The truth of the matter is no man is actually born special. Every financially successful man is just like the rest of us, even when they try to pretend that they’re not. “Two arms, two legs, suffering and struggling,” said Andy Frisella in a recent episode of The High Value Man Conversation hosted by Erin Alejandrino.
The High Value Man Conversation has become a widely regarded podcast for men of all ages. Discussing several topics every man should know about, ranging from business, life, and a dash of politics. On a relentless mission to cure the growing Passive Aggressive Man (PAM) epidemic in today’s modern society, the podcast has had some hard-hitting episodes over the course of its first season.
Hosted by men’s lifestyle and transformation coach Erin Alejandrino, The High Value Man Conversation is on a mission to build better men. Let’s face it, the men of today just aren’t the same as the men of yesterday. Erin has devoted his life’s work to bring back what being a man is all about, eliminating the passive mindset that has dominated the modern male population.
Erin Alejandrino invites other high-value men as guests on his podcast to discuss topics that could motivate today’s generation of males to become a man of value. On the show’s 13th episode, 1st Phorm Founder, former host of The MFCEO podcast, and current host of REAL AF, Andy Frisella, graced the pod as its esteemed guest.
Throughout the entire episode, Andy discusses the ups and downs of his success journey and the firm beliefs he has consistently upheld that have established him as a high-value man in today’s society. Beginning with his early life, Andy Frisella claimed that he was never good at school.
He wasn’t unintelligent by any stretch of the imagination; he was just painfully uninterested. He was especially uninterested in learning from people who haven’t really done much with their lives. “That was common sense to me,” he explained.
At 19, Andy started his first company called Supplement Superstores, which has now grown into a massive enterprise dominating the St. Louis market. He admitted that in his first ten years of business, he earned a measly $58,000. Out of luck and out of options, he had to stay in the game just to survive. He discovered that a man’s life actually goes through phases. Everything comes in waves, almost like a constant tug of war between failure and success.
In 2015, everything became a struggle for Andy. Not because he wasn’t making money; that was extremely far from the truth. In fact, his company was already making seven figures per year at that point. “I felt miserable, making more money than I’ve ever made, but I didn’t have what truly mattered…purpose,” he shared. What he really wanted was to see his team flourish and see clients make life-changing progress, lose weight and reach their fitness goals.
After successfully removing the things that were no longer serving him, Andy Frisella started to hold himself to a certain standard hoping to inspire other men to do the same. “Other men need to stand up and become the inspiration for other men. People day to day are looking up to you. When you start living to a higher standard, the amount of inspiration that you create is incalculable,” he added.
In his own podcast, REAL AF, Andy Frisella often shares the quote, “Personal excellence is the ultimate rebellion.” He fully embodies the idea of this saying by educating other men to become the best possible versions of themselves, even when they feel like society itself is getting messed up.
In the show’s final moments, Erin Alejandrino asks Andy Frisella what he thinks a man of value is. Andy responds: “A man of value is someone who understands the idea of paving the way for the people coming behind him through his own example. Someone who understands to honor those that came before him through his life. Someone who understands that it’s our job to set a standard for the people around us, to be accountable, to admit and be humble enough to understand when they’re off the path.”