Podcast

Finding Your Lifelong Passion with Kyle Stanley – EP 174

Kyle has had his hand in many industries from broadcasting to health and wellness and sales as well as owning his own business. All of those were just stepping-stones to his true calling he discovered in 2019, real estate investing. Since then, Kyle has been able to create a financially free life that has allowed him to stop stressing about his bank account, and start focusing on traveling, giving back to his community, and developing relationships that will last him a lifetime.

What You Will Learn

Learning from different professions and leveraging that knowledge to get the life you want

Finding the lifestyle you want, and how Kyle attained financial freedom

Journey to being financially free with Real Estate

The importance of mentorship

The importance of providing value to people, as thanks for their help

How to develop self-confidence and how to face the fear of failure

Connect with Kyle Stanley

Kyle on Facebook

Kyle on Instagram

Kyle on YouTube

Website

Connect with Ian Lobas

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Men on Purpose on Facebook

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Ian on LinkedIn

Email listeners@menonpurposepodcast.com

Notable Quotes

“Everything else that you look at that preaches financial freedom, I just really didn’t see it or believe in it until I saw Real Estate.

“If someone wants mentorship, you either got to pay with money or you got to pay with value.”

“Your Net Worth IS equal to your Network.”

“The number 1 thing you can do when you finally have the time and attention from a mentor, it seems so simple, do what they tell you to do.”

“There’s the growth that you want to make, but now I know I’m doing it because it’s for the lifestyle that I want, not for the lifestyle that someone else wants or what I’m supposed to be following.”

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Racetrack Point of Views – Life’s Race of Discipline, Focus and Determination—with Greg Biffle – EP 173

Greg  won the 2000 Craftsman Truck championship. He reprised this progression in the NASCAR Busch Series, winning the 2001 Rookie of the Year, immediately followed by winning the 2002 championship. Biffle drove in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series for Roush from 2003 until 2016, winning 19 races in the No. 16 Ford. He currently is also an analyst for NBC Sports’ show NASCAR America.

Greg  won the 2000 Craftsman Truck championship. He reprised this progression in the NASCAR Busch Series, winning the 2001 Rookie of the Year, immediately followed by winning the 2002 championship. Biffle drove in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series for Roush from 2003 until 2016, winning 19 races in the No. 16 Ford. He currently is also an analyst for NBC Sports’ show NASCAR America.

It was not an easy road to success for Greg. He worked with passion and even built his very own car at 18  to make him be heard. The fire in his soul fueled his determination to be more disciplined and focused to achieve his ultimate goal and purpose. Let’s all uncover how we win our race through the race track point of views!

What You Will Learn

What does it take to become a professional NASCAR driver?

Mindset and Discipline

Holding yourself accountable and controlling your ego

Handling the pressure during the race

How does a NASCAR driver relieve themselves from the race

Overcoming biggest failures

Becoming the best version of yourself every single day

Learn from making mistakes

Tracking Mistakes

Connect with Greg Biffle

Greg on Twitter

Greg on Facebook

Greg on Instagram

Website

Connect with Ian Lobas

Men on Purpose Podcast

Men on Purpose on Facebook

Men on Purpose on YouTube

Ian on LinkedIn

Email listeners@menonpurposepodcast.com

Notable Quotes

“The race is never gonna be a story book. It’s never gonna be by the book, so, things are gonna happen, cautions gonna happen at the wrong time or maybe right time for you, something can block you in on pit road, so many things, anything can happen. When you get in there and buckle in for the 5 hour ride, you have to be ready for anything that the sport can give you.

“Race is being competitive and you’re not gonna win everyone.”

“We learn from making mistakes.”

“You have to watch and learn what other people are doing, and maybe they did not necessarily make a mistake, but maybe you figured out a way to do it better than the way they’re doing it.”

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Podcast

Claim Your Freedom from the Golden Handcuffs—with Len Giancola – EP 172

Are you biding your time in a cubicle, hoping that your 401(k) will be at a peak in the market when you retire at 65? And crossing your fingers that you and your family will still be healthy enough to enjoy it? If you’re afraid to take off the golden handcuffs and try something different, it’s time to claim your freedom—and kick ass as much as you can while you’re here!

Len Giancola is a serial entrepreneur with 30 years of experience in executive management and well over $100M in sales over the last ten years. Len began his career as Managing Director of Global Securities Finance, where he was responsible for a $16B trading portfolio. Today, he serves on the board of 30-plus corporations and runs a real estate development company, a vacation rental property management firm and a diversified investment portfolio. Len is also the Founding Partner of MJ.com and ThePot.com and the creator of POWER, a mastermind group for high-net-worth entrepreneurs.

