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Matt Beaudreau

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    Ned Schaut - A Rebellious Creator

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2022 53:43

    Ned grew up with a burning desire to make a difference in the world. He felt he had a purpose, and I was supposed to figure out what it was. During his life, he's started many different ventures in hopes that one would land that gave him a sense of purpose and significance. Some of those projects including clothing companies, coffee roasting, non-profit youth programs, skate parks, and on the list goes. While he enjoyed these, he found that stably providing for his family and being a great father to be the top priority, and thus, he found his true purpose: fatherhood. Ned is passionate about helping other men be the best fathers that they can be and embrace their call to fatherhood. Today he has a book titled "Rebel and Create" about his journey to find his purpose, and a podcast called "Fatherhood Fieldnotes". Now, hear his take on the Essential 11 Questions. More places you can find Ned: Instagram - @ned_schaut Website - Podcast - Fatherhood Fieldnotes Book - Rebel and Create

    Lauren Nicole Johnson - Mind Developer of the Elite

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2022 48:36

    Lauren is an athlete-turned-mental conditioning coach, who is highly motivating, and relatable with a passion for developing the minds of the elite. Lauren trains professional athletes, military personnel, and business professionals through national speaking engagements, educational training workshops, and consulting. For the past four years, Lauren has served as the Mental Conditioning Coordinator for the New York Yankees, where she is responsible for aiding in the development of athletes and staff through education, application, and support. From the playing field to the boardroom, Lauren helps elite performers develop mental toughness so they can be their best regardless of circumstance. Her practical, straight-forward advice and performance strategies provide tangible results and skills that help individuals push through the inevitable challenges life throws at us. Now, hear her take on the Essential 11 questions. More places you can find Lauren: Twitter - @_laurenjohnson_ Instagram - @laurennicolejohnson Linkedin - Lauren Johnson

    Bazzle Baz - On-Screen and Real Life Badass

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 10, 2022 50:12

    Baz is a former CIA Intelligence Special Operations Group Officer, a Citadel graduate, recipient of the Intelligence Commendation Medal, and a former counter-terrorism officer in the U.S. Marine Corps. He is well-known globally for his expertise and extraordinary skillset. Author of Terrorism Survival Handbook, he has been called on by CNN and MSNBC as an advisor and spokesperson on the war on Terrorism and Homeland Security. He is also a film and television writer, producer, and actor, and is a member of the Writers Guild of America and Screen Actors Guild. Baz travels nationally and internationally as a spokesperson among corporate leaders, law enforcement agencies, educational institutes, and on network television. Baz now also fights injustice with ARC: a non-profit organization of former and active intelligence and military special operators who rescue missing and abducted American children. More places you can find Baz: Instagram - @recoveryofchildren, @BazzleBaz Website -

    Jay Ferruggia - The Coach of Coaches

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2022 39:29

    Jason Ferruggia is a highly sought after, world-renowned strength & conditioning specialist and muscle building expert. Over the last 17 years, he has personally trained more than 700 athletes from over 90 different NCAA, NFL, NHL, and MLB organizations. He has also worked extensively with firefighters, police officers, military personnel, Hollywood stars, and entertainers. Most importantly, Jason has helped over 53,000 skinny guys and hard gainers in 126 different countries build muscle and gain weight faster than they ever thought possible. Now, hear his take on the Essential 11 questions. More places you can find Jay: Website - Instagram - @jayferruggia Podcast - Renegade Radio

    Susan Scott - A Fierce Conversationalist

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2022 67:57

    Susan Scott is a best-selling author, a popular and sought-after Fortune 100 public speaker, and a renowned leadership development architect. Susan founded Fierce in 2001 after 13 years leading CEO think tanks, more than 10,000 hours of conversations with senior executives, and one epiphany: While no single conversation is guaranteed to change the trajectory of a career, a business, or a life—any conversation can. Designing and delivering training for peers working with CEOs in 18 countries, Susan developed a sharp eye for what works and what doesn't work in building profitable organizations. In 2002, after many requests, Susan decided to share her insights in a book. The result was the award-winning Fierce Conversations—Achieving Success at Work and in Life, One Conversation at a Time. Published in four countries, it was recognized on The Wall Street Journal and United Press International bestseller lists and named one of USA TODAY'S top 40 business books of 2002. Now, hear her take on the Essential 11 questions. More places you can find Susan: Website - Linkedin - Susan Scott Book - Fierce Conversations: Achieving Success at Work and in Life One Conversation at a Time

    Mark Bell - The Meathead Millionaire

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 3, 2022 50:25

    Mark Bell's feats of strength extend beyond the gym, in pursuit of the American Dream. Mark is the meathead millionaire who has leveraged a successful powerlifting career into a multi-million dollar business empire. He owns and operates the Super Training Gym, dubbed "The Strongest Gym in The West" and the largest free gym in the world, publishes a national fitness magazine, and is the host of a Top 50 health and fitness podcast, along with an impressive YouTube following. Much of Mark's business success has come from his patented invention called the Sling Shot, a widely popular weight lifting device, billed as the greatest invention since the weight lifting belt. It is used by athletes and coaches and can be found in gyms and Crossfit boxes throughout the country. Now, hear his take on the Essential 11 questions. More places you can find Mark: Instagram - @marksmellybell & @mbslingshot Twitter - @MarkSmellyBell YouTube - Mark Bell - Super Training Gym Website -

    Laticia Action Jackson - An N-PowHERing Woman

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 1, 2022 67:43

    Dynamic, energetic and transparent are the words often used to describe 2019 Exceptional Woman of Color Honoree, Fitness Olympian, Survivor of Domestic Violence, Globally-Recognized Women's Health and Personal Development Expert, 13 x Author, U.S.A.F. Veteran, Dynamic Speaker, Creator of N-PowerHER Forward(™) personal development program for women and CEO of N-Powered Coaching Academy, Laticia “Action” Jackson. Action Jackson has been featured in over 30 health and personal development magazines such as Oxygen Magazine Australia. Muscle and Fitness Hers, Today's Black Woman, Bella and many more. You will often find her featured on TV stations such as NBC News, Seattle's King 5, WEAR Channel 3, WSRE, Blab TV, CW 31, ABC 10, FOX 40 and other stations where she shares insight, tips and tools on how women and girls can overcome social, physical and cultural barriers. Now, hear her take on the Essential 11 questions. More places you can find Action Jackson: Instagram - @Npoweredcoachingacademy Facebook - @Npoweredcoachingacademy Instagram - @Npoweredcoachingacademy Youtube - @Npoweredcoachingacademy Website -

