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Next Level Guy is a men’s interview, interest and improvement website where I interview the greats from all industries to help others better their lives. Listen to the experts in their respective fields being quizzed and learn something! Listen, embrace, adapt, use and improve!



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Next Level Guy is a men’s interview, interest and improvement website where I interview the greats from all industries to help others better their lives. Listen to the experts in their respective fields being quizzed and learn something! Listen, embrace, adapt, use and improve!



http://nextlevelguy.com/

    Episode #83 Kenneth Play on how to hack your sex life to be the best lover possible

    Episode #83 Kenneth Play on how to hack your sex life to be the best lover possible

    THE BASICS

    What’s happening guys!



    It’s time for another episode of the Next Level Guy Show podcast with your favourite Teuchter Ian Dawson Mackay. Next Level Guy is the go-to men’s interview, interest and improvement website, where I quiz the experts to find out the hacks, tips, methods, and protocols that you can implement in your own life to take it to the next level and live happier, healthier, wealthier, sexier and so on.



    Today’s guest is Kenneth Play, who is an international sex expert and sex educator. From a deeply insecure Asian immigrant to 8 million views on PornHub and being named the World’s Greatest Sex Hacker by GQ, Kenneth develops sex techniques to help couples learn new ways to connect and overcome challenges in the bedroom. His newest course features over 71 videos and 12 hours of content, and was described by AskMen as having "at least one nugget of sexual learning you’ve almost certainly never encountered before, if not several." His teaching has been described as a mashup of Bruce Lee’s mixed martial arts approach and Tim Ferriss’s 80/20 rule. He worked with Dr. Zhana Vrangalova to conduct the world's largest survey on squirting; with Pamela Madsen at the Back to the Body Sensual Retreats for Women; and has been a featured presenter at New York University and San Jose State University. He has devoted his life to empowering couples to close the orgasm gap and experience the best connected sex of their lives.



    In this interview, we discuss story, sex education, sex hacks, how to make true connections with others and give true pleasure to all, and how to hack your sex life to become the best lover and partner possible.

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    WHAT WE COVER

    In this interview, we discuss gems like:



     Who he is 

    What was the motivation for him to become a sex education coach

    How do we change our mindsets, to be acceptance of love, better sex and the confidence to seek it

    Where does he see most guys going wrong with their sex approach

    Why do we put labels on our sex lives and what we are turned on by

    How do different cultural upbringings affect how you approach sex and how not to pleasure block yourself

    Are there things he sees women seeking more of, less of, things he wished men did more of in bed etc

    How should couples better their communications when it comes to what they want in the bedroom and sexlife

    What does he think is wrong with the sex education that men usually get

    Do things change when you are hooking up and when with a long term partner?

    What is his opinion on the pick up industry?

    How can single guys better themselves right now away from the bedroom

    Can you 80/20 sex?

    Do I mention BJJ ... well yes I do! See how I do it around 40 mins in!

    How to learn techniques and use them effectively

    How can we learn to overcome negative emotions like jealousy

    What is his opinion on porn?

    How can we learn to be in the moment during sex

    What about sex toys and accessories, what should all guys have

    What does he want the evolution of his brand to be 





    SOME THINGS TO REFLECT ON

    In this interview, a lot of jewels of self-improvement are discussed. Some of these and their associated thoughts include:



     Changing yourself on the outside isn't enough, you also need to change who you are internally as well to make a lasting change in yourself

    There is a stigma about sex that needs to be eliminated, there is nothing wrong with wanting to get better at sex, to become better lovers

    Everyone is born deserving of love

    Sexual confidence needs to be earned 

    The more satisfied your lovers are the more sex you will get. Sex should be about satisfaction and enjoyment for all partners and not just yourself. 

    • 1 hr 16 min
    Episode #82 Travis Stevens on how to get better at BJJ faster

    Episode #82 Travis Stevens on how to get better at BJJ faster

    THE BASICS

    What’s happening guys!



