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Even men at the top of their game find themselves wanting more from life. Whether it's more meaning, a bigger impact, unshakable confidence, a hotter sex life, more money, deeper love, solid friendships or a powerful legacy…

What is true success? How can a man actually reach the end of his life and look back without regret -- having lived and loved fully, rather than having been stuck in fear or a life he was "supposed to" lead?
Man Alive is a series of bold, raw and gritty conversations with experts on success, power, sex, love and legacy for men who...are clear they want amazing lives?!

For the past 15 years Shana James, a dating and relationship expert, has worked with thousands of men and women around the world and collaborated with hundreds of teachers and coaches. She has led workshops for dating companies like Table for Six and Match.com and been matchmaker for an MTV reality show.

Shana doesn't buy into the need for rules, games or limitations. She works with men individually to find their unique power, confidence and leadership abilities, breaking open the boxes that keep them stuck, dissatisfied, or settling for less than amazing in any area of life.

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Even men at the top of their game find themselves wanting more from life. Whether it's more meaning, a bigger impact, unshakable confidence, a hotter sex life, more money, deeper love, solid friendships or a powerful legacy…

What is true success? How can a man actually reach the end of his life and look back without regret -- having lived and loved fully, rather than having been stuck in fear or a life he was "supposed to" lead?
Man Alive is a series of bold, raw and gritty conversations with experts on success, power, sex, love and legacy for men who...are clear they want amazing lives?!

For the past 15 years Shana James, a dating and relationship expert, has worked with thousands of men and women around the world and collaborated with hundreds of teachers and coaches. She has led workshops for dating companies like Table for Six and Match.com and been matchmaker for an MTV reality show.

Shana doesn't buy into the need for rules, games or limitations. She works with men individually to find their unique power, confidence and leadership abilities, breaking open the boxes that keep them stuck, dissatisfied, or settling for less than amazing in any area of life.

    #179: What to do With a Woman's Anger – Ilan Stephani

    #179: What to do With a Woman's Anger – Ilan Stephani

    Anger is one of the scariest emotions for many people to feel. Often when it is expressed, it is not in a healthy way. But anger is important and we can't overlook it. It arises in moments when our boundaries are crossed, our needs are threatened or we feel disrespected.  

    Today's Man Alive guest is a powerful example of a woman who has gone deep into her own pain to come out the other side with tools and understandings that work with the core of intense emotions and experiences. 

    Ilan Stephani is the bestselling author of Skin and Games and a Somatic Researcher in the Fields of embodiment, sexuality, trauma, health and mysticism. She helps people unlearn cultural conditioning and gain back your natural orgasmic aliveness! Ilan helps us understand what to do with a woman's anger and your own. 
    In our conversation we discussed:
    Why women can get so angry Why it can be wise to hate your partner (and how to shift that!) How mastering rage, "No," and "Stop" naturally leads to love How sex becomes natural once people feel safe  Your body's role in helping you release anger and be more alive and connected Ilan's work is a breath of fresh air and is powerful. These ideas may seem strange at first but she and I agreed that if more conservative methods worked, people would be experiencing a lot more love and connection than they are these days. 

    We cannot only explore the light side of life. We all feel anger, fear and grief and we need to bring them to the surface, rather than holding them in and on our own.

    Connect with Ilan Stephani

    www.ilanstephani.com
     
    Connect with Shana James

    shanajamescoaching.com/3ways
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    For Women: Modern dating doesn’t have to be a nightmare for women
     

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    #178: 7-Figure Business Lessons - Rylee Meek

    #178: 7-Figure Business Lessons - Rylee Meek

    You don't have to be the CEO of a business, to be the CEO of your life! 

    The more you are following your visions, rather than the visions laid out by cultural or family expectations, the more you are the CEO of your life, and it will be meaningful, exciting, and successful.
    Today's Man Alive podcast guest, Rylee Meek, founder and CEO of Social Dynamic Selling System, has taken many businesses to 7-figures and produced $80 in sales in the last eight years. He is also the author of Food For Thought: How to Use Dinner Seminar Marketing to Grow Your Business in Ways You Never Thought Possible. 

    Whether you run your own business or want to become the CEO of your own life, this episode is full of the incredible wisdom Rylee has gleaned on his path.
    In our conversation we discussed:
    What it takes to not only grow a business but to create an inspiring life and legacy  The path to predictable, sustainable and scalable revenue  The language shifts you can make that create more and faster success  The keys to effective sales in business, that also work in romantic relationships(!) How to avoid where most men get stuck in their business and financial journey
    Connect with Rylee Meek

    https://ryleemeek.com/
     
    Connect with Shana James

    shanajamescoaching.com/3ways
    Curious what you’d need to become a better leader and lover? Take the quiz

    For Women: Modern dating doesn’t have to be a nightmare for women

    • 33 min
    177: Tap Into a More Powerful Masculinity – Ilan Ferdman

    177: Tap Into a More Powerful Masculinity – Ilan Ferdman

    When you hear the word "Manhood," what do you think?
    It may have a sense of power for you. It may seem suffocating or stifling. It may even be both at the same time.
    Today's Man Alive podcast guest, Ilan Ferdman has done deep work and exploration around who he is beyond cultural constructs. He has even explored the Divine Masculine and shares his experiences of what it is and how it has impacted his life. 

