The Art of Masculinity

Oct 27 2020 38 mins 37

Through a quickly evolving world we are living in today, most men were given at a young age to act, feel and conduct their lives in a certain way. I am here to help empower men to embrace both forms of energy: the Masculine and Feminine, so they can step out of their hard shells and create a life where there's equal strength, toughness and still fluidity and softness.

Episode 120: Finding your Black Sheep with Brant Menswar
Oct 01 2020 55 mins  
On this episode, we talked about: Core values, enjoying life, living in survival mode, meant for more, making excuses, defining your not negotiables, 5 black sheep values, aligning your what and your why, focusing internally and so much more! "When you want to do the deep dive work to figure out what truly matters, it´s hard work" "It´s a daily struggle to convince yourself that you could be doing something more in your life" "Most of us know what's important to us but we don´t know what our not negotiables are" About Brant: Brant Menswar was recently selected as one of the country's “Top 10 Motivational Speakers,” a critically acclaimed author, award-winning musician, podcast host, and the CEO and founder of Rock Star Impact, a boutique agency that teaches people and organizations how to cultivate values-based leadership. His innovative work has changed what's possible for industry-leading organizations like Netflix, Verizon, SunTrust, Microsoft, ESPN, Hilton, Sony Pictures, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and dozens more. Passionate, engaging and transformational, Brant encourages audiences to discover their “Black Sheep Values” and move forward with deliberate intention. His interactive and entertaining techniques of defining what matters most compels audiences to dive deeper into their lives and start living on purpose. Webpage: IG: @brantmenswar New Book: Black Sheep: Unleash the Extraordinary, Awe-Inspiring, Undiscovered You Let's connect over on Instagram: @Johnny.Elsasser

Episode 118: Commit to the Mountaintop Before You Start Climbing with George Bryant
Sep 24 2020 65 mins  
On this episode, we talked about: Knowing who you are, healing your mind and your body, fighting for myself, holistic measures to heal, acknowledging your alone time, the ability to hear feedback, Independent thinking, moments of joy and happiness, daily commitment for myself and so much more! "We are born with greatness inside of us and the only way to practice it is to be in a relationship with ourselves" "At this moment, I might feel anxiety and fear, but it doesn´t mean it´s me, I don´t have to own it" About George: George Bryant is a New York Times Best Selling Author, Podcast Host & one of the most highly sought after digital marketing consultants in the world to teach his Relationships Beat Algorithms™ approach to business. He has helped hundreds of the largest companies in the world and thousands of entrepreneurs ethically scale their businesses by deepening their relationships with their customers... and creating transformational breakthroughs that help them accomplish their goals. He believes a company's financial success is directly dependent on the amount of value they share before AND after a purchase. Business is about relationships & touchpoints. The companies who put relationships before transactions will win. That is the Relationships Beat Algorithms approach. IG: @itsgeorgebryant Web: Podcast: Mind of George Let's connect over on Instagram: @Johnny.Elsasser

Episode 114: Make Everyday Count with Rob Grupe
Sep 10 2020 63 mins  
On this episode, we talked about: Finding a better path in life, wrapping your identity, justifying my actions instead of changing, focusing and developing myself, taking responsibility for what you do, talking about your feelings Staying humble and open, investing in yourself, helping people to heal, progressing, and being better, being present and so much more! "This is the reality of my situation, but I won´t let this define me, I'm going to make every single day count" "Until you take responsibility for your situation, you are not empowered to do anything about it" "What's your big goal, what do you want for yourself? You're going to let your ego get in the way?" About Rob: “Determination”, “Perseverance”, “Make every day count”. These words were seared into Rob Grupe's mind the day he got sentenced to 20 years in prison on a first time drug offense. Rob went from weight-lifting preteen, to young drug dealer and convicted felon, to ultimately one of Oklahoma's largest fitness training facility owners and has now expanded his services online to becoming a top Body Transformation Expert. Him and his fiance now help busy professionals over 40 lose fat and look better naked without giving up the foods they love. “Problems are gifts” is Rob's mantra… and by helping others acquire the skills and tools to become the strongest, most resilient versions of themselves, he hopes to help you break through your limiting beliefs as well. “I've been fortunate throughout my life to have the gift of influence. Once I used it to negatively influence myself and others—but now through my coaching program, I get to use that gift to influence people for the better. Wherever you are in life, know this—you can change what you don't like and live the way you're meant to. I did… And so can you.” —Rob Grupe FB: IG: @robgrupe Let's connect over on Instagram: @Johnny.Elsasser