    Jennifer Sey - Fighter For Young Gymnasts

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2022 55:34

    Jennifer Sey is an American writer, business executive, and former artistic gymnast. She began competing in gymnastics at the age of six and went on to become a seven-time member of the United States national team. But this experience and time in her life was not as ideal as many would think. She endured verbal and emotional abuse from her trainers and was pushed so hard physically that she suffered multiple injuries. Finally, she decided to leave the sport and eventually began speaking out about her personal experiences and the abuses she endured within the gymnastics community, publishing her book Chalked Up: My Life in Elite Gymnastics. Jennifer is a graduate of Stanford and has won multiple awards for her work as a marketer for Levi's®, being named one of AdAge's "Top 40 Marketers Under 40" in 2006, one of Brand Innovators' "Top 50 Women in Marketing" in 2015, Billboard Magazine's "Top 25 Most Powerful People in Music and Fashion," receiver of the 2018 CMO Social Responsibility Award and she was featured on Forbes CMO Next List for 2018: 50 Chief Marketers Who Are Redefining the CMO role. And, most recently, she became the producer of Netflix's Athlete A, a documentary that casts an eye on U.S. gymnastics and the horrific sexual abuse inflicted on hundreds of young athletes by Larry Nassar. Now hear her take on the Essential 11. More places you can find Jennifer: Twitter - @JenniferSey Book - Chalked Up: My Life in Gymnastics

    Ali Miller RD - A True Healer

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2022 59:23

    Ali has dedicated her career to revolutionizing food-as-medicine in treatment and prevention of disease. She has a passion to create public awareness regarding the significant role diet plays in our overall health with her philosophy of Food-As-Medicine. Through corporate outreach and as a public figure, Ali addresses nutrition misconceptions and myths, clarifying the extensive amount of confusing and conflicting information that often saturates the media. Ali is an affiliate of a multitude of nutrition, media, and professional organizations and regularly serves as a contributor for various television stations and publications including weekly Thursday morning segments on Fox 26. Ali's message has influenced millions through both the media and the medical community. This was acknowledged in 2015 when Ali was named one of the “Top 50 Most Influential Women in Houston” by Houston Woman Magazine. Now, hear her take on the Essential 11 questions. More places you can find Ali: Instagram - @alimillerrd Podcast - Naturally Nourished Podcast Website -

    Tanner Guzy - A Man With a Powerful Appearance

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 24, 2022 58:00

    Tanner Guzy is the owner of, a website committed to coaching men on developing a masculine style they can call their own. He pursues this mission from the basic premise that a man's clothing communicates who he is, what he thinks of himself, and plays a part in determining the respect he commands (or fails to command) from those he crosses paths with. A man without style is a man that's failing to communicate his authentic self to the world. Tanner is a virtual storehouse of wisdom when it comes to style tips for men. Now, hear his take on the Essential 11 questions. More places you can find Tanner: Twitter - @TannerGuzy Instagram - @tannerguzy Website - Book - The Appearance of Power

    Deirdre Fitzpatrick - A Woman Who's Dying To Ask

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2022 62:44

    Deirdre is a four-time Emmy award winner in writing, anchoring, and reporting and has a bachelor's degree in Journalism from the University of Missouri-Columbia. She's traveled the world with KCRA photographer Mike Domalaog as a member of the Hearst Television Olympic Team. Together, they've covered the last nine Olympics -- 2000 Sydney, 2002 Salt Lake City, 2004 Athens, 2006 Torino, 2008 Beijing, 2010 Vancouver, 2012 London, 2014 Sochi and 2016 Rio de Janeiro. You can catch up on Deirdre and Domi's adventures in her Olympic blog, Deirdre's Diary. She's also a wife, mom of two sons, and likes to point out that being a #boymom is WAY more tiring than getting up at 2:15 a.m. or finishing Ironman. Now, hear her take on the Essential 11. More places you can find Deirdre: Twitter - @kcraFitz Instagram - @runreadsip

    Josh Emmett - UFC Featherweight Fighter

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2022 39:28

    Joshua James Emmett is an American mixed martial artist currently competing in the featherweight division with the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). A professional competitor since 2011, he has also competed for King of the Cage. And as of June 30, 2020, he is #7 in the UFC featherweight rankings. At the time of recording, Josh has begun his road to recovery in Vagas from his fight against Shane Burgos- which he won despite obtaining multiple injuries during the course of the fight. Including a torn ACL. How did he get to be that mentally tough? Find out on today's episode of the Essential 11. More places you can find Josh: Twitter - @JoshEmmettUFC Instagram - @Joshemmettufc Website -

    Blake Boles - An Off-Trail Learner

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 12, 2022 68:23

    Blake Boles is the founder and director of Unschool Adventures and the author of Why Are You Still Sending Your Kids to School?, The Art of Self-Directed Learning, Better Than College, and College Without High School. He hosts the Off-Trail Learning podcast and has delivered over 75 presentations for education conferences, alternative schools, and parent groups. Blake and his work have appeared on The New York Times, The Christian Science Monitor, BBC Travel, Psychology Today, Fox Business, TEDx, The Huffington Post, USA Today, NPR affiliate radio, and the blogs of Wired and The Wall Street Journal. In 2003 Blake was studying astrophysics at UC Berkeley when he stumbled upon the works of John Taylor Gatto, Grace Llewellyn, and other alternative education pioneers. Deeply inspired by the philosophy of unschooling, Blake custom-designed his final two years of college to focus exclusively on education theory. After graduating he joined the Not Back to School Camp community and began writing and speaking widely on the subject of self-directed learning. Now, hear his take on the Essential 11 questions. More places you can find Blake: Facebook - Follow Blake YouTube - Blake Boles

    Joe Quirk - Creating An At-Sea Society

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2022 70:48

    From being kicked out of law school and in crippling debt to best-selling novelist, Joe Quirk has one interesting hero's journey. It was only as he hit rock bottom that he realized there was nothing left to do but do what he had been wanting to do. The journey of his life has led him to become President of The Seasteading Institute and co-founder of Blue Frontiers. Joe Quirk is also a science writer, novelist, and memoir ghostwriter, with a national bestseller in each category. He is co-author with Patri Friedman of Seasteading, an Amazon bestseller in the category of marine engineering. Joe leads a team of lawyers, engineers, business leaders, artists, and investors to establish the first floating community with unprecedented political autonomy in the waters of a host nation. Now, hear his take on the Essential 11 questions. More places you can find Joe: Twitter - @JoeQuirkExults Linkedin - Joe Quirk Books - Website -

