Making a Constructive Impression, One Beard At A Time | Eric Bandholz

Episode 005: Creating A Constructive Impression, One Beard At A Time | Eric Bandholz – Transcript

Dean Pohlman: Alright. Hey, guys, what’s up? It’s Dean, welcome to the Man Circulation Yoga podcast. At the moment, I’ve Eric Bandholz with me from Beardbrand. Eric’s been a good friend of mine for a couple of years now, so I’m excited to have him on the present. How are you feeling at the moment, Eric?

Eric Bandholz: What’s going on, Dean? I’m feeling nice. Excited to do the present with you, man.

Dean Pohlman: Yeah, thanks a lot. So, let’s get into introducing you somewhat bit. So, you’re a self-described husband, father, entrepreneur, world traveler, Gamecock, not camecock as I put in our preliminary notes, and capitalist, was once a monetary advisor. You then give up, obtained captivated with your hair, and began Beardbrand. You’ve simply celebrated 10 years of Beardbrand. I met you in 2015 while you had been leaving, you had been shifting out of your workplace then, and I had simply moved in my first workplace, and I feel I had been there for about two or three months. And I noticed we had been each YouTube folks. So, I stated, hello, and I feel we’ve been on and off speaking since then.

Eric Bandholz: Yeah, I imply, it’s seven years now, and that’s loopy to consider. To be in any type of area for that time period, plenty of instances, you at all times hear about folks constructing companies and promoting, and only a few companies make it previous two years. So, to have the ability to have any type of wins, I suppose, usually, you’re successful in the event you’re going to be in it for greater than a few years. Sadly, I’m not as a lot of a world traveler as I was, simply it’s an entire lot to ponder.

Dean Pohlman: Yeah.

Eric Bandholz: However given a chance, I’ll hop on a aircraft and go wherever.

Dean Pohlman: Yeah, me saying that. I don’t assume any of us are doing a lot nicely touring in the mean time. However yeah, so that you, what was I going to say? YouTube, two years, seven years. Yeah. Truthfully, I can’t think about promoting. Like what I suppose I’d promote me, after which another person would inform me what to do with me, and I can’t think about. I imply, you may have plenty of ambassadors who you function very prominently. However I imply, you’re one of many those that’s entrance and middle. You’re within the photographs. You’re within the movies.

Eric Bandholz: Yeah, I imply, I’ve this thought so much about constructing a enterprise, promoting a enterprise, and I feel in the event you’re an entrepreneur otherwise you determine as an entrepreneur, one of many holy grails is to construct a enterprise and promote it for all these multiples and make your cash and brag about it. However I feel, like it’s a must to ask your self, why are you promoting the enterprise? And plenty of instances, it boils down to love, you don’t assume you are able to do what you’ll want to do for society inside your corporation, and that otherwise you’re having companion issues otherwise you don’t assume the corporate can develop anymore. Like, I suppose there’s plenty of causes, and it at all times boils down to love if I can’t repair it with this enterprise, like if I can’t remedy the issues that I’ve with Beardbrand, then I’m not going to have the ability to remedy those self same issues with the completely different enterprise down the street, like altering the enterprise doesn’t repair my points.

So, with the ability to determine tips on how to type of like break by means of these plateaus with their very own enterprise is de facto type of my purpose. And typically, these enterprise issues aren’t a lot like gross sales or era, it’s like tips on how to be enthusiastic about it. How do I maintain that power going? As a result of once they say a carrot by no means grows in the event you dig it up to take a look at its root, so certain, I obtained to try this together with your companies, you’ve obtained to stay by means of it.

Dean Pohlman: Yeah, that basically resonates to me so much as a result of I feel a couple of years in the past, I type of bumped into this. I by no means admitted it. It was burnout, however I feel it was. It was like this sense of burnout. And I had this plan to get again into health by becoming a member of a bunch of group lessons and simply doing stuff to make myself extra excited. However now, I’m type of, and this is among the causes I’m beginning this podcast is as a result of I wish to have completely different conversations than what I’m creating on YouTube and stuff. So, I felt like doing this may be a greater solution to create completely different focuses of content material. However I take into consideration psychological yoga in in all probability the identical means as you consider Beardbrand. I used to be truly going to ask you that in a second, however plenty of what my private objectives are slot in with my objectives with Man Circulation Yoga. So like health, how will we stay happier, more healthy, extra fulfilling lives?

So, that begins with a giant a part of that’s figuring out, clearly, but in addition, how do now we have simply more healthy, emotional base? How are we extra mentally match and fewer confused? And I’m discovering that every one of that matches very well into my total Man Circulation Yoga objectives. So, my query for you is how does Beardbrand slot in together with your private objectives apart from funds, apart from cash, however how do you slot in together with your private objectives?

Eric Bandholz: Yeah, I imply, like Beardbrand to a sure diploma was at all times type of like an extension of myself. It was like type of a name out to the wild points I used to be coping with on the time. So, again in 2011, once I grew my beard for the primary time, folks name me Grizzly Adams or ZZ High, and it’s at all times ingested, and I didn’t…

Dean Pohlman: Oh, you had that basically lengthy beard.

Eric Bandholz: Yeah, I had an extended beard.

Dean Pohlman: Sure, I simply remembered that. Okay, proceed. Now, ZZ High is sensible.

Eric Bandholz: Yeah. And people are cool dudes, and there’s like no offense taken, and it’s all in good enjoyable. However the actuality is like, I by no means recognized as that type of man, like I at all times recognized as extra of like a enterprise skilled, an entrepreneur, a designer, like these are the type of identifications, the tags that I’m going with. And it was attending this occasion the place I began to satisfy different folks in related walks of life as me, related type of personalities that didn’t match the standard stereotype that I obtained the inspiration for Beardbrand as an organization to type of like unite these.

After which as I’ve invested extra of myself into the corporate, I’ve realized there’s simply a lot profit to trying within the mirror and loving the person trying again at you. And I consider in a grassroots type of like particular person, an entire bunch of people who put money into themselves and develop into higher folks will finally make society higher. So, somewhat than coming from a top-down perspective of like, oh, we have to do that, and I’m the king tyrant president or no matter, we do that and the world goes to be higher. I feel the higher resolution is like, how will we assist encourage folks to develop into higher people? After which when everybody begins investing in themselves, turning into more healthy, figuring out, loving themselves, then the world goes to be a lot better that means than making an attempt to drive folks to behave a sure means. So, that’s type of been our mission and actually like, for me, one thing that I’m actually captivated with as nicely, and fortuitously, we’ve been in a position to construct a small staff right here who align with these core values and the work that we’re making an attempt to do for society.