Episode 112: The Masculine In Relationship with G.S. Youngblood
Sep 03 2020 56 mins  
On this episode, we talked about: Speaking my needs, boss ladies, developing masculine energy, stopping anxiety in your life, calming your nervous system, controlling your reactions, handling shame on relationships, covering emotions with anger, reversing your emotions, connection with your partner, getting in sync with the feminine, creating emotional and physical safety and so much more! "Some people are just born with natural masculine energy, and for the rest of us, we have to develop it" "When you´re in a relationship, you have the implied obligation to treat each other with respect" "Use the energy of anger to galvanize you into action in a correct way" About G.S.: GS Youngblood, author of The Masculine in Relationship: A Blueprint for Inspiring the Trust, Lust, and Devotion of a Strong Woman, is a coach who helps men in relationships learn to live, love, and lead from their Masculine core. He specializes in “nice guys” who want to find their personal power. His teachings combine deep embodiment work with the framework of the Masculine blueprint from the book. His work is based on 12 years as a student and creator in men's work and authentic relating. He also draws on principles from psychology, the martial arts, tango, meditation, and BDSM. Learn more at Reception to the book has been phenomenal. Both from men (“You just described my married life to perfection...” and “This is the best book I've EVER read on masculinity in a relationship”) and women (“I just picked up your book off my coffee table that my husband bought and it's like you've been listening to me talk for the last few years! Insane how much you get it.”) IG: gsyoungblood webpage: Let's connect over on Instagram: @Johnny.Elsasser

Episode 110: Being the Lion with Sam Bakhtiar
Aug 27 2020 59 mins  
On this episode, we talked about: Men need the influence of older men, getting in tune with who we are, playing the victim, standing up for your family, burning the boat, take care of you first, switching comfort level, making excuses, positive masculinity, consciousness of what I do and say, making mistakes, pushing the limits on the comfort zone and so much more! "When I speak on stage, I show up mentally to speak on stage and I know what I need to do to deliver the message" "All the decisions that you make up to today, lead you to be here right now" About Sam: Sam Bakhtiar is a doctor, CEO, author, world-class bodybuilder, and multi-millionaire entrepreneur. He runs a fitness franchising business, The Camp Transformation Center, with 110 locations and two different supplement and nutrition companies. With a Bachelor's degree from Pennsylvania State University in sports science and life science and a doctorate from Los Angeles College of Chiropractic, Dr. Bakhtiar has helped over one hundred thousand people transform physically and mentally. He specializes in helping people get to the top 1% in any and every aspect of their life. Dr. Bakhtiar applies his business acumen and coaching to The 1% Club, helping others to become a 1%er by rising above. He is also the author of the popular books The Total Body Transformation Secrets and Becoming a One Percenter. Dr. Bakhtiar's passion for transformations began by transforming his own physique from a scrawny, awkward kid to a Champion bodybuilder with 23 major bodybuilding titles including Mr. Orange County, Mr. Pittsburgh, Mr. California, Emerald Cup, Tournament of Champions, as well as placing runner up in Mr. USA. He has over 18 years of experience in coaching professional, collegiate, and recreational athletes from all sports. Today, he is a proud husband and father of two beautiful girls and a devoted family and businessman because “Success without fulfillment is the ultimate failure.” You can find Sam at: Web: IG: sambakhtiar You can also DM Sam on IG the word TIME for a free training video on how he is able to be so efficient. Let's connect over on Instagram: @Johnny.Elsasser

Episode 106: Objectivity in Racial Divide with Anthony Trucks
Aug 13 2020 65 mins  
On this episode, we talked about: Systemic racism, acknowledging racism, how do we unify as a society, expansion for education, our problems as a society, saying things you didn't want to say, change and so much more! "I have to go in and accept that racism is true, feel bad and make something to feel good" "There´s never going to be full congruency, but we can work together to make things work" About Anthony: I am a former NFL player turned transformational identity shift coach. You may not understand what that means at the moment, but I assure you that as you read my story you’ll not only come to comprehend it, you’ll also realize why a transformational shift is what your life is missing to reach your full potential. Success only happens when who you are to your core, your identity, aligns with your life’s vision. After I realized that I began taking the necessary steps to reprogram myself from the inside out. I spent years researching, practicing, and essentially rewiring my brain on a deep psychological level to achieve the necessary changes to become the person I wanted to be. People say change is hard, but true and authentic transformation isn’t hard. It’s painful. Little by little I started to put in the work and after years of trial and error, I slowly became a well-oiled “shift making” machine. Shifting into my ideal identity is the only way that I’ve been able to achieve success in my career. It is also the reason why I was able to bounce back in my personal life, repair my marriage and be the father that I always wanted to be for my children. I became a speaker and a best-selling author, to give back to those, successful or not, feeling stuck, uninspired and hopeless because while I’m beyond grateful for my journey, I wished I had someone to teach me all that I know now. Throughout my transformation and beyond, doors have opened to me that I never knew existed. I’ve been able to make rich and rewarding connections with people that will last a lifetime, grow and sustain my business, all the while bettering myself as an individual. I essentially achieved balance. It is my passion and life’s mission to pass along the knowledge that took me 30+ years to learn on to those who are struggling just like I have. I know what it’s like and have been where you are right now. The only thing worse than unsolicited advice is advice from someone who’s never walked a mile in your shoes. I was put here, and put through my hardships in life, to coach you through the identity shift that you need to make in order to create the life that you deserve. Let's connect over on Instagram: @Johnny.Elsasser

