| EP 327 – Order of Man with Ryan Michler

Author / John

7 - 20 minutes read

The Not-So-Modern Man

What does it mean to be a MAN in this day and age? The question alone provokes controversy in most social circles. Does chromosome combination require you to take on certain responsibilities? This week’s guest, Ryan Michler [@RyanMichler] of Order of Man [@OrderOfMan] argues that if you want to reach your maximum potential you’ve got to embrace your XY role. Before you judge, have a listen to our conversation with him. You might be surprised to learn that the tenants of what it means to be a man include what some may consider to be more feminine traits as well. Man, woman, or Sloth (you’ll have to listen to get that last one), the goal is the same: Being the best version of yourself possible for those around you.

The integrity gap. This is what separates the confident from the insecure. The further you are from the ideal version of yourself, the bigger the gap. Ryan Michler of Order of Man Podcast explains how destructive this can be in relationships, professional and personal. This problem manifests when you find yourself shitting on other people’s success. It’s a major issue not just among men, but our society as a whole. Ryan also believes its partly responsible for an increasing acceptance of mediocrity. Find out how to narrow your own integrity gap, reveling in the success of others, and surrounding yourself with people that hold you to a high standard. Listen NOW!

Empower Your Performance

You can find Ryan Michler [@RyanMichler]on Instagram. Just look for @OrderOfMan or search OrderOfMan.com Don’t forget that we are in the midst of our fundraising campaign for Wade’s Army. All we ask is that you chuck out a donation, large or small. to support these kids. Go to Wade’sArmy.org to Join the Fight!


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John Welbourn is CEO of Power Athlete and Fuse Move. He is also creator of the online training phenomena, Johnnie WOD. He is a 9 year veteran of the NFL. John was drafted with the 97th pick in 1999 NFL Draft and went on to be a starter for the Philadelphia Eagles from 1999-2003, appearing in 3 NFC Championship games, and for starter for the Kansas City Chiefs from 2004-2007. In 2008, he played with the New England Patriots until an injury ended his season early with him retiring in 2009. Over the course of his career, John has started over 100 games and has 10 play-off appearances. He was a four year lettermen while playing football at the University of California at Berkeley. He graduated with a bachelor's degree in Rhetoric in 1998. John has worked with the MLB, NFL, NHL, Olympic athletes and Military. He travels the world lecturing on performance and nutrition for Power Athlete. You can catch up with John as his personal blog on training, food and life, Talk To Me Johnnie and at Power Athlete.


  1. Ryan on October 1, 2019 at 3:42 pm

    Loved this episode. Great conversation that more men need to hear and be a part of.

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