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Now displaying: May, 2023
May 31, 2023

In this week’s ASK ME ANYTHING, Ryan Michler takes on your questions from Instagram. Hit Ryan up on Instagram at @ryanmichler and share what’s working in your life. 

SHOW HIGHLIGHTS

 

(0:00) Episode intro

(3:20) When you have a lot on your plate, how do you keep your sanity and your family in tact?

(8:20) Will I ever see you again on the mats in Maine?

(9:20) Is there a book you would recommend, along with the Bible, to help with your walk as a Christian?

(10:25) How is sobriety and how can I support your journey?

(13:30) How do you think people build community when people tend to keep opposing views as far away as possible?

(19:00) How do you start a t-shirt printing business without using amazon or bulk ordering?

(23:40) How are you dealing with losing your marriage at this early stage?

(32:50) How do I allow myself grace when trying to start something new?

(40:00) Do you ever find it hard to find motivation? Do you ever want to quit doing your podcast?

(42:00) How did you get your son into lifting?

(46:00) How do you cope with the “I’m to old to start over” thoughts?

 

 

Battle Planners are back in stock. Pick yours up today!

 

Get your signed copy of Ryan's new book, The Masculinity Manifesto

 

For more information on the Iron Council brotherhood.

 

Want maximum health, wealth, relationships, and abundance in your life? Sign up for our free course, 30 Days to Battle Ready

May 30, 2023

“I’m babysitting my kids,” is likely something a lot of you fathers have used as an excuse or reason not to do something else. I know I certainly have. But we don’t really babysit, do we. Babysitting our children implies they aren’t our inherent responsibility and that, obviously, is not the case.

My guest today, Nate Feathers, makes the case against “babysitting our children,” and, instead, shows fathers a better way to approach the relationship between father and son or daughter. Today, we talk about kids mimicking our behavior, the changes in culture with regards to fatherhood, how to bond effectively with newborns, toddlers, and teens, learning to let go of your children, how to keep the relationship (and sex life) with your wife thriving, and why it’s not accurate to assume that you’re ever “babysitting” your children.

 

SHOW HIGHLIGHTS:

 

  • Fathers can be disciplined AND kind
  • The biological connection between mothers and children
  • How fathers can bond with newborn babies
  • Skin to skin contact with your kids
  • Women take what we give them and make it better
  • Enjoying your kids through the years
  • Most guys should provide less structure, not more
  • Focus on the moment, with your kids and with your wife
  • Advice for single fathers

Battle Planners are back in stock. Pick yours up today!

 

Get your signed copy of Ryan's new book, The Masculinity Manifesto

 

Want maximum health, wealth, relationships, and abundance in your life? Sign up for our free course, 30 Days to Battle Ready

Download the NEW Order of Man Twelve-Week Battle Planner App and maximize your week.

May 26, 2023

In this week’s FRIDAY FIELD NOTES, Ryan Michler discusses how the key to finding joy and happiness is being present in the moment and offers FIVE strategies to put this into action. Hit Ryan up on Instagram at @ryanmichler and share what’s working in your life.

 

SHOW HIGHLIGHTS

 

  • Learn to be as efficient and effective as possible in other areas of life
  • Learn how to set boundaries
  • Eliminate distractions
  • Don’t let thoughts bounce around in your head (write it down)
  • Pruning and weeding our lives

 

Bonus tip: Let go of the hidden agenda

 

 

Battle Planners are back in stock. Pick yours up today!

 

Order Ryan's new book, The Masculinity Manifesto.

 

For more information on the Iron Council brotherhood.

 

Want maximum health, wealth, relationships, and abundance in your life? Sign up for our free course, 30 Days to Battle Ready

May 24, 2023

In this week’s ASK ME ANYTHING, Ryan Michler and Kipp Sorensen take on your questions from the Iron Council and Instagram. Hit Ryan up on Instagram at @ryanmichler and share what’s working in your life. 

SHOW HIGHLIGHTS

 

(0:00) Episode intro

(10:40) How do you get through letting the woman you love and the mother of your children go?

(25:15) Would you say God is in favor of divorce? And if not, how did you feel, getting a divorce, knowing that it was going against God’s wishes?

(32:10) Is it normal to feel guilty when trying to level up and reach for your dreams?

(40:40) how do you help a loved one who feels like they are letting you down, when you feel like they are doing the best they can in the grand scheme of things?

(42:20) How do you handle when your beset isn’t good enough?

(47:30) How would you deal with an overbearing mother-in-law, particularly regarding the kids?

