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

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Jul 31, 2016

Tim JP Collins is an expert on anxiety and runs The Anxiety Podcast. His mission is simple: less anxiety, more life. Tim used to suffer regularly with anxiety and panic attacks, but understood that he had to move past this as it was draining him mentally and physically. Now, he teaches those around him how they can overcome their anxiety, with or without prescription medicine.


Key Takeaways:

[4:00] Anxiety can consume your every waking moment.

[5:50] We often need pain in our life to see what's possible and to make changes.

[7:00] Tim talks about a woman who has been suffering from anxiety for 35 years.

[8:20] As people become more successful and have more people rely on them, anxiety starts to creep in and take a hold of them.

[8:55] What makes Tim the person that he is today?

[11:40] What are some of the biggest myths about anxiety?

[12:20] For a lot of people, medication for anxiety only covers up the problem.

[13:30] How did anxiety come into Tim's life?

[15:05] What can people learn about anxiety?

[17:45] If you get your life into alignment again, anxiety goes away.

[22:00] What can people do to treat their anxiety?

[23:40] Put yourself first.

[24:45] Are there any benefits to taking cold showers?

[27:50] What legacy does Tim want to leave behind?

[29:20] Should you take anxiety medication?

[31:20] What is the one experience Tim would recommend to anyone?

[32:15] What is the most underrated trait for modern day success?

[33:25] What is the one movie Tim would take if he was stranded on an island?

[33:40] What is the single biggest lesson Tim has learned in the corporate world?

[34:15] Who is the most influential person in Tim's life?


Mentioned in This Episode:

The Four Hour Work Week by Tim Ferris


Music Credit:

Parlange & Latenite Automatic (

Jul 24, 2016

Zachary Stockill is an award-winning Canadian researcher, writer, podcaster, and educator. Zachary is the author of Overcoming Retroactive Jealousy and discusses with Roger a lot of the shame men experience when trying to find resources or help to overcome their irrational jealousy. Zachary knows the subject all too well because he too was once a man who obsessed over his then-girlfriend's past. Discover more about the unhealthy and obsessive habits jealous men often fall into.


Key Takeaways:

[2:20] What was one of Zachary's defining moments?

[5:05] What does Zachary do?

[4:50] Zachary unpacks what 'retroactive jealousy' means.

[7:00] Out of nowhere, Zachary came up with ridiculous scenarios about his then-girlfriend and became jealous. 

[8:00] Despite realizing his jealousy, Zachary couldn't find the right resources that would address this issue for him.

[8:20] Both men and woman experience this equally.

[9:35] Men tend to have extreme double standards towards women who have done the same sort of sexual activities men have done in the past.

[10:05] A lot of men try to figure out a woman's past to see if it's in line with their ideal values.

[10:45] Male insecurity goes back a long way.

[11:40] Stop talking with your partner about their past - for now. You stop the cycle by doing this.

[13:00] What do you value in your relationship and what do you value in your partner?

[14:50] Sometimes people lie about their past just to sooth their partner.

[15:30] Own your problem. This is not your partner's problem.

[17:40] Some men might believe that if they hooked up with an angel of a woman, then their relationship would be so much better. Of course, this is just not true.

[19:10] There's a lot of shame around jealousy. Zachary still feels ashamed by the way he used to act.

[19:15] What can men do to open up this conversation?

[19:25] A lot of men don't have real friends.

[20:10] The problem doesn't resolve on its own. You have to step in and do the work.

[21:00] Keep focusing on personal development. Focus on your insecurities.

[21:30] Meditation is huge!

[22:25] The reality is we're never going to be perfect. The learning never stops.

[23:05] How does Roger stay off depression?

[24:20] Make an effort to be friends with older men. Seek out worldly people.

[27:55] What gets Zachary out of bed every day?

[29:25] When Zachary first wrote the book, he wrote it under a pen name.


Mentioned in This Episode:


Music Credit:

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Jul 17, 2016

Julian Treasure is a sought-after and top-rated international speaker. Collectively his five TED talks on various aspects of sound and communication have been viewed an estimated 30 million times. His latest talk, How to speak so that people want to listen, is in the rare group that has over 10 million views on TED alone, putting it in the top 20 TED talks of all time. Julian discusses how to become a better listener and the bad habits people have when they try to listen.


Key Takeaways:

[2:15] What was Julian's defining moment?

[6:35] If we all start listening a bit better, then we start to understand each other better.

[7:25] What can men do to enhance their listening skills?

[9:40] Silence is important when trying to improve your listening skills.

[13:40] Julian breaks down what the RASA acronym means.

[17:40] Women often feel like men aren't listening to them. There are different types of listening modes you can switch to. Julian explains further.

