to get our mindset primed for success.

Tom Bilyeu

My guest today is a man who probably doesn’t need a lot of introduction with most of you but I’m going to anyways because I think it’s important you know a little bit about the position of experience and success he comes from.

His name is Tom Bilyeu and for those who may not know it, he co-founded Quest Nutrition which was, at one point, one of the fastest growing companies in the world.

Since then he’s gone on to start multiple other business, one of which is Impact Theory which is how I stumbled across his work.

He’s interviewed some incredible guests: Jason Silva, Tim Ferris, Shaun White, and Michael Strahan, among others.

But, what really intrigued me about Tom’s work is his fascination with the mind and how getting the mind and body to work together is the key to success.

We’ve talked a lot about mindset on the show but Tom is here to crystalize it a bit further for us and help us take the first steps towards getting this mindset piece right.

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Feb 21, 2017
FFN 043: The Burden of Proof

We are not entitled to anyone's love, support, guidance, direction, time, money, and/or resources. It is on us to PROVE to others they should invest in us.


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Feb 17, 2017
100: 100 Deadly Survival Skills | Clint Emerson

Unfortunately, in society today, your ability to survive has become more important than it ever has. Whether you're dealing with an active-shooter, a natural disaster, or a medical emergency, your likelihood of having to think on your feet will likely become a reality.

And, as my guest, Navy SEAL Clint Emerson says, "the wrong place at the wrong time has now become any place at any time." Today he shares some common survival threats, the importance of self-rescue and self-reliance, the four D's of home defense, and how to develop your own threat personal protocol on this, our 100th interview episode.

Clint Emerson

Gentlemen, I am honored to be introducing you to my guest today, Navy SEAL and New York Times Bestselling author, Clint Emerson.

This marks the second time Clint will be on our show and, since our first conversation was such a hit, I thought I'd invite Clint back on the show to talk about his latest book, 100 Deadly Survival Skills: Survival Edition.

As a said before, Clint served as a Navy SEAL for twenty years including an attachment to SEAL Team Six and the NSA so you know he's qualified to talk about some of the information we get into today.

Clint also runs his company, Escape the Wolf, which is geared towards helping businesses deal with crisis. In fact, he and his team also ran some security training and consulting for President Trump's inauguration.

Guys, you're really going to enjoy what Clint has to share and walk away with some very actionable strategies you can use should you find yourself in a crisis situation.

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Feb 14, 2017
FFN 042: Join or Die

If you can’t find a way to band and join with other men, you are going to die – maybe not literally but figuratively. I know there’s been times in my life where I’ve felt dead inside because I had no clear direction for my life and no one to tell me what needed to be said to get my ass pointed in the right direction.


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Feb 10, 2017
099: Building a Business on the Side | Josh Bauerle

Entrepreneurship is such a hot topic right now. In fact, it's a buzz word that gets tossed around quite carelessly but it's something every man should, at least, consider. Not only does entrepreneurship provide opportunities for additional income, but there are tons of other benefits as well.

Today, Josh Bauerle - the CPA on fire - joins me to talk about what those benefits are, the common pitfalls and mistakes young entrepreneurs make, where anyone considering launching a business should start, and why every man should consider building a business on the side.

Josh Bauerle

Gentlemen, I am honored to be introducing you to my friend and guest today, Mr. Josh Bauerle, the CPA on Fire.

I'll be honest with you, I was a little hesitant to bring a CPA on the show because they're notorious for being a little dry to say the least.

But you're going to hear in a minute that Josh is anything but dry and has a passion for helping entrepreneurs start, grow, and maximize their business through some very simple yet effective strategies.

In fact, some of the strategies he shares in this interview allowed him to start his own busines in 2012 and team up with some podcasting powerhouses like John Lee Dumas with Entrepreneur on Fire. You're going to get a ton from this interview because we don't just talk theory and tax code, we talk about real tips, tactics, and tricks you can use to reap all the benefits of starting your own business.

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Feb 07, 2017
FFN 041: Masculine Sovereignty, Part II

Sovereignty is the ability to govern one's self.

If you’re going to be the man you want to be, you are going to have to latch on to and embrace this idea fully.

In part 2 of 2 of Masculine Sovereignty, I cover the second six principles to live by in order to achive Masculine Sovereignty.


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Feb 03, 2017
098: Trial by Fire | John Spera

Stress is something all of us, as men, deal with on a daily basis. And, unless you can find a way to manage the stress effectively, you just won't be able to show up in the way others are relying on you to do.

Firefighter, John Spera with Fit to Fight Fire, joins me to talk about it takes to handle yourself in stressful situations, how to get better at adapting, something he calls belief filtering, and how to build up emotional, mental, and physical resiliency.

John Spera

I am so honored to by interview my friend and someone I've followed for a long time, firefighter John Spera.

As I said, he's someone I've been following for some time now and I have been blown away by his work ethic and his ability to lead others especially under stressful situations.

I know we have a lot of men here who listen to this show as firefighters, military members, and other first responders. I've got to say that I respect you and anyone who steps into the line of fire, literally in the case of my guest today.

He is a firefighter and paramedic in Aurora, CO and his team was tasked with responding to the Aurora theater shooting in 2012.

He's going to talk with us a little bit about that experience and the drive he has to be the best he can be - which you'll hear in his voice when he says, "The level of our training will make the difference between life and death for others."


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Jan 31, 2017
FFN 040: Masculine Sovereignty, Part I

Over the past couple days, I’ve had the opportunity to meet with some men that I really admire for how they show up in this world and the level of success they’ve been able to reach in their perspective field.

I had the chance to meet Cameron Hanes, an Under Armor athlete and avid bow hunter, Tony Sentmanat with Real World Tactical, Neal Curry with Ready Gunner, UFC Fighter, Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone. These guys are all masters of their craft and I can tell you the one thing that separates them from the rest of the pack – it’s the one thing that separates all successful men from the rest.

That is the ability to take action. The ability to execute. The ability and desire even to get their hands dirty.

And, I want to come straight out and ask you, are you willing to execute? Are you willing to get your hands dirty? Are you willing to step into the ring?


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Jan 27, 2017
097: A Man of Style | Antonio Centeno

Style, although it is so often overlooked, really is a critical component of helping you become a better man. More often that not, the way you look and the way you show up says a lot to other people about who you are.

My guest today, Antonio Centeno with Real Men, Real Style, shares with us how important style is, the benefits of improving the way you look, what core components you should consider when improving your wardrobe, and how you can become a man of style.

Antonio Centeno

I initially came across Antonio’s work with Real Men, Real Style as I was considering launching Order of Man in early 2015.

And since then, I’ve been able to build a relationship and friendship with him. This man knows a ton about style and fashion – and not just clothing – but the psychology of increasing your style, body language, manners and mannerisms, and just about anything else that will help you increase your overall presence in the world.

He is the founder of Real Men, Real Style, like I previously mentioned, and has over 1,000,000 subscribers on his YouTube channel. We talk about it a little in the show but he’s got over 700 vidoes there and literally thousands of articles, videos, and courses that will help you understand how clothing fits into the conversation of masculinity.

He is also the co-founder of Men’s StyleCon along with Aaron Marino with I Am Alpha M. We do talk a little about that during the show but it is definitely something you should consider attending if you really want to become a man of style.

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Jan 24, 2017
FFN 039: Execution: The Mark of a Man

Over the past couple days, I’ve had the opportunity to meet with some men that I really admire for how they show up in this world and the level of success they’ve been able to reach in their perspective field.

I had the chance to meet Cameron Hanes, an Under Armor athlete and avid bow hunter, Tony Sentmanat with Real World Tactical, Neal Curry with Ready Gunner, UFC Fighter, Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone. These guys are all masters of their craft and I can tell you the one thing that separates them from the rest of the pack – it’s the one thing that separates all successful men from the rest.

That is the ability to take action. The ability to execute. The ability and desire even to get their hands dirty.

And, I want to come straight out and ask you, are you willing to execute? Are you willing to get your hands dirty? Are you willing to step into the ring?


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Jan 20, 2017
096: Leadership: Vision, Influence, & Impact | David Burkus

As you men know by now, leadership lies at the core of what it means to be a man. We’ve all had great leaders. We’ve all had horrible leaders.

My guest today, David Burkus, talks with us about what it means to be a leader, how to align your vision with others, how to be more influential, and how to make an impact in the lives of those who matter most.

David Burkus

David Burkus is a someone I came across as I was looking for successful men to come on the show and, you’re going to hear in the podcast today, that I connected with someone who is incredibly qualified to speak with us on the subject of leadership.

He’s an author. He’s a podcaster. And, he’s also an associate professor of management at Oral Roberts University.

He wrote a book I really enjoyed titled, Under New Management, where he challenges the traditional vision of business management and proves they’re outdated and just don’t work. He gets into that a little in the show today.

He’s also a speaker. He’s worked Fortune 500 companies and the Naval Academy and contributes to Business Review and Inc.

Today he’s here to talk with us about management, leadership, and how to cast your vision and make an impact.

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Jan 17, 2017
FFN 038: Regroup, Recalibrate, and Re-Engage

We’ve got a pretty thriving Facebook Community and one of the underlying themes I see quite a bit there is setbacks, struggles, trials, adversity, and obstacles. And, more importantly, questions about how to overcome these “expected unexpecteds” in life.

This is going to be tough because, obviously, I cannot go through every scenario in which you find yourself on a daily basis in the next eight minutes but, what I can do, is give you a three-part formula that I’ve used in my time here on this spinning rock that has helped me overcome some major hurdles – hurdles that many of you have experiences or are in the middle of right now.

I’ve been fat, I’ve been broke, I’ve been depressed, I’ve had failing businesses, I almost lost my marriage at one point and, I can tell you that this simple strategy, although it’s not easy, can help you overcome just about any challenge you may find yourself in.

But, before I share the formula with you, I need you to understand something: you are responsible for what you do with your life. No one else – you!

Yes, you can have friends. Yes, you can have mentors. Yes, you can have a support group or a team. But, at the end of the day and regardless of their effort and help and resources, it is up to you to build the life you want. And that means that, at times, you are going to have to face some things alone. You’re going to have to stare down whatever trial you have to and figure out a way to go around, over, under, and through that things that might have you pinned down. No one can or will do it for you.

Now, that you know it is up to you, let’s talk about this.

My formula for overcoming any setback is simply REGROUP, RECALIBRATE, AND RE-ENGAGE.


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Jan 13, 2017
095: How to Be a Better Connector | John Corcoran

Somewhere, at some point, men began to believe that we are meant to go at it alone. The reality paints a different picture and illustrates how critical it is for each of us to learn to connect with others.

