Two guys discuss the ideas, influences, epiphanies, and yes - the feelings - that make them better men.

Jaemin and Gabe welcome Peter Krouse to discuss becoming a software engineer in just 9 months, conscious dog parenting, ethical men’s fashion, the virtues of slow reading, and more!

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Show Notes

(2:47) What Are You Bringing to the Table?

• Peter: How he went from working in a travel company to being a software engineer in just 9 months!
– (8:39) Advice: do self-exploration first. It’s a lot of money to invest in a bootcamp or any kind of transition without knowing if you’ll be genuinely interested in it.

– (10:50) The most successful people spent the least amount of time worrying about your outcome at the end.

– General Assembly (coding bootcamp)

(24:50) Advice: If you’re not passionate about it, it’s not going to be worth your time.

• (27:25) Gabe: Working with a conscious dog trainer has made all the difference with their dog’s behavior issues.

– The Zen Dog

(39:00) Quick Picks

• Peter’s #1: Journey (videogame)

• Gabe’s #1: Make your phone less appealing by turning it to black & white; and answering the phone immediately when you get a call.

• Jaemin’s #1: The benefits of Slow Reading (the anti Speed Reading).

• (56:52) Peter’s #2: (men’s fashion blog focusing on responsibly made, ethical fashion)

• Gabe’s #2: Ghettoside: A True Story of Murder in America by Jill Leovy

• Jaemin’s #2: Viewing exercise for it’s emotional/mental benefit, rather than physical.

Find Us Online

• Peter’s Instagram
• Gabe’s twitter
– Gabe’s latest blog post: “My Top 6 Books of 2016””
• Jaemin’s twitter
– Jaemin’s latest blog post: “Three Books I’m Embarrassed to Admit Changed My Life”

• Music for the podcast: “As Colorful As Ever” by Broke For Free