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Hosted by transformational coach, entrepreneur, martial artist and psychonaut Nicolas Gregoriades, this show features interviews with accomplished and unique individuals dedicated to helping men lead lives of more passion, adventure and connection. In it we discuss relationships, philosophy, health and many other endeavors affecting the path men take through the modern world.
 
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Rocco Jarman is one of the most powerful men alive. While the world continues to try and solve new problems using old paradigms, Rocco has synthesized a philosophy which is truly unique and applicable to the times in which we live. In this conversation he shares several psychological tools which will help you to live a happier, more fulfilled life.…
 
Author Scott Ford was heavily influenced by his father’s philosophy that small business and entrepreneurship are the backbone of the economy. After a stand-out career in financial planning in which he helped many achieve financial freedom, Scott has now devoted his life to helping people pursue what he calls ‘True Wealth’. Get a free copy of Nic's …
 
Special Episode: Nic Gregoriades appears as a guest on The Art of Skill Show with Rick Ellis. Nic describes the last several years of his journey including his global travels and Jiu Jitsu training under Roger Gracie. The conversation also delves into several other topics including gender dynamics, simulation theory and psychedelics. Get a free cop…
 
Most men in the modern world have nobody that they can really talk to regarding their fears and challenges. Entrepreneur Sean Galla is looking to change that through his Men’s Group platform. After working with thousands over the last decade, Sean has recognized a pattern of isolation and sadness, even within many of the men society deems super-suc…
 
A groundbreaking pioneer in the wellness industry whose work has influenced millions, Udo Erasmus has spent a lifetime searching for the answers to what makes a person physically, spiritually and mentally healthy. During his lifetime of study and rich experiences he has accrued a massive amount of unconventional wisdom and insight. In this discussi…
 
Anyone who tells you the entrepreneurial journey is an easy one is lying to you. Successful franchisor Desi Saran shares how the pandemic destroyed his business and brought him to his knees. More importantly, he explains how he was able to find the strength to get back up again. Get a free copy of Nic's and see his other stuff at this link: https:/…
 
We're constantly presented with idealized versions of relationships by society and the media. But are these depictions of what love should look like realistic or even desirable? Rocco Jarman has asked these difficult questions and found compelling answers. Using his comprehensive understanding of spirituality, neuroscience, human-nature and logic, …
 
Success in any field is largely determined by your ability to communicate with people. Ivan Evetovics has made it his mission to master the art of communication and use it to improve all of his relationships. In this episode he shares some of the most effective concepts for rapidly improving your ability to connect with others, listen and be unders…
 
Jimmy Rex is best known for his fifteen-year career in real estate (he closed Utah’s most expensive home sale in history at $32.5MM). But Jimmy has also had his life savings destroyed by bad investments, swam with sharks, jumped off cliffs, ran with the bulls, and liberated child slaves from their captors (yes, really). His new book, You End Up Whe…
 
Rocco shares the fundamentals of my breakthrough paradigm of the Adult, the Child & the Animal, a powerful framework for understanding our own conscious and subconscious behavior and the keys to developing an effective roadmap for psychological self repair and stable actualization. This framework is effectively transforming the lives of people who …
 
The last year was one of the toughest of James Cooper's life. Despite being the youngest jiu jitsu black belt in the UK's history and a mega-successful celebrity trainer, nothing could prepare James for the challenges of the last 12 months. James shares with us how he simultaneously faced the death of his best friend, a major heart-break & betrayal…
 
Max Whittle fell in love with Japan after a brief visit and vowed that he’d live there one day. He made good on his promise and within a couple of years he was a resident of the 'Land of the Rising Sun'. Max learned several profound lessons during his time immersed in the culture and his life was forever changed by the experience. Nic and Max discu…
 
Fame, wealth and an amazing physique, Mike Chang seemed to have it all. But inside he was hiding a secret - he wasn't happy. Founder of some of the internet's most famous fitness training programs, Mike suffered an injury that lead him to a profound experience which caused him to question the very foundations upon which he had built his life. In th…
 
You won't meet a nicer guy than Matt Benyon - he's equal parts kind, creative, humble and intelligent. Matt has built both a thriving business and popular brand by taking risks and finding the crossover between passion and talent. Matt shares his how his solo childhood trips to southeast Asia played an extensive role in how he sees the world, as we…
 