(51:40) How, as a man, do you deal with feeling inadequate?

(54:50) How do you get involved with a new community when moving to a new city and you don’t know anyone?

(57:00) In what places is stoicism necessary and in what places should men be more open?

(1:05:20) How can young sons with weak, tyrant fathers reconcile that relationship?

(1:08:10) How can you filter out what we read and watch?

 

 

Battle Planners are back in stock. Pick yours up today!

 

Get your signed copy of Ryan's new book, The Masculinity Manifesto

 

For more information on the Iron Council brotherhood.

 

Want maximum health, wealth, relationships, and abundance in your life? Sign up for our free course, 30 Days to Battle Ready

May 23, 2023

The mid-life crisis. It’s something we’ve all heard about. Many men have likely experienced it. Typically, the midlife crisis is associated with driving around a sports car from your childhood and trying to land women 10-15 years your younger. But the midlife crisis is a bit more nuanced than that and doesn’t require looking or acting like a d-bag to navigate it. In fact, if handled correctly, men’s middle years can be some of the most powerful and transformative years of his life.

Today, I’m joined by Greg Scheinman to talk about how to make that happen. We talk about overcoming trauma and victimization, what he calls “over-indexing” in certain aspects of your life, six “f’s” of life to focus on, the power of purpose, process, and payoff, and how to successfully navigate the midlife crisis.

 

SHOW HIGHLIGHTS:

 

  • Is the word “trauma” overused?
  • Determine what you need to be doing
  • The 6 F’s: Family, fitness, finance, food, fashion, fun
  • Causes of the midlife crisis
  • What can you do to turn things around?
  • You have to have an action plan
  • We need to schedule our fun
  • Lead your family by example
  • Defining the line of what is acceptable in society
  • “Authenticity” is not an excuse to be a jerk
  • Finding the positive in the midlife “crisis”

 

 

Battle Planners are back in stock. Pick yours up today!

 

Get your signed copy of Ryan's new book, The Masculinity Manifesto

 

Want maximum health, wealth, relationships, and abundance in your life? Sign up for our free course, 30 Days to Battle Ready

Download the NEW Order of Man Twelve-Week Battle Planner App and maximize your week.

May 19, 2023

In this week’s FRIDAY FIELD NOTES, Ryan Michler discusses the importance of actually measuring your progress toward goals. Hit Ryan up on Instagram at @ryanmichler and share what’s working in your life.

 

SHOW HIGHLIGHTS

 

  • Achieving success without using systems and measurement is non-duplicatable
  • Progress toward some goals is hard to track, but we can still design metrics
  • Men are delusional: we think we are better and more productive than we are - If we are not tracking, we will continue to delude ourselves

 

 

Battle Planners are back in stock. Pick yours up today!

 

Order Ryan's new book, The Masculinity Manifesto.

 

For more information on the Iron Council brotherhood.

 

Want maximum health, wealth, relationships, and abundance in your life? Sign up for our free course, 30 Days to Battle Ready

May 17, 2023

In this week’s ASK ME ANYTHING, Ryan Michler and Kipp Sorensen take on your questions from the Iron Council. Hit Ryan up on Instagram at @ryanmichler and share what’s working in your life. 

SHOW HIGHLIGHTS

 

(0:00) Episode intro

(10:30) Is it important to understand what hope is and where it comes from? What is your source of hope?

(18:00) What steps would you take when entering a step-father role for an 8-year-old girl?

(26:00) How do you balance being disciplined with your Battle Plan when you are on a trip for the holidays?

(33:30) How can we understand the difference between motivation and discipline?

(36:40) How do I deal with regrets of lost time? I feel like I have wasted my 20s.

(43:20) Is self-respect internal or a learned trait?

(51:50) What is your advice for when we need to choose between two difficult decisions in life?

(54:20) How can I help my wife when she is feeling disconnected and stressed?

(1:01:30) How do I lead up the chain of command when my superior seems clueless and disinterested in what is going on in my area of responsibility?

(1:05:00) I feel like I am doing all the right things but my heart is still broken. How do I begin to find joy and happiness?

 

 

Battle Planners are back in stock. Pick yours up today!

 

Get your signed copy of Ryan's new book, The Masculinity Manifesto

 

For more information on the Iron Council brotherhood.

 

Want maximum health, wealth, relationships, and abundance in your life? Sign up for our free course, 30 Days to Battle Ready

May 16, 2023

Running a business and leading a family can be such a challenging aspect of life. Both require so much time and attention and although similar in a lot of ways, the way you lead professionally is not always translatable into leading personally.

