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Jul 26, 2021

Nick Bare is the founder of Bare Performance Nutrition, as well as a US Army Infantry Veteran. In today’s episode we’re talking about leadership characteristics he learned in the military and how he’s used those skills in starting a nutrition company, and influencing people under distress. 

Resources from the show:

Bare Performance Nutrition

Instagram

Podcast

25 Hours A Day (Book)

Jul 12, 2021

Bruce was a participant in ABC’s Extreme Weight Loss about five years ago and he lost over 200 pounds in one year.  Bruce shared his weight loss story with me in episode 6. Today he’s highlighting the differences that separate him from the participants that haven’t been able to keep the weight off. We talk goal setting, hitting rock bottom, and why your excuses are completely worthless. Enjoy the show!

Topics of discussion:

[:45] Why 90% of extreme weight loss participants gain the weight back.

[6:03] The importance of keeping promises to yourself.

[8:29] The key difference between motivation and drive.

[10:47] Overcoming challenging moments after Extreme Weight Loss.

[17:17] The effect of trauma on obesity and how it changed Bruce.

[23:25] Goal setting, integrity and all about The Champ Within.

[33:25] Building integrity with yourself and handling breakdowns.

[38:46] What Bruce has learned as a coach — after hitting rock bottom.

[43:13] Larger Than Life — The Bruce Pitcher Story.

[44:31] Bruce’s tips for taking the first step forward.

[46:47] Connecting with Bruce Pitcher.

Links:

@brucepitcher on Instagram

BrucePitcherEWL on Facebook

 

Jul 5, 2021

Taylor Lou Dixon is a Lifestyle Design Coach who is mentoring women in the business world to unlock their next level identity. In this episode Taylor shares her three step process for teaching her clients how to foster more authenticity, and unlock their limitless creativity and mastery.

What you’ll learn:

19:20 - The re-invent process

28:45 - Finding your convicted message 

31:30 - Your effortless impact

Resources mentioned:

The Dark Side of the Light Chasers - Ford

The E-Myth - Gerber

Follow Taylor Lou Dixon:

Website

Instagram

Jun 28, 2021

Whether you’re looking to improve your current love life or expand your non-existent one — you’ll want to hear what the love guru, Jayson Gaddis from The Relationship School, has to say.

 

On this week’s episode, Jayson’s covering topics of attracting an ideal partner, the taboo of polyamory vs monogamy in the modern world, the many nuances that we find in modern love like marriage and divorce, and how to understand when to walk away from a relationship.

 

 

Topics:

09:23 – Marriage and divorce

12:41 – Vulnerability in relationships

16:15 – Sex in relationships

27:30 – How to attract a partner

35:00 – When to step away from a relationship

45:00 – The best rituals for your relationship

 

Links:

Smart Couple Podcast

The Relationship School

 

Books:

Sex at Dawn – Christopher Ryan

Jun 21, 2021

One of the original CrossFit gymnastics experts, Carl Paoli, makes an appearance on the Brute Podcast this week, but instead of talking shop, Carl gets into some of his more recent accolades in lifestyle coaching.

 

Carl shares his best tips for designing the life of your dreams, controlling your emotions and taking charge of creating your own reality. There’s a lot to be said about taking an active effort in pursuing your biggest passions, and this episode’s purpose is to guide you on the path to creating the life you’ve always wanted.

 

Topics:

 

13:50 – Courage & authenticity

18:30 – 2013 hiatus & lessons learned

26:40 – Lifestyle design/life coaching

39:00 – Labeling emotions

56:50 – Creating a lifestyle



Links:

 

freestyleconnection.com

Freestyle Connection

Carl Paoli

YouTube

 

Books:

 

Free+Style: Maximize Sport & Life Performance with 4 Basic Movements – Paoli

Jun 14, 2021

This week on the Michael Caz Podcast, I’m joined by my wife Adee Cazayoux. In today’s episode we’re talking about Michael Singer’s lecture series, “Living From A Place Of Surrender”. In it, we discuss our key takeaways as well as some tips that may help you reach a spiritual breakthrough, let go of stress and fear, and align with the flow of living life in the moment. 

