Today’s guest, Connor Beaton, is the Founder of ManTalks, an international organization focused on men’s personal and professional development. He is a lifestyle entrepreneur and keynote speaker. A former Market Manager for Apple, Connor learned about business from some of the best in business. He hosts The ManTalks Podcast, which is a top podcast focused on building better relationships, wealth, businesses and mindset, and he has spoken on stages around North America with people like Gary Vaynerchuk, Lewis Howes and Danielle LaPorte.
Today we dive into a much needed discussion about masculine and feminine energies and how embracing both leads us to a fulfilling and successful life.
Have you ever wondered why strong women seem to “drive” men away? Or why men are “afraid” to feel their emotions? Have you ever questioned whether you might be stereotypically defying the odds of what it is to be a man or a woman? Have you ever felt intimacy in relationships disconnect even though you still “love” your partner? What about wondering how to understand our anger, channel emotions, hold space as a man, open up as a woman and then flip this all upside down and inside out with each gender?
If so, then this is your interview.
Connor Beaton was a blast of a human to interview. He is raw, real, direct, poignant and experienced in all of the above. AND we also get a sneaky insight into the message behind not being able to, ah-hem, get it up…
Here’s why I know you will love this interview. We discuss:
This conversation was on fire. I loved it and Connor really provides such valuable tools and techniques so I know you will want more from him and ManTalks. Here is where you can find that:
Dr Jeremy Goldberg triggered tears to stream down my face in today's interview. This is somewhat uncommon for me and somehow the kindness seeping out of every cell of this human just GOT ME!
The science of compassion is something Jeremy has professionally and personally studied for over a decade. From researching and working on saving the Great Barrier Reef and the world's oceans to leaving little bombs of handwritten love across the globe, the love bursting from this man is pretty freaking extraordinary.
He has cultivated a strong base of over 35,000 people who are inspired by his writings on the daily and he has spoken his part about kindness on the stage of TEDx Townsville.
A spoken word poet, mentor, speaker and soon to be published author, Jeremy and I (in short) dive into:
I think our greatest lesson here is understanding that we are innately designed to love, be loved, give, receive and transform. That was my take away, and I would love to know yours - comment below and let us know!
And I will leave you with this…
Fuck This. We can do better. "We", as in, everyone. So, let's ask ourselves: What would the world be like if we were all just a little bit kinder? Dr Jeremy Goldberg
You can find Jeremy here:
I'm inspired by such an aligned practitioner. I am all for intuition, feeling, sensory, trust and flow. But when it comes to our bodies, the power in reconnecting and placing ourselves in the best situation to heal again can be maximised by using systems that work. In the case of our systems, systems matter.
I would love to hear from you - if any, what was the one thing you learnt about yourself and or wellbeing that you didnt know before - let us know below!
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The guest on today's show, Simone Griffiths, who is the co-founder of Who Gives A Crap toilet paper, has been abundantly successful in raising over $1000,000 in donations and building toilets to those in need and in turn, contributing to the reduction of the (currently) estimated, 800 children who die a day from unsanitary toilet conditions in disadvantaged countries.
It all began with Simone sitting on a toilet for 50 hours straight, to raise the cash for his (successful) Kickstarter campaign which funded the first production of toilet paper.
Simon and his team have massive hearts, using recycled materials for their paper, donating 50% of all profits which funnel into said donations and considers the economy, our environment and it's people every step along the production and distribution of their product.
Simon was recognised in The Age’s Melbourne magazine as one of the top 100 influential people, and in 2013 he was shortlisted as Young Entrepreneur of the Year.
What fascinates me most about this world is the variety of ways in which people discover themselves and what it is that makes them feel alive. Some of us seem to understand ourselves from a really young age, and some of us need to explore 13 different jobs, 50 countries and 3 marriages before we get it.
Simon is in my opinion, someone who falls into that first category - lucky bastard.
In a nutshell we discuss:
After our interview, I went through my notes and smiled as I saw a similar pattern in Simon as I do in so many of the people I get on the show.
At our core, we know who we are and what it is we are capable of, even if we don’t know it consciously. It just seems that some of us are better are having a go, being different and following that contribution pull that seems to be ingrained into our human hard wiring, and we eventually end up with our heads and our hearts aligned, resulting in the world becoming a better place.
