It has been almost two years since our first episode and now we are halfway to 100 episodes. What started as a hobby and something fun to do has now scaled to be part of our life. And today, we hit episode 50! Join us as we share about our journey, where the Brofessional Development Podcast started, how it’s growing, and what to expect in the future. We also share our own individual stories and how this podcast has helped us grow and keep a circle that always challenges us to go for more. We talk about our favorite episodes, guests, quotes, and how we think the Brofessional Development Podcast is making an influence out there!

Halfway to 100!

It has been almost two years since our first episode. What started as a hobby and something fun to do has now scaled to be part of our life. And today, we hit episode 50! Join us as we share about our journey, where the Brofessional Development Podcast started, how it’s growing, and what to expect in the future.

Halfway to 100 Episodes!
Halfway to 100 Episodes!

Key Highlights

[01:24] What McNeil has been up to

[03:15] Does natural talent exist?

[08:03] All about Episode 50

[08:16] Our favorite quotes since starting Brofessional Development Podcast

[11:50] Why we started Brofessional Development Podcast

[16:44] Our favorite Episodes with the hosts

[23:00] Least favorite episodes

[23:53] Our favorite guests

[25:35] Least favorite guests

[27:51] List of guests we wish to have in our next 50 episodes

[30:22] How we have grown individually since starting the podcast

[46:05] Where the podcast has helped us on the road

[52:22] Where we see the podcast helping others

Powerful Quotes

  • I think that there’s natural talent and ability that people are born with, whether that’s in sports, business, or just in life in general. But the issue is a lot of people will never tap into their natural ability and it just goes to be useless.
  • You have to love what you do. You have to have a good coach. And if you put all that together, that’s where the talent starts to develop itself.
  • People do not decide their future. They decide their habits and their habits decide their future.
  • If you can dream it, you can do it.
  • I want to find that place where most people quit and I want to be there as much as possible.
  • You are the product of the people you surround yourself with and the content that you consume.
  • Anything that’s your first is going to be bad and you can’t get to 100x without starting. So many people are just refusing to start because they are scared of failing.
  • People are happy and comfortable because it’s easy. I think the podcast just forces us to do more uncomfortable things and we grow.

Resources

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Books

The Talent Code by Daniel Coyle

Mentioned Episodes

Finding Your Life’s Purpose with Jeff Lopes

Influencing Our Thoughts To Change Our Behavior with Jason Selk

Finding your greatest strength through challenge and pain! With Ben Newman

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n today’s episode, we talk about focusing on mental health, what it means, some shocking stats in America, and best practices that can help you improve your mental health. Tune in to listen to these and other topics such as the benefits of getting your mental health right, and some resources available for you.

Wrap Your Head Around Mental Health

Wrap Your Head Around Mental Health

This week Bobby Drummond and Matt Kresko drop some knowledge on Mental Health Awareness! Often a topic that is left untouched they dive in deep to give their thoughts on mental health.  The use of prescription medicine that is used in America to cope with mental health and the damage they do!

KEY HIGHLIGHTS

[02:01] What has been going on

[05:10] The Great Resignation article

[10:38] Mental health quotes

[13:11] Book suggestions related to mental health

[17:24] What does mental health mean?

[21:39] Biological depression statistics

[26:04] Some of the best mental health practices

[30:14] The power of meditation

[34:04] Finding someone to talk to

[37:31] Personal benefits of getting your mental health status right

[42:13] Only fans inquiry

Powerful Quotes

  • You have to do the work. No one is going to do it for you. No one is going to deal with your childhood shit. No one is going to fix your unhealthy relational patterns. No one is going to heal you from the outside. You must do it from the inside–Conor Beaton.
  • Golf is a game of inches. The most important is the six inches between your ears–Arnold Palmer.
  • Anyone can have PTSD. It’s not only for war veterans but that’s where it’s most commonly associated. For me, I just think it’s all about taking care of yourself.
  • Mental health is a state of well-being in which the individual realizes his or her own abilities can cope with the normal stressors of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make contributions to his or her community.
  • People love to talk about their problems because it makes them feel like they understand something at a very deep level without actually having to take any accountability for them–Jason Selk.
  •  Most medicines will cover up a problem, so you can’t really see it at the time. So I really believe focussing on your mental health can fix a lot of the issues.
  • I’m not saying anybody to stop taking medicine, but I would say if there’s an opportunity for you to fix it yourself, I would try that.
  • There’s a ton of mental, not just the physical benefits of exercise. No matter what it is. Even little things like getting out for a walk can drastically improve your mood.
  • No matter how shitty or stressful things are, the only thing we can control is what we’re going through right now at this moment.

