Episodes

  • In this week's FRIDAY FIELD NOTES, Ryan Michler explores the pivotal role of assertiveness in men's lives, discussing how embracing this quality can lead to a more fulfilling and commanding existence. He addresses the spectrum of communication styles – passive, aggressive, and passive-aggressive – and unpack why assertiveness stands out as the most effective approach. Ryan also introduces five transformative daily exercises designed to steer men away from less effective communication habits and towards a more confident and direct way of expressing their desires.

    Hit Ryan up on Instagram at @ryanmichler and share what’s working in your life.

    SHOW HIGHLIGHTS
    - (00:50) - Episode Intro
    - (00:50) - Becoming More Assertive
    - (06:27) - Steps to Assertiveness in Communication
    - (12:58) - Developing Assertiveness in Communication
    - (18:38) - Learning to Be Assertive and Honest
    - (28:06) - Be Assertive and Honest Always

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  • In this week’s ASK ME ANYTHING, Ryan Michler and Kipp Sorensen take on your questions from the Iron Council and Order of Man Facebook Group. Hit Ryan up on Instagram at @ryanmichler and share what’s working in your life.

    SHOW HIGHLIGHTS

    (00:00) Episode Intro

    (00:50) Men's Impact in Boy Scouts

    (05:43) Impact of Values on Organizational Change

    (18:00) Navigating Publishing and Mental Health

    (23:50) Navigating Relationships and Personal Growth

    (35:53) Choosing and Addressing Life's Challenges

    (42:35) Balancing Work, Family, and Goals

    (58:16) Moving Past Resentment and Focusing Forward

    (01:04:17) 30 Days to Battle Ready

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  • You want to be a better man than you currently are. If that wasn’t the case, you wouldn’t even be listening to this podcast. Regardless of where you are on your path and how you feel about how you show up in life as a father, husband, business owner, and/or community leader there is room left on the table for all of us to step up even more.


    My guest today, Nick Freitas, shares with us some insight onto how to do just that. Today, we talk about what “bad guys” get right, why, “happy wife, happy life,” is garbage, the role of women and men in family and society, harnessing masculinity for good purposes, addressing and dealing with your insecurities, and the difference between being a “good man,” and being, “good at being a man.”

    SHOW HIGHLIGHTS

    (00:00) Episode Intro

    (00:50) Defining Masculinity and Family Role

    (09:18) Navigating Relationships and Divorce Challenges

    (18:38) Test of Loyalty in Marriage

    (26:36) Navigating Decisions and Communication in Marriage

    (32:26) Exploring the Bad Boy Archetype

    (38:46) Understanding Men's Emotional Maturity

    (44:25) The Roles of Men and Women

    (49:58) Traditional Gender Roles and Mental Health

    (53:53) Traditional Gender Roles in Marriage

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  • In this week’s FRIDAY FIELD NOTES, Ryan Michler breaks down how we can live the life we desire by being intentional. He uncovers how to identify what truly matters, reduce the noise of modern distractions, and live with deliberate action to better serve ourselves and those we care for. Hit Ryan up on Instagram at @ryanmichler and share what’s working in your life.

    SHOW HIGHLIGHTS

    - (00:00) - Episode Intro
    - (00:40) - The Importance of Being Intentional
    - (12:24) - Articulate Your Goals and Enlist Support
    - (20:59) - The Importance of Alignment and Boundaries
    - (28:27) - Being Intentional in Becoming a Man

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  • In this week’s ASK ME ANYTHING, Ryan Michler and Kipp Sorensen respond to questions LIVE from the Order of Man Uprising event. Hit Ryan up on Instagram at @ryanmichler and share what’s working in your life.

    SHOW HIGHLIGHTS

    (00:00) Episode Intro

    (00:50) Men's Impactful Challenges and Growth

    (10:26) Achieving and Maintaining Excellence

    (15:37) Choices and Integrity

    (26:02) Achieving Balance in Alpha Relationships

    (33:08) Navigating Growth and Burnout in Community

    (44:37) Event Schedule and Team Appreciation

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  • You want a life you’re excited to live. That’s a given. But why does it continue to be so elusive? That’s a question my guest and good friend, Rick Trimmer, has spent the last 20 years of his life trying to answer. From building 12 highly-successful businesses to traveling the world with his family for the past decade, he knows a thing or two about what makes a person a success and how to make it so for the average man.

