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Personal Development for Men Podcast by Manlihood.com

Manlihood... it’s a dying art.

Fathers pass it on to sons. And as fathers are less and less involved, young men know less and less about what it means to be a man.
We’re a bit tired of seeing sexist, chauvinist, drunken, frat-boys who have aged out, being representative of our role models.

So in 2013 Josh Hatcher decided to create a place where we can have the discussions that answer the question “What does it mean to be a man?”

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Personal Development for Men Podcast by Manlihood.com

Manlihood... it’s a dying art.

Fathers pass it on to sons. And as fathers are less and less involved, young men know less and less about what it means to be a man.
We’re a bit tired of seeing sexist, chauvinist, drunken, frat-boys who have aged out, being representative of our role models.

So in 2013 Josh Hatcher decided to create a place where we can have the discussions that answer the question “What does it mean to be a man?”

    Tim Holloway | Hope and Resilience

    Tim Holloway | Hope and Resilience

    Do you struggle with addiction or know someone who does? Are you looking for hope and inspiration to overcome the challenges life throws at you? Then this episode of the Manlihood ManCast is just what you need! Host Josh Hatcher sits down with special guest Tim Holloway, to discuss his journey of overcoming addiction and how his faith in Jesus and Stoic Principles played a major role in his transformation.

    Tim Holloway has an incredible story to tell. At just 14 years old, he was addicted to drugs, dropped out of school, ran away, became homeless, and ended up as a ward of the court. However, Tim's life took a turn for the better when he discovered the gospel of the kingdom and got radicalized. He not only became sober, but he also created a six-figure business in his first year of sobriety. Tim is now the founder and host of The Stoic Entrepreneur Podcast and the COO of Podcast Powertrain, and he is using his platform to help others on their journey to success.

    Tim explains how God transformed his life from a dark place to a place of hope and resilience. Tim also shares what he did to get to where he is now, and how you too can overcome addiction and achieve your goals.

    This episode is a must-listen for anyone looking to overcome addiction or find inspiration to overcome any challenge life throws at you. Tim Holloway's story is proof that no matter where you come from or what obstacles you face, you can overcome them and achieve greatness.

    Listen to this inspiring episode of the Manlihood ManCast now and learn from Tim Holloway.

    More from Tim Holloway | https://www.facebook.com/tim.theimpactchallenges


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    • 42 min
    What's done in secret will always come to light | Manlihood ManCast

    What's done in secret will always come to light | Manlihood ManCast

    I’ve seen in my own life that I can’t ever really hide anything. If I have a truth that I want to hide behind deception - it will always come out.

    Men, this matters. And we need to have this hard conversation today.

    More from Josh Hatcher: http://joshhatcher.com

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    Cosmic Laws
    Whether you believe in God, or just the random spinning of the universe, we have to believe in certain cosmic laws. I would call them divine laws - you may call them something else. We may even disagree on what some of them are - but there are many that we find common ground on.

    Sowing and Reaping
    The principle of sowing and reaping is one of those cosmic laws. What you plant, you will pick. If you plant tomato plants, you will not pick zucchini - you will pick tomatoes.

    If I treat people poorly, it will come back to me. If I lie, it will eventually be exposed.

    When we try to bury certain behaviors or attitudes, that is honestly like burying a seed in the ground. It will grow and eventually - we’ll harvest it.

    Truth Always Come Out
    Let’s not be so short sighted to think that just because we did not get caught NOW, that we’re going to get away scott-free. Eventually, the truth always comes out.

    Honest is truly the best policy
    I would rather someone be honest with me up front - then for me to trust them, only to find out that they lied.

    Better to come clean than to be stripped bare
    Given the choice between exposing my mistakes, and being exposed by someone else - I can assure you that coming forward and telling the truth is a much better feeling than having someone else tell all of your dirty laundry for you.


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    • 12 min
    How to Build Authentic Friendships | Simon Brolund

    How to Build Authentic Friendships | Simon Brolund

    Are you tired of surface-level relationships and ready to take the leap into building authentic friendships? As men, we often struggle to form deep connections with others, but it's not impossible. In this blog post, we're going to explore the key ingredients for making authentic friendships and give you actionable steps to take in order to start building the kind of relationships that will bring meaning and fulfillment to your life."



    About Simon Brolund
    Simon Brolund is the co-founder of Authentic Friendship, a program designed to teach individuals how to build and deepen friendships. He has a background as a serial entrepreneur and trained teacher, and has been coaching and mentoring people on the subject of friendship for the last 15 years. Simon is also a tech-savvy and passionate about bringing the topic of friendship to the forefront, removing the shame around the struggles of building connections. He believes that every person is worthy of love and belonging, and that authentic friendships are the key to fulfilling this need. In this episode of the Manlihood ManCast, Simon will be sharing his expertise on the subject and discussing how men can improve their social skills and build deeper connections with others.

