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Feb 19, 2019

We're flipping the script this week: I've just met Lauren (@laurentickner), and she's going to interview me on my own podcast. It gets deep, it gets weird, it gets a little spiritual—this chick is not afraid of asking probing questions. We dive into how I found my passion, what makes me relentless, and the things that scare me (spoiler alert: one of them is Everest). Lauren shares what being a mentor of influencers looks like, and we both take a look back on the ways our brands have evolved.


We've got lots of great advice on how to be successful at just about anything, but the one thing you won't find here is a shortcut to achieving your goals. If you want to see your dreams become reality, you've got to put in the work, and it won't always be pretty. But someone less qualified than you is already out there killing it—so what are you waiting for?!


Go start failing!



1:15 No pain no gain: Ryan as a child

5:30 The comp FOMO, how life changes

8:00 Where the drive comes from: sometimes you just know

14:15 The butterfly effect and where the best rushes come from

18:00 What's scaring Ryan Fischer? Everest.

22:45 How the brand happened, and why it's essential to be the absolute best

33:00 The evolution of programming—your workouts should be exciting

41:00 Why regular gyms are the worst, and taking drugs won't change your life

44:00 The correlation between success in fitness and business

46:00 Failure will happen. So go get started.

48:00 What mentoring influencers looks like

49:15 You don't have to be the best—just 2% better than someone to coach them

51:00 You heard it, now go live it.

52:30 Where to find Lauren



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Shrugged Collective is a network of fitness, health and performance shows that help people achieve their physical and mental health goals.  Usually in the gym, but outside as well. In 2012 they posted their first Barbell Shrugged podcast and have been putting out weekly free videos and podcasts ever since.

Along the way we've created successful online coaching programs including The Shrugged Strength Challenge, The Muscle Gain Challenge, FLIGHT, Barbell Shredded, and Barbell Bikini.

We're also dedicated to helping affiliate gym owners grow their businesses and better serve their members by providing owners tools and resources like the Barbell Business Podcast.

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