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The ikario Podcast: human thriving in the modern world

The ikario Podcast: human thriving in the modern world

By Shane Melaugh

The world is noisy, complicated and overwhelming, but you can learn to surf the chaos. On this podcast, we explore what it takes to break free from digital distractions, addictions, social isolation and everything else keeping us down in the modern world. Learn how to become more capable, build (and stick with) good habits and become a force to be reckoned with.

The ikario podcast is hosted by Shane Melaugh and produced with the help of the ikario team.
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Content Strategy I Used to Build Multiple 7-Figure Businesses (+ Full Content Blueprint) | Episode 79

The ikario Podcast: human thriving in the modern worldNov 24, 2023

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Content Strategy I Used to Build Multiple 7-Figure Businesses (+ Full Content Blueprint) | Episode 79

Content Strategy I Used to Build Multiple 7-Figure Businesses (+ Full Content Blueprint) | Episode 79

In this episode, we delve into our content creation system, emphasizing the importance of generating and validating ideas while ensuring alignment with audience interests. Join us as we navigate the challenges of standing out in a saturated content landscape, discuss the significance of audience engagement, and share tips on overcoming perfectionism in your content creation journey. Key Topics Systematic Approach to Content Creation: Learn about the need for a systematic approach and discover how low-cost Facebook ads can be valuable tools for idea validation. Standing Out in a Saturated Landscape: Explore strategies to stand out in a crowded content space and understand the importance of refining content ideas through audience engagement. The 80% Rule: Overcome perfectionism by focusing on critical elements like storytelling and emotional appeal, adhering to the 80% rule. The 20% Rule: Prioritize impactful aspects such as clarity, emotional appeal, and storytelling, and learn how they contribute to successful content creation. Discover the benefits of producing content in rounds of 10 for evaluation and improvement. We emphasize the importance of strategic execution, building authority, and engaging your audience. Join the 21 Day Content Creation Challenge: To facilitate your improvement, we present a three-week content creation challenge. The goal is to produce five short-form content pieces per week. You will receive the content blueprint system, recipes, and strategies to overcome barriers, build momentum, and establish a personal brand. The challenge kicks off in the first week of December, concluding just before the last week of the month. Challenge Highlights: Content Blueprint System: Receive a comprehensive system, including recipes and strategies for effective content creation. Accountability and Feedback: Overcome content creation barriers with accountability and feedback, fostering rapid idea validation. Bonuses: Early sign-ups enjoy bonuses such as a strategy call and a Facebook ads masterclass. Embark on this transformative journey to enhance your content creation skills and make a meaningful impact. Visit https://focusandaction.com/content to sign up for the three-week challenge. Let's create compelling content together! Previous Episodes: 1 - https://youtu.be/v8JHmy5JegE 2 - https://youtu.be/nAz5WTB-8tI Chapters 00:00 - Validating your content ideas 02:35 - Low Cost Facebook Adverts 06:00 - How to find headlines 08:11 - Talking to People 14:00 - What do people care about 16:00 - I'm not good enough 20:00 - Identify the 20% that matters 22:17 - Get off the endless hamster-wheel 25:42 - Strategic Execution 32:24 - Importance of Feedback 35:53 - 21 Day Content Challenge 43:12 - focusanndaction.com/content

Nov 24, 202350:41
Mastering Content Creation FAST: 2 Essential Strategies | Episode 78

