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Order of Man

English, Finance, 1 season, 1210 episodes, 6 days, 10 hours, 7 minutes
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We are reclaiming what it means to be a man. Each week we interview the world’s most successful men on the planet - elite athletes, warriors, New York Times Bestselling Authors, and world-class entrepreneurs – extract their hard-fought lessons and experiences and deliver them straight to you. Past guests include Jocko Willink, Tim Kennedy, Andy Frisella, Lewis Howes, Grant Cardone, Ryan Holiday, Ben Greenfield, Rich Roll, and so many more. If you’re ready to level up your life as a man, this is the show for you.
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Communication is King | FRIDAY FIELD NOTES

In this week's FRIDAY FIELD NOTES, Ryan Michler tackles the often-unspoken side of communication—the receiver's role. He unpacks the concept of a 100-100 approach, where both parties carry equal weight in ensuring the success of a conversation. He explores how being aware of the intended outcome can shape our understanding and responses, and why it's crucial to set personal and time boundaries for a respectful and fruitful dialogue. As he dissects these responsibilities, he also addresses the need to actively strive for comprehension rather than feign ignorance, shedding light on how these practices contribute to more meaningful interactions.   SHOW HIGHLIGHTS (00:00) Episode Intro (01:50) The Responsibility of Effective Communication (09:54) Effective Communication and Logical Fallacies (13:28) Building Stronger Relationships and Communication   Battle Planners: 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
4/19/202416 minutes, 12 seconds
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OJ Simpson, Faith in Your Course of Action, and Taking on Other People’s Issues

In this week's ASK ME ANYTHING, the news of OJ Simpson's passing hit the headlines, it set off a whirlwind of emotions and retrospection about the impact of celebrity and the justice system on society. Our latest discussion is an unflinching look at how we remember those who've led tumultuous lives, and the struggle to honor the departed while acknowledging their controversial legacies. Kipp and I delve into societal expectations when it comes to paying tribute to such individuals, weighing the scales of public opinion against legal outcomes, and sharing our personal reflections on the matter. Stoicism offers a beacon in the fog when personal integrity seems at odds with external pressures. It's a philosophy that Kipp and I summon as we navigate the maze of life's decisions, from the verdicts handed down by juries to the practices of parenting amidst societal shifts. This episode is an open invitation to our listeners to consider the influence of conscience over fear. We share stories from our own lives, from blending families to supporting friends through personal struggles, which illustrate the profound impact of our choices and actions in shaping our path to authenticity.   SHOW HIGHLIGHTS (00:00) Episode Intro (00:50) Controversy Over OJ Simpson's Death (14:08) Essence of Integrity and Legacy (23:19) Prove Yourself and Earn More (34:51) Circle Inclusion and Impactful Influence (44:05) Respecting Tradition and Honoring Culture (54:41) Navigating Introducing Significant Others to Kids (01:01:08) Supporting a Friend With Alcohol Struggles (01:12:34) Taking Responsibility and Taking Action   Order of Man Merchandise. Pick yours up today! Get your signed copy of Ryan's latest 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.
4/17/20241 hour, 14 minutes, 11 seconds
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MATT GUTMAN | When Anxiety Attacks

If you’ve never experienced an anxiety attack, it’s hard to articulate the sense of fear and dread one can elicit. It wasn’t until earlier this year when I experienced an anxiety attack, did I fully realize how difficult it can be to understand and process. My guest today is ABC News’ chief national correspondent, Matt Gutman, and author of No Time to Panic: How I Curbed My Anxiety and Conquered a Lifetime of Panic Attacks. We talk about destigmatizing men’s mental health issues, what anxiety truly is and how to curb it when it sneaks up, powerful mindfulness techniques to keep you present in the moment, SSRI’s for the use of anxiety and stress, and riding yourself of the shame that can be a primary driver of anxiety.   SHOW HIGHLIGHTS (00:00) Episode Intro (00:51) Understanding Panic Attacks vs Anxiety (13:04) Dealing With Panic Attacks (26:52) Overcoming Panic Attacks in Broadcasting (32:19) Healing Through Psychedelics and Emotional Expression (36:33) Ketamine Therapy Experiences and Benefits (42:40) Breaking the Stigma on Mental Health (47:36) Online Outreach for Mental Health Support   Order of Man Merchandise. Pick yours up today! Get your signed copy of Ryan's latest 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.
4/16/202455 minutes, 5 seconds
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Forgive Yourself | FRIDAY FIELD NOTES

Ever wrestle with the specter of past mistakes? In this week's FRIDAY FIELD NOTES, Ryan Michler guides you to breaking free from guilt and embracing a future of self-growth. He delves into the transformative act of self-forgiveness, laying out a roadmap for freeing oneself from the chains of regret. Through heartfelt discussion, he unpacks the power of acknowledging our missteps and the impact they've had on others, as well as the subtle art of making amends. Learn five actionable strategies to forgive yourself, and discover how to offer sincere apologies without falling into the trap of manipulation or over-apologizing.   SHOW HIGHLIGHTS (00:00) Episode Intro (00:47 - 01:28) Learning to Forgive Yourself (07:17 - 08:16) Moving on Without Acceptance of Apology (17:32 - 18:38) Recognizing Personal Growth   Battle Planners: 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
4/12/202425 minutes, 48 seconds
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Do Not validate Mental Derangement, Men are NOT worthless, and Gi or No-Gi BJJ in a Street Fight

In this week's ASK ME ANYTHING, join me as Kipp and I navigate the complexities of social dynamics and personal responsibility, covering everything from the art of making plans to the nuances of gender roles. We ponder the paradox women face when preferring men to initiate contact, as well as the thorny issue of toxic feminism and its impact on society. We dissect the idea of body identity integrity disorder (BIID), delve into the psychological ramifications of affirming unrealistic beliefs, and the significance of men and women in our communities.   SHOW HIGHLIGHTS (00:00) Episode Intro (00:50) Issue of Transgender Medicine Controversy (14:57) Toxic Feminism and Misandry Implementation (20:57) Taking Action to Manage Anxiety (32:59) Building Strong Partnerships in Life (40:30) Effective Use of T-Shirts and Jiu-Jitsu (49:35) Self-Defense and Jiu Jitsu Training Tips (55:58) Balancing Responsibilities in Life (01:07:31) Online Business via Social Media (01:12:59) Tools for Becoming a Better Man   Order of Man Merchandise. Pick yours up today! Get your signed copy of Ryan's latest 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.
4/10/20241 hour, 14 minutes, 19 seconds
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BEDROS KEUILIAN | Adversity Introduces a Man to Himself

Most men live soft, sedated lifestyles. Then, they expect themselves to perform at the highest possible standard when life gets real. At best, they wonder why they can’t seem to get ahead in their personal and professional lives and, often, chalk it up to luck or poor external circumstances. My guest today, Bedros Keuilian, makes the case that only in adversity is a man revealed to himself and why it’s so crucial every man learns to develop the mental fortitude required to succeed in life. We also discuss the how the work we do in private shows itself in public, how to avoid the destructive drift of life, where vulnerability fits into the equation with men, what one question every man is attempting to answer for himself, Bedros’ idea of the “Karmic Bank Account,” and why the “covenant of the blood is greater than the water of the womb."   SHOW HIGHLIGHTS (00:00) Episode Intro (01:10) Men's Personal Development Program Misunderstood (09:53) Healing and Bonding Through Adversity (22:41) Men's Accountability and Emotional Vulnerability (33:26) Overcoming Victim Mentality and Identity Labels (39:46) Breaking the Cycle (48:47) Discovering Self Through Stillness (59:39) Connecting With Bedros Koulian on Projects   Order of Man Merchandise. Pick yours up today! Get your signed copy of Ryan's latest 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.  
4/9/20241 hour, 6 minutes, 37 seconds
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When All Of Society is Lost, Create Your Own | FRIDAY FIELD NOTES

In this week's FRIDAY FIELD NOTES, Ryan Michler delves into the heart of reclaiming masculinity and fortifying communities. Unpack personal growth strategies, from fitness to meditation, and learn how to enhance family bonds and societal ties. Hit Ryan up on Instagram at @ryanmichler and share what's working in your life.   SHOW HIGHLIGHTS  - (00:00) Episode Intro  - (01:01) Threats to Cultural Traditions   - (05:39) Improving Health Through Daily Exercise   - (11:00) Building Skills for Personal Growth  - (17:07) Building Strong Community Connections  - (21:14) Impactful Men Serving Those Closest   Battle Planners: 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
4/5/202424 minutes, 55 seconds
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Manipulative Media, The Power of the Human Spirit, and Affording Yourself Some Grace | ASK ME ANYTHING

In this week’s ASK ME ANYTHING, Ryan Michler and Kipp Sorensen take on your questions from the Iron Council and Order of Man Facebook Group. Hit Ryan up on Instagram at @ryanmichler and share what’s working in your life.  SHOW HIGHLIGHTS (0:00) Episode Intro (21:12) In a relationship, when is it time to decide that enough is enough? (24:05) What is your full hunting setup, and lessons learned on this journey? (27:55) What’s the best advice you can give a man after having an awkward interaction with an ex? (31:56) What are your methods for developing patience? (37:10) Recovery update (39:05) What would you say to a man who hasn’t hit rock bottom yet, but avoided it in a way? (47:56) What is the hardest quadrant to remain consistent in for you on the battle plan, and what tactics can we deploy to shift out of that mindset? (50:35) What are some strategies on being calm when doing something new? (55:40) What are some practical ideas or resources to move past the fear of losing security and becoming more of a sovereign man?   Order of Man Merchandise. Pick yours up today! Get your signed copy of Ryan's latest 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.
4/3/20241 hour, 6 minutes, 31 seconds
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JOSHUA BROOME | The Lies That Will Ruin a Man's Life

With so many false narratives, it’s easy to get caught up in deceit, deception, and destruction. We don’t intentionally go out seeking these thoughts, ideas, and concepts that will do damage, but they have a way of creeping into our lives all the same. That’s why it’s crucial that we remain diligent and steadfast in seeking the truth about the way we operate as men. Today, I’m joined by former pornstar turned preacher, Joshua Broome to talk about these lies and, most importantly, how to protect ourselves and our loved ones against them. We talk about the dangers in objectifying others, learning to be comfortable in our own skin, why money and fame won’t satisfy your soul, getting over the false approval of others, and why only you can be you (and, why that’s a huge advantage). SHOW HIGHLIGHTS (0:00) Episode intro (4:00) The destructive role that pornography plays in men’s lives (7:30) The danger in objectifying others (9:30) Why money and fame won’t satisfy your soul (17:10) Getting over the false approval of others (43:32) Why only you can be you, and why that’s a huge advantage Order of Man Merchandise. Pick yours up today! Get your signed copy of Ryan's latest 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.
4/2/202451 minutes, 9 seconds
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Men Aren’t Meant to Go At It Alone | FRIDAY FIELD NOTES

In this week’s FRIDAY FIELD NOTES, Ryan Michler discusses 4 different reasons why every man needs men in his corner. Hit Ryan up on Instagram at @ryanmichler and share what’s working in your life.   SHOW HIGHLIGHTS 4 Reasons why a man needs other men in his corner (2:52) You need a sounding board (5:04) You need some accountability (7:17) Look for opportunities from other men (8:42) Friendship and fellowship   Battle Planners: 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
3/29/202416 minutes, 32 seconds
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Don’t Rescue People, What is “Wokeism,” and Imperfection is Relateable.

In this week’s ASK ME ANYTHING, Ryan Michler and Kipp Sorensen take on your questions from the Iron Council and Order of Man Facebook Group. Hit Ryan up on Instagram at @ryanmichler and share what’s working in your life.  ⠀ SHOW HIGHLIGHTS (0:00) Episode Intro (11:20) What is a leadership trait you admire? (24:35) What do each of your children say about you when you’re not in the room? (31:14) Best piece of advice for someone going through divorce, and what is the hardest part about going through a divorce? (43:24) What is the most memorable conversation you’ve had with a guest on the show? (46:58) Any suggestions on dealing with the loss of a family member? (58:16) What was the most important lesson learned during the order of man journey? (1:04:07) Should you let your kids come to you in a situation where you’re not currently seeing them, or do you chalk it up as a loss?   Order of Man Merchandise. Pick yours up today! Get your signed copy of Ryan's latest 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.
3/27/20241 hour, 11 minutes, 31 seconds
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JEFF KARP | Energize Your Brain

Do you feel like you’re not reaching your full potential? So many men know there is more to life and more to what they’re capable of doing. But, at times, we all fail to realize what we know, deep down within us, that we can accomplish. So, what then do we lack if we know what we want but fail to obtain it. I believe the answer is systems to ensure that we’re on the path to success. My guest believes that as well. His name is Jeff Karp. He is a biomedical engineer at Harvard Medical School and MIT and the author of his latest book, LIT (Life Ignition Tools). Today we talk about the power of questions and curiosity, what true diversity looks like and how only it can lead to strength, how neurodiversity and plasticity will change the way we look at problems and solutions, the power of pressing pause, and finding new ways to develop conscious thinking. SHOW HIGHLIGHTS (0:00) Episode intro (8:30) How neurodiversity and plasticity will change the way we look at problems and solutions (11:32) The power of questions and curiosity (14:25) Tapping into your flow state (21:31) The power of pressing pause (32:45) You don’t need to solve all problems, just the ones you’re bothered by (36:08) Stay proximate to the problem (50:00) What true diversity looks like and it can only lead to strength (54:15) Finding new ways to develop conscious thinking Order of Man Merchandise. Pick yours up today! Get your signed copy of Ryan's latest 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.
3/26/20241 hour, 5 minutes, 56 seconds
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Why Every Man Should Dress Well | FRIDAY FIELD NOTES

In this week’s FRIDAY FIELD NOTES, Ryan Michler discusses dressing for success, common misconceptions about this concept, and how to elevate how you look and present yourself. Hit Ryan up on Instagram at @ryanmichler and share what’s working in your life.   SHOW HIGHLIGHTS (0:00) Episode intro (10:30) Looking like a slob will deter someone from reaching out and trying to further engage with you (11:28) Make sure what you are wearing is in alignment with who you want to be (12:58) Investing in your appearance WILL make a difference, and is worth the time put forth (13:51) Price vs cost (15:58) Considering and communicating your why (17:15) When your office lacks a dress code, it’s easy to drift (19:40) The advantages of having a standard uniform (26:10) Caring about what the right people think of you   Battle Planners: 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
3/22/202432 minutes, 28 seconds
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Victimhood Culture, Time Management Vs Task Management, and Modern Dating Tips | ASK ME ANYTHING

In this week’s ASK ME ANYTHING, Ryan Michler and Kipp Sorensen take on your questions from the Iron Council and Order of Man Facebook Group. Hit Ryan up on Instagram at @ryanmichler and share what’s working in your life.    SHOW HIGHLIGHTS (0:00) Episode Intro (18:49) Is there a happy middle ground in planning your day, and tips to improve on day to day organization? (25:33) Have you felt frustration in your kids bushing your boundaries, and how do you combat it? (31:35) Best way to find a new partner after getting out of a long term relationship? (39:43) Why is there a large amount of men conversing in the OOM Facebook group about broken relationships? (46:47) When was the last time you lost your temper, and what did you learn upon reflection? (55:12) How do you establish boundaries early on in relationships? (59:12) What advice would you give to someone who knows what needs to get done, but is procrastinating doing it?   Order of Man Merchandise. Pick yours up today! Get your signed copy of Ryan's latest 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.
3/20/20241 hour, 6 minutes, 43 seconds
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Growing Excellence in Yourself and Others | RYAN HAWK & BROOK CUPPS

Men are called to lead. But too many men lack the skillset to do it effectively. That’s the badnews. The good news is that much of the skillset required to lead can be learned, developed,and harnessed to serve the people you care about. It’s just a matter of whether or not mendecide to invest in the tools available to better their lives and the lives of the people around them. My guests today, Ryan Hawkand Brook Cupps, know a lot about the tools required as they areboth extremely successful in leading others in their own right. Today, we talk about the threemost powerful ways to build trust (laughing, crying, and suffering), the difference andimportance between being trustworthy and trust-giving, why it’s crucial to deflect praise andembrace criticism, how curiosity serves your most important relationships, and the differencebetween intuitive and analytical leading. SHOW HIGHLIGHTS (11:30) How do you know you’re on the right path? (18:50) The difference between intuitive and and analytical leading (38:08) The three most powerful ways to build trust (39:55) The difference and importance between being trustworthy and trust willing (45:32) We’re all role players (51:22) Why it’s crucial to deflect praise and embrace criticism How curiosity serves your most important relationships   Order of Man Merchandise. Pick yours up today! Get your signed copy of Ryan's latest 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.
3/19/202459 minutes, 35 seconds
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What to Do to Fix Relationships | FRIDAY FIELD NOTES

In this week’s FRIDAY FIELD NOTES, Ryan Michler discusses SIX Key things you can incorporate into your life to get you back on track when you screw up. Hit Ryan up on Instagram at @ryanmichler and share what’s working in your life. SHOW HIGHLIGHTS You must realize that you can’t undo the past—own the mistake Begin to make amends Ask for expectations when it is appropriate Changing your behavior Have check ins Having your own personal after action review   Battle Planners:  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
3/15/202430 minutes, 48 seconds
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Repairing Damage to Others, Keeping Training Playful, and Red-Lining When it Counts | ASK ME ANYTHING

In this week’s ASK ME ANYTHING, Ryan Michler and Kipp Sorensen take on your questions from the Iron Council and Order of Man Facebook Group. Hit Ryan up on Instagram at @ryanmichler and share what’s working in your life.  ⠀ SHOW HIGHLIGHTS (0:00) Episode Intro (20:54) What are the differences between the periods of pushing hard towards your goals to the point of overextending oneself and experiencing mental burnout? (36:48) If someone had started listening to the OOM pod years ago but stopped, should they pick back up where they left off, or start with the most recent episode? (39:46) What is the process you’d recommend to someone choosing their team on The Iron Council? (42:38) When do you know when it’s time to let go of a friend? (49:00) Am I sending my kids the wrong impression about physical presentation when I’m less careful about it at home? (54:15) How do we begin to repair and own up to the mistakes and repercussions of them that we might have made in regards to our family?   Order of Man Merchandise. Pick yours up today!   Get your signed copy of Ryan's latest 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.
3/13/20241 hour, 6 minutes, 35 seconds
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RICKY SCHRODER | Correcting the Degeneracy in Hollywood

Hollywood is at the forefront of the sexualization of society. Unfortunately, many in the entertainment industry just aren’t willing to speak up and against what is taking place and working to combat that sexualization and the increasing pornography epidemic. But it’s not only that, much of the way we see culture is shaped through the lens of what Hollywood wants to promote, not necessarily what we want to see.   My guest today has been inside since he was just a boy. His name is Ricky Schroder and he’s made it his life’s mission to bring moral, heroic stories to the silver screen and to fight against the rampant pornography industry. Today, we talk about how Hollywood is a reflection of society, what he refers to as “counter programming,” whether or not 1st amendment rights actually do cover pornography, how pedophilia is being pushed as a “sexual orientation,” and how to course-correct the degeneracy in Hollywood.   SHOW HIGHLIGHTS (2:12) The life and upbringing of a childhood actor (8:16) How Hollywood propaganda impacts our nation and its counter programming (16:00) Hollywood is a reflection of our society (24:45) Whether or not our first amendment rights cover pornography (20:03) How pedophilia is being pushed as a sexual orientation (32:30) How to course correct the degeneracy in Hollywood (40:57) How AI and robotics can infiltrate the porn industry   Order of Man Merchandise. Pick yours up today! Get your signed copy of Ryan's latest 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.
3/12/202449 minutes, 39 seconds
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Pick a Fight | FRIDAY FIELD NOTES

In this week’s FRIDAY FIELD NOTES, Ryan Michler discusses the SIX key things that you can do to find your battle to fight, and why it’s important to have a battle. Hit Ryan up on Instagram at @ryanmichler and share what’s working in your life.   SHOW HIGHLIGHTS   SIX key things that you can do to find your battle: Questions to ask yourself to find your fight (see below) Creating your plan What’s your next first step? Continue to make yourself more capable Enlist other men into your battle Look at this as a process of evolution   Questions to ask yourself in order to find your FIGHT: What am I doing when time moves the fastest? What are you doing that people are continuously asking your advice for? What would you do, if money were of no concern? What injustices do you see in the world?   Battle Planners: 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
3/8/202431 minutes, 3 seconds
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Moral Capitalism, Dealing with Exes, and Don’t Try to Change People | ASK ME ANYTHING

In this week’s ASK ME ANYTHING, Ryan Michler and Kipp Sorensen take on your questions from the Iron Council and Order of Man Facebook Group. Hit Ryan up on Instagram at @ryanmichler and share what’s working in your life.  ⠀ SHOW HIGHLIGHTS   (17:54) Do you ever feel yourself feeling cynical about the world, and how do you overcome that feeling? (25:06) What are some strategies around building self worth outside of what’s going on at work? (29:35) At what age do you take a boy from being provided for, to teaching him to be providing. (35:42) What do you keep in your vehicles, and is it actually what you need for emergent situations and unexpected overnight stays? (41:04) Tips on coparenting, and parenting alongside an ex partner’s new spouse, or parenting a new partner’s children. (46:13) Rationalization can be either a cue to know when something is wrong, or the carefully planning of effective tactics; what are some indicators for you that identify the differences between the two?   Battle Planners: 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
3/6/20241 hour, 1 minute, 56 seconds
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JASON KHALIPA | Train, Protect, Provide

You know as well as I do the world needs more capable men. Inherently, we all want to do right by the people we love and care about, but the question is, are we doing anything about it? It can be a challenge to take care of ourselves with all the demands of life but the demands of life require that we operate at our fullest potential. My guest today, Jason Khalipa, is a man who knows all too well what it takes to succeed at the highest level and be there for our people. He is a Crossfit Games Champion, Jiu-Jitsu Brown Belt, and an incredibly successful entrepreneur. Today, we talk about balancing professional and personal pursuits, how and why to prioritize fitness, changing culture in your home, work, and community, the power of shared suffering with other men, and why every man needs to train, protect, and provide.   SHOW HIGHLIGHTS Creating the fittest community locally How training hard can translate mentally and into real life circumstances All men should be able to train, protect, and provide An in depth explanation of EMOM and AMRAP The benefits of CrossFit and strength training   Order of Man Merchandise. Pick yours up today! Get your signed copy of Ryan's latest 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.
3/5/20241 hour, 8 minutes, 40 seconds
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How a Man Builds Sovereignty | FRIDAY FIELD NOTES

In this week’s FRIDAY FIELD NOTES, Ryan Michler talks about the concept of sovereignty and the four realms of our lives that it encompasses. Hit Ryan up on Instagram at @ryanmichler and share what’s working in your life. SHOW HIGHLIGHTS 4 realms of sovereignty in our lives Faith: Is it your sovereignty, or God’s sovereignty? Friends and family: Having integrity in yourself Fitness: Are you exactly where you want to be? Finances: Getting yourself out of debt   Order of Man Merchandise. Pick yours up today! Get your signed copy of Ryan's latest 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.
3/1/202425 minutes, 36 seconds
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When to Limit Transparency, False Summits, and Toxic Work Environments | ASK ME ANYTHING

In this week’s ASK ME ANYTHING, Ryan Michler and Kipp Sorensen take on your questions from the Iron Council and Order of Man Facebook Group. Hit Ryan up on Instagram at @ryanmichler and share what’s working in your life.  ⠀ SHOW HIGHLIGHTS   (10:34) What are the top three things to be prepared for when things go awry? (19:54) What is your soul crushing MMA move? (22:14) Have you ever pressure tapped (MMA)? (25:16) What kind of filters do you use in the decision making process, if any? (39:02) Is there a limit to how transparent you are to those you lead? (43:25) Do you think men only join brotherhoods when they’re encouraged to do so because of nature or nurture? (48:04) How to stop feeling lonely and insecure because of lack of dating experience? (58:00) What do you consider signs of a toxic work environment, and when do you know when it’s time to leave? (1:04:00) What are some important lessons that fathers can teach their daughters?   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
2/28/20241 hour, 12 minutes, 38 seconds
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Saving the West Through Culture, Entertainment, and Sports | JAKE & BLAIN CRAIN & DAVID CONE

Our conversation today is a great follow-up to the conversation we had with Hollywood actor and producer, Kevin Sorbo, last week. We have to fight the issues where they are and, right now, entertainment and sports are at the front of the battleground to capture, and re-define what manliness looks like in the west today. I’m not interested in letting that happen and neither are my guests, Jake Crain, Blain Crain, and David Cone. They are the hosts of Crain & Company where they discuss cultural commentary through the world of sports. Today, we talk about the dangers of censorship in sports and culture, why so many people stand on money when they should be standing on what is right, how sports shapes much of our views on men, masculinity, and society, why we as a culture tend to mistakenly prioritize tolerance and acceptance, how sports is a powerful answer to the fatherlessness epidemic, and how to shift the Overton Window back from where it’s trending.   SHOW HIGHLIGHTS The dangers of censorship in sports and culture Why so many people stand on money when they should be standing on what is right How sports shapes much of our view on men, masculinity, and society Why we as a culture tend to mistakingly prioritize tolerance and acceptance How sports is a powerful answer to the fatherless epidemic   Order of Man Merchandise. Pick yours up today! Get your signed copy of Ryan's latest 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.
2/27/20241 hour, 3 minutes, 9 seconds
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5 Obstacles and Answers to Starting a Business | FRIDAY FIELD NOTES

In this week’s FRIDAY FIELD NOTES, Ryan Michler discusses what it takes to succeed as an entrepreneur. Hit Ryan up on Instagram at @ryanmichler and share what’s working in your life.   SHOW HIGHLIGHTS 5 Things to be aware of when starting a business It’s going to take a lot of time and energy up front, and become more efficient overtime. Additional costs continue to accrue. You’re going to make mistakes along the way. Learning how to communicate with all sorts of different people. There’s a challenge in making sure you’re continually growing. 5 Solutions you can consider when starting your own business Recognize that you’re in a season when working on the startup. Plan ahead for those additional costs that build up. Work with coaches and building entrepreneurial friendships to combat the mistakes you will make along the way. Recognize that all people are not like you. Knowing that what got you here, might not get you to the next point.   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
2/23/202430 minutes, 47 seconds
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Hazing for Men, Why Systems are Crucial, and Building Financial Sovereignty | ASK ME ANYTHING

In this week’s ASK ME ANYTHING, Ryan Michler and Steve Baumgartner take on your questions from the Iron Council and Order of Man Facebook Group. Hit Ryan up on Instagram at @ryanmichler and share what’s working in your life.    SHOW HIGHLIGHTS (0:00) Episode Intro (8:09) How important is hazing, and how do you know that it’s gone too far? (14:36) How do you make habits that contribute to having discipline and consistency. (24:17) When you’ve taken on a lot of responsibilities and start to feel like you are stretched too thin, how do you decide which things to keep and which to discard? (37:56) What are the critical questions you ask yourself when evaluating your leadership and building a successful team? (43:01) How do you keep up with your battle plan when things get busy at work and home? (52:42) Where do you draw the line between do it yourself and hire out? (59:05) What is your best advice when considering a career switch? (1:05:55) How do we get to a place where covert contracts and establishing hidden expectations of our significant other no longer exist?   Subscribe to the Order of Man YouTube Channel   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
2/21/20241 hour, 14 minutes, 52 seconds
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KEVIN SORBO | The Cultural Battleground For Masculinity

It’s no great surprise that many of our cultural institutions are actively rallying against masculinity and the virtues that made this country great. Nowhere is that truer and more accurate than with the Hollywood elites who shape much of the cultural ideology that is so pervasive in society today. Today, I am joined by actor, Kevin Sorbo, to talk about what it looks like from the inside and how he (and others) are working to shift the cultural and societal conversation happening there. Today, we talk about the overt emasculation of men, the hijacking of Hollywood, the battle of ideologies taking place in the entertainment industry, and also hot cultural buttons like transgenderism, unvetted illegal immigrants, the dangers of the World Economic Forum, and so much more.   SHOW HIGHLIGHTS The overt emasculation of men The hijacking of Hollywood The battle of ideologies taking place in the entertainment industry Hot cultural buttons including: Transgenderism, unvetted illegal immigrants, the dangers of the world economic forum, and more!   Order of Man Merchandise. Pick yours up today!   Get your signed copy of Ryan's latest 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.
2/20/202445 minutes, 57 seconds
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Courage > Confidence

In this week’s FRIDAY FIELD NOTES, Ryan Michler discusses the concept of not settling. Hit Ryan up on Instagram at @ryanmichler and share what’s working in your life.   SHOW HIGHLIGHTS   5 Ways You Can Develop Your Courage Look at life as a game Making more courageous decisions today Surround yourself with courageous individuals Practice being courageous We can hedge the risk in our lives by operating in abundance and developing sovereignty   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 ⠀
2/16/202423 minutes, 29 seconds
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Moments of Self-Betrayal, Winning Where You Are, and Letting Go of the Man You Were | ASK ME ANYTHING

In this week’s FRIDAY FIELD NOTES, Ryan Michler discusses the importance of actually doing the work and not just planning and thinking about it. Hit Ryan up on Instagram at @ryanmichler and share what’s working in your life.   SHOW HIGHLIGHTS (2:16) What do you think stops men from deciding to make improvements today? (22:14) How long have Kipp and Ryan known each other? (30:31) Talk about forgiveness of yourself and others and the impact that it has on the work around us. (45:46) What are the three most powerful lessons that you’ve learned with your belief in Christ, your marriage, and your legacy? (49:35) How to set boundaries while also cultivating creativity with your kids’ interests? (57:00) How do you manage to identify which areas to tackle first and systems to implement for your Jiu Jitsu journey? (1:05:45) Any tips and suggestions for starting a podcast?     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
2/14/20241 hour, 11 minutes, 50 seconds
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CHE | From Prison to Patriarch

My guest today is a man who spent 15 years behind bars trying to figure out how to get out of the destructive patterns and habits he had acquired growing up with violence, gangs, and drugs. And, although not all of us have been convicted and segregated from society, I think each and every one of us can relate with what it takes to overcome adversity and setback. He goes by the name of Che and, today, we talk about emotional control, learning to forgive yourself for past wrongdoings, in what ways prison (and the military) can simplify life and make things easier, harnessing your desires to healthy outlets, the perversion of modern masculinity, and overcoming the path of no purpose.   SHOW HIGHLIGHTS Emotional control Learning to forgive yourself for past wrongdoings In what ways prison and the military can simplify life Harnessing your desires for healthy outlets and healthy outcomes The perversion of modern masculinity Overcoming the path of no purpose Adapting to life after prison   Order of Man Merchandise. Pick yours up today!   Get your signed copy of Ryan's latest 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.
2/13/202452 minutes, 17 seconds
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Don't Settle | FRIDAY FIELD NOTES

In this week’s FRIDAY FIELD NOTES, Ryan Michler discusses the concept of not settling. Hit Ryan up on Instagram at @ryanmichler and share what’s working in your life.   SHOW HIGHLIGHTS   5 mindsets you can incorporate to ensure that you aren’t settling Believe that you are worth more than you think you are No one owes us anything ou’re either growing or dying in life You already have everything you need to succeed in life Some people will want you to succeed and others will not 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
2/9/202419 minutes, 23 seconds
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Planning Your Personal Life Like Your Professional Life, Do's and Don't of Creating a Brand, and Learning to Delegate Effectively | ASK ME ANYTHING

In this week’s ASK ME ANYTHING, Ryan Michler and Alan Placer take on your questions from the Iron Council and Order of Man Facebook Group. Hit Ryan up on Instagram at @ryanmichler and share what’s working in your life.  ⠀ SHOW HIGHLIGHTS   (4:02) What advice can you give to men trying to start their own business, and the first steps to venturing into self-employment? (12:00) What are the first three things you would do if you were to start a brand new business without using any of your current funding and contacts? (20:06) What are the key components to creating, foraging, and fostering your brand? (30:15) What advice do you have for transitioning from working in the business to working on the business? (39:03) What are your favorite ways of getting comfortable with getting uncomfortable? Do you have any recommendations for how we can recognize and create those controlled environments for ourselves? (48:42) How to be productive working from home with kids?   Order of Man Merchandise. Pick yours up today!   Get your signed copy of Ryan's latest 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.
2/7/20241 hour, 2 minutes, 3 seconds
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VICTOR MARX | The Burden and Blessing of Masculinity

My guest today is a man who is not only comfortable with violence, but he’s also comfortable with empathy, compassion, and forgiveness. And, I think that is EXACTLY what makes us men – the ability to administer violence and the capacity to restrain ourselves and harness it for good. His name is Victor Marx, a high-risk humanitarian. And, today he is here to talk about what is really going to down in Israel, the risk it poses to the United States, the fight of good and evil in society today, surrounding yourself with the right people, how to make important decisions based in love, and the burden and blessing of masculinity.   SHOW HIGHLIGHTS What’s really happening in Israel and the risks that it possesses to the U.S. The fight of good and evil in society today Surrounding yourself with the right people How to make important decisions based in love The burden and blessing of masculinity The power of God against evil   Order of Man Merchandise. Pick yours up today!   Get your signed copy of Ryan's latest 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.
2/6/202457 minutes, 22 seconds
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What Would the Man I Want to Be Do? | FRIDAY FIELD NOTES

In this week’s FRIDAY FIELD NOTES, Ryan Michler asks one simple question: What would the man I want to be do? Hit Ryan up on Instagram at @ryanmichler and share what’s working in your life.   SHOW HIGHLIGHTS   How to become the man that you want to be: You must identify who that man is Ask yourself what you notice about other men that you respect. Detach yourself from the result   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
2/2/202414 minutes, 4 seconds
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Unnecessary Intellectualism, Perfection Paralysis, and Imposter Syndrome | ASK ME ANYTHING

