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The Next Level Guy Show, a podcast where I interview experts to learn the hacks and tips to better our own lives. The website URL is https://www.nextlevelguy.com/ and previous guests have included Gary Vaynerchuk, Tom Bilyeu, Diamond Dallas Page, Mark Bell, Aubrey Marcus, Jay Morton, Jay Cutler, Josh Barnett, Mark Beaumont, Forrest Galante among others. Each week, there is a great from all industries,



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The Next Level Guy Show, a podcast where I interview experts to learn the hacks and tips to better our own lives. The website URL is https://www.nextlevelguy.com/ and previous guests have included Gary Vaynerchuk, Tom Bilyeu, Diamond Dallas Page, Mark Bell, Aubrey Marcus, Jay Morton, Jay Cutler, Josh Barnett, Mark Beaumont, Forrest Galante among others. Each week, there is a great from all industries,



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    Episode #150 Matt Booth on how to design the future you want in life!

    Episode #150 Matt Booth on how to design the future you want in life!

    TODAY's GUEST IS Matt Booth!

    Today’s guest is Matt Booth!



    West Coast meets Far East in artist and jewelry designer Matt Booth’s aesthetic. While deployed to Asia as a U.S. Infantry Marine, Booth found himself overwhelmed by the rich culture he experienced there. After returning to the States, Booth was introduced to the thriving silver scene in Los Angeles while working at the Whisky a Go-Go on Sunset Boulevard. It was this fusion of Asian influence and an obsession with custom jewelry that inspired Booth to create his own brand in 2003.



    With the vision of an artist and the tenacity of a Marine, Matt Booth began blending the traditional Asian characters and motifs he first encountered during his tour of duty with a heavy dose of Los Angeles grit to create the conceptual backbone of Room101. In 2009, he realized the launch of Room101 cigars in the early stages of the development of the craft segment of the premium tobacco space worldwide, earning Booth time in grade in this premium catogory as a brand disruptor and in 2017 once again in the craft spirit space with the launch of Room101 gin. As Booth’s vision constantly evolves, the Room101 Brand has become the go-to for exceptional, custom-made pieces and craft lifestyle goods making Room101 a global yet underground lifestyle brand unlike anoy other in market today.



    In this interview, we discuss:  



    The art of creativity. 

    Building an authentic brand. 

    How he has been so successful compared to other brands.

    And so much more.





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    Here are some key points that I would advise you to concentrate on:



    If you can think it, you can create it. 

    Just because something doesn't exist now, doesn't mean it can't, all the great things we live with were once a thought in someone's head. 

    Easy money is not worth the hassle, building a brand that you are proud of is the ultimate aim, and the money and fans will come naturally. 

    It is not where you are now that matters, it is where you can go, and the journey that you can go on that matters. You can decide to change your story right now and can make the changes you need straight away. This is your life and you can decide the route to go. 

    Matt always watched the top performers to see the habits, mindset and skills that he needed to improve. What can you take from the top performers in your industry, job etc to level up right now? 

    Find your passion, something that gets you out of your bed and energized to chase your goals every day. We all have a passion burning within us that you can go on a journey with. 

    Look at life as a journey of discovery and learning as you go, never settle and never be satisfied. 

    People don't just buy your product, they buy into your story, your message, who you are and your approach to life. There are plenty of ways to make easy money in business, but building an authentic brand to you and creating authentic products is the easiest way to success as a whole. Look at Matt's great example! 

    The fear of starting and chasing your own dream will always be there. You need to have faith in your brand and the direction you are travelling in. Fear is just a message from your brain to keep you safe, look at the message and what its telling you and put in safeguards where possible but take the message it is telling you and keep on your journey. Our sense of fear is still coming from the caveman days, a lot of the mental programming no longer serves us. 

    You can't know everything when you start and need to find those that can help you. Asking for help is not a weakness,

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    Episode #149 David Jackson on how to breathe your way to success!

    Episode #149 David Jackson on how to breathe your way to success!

    TODAY's GUEST IS David Jackson!

    Today’s guest is David Jackson!



    David Jackson is a Master Instructor with the Oxygen Advantage working now as a breathwork coach. He is a former professional rugby player, accredited UKSCA Strength & Conditioning coach, NASM performance enhancement & corrective exercise specialist on a mission to make breathwork a normal part of our everyday lives.



    Having retrained his own breathing after a brain injury in 2013 forced him to retire from professional rugby, he's passionate about helping others change the way they breathe to improve the way they feel, move and perform. He believes that in breathwork there is something for everyone, having worked with professionals seeking better stress management or those suffering with anxiety to professional athletes looking to improve performance and everything in between. David knows how your breath can impact all areas of our body and mind, which is why he is so passionate about helping people use breathwork to fulfil their true potential. Having felt the benefits personally, he wants to share it with others.