Whether you're tyring to connect with people professionally or personally, my guest, John Corcoran, shares with us why meeting face-to-face is so critical, how to reach the people you admire most, the differences between networking professionally and personally, how to get out of your own head, and how you can become a better connector.

John Corcoran

Gentlemen, I am honored to introduce you to my guest today, John Corcoran. 

John is someone I first learned about as I started Order of Man and, since then, I've had the opportunity to connect with him a bit more.

When I initially reached out to John, he was unavailable for an interview but, he did introduce me to Michael Port with Heroic Public Speaking and Jordan Harbinger with the Art of Charm (both of whom I had interviews with) and I can tell you that this is a man who practices what he preaches when it comes to being a better connecter.

In fact, through his skills and abilities as a networker and connecter, John landed a job as a writer in the Clinton Whitehouse and, of course, has gone on to do so much more.

He is the founder of the Smart Business Revolution where he teaches business owners and entrepreneurs some of the same stratgies we're going to be talking about today and how each of us can and should become better connectors.

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Jan 10, 2017
FFN 037: Engaging High-Value Targets

Focusing on high-value targets in your life is critical to your success this year. The reality is most of us don’t. Instead, we choose to focus on low-value targets – tactics, activities, projects, experiences, etc. that produce little to no results towards our most important objectives.

A high-value target on the other hand is a tactic, an exercise, an activity, and engagement that you can complete that will produce and yield the highest return.

This is exactly what we want – high returns on the way we spend our time, attention, focus, energy, and resources on.

I’ve said it before but the most successful men on the planet know how to use the 24 hours each of us have in any given day to its maximum potential. And, that is what I want to address today.

Now, obviously, the term, high-value target is a term used in the military to describe a person or asset that is critical for the completion of a mission.

I’m using it in much the same way. A high-value target, when it comes to you spending your time most effectively, is a tactic you can use to achieve your ultimate objective.

So, I want to talk with you about identifying these high-value targets, engaging them, eliminating distractions, and accomplishing big things in your life.


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Jan 06, 2017
094: Tim Kennedy | Becoming the Sheepdog

There are three types of people in this world: the wolf, the sheep, and the sheepdog. The wolf is violent, the sheep is passive, and the sheepdog is there to protect one from the other.

My guest today, Army Green Beret and UFC ranked middleweight fighter, Tim Kennedy, talks with us about how to overcome fear, how to get up and learn from losses, how to recognize strengths and weaknesses, and how to become the sheepdog.


Tim Kennedy is arguably one of the baddest men on the planet.

He is a Army Green Beret and a UFC Middleweight MMA fighter and, he's one of only a few who fight professionally and serve in the armed forces simultaneously.

He's been fighting professionaly for 16 years and serving as a Ranger qualified, Green Beret, Special Forces Sniper for 14 and has been awarded the Bronze Star for valor under fire.

Tim also competed on the Ultimate Soldier Challenge as a Green Beret and was featured as a “Ranger” on the Spike TV series Deadliest Warrior. Tim has also competed in the grueling 3 day Modern Army Combatives tournament, and was one of only three men to be undefeated, as well as three time champion. He is one of the only three service members to be awarded a black belt in Modern Army Combatives.

In addition to all that he stars on History Channel's hit show, Hunting Hitler, founded the Sheepdog Survival Fund, and trains law enforment officers, first responders, and civilians how to become sheepdogs through his company, Sheepdog Response. 

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Jan 03, 2017
FFN 036: Stay the Course

Everywhere you turn this time of year, you’ll see someone telling you how to set New Year’s Resolutions. And, while I think there is validity to setting up resolutions correctly, there just doesn’t seem to be a lot of new information.

Everyone knows how to set goals. We’ve all heard of SMART goals (specific, measurable, attainable, relevant, and time-sensitive – or some variation of that) but, is setting goals really the problem?

Do you really have a hard time dreaming? Do you really have a hard time envisioning the future? Do you really have a hard time thinking about what you would like to do over the next twelve months?

I would argue that most don’t have a problem with this. In fact, I don’t think most people have a problem even getting started. Most people can easily get fired up about something for a week or two or even a month.

So, rather than tell you how to set New Year's Resolutions, I'm going to teach you how to KEEP THEM!


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Dec 30, 2016
093: Andy Frisella | A Legacy of Success

We talk a lot about success on this show. In fact, the word gets tossed around so much that it's lost a lot of it's significance.

My friend, and guest today, Andy Frisella, joins me to talk about what success is and isn't, the struggles motivated and ambitous men face, his new children's book, and our obligation to teach principles of success to our children as our legacy.


Andy Frisella is an entrepreneur and innovator. At the age of 19, Andy and his business partner, started their first supplement store and his since grown it into a multi-million dollar business.

Today their companies, Supplement Superstores, 1st Phorm International, Alpine Sports Products, Carbon Fire Nutrition, Paradise Distribution, and Frisella & Klein Enterprises, sell, manufacture, and distribute fitness, nutrition, and weight loss products exceeding sales in excess of $100 million per year.

In 2014, he was awarded Entrepreneur of the Year by Secret Entourage Academy which is the world’s leading online community of entrepreneurs.

His podcast, The MFCO, consistently ranks in the top 50 of all business podcasts and top 15 in the marketing and management category. His Periscope Channel is one of the Top 20 most popular accounts in the entire world.

Ultimately, he is a world-class motivator. His goal is to help 1 billion people accomplish their goals and dreams.


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Dec 27, 2016
FFN 035: Invictus, The Captain of My Soul

Today, we talk about Invictus.

Most of society believes, or lives life, as if someone or something else is in control. Whether you call it fate or destiny or something else entirely, it's wrong.

The problem with believing, or at least adhering to, the notion that you don’t have control over your life is that you give away any power you have in doing something about it.

Today we talk about 5 excuses you'll need to eliminate from your life and the mindset required to do it.


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Dec 23, 2016
092: 50 Ironmans in 50 States in 50 Days | James Lawrence

50 Ironmans in 50 states in 50 days: This is what my guest, James "Iron Cowboy" set out to do. Everyone said it was impossible. Nobody thought it could be done. He disagreed.

In 2015, James set out for the impossible and 50 days later completed what he set out to do in the face of overwhemling odds, physical damage, mental exhaustion, and obstacle after obstacle to overcome.

Today he shares his journey.


James Lawrence is an endurance athlete and Ironman triathlete. He holds two Guinness World Records in 70.3 and 140.6 triathlon racing.

In 2012, James shattered the World Record by over 10 races, winning 2 titles and placing 2nd in five others.

After 2012, James "Iron Cowboy" Lawrence wanted to test the true limits of his mind and body and wanted people around the world to join him in an effort to raise money for childhood obesity and empower them to take control of their own lives.

So, he set out for the unthinkable: 50 Full Distance Courses, 50 Consecutive days, through all 50 States.  He'd cover 140.6 miles each and every day, for 50 consecutive days.  A 2.4 mile swim, followed by a 112 mile bike ride and then finishing up by covering 26.2 more miles, which is the marathon.


In 2015, he completed what everyone else said was impossible. This is his story.

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Dec 20, 2016
FFN 034: A Primer on Stoicism

Stocism is the philisophy of focusing on perception, action, and will. Most people have a misconception of what Stoicism actually is - that it ends with thought and contemplation.

Stoicism however, is the ability to focus on what you can control and turning that into the action neccesary to propel your life and the lives of those you have an obligation and responsibility for.

In this episode, we talk about the three keys to Stoicism and additional resources you'll need to delve into on your journey to become a Stoic Man.


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Dec 16, 2016
091: Why Men Fight | Jonathan Gottschall

Why do men like to fight and why do we like to watch? These are questions I’ve asked myself before and ones that we attempt to answer with my guest today Jonathan Gottschall, an English professor with some real-world experience in MMA.

Today we talk about the nature of fighting, how fighting has evolved, the role honor plays in combat, and where the desire to make men more civilized comes from.


Jonathan Gottshcall is  a Distinguished Fellow in the English Department at Washington & Jefferson College.

His research at the intersection of science and art has been covered in outlets like The New York Times, Scientific American, The New Yorker, The Atlantic, The Chronicle of Higher Education, Nature, and NPR.

Jonathan is also the author of seven books, including The Storytelling Animal, which was a New York Times Editor's Choice Selection and a finalist for the LA Times Book Prize.

When he was 39, a cage fighting gym opened across from the English Department. He asked myself, "What would Hemingway do?" The answer is in his latest book, The Professor in the Cage: Why Men Fight and Why We Like to Watch.

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Dec 13, 2016
FFN 033: Be a Lighthouse

A lighthouse does not adapt, conform, or bend to the will of others or what society says about the way it should behave. A lighthouse is the rock others will look to. Are you acting like the rock – the lighthouse?


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Dec 09, 2016
090: Negotiate Like a Professional | Chris Voss

Negotiation is a skill all of us, as men, can and should improve. Whether you're talking a criminal into releasing hostages (like my guest has done) or negotiation a pay raise or promotion, the art and science of negotiating is going to serve you well.

Today my guest, former lead international kidnapping negotiator for the FBI, Chris Voss joins me to talk about the characteristics of a great negotiator, how powerful your words can actually be, why you should be going for a 'no' as opposed to a 'yes' and how to use what he calls tactical empathy to your benefit.


Chris Voss is the Founder and CEO of the Black Swan Group Ltd and author of Never Split the Difference: Negotiating as if Your Life Depended on It.

He has used his years of experience in international crisis and high-stakes negotiations to develop a unique program and team that applies these globally proven techniques to the business world.

Prior to 2008, Chris was the lead international kidnapping negotiator for the FBI, as well as the FBI’s hostage negotiation representative for the National Security Council’s Hostage Working Group.

During his government career, he also represented the U.S. Government at two (2) international conferences sponsored by the G-8 as an expert in kidnapping.

Chris also served as the lead Crisis Negotiator for the New York City Division of the FBI. Christopher was a member of the New York City Joint Terrorist Task Force for 14 years.

He was trained in the art of negotiation by not only the FBI but Scotland Yard and Harvard Law School. He is also a recipient of the Attorney General’s Award for Excellence in Law Enforcement and the FBI Agents Association Award for Distinguished and Exemplary Service.

Chris currently teaches business negotiation in the MBA program as an adjunct professor at University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business and at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business.

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Dec 06, 2016
FFN 032: Hold Fast

“Hold Fast” was used as a nautical term referring to the importance of securing a ship’s rigging especially in bad weather but it has implications in our every day life too.

Here are 5 strategies you can use to "hold fast" when everything seems to be crumbling around you.


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Dec 02, 2016
089: A Navy SEALs Lessons in Teamwork with Chris Sajnog

Teamwork is something we hear a lot about but it’s not something that we typically delve into too much because we’re all expected to know what it means to be a team player.