What you’ll learn:

  • How to influence your reality and your environment
  • Ways to become more present 
  • Ending suffering 

Resources from the show:

Living From A Place Of Surrender - Michael Singer

Jun 7, 2021

This week I’m excited to introduce you to the Squat King himself, Dr. Aaron Horschig. In this episode we’ll be diving into a lot of the concepts and principles highlighted in his book, The Squat Bible, as well as how we can ultimately improve the performance of our athletes through the quality of movement. Be sure to check below for links to his book and his website. Enjoy the show.

Topics of discussion:

2:45 - The looking glass of movement 

13:00 - Empowering the patient 

19:14 - Conscious eating - What’s your relationship with food?

21:50 - Falling in love with the process

26:18 - Why the Squat is so important for a healthy lifestyle

33:30 - The Squat Bible

49:30 - The fastest way to increase your mobility 

56:50 - Finding the right PT for you

 

Links:

The Squat Bible - Horschig

Squat University

 

 

May 31, 2021

Andrew Drish was the Co-Founder of The Foundation, an online mentoring program for entrepreneurs. He has since shifted his focus and partnered with relationship experts to create coaching programs to help people struggling with break up, divorce, dating, sex, and much more. In today’s episode we’re answering questions such as how to know when it’s time for something new, experiencing a burn-out, and why you should be hanging out with people who are better than you. 

What you’ll learn:

  • Finding your path
  • Building meaningful relationships 
  • Entrepreneurship 

Resources from the show:

The Surrender Experiment - Michael Singer

The Art Of Love

May 24, 2021

This show is a special episode that I do each month with my wife Adee Cazayoux, owner of Working Against Gravity. Adee and her company have worked with over 15,000 people — helping them transform their lives by dialing in on their nutrition. These special episodes are always favorites and some of the most popular I’ve done. Today we’re talking about being consistent with your diet, accuracy, goal setting, nutrient timing and more. Enjoy the show!

 

Topics of discussion:

07:08 - Capitalize on your new year momentum — the right way to do goal setting starts with micro goals.

11:19 - Want a six pack in six months? Start with your ‘why,’ then break it down.

16:37 - Identify and overcome your obstacles before you hit them.

20:10 - What to do when the motivation just isn’t there.

23:56 - 2017 lessons learned — making friends, control, taking accountability, and focusing on what you can do for other people.

36:01 - Q&A — best food options post workout.

40:10 - The science behind eating higher carbs and losing weight.

44:13 - Finding time to eat a healthy, fulfilling breakfast — and my favorite fast recipe.

47:30 - The importance of vegetables in your diet.

49:07 - What Adee wants you to know, and how to connect with her.

 

Links:

@adeecazayoux on Instagram

Working Against Gravity

Working Against Gravity on Facebook

@WorkingAgainstGravity on Instagram

 

Apr 5, 2021

John Berardi is one of the co-founders of Precision Nutrition as well as the author of “Change Maker”. In today’s episode John shares his creative process for writing quality content, as well as some cues and signals that will help you identify when you are in your most creative state. 

 

What you’ll learn:

  • Tips on clearing your mind
  • The creative thinking process
  • Thinking more clearly and fluidly
Mar 22, 2021

Elliot Roe is a leading expert for mindset optimization for high performers and the #1 mindset coach for poker players. In today’s episode Elliot shares his knowledge on mental and emotional fitness and how to rewrite your brain software using the power of hypnotherapy so that you can operate in a state of peak performance everyday. 

What you’ll learn:

  • Understanding self-limiting beliefs 
  • Myths about hypnosis
  • The power of the subconscious mind 
  • Achieving flow state

Resources:

Primed Mind App

Elliotroe.com

Mar 8, 2021

Mike Lee is a former light-heavyweight pro boxer. In today’s episode he shares his experiences of winning a fight after breaking a rib, overcoming extreme setbacks, and how he used mindset, meditation, and alternative medicine to overcome an auto-immune disease, ankylosing spondylitis. 

