“The first time I experienced it, I felt great and I went and crushed weights.”
“You heal 70% faster.”
“Just start somewhere.”
Key Takeaway: Elite Powerlifter and Strength Training Coach Ryan Conley joins us this week to talk about RPR – Reflexive Performance Reset. You’ll learn how this therapy works to improve the durability of athletes and the ability to keep individuals injury free.
- RPR (reflexive performance reset) aims to switch your body from a sympathetic from parasympathetic state
- This system (RPR) has only been around for 3-4 years
- If the body is firing energy out of order, you’re creating damage
- When there are stressors that you allow to overtake your body, you’re always in the sympathetic, “fight or flight” reaction
- RPR allows you to reboot and get your breathing right so that you can mentally get alright and release some of the tension that is released in your body
- 9:00 If you can get your breathing right and have your hip flexion and extension working right, everything else should work better
- Breathing is usually the first thing that’s evaluated; it’s the ultimate basic. Once this is improved, everything else will be improved.
- Talking about natural frequencies and systems in regards to both nature and in regards to the RPR machine that has worked wonders on clients
- Ryan and Joe talk Jordan Peterson and about the way he thinks and addresses topics in an intellectual but also humble manner
- High performers usually hold themselves back because they put themselves in a box, are too worries about not delivering perfection, and can’t get themselves to just start
- Things that you’re good at, you have a subconscious program for. You can usually go back to these things and usually be successful.
- Everything comes back to perspective. It all comes back to how you view yourself and your life and your limits.
- Areas where Ryan has seen the most improvement with RPR – his breathing
- Oxygen Advantage – book recommendation, talks a lot about the applications of good breathing
- To connect with Ryan:
Key Takeaway: This week, get an introspective look into Joe’s mind, and hear what he has to say about comparison and how he doesn’t let distractions overcome his thoughts. His insight will help you ask yourself whether what you’re doing is truly for you or based off comparison with someone else.
- It’s been quite easy for Joe to forget what has been accomplished in the last year since starting Cured
- Struggling to not compare yourself to other’s that are simply different is difficult
- Regardless of success and accomplishment everything disappears when you can’t sit in your own uniqueness
- There are always going to be competitors in everything you do. You must remember that it’s impossible for there to be a 100% carbon copy of you. Own that
- Do you know yourself? Do you know what makes you unique? Many of us can’t answer these questions instantly simply because we don’t allow ourselves to
- Joe shares his entire trip to Tulum; what it’s purpose was and what was learned
- Sitting in discomfort is hard and our instant reaction is to suppress it in someway. The first day in Tulum showed exactly that, an instant feel/need to be surrounded by someone and not feel loneliness
- The Untethered Soul by Michael A Singer is an amazing book that Joe recommends for those on a path to further understanding themselves
- Understand what you believe goals and accomplishments are going to create in your life and if it is based off of comparison to someone else
- Own your story, you are the Hero of it
- Comparison truly is the thief of all joy, it proves true time and time again
“Mushrooms don’t work immediately. You have to take them regularly and they work in the background.”
“Our society conditions us in a way.”
“We often get into pathways that are fixed.”
“We are nature; nature is us. That ultimately is probably the most important thing we could realize.”
Key Takeaway: This week, we got to chat with a world-leading expert on mushrooms, Jeff Chilton. Tune in for a super educating episode about the nutrients mushrooms provide, how to distinguish between different types of mushrooms, and common misconceptions people have about mushrooms.
- Studied Anthropology in university and started studying mushrooms in different cultures and society throughout time
- Different types of mushrooms – psychedelic, types you see at the store, and more medicinal-types of mushrooms
- How to Classify Compounds – different types of mushrooms produce different compounds. The type of compound that is produced is how you would differentiate between psychedelic vs. medicinal mushrooms
- Mushrooms have nutrients that are really positive for us. Mushrooms are really high in fiber; it’s something that’s really helpful in our bodies
- 1989- Made his first trip to China for a mushroom conference. At this point, he realized he didn’t want to be working with fresh produce for the market.
- Sourcing mushrooms in China was the only way to be bringing medicinal mushrooms to the United States
- Most (if not all) American companies that are selling “mushrooms” aren’t actually mushrooms; they’re different types of fungus that are being labeled as mushrooms
- Most people don’t know how to “look” for the right information to make sure they’re getting quality products and quality mushrooms. Most people have no clue about them, how they grow, and what they should look for. The people selling these products capitalize on that lack of knowledge.
- Some ways to know if you have a genuine product – look at the label, look for words like mycelium
- Taste the product! If the product tastes bland or like grain, chances are you have a pseudo mushroom product.