Teamwork is the fastest way to growth and success in just about any endeavor in life and my guest today, retired Navy SEAL Chris Sajnog, is here to tell us how Navy SEALs operate as a team, how to reach others in a constructive manner, how to recognize strengths in others, and how to help your team thrive.


Chris Sajnog is a retired Navy SEAL Master Firearms Instructor, Neural-Pathway Training Expert, Speaker and Disabled Veteran Small Business Owner. He is one of the most experienced and respected firearms trainers in the world, being hand-selected to develop the training program for the US Navy SEAL Snipers. As a Navy SEAL he was the senior sniper instructor, a certified Master Training Specialist (MTS), BUD/S and advanced training marksmanship instructor.

After retiring from the SEAL Teams in 2009 to spend time with his family, Chris began training civilians and law enforcement officers. He is the founder of the New Rules of Marksmanship, a revolutionary approach to firearms training and has a passion for finding innovative ways to teach elite-level shooting skills online as rapidly as possible to his students.

He is a federal and state certified firearms instructor and has trained DOD, DHS, FBI, CIA, Law Enforcement, and multiple foreign allies in all aspects of combat weapons handling, marksmanship, and tactics.

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Nov 29, 2016
FFN 031: Gratitude

If you’re anything like me, you have a ton on your plate and want to make sure every minute of every day is being used as best it can.

You guys know as well as I do that the most successful men in the world have the same amount of time in any given day but, the one thing they do better than others, is spend that time in the best possible way. They don’t squander it on meaningless or trivial matters – they make every second count.

Today I share ten tips, tricks, and tactics to ensure you are maximizing your results.


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Nov 25, 2016
088: Work/Life Balance, Fact or Fiction? with Larry Hagner

Work/Life Balance, it’s a term that gets tossed around a lot but is it even possible to achieve? With all that we have going on as men, it seems impossible to manage at times.

My guest today, Larry Hagner, with the Good Dad Project, shares with me about how to create more purposeful time, why it’s easier to be driven at home than at work, and what it means to life with work/life integration.


Larry Hagner is an author, speaker, coach, podcaster, and founder of the Good Dad Project.

The Good Dad Project is dedicated to helping men become the best version of themselves so they can show up big for their kids.

Larry grew up in a fatherless environment for most of his life and when he became a father himself 9 years ago he had no idea what to do. All he knew is that he didn’t want to fail. He dove into self improvement, he worked with coaches and mentors, and created the Good Dad Project to help other men with their struggles.

Larry has recently published a book called “The Dad’s Edge: 9 Simple Ways to Unlimited Patience, Improved Relationships, and Positive Lasting Memories.” He has also created an online course called: “The Dad’s Edge: 6 Simple Strategies to Empowering your Journey as a Dad.”

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Nov 22, 2016
FFN 030: 10 Tips, Tricks, and Tactics for Maximum Productivity

If you’re anything like me, you have a ton on your plate and want to make sure every minute of every day is being used as best it can.

You guys know as well as I do that the most successful men in the world have the same amount of time in any given day but, the one thing they do better than others, is spend that time in the best possible way. They don’t squander it on meaningless or trivial matters – they make every second count.

Today I share ten tips, tricks, and tactics to ensure you are maximizing your results.


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Nov 18, 2016
087: Rise of the Sufferfests with Scott Keneally

No doubt by now you've either heard of obstacle course racing or have participated in one. Whether you take pleasure in submitting yourself to pain and discomfort or not, I can tell you that these types of races have helped me push beyond my perceived limitations.

Today writer and director, Scott Keneally, joins me to talk about his documentary, Rise of the Sufferfests, the driving force behind the incredible growth of obstacle course racing, and what you can learn about yourself through participating in a race of your own.


Scott Keneally is the writer/director behind Rise of the Sufferfests, the first feature documentary about the global obstacle course racing phenomenon. The film explores the history of the sport, psychology behind it, personalities that drive it, and asks what it says about the world we’re living in. Specifically: why is everyone suddenly paying for pain?

He is a self-proclaimed “beta male” and in 2011 he tackled his first Tough Mudder. His articles and interviews documenting his experiences have been featured on the cover of Outside Magazine,  60 Minutes Sports, and a speaking engagement at Stanford Business School.

Scott is a treatment writer for some of the top directors in music videos and commercials. And, over the past 15 years, he has collaborated on videos for Rihanna, Madonna, Katy Perry and Miley Cyrus, as well as Paris Hilton.

Today, he's here to talk about his documentary, Rise of the Sufferfests and why all of us should consider embracing the suffering.

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Nov 15, 2016
FFN 029: Honored: A Veterans Day Tribute

If you are listening to this as one of my American brothers, this is a big day for us. It’s Veterans Day. It’s a day that we have the chance to honor the men and woman who sacrifice to serve this great nation, whether that’s here or abroad. Veterans, we honor you!


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Nov 11, 2016
086: Rich Roll | Pursuing the Warrior Path

We all have path to travel in this life. Some of us have found it and others are still searching for it. I can tell you that the pursuit of that path is one of the most rewarding experiences of my life.

I know that my guest today, Rich Roll, would agree. We talk about the power that comes from stepping outside your comfort zone, how to keep driving in the face of adversity, what to expect when you break free of society’s norms, and how you can pursue your warrior path.


Rich Roll is a two-time top finisher at the Ultraman World Championship and first person to complete EPIC5 – 5 ironman-distance triathlons on 5 Hawaiian Islands in under a week.

His inspirational memoir FINDING ULTRA: Rejecting Middle Age, Becoming One of the World’s Fittest Men, and Discovering Myself was an Amazon #1 best-seller and has inspired thousands across the world to embrace a plant-based diet.

Rich is a frequent guest on CNN, was named one of the "25 Fittest Men in the World" by Men's Fitness and is the host of The Rich Roll Podcast topping charts on iTunes.

He is also a graduate of Stanford University and Cornell Law School and he is an inspiring people worldwide as a transformative example of healthy living.

Rich also wrote a cookbook and lifestyle guide, The Plantpower Way, and hosts a video Course, The Ultimate Guide To Plant-Based Nutrition and The Art of Living With Purpose.

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Nov 08, 2016
FFN 028: Complacency Kills

Complacency kills. Don’t ever let yourself get comfortable. There is no coasting, no middle ground, no default mode. You’re either pushing to new heights or falling behind.



Nov 04, 2016
085: Aubrey Marcus | Go For Your Win

Every single one of us is looking for more out of life. If you're not, you probably need to get that figured out. That said, it's difficult to see beyond the reality you've set for yourself.

My guest today, Aubrey Marcus, Founder and CEO of Onnit, joins me to talk about how you can uncover your mission, train the essential skills, overcome the resistance, and go for your win.


Aubrey Marcus is the Founder and CEO of Onnit, a nutritional supplements brand based on a holistic health philosophy he calls Total Human Optimization. Since 2010 he has grown his business into an industry leader, with over 250 products ranging from peak performance supplements to foods, fitness equipment, and apparel.

Aubrey has a degree in philosophy and classical civilization and has a background in brand development and eCommerce.

Inspired by his lifelong experience as a multisport athlete — as well as his background in ancient philosophy — his goal was to create a company that empowered customers to achieve their fullest human potential.

And, if that's not enough, he is also the host of two celebrated podcasts: Total Human Optimization and the Aubrey Marcus Podcast.

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Nov 01, 2016
FFN 027: Peace Through Strength

"Peace Through Strength" is a concept dating back to the Roman Emperor Hadrian in AD 76.

The idea is that military power can preserve peace. But, it's a concept that is worth considering in our daily lives as well.



Oct 28, 2016
OoM 084: Living Life on the Front Row with Jon Vroman

Being present in the moment is something we talk a ton about here on the show. It seems there's too many men letting life pass them by because they just aren't engaged in life.

My guest today, Jon Vroman, joins me to talk about how to find your 'why', how to overcome your fear when pursuing it, finding people to join you on your journey, and how you can live life on the front row.

Jon Vroman

Jon Vroman is first, a husband and father of two boys and a social entrepreneur who helps people live life in the front row.

He has a passoin for speaking, coaching, running live events, and hosting his own podcast, The Front Row Factor.

Jon is also the author of The Front Row Factor: Crush Your Fear, Create Epic Moments & Celebrate Now…Before It’s Too Late!

In 2005, he co-founded Front Row Foundation to help create life-changing experiences for people in need.

He has run 3 ultra-marathons, (I think it's because he's a little crazy) but mostly he does it to raise money for charity.

He loves travelling, he's additcted to learning, and he has a passion to help people live fully alive.

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Oct 25, 2016
FFN 026: The Man in the Arena

"It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat." Theodore Roosevelt

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Oct 21, 2016
OoM 083: Curing Men's Cancer One Mustache at a Time with Adam Garone

No doubt you've heard of Movember but I bet you don't know the story behind it and the man who founded it, a former Austrailian Army Special Forces Commando.

Adam Garone, joins me to talk about the current state of men's health, how Movember has raised over $730 million towards cancer and men's health research, and how you can help put an end to prostate cancer, testicular cancer, and men's mental health issues.

Adam Garone

Adam Garone is the founder of Movember and has turned it into one of the most innovative and impactful charities created this millennium, working to change the face of men's health.

Behind the scenes, under Adam’s leadership, Movember is changing the way cancer research is done by requiring and facilitating collaboration not just at a national level but at a global level, something never before achieved in the cancer sector.

In 2013, 2014, 2015 the Movember Foundation was named in the Top 100 Best NGOs in the world by the Global Journal out of over 1.5 million charities.

Not only is Adam the founder of Movember, he also spent nine years of service as an officer in the Australian Army, where he was selected and served with the Commando Regiment in the special forces.

To date, 6 million fundraisers and 18 million donors have joined the Movember movement, that together have raised over $730 million.  Movember has funded 1,000 men’s health programs in 21 countries, achieving significant breakthroughs in the way prostate and testicular cancer is diagnosed and treated.  This will lead us to a time when we have effectively cured these cancers and the side effects of treatment are minimized.

In 2016 Movember was awarded Cult brand of the year, in 2013 Adam was awarded the GQ Australia Man of the Year, in 2009 the Melbourne Business School Outstanding Alumnus Award, and in 2008 Enrst & Young Australian Entrepreneur Of The Year.

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Oct 18, 2016
FFN 025: Putting Yourself First

While it’s important that we DO serve and give attention to others, it is impossible for us to give all that we’re capable of giving unless we find a way to take care of ourselves.

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Oct 14, 2016
OoM 082: Confronted with Violence with Lieutenant Colonel Dave Grossman

Men are needed today more than ever. We as a species are being confronted with more and more violence every day.

My guest, Lieutenant Colonel Dave Grossman, a leading expert in the field of psychologoy and physiology of violence shares why homicides are skyrocketing, why the world needs more sheepdogs, what happens to our bodies when we're in combat, and how to handle yourself with confronted with violence.