Episode 102: Stop with the Ego and get Obsessed with Curiosity with Ryan Clarkin
Jul 30 2020 58 mins  
On this episode, we talked about: Helping people to transform their bodies, reprogramming your mindset for a better life, how the universe conspires to assist and help you, being humble as a man, your legacy, curiosity, understanding how the ego works, setting your intentions, the awakening of healthy masculinity and so much more! "When I let go of my old life, my new life started appearing right in front of me" "I can have everything taken away from me, but if I'm living my purpose, I'm good" Ryan Clarkin at the age of 19, had a dream to become self-employed by doing what he loved which was helping people. As Ryan followed the path that was laid out for him, he realized that it was not going to get him from where he was to where he wanted to be. With great fear and excitement in his heart, he dropped out of college and went all-in on his business, developing himself and being of service to people. When Ryan made this commitment, it's almost as if the universe conspired to assist him, connecting him with the mentors, coaches, and training he needed to truly elevate his mindset and become the life-changing leader and coach that he's always wanted to be. Flash forward to 5 years later, Ryan is 24 years old and has coached hundreds of people directly from the ages of 12 - 74, he has transformed thousands of lives through transformational leadership and emotional intelligence workshops and hundreds of thousands through videos online. This is only the beginning as Ryan is on a life long mission to impact the maximum number of lives throughout his lifetime. Right now, Ryan specializes in leading transformational experiences and coaching entrepreneurs, influencers, and leaders who truly want to find out what's possible for themselves and the world when they get out of the way and give their greatest gifts to the world. You can follow or work with Ryan at: IG: @ryanclarkin Webpage: www, Work with Ryan: Let's connect over on Instagram: @Johnny.Elsasser

Episode 100: The Key to Making Women Feel Safe with Taylor Simpson
Jul 23 2020 66 mins  
On this episode, we talked about: The masculine and feminine energy, moving forward, checking in and holding space with your partner, self-development and spiritual expansion, making a better version of yourself, what happens when you go into a solution mode? allowing your partner to be herself, happy people just made good money, what happens when we project our insecurities in our partner, understanding why you respond that way to your partner, taking care of yourself and of your feminine energy and so much more! "Educate yourself on how women work and you will be some much more sync with them" "You don't have to believe in everything she does, you only have to support her" Taylor Simpson is a Motivational Speaker, Podcast Host, and Online Coach. Through her Methodology of infusing Science, Spirituality, and Mysticism, she teaches women around the world how to tap into the Frequency of Abundance. It is her mission to help these women rewire the thoughts that do not serve them, move through the blocks that keep them from living a life full of freedom and joy, so they can step fearlessly into their Higher Self, unapologetically! You can connect with Taylor over on Instagram @iAmTaylorSImpson or tune into her Podcast, A Taylored Adventure to Happiness. Free Meditation: IG: @iamtaylorsimpson Podcast: A Taylored Adventure to Happiness Free Quiz: Let's connect over on Instagram: @Johnny.Elsasser

Episode 98: Appreciating the Losses with Jake Kelfer
Jul 16 2020 63 mins  
On this episode: 3 important things: family, sports and academics, growing together instead of stepping on somebody else, enjoying the power of life, sometimes loosing gives us a new perspective, respect it's not only giving, it's winning it too, when we reframe the tought we start to take the action, you have to define what success looks like to you, we are creatures of habit, how we have to look inward before we can project outward, understanding the power that every one of us has, listening is going to be the ticket to get you where you want to go faster, the art of masculinity is being unapollogetically you and being able to listen too and so much more! "When we think about competition, the most important thing is to bring others to our level of play" "We have to look inward before we can project outward" "Listening is going to be the ticket to get you where you want to go faster" Jake Kelfer is a lifestyle entrepreneur, life elevator, and coach to rising entrepreneurs and leaders. He is the bestselling author of Elevate Beyond and Elevate Your Network, a high-energy motivational speaker on a mission to inspire millions of people to achieve personal success and happiness. He is the founder of the Professional Basketball Combine which helps NBA draft prospects turn their dreams of playing pro basketball into their reality. He and his work have been featured on Forbes, Sports Illustrated, ESPN, NBC Sports, USA Today, Bleacher Report and many other major media outlets. Connect with Jake on social @jakekelfer! IG: @jakekelfer Website: Book: Elevate Your Network Freebie: Elevate Your Network Is The Map To Turning Relationships Into More Happiness, Business, Confidence. Get Elevate Your Network For Free, Just Cover Shipping. Get The Book Today. Grab Your Free Copy. Services: The Books, The Motivational Speaking, Online Courses, Live Events. Let's connect over on Instagram: @Johnny.Elsasser

