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58 minutes | Aug 7, 2020
What Is Normal?
Joseph Mencel & Leah Mencel discuss the popular trend of hyper-focusing on life going back to "normal" after the COVID-19 pandemic is over. The episode opens with a discussion of why, as humans, we are wired to avoid uncertainty at all costs, and how focusing on the pandemic end date will almost certainly negatively affect our mindfulness and our ability to embrace the present. Joseph & Leah then then explore the question "What is normal?" and analyse why so many of us are in a rush to get back there. They discuss the multitude of lessons that being present during the pandemic period can teach us, while considering what our experience of COVID-19 may look like in restrospect. They close out of the episode by exploring the idea that embracing the uncertainty of the pandemic period and leaning into the vulnerability created by it may actually be the key to making the most of this historic period of time we are all living through. An episode full of hidden gems that is sure to spark some interesting thoughts of your own. You'll want to listen to this episode more than once.
61 minutes | Jul 20, 2020
Process Over Product With John Mahoney
Joseph Mencel & John Mahoney discuss the importance of embracing the process (your journey) while chasing the product (your goals). Having left his 13 year career in the automotive industry at age 30 to run his own business in the transport industry, John is no stranger to taking backwards steps in the short term in pursuit of long term goals. In this insightful discussion, Joe & John examine the advantages of measuring progress towards goals spherically instead of linearly, and consider why "being present" doesn't always have to mean "enjoying" the present. They explain the importance of experiencing the full force of negative emotions and the role they play in the experience of happiness & fulfillment, before closing out their discussion by presenting their views on how best to achieve balance across all areas of life. There's a whole lot of business & life experience packed into this hour of power! Enjoy!
65 minutes | Jun 25, 2020
Mastering Your Mind With Phoebe Taylor
Joseph Mencel & Phoebe Taylor discuss why mastering your mindset is so critical to achieving success in all areas of your life. With almost 10 years experience in the health & fitness space, Phoebe is one of the most respected athletes & coaches in the industry, while her focus on the psychology of high performance makes her one of the most unique. Phoebe dives deep into her own emotional intelligence and mindset when it comes to accountability & responsibility, how she approaches changing ingrained habits & routines, and her "earn everything" philosophy. An incredibly interesting and eye opening discussion. Enjoy!
53 minutes | Jun 9, 2020
Stop Fooling Around In The Grey With Leah Mencel
Joseph Mencel & Leah Mencel discuss the binary nature of every action we take and every decision we make when it comes to achieving a particular goal. By defining actions & decisions that move us closer towards a goal as "white" and those that move us further away from a goal as "black", Joseph & Leah consider the "grey"; actions & decisions that are clearly white that we try to justify as being black, or that are clearly black that we try to paint as white. They consider why so many of us spend so much time in this grey area, and why it is so important that we avoid it at all costs when trying to achieve our goals. They close the episode out by offering practical advice on how you can stop fooling around the grey. Interesting. Insightful. Inspiring. This is one episode you'll want to share.
26 minutes | May 22, 2020
Speed v Patience
Joseph Mencel explores the polarity between speed in execution and patience in planning. Using the athletic analogy of a sprint compared to a marathon, Joseph explains why executing on small tasks everyday with the speed of a sprinter while planning & progressing towards long term goals with the patience of a marathon runner is so critical to success. Joseph then explores the 2 most common speed and patience shortcomings that most people face and how they apply to both fitness & business. By giving his own personal experiences in each field, Joseph illustrates how he has successfully applied a good ratio of speed & patience to achieve success. Joseph wraps the episode up with some practical advice on how you can identify and correct your lack of either speed or patience to help you achieve real, long lasting success in all areas of life. Short, sharp and hugely insightful - you'll want to take notes during this one.
30 minutes | May 15, 2020
Joseph Mencel explains the entitlement trap that has been inadvertently created by government funded economic stimulus packages and how so many people have unintentionally fallen into it. Joseph gives examples of how both employees and employers are being encouraged to develop a culture of entitlement and highlights the fundamental economic issues that this is going to cause in the near future. By considering the state of the economy once the economic stimulus comes to and end, Joseph give practical advice on what you can be doing right now to give yourself the best chance of getting a job, keeping your job, or keeping your business alive on the other side of the pandemic period.