Mastering Content Creation FAST: 2 Essential Strategies | Episode 78

Get 3x Free Content Recipes: https://focusandaction.com/recipe Previous Episode:    • Content Consistency while Successfull...   🚀 Unlock the secrets to explosive content growth! 🚀 Join us in this insightful discussion where we share our journey as content creators, revealing strategies that led to massive follower gains (from scratch) in diverse niches. Learn about organic community building, the power of personal branding, and the successful of content creation experiments. Discover the SSC model (Strategic, Sufficient, and Consistent) for content marketing success and explore the challenges of consistent content creation. The SSC Model:    • The 3 Keys to Achieving Your Goals   00:00 - Grow your Brand with Content Fast 03:57 - Personal Brand Videos create Authority 06:10 - The SSC Model: Sufficient & Consistent 09:41 - A Lack of Strategy 14:08 - Strategy 1: Relative Positioning A 19:42 - Strategy 1: Relative Positioning B 22:22 - Content Recipes 27:58 - Strategy 2: Systematic Improvement 30:04 - (1) Focus on the Essentials 33:51 - (2) Self Review 40:40 - (3) Get Feedback 43:04 - The Content BluePrint 🔑 Key Takeaways: - Importance of personal branding in content creation. - Leveraging video content for authority. - Crafting a unique voice and standing out in your niche. - Content recipes for structured creation, featuring the "I tried X" approach. - Adapting to trends and influencing them as you gain authority. - Systematic improvement: Focused efforts, essentials, and constructive feedback. - Building a backend for business success without a full-time commitment to content. The SSC Model:    • The 3 Keys to Achieving Your Goals   Get 3x Free Content Recipes: https://focusandaction.com/recipe 🎙️ Dive deep into the world of content creation with insights on contrarian vs. aligned positions, avoiding generic content with ChatGPT, and positioning within your niche. Uncover the systematic Content Blueprint we have used several times for content creation success and gain practical tips for overcoming obstacles. Don't miss out on this guide to strategic and impactful content that resonates with your audience! 🌟 #contentcreation #DigitalMarketing #YouTubeSuccess #PersonalBranding

Nov 24, 202347:00
How to Create Content Consistently & Run a Business (Video & Writing) | Episode 77

How to Create Content Consistently & Run a Business (Video & Writing) | Episode 77

Get the Focus 90 Protocol: https://focusandaction.com/f90/ Previous Episode, Time Management Secrets: https://youtu.be/tlrlQHhQMUg In this podcast episode, we explore the art of maintaining consistent content creation and the common fears that hinder this process. Shane, drawing from his extensive experience in content creation, shares valuable insights, including his recent successful venture that kickstarted with daily content on TikTok, resulting in a substantial and engaged audience. The primary message is clear: consistent content creation yields desired outcomes. The episode delves into the prevalent fear that often hampers people from creating content regularly, frequently stemming from perfectionism. Overcoming this fear is as simple as starting with daily publishing. Tune in for a thought-provoking conversation on the significance of consistent content creation in reaching your objectives. 00:00 How to create Content Consistently 02:07 The Fear of Creating: Perfectionism 03:38 Why "Publish Daily" is a Solution 06:11 Overcoming Resistance to Shorts 08:25 Short Form Media Strategy (Video & Writing) 14:41 Imposter Syndrome 20:00 Follow a Recipe 23:27 Batch your Process 28:29 Commit to Bad First Drafts 31:09 Constraints & Creativity 33:09 The 80% Rule 37:05 Repetition of Ideas 38:34 Content: The Infinite Game 40:41 The Skill Creates the Outcome Get the Focus 90 Protocol: https://focusandaction.com/f90/ Previous Episode, Time Management Secrets: https://youtu.be/tlrlQHhQMUg Visit our website: https://ikario.com/

Nov 09, 202343:54
Never Have Enough Time? Here's How to Fix That! | Episode 76

Never Have Enough Time? Here's How to Fix That! | Episode 76

F90 Protocol Free Training: https://focusandaction.com/f90 Want help Goal Setting? Sign up for a Free Coaching Call: https://focusandaction.com/gameplan/ We've been getting a many questions about time management, lately. And it's no wonder, really. We live in an overwhelming world where everyone receives far more input than they can possibly handle. And so we end up with too much to do, repeatedly arriving at the end of the day wishing for more hours. In this episode, we delve deep into the heart of the matter, exploring the misconception that time management is solely about scheduling and time-boxing. Rather, it's about setting priorities, learning to say no, and managing your personal energy levels. Join us as we challenge the typical, surface-level solutions often found on YouTube and elsewhere, and instead, aim to address the core issue behind time management challenges. We're here to provide you with practical insights and strategies to help you reclaim control over your time and find the balance you seek. Resources & links: F90 Protocol Free Training: https://focusandaction.com/f90 Book 1 - No More Mr. Nice Guy by Robert A. Glover Book 2 - Not Nice: Stop People Pleasing by Aziz Gazipura Book 3 - Slaying Your Fear by Adam Smith Book 4 - The Almanack Of Naval Ravikant by Eric Jorgenson