My guest today is Steve Chou, the author of The Family First Entrepreneur. Today, Steve and I talk about not being a stranger to your kids, practical strategies for avoiding burnout and unnecessary stress, whether you should stay at your current employment or “burn the boats” when starting a side business, and how side-hustles boost confidence! A lot of these things I wish I would have learned a whole lot sooner.

 

SHOW HIGHLIGHTS:

 

  • The line between helping your kids and making them figure things out
  • Building a business while not sacrificing the relationship with loved ones
  • Being driven by ego vs being driven by service
  • Knowing your purpose
  • Ignorance contributing to Asian hate
  • Everyone should have a side hustle
  • Staying focused on one thing at a time
  • Different approaches to outsourcing
  • Weighing business opportunities against family time
  • Getting your kids involved with the business
  • Opportunities and drawbacks with AI

 

Battle Planners are back in stock. Pick yours up today!

 

Get your signed copy of Ryan's new book, The Masculinity Manifesto

 

Want maximum health, wealth, relationships, and abundance in your life? Sign up for our free course, 30 Days to Battle Ready

Download the NEW Order of Man Twelve-Week Battle Planner App and maximize your week.

May 12, 2023

In this week’s FRIDAY FIELD NOTES, Ryan Michler discusses three factors that contribute to the isolation  that many men feel and offers five strategies that will help you overcome this loneliness. Hit Ryan up on Instagram at @ryanmichler and share what’s working in your life.

 

SHOW HIGHLIGHTS

 

Factors that contribute to isolation as men

  1. The myth of the “lone wolf”
  2. The world has become overly feminized
  3. People believe there is a lack of other high caliber men

 

Strategies to help men overcome loneliness

  1. Be an initiator
  2. Do the right activities
  3. Always save one spot
  4. Always be in the networking mindset
  5. Be hyper consistent

 

Battle Planners are back in stock. Pick yours up today!

 

Order Ryan's new book, The Masculinity Manifesto.

 

For more information on the Iron Council brotherhood.

 

Want maximum health, wealth, relationships, and abundance in your life? Sign up for our free course, 30 Days to Battle Ready

May 10, 2023

In this week’s ASK ME ANYTHING, Ryan Michler and Kipp Sorensen take on your questions from the Iron Council and Instagram. Hit Ryan up on Instagram at @ryanmichler and share what’s working in your life. 

SHOW HIGHLIGHTS

 

(0:00) Episode kick-off

(13:45) How can I encourage my wife to be more intentional and strategic with her actions when dealing with a challenging situation at work?

(25:30) Do you have any experience with or have you interviewed anyone regarding mindfulness meditations?

(26:50) Are you and Brecken going to continue recording the Man in the Making podcast?

(29:50) What do you do when a group outgrows its weakest member?

(38:00) If you could pay for three skills, what would they be and why?

(49:00) Would you recommend getting married and why?

(51:40) How do I deal with emotions or opinions that I cant understand or pinpoint?

(1:05:50) How impactful do you feel that therapy has been?

 

Battle Planners are back in stock. Pick yours up today!

 

Get your signed copy of Ryan's new book, The Masculinity Manifesto

 

For more information on the Iron Council brotherhood.

 

Want maximum health, wealth, relationships, and abundance in your life? Sign up for our free course, 30 Days to Battle Ready

May 9, 2023

All of us have heard from men who wonder if it’s too late to start in life. Many of them believe they may have missed the one shot they had to make something of themselves, or they’ve “wasted” too much of their lives. My guest today, Founder of Not Dead Yet, Matthew Vincent, makes the case that it’s never too late to start as long as there is air in your lungs and blood pumping through your heart.

Today, we have an extremely fascinating discussion on so many different topics including several we don’t see eye to eye on. Specifically, we talk about the scarcity vs. abundant mindset, the value of hate and love, the dangers in the “hedonic treadmill,” connecting with others as a powerful motive for overcoming destructive behavior, and the immense liberty found in becoming completely aware of yourself.

SHOW HIGHLIGHTS:

 

  • Hating yourself vs. loving yourself
  • We don’t pick our starting point
  • Pleasure vs. fulfillment and the hedonic treadmill
  • Appreciating the ability to choose our passions
  • People are the solution and the problem
  • Shared responsibility in understanding communication
  • Using and understanding psychedelics
  • Knowing how to use substances as tools to serve you
  • Need to program time to relax
  • Body dysmorphia and transgenderism
  • We need to be able to question things
  • We are responsible for what we expose ourselves to
  • We need to be intentional with how we spend our energy

Battle Planners are back in stock. Pick yours up today!

