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Robert Manni on How to Take Action to Open Up New Possibilities

Robert is the host of Guy’s Guy Radio® with Robert Manni. The radio show airs weekly in primetime on NBC’s KCAA in Southern California (102.3FM, 106.5FM, 1050AM), and is re-broadcast every Sunday. The Guy’s Guy Radio podcast and Guy’s Guy TV™ YouTube channel are available worldwide, featuring 500 shows, available on Apple Podcasts, iHeartRadio, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, Spreaker, TuneIn and more. Guy’s Guy Radio has been recognized as a Top 100 Philosophy podcast in Canada, United Kingdom and Australia.

Guy’s Guy Radio features interviews with an eclectic mix of guests, including entertainers and artists, metaphysical and spiritual teachers, relationship and career coaches, fitness and wellness experts, NY Times bestselling authors, and sports personalities. Shows also include recurring segments like Guys’ Guy’s Guides™ which explore timely cultural events interpreted through Robert’s authentic Guy’s Guy lens.

Robert offers his growing audience of male and female seekers provocative guests with fresh perspectives that inspire a reimagining of our world, the re-emanicpation of today’s men, and the long-overdue recognition of women and their achievements. The Guy’s Guy brand credo is “when men and women can be at their best, everyone wins.”

Robert is a featured columnist and expert on Cupid’s Pulse (Ask the Guy’s Guy), 2ndAct TV, YourTango, and The Good Men Project. He also contributes to Huffington Post, and is recognized as a Top Dating Blogger by DatingAdvice and OurDatingJourney.

His acclaimed debut novel, The Guys’ Guy’s Guide to Love, is heralded as “the men’s successor to Sex and the City.” His website, RobertManni.com features his syndicated blog “On Life, Love, and the Pursuit of Happiness,” media appearances, videos, and events. Robert has appeared on broadcast television (NBC’s Morning Blend, WPIX11 Morning News), and is a frequent guest across satellite and terrestrial radio and podcasts.


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There’s never been a better time for men to be whoever they want to be. Yet, it’s also a time where it’s never been less clear who men really are. Whether it’s on navigating modern dating and relationships, or offering fresh takes on career, wellness, fitness, or spirituality, Robert shares his authentic and unique perspective with which audiences immediately connect. He is a Guy’s Guy with a long career in advertising the world’s best-known brands, and over two decades of single life in Manhattan before marrying and becoming a father. As a cancer survivor who experienced medical miracles and a spiritual awakening on his journey to a complete recovery, Robert bridges the traditions of the modern world with the expanding view of humanity’s evolving consciousness. Robert is an energy worker with advanced master and teaching certifications in Reiki, hypnotherapy, the Silva Life System, and Awakening Dynamics. Most of all, Robert is a bona fide Guy’s Guy, devoting his life and work to helping men and women live their best lives.

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[Podcast Transcript Using Artificial Intelligence]

Umar Hameed 0:01
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Umar Hameed 0:40
Hey everyone, today I had the pleasure of having Robert Manni here with me today and he’s the “GUY’S GUY” and we want to know more. Robert, welcome to the program.

Robert Manni 0:49
Oh, thanks so much for having me here. Very happy to be here Umar.

Umar Hameed 0:53
So tell me how you started this “Guy’s Guy” Podcast.

Robert Manni 0:57
Okay, well, my background is in marketing and advertising. I spent many, many years with Fortune 100 Corporations, as well as the biggest Ad Agencies in the world and then some smaller boutique creative shops. And I started writing about 20 years ago and I wrote a novel and I couldn’t sell it but I learned how to do it. And then I wrote another one called THE GUYS’ GUY’S GUIDE TO LOVE and it got published. And from there I started,

Umar Hameed 1:23
It is a novel or nonfiction?

Robert Manni 1:24
It’s actually a novel it sounds like it’s nonfiction because it’s a name that THE GUYS’ GUY’S GUIDE TO LOVE and it’s been called the male successor to Sex in the City. So we…

Umar Hameed 1:35
Nice.