    Today, Rick and I talk about getting over what other people think of you, creating integration between professional and personal pursuits, how to identify what types of businesses to start, the ability to let the non-issues slide, the power of consistency and persistency, and, ultimately, how to build the life you desire.

    SHOW HIGHLIGHTS

    (00:00) Episode Intro

    (00:52) Overcoming Failure and Taking Action

    (08:28) Mindset and Expectations in Business

    (13:20) Letting Things Slide for Better Relationships

    (20:32) Lessons From Growth and Resilience

    (31:34) Navigating Modern Challenges With Scarcity Mindset

    (35:56) Life Changes and Travel Adventures

    (44:24) Embrace Life's Adventures and Experiences

    (53:49) Travel, Family, and Business Tips

    (01:03:27) Adventure Education and Experience Retreat

    (01:07:39) Outdoor Adventure Event Planning and Vision

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  • In this week’s FRIDAY FIELD NOTES, Ryan Michler discusses several different stress reduction strategies, and how to manage anxiety effectively. Hit Ryan up on Instagram at @ryanmichler and share what’s working in your life.

    SHOW HIGHLIGHTS

    (00:00) Episode Intro

    (01:14) Men's Stress Management Strategies for Success

    (04:40) Managing Stress Through the Five W's

    (17:05) Managing Stress Through Various Techniques

    (20:42) Managing Stress and Anxiety Effectively

    (31:26) Maintaining Stress Management Strategies

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  • In this week’s ASK ME ANYTHING, Ryan Michler and Kipp Sorensen take on your questions from the Iron Council and Order of Man Facebook Group. Hit Ryan up on Instagram at @ryanmichler and share what’s working in your life.

    SHOW HIGHLIGHTS

    (00:00) Episode Intro

    (00:52) Misattributing Failure

    (10:34) Self-Awareness and Perspective

    (16:54) Navigating Challenges in Modern America

    (20:27) The Importance of Developing Marketable Skills

    (33:20) Improving Relationships Through Understanding & Communication

    (40:28) Navigating Relationships With Intention and Acceptance

    (52:21) Navigating Failure, Accountability, and Overcoming Lust

    (01:01:02) Understanding and Overcoming Relationship Blockages

    (01:08:53) YouTube Channel Growth and Reflection

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  • Most men have never been in a fight in their life (or, at most, a handful). So, what does it take to enter the Octogon and make a 16-year career (and counting) of administering and receiving the brunt end of physical violence. It’s something my guest today, UFC legend, Jim Miller, has done. And, he’s brought us so many incredible moments in the world of professional MMA.


    Today, Jim and I talk about what it takes to fight for a living and why he believes he was built to fight. We cover some of the highs and lows of his career including his debilitating battle with Lyme disease and his recovery, how he shapes his training atmosphere for maximum results, how to win and lose with class and grace, ensuring he never puts himself into the victim role, and his immense respect for men who step into the cage with him.

    SHOW HIGHLIGHTS

    (00:00)Episode Intro

    (04:18)Fighter Nicknames and Future Fights

    (11:42)The Path to Success in MMA

    (24:46)Navigating Public Opinion and Personal Standards

    (30:46)Parenting and Fighting

    (42:02)Lyme Disease and Its Impact

    (56:01)The Lifestyle of Hunting and Fighting

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  • Have you ever felt that undeniable spark when you're doing something you genuinely love, something that lights you up inside? That's what we're chasing in this week's FRIDAY FIELD NOTES episode, as Ryan Michler dissects the essence of purpose, passion, and planning. He'll look at the stark reality that so many of us are disconnected from our work, and lays out the challenge to break free from that norm and find pride in our daily grind.

    SHOW HIGHLIGHTS
    - (00:00) Episode Intro
    - (00:50) - Purpose and Passion, and Fulfillment Formula
    - (13:17) - Planning for Fulfillment

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  • In this week’s ASK ME ANYTHING, Ryan Michler and Kipp Sorensen take on your questions from the Iron Council and Order of Man Facebook Group. Hit Ryan up on Instagram at @ryanmichler and share what’s working in your life.

    SHOW HIGHLIGHTS

    (00:00) Episode Intro

    (00:50) Racism in Employment and Crime Rates

    (10:28) Addressing Social Issues and Consequences

    (21:36) Navigating Life's Challenges and Adapting

    (36:39) Letting Go and Moving On

    (45:10) Handling Aggression With Grace and Empowerment

    (52:10) Letting Go and Finding Forgiveness

    (01:03:11) Impact of Relationships and Vulnerability

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  • “Tough” is an adjective we often associate with our perception of manliness. But in the relative ease of modernity, men are becoming increasingly soft and pathetic. Being tough is no longer amatter of survival but a matter of choice. And, why wouldn’t you choose to be tough? It’s rhetorical but why are so many men weak?

