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This is a place for Badass Asian Dudes to become the best version of themselves both on the outside and inside. This is more than achieving big goals just to check off another list. It’s about seeking inner peace, fulfillment, and emotional stability in everything we do, so we can each live longer in our own versions of what a badass life looks like. It's for the Badass Asian Dudes who seek deeper exploration in their emotional intelligence, their masculinity and femininity, and their cultural identity.

On this podcast, we challenge our guests to get real. We talk to Asian male-identifying entrepreneurs, investors, thought leaders, therapists/coaches, entertainers, experts, researchers, etc. about how they managed their internal experience and external obstacles to get to where they are today. So you can have everything you need to truly live a badass life from within.

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This is a place for Badass Asian Dudes to become the best version of themselves both on the outside and inside. This is more than achieving big goals just to check off another list. It’s about seeking inner peace, fulfillment, and emotional stability in everything we do, so we can each live longer in our own versions of what a badass life looks like. It's for the Badass Asian Dudes who seek deeper exploration in their emotional intelligence, their masculinity and femininity, and their cultural identity.

On this podcast, we challenge our guests to get real. We talk to Asian male-identifying entrepreneurs, investors, thought leaders, therapists/coaches, entertainers, experts, researchers, etc. about how they managed their internal experience and external obstacles to get to where they are today. So you can have everything you need to truly live a badass life from within.

    Badass Asian Dudes Show Up For Their Mind, Body, And Spirit (ft. JT Tsui, founder of Win Each Day)

    Badass Asian Dudes Show Up For Their Mind, Body, And Spirit (ft. JT Tsui, founder of Win Each Day)

    Nick and Victor sit down with JT Tsui where they discuss his journey from developing himself and others in the physical realm and then taking the same attitude to develop people's mental health and spiritual well-being.
    In this episode, we talked about:
    [02:29] What is a Badass Asian Dude to JT
    [03:47] JT's background in physical education allowed him to develop students into full-fledged athletes. However, becoming a competitive athlete is as much of a mental game as it is a physical one.Time in education allowed JT to embrace self-development creating a to shift towards mental health and spiritual well-being
    [08:34] As much as the athlete's mindset and discipline can help with succeeding with long term goals, it is using this example JT warns of the duality of character traits. While the athletic mindset can be leveraged to great effect to improve yourself and overcome obstacles, it also leaves you to be unable to turn off where it removes you from other important activities such as being fully present with family and friends.


    [09:30] Deep self-reflection is what JT credits to sparking the change in his behaviours, believing self-reflection is the key to gathering awareness of who you are. With genuine introspection it allows one to prioritise their values and focus more energy into creating more time with what is important to the individual.


    Consequently, introspection and defining your vision will allow you the power to take ownership of your values and sense of self, which in turns leads to more deliberate action in your own life.


    [13:35] JT comments that prioritising, permitting yourself to take breaks, and time management is essential to begin the process of self-reflection and taking ownership in your life. Warnings of allowing time for growth and not being so fixated on the time duration is the key to long term commitment of this journey.


    Furthermore, being objective with yourself and examining yourself without judgement will enable you to explore suppressed emotions and experiences, as well as thoroughly reflect on how developed behaviours may have been influenced by others. Only after reconciling what can be extremely difficult emotions and experiences can we begin to take the next steps towards developing better mental and spiritual well-being.


    [19:52] Challenging how we think, act and behave and creating permanent changes can be extremely troublesome, however, JT believes one of the most important aspects is the need to create your vision and then use your vision as your guiding North Star.


    Listeners should take particular note where Victor comments that the journey does not have to be an independent one and can be undertaken with others where you can find support, as well as further opportunities to explore and reflect. It is common knowledge that Asian culture and its influence can create obstacles to pursuing your path, where these flawed beliefs can take form in the way of generational parental conditioning.


    So it is important to do as Bruce Lee once said and use these teachable moments to take the good and leave the bad to better develop the future generations. As a father, JT uses everyday moments with his children to create better conversations, engagement, and opportunities to take ownership of their own lives.