Episode 96: When Your Safety Net Becomes Your Shackles with Michael Chernow
Jul 09 2020 67 mins  
On this episode: Having a passion for human connection and engagement, your past does not has to predict your present or future, the ability to commit is what defines a man, living life in life's terms, not in your terms, abusing my body instead of caring about it, how falling down is not only an option, is necessary, the only thing stopping me from being what I want to be, is me, you have to give yourself a 100% if you want to give others the same, my father teached me some things that made me the man that I am today, how we are creatures that love and want to be loved and so much more! "I choose to not be the smartest guy in the room because I enjoy being sourrunded by smart people" "This happened to me, I recognize it, it's given me fear in a lot if things, let´s address it and move on" "Human beings do not have the ability to control anything outside of their response to life" Michael Chernow is a restaurateur and chef, entrepreneur, TV host, fitness personality and family man dedicated to inspiring the world through positivity, hospitality and service. He first began working in restaurants as a teenager and thereafter built a successful career in the industry. He worked as a bartender and bar manager at Frank Restaurant for eight years and met his wife Donna while there. In 2007, he enrolled in the French Culinary Institute and graduated with honors and was awarded an Associates Degree in both Culinary Arts and Restaurant Management in 2008. With a passion for launching, building and scaling businesses, Michael co-founded The Meatball Shop in 2009 with childhood friend Daniel Holzman, which now has five locations across New York City, and also co-authored The Meatball Shop Cookbook in 2011 released by Ballantine Books. In 2015, he founded SEAMORE's, a Manhattan restaurant that combines Michaels love of fishing and culinary expertise, which has also grown to five locations. As captain of his own ship, it is in this role where Michael grew his passion and talent for managing and nurturing others, taking advice from everyone, and hiring people to see his vision come to fruition. And in 2016, he co-founded functional beverage brand WellWell with Sagan Schultz and frozen health-food mogul, Larry Praeger of Dr. Praeger's. IG: michaelchernow Website: Podcast: Born or Made FB: MichaelPChernow Let's connect over on Instagram: @Johnny.Elsasser

Episode 94: The Tough Standard: The Hard Truths about Masculinity and Violence with Dr. Ronald Levant and Shana Pryor
Jun 25 2020 66 mins  
On this episode: The majority of men and boys are not violent, men have poor health habits and they are dying more, how anger is the tip of the iceberg and under it are the vulnerable emotions, how young boys are taught to never show vulnerability, how parents play a unique roll in boys socialization, the way fatherhood is beginning to evolve and change, why anger is prohibited for girls and showing emotions is prohibited for boys, asking yourself: Is this a "you" problem or a "they" problem? and so much more! "Lust and aggression are the two emotional expressions that man are allow to have in society" "Some guys don´t realize that even if you´re not carrying the child, you still have an active involvement in every aspect" Book released everywhere on July 1, 2020: The Tough Standard: The Hard Truths About Masculinity and Violence Bio: Ronald F. Levant, Ed.D., ABPP, earned his doctorate in Clinical Psychology and Public Practice from Harvard University. He was on the faculty of Boston University, where he directed the nationally prominent Fatherhood Project, Rutgers University, Harvard Medical School at The Cambridge Hospital, and the Center for Psychological Studies, Nova Southeastern University, where he also served as Dean. He is currently Professor Emeritus of Psychology, The University of Akron, where he was Dean of the Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences, Professor of Psychology, and Core Faculty in the Counseling Psycholgy Program. Dr. Levant was the 2005 President of APA, and served as the Editor of the Psychology of Men and Masculinity from 2007-2015. Dr. Levant has authored, co-authored, edited or co-edited 19 books and over 250 peer-reviewed refereed journal articles and book chapters in the psychology of men and masculinities, family and gender psychology, and advancing professional psychology. He has developed and evaluated a number of psychological measures designed to assess a variety of gender-related constructs. These include: The original Male Role Norms Inventory (MRNI), the Revised (MRNI-R), the Short Form (MRNI-SF), the Very Brief Form (MRNI-VB) and the Adolescent (MRNI-A) and Adolescent-revised (MRNI-A-r) versions. In addition he developed the Normative Male Alexithymia Scale (NMAS) and Brief Form (NMAS_BF), The Femininity Ideology Scale (FIS) and Short Form (FIS-SF), the Health Behavior Inventory-20 (HBI-20) and Short Form (HBI-SF), the Women's Non-Traditional Sexuality Questionnaire (WNSQ), the Father's Expectations About Son's Masculinity Scale (FEASMS), and the Aging Adult's Masculinity Ideology Inventory (AAMII). Dr. Levant's signature contribution has been in establishing the empirical foundation for the “Normative Male Alexithymia” hypothesis. In addition, Levant developed Alexithymia Reduction Treatment (ART), a brief psychoeducational intervention designed to remediate normative male alexithymia in order to prepare men to engage more fully in psychotherapy. ART is designed as an adjunctive treatment that can be administered prior to, or concurrently with, standard care. Let's connect over on Instagram: @Johnny.Elsasser