    It’s time for another episode of the Next Level Guy Show podcast with your favourite Teuchter Ian Dawson Mackay. Next Level Guy is the go-to men’s interview, interest and improvement website, where I quiz the experts to find out the hacks, tips, methods, and protocols that you can implement in your own life to take it to the next level and live happier, healthier, wealthier, sexier and so on.



    Today’s guest is Travis Stevens, who is a Travis Stevens is a judoka and Brazilian jiu-jitsu practitioner from the United States who competed in the 2008, 2012, and 2016 Summer Olympics. He competes in the men's half-middleweight division. On August 9, 2016, Stevens became the third American male judoka to win a silver medal in the Olympics. He recently used his mindset and understanding of ground fighting, movement, alignment and control, to obtain his BJJ black belt in an incredible 18 Months!



    In this interview, we discuss topics like his story, BJJ, skill development, fixing problems created during inferior training, analysis of opponents, where most people go wrong and most importantly, how you can get better at BJJ the quickest. 

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    WHAT WE COVER

    In this interview, we discuss gems like:



     Who he is 

    What was he like as a child

    How a three-time Olympian selected Judo by accident

    Did his travel and competing experience change him as a person

    How he analyses his opponents and plans for his competitions

    What helped him go from 5th place to 2nd place

    Why he likes being the underdog and his mindset to competing 

    What helped him get his black belt in record time

    How do we develop the relevant physical capability to get better at BJJ

    Mindset fixes

    Where do most people go wrong in BJJ?

    How to learn improve quicker and learn complicated movements in easier and more positive ways

    Why you need to know the end goal and your why, why you need to be proactive rather than reactive

    How to control your opponent to

    manoeuvre them into the setup you want them to be 

    Work capacity and recovery methods

    Goals he would set with people at different belt levels 

    The wrong mindset people to have when training 

    His goals in life

    Is cross-training suitable for most BJJ practitioners ?

    How has he approached becoming a business man

    What he would like you to take from this interview



    SOME THINGS TO REFLECT ON

    In this interview, a lot of jewels of self-improvement are discussed. Some of these and their associated thoughts include:



     Just because something happens by accident, doesn't always make it always a problem. With hard work, and adapting the situation to your focus and mindset and you can make it a true success. 

    Travel as much as you can, visit other places, experience other cultures, interact with people from other cultures. Open your mind to other ways of looking at life, at problems and you will be surprised by how creative your brain can be to life's problems. 

     Competition doesn't always show who is the true best of the best

    Don't focus on being the best ... focus on becoming more consistent. Be happy, be healthy and do your job. Remove all the stupid pressures you put on yourself. Show up on time, make weight and give it your all.  That's all you need to do. 

    Hold others to the standard that you will hold yourself to. Look after yourself - you can't love others until you love yourself. If others aren't providing what you need, move on. Find what you need to succeed. 

    Most people fail to get their black belt as they do not have the physical ability to do the moves. 

    Become an expert in using your own resources. You need to learn how to use your body to work,

    • 1 hr 20 min
    Episode #81 Josh Tyler on how to balance your Savage and Gentleman sides to succeed in life

    Episode #81 Josh Tyler on how to balance your Savage and Gentleman sides to succeed in life

    THE BASICS

    What’s happening guys!It’s time for another episode of the Next Level Guy Show podcast with your favourite Teuchter Ian Dawson Mackay. Next Level Guy is the go-to men’s interview, interest and improvement website, where I quiz the experts to find out the hacks, tips, methods, and protocols that you can implement in your own life to take it to the next level and live happier, healthier, wealthier, sexier and so on.Today’s guest is Josh Tyler, who is a co-founder of the phenomenal Savage Gentlemen website, whose goal is to be a source of inspiration and guidance for the modern male, and offer high quality goods to accommodate both the savage and the gentleman. Josh heads up the business development and creative side. As a professional fighter and outdoorsman, Josh falls more on the savage side but can still be a gentleman if need be.Though he is much more comfortable applying his craft in the cage than in a suit, he still appreciates a nice glass of Scotch and the value of a well kempt beard. In his spare time, you can find Josh training at the gym, practicing his survival skills in the wild, or just enjoying some down time with his wife and kids.In this interview we discuss his story, Savage Gentlemen, the internal conflict going on inside every man, masculinity, fatherhood, product development and how to balance your own Savage and Gentlemen side to succeed in life. 

