ResistingBeta: The Men's Health Podcast

Andrew Bontz

We are on a mission to create impact at scale by connecting you with experts to improve your mental, physical, and spiritual health. Many men feel disconnected and distant from the man they know they can be and we want to be the catalyst to bring you to the best version of yourself! read less

From Burnout to Thriving: The Journey of an Assured Man
2d ago
From Burnout to Thriving: The Journey of an Assured Man
Podcast Description: Zane's Bio: A 16-year veteran police officer and former professional rugby player/coachCollapsed due to burnout last yearFounded "The Assured Man" to help men shift from surviving to thrivingOffers 12-week one-on-one coaching program Zane's Experience with Burnout: Separation from wife and struggles with responsibilities as a police officer and fatherHe realized burnout after three years of struggling and a chance conversation with a friendExperienced symptoms such as slowing down, difficulty concentrating, irritability, physical issues, triggers, and an impending sense of doomThe lowest point was realizing nobody was coming to save himTook control of the situation to start recovery Advice for Men: Reconnect with your inner strength and take control of the situationEmbrace your feelings, be resilient, and roll with punchesBeing an "assured man" means being calm, confident, and having inner peace after self-reflection and growthThe journey to self-confidence is about learning and growing, not achieving perfectionBeing a man means being true to oneself, owning one's strength, and being a good father/partnerThe journey of self-discovery involves being comfortable with who you are and finding your tribePost-traumatic growth is about stopping putting up with bullshit and understanding what works for you.   Homework Do a thought audit every day for the next 7 days   Resources: Ed Mylet Podcast Episode - Suicide Prevention w/ Kevin Hines   Follow: https://theassuredman.com/ Zane’s Linkedin   We are on a mission to cut male suicide in half by 2032!  Subscribe to the ResistingBeta podcast to follow our journey and learn from the top mental, spiritual, and physical health experts.   @ResistingBeta on Tiktok and Instagram
Overcoming Self-Limiting Beliefs: Strategies for Business Owners to Achieve Their Goals
25-01-2023
Overcoming Self-Limiting Beliefs: Strategies for Business Owners to Achieve Their Goals
Podcast Description: Today we have a special guest joining us, Haley Rowe. Haley is a marketing and sales coach and an expert in LinkedIn lead generation. She helps business owners and coaches, especially those in service-based businesses, to consistently get clients and develop offers that are irresistible to their target audience. Haley has also been recognized as one of the top 25 coaches in Chicago and has been featured in the top six business podcasts for health coaches since 2010. I am excited to have her here to share her insights and expertise with us.   What We Talk About: In 2017, the company she worked for faced delays, and the entire team was let go, which prompted her to start her own business and go all-in on itShe cites a limiting belief and fear of failure as the main obstacles she had to overcome to start her own business. Haley mentions the importance of doing a "mental story audit" and identifying what is true and what are emotions How to take small steps and actions toward your goals, rather than trying to jump all the way and do something huge and sporadic She also emphasizes the importance of forming a new belief and gives examples of how to take action toward it, such as journaling or keeping it as a reminder on your phone It's normal for new skills or things to be hard and uncomfortable at first, but by doing them repeatedly it will become easier and natural over time. How it's important to let go of what has worked for you so far and be willing to rebuild it to work on a newer level The importance of focusing on revenue-generating activities such as sales and marketing One way to level up in your career or business is to let go of what has worked for you so far and rebuild it to work on a newer level.   Resources: Superhero sales journalFree Overwhelm Cheat Sheet & Master Class 7-Day Homework: Follow a prompt in the superhero sales journal   Follow: Website: Https://www.haileyrowe.com Instagram: Https://www.instagram.com/hailey_rowe Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/officialhaileyrowe Podcast: https://anchor.fm/health-coach-nation Facebook Group: www.facebook.com/groups/healthcoachnation Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/haileyr Tik Tok: https://www.tiktok.com/@hailey_rowe/ We are on a mission to cut male suicide in half by 2032!  Subscribe to the ResistingBeta podcast to follow our journey and learn from the top mental, spiritual, and physical health experts.   @ResistingBeta on Tiktok and Instagram
Living Like A Savage in 2023 - Ep 21 w/ Andrew Bontz
