ManTalks Podcast: Purpose | Legacy | Relationships | Self Mastery | Business

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ManTalks Podcast: Purpose | Legacy | Relationships | Self Mastery | Business





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Aug 24, 2015

Dan Mangan is a two-time JUNO Award winning musician and a contributing writer for The guardian and Huffington Post Canada. Dan has recently released a new album entitled Club Meds under the band name Dan Mangan + Blacksmith. Dan talks to the guys on his creation process, being vulnerable, and also gives some advice to young musicians looking to make music for a living. Dan reminds the audience that there will be hard days in the creation process, but you have to trust your gut and ignore the critics.


Key Takeaways:

[1:40] What does Dan do?

[2:20] What's Dan's why?

[5:45] Dan talks about his musical style.

[8:35] What does it really mean to be a 'rock star'?

[12:35] Dan talks on his son being born 7 weeks early.

[17:10] What kind of challenges has Dan faced in the music industry?

[24:10] Starting your own band? Buy a van and hire a publicist.

[24:55] What's Dan's creation process?

[34:55] Dan doesn't always love the creation process.

[35:55] You will have hard days in the creative process.

[40:35] Dan doesn't want to make the same record twice.

[43:55] You have to trust your gut and ignore the critics.

[54:20] The most impressive people are the ones who can be vulnerable.

[55:20] How has Dan learned to become a leader?

[60:30] How can you lead people without being a bully?

[63:20] What does it mean to be a man today?

[66:30] Life is always complicated.

[67:10] What kind of legacy does Dan want to leave behind?

[69:05] Dan is currently working on an EP.

[70:40] ManTalks will be hosting a one day event in Vancouver on Nov 7th.


Mentioned In This Episode:

Hector and the Search for Happiness

Club Meds by Dan Mangan + Blacksmith.


Music Credit:

Parlange & Latenite Automatic ( –

Aug 17, 2015

How does ManTalks select the guests they do for their ManTalk conferences? This is a special behind the scenes episode showcasing exactly what that process is like. Conner interviews David Wagner for the possibility of him speaking at a future ManTalks event. David is currently doing a cross country tour all across the U.S on his motorcycle to help resurrect the backbones of the American male.  Conner asks David about his life's story, why he does what he does, and how he helps men all over the world.

Key Takeaways:

[1:20] What does David do?

[2:10] What was David's defining moment?

[4:50] What does it take to be a man in today's world?

[7:20] Men have a need to help others and add value to other people's lives.

[8:40] You're not going to find greatness sitting on the couch.

[9:30] Men thrive in packs.

[10:50] There's nothing more awkward than a middle-aged man trying to make a new friend.

[12:15] David talks about his book, Backbone.

[16:00] A lot of men are very reactionary and don't take the step back to ask why.

[18:05] David talks about the origins of 'suck it up'.

[22:20] David believes men need the 'suck it up' or 'man up' mantras to help them achieve their dreams.

[27:50] How can men find their life’s purpose?

[30:35] What's really important to you?

[31:50] David talks about his cross country motorcycle tour.

[33:45] David currently has a home study course for men on his website.

[35:10] Look forward to David's blog posts on the ManTalks blog.


Mentioned In This Episode:

Backbone by David H. Wagner


Music Credit:

Parlange & Latenite Automatic (

Aug 10, 2015

Geoff Woods runs the Mentee podcast and talks about his journey from full-time employee to entrepreneur on his show. Geoff emphasizes the importance of spending your time with the right people who will help you get to where you want to be in your business or relationship. Geoff explains to the Man Talks audience on how you can find incredibly helpful and successful mentors to guide you through your journey, help you achieve your goals, and keep you inspired.


Key Takeaways:

[2:20] What does Geoff do?

[5:40] Geoff is on this entrepreneurial journey for his family.

[5:50] What does it mean to be a mentor?

[7:00] How did Geoff find his mentors?

[8:45] Get clarity on what you want and then talk about it effectively.

[13:20] Don't be afraid to ask for what you need. 
[14:50] Why would successful people want to mentor 'me'?

[18:00] How do you make a mentor/mentee relationship beneficial?

[20:40] What kind of challenges has Geoff's mentor help solve?

[27:05] What's Geoff's definition of success?

[29:50] Ask yourself, “How can I add value?”

[31:25] What's the definition of good leadership?

[33:10] Ask people, “What are you working on right now and how can I help you?”

[37:45] What inspires Geoff?

[38:55] Geoff recommends a couple of his favorite books.

[40:45] What does it mean to be a man today?

[44:50] What are some of the challenges men are facing in today's world?
[48:05] Remember to understand the importance of being humble.

[49:10] Best advice for Geoff's business and relationship?

[53:10] Geoff would love to disrupt the education system.

[54:10] Remember, you are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.

[54:30] Family members and your best friend can be the very people who hold you back.

[57:20] What's Geoff excited about these days?

[60:20] Feel free to contact Geoff, Connor or Roger for any questions you might have.


Mentioned In This Episode:

The Cashflow Quadrant by Robert Kiyosaki

How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie

Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey

The 4-Hour Workweek by Timothy Ferriss

In The Way of the SEAL by Mark Divine



Aug 3, 2015

Ari Meisel was diagnosed with an incurable disease called Crohn's, but that didn't stop him from over coming the disease through a combination of yoga, good nutrition, and intense exercise. He now runs the Less Doing, More Living podcast where he helps teach others how to optimize their lives and simply just get more things done. Ari talks on setting artificial limits for yourself, thinking how you can grow your business by ten times, and why you need to remove 70% of what you do every year in order to grow as a person.


Key Takeaways:

[2:45] What does Ari do?

[3:30] Ari shares a bit of his background and who he is.

[4:55] By age 23, Ari was $3 million dollars in debt.

[6:30] Why did Ari get into construction?

[9:45] People sometimes forget about the hands-on education you can get outside of a class room.

[12:30] What was Ari's experience at Wharton like?

[13:30] Ari isn't sure if college is going to be relevant for the younger generation.

[15:22] What are the top three things people can do to become more effective?

[15:55] You need to offload all of your ideas into a good system like Evernote.

[16:15] In order to grow as a person or a company, you need to delegate or remove 70% of what you do every year.

[17:15] Identify your peak time.

[18:25] Optimize, automate, and outsource your tasks.

[19:25] So many men have what Connor calls the 'Atlas Complex'.

[20:25] How do you really remove some of the clutter and the stress that's clogging the brain?

[21:15] Think how you can grow your business by ten times, not by two.

[21:44] Set artificial limits for yourself.

[23:00] Ari only works Monday and Wednesday.

[24:40] What's Ari's routine?

[26:25] What inspires Ari?

[27:40] Planning can be difficult when you have young kids.

[30:00] Ari has five things he feels he has to do and as long as he does all of them that day, he considers his day a success.

[32:15] Men could benefit greatly from talking to a therapist.

[35:45] How did Ari cure his Crohn's disease?

[38:30] Best advice? No doesn't mean no.

[39:10] What does it mean to be a man today?

[42:45] How does Ari find such great tools for his audience?

[45:40] Best relationship advice? Sometimes you're better off just listening.

[48:05] Ari is currently very excited about his coaching and boot camp programs. 

[49:20] You can book a free coaching call with one of Ari's coaches at


Mentioned In This Episode:

The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand

The Daily Meditation Podcast by Mary Meckley