21 02, 2020

Ep #70: Vulnerability

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We’re keeping with the theme this month of practicing emotional intelligence by talking about the big ones—vulnerability and intimacy. We’re discussing how vulnerability has been framed in pop culture, the pitfalls of that model, and most importantly, talking about who we are really most vulnerable too. The common theory of vulnerability says that our fear of intimacy and vulnerability comes from the judgement and validation of others—but that simply isn’t true. Get ready to dive deep brothers, because we are [...]

14 02, 2020

Ep #69: The 5 Love Languages

By |2020-02-13T10:04:55-08:00February 14th, 2020|Podcast|0 Comments

February is the month for talking about emotional intelligence at the Spartan Academy and this episode is one that’s been a long-time coming: Love languages. This thought-model is based on an international best-selling book, yet it is clear as day that there are flaws with the thinking it’s based on it. While this is not a book review, we look at the ways that this type of thinking leaves you stuck in the beta condition. As the love language theory [...]

7 02, 2020

Ep #68: Emotional Intelligence

By |2020-02-06T09:24:21-08:00February 7th, 2020|Podcast|0 Comments

Our entire lives are controlled by how we feel. If we have not developed emotional intelligence, we end up suffering under the perceived negativity of emotions we think we have no control over. In this episode, we get into what it means to develop emotional intelligence and how it makes us free. We talk about how humans tend to seek out good feelings while avoiding bad ones, but how that tendency leads to buffering and addiction. A far superior strategy [...]

31 01, 2020

Ep #67: The Alpha Male Is Quantum

By |2020-01-30T21:24:45-08:00January 31st, 2020|Podcast|0 Comments

Recently listeners have been asking whether the Alpha state, due to having the emotions ‘under control,’ is, therefore, a purely rational state. In this episode, we discuss how the Alpha state, rather than being rational, is in fact beyond both rationality and the emotions. The Alpha state is a quantum state! We look at some concepts in quantum mechanics such as superposition and wave function collapse, discovering how the Alpha mindset works in incredibly similar ways. Rather than being in [...]

24 01, 2020

Ep #66: The Alpha Mirror and Inversion Principles

By |2020-01-23T08:58:27-08:00January 24th, 2020|Podcast|2 Comments

Get ready to hear about two high-level concepts that can be applied to the process of developing cognitive mastery in this episode. These concepts are what we call the Alpha Mirror principle and the Inversion principle, and in the conversation that follows, we break down how each of them works. These concepts are implicated in thinking negative things about others, thinking others are having negative thoughts about ourselves, and feeling victimized in a situation where somebody says or does something [...]

17 01, 2020

Ep #65: The Momentous Leap From Beta To Alpha

By |2020-01-16T10:08:02-08:00January 17th, 2020|Podcast|0 Comments

Today we take a deep dive into the abstract idea of what it means to operate from the alpha state. Remember guys, we are born into the beta condition, so the alpha state is one that we need to contend for. When we reach the final stage of beta development, we experience a period of turmoil during which we are uncertain about ourselves in the context of a community and have the sense that things are not as they should [...]

10 01, 2020

Ep #64: How To vs. Having Done

By |2020-01-09T10:55:41-08:00January 10th, 2020|Podcast|0 Comments

Brothers, it is an absolute privilege for me to be your guide to elevating your alpha once again on the show today. This week’s episode is all about switching from a limiting ‘how to’ mindset into a place of cognitive mastery and self-empowerment provided by visualizing oneself in a place of ‘having done’. We are currently living in an information age where the chances are very high that a resource exists which contains all the information you would ever need [...]

3 01, 2020

Ep #63: Benefits Of Conscious Action

By |2020-01-02T17:29:42-08:00January 3rd, 2020|Podcast|0 Comments

Welcome to the fourth episode in our four-part series on the results and benefits of cognitive mastery and emotional ownership. Today we focus on conscious action and mastery of behavior. We come to understand their benefits and also hear two techniques that we can use to achieve them. We firstly talk about the central pillar in cognitive mastery, which is that thoughts control emotions and actions, and that thoughts themselves are controllable. The tree analogy helps us to understand cognitive [...]

27 12, 2019

Ep #62: Benefits of Indomitable Self-Confidence

By |2019-12-26T23:16:43-08:00December 27th, 2019|Podcast|0 Comments

Today, we continue to find out about the results and benefits of cognitive mastery and emotional ownership. This is episode three of the four-part series and it explores indomitable self-confidence. We’ve spoken about self-confidence a lot on the show and we all know self-confidence is the feelings we have about ourselves and all our feelings come from our thinking so what we think of ourselves comes from how we feel. We begin by discussing the five roots of the cognitive [...]

20 12, 2019

Ep #61: Benefits of Amazing Relationships

By |2019-12-19T10:08:31-08:00December 20th, 2019|Podcast|2 Comments

Today we continue the cognitive mastery and emotional ownership series. This is the second episode and it explores the benefits of amazing relationships. Time and again we have spoken about relationships on the show. So, this is a dedicated discussion to the bounty of beautiful relationships. We begin by exploring what relationships are. We discover before you can enjoy amazing relationships, you must first cultivate one with yourself! This is a pillar of cognitive mastery and emotional ownership. You will [...]