    Building Authentic Friendships
    Simon explains that the Enneagram personality system, which is based on how individuals see the world, can be a powerful tool for understanding oneself and connecting with others on a deeper level. He also emphasizes the importance of finding common ground and shared interests, whether it be through church, entrepreneurship, or a specific lifestyle, in order to build strong connections.

    Trust and Vulnerability
    Simon also delves into the topic of trust and vulnerability in friendships, and how it is important to be able to communicate openly and honestly with one's friends. He stresses the importance of not only being able to receive feedback, but also being willing to give it in a loving way, in order to build stronger relationships.

    Balancing Family and Friendship
    Lastly, Simon addresses the issue of balancing time with friends and family, particularly when one's spouse may not be on board with spending time with friends. He suggests having open and honest conversations with one's spouse about what fuels and makes one feel alive, and finding ways to set each other free to be the best versions of themselves.

    Overall, Simon emphasizes the importance of taking friendships seriously and actively working to build deeper connections with other men. He encourages listeners to be vulnerable, communicate openly, and to find shared interests in order to form authentic and fulfilling friendships.

    More from Simon Brolund
    Official Website | http://simonandhelene.com


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    • 45 min
    Quotes from Mark Twain | Manly Chunks of Wisdom

    Quotes from Mark Twain | Manly Chunks of Wisdom

    At Manlihood, we’re curating chunks of manly wisdom for you.
    If you’re like a lot of men, you may find yourself short on time for reading long books to look for wisdom that you can apply to your life…. We’re offering you the Campbells Soup version… the best quotes and insights to help inspire you to be an even better man.

    Thanks for listening, and if you like these Chunks of Manly Wisdom, you’ll love the book that we put together for you. You can get it FREE at Manlihood.com/chunk



    “If you tell the truth, you don't have to remember anything.”

    ― Mark Twain

    “Don’t go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first.”

    ― Mark Twain

    “Loyalty to country ALWAYS. Loyalty to government, when it deserves it.”

    ― Mark Twain

    “Wrinkles should merely indicate where the smiles have been.”

    ― Mark Twain

    “When I was a boy of 14, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be 21, I was astonished at how much the old man had learned in seven years.”

    ― Mark Twain

    “Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence on society.”

    ― Mark Twain

    “Everyone is a moon, and has a dark side which he never shows to anybody.”

    ― Mark Twain

    “Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.”

    ― Mark Twain

    “Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to reform (or pause and reflect).”

    ― Mark Twain

    “The man who does not read has no advantage over the man who cannot read.”

    ― Mark Twain

    “Never put off till tomorrow what may be done day after tomorrow just as well.”

    ― Mark Twain

    “I have never let my schooling interfere with my education.”

    ― Mark Twain

    “The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time.”

    ― Mark Twain

    “A lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes.”

    ― Mark Twain

    “Never tell the truth to people who are not worthy of it.”

    ― Mark Twain

    “Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.”

    ― Mark Twain

    “In a good bookroom you feel in some mysterious way that you are absorbing the wisdom contained in all the books through your skin, without even opening them.”

    ― Mark Twain

    “Substitute 'damn' every time you're inclined to write 'very;' your editor will delete it and the writing will be just as it should be.”

    ― Mark Twain

    “Reader, suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself.”

    ― Mark Twain


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    • 11 min
    Morgan Elliott | Potty Town

    Morgan Elliott | Potty Town

    Welcome to the Manlihood ManCast, the podcast for men, where we focus on personal development and explore the stories of men who are making an impact in the world. Today, we're honored to have with us Morgan Elliott, a filmmaker and Canton native, who is making his directorial debut with the new documentary

    Who is Morgan Elliott?
    Meet Morgan Elliott, the talented director behind the hit documentary film "Potty Town." Not only did this film reach the top 15 on the iTunes/Apple chart for documentaries in the U.S., but it is now available for streaming on Amazon Prime. In addition to his work on "Potty Town," Morgan has a wealth of experience in the film industry as a writer, editor, and cinematographer. He has also served as the DoP on several award-winning short films.

    "Potty Town" tells the story of one man's humorous and sometimes tumultuous journey as he battles small town government officials to preserve his artistic toilet creations and defend his first amendment rights. This quirky film is a must-see for anyone interested in a unique blend of comedy and social commentary.

