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

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Apr 24, 2016

Brad Lomenick is a strategic advisor and leadership consultant. He has written two books on the subject of leadership, The Catalyst Leader and, his latest book, H3 Leadership. Brad discusses the three big Hs that every leader needs in order to inspire and propel them to the next level. He also not only talks about why millennials are different but offers some compelling advice to anyone who is just beginning their career or journey.


Key Takeaways:

[0:35] Thank you to our sponsor Vancity Buzz.

[2:45] What was Brad's defining moment as a man?

[6:30] So many aspects of Brad's story have been built on the shoulders of other people who have helped him.

[6:40] What does Brad currently do?

[8:00] Brad wants to impact the next generation.

[9:10] Brad focuses on building strong leaders.

[12:40] What is the secret sauce to creating a movement?

[16:45] As soon as you're feeling big, you need to go back to the same thinking you had when you first started.

[17:15] How do you influence a millennial?

[18:55] Millennials believe they can change the world. They are incredibly positive.

[19:25] Millennials have such high expectations that reality can throw them off guard.

[20:00] Go find something right now, even if it's not your life calling, and go crush it.

[20:15] Be the best you can be with what you're doing today.

[22:45] Millennials are the generation with options.

[23:45] It doesn't matter how old you are now, it matters what you can do and what you know.

[24:30] Brad talks about his latest book, H3 Leadership.

[26:30] If you feel like you're a humble leader, then you're probably not.

[30:30] Every team knows their leader's flaws.

[31:20] You have to lead with your true self.

[32:20] Always stay hungry.

[34:55] Great leaders are often the most curious.

[37:25] What is hustle?

[40:45] You have to create a bit of margin in your life in order for you to hustle at the right times.
[42:25] Generosity has to be part of your hustle.

[43:30] One of the most difficult lessons for leaders is to let go.

[44:40] Your job is to replace yourself.

[46:50] Brad talks about the young influencers list.

[48:45] Brad currently loves what Caitlin Crosby is doing.

[51:10] What legacy does Brad wish to leave behind?


Mentioned in This Episode:

The Catalyst Leader by Brad Lomenick

H3 Leadership by Brad Lomenick


Music Credit:

Parlange & Latenite Automatic (

Apr 17, 2016

Jonathan Becker founded Thrive Digital, a company dedicated in user acquisition, lead generation, and more. Jonathan is a serial entrepreneur and has a lot of advice to share for others who are looking to break out and thrive on their own. One piece of advice Jonathan gives to other aspiring entrepreneurs is to quit while you're ahead and use your newly learned skills to build something even better.


Key Takeaways:

[2:50] What was Jonathan's defining moment?

[4:45] What does Jonathan currently do?

[6:45] Jonathan offers his best online marketing tip for someone who is trying to break into the marketing industry.

[11:30] SEO is much more difficult today than it was a couple of years ago.

[12:25] Don't invest massive amounts of money on an unproven idea just yet.

[12:45] Good businesses are doing something exceptional.

[13:45] Jonathan talks about the online porker company he tried to start.

[16:25] Jonathan couldn't tell his parents about what he was doing.

[19:10] Don't be afraid to quit while you're ahead.

[22:50] Jonathan has always wanted to be in business.

[23:40] Thrive Digital is the fourth/fifth company Jonathan has started.

[27:15] What's the dark side of entrepreneurship?

[30:00] Jonathan loves Uber because they're disrupting the industry.

[34:25] How can you add value to your team and employees?

[38:40] What does success look like on both an entrepreneurial and personal standpoint?

[40:45] What legacy does Jonathan want to leave?

[41:25] What's Jonathan most excited about?


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Parlange & Latenite Automatic (

Apr 10, 2016

Lee Eisenberg was the editor-in-chief of Esquire magazine for two decades. In 1995, he joined Time Inc. as a consulting editor and helped launch a series of new initiatives such as, Time for Kids, and The Time 100. In 2006, he published The Number, which became a national bestseller. Today, Lee talks to Connor and Roger about his latest book, The Point Is, and why having a personal narrative is so important for our life journey. 


Key Takeaways:

[0:30] As of today, we're in Toronto, L.A, and Vancouver.

[0:35] If you're in any of those cities, come out to our event.

[2:55] What was a defining moment for Lee as a man?

[4:25] How do we really build a life story for ourselves?

[5:00] Why did Lee write The Point Is?

[7:15] Why do we endure certain memories and re-write others?

[8:50] Personal narrative requires a lot of self-reflection.

[9:00] Were there any commonalities in how people saw themselves?

[10:35] Lee has only kept a diary once in his life.

[12:20] When you record events in real time, you really don't know what they'll stand for later.

[12:50] Virtually no one is keeping a diary.

[16:25] Lee is a bit cynical about talk therapy; however, it can help reexamine past traumas and bad memories and help you rewrite your life story.

[17:35] Most people feel like they're not using their creative channel efficiency.

[18:45] It's important to uncover your story as well as share your story.

[20:10] You don't necessarily tell your story to others, but at the very least tell your story to yourself.

[20:20] Why do we remember certain things so strongly and why do we attach so much importance to certain things?

[20:55] How can people dive into their personal story a bit more?

[22:25] We create personal myths for ourselves. What is your personal myth?

[23:30] What novel genre would your life story be?

[27:50] The power of narrative is why we can go through life and make some sense of it.

[28:55] Do people get their personal narrative mixed up with other people's view of them?

[30:25] What legacy would Lee like to leave behind?


Mentioned in This Episode:

The Number by Lee Eisenberg

The Point Is by Lee Eisenberg


Music Credit:

Parlange & Latenite Automatic (

Apr 3, 2016

Tim Urban is the creator and blogger of Wait but Why, a website that is anti-click bait and extremely informative. Tim originally started his website on a bet because he knew deep down that other people, too, craved for meaningful and substantial content on the web. The idea worked! Not only does his content go viral, but he was able to get the attention of people like Elon Musk, and more. 


Key Takeaways:

[2:35] What was Tim's defining moment?

[5:40] Those who have a fall back plan, fall back but that didn't apply to Tim.

[6:10] Even though Tim had a fall back plan, he was still very desperate to achieve his creative dream.

[6:20] You need to have a runway, a game plan that you're able to carry out in a certain amount of time, but it also has to be realistic.

[6:55] Some people work best when they burn their other options, others do not.

[7:15] Why did Tim create Wait but Why?

[11:20] Tim had an advantage where he could work 60 hours a week focusing on nothing but blogging.

[11:45] Connor never read blogs until he stumbled upon Tim's blog.

[13:45] Tim knew he didn't have a staff, so he had to find a way to work with his strengths instead.

[14:50] Tim shares his one piece of advice for any endeavor.

[15:45] What makes Elon Musk so unique?

[17:35] Don't be the cook that copies the recipe, be the chef who creates them.

[18:45] How does Tim get over the 'no one is going to read this' fear?

[19:35] Trust yourself. You can be great.

[21:15] What was it like to prepare for the Ted Talk?

[24:55] What was it like to meet Elon Musk?

[27:20] Get ready for a series of rapid fire questions.

[27:25] Why did Tim visit North Korea?

[27:40] What does curiosity mean to Tim?

[28:10] What was Donald Trump like in person?

[28:30] What legacy would Tim like to leave behind?

[29:40] What is Tim most excited about?


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