    Patrick Bet-David - The Business Strategy Master

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 7, 2022 42:05

    Patrick Bet-David has lived a life worthy of being called the hero's journey. After a tenure with a couple of traditional companies, he was inspired to launch PHP Agency Inc., an insurance sales, marketing, and distribution company – and did so before he turned 30. PHP is now one of the fastest-growing companies in the financial marketplace. Patrick's popularity surged and created a buzz in the hearts of entrepreneurs all over the world when The Life of an Entrepreneur in 90 Seconds, a video he created, accumulated over 30 million views online (It became a book in June 2016: The Life of an Entrepreneur in 90 Pages ). That video and scores of other videos comprise his library of edifying, educational, and inspirational content about entrepreneurship – all available at Valuetainment, a media brand he conceived and founded. Valuetainment exists to teach about the fundamentals of entrepreneurship and personal development while inspiring people to break from limiting beliefs or other constraints and achieve their dreams. It has been referred to as “the best channel for entrepreneurs.” From a humble beginning as a young immigrant escaping war-torn Iran with his parents, to founding his own company, Patrick has gained a first-hand understanding of what rags-to-riches means and how it is fueled by freedom and opportunity – the core tenants of the American Dream. Now, hear his take on the Essential 11 questions. More places you can find Patrick: Instagram - @patrickbetdavid Twitter - @patrickbetdavid Facebook - @PatrickBetDavid.Valutainment YouTube - Valuetainment Website -

    Seth Godin - Ultimate Entrepreneur For The Information Age

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 5, 2022 41:12

    Seth is an entrepreneur, best-selling author, and speaker. In addition to launching one of the most popular blogs in the world, he has written 19 best-selling books, including The Dip, Linchpin, Purple Cow, Tribes, and What To Do When It's Your Turn (And It's Always Your Turn). His most recent book, This is Marketing, was an instant bestseller in countries around the world. Though renowned for his writing and speaking, Seth also founded two companies, Squidoo and Yoyodyne (acquired by Yahoo!). By focusing on everything from effective marketing and leadership, to the spread of ideas and changing everything, Seth has been able to motivate and inspire countless people around the world. In 2013, Seth was one of just three professionals inducted into the Direct Marketing Hall of Fame. In an astonishing turn of events, in May 2018, he was inducted into the Marketing Hall of Fame as well. He might be the only person in both. More places you can find Seth: Twitter - @ThisIsSethsBlog Instagram - @sethgodin Facebook - Seth Godin Website -

    Kotaro Taro Arai - The Mikuni Legacy

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 3, 2022 42:07

    Kotaro “Taro” Arai was born on Japan's southernmost island of Kyushu. At age 15, with the money Taro had saved from doing his paper route, Taro's father decided to move to America. In 1987, Taro's parents opened a modest Japanese restaurant called Mikuni in Fair Oaks, a suburb of Sacramento, California, to provide a living for the family. Sushi chef Taro Arai is one of the hottest and most renowned sushi chefs to hit the restaurant scene. With seven Mikuni restaurants flourishing in Northern California, and a location outside Denver, Colorado, Taro is setting a fast pace in the world of sushi. Mikuni has been the winner of the “Best in Sacramento” readership survey for thirteen consecutive years, and under Taro's leadership, Mikuni sushi chefs have conceived more than 300 original creations—many of them named for their loyal guests. Now, hear his take on the Essential 11 Questions. More places you can find Taro: Instagram - @mikunitaro Website -

    John Stossel - 19 Time Emmy Award Winner

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 2, 2022 31:18

    Libertarian journalist John Stossel is a zealous advocate of free markets, a syndicated columnist and Fox News contributor. Prior to joining Fox, John co-anchored ABC's primetime news-magazine show, 20/20. Stossel's economic programs have been adapted into teaching kits by a non-profit organization, "Stossel in the Classroom." High school teachers in American public schools now use the videos to help educate their students on economics and economic freedom. They are seen by more than 12 million students every year. Stossel has received 19 Emmy Awards and has been honored five times for excellence in consumer reporting by the National Press Club. Other honors include the George Polk Award for Outstanding Local Reporting and the George Foster Peabody Award. More places you can find John: John Stossel on Facebook YouTube on Facebook

    Gary Vaynerchuk Special Episode

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2022 14:16

    Today's format is a little different than usual. We have a very special guest who is becoming extremely well-known in today's culture: Gary Vaynerchuk. First known as a wine critic who expanded his family's wine business and co-founder of Resy and Empathy Wines, Vaynerchuk is best known for his work in digital marketing and social media as the chairman of New York-based communications company, VaynerX, and as CEO of VaynerX subsidiary, VaynerMedia. We kept this one very brief, but in this special episode, we were so grateful to get Gary's insight into our marketing strategy for an exclusive education program that we'll be rolling out VERY soon. We also chat about the impact Covid-19 has created in the educational sphere and how it's affecting the overall mindset around how we think about education as a country. For updates on our exclusive education program, follow Matt Beaudreau: Matt Beaudreau on Facebook @MattBeaudreau on Instagram More places you can find Gary: @GaryVee on Instagram Gary Vee on YouTube

    Kaleena Amuchastegui - An Education Rebel

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 31, 2022 56:17

    A recovering workaholic Kaleena walked away from her busy real estate business to step into a role she had never imagined….becoming a homeschool mama and building the 5 Hour School Week! With a passion for travel and adventure, she turns everyday lessons into exciting and impactful family memories. Kaleena is always seeking personal self-growth and loves the life long journey of learning, cultivating meaningful relationships, and seeking to inspire. Half way across the world or at home snuggled with kids on the couch, this mom loves living a big life and creating magical memories with her family. Now, hear her take on the Essential 11 questions. More places you can find Kaleena: Instagram - @5hourschoolweek Website - Book - The 5 Hour School Week

    Jeff & Laura Sandefer - Heroes of Education

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 30, 2022 50:09

    Today's guests are people who are near and dear to Matt's heart. Jeff and Laura Sandefer, the founders and creators of Acton Academy, are the people who started it all. What started as something they wanted to build for their own children has grown into an alternative education program with locations across the world. After being awarded the highly competitive Walter Wattles Fellowship at Lloyd's of London, Laura worked in the aviation insurance industry in New York City. Deciding to follow her calling into the world of education, Laura returned to Nashville and earned her Master of Education at Peabody College. This led her to her work at the Oklahoma Arts Institute, creating fine arts education programs for teachers and talented high school students. Laura married Jeff Sandefer and is the happy mother of Sam and Charlie and step-mother to Taite. It is the inspiration of these children that led Laura and Jeff to co-found Acton Academy. As an entrepreneur, Jeff founded his first company at age 16 and went on to found or co-found seven successful businesses. As a Socratic teacher at the University of Texas, Jeff's students five times voted him the school's Outstanding Teacher and Businessweek named him one of the top Entrepreneurship professors in America. Jeff went on to co-found the Acton School of Business, an MBA program perennially ranked by the Princeton Review among the best in the nation. In 2012 The Economist honored him as one of the top fifteen Business School professors in the world. Jeff is a graduate of the Harvard Business School, where he served for over twenty years on the school's governing committees. He was a longtime director of the Philanthropy Roundtable and National Review magazine and one of the youngest members ever elected to the Texas Business Hall of Fame. Now, hear their take on the Essential 11 Questions. More places you can find Jeff & Laura: Instagram - @laurasandefer, @actonacademy Website - Book - Courage to Grow

