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From rock bottom and $500 to my name, I moved to the US, left everything behind seeking answers to turning my life around, becoming an entrepreneur, and thriving in business. This show will take you from good to great, from fearful to fierce, from average to the most elite version of yourself, by helping you develop mental toughness and teach you how to win! I interview world-class entrepreneurs who will share their stories to help you get a clear vision, operate at the highest level, and build an empire. I’m Pedro Meneses. This is my journey towards greatness, and I want to take you with me!

Chronicles Of A Modern Beast Pedro Meneses

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 96 Ratings

From rock bottom and $500 to my name, I moved to the US, left everything behind seeking answers to turning my life around, becoming an entrepreneur, and thriving in business. This show will take you from good to great, from fearful to fierce, from average to the most elite version of yourself, by helping you develop mental toughness and teach you how to win! I interview world-class entrepreneurs who will share their stories to help you get a clear vision, operate at the highest level, and build an empire. I’m Pedro Meneses. This is my journey towards greatness, and I want to take you with me!

    EP 98- Ryan Horn, Founder of Extraordinary Man: The 5 Step Business Breakthrough

    EP 98- Ryan Horn, Founder of Extraordinary Man: The 5 Step Business Breakthrough

    The difference between regular people and above average people is a combination of a few things: grit, determination, consistency, tenacity, and the foolish belief that everything is possible. But one thing validates entrepreneurs is when they combine those elements with hard work and genius. Today, you’ll get a chance to meet one fo these people. 
    Ryan Horn is Founder of Extraordinary Man, a program that teaches men how to build their businesses and become the people they were intended to be.   He’s host of the Extraordinary Man Podcast and operates Masterminds to help men become better in all areas of their lives. 
    Today’s episode is powerful on a few different levels.  Ryan dives in and talks about how he comes from an entrepreneurial family and a time when he was younger and decided to put together calendars for himself and started selling.  He went to college for Exercise Science and closer to his senior year, learned it was tough to get a job as a strength and conditioning coach. He decided that starting a business would be a better option and moved from his hometown of 300 people to the bustling metropolis in the Twin Cities and started a personal training business. Ryan candidly shares how he  hit a rough patch in his life when his business wasn’t developing as he preferred.  This landed him living on his Aunt’s couch in a Senior Community where he had to sneak in and out to work at a temporary job at a manufacturing company.  Pedro and Ryan discuss how you know you’re living below your potential and one book that broke open the doors to running full steam ahead into being a high-performing entrepreneur, mentor and coach to thousands of men. 
    What You’ll Learn:
    How long it took Ryan to get off his Aunt’s couch after his breakthrough Why choosing college is not always the best option if it leads to drowning in student debt What “The Education of Millionaires” is and how it impacted Ryan’s life One course that helped Ryan break away from his factory job where he worked 9p-9a for $9.00 an hour The importance of Bedros Keuilian in Ryan’s life How many conferences Ryan attended before he reached master level and the work he had to implement to get there The power of planning and the length of time you should set goals for in life and business How to get plugged into Ryan’s Extraordinary Man group on Facebook  Why core values are so important in your personal life and business A powerful exercise Ryan uses to help men break through The difference between passive and active coaching and how to choose the right one to get results  A great quote that sums up coaching from Tom Landry  How to make a million dollars a year And much more!    
    Favorite Quote:
    “Your education doesn’t determine whether or not you’re going to be a successful entrepreneur.”
    Ryan Horn    
    Connect With Ryan: 
    Coach Ryan Horn 
    Podcast
     
    How To Get Involved:
    From rock bottom and $500 to his name, Pedro Meneses moved to the US, left everything behind seeking answers to turning his life around, becoming an entrepreneur, and thriving in business.
    This show is for entrepreneurs who need a dose of reality to develop mental toughness, remove the fear of taking action, and are ready to pay the price, fight, and win at all costs! In each episode, Pedro introduces you to world-class entrepreneurs and leaders who will share their stories and knowledge to help you get a clear vision, operate at the highest level, and build an empire.  
    Be sure to Connect With Pedro and check out the most recent episode of Chronicles of a Modern Beast in Apple Podcasts
     

    • 40 min
    EP 97- Brenden Kumarasamy, Founder of Master Talk: Communicating With Excellence

    EP 97- Brenden Kumarasamy, Founder of Master Talk: Communicating With Excellence

    If you want to be like the 1%, you have to abandon the 99%. How you live, how you work, and how you communicate are the key elements to creating a whole new world.  There’s not a human being on this planet that doesn’t have the same opportunity to live a magnificent life. The difference is what we do with the time we have. We can fall in line with the status quo and be complacent, or step outside the box, remove our ego, and pay attention to the simplicity of the answers to everything we’re wanting right in front of us. 



