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F**K Hustle & Grind—Christopher Lochhead – EP 200

If you can’t find your place in the world, it may be because it doesn’t exist; some of us have to make our place in the world. This is one of the many golden takeaways of this special 200th episode celebration.

Christopher Lochhead joins host Ian Lobas to discuss the real reward of building a legendary business. As they reveal many “ahas” and shatter the myths perpetrated by popular hustle porn stars, they provide a roadmap for anyone who wants to break free from the grind and take a more purposeful, authentic path to success.

These insights are born out of the incredible experiences of both of these men. Christopher hosts the award-winning podcasts “Follow Your Different” and “Lochhead on Marketing” and he is the co-author of the international bestsellers “Niche Down” and “Play Bigger”.

He bucks the notion that “hustle is the most important word in the English language”. Instead, he challenges us to examine why we’re working hard and what we’re working hard on. How would you answer his powerful questions:

Are you pioneering a niche or doing something unique?

Are you moving the world forward in some exponential way with your products, services and anything else you want to create and deliver to the world?

There’s a ton to think through in this episode. When you’re done listening, be sure to check out our other amazing shows on living your authentic purpose, including Perfect Alignment and Act on Your Instincts for a Life of No Regrets.

Christopher & Ian discuss:

2:30 – Hustle Porn and the stars

6:15 – Purposeful personal development

13:47 – How you get motivation from yourself

13:59 – Why it’s better to seek inspiration rather than motivation

16:28 – Why vision boards are shit

20:00 – Danger of comparing yourself to others especially yourself

20:25 – Dialing in your life, what you want not what others want or have

26:37 – Being vs doing

34:58 – How to find inspiration

41:03 – Do you own your money or does your money own you?

43:17 – Good vs bad habits

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Getting Out of Your Own Way—Aaron Velky – EP 199

Are you sabotaging yourself? In this episode, host Ian Lobas & Aaron Velky reveal why everyone gets in their own way in some capacity and what to do about it.

They discuss how our days can get filled with one distraction after the other and they guide us through the process of auditing our patterns and routines to detect when this is happening. These business partners show us how to detect blindspots and develop an awareness of the fears that are leaving us frozen and stuck.

If you’ve ever told yourself that you’re not ready for an opportunity that’s staring you in the face, this is the episode for you. Ian and Aaron explain the importance of becoming the kind of person who can be confident about sustaining success.

They even take you through one of the powerful exercises from their FrontRunner events. If this exercise resonates with you, look for the link below to register for the upcoming event.

When you’re done listening, be sure to check out our other amazing shows with Aaron Velky, including Construct Your Triangle of Growth and Evidence vs. Emotion.

Some topics they discussed include:

2:26 – How the right mindset can help you get out of your way

3:25 – Fear of what you don’t know

3:34 – Resistance that keeps you stuck

5:05 – Fear of success

5:40 – Sustainability of success

5:49 – Sacrifice

6:22 – Consistency of actions for success

7:41 – Imposter Syndrome and growing into who you need to be to get to where you want to go

20:40 – Distinguishing between distraction and a pursuit

26:45 – Skills and habits you need to develop to get out of your own way

27:38 – The dangers of constantly doing, leaving no extra time, having back-to-back timeblocks and routines that don’t serve you

30:00 – The benefits of slowing down, being present and letting go, and how to do that

22:24 – Questions you need to ask yourself, e.g. What are you avoiding?

37:37 – How to break your cycles and habits, slow down and surrender to develop awareness so you can focus your energy on the most meaningful actions, thoughts and habits to get you to where you want to go.

References and Links Mentioned:

Eventbrite: FrontRunner Event March 2021

Let Her Play by Aaron Velky

Personality Isn’t Permanent by Benjamin Hardy

Indistractible by Nir Eyal

Stillness is the Key by Ryan Holliday

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Dig to Fly—with Karl Staib – EP 198

Are you willing to dig deep so you can soar in your life? In this episode, Karl Staib joins host Ian Lobas to discuss turning our struggles into stepping stones. Karl is a seasoned speaker and author of the book Bring Gratitude.

He created the Dig to Fly method to help us get curious about our patterns of behavior and recognize that trauma can make us more resilient if we look at it the right way.

Karl and Ian look at the role of parents in teaching their kids resilience, because, let’s face it, there’s going to be a level of trauma at some point in their lives. They also discuss the stories we tell ourselves and our parents’ influence on the development of these stories.

The conversation uncovers the steps we can take to training our minds to see any obstacle as an opportunity to learn and grow from the situation. Karl has realized that he can be a more compassionate person by refusing to act on his initial anger response, staring it in the face instead of running from it as he used to do. As a result, he’s happier now than he was in his twenties.