In this week’s ASK ME ANYTHING, Ryan Michler and Kipp Sorensen take on your questions from the Iron Council and Order of Man Facebook Group. Hit Ryan up on Instagram at @ryanmichler and share what’s working in your life.  ⠀ SHOW HIGHLIGHTS   (0:00) Episode intro⠀ (8:33) What are some of the best ways to strengthen and improve consistency? (19:02) How do you recover from burnout, and what are some ways to combat imposter syndrome when taking on a moonshot goal? (32:43) Who are your top 3-5 bucket list guests? (42:08) How do you deal with peoples’ previous impressions of you as you are evolving and bettering yourself? (50:56) Is the media blowing things out of proportion in the U.S.? (56:05) What are some lessons you’ve learned in marketing?   Order Ryan's latest book, The Masculinity Manifesto on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Masculinity-Manifesto-Establishes-Influence-Credibility/dp/1684513316   Want maximum health, wealth, relationships, and abundance in your life? Sign up for our free course, 30 Days to Battle Ready. https://orderofman.link/battle-ready   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
1/31/20241 hour, 1 minute, 41 seconds
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NOAH KAGAN - How to Build a Million-Dollar Business

So many men aspire to build a thriving, rewarding business. They’re dissatisfied with their work and know there is something more to both their personal and professional lives. But very few men know how to do it. My guest today, Noah Kagan, is a man who does as he has a track-record of creating multiple million-dollar organizations. And, he’s here to peel back the curtain and show us how in his newest book, The Million Dollar Weekend: The Surprisingly Simple Way to Launch a 7-Figure Business in 48 Hours. Today, we talk about the need to believe you can create a great life and doing the work to have it, why your future results start with today’s actions, the often-overlooked reason the slow and steady pace is best for building businesses, the power of rejection, why offering your product or service is so much more than a sale – it’s a duty, and so much more.   SHOW HIGHLIGHTS Peeling back the curtain on how to create a million dollar organization The surprisingly simple way to launch a 7 figure business The need to believe you can create a great life and doing the work to have it Why your future results start with today’s actions The often overlooked reason why the slow and steady pace is best for building businesses The power of rejection Why offering your product or service is so much more than a sale, it’s a duty.   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
1/30/202457 minutes, 31 seconds
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The Art of the Ask | FRIDAY FIELD NOTES

In this week’s FRIDAY FIELD NOTES, Ryan Michler discusses why it’s so important that you learn to ask for what you want in life. Hit Ryan up on Instagram at @ryanmichler and share what’s working in your life. SHOW HIGHLIGHTS FIVE key things that you can incorporate in order to ask for what you want Know what you want. Know what you offer. Avoid attaching your worth to rejection. Ask for feedback. Experiment with asking for things in low consequence environments.   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
1/26/202421 minutes, 31 seconds
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Why You Should Hunt, Eliminate Expectations, and Focus on Skills Over Tools | ASK ME ANYTHING

In this week’s ASK ME ANYTHING, Ryan Michler and Shawn Villalovos take on your questions from the Iron Council and Order of Man Facebook Group. Hit Ryan up on Instagram at @ryanmichler and share what’s working in your life.  ⠀ SHOW HIGHLIGHTS (0:00) Episode Intro (2:06) What are the nutrient dense and high protein items you utilize for your diet? (15:14) When did you both realize that you had a desire to make a difference in the lives of men? (32:34) Is there any way to get the word out there to the women in our lives that want to grow alongside of us that there is also a group for women? (38:44) How do you realize when you have a good idea for business and what strategies do you recommend for a younger man looking to get into entrepreneurship? (51:43) What is the one daily habit that has stood out that has helped move the needle in your life in the direction that you’re crafted in your vision? (59:08) What is the significance of being a peacemaker versus a peacekeeper? (1:03:34) How would you explain the Iron Council to significant others who lack a complete understanding of the movement? (1:08:52) Any news on the next Order of Man legacy event?   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
1/24/20241 hour, 11 minutes, 12 seconds
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GEORGE KAMEL | Don't Be Broke

I don’t really believe there is an excuse to be broke in today’s society. But there are factors that contribute to both the mindset and the behaviors that keep many men from financial prosperity. But once you become a man, I think your excuses expire. You, after all, are responsible for your own financial abundance and prosperity. In fact, it’s one of the core tenants of manliness – to provide. Today, I’m joined by Dave Ramsay Personality, George Kamel, to talk about what keeps us from achieving the ultimate wealth and prosperity we desire. We talk about some common, pervasive myths about money, what exactly is the ‘money matrix,’ and how to break free from it, the importance of ‘relational equity’ in the wealth-building process, the three emotions keeping you from financial prosperity, and so much more.   SHOW HIGHLIGHTS What keeps us from achieving the ultimate wealth and prosperity that we desire. Common pervasive myths about money What is the “money matrix” and how to break free from it The importance of relational equity in the wealth building process The three emotions keeping you from financial prosperity Cash flowing assets versus depreciating assets   Order of Man Merchandise. Pick yours up today!   Get your signed copy of Ryan's latest 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.
1/23/20241 hour, 4 minutes, 20 seconds
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The Truth Shall Set You Free | FRIDAY FIELD NOTES

In this week’s FRIDAY FIELD NOTES, Ryan Michler discusses telling yourself the truth, why it’s important, and how you can incorporate the truth into your life. Hit Ryan up on Instagram at @ryanmichler and share what’s working in your life.   SHOW HIGHLIGHTS   FIVE tactics to becoming more honest You have to make a commitment to the truth regardless of any pain involved. Quantify your results. Surround yourself with truth tellers. Do not let your emotions sabotage you. Tell the truth to other people.   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
1/19/202429 minutes, 57 seconds
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Accepting Grief of Failed Relationships, Training People How to Communicate With You, and Doing the Right Things for Right Reasons | ASK ME ANYTHING

In this week’s ASK ME ANYTHING, Ryan Michler and Kipp Sorensen take on your questions from the Iron Council and Order of Man Facebook Group. Hit Ryan up on Instagram at @ryanmichler and share what’s working in your life.  ⠀ SHOW HIGHLIGHTS   (0:00) Episode intro⠀ (3:00) Can you give specific examples on how the Iron Council has impacted your life and helped you reach certain goals? (15:42) How do we, as men, accept grief that follows us after a woman we love leaves us (23:50) What are some tactics in trying to heal a marriage you feel irritated in? (39:49) How do you move forward from feeling burnt out, and how do you give yourself self love? (46:54) What worked and didn’t work for you after using Keith Yackey’s 5 Dial program (53:11) Advice on getting out of a rut and back on your feet after a separation?    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
1/17/20241 hour, 4 minutes, 24 seconds
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BRUCE FLEMING | Saving Our Service Academies

The state of our U.S service academies is in continual decline which tracks considering every branch of the military has and will continue to struggle to meet its recruiting and retention goals. But how can it be the premier fighting force in the world is finding it so difficult to appeal to the millions of young men it has historically recruited? My guest today has been a professor at the U.S. Naval Academy since 1987. His name is Bruce Fleming and today we talk about the dangers of the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) agenda infused into our service institutions, why many young men are turned away from the direction of the U.S. military, what service academy attendees expect to find vs. what they actually find on campuses, and why academia and politics is ruining the future of our military fighting force. SHOW HIGHLIGHTS The dangers of The Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Agenda Why many young men are turned away from the direction and messaging of the U.S. military What service academy attendees expect to find when they join versus what they actually find on campuses Why academia and politics is ruining the future of our military fighting force Joining the military is not what it used to be The warped definition of sexual assault   Read the full article https://www.orderofman.com/brucefleming   Order Ryan's new book, The Masculinity Manifesto on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Masculinity-Manifesto-Establishes-Influence-Credibility/dp/1684513316   Want maximum health, wealth, relationships, and abundance in your life? Sign up for our free course, 30 Days to Battle Ready. https://orderofman.link/battle-ready   Download the NEW Order of Man Twelve-Week Battle Planner and maximize your week. https://orderofman.link/12-week-plann...   Join the Iron Council brotherhood: https://orderofman.link/iron-council   Support the Order of Man mission by picking up merchandise: https://orderofman.link/support-the-m...   Connect with us on the socials: Instagram https://orderofman.link/instagram Facebook https://orderofman.link/facebook-page Twitter https://orderofman.link/twitter-ryan   Join the Order of Man Facebook group: https://orderofman.link/facebook-group  
1/16/20241 hour, 15 minutes, 54 seconds
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How a Man Finds Purpose in Life | FRIDAY FIELD NOTES

In this week’s FRIDAY FIELD NOTES, Ryan Michler discusses how men find their purpose in life. Hit Ryan up on Instagram at @ryanmichler and share what’s working in your life.   SHOW HIGHLIGHTS   FIVE key points on how to find purpose Go all in with where you are Explore all of your hobbies and interests What problems do you see with the world? What have you personally gone through and overcome that will help other people’s problems in a similar situation? Tap into a higher power   THREE Questions to ask yourself in order to see what you have an aptitude for What would you be doing if money was no concern? What advice are people asking your for? What am I doing when time goes the fastest?   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
1/12/202427 minutes
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Structured Time with Men, Hobby vs. Career, and the Ritualization of Manhood | ASK ME ANYTHING

In this week’s ASK ME ANYTHING, Ryan Michler and Kipp Sorensen take on your questions from the Iron Council and Order of Man Facebook Group. Hit Ryan up on Instagram at @ryanmichler and share what’s working in your life.    SHOW HIGHLIGHTS (0:00) Episode Intro (2:46) What are the best ways to combat a man’s urge to isolate himself, even if he’s got a band of brothers. (9:05) How do you balance finding a hobby/passion and choosing to pursue it as a career or business idea; what usually separates the two in your mind? (21:46) What are some strategies to help you to stop being resentful and/or bitter?     (30:22) Will there be another season of Order of Man on the Warrior Poet Society Network? (31:17) What would be an example of something that young men should do and implement to get initiated into becoming a man or what should a father do in order to initiate his son into manhood? (36:44) What is the best way to grow a coaching business? (41:18) Where to draw the line on engaging with your children and letting them learn to occupy themselves?   JOIN the Iron Council brotherhood.   Subscribe to the Order of Man YouTube Channel   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
1/10/202448 minutes, 50 seconds
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MATT BEAUDREAU | The Broken Public School System

The public school system is broken. Most of us know that and even if we do, it's hard to see a viable alternative to what so many have adopted as the way to educate our children. But the public school system is not conducive to the way children learn and what they'll be exposed to once they graduate. But even with this knowledge, only a few people are doing something about it. And my guest today, Matt Beaudreau, is one of them. Today, we'll uncover what he's doing to solve the problem of the educational system. We talk about how and why the education system is simply a behavioral management program for a large group of people, why we've decided to outsource our education, how public school has become the largest religion in the country, why we decided to lower the standards for our children and how to fix that, and how to develop and find specific aptitudes for our children.   SHOW HIGHLIGHTS The problem with the education system and how it’s being solved Why the education system is simply a behavioral management program for a large group of people Why we have decided to outsource our education Why public school has become the largest religion in our country Why we decided to lower the standards for our children and how to fix it How to develop and find specific aptitudes for our children What Apogee Education is and entails   Order of Man Merchandise. Pick yours up today!   Get your signed copy of Ryan's latest 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.
1/9/202456 minutes, 38 seconds
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Handle Adversity Like a Man | FRIDAY FIELD NOTES

In this week’s FRIDAY FIELD NOTES, Ryan Michler discusses adversity and shares 5 different mindsets you can incorporate in order to combat and overcome this year’s inevitable challenges and hardships like a man. Hit Ryan up on Instagram at @ryanmichler and share what’s working in your life.   SHOW HIGHLIGHTS   FIVE tips to help overcome adversity Our energy is infectious Adversity comes and goes Adversity is opportunity Realizing our triggers and where they come from Emotions are a factor, not the only factor   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
1/5/202435 minutes, 51 seconds
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Properly Evaluate Your Capabilities, Manage Your Energy Effectively, and Overcome an Alcohol Addiction | ASK ME ANYTHING

In this week’s ASK ME ANYTHING, Ryan Michler and Kipp Sorensen take on your questions from the Iron Council and Order of Man Facebook Group. Hit Ryan up on Instagram at @ryanmichler and share what’s working in your life.  ⠀ SHOW HIGHLIGHTS (0:00) Episode Intro (2:05) How to deal with critics that aren’t supportive of your goals and dreams? (12:42) How do you navigate a situation where a family member needs to move out of your house? 18:30) What 2024 look like for the Iron Council? (26:46) How do you evaluate and strategize your goals and tasks in relation or consideration to your capacity? (33:34) Three questions you can ask yourself on energy management (36:18) How would you mentally prepare for a court hearing that is holding a family member in contempt of court? (42:49) Do you have any tips for a marriage proposal, and then steps to take following an engagement? (44:50) Advice on setting a long term goal on how to cut alcohol out of your life. (52:32) What is one key area you found most impactful as a new husband that you wish you had prioritized or focused on? (59:47)What is the most valuable lesson you’ve learned in 2023?       JOIN the Iron Council brotherhood.   Subscribe to the Order of Man YouTube Channel   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
1/3/20241 hour, 6 minutes, 49 seconds
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ADAM LANE SMITH | Are You Anxious, Avoidant, or Secure?

I’ve spent a lot of time over the past 18 months looking into the various attachment styles of men – anxious, avoidant, and secure. I think we all intuitively know that “secure” is the best place to be, but the question is, “How do we get there?” It’s especially difficult considering our engrained attachment style drives so much of our decision-making process – much of which is subconscious. My guest today is licensed psychotherapist and attachment specialist, Adam Lane Smith. Today, Adam and I discuss building secure, sustainable relationships, why responsibility breeds security and why we subconsciously avoid it, how the chemicals, Oxytocin and Vasopressin, drive our emotional and problem-solving connections, and why every man needs to work on building his “male solution network.”   SHOW HIGHLIGHTS Building secure and sustainable relationships Why responsibility breeds security, and why we subconsciously avoid it How the chemicals oxytocin and vasopressin drive our emotional and problem solving connections Why ever man needs to work on building his male solution network The different attachment styles seen in men Modern day dating The 5 clusters that are relied on to create healthy and secure attachment Modern femininity versus masculinity Building emotional intimacy   JOIN the Iron Council brotherhood.   Subscribe to the Order of Man YouTube Channel   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
1/2/20241 hour, 56 seconds
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When Discipline Falls Flat | FRIDAY FIELD NOTES

In this week’s FRIDAY FIELD NOTES, Ryan Michler discusses what happens when discipline falls flat and provides 5 questions you can ask yourself to help you get back on the path. Hit Ryan up on Instagram at @ryanmichler and share what’s working in your life.   SHOW HIGHLIGHTS   FIVE questions you can ask yourself to help you get back on the path What is your plan? Where did that plan fail? What and who are your resources? What information do you not have? What is your system and how can your current systems be improved?   JOIN the Iron Council brotherhood.   Subscribe to the Order of Man YouTube Channel   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
12/29/202321 minutes, 38 seconds
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Hope vs. Despair, Restoring Integrity, and The Value of Pure Intent | ASK ME ANYTHING

In this week’s ASK ME ANYTHING, Ryan Michler and Kipp Sorensen take on your questions from the Iron Council and Order of Man Facebook Group. Hit Ryan up on Instagram at @ryanmichler and share what’s working in your life. SHOW HIGHLIGHTS: (0:00) Episode Intro (7:22) What are some goals that both of you have set for next year? (14:19) What skills do you use to overcome anxiety? (24:22) Do the hard times we experience in life draw us towards or away from God? (30:20) What advice do you have towards continuing to grow and enter new territory in regards to that growth? (35:17) How do you view annual planning? (39:14) What goals should I be making in order to connect more effectively with my wife?   JOIN the Iron Council brotherhood.   Subscribe to the Order of Man YouTube Channel   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
12/27/202350 minutes, 37 seconds
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MICHAEL GERVAIS | Get Over What Others Think of You

Fear keeps most men from pursuing meaningful and fulfilling opportunities in life – whether romantic, a business start-up, having a hard conversation, asking for a promotion or the sale, etc. But it really isn’t what we think it is – the fear of failure. More often than not, it’s the fear of what others may think about us that keeps us from going after what we desire. My guest is Dr. Michael Gervais, a psychologist who studies mastery and what keeps us from obtaining it. In fact, he has worked with Super Bowl Champions, Olympic Gold Medalists, and some of the most elite performers in the world. Today, we discuss FOPO (fear of people’s opinions), the first rule of mastery, why we care so much about what others think, how we over-index approval as a necessary part of tribe building, and the dangers in being a one-dimensional man.   SHOW HIGHLIGHTS What keeps us from obtaining mastery Fear of people’s opinions The first rule of mastery Why we care so much about what others think The dangers in being a one dimensional man Single focused mindfulness and contemplative mindfulness How to be present   JOIN the Iron Council brotherhood.   Subscribe to the Order of Man YouTube Channel   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
12/26/20231 hour, 1 minute, 16 seconds
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Make the Most of 2024 | FRIDAY FIELD NOTES

In this week’s FRIDAY FIELD NOTES, Ryan Michler discusses key things you can do to actually make 2024 your year. Hit Ryan up on Instagram at @ryanmichler and share what’s working in your life. SHOW HIGHLIGHTS FIVE key things you can do to make 2024 your year Make a plan Invest in yourself Prune the tree Commit to mastery Rework the plan JOIN the Iron Council brotherhood.   Subscribe to the Order of Man YouTube Channel   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
12/22/202328 minutes, 4 seconds
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The Importance of a Tribe, How a Man Shows Up, and Confronting Toxic Employees | ASK ME ANYTHING

In this week’s ASK ME ANYTHING, Ryan Michler and Kipp Sorensen take on your questions from the Iron Council and Order of Man Facebook Group. Hit Ryan up on Instagram at @ryanmichler and share what’s working in your life.    EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS (0:00) Episode Intro (12:15) What advice would you give men going into 2024 trying to execute their main goal? (19:03) What is your strategy for creating a successful time block schedule (26:44) Is it appropriate to keep the same vision for an undetermined amount of time if it is still applicable? (38:31) In a work environment, what advice can you offer in ways of managing older men? (45:42) Why are most men so quick to put others down and criticize those who spend time creating? (55:46) What is your opinion on the idea that at some fundamental level, certain aspects of people are just who or how they are?   JOIN the Iron Council brotherhood.   Subscribe to the Order of Man YouTube Channel   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
12/20/20231 hour, 5 minutes, 58 seconds
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LEX ROBINSON | Producing Peak Performance

All of us know there’s gas left in the tank of our own personal performance. And, yet, with all the tasks and responsibilities we bear, the distractions to overcome, and our own ability to deceive ourselves, it’s challenging to meet the bare minimum at times let alone go above and beyond. So then, how exactly do we excel and produce the lives we desire for ourselves and our families. My guest today has the answers. His name is Lex Robinson and he is a peak performance coach and mentor. Today, we talk about the concepts of “calendar worship,” “power down process,” and “religious unitasking.” We also discuss the benefits of learning how to communicate directly, removing unimportant distractions from our lives, getting clarity on what we desire, and so much more.   SHOW HIGHLIGHTS Understanding a person’s tone and demeanor Communicating directly with others Getting clarity on what we truly desire Getting comfortable with discomfort Giving credit where credit is due Recognizing others’ value Overcoming distractions Excelling and producing the lives that we desire   JOIN the Iron Council brotherhood.   Subscribe to the Order of Man YouTube Channel   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
12/19/20231 hour, 7 minutes, 58 seconds
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Stop Procrastination For Good | FRIDAY FIELD NOTES

In this week’s FRIDAY FIELD NOTES, Ryan Michler discusses five key strategies that you can employ in your life to reduce, eliminate, and eradicate procrastination. Hit Ryan up on Instagram at @ryanmichler and share what’s working in your life.   SHOW HIGHLIGHTS You must link the effort to the result Identifying the lowest common denominator Collapse your timeframe and use Parkinson’s Law to your advantage Make lists Building a carrot and a stick   JOIN the Iron Council brotherhood.   Subscribe to the Order of Man YouTube Channel   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
12/15/202327 minutes, 24 seconds
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How to Overcome Fear, Identifying Deeply-Seeded Non-Negotiables, and How to Receive Compliments | ASK ME ANYTHING

In this week’s ASK ME ANYTHING, Ryan Michler and Kipp Sorensen take on your questions from the Iron Council and Order of Man Facebook Group. Hit Ryan up on Instagram at @ryanmichler and share what’s working in your life.  ⠀ SHOW HIGHLIGHTS   (0:00) Episode intro⠀ (6:00) what does leading your family spiritually and “in faith” mean to you? (15:30) Why are religious men so condescending toward non-believers? (29:00) What are several non-negotiable that you have and how have you integrated those into your battle plan? (40:30) When you fall short of achieving a standard that you hav been working toward, what changes need to be made in order to get yourself and your mindset back on track? (47:00) Whats another word for “The Manosphere”? (50:20) Do you think it’s disrespectful to not respond with “thank you” when receiving a compliment? (54:30) Can you provide some insights for how to effectively navigate a situation when a woman I have been seeing may no longer be interested? (62:00) How do you deal with fear?     Subscribe to the Order of Man YouTube Channel   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
12/13/20231 hour, 8 minutes, 13 seconds
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LARRY HAGNER | How to Build a Movement of Men

For many of you, this is the first Order of Man podcast you’ve ever listened to. For many of you, you’ve listened to all 1,100+ shows we’ve done. Regardless, what you may not know is that we’ve been at this mission – reclaim and restore masculinity – for almost 9 years. And, I can’t think of a better way than to wind this year down as we ramp up for 2024 with a man, friend, and mentor who has been in the same game just as long as we have. His name is Larry Hagner, Founder of The Dad Edge, and, today, we talk about turning a passion into a profession, how we can best learn from our past, the key of forgiveness and what it unlocks in ourselves and others, how to raise each of our unique children, and how to create a men’s movement that matters.   SHOW HIGHLIGHTS Turning a passion into a profession How we can best learn from our past The key of forgiveness and what it unlocks both in ourselves and others How to raise each of our unique children How to create a men’s movement that matters The growth of men’s podcasting Behind DadEdge The differences in raising boys versus girls What playing sports growing up is actually for Order of Man Merchandise. Pick yours up today!   Get your signed copy of Ryan's latest 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.  
12/12/20231 hour, 12 minutes, 57 seconds
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Goal Setting That Actually Works | FRIDAY FIELD NOTES

In this week’s FRIDAY FIELD NOTES, Ryan Michler discusses the FIVE components of goal setting that actually works. Hit Ryan up on Instagram at @ryanmichler and share what’s working in your life.   SHOW HIGHLIGHTS   5 components of goal setting that actually works Have a vision for where you’re going Our objectives in the four key areas of goal setting (mental, physical, emotional and spiritual) Everyday tactics Have checkpoints along the way After action review 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
12/8/202321 minutes, 44 seconds
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The Limits of Personal Rights, Confronting Fear, and Wrestling with God's Will | ASK ME ANYTHING

In this week’s ASK ME ANYTHING, Ryan Michler and Kipp Sorensen take on your questions from the Iron Council and Order of Man Facebook Group. Hit Ryan up on Instagram at @ryanmichler and share what’s working in your life.  ⠀ SHOW HIGHLIGHTS (5:35) What does it mean to be a man? (10:15) Why is it important to be surrounded by other men who hold you accountable? (10:40) What are your thoughts on the goal of counting calories vs. eating clean. Do you value one method when it comes to weight loss? (17:00) What tips do you have for taking written and verbal advice? (29:20) How do you discern between holiday traditions that are valuable, expected, or just busy-work? (35:40) When dating at this stage of your life, what constitutes a woman of value for you? (44:50) Do you believe individual rights or personal freedoms have any boundaries or limitations? (51:00) What are your best books of the year? (52:30) How do you change an ingrained negative attitude toward the business held by the employees? (59:10) How do you deal with fear?   Subscribe to the Order of Man YouTube Channel   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
12/6/20231 hour, 5 minutes, 23 seconds
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The Limits of Personal Rights, Confronting Fear, and Wrestling with God's Will | ASK ME ANYTHING

In this week’s ASK ME ANYTHING, Ryan Michler and Kipp Sorensen take on your questions from the Iron Council and Order of Man Facebook Group. Hit Ryan up on Instagram at @ryanmichler and share what’s working in your life.  ⠀ SHOW HIGHLIGHTS (5:35) What does it mean to be a man? (10:15) Why is it important to be surrounded by other men who hold you accountable? (10:40) What are your thoughts on the goal of counting calories vs. eating clean. Do you value one method when it comes to weight loss? (17:00) What tips do you have for taking written and verbal advice? (29:20) How do you discern between holiday traditions that are valuable, expected, or just busy-work? (35:40) When dating at this stage of your life, what constitutes a woman of value for you? (44:50) Do you believe individual rights or personal freedoms have any boundaries or limitations? (51:00) What are your best books of the year? (52:30) How do you change an ingrained negative attitude toward the business held by the employees? (59:10) How do you deal with fear?   Subscribe to the Order of Man YouTube Channel   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
12/6/20230
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BERT SORIN | Why Delusionally Passionate Men Win

Passion and delusion aren’t two terms we often think of working in harmony but my good friend and guest today, Bert Sorin, makes the case that some of the most successful people in the world are not only the most passionate but often believe (with no valid reason to) that they have what it takes to succeed. Today, we talk about the ebbs and flows of life and improving the average between the two points, creating intentionality behind our actions, why EQ is oftentimes more important than IQ, holding back in life when we shouldn’t, and so much more.   SHOW HIGHLIGHTS The ebbs and flows of life and improving the average between the two points Creating intentionality behind our actions Why EQ is often more important than IQ Holding back in life when we shouldn’t Thinking in advance Rather than thinking “what can this give me today”, think “what can it give when I’m gone”. Putting in the effort Where you start doesn’t matter   Order of Man Merchandise. Pick yours up today!   Get your signed copy of Ryan's latest 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.
12/5/202359 minutes, 53 seconds
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Are You Quitting for the Right Or Wrong Reason? | FRIDAY FIELD NOTES

In this week’s FRIDAY FIELD NOTES, Ryan Michler discusses the concept of quitting, and prompting FIVE unique questions to ask yourself in order to determine whether or not it’s right to leave what you’re deciding to quit. Hit Ryan up on Instagram at @ryanmichler and share what’s working in your life.   SHOW HIGHLIGHTS   5 questions to ask yourself before you quit Is my feeling towards this thing temporary or sustained? What does my gut, heart, soul, and/or instinct tell me? Is there something that I can do to make this situation better? What is it that I really don’t like about the circumstances, and can I search deeper? Is the grass truly greener on the other side?   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
12/1/202322 minutes, 56 seconds
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Make Your Life a Masterpiece, The Value in Failure, and How to Inspire Your Children | ASK ME ANYTHING

In this week’s ASK ME ANYTHING, Ryan Michler and Kipp Sorensen take on your questions from the Iron Council and Order of Man Facebook Group. Hit Ryan up on Instagram at @ryanmichler and share what’s working in your life.  ⠀ SHOW HIGHLIGHTS   (0:00) Episode intro⠀ (10:30) What is the biggest reason that you believe men leave the Iron Council? (18:20) How do you act like your life has no limits or act like today is your last? (30:00) How can we as men be confident that we are right about what we believe in? (42:30) How do you overcome limiting beliefs and imposter syndrome with starting a new business? (51:20) How do you push through on the days where you don’t feel like putting in the work? (54:00) What was the most important first step oof your business and how did you manage the stress of supporting your family while taking the leap? (1:02:20) How do you motivate and encourage your kids?     Subscribe to the Order of Man YouTube Channel   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
11/29/20231 hour, 9 minutes, 43 seconds
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MIKE MASSIMINO, NASA Astronaut | Achieve the Impossible

Life is full of hard-learned lessons. We all know that. But it’s been said that, “A smart man learns from his mistakes, a wise man learns from the mistakes of others.” That’s why this podcast is so powerful – because we get to hear from incredible men doing incredible things who can teach us things that would be painful, delayed, and expensive to find out ourselves. And, I can think of few men as qualified to do so as former NASA Astronaut, Mike Massimino. Today, Mike and I talk about some of his best lessons learned in the NASA program and in space including, “no one leaves the pool until everyone passes the test,” learning to adjust to life and your goals along the way, what was different about NASA astronaut candidates that made them successful, knowing when to pivot and break a few rules, and how to achieve the seemingly impossible.   SHOW HIGHLIGHTS Mike Massimino’s books Moonshot and Spaceman What it takes to be an astronaut Space isn’t always glamorous Passion and dedication Military culture If you really understand something, you should be able to communicate it to anybody. No one leaves the pool until everyone passes the test Hubble space telescope missions Subscribe to the Order of Man YouTube Channel   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
11/28/20231 hour, 10 minutes, 34 seconds
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A Pragmatic Guide to Gratitude | FRIDAY FIELD NOTES

In this week’s FRIDAY FIELD NOTES, Ryan Michler discusses a pragmatic guide to gratitude, giving five reasons why we should be grateful, and five practical steps you can implement in order to have more gratitude in your life. Hit Ryan up on Instagram at @ryanmichler and share what’s working in your life. SHOW HIGHLIGHTS 5 reasons to be grateful Being grateful makes you a more likable person. Being grateful makes you more trustworthy. Being grateful makes you happier. Being grateful makes you less desperate. Being grateful creates more opportunities for you. 5 ways to implement gratitude Say thank you, be kind, be polite. Give compliments. Take advantage of your blessings. When things go wrong, look for the good. Use your resources to help others.   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
11/24/202333 minutes, 22 seconds
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Bad Habits or Destructive Tendencies, Why Work Life is Easier Than Home Life, and That Which is Measured Improves | ASK ME ANYTHING

In this week’s ASK ME ANYTHING, Ryan Michler and Kipp Sorensen take on your questions from the Iron Council and Order of Man Facebook Group. Hit Ryan up on Instagram at @ryanmichler and share what’s working in your life.  ⠀ SHOW HIGHLIGHTS   (0:00) Episode intro⠀ (12:00) Even though I have worked very hard to get on a good path, I still feel desires to fall back into old patterns of destructive behavior. Will these desires ever go away? (19:00) How should I find a new path of work to move toward if I know that I will be unable to perform my current job forever? (28:00) What are your Thanksgiving traditions? (31:20) What have you learned through your hunting experiences? (39:30) Why is it easier to perform at work than it is at home?     Subscribe to the Order of Man YouTube Channel   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
11/22/202355 minutes, 31 seconds
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BRIAN JOHNSON | Theory, Practice, Mastery

We all know there is a formula for success in any venture. We’ve all heard things like, “success leaves clues,” and seen certain people replicate success over and over and over again. And, yet, so many men struggle to create and maintain success on the professional and personal front of their lives. That’s why it’s so important we learn what protocols are required to achieve the results we desire. Today, I’m joined by philosopher and CEO, Brian Johnson to talk about his theory of Arete and why success on any level is so simple yet so elusive. We talk about what confidence in others actually is and how to develop it, how talent won’t get you all the way to your goals, why intrinsic motivation must be your pursuit, and the Stockdale Paradox and how to use it to your advantage.   SHOW HIGHLIGHTS:   Brian’s upcoming book Areté: Activate Your Heroic Potential Maintaining trust and integrity gaps What were you doing when you were at your best? Creating micromoments Being grateful for the little things The meaning behind the word “hero” Ancient wisdom, modern science, and practical tools Training heroes   Order of Man Merchandise. Pick yours up today!   Get your signed copy of Ryan's latest 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.
11/21/20231 hour, 3 minutes, 59 seconds
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The Only Thing That Matters is What You Actually Do | FRIDAY FIELD NOTES

In this week’s FRIDAY FIELD NOTES, Ryan Michler discusses the importance of actually doing the work and not just planning and thinking about it. Hit Ryan up on Instagram at @ryanmichler and share what’s working in your life.   SHOW HIGHLIGHTS   Stop thinking, stop planning, start doing the work People don’t care about what you say, they care about what you do Life is too short to NOT take action     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
11/17/202324 minutes, 58 seconds
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How to Get Yourself Out of a Rut, Doing the Work of Your Shadow, and Re-Establishing Trust With Your Wife | ASK ME ANYTHING

In this week’s ASK ME ANYTHING, Ryan Michler and Kipp Sorensen take on your questions from the Iron Council and Order of Man Facebook Group. Hit Ryan up on Instagram at @ryanmichler and share what’s working in your life.  ⠀ SHOW HIGHLIGHTS   (0:00) Episode intro⠀ (1:45) What   What are some things you’ve done to embrace your shadow and reclaim pieces of yourself that were within it? (15:10) How do I scale my business when I only have one technician to do the work? (26:30) What are ways and tips to overcome mental ruts as quickly as possible? (34:10) How do I get my wife to understand that just because I work from home doesn’t mean that my job isn’t demanding as well? (51:40) What do you suggest someone do to begin preparing for the deterioration we are seeing in the world?     Subscribe to the Order of Man YouTube Channel   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
11/15/20231 hour, 3 minutes, 49 seconds
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JIM KWIK | Upgrade Your Brain