Dean Pohlman: Yeah, that makes plenty of sense. I like that so much. Sorry, I’m pausing.

Eric Bandholz: No, that’s high-quality. For us, that catalyst can occur in plenty of other ways. And for us and our clients, that catalyst is rising. So, your hair, your beard, usually your beard, like rising out your beard goes to be like, oh man, I simply obtained dumped. I’m a loser. I’m a fats slob. I’m not treating the folks in my life nicely. I wish to develop my beard out. I wish to get my sh*t collectively. I wish to get in form, no matter that’s. After which, stage up in life.

And for some folks, I’d think about on your viewers, yoga is that catalyst that helps encourage folks to get higher. And it may be plenty of other ways. It might be woodworking, it might be cooking. There are such a lot of completely different avenues of self-investment that assist you actually begin to develop that confidence and develop into a greater particular person. So, simply our fish in thoughts is that grooming to have the ability to convey folks in by means of that.

Dean Pohlman: Yeah. So, it’s one automobile to self-improvement that may simply begin the catalyst to serving to us be higher folks. I keep in mind what I used to be going to say. And you’ve got this, that is very nicely illustrated or exemplified, you reside this by means of motion in your product success. You ship out a ebook together with your merchandise that– are you able to inform me somewhat bit about this ebook, Guide of Reminders?

Eric Bandholz: Yeah. So, the Guide of Reminders, calling it a ebook I feel is somewhat formidable, like this can be a ebook. What I wrote is sort of a little booklet, however that was the intent, so it’s…

Dean Pohlman: It’s simpler to eat than an extended ebook.

Eric Bandholz: Yeah. So, for anybody watching it, you’ll be able to type of pause right here and skim the 9 completely different reminders. However I used to be flying actually over the Grand Canyon a few years in the past, and I don’t like to purchase Wi-Fi once I’m on the aircraft, I type of like, that is my time to decompress, and really, I like to only look out the window, and it was flying over the Grand Canyon that I type of acknowledged the enormity of life and simply obtained my thoughts turning. And I’ll simply type of go down these rabbit holes. And I used to be simply desirous about like, what are the type of reminders I would like to inform myself as I face adversity, like as I get labored up, anxious in regards to the future or depressed in regards to the previous, and the way do I convey myself to the current? And the way do I simply face adversity and have the ability to persevere?

So, I wished one thing that I may simply rapidly digest, such as you stated, like you’ll be able to learn this ebook from cowl, once more, and like perhaps 10 or quarter-hour, it’s solely 40 pages and a giant outdated font. And the intent is like, I simply wish to have this out, after which if I’m getting wrapped up in client items or making an attempt to purchase the subsequent new factor or focusing about issues that aren’t actually mattering, it helps convey my focus again to the current. And I take into consideration like our mission and the way we wish to develop the corporate and the way we wish to make an affect on this planet. And for me, like, I do know not everybody wants us or they’re going to seek out worth in that, that’s okay, however it does give us a chance to place it within the orders and type of get it within the fingers of people that perhaps they do want it, perhaps they’re type of at a tough spot of their life, they usually do want reminders to like themselves. And life is fairly easy, simply love your self and love folks round you and also you concentrate on the current as a result of plenty of type of my classes in life and to not get too labored up and all of the granular issues that occur.

Dean Pohlman: Yeah. So, what I used to be pondering of while you talked about flying over the Grand Canyon, entering into that area, entering into that psychological area the place you’re in a position to consider issues to step away from worrying in regards to the previous or worrying in regards to the future. What are some issues that you’d advocate to folks? Or what have you ever executed that helps you get into that psychological area to consider life, take into consideration the way you wish to strategy life as a result of so many people are simply doing stuff day-to-day and we’re simply dashing by means of every little thing like a to-do checklist, after which we get house, and also you’re a dad, so that you get this, however you get house, you care for your children, and by the point you set them to mattress, you’re so drained that you just’re identical to, okay, let’s simply lie on the sofa and let’s simply watch some TV and veg out. However in the event you’re busy with different stuff, that’s the time that you just truly need to create some imaginative and prescient in your life, to really have a look at issues, and to determine like, the place am I going? Like, what am I doing all of this for? How am I going to maneuver towards the place I wish to be as an alternative of what am I doing proper now that I don’t like doing? A whole lot of us are simply on autopilot. So, what are some issues that you just discovered useful to entering into that area the place you’ll be able to work on readability together with your imaginative and prescient with life?

Eric Bandholz: Yeah, I’m a artistic particular person by default, type of like an concepts man. And so, my thoughts is at all times churning. There’s at all times one thing happening in there, and I are typically somewhat philosophical. So, I’d wish to type of take into consideration philosophy and that may embrace my very own life’s philosophy. However when it comes to the motion that helps me get there, one among them is rather like happening walks with music, not speaking on the cellphone, your cellphone is put away, and then you definitely’re type of in nature or hopefully, you’re in an setting that permits you to type of disconnect from the distractions of the world and have the ability to try this.

A few issues we additionally do is I’ve a quarterly technique session with my enterprise companions, and that’s one other good solution to clearly concentrate on the technique of the enterprise, however we do have time in there to speak about our private quarterly objectives and what we wish to do. So, that’s extra of like a short-term factor. After which I don’t know, I simply have this like freedom is among the issues which have been driving me for an extended time period and I’m working in direction of sure issues in my life that may give me extra freedom. So, making an attempt to work in direction of getting a second passport is one among my long-term objectives and dwelling internationally and type of immersing myself in different cultures.

So I type of have this long-term imaginative and prescient for what I need my life to be like and I simply type of constructed it in my thoughts. And I’m not a type of guys who says, like, you’ve obtained to write down it down, or it’s not going to occur. I’ve been in a position to type of simply consider my thoughts, like, these are the issues that I wish to do. After which I give it some thought obsessively, after which I do it. If I’m not desirous about it obsessively, it’s in all probability not one thing I ought to hassle doing.

Dean Pohlman: Yeah, agreed. I imply, you undoubtedly don’t have to write down one thing down. I imply, I’m desirous about plenty of the self-development world, and one factor specifically, good objectives seems like an amazing idea, however it doesn’t have something about pleasure. There’s nothing about pleasure in a sensible purpose, like, I imply, it might be in there, however it’s not a part of it. It ought to be part of it, the good purpose, as a result of in the event you’re not enthusiastic about it, you’re not going to do it.

Eric Bandholz: Yeah. Properly, for me, along with that, like type of going again to freedom, I don’t wish to be chained to some type of purpose that seems is just not one thing I actually wish to do or brings enjoyment into my life. Such as you stated, the thrill, there’s an pleasure to do one thing that I believed I wished to do just like the previous self wished to do, however the current self doesn’t wish to do it. Then it’s okay to pivot, as I wish to say and the search or the enterprise world, so.