10-01-2023
Living Like A Savage in 2023 - Ep 21 w/ Andrew Bontz
This was not an easy episode to put out into the world because it’s hard to show the struggle when you are running a business.  It may be ego or the fear that we may lose opportunities if people hear about the struggle.  I believe in transparency and hope you enjoy my sharing a little bit about the struggles in my first year of business. Topics I discuss: How I left my job in April to start a new business, but I failed to prioritize it and instead focused on my kids and activities with them.My history of not following through with goals and not enjoying goal-setting, but this year I plan to break this pattern by following a proven process provided by the book Living Your Best Year EverHow I realized I was more disciplined and successful in the past, specifically in 2020 and 2021, and I am determined to get back to that level of focus and productivity.My main priorities in 2023 will be taking action and living life instead of getting sucked into distractions like social media and videos.I am going to be focusing on the concept of "Living like a Savage" and trying to apply it to my life, which means being relentless, disciplined, and determined. Resources Mentioned Can’t Hurt Me by David GogginsNever Finished by David Goggins Living Your Best Year Ever - Darren Hardy Pillars of Resisting Beta: DisciplineDelaying of gratificationAcceptance of responsibilityDedication to truth Embracing discomfortIntentionalityFollowing a process, w/o worrying about the results Sharing the adventures of becoming a better man We are on a mission to cut male suicide in half by 2032!  Subscribe to the ResistingBeta podcast to follow our journey and learn from the top mental, spiritual, and physical health experts.   @ResistingBeta on Tiktok and Instagram
Achieving Balance in 2023: Strategies for Success Across the 7 Key Areas of Life w/ Joel Hassenritter
28-12-2022
Achieving Balance in 2023: Strategies for Success Across the 7 Key Areas of Life w/ Joel Hassenritter
Our guest this week is Joel Haasenritter.  He is a certified Oola Life coach and founder at Wayfinders For Life.  He helps visionary, heart-centered people create a life that matters by helping them reconnect to their dreams and crush their goals so they can leave a lasting impact on the world. We talk about: Navigating your way through the fog of suckWhat are the four seasons of life?How Joel reinvented himself after a move and a career change What does it mean to connect your heart to your headDealing with the consequences of being honest with yourself and eliminating the “It’ll be better when…” momentsPerfect life balance is a mythBalance is not when there are no waves.  Balance is everything you are doing to stay on the surfboard.Seeking intentional balance across the seven key areas of lifeStrengthen the muscles that are weak so you don’t get knocked off the surfboard of life.What does it mean to provide for your family beyond how much money you make?Concurring the fears that are preventing us from living our best lifeUnpacking self-sabotage and finding ways to prevent itHow you can’t think your way to a new way of doing, but you can do your way to a new way of thinkingThe path to feeling like you are enoughMarrying the weakest and strongest parts of your life to help lift up your weak pointsIf You’re Not Working on your Marriage, You’re working on your divorce.  What’s it going to be today?Looking at your past is not helpful.  Learning from it and moving forward is key.Changing all your “have to's” in life to “get to”Assessing the seven critical areas of living a balanced lifeFind ways to keep score in our lives so we know where we can improveHave the strength of a lion and the heart of a lamb in everything you do.  Don’t go in crushing what doesn’t need to be crushed.  Don’t be afraid to bring your strength.  Also, don’t be afraid to connect with your heart passionately. Resources: Free Life Balance Test 7-Day Homework: Drink a full glass of water each dayAsk yourself two questionsWhere am I?Where do I want to go Then, write down the three smallest steps Quotes: Quotes: What does it mean to be a man?"Expanding the fulfillment of every area of your life from the perspective of the strength of a lion and the heart of a lamb." "Balance is not when there are no waves.  Balance is everything you are doing to stay on the surfboard.""Strengthen the muscles that are weak so you don’t get knocked off the surfboard of life.""You can’t think your way to a new way of doing, but you can do your way to a new way of thinking." Follow Joel www.wayfindersforlife.com Our Mission: We are on a mission to cut male suicide in half by 2032!  Subscribe to the ResistingBeta podcast to follow our journey and learn from the top mental, spiritual, and physical health experts. @ResistingBeta on Tiktok and Instagram
The Seasons of Mental Health: How to Not Get Stuck in Your Suck W/ Dr. Gregory Scott Brown
