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Today's most successful leaders share their incredible stories and life lessons to help you get the life you want in the areas of health, wealth, relationships and personal growth. Every show is jam packed with actionable tips and insights that will propel you forward to become the man you want to become. Join us at knowledgeformen.com for recaps of every interview as well as an incredible gold mine of resources to help you live better. Prepare to become the most powerful version of yourself!

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Today's most successful leaders share their incredible stories and life lessons to help you get the life you want in the areas of health, wealth, relationships and personal growth. Every show is jam packed with actionable tips and insights that will propel you forward to become the man you want to become. Join us at knowledgeformen.com for recaps of every interview as well as an incredible gold mine of resources to help you live better. Prepare to become the most powerful version of yourself!

    Forge Resiliency and Mental Toughness to Succeed at an Elite Level With Mark Divine

    Forge Resiliency and Mental Toughness to Succeed at an Elite Level With Mark Divine

    Mark Divine served 9 years on active duty and 11 years on reserve as a US Navy SEAL before retiring as a commander in 2011. After his decorated career in the special forces, Mark went on the found Navyseals.com, launch US Tactical, and develop a revolutionary workout program known as SEAL Fit. He has also written multiple New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Amazon best-selling books.
    Favorite Success Quote “Undisturbed calmness of mind is attained by cultivating friendliness toward the happy, compassion for the unhappy, delight in the virtuous, and indifference toward the wicked.” ~Patanjali
    Key Points 1. Focus On People’s Character Not their Acumen 
    If you ever have the opportunity to sit down with any older businessmen or entrepreneurs and ask them the question “What was your biggest mistake”, nine times out of ten they will tell you that their biggest regret in business was trusting someone who they shouldn’t have trusted.
    You see, even outside of the realm of business, it’s easy to overlook people’s character flaws because of their other resources.
    I see many men fall into this trap in business, dating, and friendship.
    It’s easy to ignore the obvious red flags with your new employee because they are a monster salesman and you know that they will make you a lot of money (until they end up stealing it back).
    It’s easy to ignore a woman’s blatant character flaws because she’s wildly attractive and great in bed.
    It’s easy to ignore your friend’s unscrupulous behavior because he’s funny, rich, and always makes sure you have a good time.
    But if you want to mitigate risk and succeed at life, you must adopt a more cautious approach.
    Learn to focus on people’s character and their virtues, not just their raw talent.
    Because at the end of the day, it’s easier to train a virtuous man to become a good salesperson than it is to train a great salesperson to become a virtuous man.
    2. Win the Morning Win the Day 
    Mark attributes much of his success to the powerful morning rituals that he follows in order to get himself grounded and ready for the day.
    Something that surprised me is that Mark’s routine doesn’t take several hours, one hour, or even 30-minutes. He told me that he can complete his routine in 15-minutes on average and 5 if he’s really pressed for time.
    Each morning he spends a few minutes in silent meditation, then he will focus his intentions on his life vision and the daily tasks he needs to achieve to move closer to that vision, and finally, he will review the elements of his “ethos” or the guiding principles upon which he operates his life.
    And that’s it.
    Whatever your goals in life, you need to start your day in a powerful state to set yourself up to win the day and achieve your dreams.
    Personally, I try and start most mornings by watching something inspirational, reading a few pages of a classic book, journaling, focusing on gratitude, and incorporating some sort of physical exercise.
    How you develop your own morning routine will be unique to your dreams and vision, but what is important is that you have a morning routine and that it helps you get grounded and ready to go out and achieve your dreams.
    3. Turn Failure Into Your Greatest Asset 
    Many people believe that failure is a problem, that it’s a liability. But it’s not.
    Failure is actually one of your greatest assets and closest friends… When you use it properly and learn from it.
    Don’t get me wrong, I am not saying that failure is fun or that you should try and fail. Failure sucks, there’s nothing fun about it, and nobody wants to see their dreams and ambitions fail.
    But when you fail and trust me, you will fail, you have one of two options.
    You can whine and bitch and complain.
    Or you can dust yourself off, look at your failure objectively, and ask yourself “Ok, how