Dean Pohlman: Yeah, I imply, so one of many first books that I learn once I was beginning enterprise, once I was first entering into the self-development world is Begin with Why, Simon Sinek, and I’d learn that again and again. I feel I learn that in all probability 5 – 6 instances. And you’ll change what you do very simply and you may pivot that, such as you stated, however the reasoning why you had been doing that, that doesn’t change since you wish to be extra fulfilled, you wish to assist extra folks, you wish to have extra freedom. So, I feel that was a very cool idea for me that it’s older idea now, older, proper? And I used to be on this world. However yeah, that’s a very essential one. So, Denmark, it’s like, why it’s the identical Denmark? As a result of Eric is clearly a Viking, you’re 6’3” or 6’4”?

Eric Bandholz: 6’5”.

Dean Pohlman: 6’5”. So like, I’m 5’10”. So, anyone who’s like 6’2” or taller, only a large to me. So, it’s essential to have seen some Denmark right here, however I convey that up since you spent months in Denmark a couple of years in the past?

Eric Bandholz: Sure, about six weeks, so 5 months and a half.

Dean Pohlman: Six weeks.

Eric Bandholz: Yeah.

Dean Pohlman: And that coincided with one thing that I’m going to convey up, which is I don’t know in the event you’re prepared for this but, however it’s a part of me preparing to do that interview. I did type of a small deep dive on you to only try to get to know you somewhat bit extra. We’ve had a bit extra conversations and– go forward, sorry.

Eric Bandholz: A small deep dive. Is that only a shallow dive?

Dean Pohlman: That’s true, sure. It felt intensive, although, so it was a brief, intensive dive. Sure. And we’ve had a couple of extra conversations over the previous few months, however I went into the YouTube channel and I discovered a video that stated you had been leaving Beardbrand. So, I watched that and I believed it was going to be, I don’t know what I believed was going to be. However in that video, you bought actually private and also you talked about your spouse’s and your struggles with infertility. And I simply wish to say, first off, that I actually join. I do know it’s a recording, however I actually linked with you on that video. I believed the audio was going out, after which I checked again and I used to be like, nope, oh, wow, he’s accumulating himself since you’re speaking about one thing actual. So, first off, I simply wish to say that I felt actually privileged to share that with you. And I feel that was simply actually touching. So, thanks, first off.

Eric Bandholz: Yeah, I’m completely different than my spouse, and that like for me, to type of work by means of my points, I discover that speaking about it simply to anybody is sweet. And I’m not ashamed of what I’m going by means of or no particulars too gory. So, it’s identical to, gory might be not the fitting phrase, however identical to too embarrassing. So, I really feel wish to a sure diploma, I used to be nearly placed on this planet, and perhaps, once more, that’s not the fitting time period, however one of many values I convey to life is simply expressing myself after which sending out messages for many who want to listen to it or trying to hear it or haven’t been in a position to hear it. And I’ve type of obtained the next tolerance of criticism than most individuals, so…

Dean Pohlman: Sure, you do.

Eric Bandholz: So, subsequently, I are likely to say, yeah, some silly issues every so often, however I’m type of okay with it as a result of there are people who find themselves pondering that they usually really feel alone they usually really feel nearly imprisoned with their ideas as a result of they don’t really feel like anybody goes by means of that, particularly with infertility, identical to it’s this unstated factor that so many {couples} are coping with, and you may’t speak about it. And it’s simply this large burden that you just assume everybody’s having infants and everybody’s having an excellent time. And right here we’re with miscarriage after miscarriage or month after month of not getting pregnant. And I simply felt like I type of wished to open up in order that any guys who’re coping with that would hopefully have somewhat little bit of on-line remedy, I suppose.

Dean Pohlman: Yeah. And circling again to why I introduced up Denmark within the first place, so Denmark turned out to be the magic remedy for you guys, being there to assist get you thru the primary trimester or one thing.

Eric Bandholz: Yeah. So, I imply, for many who haven’t seen the video, which I’d assume is a lot of you, we battle with infertility. We ended up getting an egg donor for my daughter and we had been very lucky to have her in our life. And since I’ve had a number of different miscarriages, I feel I advised we’ve had 9 misplaced pregnancies and I wished to only get out of Austin and simply type of change of tempo and stay internationally in. So, we spent six weeks in Denmark, and I don’t know if it’s the water or simply the relaxed life-style or simply type of like getting out of the norm, no matter it’s, however we had been lucky to type of convey a stowaway again with us, and that’s my son. So, we obtained pregnant naturally there and so much cheaper to get pregnant naturally than the IV, maybe, so.

Dean Pohlman: Yeah, I can think about.

Eric Bandholz: Yeah, we’re very, very lucky and really blessed for that. After which, after all, my boy shall be two fairly quickly. And he’s a wholesome boy. So, we’re very, very lucky.

Dean Pohlman: That’s nice. We have to get our youngsters collectively.

Eric Bandholz: Yeah.

Dean Pohlman: Properly, my baby, I solely have one, which seems like so much. He’s 19 months as of this recording. So, in January 2022, he’s 19 months, which leads into my subsequent query. You’ve two children. Your daughter, Eleanor, is 9, ten.

Eric Bandholz: She’s eight years outdated.

Dean Pohlman: Eight.

Eric Bandholz: Yeah.

Dean Pohlman: Okay.

Eric Bandholz: And my boy, he’ll be two. And Klaus is my boy, he’ll be two in March.

Dean Pohlman: How has that affected you? How has being a father affected you as an entrepreneur?

Eric Bandholz: Yeah, it’s exhausting.

Dean Pohlman: I don’t even know if it’s…

Eric Bandholz: Yeah, I imply, it’s exhausting. I feel there’s a really pushed particular person in me who loves my job and loves working, who I feel if given the chance, I’d spend from 8 a.m. till 10 o’clock at evening, each single day working or desirous about my enterprise and tips on how to develop the enterprise and tips on how to remedy the issues that we’re at present dealing with within the enterprise. After which there’s the particular person in me who needs to be an excellent father and somebody who will help the era enhance, like I do consider in households. I feel households are an effective way to boost youngsters and the way do I be sure that I’m not neglecting my youngsters? And one among my reminders is in the event you’re not giving your youngsters love or they’re not receiving that love, then they’re going to fill it with different vices. They’re going to hunt that love out from one thing else.