    Paul Carter - Lift Run Bang

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 29, 2022 85:46

    Paul Carter is a strength hypertrophy coach and the founder of Lift-Run-Bang, an online coaching website. He has written for T-Nation, Muscle and Fitness, Flex Magazine, and Paul is also the co-author of the "Maximum Muscle Bible." Paul is a man all about personal development, mindset, and growth- mentally and physically. It's unlikely that you've met someone larger than this guy, or someone whose cheat days are near as epic. He's passionate about helping others to achieve their fitness dreams and has an interesting story of his own. Now, hear his take on the Essential 11 Questions. More places you can find Paul: Instagram - @liftrunbang Facebook - Lift-Run-Bang Website -

    Cameron Sorsby & Mitchell Earl - Re-definers of Higher Education

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 29, 2022 56:01

    Cameron Sorsby is the CEO of Praxis- currently the best college alternative out there that results in a full-time job for participants. Cameron was one of the first people to sign up when the program first launched! He joined the team a year later and has been an instrumental part of Praxis history ever since. He loves doing things that don't scale while figuring out what does, is determined to always work with interesting people on challenging projects, and enjoys studying greatness through sports (especially NBA) and business. You can follow him on Twitter. Mitchel Earl is the COO of Praxis. Mitchell is a cowboy turned startup professional and COO at Praxis. He's also the author of Don't Do Stuff You Hate. He's radical about creating a better future and helping others do the same. Unsolvable problems and conspiracies are his favorite conversation genres. The keys to his heart – fine Bordeaux and Hemingway novels. You can follow his work at Find out more about Praxis: Website Praxis on Facebook Praxis on Instagram

    Mikhaila Peterson - An Unconventional Self-Healer

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 27, 2022 52:31

    Mikhaila Peterson suffered most of her childhood with multiple health problems, starting with joint pain at the ripe age of 2 years old. By the time she was 7, she was diagnosed with extremely severe Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis with 37 actively inflamed joints. She began treatment with several medically prescribed drugs and as her health continued to decline, she was also diagnosed with severe depression, she experienced hypomanic episodes (Bipolar Type 2), and suffered from fairly severe OCD tendencies. So they added more prescriptions. Over the years Mikhaila's health continued to decline until she decided to experiment with an elimination diet. When she began to see things in her health change for the better, she realized she was on to something. Things like the paleo or keto diet certainly didn't exist back then. She continued to experiment with her diet until she found what works best for her, and thus was born the Lion diet. As the founder of the Lion diet, Mikhaila now spends her time educating others about how diet affects overall health using her personal story and the stories of others who see results following the strict diet. She also operates as CEO of Luminate Enterprises and she has just launched The Mikhaila Peterson Podcast, which, within its first week has already reached #3 in health. Now, hear her take on the Essential 11 questions. More places you can find Mikhaila: Instagram - @mikhailapeterson Twitter - @MikhailaAleksis Website & Blog - Podcast - The Mikhaila Peterson Podcast YouTube - Mikhaila Peterson

    Alex Hayden - Authentic Life Changer

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 26, 2022 56:21

    A grateful & loving husband and father first… Alex Hayden is a Transformational Health Coach, Certified Personal Trainer and the founder of Real Results Academy. Alex loves to help people create more freedom, joy, and fulfillment in their lives, relationships, and work through the Appreciative Co-Creation™ coaching process. In overcoming depression, addiction, tragedy, and obesity, Alex discoverd his mission: to help free people from mental and emotional suffering, "Unlock Their Awesome", and create a life they absolutely love. His passionate heart for people, authentic encouragement, and loving accountability are changing lives every day. He is also the author of the upcoming book: “Choose Health Now: The Ultimate Guide to Taking Control of Your Health Once and for All” More places you can find Alex: Instagram - @realresultsacademy Twitter - @AlexMHayden Website - Linkedin - Alex Hayden

    Roshaun Davis - An Unseen Hero

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 25, 2022 71:44

    Roshaun Davis is co-founder of Unseen Heroes, an award-winning events and marketing agency that he and his wife, Maritza, started a decade ago. Utilizing his creative talents to help others discover their unique strengths and gifts is Roshaun life's passion. For him, seeing others flourish and thrive by living their ideal lives with careers they've imagined for themselves, creates an energy that can truly shape the surroundings of an entire city. Whether it's a community of creatives, professionals, musicians, business owners, writers, or those who hold a simple idea, Roshaun wants individuals to experience how it feels to shape their ideal future - just as he did. Ten years ago, Roshaun found himself fired from his job. Instead of succumbing to another nine-to-five that he knew would not bring him happiness nor would it play to his creative strengths, he decided to carve his own path. Once he decided to create his own success, everything changed. Roshaun learned at one of the lowest moments in his life that he could create his ideal career by shaping his future in his mind before taking action to see his visions come to fruition through the experiences that Unseen Heroes continues to create every day. Now, hear his take on the Essential 11 questions. More places you can find Roshaun: Website - Twitter - @UnseenHeroes Facebook -

    Lenore Skenazy - America's ”Worst” Mom

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 24, 2022 63:16

    Lenore Skenazy is president of Let Grow, a non-profit promoting childhood independence and resilience, and founder of the Free-Range Kids movement. She is also a speaker, blogger, syndicated columnist, author, and reality show host. A mother who lives in Queens, her controversial decision to let her then-9-year-old son take the New York City Subway home alone became a national story and prompted massive media attention. She was dubbed, "America's Worst Mom." In response, Skenazy founded the book and blog "Free Range Kids," with the aim of "fighting the belief that our children are in constant danger from creeps, kidnapping, germs, grades, flashers, frustration, failure, baby snatchers, bugs, bullies, men, sleepovers and/or the perils of a non-organic grape." Let Grow, co-founded in 2018 with Daniel Shuchman, Dr. Peter Gray and Prof. Jonathan Haidt, continues the quest to make it "easy, normal and legal" to give kids back some old-fashioned independence of thought and deed. More places you can find Lenore: Twitter - @FreeRangeKids Website - Book - Free-Range Kids, How to Raise Safe, Self-Reliant Children (Without Going Nuts with Worry)

