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Brief Bio:

Mike Cernovich is a writer, Men’s advocate and bestselling author of the book Gorilla Mindset. He helps men to develop mastery over themselves and to live life on their own terms.


In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • What does it mean to be a man
  • How our beliefs are holding us back
  • Man: The real underdog now
  • How to develop a Gorilla Mindset
  • The war on men
  • Why it’s never too late to change your life
  • The double standard against men
  • The 3 keys to overcome negative thinking
  • Man enough: fathers, sons and the search for masculinity
  • What’s the difference between extroverts and introverts
  • Do you have a scarcity mindset
  • How to stop being jealous of other people success
  • Social media affects the brain like a drug
  • How bullying motivated Mike to change his life



Mike’s book Gorilla Mindset


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Ted Ryce is a high-performance coach, celebrity trainer, and a longevity evangelist. A leading fitness professional for over 24 years in the Miami Beach area, who has worked with celebrities like Sir Richard Branson, Rick Martin, Robert Downey, Jr., and hundreads of CEOs of multimillion-dollar companies. In addition to his fitness career, Ryce is the host of the top-rated podcast called Legendary Life, which helps men and women reclaim their health, and create the body and life they deserve.

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  1. Khalid says:

    Great interview – love the variety of topics covered. My favorite is what it means to be a man. In the society I grew up in, there’s a disturbing lack of will. No one takes his dreams seriously (if he has any), and standards are awfully low – having an office job is deemed the peak of achievement. Without any real model of inspiration in sight, I often found myself turning to fictional figures for clearer examples of true men. Characters who shout at the world and make sure things will go their way, even if briefly. Individuals who exercise their will is a constant in many great stories (Spartacus comes to mind).
    If I had to add a few ideas to this vital question, I’d say: be bound by nothing, lead a life that is in alignment with your morals and values, and bring a positive contribution to the world. Or in other words, and as Mike says, live life on your terms.

    Also, the necessity for physical activities is an excellent point – it may sound obvious but then you see people whose poor shape influences their mood and brings their mind to a state of stagnation and inactivity. They have no projects going on and waste their neurons on negative thoughts. The best moment of the day for me is when I walk out of the gym after a good workout, I feel born anew. Even after having went through a bad day (and God knows how many I’ve had), anxiety is washed away and replaced by excitement. My brain is on fire and a torrent of ideas erupts in my mind,

    Overall I enjoyed listening to this podcast, really got me thinking, but the biggest takeaway is that I may have never discovered Ted’s website or podcast if it weren’t for Mike linking to it. Now I have a new series to delve into (but only after finishing work!).

  2. Mike Cernovich says:

    Thanks for having me on, Ted! Looking forward to talking more.

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