And that would come within the type of drug use. It may come within the type of identical to insecurities or nervousness or simply plenty of completely different ways in which persons are making an attempt to fill their physique with love. So, it’s identical to discovering that stability the place I might be that basis of affection for my children. And it’s difficult, like what’s the correct amount? As a result of personally, I like the work, I get pleasure from working. And youngsters may also be very exhausting for me. I’m undoubtedly not a nurturing particular person. I don’t get off on feeding them lunches and altering their diapers and cuddling them once they’re damage and stuff like that.

So, my function as a father, I really feel like I actually convey plenty of worth, clearly, in offering for my household, but in addition in instructing classes and serving to them assume by means of issues and seeing the world otherwise, like I really feel like once they become older, I convey much more worth. So, it’s been a problem, particularly the primary baby was actually difficult, like making that transition. And the one factor that I feel for anybody who’s married and needs to have children who haven’t had children, I feel one of the vital difficult issues is you get your spouse, and this isn’t all instances, however in plenty of instances, you might be baby primary together with your spouse, and she or he’ll care for you. And if she’s a motherly particular person, she does all these issues for you, after which when that child comes out, you might be not thought-about a toddler and…

Dean Pohlman: You’re quantity three.

Eric Bandholz: Yeah, you’re after one thing…

Dean Pohlman: There’s one thing else, quantity two. Yeah, there’s somewhat divider.

Eric Bandholz: Yeah. So, the dynamics of your relationship modifications together with your partner. And I feel that was one thing I used to be not ready for or not one thing that I anticipated, and it was very difficult to maneuver from this sort of like husband who’s the primary in your spouse’s life to quantity three or no matter it’s.

Dean Pohlman: Yeah, I imply, all of these factors resonate with me.

Eric Bandholz: Yeah, I type of want I heard that or knew about that earlier than I had my child. I feel I’d have been a greater husband, I feel. I actually wasn’t the most effective husband as a result of I used to be going by means of these issues emotionally and type of what it was, however I feel if I used to be higher ready for it, I undoubtedly may have been a greater husband, I used to be a much less egocentric husband too, so.

Dean Pohlman: Yeah, that was type of a shock to me, too. Not a shock, however it was undoubtedly, I had to consider the evolution of that relationship so much with the intention to type of transfer ahead with it. I feel I wrote a weblog about like two months into fatherhood, and it was principally type of a mirrored image of plenty of issues but in addition the evolving relationship with me and my spouse. And I don’t assume we by no means had this relationship the place she type of she didn’t care for me within the sense that she was doing my laundry and making my meals and issues that your mom would or I don’t know, no matter you wish to take into consideration that. So, I by no means considered her as like actually taking good care of me considerably.

However when she centered most of her power on Declan rightly so, as a result of he wanted her, however it was fascinating getting used to that. And I undoubtedly agree with you what you stated in regards to the father being extra worthwhile later. I feel you took a couple of months off when Klaus was born. I took three months off when Declan was born. I’d work somewhat bit at house, however I wasn’t going into the workplace in any respect. And regardless of that, right here we at the moment are, 18, 19 months, and Marisa’s taking good care of Declan, largely, however I’m round the home, I really feel like I’m right here simply as not as a lot as her, however I’d say in all probability 75% of the time she’s watching Declan, I’m with him or I’m cleansing up dishes or I’m selecting up toys or I’m getting Declan prepared for one thing in some way. And regardless of that, I really feel like he’s simply within the mother section proper now. So, I agree with you. And I’ve heard additionally that the daddy turns into extra essential later within the baby’s life, aside from that first preliminary dad section that they’ve once they’re a child, which is nice.

Eric Bandholz: Yeah, I feel it’s type of like that basically first 18 months or one thing like that, it’s actually the mother’s protecting the newborn alive and that’s what must occur, perhaps like 12 months, one thing like that. After which your function as a father ought to be in supporting the spouse’s wants and type of like serving to her when she’s exhausted and actually like being a assist to your spouse extra so than like a father to the newborn. I don’t assume plenty of guys actually– I by no means had this reference to the newborn, like I can’t feed the newborn. I imply, I can do a bottle and stuff like that, however you don’t actually feed the newborn like a mom would feed a child. Once more, I’m not this nurturing particular person, and I’d think about there are plenty of guys that type of fall into that, however naturally, it’s to not say all guys are. There are actually plenty of guys on the market who love infants and nurturing them. And that’s okay, too. Like, you don’t need to really feel by some means, however I simply type of wish to communicate to the individuals who perhaps see the world the identical as me.

After which as that child begins to stroll and leap and understands what you’re saying and communicates with you, then that bond for me, no less than, actually begins to strengthen and develop. However it’s a type of issues I discovered, just like the extra I put into it, the extra I hearken to their wants or make them lunches or type of like assist them, the extra they offer again to me and the extra they arrive to me for assist. And so, such as you do undoubtedly get out what you set in, which might be difficult every so often as nicely.

Dean Pohlman: Yeah, no less than for me, I actually discovered that I used to be in a position to create a greater reference to Declan when, first off, it needs to be one on one as a result of if mother’s there, it’s actually powerful to as a result of he’s going to take a look at her or she’s going to. She simply has that reference to him that I by no means will, or perhaps I’ll later, however proper now, no less than I don’t. So, I discovered that if I’m alone with him, I can get one-on-one time with him and I can focus not on what we’re doing collectively, but when I can concentrate on him, there’s a little bit of a distinction. So, if I can actually concentrate on him, not simply what he’s doing, not what I’m making an attempt to do to get his consideration, if I’m in it lengthy sufficient, then we will get to the purpose the place, okay, now, we’re having some actual connection. But when I’m there, if I’m identical to following him, ensuring he doesn’t fall on the sidewalk or ensuring that I can construct his toy so he can destroy it for me or no matter it’s that he’s– we name him Declan the Destroyer very incessantly. However I discovered that, yeah, if I can actually concentrate on him and get actually immersed and actually have that one-on-one, that’s once I’m in a position to have the most effective reference to him.

Eric Bandholz: Yeah. And I don’t know, I feel the problem for lots of men is like, how a lot time is it that you’ll want to be actually current with their children? I’d argue that it’s in all probability not that a lot time, perhaps even like 10 or quarter-hour, the place in the event you’re simply tremendous current with them, like actually have interaction with all of the distractions, the telephones are away, you’re not making dinner, it’s good to be in the identical space in the identical room with them, however for me and my daughter, it’s type of like enjoying playing cards, like if we may play playing cards collectively, the screens are off, we’re type of working collectively and even like automotive rides. Automobile rides are nice as a result of in plenty of instances, they don’t have every other distraction, I type of hear you. I do know my mother, at any time when she drove me off to school, she would at all times give me the toxin, it’s like, you’ll be able to’t get out of the automotive, there’s nothing you are able to do, after which she’s going to go and type of preach to your self.