13-12-2022
The Seasons of Mental Health: How to Not Get Stuck in Your Suck W/ Dr. Gregory Scott Brown
Gregory Scott Brown, M.D., is a board-certified psychiatrist, columnist for Men's Health magazine, and author.  He believes we can work together to fight mental health stigma by having open and honest conversations about mental health.  Dr. Brown advocates for evidence-based integrative care that incorporates exercise, mindfulness, meditation, and nutrition with standard-of-care treatments for mental illness.  What We Talk About: What does a diagnosis of depression or anxiety mean?Even though Dr. Brown helps men with depression and anxiety, he still has days where he strugglesWhat is the story of Kevin Hines and how did he survive jumping off of the Golden Gate Bridge?Shifting away from the language of committing suicide Having one of the worst weeks of my life and telling my kids “I quit”How to listen to your body when you are stuck in “the suck”The story of Marcus Smith, an NFL linebacker, and how his mother-in-law saved his life when he was struggling with thoughts of taking his lifeWhat is mental resiliency?What are the four key areas of men’s mental health?What is it like getting used to being content and how is it not a dirty word?How do you balance ambition and contentment?What is the path to optimal mental health?Developing a practice mentality for mental healthHow to influence your GABA with breathwork and meditation  Resources: The Self-Healing Mind: An Essential Five-Step Practice for Overcoming Anxiety and Depression, and Revitalizing Your Life Kevin Hines on the Ed Mylett Podcast Othership Guided Breathwork App   7-Day Homework: Write down three things you are grateful for and focus on those things   Follow Dr. Gregory Scott Brown: @gregorysbrownmd   Quotes: “Being a man is allowing ourselves the ability to be vulnerable”   We are on a mission to cut male suicide in half by 2032!  Subscribe to the ResistingBeta podcast to follow our journey and learn from the top mental, spiritual, and physical health experts. @ResistingBeta on Tiktok and Instagram
Adam Lyons - Dating After Divorce: 3 Secrets To Elevate Your Attraction
06-12-2022
Adam Lyons - Dating After Divorce: 3 Secrets To Elevate Your Attraction
Our guest this week is Adam Lyons.  He went from being voted least likely to have a girlfriend in high school to becoming the #1 dating coach in the world for three years in a row.   Adam in the CEO of Attraction Explained and the creator of the A.C.E. Formula.  His proven methods help men meet high-quality women and date them without worrying about being ghosted.   In this episode we cover: How can you be attractive to a partner across all the various human senses?How do you bounce back after a divorce and learn to date again?How do you get women to chase you?How Adam went from being voted least likely to get a girlfriend in high school to the #1 dating coach in the world three years in a row?He planned to end his life but decided to finish The Game by Neil Strause and the journey saved his lifeHe spent 8 hours a day 7 days a week talking to beautiful women testing out what worked and what didn’t when meeting womenWhat is the A.C.E formula and how does it help men attract elevated women?How can we seek to find an amazing relationship, not just get laid?What are the three basic things every male needs to be naturally attractive?Why do you need a group of beautiful female friends?What Adam learned from dating three professional dominatrices?Road rage and how it’s an indicator of someone’s lack of control in their livesThe connection between a child’s temper tantrums and adult relationshipsWhat does it mean to be a protector?What does it mean to be a man?   Resources: The Game by Neil StrauseThe Rational Male by Rollo Tomossi Entrepreneurs in CarsNo More Mr. Nice Guy - Dr. Robert Glover   Homework: Watch one video per day on www.aceformula.com and join the Facebook group   Follow Him: Instagram, Twitter, Youtube, Tiktok, etc:  @theadamlyons http://www.thesmartblueprint.com http://www.upsells.com http://www.aceformula.com We are on a mission to cut male suicide in half by 2032!  Subscribe to the ResistingBeta podcast to follow our journey and learn from the top mental, spiritual, and physical health experts.   @ResistingBeta on Tiktok and Instagram
Lucas Krump - Overcoming Loneliness and Building a Path To Authentic Friendship
29-11-2022
Lucas Krump - Overcoming Loneliness and Building a Path To Authentic Friendship