    Relationships, Money, Health And Success can be achieved With Brad Lea

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 23, 2022 68:47

    Some people think of success as something they'll achieve once they've reached a certain age or have made a certain amount of money. Others believe it's something that happens when they reach the top of their field and are recognized by their peers for their achievements. Regardless of what your definition is, one thing is clear: everyone around us affects what we think and do, our plans, and our goals. How do we use this power to our advantage? Success can be achieved by any means—you just need to know how. Brad Lea is a businessman and entrepreneur. He owns a number of businesses and has extensive experience in sales, life, and business. Brad assists people in becoming better people. Brad has made every mistake in the book but has learned a lot along the way. He always provides clarity in a chaotic world and always tells the truth. He has met many people, has been blessed with an incredible network, has revolutionized online learning, and has had a massive impact on the lives of many people, including his own. Tune in as young leaders ask questions about life, personal growth, entrepreneurship, and more! Quotes: “The difference between a good and a bad salesperson is that the good one knows they're doing it. The bad one, on the other hand, does not.” – Brad Lea “When someone has an opinion about you, take note. But don't base your decisions on what someone else thinks you need. Go worry about what you believe you require.” – Brad Lea “Have a strong sense of your own importance, backed up with ethics and integrity.” – Brad Lea Takeaways: Relationships, money, and health are all intertwined and serve as your success tool. You get more concentrated as you get healthier. And focus allows you to complete more work and earn more money, which leads to more relationships. The road to success is not an easy one. Improving your way of thinking, your skill set, and your dedication to practicing positive routines is a process that never ends. If you observe a successful person and want to be just like him, you should explore what they do every day, including how they think and what they do. Resemble their daily routine and make it a habit. Absolutely, you will achieve your goals. Conclusion: You should not give other people the ability to choose your path of action. You will never be able to control the thoughts of other people, nor will you ever be able to win everyone's approval. Neither of these things are even somewhat possible. Simply be yourself and focus on developing yourself as much as possible. Keep your attention on your commitments and goals.

    JM Ryerson - Let's Go Win

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 22, 2022 50:12

    JM Ryerson is an entrepreneur and author who has been building companies and leading sales teams for over 16 years. JM is also the co-founder and CEO of Let's Go Win, a company dedicated to helping people around the world live their best lives. He has spent his career focused on enriching the lives of others while continuing to educate himself on best practices in leadership, vulnerability, and teamwork. JM's great passions are helping his team members lead a life of fulfillment and become vulnerable and open to what life has in store for them. His ultimate goal is to give others the tools that will allow them to transcend their self-limiting beliefs. Now, hear his take on the Essential 11 questions. More places you can find JM: Instagram - @letsgowin365 Facebook - Let's Go Win Linkedin - JM Ryerson Book - Let's Go Win: The Keys to Living Your Best Life

    Curt Steinhorst - A Man Controlling Attention

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 20, 2022 50:36

    Curt Steinhorst is the bestselling author of Can I Have Your Attention? Inspiring Better Work Habits, Focusing Your Team, and Getting Stuff Done in the Constantly Connected Workplace, and is a regular Forbes contributor on Leadership Strategy. He is on a mission to rescue us from our distracted selves. After years of studying the impact of tech on human behavior, Curt founded Focuswise, a consultancy that equips organizations to overcome the distinct challenges of the constantly-connected workplace. Diagnosed with ADD as a child, Curt knows intimately the challenges companies face to keep the attention of today's distracted workforce and customer. He has coached executives, TV personalities, and well-known professional athletes on how to effectively communicate and create focus when they speak to audiences, lead their employees, and engage their customers. Curt's unique insight and entertaining speaking style has captured the attention of audiences worldwide. He speaks more than seventy-five times a year to organizations that include everyone from global leadership associations and nonprofits to Fortune 100 companies. Now, hear his take on the Essential 11 Questions. More places you can find Curt: Linkedin - Curt Steinhorst Twitter - @curtsteinhorst Website - Book - Can I Have Your Attention

    Ryan King Life Experiences, Lessons, And Advice To Future Leaders

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 19, 2022 66:30

    Adults are shaped up from their childhood. Hence it is critical that we need to be trained, taught, and guided as a child. That's why parents need to show examples and let their children in their journey grow as a man and learn from their mistakes. Ryan King shares his life experiences, lessons, and advice to future leaders. Being a child, making mistakes is unavoidable. That is why we need to learn from them, grow to be mature adults, and help those who cannot just because they are labeled negatively. Tune in as young leaders ask questions about life, personal growth, entrepreneurship, and more! Quotes: “ People react to how you treat them with respect and stress them, and then they're going to reciprocate.” – Ryan King “We are taught not to trust children because many of us were taught when we were children, we were not to be trusted.” – John Holt(Cited by Ryan king) “What an opportunity we have to use knowing how labels impact the other people we are associated with. What an opportunity we have to help them or an opportunity we have to pour into them. – Matt Bradd “Childhood is training. It's not just about having fun. It's getting ready to be an adult. – Ryan King “I would tell my parents, if you don't let me go on my quest, I will go on it anyway. Because you won't let me be a man, you want to treat me like a baby. And I'm going to be a man, whether you like it or not – Ryan King Takeaways Just chill and treat reading like you're watching a movie; it will be much more enjoyable. Many people think reading has so much pressure. They believe they need to remember everything, but the reality is no human being on the planet will remember everything. He earns trust by giving trust. And that's the first step when it comes to leadership; trust goes down first. Appreciation is the power of positive labels. If you treat a trustworthy man like a man, he will believe that about himself his whole life. If you label a person negatively, such as lazy, he will believe it his whole life. It works in both directions. Parents need to lead by example, and then they allow for that journey to take place. What ends up happening is they don't lose that young person. They just get a different, more mature person that comes back. These days, a young man needs to be self-aware of his gifts, limitations, strengths, strategic thinking, and ability to analyze causes and effects. Conclusion: As a child develops, they may encounter several challenges. People may identify them negatively or interfere with their journey. If they learn from books or other experiences and put those lessons into practice, no one can stop them from attaining their goals and becoming a mature man.