Nov 05, 202353:41
HyperProductive Sprint: how to get 6 months of work done in 4 weeks or less | Episode 75

HyperProductive Sprint: how to get 6 months of work done in 4 weeks or less | Episode 75

What's the secret to getting seemingly impossible amounts of work done in just a few weeks? Many times, I've built my businesses on my ability to do exactly that: creating and launching an entire online course business in under a month. Replacing myself with a brand new marketing team in record time. Or testing a new market and gaining an audience of 100K+ in under 3 months...


What all of these have in common is that I compressed the work most people would need months or years to complete into just weeks. And I did it without sacrificing my health and without risking burnout.


Today, I'm sharing the exact protocol I use to make this possible. If you want to experience this HyperProductive Sprint with me, first hand, check out the links in the show notes here: https://ikario.com/hyperproductive-sprint/

Oct 18, 202301:05:29
Just Be A Jacked Millionaire Bro... It's Not That Hard | Episode 74

Just Be A Jacked Millionaire Bro... It's Not That Hard | Episode 74

Join the free ikario Community here and come talk to us:

[https://ikario.com/join](https://ikario.com/join)


FREE Class: Stop procrastination Crash Course

[https://ikario.com/crashcourse/stop/](https://ikario.com/crashcourse/stop/)


Free Class: Become an Implementer

[https://ikario.com/im-register/](https://ikario.com/im-register/)



Chapters:

00:00 - Just Be A Jacked Millionaire Bro...

07:17 - What is the Implementation Gap?

9:43 - Why "Just Try HARDER" Doesn't Work

14:43 - Don't Be An NPC

15:58 - Don't Have A Morning Routine

21:51 - Advice for Someone Who Wants to Make Money Fast

26:53 - You Have Got to Make Movement a Priority in Your Life

33:49 - As a Man You Are Judged by Your CAPABILITY

44:21 - The Last Piece of Advice for Any Man

49:37 - Be Strong Like A Jaguar

55:47 - Outro



Links & Resources Mentioned:


Alex Hormozi -- My $100,000,000 Morning Routine

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PFKGHL1MqkU


Alex Hormozi -- $100M Offers (Book)

https://www.amazon.com/100M-Offers-People-Stupid-Saying-ebook/dp/B099QVG1H8


Gabor Matte -- The Myth of Normal (Book)

https://www.amazon.com/Myth-Normal-Illness-Healing-Culture-ebook/dp/B0946LP9L8/


James Nestor -- Breath: The New Science of a Lost Art (Book)

https://www.amazon.com/Breath-New-Science-Lost-Art-ebook/dp/B07Z49Z32V/

Nov 15, 202256:38
Creator vs. Consumer Mindset | Episode 73

Creator vs. Consumer Mindset | Episode 73

Join the free ikario Community here and come talk to us:

[https://ikario.com/join](https://ikario.com/join)


FREE Class: Stop procrastination Crash Course

[https://ikario.com/crashcourse/stop/](https://ikario.com/crashcourse/stop/)


Free Class: Become an Implementer

[https://ikario.com/im-register/](https://ikario.com/im-register/)



Chapters:

00:00 - What is the Creator vs. Consumer Mindset?

04:33 - A Balance Between Consuming and Creating

10:38 - A Consumer Attitude Towards Life in General

11:03 - Example 1 - A Consumer Attitude Towards Health

17:00 - The Average Person is Extremely Unhealthy

20:49 - Example 2 - Fitness

26:37 - Example 3 - Consuming Information & Media

27:42 - How to Actually Learn Something

33:59 - Consumables Are EASY Because Someone Else is Making Money

37:52 - Self-Determined vs. Externally Determined Goals

41:34 - People Like to Think They're Doing Their Own Thinking

44:07 - Social Media and Social Discourse

49:00 - Liberals and Conservatives Want the SAME THINGS

54:26 - Conclusion + Outro



Links & Resources Mentioned:


Cured by Jeffrey Rediger M.D:

https://drjeffreyrediger.com/cured-the-life-changing-science-of-spontaneous-healing-testing/