    [32:44] The Next Generation. In this section, JT talks about the need and benefits of guiding children and young adults to develop strategies to take more ownership in their lives. With mindfulness being the first step to developing the necessary self-awareness to develop further positive habits and momentum. On the other hand, JT also expands upon the organisational and political barriers to developing mental wellness in educational institutions.


    [39:17] As the three discuss the benefits of positive momentum, JT points out that a positive mindset and attitude about oneself is

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    Badass Asian Dudes Say What They Feel In The Face Of Disagreement (ft. Rob Wang, founder of Great Date Guy)

    Badass Asian Dudes Say What They Feel In The Face Of Disagreement (ft. Rob Wang, founder of Great Date Guy)

    In the latest podcast, Seibo joins Rob to discuss why men should continue to develop EQ, his journey to get to where he is now and commentary on the benefits and potential pitfalls.
    02:09 - Intro
    Rob explains his process of being a relationship coach where he supports men to open up and engage in areas of their emotional intelligence they are deficient in. Whether that be social, personal and work life, Rob can help.
    03:21 - What Does BAD Mean To Rob?
    Interestingly this definition changed over time for Rob, from traditionally badass beliefs expected from society to increasing importance on character values and emotional connection. Listeners should note the importance of staying true to the values you, and only you believe in but then having the fortitude to stand tall when your values are challenged from all sides.
    05:26 - Origins of a King
    In this section Rob explains his embarrassing story; the feelings of shame and the guilt of being ugly felt during his first rejection led him to take those first steps to develop himself and become the person he is now.


    Identifying and taking ownership of his shortcomings led him to refine his relationship skills and incorporate social frameworks. Rob shares that even after developing these social skills you are still not guaranteed success; even after finding success, Rob continued to experience empty interactions which eventually lead to suicidal thoughts.


    Rob's experience can be quite relatable to other Asian men and highlights the dangers of neglecting all of our emotions or refusal to confront past trauma which can negatively shape our character. Rob commented that strength to express the full range of emotions to the fullest and embrace this side created vibrancy in life he didn't have before - as men, it can be easy to fall into the trap to pursue complete mastery over our emotions, but in its pursuit can prevent us from being human.


    12:36 - How to develop EQ
    Rob and Seibo discuss how to take small, actionable steps to begin developing EQ. Many of the key areas require an honest dialogue with yourself such as your fears, forgiveness for an experience that can be seen as shameful and addressing negative self-worth. It should be said, many of these areas can be difficult to explore where it is important to move past the ego which can prevent you from exploring these negative emotions and taking steps to resolve them.


    Character experience is developed through slow, incremental changes but with continual, positive experiences and breakthroughs. Over time you can make these changes, but it requires complete effort time. While the journey was long, in Rob's eyes it was worth it.


    25:16 - Challenges of being an Asian man
    Taking this back to the topic of Asian men, the pair explore aspects of Asian men that can be beneficial or a barrier to developing EQ. The ability to conduct root cause analysis can quickly identify areas for improvement, but common traits such as being overly self-critical may inhibit progress.


    29:41 - Transformative Change and Creating More Sustainable Relationships
    In the last big topic, Rob empathises the need to acknowledge mistakes and not to be overly calculated and curated, which can hinder your ability to create better human relationships. Rob's transformational change was attributed to his ability to express characteristics authentic to himself, taking true ownership of his values and flaws, as well as showing vulnerability; much akin to the characteristics of the Byronic Hero. Defining these traits also allowed him to screen people in his personal and love life to form higher quality communities aligned with his values.


    If listeners are sceptical about expressing negative emotions, in Rob's experience it was these difficult experiences that created chances to create strong emotions and stronger bonds between parties.