Our guest this week is Lucas Krump.  He was working as an executive leader at a Fortune 100 technology company and was climbing the corporate ladder, reaping the benefits of a solid paycheck and a stable career.  But no matter how much he had, he felt lost, disconnected, and empty.  He discovered that many men he knew felt the same way and felt a calling to walk away and start again.  As CEO and Co-Founder of EVRYMAN, his mission is to enable men to connect with themselves and others through the powers of community, self-awareness, and emotional development.  What We Talk About: Creating identity around achievement and how it doesn’t look like how we thought it wouldWhat is “The 2nd Mountain”?The frustrations in finding a men’s group of “everyday guys”Hanging onto friendships that don’t serve us at our new phase of lifeHow lone wolfing works…until it doesn’tBuilding brotherhood and community in your late 30sGuys don’t usually feel safe around other guysThe consequences and drag that happens when we over-index our relationship with our spouseThe fear around showing your true self to another manThe phrase “Less of a man” and what it means in societyWalking with a beginners mindWhat are the key areas of emotional fitness?How to expand our capacity to experience a variety of emotions and build resiliency Building emotional elasticity instead of numbing emotions we don’t know how to deal withWhat is somatic awareness? Resources: Can't Hurt Me: Master Your Mind and Defy the Odds - David Goggins Evryman Fundamentals/Foundations Program 7-Day Homework: Write about a time when you weren’t honest with yourself and tell someone about it. Follow Lucas: @_evryman_ https://evryman.com/ We are on a mission to cut male suicide in half by 2032!  Subscribe to the ResistingBeta podcast to follow our journey and learn from the top mental, spiritual, and physical health experts. @ResistingBeta on Tiktok and Instagram
Ep 16 - Becoming A Holistic Man: Optimizing Mental and Sexual Health W/ Toni Hickman
22-11-2022
Ep 16 - Becoming A Holistic Man: Optimizing Mental and Sexual Health W/ Toni Hickman
Our guest this week is an Emmy award winner, professional music artist, certified naturopath, and unorthodox spiritualist. She is also an author, motivational speaker, and performer. Topics Discussed: Resisting the societal push against the masculineCreating balance for our boys by surrounding them with masculine menIf men weren’t supposed to cry, they wouldn’t have tear ductsHolding an emotional bomb inside of usThe connection between domestic violence and bottling up emotionWhat is the definition of a Man’s Holistic Health in 2022?The difference between ego and being spiritualThe connection of high blood pressure and EDCreating a diet that optimizes men’s sexual healthWhat to cut out of your diet now to have a healthy sexual systemMy issues with ED after my divorceAlcohol’s impact on sexual performanceWhat we put in our mouths either contributes to our health or our destructionHow sugar contributes to cancer and schizophrenia Resources: Crucial conversationsKevin Gates - Hip Hop ArtistThe 4-Hour Body Homework Ask yourself this question before you eat or drink something, “Is this helping me or is this hurting me?”    Follow Toni: YouTube/ Instagram/Facebook/TikTok  @therealtonihickman   We are on a mission to cut male suicide in half by 2032!  Subscribe to the ResistingBeta podcast to follow our journey and learn from the top mental, spiritual, and physical health experts. @ResistingBeta on Tiktok and Instagram
Andrew Bontz - Becoming A Magnetic Man
14-11-2022
Andrew Bontz - Becoming A Magnetic Man
I sat on a call with a dating coach who reached out to me after a short conversation inside a Facebook group.  I remember him saying, “I can help you sleep with as many women as you want.”   I let him continue his pitch out of respect, but he had lost me. I didn’t want that.  In fact, that runs counter to who I want to be.   If that’s you, I understand because I was there in my early 20’s.   I look back on the year after my divorce and here are a few points that I pulled from the hundreds of hours of books, youtube videos, and podcasts I voraciously consumed.   An abundance mentality is crucial Be authentic and show your goofy side - Especially on the appsHave a practice and process MentalityPractice living outside of your comfort zoneFirst kissBeing boldTrying things out you learn from “dating experts” Process First MindsetMeet good people Have Rules to Protect Yourself from Yourself2 Drink ruleNo sex before the 3rd date Be a good enderPlan dates you enjoyDefine Your Ideal Woman - Become the Man to Attract HerI want a woman that is good at typical “woman stuff” (cooking, crafts, mothering, etc)DynamicFunnyA good listenerStrives to be the best version of herselfFitness (yoga)FaithMental fitness (reading, meditation, etc) Become a man with a holistic mindset.  A man who understands the difference between his masculine energy and manliness.  A man who can harness his power, but leads with empathy and kindness. That’s the foundation of how I became a magnetic man. A man that attracted beautiful, intelligent, and wonderful women.   A man who had rules and values he was seeking.  And when a beautiful woman crossed my path that didn’t fill what I was looking for.  I had the kind heart to end it when it needed to be ended.