    Please note there is a short part of a couple of minutes or so that the sound quality isn't great.



    In this interview, we discuss:  



    How your breathing affects your health as a whole.

    Why breath-work can be a secret sauce to win more, think better and live healthier.

    How to level up your breathing right now.

    And so much more.





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    Always remember your current point need not always be your end point - you can change at any time.

    When one door closes, another opens and you can continue on a path you maybe hadn't considered.

    Always be chasing that next level in your life, to keep that handbrake off in your life.

    You can train your breathing like any other skill.

    An improvement in your breathing can enhance your living systems and cognitive behavior with some work.

    Your breathing is a key system that keeps you alive, it can be dealt with by the body on auto-pilot but if you train your breathe more automatically you can become more efficient and skilled.

    At the moment, there are a lot of athletes who are not working on improving their breathing system, so take advantage of their short-comings and upgrade the key performance area now before it becomes part of the mainstream training methodologies in all sports.

    Shallow breathing or panting is never a good thing, normally a sign of distress and panic.

    Better breathing can help you take in more oxygen each breath to help fuel you brain and movement.

    Better breathing can allow you to deal more efficiently with CO2.

    Better breathing can create better cognitive function.

    Better breathing can help you relax and reduce the level of stress you are feeling.

    Better breathing can be learnt at any age and will benefit everyone.

    By breathing quietly, it tends to make you breath slowly.

    Close your mouth, put the tongue to the top of the mouth and breath quietly the nose will change your life!

    Your brain will always go the path of least resistance.

    Just because something is automatic doesn't mean its optimal.

    Breathing can be affected by the size of breath, the time held, the speed of inhaling and exhaling, how it is expelled etc.

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    Episode #148 Adam Jablin on how to Become Your Own Superhero after Hitting Rock Bottom!

    Episode #148 Adam Jablin on how to Become Your Own Superhero after Hitting Rock Bottom!

    TODAY's GUEST IS Adam Jablin!

    Today’s guest is Adam Jablin!



    Adam Jablin is a best selling author, Inspirational Keynote Speaker, Transformational Life Coach and Spiritual and Recovery Mentor. In 2006 Adam got clean and sober, which unleashed many gifts he had hidden inside. During the most successful years of his company, Adam was in the grips of alcoholism and addiction. HE KNOWS WHAT IT'S LIKE BE POWERLESS. His family intervened and Adam's spiritual journey began. While running a multi-million dollar company, Adam dedicated himself to helping others and showing them the path out of their problems and into the SOLUTION. Later, Adam helped sell that business for 9 figures with his loved ones. NOW he wants to help YOU. Adam's teachings show people THE WAY to become the HERO of their own lives.



    In this interview, we discuss:  



    How to break down your old internal programming that is holding you back in life.

    How to find your inner Super-Power in life.

    How to find the mentors you need to change.

    And so much more.





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    We are all on our own heroes journey, no matter your starting point, you are the hero of your own story. 

    The heroes journey will allow us to find out who we are as people. 

    The heroes journey will help you find out your passion in life. 

    A true apology to someone is a change in behavior. 

    Society and family will put pressure on you to follow a certain path in life, but part of the journey is finding the inner confidence to find your own path in life. 

    There are a lot of ways to deal with pressure and problems in life, and alcohol and other substances will never help in the long run. 

    It takes true courage to admit that you need help to someone. It is not a weakness to say that you need help, but shows a deep understanding of yourself and a strength of character to ask for help and support to change. 

    There are many great programs that can help you overcome something you are struggling with, a simple Google search for addiction programs and your local area will show you some great local resources. 

    It does not matter your starting point, you can change your life. Adam is a great example of someone that we can transform our life, no matter what happened. 

    Fear will always be there but fear is just a message from your brain to tell you that there is something to prep for and understand, so look for the message behind fear, rather than running from it. 

    The societal idea of an alcoholic and addict as a down and out, in a gutter isn't correct. There are a lot of high-performing addicts in the world. You can have a problem in life no matter how successful you are to others. You know yourself if there is a problem with yourself.  

    Noone is thinking and judging you, it is a belief that we have - they are too busy thinking of their own life. Stop letting others control you and what you do in life! 

    To change will take constant action in your life, it is always in motion. 

    Knowledge is power, there are great examples of how to change your life available in every book store - Google is a great, free resource used to find the how, once you know the why you need to change in life. 

