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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.

Jan 28, 2021

All it takes is one simple shift. Then, you can see flaws as opportunities, excuses as irrelevant, and circumstances as stepping stones. Jon Kagan is a rapper, song writer, meditator, and growth seeker here to assist us in this shift. Thanks to a deep love for humanity, a dynamic artistic side, and a strong masculine essence, Jon makes for an enlightening interview. We also talk about embracing your inner villain, setting up systems for self-accountability, and utilizing regret minimization principles.


Show Notes:


  • Why the desire for self realization is paramount to becoming an embodied man
  • Where does sobriety fit into the healing journey?
  • How to turn your flaws into superpowers
  • How to embrace your inner villain and change your relationship with shadow
  • Details into Jon’s system for self accountability
  • The importance of exercising areas of life where we don’t naturally excel. 
  • How to move out of a victim mindset
  • “Love is Action” - Jon Kagan
  • What is regret minimization? Take action on your dreams and live without regret
  • Why the beauty of success is in the journey
  • Financial success is only one small way to feel fulfilled in your mission
  • How to implement the wisdom that “luck is where preparation meets opportunity” 
  • Learning can be daunting, but is ultimately worth it
  • Why knowledge of self is vital to full masculine empowerment and clarity


How to Connect with Jon:


Spotify | Glass Meadow


YouTube | Glass Meadow


Instagram | @jon_glassmeadow



Rising Man Links:


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Initiation | Compass Program - 4 day 4 night Vision Fast in the wilderness, with preparation and incorporation calls in the months before and after. 


Website |


Instagram | @risingmanmovement

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YouTube | The Rising Man Movement - featuring videos of each Monday Morning Meditation episode!