Dean Pohlman: Yeah, I notice that. Go forward, sorry.

Eric Bandholz: Oh yeah. And it will get by means of, like with my daughter being eight. She’s like, I do know, dad, da da da. Like, I’m not listening, da da da da, however that stuff does get by means of. So, each infrequently, I’ll be amazed, like, oh, okay. Yeah. There’s this one thing that’s true.

Dean Pohlman: Yeah. I’m not on the level the place we’re having these lengthy automotive rides and speaking collectively, however I truly did sidetrack with my spouse. I do know, we drove backwards and forwards to Houston. She’s from Houston, and we stay in Austin. So, we’d go to Houston each different month or appeared like each different month or each three months or so. And for the primary three or 4 years or 5 years of us courting, and there have been these lengthy automotive rides, the place we actually had the chance to have these extra severe conversations or these extra intimate conversations. And so, it’s type of only a good instance of doing one thing mundane collectively can lead into going into somewhat extra emotional depth, like I’ve this with my dad and mom. I don’t do a ton of stuff with them. I wish to have extra emotional depth with them, however it’s actually exhausting to only go straight into like a let’s speak about one thing actually deep. I haven’t seen you in 4 months, however let’s simply go straight into hey, I wish to speak about the best way you raised me or like this specific occasion. So, having these mundane actions that lead into one thing with extra emotional depth, I discovered that to be. In any case, it’s simply introduced that up for me, so.

Eric Bandholz: Yeah, street journeys. Everybody is occurring street journeys now, so.

Dean Pohlman: Yeah, the price of flying is offensive in any case, however then it’s a must to solid it with a– you’ll be able to both sit within the automotive with the kid for 2 hours. So, I don’t know.

Eric Bandholz: Damned in the event you do, damned in the event you don’t, however that’s simply type of like, there’s struggling in life as a result of it’s simply type of like when you notice that after which settle for that, then you definitely’re in a position to resolve the problem, I suppose.

Dean Pohlman: Yeah. So, one of many issues I wished to get again to while you had been speaking about dad as an entrepreneur, so now we have completely different work modes and type of thought processes than different folks. So, my spouse, for instance, she’s a bodily therapist and she or he has one-on-one appointments, largely, no less than that’s how she works proper now, however she’s in it from 9 o’clock. Let’s simply say 9 o’clock till 4 o’clock, simply ran a variety of instances, and she or he’s working whereas she’s doing that. However for me, I must have X quantity of minutes and I’ve a artistic course of that includes breaking apart work with YouTube movies or like breaking apart work with a stroll or performing some stretching. So, now we have completely different sorts of artistic or work modes than different folks.

So, getting used to, okay, Declan’s going to sleep now. I’ve from 10 o’clock till two o’clock to get my work executed. I don’t learn about you, however that was actually troublesome for me to try to do my work inside these new confines inside these new schedules as a result of in the event you’re a dad, in the event you’re a mother or father and also you’re current, you go from having all day and all weekends to do issues to solely having time on the weekdays from 9:00 till 4 o’clock. So, I don’t know with you.

Eric Bandholz: Properly, with my first daughter, that was plenty of nervousness as a result of the enterprise launched in January of 2013, after which she was born in November of 2013. So, the enterprise was like 10 months outdated, one thing like that. And clearly, in the event you’ve constructed a enterprise earlier than you understand how fragile a enterprise is at 10 months outdated, and my purpose was to have a enterprise, I may assist the household as a result of I didn’t wish to return to work for the person.

So, when she was born, we weren’t making sufficient cash for me to only concentrate on Beardbrand, and she or he stayed at house. So, she needed to work, and I needed to work, and we ended up each working 4 days per week the place I’d watch the child for 3 days, after which she would watch the child for 3 days. After which we had like any individual watch the child on Friday or one thing. I neglect how the maths labored out, however it was basically like that. However once I was watching the child, the newborn, I suppose, from like three months to 9 months or no matter it was. And I’d put her down for a nap after which I’d type of hope to have the ability to work for an additional hour or two hours. After which, after all, you’d get up with a moist diaper or hungry or no matter. After which that will distract my circulate, after which I’d get annoyed. I’d get somewhat resentful that I needed to care for this child and I wasn’t current and I simply felt like I used to be a failure of each by making an attempt to work on the enterprise, construct the enterprise, attempt to be an excellent husband, after which, after all, making an attempt to be an excellent dad, which I used to be not good at. I used to be simply not good in any respect three. And one thing type of has to present.

And I feel, I really feel very lucky that the second time round, the enterprise has been established, and I’ve secured earnings and I may take off the time and I might be current. I may simply be like, alright, the corporate’s not going to go right down to zero in three months. I’ve obtained an excellent staff in place. And it actually allowed me to be much more current with the youngsters. So, I’ve plenty of empathy for people who find themselves making an attempt to take care of that and making an attempt to make ends meet, it’s not simple. Like the truth is you’re going to carry out at a decrease stage and both throughout the board or perhaps you’ll be the most effective dad ever, however then your work actually suffers or your relationship together with your companion suffers or no matter it might be. So, you at all times need to type of discover that stability.

Dean Pohlman: Yeah, and it’s plenty of hats to put on. It makes me take into consideration type of the expectations of the fashionable mother. She’s purported to have a job. She’s purported to care for the youngsters, do all the child’s stuff, all of the laundry, all of the cooking, all of the cleansing, and still have a full-time profession, after which additionally time for the husband. Like that is simply unimaginable. I imply, I don’t know, as males, I feel we really feel somewhat bit much less stress for that from society, however within the actuality, I imply, yeah, such as you stated, we take care of plenty of the stress ourselves.

Eric Bandholz: Yeah, I imply, I feel everybody ought to obtain the kind of life that they wish to obtain, however I do assume there was, from my perspective, much less of an emphasis or celebration to the ladies who make the choice to concentrate on their household and concentrate on being a mother. And I perceive the downsides that comes with that call, such as you actually are tied to your husband. And in case your husband’s a loser or in case your husband cheats on you or your husband controls your funds, this places you in a very unhealthy place. So, it’s type of difficult.

Dean Pohlman: Yeah, there’s plenty of belief there.

Eric Bandholz: Yeah, I imply, a ton of belief. And I feel perhaps that’s the place plenty of that route of feminism comes from and eager to have a profession is, like so many ladies who’ve been in abusive relationships up to now that they type of get out of it.

Dean Pohlman: Yeah.