Enjoy the episode and be sure to listen right through to the end where Simon shares his ultimate Dad advice that trumps most inspirational books on the shelves.
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More places to find Simon and WGAC team.
Jordan Harbinger is the co-founder of the prodigious show, The Art of Charm, where he squeezes the wisdom from leading entrepreneurs, celebrities, authors, and experts on psychology, human performance, behavioral economics, and success. According to Forbes, Jordan is one of the 50 best relationship-builders in the world, and after listening to this interview, you’ll legitimately understand why.
Jordan is an exceptionally interesting and intelligent character, having shared his ideas worldwide, including with Silicon Valley, the U.S. Military, the Department of State, and Department of Defence.
In a nutshell, we discuss:
… And this is just the beginning!
For a person who has hundreds of hours of experience interviewing exceptional people, Jordan remains down to earth, humble and kind, which is rare. What I loved the most was Jordan’s wrap up around what drives his work, which is essentially about leaving the world and people better than when you found them.
Jordan’s wide and diverse life experience and our shared love of human psychology and how things work, made this conversation feel like I was having lunch with an old friend. I had a giggle at it listening back, feeling like a curious child leaning into a conversation about life, coming to understand what the world looks like through his eyes.
I had the honour of interviewing Jordan in person at the We Are Podcast event last November and he closed the event just after this recording and shared how he escaped his second abduction. If you’re going to dig deeper into any interviewee I have on the show, I highly recommend you choose Jordan. It would be impossible to listen to his show and not become a better and more self aware person.
Thom is an audacious young man with speed, spark and charisma. His YouTube success is up in the millions of views and I hands-down believe it is due to his connection and action according to his own inner compass. Even if that risks complete condemnation from some of the more conservative people in our world. This episode inspired me to own myself at a whole new level, and really, that's the most important thing in life in my opinion and experience. Once you can do that everyday life, discovering purpose, business growth, relationship s- the look, smell and feel a hellovalot more real and deeply fulfilling.
I believe we are in a world where there are mixed messages about who we are and what we are here for.
This interview helps clarify paradox for the simple purpose of our life and complexity of the navigation. Overall, it gives such a powerful understanding of how to work through those harder moments and most of all, how to create an exceptional life through simple daily practices that focus on clearing yourself and bringing you and your energy into a clear and balanced space.
Belinda's work can be further explored in the links below where you will find her social media, website and link to her book!
Rosie Rees blew my mind in more ways than one and she is going to blow yours.
Ladies this is predominately for your education, however, guys - please - listen.
There are a lot of powerful takeaways as a man (or partner) that can help you understand what women need to trust you, and for you to help them hit that pleasure spot.
It's most probably (definitely) not what you think or what you read in the nudie magazines or watch on Redtube! Oh - did I just say that?
You're about to learn:
And so much more.
Seriously - I don't think you need convincing, just go and listen - now!
Permission gives you pleasure!
Today I have one of the world's best portrait photographers, Jason Malouin and we dive deep into effective communication and impacting the world through the inception of visual connection.
I feel so freaking blessed when it comes to podcasting, because I become profoundly more wise - via the wisdom of my guests - after every conversation.
Today some of the mind blowing points include:
Why all connections are not equal and how the level of connection really matters.
How to ask the right questions to help the people you are trying to help.
How and why assumptions suck.
What you think matters is more than likely not what anyone else finds valuable.
Divine moments are captured via the intuitive ‘moments before’.
How to communicate effectively.
How a few quick mini wins can take you through the armour of trying to get it all perfect.
Understanding that how we think we are portraying ourselves is not how we are actually seen.
It’s the micro details in our expression that hold power.
You cannot demand genuine or authentic connection - it must be unveiled through vulnerability.
What makes a moment ‘photo worthy’.
Just because you cannot see your greatness, is never a true indication of its non-existence.
Being you requires us to remove stuff, not add on.
How to get us to our core to reveal ourselves to the world.
Communication is only effective if you begin with where the level of the listener is at.
How the key is always, to give yourself permission.
At the end of the day, it's not about the photos, it's about what we are communicating. Profound portrait photography is about being able to transmit ideas effectively, efficiently and cleanly and through an excellent image, communicating the subjects message to the world.
Find Jason at:
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Why James and this episode will blow your mind!