Andrew Bontz - My Better After Divorce Blueprint
31-10-2022
Andrew Bontz - My Better After Divorce Blueprint
Today's episode is a solocast where I document the steps I took in the first year after my divorce and what resources I used to turn my life around. Topics I discuss: Stuck in self-fulling stories The internal dialogue that fed my victim mentalitySought external validation seeking stories that positioned me as the victim and her as the villainMy competitive nature worked against me.  I needed to win.  She needed to lose.My ego and unhealthy bruised bravado caused me to act childish  Fear of being alone allowed me to sacrifice who I was.  I had a fear of being accepted.Tried to be the man someone else wanted me to be and not the man I know I am I was aware of what I was doingI took ownership of my part Told myself different storiesSurrounded me with healthy friends outside of the relationship that wasn’t jadedLived each day in gratitudeBuilt my confidence with mental and physical fitnessKept promises to meMental - Purposely did things that were uncomfortableCold showersChallenge doing something new every day - Daily Stoic Gratitude100 Days of waking up before sunrise and journaling100 Days of working out in a row for at least 7 minutesStarted A Tiktok ChannelPracticed moments of being my authentic self and risking the fear of judgment or ridicule Practiced StoicismThe Miracle MorningFocused on Boosting My TestosteroneAcupunctureSlow Carb Diet - the 4-Hour BodySupplementationSpending time in nature Consumed Ownership type messagingExtreme OwnershipCan’t Hurt MeCrucial ConversationsRadical CandorMFCEO - Andy FrisellaYou Are A Badass - Jen SinceroMindset The New Pschology of Success - Carol DweckBreaking the Habit of Being Yourself - Joe DispenzaF**k Your Feelings - Ryan MunseyThe Alter Ego EffectThe Four AgreementsBe impeccable with your wordDon’t Take anything personallyDon’t Make AssumptionsAlways Do Your Best Focused on embracing an Alpha MindsetCourage, Ownership, Action, Boldness, Authentic, Kind, HonestThe Daily StoicMarcus Aurilias MeditationsThe Rational MaleNo More Mr. Nice GuyDating Essentials for men30 rules How to be a 3% Man Pillars of Resisting Beta: DisciplineDelaying of gratificationAcceptance of responsibilityDedication to truthBalancing? Embracing discomfortIntentionalityFollowing a process, w/o worrying about the results Sharing the adventures of becoming a better man We are on a mission to cut male suicide in half by 2032!  Subscribe to the ResistingBeta podcast to follow our journey and learn from the top mental, spiritual, and physical health experts.   @ResistingBeta on Tiktok and Instagram
Ed Coambs - How Your Attachment Style Impacts Your Overall Well-Being
24-10-2022
Ed Coambs - How Your Attachment Style Impacts Your Overall Well-Being
Ed is the founder of HealthyLoveandMoney.com an organization on a mission to help couples foster financial intimacy through learning, healing, and growing. He offers books, courses, blogs, and podcasts through this website, all aimed at helping couples understand where their relationship and money challenges come from and what they can do to change it. Topics Discussed: How to deal with the insecurity you feel if your partner makes more money than youHow can you improve your ability to lead in your relationship after understanding your attachment style?What is healthy masculinity?Reshaping the neuropathways in your brain to move past your traumaMicro-moments that pave the road to the best version of yourselfThe positive impact of therapy during divorceYou are not broken, but you do need to heal some past painCreating an integrated brain with a healthy balance of emotion and logicNavigating the scenario when your partner spends too muchFighting about money with your partner when you are an entrepreneurWhat to do if you feel your partner’s spending habits are immoral or badFinding the middle ground with moneyGetting past the glass ceiling over the amount of money you believe you can makeThe post-divorce money mindsetGrieving your past identity and labels Homework: Go for a walk in the woods every day for the next 7 days without your phone. Resources: https://www.healthyloveandmoney.com/couples-guide-to-financial-intimacyThe Healthy Love and Money Way Book - https://amzn.to/3MY4wfCwww.healthyloveandmoney.com  Follow Ed on Social: IG @healthyloveandmoney www.linkedin.com/in/healthyloveandmoney
Mark de Grasse - An Executives Journey From a Shell-person to Fulfillment
17-10-2022
Mark de Grasse - An Executives Journey From a Shell-person to Fulfillment