Men, our minds are nearly limitless and yet we spend an inordinate amount of time reading, running, working out, practicing hobbies, talking with other people, performing as best we can across various mediums and take so little time developing the power of our brains and minds. Of the nearly 500 guests I’ve had on this podcast, all of them believe their thing is the most important thing and, yet, it’s the mind that makes everything else possible. That’s why I wanted to have repeat guest, Jim Kwik back on the podcast to discuss how to leverage the gray matter between our ears. We talk about everything from learning to learn faster, the 6 thinking hats for decision making, 4 cognitive types (Cheetah, Owl, Dolphin, and Elephant) and how to use this information, and becoming the pilot of our minds, not just the passengers.   SHOW HIGHLIGHTS:   The faster you can learn the faster you can earn The choices we make every day give us the brain that we deserve All behavior is belief driven You need curiosity to know yourself and courage to be yourself Strategies for recognizing your brain/animal type Using AI to enhance your human intelligence Technology is neither good nor bad Master the ability to adapt We are flexing our “distraction” muscle all the time Nootropics and supplements   Order of Man Merchandise. Pick yours up today!   Get your signed copy of Ryan's latest 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.
11/14/20231 hour, 4 minutes, 35 seconds
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The Immense Power of Brotherhood | FRIDAY FIELD NOTES

In this week’s FRIDAY FIELD NOTES, Ryan Michler discusses SIX things to look for when building a brotherhood to support your success and SIX strategies for finding your brotherhood. Hit Ryan up on Instagram at @ryanmichler and share what’s working in your life.   SHOW HIGHLIGHTS   What to look for in your Band of Brothers Someone you can trust Someone you are comfortable talking with Someone you can be accountable to Someone you can serve Someone who can push you Someone who can serve you   Where to find your Band of Brothers Go where the good guys are Never do alone what you could do with someone else Organize events Express gratitude Have a plan for consistent communication Focus on the activity, not the “relationship-building”   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
11/10/202335 minutes, 3 seconds
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Ending a Toxic Relationship, Helping a Daughter with Self-Image Issues, and Creating Financial Sovereignty | ASK ME ANYTHING

In this week’s ASK ME ANYTHING, Ryan Michler takes on your questions from the Iron Council and Order of Man Facebook Group. Hit Ryan up on Instagram at @ryanmichler and share what’s working in your life.  ⠀ SHOW HIGHLIGHTS   (0:00) Episode intro⠀ (2:00) What would the conversation look like to let go of someone you love and have planned a life with, who is not supporting and fostering your growth? (5:30) How do you know when you sneed to stand by your commitment in a relationship and when you need to realize it’s toxic and no longer serving you or them? (8:00) Why is it so difficult to just pull the trigger and finally do “the thing?” (11:10) Have you ever considered drinking ayahuasca, mushrooms, or other ancient medicines to improve issues in your life? (12:40) What is your take on contentment and gratitude? (16:00) How can I be financially sovereign as a student? (19:20) With the nation and world in shambles, how can we begin to make a difference? (22:40) What advice would you give me for helping my daughter who is struggling with self-image? (26:50) What book recommendations would you recommend for a new couple with the goal of strengthening the foundation of the relationship? (28:40) How can I make sure I don’t end up as mentally controlling and abusive when that is the type of environment that I grew up in?     Subscribe to the Order of Man YouTube Channel   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
11/8/202331 minutes, 43 seconds
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ANDREW KLAVAN | Your Life is a Work of Art

Every single man listening to this podcast sees issues with the current culture. And, yet, far too many men are unwilling to do anything about it. Whether it’s a disdain for current culture commentary or a bad case of apathy, ignoring what we see going on around us isn’t going to lead to anywhere positive. My guest today, author and podcast host, Andrew Klavan, is a man who is and has been for decades actively engaged in dealing with the decline of our current culture through writing, producing films, and podcast commentary. Today, we talk about rationalization and justification for doing the wrong things, why so many people tap-dance around biological reality, why we’re losing this country through the movies, changing culture through art, when and when not to compromise, and viewing your own life as a work of art. EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS ⁃ Anti-American movies and media after 9/11 ⁃ Behind The Daily Wire ⁃ The Andrew Klavan Show ⁃ What is a woman? ⁃ Comedy needs to be protected ⁃ The ostracization of Hollywood ⁃ Israel and Hamas ⁃ Conservative artists ⁃ The House of Love and Death by Andrew Klavan   Order of Man Merchandise. Pick yours up today!   Get your signed copy of Ryan's latest 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.
11/7/20231 hour, 2 minutes, 30 seconds
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You've Hit Rock Bottom. Now What? | FRIDAY FIELD NOTES

In this week’s FRIDAY FIELD NOTES, Ryan Michler discusses his own struggles over the past year, lessons he has learned along the way, and how men can implements those lessons in their own lives. Hit Ryan up on Instagram at @ryanmichler and share what’s working in your life. SHOW HIGHLIGHTS Sharing your struggles gives people permission to do the same We know the right thing to do, its just hard to do it When you slip up, you have to ask “what am I going to do now?” Not everyone who praises you is your ally and not everyone who criticizes you is your enemy Red flags to let you know you are losing your sovereignty: Arrogance Isolation Stagnation Burning out A loss of meaning and significance Solutions to maintain your sovereignty: Having a vision for yourself Execute Evaluate your assets and resources Conduct after action review   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
11/3/202340 minutes, 2 seconds
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Showing Love in a Blended Family, Being Prepared for Challenges, and Scheduling Date Nights | ASK ME ANYTHING

In this week’s ASK ME ANYTHING, Kipp Sorensen and Shawn Villalovos take on your questions from the Iron Council and Order of Man Facebook Group. Hit Ryan up on Instagram at @ryanmichler and share what’s working in your life.  ⠀ SHOW HIGHLIGHTS   (0:00) Episode intro⠀ (3:00) Do you have some suggestions for what to search for to intentionally get their kids around other mentors and peers that enjoy fitness, outside of the team sports environment? (10:00) Was there any point that you felt that having a blended family didn't work? Do you feel that the attention you give to step children takes away from your biological children? (26:40) When life becomes challenging, as a leader, what are some things that you guys do to stay calibrated for life’s tougher challenges? (39:20) In hiring for my business, I have noticed that many applicants will apply, accept an interview, and then not show up for the interview. What does this say about young men in our society? (46:50) Do you guys have a dedicated date night? (52:00) What are some strategies for dealing with life’s stressors?     Subscribe to the Order of Man YouTube Channel   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
11/1/202357 minutes, 14 seconds
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ZUBY | Overcoming Our Crisis of Meaning

Am I the only one who isn’t crazy?! Sometimes it feels that way in the insane world we live in but there are millions of men who feel the same as we look around at what’s going on in society from gender ideology, to skirmishes and wars in distant countries, to domestic civil unrest, and everywhere in between. Today, I’m joined by repeat guest, Zuby, as he’s one of those men speaking sanity into culture today. We talk about everything from finding life’s mission and purpose, to the dangers of AI, how the “crisis of meaning,” is a very dangerous threat, the pitfalls of “credentialism,” why learning to promote yourself is a virtuous endeavor, and walking the line between caring what some people think, but not everyone.   SHOW HIGHLIGHTS:   Reaching 10 million people Reaching a younger demographic Most people are at least trying to be good Concerns about losing jobs to AI Faking anything with AI Need for personal interaction Kids falling behind during COVID Finding new ways to reach people Overcoming the aversion to promoting yourself Be intentional about who’s opinion you care about     Order of Man Merchandise. Pick yours up today!   Get your signed copy of Ryan's latest 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.
10/31/202356 minutes, 10 seconds
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The Treachery of Self-Betrayal | FRIDAY FIELD NOTES

In this week’s FRIDAY FIELD NOTES, Ryan Michler discusses FIVE tips to help ensure that you are not betraying yourself and honoring your commitment to others. Hit Ryan up on Instagram at @ryanmichler and share what’s working in your life.   SHOW HIGHLIGHTS   Signs of Self-Betrayal If you are never completing projects that you committed to If you recognize a lack of trust from other people Having feelings of inferiority, anxiety, and depression Lack of fulfillment, satisfaction, and pride in your life   Tips Know what you want and what you don’t want Set healthy boundaries  Don’t overcommit Learn to say no with tact When you go, go all in   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
10/27/202324 minutes, 13 seconds
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Eliminate Emotional Reaction, Testosterone Replacement Pros and Cons, and Proving Your Worth | ASK ME ANYTHING

In this week’s ASK ME ANYTHING, Ryan Michler and Kipp Sorensen take on your questions from the Order  of Man Facebook Group. Hit Ryan up on Instagram at @ryanmichler and share what’s working in your life.  ⠀ SHOW HIGHLIGHTS   (0:00) Episode intro⠀ (1:40) How can you be tactically courageous? (4:35) How do you keep emotions out of the equation when making important decisions? (10:10) Do either of you use Testosterone Replacement Therapy? Where should someone begin? (20:20) How do you grow a small side business from $10K to $50K? (34:50) How do you use Facebook analytics to help grow your business? (41:10) How do you get over the mindset of always trying to prove yourself to those around you?   Subscribe to the Order of Man YouTube Channel   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
10/25/202352 minutes, 35 seconds
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RUDY REYES | The Power of Deep Pursuit

There is so much to get distracted by these days. With all of our duties, responsibilities, and obligations, it’s easy to get lost in trivial and meaningless activities and pursuits. But when we learn to eliminate and remove the distractions, we free ourselves to find something truly meaningful to obtain. My guest today is a master at doing just that. His name is Rudy Reyes. He is a former Marine Recon, author of his book, Hero Living, and host of the FOX hit show, Special Forces: World’s Toughest Test. Today, we talk about the power of a mission, developing the “executive” mindset, the strength of the inner story you tell yourself, how, when, and why to compartmentalize emotion, and going deep on pursuits that matter.   SHOW HIGHLIGHTS:   Staying on course when everything and everyone is trying to pull you off Bodyweight workouts Behind the scenes of Special Forces: Worlds Toughest Test Our country needs to be reminded of patriotism and old world values Military values that can apply to the civilian world The expeditionary approach to life From military to living on your own terms God’s role in the journey God granting empowerment Making a comeback   Order of Man Merchandise. 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.
10/24/20231 hour, 1 minute, 27 seconds
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Anxiously Engaged in the Fight of Your Life | FRIDAY FIELD NOTES

In this week’s FRIDAY FIELD NOTES, Ryan Michler discusses FIVE steps to help to help men attack the challenges that may be holding us back from reaching our goals in life. Hit Ryan up on Instagram at @ryanmichler and share what’s working in your life.   SHOW HIGHLIGHTS   Have a “do it right” mindset Maximize effort, maximize efficiency Anchor your activity to your vision Prioritize effective effort over immediate results Don’t backslide   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
10/20/202323 minutes, 50 seconds
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Don't Start a Mutiny You Can't Finish, Broaden Your Impact, and Never Underestimate Your Influence | ASK ME ANYTHING

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⠀ (3:00) What does the future vision of yourself look like when you are happy with who you are today? (12:20) What is an unexpected IC-related moment that really stands out to you? (21:30) What defines a leader? If a man is showing up as he should at home and work, is it possible for him to not be a leader? (27:30) Can you provide some tips on how we can play the long game but still live in the moment? (37:40) Is good enough ever good enough? (44:30) When is it appropriate bring concerns about a boss to a higher-level leader in the organization?   Subscribe to the Order of Man YouTube Channel   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
10/18/202352 minutes, 3 seconds
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JIM SHOCKEY | Live a Life of Meaning and Significance

All of us are interested in finding meaning, purpose, and significance in our lives. And, yet, that all seems to be so elusive for so many. Why is it that some men seem to find their passions early on in life while others seemingly struggle for decades (if not their entire lives) to find the satisfaction they so desperately crave? My guest today, Jim Shockey, is a man who knows the answer. For decades, he’s followed his passions from journalism, becoming a world-class athlete, building an empire as the “First-Family of Hunting,” and now best-selling novelist. Today, Jim and I talk about dealing with events outside of our control, why a man must have a vision he’s working towards, the concept of self-worth and earned respect, the humility and strength of dealing with loss, and the true meaning of legacy…and how to create it.   SHOW HIGHLIGHTS:   Getting started in hunting content creation Recognition should be a byproduct, not the goal It doesn’t matter what you accomplish, it maters what people remember your for Be patient and find your soulmate Sticking with a long term vision Live your life, then write a book Bringing two worlds together     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.
10/17/20231 hour, 17 minutes, 42 seconds
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Be Clear. Be Precise. Be Bold. | FRIDAY FIELD NOTES

In this week’s FRIDAY FIELD NOTES, Ryan Michler discusses strategies for becoming more clear, precise, and bold - and ultimately more effective - in your communication. Hit Ryan up on Instagram at @ryanmichler and share what’s working in your life.   SHOW HIGHLIGHTS   Be precise with your goals Be precise with the things you would like other people to do Ask for feedback 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
10/13/202320 minutes, 21 seconds
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Defining Moments, Avoiding Anger, and Reframing Wrongdoing of Others | ASK ME ANYTHING

In this week’s ASK ME ANYTHING, Kipp Sorensen takes on your questions from the Iron Council and the Order of Man Facebook group. Hit Ryan up on Instagram at @ryanmichler and share what’s working in your life.  ⠀ SHOW HIGHLIGHTS   (0:00) Episode intro⠀ (1:05) What transitions have you faced in your personal leadership or failures that could be seen as a defining moment? In leadership you have choices coming into transition, how do you use your past experiences to create defining moments? (10:40) What are some methods that we as men can utilize when trying to avoid anger in situations where anger is not the best emotion to bring to the table? (22:20) All four quadrants of the Battle Plan are important, but is there one that you feel that has a greater impact on all 4?  One that when executed extremely well helps define yourself and how you attack the rest? (26:20) How can I embrace these the more masculine ways of being when they weren’t modeled well for me as a child? What strategies and tactics can I use to awaken the king and warrior in me? (33:40) What tactics do you use when you must make a decision for your family that not all members may be happy with (e.g., moving)? (37:00) What are some ways that you have overcome fear in the past and or some fears you are facing today? (43:00) When considering someone who has wronged me in the past, how do I get to the point where I can hear their name or see them somewhere and not (even briefly) think something negative? Or even hope the best for them and pray they changed for the better?     Subscribe to the Order of Man YouTube Channel   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
10/11/202344 minutes, 34 seconds
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MICHAEL EASTER | Conquer Your Scarcity Brain

So many of us, as men, are operating from a position of scarcity. We’ve wired our brains over decades to constantly crave newer, better, more. Ironically, “more” doesn’t always enhance and enrich our lives. In fact, there is plenty of evidence to suggest that the quest for better actually makes us less happy and less fulfilled. My guest today is Michael Easter, author of The Comfort Crisis and his latest book, Scarcity Brain. Today, Michael and I cover why we constantly crave more, the dangers inherent in social media, parameters to consider when looking for abundance in our lives, how to strike the balance between contentment with ambition, and how to finally conquer our scarcity brains.   SHOW HIGHLIGHTS:   Balancing contentment and ambition Recognizing and avoiding overindulgence Ways to make your phone less stimulating Buy gear, not stuff Too much clutter impacts productivity Finding gratification in the process Leaning into a higher purpose Learning from hard times   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.
10/10/20231 hour, 1 minute, 18 seconds
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WILLIE ROBERTSON | Digging Out of the Depths of Despair

Every single one of us has a story. We all have a past. And, too many of us live in what we’ve done in the past rather than use it as fuel to propel us into the future. One of the great comeback stories that you may be somewhat familiar with is Phil Robertson’s (from Duck Dynasty) story of perseverance, overcoming extreme hardship, and the path to redemption. His son and co-star of Duck Dynasty, Willie Robertson, is here to talk with me today about his father’s story of redemption, their new movie, The Blind, why it’s never too late to write the next chapter of your life, digging out of the depths of despair, and overcoming the guilt of past behavior.   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.
10/6/202320 minutes, 29 seconds
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Breaking Bad Habits, Renewing the Mind, and Dealing with Narcissists | ASK ME ANYTHING

In this week’s ASK ME ANYTHING, Ryan Michler takes on your questions from the Iron Council and the Order of Man Facebook group. Hit Ryan up on Instagram at @ryanmichler and share what’s working in your life.  ⠀ SHOW HIGHLIGHTS   (0:00) Episode intro⠀ (2:00) When breaking a bad habit/addiction, what is better? To focus on eliminating the bad habit for work to replace it with something positive. (5:00) What are some of the best objectives and tactics that everyone could benefit from implementing, at least once? (9:00) What are some innovations are taking place inside of the Iron Council to better serve the members? (12:00) Do you have a daily “mind renewal” practice? (14:40) If you had a physically crippling condition, how would you continue to contribute to those around you and how would your leadership style change? (17:20) What is the most pivotal moment in moving on from a divorce? Any advice to shake the lingering regret? (24:15) How can you work with a narcissist? (29:00) What did you do that you found helpful in processing through the grief of losing a loved one? (35:00) How do I help a friend who is struggling, but doesn’t recognize that there is problem? (39:20) With are the defining moments of your BJJ journey, and how can you implement those lessons in other areas in your life? (45:25) What are the best books you have read this year?     Subscribe to the Order of Man YouTube Channel   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
10/4/202345 minutes, 57 seconds
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DR. JOHN DELONY | Annihilate Anxiousness

Anxiousness, depression, suicide. These are all growing trends with men. And, it’s unfortunate because, with all we know about men’s health (physical, mental, and emotional), why is it that so many of us seem to be struggling now more than ever? Isolation, loneliness, loss of ambition, lack of clarity and goals all contribute to the epidemic that seems to be plaguing so many men. It doesn’t have to be this way. And, my good friend and author of Building a Non-Anxious Life, John Delony, is here today to tell us how to make it so. We talk about burnout, stress, and numbing behavior, unpacking what value you truly add to the people you care about, how to apply these principles in reality (and practically), why we don’t have “maps” for every situation we encounter and what to do about it, and overcoming a past of extreme guilt and shame for past behavior.   SHOW HIGHLIGHTS:   Life is meant to have ups and downs Defining anxiety Do you need a chip on your shoulder to be successful? Sometimes you need to slow down Drawbacks of using achievement as a drug Uncovering hidden value Find your purpose by showing up Curiosity is underrated Knowing the right map to follow in life Your body is always looking for red flags   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.
10/3/20231 hour, 6 minutes, 53 seconds
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Take Control of Your Financial Destiny | FRIDAY FIELD NOTES

In this week’s FRIDAY FIELD NOTES, Ryan Michler discusses 10 secrets to building entrepreneurial wealth. Hit Ryan up on Instagram at @ryanmichler and share what’s working in your life.   SHOW HIGHLIGHTS   You have to track everything Plug the holes Invest in yourself Invest in new equipment You’re not in business until you sell something Develop relationship with wealthy friends Build your social media presence today Invest abundantly Whatever you do, you are a marketer Hire, outsource, and partner   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
9/29/202338 minutes, 26 seconds
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Discovering a Man's Purpose, How He Gains Traction, and How He Shows Love | ASK ME ANYTHING

In this week’s ASK ME ANYTHING, Ryan Michler takes 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⠀ (2:50) Do you have a “bug out” bag and what is in it? (4:30) What does real ”romantic love” feel like? (10:40) How can I be a good, present father, when I am deployed or on long term assignment? (14:30) How can you tell wen you are gaining traction in your life? (21:00) How do I create congruency between multiple brands that I operate? (24:00) How do you say “no” to loved ones when you have to take time for self-care? (28:50) How do I find a purpose? How do I know when I am pursuing the wrong thing?   Subscribe to the Order of Man YouTube Channel   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
9/27/202334 minutes, 32 seconds
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BRADLEY RICHARDSON | Becoming a Secure, Confident Man

With the thousands of men I’ve talked with over the years, it’s evident that building and developing confidence is a huge issue for so many men. And, yet, so many men still struggle with the mindsets and activities required to build that confidence in themselves. Many of them believe you’re either born with it or you won’t ever develop it. That just isn’t true. And, my guest today, Bradley Richardson, is here to talk about why that is and what to do about it. Today we talk about why men hang on to unimportant, irrelevant issues way too long, how to deal and cope with a loss of control, knowing what you want and never settling, why many men settle for broken women, avoiding becoming a chameleon to others, and how to regain your sense of clarity and confidence. SHOW HIGHLIGHTS: Guys tend to get stuck in the past relationships are not just a quid pro quo We need to communicate our expectations and standards What you want may not be what you need What people really want is a connection The bar is so low for men in relationships Control the things you can control Some men use their family as an excuse We kill ourselves with overthinking   Join the Iron Council brotherhood. Membership open for a limited time. 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.
9/26/20231 hour, 3 minutes, 57 seconds
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10 Rules for Single Fatherhood | FRIDAY FIELD NOTES

In this week’s FRIDAY FIELD NOTES, Ryan Michler discusses 10 tips to help men overcome the challenges of single fatherhood. Hit Ryan up on Instagram at @ryanmichler and share what’s working in your life.   SHOW HIGHLIGHTS   Do not neglect yourself Learn to stack time Discipline and consistency trumps everything else Speak well of their mother Grease the grooves Learn to keep things lighthearted Shine as an example Tell your kids the truth, but don’t burden them When your kids are not with you, you should still be with them Eat dinner with your kids   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
9/22/202334 minutes
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The Confidence/Competence Loop, Approaching Women, and Motivating Others | ASK ME ANYTHING

In this week’s ASK ME ANYTHING, Kipp Sorensen and Sean Villalovos 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⠀ (3:10) What are some strategies around implementing the confidence/competence loop? (13:40) How do you balance out your alone time in a relationship or marriage? (18:30) What are some strategies for managing a new wife and step kids? (21:50) How do you approach the topic of death with someone who's health is extremely poor? (36:00) How should I approach women at the gym who I’m interested in? (39:00) How do you motivate others to be invested in their work? (47:40) How do we validate feelings that others have that we don’t agree with?     Subscribe to the Order of Man YouTube Channel   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
9/20/202355 minutes, 21 seconds
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MAX BORDERS | Will a New Revolution Cure What Ails Us?

All of us agree that the currently political system isn’t working, regardless of where we sit on the political divide. With the federal government consolidating and amassing power, it’s increasingly difficult to see how they’re serving the people instead of the beast it’s become. But what is the answer? Is there a solution that moves us closer to what America’s founding fathers had envisioned nearly 250 years ago. My guest today, Max Borders, joins us to talk about the concepts in his newest book, Underthrow: How Jefferson’s Dangerous Ideas Will Spark a New Revolution. We talk about what it truly means to be free, the idea of a “national divorce,” where socialized services work and where they go too far, the power of decentralization, how innovation is act of subversion, and the difference between and overthrow and an underthrow to change the world.   SHOW HIGHLIGHTS:   Community governance Constitution of Consent Downsides to dissolution of the United States A “national divorce” done wrong Why would a new constitution be any different Overthrow is violent, “underthrow” is peaceful Understanding the origin of rights The current system no longer serves us Subversive innovation   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.
9/19/202358 minutes, 47 seconds
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Where Humility Goes Wrong | FRIDAY FIELD NOTES

In this week’s FRIDAY FIELD NOTES, Ryan Michler discusses 3 steps to help you leverage your strengths to achieve more and serve others. Hit Ryan up on Instagram at @ryanmichler and share what’s working in your life.   SHOW HIGHLIGHTS   Identify what you are good at: Ask other people what they value in you What are people asking your advice for? What are you doing when time moves the fastest? Invest in your strengths Never be ashamed to share your talents and gifts with the world   Join the Iron Council brotherhood. Membership open for a limited time. Battle Planners are back in stock. Pick yours up today! Order 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
9/15/202316 minutes, 28 seconds
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How to Overcome Loneliness, How to Get Buy-In From Others, and Working Through and Emotional Affair | ASK ME ANYTHING

In this week’s ASK ME ANYTHING, Kipp Sorensen and Sean Villalovos are together “in-person” for a rare occasion to 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⠀ (4:00) What things would you recommend men do when they are feeling lonely? (11:30) How has 9/11 impacted you and how do you think it has impacted the country? (16:50) As men, should we share our most intimate struggles with our significant others? (22:50) Do either of you experience a shame spiral? (26:00) How can I start a fundraising operation without taking time away from my work or other obligations? (30:00) I am curious about your opinion on how to get people to buy into a mission? (34:50) When you started OOM, how long was it until you created a steady revenue stream? (39:30) What can I do to help gain trust back after my wife engaged in an emotional affair?     Subscribe to the Order of Man YouTube Channel   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
9/13/202343 minutes, 34 seconds
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GARY JOHN BISHOP | Become the Father Your Kids Deserve

If you’re a father (or plan to be one), I know how it is to feel completely inadequate to be the type of dad your children need you to be. Self-doubt, challenging life circumstances, and past emotional trauma all combine to create the perfect storm of insecurity in raising your sons and daughters right. My guest today is New York Times Bestselling Author, Gary John Bishop and today he joins me to talk about his latest book, Grow Up: Becoming the Parent Your Kids Deserve. We cover such a wide array of topics in this conversation including why you should question your past and how to heal from it, the value of “empathetic intelligence” and how to use it effectively with your kids, how responsibility supersedes truthfulness, overcoming shame and guilt from parenting mistakes, and what it means to truly forgive someone.   SHOW HIGHLIGHTS:   Parenting is rewarding - and frustrating We’re not always going to get it right Challenges of parenting after divorce Your kids are always observing you Your kids will come to their own determinations Kids are “traumatized” by different things Kids assign their own meaning to events We need to be clear with our kids about why we are doing what we are doing Don’t box your kids in Teaching your kids to be truthful is key Self-punishment is a way to distract You can’t get to forgiveness and hang onto blame   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.
9/12/20231 hour, 4 minutes
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How Your Future Self Can Guide You | FRIDAY FIELD NOTES

In this week’s FRIDAY FIELD NOTES, Ryan Michler discusses FOUR ways in which we can benefit from being guided by our futures selves. Hit Ryan up on Instagram at @ryanmichler and share what’s working in your life.   SHOW HIGHLIGHTS   We have to have some level of vision Use a journal Ask yourself: What would the future “you” do? Begin to manipulate your environment   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
9/8/202321 minutes, 44 seconds
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What is Love?, Maintaining Your Vision, and Memento Mori | ASK ME ANYTHING

In this week’s ASK ME ANYTHING, Kipp Sorensen and Sean Villalovos are together “in-person” for a rare occasion to 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⠀ (7:00) What is love and love connection? (24:00) Do you bring any small items hunting with you that you would recommend others consider including? (28:50) What principles and methods have been most helpful in healing from a tough experience or event in life? (37:00) When scaling your business, how did you avoid becoming too focused on the details and losing your overall vision? (45:10) What is the most exotic food you’ve ever eaten? (48:00) What does your morning and evening routine look like and how did they come about? (52:40) Do you incorporate the concept of Memento Mori into your life? (59:20) How can I help my wife understand my point of view as the lone financial provider in our household when she doesn’t seem to appreciate what I do? (1:08:40) How do you keep the fire burning for work when requirements of work conflict with family time?     Subscribe to the Order of Man YouTube Channel   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
9/6/20231 hour, 20 minutes, 50 seconds
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AXEL KAISER | How the West Was Lost

We all know how the west was won – rugged individualism, a bold and daring approach to the new frontier, and a fierce belief in personal liberty and independence. But that does not describe the west or, more specifically, America any longer. We’ve traded individualism for collectivism, risk-taking for easy handouts, and liberty for big brother. My guest today, Axel Kaiser, makes the case against leftist ideology, why America is the last glimmer of hope in the world, and how a basic understanding of economics could free us all. Today, we talk about public debt and entitlement, whether the leftist ideology that permeates our culture is based in ignorance, stupidity, or malice, why the meritocracy isn’t a representation of power hierarchies, and how, if we continue down this path, we may see a new age of darkness.   SHOW HIGHLIGHTS:   Defining socialism True capitalism vs. crony capitalism The future of America and identity politics What would civil war look like in the US Is our way of life sustainable? If we lose the US we lose the whole world There is objective reality What happens when you get rid of objective truth? The impact of “losing the universities”   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.
9/5/20231 hour, 10 minutes
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Never Out of the Fight | FRIDAY FIELD NOTES

In this week’s FRIDAY FIELD NOTES, Ryan Michler discusses 5 key strategies you can employ in your lifeline when dealing with setbacks. Hit Ryan up on Instagram at @ryanmichler and share what’s working in your life.   SHOW HIGHLIGHTS   Know the battle that you’re fighting Win the small battles Enlist reinforcements Understand that there will be setbacks Dig in - get ready for a long campaign   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
9/1/202324 minutes, 32 seconds
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The Art of Delegation, Direct Conversation, and Deleting the "I've Made it Mentality" | ASK ME ANYTHING

In this week’s ASK ME ANYTHING, Ryan Michler and Kipp Sorensen take on your questions from the Iron Council and the Order of Man Facebook Group. Hit Ryan up on Instagram at @ryanmichler and share what’s working in your life.  ⠀ SHOW HIGHLIGHTS   (0:00) Episode intro⠀ (10:00) My wife allowed her family to schedule their family reunion on my birthday for several years in a row. How can I express that this makes me unhappy and I feel hurt by it? (19:40) What is one thing you do to stay grounded when life is throwing a lot at you? (29:00) What is your advice on whether I should take a great new opportunity after recently starting a new job that I also enjoy? (32:40) What are some tactics that you have implemented  to be more introspective when dealing with internal battles? (41:10) How do you recommend that men who have “made it” continue to find motivation to strive for more in life?       Subscribe to the Order of Man YouTube Channel   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
8/30/202343 minutes, 19 seconds
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GREG HARDEN | Create Sanity in an Insane World

It’s no surprise that there is an increasing amount of insanity in the world today, most of it outside of our control. But there is also an immense amount of insanity taking place in the space 6” between our ears – our brains. Fortunately, that’s the realm we can control and, once we learn to do just that, we can achieve sanity in the otherwise chaotic experience of life. My guest today is mindset coach to some of the greatest athletes to play like Tom Brady, Desmond Howard, and Michael Phelps, to name a few. His name is Greg Harden and he makes the case for creating sanity out of our lives. We talk about becoming an expert on one subject, the narcissistic tinge of “self-love” and a better alternative, why you must learn to grow through adversity, not merely go through it, four basic needs every man desires and how he can fulfill those for himself, and learning to know yourself and embrace complete acceptance of who you are.   SHOW HIGHLIGHTS:   Control what you can control Become an expert on yourself Three levels of fitness: physical, mental, spiritual Grow through it, don’t just goo through it Having fun is up to you People treat you then way you treat yourself If you hate me, that’s on you Be hungry and humble Stop looking for love in all the wrong places Embrace the here and now   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.
8/29/20231 hour, 7 minutes, 32 seconds
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You Are What You Do | FRIDAY FIELD NOTES

In this week’s FRIDAY FIELD NOTES, Ryan Michler discusses 5 principles that men can adopt to help overcome imposter syndrome and give themselves a better outlook on life. Hit Ryan up on Instagram at @ryanmichler and share what’s working in your life.   SHOW HIGHLIGHTS   Your action dictates who you are Be willing to look like a novice Identify and eliminate excuses What you say about yourself matters The proximity principle counts: the people you surround yourself with with rub off on you   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
8/25/202324 minutes, 42 seconds
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Prepared or Paranoid, Master Task Lists, and Neighborhood Fathering | ASK ME ANYTHING

In this week’s ASK ME ANYTHING, Ryan Michler and Kipp Sorensen take on your questions from the Iron Council and the Order of Man Facebook Group. Hit Ryan up on Instagram at @ryanmichler and share what’s working in your life.  ⠀ SHOW HIGHLIGHTS   (0:00) Episode intro⠀ (07:50) What is better to do first, build good habits or break bad ones? (18:00) How do you differentiate between emergency preparedness vs extremes prepping? (23:40) In business, how do you decide which revenue stream to go “all in” on? (35:00) In a healthy household, is there an age and time limit for when kids should move out? (41:20) What precautions have you taken to keep your vehicle equipped for emergencies? (45:40) Would “Trail Life” be a good alternative to Boy Scouts? (50:30) What are some tips for finding time for yourself when you are busy taking care of your wife and kids?     Subscribe to the Order of Man YouTube Channel   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
8/23/202355 minutes, 27 seconds
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JAMIE KILSTEIN | Allow Yourself to Evolve

So many of us are so trapped in our current ways of thinking that we do not allow ourselves to take in new information and apply it in a way that may threaten our current reality or identity. Combine that need we have to be congruent in our own lives with the desire others have for us to remain in the status quo and it becomes extremely difficult for us to evolve into new ways of thinking and behaving. My guest today is a man who has had to continually look at the way he is showing up and incorporate a new set of beliefs and values to drive his life forward. His name is Jamie Kilstein and, today, we talk about individual sovereignty, spirituality vs. the institution of religion, why “grifting” is a concept designed to keep the status quo, caution in becoming overly apathetic, why you should get comfortable with changing your mind, and how to allow yourself to evolve.   SHOW HIGHLIGHTS:   Being honest and humble gives your more credibility  Leaving room for God to do his thing We know what the “right work” is As Christians, we should be the least self-righteous Surround yourself with people who will help you avoid traps and pitfalls Investigates your beliefs Obsession vs. apathy regarding politics Its ok to change your mind     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.
8/22/20231 hour, 5 minutes, 22 seconds
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Make Your Presence Known | FRIDAY FIELD NOTES

In this week’s FRIDAY FIELD NOTES, Ryan Michler discusses 4 reasons men should work to make their presence known and how we can make it happen. Hit Ryan up on Instagram at @ryanmichler and share what’s working in your life.   SHOW HIGHLIGHTS   Have some level of performance Your presentation Consider our physical form Improve our physique   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
8/18/202321 minutes, 42 seconds
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Restarting After Stumbling, Not my Responsibility, and What to Do When Your Wife Makes More | ASK ME ANYTHING