Eric Bandholz: That they wished the liberty, however like plenty of these roles haven’t modified the place guys are usually not, and I’ve fallen to the standard function, like I grew up in a household the place my mother was a stay-at-home mother. That’s type of what I used to be used to. My dad labored, he made the cash, and he would do sports activities issues or teaching or no matter, and he did somewhat little bit of like dishes and stuff like that, however he was by no means cooking the meals and checking the temperature. He was by no means the first caregiver for the household, and I feel, I’m persevering with that, and me, personally, I want that. I really feel the worth I convey as an individual to the household is thru the supplier and type of like that coach kind of license.

However once more, it’s to not say that everybody ought to try this, however I do assume you’ll want to have clear expectations together with your spouse or your partner to what these roles are going to seem like. After which in the event you do wish to have these conventional roles, you’ve obtained to place plenty of stress and stress on your self to have the ability to present for the household and do it, like take again that burden of with the ability to feed household and with the ability to create a loving setting the place your spouse feels secure and she or he doesn’t really feel like she’s going to lose every little thing in the event you become an as*gap.

Dean Pohlman: Yeah. I imply, I feel…

Eric Bandholz: Don’t be an as*gap.

Dean Pohlman: Yeah, that’s an excellent begin. I imply, I feel having these conversations is de facto essential to get on the identical web page. And except you’re dwelling equivalent trajectories together with your profession, you’re additionally going to be making completely different quantities of cash, then it’s a must to just remember to’re equating each of your jobs, not simply primarily based on how a lot cash you’re making, but in addition primarily based on how a lot does this imply to me? And I can’t simply inform my spouse, “Hey, you shouldn’t go to work as a result of your time there’s not as worthwhile as my time at work.”

Eric Bandholz: Proper.

Dean Pohlman: As a result of that leads into the sensation of superiority in different areas. So, it’s a must to be actually aware of that. And I type of grew up in a family that was not conventional. Each my dad and mom are actually career-focused. So, we had a full-time babysitter for so long as I can keep in mind till we didn’t want her anymore in lieu of kid care. And so, I used to be, I don’t know, six years, perhaps. However yeah, my dad and mom each obtained house actually late, my dad would get house at like 6:30, 7:00. My mother was getting house at 5:36, throw a Stover’s within the oven or throw some kind of easy-heat factor to make for meals, which now, as a health snob, I’m like it like I can’t consider I survived, however…

Eric Bandholz: Microwaved hamburgers.

Dean Pohlman: I lived.

Eric Bandholz: Microwaved hamburgers, just like the bun and every little thing, it was the grossest factor ever.

Dean Pohlman: Yeah, truthfully, I don’t assume that it’s a must to. If you happen to’re a toddler, I don’t assume you want sufficient diet. I feel so long as they’re consuming meals sufficient they usually’re not hungry, they’ll– I don’t know. I imply, I’m certain I’m mistaken to some extent, however I’m not satisfied that you’ll want to feed baby greens to ensure that them to develop up and be wholesome, functioning adults.

Eric Bandholz: I feel it simply sounds such as you’re simply affected person, and their palates are simply so delicate as youngsters, they’re not going to love brussels sprouts, they’re not going to love broccoli. However don’t create this trauma of their lives the place they only construct up partitions they usually’re like, “Oh, my dad pressured me to eat broccoli, and I hate it, and I’m by no means going to eat it once more.” Like, it’s okay to attempt it, after which while you’re prepared for it, we’ll be right here for you. And it’s powerful for us as a result of our daughter is a selective eater and she or he has a really restricted…

Dean Pohlman: Yeah, I sympathize.

Eric Bandholz: Yeah, it’s exhausting, however she’s nonetheless rising. So, that’s type of the factor is she’s rising on them.

Dean Pohlman: Yeah. So, I’ve obtained a pair extra questions. I’m going to attempt to bundle into one, however we’ve talked so much in regards to the thought of psychological wellness on this dialogue to date. I additionally wish to point out that in the event you ever wish to get to know Eric higher, you must observe him on Twitter. He’s very energetic and he’s very vocal. And one thing I actually like about you is you’re– not vocal, that’s not the fitting phrase, you’re trustworthy. One thing I actually respect about you is that you just type of share your beliefs, you simply do it and also you don’t really feel the necessity to write an asterisk for each thought that you just put out. I nonetheless really feel very– I don’t know, however I nonetheless really feel like if I wish to say one thing daring, then I’ve to write down an asterisk and say, like, this doesn’t apply to the next folks. Additionally, I’m conscious that this, this, this. Additionally, I’ve had the expertise of this, so I’m not blamed. So, it’s exhausting to place out only a clean assertion, not a clean assertion, it’s exhausting to place out a perception. And also you do very well of doing that. And once I requested you about it, how are you? So, how do you may have type of the braveness to try this? You stated you’re a gamer. That was your rationalization, proper?

Eric Bandholz: Yeah, I imply, like in school, I spent plenty of time enjoying Half-Life. Particularly within the early 2000s, there’s not a really PC tradition. So, I’ve seen every little thing, I’ve heard every little thing. There’s just about nothing you’ll be able to say that shall be offensive to me. And I feel it has gotten difficult, although, as a result of like 20 years later, I’ve obtained much more to lose. Like if I say one thing mistaken, I’ve misplaced clients over the issues that I’ve tweeted earlier than and…

Dean Pohlman: Oh, yeah. Similar.

Eric Bandholz: Yeah, I’m very lucky that my enterprise companions additionally aligned philosophically, they usually type of assist me. They usually know who I’m and type of just like the intent, like they know the true Eric Bandholz. They know what my objectives are. They know that I wish to assist folks be higher. However I additionally see completely different pathways of getting higher than perhaps the mainstream. Narrative goes to see issues like very, very related experiences like I consider in well being, maintaining a healthy diet, exercising. I feel it’s not solely nice for respiratory infections, however it’s nice for coronary heart illness, it’s nice for power, it’s nice for self-love. There are simply so many advantages to it. And it simply overwhelms me as to love, why are we specializing in these options that remedy one factor once we may ask them to do, encourage them to enhance their well being, and it’s going to assist in so many various methods? So, I don’t know.

Dean Pohlman: I’ve seen that dialog. Yeah, I imply, I’ve seen that dialog. And I’d love folks to stay more healthy lives. Individuals don’t wish to uproot their total life and do all this modification. That’s simply what fashionable drugs right here has developed into, I do know I may do all of that, however is there like a fast repair? What’s the tablet?

Eric Bandholz: Give me the tablet, give me the shot, I’ll be good.

Dean Pohlman: Yeah. So, like, let’s speak psychological remedy. Going again on Twitter, so that you’ve tweeted in regards to the significance of psychological remedy. Are you able to speak about, do you take part in remedy or has it been useful for you up to now? Or why do you assume it’s useful?