Episode 93: The Gut Brain Axis, Inflammation, and Your Overall Health as a Man with Dr. Will Cole
Jun 18 2020 59 mins  
On this episode: It´s awesome to see what the body is capable of, we need to take responsibility of our health, mental health is not separate from physical health, I don´t want to just cover up the symptom, I want to know what´s triggering it, how we stress our immune system, learning what our body is telling us and listening to it, how sleep is not a luxury: is part of your health, it's not only what you serve in your mouth, is also what you serve in your mind and spirit, allowing yourself to say no in your life and so much more! "You need to ask the question: what´s going on here?" "The body is so interconnected, that we have to look at it as a whole" About Dr. Will: Dr. Will Cole, leading functional-medicine expert, consults people around the world via webcam at and locally in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He specializes in clinically investigating underlying factors of chronic disease and customizing health programs for thyroid issues, autoimmune conditions, hormonal dysfunctions, digestive disorders, and brain problems. Dr. Cole was named one of the top fifty functional-medicine and integrative doctors in the nation and is a health expert for mindbodygreen and goop. Dr. Cole is the author of the book, The Inflammation Spectrum in which he explores how inflammation exists on a spectrum within the body, the various systems it can affect, and how you can discover your individual food triggers to overcome chronic inflammation. He is also the author of Ketotarian in which he melds the powerful benefits of a ketogenic diet with a plant-based one. Website: IG: drwillcole Podcast: Goopfellas podcast Let's connect over on Instagram: @Johnny.Elsasser

Episode 91: Being Vulnerable in a No Quit Life with Chris Wirth
Jun 04 2020 59 mins  
On this episode: This didn't happen to me, happened for me; the self-improvement movement, how you have to control what you can control, how to continue putting positive things into your brain, if this isn't serving me anymore, how do I let it go? Why Vulnerability needs to be open, communication and speaking your truth, why one of the biggest fear of people is public speaking, how true success never happens overnight and so much more! "I´m a big believer of affirmation, of what you say, what you hear, what you listen to" "When you're vulnerable with someone, you're saying I trust you enough with this, would you mind helping me?" "When you start doubting yourself, those things creep in and it becomes a bigger fear for you" Christopher J. Wirth is the Founder and President of No Quit Living, which is a Speaking, Coaching and Training Company. No Quit Living works with individuals, teams and corporations to help improve accountability, effectiveness and efficiency. NO Quit Living looks to motivate and inspires their clients to never give up on themselves, their goals and their dreams. Christopher is the host of the No Quit Living Podcast which has been rated as a top 50 Podcast on iTunes in 3 different categories: Business, Health and Self-Help. Christopher is a sought after Keynote Speaker. If your need is for a dynamic speaker to motivate, inspire and captivate your audience– look no further! Christopher began his coaching career as an AAU Basketball Coach, Collegiate Basketball Coach, as well as High School Basketball Coach. website: email to contact Chris: [email protected] IG: Podcast: No Quit Living Let's connect over on Instagram: @Johnny.Elsasser

Episode 87: Knowing Your Value and Persevering with Gaurav Valani
May 07 2020 59 mins  
On this episode: What's your story and what you want to do? What's the fastest way to get where I want?, how you sometimes associate your success with how much money you make, losing yourself in comparisonitis, why you should have really good mentors, approaching to interviews with confidence, how you have to look the failures as opportunities instead of obstacles, evaluating how you keep doing things, being able to remove your ego, you should never build your life around chasing arbitrary goals and so much more! "When is it going to be my turn to be successful?" "You naturally compare to others, and when you do that, you tend to put yourself down" "You should never quit on a bad day, you should quit on a good day" About Gaurav: Gaurav Valani is an Entrepreneur, Career Coach, and a former executive of one of the most well-known publicly-traded companies in the world, Over the past 12 years, Gaurav has in some way shape or form been helping people build meaningful careers. He started out his career bouncing around 10 different dead-end jobs within 6 years after graduation. During that time he stumbled into the staffing industry began his career as a recruiter. Throughout his recruiting career, he's helped companies like Google, SpaceX, Disney, Warner Bros, Coca-Cola, Amazon, Microsoft, Netflix, and many others to find top talent. During this time, he would study exactly how these companies would find candidates, how they would interview them, negotiate salaries and ultimately hire these employees and not only that, but he would also study how these employees grew their own careers after landing these high-paying jobs. Once he learned the exact strategies successful people used to not only land high paying jobs at some of the best companies in the world but how they also kept moving up in their careers after they've landed those jobs, he applied those same strategies to his own career and went onto become a co-founder of a $72M staffing agency (prior to acquisition), start a career coaching company which has helped hundreds of people all over the world build meaningful careers, and landed a high-level executive position at one of the most reputable publicly traded companies there is today. Through all the information he's gained throughout his career, Gaurav has helped thousands of professionals land six (and even seven) figure jobs at some of the biggest companies in the world. Let's connect over on Instagram: @Johnny.Elsasser