Correct breathing is one of the most important aspects of health yet it's something almost all of us take for granted. Patrick McKeown has made it his life's mission to build upon the groundbreaking work of Dr. Konstantin Buteyko and teach others how to breathe properly and reclaim their health. In this episode Patrick covers mouth taping, breathin…
 
It's very hard to live a life of fulfillment if you're constantly in physical pain. Dr Mark Cheng has dedicated himself to understanding human performance and wellbeing through movement, using a combination of eastern and western protocols. His broad range of expertise on everything from Tai-Chi to Kettlebells has given him key insights into health…
 
As racial tension due to the outcry over the death of George Floyd threatens to tear America apart, the cracks in the nation’s structure are becoming impossible to ignore. Retired military veteran and jiu jitsu black belt Gerald Garland shares some perspectives on the deep-rooted issues within the country and how he believes they can be solved.…
 
If you're a man who has ever had issues with your father, this might be one of the most important things you ever listen to. Eddie Kay survived poverty, abuse, and the suicide of his father and went on to become the kind of man he'd always wanted to be. Eddie shares the nearly-insurmountable challenges he faced and how learning to master the Flow S…
 
One of my favorite expressions is ‘Everything you want is on the other side of fear’. Chuck J. Rylant, bestselling author of The Perfect Life Manifesto, is somebody who is committed to facing his fears. In this episode of the show he and Nic have a deep conversation about the way fear affects men both physiologically and mentally. Chuck and Nic bot…
 
Former MMA fighter Nick Chapman looks like a thug and he wouldn't have it any other way. It's caused people to underestimate him countless times and given him the upper hand in business and social situations. Nick explains how his dedication to continual learning has given him the life of his dreams. He also shares why he chose to escape England by…
 
Is fatherhood the cure for selfishness? Up until the birth of his twins two years ago, Thomas Huisking had always lived life on his terms. As an aspiring polymath, actor and model, Thomas was focused on his own development and fulfillment at the expense of everything else in his life. But the arrival of his children and a powerful Ayahausca trip ra…
 
Regardless of your circumstances, if you're not sick then the current events have presented you with a huge opportunity. You can choose to waste this time by binging on Netflix, drinking and forwarding memes to your friends. Or you use it to work on yourself, increase your wisdom and emerge from this a wiser, healthier and more capable version of y…
 
Few will argue with the statement that sex is one of the best parts of the human experience, but like everything else it has a dark side. This week's guest, Dominick Quartuccio, gives an open and honest account of how he succumbed to sex addiction and the events that made him realize he needed to change. Finding the courage to face this issue took …
 
Jay Campbell used to be know amongst his colleagues and clients as the 'F%ck you, pay me' guy. After a spiritual awakening and a lot of deep work on himself he has been able to transform from ruthless self-serving businessman into a more connected, healthier and ultimately happier individual. In this episode Jay explains how he learned to love and …
 
After entering the Air Force under a sense of obligation and duty, Richard Bejtlich to the rank of captain and specialized in Information Warfare before he could no longer ignore the inner voice telling him that he was on the wrong path. With great courage he left the stability of the military and carved out a highly successful career as a cybersec…
 
There's such a wealth of misinformation out there when it comes to health, and engaging in the latest fitness and diet fads will often lead you further away from performance and longevity. Peter Lakatos has spent his life separating what actually works in the fields of health and wellbeing from what doesn't, through study, trial and error. In this …
 
Dan Dietrich arrived in the United States with nothing but his wits and a strong work ethic. Through creative thinking and a lot of hustle he achieved success and the lifestyle he'd always dreamed of. Besides being one of the most detail-oriented people I've ever met, Dan is also someone who is dedicated to excellence - and it shows in his business…
 
Author of 'The Gift of Adversity', Marcus Aurelius Anderson has overcome struggles that would have broken the average man into a million pieces. At his darkest moment, paralyzed from the neck down thousands of miles from home, he found deep peace and purpose. In this conversation Marcus shares some key insights that will allow you to reframe your b…
 
Like health and wealth, relationships are one of the most important pillars of every man's life. Pablo Rosario describes his journey from heart-broken 10 year-old who was dumped on the playground to a full-time dating and relationship coach. According to Pablo's philosophy, the most important thing you can do to improve your relationships with wome…
 