In this week’s ASK ME ANYTHING, Ryan Michler and Kipp Sorensen take on your questions from the Iron Council and the Order of Man Facebook Group. Hit Ryan up on Instagram at @ryanmichler and share what’s working in your life.  ⠀ SHOW HIGHLIGHTS   (0:00) Episode intro⠀ (01:00) How do you back on track after an “off” week? (08:40) How do you handle the loss of a pet with children? (15:15) Do you plan to add anything to the Iron Council to enhance the experience for high achievers who may think it gets stale after a while? (25:40) How do I decide if I want to go college, trade school, or another form of education? (36:00) How do you get rid of the mindset that you are responsible for the behavior and choices of other adults? (43:00) When you fall out of your routine, how do you get back on track? (45:50) How can I help my  son work through a traumatic experience? (49:00) What are some good tips tot start a business? (56:00) Can you talk about at the power dynamic when my wife makes more than me?     Subscribe to the Order of Man YouTube Channel   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
8/16/20231 hour, 1 minute, 26 seconds
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JON ACUFF | Ditch Regret and Tap Into Potential

Regret is often used to self-sabotage and retreat into sorrow and victimization. But it doesn’t have to be that way. In fact, regret can be leveraged as a powerful tool to accomplish your most challenging objectives moving forward. Unfortunately, too many men wallow in regret and defeat instead of learning how to tap into their massive and almost unlimited potential. Today, I am joined by threepeat guest, Jon Acuff, to talk about regret, potential, goal planning, and success. We discuss pursuing small versus large goals, the power of becoming what Jon calls a, “handle maker,” using discernment with regards to the self-development information we consume, the proper response to the, “must-be-nice,” crowd, why you should avoid calling your problems, your problems, and so much more.   SHOW HIGHLIGHTS:   Writing content that will resonate in multiple spaces Focusing on your “best moments” instead of your worst We naturally gravitate toward accomplishments, experiences, relationships, or objects Navigating the overwhelming amount of self-improvement advice and content  Easy goals vs. hard goals vs. guaranteed goals Set up tactics or easy goals along the path to your big goals The best response to “it must be nice” The hills pay the bills Unless you are keeping score, you have no idea where you are on the path     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.
8/15/202357 minutes, 36 seconds
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The Dichotomy Between Contentment and Ambition | FRIDAY FIELD NOTES

In this week’s FRIDAY FIELD NOTES, Ryan Michler discusses FIVE steps to help men understand the differences between contentment and ambition and how both can exist simultaneously in our lives. Hit Ryan up on Instagram at @ryanmichler and share what’s working in your life.   SHOW HIGHLIGHTS   Understand that two ideas can exist simultaneously Exercise two different complementary ideas: gratitude and Understand that life is just a process Measure, embrace, and celebrate incremental improvement Be aggressively patient   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
8/11/202318 minutes, 41 seconds
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Getting Married Too Young?, When do You Become a Man, and Building Muscle Mass | ASK ME ANYTHING

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⠀ (4:00) How do I know when to start looking for the right woman to settle down with? (11:00) When does a man truly know that he is a man? (13:40) What does it mean to “rest well?” (19:00) How can I minimize the negative consequences on my children as a result of divorce? (31:20) How important is weightlifting to your health compared to other areas of fitness? (37:00) What is the Iron Council’s 5-year vision? (40:00) How do you both stay accountable to your vision and battle plan without being part of a battle team? (51:20) How do you get in the mindset of accepting where you are in life? (59:20) What are some good marketing skills I could learn to increase my value to the company?       Subscribe to the Order of Man YouTube Channel   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
8/9/20231 hour, 5 minutes, 54 seconds
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SETH AND MELANIE STUDLEY | The Anatomy of Marriage

Some of the most common questions we receive (and this has been consistent over the past 8 years) is how to make a marriage work. And, with the breakdown of my own marriage over the past year, it’s clear to me more than ever how hard the union between two people can be. But that doesn’t mean it’s impossible and it doesn’t mean it isn’t worth pursuing. The benefits of marriage are plenty including the shared responsibilities, the fulfillment found in service to another, and the growth that must take place in order for a marriage to work. Today, I’m joined by Seth and Melanie Studley who focus on helping couples work through their marital challenges and create a thriving relationship. We talk getting back to the basics, the growth vs. fixed mindset, why men must cast vision, common mistakes in marriage, how to recognize the tests of women, and so much more.   SHOW HIGHLIGHTS:   Marriage therapy vs. marriage coaching Women unconsciously (and consciously) test men Actually getting on a better path instead of just manipulating Taking extreme ownership in your marriage Erecting appropriate boundaries Creating a shared vision for your marriage You have to be willing to fight Making changes for the right reasons You need to clearly communicate what you want We need affirmation   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.
8/8/20231 hour, 7 minutes, 2 seconds
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How a Man Builds Boundaries | FRIDAY FIELD NOTES

In this week’s FRIDAY FIELD NOTES, Ryan Michler discusses 10 factors to consider when establishing other boundaries with others. Hit Ryan up on Instagram at @ryanmichler and share what’s working in your life.   SHOW HIGHLIGHTS   Prove your worth (to yourself) Examine your values Discard the outcome Grow your balls (have some courage) Be firm but FAIR Build your sovereignty Add weight to your words Don’t give an inch, they will take a mile Enlist reinforcements Respect other people’s boundaries   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
8/4/202326 minutes, 33 seconds
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Watch What People Hide, Apathy Vs Emotional Availability, and The Power of Verbalization | ASK ME ANYTHING

In this week’s ASK ME ANYTHING, Ryan Michler and Shawn Villalovos take on your questions from the Order of Man Facebook group. Hit Ryan up on Instagram at @ryanmichler and share what’s working in your life.  ⠀ SHOW HIGHLIGHTS   (0:00) Episode intro⠀ (5:30) What do so many men seem to have problems with women? (12:40) Where do you recommend keeping firearms in the house? (20:30) Why didn’t Kipp call you out for your excessive drinking? (29:20) How do you, as a man, balance apathy and emotional availability? (49:30) What provisions have you put in place for your family in case you were to meet an untimely end? (59:30) What are some tips on leading in the workplace? (1:08:30) What are some strategies for dealing with a narcissist in the workplace?     Subscribe to the Order of Man YouTube Channel   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
8/2/20231 hour, 11 minutes, 50 seconds
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AJ RICHARDS | Fixing Our Broken Food Supply Chain

With roughly 97% of the population eating meat, it’s mind-blowing that 85% of the American meat supply chain is in the hands of four corporations, two of which are foreign. What’s also disturbing is the deliberate manipulation of beef prices, the rise in food intellectual property (IP) in the form of GMO food solutions and fake meat products grown in a lab, and the regulatory constraints placed on small cattle ranches trying to make our food supply chain more robust and secure. My guest today, AJ Richards, is leading the charge when it comes to a new way to deliver beef to the American consumer directly from the ranches themselves in order to cut out the excess cost, regulation, manipulation, and build out a stronger, more diverse supply of food. Today, we talk about the crumbling food supply chain, our import to export dilemma, overcoming the monopolies of food producers, why homesteading in America is once again growing, and so much more. SHOW HIGHLIGHTS: City slicker turned rancher Losing farms is national security issue Beef supply chain is controlled by 4 major companies Creating an Uber or AirBnb for meat Inspiring the next generation of ranchers Keeping the family engaged and interested Meat distribution should be regional, rather than national Let the local economy dictate the price The dangers of opposing the establishment 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.
8/1/20231 hour, 8 minutes, 23 seconds
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How to Move on After Losing | FRIDAY FIELD NOTES

In this week’s FRIDAY FIELD NOTES, Ryan Michler discusses 6 steps to help us come back after a loss. Hit Ryan up on Instagram at @ryanmichler and share what’s working in your life.   SHOW HIGHLIGHTS   Accept that we’ve lost something Sit with and process it Extract the lessons that can be learned from it Apply those lessons in a measurable way Have selective memory Accept the wins   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
7/28/202322 minutes, 39 seconds
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Relationship with a New Step-Daughter, Leadership Standards vs. Principles, and Overcoming the Lone Wolf Mentality | ASK ME ANYTHING

In this week’s ASK ME ANYTHING, Kipp Sorensen and Shawn Villalovos take on your questions from the Iron Council and the Order of Man Facebook group. Hit Ryan up on Instagram at @ryanmichler and share what’s working in your life.  ⠀ SHOW HIGHLIGHTS   (0:00) Episode intro⠀ (2.55) Do you guys “every day carry?” And if so, what do you carry? (8:40) What is your go-to tactic to switch from work mode to dad mode? (18:40) How should I approach my relationship with a new step daughter (toddler) who spends every other weekend with her father? (29:30) In leadership, are you guided to lead by standards or principles? Do you guys think one is better to use as a baseline over the other? (42:20) What is the best training to do on days that I cant attend a BJJ class? (47:20) Do you have any tips for someone who struggles to get along with other men and tends to get prideful and become a lone wolf? (1:02:30) Do you have any tips for keeping a stoic mindset when it feels like you can’t catch a break?     Subscribe to the Order of Man YouTube Channel   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
7/26/20231 hour, 10 minutes, 16 seconds
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MATT ZEMON | A Beginner's Guide to Psychedelics

It’s clear by now the stigma that once surrounded psychedelics has lost some of its power. With the use of psychedelics like Psilocybin, Ayahuasca, and even LSD becoming much more mainstream through personalities like Joe Rogan and all we hear about “plant-medicine,” from some of the most influential people today, it’s time we all start taking a closer look at the ins and outs, pros and cons, and features and setbacks of the world of psychedelics. Today I am joined by Matt Zemon, a Master in Medical Science in both psychology and neuroscience, and author of his latest book, Psychedelics for Everyone. I am naturally a bit of a skeptic so I took that approach on a topic I admittedly don’t know a whole lot about. We discuss why the stigma around psychedelics and how did that come to be, the use of psychedelics to treat shame, blame, and guilt and other symptoms of “treatment resistant PTSD,” how psychedelics have been used to help people overcome crippling alcohol and drug addiction, the spiritual journey one may discover on his exploration into these medicines, side effects to consider, and how many men are using psychedelics to expand their consciousness.   SHOW HIGHLIGHTS:   Psychedelics is a technology The psychedelic journey is often a top 5 experience Is there a benefit to shame, blame, and guilt Defining PTSD Psychedelics are not for everyone There’s more to it than just “trust the science” What is a psychedelic? Psychedelics should not be seen as a “cure” Using psychedelics to get off other drugs Side effects of psychedelics   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.
7/25/20231 hour, 6 minutes, 37 seconds
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The Plight of Leadership Eclipsing | FRIDAY FIELD NOTES

In this week’s FRIDAY FIELD NOTES, Ryan Michler discusses the concept of “leadership eclipsing” and breaks down why we need to and how we can avoid this. Hit Ryan up on Instagram at @ryanmichler and share what’s working in your life.   SHOW HIGHLIGHTS   Why to avoid eclipsing: Your team members cannot grow if you are sucking up all of the resources If you are sucking everything up and your team cant grow, you can’t grow either Your mission can’t expand   How to avoid eclipsing your people The leader is NOT the center of the universe If other people win, you win Leaders create leaders Leaders deflect light and absorb darkness Exercise humility   Tactics to empower others: Give responsibility to others Don’t solve people’s problems Communicate effectively Praise and critique   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
7/21/202332 minutes, 4 seconds
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Selfishness Leads to Selflessness, Fundamental Attribution Error, and Working with an Aggressive 3-Year-Old | ASK ME ANYTHING

In this week’s ASK ME ANYTHING, Ryan Michler and Kipp Sorensen, joining live from France, take on your questions from the Iron Council and the Order of Man Facebook group. Hit Ryan up on Instagram at @ryanmichler and share what’s working in your life.  ⠀ SHOW HIGHLIGHTS   (0:00) Episode intro⠀ (8:00) Is there a specific book that you revisit every year because of the enjoyment that it brings? (12:40) How can I determine when setting boundaries is being selfish? (26:20) How can a man lead a loved one through their anger and anxiety issues? (35:20) What do you feel are the hallmark traits of an effective leader? (47:40) How can I help support a buddy who is in a toxic relationship with his girlfriend and her family? (54:20) Considering the increasing confusion around gender roles, what are some future potential challenges you see for masculine men? (57:20) How do you know when you are following God’s will? (1:03:30) What strategies have you found to discourage young kids from being aggressive? (1:07:20) What are your thoughts on online dating vs. meeting people face to face?   Subscribe to the Order of Man YouTube Channel   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
7/19/20231 hour, 17 minutes, 6 seconds
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VIC KELLER | Instinct, Intentionality, and Innovation

The most powerful benefit of this podcast is that each and every week, we get to listen to ultra-successful men, learn what makes them tick, hear which pitfalls to avoid, and simply apply those beneficial lessons into our own lives. And, my guest today is someone imminently qualified to impart his hard-fought wisdom on both the professional and personal front. He is serial entrepreneur, Vic Keller. And, today, we talk about the power of utilizing our instinct (and how it can be developed), intentionality, and innovation to create long-lasting results in our lives. We also cover the difference between gurus and guides (and how to spot each), a simple formula for how the human operating system works, why you should strongly consider hiring mentors, how to decide what defines you, and so much more.   SHOW HIGHLIGHTS:   Starting with a side hustle Creating teams Hiring talent leads to margin in your life Build up others, not just yourself The business can be all about you Guru vs. guide Understanding discernment The importance of intentionality The Chick-fil-A talent model Instinct can be learned We have incredible access to coaching   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.
7/18/20231 hour, 10 minutes, 15 seconds
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The Case for Intelligent Disobedience | FRIDAY FIELD NOTES

In this week’s FRIDAY FIELD NOTES, Ryan Michler discusses why it’s important to break the rules occasionally and provides SEVEN factors to consider when deciding whether its time to break the rules. Hit Ryan up on Instagram at @ryanmichler and share what’s working in your life.   SHOW HIGHLIGHTS   Understand your motive Look at ethical, moral, legal implications Consider why the rule is in place Look at commander’s intent Are they general guidelines rather than specific rules Are you willing to deal with the consequences Consider the fallout   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
7/14/202320 minutes, 52 seconds
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Dealing With Toxic In-laws, Avoiding Burnout Fatigue, and Staying Together for the Kids | ASK ME ANYTHING

In this week’s ASK ME ANYTHING, Ryan Michler and Kipp Sorensen, joining live from France, take on your questions from the Iron Council and the Order of Man Facebook group. Hit Ryan up on Instagram at @ryanmichler and share what’s working in your life.  ⠀ SHOW HIGHLIGHTS   (0:00) Episode intro⠀ (12:20) How do I deal with my wife making decisions behind my back and becoming irritated when I bring it up to her? (23:00) Are there resources available to help a teenager get ton the path? (25:00) What is your take on “staying together for the  kids?” (36:00) How do you flip the switch between “I want to get my wife back” and “I’m ready to start dating again?” (45:00) How do I deal with cutting toxic in-laws loose from interacting with your children? (59:00) How do you guard against burnout and fatigue as you are working to become the man you are meant to be? (1:06:00) Any recommended reading on emotional intelligence?     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
7/12/20231 hour, 6 minutes, 56 seconds
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JOHN LOVELL | A Guide to Living Free and Dying Well

We’re all familiar with the Warrior Archetype. Many men listening to this podcast embody what it means to be a warrior. But if we are exclusively warriors in our approach to life, we can easily overlook the more gentle, meeker virtues that make us well-rounded men. My guest today is a man intimately familiar with the balance between the lion and the lamb, the warrior and the poet. His name is John Lovell and he is the author of The Warrior Poet Way: A Guide to Living Free and Dying Well. Today, John and I talk about striking the balance between both, how we’re neither exclusively warrior or exclusively poet, how to become not just dangerous in the physical realm but also dangerous in our virtue, how humility heals everything, overcoming a crisis of identity, and why if there is nothing to protect there is no need for men, and the proper time and place for displaying vulnerability.   SHOW HIGHLIGHTS:   The concept of the warrior poet We are lacking both warriors and poets in society Jesus is the eternal warrior and poet Evil people pulling the political strings Everything has become a “political” issue Being influenced by Artificial Intelligence Pride poisons everything, humility heals everything Humility is a source of strength Building strength through suffering Truth is narrow and exclusive   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.
7/11/20231 hour, 5 minutes, 46 seconds
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Navigating Uncharted Territory | FRIDAY FIELD NOTES

In this week’s FRIDAY FIELD NOTES, Ryan Michler discusses 8 strategies to help us navigate challenging and uncertain times in life. Hit Ryan up on Instagram at @ryanmichler and share what’s working in your life.   SHOW HIGHLIGHTS   Look at life as an adventure Recognize that there will be setbacks Build in contingency plans Look at life with a long term perspective Detach from the situation Have trusted advisors around you Evaluate our choices Draw from your past experiences   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
7/7/202327 minutes, 52 seconds
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Overcoming the Emotion of Separation & Divorce, Finding Joy in Life, and Establishing Personal Sovereignty | ASK ME ANYTHING

In this week’s ASK ME ANYTHING, Ryan Michler and Kipp Sorensen, joining live from France, take on your questions from the Iron Council and the Order of Man Facebook group. Hit Ryan up on Instagram at @ryanmichler and share what’s working in your life.  ⠀ SHOW HIGHLIGHTS   (0:00) Episode intro⠀ (4:30) How can I lead my family in terms of “vibe,” mood, or energy? (11:50) How do you reconcile having your individual sovereignty being a man without coming off as selfish? (19:00) Since writing the book “Sovereignty,” how has your view of the concept changed? (29:40) what are some strategies to help lead our wives through a hard miscarriage, while having the sovereignty to address our own issues? (36:20) How has the time with your children been since separating from your wife? (44:00) How have you dealt with burnout and continued to push through to reach your objectives?   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
7/5/202350 minutes, 50 seconds
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REMI ADELEKE | Whatever You Do, Do it Right

We’re all tempted, at times, to cut corners, to take the path of least resistance, and to do work less than we’re capable of doing. It’s easy to do in this easily distracted, overly-stimulated environment we all operate in. My guest today, former Navy SEAL, Remi Adeleke is a prime example of doing work right despite our desire to take the easy route. Author of his latest book, Chameleon, Hollywood director and consultant, and TV reality show star, Remi knows what he wants, what he doesn’t, and how to pursue everything with an eye towards exceptionalism and mastery. Today, we talk about not becoming a “one-note guy,” getting over Fear of Missing Out when declining opportunities, why writing is one of the best ways to articulate your thoughts, why it’s a mistake to write off the success of others, and timeless advice he learned from his mom like the mantra, “Whatever you do, do it right.”   SHOW HIGHLIGHTS:   Doing it all Make yourself indispensable Creating a fantasy world from your own real world experience Coming to America from Nigeria Don’t live in the past and play the victim Lessons learned from the Bronx Do things right the first time Chat GPT and AI making people stupid Bringing your work to life on the screen   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.
7/4/20231 hour, 14 minutes, 47 seconds
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Re-Write Your Fatherhood Story | FRIDAY FIELD NOTES

In this week’s FRIDAY FIELD NOTES, Ryan Michler discusses FOUR strategies to help men become better fathers and shed the baggage handed down by our own fathers. Hit Ryan up on Instagram at @ryanmichler and share what’s working in your life.   SHOW HIGHLIGHTS Recognize that our dads are not superhuman Be realistic about what elements you want to take from your own father Review the work that we are doing Think about what your kids need   Membership in the Iron Council is currently open for a limited time. Get more info here. 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
6/30/202316 minutes, 23 seconds
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Overcoming the Fear of Failure, Goal-Pivoting (When and Why), and Building On Previous Success | ASK ME ANYTHING

In this week’s ASK ME ANYTHING, Ryan Michler takes on your questions from the Iron Council and the Order of Man Facebook group. Hit Ryan up on Instagram at @ryanmichler and share what’s working in your life.  ⠀ SHOW HIGHLIGHTS   (0:00) Episode intro⠀ (2:50) Is there a point where you decide that your objective is not working and it should be adjusted or is that an individual decision? (6:20) Can you share your thoughts on building and following through on a first-time Battle Plan? (8:20) Is there a difference between doing the Battle Plan on the app or in the journal vs. just keeping track in a journal? (12:00) Is it best to build your objectives on the previous quarter, or should you bounce around, as long as it moves you toward your vision? (15:00) What does your battle plan look like for Q3? (19:00) How can I incorporate a side hustle into my battle plan, while having a full time career? (21:00) Any advice for a new Iron Council member? (23:00) Can “nutrition” alone be an objective for the condition quadrant? (27:40) How do you reconcile with a fear of failure? (33:20) Do you have any tips on going after multiple goals at once? (37:40) Why is it hard to see your dad, who was once a strong and able-bodied man, deteriorate? (42:00) How is your BJJ journey going now that you are back in Utah? (43:10) How much do you involved your girlfriend in discussing your own goals and plans for the future?     Membership in the Iron Council is currently open for a limited time. Get more info here.   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
6/28/202346 minutes, 10 seconds
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LT. COLONEL BRIAN SLADE | Triumph Over Trauma

Every one of us has experienced trauma of some sort in our lives. Some more challenging scenarios than others. But it does no good to compare our own circumstances with others, only what those who seem to be able to manage and work past the difficulties of life can teach us. Combat Rescue Helicopter Pilot, Lt. Colonel Brian Slade joins me on today to talk about strategies he’s learned and developed for overcoming some of the worst scenarios he and others have overcome in their lives. We discuss the concept of “chair flying” as a method for anticipating and preparing for traumatic events, the difference between those who adapt to challenge and those who don’t, why we as men need to wrap our heads around “operating in the ugly,” overcoming festering emotional wounds, and how to triumph over trauma.   SHOW HIGHLIGHTS:   “Just get over it” its not great advice Stress inoculation and “chair flying” Gratitude and perspective Don’t mistake the gunfight (finite) for the mountains (infinite) Perspective creates your reality Always have an honorable mission The only way out is through   Membership in the Iron Council is currently open for a limited time. Get more info here.   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.
6/27/20231 hour, 2 minutes, 40 seconds
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Life Can Get Better If… | FRIDAY FIELD NOTES

In this week’s FRIDAY FIELD NOTES, Ryan Michler discusses SEVEN areas that, if approached with intentionality and consistency, will drastically improve your life. Hit Ryan up on Instagram at @ryanmichler and share what’s working in your life.   SHOW HIGHLIGHTS   Eat right Move your body Self reflect (Journaling) Connecting with a purpose Serve other people Be smart with your money Find joy   Membership in the Iron Council is currently open for a limited time. Get more info here. 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
6/23/202318 minutes
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Projecting Expectations on Others, Strengthening the Father-Daughter Relationship, and Overcoming Influence from an Abusive Father | ASK ME ANYTHING

In this week’s ASK ME ANYTHING, Kipp Sorensen and Shawn Villalovos take on your questions from the Order of Man Facebook group. Hit Ryan up on Instagram at @ryanmichler and share what’s working in your life.  ⠀ SHOW HIGHLIGHTS   (0:00) Episode intro⠀ (11:50) As a father whom has lost 4 children to miscarriage since 2015, is it acceptable to be bothered by people not including me into fathers day thoughts? Or is that just projecting as I can't expect them to remember as my kids are not standing next to me? (26:00) I’m a step dad to a 14-year-old daughter. I’ve been in her life for 8 years, but still haven’t found that connection. What are your thoughts on helping to build that bond? (34:40) What can I do to repair the relationship with my older children? (43:20) How do you balance or navigate being a new business owner and your family? (47:30) How do you navigate being a father that is present in your kids life’s while spending the time necessary to grow a business, volunteer, be there for them men in your battle team, and all the things we need to do to be good men? (57:00) I can’t get the voice of my abusive father out of my head and I’m afraid that I am showing signs of behaving in a similar way toward my own children. What advice would you offer to help me and guys like me in similar circumstances?     Membership in the Iron Council is currently open for a limited time. Get more info here.   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
6/21/20231 hour, 2 minutes, 49 seconds
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TIM BALLARD | Eradicating Child Sex Trafficking

Child sex trafficking literally permeates every corner of the globe. It’s despicable, it’s nasty, and it’s a growing trend, even in 2023. Where most men recognize problems in this world, few are willing to put their own careers and lives on the line to create solutions. My guest today is built different. His name is Tim Ballard and he is the founder of Operation Underground Railroad which exists to rescue children from dangerous and despicable sex rings. Today, we talk about what a truly compassionate border policy would look like, the hyper-sexualization of the world and the degeneracy it leads to, how unintended policy incentives often make problems worse, why evil lurks behind the concept of tolerance, and his latest film uncovering the underground child sex trade, Sound of Freedom.   SHOW HIGHLIGHTS:   The U.S. is one of the top consumers of child sexual material Open borders are contributing to the problem Its not easy to profile child sexual predators Pornography is a gateway Sex work is the antithesis of feminism When is government intervention appropriate Media standing in the way of fighting child trafficking The process of finding traffickers The Sound of Freedom   Membership in the Iron Council is currently open through the end of June. Sign up today!   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.
6/20/202340 minutes, 33 seconds
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Your Ideas Become Reality | FRIDAY FIELD NOTES

In this week’s FRIDAY FIELD NOTES, Ryan Michler provides a 5-step framework to help you ensure that the way you are thinking and the steps you are taking are going to foster and bolster success in your life, and not hinder it. Hit Ryan up on Instagram at @ryanmichler and share what’s working in your life.   SHOW HIGHLIGHTS   Take inventory of where you are in life Foster and empower positive thoughts and eradicate negatives thoughts Go where producers are Be vigilant of the input going into your mind Gratitude and service     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
6/16/202327 minutes, 25 seconds
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Preparing Kids for a Move, Crafting a Compelling Vision, and How to Build a Movement | ASK ME ANYTHING

In this week’s ASK ME ANYTHING, Kipp Sorensen and Shawn Villalovos take on your questions from the Order of Man Facebook group. Hit Ryan up on Instagram at @ryanmichler and share what’s working in your life.  ⠀ SHOW HIGHLIGHTS   (0:00) Episode intro⠀ (7:05) How do I encourage my son to overcome apprehension about moving to a new town and even embrace the move? (17:30) Can you provide some help with crafting my vision? (32:00) How did you grow the Iron Council from 20 men to 100? (41:00) What advice can you provide on balancing time with my fiancé and child and my own personal growth and fitness after recently having our first child? (45:30) What have you learned from the process of building a home and how can you apply this to your life in the future? (54:50) Any tips on public speaking? (1:06:00) When are you reopening the Iron Council again?   Membership in the Iron Council opens up on Thursday, June 15, for a limited time. Get more info here.   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
6/14/20231 hour, 8 minutes, 18 seconds
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DR. HENRY CLOUD | How to Earn and Restore Trust

Trust is something all of us know we need to build in order to have influence with those we love and whom we’re called to lead. But it’s also incredibly difficult to build and even harder to repair once you’ve undermined it. And, unfortunately, as challenging as it is to build, it’s incredibly easy to tear apart never to be seen again. My guest today is Dr. Henry Cloud, author of his latest book, Trust: Knowing When to Give It, When to Withhold It, How to Earn It, and How to Fix It When It Gets Broken. We talk about trust being a learned skill, the process for repairing trust, 5 factors that drive the trust system, trust as a long game vs. a short game, and how trust fuels every single aspect of life. SHOW HIGHLIGHTS:   The importance of having in-person conversations Creating a safe environment for those around us Five steps to building trust We need to know that people have our back The way we say things matters We need to become good at something Behave your way back into trust Breaking down trust barriers Building trust can take longer than we want it to Life is giving us a 360 review all the time…if we’re listening Be intentional with the patterns we develop Membership in the Iron Council opens up on Thursday, June 15, for a limited time. Get more info here. 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.
6/13/20231 hour, 7 minutes, 11 seconds
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Create Your Life's Battle Rhythm | FRIDAY FIELD NOTES

In this week’s FRIDAY FIELD NOTES, Ryan Michler discusses why you need to create a battle rhythm in your life and FIVE key strategies to design and implement this Battle Rhythm. Hit Ryan up on Instagram at @ryanmichler and share what’s working in your life.   SHOW HIGHLIGHTS   You have to live YOUR life Develop and create systems for everything that you repeatedly do Establish and communicate boundaries Have some margin in the middle Anticipate changes     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
6/9/202326 minutes, 49 seconds
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Dealing with Anger, Why We Get Angry, and Not Betraying Yourself | ASK ME ANYTHING

In this week’s ASK ME ANYTHING, Ryan Michler takes on your questions from the Order of Man Facebook group. Hit Ryan up on Instagram at @ryanmichler and share what’s working in your life.  ⠀ SHOW HIGHLIGHTS   (0:00) Episode intro⠀ (4:10) How do you control anger before it becomes rage? (15:30) With all that is going on in the world today, why are people not talking about generational riptide? (21:50) How do I deal with my wife after giving birth when she is mad at me for losing weight but isn’t making the best choices around fitness and nutrition for herself? (30:30) Does taking a family vacation stress you out? (33:30) How do you handle people who want to take your place in a leadership position, but they are not as capable as you are? (40:00) What can one do to develop a stronger self-worth and self-esteem? (46:20) How do I help my wife and children through the trauma of being in a major car accident? (51:20) What practical things do you start doing every day to move you closer to the person that you want to be? (55:00) How do you deal with the negative people who constantly tell you that you cant do what you need to do? (58:30) What did you learn from a recent failure?     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
6/7/20231 hour, 1 minute, 56 seconds
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MIKE GLOVER | How to Survive Worst-Case Scenarios

Many of us have been in some horrible circumstances. Between war, rioting, home invasion, active-shooter situations, natural disasters, civil unrest, and more, it’s becoming increasingly common to find ourselves in life and death struggles. We must not be unprepared for when that day arrives. My guest today, Mike Glover, formerly in the Special Forces and CIA contractor, joins me today to talk about ensuring we are prepared should we encounter one of these moments. We discuss his latest book, Prepared, increasing risk tolerance, fortifying your home and equipping your vehicle, the importance of self-discipline, paranoia and the Law of Diminishing Returns, peacocking for safety, policing each other, and surviving worst case scenarios.
6/6/20231 hour, 9 minutes, 26 seconds
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Lead By Example | FRIDAY FIELD NOTES

In this week’s FRIDAY FIELD NOTES, Ryan Michler discusses the importance of leading by example and provides SIX strategies to help garner influence with others. Hit Ryan up on Instagram at @ryanmichler and share what’s working in your life.   SHOW HIGHLIGHTS We have to be humble Must accept the weight of leadership Evaluate your own performance Leadership requires an “us” mentality Continual improvement Effective communication     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
6/2/202330 minutes, 21 seconds
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Early Days of Sobriety, Building a Community with Dissenting Voices, and Managing Grief | ASK ME ANYTHING

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
5/31/202348 minutes, 16 seconds
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NATE FEATHERS | Dads Don't Babysit

“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.
5/30/20231 hour, 8 minutes, 1 second
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Presence is Powerful | FRIDAY FIELD NOTES

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
5/26/202322 minutes, 24 seconds
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It's Okay to Feel Like Shit, How to Get Over an Ex, and How Presence Cures Anxiety | ASK ME ANYTHING

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
5/24/20231 hour, 11 minutes, 16 seconds
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GREG SCHEINMAN | Navigating the Midlife Crisis

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.
5/23/20231 hour, 10 minutes, 56 seconds
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That Which is Measured Improves | FRIDAY FIELD NOTES

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
5/19/202312 minutes, 48 seconds
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Hope Vs. Despair, Motivation Vs. Discipline, and Caring Vs. Carrying | ASK ME ANYTHING

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
5/17/20231 hour, 15 minutes, 16 seconds
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STEVE CHOU | How to Lead Your Business and Your Family

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.
5/16/20231 hour, 2 minutes, 55 seconds
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Why Are Men So Lonely? | FRIDAY FIELD NOTES

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 The myth of the “lone wolf” The world has become overly feminized People believe there is a lack of other high caliber men   Strategies to help men overcome loneliness Be an initiator Do the right activities Always save one spot Always be in the networking mindset 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
5/12/202325 minutes, 44 seconds
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Learning to Let Go, When to Offer Advice and When NOT to, and the Power of Therapy | ASK ME ANYTHING

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
5/10/20231 hour, 9 minutes, 44 seconds
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MATTHEW VINCENT | You're Not Dead Yet

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.  
5/9/20231 hour, 14 minutes, 59 seconds
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You Don't Need Confidence, You Need Courage | FRIDAY FIELD NOTES

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   Make a plan Make a bigger deal out of things that you should Don’t tie your worth to the outcome of your actions Surround yourself with courageous people 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 ⠀
5/5/202321 minutes, 54 seconds
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How to Get Over Resentment Towards an Ex, Faith's Role in Fatherhood, and Aligning Your Actions with Your Worth | ASK ME ANYTHING

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
5/3/20231 hour, 21 minutes, 28 seconds
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DAVID MEESSEN | Dating Advice for Men in the Modern Era

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.
5/2/20231 hour, 15 minutes, 3 seconds
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Why Every Man Should Start a Business | FRIDAY FIELD NOTES

In this week’s FRIDAY FIELD NOTES, Ryan Michler discusses FIVE reasons why every man should consider starting a business and some things you should consider when deciding what kind of business to start.  Hit Ryan up on Instagram at @ryanmichler and share what’s working in your life.   SHOW HIGHLIGHTS Hedge against risk with current career Make more money Tax benefits Fulfilment Skill development Things to consider when looking to start a business: Look to your strengths: If someone is asking for your advice at something, it’s probably a strength What are you doing when time goes the fastest (Zone of Genius) What would you be doing if money weren’t a concern? Talk to people about what they are doing for a business You have to sell something Implement the feedback   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 Download the NEW Order of Man Twelve-Week Battle Planner App and maximize your week.
4/28/202333 minutes, 45 seconds
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Using Parkin's Law to Your Advantage, Why Morning Routines Don't Always Cut It, and How Curiosity Wins in Communication | ASK ME ANYTHING

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) Show kick-off⠀ (6:50) Do you have any insights and tips for speaking more smoothly and naturally when podcasting? (13:20) What practical ways do you find balance, when you are planning, to make sure responsibilities and self growth steps are accounted for while still finding enough buffer time for yourself to avoid burn out? (16:00) When is leisure/relaxation acceptable? (33:25) Is there anything you gentleman do that helps you in the morning to stick on task to your schedule or challenge yourself? (46:15) How do you start to objectively judge and correct your flaws when your inability to do so in the past is the reason it's an issue that hasn't improved? (56:40) What tips or thoughts would you have on smoothing things out and creating more consistency when my ex-wife and I have different approaches to raising our children?     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 ⠀ Download the NEW Order of Man Twelve-Week Battle Planner App and maximize your week.
4/26/20231 hour, 11 minutes, 39 seconds
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GEORGE FOREMAN | Making the Most of Second Chances

Failure, setbacks, f-ups, and mess ups are all part of life. It’s just part of the human condition. When most people fail, they choose to stay there. But in failure, there is a redemption story in the works…if you’re willing to make it happen. My guest today is intimately familiar with failing and getting back in the fight – both literally and figuratively. His name is George Foreman and everyone is likely familiar with him from being heavyweight champion of the world (twice) to his infamous George Foreman Grill. You may not know the rest of the story. Today, George and I talk about the comeback story, his near-death experience and how it changed him, serving in your community and giving others hope, and making the most of second chances. SHOW HIGHLIGHTS:   Feeling empty despite success Finding contentment by finding God A change of identity Just be present From street fighter to Olympic boxer Overcoming anger 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.
4/25/202324 minutes, 34 seconds
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Satan Wants Men Miserable | FRIDAY FIELD NOTES

In this week’s FRIDAY FIELD NOTES, Ryan Michler discusses why Satan wants us to be miserable and FIVE strategies men can implement to prepare for this opposition and overcome it.  Hit Ryan up on Instagram at @ryanmichler and share what’s working in your life.   SHOW HIGHLIGHTS   Realize what’s happening Replace negative activities Surround yourself with men who stand against it Evaluate your day Try again Have a plan   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 ⠀ Download the NEW Order of Man Twelve-Week Battle Planner App and maximize your week.
4/21/202325 minutes, 37 seconds
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Delay Your Gratification, How to Involve Yourself in a Public Altercation, and Moving Forward in the Face of Fear | ASK ME ANYTHING

In this week’s ASK ME ANYTHING, Ryan Michler and Kipp Sorensen take on your questions from the Order of Man Facebook Group. Hit Ryan up on Instagram at @ryanmichler and share what’s working in your life.  ⠀ SHOW HIGHLIGHTS   (0:00) Show kick-off⠀ (6:25) What are some ways to practice delayed gratifications? (20:20) What keeps you going from day to day when your routine toward improvement becomes monotonous? (27:10) Is it ever appropriate to call someone else out in public for being rude to others? (36:00) What experience do you have with fasting? What benefits have you noticed? (42:00) What is the best way to deliver unsolicited feedback in the work setting? (48:40) How do I deal with coworkers having difficult or unruly conversations over chat? (51:00) What are ways to overcome the fear of failure or the unknown after you get over the initial excitement of getting started? (59:30) What are some tools lot maintain calm or composure when your children or spouse wife say or do something that irritates you? (1:04:10) What are some steps to finding homeschool-friendly states with lots of freedom?     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   Download the NEW Order of Man Twelve-Week Battle Planner App and maximize your week.
4/19/20231 hour, 5 minutes, 15 seconds
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BRADY PESOLA | Stoicism and Christianity?