Episode 85: Healed People Heal People with Lucas Mack
Apr 23 2020 58 mins  
On this episode: How souls can connect to other souls, knowing that what's within me is enough to survive, what am I doing with my life?, we cannot plan our pain, how am I going to be a good masculine figure for my children, turning my pain into a purpose for helping people, helping men to heal, how to be the healthiest version of yourself, exploring life, figuring things out and live, knowing that I am loved and free to explore and think, having the courage to experience love in it's purest form, and so much more! "When you know your purpose in life, you can navigate thru a lot of hard decisions and make it thru" "I'm going to take my mask off so you can take your mask off, and we can be safe together" "You're good enough: you're still worthy and deserve to be loved" About Lucas: Lucas Mack works with people who are looking for healing, forgiveness, rest, balance, purpose and peace in their lives by reconnecting them to an understanding of the true definition of love and the power it brings, by giving them personal empowerment, a clear vision, purposeful direction and an ability to give back. Growing up in an abusive home where fear and confusion ruled his life, he's been able to break the cycle and find true healing. He learned that love gives truth permission to come forth resulting in personal freedom, and the reason we aren't free is because we don't know what true love is. He leads people to experience change in themselves in order for them to impact the world, through spiritual reconnection, personal healing, and legacy building. You are invited on a vulnerable journey to experience the fullness of love. The world is waiting for you to be free. Your family is waiting for you to be free. And, most importantly, you are waiting for you to be free. LinkdIn: 4th Avenue Media FB: Lucas Mack IG: @lucasjamesmack Webpage: Discover Amare, The Mental Wellness Company: Donate to: Let's connect over on Instagram: @Johnny.Elsasser

Episode 82: Why Your Darkest Hour Can be Your Shining Moment with Doug Bopst
Apr 02 2020 64 mins  
On this episode: it´s on us to bring our best during dark times, how life is about choices, what can I do to continue feeling like that? why we're always struggling with healing, when true transformation occurs, can you give unconditional love? listening to somebody else rather than myself, addressing my purpose and mission in life, taking the pain and making it into purpose and more! "We can´t just blame our past for everything" "In order for me to learn, I need to adapt new skills and grow" "If people don´t accept they have issues, they will never grow as a person" About Doug: Doug Bopst is an award-winning personal trainer, author, speaker and business owner. Those credentials and accolades are a result of his own transformation. He is a former felon and drug addict, sentenced to months in jail due to being found guilty of “possession with intent to sell.” He chose to use his time locked in that small cell to beat his demons and reinvent himself thanks to a combination of faith, family and fitness. He has helped hundreds of people improve their health and wellness. He is the author of three books: "From Felony to Fitness to Free," about how people can turn a negative into a positive and make the most of their second chance. His second book, "Faith Family Fitness," encourages readers to cultivate their spirituality, believe in themselves and stay mentally, physically and spiritually fit. In his third and latest book, "The Heart of Recovery," he interviews many of the most inspiring individuals in recovery from of all walks of life to learn what they are doing to thrive in recovery from addiction. He has been featured on national media outlets such as the Today Show, Men's Health, Goalcast, Cheddar, Greatist, Thrive Global and others... Doug has also been featured as a guest on various podcasts including Impact Theory, Rise Together Podcast, Rich Roll Podcast, This Life with Dr. Drew and One37pm. He has also been featured on local media outlets in his hometown such as WBAL 11, WJZ 13 and WMAR 2 and in the Baltimore Sun as one of Baltimore's “12 Fitness Heroes” in 2015. "From Felony to Fitness to Free" a short documentary about his story premiered at The Reel Recovery Film Festival in Los Angeles and New York City in 2018. He has spoken to and worked with many companies, organizations and schools including McCormick and the Clemson football team. Website: IG: dougbopst FB: Doug Bopst Podcast: The Adversity Advantage Discover Amare, The Mental Wellness Company: Donate to: Let's connect over on Instagram: @Johnny.Elsasser

Episode 78: TBI, PTSD, and Mental Health Issues with Dr. Lance Davis
Mar 05 2020 59 mins  
In this episode we talked about: Healing ourselves from the root problem, not only the symptoms The human body as a complex biological computer Sleep and hormones How PTSD is more mainstream now and more easily to talk about Talking about your difficulties What are you putting into your body? The information is out there Recognizing changes in your body How the lack of structure crashes people Women are more creative in a lot of ways Paying attention to your inner dialogue Reinforcing what is true and what you know it´s true If you don´t have goals, you go wherever life takes you "Talking about your disease is only one part for recovery" "There´s a lot you need to learn, to get where you want to be" About Lance: Lance's journey began when he enlisted in the Army in December 2002. During his time in the military, he was deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan. He ended his contract in April 2009 and moved back into the civilian world. While going to school, a colleague of his told him to get his military disability re-assessed. A few months later Lance met with a VA psychologist and was diagnosed with PTSD. Roughly a year later, Lance decided to seek treatment through the VA. He regularly saw a counselor and was not getting the results he wanted. On top of other symptoms, he had constant low-grade headaches and wasn't sleeping well. The doctor told him “that's normal” and prescribed him medication. As a doctor, Lance, who effectively treats headaches on a daily basis, was frustrated because he was not able to make any change in himself. At this point, he decided that the VA and the normal medical model wasn't going to work for him. After doing much reading and research, he found his way to Dr. Mark Gordon and the Millennium-WAF TBI Project. They started treating his PTSD as a TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury). Treatment cleared Lance's mind and gave him a vision of how he wanted to help others. Lance took a deep dive into personal work. He found out that the stories we tell ourselves affect how we see the world around us. The work that Lance did on himself inspired him to coach others to make similar changes in their lives. All the tools that he uses have been put to the test. Social Media Links: IG: i_am_drlancedavis Let's connect over on Instagram: @Johnny.Elsasser