[21:45] What are some bad habits people do when trying to listen?

[24:15] Being right can be extremely damaging.

[28:20] Great sales people will tell you it's not the speaking that gets the sale, it's the listening.

[29:25] What legacy would Julian like to leave behind?


Mentioned in This Episode:

Julian Treasure on TED


Music Credit:

Parlange & Latenite Automatic (

Jul 10, 2016

Connor Beaton does a solo show to answer some of his listeners’ common questions. He discusses how he prepared for his TED talk, the elements of what makes a good talk, and then dives further into how he and his team built such a strong community at ManTalks. Towards the tail end of the show, Connor reminds the audience on the importance of staying focused and limiting your distractions as you try to achieve great things.


Key Takeaways:

[4:04] How did Connor prepare for his TED talk?

[6:10] If there's a way to invite the organizers of an event (TED talks) to hear you speak, then do it.

[6:35] Have a sticky idea? Share your idea with close mentors and friends, and get feedback.

[8:15] Connor breaks down how you format a Ted talk and make it memorable.

[9:40] TED talks are ideas worth spreading because they're based in facts. You need concrete evidence to back it up.

[11:35] Practice your public speaking skills.

[12:05] Let your message do your work and allow the slides in the background to back up and re-enforce that.

[12:25] What motivates people to change? What's the conclusion of your talk?

[16:00] Practice standing in one place.

[16:15] How do I handle my nerves? Connor says there’s no 'not being nervous' to this.

[16:25] The more prepared you are, the better you will feel about being able to run through it.

[19:25] Record yourself. Listen to how you sound. It's one of the most powerful things that you can do.

[20:05] If you have more questions, feel free to email Connor.

[20:20] How do you build a tribe/community? What's the secret?

[21:10] Who are you serving?

[22:00] Don't try to please everybody. Don't make a community that's for 'everyone'.

[25:00] Come from a place of giving, not getting.

[25:50] How can you go above and beyond to really create a connection and solve a problem?

[26:25] How do you allow your community to help each other?

[30:45] Connor discusses why you need to eliminate your distractions.

[32:25] How do you build a band of brothers?

[33:20] Half of men over the age of 25 can not identify a best friend. The good news is you can fix it!

[35:25] Think big on a daily basis, but act small. What does that mean?

[37:45] Great things are happening with ManTalks!


Mentioned in This Episode:

Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World with Cal Newport

How to Find and Build Your Band of Brothers with Stephen Mansfield

Quit Half Assing

Lewis Howes – Achieving Greatness


Music Credit:

Parlange & Latenite Automatic (

Jul 3, 2016

Dr. Arthur P. Ciaramicoli is a licensed clinical psychologist who has been treating his clients for more than 35 years. He is the Chief medical Officer of and has lectured at Harvard Health Services. Arthur is the author of several books including The Stress Solution and The Power of Empathy, which both Arthur and Connor discuss on today's show. Discover the need for empathy in your daily life and learn how to apply it in today's episode.


Key Takeaways:

[3:45] What was a defining moment for Arthur?

[7:15] Empathy slows down the process during intense moments or conversations.

[10:15] 50% of people wake up during the middle of the night due to stress.

[10:40] Stress is produced often by misconceptions. You can use empathy to calm the emotional brain.

[13:15] What are some of the causes of stress?

[16:15] How can we combat stress?

[17:00] The most successful people in life have a wide emphatic range.

[18:55] Remember, empathy is different than sympathy.

[21:40] Take the time to see beyond the service. Use empathy to understand the other person's perspective.

[25:25] When we are stressed, we’re far less likely to eat well.

[27:45] Often times what holds us back are our limiting beliefs and our past.

[29:15] Good friends give us what we need, not what we want.

[30:25] How do they rewrite their story?

[32:25] A lot of us suffer from performance addiction. We believe achieving a certain status will gain love and respect.

[34:00] What really sustains us is who we are, not what we achieve.

[36:00] People who give are much healthier than takers.

[37:25] What kind of legacy would Arthur like to leave behind?

[38:55] The hatred that's in the world is incredibly disturbing to Arthur.

[39:35] Arthur talks about someone he works with regularly.

[42:20] What's the one experience Arthur recommends anyone to do?

[43:50] What is the most underrated trait for modern day success?

[45:40] What question should we ask to be more emphatic towards others?

[46:15] What book would Arthur take if he was stranded on an island? One of Dalai Lama's books.

[46:25] Who is the most influential person of all time? Jesus.


Mentioned in This Episode:

The Curse of the Capable by Arthur P. Ciaramicoli

The Stress Solution by Arthur P. Ciaramicoli

The Power of Empathy by Arthur P. Ciaramicoli