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Episode 27

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27th May 2021



 In this episode we’re going to go rogue and call you to a life of barbarianism. A life that puts aside common sense because we don’t want a common life. It’s the core of who we are, and we want to share with you why we are so passionate about cultivating a perspective that goes beyond conforming to the norm and living with your head down. Scary…yea. Exciting…yea. Hard…yea, that, too. But, hey, this is what we are all about! Stu, it’s time to pop the bubble…

 “Namaste, all of you beautifully, exotic cocktails…

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THE SETUP: TO BE A BARBARIAN (One who is “uncivilized”)

It’s a path filled with adventure, uncertainty, and unlimited possibilities. Stop conforming and start on a path of transforming.


  • Going rogue in pursuit of wisdom.
  • Grow a pair [of wings] a little larger. Heads-up, you’ll start knocking shit over.
  • Set your sparks loose to ignite the lives of others. Live your life with your heart and eyes wide open.
  • Wize lives for the get-to.
  • Don’t stay faithful to the person you used to be.
  • Gets used to different.
  • Goes beyond what happens to what matters.
  • Shed the routine...go on mission.


  • Change your perspective. Be open to, and seek, new ideas.
  • Come to understand that there are almost always viable alternatives to your point of view.
  • Risk it. Try something new and abandon yourself to the journey.
  • Dare to think a new thought. If you wet your pants, then you are onto something.
  • Do it with like-minded people.
  • Shift from me to we and fight for the heart of humanity.
  • Seek a greater power to accomplish things far beyond your capacity. [Animated and directed by the Spirit]
  • Say NO to the lesser to make room for the greater. Shift your priorities.
  • Give your life greater meaning by shedding domestication.

Mystic MacNugget: “Cultivate soul aches. You don’t heal these, you run with them.” -Mac

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About the Podcast

The WizeGuys
Going rogue in pursuit of wisdom.
A cosmic exhale—it’s what we all yearn for. Mac and Stu are a couple of WizeGuys with decades of experience in navigating the nuances of life as entrepreneurs, family men, coaches, mentors, facilitators, thought leaders, masters of relationship, and contemplative mystics. Join with them as they apply an eclectic approach to life, centered around the concept of cultivating wisdom. They will help you build discernment through the art of asking the “whys”, and by showing that going rogue is the only way to break free of the biases that keep us from doing it just a little bit better.

They realize that what got us here is not going to get us there. Take a journey with them where you’ll experience ah-ha moments stimulated by their conversation that’s filled with wit, candor, vulnerability, and always seasoned with right amount of the mysterious. We’re all exotic cocktails, and learning to celebrate our wonderful uniqueness as we build oneness is the perfect recipe for crafting a better world for everyone.

Mac is The Maverick and Stu is The Maestro. Blending those perspectives in an almost magical way to get after it and call it out will show you how together is better. They’ll use the events of the day to practically apply a roguish blend of modern perspective and timeless wisdom sagacity. Seeking clarity over certainty changes everything. You want some of that? Then relax, enjoy, and engage. Oh...and make sure that you strap in…

About your hosts

Larry (Mac) McDonald

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Mac's the Maverick. He's well known for blurring the edges and going into the grey. On top of being an entrepreneur, he's a speaker, thought leader, avid hiker, Papa, and passionate community volunteer. Not one to follow the "heard", be prepared for him to call it as he sees it as well as applying just a hint of the mystical to keep you guessing. Strap in...
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John (Stu) Stulak

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Stu’s the Maestro. Not only is he a family man, software company owner, and wrestling coach, but he has a natural ability to expertly orchestrate everything he does, from relationship building to coaching to group dynamics. And let's not forget that he'll keep Mac from straying too far afield as he applies a nuanced touch to the conversation. You'll love him...
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