    Darren Virassammy - A Future Vision Facilitator

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 19, 2022 57:48

    Darren Virassammy is the Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer of 34 Strong, a new breed of consultancy that gives a voice to disengaged employees by helping organizations like yours become great places to work. A leading expert in the global Employee Engagement community, Darren leverages the Gallup StrengthsFinder assessment to create massive shifts within organizations, both culturally and on the bottom line. Virassammy entered the realm of employee engagement and Strengths Based-Development after 10 years in senior construction management roles where, as he puts it, he had the privilege to serve on highly engaged teams with phenomenal leadership and the privilege to serve on highly disengaged teams under dysfunctional leadership. Virassammy experienced the organizational and personal carnage of disengagement and also relished the power of highly engaged teams. After discovering Strengths as a clear vehicle to drive employee engagement, he decided to partner with CEO Brandon Miller to form 34 Strong to create the change they both wanted to see in organizations for generations to come. More places you can find him: Instagram - @darrenvirassammy Twitter - @DVirassammy

    Kirk Uhler - A True Fighter For Freedom

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 18, 2022 55:25

    Kirk Uhler is a man who does not stand idly by and allow injustice to take place. First elected to the Placer County Board of Supervisors in 1992, Kirk started his service as a county supervisor to combat the overspending and fiscal mismanagement of previous boards. In 2006 Kirk was appointed back to the board, continuing the same objective he had when first elected. He has been vocal about the handling of Covid-19 since the beginning and when he began to see patterns of mishandling of the situation at the state level, he wasn't afraid to speak his mind. He shared a video to Facebook on May 11 where he reads an email from the Director of the Governor's Office of Emergency Services threatening him and the residents of Placer County, and his eloquent response. Through this video, Matt became connected with Kirk when he reached out to thank him for all that he is doing for the small businesses and individuals of the community, and the rest is history. Now, hear his take on the Essential 11 Questions. Kirk's Call to Action: Californians, get in contact with your local board of supervisors and city council members and let them know that you support moving forward with reopening and the governer's overreach must be corrected. Kirks Website - Facebook - Kirk Uhler on Facebook

    Brian Weisfeld - Empowering Young Female Entrepreneurs

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 17, 2022 55:37

    Brian Weisfeld has been building businesses his entire life. In elementary school, he bought 95 pounds of gummy bears and hired my friends to sell them. As a teen, he made and sold mixtapes (ask your parents what those are), sorted baseball cards (he got paid in cards), babysat four-days-a-week after school, and sold nuts and dried fruit (and more gummy bears) in a neighborhood store. As an adult, he has helped build a number of well-known billion-dollar companies including IMAX Corporation and Then he watched his oldest daughter struggle to sell Girl Scout cookies and he also became frustrated with some of the less-than-empowering influences he saw for his two girls. So he bought a copy of Writing Children's Books for Dummies and decided to write a novel series to inspire girls to open their first lemonade stands or other businesses and to empower them with an entrepreneurial mindset. He is the Founder and Chief Squad Officer of The Startup Squad, an initiative dedicated to empowering girls to realize their potential and follow their dreams, whatever their passion. The Startup Squad is his first book and is co-authored with Nicole C. Kear. Brian lives in Silicon Valley and can often be found eating gummy bears with his wife while watching his two daughters sell lemonade from the end of our driveway. Now, hear his take on the Essential 11 questions. More places you can find Brian: Website - Instagram - @thestartupsquad Facebook - & Brian Weisfeld

    Joshua Wayne - One Caring Adult

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 16, 2022 69:34

    Since 1996, Joshua Wayne has worked with youth and families in just about every setting imaginable: drug and alcohol treatment, with at-risk foster youth, community mental health, private practice, and as a Director of Special Education at District of Columbia Public Schools. He is currently a member of Top Youth Speakers, where he speaks about adolescent mental health to students, the parents, teachers, and other caring adults in their lives. Joshua is also the author of “The Simple Parenting Guide to Technology” which is the first book in The Simple Parenting Guides book series and he's Co-Creator with Josh Shipp of the One Caring Adult™ online parenting community where they provide resources to empower parents, teachers and other caring adults in the lives of kids. He's passionate about helping teen and young adult men face the challenges before them, and build the skills & confidence needed to find the path in life that is right for them. Now, hear his take on the Essential 11 Questions. More places you can find Joshua: Website - Twitter - @Joshua_Wayne Linkedin - Joshua Wayne His New Book - The Simple Parenting Guide to Technology

    Ben Greenfield - Ironman, Biohacker, & Endurance Master

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 15, 2022 21:55

    Ben Greenfield is a biohacker, human body and brain performance coach, ex-bodybuilder, Ironman triathlete, professional Spartan athlete, anti-aging consultant, speaker, and author of the New York Times Bestseller “Beyond Training: Mastering Endurance, Health and Life”. Ben is a Spartan SGX certified coach, was voted as NSCA's Personal Trainer of the year in 2008 and was named by Greatist as one of the top 100 Most Influential People In Health And Fitness in 2013 and 2014. Ben's articles, podcast, and videos reach over a million unique views each month. With nearly two decades of experience working as a strength and conditioning coach, exercise physiologist and biomechanist, Ben is also the man responsible for maximizing performance, recovery, fat loss, digestion, brain, sleep and hormone optimization for CEO's, ultra-endurance competitors, and a wide variety of professional athletes, including poker champions, tennis players, motocross competitors, the NFL, the NHL, the UFC and beyond. Now, hear his take on the Essential 11 questions. More places you can find Ben: Website - Book - Beyond Training: Mastering Endurance, Health and Life Twitter - @bengreenfield Instagram - @bengreenfieldfitness Facebook - Ben Greenfield

    Bruce Buffer - It's Time!

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 13, 2022 29:47

    Bruce Buffer is an American professional mixed martial arts ring announcer and the official Octagon announcer for UFC events, introduced on broadcasts as the "Veteran Voice of the Octagon". Bruce's catchphrase is "It's time!", which he announces before the main event of the UFC. He is the half brother of the boxing and professional wrestling ring announcer Michael Buffer and is the President and CEO of their company, The Buffer Partnership. Buffer holds a black belt in Tang Soo Do and has fought as a kickboxer. He is well-versed in the art of self-discipline and hard work and as a result, he has achieved so much in his life. Now, hear his take on the Essential 11 questions. More places you can find Bruce: Twitter - @brucebuffer Instagram - @brucebufferufc Book - It's Time!: My 360-Degree View of the UFC