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    Say Less, Ask More, and Forever Change the Way You Lead With Michael Bungay Stainer

    Say Less, Ask More, and Forever Change the Way You Lead With Michael Bungay Stainer

    Michael is the Senior Partner at Box of Crayons, a company that helps organizations do less Good Work and more Great Work. He’s also the author of several books, including The Coaching Habit and Do More Great Work. Michael has written for or been featured in numerous publications including Business Insider, Fast Company, Forbes, The Globe & Mail and The Huffington Post.
    Favorite Success Quote “If you’re going to try, go all the way. Otherwise, don’t even start.” ~Charles Bukowski
    Key Points 1. Forget All About Doing Good Work and Focus on Great Work 
    There are only three kinds of work.
    Bad work, good work, and great work.
    Ironically, the type of work that is most deadly to your dreams and ambitions is not bad work.
    Because bad work is obvious.
    It’s the kind of work that creates a visceral reaction each time you are forced to engage in it.
    You know what I am talking about. That work you try and outsource as soon as you receive it. That work that leaves you anxious and exhausted each time it pops up in your inbox. That work that requires no talent, skill, or ability, simply an ability to switch off your brain and put your nose to the grindstone.
    And most importantly, that work that does nothing to push you closer to your ultimate vision.
    You know bad work when you see it, which is why it’s not truly a danger to your dreams.
    Good work, on the other hand, is an innocuous killer of greatness.
    Because good work (again, as the name implies) is good. 
    You enjoy good work, you can profit from good work, and good work leaves you with a feeling of satisfaction and fulfillment.
    But there’s a disconnect.
    Good work is often what we use to fill our time and distract ourselves from great work we know we should be doing.
    Good work is that high-paying freelance project that distracts your focus from your new startup. Or that client you keep on retainer who doesn’t push your abilities or stretch you. Good work can even be a relationship, a friendship, or a career that is blowing you off course from your life’s mission.
    Good work will not steal your soul and crush you underfoot like bad work will. Instead, it will ensnare you and keep you playing the game of life at a small level.
    So it’s time for you to decide. Do you want to do good work that will make you a living? Or do you want to do great work that will make you a legend?
    2. Learn to Understand the True Problem 
    Men are problem solvers.
    This isn’t some sort of gender-based stereotype, it’s simply how we are biologically hard-wired.
    But the unique problem with being a problem solver is that it can often lead to impatience and unnecessary haste.
    Which, especially when it pertains to leadership and management, can be fatal to your efficiency.
    After all, how can you effectively solve a problem if you haven’t fully defined the problem you are trying to solve?
    For example, let’s say that you receive a call from a long-time client who is responsible for more than 25% of your bottom line.
    As soon as you pick up the phone, the client regretfully informs you that your contract is being terminated and when you inquire as to why he simply responds by saying “We no longer need your services.”
    At this point, you could make assumptions about the problem, politely hang up, and face the consequences of losing such a big contract.
    Or, you could ask a simple question, “What’s the real challenge here?”
    By diving deeper instead of simply assuming that the client is lost, you might find out that they recently underwent significant budget cuts and don’t feel that they can afford your retainer.
    And while you may or may not be able to renegotiate an agreement, you have stepped further into understanding what the real challenge is.
    The next time that you are presented with a challenging situation, even an interna

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    What it Takes to Build a $20 Million a Year Real Estate Business in 36 Months With Bill Lyons

    What it Takes to Build a $20 Million a Year Real Estate Business in 36 Months With Bill Lyons

