From Teacher to Ninja: How Izzy Arkin Followed His Dreams And You Can Too

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The MenProvement Podcast: Episode 064

This is episode 064 of The MenProvement Podcast.  In this episode of The Menprovement Podcast I talk to Izzy Arkin a real life ninja! Izzy was a teacher at age 26 with what looked like on paper societies exact description of success. Good job, nice car, hot GF. But he wasn’t happy. He knew in his heart that he had a deeper passion and dream out there so Izzy dropped everything, moved to Japan and became a ninja. In this episode we talk all about his journey and how you can emulate his bravery and success to live your own dreams, no matter how crazy they seem.

In This Episode You’ll Learn:

– How Izzy Arkin went from teacher to ninja

– The facade society creates and how easily we fall into it

– How to break out of the so called “rules” of society most people live by

– How to gain the courage to follow your dreams and actionable first steps to do so

Links and Resources Mentioned in This Episode:

Izzys Website –

The Menprovement Academy, where you can find JD’s full program

The Menprovement Mansion

Thanks For Listening:

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– Sean Russell
Credits Music Clip: DJ Shadow – Walk Home Remix

Sean Russell

Sean Russell

Sean is a true entrepreneur. After turning his life around after struggling with anxiety and chronic fatigue syndrome he now dedicates his life to being his best self and helping others do the same. Learn more about him and his projects at

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  1. John

    I don’t know if it’s a good idea to put in regular people’s head this kind of ideas. Meaning, thinking that leaving everything they have to “fulfil their inner child’s dream”. It’s dangerous to think that we need to do such radical changes in our lives to be better with our lives. The only ones who know what each person needs to be better with itself is each person itself.
    Quitting everything and starting such journeys could bring (sometimes) latter huge regrets it it’s not REALLY REALLY REALLY what one NEEDS to fulfil it’s inner selve.

  2. Keith

    Outstanding podcast man and I found a new blog to read as well. Ninja’s always fascinated me so thanks!

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