26 minutes | Apr 24, 2020
With so many of us completely out of routine due to the worldwide lockdown and not sure where to start to get back in control of our lives & back on top of our mindset, Joseph Mencel talks about switching focus from achieving goals to keeping the promises you make to yourself each and every day. By stacking small wins on top of each other day by day, Joseph talks you through a step by step practical technique to help you shift your mindset from lost and defeated, to confident and triumphant. A truly valuable investment in your personal development & mental health. You'll want to listen to this one more than once.
40 minutes | Apr 9, 2020
Personal Development Pandemic
Joseph Mencel talks about the incredible opportunity that the current pandemic is providing for personal development. Joseph details the 6 character traits that he has identified as being consistent across high achievers, and how they apply to the current worldwide state of affairs. He discusses how the current lockdown is exposing character flaws, while simultaneously removing the excuses commonly relied upon to justify not addressing them. He concludes by giving practical advice on how you can use the opportunities presented by the current pandemic to your advantage for personal development. An in depth, uplifting and enlightening episode that will have you thinking deeply for days.
50 minutes | Mar 28, 2020
Rethinking 'Rona | 5 Strategies To Stay On Top Of Your Mental Health
Joseph Mencel details 5 practical strategies to help you stay on top of your mental health while navigating the challenges presented by the current pandemic. The world has been taken by complete surprise by the 'Rona pandemic, and while everybody is focused on how to "flatten the curve" while attempting to make sure the world's economy doesn't collapse, almost nobody is talking about mental health and how to prioritize it during this difficult time. As our second and third spaces have been taken away by our governments, now more than ever is staying on top of your mental health a hugely important priority. Joseph explains why prioritizing your mental health at this time is so crucial, and talks you through 5 simple, practical, strategies to ensure you come out on top once 'Rona has passed.
24 minutes | Feb 13, 2020
Fat Loss In 5 Steps
One of the most strategic fitness focused episodes thus far, Joseph Mencel details the 5 steps to achieving steady & sustainable fat loss. Joseph explains what a caloric deficit is & how to create it, why finding a diet & exercise routine that supports your lifestyle is so important, the effect metabolic adaptation has on fat loss and how to combat it, how to create the ideal homronal environment to encourage fat loss, and how to enhance fat loss with supplements. The Holy Grail of fat loss theory - everything you need to know about how to lose fat is included in this episode. Enjoy!
24 minutes | Jan 30, 2020
S.W.O.T Analysis | What, Why, When, Who & How
Joseph Mencel details one of the most effective higher level business reflection & observation techniques; S.W.O.T. Analysis. He discusses what a S.W.O.T. Analysis is, why you should do it, when you should do it, who should be involved, and how to properly conduct it. One of the most practical & strategic business focused episodes thus far. You'll want to take notes during this one.
63 minutes | Jan 16, 2020
Embracing The Ups & Downs With Aaron Polites
Joseph Mencel & Aaron Polites discuss dealing with the highest of highs and the lowest of lows all while embracing the journey along the way. Fresh off his Top 10 placing at the 2019 Mr Olympia, Aaron experienced one of the worst anti-climaxes of his life, spiralling into a state of super low motivation. He details what he did to pull himself out of the hole and get back on top of his mindset, in particular the small positive actions he implemented each and every day that compounded on top of each other week after week. Joseph & Aaron discuss why being present and embracing the journey, whether it be good or bad, is much more important than chasing destinations, and how to balance a long term, marathon mindset, with short term speed & execution. They then change gears and discuss the current state of the Pro Athlete circuit in the world of bodybuilding, and why it is becoming so much more difficult for Pro Athletes to attract good sponsors. They close out their conversation with a chat about balancing confidence with humility, and using different tools & techniques to keep yourself grounded regardless of the magnitude of your achievements. A broad ranging, entertaining & insightful conversation that is sure to hit home on a number of different levels. Enjoy!
21 minutes | Dec 26, 2019
5 Step New Year Goal Setting Methodology
As we head into the new decade, a lot of us are giving some thought to what we'd like to achieve over the next year, the next 5 years, and even the next 10 years. Joseph Mencel deconstructs his 5 Step Goal Setting Methodology to ensure you are setting realistic goals that are backed up with the strategy that gives you the best possible chance of achieving them. One of the most practical & strategic episodes thus far. You'll want to take notes during this one.
