In this episode I interview John Romaniello, author of the NYT bestseller Engineering the Alpha and founder of the multi-million dollar, multifaceted fitness business Roman Fitness Systems.

We’re not going to talk fitness or business, though.

Instead, we linked up to discuss something else altogether, and that’s how you and I can use the brilliant and groundbreaking work of a rather obscure comparative mythologist to live better lives.

The work is codified in the book The Hero With a Thousand Faces, which was written by the mythologist Joseph Campbell, and it has served as a template for some of the most popular and timeless stories ever told, ranging from King Arthur to Moby Dick to Star Wars, Harry Potter, and more.

I know that sounds incredibly abstract and inapplicable to our lives, but bear with me because John does an amazing job making the material accessible and practical,  so I think you’re going to be pleasantly surprised.

It’s really not a stretch to say that our conversation can be the nudge that leads to incredibly positive changes in your life.

TIME STAMPS:

YouTube:

4:30 – Natural progression of fitness to self improvement in life.

19:33 – Why does life mirror a hero’s journey and how it fits into changes of life.

35:26 – Why you need a mentor in life and how to get one.

47:13 – This is your call to adventure.

Audio:

5:30 – Natural progression of fitness to self improvement in life.

20:41 – Why does life mirror a hero’s journey and how it fits into changes of life

36:34 – Why you need a mentor in life and how to get one.

49:13- This is your call to adventure.

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