Mentioned Resources

The Great Resignationarticle

Relentless Solution Focus book by Jason Selk

10% Happier book by Dan Harris

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How To Track Your Digital Marketing

In this mini-episode, Josh Sample share with us ways on how to track digital marketing ads with social media. Tune in to listen to Josh Sample giving the right strategies to ensure you run a successful ads campaign through various social media platforms.

How To Track Your Digital Marketing

In this mini-episode, Josh Sample share with us ways to track digital marketing ads with social media.

Timestamps

[01:05] The right timeframe to run a campaign

[01:30] Identifying Key Performance Indicator (KPI)

[02:31] Identifying the ideal customer

[03:50] Creating the right content for your customer

Powerful Quotes

  • The first thing you want to do is identify how long do your campaigns need to run before you’ll see that KPI.
  • After you determine what the success or failure of KPI is, then and only then can you start optimizing and placing your ads.
  • There’s a very large difference between your actual customer and the customer that you want.
  • We’re in the era of research. You’re not going to trick anybody into buying from you.

Connect with Josh Sample

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/josh-sample-a4080759/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/freesocialsamples/?hl=en

Website: https://joshsample.wpengine.com/

Resources

Drive Social Media: https://drivesocialnow.com/

Marketing Milk: https://www.marketingmilk.com/

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Saying Yes To Saying No

Integrity

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In this episode, we talk Mentality For Scaling Your Business With Josh Sample!, the founder, and Operating Partner at Drive Social Media. Josh is also a contributor to Forbes Agency Council, a public speaker, and a writer.

Mentality For Scaling Your Business With Josh Sample!

Tune in to listen to Josh’s journey, where it all started, the mentality that kept him moving forward and fast to making his first million, scaling his business, and the secrets behind his success story. 

Mentality For Scaling Your Business With Josh Sample

In this episode, we talk to Josh Sample, the founder, and Operating Partner at Drive Social Media. Josh is also a contributor to Forbes Agency Council, a public speaker, and a writer.

Timestamps

[01:33] Josh Sample’s background story

[09:37] How to scale your business

[13:05] Making the first million

[14:43] “Not satisfied mentality”

[15:15] Josh’s work ethic

[23:26] Where Josh has grown the most as a person

[26:26] Biggest pivots experienced

[29:45] The legacy Josh Sample wants to leave behind

[30:43] Recruiting challenges

[35:02] Work from home idea

[40:20] Developing good leadership culture in an organization

[43:23] Only fans inquiry

Powerful Quotes

  • When I was young, I realized that you had to work to make money. And if you didn’t work, you didn’t have any money.
  • I have always had the ideology of throwing as much money as you can strategically and smartly. But do whatever you can to move faster.
  • The point when I thought that I was going to make my first million was the day I saw a  million.
  • I was always so fearful of losing it all. I protected it over and over again.
  • You can always turn a loser into a winner. But winners will always be winners.
  • You have to put as much energy into the people that are just like you in the organization, as you do to the people who aren’t like you at all.
  • Everybody hits a rough patch in their career. Everybody has ups and downs.
  • I just think that if you do good for other people, stupid as it sounds, Karma is a bitch.
  • The only way you could beat Facebook is if you figure out a way that they can’t rip you off.

 

Connect with Josh Sample

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/josh-sample-a4080759/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/freesocialsamples/?hl=en

Website: https://joshsample.wpengine.com/

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Drive Social Media: https://drivesocialnow.com/

Marketing Milk: https://www.marketingmilk.com/

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Saying Yes To Saying No

Integrity

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In today’s episode, we speak to Connor Beaton, the founder of Man Talks. Man Talks is an organization that is focused on men’s health and success. Helping Men Find Their Purpose And Confidence With Connor Beaton! Connor is also an international speaker, a podcast host, and an event leader who pushes men to dig deep for their purpose and for confidence. He’s also appeared at TEDx multiple stages.

Tune in and listen to our guest share about finding inspiration after hitting your rock bottom, his own experience and how he got out of it, how you can leverage uncertainty, and more from his upcoming book.

Helping Men Find Their Purpose And Confidence With Connor Beaton

In today’s episode, we speak to Connor Beaton, the founder of Man Talks. Man Talks is an organization that is focused on men’s health and success. Connor is also an international speaker, a podcast host, and an event leader who pushes men to dig deep for their purpose and for confidence.

