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035 MBR: “Blitzscaling” by Reid Hoffman

MINI-BOOK-REVIEW: First in a series of mini-book reviews where I go over the highlights of books I think will be useful in advancing our skills and mindset. Today I discuss the main highlights from Reid Hoffman’s book “Blitzscaling.” Reid Hoffman is a billionaire, was the founder and CEO of LInkedIn, is a partner at the famous Greylock Partners in Silicon Valley and has been involved on boards and as an investor in many other famous internet companies like PayPal, AirBnB, Zynga and others,...


034: Invincible with Spencer Burnett

Spencer Burnett is a Life and Relationship coach. Through his many years of practice and inspired insight, he has built a power framework to empower people to operate their life and create what they want, which he calls the “Invincible” framework.In this podcast Spencer describes the framework and goes through some examples to illustrate how it works. You may have heard bits and pieces of what Spencer describes, but not put together in one place in a way you can execute step by step. If...


033: Dating after Divorce with Spencer Burnett

40%-50% of marriages end in divorce these days, not to mention men who have had long-term relationships end—that’s a LOT of men who have suffered emotional damage. And a lot of men who are now faced with the prospects of dating again. Today we speak for a second time with Spencer Burnett, Life & Dating coach. Spencer gives some clarity on how to get yourself out of the rut and first steps to repair yourself. But even if you get yourself back to a ready state, if you’ve been out for a while...


032: Don’t Suck, Metal Up! Motivation with CJ Ortiz

“In whatever you do, don't suck! Metal up!" Today I speak with CJ Ortiz, aka “The Metal Motivator.” Life coach, motivational speaker, deep thinker—bombs of wisdom delivered with a Metal Attitude! What you’re going to hear in this podcast are insights on topics like finding your purpose in life, relationships, your place in the world as a man, the importance of diet, and many other topics. What was really cool and refreshing is CJ is his own man, working on his principles of absolute truth,...


031: Celluvate—“The Fountain (powder) of Youth” with Ron Waddy & Dr. Charles Hensley

“60 is the new 20” may be the new motto if Ron Waddy & Dr. Charles Hensley have a say in it with their upcoming product release of “Celluvate,” an all natural powder that works on Telomeres, Mitochondria (the “battery pack” of your cels), Testosterone receptors and more. To date testers ranging from bodybuilders and Olympic track coaches to high-powered executives have reported increased muscle mass and strength, quicker recovery, overall energy, and feedback is starting to come in from...


030: Thirty-Years at Gold’s Gym with Karl List

Gold’s Gym is known as “The Mecca of Bodybuilding,” made famous by bodybuilders such as Arnold Schwarzenegger, pictures of whom still adorn the wall to this day among other champions. Our guest today Karl List has been going to Gold’s Venice for almost 30-years, starting as a winning bodybuilder himself, and eventually morphing into a holistic personal trainer working out of his “office” in the same corner of the gym for over 20-years! As with people who visit from all over the world, I also...


029: Power Yoga with Bryan Kest

Yoga is about hot bods, yoga pants and crazy poses isn’t it? Well hang on to your hamstrings in this episode, as today we get some strong answers from Bryan Kest, one of the big names in the yoga industry who has been teaching Yoga around the world for almost 35 years. You could call him an expert. Bryan breaks down what yoga is all about, from the physical side to the meditative side, but we get into a lot of areas, some frankly which might ruffle some feathers. One sacred cow that Bryan...


028: Pro-Rugby to The Bula Ball Method with Riaz Fredericks

Imagine cracking your back at 18, continuing to play a full career of international professional rugby, and living with near debilitating back and neck pain for 20 years! Today’s guest Riaz Fredericks lived that life and when he could find no solace in conventional methods and was at the end of his rope (even after spinal surgery), a chance meeting and initial work with a trainer at the famous Gold’s Gym in Venice finally led him on a path to discover a way forward—and for himself and many...


027: Real Key to Attracting Women with Celina Bond

Today I had a very interesting discussion with dating coach Celina Bond, but it wasn’t at all what I expected. The setup sounds good and makes sense. Men have been trying to figure out how to get with women since DAY ONE, so why not get insight from a woman on the secret levers that will get us into the hearts (and pants) of the women we desire? THE BAD NEWS—According to Celina, there aren’t any magic pickup lines or posturing you’re going to learn from “Pick-Up Artist” courses that are...


026: Do The Clothes Make The Man? with Josh Kercher

Do the clothes make the man? Today we discuss that question and many others with Josh Kercher, founder of the clothing brand “Kercher." Like many of us, Josh had high expectations of himself when he was younger but didn’t have a plan or direction to focus his efforts on. One fateful day he walked into a car dealership for a job, cleaned up his act and noticed how successful people responded to him in a different manner simply by presenting himself in a new mode of dress. And today he is...