    Jack Bonneau - A Teen Hustler

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 12, 2022 39:48

    Jack Bonneau's mission is to provide kids the opportunity to learn and experience entrepreneurship, business, financial literacy; develop social and life skills while making money and having fun. He strives to inspire other kids to find their passions, follow their dreams and have fun! Jack is a TEDx speaker, a speaker at public schools, and is growing his business while helping others. He's been on Shark Tank, he is the CEO and co-founder of Jack's Stands, and as his latest endeavor, he is also the founder and chief evangelist of TeenHustl; a hyper-local delivery service provided by teenagers on electric scooters and bikes. Like DoorDash, UberEats, Grubhub, and Postmates, only better. Jack is a strong believer in the abilities of our young people and can be quoted as saying, "I also believe that kids can be their own best role models. Kids look up to athletes, entertainment and social media stars and politicians who are mostly adults. Why should they not just look to other kids?" He is our youngest guest to date. Now, here his take on the Essential 11 Questions. More places you can find Jack: Website - Instagram - @teenhustl Twitter - @TeenHustl & @JackBonneau Linkedin - Jack Bonneau

    Jordan Kunaszyk - The Fierce And Faithful Linebacker

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 11, 2022 58:39

    Jordan Kunaszyk is someone who knew early on that football was his passion and has repetitively shown that he's comfortable putting in the hard work- and it continues to pay off. Kunaszyk was born in Sacramento, California, and grew up in nearby Roseville. He attended Roseville High School, where he played football. Arriving to high school at 5-foot-4 and 130 pounds, he did not make the varsity team until his junior year during which time he chose to push his limits and put forth the effort to get better. By the point he joined varsity, he had grown to 6 feet and 175 pounds. After high school, he went on to play football for The University of California and then on to the NFL from there. He's had to struggle and fight to get to each point of success but that's something that he takes pride in. During this interview, he shares the mindsets that helped him to achieve all that he has so far and he very quickly becomes Matt's favorite player in the NFL. Now, hear his take on the Essential 11 Questions. More places you can find Jordan: Instagram - @jordankunaszyk

    Tony Wagner - Most Likely To Succeed

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 10, 2022 41:43

    A globally recognized expert in education, Tony Wagner is currently a Senior Research Fellow at the Learning Policy Institute, founded by Linda Darling-Hammond in 2015. Prior to this appointment, Tony held a variety of positions at Harvard University for more than twenty years, including four years as an Expert in Residence at the Harvard Innovation Lab and the founder and co-director, for more than a decade, of the Change Leadership Group at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. His previous work experience includes twelve years as a high school teacher, K-8 principal, university professor in teacher education, and founding executive director of Educators for Social Responsibility. Now, hear his take on the Essential 11 Questions. More places you can find Tony: Website - Twitter - @DrTonyWagner

    Brynne Kennedy - Flat, Fluid, and Fast Innovator

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 9, 2022 54:55

    Brynne Kennedy is an American entrepreneur, author and candidate for US Congress in California's Fourth Congressional District (CA-04). Rooted in the values of hard work and the promise of the American Dream, Brynne was raised in a rural area hit hard by a changing economy. Her father served in the military and was the first in his family to go to college. Her mother runs a small store on main street. An accomplished business woman, Brynne has helped to bring infrastructure and real estate projects to life, and built Topia, an HR technology company that's created hundreds of jobs and pioneered talent mobility solutions to help employers and workers thrive in today's economy. Brynne is the author of "Flat, Fluid and Fast" (McGraw-Hill, 2019), which provides a playbook to employers, workers and policy makers to succeed in the future economy. Brynne is a former national gymnast for the USA and Division 1 collegiate gymnast for Yale, where she earned four Varsity Letters, won two Ivy League Championships and received Yale's Annual Athletic Department Award for community service. She holds a B.A. in History from Yale and an MBA from London Business School. More places you can find Brynne: Instagram - @brynnekenn Twitter - @BrynneSpeak Website - Book - Flat, Fluid, and Fast

    Connor Boyack - Champion of Liberty

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 8, 2022 55:47

    Today's guest is a man who was discontent with the lack of resources available to teach our young people about the economy. And where there is dissatisfaction, there is the space for action. Connor Boyack is president of Libertas Institute, a free-market think tank in Utah. In that capacity, he has spearheaded a number of successful policy reforms in areas such as education reform, civil liberties, government transparency, business deregulation, personal freedom, and more. Connor is also president of The Association for Teaching Kids Economics, a nationally focused nonprofit training teachers on basic economic principles so they are empowered and motivated to help their students learn more about the free market. A public speaker and author of over a dozen books, Connor is best known for The Tuttle Twins books, a children's series introducing young readers to economic, political, and civic principles. Connor lives near Salt Lake City, Utah, with his wife and two homeschooled children. Today, hear his take on the Essential 11 questions. More places you can find Connor: Website - Instagram - @connorboyack & @tuttle_twins Twitter - @cboyack Books -

    T.K. Coleman - A Revolutionary Force For Creative Power

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 6, 2022 75:49

    Today's guest is a brother in freedom. T. K. Coleman is the Director of Entrepreneurial Education at the Foundation for Economic Education and Co-Founder & Education Director of Praxis. He is a prolific writer and speaker with a singular mission: to awaken people to their own creative power. T. K. describes himself as an entrepreneur first and a motivator second. He's a strong believer in the idea that he has a responsibility to face the everyday challenges of creating value in the free market if he's going to spend his life trying to get other people to believe in free markets. He regularly works with young people, administering advice to help them take control of their own lives, discover what they're truly passionate about, and then take actionable steps to achieve that. Now, hear his take on the Essential 11 questions. More places you can find TK: Instagram - @officialtkcoleman & @revolutionof1 Twitter - @TK_Coleman Website -

    Evan Carmichael - A Bigger #Believer in Entrepreneurs

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 5, 2022 26:35

    Evan Carmichael, a man with over 2 million subscribers on YouTube, joins us today on the Essential 11 for a value-packed episode. Evan is an entrepreneur who wants to help fellow entrepreneurs #believe in themselves to achieve their goals and big dreams. He's written several books, his most recent being Built To Serve. He is extremely open about the fact that he is an introvert and often gets anxious at networking events- but his passion to help others realize their full potential, to discover and take action on their own unique kind of genius allows him to push past this personal struggle. Evan has been endorsed by people like Tony Robbins and Gary Vaynerchuk for the incredible value he is providing to people. Now, hear his take on the Essential 11 questions. More places you can find Evan: YouTube - Evan Carmichael Instagram - @evancarmichael Twitter - @EvanCarmichael

