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Jul 27, 2015

*Apologies for the poor audio quality... It gets better around episode 005

Andy Zaremba is the co-host of the Vancouver Real podcast and co-founder of Float House. He was a speaker for the Man Talks conference and is back with more wisdom to share with today's audience. One of Andy's defining moments was the premature birth of his daughter, who was an unexpected surprise. He really opens up with our co-hosts today about the pregnancy and some of the challenges he faced during the birth of his daughter. He also talks why he and his brother decided to open Float House, what it is, and why people should do it.

 

Key Takeaways:

[1:10] How did Connor get to know Andy Zaremba?

[2:45] What does Andy do?

[3:25] What is sensory deprivation or 'floating'?

[6:00] When Connor left the float room, he felt like everything was sharper and clearer.

[7:10] Floating is completely different from meditation.

[10:10] Why did Andy and his brother start float house?

[13:55] When you face challenges, that's when you're going to grow the most as a human being.

[16:00] What was a defining moment for Andy?

[25:25] Man Talks challenges men to really think differently about how they show up in the world.

[26:45] Not a lot of men are willing to share their experience with an unplanned pregnancy.

[35:20] Instead of fighting your emotions, let them be, let yourself feel them.

[37:20] What's Andy's meditation routine?

[40:00] There are some really 'crazy' gurus out there promoting spirituality in a negative way. 

[41:10] Andy talks psychedelics.

[48:50] Why are role models important for men?

[54:25] Your inner demons may never go away fully, but you can work on dealing with them better.

[56:45] Best advice Andy received?

 

Mentioned In This Episode:

http://www.vancouverreal.tv/

http://mantalks.com/

http://www.floathouse.ca

The Wisdom of Insecurity by Alan Watts

The Culture High by Adam Scorgie

 

Music Credit:

Parlange & Latenite Automatic (jesusparlange.com lateniteautomatic.com)

 

http://mantalks.com/

Jul 20, 2015

*Apologies for the poor audio quality... It gets better around episode 005

Mark Groves is a human connections specialist and a relationship coach. The guys highly encourage you to bring along your partner for this episode as Mark does a detailed dive on how to build a deeper and more intimate relationship with your partner. Mark talks on the concept of masculinity, how it affects young men, how to truly listen to your partner, dealing with feelings of guilt, and so much more.

 

Key Takeaways:

[1:00] Grab your partner or significant other for this podcast.

[1:30] Who is Mark Groves and what does he do?

[3:20] What's Mark's purpose?

[7:10] More young men are committing suicide than women.

[7:40] How can we maintain our masculinity and still be empathic, kind, and emotional?

[9:55] How do men and women differ in their needs in a relationships?

[12:30] Our significant other may feel like we're not listening, how can we show her that we are?

[14:30] Men have the tendency to offer advice and try to fix the problem and that makes a woman feel like she's not being understood.

[18:10] Couples should have ground rules or agreements, like a business, as to what they want out of the relationship.

[21:05] Ask your father what his greatest fear is and open up that conversation.

[25:15] What was a defining moment for Mark that really shifted his life?

[31:20] Relationships happen by choice, not by chance. 

[34:45] Find the resources and discovery what a good relationship looks like.

[37:00] Roger is getting married in the next 8 days.

[40:00] The five closet people in our lives are a direct reflection of us. 

[46:45] 70% of photos on the internet are pornographic images of women. 

[50:15] You need to trust your gut when you feel guilty or shameful.

[53:10] What if I made this choice a 1,000 times?

[54:22] If you're already in the 'maybe' decision process then you're already in the no-go zone.

[55:05] What's the best advice Mark has received?

[59:50] Look forward to more details about the men's retreat. 