    Ilan understands that you are programmed into manhood and masculinity from the time you're born. The pressures and limitations are so much a part of "the water we swim in," it can be really hard to see or know where they come from.
    Ilan is the co-founder of Satori Prime, a personal development, leadership and spiritual growth organization that has served more than 15,000 people with digital products, community events, coaching and corporate trainings. He is also co-host of the Old Souls and Seekers podcast, which blends life coaching, psychology, neuroscience, intuitive guidance and ancient energetic wisdom practices.
    In our conversation we discussed:
    A process for working with catastrophic thoughts and fear of failure  How to release the pressure of being the "rock" and provider, the one who holds it all on your shoulders The benefit of slowing down to become even more effective How to integrate masculine and feminine energies and what the divine masculine is  Ilan's story of losing it all and the gifts that resulted from finally getting honest
    Connect with Ilan Ferdman

    www.SatoriPrime.com
     
    Connect with Shana James

    shanajamescoaching.com/3ways
    Curious what you’d need to become a better leader and lover? Take the quiz

    For Women: Modern dating doesn’t have to be a nightmare for women
     

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    #176: Combining Success, Freedom, and Adventure – Jesse Krieger

    #176: Combining Success, Freedom, and Adventure – Jesse Krieger

    In today's episode of the Man Alive, we have a guest who has traveled the world and created businesses based on his passions. Jesse Krieger is the author of Lifestyle Entrepreneur and is now the founder and publisher of Lifestyle Entrepreneurs Press, helping people with great ideas publish their books.

    Have you wondered whether the thousands of hours you spend each year working could be more enjoyable, or whether you could have more success or make more money doing what you love?
    Would you like your work life to include more freedom and adventure? If you've set these aside to take on adult responsibilities, this is a good time to reassess. 
    The world has turned upside down and we are creating new ways to work that never before seemed possible. Now is a great time to envision what would be fun and meaningful in your future! Ultimately Jesse believes that being a lifestyle entrepreneur is about living creatively expressed and free, having a network of friends around the world and opportunities that present themselves in auspicious ways.
    In our conversation we discussed:
    First steps for entering the entrepreneurial world with low risk and high gain Reframing the idea of risk to allow for less fear and more traction  How to get clear about your vision and mission -- the foundation of any business  Ways to ride the waves of instability that can come with entrepreneurship and business growth  How to start having more adventure and freedom wherever you are, before you start traveling for business
    Connect with Jesse Krieger

    www.LifestyleEntrepreneursPress.com
    www.publishizer.com
     
    Connect with Shana James
      
    shanajamescoaching.com/3ways
    Curious what you’d need to become a better leader and lover? Take the quiz

    For Women: Modern dating doesn’t have to be a nightmare for women
     

    • 27 min
    #175: Why Most People Struggle in Love - Riana Milne

    #175: Why Most People Struggle in Love - Riana Milne

    Today's Man Alive podcast guest, Riana Milne, MA, CCTP, is a Life, Love and Trauma Recovery Coach who has appeared on CBS, NBC, ABC, Fox News. She is an author for top media outlets like eHarmony and Digital Romance. Riana specializes in helping people with childhood and love trauma heal and have the love they deserve. 

    You may have wondered what you're doing wrong and why you're falling into the same conflicts or patterns over the years. You may have even beat yourself up about it. 

    Research shows 90% of all adults suffer in love. You are not alone!
    The reality is, most of us receive hardly any education in communication, emotional intelligence, eroticism or sex. You are not set up to thrive in love.

    The good news is it’s not your fault. This can be fixed.
    In our Man Alive conversation we discussed:
    The top 10 childhood traumas that negatively impact adult relationships  Some signs that you or your partner has past trauma that is sabotaging your relationship Why and how you can break free from toxic and unsatisfying relationship patterns you've repeatedly experienced The foundations of conscious love and communication Questions to ask, as you're getting to know someone, that clarify whether they can create a healthy relationship 
    Connect with Riana Milne

    Website: https://RianaMilne.com
    Success in Dating Program: https://shanajames.krtra.com/t/QAx91SKCqNCp
    Connect with Shana James

    Website: shanajamescoaching.com/3ways
    Curious what you’d need to become a better leader and lover? Take the quiz

    For Women: Modern dating doesn’t have to be a nightmare for women
     

    • 38 min
    #174: How to Avoid Going Broke - William Matthews

    #174: How to Avoid Going Broke - William Matthews

    Today's Man Alive podcast guest, William Matthews, is the author of three books, including Financial Lessons Learned From My Broke @$$ Friends. He brings lightness, humor and practicality to the financial domain, to help you make smart decisions with your money.

    It's important to be current with yourself about how you're doing with money these days. Are you making as much as you need? Are you saving for your future? Do you have a clear sense of a financial plan in the short and long term? 

    Money is one of the greatest causes of stress people face. It's stressful on its own and then navigating it with a romantic, or business, partner magnifies that stress. 

    Having clarity and plans with your finances reduces stress and allows you to strategize and navigate out of financial hardship. But most of us never learned how to create this clarity! Most education, at least in the U.S., does not include financial literacy.

    In our Man Alive conversation we discussed:
    Common financial pitfalls and how to avoid them How to set yourself up for a more secure financial future Tips to save and be more conscious about how you spend your money Options for borrowing money when you don't have it on hand  Why you may not want to close your credit card and other tips for managing debt
    Connect with Will Matthews

    Website: https://www.linkedin.com/in/will-s-matthews-b392b876/

     
    Connect with Shana James
      
    Website: shanajamescoaching.com/3ways
     
    Curious what you’d need to become a better leader and lover? Take the quiz

    For Women: Modern dating doesn’t have to be a nightmare for women

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