    Bill Lyons is a successful entrepreneur and contributor. He is currently the Founder & CEO of a technology startup inside the real estate industry called Revestor. Revestor is a real estate search engine and marketplace for residential investment properties that provides custom investment filters, notifications on new investment properties for sale, and comprehensive analysis.
    Revestor’s patent-pending software creates the only residential real estate search engine that can run investment calculations over live listings. Revestor’s investment tools and data help real estate investors and real estate professionals be more effective in their local market. Lyons is focused on carving out a large segment of the $11 Billion online real estate advertising market and the residential investors that make of 25% of the real estate market.
    Lyons built his former company, from zero to $20 Million per year in revenue with $3+Billion in transactions inside of 36 months. As President & CEO of one of the fastest growing companies in San Diego, Mr. Lyons managed a $6million per year online marketing budget offering opportunity to well over 250 employee
    Favorite Success Quote “I know what you’re thinking and you’re right” ~Magnum P.I.
    Key Points 1. You’re Not Done Yet 
    Winston Churchill once said that “Success is not final, failure is not fatal. It is the courage to continue that counts.”
    Ironically, most people assume that success is final and failure is fatal, but nothing could be further from the truth.
    For the entrepreneur (and even the corporate 9-5er) life and business are tumultuous. Your best month ever will be followed by your absolute worst, your greatest successes often precede your biggest failures, and just when you feel like giving up, your greatest breakthroughs will occur.
    Life is about the ups and downs.
    You will have failures, you will have successes, and you will experience highs and lows you could never have predicted.
    And during times of great success and great failure, you must take a step back and reflect.
    Remember that nothing is final until you draw your last breath.
    One success does not make you invincible.
    One failure does not make you worthless.
    It is the courage to continue, each and every day, that will determine the impact your life has.
    2. Certainty is King 
    I want you to imagine that you recently started a new company and you are looking to hire your first employee to manage your marketing.
    You have two prospects lined up with back to back interviews and on paper, you are all but certain that the first candidate will get the job.
    But when he walks into the room, your certainty vanishes.
    Despite his impressive resume and a long list of people with whom he’s worked, something is just off.
    He’s shy, timid, and seems unsure of himself and his potential within your company.
    When he leaves the room, you are left perplexed, hoping the next candidate shows more promise.
    And he does…
    The second candidate you have lined up is a man fresh out of college with only a handful of low-level contracts under his belt.
    But he has an enthusiasm, a vigor, and a certainty about him that is contagious.
    He responds to ever single question with a well thought out response displaying his confidence and certainty in his abilities and future, and by the time the interview concludes, you are excited about getting to work with him on a regular basis.
    Who would you hire?
    You see, in our modern world, certainty is king and doubt is the killer of dreams.
    If you are certain of your potential, abilities, and destiny, you will overcome any obstacle, any adversity, and any challenge.
    But if you are uncertain, in yourself, your chosen career path, your relationship or anything else, it will inevitably crumble and fall.
    Certainty is king.
    Everything else depends on it.
    3. Your Heal

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    Simple Steps to Work Less and Accomplish More With Chris Winfield

