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Becoming an Ayn Rand Hero is a show that applies the philosophy of Ayn Rand/Objectivism to Thrive in daily life. Through interviews, insights, and improvisation, host Mark Michael Lewis empowers and inspires you to create a life and a lifestyle of an Ayn Rand Hero.



The “Becoming an Ayn Rand Hero” series of articles offers practical ideas to personally apply Rand’s key insights to our own lives. It brings her abstract philosophy down into the concrete reality of our daily choices, our relationships, our work, our sense of life. It guides you clarify and commit to a path that expresses your vision of the best within you, to create a life and a Self with the qualities of an Ayn Rand Hero.

Becoming An Ayn Rand Hero Mark Michael Lewis

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Becoming an Ayn Rand Hero is a show that applies the philosophy of Ayn Rand/Objectivism to Thrive in daily life. Through interviews, insights, and improvisation, host Mark Michael Lewis empowers and inspires you to create a life and a lifestyle of an Ayn Rand Hero.



The “Becoming an Ayn Rand Hero” series of articles offers practical ideas to personally apply Rand’s key insights to our own lives. It brings her abstract philosophy down into the concrete reality of our daily choices, our relationships, our work, our sense of life. It guides you clarify and commit to a path that expresses your vision of the best within you, to create a life and a Self with the qualities of an Ayn Rand Hero.

    Rational Spirituality 3 – An Exploration with Kim Sawyer – Ayn Rand Hero

    Rational Spirituality 3 – An Exploration with Kim Sawyer – Ayn Rand Hero

    A no-holds barred conversation exploring a rational spirituality with Executive Coach Kim Sawyer from TheWealthSource.com.















    For more information goto http://AynRandHero.com​







    Mark Michael Lewis is The Profitability Coach – guiding leaders to dramatically increase their bottom line in business, relationships, happiness, meaning, and life itself. http://TheProfitabilityCoach.com​















    Mark is also the author of the Creating Thriving Partnerships, a 20-hours audio course to create fun, intimacy, and teamwork in your relationships – http://ThrivingPartnership.com​, and the Advanced Romance course to experience passionate, fulfilling, and transcendent sexual partnerships. http://Advanced-Romance.com​.















    The Game Of Heroic Meaning is an free online video course that teaches you how to approach your your projects, your relationships, and your life as a whole like a Sacred Game – where the goal of the Game is to experience increasingly Heroic Meaning in your life – more Prosperity, more Pleasure, more Purpose – for Yourself, Other people you care about, and the Environment in which you live – in the Present moment, in the Short-Term future, and the Long-Term future.







    Join us in this Adventure In Personal Responsibility and Make Your Deepest Happiness Your Highest Priority.







    For extra lessons, coaching exercises, discussion, Q&Aa, AMAs, and community, goto HeroicMeaning.com –















    Twitter @AynRandHero Instagram @AynRandHero

    • 1 hr 22 min
    Rational Spirituality 2 – An Exploration with Kim Sawyer – Ayn Rand Hero

    Rational Spirituality 2 – An Exploration with Kim Sawyer – Ayn Rand Hero

    A no-holds barred conversation exploring a rational spirituality with Executive Coach Kim Sawyer from TheWealthSource.com.















    For more information goto http://AynRandHero.com​







    Mark Michael Lewis is The Profitability Coach – guiding leaders to dramatically increase their bottom line in business, relationships, happiness, meaning, and life itself. http://TheProfitabilityCoach.com​















    Mark is also the author of the Creating Thriving Partnerships, a 20-hours audio course to create fun, intimacy, and teamwork in your relationships – http://ThrivingPartnership.com​, and the Advanced Romance course to experience passionate, fulfilling, and transcendent sexual partnerships. http://Advanced-Romance.com​.















    The Game Of Heroic Meaning is an free online video course that teaches you how to approach your your projects, your relationships, and your life as a whole like a Sacred Game – where the goal of the Game is to experience increasingly Heroic Meaning in your life – more Prosperity, more Pleasure, more Purpose – for Yourself, Other people you care about, and the Environment in which you live – in the Present moment, in the Short-Term future, and the Long-Term future.







    Join us in this Adventure In Personal Responsibility and Make Your Deepest Happiness Your Highest Priority.