James travels the globe giving free talks to educate about the option of becoming a vegan and helping people understand the suffering of animals to make food, clothing, and entertainment for human beings. He asks himself the confronting question:
"If we don't need to kill and eat animals to be healthy, what are we doing this for?"
At 17 he was diagnosed with leukemia and told he had six weeks to live. Fast forward to beating that disease, getting hooked on a lot of drugs and letting go of them, overcoming Bulimia and being a dedicated personal trainer for almost a decade, James met a man through his work that changed his perspective on eating animals forever.
James brings patience, unconditional acceptance and a down to earth honesty that is very rare, to everything he speaks about. Even if you are completely new to the concept of veganism, have heard amazing or even challenging things against it this interview is worth the listen. I am certain that simply by hearing his journey, and the roller coaster that is his life, it would be impossible to walk away from listening to this episode not be touched in some way, for the rest of your life.
You can find out more about James here
I would to know, would you consider stopping eating animal products after listening to this episode? Why, why not?
Why listening to this episode is a must
The Merrymaker sisters are a life force of love and abundance. They're living examples of those who have learned to trust their intuition and practically make decisions around money, business, 'fame', and life in general, and can appreciate both the difficulty of this at times, but most of all the importance of it. With a reach of hundreds of thousands of followers a month with their Merry Recipes, Blog, Masterminds, Podcasts, and Challenges - these girls have a breadth and depth of skill and experience in how to run a business and live a life from the heart and be incredibly successful at it.
Franziska is a maverick entrepreneur, leading marketing and brand strategist, speaker, author and the co-founder of BasicBananas.com, OceanLovers.com, YoursSocially.com and TheBusinessHood.com.
In 2013 Franziska was awarded the Young Entrepreneur of the Year award recognising her innovation, creativity and philanthropic involvement.
A true visionary, no challenge seems to be too big for Franziska. She is known for her rebellious nature and challenging the norm. She has this rare combination of being both creative and strategic, which makes her a powerful thought leader in the business world.
If you are someone who despises the wasting of potential, you will love this episode.
I titled this quite literally, because 'Ziska' (her nickname to me, because she hates Fran, so we went with Ziska), is the epitome of potential extrapolation from a human being.
She is the author of bestselling book PERCEPTION - Take charge of how others view your brand, become irresistible and make a bigger impact and Bananas About Marketing – How to Attract a Whole Bunch of Clients.
She is regularly featured across the media including INC, Forbes, Business Insider, Virgin Inflight Entertainment, The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, SmartCompany, Dynamic Business Magazine, BRW, 2UE, Channel 9.
As a Swiss born Aussie and with an ability to speak five languages, she has been known to make up a few words, which keeps everyone amused and engaged.
She has an amazing ability to forecast and execute strategies with precision results like a Swiss clock.
She is funny as hell and not afraid to get incredibly open in this episode.
My fav takeaways:
Thank you Franziska!
You can find more out about this inspiring Maverick here:
Are you ready to access a state of such self-awareness and authenticity that joy and inspiration permeate every aspect of life so fear cannot stop you?
What’s Stopping us from being Unfu*kwithable?
What if I told you that the root of all-evil was not money?
It’s also not men or religion. It’s not even tomatoes.
The greatest affliction that plagues this planet isn’t pollution or war.
No. It’s inauthenticity.
It’s the stories that run through our minds. We chase our tails trying to be someone we aren’t every single day, trying to prove something to the world.
A problem is that ‘authenticity’ has become a buzzword and is often ignorantly expressed as ‘being different’ or ‘standing out’. This preposterous social construct fuels the need to be seen, accepted and important. It’s what empowers shame over imperfections, empowers guilt, blame and regret about the past, and empowers stress and anxiety about the future and the universal fear of not being good enough.
It's the birthplace of deep insecurities and self doubt, depression, anxiety and hard cases of amour we wear around like badges of honour, keeping all of our imperfect parts perfectly hidden from the world. Keeping us on edge, terrified we will be 'found out' at any moment.
Would you like to learn how to finally end this once and for all?
How would it feel to release you from this internal war?
What would you do with all that energy?
What would your relationships be like?
What would you do with all that time that's currently taken up with worry, meaningless stimulating behaviour and time editing instagram photos?
