Episode 100: Interview with John Romaniello

I knew for this episode who I wanted to interview. I’ve been following him for a few years and he’s the reason I started my fitness journey and the inspiration behind becoming a coach/trainer.

John Romaniello is one of the biggest names in the fitness industry. He’s trained celebrities, athletes, and through his products and online coaching program has helped 1,000s more shred fat and get jacked.

I first came across John when he was promoting his first book, Man 2.0 Reengineering the Alpha.

Clicking open the app on my iPad on a crowded NYC subway, I had no idea what I was in for. I finished the book in a night—for me that’s uncommon.

Once I found out that John was an avid Star Wars fan, comic book nerd, and his favorite band of all time was Brand New, I felt like I wasn’t alone in the universe. 99% of the same things that I loved—that defined who I was as a person—John wrote about passionately.

I was in the gym at the time, but I wasn’t connected to what I was doing. Alpha changed all of that and for that, I’m forever grateful to John for.

John Romaniello is a prolific writer and besides writing a NYT Best Seller, he’s also written for The Huffington Post, Fast Company, Men’s Health, The New York Times, and much more.

This is a shorter episode than normal. John and I recorded this in NYC a few minutes before the second day of his business mastermind that I’m in.

In this episode we discuss:

  • Favorite Disney Films
  • Gender Binaries
  • Advice for writers
  • Ben Bruno
  • Tucker Max
  • Putting personality into your writing
  • Why the heroes mythos works for fiction
  • Joseph Campbell
  • Watchmen
  • The Heroes Mythos for fitness, business, and life
  • His next book about personal development
  • The Obstacle is the Way
  • What lessons still echo from his mentors
  • Make the right decisions, do good, being a good man
  • Hero Complex
  • The impulse to help someone
  • His struggle with depression
  • Where he’d go in a time machine
  • Thomas Jefferson
  • What heroes and villains he would see in a battle to the death

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