On this episode of Men on Purpose, Len joins Ian to discuss his transition from corporate finance to entrepreneurship, introducing the mortality-is-real mindset that drives him to take action. He shares his family-first approach to life, describing what makes a great marriage and how he is teaching his daughters about business. Listen in for insight around Len’s newest ventures in the cannabis space and learn how you can ACT NOW and find freedom in living on purpose.

What You Will Learn

What inspired Len’s transition from corporate finance to entrepreneurship

The mortality-is-real mindset that drives Len to take action

How Len’s Italian background informs his family-first approach to life

Why taking care of yourself first is key in being able to take care of others

Len’s insight on what makes a great marriage

The open discussions around business that inspired Len’s daughters

How Len and his wife are teaching their girls how to be a real-life success

Len’s take on when college is valuable and when it’s NOT

How his wife’s back surgery piqued Len’s interest in the cannabis space

The evolving nature of Len’s cannabis platforms (MJ.com and ThePot.com)

Why every business needs a connector, an executor and a backbone

Connect with Len Giancola

Len on Men on Purpose

Len on Facebook

MJ.com

ThePot.com

Connect with Ian Lobas

Men on Purpose Podcast

Men on Purpose on Facebook

Men on Purpose on YouTube

Ian on LinkedIn

Email listeners@menonpurposepodcast.com

Resources

Rich Dad Poor Dad: What the Rich Teach Their Kids About Money That the Poor and Middle Class Do Not by Robert T. Kiyosaki

American Society of Cannabis Medicine

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Podcast

How to Find Mentors & Lead by Example—with Matt Aitchison – EP 171

What does it mean to live a rich life? If you’re after money, power, and success, it’s time to take a close look at who you surround yourself with.

Matt Aitchison is a millennial real estate investor, wealth mentor, top ranked podcaster, and philanthropist. He is also the co-founder of The Aitchison & Adams Real Estate Team, which sold 500+ units and over $250+ million in real estate in just 4 years. After buying his first investment property at age 22, Matt went on to found Vault Investment Properties, a real estate investment group located in Sacramento, CA that specializes in retail, multi family, and hospitality assets. Matt has achieved a lifetime of success in just 10 years, and helps others reach their goals through one-on-one coaching with The Rich Academy.

On this episode of Men on Purpose, Matt walks us through his journey, including the times he hit rock bottom. Matt opens up about how he was able to course correct and take ownership of the actions that were putting him on the wrong path. He explains the role that mentors played in his personal development and professional success. Listen in in for Matt’s advice on becoming more likable and learn how to identify the right mentor who shares your beliefs and values.

What You Will Learn

How Matt accomplished so much in just ten years

How life changing circumstances helped Matt unlock his ultimate potential

Why its essential to find someone you want to emulate in life

How a mentor can help you shape your thoughts, beliefs, and habits

The importance of having a great inner circle who can help you course correct

The three things you can do to make yourself more likable

How to boost your confidence and avoid losing faith in yourself

The three things Matt looks for in a mentor

The best question to ask when approaching someone who might be a mentor

What “R.I.C.H.” stands for and how Matt emulates it

How Matt uses the Rich Life Planner to track his goals and milestones and stay organized

Connect with Matt Aitchison

Matt’s Website

The Rich Life Academy

Millionare Mindcast Podcast

Matt’s Instagram

Connect with Ian Lobas

Men on Purpose Podcast

Men on Purpose on Facebook

Men on Purpose on YouTube

Ian on LinkedIn

Email listeners@menonpurposepodcast.com

Resources

1Life Fully Lived

Front Row Foundation

The Rich Life Planner

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Podcast

How to Find Fulfillment & Lead an Epic Life—with Tim Rhode – EP 170

How do you define fulfillment? If you’re chasing money, power and success at the expense of your health and relationships, it may be time to expand your definition of what it means to live a full life.

Tim Rhode is the Founder and CEO of 1 Life Fully Lived, a nonprofit dedicated to helping people of all ages dream, plan and live their best lives, and the Cofounder of GoBundance, a mastermind for driven men and women who choose to live bigger and more fulfilled lives of impact. After barely graduating from high school and working as a grocery clerk for nine years, Tim transitioned to real estate and achieved financial freedom by the age of 40. Since then, he has founded multiple successful companies, become a bestselling author and impacted tens of thousands of people around the world.