Episode 74: How to Live an unHIDDEN Life with Robert Kandell
Feb 06 2020 63 mins  
Discover Amare, The Mental Wellness Company: Donate to: On this episode we talked about: The necessary tools for men Men can go to other men for support Women are getting more empowered People are motivated by inspiration or desperation Life isn´t the way that I thought that it would be We want the maximum result for the least amount of effort We´re trained to be mediocre communicators in society Women have connections to their emotions better than men No one did this to me, this is me I want to understand this part of myself I want more and I want to be bigger A lot of things can be beneficial if you open up yourself How to talk and communicate with women We live in the most informational time Self-love and self-esteem are highly attractive for women We live in a society of scarcity We actually live in a world of abundance Admit to yourself: I want something different "You have to make things accessible and pragmatic so people can understand" "When the pain of change is less than the pain of staying the same, then we change" About Robert: Robert Kandell is an interpersonal communication expert, speaker, podcaster and the author of the bestselling book, unHIDDEN: A Book for Men and Those Confused by Them. Since 2002, Robert's mission has been to help people find themselves and use their internal power to live their best lives. He has helped thousands of students up-level their communication, leading them to live more balanced, energized, connected and purposeful lives.Robert is a veteran of many worlds, having moved seamlessly from corporate America and the startup world, to becoming an authority in the personal development sphere, to building an international 8-figure business and authoring a bestselling book. He is the host of the podcast, Tuff Love, where he puts his compassionate, hard-hitting insight to work helping people move forward in their lives with clarity. He has been described as “part football coach, part loving dad and part slightly crazed drill sergeant”. His style is challenging, fraternal, highly rewarding, and definitely not for the faint-hearted. 6:52 Website: Facebook: / Twitter: @Robertkandell Instagram: @robert.kandell Linkedin: Youtube: Pinterest: Skype: Rbk_ot Let's connect over on Instagram: @Johnny.Elsasser

Episode 71: How failure became drive with Steve Valentine
Jan 16 2020 70 mins  
Donate to: On this episode we talked about: Suicide is selfish Trying to make everything work Saying yes and figuring it out later Determine to not let opportunities go Doing the right thing at the end of the day This isn´t going to stop what I want The desire Being the person that you want to be Different opinions that make you see things differently Cultivating friendships A mindset of abundance instead of scarcity Having somebody that you trust What is the smart thing to invest in? You can´t sell something that you don´t know What's the best for whoever is investing? Making smart decisions It's all about the long term "Dig in and dig out so you can grow and grow in your life" "If you want these things in life, then you´re going to have to be willing to work for them" "We need to surround ourselves with the right people to put ourselves in the right direction" About Steve Valentine: Steve Valentine, with his supervillain beard, does more than buy and sell houses with his clients. With more than 20 years of real estate experience, he's fanatical about handcrafting the right solution for each client using his toolbox of absurdly effective techniques. He's more super-hero when it comes to investing in real estate and in his relationships with clients, employees, and family. He out-right refused financial ruin to build a retirement-sustaining real estate portfolio. A portfolio that is so diverse and has been so fun to create, he's educating others to do the same. It didn't happen overnight, though… it took 5 whole years. Let's connect over on Instagram: @Johnny.Elsasser

Episode 63: How My Insecurities Created Toxic Behavior with Jeremia
Nov 21 2019 53 mins  

Episode 59: Why Being Selfish is Good! with Calvin Wayman
Oct 24 2019 55 mins  
Todays guest has had one of the most interesting lives I have come across to date. Calvin Wayman grew up on family farm in a strict fundamentalist religion that practiced polygamy—1 dad, 4 moms and 44 brothers and sisters! From an early age, he was taught exactly what “could” or “couldn’t” do--how to act, what to think, what to desire and not desire, even down to the kind of underwear he was supposed to wear.But he always felt he was meant for more, and had a dream of designing a life on his own terms. In 2015 at 27 years old, he took the plunge to leave everything he ever knew to pursue the life he had always dreamed of. He started selling door-to-door, facing adversity and rejection that helped mold him. As rocky as his story has been, he’s been documenting the entire journey on social media to help others on their own path.(Some of the things he’s done are incredible: He was an employee and started working for himself full time He was $53k in debt and documented him becoming debt free He had never run a marathon before and he ran a 50 mile ultra marathon He was overweight and lost over 50 pounds He had a dream of one day speaking on stage with his mentors, and he’s since shared the stage with people like: Brendon Burchard, Lewis Howes, Mel Robbins, Jay Shetty, and Tom Bilyeu) Today, he’s a proud papa and successful entrepreneur. He’s an international TEDx Speaker, and the best-selling author of Fish Out of Water. He’s the host of a podcast carrying his name, and he stars in the YouTube show Making The Millionaire: a vlog where he’s documenting his story from polygamy to prosperity--from $53,000 in debt, to his first one million dollars. He’s been featured in 100s of magazine, television, radio, and podcast shows—including Entrepreneur Magazine, and the Dave Ramsey Show. He’s the cofounder of the Fish Out of Water Mastermind--a program that helps people launch their entrepreneurial careers, live their dreams, and make an impact on the world. Podcast: Curious With Calvin Wayman Web page: IG: Calvinwayman FB: Takeaways: - My life keeps changing and evolving due to my experiences - There are several ideas that contain you when you are in the same space every time - Sometimes, you feel that you can´t have a conversation with someone about your problems, because there is only judgement - The people is misunderstanding the version of selfishness that I am doing - It´s not about time itself, is about quality time - Are you willing to leave everything you know behind just to know the truth? "Try to put yourself in position where you are out of your element" "We need to constantly search for the journey of our lives" "If you don´t become the best of you, you are being selfish to yourself"

