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The Initiated Lifestyle Podcast

The Initiated Lifestyle Podcast

By Chris Pick
The Initiated Lifestyle Podcast discusses the Tenets Strength, Discipline, Integrity, and Leadership, how they work together to form the Initiated Philosophy, and the lifestyle that results. I will also guide you to build your own version of the Initiated Philosophy and lead your own Initiated life.
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Episode 011 | Ultimate Strength and Adaptability

The Initiated Lifestyle Podcast

Episode 011 | Ultimate Strength and Adaptability
You can have a big deadlift. You can have a high IQ. Neither means a thing if you cannot adapt.  Ultimate strength is measured in adaptability. You find adaptability in depth. If you're digging this content, get more at
January 10, 2022
Episode 010 | You Need Competition
“If you’re a true warrior, competition doesn’t scare you. It makes you better.” – Andrew Whitworth When I was young, I was always competing. In sports, at recess, and socially for friends and "cool points". As I have gotten older, I have needed to continue to seek opportunities to compete as I no longer cared about being cool and I stopped playing team sports. I found my next competitive passion in powerlifting and now I have added in business. Society at large has chosen to withdraw from competition and many have their their competitive fires burn out. This is detrimental. Without competition there is no drive to work, grow, and achieve. Society needs to bring competition back.  Check out the corresponding blog post at Yours in strength,  -Chris
January 03, 2022
Episode 009 | Planning For The New Year
Last Episode of 2021. I hope you and your family are all safe and well. In this episode I talk through some last-minute checks and tune-ups to give ourselves the best chances of achieving everything we want in 2022. Check out the latest article on thebeardreport. for links to more articles that dive deeper into the ideas discussed here. See you all in 2022.
December 27, 2021
Episode 008 | Be A Proactive Leader
There are leaders that are leaders and there are leaders that are appointed the position.  A leader must look ahead and anticipate obstacles; it is their responsibility to steer the team around these things.  This episode talks through a strategy to make sure we are being proactive.  Look ahead Get ahead Stay ahead. If you want more of this content, check out thebeardreport.
December 20, 2021
Episode 007 | Act. Don't React.
Act with intention rather than react when faced with those unexpected challenges. In this episode I talk about the limitations of our reactions and the ways in which they can mislead us.  Then we talk strategy for how to make better decisions when we are resolving these unexpected challenges we face.  Check out for more.  Yours in strength, -Chris
December 13, 2021
Episode 006 | Automating Success and Choosing to Fail
Everything that happens starts with a choice - success is no exception. However, once the initial decision is made, we then can start to look at how we get there. Rather than continuously choose to win, what if we could make winning automatic and instead make losing a choice? Here are 5 strategies to make that a reality.
December 06, 2021
Episode 005 | The Gap Between What 'Is' and What 'Should Be'
"Should" communicates expectations, sure, but our actions surrounding them is what really matters. I show you a simple framework for how you can close the gap between what 'is' and what 'should be'. Check out thebeardreport. for blog posts and to sign up for the Initiated Lifestyle Newsletter, too.
November 29, 2021
Episode 000 | Trailer
Welcome to The Initiated Lifestyle Podcast presented by thebeardreport.
November 22, 2021
Episode 004 | Are You Setting the Right Goals?
How likely are you to achieve the goals you set?  Many goals that are not achieved are doomed from the start. In this episode we talk about some of the lesser discussed points around how to set strong goals. No, this isn't going to be about goals being specific, measurable, and time-bound - we are going a few levels deeper to help you build the best goals with the highest chances of success. Check it out.
November 22, 2021
Episode 003 | Relying on Accountability Prevents Strong Integrity
Accountability has become a popular idea and driver of change today. It helps people to go after "outliers" of their Values and is not a good long-term strategy to make lasting changes.  Check out the episode for more. 
November 15, 2021
Episode 002 - Philosophy is Your Ground
A strong Philosophy will ground you to your path and make it difficult to get pulled off course. This is increasingly important as the world continues to get louder.  We also look at how a weak Philosophy manifests itself to help identify and understand others. Check out for more information and sign up for my newsletter here: Yours in strength, -Chris
November 08, 2021
Episode 001 - Introduction
Welcome to the Initiated Lifestyle Podcast. My name is Chris Pick and in this introduction I introduce you to the Initiated Lifestyle, the Initiated Philosophy, and who the Initiated are.  This is going to be a weekly podcast moving forward and will be a combination of episodes of just myself covering different topics and other times where I will bring in guests to discuss Initiated topics. All episodes will be related to the 4 Initiated Tenets: -Strength -Discipline -Integrity -Leadership If you want more, you can sign up to my newsletter or visit me at thebeardreport. Yours in strength, -Chris
October 29, 2021