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The Rising Man Podcast

Welcome to “The Rising Man Podcast,” a platform where amazing men from all walks of life come to share their personal stories about the journey from boy to man, the challenges, triumphs, and insights they’ve experienced, and what they’ve learned along the way. Here we dive deep into masculine culture to identify what it really means to be a man in the modern world and to extract tips and tools to help EVERY man rise into greatness and become the man he is destined to be.

Jul 30, 2020

Forming any sort of community or group might feel daunting. But, with a little bit of wisdom from successful tribe designers, forming community bonds and friendships becomes EASY. Daniel Eisenman, who has been leading retreats, playshops, and teaching for over a decade, shares his secrets for the most optimal and natural ways of relating.  Listen in and find out how gossip is a product of a colonial mindset, what nature can teach us about collaborative living, and why Covid is giving us even greater permission to break our definitions of normal. 


Show Notes:

  • What is the new normal? How does it relate to Daniel’s philosophy of breaking normal?
  • Book recommendation - “Sand Talk: How Indigenous Thinking Can Save the World” by Tyson Yunkaporta
  • Why spirit is more easily understood through metaphor
  • How leaders, influencers, and wayshowers are organically co-creating a new culture. 
  • Do studies from the primate world prove the advantage of small communities? 
  • Dunbar’s Number - A suggested cognitive limit to the number of people with whom one can maintain stable social relationships.
  • What can we learn from bee colonies and natural systems about tribe?
  • Why gossip is a colonial concept
  • How to not let the media and social norms dictate your beliefs
  • If more people don’t step in faster, the quicker the collective dips deeper into chaos
  • The benefits and pitfalls of online tribes
  • “Where my attention goes, my energy flows” - Daniel 
  • What is the line between an addiction and honoring our desires?
  • The difference between a Medicine and a Poison is the dose
  • The things we struggle with the most with are also where we can be of greatest service
  • “What's most personal is most universal” 
  • “Sometimes a sorrow shared is sorrow halved, and a joy shared is a joy doubled”
  • Book recommendation - “The Culture Code: Secrets of Highly Successful Groups” by Daniel Coyle.

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Facebook | Daniel Eisenman: The Freedom Catalyst

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