A self-confessed cynic at heart, Karl has tested his Dig to Fly method on himself and found it to work so well that he’s eager to share it with everyone. This episode offers the perfect platform for that.

When you’re done listening, be sure to check out our other shows about growth and adaptability, including Go Higher on the Staircase of Growth and Everything Happens for a Reason.

Karl Staib’s Dig to Fly Method

  1. Level set – if you have a struggle, on a scale of 1-10 rate how intense this struggle is, to create some emotional distance and a clear perspective.
  2. Ask yourself why the thing you’re struggling with is so difficult for you. Also, consider why you’re acting this way. Keep digging deeper as you continue to ask yourself why you are feeling this way.
  3. What is your expectation? – Does your outlook on life match what you want or need?
  4. What am you grateful for? Use gratitude as your emotional switch – in other words, you start being grateful for your struggles.\
  5. What is the opportunity? – Everything happening in our life is a chance to learn and grow

References and Links Mentioned:

Karl Staib’s website:

https://digtofly.com/about/

Karl Staib’s book:

Bring Gratitude: Feel Joyful Again with bite-sized Mindset Practices

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Go Higher on the Staircase of Growth—with Dr. Douglas Steinbrech – EP 197

Have you ever thought about how plastic surgery can change lives? Dr. Doug Steinbrech sure has. In this episode, Dr. Steinbrech joins host Ian Lobas to discuss his journey, which began in a small town in Iowa, where he thought farmers’ kids don’t go to medical school.

Fast forward to today. Dr. Steinbrech has been described by Forbes as the “go-to surgeon for men.” He is one of the nation’s most sought out experts for men’s surgery, leading the new wave of techniques in the accelerating field of men’s aesthetics. His techniques, attention to detail, and approach to cosmetic procedures have been customized to the male anatomy.

In addition to his busy surgical practice, Dr. Steinbrech is often called upon to speak both nationally and internationally about his techniques and the unique differences he has implemented in his practice to accommodate the desires and body structures of men. Author of the bestselling book Male Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Dr. Steinbrech has been featured on talk shows like Good Day LA and 20/20 with Barbara Walters.

His passion for male plastic surgery led him to establish The New York Institute of Male Plastic Surgery, which provides an educational foundation for current and future physicians to learn about male plastic surgery.
When you’re done listening, be sure to check out our other shows about growth and entrepreneurship, including Construct Your Triangle of Growth and Perfect Alignment.

For more information on Dr. Steinbrech, please contact

Brooke Craven – Podcast Booker

brooke@commandyourbrand.com

Dr. Steinbrech’s Instagram: @drsteinbrech

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/drsteinbrech

Dr. Steinbrech’s book: Male Aesthetic Plastic Surgery

Some topics they discussed include:

20:36 – How Dr. Steinbrech is changing the game

26:55 – The 180 degree mind-shift

27:55 – 5 different types – male model, athletic dad, bodybuilder, CEO, the Biggest Winner

29:56 – The inevitability of “Cave Man Fat” which he can move into a different part of the body

35:02 – The problem with having a “stop-point” in your journey

38:02 – the sum of your 5 friends

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How to Express Your Most Authentic Self—with Shu Matsuo – EP 196

What does it mean to be a man? Shu Matsuo Post may well be a trailblazer for accessing a different understanding of what being a male is. In this episode, Shu and host Ian Lobas discuss the possibilities for societies if we celebrate masculinity and femininity equally.

Author of the book I Took Her Name, Shu has become aware of gender inequality in a very real way. He shares the lessons he learned from the vulnerability he experienced as he went through the process of changing his name in Japan, to incorporate his wife’s last name when they got married.

His journey led him to think about the other manifestations of gender inequality that exist in everyday life across the world. Shu and Ian discuss the metaphorical box that most men seem to be trapped in, limiting them to believe they can only be one specific way, typically strong and successful, with their success measured solely in numbers, and not showing emotions, other than aggression and anger.

They also delve into an exploration of their shared view that it can be freeing for men to know that manhood doesn’t have to be a certain way, as dictated by societal norms. Most significantly, they talk about the powerful force education can be in changing future generations and developing leaders who are more inclusive and help to create a better world for everyone.

When you’re done listening, be sure to check out our other thought-provoking shows about embracing both our masculine and feminine energies, including What Makes Empathy a Good Business Decision and Relationships Done Different.

Some topics they discussed include:

9:32 – What feminism really is

22:51 – What is the man box?