025: Wine Wankers with Drew Lambert

Have you ever been intimidated when ordering wine at dinner? Not really sure what you’re doing when the waiter lets you “test” the wine first? Are you supposed to chill red wine? What’s the difference between a $6 bottle of wine vs. a $30 bottle of wine? Cap vs. cork? Are old wines better just because they’re old? In today’s discussion with Drew Lambert, co-host of the famous “Wine Wankers” site and social media, I get to ask all these dumb questions and more. All you need to do is sit back,...


024: Man up and Dance! with Jim Cruzen

Guys, you have to listen to this episode with Jim Cruzen, it was enlightening. We discuss what the core essence of being a man is. So whether you’re a Type A Macho guy or a Type B with more emotional or intuitive traits—good news is…you’re a man! Jim is a coach, thinker, dancer, empath and seeker of truth, and went through a lifelong journey coming to grips with incorporating his empathetic intuitive side into understanding and owning his manhood. Oddly enough it was partially through his...


023: Revolutionary Relationships with Amy Giladi

Intimacy can be a deep and complicated thing. Sex is important but is just one part of the big picture. In today’s conversation we speak with Amy Giladi, relationship coach and psycho-sexology therapist to discuss these topics. We learn about the things that can cause problems with intimacy and how Amy goes about identifying and fixing those issues. We also discussed masculine energy and how to use it, and how Amy is leveraging her many years of experience to put together some online courses...


022: GIRL TALK—Francesca Shares Her Turns-Ons and Turn-Offs With Men

Today we speak with Francesca, an attractive, single and successful interior designer in her forties. We cover a broad spectrum of topics in the conversation and even go through a dating scenario from first date to how that might progress to lead to sex and a relationship. Here are some other juicy bits we discuss: Sex on vacation How fast she knows if there is a shot that something could happen with a man 7 Qualities of a man One of the most important factors in a relationship The dreaded...


021: “The “Players Advantage” in Business and Life with Lee Andrews

For you entrepreneurs out there, Lee Andrews has put in his time with a strong work ethic since his teens, at one point working 2 jobs and consulting while working on his MBA. He built a full-scale craps table in his living room and rolled 10’s of thousands of dice to gain a “players edge” which resulted in him winning $70k and getting kicked out of Harrahs in Vegas! But he’s also overcome a lot of bumps in the road both personally and professionally, and shares great strategies and tactics...


020: Happy Life Martial Arts with Sensei Ando

Today we speak with “Sensei Ando” Mierzwa, a popular martial arts instructor who has built a large following and millions of views on YouTube. You can go to his website where you can check out his podcast and YouTube videos. We discussed many topics including his fixation on pie, but we got into some deep conversation. We learned how martial arts was a rude awakening that ultimately led him to his current path, why martial arts is so crucial for today’s society,...


019: Cash In, Crash Out. Finding the success process with Jack Czer

If you were 29 years old and just sold a company you built for a large sum of money so that you were all set—would you then let it all go because you weren’t sure you could make it back again if you lost it all? Well, that is exactly what our guest Jack Czer did. He was so consumed with understanding the process of success that he didn’t want the money he had, so he let it go and started over again this time trying to figure out the process. This led him to his consulting business and...


018: How To Find Your Path With Energy Healer Raymond Salas

In this podcast we speak with Energy Healer Raymond Salas. We learn how Raymond went from a corporate job at an internet startup to becoming an Energy Healer through a previous chance meeting with Vietnamese healers while working at a non-profit in the back of a kitchen. We learn a bit about how he does energy healing both in person and remotely, and get insights on how to find what it is you truly want out of life and how to find the path that brings you there! Get manceptional! -Ken


017: 5th Element – How To Make Good S**t Happen w/ Dr. Jeff Wilde

In today's podcast I discuss with Dr. Jeff a methodology that stemmed from a discussion about how to make goals happen. What resulted is a framework that Dr. Jeff coined the 5th Element - "How to make good s**t happen! The concept pulls together 5 different elements into an actionable strategy with your mind, body, emotions and actions to give you a greater chance of success. Each on it's own have been proven positive, but adding the 5th element can take you to a whole other level! Give it a...


016: Sex, Dating and Life Change with The Omega Man Spencer Burnett

WARNING: Contains some graphic discussion of a sexual nature Today we speak with Spencer Burnett, a long time coach in the world of sex and dating. We’re going to discuss his journey from childhood, and yes talk about these subjects and reveal some secrets about women that men have paid THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS to learn! But the conversation was much larger than that. We learned how at an early age he discovered insights in harnessing the mind that allowed himself to overcome some medical and...