Mark De Grasse shares his story about how he traversed out of a valley of low self-worth to become the best version of himself. Mark is the President of DigitalMarketer, a business strategist, and a podcast host. Topics Discussed: What to do when you don’t feel like you are enoughThe steps Mark took after realizing he was depressed two years agoGiving up porn to improve mental healthFeeling like you’re failing at life even though the outside world wouldn’t guess itHow his life imploded after a divorceHaving an “I have it made” moment and realizing he wasn’t happyUsing self-destruction as a reset buttonHow he felt he had zero self-worth and he used it as fuel to solve it with business successDealing with a case of the “I’ll be happy when….”Being stuck in our heads and how it builds a lonely and miserable lifeHow Mark uncovered his authentic self and became comfortable sharing it with the world around himShattering the lens of misery Are you causing your “Cycle of suck”?Therapy and its ability to open you upHow you may be inflamed and not fatEliminating the elements preventing your path to happinessIf we don’t have problems, we are going to make problems.  That’s what we do. Homework: Do a self-assessment on if you are happySchedule your first therapy appointmentExamine your relationship with alcohol Resources: Better HelpViome Follow Mark: www.digitalmarketer.com www.markdegrasse.com http://facebook.com/markdegrassemegamad/ https://www.instagram.com/markdegrasse/ https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCoep9RACk8rCcKRg2ywwHUA https://www.linkedin.com/in/mark-de-grasse-19a50127/ https://twitter.com/markdegrasse https://www.tiktok.com/@mark_degrasse
Luke Briggs - Shifting Your Identity to a Confident, Fit, and Disciplined Machine
10-10-2022
Luke Briggs - Shifting Your Identity to a Confident, Fit, and Disciplined Machine
Luke Briggs went from a weak, unconfident high school kid to a personal trainer who’s helped hundreds of clients transform their lives through diet and proper training and a competitive bodybuilder and powerlifter. Topics Discussed: Making a drastic change to change the course of your lifeGetting past inner narratives Key steps to becoming a more confident manHow Luke developed the discipline to not miss a strength training workout since January 27th, 2010 Keeping the most important promises to yourselfSummoning the motivation to work out when you are tired, sick, or just don’t feel like itWhat identity do you have that is keeping you where you are at?Taking small actions that back the man you want to becomeWhat is the fastest way to change your life?How a 60 y/o went from not believing she can lift 10 pounds to deadlifting over 200 poundsCalling yourself on the BS that’s preventing you from improvingLuke’s opinion on the Body Positivity movementHow to stop “shoulding” all over ourselves and other peopleHow to help navigate the “am I fat” conversation with our kidsOvercoming the mindset “Women just don’t like me” Dealing with “probably” moments and how they prevent us from approaching women Homework: Make a promise to yourself that you will do to improve your life.  Then keep it for 7 days in a row Resources: Atomic HabitsThe Alter Ego Effect by Todd Herman Follow: @LukeBriggsFitness on IG, Luke Briggs's personal profile We are on a mission to cut male suicide in half by 2032!  Subscribe to the ResistingBeta podcast to follow our journey and learn from the top mental, spiritual, and physical health experts. @ResistingBeta on Tiktok and Instagram
Nick Chontos - Defeating Self-Sabotage and Reclaiming True Manhood
03-10-2022
Nick Chontos - Defeating Self-Sabotage and Reclaiming True Manhood
Topics Discussed: Cycle of self-sabotageHow to leverage strategy and grow What is true manhoodDeep-seated emotional pain and its connection to childhoodDrug abuse and how Nick used it to escape The shame and guilt associated with not being able to live as a good personHow he went from homeless and drooling in his beard to clean, sober, and successfulDealing with addiction and its connection to struggleHow to develop self-respect as a solid manSelf-sabotage and how we pull the pin on a hand grenade and throw it in our own lapUnderstanding our internal programming we have and how it limits our potentialHitting a ceiling of success that is set in our mindShifting our internal beliefs and desiresRewiring our minds to become the best version of usHow personal development and psychology is left out of most religious communitiesGetting out of the stuck mindset and how men persevered through impossible situations to live a fulfilled lifeRe-wiring your mind to believe you are able to accomplish great things, maintain them, and deserve to have themSelf-induced Neuro Linguistic ProgrammingThe connection between your beliefs and your behaviorsBuilding your mindset to get strongerCreating challenges to get out of your comfort zone to grow intentionallyThe power of “Can't-Miss Goals”How letting the “old version” of you win your internal battle can cause you to lose yourselfBoys are desire driven and men are duty-drivenFighting impulsivity and toxic activities Re-wiring our minds to push past our self-impossed limits   About Our Guest: Nick Chontos is the founder and host of the Apex Masculinity podcast, published author of the best-selling book, Apex Masculinity: defeat self-sabotage reclaim true manhood.  He’s a public speaker, an oil field worker, happily married 15 years to the woman of his dreams, and father to 6 fabulous kids. Homework: Download a podcast and listen to it on a walk every day for 7 days Resources: Knowledge For Men - Andrew FerebeeThink Up AppApex Masculinity PodcastApex Masculinity BookOola program and the 7 F’s  Connect with Nick Chontos