Love him or hate him, Mike Cernovich is as real as they come. A hugely controversial figure in the worlds of media and politics, Mike is also the author of 'Gorilla Mindset', a manifesto on the thought patterns and self-talk required for greatness. In this episode Mike openly shares how he overcame poverty and soul-crushing bullying to carve an emp…
 
Deep down, Dan Mendilow always knew that he didn't fit in with the 9-5 script that society had laid out for him and yet he tried to anyway. But living out of alignment with his purpose and who he truly was led to burnout and depression. Eventually he reached a point where he couldn't continue living the lie. By taking courageous action which includ…
 
Khemit Bailey has had a truly interesting and impressive journey. From his military service where he served as a Mandarin translator in China, to his work at Apple where he safeguarded corporate secrets, everything he has done has been adventurous and unusual. In this episode, Khemit discusses the new Character Arc system that he has devoted himsel…
 
We've all been told that sugar is unhealthy and that carbs make us fat. But is the science behind those claims really as conclusive as we're led to believe? Kyle Mamounis, PhD is currently a researcher at University of Central Florida in Orlando and has come to some interesting, counterintuitive perspectives on the ketogenic diet and the demonizati…
 
Growing up in a small town in Ohio, Andrew Kuhn knew he wanted more out of life. A gifted athlete and student, he was studying pre-med before realizing that a traditional profession was too constricting and that he wanted to carve his own path in life. Fast forward to today and Andrew is a hugely successful real-estate developer who attributes his …
 
Ever wonder why the world is the way it is? Why is so much of the human experience characterized by opposing factions and conflict? And why do we find that certain people seem impossible to communicate with? The 'Spiral Dynamics' model might have some answers to these questions. Philosopher, Medicine Man and Thinker Ian Savage gives us a detailed d…
 
Thought leader, international speaker, and social entrepreneur Arnaud Saint-Paul has used the intersection of spirituality and business to achieve great personal success, and is now focused on giving back. Arnaud shares his multifaceted wisdom to show us how the best solution to any challenge is to become present and live as fully in the moment as …
 
By all measures Johnny FD had it all - a high-paying executive job, an amazing apartment in LA and several fast cars. But it didn’t make him happy. One day he took a trip to Asia and just didn’t go home. Since then he’s taught scuba diving on tropical islands, fought kickboxing matches in Thailand and become the poster-boy for the ‘Digital Nomad’ c…
 
After enduring 15 years of intense depression and failing to find relief through pharmaceuticals and psychotherapy, Vaz Sriharan realized that the only way out was to face himself and conquer his demons. Through deep reflection and the total acceptance of and responsibility for his circumstances, Vaz was able to rebuild his life on a foundation of …
 
Yegor Makhiboroda escaped the collapse of the Soviet Union and arrived in America at the age of 8. Despite speaking no english and enduring bullying and isolation, he promised himself that he would excel in his new country. He was snapped up for a prestigious role by a Fortune 50 company right out of college where he found success but felt deeply u…
 
Aaron is the perfect example of a man who completely reengineered his life. Just a few short years ago he was a shy, self-conscious person who had just left college and didn't know what he wanted to do with his life. Fast forward to today where he has written a book on self-development, traveled extensively and created a successful, passion-fueled …
 
Few have had as rich and full a life as Christopher Ryan Trip. By the age of 25 he'd already done more than most complete in a lifetime. Chris explains how he started a real-estate business, worked as a contractor in Iraq and finally found success with a digital marketing agency. He also shares how he survived a near-fatal car wreck and attempted e…
 
For no apparent reason, Josh Macin went from being a happy, healthy guy to an anxious, fractured wreck in a matter of days. It got so bad that he was even institutionalized. Through a phenomenally difficult road he was eventually able to reclaim his mental, physical and spiritual health. He now has a successful online business and is living a truly…
 
Michael Katilus' grew up in a tough part of upstate New York and it shows on his face. His career as a social worker has given him insight into many aspects of human behavior and there's not much he hasn't seen. Michael and Nic discuss how jiu jitsu ability doesn't always translate into morality or even decency, and how the art should be used to bu…
 
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