Robert Manni 1:35
…also have a TV treatment for it’s a rom-com, we have a TV treatment, and we have a adapted screenplay that’s been being shopped around. And I started blogging because the main character in the book, he’s a guy, he writes a blog about men for women and the books really a book about men for women. And I was inspired to write it because of the the large canyon of gap and communication between men and women. And since I’ve written the book, it’s actually gotten wider, I believe. And so I wanted to show here’s what men are really all about, and it’s not that bad, the news isn’t that bad. So I started blogging, like the main character in my book does. And from there, I figured, “Okay, what’s the next step? Let’s just take that whole guy’s guy thing and start doing a podcast.” So I started doing the podcast GUY’S GUY RADIO, you probably thinking what is a guy’s guy? Well, he’s really an updated man’s man, but he’s not the macho, old school man’s man. He’s really about casual confidence on assuming strength, seductive integrity, timeless style and emotional intelligence. So it’s really the evolving man and he fits in today, and it could because he’s timeless, he fits in, in yesteryear, but it’s not the macho man. So I started doing GUY’S GUY RADIO, and I initially was all about relationships and dating and the same thing with my blog, I’ve got over 350 blog posts on robertmanni.com,

Umar Hameed 1:44
Nice.

Robert Manni 2:56
all about life, love the pursuit of happiness. So I started doing the podcast a number of years ago, and it was a lot of relationship guests, a lot of coaches and dating experts and things like that. And then I started being discovered by publicists, and they started sending me metaphysical guests, and…

Umar Hameed 3:12
Nice.

Robert Manni 3:12
…a lot of other writers and authors and experts in you know, things like what we practice, hypnosis and reiki and other things. I’ve had Neale Donald Walsch on Channelers, like Paul Selig, Ernest Laszlo, John Gray, and just on and on and on, I just interviewed Jonathan Goldman and Gabriel cousins. And then from there, I started getting Hollywood celebrities and then Hall of Fame sports writers, I’ve had Vinny Pastore from the Sopranos, I recently interviewed Harvey Areton, New York Times Hall of Fame sports writer, Bill Madden Hall of Fame sports writer. I decided just to open up the show to the type of guests that I thought would add value to the listener, as well as educate, possibly educate and share new information to them, as well as me. So I’ve interviewed over 500 people over the course of our 450 to produce shows, and the show’s gotten bigger and bigger. And now we’re on KCAA, and we’re on 21 platforms and we have a YouTube channel.

Umar Hameed 4:13
Brilliant, because I think ultimately, at the end of the day, it’s all about the human experience. Like we’ve gotten sophisticated with iPhones and artificial intelligence and all that gamut but at the end of the day is human to human. And so all of those guests make perfect sense, but the question to you is, how are men showing up today and how should they be showing up?

Robert Manni 4:37
Okay, well, while women have been on a very straight course of being recognized finally for all the great things they’ve done, men have been at a kind of a crossroads because they’re not sure what their expectations are of them or their roles. I think young older guys, boomers, they are still defining themselves by virtue of their wallet and their position and a lot of them are starting to ask themselves questions about, is this all there is? And they’re starting to wonder about what do I need to do to create longevity? How do I how do I not just get more years, but how do I have quality year so I can really enjoy things instead of just being under stress all the time from work, and really figure out who I am as a person. For the younger guys, their problem is they have no role models, they’re caught somewhere between the MMA and manscaping. So it’s really a tough time for men but I think, if you are a guy’s guy, or if you’re gonna aspire to be one.If this is the best time ever to be a man, because you don’t have all of the burden on you, this is a time where men can be whoever they want to be, it is also a time where it’s never been less clear who men really are.

Umar Hameed 5:40
So recently, I just started a new dating relationship, like really, really early stages. And so this young lady was over a couple of nights ago, and we’re having a really nice dinner, a really nice conversation and I said, “You know, I really feel like touching you, would that be okay?” And she said, “That would be okay,” Praise Lord. But it’s, it’s almost as if, if you can be honest with what you’re truly feeling, there’s a power in that truth, but had I put on a facade, you know, “Hey, baby, oh, you’re doing,” that people can sense it. So even if you’ve got an ugly truth, the other person receives it a lot better and can respond in whatever way. Thoughts on that, like, how authentic do we need to be?