    Brenden is the founder of MasterTalk, he coaches ambitious executives & entrepreneurs to become top 1% communicators in their industry. He also has a popular YouTube channel called MasterTalk, with the goal of providing free access to communication tools 
     
    Today, Pedro jumps in with Brenden to discuss one of the differentiating factors that holds back some of the most accomplished and credentialed people………..communication. Brenden shares how he picked up on his natural talent at a young age in school when he competed in speaking debates as opposed to his peers who were busy playing sports.  Brenden talks proudly about the fact he still lives in his Mother’s basement sharing the compound effects of living cautiously while maximizing his potential in dominating in life.  He also shares how he opted to not take the easy way out by joining Corporate Fortune 500 companies making a cushy $500,000 per year. Brenden and Pedro talk about the power of being in a good network, surrounded by like-minded people on the same mission.  He shares that how you treat your side hustle will determine whether or not it becomes a full-time hustle or even a business. It’s the very thing that could catapult you into entrepreneurship, replacing your current income, and the steps you have to take when you transition. This episode is filled with youthful excitement and the wisdom of a 150-year-old wizard. Listen through to the end. You’ll be glad you did. 
     
    What You’ll Learn: 
     
    What it means to be an excellent communicator  The difference between a bored entrepreneur and made entrepreneur   How Brenden set out to become an executive in a Fortune 500 company and make $500K per year Why Brenden lives in the basement of his Mother’s home How many month's worth of savings you should have before you leave your main job to become an entrepreneur Why it’s important to figure out how to make money in your side hustle before you quit your full-time job How Brenden was able to take a physical disability that made things difficult in social situations How much he made in his first year as an entrepreneur A simple technique and process to use as a bilingual speaker when presenting in your non-native language  The power of a good network  And much more! 


    FAVORITE QUOTE:
    “If you want to do what the 1% are doing in this world, you have to get rid of 99% of your network.”
    Brenden Kumarasamy  
    Connect with Brenden: 
    Website
    YouTube
     
    How To Get Involved:
    From rock bottom and $500 to his name, Pedro Meneses moved to the US, left everything behind seeking answers to turning his life around, becoming an entrepreneur, and thriving in business.
    This show is for entrepreneurs who need a dose of reality to develop mental toughness, remove the fear of taking action, and are ready to pay the price, fight, and win at all costs! In each episode, Pedro introduces you to world-class entrepreneurs and leaders who will share their stories and knowledge to help you get a clear vision, operate at the highest level, and build an empire.  
    Be sure to Connect With Pedro and check out the most recent episode of Chronicles of a Modern Beast in Apple Podcasts
     

    • 40 min
    EP 96- Paul Halme, Serial Entrepreneur: Habit Stacking Your Life to Success

    EP 96- Paul Halme, Serial Entrepreneur: Habit Stacking Your Life to Success

    The best-made plans are always apt to change whether we want them to or not. Sometimes we start our lives out of school with a mission to have a predictable and perfect life, only to come up short.  Twists and turns are inevitable, but we always end up where we’re supposed to be, following a path we couldn’t have predicted better for ourselves. 
     
    Paul Halme is a serial entrepreneur, UFC World Champion, Former Stockbroker, 2X Best-selling author, and business consultant who helps other entrepreneurs fix their finances. 
     
    Today, Pedro and Paul start off the show talking about Paul’s journey out of college, playing golf that led him right to work at a local Blockbuster Video Store. (Think Netflix, but with videotapes and DVDs).  Paul talks about taking a journey into college, playing golf, and one chance association that helped him find his way into being a stockbroker.  Paul shares a little about how to travel the world and live the lifestyle you want citing the importance of getting good at what you do in business.  Pedro talks about personal and business life, trying to find the balance between both worlds while making money in entrepreneurship.  Paul talks about his transition from the corporate world and the one decision that made him take a leap. He dives deeper into the mentality of what it takes to be an entrepreneur and highlights the desire to continue going
     
    What You’ll Learn: 
     
