MSG 045: It’s Somebody’s Dream

Are you a dream crusher or a dream encourager? Mac McAnally has played on hit records for Sawyer Brown, Kenny Chesney, Jimmy Buffett and more. But he also plays on records for artists who aren’t as well known. Mac gives the same level of effort for each artist. Why? He’s going to explain it in a way that will inspire you to be a dream encourager.

Segment 1

You need to read good books. Men who read make more money, have better marriages and their kids turn our better than men who don’t. One of my favorite quotes is “The man who won’t read is no better off than the man who can’t”.

A book you need to read is “Leading an Inspired Life” Jim Rohn. The big idea of the book is you need discipline to reach your full potential. You’ll most likely go through a couple of hi-liters as you read this book.

Segment 2

Mac McAnally. You can listen to the entire interview here

Segment 3

Man Skill #24- If you’re the smartest man in the room, you’re in the wrong room. You need to spend time with men who are smarter and more successful than you. It’s the best motivation you can find.

Segment 4

Modern Southern Gentleman Code

In this episode we start working through the 3 skills every man needs to develop to execute the missions he’s been assigned.

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MSG 044: Why You Never Need Another Business Card

Business cards are becoming a thing of past. Not just because of Facebook, Linkedin and Twitter but also because they don’t work. One of the main reasons you give out business cards it to help people you meet remember you, but they don’t work. At least not as well as what you’re going to learn in this episode.

Segment 1

Charlie Monk has built a career in the country music business where he’s known as the Mayor of Music Row, without a business card. And he’s going to tell you the how and why.

You can listen to the entire interview with Charlie here.

Segment 2

This episode’s Man Skill is #39: Listen to older people not because they’re right but because they have more experience being wrong.

Old guys can teach us a lot if we’ll just listen.

Segment 3

The third mission every guy is assigned is Guide. Showing others the tips, tools and tactics that will help them go further with fewer do-overs.

I also talk about the movie “All The Way” staring Bryan Cranston as LBJ.

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MSG 043: Andy Andrews

andy bwWhere would you be in life if you lost both of your parents at 19 and ended living under a pier at Gulf Shores state park? Most guys would say that’s too much to overcome. Not Andy Andrews. He met a guy named Jones, read 200 biographies and now 35 years later he’s a New York Times best selling author, corporate coach and sought after motivational speaker.

In this episode you’ll hear Andy talk about:

  • How he decided to change his circumstances
  • His journey as a stand-up comedian who worked his way up from cruise ships to opening for Joan Rivers, Cher, Kenny Rogers and others.
  • He and his manager have never had a contract in 35 years
  • His goal is to help people live the life they always wanted if they only knew how.
  • We covered a lot of Andy’s life but there’s so much more that you need to hear so go to his podcast, In the Loop and listen to episodes 234, 235 and 236.

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MSG 042: Inside Baseball

Have you ever wondered what a manager says to a pitcher when he’s pulling him from the game? “Good effort” or “Get your sorry butt out of here!”? Lance Cormier is going to answer that question in this episode. And after playing professional baseball for over 10 years, he should know. You can check out the full interview with Lance here.

I also talk about Man Skill #11, “don’t do something permanently stupid just because you’re temporarily upset”. This is how you buy the house you can’t afford or break off the relationship you shouldn’t have. Listen and I’ll tell you how to avoid doing this.

This episode’s Modern Southern Gentleman code is all about the Warrior spirit and why it’s so critical to our world today. It features a story about a 21 year old Civil War soldier who shows us what a Warrior looks like.

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MSG 041: No Killer!

What’s the wildest thing you’ve ever done? No matter what it is, comedian Killer Beaz can top it. How do I know? Because Lynyrd Skynyrd never yelled “No!” to get you to stop like they did Killer.

The first part of this episode is Killer telling this story that involves Lynyrd Skynyrd, Humpy Wheeler and a rare Ferrari. (You can hear the entire interview at MSG 007.)

In the next segment I talk about Man Skill #28- You can tell a lot about a man by the size of the things that bother him. We need more men who know how to identify the stuff that actually matters.

In the last segment I talk about the Provider Mission men are assigned and how it can become addictive when you learn how to do it the right way. I tell the story that is the best example of the lengths a man will go to provide, one man dug a basement under his house, by hand.

Thanks for listening!

Father’s Day Gift Bag Giveaway

made south mugSunday is Father’s Day. If that makes you say “oh crap!”, don’t worry I got your back. Go to the box on the right side of this page and sign up for our monthly e-newsletter. When you do, you’ll be entered in a drawing for a Father’s Day gift bag. The bag features a leather mug from our friends at Made South, swag from the folks at BBQ and Brews, beard oil from Mountain Man Beard, Big Bob Gibson’s sauces and Modern Southern Gentleman swag. We’ll draw the name Thursday and ship it to the winner in time for Father’s Day!

MSG 040: Sweet Home Alabama

This episode is one more step in the evolution of the Modern Southern Gentleman podcast.

There are 3 segments in the show

Segment 1

Listen to “Sweet Home Alabama” by Lynyrd Skynyrd and you’ll hear

“Now Muscle Shoals has got the Swampers
And they’ve been known to pick a song or two
Lord they get me off so much
They pick me up when I’m feeling blue
Now how bout you?”

Ever wondered where that line came from? And why they called them the Swampers? In this segment Swampers bass player David Hood tells the story. The real story. You can listen to the full interview with David here

Segment 2

Every man wants to get better, but who has the time to read 1,000 words every day? That’s what Man Skills are for. Daily short bursts of coaching. In this episode we talk about luck. Does it exist? How do you get lucky?

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Segment 3

Men need a code to live up to and live by. That’s what the Modern Southern Gentleman Code is all about. In this episode I talk about the life Missions every man has been assigned.

You can read more here 

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MSG 039: The Modern Southern Gentleman Code

Being a Man is Hard.

Every guy has to figure out how to be a man. But How? I’ve been on quest for the last 10 years to answer that question. I also wanted to develop a code or plan any guy could follow to become the man he wants to be. This podcast is about what I’ve come up with.

What is it? Let me put it in a Twitter sized chunk:

The Modern Southern Gentleman Code is the Skills a guy must have to execute the Missions assigned to him as a man in all three Zones of his life.

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Listen as I lay out the Code and then you can read this blog post  for more details.