Robert Manni 6:20
Well, I think everything you’re doing is very good and I think you’re being authentic. The only area where I would, I would take a different tact, but I wouldn’t ask but I would do with a be gentle and read the signals, read the woman and if you really pay attention because women are greater paying attention, and if men were just as good as reading the other the opposite sex or you their partner as well, they know that when it seems to feel okay to make a move, or not make a move. I think the thing that we all have to realize is with all the political correctness has gone on now, you know, dating and romance is supposed to be fun and it’s supposed to be romance is a wonderful thing. And if you have to, like ask permission, it’s like, you know, “Can I put this into that now,” it gets to that point, all the fun is gone and all the natural spontaneity, now, I’m not saying you know, jump on, jump on a woman by any means but I think things have a nice, there’s that, you know, love is fun and love is nice and love is real. And I think when people recognize it in each other, they will reciprocate and kind, so I’m not that I think people have gotten too much into their head and a far away from their heart. And if they start living more heart centered life, these these decisions as to what can I do with this woman as a new date and all of that, you know, it’s not about asking permission verbally, it’s about knowing when it feels right. And you’ll be able to know if she’s rebutts you and says, “I’m not ready yet,” that’s fine.

Umar Hameed 7:44
True. It’s, it’s a complicated landscape because we all have a persona that we put up for others. And we have another version of who we are than the authentic self. And when people are putting up personas, that it’s sometimes it’s hard to read that, so not just in romance, but in business and sometimes, so let me give you an example and I’ll get you to respond, I was at, at a meeting with 21 folks, and I gave everybody a 3×5 card and I said, “Could you write down what your negative voice says to you, to stop you from executing what you want,” and everyone wrote down what their voice said, no names, I took the cards, shuffled them up, handed them out. And then I got the first person to read whatever card they got with the emotion embedded in the card. And you know, “I’m unlovable and I don’t never amount to much,” or, “I’ll always be a failure,” in these 21 people to CEOs really successful, and then everyone’s looking around going, “holy crap, you know, we all have that stuff in here,” and so no wonder we kind of show a different version of ourselves. Help me understand how we navigate that, so if it was like, you’re a dude, and there’s a gal and it’s just clear communications and a clear connection, that makes perfect sense but we also put up these illusions, how do we navigate that?

Robert Manni 8:56
Well, the first step is don’t put up the illusions, particularly when it comes to romance. It doesn’t mean you have to, you know, mystery is a good thing, it’s, it’s, it’s romantic but you have to you have to pretty much show up, be who you are, be authentic. If you start putting a mask on when you’re in a new relationship, that’s not going to turn, I don’t think it’s going to turn out well, because the other partner is going to be sizing you up pretty quickly. You’re going to have to show kind of your cards like who you are, what you are, what you have to offer and what you want and if people you know, they get too much inside their heads, and they’re overthinking dating. Now I understand in business that we have to put on some type of mask, if you will, because we’re representing different companies, we’re selling products, and it’s a little bit of a different dance, it doesn’t mean we’re lying, it doesn’t mean where we have to give all of our personal stuff away though. It’s a different situation when you’re dating, you want to get to know somebody.

Umar Hameed 9:46
True. But your best guess if we had 100 random people, men, women, and we said, “Okay, how many of you think you’re a fraud?” What percentage of hands do you think would go up who may not be true? Their friends might say, “Are you kidding me? No freakin’ way,” then feeling out of those 100 people, how many people do you think would put up their hand and go, “Yeah, I think I’m a fraud.”

Robert Manni 10:07
Well, I know that people have low self-esteem, and part of it is driven by the media, and you have to have this, you have to have that, that it’s a very comparative society and culture. And the key is don’t fall, don’t step into that. Always start with yourself, if you don’t love yourself, you can’t really be in a relationship and love somebody else. If you don’t make room in your heart for somebody else, you’re not going to find a partner. So I think what we have to do instead of thinking things are so complicated, let’s look at them and say they’re very simple, we’re actually the ones complicating them. And for the individual, if you have self-loathing, you’re going to have to work your way through that, or you’re not going to attract the right partner, and you’re not going to attract the right business either.