    Always look to learn, find people who will inspire you, push you and motivate you to go to higher and higher levels in your life. 

    You need to learn to trust your gut,

    • 57 min
    Episode #147 Erick Rheam on Taming the “Beast” & Rising Above Chaos

    Episode #147 Erick Rheam on Taming the “Beast” & Rising Above Chaos

    TODAY's GUEST IS Erick Rheam!

    Today’s guest is Erick Rheam.



    Erick Rheam is a veteran who became fascinated by the field of human dynamics and what motivates us as human beings while in deployment. In his new book, Rise Above Chaos, Erick is leveraging years of research and his own life story to explain step by step how to rediscover your path to significance and inner peace, no matter how busy or chaotic your life has become - AKA how to tame that inner chaos he calls the "beast".



    In this interview, we discuss:  



    The keys to human dynamics. 

    How to find the purpose of your life by finding your passions. 

    How to overcome the beast and chaos in your life.

    And so much more! 







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    KEY POINTS & LINKS

    Here are some key points that I would advise you to concentrate on



    Human dynamics are the key to bonding with one another. 

    Networking and connecting can be a skill to learn on its own. 

    Life should be a journey of discovery and not a destination, always look at life with fresh eyes and how you can progress daily. 

    Sorry to say but no one is caring what you are doing or judging you - stop worrying and instead push for your dreams. Time will pass anyway, don't let what anyone else thinks stop you from achieving what you want in life.

    "People struggle with perspective" and rarely see the bigger picture in their life. Be grateful for what you have.

    You need a strong network to help motivate, and inspire you. 

    People get offended easily - Erick recommends you evaluate the reason behind how someone reacts, rise above taking it personally and see the bigger picture. 

    We are all rudderless when younger as we find our way in life. However, as you age you need to grow and evolve to avoid being lost in the chaos of your life. 

    We all need a purpose in our life - if you don't have something constructive in your life, then the 'Beast' will take over and lead you astray. 

    We all have superpowers within ourselves, we have unique skills that makes us unique and valuable, you need to find yours. 

    "Your why is discovered as you live within your passions and you align with your superpower". On this journey you will find your purpose in life.

    To find your purpose you need to take action in life. However, don't over think it and consider everything permanent - you can make mistakes, change your path, change how you want to move in life. You are not bound on one path of action or another.

    Resistance and being fearful can be seen as good things, they will arise when you are moving forward in life. 

    You need to ensure that the people in your life, your accountability partners, offer value to you and your life. 

    The Beast will always be there, you need to learn to understand it, accept it and move on. It won't go away but that doesn't mean you need to give it any power over you in your life. You can setup your life to overcome the chaos that you are living in. 

    You need to be honest and open with who you surround yourself with in life - these people should help you move out of chaos in life, and grow as a person. You may need to cut off people who are holding you back or in chaos, and let you know when you are acting in your blind-spots in your life.

    Growth in life is a journey, don't expect true change to happen overnight, but it is a journey worth undertaking. 

    You need to focus on your top three priorities in your daily life, clarify exactly what we need to do and chase each to completion - the other jobs etc can wait. 

    • 59 min
    Episode #146 Joel Burgess on how to find your true potential in life!

    Episode #146 Joel Burgess on how to find your true potential in life!

    TODAY's GUEST IS Joel Burgess!

    Today’s guest is Joel Burgess!



    Joel is a Human Potential Coach who helps men become all they are capable of being by building an unshakable mind and bulletproof systems. He is an expert in the area of Human Performance and is ready to help you bridge the gap between who you are now and the person you know you are capable of being. 



    In this interview, we discuss:



    How to find your core values in your life.

    Why you should look to consciously inflict stress on yourself to help you succeed.

    How to use the concept of your 'Future Self' to shape how your present self should act.

    And so much more.



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    Sign up for 'The 5AM Club Challenge' here. 

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    Tim Ferriss's 'Fear-Setting: The Most Valuable Exercise I Do Every Month' is here. 

    You can find out more about Stoicism here.

     Joel is on LinkedIn here. 



    KEY POINTS, Links & Actions



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    Here are some key points that I would advise you to concentrate on



    Where you are now does not need to be your end point. Joel tried a few different areas of work, and couldn't find something that drove him, filled him with passion until he found coaching. You will know when it is right for you. 

    You will feel something wrong deep down, when you are not living your life in alignment with your true values. 

    You need to find your own why in life. Something that will get you out of bed in the morning energised, and ready to chase your dreams. 

    There is a difference between being busy and achieving things. Being busy likely means that you do not have clearly defined goals. 