Lieutenant Colonel Dave Grossman

Lieutenant Colonel Dave Grossman, is a retired Airborne Ranger infantry officer, and a prior-service sergeant and paratrooper, with a total of over 23 years experience in leading U.S. soldiers worldwide.

He is also an internationally recognized scholar, author, soldier, and speaker who is one of the world’s foremost experts in the field of human aggression and the roots of violence and violent crime.

Col. Grossman is a former West Point psychology professor, Professor of Military Science, and an Army Ranger who has combined his experiences to become the founder of a new field of scientific endeavor, which has been termed “killology.” He has made revolutionary new contributions to our understanding of killing in war, the psychological costs of war, the root causes of the current “virus” of violent crime that is raging around the world, and the process of healing the victims of violence, in war and peace.

His books, On Killing and On Combat have been also placed on the U.S. Marine Corps Commandant’s Required Reading List.

He has presented papers before the national conventions of the American Medical Association, the American Psychiatric Association, the American Psychological Association, and the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Colonel Grossman has presented to over 100 different colleges and universities worldwide, and has trained educators and law enforcement professionals, in the field of school safety, at the state and regional level, in all 50 states and over a dozen foreign nations.

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Oct 11, 2016
FFN 024: A Warrior in the Garden

As men, we should be warriors in a garden - warriors pursuing what we love and what we enjoy but prepared to go to battle on a moment’s notice and when the situation calls for it.

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Oct 07, 2016
OoM 081: Grant Cardone | Obsession is Your Ally

Obsession is often a word and thought process that's frowned upon by society today. My guest today, the one and only Grant Cardone tells us why obsession is absolutely critical to your success.

We talk about society as your worst enemy, how to use your addictions to your benefit, the myth of balance, the key to thinking bigger, and obsession hacks each and every one of us can use.

Grant Cardone

Grant Cardone is an international sales expert, New York Timesbest-selling author, and radio show host of The Cardone Zone. He has founded three companies: Cardone Enterprises, Cardone Real Estate Holdings, and the Cardone Group.

He has shared his sales and business expertise as a motivational speaker and author of  Sell to Survive, The Closers Survival Guide, If You’re Not First, You’re Last, The 10X Rule, Sell or Be Sold, and his latest, Be Obsessed or Be Average.

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Oct 04, 2016
FFN 023: How to Win Your Wife Back

the women in our lives are looking for leaders. They’re looking for assertiveness. They’re looking for men with energy, passion, drive, and motivation. Odds are you have limited amounts of that left. The world may have beat you up with financial problems, health problems, divorce, job loss, illness and injury. You need to learn to stand on your own two feet. And, when you do, she will respond.

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Sep 30, 2016
OoM 080: The Responsibiliites and Fundamentals of Owning a Firearm with Neal Currey

Today we talk with former Army Ranger and the owner of Ready Gunner, Neal Currey, about firearms. We'll cover some of the myths surrounding the sale of firearms, the responsibilities gun owners carry, the fundamentals of shooting, open versus concealed carry, and why men should learn how to shoot.

Neal Currey

Neal Currey is a former Army Ranger with 2nd battalion 75 Ranger Regiment and the owner of Ready Gunner.

After two tours in Iraq and one in Afghanistan with his unit, Neal left the Military and moved into the private sector and conducted an additional two tours in Iraq as a Personal Security Specialist.

Between that time, Neal worked for a company called SRATS (Specialized Reconnaissance Assault Transport Systems) in Special Projects. He helped in the production of the SRATS A1, a vehicle designed for Special Operation units in Afghanistan.

Since then, Neal has founded Ready Gunner, where he offers firearms, ammunition, tactical gear, and training to help those who serve this country, and other patriots to receive the training and equipment needed to achieve their goals, and, above all, stay safe.

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Sep 27, 2016
FFN 022: Order of Man Uprising Recap

For those of you who don’t know, last weekend was our inaugural live retreat called the Uprising. We had 20 men fly in from all over the country to gain the skills, tools, and resources needed to step up fully as men in their lives – and in the lives of their families, businesses, and communities.

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Sep 23, 2016
OoM 079: Presence, Claim, and Penetration with Satyen Raja

Today, we talk about something we have not yet covered on the Order of Man Podcast: masculine and feminine energy and how men can balance the two. My guest, Satyen Raja, and I discuss using the understanding of energy to attract a spouse, raise your children, and live more fully with who you are. We also talk about presence, claim, and penetration and why every man needs to learn to master these skills.

Satyen Raja 

Satyen Raja is the founder of the WarriorSage Group of Companies - Ignite Passion Now, Harmony Integration Academy, The Find YourSelf Journey, The Unforgettable Challenge.

Through these companies, Raja and his wife, Suzanne have travelled the world helping put a dent in the divorce rate by helping couples re-ignite their passion, find fulfillment and accomplishment, and improve their mental, emotional, physical, and spirtual well-being.

His companies currently have over 10,000 successful grads and, as you'll hear in the interview, he's on his way to helping thousands more.

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Sep 20, 2016
FFN 021: Adapt and Overcome

Today we talk about how to adapt and overcome. And, just like the phrase says you and I, as men, need to anticipate hurdles and learn how to better overcome the adversities we face in life.

The more confident I become, the more clear I get, the better I am at adapting to all that life has to throw at me and come back stronger than before.

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Sep 16, 2016
OoM 078: Extreme Ownership with Leif Babin

Extreme Ownership is a concept that you've heard me talk a ton about on this podcast and in our conversations. Today, I wanted to invite my guest, co-author of the book, Extreme Ownership, Navy SEAL Leif Babin to talk about what extreme ownership means, the "default aggressive mentality," humility's role in all of this, and how to take ownership of every area of your life.

Leif Babin 

LEIF BABIN is a decorated former Navy SEAL officer, author ofExtreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy SEALs Lead and Win, and co-founder of Echelon Front, where he serves as leadership instructor, speaker, and executive coach.

A graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, Leif served thirteen years in the Navy, including nine as a Navy SEAL. As a SEAL platoon commander in SEAL Team Three’s Task Unit Bruiser, he planned and led major combat operations in the Battle of Ramadi that helped the “Ready First” Brigade of the US Army’s 1st Armored Division bring stability to the violent, war-torn city. Task Unit Bruiser became the most highly decorated special operations unit of the Iraq War.

He is the recipient of the Silver Star, two Bronze Stars, and a Purple Heart. In 2011, Leif left active duty and co-founded Echelon Front, a leadership consulting company that helps others build their own high-performance winning teams. Leif speaks on leadership, U.S. military strategy, and foreign policy matters. His editorials have been published in the Wall Street Journal and he has appeared on a variety of national television news and radio programs.

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Sep 13, 2016
FFN 020: Situational Awareness

Situational Awareness is about knowing what’s going on around you. It’s about recognizing any potential threats. It’s about recognizing the mood, attitudes, and behaviors of those closest to you and complete strangers.

It seems like everywhere I look I see men and women in these zombie-like trances starring at these little electronic devices we call our phones. I see people driving who are completely oblivious to anything going on around them, and I see an inability for people to connect with other people who are literally sitting right next to them.

So, let’s talk about this today. Let’s talk about situation awareness.

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Sep 09, 2016
OoM 077: Strength and Power in Kettlebell Training with Jon Mills

The kettlebell - you've heard of it. Perhaps you've even used it a little. But, I bet you have no idea how versatile these things can actually be.

My guest today, Master Kettlebell Instructor, Jon Mills, talks with me about the good, the bad, and the ugly behind the big hunk of metal we can a kettlebell. We talk about the benefits, the movements, the pitfalls, and how you can use kettlebells to up your exercise regimen.

Jon Mills

Jon Mills is a strength and conditioning coach and master kettlebell instructor based in Canada.

With a competitive swimming and soccer background, 10+ years coaching experience in the fitness industry, and a BS in Sports Science, Jon has helped hundreds of clients from all walks of life build stronger bodies and minds.

At 37, Jon won his debut natural Men’s Physique competition and a pro card. He documented the contest prep process to dispel fitness myths and show what it takes to win without sacrificing your health which can be found at www.peakphysiquefilm.com

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Sep 06, 2016
FFN 019: Communication Solves Everything

Communication solves EVERYTHING: your relationship with your wife or girlfriend and/or your children, your business, your clients, your health, and your overall sanity and well-being. In order to reach your full potential, you'll have to learn to be a better communcator.

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Sep 02, 2016
OoM 076: Building Your Band of Brothers with Stephen Mansfield

Building a "Band of Brothers." It's something we hear a lot about but few of us, as men, actually take the time to do it. We all know no man is an island but, how do you actually enlist the help of the men around you?

Today I talk with New York Times Bestselling Author, Stephen Mansfield about identifying men who will help you on your journey, how to approach them, some common pitfalls to avoid, and how you can be successful on your quest to build your Band of Brothers.

Stephen Mansfield

Stephen Mansfield is a New York Times bestselling author and a popular speaker who advises leaders worldwide. He is also a regular commentator on FOX News and CNN.

He first rose to global attention with his groundbreaking book The Faith of George W. Bush, an enormous bestseller that Time magazine credited with helping to shape the 2004 U.S. presidential election. The book was also a source for Oliver Stone’s award-winning film “W“. Mansfield’s The Faith of Barack Obama was another international bestseller. He has written celebrated biographies of Booker T. Washington, George Whitefield, Winston Churchill, Pope Benedict XVI, and Abraham Lincoln, among others. Publishers Weeklydescribed his book, Killing Jesus, as “masterful.”

Stephen’s humorous but fiery Mansfield’s Book of Manly Men has inspired men’s events around the world. His more recent The Miracle of the Kurds has been selected as “Book of the Year” by Rudaw, the leading Kurdish news service. As a result of this book, Mansfield has become a leading voice in support of the Kurds against the evils of ISIS in the Middle East.

Stephen speaks widely about men, leadership, faith, the lessons of history, and the forces that shape modern culture. He is also a much in-demand leadership advisor whose firm, The Mansfield Group, is located in Washington DC.

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Aug 30, 2016
FFN 018: Capitalism and Masculinity

It is critical you, as a man, wrap your head around the idea of capitalism. If you don’t, you won't have the ability to provide as much value as you should - value for yourself, your family, and the world.

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Aug 26, 2016
OoM 075: From Rock Bottom to Rock Star with Ryan Blair

Somewhere, at some point you’ve hit rock bottom. I know I certainly have. For me, it was 7 years ago when my wife and I decided to call it quits. Fortunately, I hit it hard enough and fast enough I was able to do something about it and save our marriage.

Today, I talk with my friend and New York Times Best-Selling Author, Ryan Blair, about hitting rock bottom, how to dig yourself out of it, and become a rock star.