Umar Hameed 10:48
So let’s forget about self-loathing, let’s talk about, we’re going to actually switch over just to the human love side of things. Let say you’ve got someone that is, do not love themselves, may not load themselves, but don’t love themselves. So you’ve done a ton of interviews, what are three simple pieces of advice, you just can’t tell someone, “go love yourself,” because it’s like how. What would be three simple executable things, they could do that over a little bit of time that it would start changing their relationships with themselves?

Robert Manni 11:16
One, I think they have to look at the world in a way that realizing that everybody comes from the same source, so we’re all connected. Once we do that, we realize we all from that source so we’re all have divinity within each one of us. You recognize that you have divinity in yourself, that means you’re part of God, you have that divine spark in you. So you have to love yourself, because God is omnipresent, and God is love, so if God is love, and omnipresent, then you have love inside yourself. And it’s up to you to go inside and find it and start to live a more heart-based life, have do you do that? I think one a meditation is a good protocol to begin at any age, I recommend, particularly for boomers now, go inside, kind of calm yourself down and get to know yourself and love yourself and realize who you are, what you are and how you can serve. And then the other thing is, I think people should get outside more and really commune more with nature, and I don’t mean necessarily hugging trees, literally, though you can and it feels pretty good, but just get out there and keep moving and keep circulating and and keep living.

Umar Hameed 12:19
So if you hug a tree inappropriately, does it get a woody?

Robert Manni 12:24
That’s fantastic, very good.

Umar Hameed 12:26
So one of the things, one of my heroes is this woman called Martha Collins, and she was an educator in a time where education was in trouble, and she had this brutal punishment for her kids that were misbehaving. It’ll be like, “Robert, you know, you misbehaving in class, I want you to go to that side of the room, there’s a tablet of paper and a pen, and I want you to start at letter A, and go to the letter Z, and I want you to write a positive attribute about yourself that starts with letter A, amazing, brilliant,” and they had to do all 26 letters. And our whole thought was, I want people to believe they can do anything and I want them to believe that they were the oven. I thought what a brilliant punishment and the punchline was, when the kid came back and started misbehaving, the other kids would say, “You bet cut it out, she’s gonna make you do it again and you’ll have to pick 26 new adjectives about how awesome you are.”

Robert Manni 13:14
You know, having a being a father and older father of a seven year old is going to turn eight, I understand that concept very, very well. And it’s very easy to point out the misbehaviors of a boy that age, but it’s more important to point out the things that they’re doing well, so I really like that, that process,

Umar Hameed 13:35
Yeah.

Robert Manni 13:35
it might might seem severe, but you know what the intention is a good one. And I think if a child goes through that process, and writes all those things down, they’re going to start to have more self-esteem.

Umar Hameed 13:43
Absolutely. And they’re gonna have to hit the dictionary to figure out because, you know, when you get through like X, I’m done for like x-rated, that’s not an attribute that I want. But so number one was basically appreciating themselves, number two is going out in nature and what would be the third one?

Robert Manni 13:59
Well, appreciating themselves and knowing that they’re part of the Divine, recognize the divinity in themselves. I, it’s protocols like meditation, where you get to do things that you go inside and maybe it’s a spiritual unfoldment class or a group or you take up learn how to do reiki or hypnosis, whatever. So you realize it’s more than just what we see in the everyday world and what we react to, because most people go through lives just reacting to stimuli. And the third thing is to get out there, get out in nature because the more technical logically devoted we are, the less we are connected with nature and the earth is in as an entity in its own and we have to respect it and recognize that we’re part of it.

Umar Hameed 14:44
So one of the things I do with clients is, you know, on some of our sessions together, it’s not in the offices, certainly not on Zoom, I take them on a hike, and it’s…

Robert Manni 14:53
I love it.

Umar Hameed 14:53
…just out in nature and they’re walking around and sometimes what bubbles up is really, really powerful and amazing. And so nature has this awesome power to just allow you to be.

Robert Manni 15:04
Yes, I agree.