67 minutes | Dec 12, 2019
Marathon Mindset With Logan Robson
Joseph Mencel & Logan Robson discuss how to balance marathon mindset with swift execution in bodybuilding, business & life. With over 20 years experience in the health & fitness space, Logan is one of the most respected athletes, coaches and businessmen in the industry. His competitive bodybuilding record speaks for itself, while his coaching business, Team Sacrifice, which he runs with his wife, WBFF Pro Jayne Boothby, is one of the most highly regarded coaching businesses in the country. Logan opens up about how his marathon mindset has helped him accomplish so much in such a highly competitive space, discussing patience, navigating risk, keeping all elements of life in harmony, and how he has been able to apply the lessons he has learned through bodybuilding to all areas of his life. Insightful, entertaining & fascinating, turn the volume up and enjoy the episode.
101 minutes | Dec 1, 2019
Refusing To Settle & Making Difficult Decisions With Jake Nikolopoulos
Joseph Mencel & Jake Nikolopoulos talk everything bodybuilding, balance, self belief, and backing yourself when making difficult decisions. As an IFBB Pro Bodybuilider, former NABBA Pro Bodybuilder, and NABBA Universe Champion, Jake has over 15 years' experience in competitive bodybuiliding and immense respect for the sport as both an athlete and a fan. He talks about his incredible journey in bodybuilding thus far, in particular his experiences with different high level coaches, while addressing the the role genetics play in bodybuilding and the importance of self awareness. Jake opens up about the effect bodybuilding has had on his personal relationships, both good and bad, and offers his words of wisdom on how to use the sport as a platform to get the most out of all areas of your life. He discusses his personal experiences with refusing to settle, and gives his advice on making difficult decisions, pushing yourself outside of your comfort zone, and how to instil self belief. This is an absolutely jam packed episode that you're going to want to listen to more than once - enjoy!
73 minutes | Nov 10, 2019
Episode 26: And That's A Wrap
In this final episode of The MassiveJoes Show, CEO, Joseph Mencel, interviews General Manager, Steve Mills, before he closes the current chapter of his career and moves on to the next. Steve takes us all the way back to his childhood & where his passion for fitness began, while walking us through his different business ventures over the years before he joined MassiveJoes back in 2012. It's the finale, and it's well worth a listen. A wonderful send off to one of the most valuable members of Team MassiveJoes. Enjoy!
40 minutes | Oct 17, 2019
Episode 25: Doing The Same Things & Expecting Different Results
In this episode of The MassiveJoes Show, CEO, Joseph Mencel, and Post Man, Steve Mills, discuss the paradox of doing the same things & expecting different results. Their discussion leads to them exploring the awareness around inputs & ouputs, and the consequences of certain actions. The ultimate question posed is "why, even when we understand that certain actions will not lead to certain outcomes, do we continue along the same path?". The answer is sure to inspire you to take an inwards look into your own actions. This is one enlightening episode! Enjoy!
125 minutes | Sep 20, 2019
Episode 24: Freshian Rucker In The House
In this episode of The MassiveJoes Show, CEO, Joseph Mencel, and Power Forward, Steve Mills, sit down for a chat with WBFF Pro Fitness Model, Freshian Rucker. Known for his relentless work ethic, Fresh speaks candidly about his life journey; the ups, the downs and everything in between. He opens up about his biggest challenges and delves deep into the most important life lessons he has learned thus far. His story is one of not being afraid to try, pivoting based on real world feedback, taking action to pursue your goals and navigating challenges as they arise, and taking inventory of the company you keep. An incredibly open & honest conversation that is sure to encourage you to look at your own life journey through a different lens. This is one powerful episode! Enjoy!
43 minutes | Sep 13, 2019
Episode 23: Knowing When It's Time To Move On
In this episode of The MassiveJoes Show, CEO, Joseph Mencel, & General Manager, Steve Mills, discuss knowing when it's time to move on from pursuing a particular fitness, business or career goal. Their discussion unveils a 4 step process to help you identify when it's time to let something go and change direction. Be ready to take notes during this epic episode.
35 minutes | Sep 6, 2019
Episode 22: Execution Is Everything
In this episode of The MassiveJoes Show, CEO, Joseph Mencel, & General Manager, Steve Mills, discuss why execution is so important in the pursuit of both fitness & business goals. They specifically talk about why too much planning can be detrimental, and why putting plans into practise is absolutely necessary for progress. In particular, they discuss how execution actually feeds real time information back into the planning process, while providing real life examples of this mechanism in action. Short, sharp and to the point. This is one epic episode.
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