 

Mentioned In This Episode:

http://mantalks.com/

http://markmanson.net/fuck-yes

http://markgroves.tv/

https://instagram.com/createthelove/

 

Music Credit: 

Parlange & Latenite Automatic (jesusparlange.com – lateniteautomatic.com)

Jul 13, 2015

*Apologies for the poor audio quality... It gets better around episode 005

Jeff Sanders is the host of The 5am Miracle Podcast, which has ranked number one on iTunes in the Self-Help and Business categories. Jeff is currently writing his first published book under the same name, The 5 Am Miracle, and is a passionate vegan. Jeff believes the morning is the best way to achieve your goals and get to where you want to be. He talks on why you should have a regular morning routine, how to manage your morning routine when you're traveling, and so much more.

 

Key Takeaways:

[2:50] The best way to make time for your goals is to wake up early for it.

[3:25] Jeff talks on how he got started.

[4:35] Why have a morning routine?

[6:45] How do you have a morning routine when you're on the road and traveling? 

[8:15] Don't beat yourself if you slip on your regular routine.

[10:50] Jeff's routine used to be incredibly strict, but now his routine is more of a guideline.

[12:30] What were some of the defining moments that shaped Jeff's life and what did he learn?

[16:10] Jeff's biggest challenge has been to understand his wife.

[18:45] Sit down with no distractions and just focus on having a good conversation with your wife.

[19:45] How do you balance your own morning routine with your partner?

[22:15] What's the best piece of advice Jeff has received?

[25:00] When you find out what your actual talents are then you can move in the right direction.

[27:25] What does it mean to be a man today?

[29:30] We're all looking for leaders, which is why leadership is a very important ability.

[32:00] Men might stunt their growth when they don't allow themselves to be lead and supported.

[35:30] Jeff recommends a couple of books.

[37:40] Every morning Jeff drinks a litre of water after he gets out of bed.

[42:10] Plan the following morning every evening. Have a game plan for tomorrow.

[43:45] Jeff is extremely excited about his upcoming book, The 5am Miracle.

 

Mentioned In This Episode:

Your Road Map for Success – John C. Maxwell.

The ONE Thing by Gary W. Keller and Jay Papasan

Essentialism by Greg McKeown

The Compound Effect by Darren Hardy

http://mantalks.com/

http://jeffsanders.com/

http://jeffsanders.com/the-5-am-miracle-podcast/

Jul 6, 2015

*Apologies for the poor audio quality... It gets better around episode 005

Philip McKernan speaks around the world about the importance of overcoming personal obstacles, gaining clarity, and cultivating the confidence to believe in yourself. On today's show, Philip talks on how men seek validation and are willing to go above and beyond to receive it. Although there's nothing wrong with being a provider for your friends, family, and loved ones, we may create a life that's unauthentic to who we are and our life's goals when we're seeking that validation.

 

Key Takeaways:

[2:40] Who is Philip and what does he do?

[5:15] How did Philip make a shift from not being himself to living his purpose?

[8:10] Ask the hard questions about your authenticity and who you are.

[10:25] What kind of work does Philip do?

[14:55] One of the biggest issues we face is the lack of identity Who are we at the core?

[16:35] Don't let the clutter get in the way. Stay true to your personal message.

[18:50] Phillip loves what he does so much that he'd rather die than not keep doing it.

[20:25] Do a lot of men seek money over meaning?

[22:20] The desire for security is driven by insecurity.

[23:00] You don't need money to buy freedom. Freedom comes within.

[27:25] Who are you seeking validation from today?

[33:40] It's important to have a relationship with yourself, but what does that mean and why is it important?

[39:45] People often are unaware of their current reality and how unhappy they may be.

[43:40] How did Philip trust his inner voice and how did he develop that voice?

[50:40] You connect with the right people and they either become mentors or students. Sometimes those relationships can't be forced.

[55:40] We believe in great figures like Steve Jobs, yet we don't believe in ourselves.

[56:50] What advice would Philip offer to others?

[59:35] Stop making this journey about you, start making it about other people.

[63:50] Letting go and giving up are two very, very different things. We let go to create space.

 

Mentioned In This Episode:

http://mantalks.com/

http://philipmckernan.com/

 

Music Credit: 

Parlange & Latenite Automatic (jesusparlange.com – lateniteautomatic.com)

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