Episode 55: Why He Should Be a Statistic with L. Douglas Hogan
Sep 26 2019 65 mins  
On this episode we talk about: - How we define ourselves: I can become statistic or I can change this channel - How the things in my past, guide me through the path that I´m walking right now - How we all control our own destiny - Which path are you going to choose? - How the things that impress you, influence you "Everything I had was mental abuse, and I needed to change that" "I wasn´t going to be the victim ever, and I was going to help other people that were victims" "I allowed the people who impressed me, to influence me" L. Douglas Hogan is a U.S.M.C. veteran with over twenty years in public service. Among these are three years as an anti-tank infantryman, one year as a Marine Corps Marksmanship Instructor, ten years as a part-time police officer, and twenty-one years working in state government doing security work and supervision. He has been married over twenty-five years, has two children, and is faithful to his church, where he resides in southern Illinois.Social Media: Facebook: honoryouroath Instagram: ldouglashogan Website: Extras: He has also written 11 books (Oath Takers was a best seller) and one co-author work of fiction (Archie's Heart - 100% of proceeds went to the DAV)He is currently working on a novel for G. Michael Hopf's Tales from the New World. It's titled, "Lockdown." Additionally, he also has a short story set to release in an anthology, titled "The End." Let's connect over on Instagram: @Johnny.Elsasser

Episode 47: Where is Your Line Drawn? with Dr. Brett Gilbert
Aug 01 2019 57 mins  
On this episode we talk about: - Being honest is better than trying to be someone else - I´m going to open myself to learn new things - What things are holding you back? - You have to break trough discomfort - It´s important to be in touch with your body Important Quotes: "Keep an open mind, because things keep changing all the time" "For personal growth, you have to push out of your comfort zone" "Opening up for the idea of being inspired" Dr. Brett E. Gilbert graduated from the University of Maryland Dental School in 2001and completed his postgraduate training in Endodontics from the University of Maryland Dental School in 2003. He is currently a clinical assistant professor in the Department of Endodontics at the University of Illinois-Chicago, College of Dentistry and on staff at Presence Resurrection Medical Center in Chicago. He is a past-president of the Illinois Association of Endodontists. Dr. Gilbert is board certified, a Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics. He was named a top ten young dental educator in America by the Seattle Study Club in 2017. In 2019 he was named to Academic Keys Who’s Who in Dentistry Higher Education (WWDHE). Dr. Gilbert lectures nationally and internationally on clinical endodontics. Dr. Gilbert has a full-time private practice limited to Endodontics in Niles, Illinois. Social Media Handles: IG: @drbrettgilbert FB: kingendodontics YouTube: Dr. Brett Gilbert

Episode 45: Advanced Adulting with Bradley Richardson
Jul 18 2019 59 mins  
On this episode: - Advanced adulting: self-esteem, what do I want to do, being a man. - What type of dad do I want to be? - Set the mark on your personality - You don´t like to lose? Get better - A lot of man live trough their kids - You´re your own man in everything (life, raising kids) - Serving others is not negative or weak, is supportive - Space of love instead of finding a solution Quotes: - We all do the same things, but we are scared to admit it - If you´re going to show up, be good at what you do - Being the best man you can be, is being the man you are - Choosing the man you want to be and how does that define who you are About Bradley Richardson Bradley Richardson is a best-selling author, coach, and authority on ADVANCED ADULTING, where he helps grown-ass adults navigate real-life issues. He coaches, creates online courses and content to help men and women successfully navigate the things everyone experiences but nothing prepares you once you hit a certain age or stage of life, both personally, professionally and in your relationships. (Dating... again, Divorce, Relationships, Parenting, Figuring out what you want to be when you grow up... the second time… and more.) He and his work have appeared in The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Good Morning America, Entrepreneur Magazine and Rolling Stone. He has published five books in multiple languages. Bradley is a single father of three grown kids, a fifth-generation Texan and spent over a decade as one of the top headhunters or executive recruiters in America, placing and advising CEOs and other senior executives at major companies. Bradley can be found at and on social media on Instagram and FaceBook at @imbradleyrichardson. Let's connect over on Instagram: @Johnny.Elsasser

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