The Hero Up Podcast

This show is our take on how to live a happier, more successful life. It’s an unscripted take on areas that we all want to improve, including: confidence & self-esteem; love, sex & relationships; career & purpose; happiness & success. Our goal is to follow the three keys to a successful podcast:

  1. Have great guests. Our guests are f’ing awesome- we’ve had everyone from a sex therapist to a former rock star to a functional fitness guru. Our guests come from all walks of life and are carefully selected to make sure we add value to your life with each and every show.

  2. Virtually no promotions and no ads. For now we’ve chosen to forgo ads and/or tons of promos during our show. It may work for others but we want our content to lead the way-not the ads.

  3. Inspire, educate & entertain. Those are our goals for each and every show. We’re here to help you make your life better, pure & simple.

The ability to give a great speech or presentation is the arguably the single-most important skill you can master for your career.  So why do people ‘f’ it up so badly?  Probably because they didn’t listen to this podcast :) Most people are more afraid of public speaking than they are of dying . If you’re one of those people then this show is for you.  

Today Blake and I talk about how to master public speaking; everything from preparing correctly to handling anxiety beforehand. We give you concrete tips on how give the best speech/presentation/toast to your audience and how to deliver your message with the most impact. In this episode you’ll learn: the power of story telling; how to plan for any speech/presentation; what mistakes other speakers make and how to avoid them and how to absolutely crush any speech (even if you hate speaking in public). We dispel common myths (speakers are born, not made) and give you actionable advice (know the crowd, practice, create a story) to help you prepare for any speech.

On the show today we answer the top 20 health and fitness questions from our listeners (and by ‘we’ I mean largely, Blake:). These range from “whats the most effective diet?” ; “What is your go-to healthy dinner?”; What’s a simple workout I can do anywhere?”, etc.  These questions were largely inspired by you, our beloved listeners so thanks for the input!  Check it out, we think you’ll be surprised by some of the answers.

It is virtually impossible to achieve success & happiness in life without a positive self-image. Today on our show we talk about how to create a positive self image and why it’s so crucial to your happiness.  

We talk about the common problems people with low self-image have as well as what successful people do to create a positive self-image.  We then give you 8 tools for you to use to create a positive self-image. Check out the show and as always let us know what you think on the site: Much love..Jim 

Social anxiety is something almost all of us face (even extroverts) on a regular basis. So today we’re talking about how to deal with it and how to handle social situations of any kind. Blake and I will give you some tools to combat social anxiety and make any social situation easier. And for what it’s worth- if you suffer from social anxiety, you’re not alone. We ALL do. Check out the show today and learn how to deal with it.

Today Blake and I talk about the lessons we learned from watching the movie Free Solo. Free Solo is about professional rock climber Alex Honnold who climbs El Captain without any safety ropes. It’s an amazing feat where a simple slip or fall could cost Alex his life. We talk about the incredible mental fortitude it takes to climb 3500 feet straight to the sky without ropes. There a lot of lessons for all of us in this story and Blake and I talk about many things we learned from this movie. This episode is even more interesting considering Blake is a climber and has experience being ‘on the rock’ so to speak.

On today’s podcast Blake and I talk about creating a 30-day vitality challenge for yourself and why you should do it.  We feel that doing a 30-day challenge can be hugely beneficial in numerous ways and we lay out a simple strategy to get it done.  This idea was largely based (ahem, completely stolen) from the recent Vitality Challenge that Blake (and his partner Eric D.)  created and ran at their gym Stratum Fitness. 

On the show we talk about the benefits of that challenge, some of the unexpected positive results and how Blake and Eric came up with the idea.  We also talk about how to create your own challenge and give you a template to follow to do on for yourself.

Disclaimer: I’ve never done a 30-day challenge and was blown away by how powerful this was for me personally.  It changed a ton in my life and I was amazed by how easy it was to follow and how many unforeseen benefits I experienced (better sleep, better mood, more energy, etc)

Check out the Vitality Worksheet here!

Check out some past shows

Find Purpose, Take Action and Run Your Own Damn Life

Find Purpose, Take Action and Run Your Own Damn Life

How To Start a Business You Love

How To Start a Business You Love

Sex Talk - How to Make Your Sex Life Fantastic (NSFW)

Sex Talk - How to Make Your Sex Life Fantastic (NSFW)