On this episode of Men on Purpose, Tim joins Ian to walk us through the fulfillment triangle, explaining how to match our passions and talents with opportunities in the marketplace. He opens up about what he does to build resilience through challenging times and challenges us to take a chance on ourselves—and invest in a coach. Listen in for Tim’s insight on how to lead a balanced life and learn his curious, caring and courageous approach to creating a world of abundance!

What You Will Learn

How to match your passions and talents with opportunities in the marketplace

The four core teachings of 1 Life Fully Lived

How Tim’s challenging childhood informs his work with 1 Life

How Tim leverages coaching to navigate the low points in his life

How Tim got started on the path to personal development

Why you can’t afford NOT to have a coach

How to overcome ‘shelf-help’ and implement what you’ve learned

The GoBundance origin story + the six principles of the mastermind

The mission behind 1 Life and the two ways you can be part of the organization

How to lead a balanced life by feeding your mind, body and soul

Connect with Tim Rhode

Tim’s Website

1 Life Fully Lived

GoBundance

Connect with Ian Lobas

Men on Purpose Podcast

Men on Purpose on Facebook

Men on Purpose on YouTube

Ian on LinkedIn

Email listeners@menonpurposepodcast.com

Resources

Tribe of Millionaires by David Osborn and Pat Hiban with Mike McCarthy and Tim Rhode

1Life ROADMAP Journal: Student Edition by Tim Rhode

1Life ROADMAP Journal: Adult Edition by Tim Rhode

Hal Elrod

Front Row Dads

Carolyn Colleen

Rock Thomas’ M1 Mastermind

Dr. Wayne Dyer

Zig Ziglar

Jim Rohn

Tony Robbins

Dale Carnegie

Toastmasters

Rhonda Smith

Real Estate Rockstars

The #IAmMovement Podcast

Mike McCarthy

Jeff Hoffman

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Podcast

Breathe New Life Into Your Relationship—with Roger Nygard – EP 169

Choosing a partner and building a relationship with that person are among the most important things we will do in our lives. And yet, there is no class on how to do it the right way. So, what do we get wrong about relationships? And why is marriage so hard?

Roger Nygard is a veteran of the film and television industry, directing popular series like The Office and The Bernie Mac Show and editing Emmy-nominated episodes of VEEP, Curb Your Enthusiasm and Who Is America? He is also the award-winning documentary filmmaker behind Trekkies and The Nature of Existence. Roger’s latest documentary and companion book, The Truth About Marriage, explores what makes happy relationships work.

On this episode of Men on Purpose, Roger joins Ian to explain what makes marriage so difficult for us and why we’re not designed for the type of relationships our culture demands. He describes how marriage originated in the shift to patriarchy and why women tend to take a leadership position in making the most important decisions. Listen in for Roger’s insight on the biology of attraction and learn how to breathe new life into your relationship simply by listening—the right way!

What You Will Learn

The desire to explore, investigate and learn that fuels Roger’s career

Roger’s approach to making entertaining + informative documentary films

What the Savanna Principle reveals about why marriage is so hard

How we’re overwhelmed with choices when it comes to finding a partner

How the shift to a patriarchal society led to the origin of marriage

Why women tend to take a leadership position on important decisions

How couples are meant to complete rather than duplicate each other

What the T-Shirt Test teaches us about attraction and our subconscious

How to get the spark back in a relationship by recalibrating polarity

Roger’s advice for men on listening to our partners with empathy daily

Connect with Roger Nygard

Roger on Men on Purpose

Roger’s Website

The Truth About Marriage

Connect with Ian Lobas

Men on Purpose Podcast

Men on Purpose on Facebook

Men on Purpose on YouTube

Ian on LinkedIn

Email listeners@menonpurposepodcast.com

Resources

Trekkies

High Strung

Denise Crosby

Brother’s Keeper

Hoop Dreams

Crumb

The Nature of Existence

Chris Rock: Bigger & Blacker

Dr. Pat Allen

The T-Shirt Test

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Podcast

From Presentation Mode to True Presence—with Philip Shepherd – EP 168

Are you truly present? Or are you in presentation mode? The fact is, most of us have been conditioned to present ourselves in a way that earns approval. And our exchanges with others become attempts to manipulate that prevent genuine connection. So, what can we do to shift out of presentation mode and achieve true presence?

Philip Shepherd is the creator of The Embodied Present Process (TEPP), a set of practices that reunite the intelligence of the head with that of the body. He is also the author of two seminal books, New Self, New World and Radical Wholeness. Philip’s work draws on experiential research, including a cycling trip he took alone as a teenager through Europe, the Middle East, Iran, India and Japan, as well as a lifetime of acting, directing and writing for the theatre. An internationally recognized embodiment expert, Philip travels the globe presenting workshops and facilitator trainings, bringing clarity to a chaotic world.