Whether you are a seasoned personal development addict or you prefer not to venture into 'self help-woo-woo-crap', this audio will provoke you to change your thinking in a very swift and inspiring manner and ultimately challenge you to access your highest level of fulfillment.
Uncensored, this audiobook will hit the nail on the head with powerful insights into what it is that is really holding you back as well as guide you with proven strategies to overcome inner conflict and sabotage of your success and happiness.
It provides straight-forward steps for forging an empowered mindset and balancing emotions while diving deeper than Darth Vader did to the dark side, into practical spiritual philosophy.
In this short burst of deep wisdom and It will trigger a force deep inside of you that’s here for something spectacular.
If you have no idea who you are, how can you ever expect to know what it is you want?
And if you don't know what we want, it's no wonder we have a universe of people who are deep down, deeply unsatisfied, even if at the surface, every feel 'okay'.
To be able to break free of our own illusions, we have to realise that we’ve wrapped ourselves into a cocoon of them in attempts to feel safe.
This is exactly what this audiobook will do.
That a sex trafficking victim is often raped 10-20 times a day, so in a period of 6 months that’s anywhere between 1,800 to 3,600 times? What about the fact that at around 20 years of age, after a lifetime of her body being purchased at the price of a cup of coffee, she is simply released, for she is no longer fresh and thus deemed useless in the trafficking industry?
How about the fact that whenever a girl is rescued from sex trafficking, that another is plucked from for her life to replace her, and that rescuing while a miracle in itself, doesn’t end the problem?
Out of all the 100’s of organisations in Cambodia, none of them at this point, focus on prevention alone in a systemised, focused way. Except, Free To Shine. Free To Shine is a child protection organisation preventing children from being trafficked into the commercial sex industry, in Cambodia.
Nicky Mih is such a powerful, humble and inspiration being. She teaches us that you do not need to know how to do something great, to do something great. You get a big enough reason and your how's work out.
My favourite parts of today - all of it. Wisdom for a 100 years of life, show up in this interview.
Loads and loads and loads more
And, don't bloody forget to just be you.
P.S If you feel that you resonate with the messages streaming from my talks, you might like to check out my online Be Unfu*kwithable program here.
The moment I want introduced this woman, I knew I needed her on the show. There are at least three one lines in this interview that hit me right in the soul.
Emily Anne Peterson is the kind of woman that people make movies about.
Emily is a bravery expert.
Her life is jaw dropping. Well, more correctly, the way she chooses to live it is. The way she has dealt with one of the most confronting experiences that one could face; having (what seemed like her entire purpose) stripped from her. The woman also did a TEDx talk. Another reason why she is my hero.
She was once a full-time cellist and cello teacher. But in December of 2013, she was diagnosed with a degenerative, hereditary, neurological tremor in her right hand, her bow hand.
She called it her other biological clock.
As you can imagine, it was shattering news for her. Of course, she handled it like a boss.
And this is exactly why you need to listen to this episode. There comes a time in all our lives where we are faced with a make or break moment.
We learn so much from how Emily managed not only an eating disorder, but a tremor that brought her dreams (at the time) to a halt.
My fav take aways in this episode:
- What to do when life falls apart
- Where to go from rock bottom and the slow but simple journey out of darkness
- It's okay to not be okay, for more than a few days, even months
- How bravery and courage aren't how to sound
- How to recovery and still work through the impulses and battle of an eating dis-order
- How to be brave and courageous, no matter what
- How to turn your devastations into life transformation
- How our life purpose is fluid
- That break downs are breakthroughs, and how to do the work (yes we must work) to get through
- What vulnerability, bravery and courage have to do with being an artist (of your life) and that there is no other way
So yeah, it was amazing. Enjoy and please, connect with Em and let us know what you thought my rating this episode and leaving us a comment about how it helped you!
Love love love,
Emily has an incredible Podcast, Bare Naked Bravery, and we totally shared wine and mimosa's and backed up interviewing each other. All the links to her goodness are below
Spirituality for Dummies
In this episode I interviewed someone close to my heart and my life, my very first and only mediation teacher (besides myself course).
It saved, my arse, every single time I thought I was going to lose my shit…
It’s like a condom, kind of just sits in your back pocket seemingly useless, until you need it and then BAM! It’s a fucking life saver.