Connor Beaton on the Brofessional Development Podcast. Helping Men find their purpose and confidence!

Timestamps:

[00:45] About Connor Beaton

[01:29] ‘The first rule of men’

[05:19] Has Connor’s views on ‘the first rule of men’ changed after becoming a father?

[09:10] What men generally hide

[14:58] Connors tears and the turning point

[20:08] Finding inspiration out of your rock bottom

[22:43] Advice for the desperate people out there

[26:44] “Sex for validation”

[31:40] Thoughts on fraternity initiation

[34:36] The purpose of initiation

[37:58] How to leverage uncertainty

[40:43] The biggest lesson about uncertainty

[42:04] Connor’s upcoming book: what to look forward to

[43:25] Only fans inquiry

Powerful Quotes

  • A man’s work begins in pain. It begins in us being able to look at our lives in a very real way and say, why am I suffering?
  • I’m very grateful for having put in the work to be the man that I am today to give my son the best chance possible in a world that is admittedly radically chaotic.
  • Some men feel like frogs because they’re not owning who they are or what they’re actually doing in their life.
  • The biggest moment for me was deciding that lying, hiding, and being untruthful in any way was a damaging impact on my life.
  • If you can find somebody that can help you get into that shame and grief before you hit the rock bottom, you can circumvent your situation.
  • The inspiration comes from giving yourself the permission to experience the things that you don’t want to experience, talk about things you’ve been avoiding, and own the things you’ve been running from.
  • For a lot of men, it’s easier to get validation from women than it is for them to go on a journey.
  • The purpose of initiation of putting you in contact with death is so that you could come back to culture, community, and your family, and be more effective as a man.
  • Uncertainty is the force of change. When you don’t know what’s going to happen, then what you’re left with is faith.

Connect with Connor

Connor Beaton Website: https://connorbeaton.com/

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/connorbeaton/?originalSubdomain=ca

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mantalks/?hl=en

Twitter: https://twitter.com/ConnorBeaton?s=20

Man Talks Website: https://mantalks.com/

Mentioned Book

The Wisdom Of Insecurity— Alan Watts

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Ben Newman on finding your greatest strength!

Ben Newman on finding your greatest strength! Ben is a highly regarded performance coach, international speaker, and best-selling author. His clients consist of fortune 500 companies, business executives, sales organizations, and professional athletes. He is also the mental conditioning coach of the Alabama Crimson Tide Football team. Influencive.com named him as one of the top 10 motivators in sports. Real Leaders Magazine listed ben in the Top 50 speakers in the world in 2019 and 2020.

Ben Newman on Finding your greatest strength through challenge and pain!

Finding Our Greatest Strength Through The Story Of Challenge And Pain Ben Newman is a highly regarded performance coach, international speaker, and best-selling author. His clients consist of fortune 500 companies, business executives, sales organizations, and professional athletes. He is also the mental conditioning coach of the Alabama Crimson Tide Football team.

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In this episode, Ben joins us to discuss how we can find our greatest strength through the story of challenge and pain. He also shares steps to help find your life’s purpose and give yourself permission to move forward. Tune in as we dive deep into Ben’s story and other exciting topics including his purpose and what wakes him up every day, the seduction of success, mental toughness, and connecting your burn as a mental training tool. Finally, Ben gives the release date of his upcoming book, Uncommon Leadership, in which he shares lessons he has learned from some of the greatest leaders that ever walked the face of the earth. Hope you enjoy Ben Newman on Finding your Greatest Strength