Wyatt Ewing - Using Ice Baths To Improve Mental and Sexual Health
20-09-2022
Wyatt Ewing - Using Ice Baths To Improve Mental and Sexual Health
Topics Discussed: Wyatt’s struggle with anxiety and feeling like he wasn’t further ahead in lifeHow cold showers allowed Wyatt to reset his system and restart his life in his 20sThe benefits of Cold-TherapyPulling yourself into the present moment Becoming more patient with your familyBoosting your libido and sexual health How a first-responder went from snapping at his kids after work every day to a completely changed household dynamic.How being in the fight or flight response impacts your sexual performanceShifting perception to reduce your stressHow surrendering can be a link to a better life About our guest: Wyatt is the Founder and CEO of Ice Barrel, with expertise in product innovation, manufacturing, and eCommerce marketing. Before Ice Barrel, he worked in corporate aviation, buying and selling jets. Like so many, he bought into the fiction our society tells us; work harder, sleep less, and don't complain. The stress and anxiety of the 60-80 hour work week took a toll on his physical and mental well-being. Eventually, reality caught up with Wyatt. "I was broken, sick, and desperate for a change." Shortly after hitting bottom, a stranger approached him at the gym and offered some candid advice. Saying, "you don't look well," the man then went on to explain the power of breathwork, meditation, and cold showers. Wyatt was skeptical but was desperate to try anything. He started researching the science of cold therapy and was hooked. It wasn't long before his wife noticed the results of these new practices. "It was like he was a new man." After growing tired of cold showers and ice baths in the house, Wyatt decided to invent a cold therapy device that would allow him to simplify the practice. He started sharing a few of these prototypes with others and quickly realized that there were so many people looking for a solution for their recovery. That's when he set out on a mission to create the most accessible and effective cold therapy solutions, helping everybody, everywhere, to get colder and feel better! A few months later, Ice Barrel went from prototype to a product. Now Ice Barrel is considered the leading brand in the Cold Therapy industry. The team at Ice Barrel believes that everyone is capable of a life filled with well-being, and they are working to introduce products that simplify the practices that release us to do the extraordinary. Currently, Wyatt lives in Ohio with his wife and three children. He is passionate about family, cold therapy, health and wellness, cooking, and being in nature.   Resources: Using Ice Baths to Improve Mental and Sexual Health www.icebarrel.com   www.icebarrel.com Follow them on social: @icebarrel
Nick Shaw - Not So Secret For Weight Loss
13-09-2022
Nick Shaw - Not So Secret For Weight Loss
Topics Discussed: What keeps most men fat?  What are the consequences of that?What are the simple systems for success in weight loss?How do you get back to the athlete you used to be?  Even better?Breaking your cycle of self-sabotageThe compound effect of a couple of hundred calories on keeping a healthy weightCreating easy winsEstablishing momentum to achieve weight lossHow to fall in love with the process and behaviors in the weightloss journeyUtilizing challenging fitness experiences to help your journeyShifting from the “have to” mindset to a “get to” mindset as a path to an abundance mindsetThe struggle of passing on a healthy lifestyle to our kidsHow to eat in a complicated world of mixed messages on what is healthyWalking your way to a healthier lifeTurning tracking exercise or calories into life-long weight loss About Our Guest: Nick Shaw is the co-founder of Renaissance Periodization (RP), a multi-million dollar health and fitness company that has improved the lives of hundreds of thousands of clients around the world. His story – and the story of RP—has appeared in a Forbes feature story, which chronicled Renaissance Periodization’s rise from a small business into an influential tech company with an industry-leading app available through Apple’s app store and Google Play. Nick has also helped to coach numerous world-class athletes including CrossFit Games champions, international medalists in weightlifting, UFC fighters, Navy SEALs, and Olympians. Nick and his team at RP have sold hundreds of thousands of books over the years ranging from Nutrition, Training, Recovery, and Creating Healthy Habits. Homework: Walk for 15-20 minutes every day for the next 7 days and think about one thing you are grateful for. Resources: RP Strength Podcast The Compound Effect by Darren Hardy The Slight Edge by Leo Weidner Fit For Success by Nick Shaw RP Youtube Channel RP Simple Diet Templates RP Diet Coach App Follow Nick Shaw Instagram @rpstrength@nick.shaw.rp