Eric Bandholz: Yeah, I imply, like there’s a– I don’t know, it’s just like the four-burner type of technique. You’ve obtained your relationships, you’ve obtained your work, you’ve obtained your bodily well being, after which you may have your psychological well being and if in case you have like one, two of propane going as much as these burners and you set one burner all the best way on excessive, the opposite burners aren’t going to get sufficient fuel to warmth something up. So, it’s about discovering that stability of allocating the correct quantity of gasoline to every burner so that you’ve got a wholesome burn.

And psychological well being, I don’t have interaction in any type of like within the mainstream type of remedy when it comes to going to a therapist. I have a tendency to acknowledge mindfulness as one thing that determine, which goes to be like my walks and my alone time and simply with the ability to type of work by means of my points after which, after all, a public remedy, like sharing my issues. I discovered that one of many biggest methods of studying is to say one thing publicly. And if I’ll say one thing mistaken publicly and I’ve obtained no downside leaving it up there as a file of, oh, yeah, you realize, I stated this. Both the best way I stated it was misinterpreted or my beliefs had been truly mistaken and…

Dean Pohlman: And also you’ve developed since you’re human and you modify.

Eric Bandholz: Yeah. And I feel there’s plenty of stress in at the moment’s society to by no means say something mistaken, to at all times be excellent. And also you say one thing mistaken 5 years in the past, then persons are going to dig up your tweet historical past and be like, oh, look what you stated. And I’d wish to assume that there are specific issues that I’m by no means going to be mistaken about, attempt to love folks. And I’m certain perhaps I’ve stated issues the place it’s like, a lot of these persons are unhealthy, however I don’t know. The whole lot’s grey on this planet, it’s not black or white. And the extra we will construct a society of people that perceive that the world is grey and never black and white, I feel the extra doubtless it’s to fix and heal. I don’t even know tips on how to reply the query about psychological remedy.

Dean Pohlman: Yeah, I imply, to your response about psychological remedy and mindfulness. So, I’ve a weekly remedy session and I discover that our conversations are, it’s a mindfulness observe, and it’s not like he’s not giving me recommendation, he’s like, right here’s what I’m listening to from you. And he’s type of like a mindfulness coach in a means, like he’s asking me to dig deeper into, nicely, right here’s a theme that I’ve been listening to from you at the moment or right here’s a theme that we’ve heard in our previous classes. So, he’s type of serving to. He’s a thoughts observer and he’s serving to me to type of get into perhaps some mindfulness points that I wouldn’t have the ability to pull up myself.

Eric Bandholz: Nearly like a coach.

Dean Pohlman: Yeah, precisely. So, I’ve all these additional questions that we don’t have time for, so I’m going to try to decide a few them that I feel would do nicely for what we’ve mentioned to date. What do you assume is one behavior, a perception, a mindset, or a observe that has helped you probably the most or helped you a large number considerably when it comes to your total happiness? So, one thing you do, one thing that you just frequently take into consideration, one thing that you just enact in your actions that’s helped in your total happiness.

Eric Bandholz: Yeah, I feel there are two major ones. The one for enterprise is Nike’s slogan of Simply do it. A lot is like making an attempt to have the proper this or the proper pitch or the proper advert or the proper product or the proper no matter. Typically you simply obtained to do it after which study from what you’re doing. So, that’s a reminder to me to, like, not get hung up. I feel for the primary 10 years of my life, I adopted what the societal blueprint, what school was telling you, construct the marketing strategy, pitch to traders, after which I used to be very lucky to type of get uncovered to the Lean Startup mentality and type of like startup weekends and extra action-based methods, and I discovered that that’s made a big impact on my life. And it’s with every little thing, your health to begin consuming higher, simply begin exercising, don’t dole out this glorious plan, simply do it.

After which the opposite factor is extra for simply type of like. Regardless of with the ability to say actually silly issues on Twitter every so often, I do nonetheless battle with this eager to be accepted and eager to be favored by folks, strangers on the web. And one among my taglines that I repeat to myself is haters going to hate. So, I simply obtained to remind myself, like, there’s simply folks on the market who aren’t going to see it, aren’t going to get it. They don’t view the world the identical means they usually’re simply going to hate, and haters are going to hate after which simply type of carry on going. So, to a sure diploma, I type of repeat that at any time when I wish to say one thing that I’m feeling internally and I wish to share it with the world and I do know it’s not going to be nicely regarded by everybody, so.

Dean Pohlman: Yeah, I imply, personally, I discovered in these conditions, the haters are going to hate state of affairs, is that they’re coming into that in such a distinct context, and the one that you just got here into it from, such as you simply made this, like for me, I’d make these large, lengthy posts about like 500, 1,000, 1,500 phrases about one thing that I had been ruminating on for hours. Or a weblog that I wrote, it took three hours to write down, and I went again and triple-checked it, and any individual reads the primary sentence they usually’re like, nicely, that is my expertise. You haven’t even learn my expertise, they’re like, or they’re identical to scrolling they usually noticed one factor they usually didn’t have any of the contexts or they’re simply not even desirous about it or they’ve zero significance on it, in any way, perhaps they had been simply being sarcastic like, so that you don’t know, like, it’s simply…

Eric Bandholz: Or they’re having a foul day. I imply, like all kinds of issues. Yeah, I had a tweet that I deleted the tweet and I don’t have any issues deleting tweets both, however I deleted it as a result of I used to be actually annoyed that the message I used to be making an attempt to make was not being conveyed, like they’re centered on, like, I type of arrange the purpose that I wished to make. After which the counterpoint, like, right here’s the setup, right here’s the tie, right here’s type of just like the hook, the grub, after which everybody simply centered on that hook, not the purpose I used to be making an attempt to make. I can’t blame them as a result of finally, it’s on me to have the ability to craft a message that folks can perceive and get. And that one caught with me for some time. Like dammit, I believed I had one thing good and I wasn’t in a position to convey it in a means I wished, however…

Dean Pohlman: Yeah, I’ve been there. I’ve undoubtedly been there, the place you’re like, nicely, that is what I used to be making an attempt to convey, after which that’s what different folks, and yeah, you’re proper, you’ll be able to’t blame them. Or like having a dialog about my web site, and somebody was confused. I’m like, nicely, in the event you’re confused, I do know you, you’re an clever human being. So, it should be me. Like, I’m in all probability not conveying one thing, and despite the fact that I feel it’s queer. Yeah, that’s a giant downside. I feel that if it’s in my head and it’s clear and I clarify it to you in a single sentence, then like, okay, I’ve shifted every little thing in my head to your mind now and I don’t have to clarify it any additional. And in the event you don’t get it, then what’s mistaken with you?