    My guest today, founder of MTNTOUGH, Dustin Diefenderfer is a man who knows what it means to be tough. He’s also training thousands of men to do the same though physical fitness that matters in the mountains and in everyday life. Today, we talk about the importance of brotherhood, the reason every man needs a purpose, passion, and plan, taking “tests” to quantify your progress, what he calls, “the 10-year rule,” the “Spartan Effect,” and so much more.

    SHOW HIGHLIGHTS

    What does it mean to be tough?

    The importance of brotherhood

    Why every man needs a purpose, passion, and plan

    Taking "tests" to quantify your progress

    The "10 year rule"

    The Spartan Effect

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  • In this week's FRIDAY FIELD NOTES, Ryan Michler tackles the often-unspoken side of communication—the receiver's role. He unpacks the concept of a 100-100 approach, where both parties carry equal weight in ensuring the success of a conversation. He explores how being aware of the intended outcome can shape our understanding and responses, and why it's crucial to set personal and time boundaries for a respectful and fruitful dialogue. As he dissects these responsibilities, he also addresses the need to actively strive for comprehension rather than feign ignorance, shedding light on how these practices contribute to more meaningful interactions.

    SHOW HIGHLIGHTS

    (00:00) Episode Intro

    (01:50) The Responsibility of Effective Communication

    (09:54) Effective Communication and Logical Fallacies

    (13:28) Building Stronger Relationships and Communication

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  • In this week's ASK ME ANYTHING, the news of OJ Simpson's passing hit the headlines, it set off a whirlwind of emotions and retrospection about the impact of celebrity and the justice system on society. Our latest discussion is an unflinching look at how we remember those who've led tumultuous lives, and the struggle to honor the departed while acknowledging their controversial legacies. Kipp and I delve into societal expectations when it comes to paying tribute to such individuals, weighing the scales of public opinion against legal outcomes, and sharing our personal reflections on the matter.

    Stoicism offers a beacon in the fog when personal integrity seems at odds with external pressures. It's a philosophy that Kipp and I summon as we navigate the maze of life's decisions, from the verdicts handed down by juries to the practices of parenting amidst societal shifts. This episode is an open invitation to our listeners to consider the influence of conscience over fear. We share stories from our own lives, from blending families to supporting friends through personal struggles, which illustrate the profound impact of our choices and actions in shaping our path to authenticity.

    SHOW HIGHLIGHTS

    (00:00) Episode Intro

    (00:50) Controversy Over OJ Simpson's Death

    (14:08) Essence of Integrity and Legacy

    (23:19) Prove Yourself and Earn More

    (34:51) Circle Inclusion and Impactful Influence

    (44:05) Respecting Tradition and Honoring Culture

    (54:41) Navigating Introducing Significant Others to Kids

    (01:01:08) Supporting a Friend With Alcohol Struggles

    (01:12:34) Taking Responsibility and Taking Action

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  • If you’ve never experienced an anxiety attack, it’s hard to articulate the sense of fear and dread one can elicit. It wasn’t until earlier this year when I experienced an anxiety attack, did I fully realize how difficult it can be to understand and process.

    My guest today is ABC News’ chief national correspondent, Matt Gutman, and author of No Time to Panic: How I Curbed My Anxiety and Conquered a Lifetime of Panic Attacks. We talk about destigmatizing men’s mental health issues, what anxiety truly is and how to curb it when it sneaks up, powerful mindfulness techniques to keep you present in the moment, SSRI’s for the use of anxiety and stress, and riding yourself of the shame that can be a primary driver of anxiety.

    SHOW HIGHLIGHTS

    (00:00) Episode Intro

    (00:51) Understanding Panic Attacks vs Anxiety

    (13:04) Dealing With Panic Attacks

    (26:52) Overcoming Panic Attacks in Broadcasting

    (32:19) Healing Through Psychedelics and Emotional Expression

    (36:33) Ketamine Therapy Experiences and Benefits

    (42:40) Breaking the Stigma on Mental Health

    (47:36) Online Outreach for Mental Health Support

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  • Ever wrestle with the specter of past mistakes? In this week's FRIDAY FIELD NOTES, Ryan Michler guides you to breaking free from guilt and embracing a future of self-growth. He delves into the transformative act of self-forgiveness, laying out a roadmap for freeing oneself from the chains of regret. Through heartfelt discussion, he unpacks the power of acknowledging our missteps and the impact they've had on others, as well as the subtle art of making amends. Learn five actionable strategies to forgive yourself, and discover how to offer sincere apologies without falling into the trap of manipulation or over-apologizing.