Ryan Blair

Ryan Blair is the co-founder and chief executive officer of ViSalus Sciences, a #1 New York Times Best-Selling Author, an serial entrepreneur who came from nothing to lose, and everything to gain.

At the age of 21, Blair had already founded his first business, 24/7 tech, and has since created and sold numerous other companies for hundreds of millions of dollars over the course of his carrer.
In 2011 he wrote a book titled Nothing to Lose, Everything to Gain: How I Went from Gang Member to Multimillionaire Entrepreneur which reached The New York Times Best Seller list. And, in 2012, Ernst & Young named Blair as Entrepreneur of the Year.
Today he's here to talk with us about his new book, Rock Bottom to Rock Star.

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Aug 23, 2016
FFN 017: Everyday Carry (EDC)

Everyday Carry (EDC): The practical tools and equipment you should be carrying every day to help you accomplish the tasks and situations you find yourself in on a daily basis.

It's not about having everything but the kitchen sink - it’s about having a select few highly-efficient, highly practical tools at your disposal.

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Aug 19, 2016
OoM 074: Team-Building Strategies from the Special Forces and GoRuck with Jason McCarthy

Self-made man: it's a term that gets tossed around a lot. And, while there's certainly an exciting element to being a man who creates his own luck, the reality paints a different story. In fact, no man ever made it on his own.

Today, I talk with Jason McCarthy, retired Green Beret and the founder of GoRuck about communication, building rapport, and team building strategies from the special forces and GoRuck.



My guest today is an Army Special Forces Soldier (AKA, Green Beret) and the founder of GoRuck, Jason McCarthy.
Jason enlisted in the Army after 9/11 and spent time serving our nation in Iraq. After leaving the military he founded the company GoRuck based on the lessons of team building, communication, and rapport he learned in training and in war.

Along with his team of military members, GoRuck's goal is serve as a voice for good, employ more Veterans of Special Operations than any organization outside the US military, and build a bridge between the military and civilian worlds.

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Aug 16, 2016
FFN 016: Forging Boundaries

Today I cover the topic of boundaries - why they're important, why "work/life balance" will never exist, and four simple strategies you can use to do more of the things YOU want to do.

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Aug 12, 2016
OoM 073: Lewis Howes | Your Path to Greatness


I used to feel lost. I knew there was more to life but I just couldn't put my finger on it. And, even if I had, I wouldn't have known what path to take to get there.

My guest today and a man that needs no introduction, Lewis Howes, talks with us about what it means to be great, the power of staying curious, how failure helps light the path, and how you can discover your own path to greatness.


Lewis Howes is a lifestyle entrepreneur, business coach, keynote speaker, and the New York Time Bestselling author of The School of Greatness.

He is also a former professional football player, a two-sport All-American, world record holding athlete, and a current USA Men's National Handball Team athlete.

In addition to all that, he hosts The School of Greatness podcast and was recognized by the White House as one of the top 100 entrepreneurs in the country under 30.

You can see that Lewis has excelld at just about everything he's done.

He's been featured in The New York Times, People, Men's Health, The Today Show and other major media outlets.

And, today he's on the show to talk about creating your own path to greatness!

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Aug 09, 2016
FFN 015: Why Fitness Matters

Today we talk about my fitness journey: where I have succeeded, where I have failed, why this is critical to you becoming a better man, and how you can get started or break through the plateau you might find yourself on.

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Aug 05, 2016
OoM 072: Dominate in Any Environment with Niyi Sobo

Dominate anything. That’s what we’re going to talk about today. I’m sure you’ve felt, at times in your life, that you just weren’t operating to your full capacity. Whether that was a conscious decision or you just didn’t know how to break out to that next level, you just felt like you left something on the table.

My guest today, former NFL runningback, Niyi Sobo teaches us how to create our ultimate vision, ask for and implement feedback, and dominate in ANY environment.

Niyi Sobo is a former NFl running back for the New Orleans Saints and an All-America Oregon State Beaver.

After his professional career, Niyi began his firefighting career and was accepted earned his position in just six months without any background or experience. In his spare time, he started working as a mindset and peak performance coach for athletes and top performers.

He is a father of 5, the host of Sports Motivation Podcast and the founder of I’m Not You where he is dedicated to teaching athletes and other top performers the mindset and systems they need to dominate in any environment.

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Aug 02, 2016
FFN 014: 10 Books Every Man Should Read

Successful people read. End of story. Today I share 10 books every man should read by the end of the year.

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Jul 29, 2016
OoM 071: Sleep Done Right with Ted Ryce

If you're anything like the way I used to be, you subscribe to the theory of, "I'll sleep when I'm dead." But, as I get older and I continue to focus on improving all aspects of my life, I can see and feel how critical the proper amount and quality of my sleep is.

Today, I talk with Ted Ryce, the first repeat guest on the Order of Man Podcast, the importance of sleep, what it means to equip your "sleep cave," and three critial factors in getting the best sleep possible.

Ted Ryce

Ted Ryce is a personal trainer, peak performance coach and podcaster and has overcome a tremendous amount in his quest to live a legendary life.

Ted has worked with Fortune 500 CEOs, busy professionals and celebrities, including Richard Branson, Ricky Martin and Robert Downey Jr. He helps his clients develop and stick with high-performance habits that help them manage stress and adversity and lead more successful lives.

His philosophy is that being a high-performance person - one who chases and achieves their biggest goals -isn’t a luxury, it’s a necessity to survive and thrive in the modern world.

He has spent the last 16 years experimenting with exercise, nutrition, supplementation, and methods for what works and what doesn’t.

A good friend of mine, I can tell you that Ted has a passion for helping men build muscle, lose fat, develop more confidence, and go after what they want in life.

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Jul 26, 2016
FFN 013: Invest in Yourself

Every seems to want to invest in other people or other ideas but rarely take the time to invest in themselves. This week I talk about the power of putting your time, energy, resourses, and money where it really matters - yourself.

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Jul 22, 2016
OoM 070: The Power of a Perfect Morning Routine with Hal Elrod

I used to believe that I wasn't a morning person. And, for a long time, I let it effect the way I approached my day. I'd hit the snooze, roll out of bed with zero energy, and give myself just enough time to make it into work. And, of course, my morning routine - if you could call it that - impacted the rest of my day.

My guest, the one and only Hal Elrod, joins me to talk about how you can become a morning person and how you can craft and execute a morning routine that will literally transform your entire life.

Hal Elrod

Guys, I'm excited to introduce Hal Elrod. He's a man who needs no introduction but I'll do it anyways because he is someone you definitely need to know.

Hal the #1 best-selling author of what is being widely regarded as “one of the most lifechanging books ever written” (and, I agree) titled, The Miracle Morning: The Not-So-Obvious Secret Guaranteed To Transform Your Life… Before 8AM.

It is also one of the highest rated books on Amazon with over 1,300 five-star reviews.

Now, if you don't already know, Hal actually died at age 20. He was hit head on by a drunk driver at 70 mph, broke 11 bones, died for 6 minutes, and spent 6 days in a coma only to wake up to face the news that he may never walk again.

Not only did Hal re-learn to walk, he went on to run a 52-mile ultra marathon, become a hall of fame business achiever, an international keynote speaker, one of the world’s top success coaches, he’s a hip-hop recording artist, has been featured in the Chicken Soup for the Soul book series, writes for Entrepreneur.com, has appeared on radio and TV shows across the country, and the list just goes on and on.

Robert Kiyosaki, author of the all-time bestselling book, Rich Dad Poor Dad, calls him a "genius" and that his book has been "magical" in transforming his life.

Today, he's here to talk with me about that book and so much more!

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Jul 19, 2016
FFN 012: 10 Sure-Fire Ways to Fail at Life

Eliminating things you shouldn't be doing is just as important as implementing the things you should. Today I talk about 10 sure-fire ways to fail at life..

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Jul 15, 2016
OoM 069: The Laws of Wealth with Dr. Daniel Crosby

Building wealth - that's what I want to talk with you about today. I know a lot of people are jaded with the whole process. Unscrupulous financial advisors, unnecessary fees, complex products, industry jargon, and a whole host of issues that keep you from building massive amounts of wealth in your life.

My guest today, Dr. Daniel Crosby, is on a mission to help bring some of the clarity and control back into your life and finally help you start taking charge of your money!

Dr. Daniel Crosby, a behavioral finance expert and sought after thought leader on market psychology, is the founder of Nocturne Capital.

Dr. Crosby created the sentiment and valuation measures that serve as the overlay for Nocturne's tactical strategy. His ideas have appeared in the Huffington Post, Think Advisor, and Risk Management, as well as columns for WealthManagement.com and Investment News.

Daniel was named one of Investment News "40 Under 40" and a “financial blogger you should be reading” by AARP.

Daniel's second book, "Personal Benchmark", co-authored with Charles Widger of Brinker Capital, was a New York Times bestseller that outlines a highly personalized approach to investing that aligns intention with action while fostering an investment experience that is both enjoyable and rational.

He's got a new book, The Laws of Wealth, which is what he's here to talk with us about today!

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Jul 12, 2016
FFN 011: Creating Work/Life Balance


Work/life balance isn't an easy thing to create. If fact, it may not even be possible. Today I talk about 3 strategies (congruency, communication, and commitment) that will get you closer.

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Jul 08, 2016
OoM 068: Raising Men with Navy SEAL, Eric Davis

I don't know about you but I have spent many nights staying up contemplating the job I'm doing as my children's father. I’m constantly wondering if I’m doing the right thing- if I’m leading when I need to, allowing them to lead when it’s best, and teaching them the lessons they’ll need to be successful.

My guest today, retired Navy SEAL, Eric Davis, helps me answer those questions and many more as he talks about his new book, Raising Men.

Eric Davis served our country as a U.S. Navy SEAL and decorated veteran of the Global War on Terror. Eric has been recognized as one of the premier sniper instructors in the U.S. military and has served as a Master Training Specialist at the SEAL sniper school in Coronado, CA. In fact, he trained both Chris Kyle and Marcus Luttrell as snipers.

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.

Eric has spent years developing, writing and executing curriculum for the SEAL Teams. By leveraging his expertise in the development of systems, structures, processes and practices Eric was instrumental in significantly reducing the failure rate, of Naval Special Warfare’s internationally recognized Sniper course.

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 also the author of "Raising Men: Lessons Navy SEALs learned from their training and taught to their sons" which he is here to talk with us about today.

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Jul 05, 2016
FFN 010: Work the Plan

Planning your day isn't the sexiest thing in the world but your ability to work a plan is what separates the extremely successful from those that scrape by.

Today I talk with you about the four steps to making a plan work!