We’ve all heard of Stoicism. But do we really know what it means, how to implement in our lives, and whether or not it conflicts with other doctrine we may ascribe to – mainly Christianity. My guest today, Brady Pesola, and I strive to answer those questions as we discuss the four cardinal virtues of Stoicism – wisdom, courage, justice, and temperance. We also unpack what Stoicism really means (and, contrary to popular belief, it is not the suppression of emotions), how philosophy is the “love of wisdom,” why anxiety is not inherently bad, the power in knowing that others are allowed to feel the way they do, and, ultimately, going to bed a better man than you woke up.   SHOW HIGHLIGHTS:   The concept of accountability Accountability with your spouse Anxious vs. avoidant Doing the right thing Stoicism and christianity Put your mind in “reason” Intellectual intent Sometimes we misread situations The importance of context Reason and faith Overcoming the dumb things we say Stoicism and the Bible Listening to the philosophy of others   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.
4/18/20231 hour, 15 minutes, 35 seconds
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Don’t Poison the Well | FRIDAY FIELD NOTES

In this week’s FRIDAY FIELD NOTES, Ryan Michler discusses the importance of being intentional with the sources of influence we allow into our lives and how allowing the wrong things to “poison the well” can have long-lasting, negative consequences.  Hit Ryan up on Instagram at @ryanmichler and share what’s working in your life.   SHOW HIGHLIGHTS   Don’t get wrapped up in the noise and nonsense Turn off sources of negativity There is a difference between your emotions and your behavior   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   Download the NEW Order of Man Twelve-Week Battle Planner App and maximize your week.
4/14/202321 minutes, 37 seconds
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How to Show Yourself Grace, Conflict Between Stoicism and Christianity, and Helping Your Children Overcome Unrealistic Expectations | ASK ME ANYTHING

In this week’s ASK ME ANYTHING, Ryan Michler and Shawn Villalovos take on your questions from the Order of Man Facebook Group. Hit Ryan up on Instagram at @ryanmichler and share what’s working in your life.    SHOW HIGHLIGHTS   (0:00) Show kick-off⠀ (5:30) How do you overcome complacency? (18:30) What are some techniques to gain new client who currently uses a competitor to provide a service? (28:20) Do you believe psychology plays a big role in economics? (38:40) How does one show themself grace? (49:20) How do I have better focus on a task or goal and not overthink? (55:20) How can I best support my son when his mother (my ex-wife) is not being supportive of his activities and interests? (1:07:00) How do you explain to people stoicism and being religious simultaneously?     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   Download the NEW Order of Man Twelve-Week Battle Planner App and maximize your week.
4/12/20231 hour, 17 minutes, 17 seconds
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NICKY BILLOU & WAYNE ALLYN ROOT | The Case for Parallel Economies

With the proliferation of political and cultural ideologies increasingly permeating many of our favorite companies and brands, it’s becoming difficult to justify spending our hard-earned dollars on companies that do not align with our values and actively work against them. But you know as well as I do, boycotting only goes so far and, as soon as the excitement and fervor against these companies wear off, most people go back to spending their money on Budweiser, Disney, Gillette, and Netflix to name a few. My guests today, Nicky Billou and Wayne Allyn Root make the case that not only should people boycott these organizations but create alternatives to compete with these companies and hit them where it hurts – their wallet. Today, we talk about racism and the flawed idea of “reverse racism,” something they call, the “Freedom Scale,” for evaluating organizations that align with conservative values, the line between liberalism and leftism, and the power of parallel economies.   SHOW HIGHLIGHTS:   “Reverse racism” is just “racism” We can no longer not stand up Are we just preaching to the choir Understanding the concept of a “national divorce” Liberal democrat cities are falling apart Building a parallel economy Chinese interference in elections Breaking down the “Freedom Scale” Companies caving to liberal pressure   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.
4/11/20231 hour, 5 minutes, 25 seconds
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Weather the Storm | FRIDAY FIELD NOTES

In this week’s FRIDAY FIELD NOTES, Ryan Michler discusses five strategies for overcoming challenging situations and shares how he is currently implementing this system to work through his own challenges.  Hit Ryan up on Instagram at @ryanmichler and share what’s working in your life.   SHOW HIGHLIGHTS   Accept reality Don’t become immersed in the situation Lengthen the time horizon Surround yourself with people who offer grace and guidance Understand emotions, but don’t let them control you   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   Download the NEW Order of Man Twelve-Week Battle Planner App and maximize your week.
4/7/202332 minutes, 10 seconds
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Rise of the "Peter Pans," Overcoming Insurmountable Challenges, and How to Comfort Others Correctly | ASK ME ANYTHING

In this week’s ASK ME ANYTHING, Ryan Michler and Shawn Villalovos 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) Show kick-off⠀ (3:40) What can we do to combat the rise of “Peter Pans” (i.e., men who are acting like boys and don’t want to grow up) (19:30) How do I reconcile maintaining the relationship with my mentor and not necessarily taking all of their advice? (33:40)) How are you dealing with the “here and now?” What methods are you using on the daily basis to stay on the path? (44:10) How do you draw the line between comforting a loved one after a loss or setback and rewarding less than ideal results? (51:30 Do you have any advice or direction for guys looking for intentional/professional help - therapy or life coach? (1:00:40) What is the best way to handle ultimatums in relationships?     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   Download the NEW Order of Man Twelve-Week Battle Planner App and maximize your week.
4/5/20231 hour, 6 minutes, 14 seconds
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BEN NEWMAN | Elevate Your Standard

We all have standards but for most of us, our standards aren’t where they should be and/or they’re not the type of standards that will lead us toward becoming the type of men we have desire to be. And, yet, each and every day, we operate by these standards most of which is subconscious.   My guest today is an incredible performance coach and while that term gets tossed around a lot these days, Ben Newman is the real deal. In fact, he coaches many Fortune 500 companies, is one of the top 50 public speakers in the world, and has helped lead many college and professional athletes to multiple championships. Today, Ben and I talk about why it’s important you know you’re setting an example to people, how to find what he calls, your “burn,” grabbing your future and bringing it into today, why “your why” is not enough, how to avoid being seduced by success, and, ultimately, how to elevate your standard.   SHOW HIGHLIGHTS: Why do we make excuses? We tend to overlook the simple things Be your best one day at a time The importance of coaching You have to do the work if you want to see change The way you do one thing is the way you do everything Be prepared to attack the process Don’t be seduced by success Identifying the right standards Become disciplined, even when you cheat   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.
4/4/20231 hour, 6 minutes, 33 seconds
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What is the Iron Council? | FRIDAY FIELD NOTES

In this week’s FRIDAY FIELD NOTES, Ryan Michler discusses what the Iron Council is all about and what men should look for when building or finding a band of brothers.  Hit Ryan up on Instagram at @ryanmichler and share what’s working in your life.   SHOW HIGHLIGHTS   Systems Like-minded men Be around men of courage   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 ⠀ Download the NEW Order of Man Twelve-Week Battle Planner App and maximize your week.
3/31/202323 minutes, 25 seconds
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Talking With Your Kids About Suicide, What to do When Things Fall Apart, and Reconciliation With Your Father | ASK ME ANYTHING

In this week’s ASK ME ANYTHING, Ryan Michler and Kipp Sorensen take on your questions from the Order of Man Facebook Group. Hit Ryan up on Instagram at @ryanmichler and share what’s working in your life.    SHOW HIGHLIGHTS   (0:00) Show kick-off (8:00) How do you get back on your feet after being betrayed by your ex-wife? (17:30) How do you talk to your kids about suicide? (25:00) Do you have any recommendations for father-son experiences before my son gets married? (27:00) How do you stay motivated when it feels like everything around you is falling apart? (32:00) How do you handle being burned by your church? (40:00) How do you keep the faith and stay the course that God intends for us when it feels like the deck is stacked against us? (42:58) What are some tips on how to find your way and add clarity to your vision? (49:15) How do you repair the relationship with your father when you are the one who wants to repair the relationship but he isn’t willing to?   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 Download the NEW Order of Man Twelve-Week Battle Planner App and maximize your week.
3/29/20231 hour, 3 minutes, 40 seconds
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OZAN VAROL | Unlock Your Genius

Every single one of us has genius inside of us – some lying dormant for years and even decades. And, with our greatest potential trapped deep beneath the surface of our day-to-day lives, we live as Thoreau famously said, “quiet lives of desperation.” I know from personal experience how difficult and deflating that can be. My guest today, former rocket scientist and law professor, Ozan Varol, is on the podcast today to talk about how to unlock and awaken the genius buried deep within ourselves. We also talk about the power of going what he refers to as “off-menu,” finding more awe in our lives, the death or our former selves and the birth of a new man, why we all need to exercise a bit more skeptical curiosity, and how to become extraordinary men.   SHOW HIGHLIGHTS:   Leaving a tenured position in academia If you don’t like the available options, create a new one Know when its time to change course Most people don’t know what they want What served us well in the past won’t necessarily serve us well in the future Don’t get stuck in the self-reflection process Learning from failures Don’t compare your beginning to someone else’s end The importance of your inner journey Identifying what makes you unique   For more information on the Iron Council brotherhood.   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.
3/28/20231 hour, 9 minutes, 3 seconds
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Resilience is the Mark of a Man | FRIDAY FIELD NOTES

In this week’s FRIDAY FIELD NOTES, Ryan Michler discusses the importance of resilience, in all circumstances, and provides FOUR steps to help men become more resilient.  Hit Ryan up on Instagram at @ryanmichler and share what’s working in your life.   SHOW HIGHLIGHTS Accept our role and calling as men (to protect, provide, and preside) Realize that people are watching us “Respond” instead of “react” Recognize that “struggle” is subjective     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 ⠀ Download the NEW Order of Man Twelve-Week Battle Planner App and maximize your week.
3/24/202327 minutes, 37 seconds
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Nice Guys and the Friendzone, Teaching Others How to Treat You, and Calling Brothers Out | ASK ME ANYTHING

In this week’s ASK ME ANYTHING, Ryan Michler and Kipp Sorensen take on your questions from the Iron Council, the exclusive brotherhood of the Order of Man. Hit Ryan up on Instagram at @ryanmichler and share what’s working in your life.  ⠀ SHOW HIGHLIGHTS   (0:00) Show kick-off⠀ (10:40) How can I stop “friending” women because its my comfort zone (16:00) In seasons of challenge, what mindset shifts have happened for you? (27:40) I am talking to a girl and I found out that she masturbates. Should I continue to pursue her? (35:50) How can I help someone with an addiction like alcohol, drugs, or pornography without just telling them that “it’s going to be ok?” (43:10) What is your advice for a kid’s educational pursuits in light of the recent AI revolution? (48:38) What are some ideas to get parents and students interested in competing in martial arts competitions? (57:30) What is the difference between calling a friend forward to be “better” or just minding your own business?     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 ⠀ Download the NEW Order of Man Twelve-Week Battle Planner App and maximize your week.
3/22/20231 hour, 5 minutes, 10 seconds
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DAVID NURSE | The Life-Changing Power of Taking Action

You already know everything you need to know to achieve your wildest dreams, or at least get on the path to making them a reality. The only question that remains is whether or not you’ll do it. And, that’s a question that has been plaguing millions of men for a very long time – “Will I do what is required to achieve my desires?” My guest today, former NBA player and current NBA mindset coach, David Nurse, has made a life out of teaching elite-level athletes, execs, and high-achievers how to move from knowing to doing. Today, David and I talk about hidden roadblocks that keep us from success, the 9 different action archetypes and how to move past what keeps you back, the formula for your own success mission, finding intrinsic value in the work you do, why he considers, “the masses to be the asses,” how to use negative thoughts to your advantage, and the life-changing power of taking action.   SHOW HIGHLIGHTS: Where to start on the path to taking action We live in an excuse laden society Uncertainty is an opportunity Find your niche to stand out Focus on the process, not the result How does one become “driven” Being content AND ambitious Alignment with God We take care of the things we value Being comfortable in your own skin   For more information on the Iron Council brotherhood.   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.
3/21/20231 hour, 13 minutes, 4 seconds
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What it Means to Be a Real Man | FRIDAY FIELD NOTES

In this week’s FRIDAY FIELD NOTES, Ryan Michler breaks down the definition of a “real man” and discusses the 3 key areas where men should focus.  Hit Ryan up on Instagram at @ryanmichler and share what’s working in your life.   SHOW HIGHLIGHTS   Definition of a man: A real man is an adult male who who is on the path to effectively protect, provide, and preside.   To Protect: A man protects his family, his possessions, and his community Be on the path to health Be on the path to defend   To Provide: Provide for basic needs, but also to provide emotional support and be emotionally stable Be on the path to building skill sets Keep emotions in check   To Preside: Have a vision and communicate that vision Lead by example Get back on the path when you falter   The IRON COUNCIL is now open for a limited time. For more information on the Iron Council brotherhood.   Order 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.
3/17/202326 minutes, 12 seconds
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Solve Your Own Problems, Sobriety and Ego, and Controlling the Controllables | ASK ME ANYTHING

In this week’s ASK ME ANYTHING, Ryan Michler and Kipp Sorensen take on your questions from the Iron Council, the exclusive brotherhood of the Order of Man. Hit Ryan up on Instagram at @ryanmichler and share what’s working in your life.  ⠀ SHOW HIGHLIGHTS   (0:00) Show kick-off⠀ (12:10) How has your relationship with your own ego changed in sobriety? (17:10) Have you ever thought of creating a similar program to the IC for businesses to implement to increase employee satisfaction and productivity? (26:15) When someone close to you is being negatively impacted by their own ego, what’s the best way to get them back on track? (33:20) Have either one of you got dizzy after a intense day of BJJ? (37:40) I see building trust and rapport like a house of cards. When one simple slip seems to crash the whole thing. How do you get the will to start building that house again rather than walking away from the table? (44:18) What are your daily non-negotiables and how do you handle being flexible with them when outside circumstances are impacting your ability to execute on them? (48:20) How would you recommend someone keep moving forward in all areas of their life when one quadrant of life has seasons which require 90 - 100% of their attention? (51:50) What is the most powerful shift in mindset you guys have experienced/embraced in your lives and how has that played out in your lives? Can you offer recommendations on how others could implement these mindsets? (56:50) What is your take on 3 banks folding in the past week?     Get your signed copy of Ryan's new book, The Masculinity Manifesto   The Iron Council is now OPEN, for a limited time: 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 ⠀ Download the NEW Order of Man Twelve-Week Battle Planner App and maximize your week.
3/15/20231 hour, 2 minutes, 26 seconds
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DEWAYNE NOEL | Timeless Wisdom in Disturbing Times

It’s been said that there isn’t a whole lot of new information under the sun, just new ways of saying it. I don’t know if that’s necessarily true but one thing I know is that my guest today shares some of the most practical and life-transforming messages out there. And, he does it in a way that cuts through the noise and nonsense of modern times. His name is Dewayne Noel and he is the founder of Dry Creek Wrangler School. Today, Dewayne and I talk about the power of genuineness, building yourself into a person you like, not hate, why the “right to be wrong” is so powerful and liberating, dealing with insecurities, operating in reality, the concept of “cowboy energy,” and other timeless wisdom in disturbing times.   SHOW HIGHLIGHTS:   Why a simple, timeless message resonates so strongly Sometimes you have to change how you are sharing the message in order to be effective Change starts with us We have to get to the point where we like ourselves Cost/benefit analysis of relationships in our life Loyalty is not a one-way street Staying loyal to the “idea” of a relationship can be destructive The market determines what is valuable Rodeo energy vs. cowboy energy   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.
3/14/20231 hour, 2 minutes, 59 seconds
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Emotional Intelligence 101 | FRIDAY FIELD NOTES

In this week’s FRIDAY FIELD NOTES, Ryan Michler shares 5 strategies that we can use, as men, to recognize and processes our emotions in a healthy and effective way.  Hit Ryan up on Instagram at @ryanmichler and share what’s working in your life.   SHOW HIGHLIGHTS   Don’t stifle your emotions Understand your emotions by externalizing them (e.g., journalling, talking to people) Express yourself in a healthy way Allow your emotions to serve you Ask how your emotions are serving you   Order 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.
3/10/202321 minutes, 58 seconds
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Gratitude vs. Grinding, Caring for a Sick Spouse, and Dealing with a Narcissistic Father | ASK ME ANYTHING

In this week’s ASK ME ANYTHING, Kipp Sorensen and Shawn Villalovos take on your questions from the Iron Council, the exclusive brotherhood of the Order of Man, and the Order of Man Facebook Group. Hit Ryan up on Instagram at @ryanmichler and share what’s working in your life.  ⠀ SHOW HIGHLIGHTS   (0:00) Show kick-off⠀ (7:50) Can you provide some time on how to deal with my wife getting too invested in her friends? (14:20) How do you make a judgment call between stability and gratitude for what you have vs the concern you're settling or playing small? (25:40) Do you have any advice for someone who has become a caretaker for their spouse due to cancer? (33:10) What would you personally recommend in dealing with a narcissist father? (40:40) I am torn between having a “man to man” conversation with my new pastor or biting my tongue, out of respect, after he said some insulting things about our church and congregation, where my family has deep roots. (46:00) How do you deal with fighting and picking and bickering between your kids? (55:50) What is/was your stance with the whole mask thing in churches during Covid? (1:04:20) How do we tackle cognitive dissonance?     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 ⠀ Download the NEW Order of Man Twelve-Week Battle Planner App and maximize your week.
3/8/20231 hour, 12 minutes, 12 seconds
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CHRIS ELISE | Is The American Dream Alive or Dead?

Is the American Dream alive or dead? It’s a question that begs asking but more importantly, how can we each, individually carve out our own piece of it if possible? These are all questions my guest today, Chris Elise, and I address. Chris was born in France and has since become an American citizen following his dreams as a young boy. Today, we talk about channeling anger for productive outcomes, how to develop a personal renewal of faith, why you need to be cautious of betraying yourself, not getting yourself stuck in a bubble, investing in brotherhood, and pursuing your version of the American Dream.   SHOW HIGHLIGHTS:   What is the American Dream? The media pushing a racist narrative across the country We are more similar than different Being involved in change, but not getting caught up in it Walking away from on argument Finding healthy outlets The importance and power of brotherhood Transitioning from photographing the NBA to the PBR Differences between NBA and PBR culture 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.
3/7/20231 hour, 12 minutes, 44 seconds
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Mind Your Tongue | FRIDAY FIELD NOTES

In this week’s FRIDAY FIELD NOTES, Ryan Michler shares 5 tips to help you be more intentional with the words you use to become a more effective communicator.  Hit Ryan up on Instagram at @ryanmichler and share what’s working in your life.   SHOW HIGHLIGHTS   Know what our intent is with our language (and know our audience) Think about the information you consume Slow down your pace Take inventory of your previous communication Expand your vocabulary   Order 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.
3/3/202322 minutes, 42 seconds
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Finding the Third Alternative, When to Pop the Question, and Establishing Work 2 Home Boundaries | ASK ME ANYTHING

In this week’s ASK ME ANYTHING, Ryan Michler and Kipp Sorensen take on your questions from the Iron Council, the exclusive brotherhood of the Order of Man. Hit Ryan up on Instagram at @ryanmichler and share what’s working in your life.  ⠀ SHOW HIGHLIGHTS   (0:00) Show kick-off⠀ (5:00) I am currently working in the family business but I do not enjoy it or see a future there. Should I switch industries for an uncertain job and possibly have to move in with my wife’s parents, or should I look for another company and start something on the side where I can use my skills? (11:00) What questions should you ask yourself to determine if you are ready to propose to your girlfriend and move toward marriage? (16:40) How important is it for you to have a partner that challenges you? (25:00) How to encourage our wives to work on their mindset around anxiety and depression without giving the impression that we think there is something wrong with them? (41:00) How do you assess how you are performing in certain areas that are hard to measure? (49:20) I was looking for a woman who is career oriented but found a great girl who has different goals. Am I sacrificing my standard by going out with this girl or is it ok to compromise on this? (54:20) Do you have any book recommendations for a season of transition that isn’t to “heavy” reading? (58:00) Any recommendations for setting boundaries when working from home and trying to be an engaged and involved father? (1:01:40) Is there a happy medium for sacrificing current comfort for future satisfaction? (1:07:20) How should I deal with rumors in the workplace that aren’t true?     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 ⠀ Download the NEW Order of Man Twelve-Week Battle Planner App and maximize your week.
3/1/20231 hour, 22 minutes, 36 seconds
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IAN WENDT | Become a Man of Conviction

As men, we’re hardwired to look for problems we see with the environment around us. Unfortunately, too few of us are willing to take the next step and do something about the issues we identify. My guest today is not that kind of man. His name is Ian Wendt and he’s taking a stand against some of the most polarizing social issues of the day. Today, Ian and I talk about overcoming the opinions of others, when to compromise and when not to, how excellence is the ultimate rebellion, how a man ought to show up in his community, and, ultimately, becoming a man of conviction.   SHOW HIGHLIGHTS:   Why talk about cultural and societal issues Who is trying to divide us? The ultimate agenda of evil is to take away freedom I’ll respect your freedom, you respect mine Have we compromised too much? Many people feel the same way but are afraid to speak up Our abundance is our challenge Don’t give people power over you How men can influence culture Stack little wins every day   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.
2/28/20231 hour, 10 minutes, 9 seconds
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Treat Your Family Like Your Business | FRIDAY FIELD NOTES

In this week’s FRIDAY FIELD NOTES, Ryan Michler discusses why men tend to have an easier time focusing on success in business rather than family and how we can implement some of these “business” systems into our family routine.  Hit Ryan up on Instagram at @ryanmichler and share what’s working in your life.   SHOW HIGHLIGHTS   Mission statement Meetings Goals Dedicated time Delegation and roles   Order 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.
2/24/202319 minutes, 4 seconds
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Reclaiming Power in Marriage, How to Journal Effectively, and Measuring Productivity | ASK ME ANYTHING

In this week’s ASK ME ANYTHING, Ryan Michler and Kipp Sorensen take on your questions from the Iron Council, the exclusive brotherhood of the Order of Man. Hit Ryan up on Instagram at @ryanmichler and share what’s working in your life.  ⠀ SHOW HIGHLIGHTS (10:40) Is there a way to retain information from podcasts and audio books when I do most of my listening while I am driving and cannot take notes in the moment? Or should I just accept it as entertainment? (18:00) How do you track how you spend your time, what you are eating, etc.? (23:40) When my girlfriend informed me that she was pregnant, I reacted poorly. After calming down, I tried to discuss the plan for moving forward but she had already decided to move on from the relationship. I was open to continuing the relationship, but at a minimum want to have a relationship with my son and she is making it very difficult. What is the best way to proceed? (35:00) What key components have you identified to begin a business? What should you do to be successful? (43:20) Are you still attending the Baptist church and what difference have you noticed between the Baptist and Mormon church? (49:20) How much does your faith influence your everyday life and has it grown stronger since you’ve given up alcohol? (52:40) How do you lead your family spiritually? (1:01:40) What are some good questions we can ask ourselves to be more effective with journaling? (1:07:00) After your wife has lost respect for you, can you get it back and how?    
2/22/20231 hour, 15 minutes, 55 seconds
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JOSHUA BROOME | From Pornstar to Patriarch

Pornography is something that negatively impacts millions of men on a daily basis. And, yet, so few of us know what really goes on behind the scenes of the adult entertainment industry. We hear whisperings of the shadiness and degeneracy, but it continues to permeate just about every fabric of society. My guest today is Joshua Broome. He is a former adult film star and even named porn star of the year. He spent 6 years in the industry, before fleeing to find himself, warn others about the dangers of pornography, and the message of Christ. Today, we talk about the manipulation that takes place in the porn industry, overcoming the tremendous guilt from poor decisions, how obedience and discipline create freedom, owning your past, lust versus love, and eliminating “contaminants” from our lives.   SHOW HIGHLIGHTS:   People are realizing how destructive pornography is Lack of appropriate consent in the porn industry Racism and hypocrisy among those who protect the porn industry There is always another choice Push away people who provide accountability Most mens first exposure to porn is accidental How to approach conversations about porn with your kids How to put a porn addiction in the past Strategies for overcoming struggles We need to lead someone, and be led by someone   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.
2/21/20231 hour, 22 minutes, 46 seconds
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This is How I Got Sober | FRIDAY FIELD NOTES

In this week’s FRIDAY FIELD NOTES, Ryan Michler shares the 8 steps that he followed on the path to sobriety.  Hit Ryan up on Instagram at @ryanmichler and share what’s working in your life.   SHOW HIGHLIGHTS   The pain must be so great that you feel the need to change You have to confess (with discretion) Accountability Create friction and flow Fill the void Do deep work on yourself to get to the root of the behavior Plan for relapse Celebrate and attach wins to healthy behavior   Order 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.
2/17/202330 minutes, 47 seconds
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Don't Be a Flaccid Jellyfish, Learning to Validate Yourself, and Minding Your Tongue | ASK ME ANYTHING

In this week’s ASK ME ANYTHING, Ryan Michler and Kipp Sorensen take on your questions from the Iron Council, the exclusive brotherhood of the Order of Man. Hit Ryan up on Instagram at @ryanmichler and share what’s working in your life.  ⠀ SHOW HIGHLIGHTS   (0:00) Show kick-off⠀ (10:40) How can I talk to others about my own struggles with alcohol without referring to myself as an alcoholic and wrapping my identity around that label? (15:00) How do we maintain our masculine frame with our wives, while still being humble and kind? (33:30) Do you have advice for starting over in a career and being the best I can be? As well as advice for moving my family across the country? (39:00) Are there things you would advocate not sharing with your spouse or partner? (45:20) Describe the difference between today’s Ryan and the Ryan from 6 months ago. (51:00) What do you do when your managers don’t communicate with you until there is a problem and every idea that you pitch them is always answered with a no? (1:00:00) What are some ways to come up with a business name? (1:04:40) How do you not take things personally? For example, when an employee leaves my company. And how can I make sure that more employees don’t leave? (1:12:30) A lot of times guys are looking for a woman who is “like a bro.” Is this a sign of immaturity and what are those men missing out on?     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 ⠀ Download the NEW Order of Man Twelve-Week Battle Planner App and maximize your week.
2/15/20231 hour, 18 minutes, 5 seconds
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STEVEN PRESSFIELD | Put Your Ass Where Your Heart Wants to Be

All of us have dreams and ambitions but too few of us are willing to act towards those desires. And, even if we are, it’s easy to get derailed, distracted, and side-tracked. My guest today is one of my favorite authors on the planet. His name is Steven Pressfield. He’s the author of The War of Art, Gates of Fire, The Legend of Bagger Vance, and his newest book, a memoir about his life filled with ups and downs, Govt Cheese. Today, we talk about infusing soul into our work (including a rebuke of AI technology, ChatGPT), the drive to “make the kill,” good versus bad shame, noble obstacles, why being stuck is often a good sign, and putting your ass where your heart wants to be.   SHOW HIGHLIGHTS:   Other people resonate when we share our own stories Is ChatGPT and Artificial Intelligence evil? Pushing through challenges Writing provides peace of mind and satisfaction Reverence for the writing process Receiving inspiration from another force God vs. the Muse vs. the Universe We need to develop the “skills of the instrument” Developing the skill to finish what you start Harnessing shame to achieve results How to overcome “feeling stuck” The answer is always action   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.
2/14/20231 hour, 11 minutes, 51 seconds
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Vulnerability is Pointless Without This... | FRIDAY FIELD NOTES

In this week’s FRIDAY FIELD NOTES, Ryan Michler shares SIX steps to ensure that you are being “vulnerable” in an appropriate and effective way, through taking ACTION.  Hit Ryan up on Instagram at @ryanmichler and share what’s working in your life.   SHOW HIGHLIGHTS   Evaluate two things before you share a vulnerability: a) who are you telling and b) why are you telling them   Be objective in identifying your weaknesses Get to the root of the issue Have an emotionally charged reason for improvement Talk with people who have gone through the same issues Build in systems and support Have a recovery strategy   Order 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.
2/10/202332 minutes, 25 seconds
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Seeking Support from Your Tribe, Dealing with Insecurities, and Getting Over a Breakup | ASK ME ANYTHING

In this week’s ASK ME ANYTHING, Kipp Sorensen and Shawn Villalovos take on your questions from the Iron Council and the Order of Man Facebook Group. Hit Ryan up on Instagram at @ryanmichler and share what’s working in your life.  ⠀ SHOW HIGHLIGHTS   (3:40) What are your thoughts on overcoming the shame cycle that you can experience when struggling with a habit you want to kick or a limiting belief you hold? (15:30) Not a question but a best practice that has been impactful for bring my wife closer to me: If your spouse is a 'Words of Affirmation' partner (5 Love Languages), buy some small cards & write notes about why you love and appreciate them & hide them around the house for her to find at a later time. This has been a wonderful way for me to express my love to my wife and a nice surprise for her when she stumbles upon them. (19:30) How do you get support and feedback from your tribe of men on deep private issues in your relationship while respecting the privacy of your girlfriend/wife and not exposing her personal stuff? (28:00) I've read extreme ownership and the follow up book is on my book list, but what are some leadership courses or programs that you would recommend? (33:30) How do you maintain your frame with your spouse, but at the same time, being humble and patient and kind. (45:40) If you choose to put a man in your circle and he makes a mistake, is it your responsibility to hear him out? (52:00) What would you say is your biggest insecurity or insecurities that you’re working on? (58:50) How do you get over a breakup where you sacrificed everything for that person?     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 ⠀ Download the NEW Order of Man Twelve-Week Battle Planner App and maximize your week.
2/8/20231 hour, 5 minutes, 29 seconds
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CONNOR BEATON | Acquainted with Our Anger

Anger issues are something a lot of us, as men, deal with – more than would like to admit. And, while most of us are pretty good at disguising our anger, frustration, and resentment, all too often, it’s lying just under the surface ready to expose itself to some unexpecting victim – usually the ones we love most. I’m joined by my friend, Connor Beaton, author of his newest book Men’s Work: A Practical Guide to Face Your Darkness, End Self-Sabotage, and Find Freedom. Today, we discuss what he calls “dysregulated” or erratic behavior and how to reign it in, overcoming the shadow of our fathers, the danger of self-abusive relationships, and why and how we need to become acquainted with our anger.   SHOW HIGHLIGHTS:   How to get the most out of yourself We are often the ones standing in our own way Understanding your anger Its ok to take care of yourself We don’t need to try to solve people’s problems Building a healthy relationship with Anger What is hidden in the father will be revealed in the son You can’t be a rock when you are searching for the approval of others Men must develop the skill of self-validation The role of God and faith Four steps for working through anger   Get Conner’s book, Men’s Work, at the link below: Mantalks.com/book   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.
2/7/20231 hour, 16 minutes, 34 seconds
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Your Father’s Secrets Speak in You | FRIDAY FIELD NOTES