On this episode of Men on Purpose, Philip joins Ian to discuss how exploring other cultures introduced him to the power of choice and helped him realize what choices our culture has systematically deprived us of. He explains how we can leverage the breath to tap into the intelligence of the body and reclaim our wholeness. Listen in for Philip’s insight on how our culture is stuck in presentation mode and learn how YOU can become fully present—and fully receptive to others.

What You Will Learn

How a bike trip introduced Philip to different understandings of being human

How passing through many different cultures helped Philip gain choice

The two ways that the power of choice shows up

  1. Recognizing in moment that we have choice
  2. Recognizing choices cultured has systematically deprived us of

The relationship between breath + making choices aligned with our being

Philip’s advice for taking the first step on our journey to wholeness

What we can do to tap into the intelligence of the body

The principle that the body is fluid + our whole body is available for breath

The distinction between true presence and being in presentation mode

Why we can only be fully receptive when we’re fully present

The giveaways that we’ve shifted back into presentation mode

Where our breath rests when our animal self wakes up to the world

Philip’s insight around the depth of our body’s intelligence

Connect with Philip Shepherd

Philip on Men on Purpose

Philip’s Website

Philip on Facebook

Philip on Twitter

Philip on YouTube

Philip on Instagram

Connect with Ian Lobas

Men on Purpose Podcast

Men on Purpose on Facebook

Men on Purpose on YouTube

Ian on LinkedIn

Email listeners@menonpurposepodcast.com

Resources

The Embodied Present Process

New Self, New World by Philip Shepherd

Radical Wholeness by Philip Shepherd

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Podcast

What Makes Empathy a Good Business Decision—with Mark Lewis – EP 167

Our culture has taught us to look out for #1. We focus on our own wellbeing and ignore how our actions might impact others. But what if caring about other people makes YOUR life better? What if empathy leads to business success, better performance and a longer life?

Mark Lewis is the business mentor and coach behind the Give a Damn Movement, an initiative designed to change the world for the better by cultivating a mindset of empathy and caring for others. Through his consulting practice, Mark helps executives and entrepreneurs develop strategies for growth and prosperity around a culture of positivity. He is also the author of the Amazon bestseller Give a Damn: The Ticket to Cultural Change.

On this episode of Men on Purpose, Mark joins Ian to discuss the lack of empathy that characterizes our culture and explain how helping other people succeed leads to better performance and a longer life. He describes the relationship between business culture and the success of a company, offering insight on simple ways to build positive relationships at work and practice giving a damn in the world at large. Listen in for Mark’s take on how technology impacts communication and learn how YOU can help change society by joining the Give a Damn Movement.

What You Will Learn

How our current culture encourages narcissism rather than empathy

How helping other people succeed leads to better performance and a longer life

The defining moment that inspired Mark to write Give a Damn

How we justify in our mind that doing the wrong thing is okay

Our ability to change the trajectory of someone’s life with one small action

The relationship between business culture and the success of a company

Mark’s insight around how to build positive relationships at work

What you can do to practice giving a damn + build new habits that become a part of you

Mark’s initiative to teach kids about character building at an early age

How technology decreases the quality of our communication

Why many of us are hesitant to express our feelings

Mark’s mission to change society through the Give a Damn Movement

Connect with Mark Lewis

Mark on Men on Purpose

The Give a Damn Movement

Give a Damn on Instagram

Give a Damn on Facebook

Connect with Ian Lobas

Men on Purpose Podcast

Men on Purpose on Facebook

Men on Purpose on YouTube

Ian on LinkedIn

Email listeners@menonpurposepodcast.com

Resources

Give a Damn: The Ticket to Cultural Change by Mark Lewis

Jack Canfield

Brian Tracy

OSU Study on Religious Affiliation & Longevity

Landmark Forum’s Introduction Leaders Program

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Podcast

To Accelerate Your Growth, Be a Team Player—with Hans Struzyna – EP 166

What if you could condense 10 years of experience into just a few months? Hans Struzyna believes that you CAN exponentially accelerate your growth by getting into the slipstream of a mentor, coach or teammate who has been there—and leveraging their knowledge and skills.