The Human Zoo Podcast Episode:

https://ikario.com/009/


Lex Fridman and Joscha Bach:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P-2P3MSZrBM


Daryl Davis - Why I, as a black man, attend KKK rallies:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ORp3q1Oaezw

Oct 13, 202257:32
Embrace the Struggle | Episode 72

Embrace the Struggle | Episode 72

Join the free ikario Community here and come talk to us:

[https://ikario.com/join](https://ikario.com/join)


FREE Class: Stop procrastination Crash Course

[https://ikario.com/crashcourse/stop/](https://ikario.com/crashcourse/stop/)


Free Class: Become an Implementer

[https://ikario.com/im-register/](https://ikario.com/im-register/)



Chapters:

00:00 - Intro

01:33 - I Think I'm Doing This Wrong Because It's So Hard

03:18 - Failure IS the Path to Success

07:25 - How Shane Did It Without Knowing How to Do It

11:39 - Shiny Object Syndrome + How Things Are Sold to Us

20:09 - How Do You Know When and What to Quit?

23:25 - Most People Are Strong Starters... But WEAK Finishers

29:15 - Be the Type of Person Who Cringes When You Look Back at Your Older Work

32.47 - Leading vs. Lagging Indicators

37:03 - How to Balance Between Wanting Money and Engaging in the Process

43:14 - What Advice Would You Give Your Younger Self

45:05 - You Don't Need to Go It Alone

46:19 - Closing Stoic Remarks (Outro)



Links & Resources Mentioned:


Building a StoryBrand by Donald Miller:

https://buildingastorybrand.com/


Q&A Video Playlist:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WndRI9a741M&list=PLQJBlFqPEtKfxpVQ-cX4JQXdmtFlyAJVF


Join the free ikario Community here and come talk to us:

[https://ikario.com/join](https://ikario.com/join)

Oct 06, 202247:26
Does MORE Money make you Happier? And what is Financial Freedom anyways? | Episode 71

Does MORE Money make you Happier? And what is Financial Freedom anyways? | Episode 71

Free ikario Wealth Building Class:

https://ikario.com/wealthbuilding


Join the free ikario Community here and come talk to us:

[https://ikario.com/join](https://ikario.com/join)


FREE Class: Stop procrastination Crash Course

[https://ikario.com/crashcourse/stop/](https://ikario.com/crashcourse/stop/)


Free Class: Become an Implementer

[https://ikario.com/im-register/](https://ikario.com/im-register/)


Chapters:

00:00 - Intro

01:15 - What is Financial Freedom?

07:07 - Financial Freedom and Priorities

10:51 - How do you keep the ego out of being rich?

17:55 - Having Self Determined Goals

28:46 - What are the sources of externally imposed goals?

34:05 - How to identify Goals you ACTUALLY want

45:24 - Where is the line between Financial Freedom and Happiness?

51:49 - What is the link between Money and Happiness?

1:02:07 - Question Things You Learn + Outro


Links & Resources Mentioned:


Free ikario Wealth Building Class:

https://ikario.com/wealthbuilding

Sep 28, 202201:03:48
The Warrior Attitude | Episode 70

The Warrior Attitude | Episode 70

Join the free ikario Community here and come talk to us:

[https://ikario.com/join](https://ikario.com/join)


FREE Class: Stop procrastination Crash Course

[https://ikario.com/crashcourse/stop/](https://ikario.com/crashcourse/stop/)


Free Class: Become an Implementer

[https://ikario.com/im-register/](https://ikario.com/im-register/)


Chapters:

00:00 - Intro + Warrior Archetype and Real Life

04:07 - What is the Warrior Archetype?