23:32 – Masculine and feminine energy

24:24 – Gender bias and expectations

51:59 – What we can do to shift the gender scales

51:59 – The responsibility inherent in parenting and education to advise our kids on feelings and emotions

References and Links Mentioned:

Shu Matsuo Post’s website: https://shumatsuopost.com/en/

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Perfect Alignment—with Nick Gross – EP 195

If you want amazing results in your life and business, you’ve just struck gold! Nick Gross, known as The RV Fit Guy, reveals the extraordinary four-step process that shifted him from someone with zero confidence to a pioneering entrepreneur whose business has grown exponentially.

It’s hard to imagine coming from a loving middle class family, having a decent job and being in a great relationship, only to have everything come crashing down. The night Nick and the love of his life were heading home on a Harley turned out to be the night his life changed. A non-serving choice led to him serving time after losing the woman he loved dearly.

However, he realized that the accident could have killed him, too. He knew he survived for a reason and he was determined to make the most of the second chance he got.

While he was behind bars, Nick had set goals he wanted to accomplish when he got out and that was his focus. He describes how he worked with host Ian Lobas to free himself from the prison of his mind and achieve the goals he had set and more.

In a short time, he put in the work and with Ian’s coaching was able to change his programming. One of the major shifts was changing the way he viewed himself, recognizing that he made a non-serving choice but he didn’t set out to cause anyone harm.

As a result of Ian’s four-step process, he was able to remove the mental blocks that were holding him back, and he found a path that is truly in alignment with him.

Some topics they discussed include:

1:02:59 – How to have trust and faith in the process

1:07:59 – Why you need to set a date and work backwards to do the work on yourself and your business to hit the goals

1:10:04 – How to surrender and have patience, knowing that the universe will deliver

1:10:25 – The value of waiting for the universe to give you the green light.

1:13:11 – Everything happens for a reason

1:25:42 – Why it is important to share your vision with everyone

1:26:22 – Celebrate your wins and what you have done

References and Links Mentioned:

Email Nick for a free 14-day trial of the RV Fit Guy app at Nngross@yahoo.com

RV Fit Guy website: https://rvfitguy.com/

Nick on Facebook – Nicholas Gross

Nick on Instagram – @rvfitguy

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Everything Happens for a Reason—with Austin Linney – EP 194

How many goals have you set based on false narratives and false triggered emotions? Not sure? Then you need to listen to this episode.

20-year service industry veteran turned serial entrepreneur, Austin Linney, shares his story openly and authentically. He discusses with host Ian Lobas the path that led him from a country clubhouse to sleeping underneath the stairs in a closet.

This mindset and business coach and host of the Construct Your life podcast reveals how he went from being a drug and alcohol addict to curbing his substance abuse problems bit by bit, losing 70 pounds in the process and shedding about 15 versions of himself.

When you’re done listening, be sure to check out our other amazing shows that can help you reprogram your mind so you tell yourself a different story. These past episodes include Rewrite Your Story & Become Your Best Self and Growing Through the Highs & Lows of Life and.

Some topics they discussed include:

39:05 – The difference between schooling and education

39:13 – The difference between working with a coach ad working with a therapist

46:42 – What is the “covert contract”?

59:22 – What they don’t tell you about drugs and alcohol that is the scariest thing in the world

1:00 – The priceless mental exercise a yoga teacher taught him.

1:01 – What your greatness as a human being is

References and Links Mentioned:

austinlinney.com/

Austin’s Instagram

Book Recommendation:

What You Say When You Talk to Yourself 

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How to Purposefully Shift Your Mindset & Habits in 2021—with Dr. Anthony Balduzzi – EP 193

If you want to change your mindset and habits powerfully and purposefully in 2021, this is the episode for you!

Health and weight loss expert Dr. Anthony Balduzzi is the founder of The Fit Father Project and The Fit Mother Project – the leading health & weight loss programs for busy men and women over 40.

Dr. A, as he is affectionately known, explains that everything we want to do is going to require a desire and consistent action and desire + action requires physical, mental and emotional energy. He provides both a big picture strategy and a practical system that are priceless:

Here are some of the numerous big takeaways:

Steps to develop a morning routine to make your success more automatic the rest of the day

  1. We need to get sunshine in our eyes and on our skin first thing in the morning.
  2. If we intentionally give our mind the inputs that will shape it in the direction we want it to be, we can focus our attention for the day.
  3. Dr. A’s challenge for us to think about how we can be more conscious about creating impressions on our mind for ourselves so we will have the kind of focus and beliefs that will help to direct us for the day.
  4. Get quality hydration first thing in the morning – water with a pinch of pink Himalayan salt and/or trace minerals
  5. Get 5 minutes of motion, preferably outside with sunlight and breathing through your nose in fresh air. We need to move our bodies gently, e.g. going for a walk, bouncing on a rebounder trampoline, five-minute yoga stretch, running outside with your dog.
  6. Try 5 Tibetian rites, which focus mainly on moving the spine. If we improve the spine’s mobility and our blood flow we age better and also get some energetic and calming benefits. Check out the book The Eye of Revelation.
  7. Spend five minutes of time for focused energy, e.g. sit and journal or pray, practise concentration or meditation for a few minutes in the morning.