Hans was a member of the 2016 USA Olympic rowing team and currently serves as a Realtor Partner with The Gunderman Group, a Wall Street Journal Top 100 nationally ranked real estate team. Recognized as the top team in the San Francisco East Bay, The Gunderman Group sells more than $180M per year (with an average price point of $1.2M). Hans and his wife are also avid multifamily real estate investors, and he hosts the popular podcast, Another Way to Play.

On this episode of Men on Purpose, Hans joins Ian to discuss his Olympic rowing career and explain how he achieved at the highest level by ‘just taking the next step.’ He challenges us to get more intentional with our goals and shares the Power List strategy he is using to be productive during the COVID-19 shutdown. Listen in for Hans’ insight on untangling your identity from a business, role or outcome and learn how YOU can accelerate your growth by being coachable and learning from a team.

What You Will Learn

How Hans became an Olympic Athlete by ‘just taking the next step’

Why growth requires pushing against walls you can’t immediately overcome

What inspired Hans to get more intentional about goal setting

How the physical act of writing them down changes our relationship with our goals

Hans’ take on rigid vs. free-flow discipline

How applying the idea of a Power List has made Hans MORE productive

Hans’ advice on untangling your identity from a business, role or outcome

Hans’ transition from Olympic athlete to high-end real estate agent

How joining a team accelerates your growth process

The steps Hans took to establish passive income via real estate investing

Connect with Hans Struzyna

Hans on Men on Purpose

Hans’ Website

Hans on Facebook

Hans on YouTube

Hans on Instagram

Another Way to Play Podcast

Connect with Ian Lobas

Men on Purpose Podcast

Men on Purpose on Facebook

Men on Purpose on YouTube

Ian on LinkedIn

Email listeners@menonpurposepodcast.com

Resources

The Miracle Morning: The Not-So-Obvious Secret Guaranteed to Transform Your Life (Before 8AM) by Hal Elrod

Mark Manson

Who Moved My Cheese? by Spencer Johnson, MD

Brandon Turner on BiggerPockets

Zillow

Redfin

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Rewrite Your Story & Become Your Best Self—with Rock Thomas – EP 165

Our identity is built around the story we tell ourselves about who we are. And that story includes the labels we have been given by the people we love. But what if those labels aren’t serving us? How can we start to shift our identity and write a new story? How can we learn to say YES to things that are bigger than us and grow into the best version of ourselves?

Rock Thomas is the motivational speaker and self-made millionaire behind the #IAmMovement, a crusade to help people create their best life, on their terms. After decades of learning from the likes of Tony Robbins, Stephen Covey and Gary Keller, Rock has impacted more than 100M lives with his teachings around personal growth, entrepreneurship and financial freedom. He is also the author of The Power of Your Identity and Your Epic Life Blueprint, the creator of the M1 Mastermind, and the host of The #IAmMovement Podcast.

On this episode of Men on Purpose, Rock joins Ian to share his top advice for getting on the path to personal development. He explains what he learned about energy and focus from studying successful people and challenges us to be purposeful in everything we do. Listen in for Rock’s insight on how the stories we tell ourselves become the script for our lives and learn what you can do RIGHT NOW to upgrade the stories that don’t serve you, shift your identity and become a better version of yourself!

What You Will Learn

Rock’s advice for getting on the path to personal development

  • Get clear on what’s important to you
  • Say YES to things bigger than you

The science behind how we access our Superman Cape

How Rock defines faith as an emotion of trust that things will work out

Rock’s challenge to be purposeful in everything we do

How studying successful people inspired Rock to create the 7 P’s

Why the energy + focus we bring is more important than how much time we spend in practice

How Rock discovered the power of visualization

How the stories we tell ourselves become the script for our life

Rock’s 10 Best/Worst exercise for shifting your identity

How Rock’s mentorship helped Ian believe in limitless possibilities

Connect with Rock Thomas

Rock on Men on Purpose

Rock’s Website

Rock on Twitter

Rock on Facebook

Rock on Instagram

The #IAmMovement Podcast

Connect with Ian Lobas

Men on Purpose Podcast

Men on Purpose on Facebook

Men on Purpose on YouTube

Ian on LinkedIn

Email listeners@menonpurposepodcast.com

Resources

Rock’s Free Gift: The Sunday System for Success

M1 Mastermind

The Power of Your Identity: The Secret to Creating Lasting Change by Rock Thomas

Your Epic Life Blueprint: Quit the Rat Race and Create a Happier Life! by Rock Thomas

Rock’s Goalcast Video

The Rise of Superman: Decoding the Science of Ultimate Human Performance by Steven Kotler

Michael Sjogren @theAirbnbGuy

Sherry Shaban

Rock’s Top Ten Rules Course

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