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Jul 01, 2016
OoM 067: Surviving a 60-Hour Endurance Event with Ryan Michler

30-mile mountain hikes under a 35-pound ruck, 60 hours of work with 4 hours of sleep, swimming with leaches, pushing hay bales through waist-high muddy swamps, eating worms, surviving in the wilderness, and so much more. Sounds like my kind of weekend!

Today my good friend, Larry Hagner interview me and gets all the details of my 60-hour Spartan Agoge Event.

Ryan Michler, a financial advisor by trade, started Order of Man with the goal of assisting men across the world become better leaders in their families, their businesses, and their communities.

He now hosts a top-rated podcast and blog teaching men how to improve their relationships, their wealth, their health, and their lives.

Ryan spent much of his early life without a permanent father figure and was left to learn how to be a man on his own. Through his experience in sports and his time in the military (including an active-duty tour in Iraq), he has been able to improve in every area of his life and is now on a mission to help other men do the same.

He believes that most, if not all, of the world's biggest problems could be solved if males everywhere learned how to be better husbands, fathers, friends, and leaders. He's on a mission to help all men become the men they were meant to be.

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Jun 28, 2016
FFN 009: The Power of Appreciation

Everywhere I look I see negativity. Whether that’s Facebook, the news, the magazines I read, it’s everywhere.

It's human nature to look for the problems in this world and, specifically, we, as men, tend to be more guilty of it than women. It’s wired into us because we are the ones supposed to be solving the problems and keeping everyone alive and thriving.

Today I talk with you how to combat negativity with The Power of Appreciation.

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Jun 24, 2016
OoM 066: Overcoming Alcohol Addiction with James Swanwick


Strength, energy, drive, motivation, relationships, health - these are all things we, as men, want in more and deeper quantities. It's difficult enough to improve in each of these areas. Adding alcohol addiction to the equation certainly doesn't help.

My guest today, James Swanwick talks with us about breaking habits, changing your environment, choosing the people you surround yourself with, and how to kick alcohol for good.

James Swanwick is a New York-based ESPN anchor on SportsCenter, author of ‘Insider Journalism Secrets’ and co-founder of international agency, Crocmedia.

He's been a print or TV journalist for 20 years, writing for newspapers and magazines in the US, UK and Australia including Associated Press, Sky Sports, ESPN, WPLJ radio, Sydney Morning Herald, Sydney Daily Telegraph, The Sun, Sky Movie Channel, Q104FM, Loaded magazine, Woman’s Day, The Courier-Mail and many more.

He now teaches aspiring journalists and graduates how to get a job in the fast-paced journalism industry through his course “How To Become A Journalist”.

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Jun 21, 2016
FFN 008: The Age of Fragility

The Age of Fragility: You cannot turn around, watch the media, or have a conversation with anyone these days without running across the virus of fragility we are currently experiencing.

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Jun 17, 2016
OoM 065: Your Ego is the Enemy with Ryan Holiday


Many of us, as men believe that we need to have it all figured out in order for us to be successful. It's the old adage, "Fake it 'til you make it."

And, while confidence is certainly something you'll need to gain in order to have success, the fine line between it and ego has the ability to destroy it. My guest today, the one and only Ryan Holiday shares how confidence is earned while ego isn't, the dangers and pitfalls of an inflated ego, and how to get out of your own way.

Ryan Holiday is a media strategist and prominent writer on strategy and business. After dropping out of college at nineteen to apprentice under Robert Greene, author of The 48 Laws of Power, he went on to advise many bestselling authors and multi-platinum musicians. He served as director of marketing at American Apparel for many years, where his campaigns have been used as case studies by Twitter, YouTube, and Google and written about in AdAge, the New York Times, and Fast Company.

His first book, Trust Me I'm Lying—which the Financial Times called an “astonishing, disturbing book”—was a debut bestseller and is taught in colleges around the world.

He is also the author of two other books that have been instrumental in heling me achieve success in my life, The Obstacle is the Way and his latest - which he is here to talk about with us today - Ego is the Enemy.

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Jun 14, 2016
FFN 007: Living the Strenuous Life

In today's overly sensitive, comfortable, sedentary world, men need to, now more than ever return to what Theodore Roosevelt calls The Strenuous Life.

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Jun 10, 2016
OoM 064: Tactical Training for Real-World Scenarios with Tony Sentmanat

As you know by now, every man has three major responsibilities: to provide, to preside, and to protect. Today we shed some light on how you can be a better protector.

In the wake, of escalating violence across the country, my guest today, Tony Sentmanat shares with us how to improve your situational awareness, the firsts place to start when working on your self-defense, and how to get in more tactical training for threats and emergencies.

Tony Sentmanat is a Marine Corps Veteran and Law Enforcement SWAT Operator with over 18 years of Real World experience.

He's also a life-long practitioner in Mixed Martial Arts with extensive experience as a Law Enforcement Combative's Trainer and has been a Firearms Instructor for over 16 years.

Tony also has 15 years of experience as a functional strength and conditioning trainer specializing in functional fitness for combat athletes.  Upon finishing his military service he started his law enforcement career as a State Correctional Officer, and then quickly transferred to become a Law Enforcement Officer, where he still works today. Tony has spent most of his career in SWAT where he has been involved in over 550 real world missions through out his career.

In addition to his work resume, Tony has received numerous awards including: Multiple Combat Cross Awards for Police involved shootings, Officer of the Year and Crime Suppression Officer of the Year Award, Dade Police Chiefs Officer of the Month Award, several Officer of the month and Officer of the Quarter Awards, and has received over 40 commendations through out his career for Meritorious Service.

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Jun 07, 2016
FFN 006: Self-Discipline


Self-Discipline is one of the biggest concerns I hear from the men I work with on a daily basis. 

The reality is that if you can get self-discipline right, you have the power to change every element of your life from your relationships, to your health, to your wealth, and everywhere in between.


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Jun 03, 2016
OoM 063: Approaching Work Like a Craftsman with Cal Newport

If you're anything like me, there never seems to be enough time in the day. When looking back, you know you were busy but what did you actually get done?!

My guest today, Cal Newport, author of Deep Work, makes the case that most of us are participating in what he calls "shallow work," which is why most of us are busy but not productive. We talk about the power of going deep in your work, why you should be approaching your work like a craftsman, and how to to live a more efficient, productive, and satisfying life.

Cal Newport is an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at Georgetown University, who specializes in the theory of distributed algorithms. He previously earned his Ph.D. from MIT in 2009 and graduated from Dartmouth College in 2004.

In addition to studying the theoretical foundations of our digital age as a professor, Newport also writes about the impact of these technologies on the world of work. This is what he is going to be talking with us about today.

His most recent book, Deep Work, Cal argues that focus is the new I.Q. in the knowledge economy, and that individuals who cultivate their ability to concentrate without distraction will thrive.

Cal Newport is also the author of three other books of unconventional advice for students: How to be a High School Superstar, How to be a Straight A Student, and How to Win at College. The How To student series has sold over well over 150,000 copies since its inception, and Newport has been invited to speak on these topics at some of the country’s top universities, including Harvard, Princeton, MIT, Dartmouth, Middlebury, Georgetown and Duke.

Today he is here to talk about how to be more productive and efficient, and why incorporating the DEEP LIFE is paramount to your success.

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May 31, 2016
FFN 005: Power of Choices

Our life is a series of choices. Every single day we have the opportunity to choose the course of our life or let it be dictated by other's choices.

When you learn how to make more of your own choices each and every day , you gain the power it takes to be successful.

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May 27, 2016
OoM 062: Deadly Skills Every Man Should Know with Clint Emerson

One of our primary responsibilities as men is to protect those we care about. Whether it's your family, your co-workers, or the citizens of your community, you may face a situation in which you will be called upon to keep people alive. Will you be ready.

My guest today, retired Navy SEAL, Clint Emerson teaches us how to handle emergency threats, what it means to be a violent nomad, and how we can become proficient at the deadly skills we may be forced to use.

Clint Emerson is a retired Navy SEAL and spent twenty years conducting special ops all over the world while attached to several SEAL Teams - including the elite, SEAL Team SIX as well as the National Security Agency (NSA).

Utilizing an array of practical skills he developed to protect himself while at home and abroad, he created Violent Nomad—a personal, non-kinetic capture/kill program cataloguing the skills necessary to defend against any predator or crisis.

On top of that, Clint owns and operates Escape the Wolf where he words with organizations to mitigate threats, decrease exposure to crisis, and increase survivability in crisis situations. 

Clint is now a best-selling author of the book, 100 Deadly Skills and his soon to be released second book, 100 Deadly Skills, Survivor Edition.

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May 24, 2016
FFN 004: Crushing Excuses

Today I talk about one of the most damaging factors in your quest for success: excuses.

I'll share with you why we create excuses, why they'll kill you're chances of success, and how to eliminate them from your life.

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May 20, 2016
OoM 061: Tapping into the Power of Your Mind with Len Wright

We all know the mind to be the most powerful computing system known to man but do we really know how to tap into it?

My guest today sheds light on this amazing tool at our disposal, how we can tap into our subconscious, increase our focus, reduce overwhelm, and learn how to be fully present for every moment in our lives.

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May 17, 2016
FFN 003: Building Your Confidence

Without confidence, we WILL NOT live up to our full potential. And, the reason that we won’t live up to our full potential is because, without confidence, we will not do the things done - to the measure they need to be done - to have success in our lives.

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May 13, 2016
OoM 060: Jocko Willink on Leading Yourself and Men

Today I interview one of the baddest men on the planet, Retired Navy SEAL Commander, Jocko Willink.

We talk about his new book Extreme Ownership, lessons learned from war, leading men, and how to eliminate excuses and take charge of your life.

"Extreme ownership is an attitude of not making excuses for anything."

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May 10, 2016
FFN002: Protect, Provide, and Preside

This week on your Friday Field Notes, I talk about a man's primary responsibility: Protect, Provide, and Preside


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May 06, 2016
OoM 059: An Insider's Look Into Approaching Women with Sarah Jones

Approaching anattractive woman. Some of us cringe at the thought of having to putourselves out there like that. But my guest today, and the veryfirst woman to join us on the Order of Man Podcast shares with ushow we can approach women naturally by being more ofourselves.

She’s also going toshare some of her insider secrets, what women are truly looking forin a man, and how you can be comfortable around the oppositesex.

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May 03, 2016
Friday Field Notes: Introduction and Keeping Score

Welcome the inaugural episode of Friday Field Notes. Each week I'll be sharing my rants, reviews, and recaps, of the week.

This week, I talk about keeping score in your child's competitive sports.

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Apr 29, 2016
OoM 058: How Men Can Resist Average with Tommy Baker

Boring, average, complacent, mediocre. These are all terms we'd like to think don't describe us but the reality is, most of us live our entire lives this way.