05:36 - Make Yourself Stronger in Service of Others

10:12 - How Else Can You Be Strong and Uplift Others

15:19 - Getting Your Shit Together Emotionally is Very Attractive

16:22 - The Warrior's Attitude is a Counter to "Bubble Wrapping the World”

21:53 - There is an Optimal Amount of Childhood Trauma

23:23 - Be Unflinching in the Face of Danger

28:26 - You Don't Seek the Comfort of Delusion

35:16 - Seek Out and, If Possible, Eliminate Your Weaknesses

41:09 - The Solution to Fake Posturing

49:08 - Shadow Work

57:03 - Have Principles to Live By

58:48 - How to Find Out Your Principles and Core Values

1:01:17 - This is a Reminder to You and Me

1:04:32 - Outro


Links & Resources Mentioned:

The Book of 5 Rings by Miyamoto Masashi — [https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25789.The_Book_of_Five_Rings](https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25789.The_Book_of_Five_Rings)

Tao of Jeet Kune Do by Bruce Lee — [https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/57858.Tao_of_Jeet_Kune_Do](https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/57858.Tao_of_Jeet_Kune_Do)

Good to Great by Jim Collins — [https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/76865.Good_to_Great](https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/76865.Good_to_Great)

Shadow Work-shops — [https://ikario.com/shadowwork](https://ikario.com/shadowwork) 

Somatic Theory — [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Somatic_theory](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Somatic_theory)

ikario Community — [https://ikairo.com/join](https://ikairo.com/join)

Sep 21, 202201:05:28
4 Levels of Self Development (& Getting Your Shit Together) | Episode 69

4 Levels of Self Development (& Getting Your Shit Together) | Episode 69

Join the free ikario Community here and come talk to us: 

https://ikario.com/join


FREE Class: Stop procrastination Crash Course

https://ikario.com/crashcourse/stop/


Free Class: Become an Implementer

https://ikario.com/im-register/


Chapters:

00:00 - Intro

01:03 - The Problem with the Self Development Space & Elite Content

05:21 - 4 Levels of Self Development

06:21 - Level 0 - No-Lifer

13:06 - Level 1 - Average

18:05 - How to Make Green Smoothies Easy and Effortless for Yourself

20:30 - Same Thing for Other Areas of Life

32:29 - How to Be in the Top 10% of People

33:43 - Level 2 - How to Go From Top 10% to 1%

47:30 - Level 3 - Going Beyond Yourself

1:02:57 - Outro

Sep 13, 202201:04:24
Neuroscientist Reveals the TRUTH about Dopamine and Modern Suffering | Episode 68

Neuroscientist Reveals the TRUTH about Dopamine and Modern Suffering | Episode 68

TJ's Instagram - the best place to find and interact with him: https://www.instagram.com/tjpower/


Join the free ikario Community here and come talk to us: https://ikario.com/join


FREE Class: Stop procrastination Crash Course

https://ikario.com/crashcourse/stop/


Free Class: Become an Implementer

https://ikario.com/im-register/


Chapters:

00:00 - Intro + What TJ's Company Does

02:32 - A Neuroscientist's Perspective on Tech Induced Suffering

04:53 - 4 Key Hormones that Drive Human Behaviour

06:30 - The Truth About Dopamine

10:51 - We Are Taking Shortcuts to What We Want & It's Making Us Unhappy

15:19 - The Discomfort We Feel Is Actually A Healthy Response

24:15 - Loneliness and Oxytocin

30:30 - How the Presence of a Phone Influences You

36:03 - What Does Serotonin Do?

39:50 - Connection Between Seratonin and Your Environment

43:25 - What Do Kids and Teens Think About Getting Off Screens and Tech?

45:50 - Tech Optimisim vs. Negative Side Effects

50:35 - Turn Your Phone Into A Tool + Being Different

54:22 - What are Endorphins?

57:19 - How to Release Endorphins

1:00:34 - Practice Sitting in Discomfort

1:01:54 - Limbic Friction is the Key to Discipline

1:05:28 - How to Have What You Want from a Physiological Perspective

1:08:39 - Cooking as an Experience is Good for You

1:10:20 - Humans Love Doing Things Socially and for Others

1:13:31 - Neuroscientist Reveals Habits That Make Him Happy

1:16:17 - How Porn Affects Us

1:18:26 - A Neuroscientist's Perspective on NoFap and Masturbation

1:25:25 - Outro


Links & Resources Mentioned:

TJ's IG: https://www.instagram.com/tjpower/

Sep 07, 202201:26:33
Living with Integrity and its Ripple Effects on Other People | Episode 67

