#880 – James Newbury | Not Your Normal Affiliate Member

James Newbury (00:00):

How you doing?

Sevan Matossian (00:01):

Awesome. Living the dream, mate.

James Newbury (00:03):

Clean. So good to hear

Sevan Matossian (00:04):

Clean socks. Bam. We’re live,

James Newbury (00:07):


Sevan Matossian (00:08):

Clean, clean socks. Coffee. James Newberry,

Caleb Beaver (00:12):


Sevan Matossian (00:14):


Caleb Beaver (00:16):


Sevan Matossian (00:17):

Stuff. Uh, even I can sound that out.

Caleb Beaver (00:20):

<laugh> <laugh>. Proud of you.

Sevan Matossian (00:24):

Thank you. Uh, I just sent you the notes.

Caleb Beaver (00:27):

Got ’em.

Sevan Matossian (00:28):

You the man. God, you the man putting on my, oh, the look at, I, I grabbed the, I grabbed my wife’s socks. I got, I’m put wearing Lululemon socks.

Caleb Beaver (00:36):

<laugh>, how bougie of you. Yes, yes, yes.

Sevan Matossian (00:43):

Good evening guys. Glad you guys could all join us piling in. Good to see all you guys. James. Dude, James, we’ve met you and I have never met, right?

James Newbury (00:52):

We’ve walked past each other a couple of times.

Sevan Matossian (00:54):

Yes. I’m sure many times we’ve walked past each other. Yeah. Yeah. But, but, but we’ve never formally met.

James Newbury (01:00):

No, no, we haven’t.

Sevan Matossian (01:02):

Yeah. I I always thought that that was a bit of a trip because we were in the same space for, I mean, uh, you went to the games for the first time in 2016, but you’ve been, you went to the regionals for the first time in 2012.

James Newbury (01:13):


Sevan Matossian (01:14):

And, uh, CrossFit in James, uh, or, or synonymous for sure in Australia. Yeah. So it’s, it’s cool. Thanks for doing this. Thanks for coming on. I really appreciate it.

James Newbury (01:24):

No, I appreciate you guys letting me on. I’ve been wanting to do this for such a long time.

Sevan Matossian (01:28):

<laugh>. Oh, you the man

Caleb Beaver (01:30):


James Newbury (01:31):

And then, uh, I’ve got tagged. Someone sent me a message saying, Hey, Savan was talking about you on the podcast. <laugh>,

Sevan Matossian (01:37):

Whenever any, when I first started the podcast two years ago, whenever anyone would call with an Australian accent, I would always say, James <laugh>, thank you for calling in. What’s the odd? And I would always pretend like it’s you.

James Newbury (01:48):

I love it. I love it. No, it’s, um, I’m really wrapped to be on here, guys. So I’m, I’m ex I’m excited for, uh, a good, uh, good chinwag.

Sevan Matossian (01:55):

Cool. A good chinwag. I like that. I haven’t heard that. I already learned something. Where are you, what country are you in?

James Newbury (02:02):

I’m in Australia at the moment. Um, I’m on the Gold Coast. I’ve got, um, which is basically the middle of the East Coast, uh, right on the water. I’m about 200 meters from the beach. And we’ve got the canal shift down here. It’s a, it’s a pretty cool spot.

Sevan Matossian (02:15):

Yeah, that sounds like a good life. That’s home for you. That’s where you sleep at night and get shelter and have a, a refrigerator and stuff.

James Newbury (02:21):

Yeah, I’ve got a fridge here. Yep. And there’s not much else. It’s pretty much, it’s pretty basic. I’ve just got this couch because it was given to me. But aside from that, mate, I was here for the better part of six months with basically a fridge, a bed, a knife, a fork, a spoon, a plate, and a bowl. And that was pretty much it. So I, I like not having much and I’ve got my whiteboards here, but that’s about it.

Sevan Matossian (02:43):

And why is that? Why do you like not having much?

James Newbury (02:46):

Um, because I love to travel around and I love to, I love to move. I don’t plan on moving anywhere from here. Cause the Gold Coast is such a good spot. But I like having less things. I like doing things. I like meeting people, doing things and moving my body around and I don’t like having much stuff, if that makes sense. Like minimal stuff. Like I’ve got a bike, like my bike is pretty good, but I like riding my bike, so I kind of lash out on the things that are good habits to have, like having a nice bike or, um, you know, having nice stuff to go, like nice shoes to run in or, um, you know, if it’s a mountain downhill mountain bike, if I, if I get stuck into that or, or a surfboard, like I’ll, I’ll lash out and get a nice surfboard or a nice wetsuit. Things are gonna, you know, aid me in the things I actually like to do, rather than just having things that’ll sit around here and never get used.