Umar Hameed 15:06
So for, I’d heard of this, but I’m not experienced that it was being in a workshop and having some music playing, and having everybody blindfold themselves and dancing. And so this is dancing without judgment, and just letting the music come out which I want to experience that because, you know, I dance like a white guy, a really bad, white guy, I’m like, awkward and jerky, not good but so it’s that sense of how we show up and how we judge ourselves for your son, as he’s going up, what would be two or three skills that you hope that you can instill that would just allow him to just shine in high school and shine in life?

Robert Manni 15:44
I think empathy is a big one where to recognize that it’s a lot of little kids are narcissistic, I don’t know if it’s just a natural stages that they go through, but they don’t really see repercussions and realize, you know, everything’s a spectacle to them, oh, look at blow something blows up, oh, that’s fun, they don’t realize that, well, maybe people got hurt and that is a crash and all of that, so I think empathy is very important, curiosity. And then the, the biggest thing I think, is that practice, practice, practice that things don’t necessarily they come, you know, come easily to some people more easily than others, but if you persevere, if you put in the work, even, you know, Michael Jordan, LeBron James, the greatest athletes, they put in a lot of work, and a lot of them are the hardest workers on the team. And I think instilling that in kids is important that if you want to do something, you can do it, but you’re going to have to do some work to get there. And make the work fun, if this is your passion, do it because you love it, but do it.

Umar Hameed 16:45
So I’m gonna butcher this quote, I’m not sure who said it somebody way brilliant than me. It was like, you know, “We don’t practice to get the skill right, we practice to not get the skill wrong.” So that’s like LeBron going again and again, so at the clutch moment, no matter what’s going on, he can deliver. And so I play squash,

Robert Manni 17:03
Okay.

Umar Hameed 17:04
quite badly, and I enjoy, it is joyous, have fun but then I see, like this 14 year old girl in the court by herself, hitting the ball on that side of the wall, it bounces back, she hits that side, and she’ll be there for 20 minutes doing that drill, dedication. And it’s like, when I look at me, it’s like, “I don’t think I’ve got the patience to do that,” but there’s a reason why you could kick my ass. So you need to practice, practice, practice, I think is totally genius.

Robert Manni 17:30
You know, it’s a little bit different with the kids because they’re not thinking the way we’re thinking. They’re just doing if you go on a ski slope or something, you see some little five year old and he’s like, he’s fearless, because they’re just doing it. And they’re and they’re embracing it, they’re filled with joy. When we’re doing a lot of these things, whether it’s golf and learning how to sink that five foot putt, it’s, it’s it’s a lot of head games, we play with ourselves, and we need to get back to where we just get into the flow, and it becomes muscle memory, and it becomes joy, it’s not about winning or losing, it’s about doing what we love to do. And when you do what you love to do, you’re inevitably going to get better and better at it.

Umar Hameed 18:08
Absolutely. You were talking about downhill skiing, do you know why they have the poles? is not for what you think is to stab those little five year olds that are doing…They are amazing…

Robert Manni 18:20
Yeah. that’s the same thing, it’s like you go, I’ve run three marathons, and I was always amazed when running a marathon, I’d see somebody who looked totally out of shape, kicking my butt, and I’m in pretty good shape, and I did the proper training. And I’m like, “How did they do that?” Well, you know, part of it is they know how to their body uses the oxygen in a more efficient way. And you just the point is, you just never know you just have to go out there, that’s why I love marathons. You’re not you’re not competing against 30,000 people, if you’re running in New York, you’re really competing with yourself and you at a, you’re in an event where for one day, you’re an elite athlete, and it’s wonderful, and it’s a great, great experience. So experiences like that I think are really important for people as they as they age to go through, find something like that you can do, that you can really feel like you’re at the top of your game, and you’re doing what the elites do.