 

What you’ll learn:

  • Ankylosing spondylitis 
  • Alternative medicine; CBD
  • Staying calm under stress
  • Forging an unbreakable mindset 

 

Resources:

The Way Of The Superior Man - David Deida

Feb 22, 2021

Stacy Bare is a former Captain in the US Army, as well as the 2014 National Geographic - Adventurer of The Year. In today’s episode Stacy shares his passion for the outdoors as well as his idea of nature and what it can do fro your sobriety, recovery, and overall well being. 

 

What you’ll learn:

  • Nature and recovery
  • Redefining recovery and addiction 
  • The power of community 

 

Resources mentioned:

Happy Grizzly Adventures

Instagram 

Tribe - Junger

Feb 8, 2021

Nat Eliason is the founder of the marketing agency, Growth Machine, as well as the creator of the Stamena app. 

In today’s episode, Nat shares his insight on the power of being connected to your environment, as well as how to increase your productivity and how he untintentionally became a sex expert. 

What you’ll learn:

  • How to last longer in bed
  • Unplugging from constant stimuli 
  • How to increase your rate of learning 

Resources mentioned:

Stamena App

www.nateliason.com

Books mentioned:

The Unabomber Manifesto

Jan 25, 2021

Monty Moran, former CEO of Chipotle, believes that leadership is our highest calling. In today’s episode we discuss the true characteristics of a leader, the right way to get someone to their fullest potential, and why he stopped hiring people based on “experience”.

 

What you’ll learn:

-How to hire the right person

-Building other leaders

-Empowering your employees

 

Where to find Monty Moran:

www.loveisfree.com

Facebook

Twitter

LinkedIn

Instagram

Jan 11, 2021

Mattie Rogers is one of the top female American weightlifters. In 2015 she competed at the World Championships and has recently become one of the USA Olympic qualifiers for the upcoming Olympic Games. In today’s episode we cover some of the recent happenings in the IWF surrounding doping and drug abuse, as well as parting ways from her long time coach Danny Camargo, and some of the mental shifts she’s had to make as an athlete. 

 

Where to find more from Mattie Rogers:

Instagram

YouTube Channel

Dec 28, 2020

Aja Barto is a former professional baseball player, multiple-time CrossFit Games athlete, and the owner of Behemoth Gym. In today’s episode Aja recounts his time playing baseball, as well as his biggest takeaways that eventually led him to opening up his own gym, including his time with legendary CrossFit coach, CJ Martin. 

 

What you’ll learn:
-Shaping your mentality
-The power of body language
-Lessons for entrepreneurship 

Resources mentioned:

TedTalk - Body Language 

Where to find Aja Barto:

Behemoth Gym
Instagram

Dec 14, 2020

Chris Williamson is the host of the Modern Wisdom podcast, he owns an events company in the UK and he coaches people on how to get more out of life. 

 

In today’s episode Chris explains how he became the top club promoter in the UK, to launching the top podcast in the UK. Chris shares his wisdom on “turning pro” and how consuming the right stuff can help you to maximize human performance, productivity, fitness and psychology.

 

What you’ll learn:

- How to accrue wisdom

- Putting knowledge into action

- How to be selective about the stuff you consume 

 

Books mentioned:

Turning Pro - Pressfield 

The War of Art - Pressfield

Range - Epstein

 

Nov 30, 2020

Gabrielle Reece is an American professional volleyball player, sports announcer, fashion model, and author. She was also the first female Nike athlete to design her own shoe. Despite her incredible success, Gabrielle has still managed to remain extremely humble, and maintain an inspiring relationship with her husband, Laird Hamilton. 

 

In today’s episode Gabrielle shares some of her personal tips to improve your relationship, and how to work on yourself while giving each other freedom, space, and autonomy. 