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    WHAT WE COVER

    In this interview, we discuss gems like: Who he is Where the inspiration for Savage Gentleman came fromAre we all Savage and Gentlemen within ourselves as men - how do they work with each other to create our whole identity as menHowe do our influences shape us as menHow did fatherhood change him as a manWhere does he see men going wrongBest ways to learn new skillsHow do we know we are successfully bringing together the Savage and Gentleman in our livesHow do you know if you are improving as a person - how do we identify self development and improvement in a personHow do we raise our kids to be healthy, whole and capable?Does he have a dream guest for the podcast?How men can help better other men Who does he see as a Savage Gentleman in life or entertainment?How society is changing how we want to be as menThe philosophy behind the breath-taking beautiful products that they makeWhat does he want people to take from this interviewHow you can find out what he is up to

    SOME THINGS TO REFLECT ON

    In this interview, a lot of jewels of self-improvement are discussed. Some of these and their associated thoughts include:



    Stop trying show you are living this amazing life online, instead switch off and just go and live it, live it for yourself, no one. The only person you need to be better than is the person you were yesterday.

    Men are born with a primitive desire to achieve, to push and compete with others

    If you only allow one side of you to thrive, you will not be as successful as possible in life, you need to work on and develop both sides to form the whole, you need both like ying and yang to succeed

    You do not need and will rarely get approval from others on how you live your life, you decide and go for it, live your life, not for likes but for what you can achieve in it

    Does the achievements in your life make you happy? You can tell you are making progress by the level of joy you receive by what you are doing in life

    What do you want your kids to remember about you as a man and as a person?, what example and memories and inspiration do you want to be for them? What influence will you be in who they become?Click To Tweet

    It is our actions and choices that show who we are, not what we claim to be, it is what someone actually does that shows the true them, don't promise; deliver!

    The better the person you become, the more of an impact you can have on the people around you

    • 1 hr 46 min
    Episode #80 James ‘The Beast’ Wilson on how to go Beast Mode in your life for success

    Episode #80 James ‘The Beast’ Wilson on how to go Beast Mode in your life for success

    THE BASICS

    What’s happening guys!It’s time for another episode of the Next Level Guy Show podcast with your favourite Teuchter Ian Dawson Mackay. Next Level Guy is the go-to men’s interview, interest and improvement website, where I quiz the experts to find out the hacks, tips, methods, and protocols that you can implement in your own life to take it to the next level and live happier, healthier, wealthier, sexier and so on.Today’s guest is James 'The Beast' Wilson, who is a heavyweight professional boxer and MMA competitor. At a young age  he faced homelessness, juvenile delinquency and ultimately becoming a child of the foster care system. Using his own personal philosophy, he changed his life around to become a multi-sport high school and college sports standout. As a result, he was offered a full sports scholarship to college. He went on to become the 2011 California MMA Heavyweight Champion title with a background in Kempo Karate, Muay Thai, Kickboxing & Wrestling. "The Beast" has quickly been noted as one of the top U.S. Professional MMA Heavyweights and Kickboxers. Currently, ranked in the top 15 heavyweight kick boxers in the world. However, it is not just the amazing skill he shows in the ring that has made him such a huge fan favorite. His passion, intensity and drive are on show daily, as he drives himself forward to complete everything with 100%, using his famed 'Beast Mode or No Mode' philosopy. Away from the ring, the dedicated father spends his time giving back and helping others going down the wrong road a chance to find their passions and go Beast mode in the chase for their dreams. In this interview, we discuss his story,combat sports, Beast Mode, mental toughness, how you can use you demons as motivation, how to truly get what you want from life and so much more. 