    Some of the distractions we all face in entrepreneurship  Paul’s transition from corporate that left him with sweaty palms and one decision he made to change the trajectory of his future Why Paul decided to head to Texas  Pedro shares his mentality when he moved to the United States 10 years ago Paul shares how he opened a gym after leaving his corporate life  The title of Paul’s book and how he used it to travel the world, run his business and help entrepreneurs live a different life Pedro talks about how we get so focused on going hard on our businesses that we forget our families Paul shares why it’s  important to focus on your family throughout the process of building your business Time blocking and the importance of making it non-negotiable Why working out will help you be more productive in business and enjoy your life  How building a Legacy spans beyond financial resources and more on knowledge The mental part of Jui Jitsu and why it’s so crucial to learning how to solve problems in life  What grade level Paul wrote his book on  Investing  The power of automation And much more! 


    FAVORITE QUOTE:
     “You have to treat your accounts like a publicly-traded company and keep money moving.  Prime can’t wait, so you have to move now! Setting up automations will help you with this.” 
    Paul Halme   
     
    Connect with Paul: 
     Instagram
    Book: How to Make Money With Your Gym
     
    How To Get Involved:
    From rock bottom and $500 to his name, Pedro Meneses moved to the US, left everything behind seeking answers to turning his life around, becoming an entrepreneur, and thriving in business.
    This show is for entrepreneurs who need a dose of reality to develop mental toughness, remove the fear of taking action, and are ready to pay the price, fight, and win at all costs! In each episode, Pedro introduces you to world-class entrepreneurs and leaders who will share their stories and knowledge to help you get a clear vision, operate at the highest level, and build an empire.  
    Be sure to Connect With Pedro and check out the most recent episode of Chronicles of a Modern Beast in Apple Podcasts
     

    • 36 min
    EP 95- Sammie Knight, Serial Entrepreneur and Servant Leader: Timeless Lessons and Wisdom of a Youthful Heart

    EP 95- Sammie Knight, Serial Entrepreneur and Servant Leader: Timeless Lessons and Wisdom of a Youthful Heart

    A part of life is experiencing it.  The lessons.  The mistakes. The heartache.  The successes. The wins.  As we grow, we learn to control what we can and let go of the things that we can’t. After all, we’re not completely in control, even though we like to think so.  But here’s the beauty.  If we’re fortunate and wise enough to seek out counsel, friendship, and partnerships with those who have done more and seen more than we have, we’ll most likely find a friend for life.  Someone who will serve as a mentor, coach, and sage willing to share their journey filled with lessons and best practices to follow for the future.     Sammie Knight is a Serial Entrepreneur, Investor, and Servant Leader who has held many positions in his life working in very corporate structures to solopreneurship, entrepreneurship and now as an investor.  
     
    Today, Pedro and Sammie break open this episode bypassing the light, and fluffy you’ll find in most conversations.  Sammie dives into to sharing a great story about his father who had a lesson to share at a funeral he attended.  Sammie is very transparent in the way he shares some of his weaknesses as a younger man and being short-tempered.  He talks about the importance of curbing the urge to lash out at people, honoring the employees that commit their time and talents to building your company.  Sammie talks about the corporate world and the focal point of what “they” honor.  This episode is packed full of powerful wisdom, lessons learned, and experience earned.  Sammie shares a few tips you can take with you to help you for the rest of this life and leave a legacy that will help the next generation.  
    What You’ll Learn: 
     
    Why Sammie is so committed to working himself out of a job and firing himself The greatest compliment you can receive in business that Sammie learned while he was working at a very high-level in corporate  What Sammie’s Dad shared with him in the cemetery one day How giving people the opportunity to succeed will gain walk-through-fire loyalty Sammie talks about the power of Apex and what it means to him when he walks in the room How Sammie starts his morning and ends his day One thing Sammie sees happening today that he never would’ve imagined 30 years ago  Sammie watched the Lunar Landing in 1969 and he references the bridge in time through technology The best way to date your wife and what that means to Sammie  How to manage the discussion with clients when you’ve come up short during the day Three things that keep us from having a good night’s sleep One bad habit that was one of the hardest for Sammie to quit over 19 years ago Why it’s important to get yourself into the habit of doing good things Pedro shares one of his bad habits he quit a few years ago and how it’s impacted his life once he figured out the pattern he needed to break Why it’s important to give your people credit, but more importantly, to give yourself credit and pat yourself on the back in private  And much more! 