We don't ever break out of the ordinary and, even if we wanted to, it's difficult to know how to do it.

My friend and guest today, Mr. Tommy Baker shares with us to push the boundaries, make rapid and lasting changes in life, and resist the average that tries to take hold of us all.

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Apr 26, 2016
OoM 057: The Power of Self-Awareness with Pejman Ghadimi

The founder of Secret Entourage and I talk about manipulating your environments, predicting the behavior and actions of others, and how to take control of every element of your life by becoming more aware.

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Apr 19, 2016
OoM 056: Why Every Man Should Consider Yoga with Dean Pohlman

Yoga - it's not typically a word we associate with masculinity.

That's about to change!

My guest shares with us the stigma around men and yoga, how it will make you stronger, and why every man should consider implementing yoga into his fitness regiment.

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Apr 12, 2016
OoM 055: Finding the Work You Love with Dan Miller

Finding your passion. It’s a buzz word we hear all the time. But, it’s also something I know is on a lot of your minds. You want to find the work you love.

In fact, I’m surprised at how many men feel trapped with the work their currently doing. I can tell you from experience that when you do start to follow work your excited about, it opens up a world of excitement and opportunity.

But, how do you do it. My guest, Dan Miller, joins me to show us how!

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Apr 05, 2016
OoM 054: Lessons Learned From an MMA Fighter with Charlie "The Spaniard" Brenneman

Most of you have watched MMA fights. From the casual observer, it simply looks like two guys beating each other mercilessly.

And, while violence is certainly and element to the fighting these guys participate in, there are so many lessons that can be extracted from fighting in the cage.

My guest today, Charlie Brenneman, shares with us how to be more disciplined, how to develop a perfect day, and what separates the winners from the losers.

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Mar 29, 2016
OoM 053: Going From Fat to Fit with Drew Manning

If you are anything like the way I used to be, you are ready to get back into shape. You know that you want more out of life and, you know that living a healthy lifestyle is a huge component of that.

That said, it's hard - not only physically, but mentally. My guest today, gained 75lbs in just 6 months to learn first-hand what his clients experienced as they started their journey towards a healthy life.

Drew Manning shares with us his experience, what he learned and how you can finally go from fat to fit.

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Mar 22, 2016
OoM 052: Leveling Up Your Life By Embracing Your Inner Nerd with Steve Kamb

Life is hard. We all know that. We all have things we want to accomplish in our lives: deeper relationships, better fitness, starting the new business, and on and on.

What makes it hard is that there are so many distractions, so many excuses, and our goals just never seem to become a reality.

My guest today, Steve Kamb, founder of Nerd Fitness, shares how his love for video games and movies helps us overcome distractions, procrastination, and excuses, and become the hero of our own journey

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Mar 15, 2016
OoM 051: Joe De Sena | Living the Spartan Way of Life

Everywhere you turn it seems we as a society are continuing to look for a life of ease and comfort. And, while there are certainly merits to finding more efficient ways of doing things, my guest today, Joe De Sena, Founder of Spartan Races, shares with us why a life of pushing, discomfort, and pain helps us become the men we are meant to be.

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Mar 08, 2016
OoM 050: How to Talk with Women with Tripp Lanier

Meeting and approaching women can be one of the most difficult things that a man can do. We get nervous, we don't know what to say or, worse, we say something stupid, and we just have a hard time being ourselves.

My guest today, Tripp Kramer, with TrippAdvice.com teaches why talking to women is so hard, how we can overcome this fear, how to keep ourselves out of the "friend zone" and so much more.

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Mar 01, 2016
OoM 049: Building Your Memory Muscle with Anthony Metivier

We've all had the awkward experience where we needed to remember someone's name and couldn't. Or perhaps you've been prepping for a speech, interview, or presentation and you just can't remember that story you wanted to share.

My guest today, Mr. Anthony Metivier teaches us the techniques and strategies for building better memories - a skill all of us can enhance to be more credible, effective, and influential in our lives.

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Feb 23, 2016
OoM 048: Martial Arts, Mindfulness, and Mastery with Rodney King

You know as well as I that protecting our loved ones is a key component of being a man. That’s what I thought we’d talk about when I started the conversation with my guest, Rodney King.

The conversation quickly went another route as Rodney and I talked about how self-defense and martial arts can you become more mindful and achieve mastery in all areas of your life.

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Feb 16, 2016
OoM 047: The Dating Playbook for Men with Andrew Ferebee

Whether you're single, dating, or been married for years, dating and attracting women is a critical skill all of us need to develop.

My guest today, Andrew Ferebee, shares with us how to develop strength and confidence in ourselves, approach women naturally, and how to improve your dating game.

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Feb 09, 2016
OoM 046: Building Physical, Mental, and Emotional Strength with Chris Duffin

When we think of strength, we think of being physically strong and, while there's certainly an element of physical strength, masculinity requires you to be strong physically, mentally, and emotionally.

My guest today, former world-record holder for the back squat, Chris Duffin teaches us how building our physical strength will help us become strong in all areas of our lives.

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Feb 02, 2016
OoM 045: Connecting with Men and Building Your Tribe with Connor Beaton

Connecting with men. It sounds a little weird just to say it. But, whether you call it connecting, developing relationships, or building your tribe, finding a way to surround yourself with other successful guys is critical to your success.

This week, Connor Beaton shares with us why and how you need to connect with men in your life, how to build more influence among those guys, and how you can stand out as a leader when building your tribe.

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Jan 26, 2016
OoM 044: Taking Ownership of Your Life Through Entrepreneurship with Tom Reber

So many men out there are unhappy with the direction or course of their life. But, I can tell you personally there has no greater move I could have made in my own life than to start my own businesses.

The lessons I've learned, the progress I've made, and the life that I have created cannot have been duplicated living any other way.

Today my guest, Tom Reber, shares with us the 5 most important reasons you should consider starting a business, the bare minimums you'll need to get started, and how you can take ownership of your life through entrepreneurship.

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Jan 19, 2016
OoM 043: Building Confidence Through Better Style with Aaron Marino


Confidence is a tricky thing. It's the the age-old adage of what came first the chicken or the egg. What comes first, confidence or the daily actions to get you to the life you deserve?

My guest today, Aaron Marino with IAmAlphaM helps us answer that question and teaches us how style, not just your clothes, but your grooming, your communication, and the way you show up will help you be the confident man you want to be. 

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Jan 12, 2016
OoM 042: How to be Confident, Cool, and Collected with David De Las Morenas

When men let me know what they're struggling with most in life right now, the number one answer I receive comes down to being more confident.

How do I build confidence in myself? How can I be more confident in my life? How can I build confidence with women? How can I be more confident in my career?

My guest today, David De Las Morenas with How to Beast, shares how you can build your confidence, how do reduce stress and anxiety in your life, and how you can be the cool, calm, and collected man you've always wanted to be.

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Jan 05, 2016
OoM 041: How to Save 50% of Your Income with Joe Saul-Sehy

It's that time of year again where we start thinking about what we want to accomplish in 2016. Among others, I'm sure you've set some financial goals this year. 

My guest and friend, Mr. Joe Saul-Sehy talks with us about why you should consider saving 50% of your income.

I know what you're thinking because I thought it was ridiculous too when I first heard it but Joe is going to teach us the systems we'll need, how to make more money, how to spend less, and how you can take control of your money this year.

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Dec 29, 2015
OoM 040: Become the CEO of Your Life with Andy Frisella

When we think of CEO, we think of big business but my guest today, Andy Frisella, shares with us why you need to learn to become the CEO of your life.

Andy pulls no punches today as we talk about how to win and lose, the negatives scripts we tell ourselves, and how taking hard-line stances in your life will help you achieve on a bigger level in your business, your relationships, and your life.

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Dec 22, 2015
OoM 039: Living a Healthy Life with Shawn Stevenson

Many of you know the health journey I've been on over the past several years. There's been some highs and there's been some lows.

My guest today, Shawn Stevenson, visits me to talk about how to get started on your journey towards a healthy life, how to break through your plateaus, and how to finally take control of your health and wellness.

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Dec 15, 2015
OoM 038: What Makes a Man "Manly" with Stephen Mansfield

What does it mean to be a man? It's a question I've asked all 38 podcast guest up to this point. And, it's a question that is difficult to answer.

My guest today, Stephen Mansfield, breaks it down piece by piece as he talks about rites of passage, the need for excitement and adventure in men's lives, and how to build a band of brothers.

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Dec 08, 2015
OoM 037: Creating Freedom with Entrepreneurship with Ryan Moran

There's a natural desire in all men to provide. In fact, it's one of the primary functions of a man.

My guest today, Ryan Moran, shares with us how to, not only use entrepreneurship to to provide a way of life, but to also create freedom for yourself and others.

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Dec 01, 2015
OoM 036: The Art of Pitching Presenting, and Performing with Michael Port

Whether you're pitching your latest idea to a group of investors, vying for a job promotion, or performing in front of a large crowd, learning to become a better public speaker is a skill all men should learn.

My guest today, Michael Port, shares why every man needs to learn this skills now, how to deliver a killer presentation, and the most common mistakes you'll need to avoid in order to get people on your side.

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Nov 24, 2015
OoM 035: Live a life of Success, Happiness, and Fulfillment with Aaron Walker

We all want to improve. Understanding what needs to be done, planning a course of action, and executing that plan is a must. Aaron Walker talks with us about how to create and implement a plan so you can live a life of success, happiness, and fulfillment.

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Nov 17, 2015
OoM 034: Jordan Harbinger | The Power of Coaching, Networking and Building Relationships

Jordan Harbinger with the Art of Charm joins me to talk about finding coaches in your life to develop new skills, how to be better at networking, and why building relationships is the most valuable skill set you need to learn. Meet Jordan Harbinger Jordan Harbinger has always had an affinity for

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Nov 10, 2015
OoM 033: Why Men are Failing to Launch with Matthew Arrington

We all know a grown man who is stuck living on his  parent’s basement couch. Maybe it’s you or maybe it someone who know. The fact of the matter is that men are failing to launch more and more frequently. My guest today, Mr. Matthew Arrington, is here to talk

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Nov 03, 2015
OoM 032: Becoming a Man Through 4 Tactical Virtues with Jack Donovan

Being a man is hard work. We all have so many roles and responsibilities (husband, father, business owner, community leader, and the list goes on and on). In addition to that the media, and the world are trying to tell you how you should behave and what it means to

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Oct 27, 2015
OoM 031: Survival Skills for Every Scenario with Creek Stewart

You never know when you’ll be placed in a survival situation. Whether it’s a natural disaster, becoming lost in the wilderness, or surviving a bear attack (like we talk about on the show today) your knowledge of survival skills could literally spell the difference between life and death. At the

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Oct 20, 2015
OoM 030: Becoming a Real Man and Helping Others do the Same with JuVan Langford

Men, myself included, have a tendency to focus outside of themselves. What do I have to get done? Who is relying on me? What do they need from me right now? And, while those are noble thoughts and ambitions, it’s very difficult to sustain for any measurable amount of time

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Oct 13, 2015
OoM 029: Hunting, Fishing, Wildgame Recipes, and Harvesting Nature with Justin Townsend

The earliest skill sets of man included the ability to hunt game and provide for the tribe. In fact, a man’s ability to survive, protect, and provide for his family and himself is still a primary mark of a man.