Key Highlights

[02:10] What Ben has been up to

[03:03] Ben’s purpose and why he wakes up early every day

[03:46] The story of Ben’s mother suffering from Amyloidosis

[06:40] Leaving mom’s legacy behind

[09:20] Seduction of success

[12:35] Troubling financial periods

[17:35] Mental toughness

[20:50] Ben’s morning routine

[29:55] Mental training tool

[32:45] Steps to help one find their purpose

[38:08] Giving yourself permission to go forward: Story of Mark Jones

[43:56] Looking into the future

[47:15] Upcoming Book: Uncommon Leadership

Powerful Quotes

  • My core has always been in my connection to fighting to be the best that I can be every single day because that’s what my mother did when she was dying of a rare muscle disease called Amyloidosis.
  • My mother was the greatest champion of life. The greatest fighter who taught me about passion and conviction.
  • Something you have been saying no to, for whatever reason; fear, doubt, uncertainty, give yourself permission and stop making excuses why you’re not going to move forward.
  • Recognize that great success takes time. It’s not done overnight.
  • Once you experience a little success, you should never stop. The goal should be to get better.
  • If you have a mentor who just always tells you how great you are, keep that person as a loving friend and find a new mentor.
  • Mental toughness is your ability to get back up one more time when you have been knocked down.
  • Don’t allow your feelings to dictate how you show up. Continue to dominate the standard every day.
  • The easiest way to build self-confidence is just by keeping the small promises to yourself.
  • Everything that I do requires me to wake up at 2:24 am. I’m willing to make up the sacrifice of a little bit of sleep to build a calendar that gives me balance in my life.
  • When you’re in the middle of pain and feel like you can’t go any further, you connect to your burn and the reason you’re going to do it.
  • My greatest goal is to serve a billion people and I recognize that I can’t do that alone.

If you loved this week’s conversation, you may want to check out these previous episodes!

Discipline Moves The Needle

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Andy Frisella of 75Hard and the RealAF Podcast!

Andy Frisella talks about 75Hard, Discipline, and Creating a Culture

Andy Frisella Talks 75Hard, Discipline, and Creating a Culture!

This week the gang hangs out with the Andy Frisella. Andy Frisella is an entrepreneur, bestselling author, consultant, and public speaker. He has been featured in Inc., Entrepreneur & Forbes Magazine. From 2015-2019 he hosted The MFCEO Project, and currently hosts REAL AF with Andy Frisella.

This week the gang hangs out with the Andy Frisella.

Andy Frisella is an entrepreneur, bestselling author, consultant, and public speaker.

He has been featured in Inc., Entrepreneur & Forbes Magazine. From 2015-2019 he hosted The MFCEO Project, and currently hosts REAL AF with Andy Frisella.

Listen along as we discuss the power of self-education and carving your own path and why getting stabbed was the best thing that ever happened to Andy.

Bobby talks about his struggles in the last year and how Andy’s 75 Hard helped him regain control of his life. Andy takes his example and builds upon it by laying out his three keys to happiness.

Your customers and clients are your lifeblood; they are what gives you purpose. Andy lays out why and how to shift your focus from your wallet to truly making a difference in people’s lives.

Andy also helps to build on last week’s episode in discussing why no single individual has to settle for being average. The tools provided in in the modern age such as Google, social media, podcasts, and content creators such as Andy himself lay a solid foundation for success.

We get into the proverbial “No Man’s Land” and how to navigate the negativity thrown at you by the people around you. As you outgrow a group in the search for self-improvement, loneliness is a new challenge until you can successfully surround yourself with like-minded driven individuals.

Finally, we grill Andy with some questions from the fans and he explains how he successfully bought his dream house with help from a meme.

Powerful quotes

Being successful is not the grades you get in school.

Make your scars your strengths.

Learn to take your hardships and turn them into foundations to build yourself upon.

I’m happy to lose because it taught me something.

… absorb that negativity and put it out into productive action.

 Key Highlights

[00:15] Introducing Andy Frisella.

[02:12] How Andy got started on his professional development journey.

[05:01] Being successful in America.

[10:43] Getting stabbed is the greatest thing that ever happened to me.

[16:05} 75 Hard

[22:30] Discipline, purpose, and gratitude.

[29:45] Shifting to a customer focused mindset.

[31:00] What is your legacy, Andy Frisella?

[36:12] You don’t have to be average.

[40:54] Do something that will move you toward where you want to go.

[45:38] No Man’s Land

[52:33] Golf is not a workout.

[56:45} Onlyfans inquiries.

[1:03:50] How to buy a house with memes.

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That which you don’t hate, you’ll eventually tolerate.

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This week on Brofessional Development the guys talk about  QUIT BITCHING AND COMPLAINING!

Entrepreneurs from St. Louis talk about why you should quit your bitching and complaining!

Quit Bitching and Complaining

This week on Brofessional Development the guys talk about BITCHING AND COMPLAINING! What is covered in this podcast: Personal and Professional relationships with complaining. Have you gone a full day without bitching? What people complain about! Why people bitch. If there is a time and place for it!

What is covered in this podcast:

  • Personal and Professional relationships with complaining.
  • Have you gone a full day without bitching?
  • What people complain about!
  • Why people bitch.
  • If there is a time and place for it!

We give input from some great minds such as Simon SinekEd Mylett, and Gary V on this episode as well. The conversation starts with 4 outstanding quotes centered around the topic and a huge announcement of a future guest you wont want to miss!