    FAVORITE QUOTE:
    “Learn how to connect your heart to your brain and show people respect, time, and understand the value of people and you will be paid huge!”
    Sammie Knight   
     
    Connect with Sammie: 
     Facebook
     
    How To Get Involved:
     
    From rock bottom and $500 to his name, Pedro Meneses moved to the US, left everything behind seeking answers to turning his life around, becoming an entrepreneur, and thriving in business.
    This show is for entrepreneurs who need a dose of reality to develop mental toughness, remove the fear of taking action, and are ready to pay the price, fight, and win at all costs! In each episode, Pedro introduces you to world-class entrepreneurs and leaders who will share their stories and knowledge to help you get a clear vision, operate at the highest level, and build an empire.  
    Be sure to Connect With Pedro and check out the most recent episode of Chronicles of a Modern Beast in A

    • 28 min
    EP 94- Dr. Sharon Grossman, Burnout Recovery Coach, Author, Speaker, Podcast Host: The 7E Solution to Burnout

    EP 94- Dr. Sharon Grossman, Burnout Recovery Coach, Author, Speaker, Podcast Host: The 7E Solution to Burnout

    Burnout is a real thing.  It affects millions of Americans, especially entrepreneurs. They spend so much of their time trying to build a business by doing all the things that go into it like billing, the structures, the processes, the customer service, product creation…….the list goes on.  Eventually, we run out of bandwidth and realize we’ve created such an enormous amount of opportunity, that we can’t keep up with all of it.  We burn out.  We let our health go. We let our social networks suffer, and in some cases, we sacrifice our families, and ultimately, ourselves.  Dr. Sharon Grossman is a success coach, speaker, and author of the Amazon bestseller, The 7E Solution to Burnout, who helps high achievers crack the code of their burnout so they can find tailored solutions for recovery. If you've tried workshops and therapy and feel like nothing sticks, working with Dr. Sharon will show you how you can totally transform your relationship with your work by working on yourself instead of trying to change your job or career. She’s shared her grounded yet practical approach with numerous organizations, nonprofits, and universities. You can find her on her weekly podcast, Decode Your Burnout and reach her on her website drsharongrossman.com for speaking, coaching, and consulting inquiries.
    Pedro and Dr. Sharon jump into the essence that’s affecting American Society and certain parts of the world on today’s episode.  The discuss mindsets we’re raised with, habits we create as a result of living in certain environments, and the challenges we face to make our way into a better life.  Dr. Sharon skillfully outlines how everything in our lives fits together like a puzzle.  She shares the 3 contributing factors that lead to burnout and how to reverse their effects on us.  Bring your notepads and pens and get ready for a big bonus at the end that will help you in your journey as you avoid burnout. 
     
    What You’ll Learn: 
    What to do when you hit stress mode Why mantras, meditations, and gratitude practices are used to combat burnout One of the biggest gifts you can give yourself 3 Contributing factors that lead to burnout How programming begins in childhood and how we can reverse engineer the damage done from the decisions we’ve made Why we don’t believe we matter to most people One of the main issues entrepreneurs have with themselves Tools you can implement right away to move the needle forward in your life and business Practical business solutions and wisdom that will help you stop running toward burnout and start living a more fulfilling life How to connect and engage with Dr. Grossman   And much more! 


    FAVORITE QUOTE:
    “As entrepreneurs, we need to figure out where do we stand out in terms of our expertise and let other people take care of the other parts of our business that we don’t want to deal with.  Maybe you don’t want to do the sales, calls, the research, the structure or the planning. You gotta find out the things you don’t want to do and outsource them.”
    Dr. Sharon Grossman   
    Connect with Dr. Sharon: 
    Dr. Sharon Grossman 
    Book: The 7E Solutions to Burnout
    Podcast: Exhausted to Extraordinary
    Get your FREE Burnout Checklist  
     
    How To Get Involved:
    From rock bottom and $500 to his name, Pedro Meneses moved to the US, left everything behind seeking answers to turning his life around, becoming an entrepreneur, and thriving in business.
    This show is for entrepreneurs who need a dose of reality to develop mental toughness, remove the fear of taking action, and are ready to pay the price, fight, and win at all costs! In each episode, Pedro introduces you to world-class entrepreneurs and leaders who will share their stories and knowledge to help you get a clear vision, operate at the highest level, and build an empire. Be sure to Connect With Pedro and check out the most recent episode of Chronicles of a Modern Beast in Apple Podcasts
     