    For extra lessons, coaching exercises, discussion, Q&Aa, AMAs, and community, goto HeroicMeaning.com –















    Twitter @AynRandHero Instagram @AynRandHero

    • 1 hr 30 min
    Rational Spirituality 1 – An Exploration with Kim Sawyer – Ayn Rand Hero

    Rational Spirituality 1 – An Exploration with Kim Sawyer – Ayn Rand Hero

    A no-holds barred conversation exploring a rational spirituality with Executive Coach Kim Sawyer from TheWealthSource.com. – What might a rational God look like?– What is an optimal spiritual relationship between Self and God?– How does a rational spirituality make available?







    For more information goto http://AynRandHero.com​







    Mark Michael Lewis is The Profitability Coach – guiding leaders to dramatically increase their bottom line in business, relationships, happiness, meaning, and life itself. http://TheProfitabilityCoach.com​















    Mark is also the author of the Creating Thriving Partnerships, a 20-hours audio course to create fun, intimacy, and teamwork in your relationships – http://ThrivingPartnership.com​, and the Advanced Romance course to experience passionate, fulfilling, and transcendent sexual partnerships. http://Advanced-Romance.com​.















    The Game Of Heroic Meaning is an free online video course that teaches you how to approach your your projects, your relationships, and your life as a whole like a Sacred Game – where the goal of the Game is to experience increasingly Heroic Meaning in your life – more Prosperity, more Pleasure, more Purpose – for Yourself, Other people you care about, and the Environment in which you live – in the Present moment, in the Short-Term future, and the Long-Term future.







    Join us in this Adventure In Personal Responsibility and Make Your Deepest Happiness Your Highest Priority.







    For extra lessons, coaching exercises, discussion, Q&Aa, AMAs, and community, goto HeroicMeaning.com –















    Twitter @AynRandHero Instagram @AynRandHero

    • 1 hr 10 min
    A No-BS Introduction To Ayn Rand – The 5 Traits of the Ayn Rand Hero

    A No-BS Introduction To Ayn Rand – The 5 Traits of the Ayn Rand Hero

    A passionate, no-b******t / no-apologies introduction to the philosophy of Ayn Rand – and how to use it to create an optimal life – a life of Human Thriving.







    Mark Michael Lewis lays out the 5 key ideas at the heart of Ayn Rand’s moral philosophy, showing how all 5 work together to multiple one another’s effectiveness and create a life and a lifestyle of an Ayn Rand Hero. It also details the 2 central reasons that people dislike Ayn Rand and her philosophy (outside of the fact they haven’t read her work or understood the 5 Traits of the Ayn Rand Hero). It isn’t pretty, but it is clear as night and day.







    For more information goto http://AynRandHero.com​







    Mark Michael Lewis is The Profitability Coach – guiding leaders to dramatically increase their bottom line in business, relationships, happiness, meaning, and life itself. http://TheProfitabilityCoach.com​







    Mark is also the author of the Creating Thriving Partnerships, a 20-hours audio course to create fun, intimacy, and teamwork in your relationships – http://ThrivingPartnership.com​, and the Advanced Romance course to experience passionate, fulfilling, and transcendent sexual partnerships. http://Advanced-Romance.com​.







    The Game Of Heroic Meaning is an free online video course that teaches you how to approach your your projects, your relationships, and your life as a whole like a Sacred Game – where the goal of the Game is to experience increasingly Heroic Meaning in your life – more Prosperity, more Pleasure, more Purpose – for Yourself, Other people you care about, and the Environment in which you live – in the Present moment, in the Short-Term future, and the Long-Term future. Join us in this Adventure In Personal Responsibility and Make Your Deepest Happiness Your Highest Priority. For extra lessons, coaching exercises, discussion, Q&Aa, AMAs, and community, goto HeroicMeaning.com







    Twitter @AynRandHero







    Instagram @AynRandHero

    • 26 min
    Being Worthy Of Happiness – John Yokela Brishon Martin part 2 – Ayn Rand Hero

    Being Worthy Of Happiness – John Yokela Brishon Martin part 2 – Ayn Rand Hero

    Show Notes

    03:00 – Discussing the ego as an ‘organism’

