Are you a member of The New Man Life yet?

When things feel challenging, how do you know if it’s time to push harder or change direction?

Does course correcting in life or business mean you’re a quitter?

And are you using others as an excuse to keep you from making a big change?

Philosopher Brian Johnson is back to discuss what helped him make some major course corrections with his businesses. And he’ll also talk about the powerful wake up call that took him three years and two million dollars to realize.

brian-johnson-sidebarIn this interview:

  • Tips for deciding whether to push forward or change course
  • The difference between quitting and course correcting
  • What is an experimenter’s mindset?
  • What’s the hardest part of course correcting?
  • Building confidence


  • Dealing with responsibilities, obligations to others
  • Fear of burning bridges
  • You can’t please everyone all the time
  • How can conflict make relationships stronger?
  • Getting gritty
  • What if pivoting is how you run away from challenge?


Click here to learn more about Brian Johnson.

About Brian Johnson

The short story:

I love wisdom. A lot. And, I love helping people optimize their lives so we can change the world together as I study, embody and teach the fundamentals of optimal living—integrating ancient wisdom + modern science + common sense + virtue + mastery + fun.

I created PhilosophersNotes + Optimal Living 101 + en*theos, wrote a little book called A Philosopher’s Notes, was featured in the documentary Finding Joe and have an Optimal Living column in Experience Life magazine.

In my past lives, I raised $8 million to finance the creation of eteamz + Zaadz (sold to Active + Gaiam) after graduating Phi Beta Kappa from UCLA (where I studied Psychology + Business).

I also love long hikes chatting with my wife, Alexandra, and going on adventures + playing blocks with our son, Emerson.

Click here to learn more about Brian Johnson.