In this week’s FRIDAY FIELD NOTES, Ryan Michler shares three simple steps to ensure that the legacy we pass on to our sons and daughters is a legacy that we desire and can be proud of.  Hit Ryan up on Instagram at @ryanmichler and share what’s working in your life.   SHOW HIGHLIGHTS   Work on the relationship you have with your father Work on yourself Work with your children   Order 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.
2/3/202320 minutes, 47 seconds
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Action Does Not Equal Prudence, Integrating The Heart and Mind, and Knowing Your Shadow | ASK ME ANYTHING

In this week’s ASK ME ANYTHING, Ryan Michler and Kipp Sorensen take on your questions from the Order of Man Facebook group and Iron Council. Hit Ryan up on Instagram at @ryanmichler and share what’s working in your life.  ⠀ SHOW HIGHLIGHTS   (0:00) Episode Intro (13:00) How do we save our young men and can you paint the picture of the world we live in if we don’t? (27:20) How do you sift through the huge pile of self help for men and dial in what works best for you? (32:00) What are some ways to stay motivated and maintain discipline? (37:50) what tactics do you use to maintain a healthy mindset? (41:00) Name something from your youth that is not well known but still affects you today. How does it play into your daily life? (42:40) what is the best way to be a leader when starting at a new company? (50:00) How do you define good income in today’s economy? (55:40) How important is it to have men in your corner when you are going through hardship? (59:20) How can I bring what I teach to my school health classes to more kids? (1:03:40) How do you convince your family to create a plan for when things get bad? (1:08:20) How do you get your heart to catch up to your head? (1:12:00) How do you reconcile the dichotomy of having people you look up to and seeing them deal with their own struggles?      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 ⠀ Download the NEW Order of Man Twelve-Week Battle Planner App and maximize your week.
2/1/20231 hour, 22 minutes, 24 seconds
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MICHAEL HYATT | Success Starts with Your Thinking

Our mind is the most powerful thing we can control. And, yet, if you’re anything like me, you don’t spend nearly enough time training the mind to produce the results you desire. In fact, if things don’t seem to be working well in my life, I tend to be a man who just goes even harder hoping I can drive right through the problems I’m dealing with. Instead, my guest today, Michael Hyatt, makes the case that the stories and narratives (often subconscious) in our minds actually dictate much of the results we experience. So, today, we dive deep into how to retrain the mind to draft stories that serve us rather than hurt us, the value of listening to the “narrator” of your life, why we should all really listen to the language we’re using, how to interrogate the stories of your life, and create a new, fundamental sense of identity.   SHOW HIGHLIGHTS:   The story we tell ourselves impacts the results we achieve Separating facts from the meaning we assign How to determine if your stories are serving you Understanding the “narrator” in your head Correlation doesn’t equal causation Mindset can change your physiological response Lead ourselves well before we can lead others well The impact of labeling ourselves Strategies for changing your thinking   Pick up Michal Hyatt’s book here: mindyourmindsetbook.com   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.
1/31/20231 hour, 5 minutes, 33 seconds
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Discipline is Overrated | FRIDAY FIELD NOTES

In this week’s FRIDAY FIELD NOTES, Ryan Michler shares a five-part framework for how you can implement systems and processes to supplement discipline and motivation to help you produce the results you desire.  Hit Ryan up on Instagram at @ryanmichler and share what’s working in your life. SHOW HIGHLIGHTS Get crystal clear about what you want (Spiritual, mental, emotional health; Relationships; Physical health; Financial) Reverse engineer the process Flow and friction Reward your behavior, not the result Critique your performance and track everything Order 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.
1/27/202332 minutes, 29 seconds
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Check Your Hormones, Where 'Red Pill' Goes Wrong, and How to Attract Women | ASK ME ANYTHING

In this week’s ASK ME ANYTHING, Ryan Michler and Kipp Sorensen take on your questions from the Order of Man Facebook group. Hit Ryan up on Instagram at @ryanmichler and share what’s working in your life.  ⠀ SHOW HIGHLIGHTS   (4:30) How can we have standards but no expectations?   (12:40) What kind of rights of passage can I do with my daughters?    (17:30) I work out 5-6 times a week, drink plenty of water throughout the day, and am very intentional about what I eat. Additionally I get about 7 hours of sleep a night on average. Caffeine intake isn’t insanely high, but I do drink a cup of coffee in the morning and in the afternoon after lunch. That said, I still tend to get pretty tired throughout the day. Any tips on maintaining better energy levels? Maybe some things that work well for you?   (20:40) I have had mentors for most of my life, but occasionally I unplug and get off track a bit. How can I stay plugged in and on the right path?   (30:00) Between Jiu-Jitsu, weight training, and cardio, I am always sore. Will this pain every go away or is this just the cost of trying to get/stay in shape?   (36:00) What is the one thing, or several things, that have surprised you most about your sobriety?   (42:40) Have you seen or heard of some other sources around the internet that promote to help young men?   (52:00) As a single man 28 years old man with no kids and never married what would be your advice on how to prepare for a family and the right woman?     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 ⠀ Download the NEW Order of Man Twelve-Week Battle Planner App and maximize your week.
1/25/202357 minutes, 57 seconds
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BRETT BARTHOLOMEW | Leading Through Chess, Not Checkers

We all want to lead. But not all of us can do so. Not right now but that doesn’t mean we aren’t capable of  becoming the leader we desire to be. My guest today is Brett Bartholomew, a word-class performance coach and he is going to share exactly how we can begin to lead in our families, businesses, and communities more effectively. Today, we talk about six driving factors of individuals, the four main communication styles and how to use the effectively, how power, influence, and manipulation can be wielded for good, the use of “referent power,” and how leaders play chess, not checkers. SHOW HIGHLIGHTS: Commitment and compliance Tailoring your communication and messaging Building teams with different personality types The baseline of communication is misunderstanding Some people are just interested in making you the enemy Impression management is a form of communication Messages have to be repeated Selective and strategic self-disclosure   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.
1/24/20231 hour, 1 minute, 57 seconds
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Goal Planning That Actually Works | FRIDAY FIELD NOTES

In this week’s FRIDAY FIELD NOTES, Ryan Michler shares a four-part framework to help you establish, monitor, and achieve your goals.  Hit Ryan up on Instagram at @ryanmichler and share what’s working in your life.   SHOW HIGHLIGHTS   Don’t start with goals - start with your vision Start looking at your objectives (focus on four key areas: calibration, connections, condition, contribution) Establish your daily tactics Set your checkpoints   Order 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.
1/20/202323 minutes, 42 seconds
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Overcoming Perfectionism, Tips for Building Habits, and Advice for a Young Dad | ASK ME ANYTHING

In this week’s ASK ME ANYTHING, Kipp Sorensen and Shawn Villalovos take on your questions from the Iron Council and Order of Man Facebook group. Hit Ryan up on Instagram at @ryanmichler and share what’s working in your life.  ⠀ SHOW HIGHLIGHTS   (1:00) I have perfectionist tendencies. Even as I write this I have erased it three times and 30 times in my head. I know what I need to do but if the circumstances are not perfect I don’t do it. Any suggestions on how to change this? (19:20) What is the best tip or tool you have for building good habits? (24:40) For training jiu jitsu, would you recommend doing barbell training or kettlebell training? (29:00) What tactics do you both use and suggest other men use to discern between truth from error in your life? (44:00) Do you agree with the statement “your wife is the CEO of your household and you’re the CFO”? (49:00) How can you maintain forward momentum in a family unit when your spouse refuses to focus on the family and put her career above us? (1:00:50) How do I start finding a dream/goal when I’m having a really hard time finding a purpose? (1:11:00) What are a few things that you wish you would have known as a young father AND what advice would you give a younger version of yourself as a young dad?     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 ⠀ Download the NEW Order of Man Twelve-Week Battle Planner App and maximize your week.
1/18/20231 hour, 15 minutes, 40 seconds
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DANNY BOLTON | Tapping Back Into Our Primal Nature

As young boys, the world is quite literally our playground. It seems so full of questions waiting to be answered and mysterious places to discover and explore. It’s in our nature to run, jump, play and unlock the secrets that call to us. Then, as we become men, we lose a lot of the natural curiosity and desire to traverse the world around us. The world around us often become more like a jail cell than the playground we remember of our youth. My guest today is a man who has not lost a bit of the curiosity and excitement of his youth. If anything, he has cultivated it. His name is Danny Bolton. Today, you’re going to hear how to recapture that magic. We talk about how hesitation hurts us, a man’s need to play, creating an enemy to fight against, the analogy of the wolf, sheep, and sheep herder, the power of being ready for anything, and how to tap back into our primal nature.   SHOW HIGHLIGHTS:   Taking the life of an animal in the most humane and efficient way possible Letting out your “animal” side How to get started expressing your wild side Some stress is great, but we stress about too much Do we need to have some type of “enemy” to confront We tend to choose the path of least resistance Considering risk in the decision making process Underestimating risk in the moment Pressure of performing/shooting around other people   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.
1/17/20231 hour, 12 minutes, 10 seconds
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Work/Life Balance Vs. Work/Life Integration | FRIDAY FIELD NOTES

In this week’s FRIDAY FIELD NOTES, Ryan Michler discusses SIX keys to effectively navigating work/life integration.  Hit Ryan up on Instagram at @ryanmichler and share what’s working in your life.   SHOW HIGHLIGHTS   There is no change of “hats” Get your family involved in business - Be involved with your family Explain what you are doing at work on a daily basis Create healthy boundaries Stick to your commitments Build a business (create a side hustle)   Order 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.
1/13/202325 minutes, 36 seconds
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Setting Faith-Based Goals, Competing with Yourself vs. Others, and Dating Challenges | ASK ME ANYTHING

In this week’s ASK ME ANYTHING, Kipp Sorensen and Shawn Villalovos take on the hottest questions of the week. Hit Ryan up on Instagram at @ryanmichler and share what’s working in your life.  ⠀ SHOW HIGHLIGHTS   (5:40) Do you have a faith based goal for 2023? If so how are you choosing to measure this in order to manage it and show progress in an area that sometimes is based more off of feeling or, when tangibly measured, can seem like action without faith?   (19:05) What are your thoughts on compassion fatigue, and what to do to revitalize my passion for mentoring others?   (32:38) I have been seeing someone for 3 months now and we've said we want to be official but she has some bad bf history that is keeping her from doing so (her words). We've had a conversation about it and she has communicated that she's still concerned that i may have some red flags she hasn't seen yet and wont take the next step. It seems the longer she doesn't find something the more certain she is they exist. Most of what she has said she wants seem like what you develop over a year or more relationship.  I have been patient as I have dealt with similar stuff myself but I am struggling to not feel the consistent "no not yet" as a form of rejection. its getting to the point that Im losing interest despite her being a wonderful woman with great communication. What can I/we do to work through this before I completely walk away?   (41:10) How do y’all balance the mindsets of competing with yesterday’s version of yourself and competing with others? Do y’all think that these mindsets are at odds with one another or complimentary?   (50:00) How do you disengage from all social media, when most of your friends and family live out of state, and you buy and sell things on FB marketplace all the time?   (55:15) I’m dating a girl, she told me there is another guy she has been dating longer she is might be getting serious with. I told her I didn't really care about her and what other guys are doing - that I am going to keep asking her out as long as I'm single, interested, and she is available. What's your suggestion for keeping my mind off the competition and focused on us?   (1:03:05) I would like to hear more on raising daughters. My oldest is a girl, nearly 11, and my wife and I struggle with how to handle her exposure to things that she isn’t ready for yet. We homeschool her and she is very bright but we’ve caught her on websites that she shouldn’t be on and she has been calling things sexist etc. she doesn’t fully grasp what some of these things mean but I am starting to have deeper conversations with her and my wife on a regular basis. Any other tips would be great!   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 ⠀ Download the NEW Order of Man Twelve-Week Battle Planner App and maximize your week.
1/11/20231 hour, 16 minutes, 36 seconds
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SETEMA GALI | Set the Standard

Every single day, we’re faced with choices that will either help or hinder us and move us closer to our goals and desires or further away. What we decide in those moments will determine our ultimate results. And, if we’re not satisfied with our current reality, it’s safe to assume that we made choices that did not serve us well. Today I’m joined by former NFL Super Bowl Champion and Results Coach, Setema Gali to talk about these choices. We also cover the power of decisiveness, making certain that our priorities don’t merely get the leftovers, the level of commitment required to thrive and win, the positive benefits of guilt and shame, the dangers of false humility, and the trap of self-martyrdom and victimization.   SHOW HIGHLIGHTS:   Setting the standard for your kids Need to balance discipline with letting your kids be kids The importance of establishing clear agreements with your family Family values Building champs instead of chumps We can experience emotion without it becoming our identity What we focus on most is who we become Conflicting thoughts about money and morals Our commitment alters everything We’re not victims, we get to choose Empower yourself by taking responsibility   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.
1/10/20231 hour, 7 minutes, 7 seconds
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What 5 Months of Sobriety Has Taught Me | FRIDAY FIELD NOTES

In this week’s FRIDAY FIELD NOTES, Ryan Michler shares the challenges he faced through his struggle with alcoholism and lessons he has learned during last five months of sobriety.  Hit Ryan up on Instagram at @ryanmichler and share what’s working in your life.   SHOW HIGHLIGHTS   You reach rock bottom when you stop digging I have a lot of emotions inside that I was not aware of I was really good at hiding it I realize that I am pretty incredible (what could I do with an extra 3 or 4 hours in a day?) Alcohol does not make me a better person, or a better anything People appreciate transparent leadership Trust is easy to destroy and much harder to rebuild Your course of action will change when the pain of the current reality that you put yourself in is greater than the struggle of change I’ve allowed the spirit of God back in my life   Order 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.
1/6/202328 minutes, 7 seconds
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Overcoming Alcoholism, Regaining Control of Emotions, and Manipulative Communication | ASK ME ANYTHING

In this week’s ASK ME ANYTHING, Ryan Michler and Kipp Sorensen take on your questions from the Iron Council - the exclusive brotherhood of the Order of Man movement. Hit Ryan up on Instagram at @ryanmichler and share what’s working in your life.  ⠀ SHOW HIGHLIGHTS   (0:00) Show kick-off⠀ (7:00) What is your greatest achievement of 2022 and what did you fail to achieve? (26:00) Do you believe that perfection is unattainable as a martial artist? (33:20) What advice would you give for someone trying to rebuild financially after a rough year in 2022? (38:20) What is one thing that guys should be paying attention to in 2023, but are most likely not? (40:00) Do you have any advice on when to say no versus when to enjoy the moment with loved ones? (45:50) What are you going to do to make the Iron Council better in 2023? (47:30) Were there any moments in 2022 where you were reactive and wish you had been proactive? What lessons did you learn from the experience? (53:50) As the OOM has grown, has it become what you had envisioned or has that vision evolved?     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 ⠀ Download the NEW Order of Man Twelve-Week Battle Planner App and maximize your week.
1/4/20231 hour, 45 seconds
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JOHNNY LORETI | Fitness as the Foundation of Success

Let’s kick off the New Year with a discussion on physical health. It seems like such a popular subject around this time of year with New Year’s Resolutions so hopefully we can get you pointed in the right direction and keep on the path for the entirety of 2023. Today, I’m joined by my personal fitness coach, Johnny Loreti to talk about the myth of over-training, key metrics to track in developing strength and overall health, the power of resistance training and progressive overload, differences between simply “working out” and “training,” and fitness as the foundation of success.   SHOW HIGHLIGHTS:   It’s ok to “auto regulate” but don’t use it as an excuse to be lazy How to incorporate progressive overload Finding enjoyment in the gym It’s ok to be motivated by something silly, if it works The differences and training goals Sometimes hard work can compensate for inefficiency How to get started with fitness in the new year The importance of the aesthetic side effect of fitness The difference between “working out” and “training”   Join the Iron Council brotherhood   Order 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.
1/3/20231 hour, 11 minutes, 7 seconds
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5 Biggest Lessons Learned in 2022 | FRIDAY FIELD NOTES

In this week’s FRIDAY FIELD NOTES, Ryan Michler discusses FIVE of the top lessons learned in 2022.  Hit Ryan up on Instagram at @ryanmichler and share what’s working in your life.   SHOW HIGHLIGHTS   Remain vigilant in all things I have an addictive personality Have a heart of service Get better at enlisting the health of other people Work on processing deep emotional baggage   Join the Iron Council brotherhood   Order 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.
12/30/202224 minutes, 34 seconds
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Target Fixation, Why Finding Purpose Doesn't Work, and Love Through Service and Sacrifice | ASK ME ANYTHING

In this week’s ASK ME ANYTHING, Ryan Michler and Kipp Sorensen take on your questions from the Iron Council - the exclusive brotherhood of the Order of Man movement. Hit Ryan up on Instagram at @ryanmichler and share what’s working in your life.  ⠀ SHOW HIGHLIGHTS   (7:20) Can you provide tips for transitioning from a peer to a supervisor/foreman in a construction job? (13:20) Can you share some insights for how to keep men accountable as we move into the new year? (31:40) How long does the Iron Council “Forge” approval process take? (32:50) How do we keep a positive mindset in the world that we currently live in? (40:00) How do you hold on to your faith in God when horrible things happen in your life? (54:00) What is your favorite move in jiu-jitsu and what are you working on right now? (1:01:20) What are some ways to teach your kids that Christmas is about more than just the presents? (1:04:00) How do I start having a dream or goal?     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 ⠀ Download the NEW Order of Man Twelve-Week Battle Planner App and maximize your week.
12/28/20221 hour, 14 minutes, 8 seconds
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SHAWN RYAN | Do Something About It

It’s easy to get caught up in complaining without moving into the next logical step – solutions. Let’s be honest, there is a lot to complain about in today’s cultural and political climate. But unless we’re willing to do something about the injustices we see in society, complaining is nothing more than empty gestures and platitudes. It was Plato who said, “The price good men pay for indifference to public affairs is to be ruled by evil men.” Today, I’m joined by former Navy SEAL and cultural podcast host, Shawn Ryan. We talk about why politics and entertainment seem to be more about creating controversy than anything else, the hypocrisy in elected officials on both sides of the aisle, the impending danger of an open US border and Chinese globalization, raising kids in positivity, and why instead of simply complaining, we must be willing and able to do something about it.   SHOW HIGHLIGHTS:   Outrage culture Hypocrisy coming out of the conservative side Switching party as a publicity stunt The race to win artificial intelligence Contributing to the solution The biggest problem our country is facing The country needs someone to bring it together The possibility of getting involved in politics People need to take responsibility for raising their own kids Don’t just complain, do something     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.
12/27/20221 hour, 10 minutes, 13 seconds
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The Path to Emotional Sovereignty | FRIDAY FIELD NOTES

In this week’s FRIDAY FIELD NOTES, Ryan Michler discusses FIVE keys to recapturing control of your emotions and why that is so important.  Hit Ryan up on Instagram at @ryanmichler and share what’s working in your life.   SHOW HIGHLIGHTS   Realize that you have inherent worth because you are a human You are responsible for your own emotions Confidence is earned Begin to objectify your emotions Dial in your physical health   Join the Iron Council brotherhood   Order 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.
12/23/202233 minutes, 17 seconds
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Happiness Vs. Fulfillment, Preserving Traditions, and Redirecting Anxiety Effectively | ASK ME ANYTHING

In this week’s ASK ME ANYTHING, Ryan Michler and Kipp Sorensen take on your questions from the Iron Council - the exclusive brotherhood of the Order of Man movement. Hit Ryan up on Instagram at @ryanmichler and share what’s working in your life.  ⠀ SHOW HIGHLIGHTS   (8:30) What is your favorite Christmas tradition? Why is it valuable to have traditions in your life? (16:00) What are your plans and projections for 2023? (18:20) What do you teach your son when he comes home with his first busted lip? (22:00) Do you ever get inspired for a podcast topic from a comment that is made in the Facebook group? (24:00) How do we rectify philosophy and rational thought with the new age idea of fulfillment? (32:00) Any tips on how to keep myself from stressing out too much when dealing with medical uncertainties regarding my son? (39:30) After being hurt by previous social/church groups, who disbanded during COVID, I no longer want to participate in these types of groups. We have moved to a new location and my wife wants me to get involved in or start new groups.  How should I deal with this? (49:00) How do I create resilience in my 3-year-old daughter? (56:00) Did you battle imposter syndrome on your journey to success? (1:08:50) What advice should I give my son when he only seems to care about working, drinking and camping? Should I care or just let him take care of his own life?   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 ⠀ Download the NEW Order of Man Twelve-Week Battle Planner App and maximize your week.
12/21/20221 hour, 15 minutes, 39 seconds
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NICK BARE | Forward Thinking, Backward Planning

Men, as you’re thinking about your New Year’s Resolutions, it’s easy to become trapped in day-dreaming . So many men look forward to what they want to accomplish but rarely do they calculate the plan to achieve their objectives and, most importantly, take the actions necessary. Today, I am joined by former Army Ranger and founder of Bare Performance Nutrition, Nick Bare. We discuss removing ego from the equation, looking at life as a series of “sprints,” managing expectations with important people in your life, keeping yourself from becoming resentful and callused towards others, and the power of “forward thinking and backward planning.”   SHOW HIGHLIGHTS:   Men bond over working hard Getting started now The importance of having a vision for your business, family, and life The importance of delegation in a growing business Finding your identity outside of your business Backward planning your legacy Getting buy-in from your wife when you are “sprinting” in the business Why fitness is non-negotiable Considering how your goals can impact others Building mass and running Is there a time when enough is enough   Join the Iron Council brotherhood   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.
12/20/20221 hour, 10 minutes, 29 seconds
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Where to Start on Your Self-Development Journey | FRIDAY FIELD NOTES

In this week’s FRIDAY FIELD NOTES, Ryan Michler discusses FIVE tactics that you can implement right now to start down the path toward self improvement.  Hit Ryan up on Instagram at @ryanmichler and share what’s working in your life.   SHOW HIGHLIGHTS   Exercise Find a hobby Journal Organization Have other men in your corner   Join the Iron Council brotherhood   Order 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.
12/16/202227 minutes, 14 seconds
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Steadfast in the Faith, Is Your Wife Worthy of You, and Battling Demons | ASK ME ANYTHING

In this week’s ASK ME ANYTHING, Ryan Michler takes on questions from the Iron Council - the exclusive brotherhood of the Order of Man movement - and the Order of Man Facebook group. Hit Ryan up on Instagram at @ryanmichler and share what’s working in your life.  ⠀ SHOW HIGHLIGHTS   (3:00) What are your thoughts on men using emojis? (5:20) Can you speak about why some men are seeing marriage as a less attractive lifestyle option? (10:20) How has homeschooling changed for your son, Brecken, as he has entered his teenage years? (12:50) What are some milestones and “rite of passage” moments men can implement for teenage boys? (18:00) What practical tactics do you use to fight demons that you may face? (22:30) Have you competed in a BJJ tournament or do you plan to compete at some point? (23:15) How do you maintain a religious practice when most people in my life are not believers and ridicule my Catholic faith? (29:30) How does one communicate about a problematic action that is directly affecting the person and oneself? (36:50) What are your thoughts on “spiritual bypassing?” (42:00) What are your thoughts on hiring friends and family?     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 ⠀ Download the NEW Order of Man Twelve-Week Battle Planner App and maximize your week.
12/14/202252 minutes, 46 seconds
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NICK KOUMALATSOS | Become a Warrior in the Garden

I think it’s safe to assume that if you’re listening to this podcast, you’re a man who is interested in becoming a more capable man. Unfortunately, the men who have come before us have, in a lot of ways, made it possible for us not to have to step up the way we as men ought to – as “savage servants.”   Today, I am joined by Nick Koumalatsos – a former member of Marine Reconnaissance – to talk about what it means to be a “Savage Servant.” We also discuss physical fitness as the foundation of what it means to be a man, why we must fabricate struggle, positive programming, and personal growth through humility.   SHOW HIGHLIGHTS:   We don’t have to make the mistakes of our parents Gaining vision for your life at a young age Balance between a giving your kids a better life and fabricating challenges Sons generally look like their father Positive programming with your sons We need to put effort into our kids Moving past judgment of others Humility is being a savage servant If you prepare, you are less likely to need it Our foundational anchor is physical fitness and health   The Iron Council opens up for new members December 15.  Sign up here.   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.
12/13/20221 hour, 9 minutes, 20 seconds
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What to Do When Things Don’t Go Your Way | FRIDAY FIELD NOTES

In this week’s FRIDAY FIELD NOTES, Ryan Michler takes on topics from the Order of Man Facebook Group, including handling failure and responding when things don’t go your way.  Hit Ryan up on Instagram at @ryanmichler and share what’s working in your life.   SHOW HIGHLIGHTS   How to build a workout habit when working a job with varying hours How to deal with family during the holidays How to handle failure and when things don’t go your way Manage expectations - life is going to throw you curveballs Get your mind right Get around people that live the life that you’re after Understand that it will take time     Order 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.
12/9/202222 minutes, 53 seconds
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Overcoming Alcoholism, the Relationship Between Time Management and Stress, and Responsibility as a Tool for Growth | ASK ME ANYTHING

In this week’s ASK ME ANYTHING, Ryan Michler and Kipp Sorensen respond to the top questions from the Order of Man Facebook group. Hit Ryan up on Instagram at @ryanmichler and share what’s working in your life.  ⠀ SHOW HIGHLIGHTS   (9:00) How present does a father need to be in order to be impactful? (18:30) How do I balance stress of being a father, working a very time-consuming job, and pursing my passion of getting into politics? (22:00) Can you recommend some resources to help me grow in self-confidence? (25:20) What have you learned about how stress management and time management correlate in business and life? (32:00) How do I know I am making the right move for my family when I am making a decision that will improve the situation for my immediate family, but will also distance my wife from her extended family, which is very important to her? (44:30) What was the biggest challenge, outside of alcohol, to get you to 4 months of sobriety? (52:40) How do we help friends and family in their struggles with alcohol or sobriety? (1:05:00) Do you find it difficult to give yourself grace?     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 ⠀ Download the NEW Order of Man Twelve-Week Battle Planner App and maximize your week.
12/7/20221 hour, 20 minutes, 18 seconds
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GRANGER SMITH | Finding Faith and Hope in God

Finding our sense of worth as men can be an extremely daunting task. We’re often led to believe that if we say just the right things, do all the things we should be doing, and achieve the success society has deemed appropriate, we’ll find what we’re looking for.   Unfortunately, many of us are left with a sense of emptiness in spite of our worldly success. My guest today is my good friend Granger Smith. Today, we tackle a conversation we really haven’t had on the podcast as we talk about self-worth, the danger in the “love yourself” message, why cultural Christianity doesn’t cut it, feeling like a fraud, and ultimately finding faith and hope in God.   SHOW HIGHLIGHTS:   Do things that are intrinsically meaningful Determining when enough is enough How to take the power away from critics The problem with superficial, cultural Christianity We are only worthy through God Why does suffering exist? We need challenges and hardship to refine us Sometimes “self-help” isn’t enough Always moving forward We need to stop thinking about ourselves first     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.
12/6/20221 hour, 11 minutes
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Kill Self-Sabotage | FRIDAY FIELD NOTES

In this week’s FRIDAY FIELD NOTES, Ryan Michler discusses FOUR strategies to help you overcome the tendency to self-sabotage.  Hit Ryan up on Instagram at @ryanmichler and share what’s working in your life.   SHOW HIGHLIGHTS   Why do we self-sabotage? We tend to choose the path of least resistance We have a lot of insecurities as men   How do we self-sabotage? We rest on our laurels We consciously or subconsciously undermine our efforts   How do we KILL self-sabotage? We have to make mindset shifts Use goal planning as a starting point Sometimes you just have to throw a wrench in the system Spend time around people and programs that get you to think about life differently     Order 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.
12/2/202227 minutes, 51 seconds
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Bloom Where You're Planted Before You Take on the World, Principled-Based Living, and The Criteria for Finding a Church | ASK ME ANYTHING

In this week’s ASK ME ANYTHING, Ryan Michler and Kipp Sorensen respond to the top questions of the week. Hit Ryan up on Instagram at @ryanmichler and share what’s working in your life.  ⠀ SHOW HIGHLIGHTS   (0:00) Show kick-off⠀ (1:30) Bloom where you’ve been planted or go forth and change the world? (8:00) Do you have any thoughts on finding and retaining good team members for my construction business? (14:20) What are you guys focusing on in Jiu Jitsu right now? (23:40) Do you think you still start putting on a father-daughter event? (23:30) How important is it to have a morning and nightly routine? Would you share what you do for your routines? (30:00) What criteria do you have for getting involved with a church? (33:00) What can we do to start making tough people as soon as possible? (37:00) What are some ideas for a side hustle while I am a full-time seminary student? (41:52) How can you take time to relax and focus on family in between the grinds of work and life? (45:40) Do you have any tips for me and my daughter as we prepare to start a podcast together? (48:20) How do you deal with having one son who has chosen an activity that you are also interested in, while another son has not shown interest in anything yet, without showing favoritism? (52:20) My family does a monthly call to stay in touch but it is growing stale.  How do I start trying to change it so that it can be more valuable than it is now?     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 ⠀ Download the NEW Order of Man Twelve-Week Battle Planner App and maximize your week.
11/30/202256 minutes, 10 seconds
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KEITH YACKEY | The 5 Dials to a Powerful Marriage

Marriage is one of the most challenging yet rewarding pursuits for a man. Unfortunately, very few of us have ever been taught how to successfully navigate the dynamics between men and women. And, all too often, it leads to headache, heartbreak, and divorce. Today, I’m joined by marriage expert Keith Yackey to talk about these dynamics and how to successfully build a long and thriving marriage. We talk about the ROI (return of intimacy) in marriage, how a man gains his power back after giving it away, the “mommy matrix,” why seeking her validation will backfire, and the 5 dials of a powerhouse marriage.   SHOW HIGHLIGHTS:   Thriving in business vs thriving in marriage Five dials that help men measure effectiveness Women want you to be a good parent Women want you to be her partner Women want you to be a producer Women want you to have fun Women want you to do what you say you’re going to do, when you say you’re going to do it Become the guy that any woman would be thrilled to be with   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.
11/29/20221 hour, 11 minutes, 59 seconds
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How to Build Male Friendships | FRIDAY FIELD NOTES

In this week’s FRIDAY FIELD NOTES, Ryan Michler discusses FIVE strategies to build and strengthen your friendships with other men.  Hit Ryan up on Instagram at @ryanmichler and share what’s working in your life.   SHOW HIGHLIGHTS   Know what you want Improve yourself Go where these men are Add value to other men Continue to nurture the relationship   Order 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.
11/25/202218 minutes, 56 seconds
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Progress Over Perfection, Replacing a Full-Time Job, and Humility Over Arrogance | ASK ME ANYTHING

In this week’s ASK ME ANYTHING, Ryan Michler and Kipp Sorensen respond to questions from the Order of Man Facebook Group. Hit Ryan up on Instagram at @ryanmichler and share what’s working in your life.  ⠀ SHOW HIGHLIGHTS   (0:00) Show kick-off⠀ (3:15) When everything feels like it's falling apart and you feel like giving up, how do you push through it? (13:30) How can you build confidence in yourself after taking a major blow, such as an unwanted divorce? (18:00) After shooting the biggest whitetail buck of my life, how do I maintain my sense of pride and stay modest about what I’ve accomplished and not let the jealously of people make me feel guilty? (22:00) Why don’t more men share mental health struggles and provide support for each other versus leaving each to fight a battle on their own? (26:10) How do you overcome complacency? (27:40) Is there a pathway you or Kipp recommend for working toward quitting my job? What some considerations, other than money, that I should be aware of? (32:30) In your opinion, is journaling worth it?  (37:00) How are you helping your children to be gritty when their lives are actually significantly more comfortable than your life was growing up? (40:20) How do we balance striving for excellence without being crippled by the ideal or perfect? Any tips for overcoming the obstacle of perfection so we can improve? Or is this a false dichotomy? Is there a way to pursue perfection without falling into inaction? (50:20) How to combat intense social anxiety?     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 ⠀ Download the NEW Order of Man Twelve-Week Battle Planner App and maximize your week.
11/23/202253 minutes, 18 seconds
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EDDIE PENNEY | Kill the Fear, Live Life Unafraid

Fear is something that all of us have to deal with. Yet, too many men allow their fears to cripple them from what otherwise could be an incredibly meaningful life. Today, I’m joined by former Navy SEAL, Eddie Penney to talk about why fear drives too many of our life decisions. We discuss hitting rock bottom and crawling out, the compound effect of small and simple tasks that lead to big results, the distinction between “fault” and “responsibility,” the power of therapy, overcoming means of sedation, and living life unafraid.   SHOW HIGHLIGHTS:   Cutting out alcohol Exploring the “value” in vulnerability Therapy as a proactive measure Accepting and coping with PTSD Letting your kids see your weaknesses Its ok to change your mind and your opinion The journey to faith Everyone could do their small part Hitting rock bottom   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.
11/22/20221 hour, 5 minutes, 54 seconds
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Overcome Your Anger | FRIDAY FIELD NOTES

In this week’s FRIDAY FIELD NOTES, Ryan Michler discusses a 3-part framework that men can use to overcome anger.  Hit Ryan up on Instagram at @ryanmichler and share what’s working in your life.   SHOW HIGHLIGHTS   1. Get to the root of why we are angry (who, what, when, where, why, how) Who are you angry with? What is happening when you are angry? What time of day is it happening? What is my environment like? How do you express your anger? 2. Learn to deal with anger in healthy ways Journal Margin (take a breather) Exercise 3. Learn to express yourself in a healthy way   Order 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.
11/18/202224 minutes, 44 seconds
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Being Amicable with Your Ex, How Proactivity Sets You up for Success, and How You Know You're Following God’s Path | ASK ME ANYTHING