    Simple Steps to Work Less and Accomplish More With Chris Winfield

    Chris Winfield is an entrepreneur and productivity expert in New York City. With the use of simple systems, techniques and the power of true focus, Winfield teaches business owners how to get 40 hours of work done in 16.7 and much more.
    Favorite Success Quote “You can’t connect the dots looking forward, you can only connect them looking backward” ~Steve Jobs
    Key Points 1. Stop Postponing Your Happiness 
    One of the greatest diseases afflicting modern men is something I like to call “postponitis”.
    This sickness has ravaged mankind, depriving hard-working men of their happiness, fulfillment, and liveliness for decades. And it all starts with the seemingly innocuous word, “then”.
    It goes something like this…
    “I am going to work my ass off, make lots of money, then I will be happy.”
    “I’ve just got to get this promotion at work, then I will have time to prioritize my health, family, and personal growth.”
    “Once my startup hits $100,000/month in recurring revenue, then I can relax and enjoy my life.”
    It’s always “then” and never “now“.
    Men are living their whole lives in pursuit of some arbitrary goal that somehow gives them permission to live their lives, love themselves, and enjoy their time on this planet.
    And frankly, it’s complete bullshit!
    Life happens in the now.
    It doesn’t happen later. It doesn’t happen when you make your first million. It doesn’t happen when you finally get that promotion. It doesn’t even happen at IPO.
    Life happens now.
    And if you are constantly living your life in pursuit of something in the future (something that may or may not happen), then you will miss out on life’s most precious moments and end up on your deathbed, wishing that you had a chance to do it all over again.
    But you don’t.
    You have one life, one shot, one opportunity.
    Don’t waste it living for someday.
    2. Money is a Magnifying Glass 
    Tell me if you have ever heard this phrases before?
    “Money is the root of all evil.”
    “Rich people are greedy.”
    “Money can’t buy happiness.”
    If you have been on this planet for any appreciable amount of time, then I’m going to assume that these sayings have been drilled into your head since the womb.
    Can I let you in on a little secret?
    They’re all a load of crap!
    Money is nothing more than a magnifying glass.
    If you are a miserable, unhappy, and stingy person, then becoming rich will do nothing except make you a miserable, unhappy, and stingy person with a big bank account.
    Conversely, if you are a happy, generous, and loving person, then becoming rich will do little to change your life other than giving you assets that allow you to be more generous, happy, and loving.
    Money simply makes you more of what you already are.
    So instead of focusing on earning money to attain happiness or believing that money will make you immoral or “greedy”, accept the fact that money is nothing more than a tool that will amplify who you are.
    3. Build Your Foundation and the Tower Will Follow 
    Most men set out to achieve success in a way that is completely backward.
    They start by focusing on their goals instead of themselves.
    They are more than willing to hustle and grind on their business for hours on end, but spending an hour in the gym? Not a chance!
    They will drop $10,000 on a business consulting package, but spending $2,000 on a new mattress to improve their sleep and energy? Not going to happen!
    But here’s the problem…
    All of your success, whether it’s in your business, relationships, or social life, stems from one thing. You. 
    And if you are not operating at the highest levels, if you are not taking care of yourself, if you are not cultivating habits of excellence, then you are not going to succeed in the other areas of your life (and if you do, then it will not be sustainabl

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    Simple Steps to Live with More Energy, Vitality, and Motivation With Tony Wrighton

    Simple Steps to Live with More Energy, Vitality, and Motivation With Tony Wrighton

    Tony has been a presenter on Sky Sports since 2006. He is a regular on Sky Sports News HQ, and also the regular presenter of Golfing World. He hosts a roster of other sports on Sky Sports channels 1-5.
    Tony is also a personal development author and presenter. He has three books published with Virgin Books in 12 languages and is one of the country’s foremost experts on NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming).
    He is the host of top-rated podcast Zestology, interviewing a wide range of experts in the field of health and personal development, and having lots of fun along the way. He regularly appears as a guest on other shows talking about energy, vitality, and motivation.
    Favorite Success Quote “Men of lofty genius, when they are doing the least work are the most active” ~Leonardo Da Vinci
    Key Points 1. Do Less to Achieve More 
    I want you to imagine that you have two friends who are starting a business.
    The first friend is a firey, gung-ho, type-A personality who jumps into building his business operating by the mentality of “Ready Fire Aim!”. He works hard, hustling for 16-20 hours a day, working weekends, and sleeping at his office, but his does so without taking a moment to think or plan.
    The second friend, although just as oriented for action, takes a few steps back before launching his business. He learns his market, he spends time every day sitting in thought and contemplating his goals, he takes long walks in the parks after asking questions of his subconscious, and when he does start his business, he has a clear picture of exactly what he needs to do and how he needs to do it.
    Who do you think will be more successful?
    While society might tell you that the first man will learn at an accelerated pace and achieve success quicker, Tony believes that the second man will actually achieve greater levels of success in the long run.
    Even though he was doing “less”, spending plenty of time relaxing and living at a leisurely pace, Tony suggests that he will achieve more in his business because he is giving himself the mental bandwidth to properly approach problems and fully understand his goals.
    Here’s another example.
    Imagine that I told you and a friend that you needed to get from San Diego to New York.
    As soon as your friend hear’s the directions, he laces up his Nikes and starts hauling ass towards the East.
    You, however, take a step back, check your bank account and realize that you have more than enough to purchase a non-stop flight from the San Diego airport all the way to JFK.
    After eight hours, you have successfully passed through security, boarded the plane, and landed at your destination.
    Your friend, on the other hand, will not arrive in New York for several weeks (unless he is some sort of ultra athlete). Even though he took more action and did “more” it took him longer to accomplish the task and he had a more difficult journey.
    As Abraham Lincoln said, “If I had 8 hours to cut down a tree, I would spend the first six sharpening my ax“.
    2. You Owe it to Yourself to Pursue Your Passion 
    When has there ever been a greater time to be alive?
    Life expectancy is up, crime, poverty, and other societal diseases are down and there has never been a time in all of human history where the average man could climb the ranks of society and achieve at whatever levels he desires regardless of race, religious beliefs, sexual orientation, or age.
    There has never been a better time to be alive!
    So why are you wasting away your opportunities?
    Why aren’t you pursuing your passions?
    Why aren’t you using all of the amazing technology and political freedoms that you have to build a life you love, a life that inspires you, a life filled with passion?
    Why the hell are you wasting this opportunity!?
    You have one shot at this life, one opportunity to live to the fullest, o