Umar Hameed 19:08
Absolutely. I was reading Bryan Cranston’s book BREAKING BAD, I guess he was on that show. And we’re talking about he was on a on a soap opera, And I think he started dissing the writers, So they killed him off, And it’s like, you died in the elevator crash or whatever,” And he’s in New York, and he is curled up in a ball for like, a couple of days. And then on Sunday, it’s like, “I’m gonna go and do something, I’m gonna take my camera on my my photograph in Central Park, and that will like distract me,” and he comes out of his apartment and the New York Marathon is being run and he can’t get to the park and it’s like these stupid marathoners, sons of bitches, it’s like I want to put out a recover and then somehow he gets in his head that next year, I am going to run in the marathon, and he ended up running in the marathon but I thought this human need that when we get stuck, when we get stuck, we stop. And I’m a firm believer of what we need to do is go, “Okay, what is the smallest thing I can do to go in the right direction, and make it as small as possible,” and just take that one step, and just by ending that inertia and getting any movement really helps. So is there a particular thing you do, Robert, when you get it, not where you want to be, is there a particular activity you do to kind of get unstuck and start moving forward?

Robert Manni 20:28
Well, I’ll go for a run or what I do is in the morning, when I wake up, I don’t reach for the phone. I get up earlier than anybody in the family, I start by doing some Qigong, deep breathing exercises, and then I do Dan Millman, who wrote the Peaceful Warrior, he’s got a workout, it’s got 15 movements, I do that. And then I do some affirmations and some prayer, if you will, and then I do some dowsing, with a little pendulum,

Umar Hameed 20:54
Nice.

Robert Manni 20:54
and then I do a meditation, and then I start my, there you go, we’re going to have a good show,

Umar Hameed 21:01
We are.

Robert Manni 21:02
was I going in the right direction. But anyhow, I do all of those things, and they all get me unstuck. And I’ve been taking a spiritual unfoldment class for three years and at the initially, I know I was going nowhere, I was running in place and all of a sudden, like an onion, I started to peel open, and,

Umar Hameed 21:18
Let me try it.

Robert Manni 21:19
and it’s really helped me greatly. And my, it’s interesting, because my teacher passed away about a month ago, and I kind of raised my hand said, “Let’s keep the class going,” even though…

Umar Hameed 21:29
Nice.

Robert Manni 21:29
…she was using medium and a channel also, let’s keep going. And we’ve done it and everybody’s gotten closer, we’ve gotten other people to join in. And it’s just that, that exactly what you were saying Umar, we take that one step and the next step leads to the next step, we could have easily just ended our class when she passed and instead, we didn’t. And I continue to do all my practices every day and I’m not stuck, I’m a flowing river now and I’m so, so happy about that. And I know anybody can be in that exact same headspace and heart space, it’s just a matter of taking those first initial steps, and then doing it again, being consistent and loving yourself along the way.

Umar Hameed 22:10
And I love that headspace and heart space, because there is hard space there. So my wife had a had a teacher that helped her on this spiritual path, and when he passed away, he would come in her dream state and continue lessons.

Robert Manni 22:22
I totally vibe with that, I mean, I’ve had my teacher show up and give me a little bit of advice. My dad passed away three years ago now, and when he needs to contact me, he actually contacts my wife by pressing down on the top of her head, and then she’ll give me a message and I’ll give you a perfect example of why I know it’s real. Last year, in late January, she said to me, “You’ve got to go back to New York,’ we’re out in California now, we moved just a year and a half ago, ‘you have to go back to New York, but you have to go now, don’t wait till March, go now.” So I went back, I visited my mother, I had some medical stuff to deal with, I had some business things to deal with issues and then I came back here and all of a sudden, what happened in March? Shut down.

Umar Hameed 23:07
Yeah. So I’ve got a friend who has this reiki massage gal that she works with that also is intuitive. And so she’s in Savannah, and she gets a call from her reiki friend that says, “Hey, you need to go see your dad now she goes,” “Oh, y’all go there a few days,” She was a, “No, no. Now.” So the very next morning, bright and early, like four o’clock in the morning, she gets in her car, she’s driving to Florida, from Georgia, and she gets a call from her brother saying you’re not gonna make it, but dad’s been rushed to the hospital, he’s not going to be around for much longer. And she goes, “I wanna be there like 45 minutes away,” and that was like validation for me, it’s like to get that message, go do that. So there’s more to us than just this physical body, there’s more to us than our intellect and if there is a quantum world, I think we connect to it from that heart space.