    • 47 min
    EP 93- Dr. Bryan Hawley- Serial Entrepreneur: From the Trailer Park to Passive Income; The Discovery of the True Dr. B

    EP 93- Dr. Bryan Hawley- Serial Entrepreneur: From the Trailer Park to Passive Income; The Discovery of the True Dr. B

    The beautiful thing about life is you never know where it’s going to take you.  A few things are for sure; you’re going to have struggles and you’re going to have wins.  You’re going to laugh, cry, and have reasons to celebrate.  You’ll be tested and tried and throughout the process, you will continue to grow into whom you are intended to be. Today’s guest is someone who is going to take you on a journey that will play out like a movie in your head in real time. Dr. Bryan Hawley is founder of Dr. B Coaching, public speaker, self-proclaimed gym rat, Reiki Master of over 20 years and a Yogi. He started his career in the medical field as a chiropractor and rose to prominence going on to becoming one of the top Spinal Decompression Clinics in the United States.  Pedro and Dr. B have a great conversation that starts off with Dr.B getting his wife Joanie pregnant at an early age, dropping out of high school only to find a second chance through Barbara Bush’s GED program.  Dr. B shares the early years of struggles and challenges of raising a family while attending Jr. College, Sr. College and then getting into Medical School. Pedro talks with Dr. B about his process of leaving a life of being on welfare from the trailer parks to creating one of the most successful spinal decompression clinics in the nation. Dr. B talks candidly about some of the lessons he learned through tons of failure, mismanagement of money, and his journey to finding himself after bankruptcy left him with nothing.  He shares a truly inspirational journey of what it takes to make your life the best you can starting with knowing who the f**k you are.  
     
    What You’ll Learn: 
     
    A candid discussion Dr. B had with the then 1st Lady Barbara Bush as a teenager How to make a marriage work by only living at home on the weekends Dr. B’s first big job after Chiropractic school that paid him $150,000 a year Why he quit that great paying job after 1.5 years How he built a 7-clinic, multi-million dollar spinal decompression clinic in just a few short years Why Dr. B was enlisted as a national medical advisor and some of the shows he put on for Doctors, Hospitals, and CEOs Dr. B’s 100-acre dream farm house he lost after 2007 The destructive nature of mismanaging your finances Business Bankruptcy  The power of rebuilding your life starting with getting to know who you are and the process of removing your identity from what you do to find who you truly are Where Dr. B moved his family after the big BK and what he did to reinvent himself Courses he created that still produce hundreds of thousands of dollars on autopilot 8 years later  Dr. B is a 20-year plus Reiki Master and Yogi Why daily schedules are so important  What an anchor promise is Where Dr. B attributes the success of his life  And much more!  FAVORITE QUOTE:
     “Not every big dream is meant for everybody.  Your dream was given to you because you were given the talents and skills to make it manifest. It wasn’t given to them, because it’s not their mission.  It’s your mission, so when you tell them that your dream is not their responsibility to say, “Oh yeah, I love that dream.” They can’t see it. That’s why it was only given to you. Once it’s been given to you, it’s your responsibility to act on it.”
     Dr. Bryan Hawley   
    Connect with Dr. B: 
     Brian Hawley
     
    How To Get Involved:
    From rock bottom and $500 to his name, Pedro Meneses moved to the US, left everything behind seeking answers to turning his life around, becoming an entrepreneur, and thriving in business.
    This show is for entrepreneurs who need a dose of reality to develop mental toughness, remove the fear of taking action, and are ready to pay the price, fight, and win at all costs! In each episode, Pedro introduces you to world-class entrepreneurs and leaders who will share their stories and knowledge to help you get a clear vision, operate at the highest level, and build an e

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Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
96 Ratings

96 Ratings

ryhorn25 ,

Awesome Podcast!

Pedro is an awesome guy and he brings on guests that provide tons of simple, clear and practical advice. I highly recommend this show!

Dr. Sharon Grossman ,

A great resource for the unorthodox entrepreneur

From the name of it you may not realize where you’ve landed but this show is for you if you’re an entrepreneur. Modern Beast‘s host, Pedro Meneses, is himself a passionate entrepreneur who provides value and a renewed energy in the form of a podcast.

Doug Mitchell ,

Pedro is an amazing human and perfect for this!

I’ve met Pedro several times in person and not only is he incredibly genuine he is an example of what men should strive to be these days. He also has an easy to absorb tone and intelligent uses curse words to make his point!

Be sure to add this one to the rotation!

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