 

Get your signed copy of Ryan's new book, The Masculinity Manifesto

 

Want maximum health, wealth, relationships, and abundance in your life? Sign up for our free course, 30 Days to Battle Ready

Download the NEW Order of Man Twelve-Week Battle Planner App and maximize your week.

 

May 5, 2023

In this week’s FRIDAY FIELD NOTES, Ryan Michler discusses why men should be seeking courage rather than confidence and how the pursuit of courage will lead to confidence when going after our goals.  Ryan also offers five steps men can implement to become more courageous. Hit Ryan up on Instagram at @ryanmichler and share what’s working in your life.

 

SHOW HIGHLIGHTS

 

  1. Make a plan
  2. Make a bigger deal out of things that you should
  3. Don’t tie your worth to the outcome of your actions
  4. Surround yourself with courageous people
  5. Practice being courageous

 

Battle Planners are back in stock. Pick yours up today!

 

Order Ryan's new book, The Masculinity Manifesto.

 

For more information on the Iron Council brotherhood.

 

Want maximum health, wealth, relationships, and abundance in your life? Sign up for our free course, 30 Days to Battle Ready

May 3, 2023

In this week’s ASK ME ANYTHING, Ryan Michler and Kipp Sorensen take on your questions from the Iron Council and Instagram. Hit Ryan up on Instagram at @ryanmichler and share what’s working in your life. 

SHOW HIGHLIGHTS

 

(0:00) Show kick-off

(8:00) What is your advice to men top finally take that first step toward conquering the thing that challenges them most?

(20:20) How do I deal with the regrets of wasted time?

(25:00) Do you think the Order of Man and Iron Council is the best way for men to interact and learn from each other?

(30:20) How did you manage working long hours when you were building your side business, while not neglecting fitness and your family?

(38:00) Do you plan to address the specific problems that led to your divorce?

(47:00) Why does nothing I ever do seem like enough?

(53:30) How do you stay consistent with your vision?

(56:20) What should I consider when preparing for a potential strike at my company?

(58:40) What is your current belt color in Jiu-Jitsu?

(59:00) What role do you think religion and faith have in raising children?

(1:01:20) What is the relationship between God’s sovereignty and a man’s responsibility?

(1:06:00) How has going through a divorce changed the way you view other areas in your life?

(1:10:40) How do you not let feelings of resentment and betrayal influence your communication with your ex-wife?

(1:16:40) How are you dealing with the grief of losing your marriage during this time?

(1:18:50) what advice would you give someone who is struggling with self-confidence and what others’ perception of him is?

 

Battle Planners are back in stock. Pick yours up today!

Get your signed copy of Ryan's new book, The Masculinity Manifesto

For more information on the Iron Council brotherhood.

Want maximum health, wealth, relationships, and abundance in your life? Sign up for our free course, 30 Days to Battle Ready

May 2, 2023

I think we can all agree that dating isn’t what it used to be even 20 years ago. With the rise of hook-up culture, extreme feminism, woke ideology, and a general increase in degeneracy today, it can feel impossible at times to find the right woman, let alone start a relationship with her.

My guest today is David Meessen, a dating coach for men, who has helped hundreds of men overcome confidence issues, improve communication, and attract high-value women. Today, David and I talk about the rise in resentment towards women (and how that doesn’t help your cause), why your intent is more important than your tactics when approaching women, how to become verbally agile, showing proof of who you are over your promises, why needs not being met is the single greatest factor in emotional insecurity, and whether it’s better to win over her brain or her heart.

 

SHOW HIGHLIGHTS:

 

  • Why dating has gotten MORE difficult
  • Why are many guys afraid to approach beautiful women?
  • Most men care too much and hinder their own self-expression
  • You can’t just talk to the best looking women
  • Dating advice for introverts
  • The scientific difference between introverts and extroverts
  • We need to be diligent and patient when choosing our partner
  • You have to be able to disagree with attractive women
  • The importance of finding someone who is aligned with your most important values
  • Knowing when it is better to separate
  • Some women want a kiss on the first date
  • Men need to communicate their personality effectively on the first date
  • Determine incompatibility as quickly as possible
  • Dating is not a “negotiation”

 

Battle Planners are back in stock. Pick yours up today!

 

Get your signed copy of Ryan's new book, The Masculinity Manifesto

 

Want maximum health, wealth, relationships, and abundance in your life? Sign up for our free course, 30 Days to Battle Ready

 

Download the NEW Order of Man Twelve-Week Battle Planner App and maximize your week.

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