This week I have a conversation with Justin Townsend about hunting, fishing, and harvesting nature to do just that.

We’ll talk about using nature as a resource to provide, how to create lasting memories in the outdoors with your family, and everything you need to get started on your own hunting adventures.

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Oct 01, 2015
OoM 028: Life Lessons Learned from America's Pastime with Travis Chock

It's a fact, most men thrive on competition. Competitive sports are as old as time. They test our skills, our abilities, our strength, and so much more.

But, more than that, sports are a metaphor for life. I can't think of another opportunity where you can learn how to win, how to lose, teamwork, discipline, commitment and every other trait that will help you thrive as a man.

This week, I talk with Travis Chock, C0-Founder of Baseballism about America's Pastime, lessons learned from the baseball diamond, and how to turn a passion for the game into a thriving business.

"We played head down baseball, done the right way with respect of the game and humility." Tweet That

Meet Travis Chock

Travis Chock BaseballismTravis Chock is the Co-Founder of Baseballism, a clothing and accessories brand that focuses on turning a love for the game of baseball into a lifestyle filled with passion, commitment, and discipline.

Started in 2006 as a Youth Baseball Camp, Baseballism has quickly grown into a recognizable brand that serves professional baseball players down to their core audience of youth and high school athletes.

Travis has a degree in education studies and is a former college athlete but has since turned his love for the game into a full-time career with locations around the country and more stores opening soon.

Baseballism has 372,000 Facebook Fans, 52,000 Twitter Followers, and 121,000 Instagram followers attesting to the fact that Travis knows how to create a huge and loyal following.

"You want to go down swinging. If it doesn't work, it doesn't work but at least you gave it a shot." Tweet That

What You'll Be Learning

    • How 4 college buddies started a recognizable American Lifestyle Brand
    • How to turn your passion into a business
    • Why baseball is America's pastime
    • The best life lessons we can learn from sports
    • Why you shouldn't sideline coach your children's teams
    • Why striking out is important

"For all of us, baseball is a passion." Tweet That

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Sep 29, 2015
OoM 027: Growing Up, Getting Unstuck, and Learning to Fail with Paul Angone

If I had a dime for every time someone told me “I feel stuck,” I’d be a rich man. It’s such a hot topic that I think all men have dealt with it at some point, myself included. The reality is that there isn’t much that separates those men who

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Sep 22, 2015
OoM 026: Becoming a Self Made Man with Mike Dillard

A real man is a strong man, one who has identified his core values and has mastered himself. However, with the environment changing so fast around us, it’s hard to keep up let alone remain a beacon of stability and strength in the lives of those you love. This week,

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Sep 15, 2015
OoM 025: Becoming the Dad Your Kids Need You To Be With Larry Hagner

If you’re a father, being a good dad is something you strive to be. But, when reality hits, we, as men, find it more difficult that we thought it would be. You have clear and ambitious goals, for your business, your finances, and your health but can the same thing

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Sep 08, 2015
OoM 024: Working Out AND Pigging Out with Chad Holtkamp

Your level of fitness is a cornerstone of your responsibilities and duties as a man. But, if you’re anything like me, it can be difficult to maintain consistency at the gym and with what you eat. This week, my guest and I and, talk about what you can do to build

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Sep 01, 2015
OoM 023: Brett McKay | Perfecting the Art of Manliness

We all have men that we look up to. Today I’m excited to have a conversation with a man who has been a big motivating factor for me starting the Order of Man. Mr. Brett McKay with the Art of Manliness joins me to talk about how we, as men, can

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Aug 25, 2015
OoM 022: Overcoming Struggle and Achieving Greatness with Division I, All-American Wrestler, Jim Harshaw

As men, we’ve all had struggles and adversity. What separates the triumphant from those that get lost in the despair is an ability to overcome pain and suffering. My guest today, former Division 1, All-American wrestler, Jim Harshaw teaches us how we can do just that and achieve greatness in

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Aug 18, 2015
OoM 021: Masculinty in a Modern World with Ted Ryce

More and more, we are hearing that there is an attack or an assault on masculinity. While I don’t believe that’s necessarily true, my guest today, Ted Ryce, shares with us why modern society is not the environment where a masculine male thrives. We talk about what has changed in

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Aug 11, 2015
OoM 020: DIY Home Repair with Jeff Patterson

If you’re anything like me, you spend a lot of time fixing things up around the house. As frustrating as it can be at times, I love that I can start and complete a project with my own hands. It doesn’t always turn out the best but there is something

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Aug 04, 2015
OoM 019: Get Your Mind Right, Stay Curious, and Take Action with Sean Whalen

The problem is that we’re filling our minds with trash. Negative information that is destroying our chance of success is everywhere-on your phone, TV, YouTube, Facebook, you name it. My guests today, Sean Whalen, teaches us how to get our heads on straight, explore and stay curious, and take action towards the life we

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Jul 28, 2015
OoM 018: A UFC Heavyweight Champion’s Life Lessons from the Cage with Bas Rutten

Although many of us may never enter a mixed martial arts contest, there are so many life lessons that can be learned from stepping into a ring where another man literally wants to destroy you. How do you prepare? How do you succeed? How do get up when you get

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Jul 21, 2015
OoM 017: From Passion Project to New Career with Jake Nackos

I’ve never met a man who didn’t have his next million-dollar-idea. Ideas are a dime a dozen. What seems to be missing in the majority of scenarios is ACTION. My guest today, Jake Nackos, tells us how to find your passion project and, more importantly, what you need to do

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Jul 14, 2015
OoM 016: The Power of Silence, Meditation, and the Mind with Commander Mark Divine

Unless you can get crystal clear about what you want and how to create a plan to accomplish your goals, it will be difficult to realize any measure of success in your life. My guest today, Retired Navy SEAL, Commander Mark Divine makes the case for the power of silence,

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Jul 07, 2015
OoM 015: How to Grill Like a Man with Scott Thomas

A man who knows his way around the grill is a man that can earn the respect of his buddies and the affection of the ladies. Now, whether it’s true or not, grilling and/or BBQing, is viewed as a staple in every guy’s toolbox of manly skills. Whether you’re an amateur,

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Jun 30, 2015
OoM 014: Creating a R.I.C.H. Experience with Armando Cruz

It’s hard to create the type of life you deserve when you’re constantly in the ‘grind.’ Especially if that grind is in a field or line of work you don’t enjoy. Today my guest, Armando Cruz, and I talk about how to take a step back, figure out what you

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Jun 23, 2015
OoM 013: How to Lead Your Family with Jackie Bledsoe

As a man, you will be called upon as a leader. In fact, it is one of the primary responsibilities of being a man. Most of the time we focus on how we can lead our team or business to success but my guest today, Jackie Bledsoe, makes the strong

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Jun 16, 2015
OoM 012: 8 Skill Sets Every Man Must Master

Since starting the Order of Man Project, I’ve had the chance to talk with some of the world’s most successful men. With the hundreds of conversations that I’ve had, I’ve heard some pretty wild ideas of what it means to be a man and I’ve heard some that are spot-on.

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Jun 05, 2015
OoM 011: How to Find, Work With, and Succeed With Mentors with Geoff Woods

The quality of your life will largely be determined by the quality of people you spend your time with. Jim Rohn has said, “You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.” The only question remaining is are you surrounded by the right people? It’s

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Jun 02, 2015
OoM 010: How to Grow a Beard Like a Boss with Eric Bandholz

It seems like growing a beard has become the ultimate sign of manliness. Whether you have a beard or not, chances are that you respect a man who can grow a killer man-mane. If you’ve ever tried to grow a beard or have a desire to start, Eric Bandholz with

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May 26, 2015
OoM 009: How to Make the Relationship with Your Woman Work, Luis Congdon

If you’re anything like me, you could use some help in the relationship-with-your-spouse department. I try to be a good husband and companion but it’s easy for me to fall short in this area. When things are great with my wife, things are great in other areas but when I’m

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May 19, 2015
OoM 008: How to Become a Better Leader with Ryan Hawk

There’s no doubt that you’ve had an experience with a horrible boss, manager, or employer. It seems the good leaders are few and far between. In this episode, I talk with Ryan Hawk of The Learning Leader Podcast about what it takes to be an effective leader, how you can improve

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May 12, 2015
OoM 007: How to Make the Entrepreneurial Leap with Ever Gonazalez

As the statistic goes, up to 60-70% of employees are dissatisfied with their current employment. Is that you? Most men that I’ve met with have an idea. That’s never been the challenge. The challenge is turning that idea into your life’s work. My guest today is Ever Gonzalez, founder of

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May 05, 2015
OoM 006: Increasing Your Level of Influence with Brad Harker

We all know that if we expect to achieve our goals, we’ll need some help along the way. Influence is the ability to enlist those around you to help make those goals a reality. My guest today is Brad Harker, an author, professional speaker, and leadership coach. He’ll share with

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Apr 28, 2015
OoM 005: A Financial Plan in One Page with Carl Richards

As a man, one of your primary responsibilities is to provide. Now, if you’ve ever tried to create a financial plan or met with someone who did it for you, you understand what a confusing and frustrating process it can be. My guest today is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ and

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Apr 21, 2015
OoM 004: Finding your Core with Wesley Chapman

A real man is a strong man, one who walks with confidence and power. The only way to gain that confidence and control in your life is to find out your core or who you truly are and what you truly want. My guest today, Mr. Wesley Chapman is here

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Apr 14, 2015
OoM 003: Masculine Style with Tanner Guzy

Everywhere you look you can see men that look like they’ve got it together. We also notice men that absolutely look horrible. The way you do one thing is the way you do everything and it’s no different with fashion. My guest today is Tanner Guzy with Masculine Style and he’s

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Apr 07, 2015
OoM 002: Master the Money Mindset with Austin Netzley

Why do some men seem to effortlessly build wealth while others struggle to make ends meet? I would suggest that a large part has to do with our mental programming around building and accumulating money. My guest, Austin Netzley, would agree. He is here to share the ins and outs

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Mar 30, 2015
OoM 001: Introducing the Order of Man Podcast

Summary Links Items Mentioned in Podcast You Will Learn:

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Mar 24, 2015