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    WHAT WE COVER

    In this interview, we discuss gems like: Who he is How he used sport as a way to avoid trouble during childhoodHow did he manage to stop his criminal actions and negative path and follow the path of development to be the man he wanted to beHow did he avoid slipping back into troubleWhat drew him towards combat sports initially? Where does the Beast mentality, that drive that makes him work 110%How does he work on his resilience and mental toughnessHow does he train to be a beast in the ring?How does he develop his fighting skills and how did shorten his learning curve to improve so much so quicklyHow make your own salad with your skills! How does he setup his training? How does he recoverThe type of 'Beast Mode' philosophyHow did becoming a father change him?Why excuses = failureHow he dealt with the loss of his brotherHow does he deal with the comparison to TysonHow can we follow his upcoming fights 

    SOME THINGS TO REFLECT ON

    In this interview, a lot of jewels of self-improvement are discussed. Some of these and their associated thoughts include: You can be a victim of your circumstance or the controller of your destiny. You can decide what and who you are going to be."The only way to be successful is to give it 100% effort"Use what happened to you as fuel to drive you towards where you want to go in life."To succeed you need to find your passion ... the drive and stay focused on it""Once you train your mind to never quit, the body will follow"Mix up your training to reap the mass training boosts from cross-training Stop trying to escape what you dislike in your life with gadgets. Simply turn it off and work to improve your life. Short term efforts will bring amazing returns."The whole point is to help out others"If you are scared of doing something, take baby steps, walk into the water one step at a time, move an inch at a time. You are not racing anybody, work your own pace and path."Anger makes you sloppy"  

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    • 1 hr 13 min
    Episode #79 Nick Bare on how to build a business by embracing the suck

    Episode #79 Nick Bare on how to build a business by embracing the suck

    THE BASICS

    What’s happening guys!



    It’s time for another episode of the Next Level Guy Show podcast with your favourite Teuchter Ian Dawson Mackay. Next Level Guy is the go-to men’s interview, interest and improvement website, where I quiz the experts to find out the hacks, tips, methods, and protocols that you can implement in your own life to take it to the next level and live happier, healthier, wealthier, sexier and so on. Each week will feature a guest on a particular area and new ways to improve your skill-set and understanding.  you will learn about a particular topic and how to improve it which will allow you to continually reach new levels in your own life. 



    Today’s guest is NICK BARE, who is the CEO of Bare Performance Nutrition, Founder of Embrace The Suck Training, Host of The Bare Performance Podcast and Published Author of "25 Hours A Day". Nick spent 4 years as an Active Duty Army Infantry Officer and applied the lessons he learned during his time in service to building his businesses and inspiring others around the world.



    In this interview, we discuss his story, how he built a business whilst serving his country, his amazing accomplishments and how you can build a business by putting in the work and embracing the suck. 



    And now, let's get to the interview ...

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    WHAT WE COVER

    In this interview, we discuss gems like:



     Who he is 

    Did his childhood shape his interest in the military?

    How he built his business empire when he was in the military; entrepreneurship and serving his country - How did he go from 'mistaken drug dealer' to his own supplement company?

    How did his time in the military change him as a person?

    How you should look at the experiences in your life? How you should consider new possibilities and chances open to you?

    How did he turn products into a brand and a true business?

    How to make the most of your time to work on your business/hustle if you also work full time too?

    What is Tiny Heart syndrome?

    How you can 'Embrace the Suck'?

    How to deal with the feelings and side effects of burnout?

    How does he deal since he has left the military?

    How can we ensure the story we tell about ourselves does not hold us back in life and restrict who we can be in life?

    How do we stop comparing ourselves to others?

    Backward planning and how it may change your life.

    What does Nick want you to take from this interview.

    Is there an unusual fact about himself that surprises people that hear it?

    The inspiration behind his book.

    How you can follow him and his future projects



    SOME THINGS TO REFLECT ON

    In this interview, a lot of jewels of self-improvement are discussed. Some of these and their associated thoughts include:



     "Someone had to do it" - what are you putting off in your life? What would happen if you just did it and worked your ass off to complete them, how would it change you?