In this week’s ASK ME ANYTHING, Ryan Michler and Kipp Sorensen respond to questions from the Iron Council, the exclusive brotherhood of the Order of Man movement. Hit Ryan up on Instagram at @ryanmichler and share what’s working in your life.  ⠀ SHOW HIGHLIGHTS   (0:00) Show kick-off⠀ (4:00) What is your opinion on the use of crossbows during archery season? (8:20) What are some activities I can give a group of boys to scratch the primal itch without being destructive or dangerous? (13:30) Where do I draw the line between extreme ownership and letting go, as management has continued to add responsibilities to my plate with the departure of other staff? (22:30) In your separation with the wife, did you encounter a lot of negative comments and lack of support from your friends? (27:00) In a difficult circumstance, how do you prepare to be uncomfortable but not struggling? (37:10) With today’s economy and interest rates, what are your thoughts on buying a house right now and refinancing after rates go down or waiting for things to turn around? (40:20) How do you build in margin in a service-based business? 5050 From a faith perspective, when at a crossroads or facing a tough decision, ow do you know you are acting out God’s plan? (1:00:24) What are some strategies for dealing with groups or activities that brought you joy in the past but now you are finding them monotonous or less engaging?   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 ⠀ Download the NEW Order of Man Twelve-Week Battle Planner App and maximize your week.
11/16/20221 hour, 4 minutes, 47 seconds
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SATHIYA SAM | Breaking Pornography Addiction for Good

Serious pornography addiction is something millions and millions of men are currently dealing with. Many of these men know their addiction has gotten out of hand and yet they cannot seem to find a way to break the shackles of pornography. My guest today has worked with thousands of men over the last 4 years to finally overcome their destructive addiction once and for all. His name is Sathiya Sam and today we talk about the three greatest obstacles to overcoming addiction, how viewing pornography is often a symptom of a deeper problem, why safety, intimacy, and significance lie at the root of this addiction, why traditional methods of overcoming pornography don’t work, and 3 pillars every man needs to establish if he hopes to finally free himself from porn.   SHOW HIGHLIGHTS:   The barrier to entry to watch porn is much lower today Behavior changes that indicate an addiction How unmet needs can lead to viewing pornography Usually the side effects of masturbation are more negative than positive Negatively rewiring the brain through watching porn The downside of counting streaks Ability to focus and sit in silence is a super power in todays society The importance of having a trusted person Using journaling and reflection to understand your thoughts and feelings Confession to yourself and others is an important step   Grab your FREE copy of The Last Relapse   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.
11/15/20221 hour, 3 minutes, 19 seconds
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Mindsets of Masculine Leadership | FRIDAY FIELD NOTES

In this week’s FRIDAY FIELD NOTES, Ryan Michler discusses FOUR mindsets that will help men lead more effectively.  Hit Ryan up on Instagram at @ryanmichler and share what’s working in your life.   SHOW HIGHLIGHTS   Overcome the ease of modernity Don’t be a superhero Lead before the title Render yourself obsolete   Order 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.
11/11/202218 minutes, 23 seconds
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TIM TEBOW | Overcoming Shame and Finding Your Significance

Joining me back on the podcast today for this bonus episodes and one of my favorite guests of all-time is Tim Tebow. We talk a lot about what plagues so many men and keeps them from progressing – guilt, shame, and remorse for past actions. We also cover how healthy competition drives productive performance, not losing focus of the mission in pursuit of the mission, what responsibility really means and how to exercise it, and finding your own sense of worth, value, and significance.   SHOW HIGHLIGHTS:   Channeling your competitive drive Reconciling between making money and helping others Responsibility means “able to respond” How to find your sense of worth The importance of having purpose in your life The power of “interruptible” moments Encouraging others with small acts and words   Order Ryan's new book, The Masculinity Manifesto.   Order Tim's new book, Mission Possible One-Year Devotional.   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 ⠀ Download the NEW Order of Man Twelve-Week Battle Planner App and maximize your week.
11/10/202241 minutes, 47 seconds
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Big Vision and Small Actions, Boundaries for Infidelity, and Being a Lighthouse Versus a Tugboat | ASK ME ANYTHING

In this week’s ASK ME ANYTHING, Ryan Michler and Shawn Villalovos respond to questions from the Order of Man Facebook Group and Iron Council, the exclusive brotherhood of the Order of Man movement. Hit Ryan up on Instagram at @ryanmichler and share what’s working in your life.  ⠀ SHOW HIGHLIGHTS ⠀ (5:45) When starting your business, how big was your vision for how large it would become? Were you immediately focused on the big picture (office’s all over the country) or more focused on creating an excellent single office with processes that were scalable? (16:40) As a leader, what is the best way to tell an employee that they need to get their shit together? (23:00 What boundaries do you suggest a spouse should put in place after infidelity? (31:00) With the holidays approaching, what should realistic expectations be for spending time with family? What is a healthy amount of time to give to others? (39:40) What are some recommendations for how a city boy can become proficient in archery and get out and hunt? (51:30) My girlfriend just left me…should I have a vision that is more focused on myself or should I keep my vision focused on family and others? (56:26) What is your best way to confront your competition in a challenge when you notice that they are competing out of integrity? (1:02:30) What is your position on self-awareness assessments, such as the Clifton Strengths assessment?     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 ⠀ Download the NEW Order of Man Twelve-Week Battle Planner App and maximize your week.
11/9/20221 hour, 9 minutes, 52 seconds
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LARRY HAGNER | Creating Psychological Safety

Psychological safety. It’s not something that we think a whole lot about even though we talk a lot about a man’s innate desire to protect those he’s closest to. But when it comes to the mental and emotional security of our loved ones, we often fall short. My guest today is my good friend Larry Hagner who is the founder of the Dad Edge and Dad Edge Podcast. Today, Larry and I talk about powerful communication strategies with our wife and kids, how crucial climate is when it comes to communicating effectively, how curiosity serves as a powerful lubricant for improving our conversations, and how to effectively create psychological safety for our loved ones to open up to us.   SHOW HIGHLIGHTS:   Men know what we need to do, but need to learn the tactics to do it 80% of men want to create a better marriage Developing emotional maturity in the home How do you know how you are coming across to your kids? Different kids, different personalities The power of genuine curiosity Receiving feedback from your wife does not make you a doormat   Order 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.
11/8/202257 minutes, 14 seconds
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Effort Without Expectation | FRIDAY FIELD NOTES

In this week’s FRIDAY FIELD NOTES, Ryan Michler explains why it is important to put forth effort without expectations getting in the way, and provides four steps to help you stay on track and avoid these faulty expectations.  Hit Ryan up on Instagram at @ryanmichler and share what’s working in your life.   SHOW HIGHLIGHTS   Why it is important: There are unforeseen events in life Other people have a say in the matter Often we have faulty timelines   How to keep yourself in the game: Lengthen out the timeline for the things you want to achieve Focus on the process, not the objective Take a look at the past (see how far you’ve come) Invest in yourself (hire coaches and mentors)     Order 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.
11/4/202217 minutes, 40 seconds
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Focus for 2023, Identifying Manly Virtues, and Balancing Self with Family | ASK ME ANYTHING

In this week’s ASK ME ANYTHING, Kipp Sorensen and Shawn Villalovos respond to questions from the Iron Council, the exclusive brotherhood of the Order of Man movement. Hit Ryan up on Instagram at @ryanmichler and share what’s working in your life.  ⠀ SHOW HIGHLIGHTS ⠀ (10:00) As we near the end of 2022, what is your theme going into 2023 that you will base your Battle Plans off of? What is one big goal you have for next year that everything will work towards? (25:30) What are some important manly virtues? (40:00) What's YOUR biggest takeaway from Fight Club? (47:00) What’s the biggest thing you’ve let go of that significantly improved your life? (59:00) Can you provide some tips on balancing children/family schedules with your own routines and “self care” or health schedules.   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 ⠀ Download the NEW Order of Man Twelve-Week Battle Planner App and maximize your week.
11/2/20221 hour, 8 minutes, 46 seconds
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RICK TRIMMER | One Foot in Front of the Other

Failures, victories, challenges, setbacks, ups and downs, and everything in between. They’re all part of life. It’s how we frame the rollercoaster of events and what we do about them that make us men. Today, I’m joined by longtime friend, serial entrepreneur, hunter, husband, and father, Rick Trimmer to talk about some of his biggest challenges and how he’s learned to overcome the adversity to create an incredible life for himself and family. We cover the path of least resistance and the path of most resistance, overcoming failure and losing everything, doing the right thing because it’s the right thing to do, and putting one foot in front of the other every day.   SHOW HIGHLIGHTS:   Why men have trouble going deep into relationships The power of genuine curiosity You need to keep pushing through challenging times Achieving your goals doesn’t happen overnight Getting through life minute by minute Sometimes its appropriate to feel ashamed Helping other men learn from your mistakes Finding purpose in the absence of religion Being a “stay at home dad” Showing gratitude to those who support you   Order 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.
11/1/20221 hour, 22 minutes, 32 seconds
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Fail on Your Feet | FRIDAY FIELD NOTES

In this week’s FRIDAY FIELD NOTES, Ryan Michler shares a FIVE part framework to help men respond to failure and quickly get back in the game.  Hit Ryan up on Instagram at @ryanmichler and share what’s working in your life.   SHOW HIGHLIGHTS   When things go wrong, stop the behavior and stop flailing around Orient yourself toward what you want Change your priorities and adapt your behaviors Enlist the resources you need Take calculated, precise, consistent action     Order 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.
10/28/202212 minutes, 48 seconds
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Building Authority and Influence, Leading Through Adversity, and Overcoming Anger | ASK ME ANYTHING

In this week’s ASK ME ANYTHING, Ryan Michler and Kipp Sorensen respond to questions live from the 3rd annual Order of Man Maine Event, held earlier this month. Hit Ryan up on Instagram at @ryanmichler and share what’s working in your life.  ⠀ SHOW HIGHLIGHTS ⠀ (2:00) How much passion do you need in your quarterly battle plan vision? (6:12) How does a man build authority and influence as an employee, with no formal leadership position? (12:44) How do you get your parents to “want” to be the type of grandparents who are engaged with your kids? (18:46) How do I transition from the fast-paced activities of my business each day to a mode that is appropriate for family time at home in the evening? (29:40) What is the vision for Order of Man for the next few years? (38:10) When do you know that you’ve put enough effort in to helping someone and you now need to step back and let them figure things out themselves? (44:20) How do I execute my duties as a son, with a mother dealing with dementia, without letting it impact my ability to show up for my wife and daughter? (54:00) What are some practical ways that men can work to initiate our sons and boys in the community to become real men? (58:40) How do you know how far to step and what doors to go through when multiple opportunities are presented? (1:07:20) What is your advice for men who feel they have no substance underneath their superficial traits or titles? (1:15:00) What are some strategies for overcoming anger issues? Specifically when it is directed at family members?   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 ⠀ Download the NEW Order of Man Twelve-Week Battle Planner App and maximize your week.
10/26/20221 hour, 24 minutes, 41 seconds
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JONATHAN GILLIAM | Sheep No More

With as much craziness and violence we see in public these days, it’s crucial that we as men learn how to effectively protect and defend ourselves and those we love. Fortunately, with a little intentionality and planning it’s not all that difficult to keep ourselves and others safe. Today, I’m joined by Former Navy SEAL, FBI Agent, and Federal Air Marshall, Jonathan Gilliam to talk about how to do just that. We cover the concept of preparation versus paranoia, the default of awareness, when to get involved in situations and when not to, the “crawl, walk, run” theory, and recognizing and neutralizing threats before they occur.   SHOW HIGHLIGHTS:   The difference between paranoia and preparation The danger of complacency Know God before you can achieve anything Groupthink is rampant and out of control Evil thoughts are often emotional and not logical   Order 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.
10/25/202252 minutes, 17 seconds
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Develop the "Let's Find Out" Mentality | FRIDAY FIELD NOTES [REPLAY]

In this week’s FRIDAY FIELD NOTES, a replay from October 2021, Ryan Michler discusses why men should move from a “What If?” mindset to a “Let’s Find Out” mindset.  Hit Ryan up on Instagram at @ryanmichler and share what’s working in your life.   SHOW HIGHLIGHTS   What opportunities have you already missed by playing safe? Your situation is no different than the people you see as successful The worse case scenario is usually not as bad as you fear Don’t just play ‘not to lose’         Order 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.
10/21/202218 minutes, 7 seconds
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Reconciling after Separation, Knowing When to Move On, and How to Coach Mindset Change in Others | ASK ME ANYTHING

In this week’s ASK ME ANYTHING, Ryan Michler and Kipp Sorensen take on your questions from the Iron Council, the exclusive brotherhood of the Order of Man movement.  Tune in NEXT WEEK for a special Ask Me Anything that was recorded during this year’s Maine Event. Hit Ryan up on Instagram at @ryanmichler and share what’s working in your life.  ⠀ SHOW HIGHLIGHTS ⠀ (2:30) What are some things that you did or wish you have done to prepare yourself for fatherhood? (4:50) What books do you recommend for a man going through a separation with his wife, but both are hoping to reconcile? (14:50) Can you share some thoughts on how to get through a loss of a family member? (19:40) What are your top ways to invest in your company to generate more cash flow? (23:00) Do you have any recommendations to help me get through the initial shock of realizing that I have a long way to go, on the path to personal improvement, so I can continue doing what I know I need to do? (27:00) What are some markers that you use to know when it is time to part ways with an organization? (32:30) What are your thoughts on how the Maine Event and your recent moose hunt went? (34:00) What do you do to stay organized in business and in life? (36:30) What is your plan to beat your kids next year at Tug of War? What does that workout plan look like? Are you ok emotionally after that loss? (39:00) What is the best way to increase net worth? (41:50) How do I coach team members to change their mindset and embrace a culture of adaptability? (46:00) Have you ever considered creating or selling a challenge coin for the Order of Man or Iron Council?     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 ⠀ Download the NEW Order of Man Twelve-Week Battle Planner App and maximize your week.
10/19/202249 minutes, 34 seconds
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BRECKEN MICHLER | The Adventure of a Lifetime (Our Moose Hunting Story)

Hunting is not only something that provides a challenge and sustains life for many of us, as it has for countless generations.  But it also provides unique and powerful opportunities to build bonds between those with whom we share these experiences.  Last week, I had the opportunity to share such an experience with my son, Brecken, as we set out on a moose hunt in the wilderness of northern Maine.   On today’s episode, Brecken and I share the story of how we harvested a beautiful bull moose in an epic hunt, filled with disappointments, missed shots, but ultimately success…and how the greatest success of all had nothing to do with hunting.   SHOW HIGHLIGHTS:   Drawing the lucky moose tag Getting settled into camp The moose habitat in Maine Early opportunities in the hunt Success on the last day Team effort to bring down the beast The highlight of the trip had nothing to do with hunting   Order 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.
10/18/202245 minutes, 46 seconds
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Become a Force Multiplier | FRIDAY FIELD NOTES

In this week’s FRIDAY FIELD NOTES, Ryan Michler discusses FIVE steps that men can implement to break away from the lone wolf mentality and use resources and relationships to become a force multiplier.  Hit Ryan up on Instagram at @ryanmichler and share what’s working in your life.   Drop your ego Empower others Render yourself obsolete Observe people’s strengths Create systems in your life   Order 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.
10/14/202217 minutes, 12 seconds
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Writing Your Vision, Roles in Your Marriage, and Open Dialogue in Organizations | ASK ME ANYTHING

In this week’s ASK ME ANYTHING, Kipp Sorensen and Shawn Villalovos take on your questions from the Iron Council, the exclusive brotherhood of the Order of Man movement.  Hit Ryan up on Instagram at @ryanmichler and share what’s working in your life.  ⠀ SHOW HIGHLIGHTS ⠀ (3:10) What advice do you have for people writing their first vision statement/ battle planner? How do we tap into that inner version of ourselves to find out what our true motivators are? (20:00) How should you structure the responsibilities between husband and wife?  (32:00) What is the best way to recruit new members for the Iron Council? (37:30) What is the best way to organize a local meet up? (39:10) Can you share your thoughts on both the Legacy and Maine Event? (54:30) Is it important for leadership to have open and timely dialogue with team members? What's an effective way to do this when your team is 100+ members?     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 ⠀ Download the NEW Order of Man Twelve-Week Battle Planner App and maximize your week.
10/12/20221 hour, 4 minutes, 18 seconds
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BRIAN KILMEADE | An Overdose of Information

With as much information available to us this day and age, it’s hard to decipher which information to consume and which we should be listening to in the first place. Everywhere we turn, we’re inundated with sensational headlines designed to capture our eyeballs, not necessarily keep us informed. Today, I’m joined by TV and Radio host and political commentator on Fox News, Brian Kilmeade. We cover a wide range of topics including the shifting of the Overton Window in media, the course correction America needs, how to determine which information is worth pursuing, what role the American citizen plays in this, the overdose of information we’re all dealing with.   SHOW HIGHLIGHTS:   Predictions for who is running in the next presidential election The evolving role of a newscaster The shifting Overton window regarding gender issues The United States is a self-correcting country Deciding what issues to address Building a team and establishing loyalty Gathering information from diverse sources Balancing independence and tradition with your kids   Order 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.
10/11/202242 minutes, 48 seconds
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The Masculinity Manifesto | FRIDAY FIELD NOTES

In this week’s FRIDAY FIELD NOTES, Ryan Michler breaks down the key themes of his new book, The Masculinity Manifesto, and discusses why these concepts are so important to all of us as men.  Hit Ryan up on Instagram at @ryanmichler and share what’s working in your life.   What makes a man a man? Mindsets of masculine leadership Harnessing masculinity for productive outcomes Living like a man   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 ⠀ Download the NEW Order of Man Twelve-Week Battle Planner App and maximize your week.
10/7/202214 minutes, 40 seconds
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Work Life Integration, Balance is a Verb, and Parenting Step-Children | ASK ME ANYTHING

In this week’s ASK ME ANYTHING, Ryan Michler and Kipp Sorensen take on your questions from the Iron Council, the exclusive brotherhood of the Order of Man movement.  Hit Ryan up on Instagram at @ryanmichler and share what’s working in your life.  ⠀ SHOW HIGHLIGHTS ⠀ (2:30) Are there plans to translate the podcast to other languages? (5:40) How do my wife and I get on the same page with parenting techniques? (14:20) What are your thoughts on purchasing and financing a vehicle? (21:00) For battle planning, what quadrant do you focus on to build your business and career? (33:30) Besides marriage and kids, what were the most meaningful moments of your life? (37:00) Are your thoughts on daycare the same as public school?   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 ⠀ Download the NEW Order of Man Twelve-Week Battle Planner App and maximize your week.
10/5/202239 minutes, 40 seconds
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ELI CRANE | Power vs. Principle

It seems like it’s political month around here but with the mid-terms coming up, I think it’s important that we discuss some of these crucial political topics that impact us, our families, and our communities so much. I’m joined today by former Navy SEAL and Congressional Candidate, Eli Crane, to talk about why it's crucial men have at least some interest in politics, how courage in you breeds courage in others, the collapse of some of our most predominant social institutions, the concept of ideological subversion, and the need for principle over power in our elected officials.   SHOW HIGHLIGHTS:   Responding to the needs of the nation How much can one person do? Motivated by principle vs. motivated by power The importance of staying engaged The military becoming a social experiment Complacency in voting The power vacuum will always be filled Every one of us can do something   Join the Iron Council.   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.
10/4/202256 minutes, 21 seconds
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Find Your Outlet | FRIDAY FIELD NOTES

In this week’s FRIDAY FIELD NOTES, Ryan Michler discusses the importance of finding a healthy outlet and FOUR factors we should consider when choosing the best option.  Hit Ryan up on Instagram at @ryanmichler and share what’s working in your life.   Must be stimulating to you Should be physical Should be convenient Needs to be challenging   Order Ryan’s new book, The Masculinity Manifesto.   Join the Iron Council.   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.
9/30/202213 minutes, 50 seconds
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You Keep What You Defend, Boundaries for Work-Life Balance, and Getting Out of Your Box | ASK ME ANYTHING

In this week’s ASK ME ANYTHING, Ryan Michler and Kipp Sorensen take on your questions from the Iron Council, the exclusive brotherhood of the Order of Man movement.  Hit Ryan up on Instagram at @ryanmichler and share what’s working in your life.  ⠀ SHOW HIGHLIGHTS ⠀ (6:00) What’s your thoughts on the current FBI raids on conservative/Christian men? (7:40) How do you know when you should leave a steady pay check for your own business? (12:00) What would be some tactics we could use to expand or move beyond this box (constructed of our previous experiences) if the current situation that we find ourselves in, while not ideal, has put us in a better position than anything we have yet to experience? (25:00) How can I help my kids overcome new fears, which have surfaced after separating from my wife? (30:40) How do you build a group of men around you that goes deeper than surface level? (36:00) What, if any, resources do you suggest for talking to son about sex? (41:00) Have you considered expanding the Order of Man into any other areas? E.g. OoM shooting ranges, OoM BJJ Academies, OoM Hunting Classes, or anything else along those lines. (44:50) How do I balance being a present father, fiancé and working, while also trying to take care of myself in order to take better care of my family? (48:40) How does this quote from John, relate to what you offered those who attended the Legacy event? Eldredge says “Boyhood Above all else, is a time of being the beloved son, the apple of your father’s eye. A time of affirmation. For though I maintain my premise laid out in Wild at Heart—that every man shares the same core Question, which is “Do I have what it takes?”— Before and beneath that Question in a man’s search for validation lies a deeper need—to know that he is prized, delighted in, that he is the beloved son.”   Join the Iron Council.   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.
9/28/202253 minutes, 10 seconds
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DAN CRENSHAW | Politics vs. Policy

Anytime you mention the word, “politics,” you know you’re in for a charged and polarizing conversation but it’s crucial we talk more about politics and the policy that comes with it because it impacts every facet of our lives.   My guest today, Congressman Dan Crenshaw, joins me to talk about the key issues impacting culture and society today including a healthy approach to reaching across the aisle, why it’s important for conservatives to have a voice in what we typically view as liberal issues, not only the far left but the far right – something he calls, “woke conservatism,” the importance of humility and open-mindedness, and distinguishing between politics and policy.   SHOW HIGHLIGHTS:   Prioritizing in politics The downside of rank contrarianism Pursuing rational environmentalism Red flag laws and gun control Men’s tendency to gravitate toward negative information Lack of critical thinking and humility in America Negative consequences of playing around with politics We don’t need another AOC Victimhood is seen as an attribute in society   Join the Iron Council.   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.
9/27/202245 minutes, 26 seconds
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Rebuild and Remake Yourself | FRIDAY FIELD NOTES [REPLAY]

In this week’s FRIDAY FIELD NOTES, a replay from September 2021, Ryan Michler discusses how to find opportunity through hardship.  Hit Ryan up on Instagram at @ryanmichler and share what’s working in your life.   Start thinking about the long term - what/who are you going to create? What do you need in order to make it a reality - who do you need to become? Start formulating plan - what is your strategy for getting there? Get to work.    Join the Iron Council.   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.
9/23/202216 minutes, 5 seconds
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Should You Share Your Goals, Avoiding Burnout, and Christianity and Masculinity | ASK ME ANYTHING

In this week’s ASK ME ANYTHING, Ryan Michler and Shawn Villalovos take on your questions from the Order of Man Facebook Group.  Hit Ryan up on Instagram at @ryanmichler and share what’s working in your life.  ⠀ SHOW HIGHLIGHTS ⠀ (1:30) Is there a balance between sharing your goals and telling everyone your business? (6:30) Do you see a greater demand for Christians to be emboldened and stand for Christian values? (16:00) How can I combat burnout as a new dad, going to school and working overnight? (34:00) What martial art would you recommend for someone with vertigo? (37:00) What are some business lessons you wish you could tell your “year one” self? (44:40) What challenges have you seen once you’ve found success?   Join the Iron Council.   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.
9/21/202250 minutes, 48 seconds
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ED MYLETT | The Power of One More

All of us want to be happy and successful and, yet, for many of us it seems so far away or so hard, if not impossible, to obtain. But my guest today, the one and only Ed Mylett, makes the case in his newest book, The Power of One More, that what we ultimately desire is not all that far away at all but perhaps just one more decision, step, conversation, or action away. Today, Ed and I talk about how to develop that mindset, why being “rich” does not necessarily equal having money, the difference between confidence and arrogance, why it’s crucial we identify our value systems, the power of equanimity, pursuing progress, and taking inventory of our lives.   SHOW HIGHLIGHTS:   Its easy for men to get discouraged Arrogance vs healthy confidence Don’t attach your identify to the external Knowing the line between serving others and serving yourself Can anger serve us? Learning how to channel your emotions An awareness of a challenge helps it lose its power over you The ultimate confirmation does not come from a human being Pursuing progress, not perfection Reframe what it means to miss things with your kids Sometimes you need to be “creatively present”   Join the Iron Council.   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.
9/20/20221 hour, 6 minutes, 31 seconds
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Do You Have Men in Your Corner? | FRIDAY FIELD NOTES

In this week’s FRIDAY FIELD NOTES, Ryan Michler discusses the importance of surrounding yourself with supportive men and what to look for when forming these relationships.  Hit Ryan up on Instagram at @ryanmichler and share what’s working in your life.   They should be successful (in the areas where you want to be successful) They need to have a shared value or belief system They must be open to discussing these ideas There has to be some process or system in place They must be willing to be honest and bold with you   Join the Iron Council.   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.
9/16/202224 minutes, 7 seconds
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Tactical Communication, Advice for First-Time Fathers, and Why You Should Stop Talking About Yourself | ASK ME ANYTHING

In this week’s ASK ME ANYTHING, Ryan Michler and Kipp Sorensen take on your questions from the Order of Man Facebook Group.  Hit Ryan up on Instagram at @ryanmichler and share what’s working in your life.  ⠀ SHOW HIGHLIGHTS ⠀ (1:50) How do you have a serious conversation with someone who has a tendency to run from them? (12:50) What advice and insight would you give to a soon-to-be father? Is there anything you would have done differently? (18:10) How do you regulate how much time you spend in conversation with others? (24:20) What advice do you have for guiding teens through social media when they have pressure from their friends? (29:30) Do you have any tips for how I can navigate my first year in a new job with a new company that lacks structure and systems? (42:00) What can I do to have an impact on the young men in my family?   Join the Iron Council   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.
9/14/202246 minutes, 11 seconds
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ERIC THOMAS | Ignite Your Power and Purpose

I think most of us believe there is a reason we’re here on this planet. But I personally know how hard it can be to uncover and discover the reason that is. It seems daunting considering how easily we can become consumed with trivial matters and the distractions of modern culture and society. But my guest today, Eric Thomas (AKA, The Hip Hop Preacher), has been helping millions of people around the world ignite their power and purpose. Today, ET and I talk about overcoming the “passive boy,” becoming more of who you are – not a clone of someone else, why you don’t need the world to approve to succeed, the battle between the “two you’s,” and finding immense opportunity in crisis.   SHOW HIGHLIGHTS:   Criticism often reflects one’s own insecurity Getting what we want isn’t necessarily getting what we need Learning from others rather than being them Know what self-actualization means to you Having a relationship with God You need both God and money Taking personal responsibility for your life   Join the Iron Council   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.
9/13/202258 minutes, 58 seconds
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How Much Do You Believe in Yourself? | FRIDAY FIELD NOTES [REPLAY]

Belief in oneself is a powerful component but often neglected. In today’s FRIDAY FIELD NOTES, a replay from May 2021, Ryan Michler explains where belief comes from, how to develop belief, the importance of believing in yourself, why men are needed, and more.    SHOW HIGHLIGHTS - Where belief comes from - How to develop belief  - Believing in yourself - Why men are needed   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.
9/9/202222 minutes, 3 seconds
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The Power of Conviction, Handling Conflict, and Struggling with Communication | ASK ME ANYTHING

In this week’s ASK ME ANYTHING, Kipp Sorensen and Drew Kachurak take on your questions from the Iron Council and the Order of Man Facebook Group.  Hit Ryan up on Instagram at @ryanmichler and share what’s working in your life.  ⠀ SHOW HIGHLIGHTS ⠀ (5:30) What state were you in when you started in the Iron Council and where are you now? (12:00) What would you do regain the passion for something you’ve lost due to your own greed, selfishness or laziness? (20:30) What factor have you seen that makes the difference between someone succeeding with their goals, battle plan, etc. and them failing? (29:30) What strategies do you use when you feel overwhelmed with more to do than you have time? (32:20) My friend has been thinking about starting a business idea for a few years. This business is like a second side to the business that I run right now. Would it be inappropriate if I begin doing this business because I have the funds and time to do it, while he doesn’t? Or would I be stepping on his toes and negatively affecting our friendship by doing this? (36:30) What are some ways to make the most of being a stay-at-home dad and overcoming the stigma that goes with it? (39:00) What do you do if you are struggling to move on from a crisis, even after the danger has passed? (45:00) If you could only have one piece of equipment to work out with, what would it be? (45:50) How do you safely handle conflict at work, online, or at home? (50:00) While working to expand my business/brand, I can’t always be there holding hands. What is your first move with creating an environment to have employees that generate revenue when you or one of your managers is not around to keep that momentum and that expectation high? (58:50) How do you talk about Toxic Masculinity when other people believe it’s a real thing? (1:08:30) How do you deal with a mother-in-law who is very opinionated about everything in your wife’s life? Do you set boundaries or do you let your wife set the boundaries? (1:10:00) What is the resolution for raising a child who has been spoiled? (1:14:30) How can I better communicate my feelings, ideas, wants, and information?     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.
9/7/20221 hour, 22 minutes, 56 seconds
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JONATHAN ISAAC | Becoming Bold as Lions

Most of us would like to believe that in a moment we are called to make a stand on our principles, we would do it without hesitation. But can we say for certain we would act in accordance with what we believe when confronted with the risk of social alienation, ostracization from our friends and family, potential loss of a job, and the financial insecurity that comes with it?   That’s exactly what my guest, NBA star Jonathan Isaac, had to deal with when he decided to stand for the National Anthem when all of his teammates took a knee during the height of the Black Lives Matter movement and the George Floyd case. Today, we talk about his decision to do so, why people place labels on and attempt to dehumanize others, facing your fears by walking with Christ, the power of social media and group think, and becoming bold as lions.   SHOW HIGHLIGHTS:   Choosing to make a stand Loving each other the way that God loves us Highly emotional situations require restraint Hypocrisy in the faith Racism is cured by a change in someones heart The message often gets lost in a protest When God’s plan doesn’t align with our plan Staying in your lane while being authentic to yourself   Membership in the Iron Council will be opening soon.  Join the waitlist here.   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.
9/6/20221 hour, 47 seconds
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Learn to Let Go | FRIDAY FIELD NOTES

In this week’s FRIDAY FIELD NOTES, Ryan Michler discusses the important of recognizing when we need to let go…and some techniques for making it happen.  Hit Ryan up on Instagram at @ryanmichler and share what’s working in your life.   Recognize that we don’t have as much control as we think we do Often the need to control is rooted in lack of self-worth and self-confidence Remember to check in on your brothers   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.
9/2/202218 minutes, 54 seconds
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Battling Mediocrity, Making a Career Change, and The Biggest Issue in this Country | ASK ME ANYTHING

In this week’s ASK ME ANYTHING, Kipp Sorensen takes on your questions from the Iron Council and the Order of Man Facebook Group.  Hit Ryan up on Instagram at @ryanmichler and share what’s working in your life.  ⠀ SHOW HIGHLIGHTS ⠀ (2:00) What is the meaning of life? (4:30) When does the “Order of Woman” start up? (5:00) What techniques or advice do you have to let things go and not be so stressed about little things? (11:30) What part does corporate ecology play in restructuring one's life toward better goals? What is the most essential underlying principle in building that ecology? (16:00) For men on the fence about joining the Iron Council, would you give them a breakdown? Would you not want us sharing anything in particular prior to a man taking action and joining? (18:30) What are some things you might consider when looking at a career change into public service, such as becoming a fire fighter or police officer? (21:00) I’d like to know your experience with battling mediocrity when you are on an upward trajectory and those you love around you are content being average despite your outstanding example. When it’s not easy to walk away because it’s someone that you love and want the best for. (29:20) Can you provide some tips or suggestions on how to make yourself more valuable in the marketplace so you can level up and make more money when your don’t have much skills or education to lean back on, nor any money to pay for a course or guru to learn something new? (33:00) What do you think is the biggest problem our country is facing? (38:05) Can you please provide some techniques you use to project a positive energy (especially when you are cranking on tasks around the house)? How do you catch yourself if you are projecting frustration/stress?     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.  
8/31/202243 minutes
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JP DINNELL | Pray and Work with Intent

Last week, at Origin Immersion Camp, I had the opportunity to sit down with my good friend, former Navy SEAL, and director of experiential leadership training programs for Echelon Front, JP Dinnell. We didn’t have a lot of time but we got into some subjects that him and I have never discussed before and I know you’re going to get a ton of value from We talk about the relationship between trust and influence, allowing the people you lead to come up with solutions to their own problems, why you need to avoid creating dependency from others and how to do that, the concept of working, “up and out,” teaching how to think vs. what to think, and how to pray and work with intent.   SHOW HIGHLIGHTS:   Leading others means giving them ownership Teaching people how to think, not what to think Rendering yourself obsolete Submitting yourself fully to God Using discipline to overcome problems   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.
8/30/202244 minutes, 35 seconds
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Check In on Your Men | FRIDAY FIELD NOTES