    Grinding 24/7 is BS, you should not be working all the time but working towards something at the end of the road. 

    Joel advises to move away from comfort and lean into growth by challenging yourself by exploring what you are trying to resist. 

    What you resist in your life, and what you are hiding from, is normally the things you need to explore deeper in your life. 

    Change typically comes through pain, pain is a big motivator and not always a bad thing. We need to leverage negative thoughts and emotions sometimes to propel us to action but it shouldn't be something that you rely on.

    Consider when making a decision - 'What would the cost of inaction be to your life if you didn't do/say/act'.

    Joel recommends looking at your Future Self - consider how your actions, habits etc will affect the person that you are now and the person you want to be and who you will be in your life later on if you continue on the same path. To get to the person you wanting to be, look at the actions and values etc you need to undertake and use now so you stay on that path.

    Set your environment and lifestyle in a way to take the guess work and challenge out of changing yourself, starting new habits etc. Make them as easy as possible by removing in advance a lot of the potential ways it can fail so you cant do anything else but succeed. 

    You need to work out your values in life, and know the vision of who you want to be in life. You can then reverse engineer your actions, standards, habits etc, to follow the values to achieve the vision you have. 

    Your coach or therapist should listen without judgement, to allow you to talk freely, to shine a light in the dark spots that you truly need help with. 

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Episode #145 Nick Koumalatsos on how to utilize the special ops mindset in your everyday life

    Episode #145 Nick Koumalatsos on how to utilize the special ops mindset in your everyday life

    TODAY's GUEST IS Nick Koumalatsos!

    Today’s guest is Nick Koumalatsos!

    There is no better time for men to be: focused, vigilant, and healthy than right now and let Nick teach you how to master each in your life!



    Nick Koumalatsos is a Husband, Father, Author, Marine Raider, Recon Marine, founder of The Agoge, and serial business builder with his partner Alison Capra.



    Nick’s goal is to inspire, educate and teach men the tools and steps to move forward in fitness, business, and relationships; and challenge you to become the best version of yourself! No BS just straightforward talk from patriots, freedom fighters, and industry professionals from all walks of life.



    In this interview, we discuss:



    How to utilize the special ops mindset in your everyday life.

    How you can build a warrior mindset every day.

    How to achieve goals like a Spec Operative 

    And so much more! 









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    Here are some key points that I would advise you to concentrate on:



    Your starting point is never your finishing points. Nick was behaving badly when he was younger, and it looked like he could eventually go to jail but through his ‘Always Forward’ life mantra, he took action, changed his life around and is now successful. Just because you are at a low point, it doesn’t need to be your final stop on your journey in life, just a lay by while you recoup, recaliberate and restart the journey to success.

    Life has become soft, or at least we have allowed ourselves to become soft, we need to find challenge and purpose in our life again.

    Look at challenges as an opportunity to learn, to grow and develop yourself. Reframe the threat as an opportunity and it will help you become more mentally confident and resilient. 

    To get a Warrior mindset, you need to do hard things in your life. You need to challenge yourself, you need to fail and learn from the mistakes, you need to go through trials and tribulations and weather the storm. 

    Every minute you have a choice to step up or shrink back, to go for it or hide from it. You can change your life right now, you just need to decide and go for it. 

    Adopt Nicks's 'Always Forward' into our life, just learn from mistakes, get back up after being knocked down and you will get there.

    When making new habits in your life, you need to start small and grow. Use the small wins to improve yourself and your confidence and let the success snowball into an avalanche of success in your life. 

    You need to break large goals down into smaller, manageable targets, that you can track and measure, to better increase your chance of success. 

    Focus on your daily goals - what do you need to do each day to achieve your overall goals? Take each day one day at a time, and build a routine so you can focus on your goals, and work towards them each day. 

    No plan survives first contact, you need to learn to pivot and adapt towards success. 

    Don't let your 'MayDay Trigger' stop you, shit will hit the fan and things will go wrong, but learn from it and restart. Don't let a situation derailing spiral into a whirlwind of despair and affect more days. Stop, reset and restart.

    The selection process never ends - never rest on your laurels, the mission of life never ends. 

    Quitting at something puts a limit on your life - what would you rather, work hard or have regrets? 

    Don't complain about it ... work for it and achieve it! 

    You need to ask yourself: What do you value in life...

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RobinScott ,

Great work!

The interview with Jack Donovan was excellent, informative and inspiring!

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Kevindmackay ,

Really good interviews and some great guests

This is a great podcast on self development for men and themes related to positive masculinity.

If you are interested in improving as a man then there is lots of actionable advice, recommedations, and interesting ideas to chew on.

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