Living with Integrity and its Ripple Effects on Other People | Episode 67

Join the free ikario Community here and come talk to us: https://ikario.com/join


FREE Class: Stop procrastination Crash Course

https://ikario.com/crashcourse/stop/


Free Class: Become an Implementer

https://ikario.com/im-register/



Chapters:

00:00 - Intro + Why Living with Integrity is so Important

00:58 - Marshmallow Experiment

03:01 - Scarcity vs. Abundance Mindset

06:21 - Definition of Integrity

10:41 - A Single Moment That Changes Someone's Life

14:16 - Be The Example

16:47 - Your Words Having Weight

19:11 - What It Means to Be Deliberate

22:03 - Integrity is a Habit - Whether You Have It or Not

25:47 - Why Most People Don't Have Integrity

26:42 - Living with Integrity Means Honesty Especially When it's Difficult

27:46 - Is Integrity Innate?

30:16 - Living with Integrity is an Active Decision

34:08 - You Can't Only Keep Your Word When It's Convenient for You



Links & Resources Mentioned:

Habits of Mind Podcast: https://youtu.be/u2OHOBF84bw

Aug 30, 202236:43
5 Popular Productivity Tips You Should Stop Doing Immediately | Episode 66

5 Popular Productivity Tips You Should Stop Doing Immediately | Episode 66

The productivity self-help-scene is always finding new ways to sell you old tricks. But, it seems some old tricks, like the Pomodoro Technique for example, stick around for good. In this episode we explore why it's time to retire 5 of the most popular productivity hacks that are still being peddled by productivity gurus around the world AND what you should be thinking about doing instead.   

We also address the 5 most common "Productivity No-Buts"  or "resistance to advice" that we encounter from students that participate in the ikario productivity classes.

Aug 24, 202201:02:45
Q&A Episode: Answering Your Burning Questions About Success & Productivity | Episode 65

Q&A Episode: Answering Your Burning Questions About Success & Productivity | Episode 65

If you have any burning questions you'd like us to answer, email us at: hello@ikario.com.


Links and Resources Mentioned:

Potato Diet Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hu2vGVTwKj4
How to Prioritize: https://youtu.be/tP4VAawx2qw
Shadow Workshops are in the ikario Community, join here: https://ikario.com/join/
The Bacon Fallacy: https://youtu.be/4ROcIj8k6Rg
How to Stop Procrastination (The Crash Course): https://ikario.com/stop
Wealth Building Course: https://ikario.com/wealthbuilding/
Shane on Building Teams + Team Culture: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/entrepreneurship-on-hard-mode-shane-melaugh/id1618984651?i=1000571222194


Timestamps + List of Questions:  

1:37 - How to deal with brain fog?
6:50 - How to be productive despite chronic health issues?
13:17 - How to focus when you can't turn off notifications?
16:26 - How to be more productive with my time?
23:35 - What to do when I can't take in any more information?
26:50 - I'm always distracted it's hard to focus, what should I do?
32:40 - How to stick with things and reach long term goals?
40:16 - How to deal with uncertainty and fear of failure?
44:10 - Feeling guilty about not spending time with family
53:51 - How to remove busywork and focus on high priorities?
55:40 - How to prioritize what's important, how to pick the right goals?
59:33 - How to break big goals into smaller steps?
1:04:58 - What to do when you know what you need to do but can't get yourself to do it? How to pushing thru emotional resistance of doing the difficult thing?
1:12:51 - How to stay motivated and implement along the way? (How to not fall off)
1:17:37 - How to create and stick to a schedule long term?
1:24:55 - How to reset a negative thought when you convince yourself you shouldn’t be doing something because it scares you?
1:34:27 - Why do I keep sabotaging myself and limiting my own success?
1:40:29 - What does Success mean?
1:49:28 - What is the difference between Success and Impact?
1:50:49 - Do your intentions for impact matter?
1:51:59 - What is the difference between productivity and success?
1:58:27 - How to manage online addictions like gambling, video games, social media, porn? How to deal with Dopamine Addiction? Advice for overcoming dopamine addiction.
2:16:04 - How to beat procrastination?
2:17:06 - How to organize myself to be financially successful at a later stage in life?
2:19:07 - How to create SOPs and Processes? How to build a team and leverage others?
2:24:35 - How to know when to Let Go and when to Double Down on Ideas, Products, Employees and Opportunities?
2:31:42 - I worked for 5 years for no money, what should I do to move forward?