In this week’s FRIDAY FIELD NOTES, Ryan Michler discusses the importance of checking in on the men in your life.  Hit Ryan up on Instagram at @ryanmichler and share what’s working in your life.   Take an inventory of the important people in your life. Ask how things are going. Don’t accept “ok” for an answer if you know that’s not true.   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.
8/26/20228 minutes, 27 seconds
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Self-Discipline vs. Self-Sabotage, Is Jiu-Jitsu or Muay Thai Better, and Dealing with Young Children and No Money | ASK ME ANYTHING

In this week’s ASK ME ANYTHING, Ryan Michler and Kipp Sorensen take on your questions from the Order of Man Facebook Group.  Hit Ryan up on Instagram at @ryanmichler and share what’s working in your life.  ⠀ SHOW HIGHLIGHTS ⠀ (8:20) When should I consider expanding beyond BJJ into Muay Thai or Boxing? And which would be the best to start with? (11:40) What two questions would you ask to get the most information about who a person is? (20:20) If you could interview any person, dead or alive, who would it be? (21:30) From a financial perspective, is it better to buy a home now or rent in the current economy? (24:00) Can you talk about the financial considerations to be aware of when raising kids? (28:50) What principles and concepts can be applied to improve at BJJ? (38:40) What are some examples of tactics for connection and calibration? How are they measured? (45:00) I am really into Muay Thai, what am I missing by not training BJJ? (50:00) How do you get back into BJJ after an injury has kept you away for months? (56:20) How do I balance between self-discipline and being too hard on myself when I don’t follow through on my expectations? (1:06:00) Have you seen people be successful raising kids from a second marriage when both parents have kids from a previous marriage?   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.
8/24/20221 hour, 17 minutes, 55 seconds
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JOHN KIM | Solid Self vs. Pseudo Self

I’ve spent a ton of time over the past several weeks really contemplating my performance and how I’m showing up both personally and professionally for my family, friends, and those of you who tune into what we’re doing here with Order of Man. It’s been a lot of time of self-reflection and, as challenging as it can be and has been in the past, it’s been therapeutic and helped me get back on the path I want to travel. And, speaking of therapeutic, my guest today is John Kim, AKA The Angry Therapist. Today, we talk about the differences between liking and loving yourself and which is better to strive for, why we have to be careful of stamping ourselves as failures, how to uncover false beliefs burned in our subconscious, the power of identifying our value systems, and how to move away from the “pseudo self” to the “solid self.”   SHOW HIGHLIGHTS:   Men respond, boys react The value in believing in something greater than yourself Relationships require a lot of work Differing perspectives on “my truth” How we can keep from hitting rock bottom Being authentic vs. being a jerk Defining the meaning of success Outlining common “false beliefs” about ourselves Defining your sense of worth   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.
8/23/20221 hour, 9 minutes, 44 seconds
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Balance is a Verb | FRIDAY FIELD NOTES

In this week’s FRIDAY FIELD NOTES, Ryan Michler discusses the actions men should take on a daily basis to balance what is important.  Hit Ryan up on Instagram at @ryanmichler and share what’s working in your life.   Know your objective and priority Evaluate (Ask yourself, “Does this feel right?”)   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.
8/19/202217 minutes, 41 seconds
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When to Call BS, Overcoming Discouragement, and Staying Effective Despite Trauma | ASK ME ANYTHING

In this week’s ASK ME ANYTHING, Kipp Sorensen and Shawn Villalovos take on your questions from the Order of Man Facebook Group.  Hit Ryan up on Instagram at @ryanmichler and share what’s working in your life.  ⠀ SHOW HIGHLIGHTS ⠀ (3:00) When is the appropriate time to call someone out on their bullshit? (15:30) What is the best way to help and encourage the wife into healthy eating habits and consistently working out? (23:40) How do you overcome discouragement? (36:30) How do you take notes when listening to something without losing track of what's being said/presented? (44:30) When trying to set specific goals in the battle planning process, what is a good example for when there's not something quantifiable about the goal like improving your relationship with your wife or God? (55:00) How do you implement new priorities in your life? What is the best way to evaluate progress in these areas? (1:03:00) How do you overcome the discouragement that has dominated your life for decades? (1:04:20) How do men show up as strong fathers when battling with their own childhood trauma and/or Complex Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder? (1:18:00) Is it worth pursing an MBA for financial/career gains when my goal is to start my own business and be out of the corporate world in the next 10 years? (1:21:00) What are your thoughts on Krav Maga?   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.
8/17/20221 hour, 23 minutes, 3 seconds
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FRANK SCHWARTZ | Dangerous, Dirty, and Difficult

One of the greatest challenges we face as men is finding a like-minded band of brothers we can rely on when needed and we can serve as they need us. In the ease of modernity, we’ve been led to believe we can and have to go at life alone. That just isn’t the case. My guest today is the President of F3 Nation, whom a lot of you are familiar with. His name is Frank Schwartz and he goes by the nickname, “Dark Helmet.” Today, Frank and I talk about the power of fitness, fellowship, and faith in a man’s life, overcoming the feeling of dissatisfaction, becoming a high-impact man, our desperation for love and recognition (yes, even in men), and the positive benefits of engaging in dangerous, dirty, and difficult pursuits.   SHOW HIGHLIGHTS:   Helping men find their mission Providing structure to men through fitness Strengthening the relationship with yourself, others, and your creator What the church is supposed to feel like Leading in a decentralized organization The importance of strong yet simple culture What our world presents as true is often wrong   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.
8/16/20221 hour, 1 minute, 42 seconds
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The Power of Internal Validation | FRIDAY FIELD NOTES

In this week’s FRIDAY FIELD NOTES, Ryan Michler discusses SIX strategies to help men move away from seeking validation from others and focusing on pursuing validation internally.  Hit Ryan up on Instagram at @ryanmichler and share what’s working in your life.   Carve out time and recognize your flaws Formulate a detailed plan Just do it - execute the plan Congratulate yourself Commit to consistency Serve other people   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.
8/12/202224 minutes, 2 seconds
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Developing Emotional Intelligence, Rebuilding Intimacy, and Serving People Effectively | ASK ME ANYTHING

In this week’s ASK ME ANYTHING, Ryan Michler and Kipp Sorensen take on your questions from the Iron Council and the Order of Man Facebook Group.  Hit Ryan up on Instagram at @ryanmichler and share what’s working in your life.  ⠀ SHOW HIGHLIGHTS ⠀ (2:33) How much more than the “cost of living per year” should a family strive to earn? (12:15) How do you define emotional intelligence and how would you increase it? (19:00) How do I encourage my wife to have a hard conversation with her family without stepping in and creating unwanted tension between myself and her parents? (23:30) What things do you think people are overspending on and what are some things that people should cut out of their life to save money? (26:20) When will you guys attend one of Tim Kennedy’s Sheepdog Response courses? (29:00) How much should a man enable the influence of other men over his children without relinquishing sovereignty? (36:30) What does intimacy mean to you? (42:00) What would you do as a high-performer when family and friends around you aren’t performing to their potential? (50:00) What is the best way to deal with lying from our kids? (59:00) Have either of you dealt with the “falling out of love” phase in a marriage? How have you handled it?     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.
8/10/20221 hour, 2 minutes, 2 seconds
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KIRK CAMERON | Becoming Men of Faith and Character

You know as well as I do all the cultural dangers ourselves, families, and communities are presented with. And, as much as we’d like to pin it on some politician or outside factor beyond our control, the bigger issue is that the greatest threat is ourselves and our unwillingness to face the challenges that we see. My guest today is Kirk Cameron. He is an actor and is most well-known for his character, Mike Seaver on the 80’s hit sitcom, Growing Pains. Today, Kirk and I talk about what he dubs the “moral meat grinder,” why direction is more important that perfection, the power of divine intervention and guidance, the deconstruction of society, and how to become a man of faith and character.   SHOW HIGHLIGHTS:   Being an anomaly in Hollywood Finding God and taking a different path We have good reason to have great faith in God Selecting the right projects Moving from defense to offense in culture One person partnered with God can change history Embracing the unknown risk We need to be conduits that bring heaven to earth We are listening to messages from people who shouldn’t matter to us Leaning into your purpose   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.
8/9/202256 minutes, 54 seconds
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If You’re Going Through Hell | FRIDAY FIELD NOTES

In this week’s FRIDAY FIELD NOTES, a replay from May 2021, Ryan Michler shares 7 strategies to help when life has you down. Hit Ryan up on Instagram at @ryanmichler and share what’s working in your life.     SHOW HIGHLIGHTS   Strategy #1: Get your ass out of bed Strategy #2: Put the right information in your mind Strategy #3: Get around good people Strategy #4: Get exercise your body Strategy #5: Make yourself the project Strategy #6: Commit to a cause Strategy #7: Serve other people   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.
8/5/202224 minutes, 35 seconds
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Staying on the Path After Loss, Overcoming Procrastination, and Pushing Past Complacency | ASK ME ANYTHING

In this week’s ASK ME ANYTHING, Kipp Sorensen and Shawn Villalovos take on your questions from the Order of Man Facebook Group.  Hit Ryan up on Instagram at @ryanmichler and share what’s working in your life.  ⠀ SHOW HIGHLIGHTS ⠀ (3:00) How do I evaluate if my church denomination is teaching the truth? If I disagree with some tenets, should I keep looking until I find the “right” church? (11:20) When dealing with loss that has taken me off the path, how do I get some traction again when all I want to do is self medicate with food? (30:20) With regard to Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, do you find your game and skill develops faster if you’re focusing on a particular aspect of your training (be it a particular position, or submission) for the session? Or do you find a more broad, “lets just roll & see what happens” approach to work better for you? (40:40) Is it possible to be the husband and father I want to be while being absent often because of my military service? (44:00) Can you provide some advice to help people accept where they are right now? How can they find the next step? (49:00) How have you personally observed learning about Jesus can help you grow in manliness? (52:00) How can I overcome being a procrastinator? When do you know when it’s time to say “enough” when (59:30) it comes to personal goals and success?     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.
8/3/20221 hour, 14 minutes, 3 seconds
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PETE ROBERTS | Unlocking American Potential

We’ve all begun to see the writing on the wall as it pertains to the loss in American manufacturing and the damage to the American supply chain. Continually, we have experienced losing jobs, harder to find items from toilet paper and baby formula to increasing concerns over Taiwan’s domination over the semiconductor market, and increasing costs for everyday goods and services.   My guest today is a man who is doing something about it. His name is Pete Roberts and he is the founder of OriginUSA which has dedicated itself to making all of their goods and products in America by Americans. Today, we talk about ever-changing market dynamics and how to stay ahead of the curve, why it’s crucial we honor our past manufacturing heritage, building what Pete calls, a “blockchain of manufacturing,” the power of the “blue collar mindset,” and fully unlocking American Potential.   SHOW HIGHLIGHTS:   Understanding market dynamics People are realizing that they need to harden up Dealing with overwhelm and distraction Building up block chain manufacturing We need to be prepared for China We have to be savage about bringing back manufacturing and knowledge Predicting the non-tangibles in the market Scraping the good from the past and applying it to the future Doing things for internal validation   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.
8/2/20221 hour, 15 minutes, 28 seconds
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Dust Yourself Off, Get Back on the Path | FRIDAY FIELD NOTES

In this week’s FRIDAY FIELD NOTES, Ryan Michler discusses FIVE strategies to help men get back on the path when the inevitable challenges arise.  Hit Ryan up on Instagram at @ryanmichler and share what’s working in your life.   Acknowledge that something is wrong Get better at saying no Protect your time and your schedule Have systems in place and get better at delegation Take care of your sleep, nutrition, and exercise   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.
7/29/202229 minutes, 22 seconds
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Creating a Unified Front, Finding a Calling Greater than Ourselves, and Building Men’s Groups in the Church | ASK ME ANYTHING

In this week’s ASK ME ANYTHING, Ryan Michler and Kipp Sorensen take on your questions from across the internet.  Hit Ryan up on Instagram at @ryanmichler and share what’s working in your life.  ⠀ SHOW HIGHLIGHTS ⠀ (32:20) Can you provide more information on the concept of undermining your wife? (40:40) What is the best way that we can create a space for open communication with our family, wife, business, etc? How do you help someone who struggles with communication? (50:40) What would be your approach to a church men’s group that isn’t working out? (59:30) What is the best way to deal with toxic people? How do you tell the difference between someone who is joking and someone who is being disrespectful?     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.
7/27/20221 hour, 10 minutes, 45 seconds
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DR. WARREN FARRELL | The Dangers of Dad-Deprivation

I think whether you’re willing to acknowledge it or not, we are most definitely facing a crisis of our young men. From incarceration and suicide rates, to substance abuse issues, to failing and lagging societal metrics, it’s safe (and, extremely tragic) to say that our boys are fighting an uphill battle. My guest today is Dr. Warren Farrell, the author of The Boy Crisis and many other books written to explore society from the lens of both women and men. Today, we talk about the dangers of lacking structure and purpose, how the “dad-style” vs. the “mom-style” of parenting actually creates awareness and empathy, how dopamine secretion and other physiological responses assist boys and men in doing the right thing, and the dangers and destructive results of “dad-deprivation.”   SHOW HIGHLIGHTS:   Having the skillsets to be able to confront and to be compassionate Discussing the best way to measure success Teaching children to be empathetic Why social skills are so important for boys Fathers are critical in teaching postponed gratification How boys benefit from a mother’s involvement Is it possible to “have it all” in career and parenting success How single moms can get male involvement   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.
7/26/20221 hour, 17 minutes, 34 seconds
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How to Father Our Daughters | FRIDAY FIELD NOTES

In this week’s FRIDAY FIELD NOTES, Ryan Michler discusses FIVE strategies to help fathers more effectively parent our daughters.  Hit Ryan up on Instagram at @ryanmichler and share what’s working in your life.   We have to exemplify manliness Surround her with feminine women Teach her self-defense and situational awareness Help her to be independent Show her that she has value   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.
7/22/202227 minutes, 24 seconds
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The Proximity Principle, Freedom and Human Worth, and Balance is a Verb | ASK ME ANYTHING

In this week’s ASK ME ANYTHING, Ryan Michler and Kipp Sorensen take on this week’s top questions from Instagram.  Hit Ryan up on Instagram at @ryanmichler and share what’s working in your life.  ⠀ SHOW HIGHLIGHTS ⠀ (12:30) How do you continue to find the motivation to be the man you need to be after setbacks? (27:00) As you go about your day, when you are encountering God, are there moments that you are overcome with love and gratitude for the life that you are living thanks to Him? (34:00) What has been the biggest struggle you have encountered in fatherhood? (38:40) What is the most painful thing that you hear parents complaining about regarding their children? (42:10) How do we address the issue of nihilism that we run into while searching for meaning? (53:30) Do you have any injury prevention tips for training jiu-jitsu for the first time? (59:00) What are your thoughts on the mechanics (i.e., structure) of accountability?     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.
7/20/20221 hour, 9 minutes, 10 seconds
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KING RANDALL | Character Makes the Man

So many of us talk a big game when it comes to helping future generations of boys become the men their families, friends, and communities need them to be. And, yet, so few are willing to do much about it other than cleverly-crafted platitudes.   My guest today is different. His name is King Randall and he is a man that is actually doing something about leading in his community and helping the young men who don’t have the same opportunities that many of us did. Today, we talk about what it takes to build a prep school for boys, the motto and mission of, “Let us Make Men,” how he got over asking for money and what it looks like to build a 501c3 organization, the pros and cons of being young, and how it’s character that makes the man.   SHOW HIGHLIGHTS:   Focusing on consistency and transparency Receiving pushback from the start Advantages and disadvantages of building an organization at a young age Teaching kids how to use social media as a business tool, not entertainment Private funding vs. government funding Training boys in non-traditional skills and sports   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.
7/19/20221 hour, 7 minutes, 34 seconds
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Close Your Integrity Gap | FRIDAY FIELD NOTES

In this week’s FRIDAY FIELD NOTES, Ryan Michler discusses how being out of integrity is keeping you from reaching your goals and provides FIVE keys to help you close the integrity gap.  Hit Ryan up on Instagram at @ryanmichler and share what’s working in your life.   SHOW HIGHLIGHTS   Consistency is key Have people in your corner Celebrate incremental wins Start serving other people Evolve   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.
7/15/202229 minutes, 50 seconds
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Why You Need to Be Different, The True Meaning of Vulnerability, and Finding the Courage to Live Fully | ASK ME ANYTHING

In this week’s ASK ME ANYTHING, Ryan Michler and Kipp Sorensen take on your questions from Instagram.  Hit Ryan up on Instagram at @ryanmichler and share what’s working in your life.  ⠀ SHOW HIGHLIGHTS ⠀ (25:00) What are you both most excited about? (Not including the Order of Man) (28:10) How did you manage your time and tasks when your kids were younger? (33:30) Should I quit my full time job to start farming with my family and do something I really enjoy, or take the safe and easy road with an 8-hour a day job and good benefits? How do I find the courage to take the leap? (42:30) How do I show my ex that I want “us” and I am better in a way that is confident and aggressive, but respectful and not needy? (51:00) How do you think the modern church is failing as it pertains to serving the needs of men? (55:20) In the context of marriage, how do you deal with “false ownership” from your wife? (1:00:00) How do you get better at listening to your own intuition?     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.
7/13/20221 hour, 7 minutes, 37 seconds
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ANDY FRISELLA | Get Better Until You Die

As men, we all look around and see the problems that exist in society. But very few of us are willing to objectively look at what’s going on in our culture relative to the lesson we should have learned from examples throughout history. Couple that with our inability and/or lack of desire to improve our own situations and circumstances and it makes a recipe for disaster. My guest today is my close personal friend, Andy Frisella, and today we talk about his shift away from the MFCEO podcast to the RealAF podcast, why we need to be cognizant of the convenience vs. efficiency, learning to push the envelope, the obligation to evolve, and how you can adopt the “get better until you die,” mentality.   SHOW HIGHLIGHTS:   Building efficiencies in your life Keep your struggles and challenges in context Balancing quality of life with making more money We are being indoctrinated to settle for less Shifting from MFCEO to the Real AF podcast We are starting to outsmart the false media narratives America is designed to be a free society We can change the culture in one year   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.
7/12/20221 hour, 10 minutes, 11 seconds
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Hearts of the Fathers to the Children, Hearts of the Children to Their Fathers | FRIDAY FIELD NOTES

In this week’s FRIDAY FIELD NOTES, Ryan Michler discusses the importance of the father/son relationship and breaks down four characteristics that men should focus on the strengthen this relationship.  Hit Ryan up on Instagram at @ryanmichler and share what’s working in your life.   SHOW HIGHLIGHTS   Sanctity Service Sacrifice Solidarity   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.
7/8/202241 minutes, 42 seconds
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How to Develop the “It” Factor, Building Generational Wealth, and Asserting Yourself with Others | ASK ME ANYTHING

In this week’s ASK ME ANYTHING, Ryan Michler and Shawn Villalovos take on questions from the Order of Man Facebook Group.  Hit Ryan up on Instagram at @ryanmichler and share what’s working in your life.  ⠀ SHOW HIGHLIGHTS ⠀ (4:30) How do you deal with toxic or overbearing grandparents when dealing with your kids? (19:40) What traits does a man need to develop in order for the people he encounters to feel like he has the “it” factor? (36:00) Do you suggest I journal to improve in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu? (49:00) How do you build generational wealth? (1:05:00) What tips do you have for sticking to a healthy diet?   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.
7/6/20221 hour, 15 minutes, 11 seconds
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DARREN WOODSON | If You Want It, Earn It

I think most of us would agree that society is increasingly moving toward towards the “entitled mentality.” Everywhere we turn people gripe about what they want, why they’re entitled to it, and why, “life isn’t fair.” My guest today takes exception with that mentality and, has proven throughout his life that, despite his challenges, is willing to purse and earn what he desires. His name is Darren Woodson. He’s a former NFL football player, ESPN Analyst, and successful real estate investor. Today, Darren and I talk about establishing a healthy identity, re-inventing yourself, resisting the victimhood mentality, the joy found in giving, hubris and humility, and a whole lot more.   SHOW HIGHLIGHTS:   Keeping yourself moving Making the most of the time you have Hard transition from playing football to ESPN Becoming resilient and avoiding the victim role Seeing identity in a positive light We need critical people on our side Applying lessons from the football field to life and business Finding accountability outside of the NFL Passing lessons to the next generation Get your kids involved in making a difference   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.
7/5/20221 hour, 4 minutes, 51 seconds
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Reinvent Yourself Now | FRIDAY FIELD NOTES

In this week’s FRIDAY FIELD NOTES, Ryan Michler provides FIVE practices that you can take right now and every day to reinvent yourself.  Hit Ryan up on Instagram at @ryanmichler and share what’s working in your life.   SHOW HIGHLIGHTS   Try to become that man that you needed in the past Be the kind of man that others need you to be Look for the guys in your life who are doing these things already Do what these men do Critique yourself   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.
7/1/202231 minutes, 23 seconds
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What it Means to be Wealthy, Having Conversations around Charged Topics, and Evolving as a Man | ASK ME ANYTHING

In this week’s ASK ME ANYTHING, Ryan Michler and Kipp Sorensen take on questions from the Iron Council and across social media.  Hit Ryan up on Instagram at @ryanmichler and share what’s working in your life.  ⠀ SHOW HIGHLIGHTS ⠀ (11:40) What steps have you taken to ensure that true men would be available to demonstrate the values you want your children to see and learn from if you were to pass away? (18:50) How would you respond if a man showed up to father/son event at your property with a transgender “son”? (22:00) How can men have productive conversations around difficult and polarizing topics, such as the recent “Roe vs. Wade” decision? (34:00) How do I show up in my relationship, where we have been separated for six months, when my wife is cold and distant? (41:00) What are three ways to make money while from a podcast? (44:40) What is the next big issue that you’d like the Supreme Court to address? (52:40) What is the hardest part about Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu training? (59:50) How do I get over social anxiety when starting at a new church and wanting to connect with people? (1:02:30) What criteria has to be met before you consider yourself wealthy?     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.
6/29/20221 hour, 11 minutes, 7 seconds
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RAY “CASH” CARE | How to Become a Savage Servant

Most of what we see and hear about on the socials regarding being a man is being a savage, a lion, a killer, etc. And, while I don’t dismiss the importance of embodying those traits and characteristics, equally important is how to lead with value and serve others.   My guest today, former Navy SEAL and CIA Operative, Ray “Cash” Care and I talk about how to embody both the savage and the servant. We cover overcoming past pain and trauma, outward explosions vs. inward implosions, the difference between problem makers and problem solvers, getting past self-sabotage, and so much more.   SHOW HIGHLIGHTS:   Creating a society of stronger men Growing in spite of past adversity Dealing with the haters You can’t save those who don’t want to be saved Protecting your family is an act of service Investing in yourself and your family   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.
6/28/20221 hour, 9 minutes, 49 seconds
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5 Lessons Learned Hunting in Hawaii | FRIDAY FIELD NOTES

In this week’s FRIDAY FIELD NOTES, Ryan Michler shares FIVE lessons learned from his recent hunting trip in Hawaii and explains how you can apply them in both hunting and life.  Hit Ryan up on Instagram at @ryanmichler and share what’s working in your life.   SHOW HIGHLIGHTS   You have to carve out time for yourself Surround yourself with like-minded, value-driven men Manage expectations Check your equipment You must be persistent   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.
6/24/202227 minutes, 32 seconds
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Repairing Your Reputation, Dealing with Criticism from Your Spouse, and Handling a Strong-Willed Teen | ASK ME ANYTHING

In this week’s ASK ME ANYTHING, Kipp Sorensen and Drew Kachurak take on questions from the Iron Council and across social media.  Hit Ryan up on Instagram at @ryanmichler and share what’s working in your life.  ⠀ SHOW HIGHLIGHTS ⠀ (4:00) How do you support your wife in times when she is depressed or overwhelmed by life? (7:30) Is all the development we do in the Iron Council really just us choosing our own resistance and turning pro in the 4 quadrants? (12:00) How do I get my wife and kids on board with living a more minimalist lifestyle? (18:00) In what order should “preparedness” be conducted? (23:00) As a man, when your wife/significant other criticizes you or a decision you’ve made, how do you determine when you should push back and explain or defend yourself or just accept it and move on? (29:00) How do you identify your unique selling proposition? (33:00) How do you handle a strong willed teenager that pushes the limits and seems to have no regard for your authority? (39:40) What advice do you have for someone who wants to be able to defend his family and is interested in purchasing a handgun, but his wife is not on board? (44:00) What is a good way to repair your reputation in an industry that you left and want to go back to?  (51:40) At what point do I (as “big brother") have a conversation with a guy who is clearly taking advantage of a family member? (57:20) Do you find yourself often forgetting BJJ techniques that you learn? (59:20) What are some tips for helping someone deal with grief?     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.
6/22/20221 hour, 5 minutes, 41 seconds
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MATT BEAUDREAU | The Clear Path to Alternative Education

You know that I’ve been a long-time outspoken advocate for pulling your kids from government education to home-based education but I also understand how many barriers are in place to doing so. From mindsets, skillsets, and financial resources, it can be daunting to even consider educating your kids within the walls of your home. Today, my guest Matt Beaudreau, and I talk about how to make it a reality. We cover the resources you need to homeschool your children, alternative paths outside of government and home-based education, common myths to pulling your kids from school, the difference between being educated and being schooled, the game of college, school-choice for parents, and so much more.   SHOW HIGHLIGHTS:   Difference between being “educated” and being “schooled” Destroying the homeschool “socialization” myth Lack of nuance in the public school system Most public school teachers have good intentions How do you get out of the public school system? Are we qualified to teach our own kids? The origins of compulsory schooling Exploring the alternatives to public scoring   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.
6/21/20221 hour, 26 minutes, 27 seconds
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10 Rules for Respectful Discussion | FRIDAY FIELD NOTES

In this week’s FRIDAY FIELD NOTES, Ryan Michler breaks down 10 tactics you should employ to engage in respectful and worthwhile discussions.  Hit Ryan up on Instagram at @ryanmichler and share what’s working in your life.   SHOW HIGHLIGHTS   Maintain a humble attitude Keep your biases in check Me mindful of how your emotions affect you Be just with offing views Stay on topic Be civil Help your discussion partner save face Do away with rhetorical attacks Demand that the other person civil as well Be understanding Dont fold Be willing to walk away   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.
6/17/202224 minutes, 12 seconds
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Getting the Country Back on Track, Dealing with Negativity, and Inspiring Your Wife to Get on The Path | ASK ME ANYTHING

In this week’s ASK ME ANYTHING, Kipp Sorensen and Shawn Villalovos take on questions from the Iron Council and across social media.  Hit Ryan up on Instagram at @ryanmichler and share what’s working in your life.  ⠀ SHOW HIGHLIGHTS ⠀ (4:40) What more can we do to help get this country back where it needs to be? (15:40) How do you deal with people who are negative and dragging you down? (26:00) When you get to the point in your life that you have exceeded every goal you have set currently, what’s next? What is the best way to set the next level? What steps in planning your next BP would you suggest? (43:40) Information is thrown at us from thousands of sources, how do you vet the source to gauge its credibility? (55:30) What is your every day carry? (56:00) What advice can you give to those who feel powerless to change their life for the better despite searching faith and temporal solutions? (1:04:00) Over the last year I've been on a journey of personal development, part of which has led me to the Order of Man. I can see some of the same stresses I was facing in my wife now, how can I help inspire her to start on that journey for herself?   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.
6/15/20221 hour, 21 minutes, 19 seconds
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MISS TRISH | The Woman Behind Order of Man

Back by popular demand, my wife Miss Trish, joins me on the podcast to chop it up and answer some of your most pressing questions. Today, we talk about homeschool challenges, the benefit of husbands and wives taking time for themselves, overcoming guilt for self-development, being cautious in undermining each other, dating losers, how to best get to sex, and so much more.   SHOW HIGHLIGHTS:   Making sacrifices for homeschooling What to do when your wife steps out How do you manage kid responsibilities at home with Dad having an “actual” job and Mom handling the other responsibilities Strategies for reaching consensus when there is a disagreement When should a woman walk away from a boyfriend who won’t grow up Surviving a two year old Whats it like being married to an amazing wife? Tips to keep intimacy alive Intimacy and a man “taking what he wants”   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.
6/14/20221 hour, 3 minutes, 14 seconds
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How a Man Builds Influence, Credibility, and Authority | FRIDAY FIELD NOTES

In this week’s FRIDAY FIELD NOTES, Ryan Michler discusses how men can establish influence, credibility, and authority in every important area of life.  Hit Ryan up on Instagram at @ryanmichler and share what’s working in your life.   SHOW HIGHLIGHTS   Influence: Your ability to modify people’s thought patterns, beliefs, or actions Credibility: Established through mastery and consistency Authority: Only comes after you have influence and credibility and you must be in the appropriate position.   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.
6/10/202220 minutes, 50 seconds
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Apprehension to Getting Married, Men and “The Church,” and Feeling Trapped at Work | ASK ME ANYTHING

In this week’s ASK ME ANYTHING, Ryan Michler and Kipp Sorensen take on your questions from Instagram.  Hit Ryan up on Instagram at @ryanmichler and share what’s working in your life.  ⠀ SHOW HIGHLIGHTS ⠀ (3:00) Are you looking for people to read advance copies of your book? (4:00) What homeschooling curriculum does your family use? (11:30) How do I take the next step to get engaged to my girlfriend? (20:40) How do you go about prospecting for new business clients and how do you go about closing a sale? (35:00) How have you dealt with anger issues in the past and what resources would you recommend? (47:20) Do you see a lack of strong men in the church? How should the church address this issue? (55:40) How does one navigate a relationship with his father, who has not lived up to what it means to be a man but is trying to change? (1:04:00) How do you stay in a job that you don’t enjoy, without letting it impact your mental health, until you are able to move into a different job or business?   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.
6/8/20221 hour, 12 minutes, 48 seconds
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TIM KENNEDY | Earn Your Stripes

What does it mean to earn your stripes? It means that you have to go through the fire of challenge and adversity to thrive and win. That’s exactly what my guest, Tim Kennedy, has done all of his life. From serving as an Army Ranger to fighting in the UFC, and running multiple incredibly successful businesses, it’s fair to say that Tim Kennedy has officially earn his stripes but all the scars that come with it. Today, Tim and I talk about a broad array of topics in a short amount of time. We talk about time management, identifying and living out your priorities, dealing with foul-ups, comparing yourself to other people, and his latest book, Scars and Stripes.   SHOW HIGHLIGHTS:   You are the problem, time is not the problem Managing a busy schedule with wife and children Influencing your kids while you still can Our country needs school choice The government wants everyone to be dependent on them Big tech in bed with government People are starving for “real”   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.  
6/7/202238 minutes, 41 seconds
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10 Surefire Ways to Turn Boys into Men | FRIDAY FIELD NOTES

In this week’s FRIDAY FIELD NOTES, Ryan Michler breaks down TEN steps and actions men can take to contribute to the growth of boys into strong men.  Hit Ryan up on Instagram at @ryanmichler and share what’s working in your life.   SHOW HIGHLIGHTS   Be an example first Be present Use firm but fair communication Be humble Be proud of the right things Get involved in the schools Coach youth sports Get involved in community programs Get involved in your church Run for elected office   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.
6/3/202227 minutes, 57 seconds
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Boosting Testosterone Naturally, Overcoming Temptation, and Making the Most of Reading a Book | ASK ME ANYTHING

In this week’s ASK ME ANYTHING, Ryan Michler and Kipp Sorensen tackle questions from the Order of Man’s exclusive brotherhood, the Iron Council.  Hit Ryan up on Instagram at @ryanmichler and share what’s working in your life.  ⠀ SHOW HIGHLIGHTS ⠀ (13:30) How do you perform AARs on reading a book? (17:00) Who has influenced you the most? And do they still? (29:30) What are your thoughts on the podcast with Cam Hanes? Specifically his thoughts on not knowing what’s next. (40:00) I’d like to be more involved in my community. Where is a good place to start? (44:00) What is the most common temptation that causes men to break integrity? How do you get back on track? (59:00) Would it help your marriage if you were more intentional about listening to your wife even when it seems like she is trying to start an argument? (1:04:40) What is a good testosterone booster to keep the libido going?   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.
6/1/20221 hour, 9 minutes, 58 seconds
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CLINT EMERSON | Self-Reliance and the Value of the Rugged Life

The rugged life isn’t something most of us are accustomed to. In fact, most men around the world would shatter at the slightest sign of inconvenience, let alone going without power for a week, not having access to food for 24 hours, or fuel prices rising to historic and unprecedented prices. So, how do we, as men, ensure we’ll be able to care of ourselves and others? By embracing the Rugged Life my guest, former Navy SEAL and New York Times Bestselling Author, Clint Emerson, and I discuss. Today, we talk about the threat of a Russian or (more likely) Chinese invasion, how our entire lives hinge on the factor of personal responsibility, the power of incremental improvement, and how to harness and embrace the rugged lifestyle.   SHOW HIGHLIGHTS:   We need to have a back up plan Insulate yourself with skills and preparation Options give you time, time gives you options Being healthy is a great way to thrive things things go bad We need to become less dependent on China The root of our problems is lack of personal responsibility.   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.
5/31/20221 hour, 11 minutes, 15 seconds
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Is Capitalism Manly? Short Answer, Yes. Here’s Why... | FRIDAY FIELD NOTES

In this week’s FRIDAY FIELD NOTES, Ryan Michler discusses how capitalism, at its core, is a very manly societal construct.  Hit Ryan up on Instagram at @ryanmichler and share what’s working in your life.   SHOW HIGHLIGHTS   Capitalism promotes the idea of rights and responsibilities Capitalism promotes innovation Capitalism operates on merit Capitalism promotes ownership of personal property   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.