Stuart Dixon is on a mission, to reignite himself and other men into a life of purpose, vitality & fulfillment to counter the overall state of men's health & wellbeing. Stuart talks with smart & inspiring people to deconstruct and share the successful formulas, habits, tools that make all the difference. The weekly, 40-minute show aims to inspire, educate, and entertain men into action and positively transform their lives, so they may thrive, live authentically, and become better versions of themselves.New episodes every Tuesday morning.
IMP011 - How to be happy in a negative world, an attitude of gratitude with Stuart Dixon
In the first solo episode of The Ignited Man Podcast Stuart issues a rallying cry for mental health to 'turn the tables and push back against the machine of negativity in the modern world'.
Stuart talks about the need for balance, both positive and negative. For personal and collective growth, hope, and action. He highlights the power of positive framing and ritual gratitude in our daily lives in-order to counter the storms of negativity that rain down on us every day.
Stuart tells the story when he had to endure major spinal surgery, his fears, and his physical and mental challenges. How he went from anxious, depressed, and angry to grateful, positive, and hopeful.
IMP010 - How to manage Bipolar disorder, the habits, routines & tools that make a difference with Dan Willis
We are in the most part proud of them, a sign that we survived something significant and are stronger for it.
We receive our validation, our stock as a human being goes up and all is well in the world.
Unfortunately the same cannot be said for our emotional scars, such is the stigma that still surrounds mentalhealth.
Attitudes are changing, awareness increasing but in action, we are still not anywhere close to supporting the people who need it most.
These observations are not mine, but that of my special guest Dan Willis who joins me for episode 10 of The Ignited Man Podcast. Dan is an ambassador for Dorset Mind and open about his own mental health and Bipolar disorder.
Dan reveals his story, how he was saved from life on the streets by his father, the habits, routines, the tools he uses to manage his mental health, and talks about the need for more action on mental health support.
IMP009: How to fight cancer like Rocky Balboa, the mindset and changes that make the difference with Phil Pettifer
In May 2019 Phil Pettifer, a marketer from Dorset and father of one, was told he had just 12 months to live while battling stage 4 cancer, is body harboring some 40 tumors. 10 Months on his doctors told him that his cancer was untraceable! Phil's determination and quest to fight the disease had produced some incredible results.
In this episode, you will learn:
Why he wasn't able to tell anyone about his diagnosis for almost a weekAbout how Phil coped with such a diagnosis What resources he schooled himself with in order to fight backWhat lifestyle changes he made to his daily lifeHow he kept his mental health in check and remained positiveWhat happened to his work and family life
IMP008: How to overcome fear and anxiety and be comfortable with discomfort with Jason Miller
Dealing with negative emotions is tough, perhaps you bury your head in the sand, freeze, have said things you regret, or even avoided the situation or conversations completely. Problems don't just go away they get bigger, hairier, and become more difficult to deal with.
The inability to act, have difficult conversations, and face up to challenges is stressful and hits our confidence in a big way.
We talk to Jason Miller, a professional personal development coach from San Diego California. Jason is passionate about helping men with their confidence and anxiety about how we can change our relationship with our negative emotions and not be afraid to tackle our biggest problems.
In this episode you'll learn:
Why your limiting beliefs aren’t realWhy we needn’t be afraid of negative emotionsHow you can start making better decisionsHow you can lean into your fear and be comfortable with discomfortHow are decisions are made with the goal of avoiding pain or the pursuit of pleasure
IMP007: How to be exceptional, the habits and mindsets anyone can take from pro athletes with Barney Storey MBE
Barney is the world’s most successful sprint tandem pilot with an incredible 3 Paralympic Gold Medals and 6 World Titles. Following London 2012, Barney spent time as an endurance athlete before launching and managing a women’s cycling team to support his wide Dame Sarah Storey, he is also a consultant to the Skoda Cycling Academy.
Today we talk about his experiences in the GB cycling team and dive into the mindset of a professional athlete to better understand what it takes to be exceptional.
Why peak performance is a mindset and the product of focus, belief, discipline, preparation, willpower, and your habits.Why having good people around will be critical to your successWhy you need to have a process if you want to achieve resultsWhy your belief in yourself determines your outcomeHow to get over setbacksWhy releasing negative emotions is crucial to your progress
IMP006: How to get leverage, get healthy & stay healthy for life with Dr. Anthony Balduzzi
Dr. Anthony Balduzzi, founder of the Fit Father Project talks to Stuart about how to get emotional, spiritual, and psychological leverage to finally break through and achieve optimum health. You'll learn:Dr. Balduzzi's own heartbreaking story that...
Just what men need
Great work Stuart, looking forward to Series 2!
Just what men have been crying out for!
Awesome podcast covering really important men’s issues in an engaging an inspiring way.
Every man (and woman) should listen
I just made time to listen to Episode 6 with Dr Balduzzi... I wish this guy was in UK Government! So many pearls of wisdom so concisely and enthusiastically shared. Thank you Stuart for finding him, and I will be encouraging all my friends to follow these inspiring podcasts ❤️🙌🏻