    Morgan Elliott Background
    Morgan Elliott is a talented young filmmaker who has always had a passion for storytelling. He grew up in Canton, New York, and after studying film in college, he decided to pursue a career in the industry. He has worked on a variety of projects in the past, but "Potty Town" marks his first time in the director's chair. He's excited to share his vision with audiences everywhere, and we can't wait to see what he has in store for us.

    About Potty Town
    "Potty Town: Where Protest Meets Porcelain" is a new documentary that tells the story of Frederick J. "Hank" Robar Sr., and his 25-year-long dispute with the Northern New York town of Potsdam. The film recounts how Robar's first toilet garden was sown when he reportedly asked the town for a zoning change at one of his properties on Market Street. The request was denied due to traffic concerns, but the town approved a Dunkin' Donuts franchise to open just three blocks away. This led to the start of a porcelain protest that has now grown across six different properties, with the town making several attempts to uproot the flower-filled potties.

    The documentary explores the motivations behind Robar's decision to create the toilet gardens, and how they've evolved over time. Morgan Elliot's film also delves into the impact of the gardens on the local community and the relationship between the town and Robar. This film is a true story of protest and resilience that will have audiences captivated.

    More from Morgan Elliott and Potty Town

    Here are some links to find out more information about Morgan Elliott and Potty Town:

    Morgan Elliott Linked In | https://www.linkedin.com/in/modelliott/

    Morgan Elliott on IMDB |  https://www.imdb.com/name/nm9164926/

    Potty Town Facebook Page |  https://www.facebook.com/PottyTownDocumentary/

    Potty Town on IMDB | https://www.imdb.com/title/tt12822978/

    We would like to thank Morgan Elliott for joining us today, and we encourage you to watch "Potty Town" on Amazon Prime Video! Thank you for listening to the Manlihood ManCast, the podcast for men. Be sure to tune in next week for more great content on personal development and the stories of men who are making a difference in the world.


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    • 57 min
    Testicular Fortitude | Miyamoto Musashi

    Testicular Fortitude | Miyamoto Musashi

    He killed a man in combat when he was 13 years old. He was one of the fiercest Japanese warriors of his day, and he also created and perfected an art form.

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    Testicular Fortitude means having deep seated masculine courage and strength. Balls. Guts. Manlihood. 

    Testicular Fortitude on the Manlihood ManCast is where we take a look at men who have beat the odds, men whose courage has left a lasting legacy. 

    Testicular Fortitude

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    Todays’ man with Testicular Fortitude is Miyamoto Musashi.
    He is also known by the names Miyamoto Masana or Niten.

    Born in 1584 in feudal Japan, Musashi began fighting as a warrior very young.

    At the Battle of Sekigahara in 1600, his fellow soldiers lost - which made him a ronin.

    A ronin was a masterless samurai.
    They were like the Wild West Gunslingers of the American West– soldiers for hire, duelists, and mercenaries. They were competitive, sometimes hired to protect, but usually they fought for their own honor, rather than someone else’s.

    He worked toward mastering his skills with the sword. His goal was to create the perfect sword technique, and what he created would become known as kensai. Kensai is a fencing style with two swords.

    Musashi fought and won more than 60 sword duels, many to the death.
    On one occasion, the youthful Musashi traveled to Kyoto to fight the master at the Yoshioka family school of martial arts. He arrived late, but the duel went on. It was not a battle to the death, but a wooden sword duel. One blow from Musashi and Yoshioka Seijuro was out of the fight with serious injury to his shoulder and arm.

    Seijuro resigned from teaching and became a monk. His status and honor as master had been skunked by a young man.

    The new head of the family challenged Musashi.
    Musashi arrived late again, but killed him with a blow to the head.

    Now, the Yoshioka family, dishonored by Musashi’s prowess in battle, invited Musashi to another duel with the new head of the family, a 12 year old boy. They knew he had been late to the last two duels, so they plotted an ambush.

    This time, though, Musashi arrived early, and saw the family setting up the ambush.

    He attacked and killed the boy, and then victoriously fought his way through the mob of mercenaries that meant to kill him.

    In 1612, Musashi’s most notorious duel was fought against Sasaki Kojiro.
    His rival was known to be as good if not better of a swordsman as himself.

    The battle was fought on a remote island off the coast. As they rowed out to the battleground, Musashi carved a wooden sword from his oar. And then, entering the fight, quickly killed Kojiro with a strike to the head with the wooden sword.

    Musashi knew it was time to “quit while he was ahead,” and retired from sword fighting.

    He did go on to train other swordsmen, and write a very well known war strategy known as The Book of Five Rings.

    That book would go on to inspire and inform many warriors, and later western business executives in the 1970s after it was translated to English.

    His writings are full of inspiration, motivation, and a perspective which sounds as though it could have been written today as much as in the 15th century.


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