Aug 16, 202202:37:19
How to Be An Attractive Man | Episode 64

How to Be An Attractive Man | Episode 64

Join the free ikario Community here to get access to the Shadow Workshops: https://ikario.com/join  

Chapters  

0:00 — Why Men Tend to Get this wrong
1:56 — The Anthropological View
3:00 — The Biggest Difference Between Men and Women
4:12 — Why You Will Never Look Like a Hollywood Celebrity
10:08 — What REALLY Makes a Man Attractive
12:48 — Why Being Out of Shape is Unattractive
13:30 — How to Be Physically Attractive as Yourself
16:01 — What’s Attractive About Material Possessions
17:22 — How to Have True Confidence and Passion
21:07 — Why Women Test Guys
22:10 — Why Men Are Lucky in the Dating Game
25:25 — Most Women Find This Out Later in Life
27:45 — Smartphones, Anxiety, and Why Dating Apps Suck
30:42 — How to Be Happy Long Term
35:32 — Focus on What You CAN Control to Be Attractive
38:09 — Men are Built to Develop Their Capability (It’s Innate)
42:41 — How to Get Out of “Needy Mode”
48:08 — How Advertising Affects Us as Men
50:21 — My Experience of Not Using Any Soap or Anything
53:38 — Using Cologne, Fashion Sense and Your Frame
58:49 — What To Do To Become Attractive  

Books and Resources mentioned in the episode:
The Amazing Development of Men by Alison Armstrong
Understanding Women by Alison Armstrong
Evolution of Desire by David Buss
Don’t Trust Your Gut by Seth Stephens-Davidowitz
How to Get Your Shit Together Physically: https://youtu.be/gfYaJ9TTqzE

Join the free ikario Community here to get access to the Shadow Workshops: https://ikario.com/join

Aug 09, 202201:00:33
Get Rich During the Economic Recession | Episode 63

Get Rich During the Economic Recession | Episode 63

Join the free personal wealth building class here: https://ikario.com/wealthclass

Difficult economic times are upon us. Inflation is seeing record highs, destroying people's purchasing power and at the same time assets like stocks and crypto have been plummeting in value. Not to mention a war in Europe, talks about energy and food shortages...

Where does this all lead? How can mere mortals still work their way towards financial freedom, when the odds seem so strongly stacked against us?

That's what we discuss in today's episode.

00:00:00 - Why personal finance?
00:04:20 - Is the economy screwed?
00:07:11 - The most important question to ask
00:17:50 - Knowledge is power/wealth
00:21:46 - Active vs. passive investing
00:26:07 - How to win with an imperfect strategy
00:34:28 - The game is not to make money fast...
00:35:32 - Are current asset prices a good buying opportunity?
00:40:44 - Why things might still get worse
00:46:18 - Narrative overextension
00:54:29 - Why you must make your own financial decisions
00:57:52 - Income Expense Gap
01:03:00 - My biggest investing mistake last year
01:07:35 - Be a participant
01:12:20 - Plan to get rich slowly

Learn my simple model for strategic thinking: https://ikario.com/decisions/


Aug 02, 202201:14:32
The Bacon Fallacy | Episode 62

The Bacon Fallacy | Episode 62

Ever said "I could never live without bacon... or cheese, or coffee, or alcohol" or anything else? In this video Shane reveals The Bacon Fallacy: The idea that living without something you love makes your life worse, is untrue.

Jul 28, 202228:52
Focus on Consistency - Life Lessons from 100 Days of Gym | Episode 61

Focus on Consistency - Life Lessons from 100 Days of Gym | Episode 61

We recently completed our first official 100 day ikario challenge. The goal was to complete 100 days of physical training without a break. Before we set out to make a compact video of this experience, Shane and Dean knock about the lessons from doing a challenge like this.  

Links & show notes: https://ikario.com/061/

Feb 02, 202243:41
ikario Team’s Biggest Lessons from 2021 | Episode 60

ikario Team’s Biggest Lessons from 2021 | Episode 60

2021 was filled with loads of personal development for the ikario team. In this episode we look at each person's biggest takeaway from the year.