    SHOW HIGHLIGHTS

    (00:00) Episode Intro

    (00:47 - 01:28) Learning to Forgive Yourself

    (07:17 - 08:16) Moving on Without Acceptance of Apology

    (17:32 - 18:38) Recognizing Personal Growth

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  • In this week's ASK ME ANYTHING, join me as Kipp and I navigate the complexities of social dynamics and personal responsibility, covering everything from the art of making plans to the nuances of gender roles. We ponder the paradox women face when preferring men to initiate contact, as well as the thorny issue of toxic feminism and its impact on society. We dissect the idea of body identity integrity disorder (BIID), delve into the psychological ramifications of affirming unrealistic beliefs, and the significance of men and women in our communities.

    SHOW HIGHLIGHTS

    (00:00) Episode Intro

    (00:50) Issue of Transgender Medicine Controversy

    (14:57) Toxic Feminism and Misandry Implementation

    (20:57) Taking Action to Manage Anxiety

    (32:59) Building Strong Partnerships in Life

    (40:30) Effective Use of T-Shirts and Jiu-Jitsu

    (49:35) Self-Defense and Jiu Jitsu Training Tips

    (55:58) Balancing Responsibilities in Life

    (01:07:31) Online Business via Social Media

    (01:12:59) Tools for Becoming a Better Man

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  • Most men live soft, sedated lifestyles. Then, they expect themselves to perform at the highest possible standard when life gets real. At best, they wonder why they can’t seem to get ahead in their personal and professional lives and, often, chalk it up to luck or poor external circumstances.

    My guest today, Bedros Keuilian, makes the case that only in adversity is a man revealed to himself and why it’s so crucial every man learns to develop the mental fortitude required to succeed in life. We also discuss the how the work we do in private shows itself in public, how to avoid the destructive drift of life, where vulnerability fits into the equation with men, what one question every man is attempting to answer for himself, Bedros’ idea of the “Karmic Bank Account,” and why the “covenant of the blood is greater than the water of the womb."

    SHOW HIGHLIGHTS

    (00:00) Episode Intro

    (01:10) Men's Personal Development Program Misunderstood

    (09:53) Healing and Bonding Through Adversity

    (22:41) Men's Accountability and Emotional Vulnerability

    (33:26) Overcoming Victim Mentality and Identity Labels

    (39:46) Breaking the Cycle

    (48:47) Discovering Self Through Stillness

    (59:39) Connecting With Bedros Koulian on Projects

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  • In this week's FRIDAY FIELD NOTES, Ryan Michler delves into the heart of reclaiming masculinity and fortifying communities. Unpack personal growth strategies, from fitness to meditation, and learn how to enhance family bonds and societal ties. Hit Ryan up on Instagram at @ryanmichler and share what's working in your life.

    SHOW HIGHLIGHTS
    - (00:00) Episode Intro
    - (01:01) Threats to Cultural Traditions
    - (05:39) Improving Health Through Daily Exercise
    - (11:00) Building Skills for Personal Growth
    - (17:07) Building Strong Community Connections
    - (21:14) Impactful Men Serving Those Closest

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  • In this week’s ASK ME ANYTHING, Ryan Michler and Kipp Sorensen take on your questions from the Iron Council and Order of Man Facebook Group. Hit Ryan up on Instagram at @ryanmichler and share what’s working in your life.

    SHOW HIGHLIGHTS

    (0:00) Episode Intro

    (21:12) In a relationship, when is it time to decide that enough is enough?

    (24:05) What is your full hunting setup, and lessons learned on this journey?

    (27:55) What’s the best advice you can give a man after having an awkward interaction with an ex?

    (31:56) What are your methods for developing patience?

    (37:10) Recovery update

    (39:05) What would you say to a man who hasn’t hit rock bottom yet, but avoided it in a way?

    (47:56) What is the hardest quadrant to remain consistent in for you on the battle plan, and what tactics can we deploy to shift out of that mindset?

    (50:35) What are some strategies on being calm when doing something new?

    (55:40) What are some practical ideas or resources to move past the fear of losing security and becoming more of a sovereign man?

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