Sevan Matossian (03:36):

I was thinking that it was, um, time consumption, like, basically like, Hey, all I need is the pot. I cook in a fork, I’ll, I’ll cook in this pot, then I’ll eat out of this pot, and then that’s all I have to wash. And then I can get to what I really wanna do, which is, uh, bike.

James Newbury (03:53):

Yeah. Yeah. Well, it does, it does make your life so much more efficient. And especially when you are in an, and I’m in and out every, every week. I’ll probably travel interstate. I’ll go to Sydney, I’ll go to Melbourne, I’ll be in Perth back to Adelaide. Um, and I’m traveling around once a week. So if I’ve just got just the bare minimum stuff I can get in and get out and then, you know, it, it’s very simple for me. Like it’s, I’m, I’m, I would say productive rather than say busy. Um, but I’m try to be as productive as I possibly can, and if I’ve got more things lying around here, then it’s more, it’s more stuff that I have to worry about. And it does, um, it does get you, uh, procrastinating a lot. And I don’t like to procrastinate or like to just get stuff done.

Sevan Matossian (04:34):

Yeah. It’s, it’s crazy. I, I’ve had phases in my life where you have a whole area, let’s say a garage or an attic of stuff, and you spend two days of your life just moving it around. You don’t actually do anything with it. You shuffle it. Camping gear, stuff that you haven’t used in 10 years that you’re afraid to throw away. And there does become a point in your life, I think if you’re wise, that you just start ditching everything.

James Newbury (04:57):

Well, uh, funny you say that because this has happened to me a couple of times as well, and when I moved up here to the Gold Coast, I came from Adelaide, um, and I was in Geelong in between there for about nine months. But when I did move, I got rid of so much stuff and it was such a weight off my shoulders. And I don’t get really attached to anything, um, anything of like material, um, presence. I kind of can see it go do, doesn’t bother me. Um, but there was one, uh, podcast that I listened to, and along the way it was talking about selling three items per week that you don’t ever use. So go around the house, find these items that you haven’t touched in 12 months and chuck ’em up on Gumtree, or I’m not sure what you have over their trading post or something like that, or eBay and sell them. And you can be like ticking over and making like an extra a hundred, $150 a week for stuff that you haven’t even touched in 18 months time. And then you also declutter your house and you’re more concise with the things that you have in the house, and you’re just more efficient day to day. It’s just a, it’s like taking up the weight off the ankles, uh, in a sense.

Sevan Matossian (05:59):

Yeah. You do, you ditch a lot of clothes?

James Newbury (06:02):

Well, yes, I donate all my clothes. So usually I take it to the gym and I’ll say to the gym, Hey, check this out. Um, take what you want. Whatever doesn’t get taken from here, I’ll take down and I’ll donate to the local St. Vinny’s or something like that. Um, or a local shelter. And they can, they can take ’em and do what they will with them.

Sevan Matossian (06:18):

Yeah. You get more shirts than you know what to do with, huh?

James Newbury (06:22):

Yeah, exactly. And especially when you’re either with a sponsorship, um, you’ll get given like the new season stuff, so you’re always getting new stuff and I don’t like to see it go away. So I always make sure that I don’t, if I get offered, Hey, do you want this new thing? Um, and if I don’t need it or it’s not required for say like a shoot or something like that, I’ll usually, I’ll usually say no because, you know, waste not want not, I don’t wanna waste anything. Totally. But if I do have stuff, I try and get it out as well. So my cupboard’s not full of, full of things that aren’t gonna get worn.

Sevan Matossian (06:53):

I, it, it’s, it’s interesting. Right. That’s an interesting dynamic. You go visit a, uh, let’s say you go visit a box and you train there and they give you a shirt and you know, they, they give you the shirt and you, you’re damned if you do, and you’re damned if you don’t, you know, as soon as you see the shirt, you’re never gonna wear it. But if you don’t take it, you, you,

James Newbury (07:13):

You seem like an asshole. <laugh>.

Sevan Matossian (07:14):

Yeah, well it’s, it’s like, I feel like it’s some, I don’t, I’m just making this up. It seems like it’s some like, sort of like, you know how like Asians, uh, I think Japanese people, when they hand you something, they hand it to you with two hands. There’s like a formality and like you’re all, you’re in, not that I care about insulting someone, but I wanna allow people to fulfill their destiny too. So they’re giving you this thing, right. And you wanna, you want to allow them to live out what they need to live out. Yeah. I’m not, it’s, it’s weird. So I usually take it and then just immediately find a friend like, Hey, I got this dope shirt.

James Newbury (07:45):

Yeah. <laugh>.