Eric Bandholz: I imply, it goes again to the entire communication, like 90% of it’s like nonverbal or no matter, after which tonality after which the precise phrases after which like, you’re blowing Twitter down to only the phrases. And never solely that, you solely have 170 characters or 300 characters, no matter it’s. Like, man, that’s actually exhausting to precisely convey. So, nearly like while you’re studying tweets, I take that and a grain of salt to that you just’re not getting that excellent translation of what’s within the writer’s thoughts to your thoughts and making an attempt to determine what that’s, perhaps ask questions somewhat than assuming as a result of it will have been so much nicer if somebody requested the query somewhat than happening this rant about what that’s. Search to grasp is at all times an excellent philosophy.

Dean Pohlman: That’s what I used to be going to say. If I’m upset about one thing on social media, I discover that the easiest way to get out of that’s to think about it coming from, if I attempt to get within the head of whoever left the response or the remark, if I attempt to empathize to the place they had been coming from, that’s been like probably the most useful for me somewhat than one thing else. Alright, so subsequent query, what’s one factor on your well being that you just do that you just assume is de facto missed or undervalued by different folks?

Eric Bandholz: I imply, I feel the fundamentals of well being are– this can be a basis I’m making an attempt to construct. Actual meat, actual veggies, actual fruit, as few processed meals as attainable. Sleep no less than eight hours, after which carry heavy issues, put it down, after which get the guts fee up. I feel like in the event you’re checking these 4 bins from a bodily standpoint, I don’t know a lot of what you miss out, I suppose, such as you in all probability stretch somewhat bit greater than me. I’ve by no means been a giant stretcher.

Dean Pohlman: In all probability. I achieve this, I’ve been identified to do some mobility work every so often.

Eric Bandholz: Sure. You must in all probability perform a little little bit of that, too.

Dean Pohlman: Yeah, the fundamentals. Alright. And my final query, what do you assume is the largest problem dealing with males of their wellbeing at the moment?

Eric Bandholz: I imply, I at all times assume the challenges, societal expectations that are a assemble of your individual psychological notion of what society expectations are. And with the ability to finally be the particular person you wish to be and be okay with that’s the hardest factor for lots of men. Everybody thinks various things of what society thinks they need to be. After which when you notice you’ll be able to simply be your self and work to develop into a greater model of your self or to enhance that particular person, then life will get much more fascinating and much more enjoyable, and also you’re in a position to accomplish much more issues.

Dean Pohlman: Yeah, I agree. That’s an enormous one. Alright, so I had a bunch of grooming questions, however I’m going to have to only textual content you about these later.

Eric Bandholz: Yeah, you’ll be able to go to my YouTube channel. I obtained plenty of these.

Dean Pohlman: Sure, my questions are, in the event you’re curious, like what’s the distinction between shampoo and washing my beard with completely different stuff? And the way can I keep away from ingrowns? And the way can I assist with flakes? So, I’ll need to look these up. However how can males get began with understanding their fundamental human wants after which understanding type of just a few fundamental grooming merchandise they need to have with Beardbrand?

Eric Bandholz: Yeah, in the event you textual content us, contact us by means of textual content messaging. We do have a mode advisor like an actual particular person, Sylvester. You might need met him while you had been within the workplace. Sylvester, he’ll offer you recommendation. However we began that dialog with type of like how-to fundamental, somewhat PDF that we’ve put collectively to type of provide the fundamentals or be a part of our e mail publication, and we type of stroll by means of what we name like a grooming boot camp that type of touches on all these fundamentals.

If you happen to don’t wish to hand over your info, you’ll be able to simply head over to our Beardbrand and simply seek for no matter you may have points with like, I obtained beard flakes, Google that, we obtained a video on it. I’m making an attempt to develop my beard lengthy. The wave’s gone, I’m making an attempt to fill in patchy hair, I’m making an attempt to– like no matter it’s, we’ve obtained over 1,000 movies. We’ve created content material on it. So, it might be a video or perhaps a weblog put up in the event you’d wish to learn it. So, Beardbrand, no matter you’re trying to find, we’ve obtained articles on it.

Dean Pohlman: Yeah. And your YouTube channel is as much as what number of subscribers now?

Eric Bandholz: The large channel is about 1.8 million. After which the small channel, I feel, is over 150, which might be the small channel is extra true to what I really feel like the corporate is about, and the massive channel is extra creating entertaining content material for a mass market. So, it goes somewhat extra broad than our core values and issues like that, however it’s not a lot about these numbers. I discovered it’s extra about like, who’s actually engaged and linked with the model that you just’re speaking about.

Dean Pohlman: Yeah. Okay, so undoubtedly take a look at, it’s referred to as Beardbrand Alliance. It’s the smaller YouTube channel.

Eric Bandholz: Yeah, I imply, that’s the place you’re going to get extra of our vibe and what we’re about. However the Beardbrand channel is nice, too, if you wish to watch folks get their haircut.

Dean Pohlman: Yeah. Now, I’ve so many ideas about who’s like, perhaps I’ve to attempt it out, however I’m questioning, is there a sort of one who simply obsessively watches grooming movies?

Eric Bandholz: Yeah, completely. I imply, like, nicely, the factor is like, I find yourself on YouTube, the bizarre components. I watch these like, they’re not vets, however fairies, I feel they’re. They usually’ll simply clear the hooves of cows and stuff. And it’s like, I’m by no means happening a farm. Like, why am I watching this man get a stone out of the cow’s hoof? However I’ll simply watch all of the movies, it’s identical to, I don’t know. And I feel the identical factor with our hair type of movies as a result of it’s like this transformation, the earlier than and after, and the barbers are enjoyable, and it’s only a related type of factor that you find yourself on YouTube every so often.

Dean Pohlman: Gotcha. Alright. And so, what’s the easiest way for folks to observe you and what you’re doing?

Eric Bandholz: Yeah, Twitter is just about my solely social media platform. It’s my final identify, Bandholz, B as in boy, A-N-D-H-O-L-Z. After which, after all, head over to Beardbrand.com, examine us out, and there are merchandise to care of your self.

Dean Pohlman: Candy. Alright, Eric, thanks a lot for becoming a member of me. Glad now we have lined the questions that we did. Perhaps we will have a follow-up to debate these ones that we didn’t, however thanks for being an amazing interviewee.

Eric Bandholz: Yeah. Pleasure’s all mine. Thanks for having me.

Dean Pohlman: Cool. Alright. Discuss to you quickly. Thanks, guys, for listening to the Man Circulation Yoga podcast. I don’t know tips on how to do an outro. Discuss to you later.


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