Dan ends the podcast with his tip of the week and we answer a listener question from Rich!

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What is it with the generation I grew up in that lack the accountability?  I feel as though I was blessed to be surrounded by a family that instilled hard work.  I was very fortunate and have a family that many would call successful.  Many people think that my personal success is from having grown up in the situation I did, which in ways it has. This blog post is to explain a bit of why I think growing up with a father who forced accountability on me to be one of the bigger growth factors.

In business and specifically entrepreneurship you wear the hat of all the roles. So how does one make sure they find the most success? What I do is target a goal and try my best to get there. It could be as simple as block off an hour to work on a specific project or a sales goal for the month.  From there it is up to myself and the people around me to reach that goal!

What you quickly realize is you cannot do everything on your own.  As much as you want to be hands on in every situation you are doing more damage than good.  You have to delegate roles to those around you.  This is where accountability comes in! You must be clear with those who you give roles to or those that volunteer to do those roles.  Once you have set the job or task there should be a conversation about what is expected out of them. Once they know what is expected out of them it should be very clear on a timetable on when it should be completed.

This is where stuff starts to get a bit crazy in my opinion.  I am not sure if it’s the fact that people of our generation have been shielded or that cancel culture is so rampant now a days, but people HATE criticism.  Be the opposite end of that spectrum; thrive on the criticism and am my biggest critic.  If you want to grow you have to be able to learn from your failed attempts and be able to openly listen to those who are being critical of you.  From an early age I was told if I signed up for something, I had to see it through until completion! Even if I hated it! 

That ONE THING is what molded me to be who I am today! It also molded my expectations of others.  In life there is always someone out there who has it better or worse.  You are in control of one thing your entire life and that is YOU! Be the person you SAY you are going to be to others and yourself. When you do not keep your word, you should be held accountable, there should be words spoken, and you should be able to handle those words.  If you have excuses or hide behind something in defense you are hurting yourself even more in the process.  Believe it or not everyone has tons of shit going on in their life.  You should have been aware of this before you signed up for your task!  THERE IS ALWAYS SOMEONE OUT THERE WHO CAN REPLACE SOMEONE! 

How do I think people can improve this poor trait that culture has instilled in us? Be self-aware.  We have done a podcast on this as well which you can listen to HERE! I find it mind blowing the number of individuals that lack the self-awareness.  Every week you should audit yourself and be able to see what can be improved on! BE HONEST WITH YOURSELF! Lying about a result doesn’t change anything! There is often talk of Auditing your Circle which we have also done a podcast on HERE!  To me with accountability you should AUDIT YOUR CIRCLE when those around you are not providing what they say they are going to do.

REMEMBER YOUR WORDS ARE ONLY AS GOOD AS YOUR ACTIONS! Go out there and be the best person you can be! 

HERE IS A SIMPLE METHOD YOU CAN FOLLOW:

S = Set Expectations

I = Invite Commitment

M = Measure Progress

P = Provide Feedback

L = Link Consequences

E = Evaluate Expectations

Thanks for listening to my rant,

Brad 

This week the guys are fortunate to deliver you a Ryan Michler Interview!

Ryan Michler is a husband, father, Iraqi Combat Veteran, and the Founder of Order of Man. Ryan grew up without a permanent father figure and has seen first-hand how a lack of strong, ambitious, self-sufficient men has impacted society today. He believes many of the world’s most complicated problems could be solved if men everywhere learned how to be better husbands, fathers, businessmen, and community leaders. It has now become his life’s mission to help men across the planet step more fully into their roles as protectors, providers, and presiders over themselves, their families, their businesses, and their communities. You can find him blogging and podcasting at Order of Man where he is working to help men become all they were meant to be.

Colin, Brad and Matt get into some deep conversation about what it takes to become the man you were meant to be.

We dive into how to audit your habits and your circle, Ryan’s decision to homeschool his children, why playing the victim is so easy, along with some never before heard personal stories of their own masculinity.

The guys also touch on some sensitive subjects in todays society and how we can try and reverse the actions that are currently playing out!

 You are definitely not going to miss this one and if you don’t already know Ryan, you’ll want to give him a follow on every platform.

Ryan Michler joins Brofessional Development

This week the guys have on Ryan Michler. Founder of Order of Man, Host of Order of Man Podcast, and author of the book Sovereignty. Colin, Brad and Matt get into some deep conversation about what it takes to become the man you were meant to be.

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