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Next Level Guy

Jun 10, 2022

Today’s guest is Nick Koumalatsos! 

There is no better time for men to be: focused, vigilant, and healthy than right now. Nick Koumalatsos is a Husband, Father, Author, Marine Raider, Recon Marine, founder of The Agoge, and serial business builder with his partner Alison Capra.

Nick’s goal is to inspire, educate and teach men the tools and steps to move forward in fitness, business, and relationships; and challenge you to become the best version of yourself! On his podcast, you will find No BS just straightforward talk from patriots, freedom fighters, and industry professionals from all walks of life.

In this interview, we discuss:

  • How to utilize the special ops mindset in your everyday life.
  • How you can build a warrior mindset every day.
  • How to achieve goals like a Spec Operative 
  • And so much more! 

Here are some key points that I would advise you to concentrate on:

  • Your starting point is never your finishing points. Nick was behaving badly when he was younger but changed his life around and is now successful. Just because you are at a low point, it doesn't need to be your final stop on your journey in life, jsut ap it stop.
  • Life has become soft, or at least we have allowed ourselves to become soft, we need to find challenge and purpose in our life again.
  • Look at challenges as an opportunity to learn, to grow and develop yourself. Reframe the threat as an opportunity and it will help you become more mentally confident and resilient. 
  • To get a Warrior mindset, you need to do hard things in your life. You need to challenge yourself, you need to fail and learn from the mistakes, you need to go through trials and tribulations and weather the storm. 
  • Every minute you have a choice to step up or shrink back, to go for it or hide from it. You can change your life right now, you just need to decide and go for it. 
  • Adopt Nicks's 'Always Forward' into our life, just learn from mistakes, get back up after being knocked down and you will get there.
  • When making new habits in your life, you need to start small and grow. Use the small wins to improve yourself and your confidence and let the success snowball into an avalanche of success in your life. 
  • You need to break large goals down into smaller, manageable targets, that you can track and measure, to better increase your chance of success. 
  • Focus on your daily goals - what do you need to do each day to achieve your overall goals? Take each day one day at a time, and build a routine so you can focus on your goals, and work towards them each day. 
  • No plan survives first contact, you need to learn to pivot and adapt towards success. 
  • Don't let your 'MayDay Trigger' stop you, shit will hit the fan and things will go wrong, but learn from it and restart. Don't let a situation derailing spiral into a whirlwind of despair and affect more days. Stop, reset and restart.
  • The selection process never ends - never rest on your laurels, the mission of life never ends. 
  • Quitting at something puts a limit on your life - what would you rather, work hard or have regrets? 
  • Don't complain about it ... work for it and achieve it! 
  • You need to ask yourself: What do you value in life? What do you want to achieve? What are your goals? What are your priorities in life? Make sure your daily life matches the goals and your priorities in your life. Then fix your routine to help you work towards your goals and priorities. 
  • Train to be at your best, in tough situations you will fall back to the highest level of your training, and not rise to the situation. Challenge yourself daily so that you will be mentally and physically ready, experienced in tough situations and ready to soar and not sink. 
  • You have to enjoy the journey in life, there is no final destination. 
  • Growth happens outside your comfort zone.
  • Nick is always looking to challenge himself every year, by doing something new, by trying new things and learning and growing. What can you do every year, every month and day to grow, learn, and push yourself out of your comfort zone to achieve your goals. 
  • Everyone is figuring it out as they go, stop being so hard on yourself. 
  • Find coaches, gyms, teachers etc that will help you cut the learning curve, remove a lot of the mistakes and help you on the way. Stop trying to do it all yourself, hack the system and source the people and knowledge you need to level up your success. 
  • Look stupid and ask questions! Don't be afraid to ask for help, for guidance and support ... don't let your masculinity or fear of looking stupid stop you on your journey! Don't let your pride and ego stop you progressing on your journey in life. 
  • Find your why in life. Don't sacrifice your journey for your family, use your family as a motivation to become a better man and use them to inspire you to become a better man every day! Be the role model that you wanted in your life, and be that for your kids and other men in your life, be the role model that you wanted for others. Be the teacher, provider, protector etc that you wanted, and inspire the next generation of men. Be the best version of ourselves for them.