Today we have on Norman Clark: College Graduate, Teacher, Writer, Entrepreneur and a Love and Hip-Hop Atlanta enthusiast.
We talked about his early life, his first few life changing friends, how powerfully positive his mom’s influence was, running a business while having a full time job, and his advice to teachers.
Thank you Norman. First, you were fucking hilarious. This may be the podcast I laughed the most on (either this one or London’s). I was really impressed and admire how candidly you talk about what others would be embarrassed by. Thank you for your time brother.
I first met Charles through basketball, (we trained together after high school when we were both entertaining the dream of playing overseas). I stayed a weekend allstar and Charles moved on to play college ball and became a fitness coach. He currently trains athletes in Las Vegas and founded Prepare Perform Prosper. If you’re interested in a swift kick of inspiration, listen to his story.
We get into his early life, his perspective on alchemy, his mother’s transformational example, his coaching experience, and I get him to answer some word association questions.
Thank you for your time Charles. You know for damn sure you’ll have to come back on when you have more time. Thank you for sharing candidly who your mother was to you, and who you want to become. This conversation motivated me. Let’s do this again soon.
Super fucking excited to have gotten the chance to talk with Frank. He is a Stanford graduate, a black belt in Aikido and Karate, author, and has been exploring health and fitness for over 25 years. He founded and runs Exuberant Animal, where he offers workshops and training programs.
What we talk about the emergence of Exuberant Animal, Evolutionary Mismatch, the “Long Body,” his writing process, Warrior Activism, and how to live a life for the 7th generation.
Thank you Frank. For someone with your accolades, you were incredibly generous with your time. I admire what you’ve done in the world, and I’m grateful I get to share your vibration with my audience.
Scott is the embodiment of Metaprogramming. He was diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis, Depression, and was 100 pounds overweight as a teenager. After a 60 day juice fast, an ayahuasca experience, and integrating Wim Hof's breathing method into his daily life, he is now no longer diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis or Depression, and lost all his excess weight.
We talk about his journey from disease to health, the creation of his online course, his 60 day juice fast, and his ayahuasca dance.
Scott, thank you for coming on and sharing your journey. The amount of change you've created in your life in just a few years will inspire people. I appreciate your candor admitting your depression and anxiety. Thank you for your time and I wish you the best on your journey.
If you’ve ever been interested in the new movement movement (lol), evolutionary biology, or curious about how you could improve your joint pain, give Chandler some of your time. I was really impressed with how candid and authentic he was with me. It was our first time talking and he feels like a friend. There are actually quite a few practical nuggets you could start implementing today.
We talked about Gestalt psychology, the death of his “conventional” career goals, and how he became a successful online coach.
Thank you Chandler for coming on and sharing your knowledge with the audience. I know a lot of us (me for sure), have movement patterns molded by desk life, and this podcast really generated some practical advice, and some great book recommendations. Looking forward to your growth brother.
When thinking how to introduce Kat and this conversation, Grace was the first word that came to mind. Within minutes the conversation turned to the recent passing of her father, and her ability to explore what happened, offer advice, and provide perspective was something I admired while editing. If you want to hear a candid conversation about grief, listen to her.
We talk about grief, how to handle it, how to be a friend to someone grieving, what not to say to someone grieving, her advice for people interested in trying a vegan diet, Buddhism, God, our idea of the afterlife, and Kat somehow got me talking about Jesus lol.
Kat, I'm honored you came on the podcast and spoke as candidly as you did. I'm seriously impressed by your compassion and what you want to dedicate your life to. I wish you the best on your journey, and I think you sharing your story is going to help people. I'll come to one of your classes soon! Namasteezy.
I met Cody through Daniela, (if you know her and want her on the podcast, pressure her for me lol). We instantly started geeking out and knew we needed to do a podcast. Cody is a Biochemist in an Immunology/Microbiology lab working with studying Tuberculosis. He gets to wear hazmat suits.
We talked about his field of research, his early life, his college crisis, what gives him flow, I ask him about his highest life goal (and he is candid), what might be the agnostic scientist’s heaven, his dance with religion, and his advice to people thinking about graduate school.
Cody, thank you for coming on. I know a lot of my intelligent but introverted friends don’t think they could bring value to the audience and I just don’t agree. I think your honesty about your mini-college crisis and your insight into grad school is going to bring a lot of people value. Looking forward to seeing your published papers. Good luck brother.
James brought some muhh-fucking brain candy. Once he got going, I barely talked. He is a podcaster and coach in the “ReWilding” community. He helps domesticated sapiens (you and I) rewild themselves.
We talk about Rewilding (fascinating and new idea to me), the metaphor of the two wolves inside us, his personally rock-bottom, the caveman diet, “shoshin,” Transition culture, his morning and evening routine, and his microdosing experience.
James, thank you for coming on and enlightening my audience and I. You’ve got an intimidating amount of charisma and passion (to my insecure ego haha). I wish you the best on your journey, and I look forward to seeing your success bloom that I’m convinced is inevitable. Namasteezy brother.