Robert Manni 23:56
I agree with you. You know, it’s, it’s, it’s it’s interesting, we’re both kind of in business. Also, I know my background in marketing advertising, it was, you know, it was tough, tough Ad agencies, tough Fortune 100 companies where I was in product management. And people who probably see what I’m doing now at first, they’re probably saying, “What?” and now I know that I have worked with my frequency and my vibration where it does, it doesn’t matter. And it’s a whole big world out there so I’m meeting more and more and more news people and you know what, everything’s going great. The point is, you can make the change one step at a time, any day, just make that, take that first step and then keep going follow your heart and follow your mind and follow your intuition and it’ll it’ll help you tremendously. Don’t just sit back and doubt yourself and say, “I can’t do it,” You can still do anything at any age, just take those steps.

Umar Hameed 24:51
Were to live by. There’s a show, it used to be on AMC, it might have been called a pitch, I’m not sure basically, are familiar with it?

Robert Manni 25:01
Of course, yeah.

Umar Hameed 25:02
I’m going to say something that’s gonna make you extremely jealous Robert, but try and hold it down. In the first season, at every single competition they had, 100% pick the losing pitch.

Robert Manni 25:16
I have some actually some friends who run agencies and they competed in and they won their, their competition if I watched once or twice, and I always good, but I knew who was going to win. Because if you’re a professional, you know, it’s like, it’s just because it’s it’s a very specific niche area and you know the language, you know, who gets it and who doesn’t get it. And it’s not judgmental, it’s just like, this is a skill set, so it’s like, is playing baseball at the minor league level or the major league level, there’s a difference so you could see that because you’re a pro.

Umar Hameed 25:44
Oh, I tell the losers. 100% I picked the people that did not win, rounding trick. So Robert, before we part company, I often ask guess what some mind hack or a little simple trick you use to get disproportionate results? What’s something you can share with our audience?

Robert Manni 26:03
Well, what I do is I asked, I asked for spirit for help, let me know what I should do, or my guides or whatever, what should I do in this situation? And I might not, I might get an instant answer or I might not get something for a couple of hours later and then something will come up an idea. And it’s tangentially related to what my question was what my issue was, and it helps me out and it works invariably, but you have to be open, you have to believe you have to know you have to know that you’re connected to spirit and if you don’t believe that’s fine. And then you use your whatever tools, you want to use your mental tools, your you know, left brain tools, whatever, that’s fine. But I gotta tell you that people have more power than they think they do and we can tap a lot of energy that we don’t realize that we have access to and when you start doing that, you’re going to see results.

Umar Hameed 26:54
Absolutely. And I’m just going to add to that, this, you know, some schools of thought that we are transceivers. When we started this conversation, you said, we all come from the same source and sometimes we pick up information that’s just out there, and if you have to be open to it.

Robert Manni 27:10
Yeah, exactly. It’s like Keith Richards says, “I don’t write these songs, I it’s like, incoming, it’s like, I have antenna, and when I get it, then I go run and I put something done and record something.” Bruce Springsteen said, “I don’t know where my lyrics come from.” So there’s a lot of this kind of channeling of energy going on out there and everything is energy. And if you, the more you can see yourself that way and see the world that way and start to work with the, the boundless opportunities of energy, the more robust your life will be in my opinion, it worked for me, I can’t say what’s going to work for everybody, I don’t tell people what to do. All I can say is, this has worked for me, I’m just a regular guy, and give it a shot at just do what feels right for you. If you want to improve your life, take those initial steps.

Umar Hameed 27:56
And dear listeners, whatever Robert said just a moment ago, he could be totally wrong, and it could be full of crap, but if it works for you, who cares? And I think just being open to the possibilities, allows you to experience all of that stuff, because the Maker did not put us here to fail, He put us here to succeed. And I feel honored and privileged, I had a chance to chat with you today, Robert, thanks so much for being on the show.

Robert Manni 28:20
My pleasure Umar, if I might say My show is GUY’S GUY RADIO, you can find it anywhere. The podcast is all over the world.

Umar Hameed 28:27
Brilliant! And we’re gonna put all those links in the show notes, so you can just click on it and go there. Once again, Robert, thank you so much.

Robert Manni 28:33
Thank you Umar.

Umar Hameed 28:39
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