What’s your first meal of the day? Dr. A recommends you standardize it. It should be rich in vitamins and minerals, should make you feel full but not stuffed and it should be quick, e.g. a fresh juice and a morning shake or it could be eggs and greens.

Affirmations/Shifting Beliefs

Do you think negative thoughts about yourself? Dr. A explains that negative patterns of thinking have been gained through reactions to past experiences and repetition of these negative thoughts over time. If you want to unlearn a belief you have, find the converse of that belief that will help you succeed, repeat it and feel it.

Close your loops with your evening routine

Dr. A explains that the goal of the evening routine is to wash off the events of the day and get into deeper relaxation to prime for the next day. Anchor your routine with a dedicated space or chair for meditation or journaling before you go to bed.

When you’re done listening, be sure to check out our other amazing shows that provide the tools to help you become who you need to be to achieve your goals, including Construct Your Triangle of Growth and Empowering Yourself by Being Fit.

References and Links Mentioned:

lifemedinstitute.com

whataremylevels.com

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Men’s Optimal Health: The Purposeful Man & Heart-Centered Business Leading The Way—with Kent Baklor – EP 192

The why behind your business can be a powerful force for changing your life and the lives of others. In this episode, Ian Lobas uncovers the story of Kent Baklor’s success in life and business.

Kent is the founder of the LifeMed Institute, a health and wellness practice in Maryland that is designed to take care of you and your health in unique ways. From gut health to heart and brain health, Kent is passionate about helping you operate efficiently and manage the aging process.

It comes as no surprise to learn that he was a fitness enthusiast from an early age, even though he merely had some old weights at the time. Passion and commitment are a common thread throughout his life.

Even though he left home at the age of 15 and lived in the back of a car in gas stations for two years, he was determined to finish high school and that same determination helped him stick with his business, even when funds were so low that he had to sleep on the floor.

Like many of the other men who have been guests on this podcast, he refused to simply follow the beaten path and he earned success as a result, in spite of the challenges he faced. Kent is an inspiration to anyone who puts their heart and soul into being in alignment with their purpose.

When you’re done listening, be sure to check out our other amazing shows that provide the tools and inspiration to help you get aligned with your purpose, including Finding Your Lifelong Passion and Growing Through the Highs & Lows of Life.

Some topics they discussed include:

5:38 – How to detect when there is misalignment

8:53 – How to “act as if”

14:17 – Why we need to monitor what it happening inside and outside of our world (it seems that nothing lasts in the same way forever)

24:10 – Pushing through fear

25:41 – How to know when you have dead-on alignment

28:41 – How to make the best decisions

References and Links Mentioned:

lifemedinstitute.com

whataremylevels.com

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Evidence vs Emotion—with Aaron Velky and Ian Lobas – EP 191

We all have choices in every moment of challenge or opportunity that we face. In this episode, host Ian Lobas & Aaron Velky discuss how our brain gets wired and how we can rewire it. You’ll learn how your brain registers the experiences that didn’t feel good to you and the feeling you don’t want to have again. The interesting thing is that this also happens in business.

They point out that our past conditioning and programming can control the choices we make in the present, if we let them, and it can also shape our future. Thankfully, Aaron and Ian help us understand the difference between evidence we generate and use to power an emotion versus evidence that is real. An awareness of this difference will drive your success in every area of your life.

This discussion could be the key to figuring out what’s holding you back and preventing you from having all-round abundance.

Listen all the way through because at the end, you’ll get a practical exercise that anyone can do to bridge the gap between what you’d like to achieve and your belief that it is possible.

After leading transformational FrontRunner events, these business partners are well positioned to share the concepts that have helped attendees walk away from the events, knowing that their life has shifted in a purposeful way and clearly understanding their next move.

When you’re done listening, be sure to check out our other amazing shows with Aaron Velky, including Construct Your Triangle of Growth and Goal Setting The Purposeful Way.

What You Will Learn

21:50 – How our brains are wired and how to rewire

24:18 – Why our inner circle is crucial

31:52 – The value of being curious about what other people are experiencing

32:52 – The effect your attitude has on your team

34:13 – The impact of what is taking your mindshare or occupying your mind

36:09 – How we accumulate evidence that doesn’t serve us.

References and Links Mentioned:

https://ppm.ianlobas.com/apply-1

The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success by Deepak Chopra

Connect with Ian Lobas

Men on Purpose Podcast

Men on Purpose on Facebook

Men on Purpose on YouTube

Ian on LinkedIn

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