 

What you’ll learn:

-Finding ways to communicate better

-Becoming responsible for yourself 

-Space and freedom in a relationship 

-How to handle conflict in your relationship 

  

 

Books mentioned:

Getting The Love You Want - Harville Hendrix

 

Where to find Gabrielle:

www.gabriellereece.com

Instagram 

Podcast 

Twitter

 

Nov 16, 2020

JP Sears is an author, YouTube celebrity, and stand-up comedian. Today we’re talking about why FaceBook and YouTube are censoring him and what that means for our freedom. We’ll also be diving into finding your “why”, living your truth, and how you can train your mind for creativity. 

 

What you’ll learn:

-Freedom and censorship and what’s in jeopardy

-Developing peace of mind and tranquility

-How to train your mind for more creativity 

 

Books mentioned:

The War of Art - Steven Pressfield

 

Where to find JP Sears:

Official Website

Instagram

YouTube

Twitter

Nov 2, 2020

Mike Brown is a Fighter Pilot and entrepreneur who later sold his company for 8-figures. In today’s episode Mike shares his stories from being a pilot as well as some of the military tactics he learned in the Navy which later helped him start his own business, including OODA Loop, flow state, and freeing cognitive ability. Mike’s story is inspiring and gives advice for those in search of more clarity in life and finding your own success. 

 

What you’ll learn:

-How to properly assess a situation in life or business 

-How to apply OODA Loop in your business 

-How to free your cognitive ability 

-Creating from stillness

 

Books mentioned:

Atlas Shrugged - Ayn Rand 

Boyd: The Fighter Pilot Who Changed the Art of War - Robert Coram

 

Oct 19, 2020

Lucas Parker is known as the LumberJack of fitness. In today’s episode he’s talking about his experience with plant medicine, his mission, as well as some career highlights and some of his most challenging moments. We’ll also be getting into the new CrossFit Games format, why Tia and Mat are so dominant, and finding your purpose in life. 

 

What you’ll learn:

 

-How to find your purpose

-Plant medicine, spirit animals, the war on drugs 

-How to gauge your relationship with social media 

-Why winners make their own luck 

-CrossFit during covid 

 

Where to find Lucas:

 

Instagram

 

Oct 12, 2020

Stefanos Sifandos is a relationship alchemist. His goal is to help you reach your truth. In other words the best you, in business, in love, and in fulfillment. In today’s episode we talk about what it means to take responsibility for your choices, why we need polarity in our relationships, and the importance of having a goal. 

 

What You’ll Learn In This Episode:

- How to properly plan your future

- Overcoming infidelity 

- Difference between the masculine and feminine dynamic 

- Equity vs. Equality in relationships

- How we stay attracted to each other

 

Where To Find Stefanos:

Website

Instagram

 

Books mentioned in the show: 

Lion Trackers Guide To Life - Body Varty

The Great Work of Your Life - Stephen Cope

Oct 5, 2020

Kelly and Juliet Starrett are two former kayaking and whitewater rafting world champions, founders of CrossFit San Francisco, and the founders of The Ready State, formally MobilityWOD. To say the least, they are the true definition of a power couple. In today’s episode Kelly and Juliet start off by sharing some of their athletic feats, including how they met, how they started CrossFit San Francisco in a parking lot, as well as sharing some of their personal tips on how to be successful in business and intimacy. 

 

What you’ll learn:

 

- How to find the lesson in failure

- How to maintain a functioning relationship when you work together 

- How “feelings meetings” can improve your relationship 

- Managing the work vs relationship dynamic

- How to keep work out of your personal life

 

Where to find Kelly & Juliet:

 

The Ready State

Instagram

 

Books mentioned:

Supple Leopard

Ready To Run

Desk Bound

Sep 21, 2020

Former host of The Brute Strength Podcast, Michael Cazayoux explains the recent name change of his podcast and shares some exciting news on what to expect!

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