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    Simple Steps to Engineer Your Path to Joy and Happiness With Mo Gawdat

    Simple Steps to Engineer Your Path to Joy and Happiness With Mo Gawdat

    Mo Gawdat is the Chief Business Officer for Google [X], a serial entrepreneur and author of “Solve for Happy: Engineer Your Path to Joy”
    Mo has an impressive combined career of 27 years, starting at IBM Egypt as a Systems Engineer before moving to a sales role in the government sector. Venturing into the UAE, Mo joined NCR Abu Dhabi to cover the non-finance sector. He then became acquainted with the consumer goods industry as Regional Manager of BAT. At Microsoft, he assumed various roles over a span of seven and a half years, in his last role at Microsoft he headed the Communications Sector across Emerging Markets worldwide.
    Favorite Success Quote “The gravity of the battle means nothing to those at peace”
    Key Points 1. The Equation for Happiness is Simple 
    Happiness is not complicated.
    While you might not come to this conclusion by scrolling through your social media feed, watching the latest advertisements, or even reading some of the more popular personal growth and self-help books, when you truly sit down and think objectively, you will realize that happiness is simple.
    Despite marketer’s best attempts to prove otherwise, happiness isn’t contingent upon some wild, complex, equation.
    In fact, the equation for happiness is almost too simple.
    Happiness is equal to or greater than the events of your life minus the expectations you have for those events.
    That’s it.
    The equation isn’t “Happiness = Fancy Clothes + A 6-Figure Salary + An Italian Sports Car and a French Bikini Model”
    It’s simply events – expectations. 
    But what does this really mean?
    At the most basic level, it means that your happiness in any given situation, and thus your happiness in life, is entirely dependent on the difference between what you expect from a situation and how that situation actually turns out.
    So, for example, let’s say that the event in question is coming home to your wife after a long day of work.
    Let’s look at how your expectations of the event will determine your happiness.
    On one hand, your expectation might be that when you come home after a long day of work, your wife should be preparing dinner, opening you a cold beer, and wearing a sexy outfit that tells you she’s “in the mood”.
    On the other, your expectation might simply be that your wife should be relaxing and unwinding after her long day of work and that the two of you should prepare dinner and unwind together.
    While neither of these expectations are right or wrong, they can have a tremendous effect on your happiness and well being.
    If you come home with the first set of expectations and your wife has already prepared dinner but left it in the oven and is now relaxing on the couch… You are going to be unhappy and angry because your expectations were not met.
    However, if you come home to the exact same situation with the second set of expectations, you will not only be happy, but you will feel an abundance of love for your wife because she went above and beyond and exceeded your expectations.
    So now, you might be wondering, “If the secret to happiness is to have lower expectations, shouldn’t I just stop expecting anything so that I will never be disappointed?”
    Well, yes and no.
    While eliminating your expectations would certainly make you happier in the short run, it proves detrimental to your well being and success in the long term.
    If you have no expectations of yourself or others, then you will mistreat yourself and allow other people to walk all over you.
    Therefore, the key to happiness is to first become conscious of your expectations and then consciously and intentionally craft a new set of expectations that serve you and your purpose in life.
    2. We Are All Born Happy 
    An often forgotten truth of life is that we were all born happy.
    All of us.
    We are born carefree and loving,

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