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

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




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Feb 28, 2016

Mark Brand opened his first restaurant in 2007 and went on to restore Save On Meats, a butcher shop founded in 1957. Save On Meats is not like any other butcher shop or lunch counter, because Mark has created a sustainable business model that serves the community. Mark states that by creating a business that stands for something, not only does that help the community as a whole, but he has seen fewer turnovers from his staff because they also believe in the bigger picture.


Key Takeaways:

[1:45] Thank you Vancity Buzz for sponsoring us!

[2:45] What was Mark's defining moment?

[6:55] How did Mark get started in the hospitality industry?

[9:20] Mark had an addiction problem, but he decided that wasn't going to be his story.

[10:10] Mark opened his restaurant in a bad neighborhood and everybody told him it was a bad idea.

[15:25] Mark talks about the reality show he was a part of.

[18:10] Save on Meats isn't just a restaurant; it has a big social component too.

[21:45] What's one piece of advice Mark can share with those who are looking to start a non-profit?

[25:40] Mark has created a model where people can see how their dollar impacts others.

[30:55] What are some of Mark's core values?

[32:35] How does Mark define success?

[34:55] Mark shares a few statistics.

[36:45] Why should business owners care about the bottom line? Because it's the right thing to do!

[38:40] Millennials are looking for purpose-based businesses.

[39:30] Where does Mark see himself in ten years?

[41:30] Mark talks about the kind of legacy he would like to leave behind.


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Music Credit:

Parlange & Latenite Automatic (–

Feb 21, 2016

Lewis Howes is a lifestyle entrepreneur, business coach, author, and podcaster. He is also a contributing writer for Entrepreneur magazine and, and has been featured in Forbes, Men's Health, and The New York Times. Lewis shares with us why he has such a passion for greatness and how being a pro athlete has made him not only a better entrepreneur, but a better person as well.


Key Takeaways:

[1:30] ManTalks is hosting an event on April 9th, 2016.

[2:25] What was Lewis's defining moment?

[3:25] How did Lewis take his power back?

[4:50] Ask your friends where your blind spots are.

[6:40] The greatest leaders in the world learn how to connect in intimate and vulnerable ways.

[8:25] Where did Lewis's passion for greatness come from?

[13:05] Lewis talks about the 'seasons' in his life.

[15:10] What lessons did Lewis learn when he was a pro athlete?

[17:45] What does a champion's mindset look like?

[19:30] Your results are your credentials.

[19:50] Belief carries you to the championships.

[21:55] What does hustle mean to Lewis?

[28:20] What does Lewis plan to talk about at the ManTalks event? He gives us a teaser.

[29:55] Lewis talks about what he's excited about these days.

[30:25] You get a free copy of Lewis's book if you join the ManTalks event.


Mentioned in This Episode:

School of Greatness by Lewis Howes


Music Credit:

Parlange & Latenite Automatic ( –

Feb 15, 2016

Stephen Mansfield is a bestselling author and a leadership coach. Stephen has written a number of books including The Faith of George W. Bush, Killing Jesus, and Mansfield's Book Of Manly Men; which has inspired men's events worldwide. He is currently working on a new book to help accompany Mansfield's Book Of Manly Men titled Building Your Band of Brothers, and sheds some light on how men can build better relationships with other men.


Key Takeaways:

[1:40] Thank you Vancity Buzz for being a sponsor!

[2:15] What was a defining moment for Stephen.

[5:10] What is manhood?

[7:15] What kind of values should a man look for?

[7:55] Take responsibility for your actions.

[9:25] Men in the Western world are mostly walking alone.

[12:20] How can men become more vulnerable amongst each other?

[14:55] Stephen shares a story on how his band of brothers has helped him.

[18:15] How can you build accountability and responsibility within a group?

[23:15] What kind of guys should you surround yourself with?

[26:40] Should you have boundaries with your band of brothers?

[29:10] What other virtues are important aside from responsibility?

[32:15] Stephen talks about his mentors and key influences in his life.

[34:45] Stephen tells us about his new book, Building Your Band of Brothers.

[35:45] Military men often do not have a support system due to their constant traveling.

[39:05] What kind of challenges or pitfalls do men face?

[42:45] What kind of legacy would Stephen like to leave behind?


Mentioned in This Episode:

Mansfield's Book of Manly Men by Stephen Mansfield

Building Your Band of Brothers by Stephen Mansfield


Music Credit:

Parlange & Latenite Automatic (

Feb 8, 2016

Chris Bailey has conducted countless productivity experiments on himself and has interviewed several successful CEOs and business professionals on the subject of productivity. He has condensed everything he has learned into a 300 page book titled The Productivity Project. Listen to this interview to find out what productivity is -really- about and how you can use it to your full potential.


Key Takeaways:

[2:03] Thank you Vancity Buzz for sponsoring the podcast!

[4:03] What was Chris's defining moment?

[5:38] Who is Chris?

[6:58] Why is Chris interested in productivity?

[8:18] How did Chris find the courage to start The Productivity Project?

[9:23] Follow your passion now. The time is now.

[10:58] Measuring and defining productivity was difficult for Chris.

[12:23] Productivity isn't about how much we produce; it's about how much we accomplish.

[13:18] Productivity is a combination of balancing time, attention, and energy.

[14:03] Has Chris met the most productive person in the world yet?

[14:58] The most productive people, ironically, teach meditation and mindfulness.

[18:58] Being in a flow state of mind is a combination of productivity and energy.

[19:33] Work on one thing at one time.

[22:58] How can people start being productive?

[28:33] What does Chris mean by 'striving for imperfection'?

[31:13] What does success look like to Chris?

[35:03] How can you get yourself back on track when you stop becoming productive?

[39:58] What's the difference between men vs. woman on productivity?

[43:13] What is Chris most excited about these days?

[44:13] What kind of legacy would Chris like to leave behind?


Mentioned in This Episode:

The Productivity Project by Chris Bailey

Getting Things Done with David Allen

I Know How She Does It by Laura Vanderkam


Music Credit:

Parlange & Latenite Automatic (

Feb 1, 2016

Dan Millman is a former world champion athlete and the author of several books including: Way of the Peaceful Warrior, The Life You Were Born to Live, and many more. Dan talks about his latest book, The Four Purposes of Life, and what it really means to 'live a life of purpose'.


Key Takeaways:

[0:30] Thanks to our sponsor Vancity Buzz.

[0:45] What's cool in Vancouver that people should check out?

[2:15] What was a defining moment for Dan Millman.

[5:55] Dan talks about his book, The Four Purposes of Life.

[7:30] Dan briefly explains the four purposes in life.

[8:40] How can we accomplish these four purposes?

[9:10] Why does Dan write books?

[10:00] It's impossible to fail at anything as long as we learn a lesson from it.

[10:35] What is personal growth? Dan explains the 12 concepts.

[13:15] 'What am I here to do?'

[15:05] Our career's primary focus is to provide an income for us.

[16:20] You don't have to love your work all the time.

[17:10] How can you discover your calling?

[20:15] Choosing a career people should do vs. want to do.

[22:25] How can we find our life's path?

[25:30] What does Dan mean when he says there's no such thing as a future decision?

[30:05] We make a decision when we act, not when we think.

[31:40] What does success look like to Dan?

[34:35] What legacy would Dan like to leave behind?


Mentioned in This Episode:

The Four Purposes of Life by Dan Millman.

Way of the Peaceful Warrior by Dan Millman.

The Life You Were Born to Live by Dan Millman.


Music Credit:

Parlange & Latenite Automatic (


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