    54:46 - Where t

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    Badass Asian Dudes Create Confidence Through Perseverance (ft. Nikil Viswanathan, CEO of Alchemy)

    Badass Asian Dudes Create Confidence Through Perseverance (ft. Nikil Viswanathan, CEO of Alchemy)

    Michael and Seibo talk with Nikil Viswanathan, co-founder and CEO of Alchemy, the world's leading blockchain developer platform powering over $7.5 billion dollars in transactions in 99% of the countries in the world.
    In this episode, we talked about:
    [05:12] How Down To Lunch was born
    [12:01] How Nikil became a high-performer
    [13:10] How he maintains health as a startup founder
    [16:15] His cultural upbringing with East and South Asians
    [21:15] Getting to know Nikil with rapid-fire questions
    [31:10] How he worked through obstacles as a startup founder
    [38:17] How he had the confidence to get investors to believe in his team
    [42:08] Something Nikil's still struggling is work-life balance as an entrepreneur


    Learn more about Alchemy: https://alchemyapi.io/company (https://alchemyapi.io/company).
    Connect with Nikil at http://nikilster.com and @nikilster on Instagram / Twitter.
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    • 46 min
    Badass Asian Dudes Integrate Their Values Into Their Lifestyle (ft. Kent Yoshimura from Neuro)

    Badass Asian Dudes Integrate Their Values Into Their Lifestyle (ft. Kent Yoshimura from Neuro)

    Michael and Brandon talk with Kent Yoshimura, co-founder of Neuro, a company promoting a lifestyle of getting in the right mental state, by selling nootropic consumables like mints and gum. Kent is also a freelance mural artist and a martial artist.
    In this episode, we talked about:
    03:04 How humility is embedded in Asian culture, but a level of internalized confidence is needed to approach life
    04:46 How athletics shaped his life and led to his refocus on mental state
    07:28 Why that focus on mental state lead to starting Neuro
    10:56 The story and struggles of starting Neuro
    18:58 How personal sacrifices earlier in life lead to realizing balance and relationships with others is really important
    21:12 How darkness in his life lead to art, and Bruce Lee as an icon
    24:12 Reemphasizing that personal sacrifices and struggles made him realize the importance of balance
    29:46 His co-founder Ryan’s indefatigable personality and how that brings positivity to his life and the company
    38:41 Reading and his love of the outdoors
    Watch the video to see Kent’s art:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EHKAgE8yHG0 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EHKAgE8yHG0)
    Check out the latest promotional video from Neuro!
    https://www.facebook.com/mrkentyoshimura/posts/2774154832859336 (https://www.facebook.com/mrkentyoshimura/posts/2774154832859336)
    Connect with Kent Yoshimura!
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kentyoshimura/ (https://www.linkedin.com/in/kentyoshimura/)
    Instagram:https://www.youtube.com/redirect?redir_token=QUFFLUhqbnowem9xb2tyQjRCVG5EVUYwMTM5TzFrZzlud3xBQ3Jtc0ttdUU3Z1QweF80OWJYRGFjZUZLaGlwMVlYbV9CMDdTQ3VMRWRqMXM4blpTY0Y1STkyd1M4LVRFRlpmeDNzNHNiZEo1ZTFmaUR1TkNqMGk3Ui01NWxTNTdSd3pkYkROblBPOU84aWE3MVJRc2ZPNVVLcw%3D%3Dandq=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.instagram.com%2Fkwong47%2Fandevent=video_descriptionandv=3BKK1a4aNLo ( )https://www.instagram.com/kentaro/ (https://www.instagram.com/kentaro/)
    Neuro: https://getneuro.com/ (https://getneuro.com/)
    Use code BAD15 to get 15% off your order!
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    • 47 min
    Badass Asian Dudes Own Their Masculinity And Sexuality (ft. Our Radical Asian Practitioners)

    Badass Asian Dudes Own Their Masculinity And Sexuality (ft. Our Radical Asian Practitioners)