Links & show notes: https://ikario.com/060/

Jan 24, 202201:07:59
The benefits of longterm Daily Journaling | Episode 59

The benefits of longterm Daily Journaling | Episode 59

In this episode Shane and Dave Danzeise, an old collogue and friend, share a bit of catchup on what's happening in Bali, before turning their attention to journaling. Shane and Dave share their devotion to writing practices as the best tools for self development.

Show Notes: https://ikario.com/059/

Jan 06, 202201:01:12
NFTs will Save the World - Part 2 | Episode 58

NFTs will Save the World - Part 2 | Episode 58

The Crypto discussion continues covering topics like NFTs and Metaverses as well as some speculation on how the future might look.

Dec 24, 202101:07:21
Crypto: The Problems with Early Adoption | Episode 57

Crypto: The Problems with Early Adoption | Episode 57

Shane has been helping onboard newbies to the crypto space in the safest way possible. In this episode Jonas and Dean (newbies) talk with Shane about the difficulties of being new to crypto currencies and the issues with the early adoption phase that is playing out right now.

Dec 16, 202101:06:39
Reaching Effortless High Performance | Episode 56

Reaching Effortless High Performance | Episode 56

In this episode we explore levelling up one's skills to make problem solving an effortless task. We also look at "the right amount of frustration" for performance optimisation. It's good to know when your comfort zone has become too comfy or when you've stepped out too far. Striking that balance is like designing a game.

Links & show notes: https://ikario.com/056/

Dec 03, 202147:45
How to Succeed Without Burning Out with Jan Broders | Episode 55
Oct 26, 202151:44
Masculinity, Psychedelics & Uncomfortable Truths | Episode 54
Oct 20, 202101:10:05
How Improv Theater Unlocks Success & Life Lessons | Episode 53
Oct 13, 202143:14
What No One Told You About Relationship Habits with Cheri Timko | Episode 52
Oct 05, 202155:16
The Power Of Stillness with Chloe Markham | Episode 51
Sep 28, 202149:47
Overcome Adversity & Transform Your Life with Erik Allen | Episode 50
Sep 21, 202146:39
Level Up Your Life with this Hero's Journey Framework | Episode 49
Sep 14, 202101:23:16
Mental Self Defense (& How Not to Get Scammed) With Paul Newton | Episode 48
Sep 07, 202101:10:55
The Science Of Procrastination with Dr. Fuschia Sirois | Episode 47
Aug 31, 202145:14
Practicing Radical Honesty with Jura Glo | Episode 46
Aug 24, 202101:29:25
The Six Skills Every Entrepreneur Needs | Episode 45
Aug 17, 202150:11
How To Make More Money (& Keep It) | Episode 44
Aug 10, 202153:24
How to Fix Your Health in 4 Simple Steps | Episode 43
Aug 03, 202101:01:13
Transform Your Life By Telling The Truth | Episode 42
Jul 27, 202101:06:10
Emotional Health, Clear Thinking & A New Type Of Therapy | Episode 41
Jul 20, 202101:36:40
Are You Living Life on Your Own Terms? | Episode 40
Jul 13, 202101:04:08
The Power Of Self Awareness| Episode 39
Jul 06, 202146:26
Dating In The Age Of Social Media with Sam Overton | Episode 38
Jun 29, 202101:22:33
Soma Breathing, Flow States & Cold Exposure | Episode 37
Jun 22, 202101:06:06
How To Make Friends As An Adult | Episode 36
Jun 15, 202101:00:37
The Masculinity Crisis | Episode 35
Jun 08, 202101:07:12
Overcoming Perfectionism & Becoming Unstoppable | Episode 34
Jun 01, 202101:12:52
Algorithms, Social Media & Mass Manipulation | Episode 33
May 26, 202154:32
Hustle Culture, Workaholism & Toxic Productivity | Episode 32
May 18, 202101:09:30
Why Playing the Long Game Changes Everything | Episode 31
May 11, 202101:14:32
Knives, Cars & Building Your Personal Power | Episode 30
May 04, 202153:44