Mark Melvin - Finding the Perfect Amount of Happiness
05-09-2022
Mark Melvin - Finding the Perfect Amount of Happiness
Our guest this week is Mark Melvin.  He was an accomplished corporate attorney in the alcohol industry for over a decade until he left the industry to pursue a more centered life.  He now helps people answer the question “Who am I”?  He does this by sharing techniques in yoga, meditation, and breathwork. We Discuss:  Mental Time Traveling - How to deal with thinking about the past stories that haunt us or future stories that cause anxietyHow to stop intrusive and unwanted thoughts from controlling your emotions?What’s the cost of numbing the “voices” of anger, overwhelm, and anxiety?Breaking the conditioning from your upbringingFiguring out what YOU want to doDiscovering how to play again and the benefits of getting to know your inner childHow to slow down and regain control of your mindDeveloping an Indiana Jones Mentality Practicing micro-moments of creativity and failureFinding more joy in life by exploring creative outletsBreaking through the worry of the judgment of othersBuilding resilience and self-efficacyStopping the unraveling when you start to lose control of your emotionBecoming more centered How Yoga can reduce the disturbances distracting our mind from living our best lifeFinding the “perfect amount of happy” with breathworkHow to enhance mental performance and focusEvolving into a fully realized human beingHow to come back from “Losing Your Mind” in stressful or combative momentsEliminating the “burry it down” moments” and how they can lead to immense stress and even deathA call to selfishness that could change the world Homework: Always breath in and out through your noseTake 15-minutes of calm “you-time” for yourself free of screens to start in a quiet and gentle way Resources: Can’t Hurt Me - By David GogginsExtreme Ownership - By Jocko Willink and Leif BabinSwami Niranjanananda Saraswati YogaOthership- Breathwork AppEpisode 2: Ross Leppela - Building Your Sense of BelongingAutobiography of a Yogi - By Paramahansa YoganandaThe Miracle Morning -  by Hal Elrod   Connect With Mark:   Instagram - MarkaMelvin  mark@dominickq.com
David Lea - The Missing Link to An Abundant Life and Changing Your World
15-08-2022
David Lea - The Missing Link to An Abundant Life and Changing Your World
David is the founder and CEO of Daring Deeply life coaching. He helps high-achieving men, women, and couples find deep freedom, healing, and transformation from past pain and trauma. Through a trauma-informed polarized lens, David leverages his decades of expertise in relationships, wellness, and communication to bring empowered awareness to his clients that disrupt negative patterns to realize real life-change and extraordinary relationships.  Together with his partner in life, business, and love, Paige Stuart, David serves clients worldwide through 1:1 coaching, group coaching, 3-day immersion retreats, and master classes.   David is the blessed father of three adult kids and resides in the Nashville, Tennessee area.   Quotes from David in the episode: “If the people around us are continuously trying to keep us who we used to be, we will never transcend to who we are supposed to be.” “Loyalty is incredibly overrated.  Never to remain in a relationship solely out of loyalty.” “Nobody is allowed in a relationship with you out of obligation, neediness, or because THEY want to.”  “If the man heals, the world changes.” We Discuss: What negative patterns have caused your challenges in your past or current relationships?Stopping the generational handoff of traumaThe missing link between a life of abundance of sex, money, and happiness. Action Steps: Do these things for the next 7 days: Start a daily affirmation - Example:  “I am the very best of my father…mother…coach” and on the journey to moving that direction.Do an inventory of all the people closest to you and determine who are the top 5 people you spend the most time with.  Use these three questions: Do they bring you happiness?Do they make you better?Do they ask you purposeful questions?   Connect With David: https://www.facebook.com/davidwblea https://www.instagram.com/daringdeeplycoaching/ https://www.tiktok.com/@daringdeeplycoaching https://linktr.ee/davidlea Resources Mentioned: Men’s Retreats Learn About One-on-One Coaching on a Free Discovery Call Join the Real Love in Real Life Facebook Group