Surrounding ourselves with people who elevate us not only leads to a more fulfilling life, it leads to a healthier and longer one too. In fact, loneliness poses the same risks as smoking and can even manifest as physical illness, including chronic pain.
Today on The Dhru Purohit Podcast, Dhru leads us through a fun conversation on practical ways to cultivate your own community with his friends Antonio Neves, Mark Meyuhas, and Junaid Kalmadi, who are all part of a weekly men’s group called Man Morning. They share about things going on in their life—from health to business to family to relationships. The group is about the ritual of community, deepening connections with others, and how to get out of small talk and go deeper into more meaningful conversations, all while creating a safe space to be open and vulnerable.
Antonio Neves is an entrepreneur, award-winning journalist, and world-renowned speaker known for helping people get unstuck and confidently make their next move. He is the founder of the Man Morning newsletter, a free 3 minute newsletter that provides growth minded men with thoughtful insights and powerful questions to start their day. He’s also the best selling author of Stop Living on Autopilot and host of The Antonio Neves Show podcast.
Mark Meyuhas is a serial entrepreneur, investor, and avid wellness enthusiast. He is a partner at Lime Studios, a nationally renowned audio post-production studio specializing in high-end TV commercials, a partner of acclaimed restaurants, and the founder of a meditation app called Evenflow.
Junaid Kalmadi is a serial entrepreneur, founder, and CEO of Farmers Juice, a company that uses “ugly produce” to make delicious organic, low glycemic, cold-pressed juices that cost two-thirds of a juice shop. Junaid also founded Brain.fm, a music neuroscience company that designs music to improve focus, relaxation, and sleep.
In this episode, we dive into:
- Simple tips for adding more joy to your life (6:27)
- What is Man Morning? (30:19)
- The crisis men are facing (34:28)
- The importance of having mentors (56:06)
- The earliest indicators that you are giving leftovers in your relationships (1:07:44)
- The power of presence in relationships (1:15:49)
- How softening the start-up of your arguments is crucial to resolving relationship conflicts (1:27:44)
- The written rules of Man Morning that allow for vulnerable sharing (1:35:09)
- A better question to ask instead of “what’s new?” (1:47:15)
Also mentioned in this episode:
- Sign-up for the Man Morning newsletter here.
- Walking More Will Radically Improve Your Health, Here’s How! with Dhru Purohit
For more on Antonio Neves, follow him on Instagram @theantonioneves, Facebook @theantonioneves, Twitter @theantonioneves, YouTube @theantonioneves, and through his website, theantonioneves.com. Get his book, Stop Living on Autopilot: Take Responsibility for Your Life and Rediscover a Bolder, Happier You, here.
For more on Mark Meyuhas, follow him on Instagram @the.tasting.kitchen and @ghisallo.la and through his websites, thetastingkitchen.com and ghisallo.la. Check out his meditation app, Evenflow, here.
For more on Junaid Kalmadi, follow him on Instagram @thefarmersjuice, Facebook @itsfarmersjuice, and through his website, farmersjuice.com.
For more on Dhru Purohit, follow him on Instagram @dhrupurohit, Facebook @dhruxpurohit, Twitter @dhrupurohit, YouTube @dhrupurohit, and TikTok @dhru.purohit. Text Dhru at 302-200-5643 or click here.
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