- Another detector method is to empty the capsules and put a couple drops of iodine in there. Iodine reacts with starch and mushrooms aren’t supposed to have any starch. If there is a reaction, your product is not purely mushroom.
- Jeff talks about some of his mushroom products and extracts, and explains some of the benefits of these products
- Jeff Chilton talks specifically about Lions Mane mushrooms and how they relate to neurons
- Sometimes it’s not noticeable right away; sometimes you have to stop taking mushrooms to realize that they were working
- When you’re out in nature, you feel energy differently.
- Deep down, these mushrooms can take you to the place that is the ultimate healing experience.
Jeff”s Company: Nammex – raw material provider for mushrooms
“People can get caught up in personal development and not put that information into action.” – Joe
“You always want to be the one adding at least 51% of value in each relationship you’re a part of.”
“Sometimes you gotta pay to play.”
Key Takeaways: Entrepreneur Travis Chappell speaks about his background and how entrepreneurship was always in his blood. Check out his thoughts on the importance of networking and the importance of constantly learning.
- Travis’ background – how entrepreneurship was a combination of wanting to make money and the “inability to listen to authority”
- How his first high school job in landscaping was an eye-opening experience into the value of selling and making deals
- 6:30 Leveraging the power of other people’s work is all about working smarter, not harder
- Why Travis Chappell took a break off of work and took 8-9 months off
- “Personal development is about developing into the person you need to become in order to make the decisions you need to make.”
- You have to alternate between learning and implement phases
- How Travis got into the podcasting sphere and how he decided on his niche of networking
- Networking was a big thing for him; when he looked at the year he was most successful, he credits his success to hanging out with people who were better than him and learning from them
- “The money and the network is the cherry on top.” – How podcasting started with materialistic intentions and now has developed into something that Travis really enjoys
- Give and Take – Adam Grant – recommended book
- Travis Chappell’s podcast – Build Your Network podcast
- Instead of always thinking “what can you do for me?” start thinking about “what can I do for you?”
- Find ways to add value to people in your life.
- Investments take time. You have to look long term and see what the future is going to look like. You can’t expect an overnight ROI.
“I had reached a point financially where I thought I’d be set but I wasn’t happy. I didn’t like how I looked or how I felt.”
“There’s a lot of bullshit out there. I’m gonna come out and be transparent and honest with people.”
“I’m confident but I’m not cocky.”
“I’m always pushing the limits. I wanted the shock and awe approach.”
“You’ve been sold to. You’ve been marketed to. You’ve been manipulated to buy things, so there’s certain mistakes you’re going to make because of how the industry has manipulated you.”
KEY TAKEAWAYS: Adam Schafer of Mind Pump Media is known for his raw, unfiltered approach to his commentary on health and fitness. While he does aim to push the limits, Adam ultimately wants to get people talking and challenging ideas. Hear how he built his business, stays inspired, and inspires others.
- “We love to hate Adam.” – Learn about why Adam had this motto for quite some time
- Learn about how MindPump came to be
- Hear about how Taylor inspired MindPump and how his sneaker flipping business provided him with the knowledge to inspire Adam to start his own business
- When you build an online business, it’s going to feel like you’re talking to yourself for a while (on an online community). You have to be willing to go through those times of an “empty” audience before traction happens and people start catching on.
- Adam was able to take time off of his medical marijuana job and entered back into the world of fitness. It took about 8 or 9 months, but he reached 7% body fat.
- 18:00 ** “Chasing followers is not the answer to building a social media business whatsoever. It’s building value to the couple people who are paying attention.”
- Adam’s insight onto how to build a legitimate business (hint: It doesn’t involve having as many social media followers as possible)
- Book recommendation: Irresistible by Adam Alter
- Adam’s thoughts and opinions on how technology consumerism will move towards digital streaming.
- Hear about podcast strategy and why they decided on taking a very raw, unfiltered approach
- What they saw wrong about the fitness industry: division. We glorify one modality over others and put other ones down. That’s the worst thing you could do. There’s so much benefit to all of them.
- When it came down to writing plans for exercise, there were certain things they wanted to avoid: Overuse of intensity. Everyone was trying to kill it at the gym and that wasn’t necessary.
- 52:30 “There is a lot of things that people don’t realize when they get this success from a diet, from a program, is to learn to unpack it and point out why it worked, and it takes time….,we wanted to help connect those dots for people, and know how to figure out what’s working for your body and WHY it’s working for your body, and to not marry that one idea. “
- 1:00:19 “What I know, when it’s all said and done, the tribe of people that we built won’t go anywhere because we have literally changed their lives.”