    Ravi Toor - A Conscious Leader Creating Global Impact

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 4, 2022 76:28

    Ravi Toor is the Founder and Conscious Impact Strategist at Ravi Toor Co. She's also the Podcast Host to her powerful show LIT (Lead - Inspire - Transform) as well as a provocative Speaker on Personal Transformation, Social Responsibility and Creating a Global Impact through Conscious Leadership. Ravi's mission is to empower Conscious Leaders to reach their full potential, helping create universal harmony, equality, and fairness leading to global impacts. She's a bold woman who unapologetically stands for global transformation. In 2017, Ravi saw a gap in the market and seized a unique opportunity to be a Thought Leader in the space of Conscious Leadership and Corporate Social Responsibility. She believes true change comes at the hands of The People and Businesses rather than Governments and Bureaucrats. Today, through her Coaching, Consulting, Podcasting, and Speaking, Ravi paves the way with an innovative approach to sustainable global transformation. More places you can find Ravi: Website - Podcast - The LIT Podcast Facebook - Ravi Toor

    Dan Moore - A Man Who's Accomplishing Moore

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 3, 2022 70:09

    Dan Moore is a Sacramento native. He previously served as Sr. Director of Marketing for VinSolutions, before that he was the CEO at Smart Web Concepts, and he now is the President of Vistadash. Dan has plenty of experience with public speaking, traveling the country frequently giving keynote talks. On top of all that, he recently released his first book, Do Moore, Get More. Moore is a man of action, but he recognizes that in order to take action on the things that matter, one has to know what it is that actually matters to them, what's holding them back from actually doing it, and then know how to remove that barrier that is preventing their growth. He's passionate about helping others to do more. Now, hear his take on the Essential 11 questions. More places you can find Dan: Book - Do Moore, Get More Linkedin - Twitter - @mooreofdan Instagram - @mooreofdan

    Gary Collins - The Simple, Off-Grid Liver

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 2, 2022 72:31

    Gary Collins has a very interesting and unique background that includes military intelligence, Special Agent for the U.S. State Department Diplomatic Security Service, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Collins' background and expert knowledge brings a much-needed perspective to today's areas of simple living, health, nutrition, entrepreneurship, self-help and being more self-reliant. He holds an AS degree in Exercise Science, BS in Criminal Justice, and MS in Forensic Science. He enjoyed and considers himself lucky to have grown up in a very small town experiencing fishing, hunting, and anything outdoors from a very young age. He has been involved in organized sports, nutrition, and fitness for almost four decades. He is also an active follower and teacher of what he calls “life simplification.” He often says: “Today we're bombarded by too much stress, not enough time for personal fulfillment, and failing to take care of our health… there has to be a better way!” Now, hear his take on the Essential 11 Questions. More places you can find Gary: Books - Going Off The Grid, The Simple Life Guide to RV Living, The Simple Life Guide to Financial Freedom Twitter - @SimpleLifeNow Website -

    Erwan Le Corre - The Godfather of Natural Movement

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 1, 2022 75:06

    Erwan Le Corre, a French American, is the founder and innovator of a physical education system and lifestyle known as MovNat, which derives from the French words "mouvement naturel" ("natural movement"). As a child he spent his free time outdoors exploring and playing in the fields and woods around his village. At age 18, Le Corre received a black belt in Karate. Through this means of physical fitness, he realized that this method had inherent limits that didn't allow him to push his body and mentality to their full potential to grow as a human. Starting at age 19 he did parkour-like training for 7 years with the Parisian stuntman Don Jean Habrey. During this period he also began barefoot running. At age 27 is where he truly began to carve his own path. He began a period of training which included sailing, Olympic weightlifting, rock climbing, long-distance triathlon, trail running, and Brazilian jiu-jitsu. After this, he was all but convinced there was a more primal, and effective way to properly condition the body. It was through his research into this that he created MovNat. Erwan has since been featured in Men's Health USA in an inspiring article about himself and MovNat written by New-York Time best-seller author Christopher McDougall. Now, hear his take on the Essential 11 questions. More places you can find Erwan: Twitter - @ErwanLeCorre Instagram - @erwanlecorre Website -

    Jack Donovan - Definer of The Way of Men

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 30, 2022 57:01

    Jack Donovan has been writing and speaking about masculinity, masculine philosophy, and spirituality for over a decade. His foundational book, The Way of Men, has sold over 100,000 copies worldwide and has been translated into French, German, Portuguese, Spanish, and Polish. Donovan is an occasional speaker and often appears on podcasts to discuss masculinity and the challenges faced by men who want to live masculine lives in the 21st Century. His views are very different from what is becoming the conventional norm. But Jack wants to bring men back to their roots of masculinity. He has explored and embraced how humanity was when we existed in tribes, before cities, states and empires came to be. He acknowledges that while society has changed and evolved, the evolutionary psychology behind masculinity has remained unchanged. Jack is a mentally tough individual who truly does not allow the opinions of others to affect his drive to succeed. Now, hear his take on the Essential 11 questions. More places you can find Jack Donovan: Instagram - @starttheworld Facebook page - Jack Donovan Website - Book - The Way Of Men

    Mike Marjama - MLB Player & Champion of Eating Disorder

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 29, 2022 93:56

    Mike Marjama sets his sights on the things he wants out of life and then he goes out and gets it. He's also humble enough to admit that it wasn't easy. He's had to push through his own internal and external battles to get to where he is today. Mike wrestled in high school but baseball was his calling. He practiced incessantly and it paid off when he got drafted in the big leagues. Marjama played catcher and first base in the Major League Baseball Organization for the Seattle Mariners up until 2018. Over the years, Mike has had to become a master of his own mentality, and that truly is what he has achieved. He now has found a calling in bringing awareness to eating disorders, particularly in men. Marjama has taken a volunteer position with NEDA and travels the country to tell people about his personal journey. Now, hear his take on the Essential 11 Questions. More places you can find Mike Marjama: Instagram - @mike.marjama Twitter - @mmarjama

    Nikki B - The Swinging Siren

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 28, 2022 66:24

    Nikki played golf at Sacramento State, where she was also a member of the Student Athlete Advisory Committee and Host of Go Green Army TV. Upon graduation, she created Nikki B Golf where she reviews anything and everything golf including products, travel, fashion, and fitness. In February 2018, Nikki won Golf Channel's first season of Shotmakers, a Topgolf based competition, with her partner, Brad Barnes. In addition, Nikki is a Social Media Correspondent for Golf Channel, Host for Max Prep's Play Like A Girl, and Ambassador for Adidas Golf and California Family Fitness. She is also a member of the Emerging Leaders of The First Tee of Greater Sacramento. More places you can find Nikki: Instagram - Facebook - Twitter - YouTube - Blog - Podcast - The Pregame With Kat & Nikki

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