Sep 24, 2018
Ryan Michler is a husband, father, Iraqi Combat Veteran, and the Founder of Order of Man. Ryan grew up without a permanent father figure and has seen first-hand how a lack of strong, ambitious, self-sufficient men has impacted society today. He believes many of the world's most complicated problems could be solved if men everywhere learned how to be better husbands, fathers, businessmen, and community leaders.
It has now become his life's mission to help men across the planet step more fully into their roles as protectors, providers, and presiders over themselves, their families, their businesses, and their communities. He is the author of Sovereignty: The Battle for the Hearts and Minds of Men. You can find him blogging and podcasting at Order of Man where he is working to help men become all they were meant to be.
In this episode we dive into:
1. Why challenges aren’t there to hold us back, but rather there
to give us the opportunity to create something great.
2. How growing up without a father figure manifested in Ryan’s life when he became both a father and a husband.
3. How men are connected more than ever on a surface level, but how many actually lack deep connections with other human beings.
4. The importance of personal responsibility and how that was Ryan’s greatest mindset shift in transforming his life.
5. Why our response to a stimulus is really the only thing we have in our control.
6. Why success Ryan believes that success is different for everyone, but ultimately is all about autonomy.
7. The reason why most of us are stuck in a life that we don’t want and how it’s tied to our unwillingness to place limitations and structure upon ourselves.
8. The importance of having a compass and standard operating procedure for your life.
9. Why satisfaction and gratitude aren’t at odds with the desire to create and have more.
10. How a need to have certainty keeps us in situations or positions that don’t serve us.
11. Why an attack on masculinity is also an attack on femininity and how it is resulting in a weak society because no one is allowed to pursue and focus on their strengths.
12. A man’s role to protect, provide and preside and how we can use that framework each and every day to show up and take responsibility as a man.
13. Why Ryan believes that men are actually asked to do less today in the family, workforce and community.
14. How deep work and a level of obsession is what separates high achievers from the masses.
15. The importance of establishing boundaries and how that actually gives us a greater ability to dive deep in our work.
16. Why if you can do something right the first time, he believes that your goal wasn’t ambitious enough.