    "Just because you have a supply, it doesn't mean there will be a demand." You still need to do your analysis and work, if it was easy, everyone would be making a fortune out of it.

    Every day you need to put in the work, step to step, to the next step. Every day, do the work and achieve what needs to be done then go to the next day. Business isn't easy but if you put in the work then it is possible for anyone to make it in business.

    When Nick went all in on his business, he saw things really pay off. Don't half ass things, work your ass on and you will see rewards. 

    You are not entitled to anything. You decide how to spend your time. Make sure it is on your priorities, not someone else's or what you think others want you to do.

    Action isn't enough. One action will not cause success. However,

    • 1 hr 18 min
    Episode #78 Gustavo Gasperin on how to find your internal power and become the man you want to be

    Episode #78 Gustavo Gasperin on how to find your internal power and become the man you want to be

    THE BASICS

    What’s happening guys!



    It’s time for another episode of the Next Level Guy Show podcast with your favourite Teuchter Ian Dawson Mackay. Next Level Guy is the go-to men’s interview, interest and improvement website, where I quiz the experts to find out the hacks, tips, methods, and protocols that you can implement in your own life to take it to the next level and live happier, healthier, wealthier, sexier and so on.



    Today’s guest is Professor Gustavo Gasperin, who is a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) and Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) Instructor, Bachelor of Physical Education and Certified Personal Trainer. He is a legend in the sport, the creator of the much loved BJJ information site MMA Leech. His analysis into performance has been used in research work. He has competed and won many of the industry titles, and is now passing on his extensive knowledge to the next generation of BJJ practitioners. 



    In this interview we discuss his story, how to excel at BJJ, building a brand, how to cope with becoming a father and the work you need to do to keep the relationship working. Gustavo is very open and honest in this interview and I know it will help anyone looking to learn BJJ, or to build a brand, to heal themselves or their relationship and everything in-between.  He shows how you can find the strength inside yourself to find solutions to problems, chase your dreams and become the man you want to be. 



    Apologies, my mic on my side starts playing up. I decided to release it as is, as you can hear OK enough and I did not want to mess with the flow and validity of the interview by redoing it. You come to listen to the greats I interview, not me, so hopefully it won't annoy you too much!

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    WHAT WE COVER

    In this interview, we discuss gems like:



     Who he is 

    His upbringing and experiences of BJJ 

    How the sport of BJJ teaching being in it's infancy helped him shape the way of teaching and build a popular training BJJ brand

    How the style of teaching BJJ has changed as the interest in the sport has increased

    How your learning and understanding of BJJ changes as you progress through the ranks. 

    What is the best method to learn BJJ?

    The biggest impact to his BJJ was when he did this

    How open mat training really helped his development and success as a competitor

    What was the turning point for the creation of MMA Leech 

    How he juggled trying to create a business, becoming a new father, being the sole breadwinner 

    How he saved his marriage by counselling and the changes he had to make in himself

    What was holding him back and the changes he made to overcome this

    His experience of therapy and how it will help men, and couples to overcome thier demons and work to become happier again

    How he adapted his mindset to reach a new level of success in his life

    The difference between being a good and great BJJ practitioner 

    How he built up MMA Leech and his hoped evolution of the business

    What does he want you to take from the interview 

    How can you get in touch with him, purchase his awesome products and follow him for future projects 



    SOME THINGS TO REFLECT ON

    In this interview, a lot of jewels of self-improvement are discussed. Some of these and their associated thoughts include:



     He is a prime example of someone who lets the quality of his actions speak for him, to be his business card. If you put out quality content, it is the only marketing you will need.

    You can achieve what you want from live but only if you put in the work. Pick your goal, get focused and work for it.

    Your black belt does not mean you know everything. A lot of black belts state they felt like they only really started learning BJJ at black belt level as they just began to understand things!

    • 1 hr 19 min

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