When my mum passed
When I broke up with my boyfriend of three years
When I got a $3000 unexpected bill at Christmas
When I looked in the mirror and realised my skin was breaking out from cortisol overdose
When I need to sleep
When I lost belief in myself.
Meditation is always there/here.
I drilled Kurt like a sergeant, and these are just some of the big bombs we drop in this episode:
I loved this interview because it actually makes me quite nervous. While I am deeply connected to a ‘spiritual’ part of myself, I don’t go blabbing about it much.
I feel that talking about how ‘spiritual’ you are, is similar with trying to tell yourself that YOU are ‘authentic’; when you do it, it dictates the opposite of it being true. That part of my life is just there, it’s me, and it’s how I think, feel and exist.
P.S. : Be Unfuckwithable - My Online Course
“I'm not far into the course, but I'm mindful that I'm doing this course for myself because I deserve to treat myself well and the little change I've already seen is more positive and motivating rhetoric going on in my head, rather than the negative 'I can't do this' story. Feels good and feels lighter?”
It’s changing things inside people and I love the weekly coaching sessions inside our forum – have you checked it out yet?
Umm, so. This was amazing.
My favourite interview - ever. I learnt bucket loads and it was very much a 'shoot the shit' kind of chat with this incredibly wise man, Mark Groves, about love.
Mark Groves is an expert in helping people navigate the emotional matrix to create deeper, more meaningful connections in life. Be is professionally, with yourself or with a partner.
You can connect with Mark here:
And, don't bloody forget to just be you.
P.S Check out my online Be Unfu*kwithable program here.
I had an epic chat to my friend, Nathan Chan, the man behind Foundr, which is a multi-faceted digital media business spreading the love of entrepreneurship through its podcast, magazine and training platform. And Foundr magazine is now enjoyed by thousands upon thousands of entrepreneurs located all around the planet.
I got Nathan on to dig into his life a little a little deeper after my curiosities about how this guy ticked were aroused after catching up with him at an event we both spoke at. He’s a hustler at heart, but I noticed an epic humbleness about this guy and his ability to engage people through the quality of the conversations and topics he shares, teaches and discusses over dinner.
You can connect with Nathan here:
And, don't bloody forget to just be you.
P.S Check out my online Be Unfu*kwithable program here.
It’s lovely to have you here.
This is a, “who is Amber and what the heck is unfu*kwithable”, episode. You can get to know me a little and learn a ton of valuable understandings about why we do what we do as humans. We are interesting beings with expansive souls. My goal is to just be me, and help you just be you and essentially connect to the big expansive magic deep inside of you so that you can accelerate in every area of your life and be unfu*kwithable. Some keywords to describe my teaching and interview style would be: confronting, vulnerable, challenging, curious, analytical, revering, wild, sarcastic, empowering and loving.
In this episode I talk about:
Who I am
Where I came from
What I have done to get here
What I do
How I help people
What Unfu*kwithable is
What is stopping us from reaching our potential
What holds us back from being unf*kwithable
How we can start being unfu*kwithable right now
I felt like I was just having a chat to my best friend, I hope that is what you feel like too. I am down to earth and no holds barred kind of gal. I love to connect, so hit me up with a comment of what you thought about episode number one, even to just say hello and that you listened!
Each of us are born with a desire to help another fellow being. It is engrained into our DNA. The feeling of fulfillment we experience in life is equal to a combination of the connection we have with ourselves and the amount we connect with and help others.
In the 21st century, there is saturation of entrepreneurs and concurrently entrepreneurs telling other entrepreneurs they should find their purpose and leave their day job. Well, guess what, maybe, just maybe some people suit a 9-5. In-fact, Josh and I discuss how such a small percent of people suit the so called 'entrepreneur' lifestyle.
There are a lot people in need of support throughout Australia and Josh Jone’s #JBNproject (Just Be Nice) are a team of dedicated people doing just that. They take things to the next level with an incredible philosophy about making it easy to give. Josh chats about how it's taken a whole lotta elbow grease, failures and discovering what doesn't work, a decades experience in social enterprises and a lot of a heart.
In this episode you’ll hear some of the following:
You can connect with Josh here:
Enjoy, and please leave us a comment on the post. Do you think everyone should quit their day jobs? What's your experience in profit and or non-for-profit organisations? Are you an entrepreneur and maybe just realised you prefer the 9-5?
Until next time, just be you.