    Brandon brings on 3 Sex and Relationship Coaches, sexological body workers, and somatic therapists to shine light on sex, intimacy, and dating for Asian men. This is a recording of a live QandA Panel hosted back in May 2020.
    In this episode, we talked about:
    10:41 How do you help your partner achieve an orgasm?
    18:52 Does masturbating to porn affect sex drive?
    26:50 What advice would you give to someone who never got sex teachings?
    37:16 How can I shoot bigger loads?
    41:17 How to deal with delayed ejaculation
    53:13 Is cumming at the same time important?
    53:38 Talking to men and other women about sexual hangups
    58:17 The impact of sexuality myths in other cultures
    01:04:30 How can we build confidence in our own sexual identity outside of societal expectations?
    01:17:51 How do you stay emotionally engaged in relationships?
    Connect with the coaches!Dori MeltonAs a Sex and Relationship Coach, my mission is to help people prioritize their pleasure as a way to deepen connection in their relationships.
    I’m a big fan of LOVE but I learned through my own personal experience that it isn’t always enough. A few years ago my marriage of almost 30 years exploded and I was forced to go through the most difficult transition of my life. It was through that experience that I came to Somatica Sex and Relationship coaching. Although it was, at times, incredibly painful, I came away transformed and am currently living the life of my dreams, full of passion and more love than I imagined possible. I learned how to access and pursue my own desire and follow where that leads me. Today it has led me to help others like myself to go through similar transformations. A few of the areas that I specialize in are guiding individuals and couples in the journey of consensual non-monogamy and other alternative relationship paradigms and helping individuals explore their sexuality whether that is kink, BDSM, role play or the many other vast sex positive alternatives. I am open to all sexual orientations and identify as queer.
    I have a MA in Clinical Psychology and worked for 10 years with children and families. That experience has given me a firm foundation in understanding attachment theory and the ability to explore difficult topics in a non-judgmental, non-shaming, compassionate way.
    Kai WuKai Wu is a guide and facilitator who works in the realms of love, sex, and familial and ancestral healing. For over a decade she has supported people of all kinds so they can experience greater connection, peace, and freedom in their bodies, relationships, and communities. She believes that cultivating a sense of belonging and pleasure is essential resilience practice for navigating these uncertain times.
    Some of her specialties and interests include supporting folks through significant life transitions, illness and trauma, unwinding body shame, and sexual challenges (particularly around performance, low libido and pain). Although she welcomes people of all identities, cultures, gender expressions, orientations, abilities and bodies, she is especially passionate about supporting those who want to be lovingly and fiercely held as they step more fully and authentically onto their lifepaths and missions, folks who are Asian/POC , and those who want to engage in Chinese/Asian cultural reclamation work. Her work is rooted in somatics, science, the erotic and the sacred. It can sometimes be hands-on. It is always trauma-informed, loving, and compassionate.
    Kai is co-founder of San Francisco-based Embodiment Arts Collective, maintains membership in the American College of Sexologists, and is a senior faculty member of the Ecstatic Living Institute. She has also been faculty at the Somatica Institute. She holds certifications in Sexological Bodywork/Somatic Sex Education, SkyDancing Tantra, and the Somatica Method of sex and relationship coaching. She is multicultural, mu

    • 1 hr 27 min
    Badass Asian Dudes Master Their Craft And Stand Proud In Their Heritage (ft. Kyle Wong, CEO of Pixlee)

    Badass Asian Dudes Master Their Craft And Stand Proud In Their Heritage (ft. Kyle Wong, CEO of Pixlee)

    Michael and Seibo talk with Kyle Wong, CEO and founder of Pixlee, a marketing company aimed at helping brands rethink user-generated content to be more authentic for the next generation.
    In this episode, we talked about:
    Asian representation in leadership positions in media
    Being badass means mastering your craft
    How Kyle got started in entrepreneurship
    How Kyle is amplifying the Asian American voice
    How has COVID impacted business and personal life
    The importance of mentorship
    Detaching personal identity with business or entrepreneurial success
    Connect with Kyle Wong!
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kylewong/ (https://www.linkedin.com/in/kylewong/)
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kwong47/ (https://www.instagram.com/kwong47/)
    Pixlee: https://www.pixlee.com (https://www.pixlee.com)


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    • 45 min

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