    05:00 – Why we experience happiness with a coherent story of reality

    10:00 – How you experience “contradictions” reveals something critical about your standards

    12:00 – Your stories about your experience are ‘power tools’ – learn to use them well

    15:00 – Why goals always create obstacles, and what to do about it

    20:00 – What Atlas Shrugged reveals about the nature of contracts between individuals

    34:00 – Emotions are Messengers and Motivators

    40:00 – Avoiding painful situations doesn’t work – here’s what to do instead

    45:00 – Learning to define what “good” is – and why that matters

    01:00:00 – Being ‘worthy’ of happiness vs being ‘capable’ of happiness, and what that means for your life

    01:12:00 – Rand’s definition of happiness as a state of ‘non-contradictory joy”

    Relationships, Authenticity, and Metamodernism Oh My! with Zach Doctor

    Relationships, Authenticity, and Metamodernism Oh My! with Zach Doctor

    Enjoy the ride of a conversation about how to use Reason to understand Reality so that you can take Responsibility to Realize your highest values – in true Respect for others.Join Mark Michael Lewis and Zach Doctor as they explore HOW to create authentic, productive, and rewarding relationships by using the core principles of Ayn Rand in everything you do.







    1:00 – Defining meta-modernism

    9:15 – How OUGHT we treat others? Politics (at the personal level) relative to the 5 traits of the Ayn Rand Hero?

    13:25 – An Ontological exporation of what has relationships go well or poorly

    19:40 – Relating interpersonally in a way that we “do God’s work”

    21:40 – Thriving – Heroic Meaning, Beautiful Profit, Sacred Joy more Heaven, less Hell

    24:25 – Unequal distribution of capacities between people, organizations, and communities

    29:15 – Creating a community of authentic and rational people

    31:11 – Mark’s history and the context that lead to his work with Authentic Relating

    35:39 – Turning philosophical clarity into practical real-world relationships to make them Thrive

    37:23 – Approaching relating like a Game – so we can clarify our rules/expectations







    38:25 – The greatest challenge in relating – Right/Right Relating vs Right/Wrong Thinking and Victim Self-Righteousness







    45:12 – Mark and Bryan and Decker – Soul2Soul and the 5 Dimensions of Authenticity

    48:27 – The Foundation of the 5 Traits of the Ayn Rand Hero – and Aiming For Better

    51:00 – The most important move to make in relationship – Respect

    54:55 – The mindset of Psychodynamic Therapy vs. Agency – different dimensions of Self-Realization







    58:15 – The Self is the Agent – the Chooser with Free Will







    1:01:01 – How Ought Agents interact with one another – Rational Self-interest

    1:03:16 – The Principle of The Trader – Respecting the autonomy of the other

    1:07:27 – The idea and championing of Dignity

    1:07:53 – How Ayn Rand gives Mark so much value – and how people are willfully ignorant of it.

    1:10:05 – Exploring ideas about why people don’t like Ayn Rand

    1:14:02 – How we apply AYn Rand to individual relationships – trade and mutual agreements

    1:16:05 – 2 reasons people don’t like Ayn Rand – 1. People don’t want to take personsl respnsilibilty

    1:17:53 – Ayn Rand fans who do not treat people with dignity – don’t recognize the disparity in their power/capacitiies

    1:19:45 – What is Power in the postmodern/marxist sense? An example.

    1:22:19 – Postmodern and Objectivity analysis of power.

    1:26:25 – is Ayn Rand’s idea a Utopia? and/or are people unreflexive and lazy and non-creative and bureaucratic.

    1:33:04 – Ayn Rand says that free market capitalism is the only moral system – but in that system, problems occur. BUT there is not system in which problems don’t occur. – Does meta-modernism solve this?

    1:37:10 – critiquing something for NOT being a utopia is not a valid critque – you must compare to alternatives – if it is the best possible, the fact that it has problems is an inappropriate criticism UNLESS it is put in context

    1:39:53 – A critique of meta-modernism is pro socialist (democratic socialism)

    1:41:06 – Exploring parts of the meta-modern political platform







    Mark Michael Lewis is The Profitability Coach – guiding leaders to dramatically increase their bottom line in business, relationships, happiness,

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