Sevan Matossian (07:46):

Yeah. And

James Newbury (07:47):

That’s awesome. Like, I do feel the same. Like, I, I do agree with you so much as you, you wanna, you want them to feel, you wanna feel that like the gratitude of them giving you this gift and you want to, you want to take them up on it, but also you don’t wanna be wasteful. So, um, yeah, it’s a bit of both. But yeah, I, I do have, luckily I do travel around to a lot of boxes and, um, I’m getting better at, better at saying, Hey look, I don’t wanna waste it. I wanna wear it, but I also don’t wanna waste it and I might wear it once, so don’t waste it on me. Give it to the next person. Or, or if I do get stuff, I do give it either to my brothers or give it to the, the other local gyms that I go around to. Like, you know, I’m, I’m with a company now that, you know, is super generous with clothing and if it’s gonna get wasted, I’ll make sure I get, get it donated or give it to somebody who’s

Sevan Matossian (08:32):

Gonna, Hey, listen, I’m not gonna be able to give this shirt to anyone with more than 10,000 followers. It’s a complete

James Newbury (08:39):

That’s Yeah, true.

Sevan Matossian (08:41):

Extra, extra sloppy 9 99 as a normal affiliate member that there’s nothing normal about any of the listeners, but nice try. It was always, uh, it always means a lot when prominent figures in the space such as you James participate at affiliates is the man pumped you have ’em on.

James Newbury (08:57):

Oh, that’s nice. Thanks for that.

Sevan Matossian (08:59):

Appreciate it. I wonder if this person’s Australian extra sloppy.

James Newbury (09:04):

Oh, that’s cool. Yeah, well, I actually came from a box this morning. I went down and I coached the class at a gym in Brisbane, which is about an hour from here. Um, and yeah, it was mega. I met a bunch of cool people and I did the same thing in Sydney yesterday. I got back from Sydney last night, so I’m visiting a new gym at least once a week.

Sevan Matossian (09:21):


James Newbury (09:23):

Um, well number one, so I, I used to own a gym in Adelaide and I coached a lot, um, for the better part of 10 years. Um, the last probably handful of years I didn’t coach as much cause I was getting prepped for the games and things like that. And I wanted to, you know, reserve all my energy for training. Um, but nowadays it lets me get back into coaching a class from time to time, but it’s not on a schedule. I can just pick and choose when I want to do them, which is great. And then, um, I also am taste testing one of my new products too. So I, I punch in and teach an hour class, teach them CrossFit, and then I also talk about my new product, my new business. So it, uh, kind of does a, a double up there and I get to do the best of both things.

Sevan Matossian (10:06):

So tell me about this new product. And so basically you’ll call a gym and be like, Hey, this is James. I’d like to come in and, um, share some of my product with your members. And I’ll even, I’ll even teach a class. And they’re like, really? That’s awesome. Come on in. And then so you, you make some drinks and, and, and put and put ’em through a workout.

James Newbury (10:22):

Yeah, that’s exactly right. So if they, that’s like, typically if, yeah, if, if someone wanted me to go down and say, just run a workshop, I could go down and run a workshop and it would be, you know, a particular amount or I’ll say, Hey, look, I’ll run the workshop for free. I’ll coach a class, I’ll talk about lifestyle nutrition, I’ll talk about performance, things that I’ve implemented into my lifestyle to boost performance, get ready for the CrossFit games, give some insight into that, open up a q and a. Um, but I wanna be able to do a taste testing for your members. And if you would like to take the product on and sell it inside your box, then I’ll be able to set that up to at the same time.

Sevan Matossian (10:54):

Uh, is the goal, uh, one box, are we, are you gonna do this for a year? 52 boxes? 52 weeks?

James Newbury (10:59):

I want, well, I’m actually doing a little bit more than that. The aim was to do, um, 300 over the next two years. Yeah.

Sevan Matossian (11:06):

Oh, you’re a beast. <laugh>. Wow. That’s cool. Will you work? So that means, uh, some two a days, like morning and evening, or, yes. That means some two a days, right?

James Newbury (11:18):

Yeah. So I’m basically at the moment, so over the course of say a two year period, I’d have to be visiting a few, um, each week. But for instance, the last three days in Sydney, I visited three gyms, well, uh, four gyms whilst I was there over a two day period. So I’m busting out a few. And I’ve got, I had one this morning, I’ve got another one tomorrow morning. Um, so this week I’m doing like six.

Sevan Matossian (11:39):

Are you liking that?

James Newbury (11:40):

I love it. I love it. The thing that’s really firing me up at the moment, and I’m, I guess I’m going from a background of all in on training, CrossFit, laser focus. Nothing gets in the way of it. And I’ve just redirected my focus to all in focused on this business, which I absolutely love. And I’m waking up every day, early in the morning. Like, I get up at same time every day, just before four 30. And I’m so pumped to get outta bed to get after it. And I’m really enjoying at the moment, going in, doing my 5:30 AM class, which is how I train these days. I do classes, I don’t do extracurricular programming outside of that. Um, I’ll run on the weekend and I might sprint once a week, and then I’ll ride my bike whenever it’s convenient. Um, and then I will basically bust in and try and go out and meet people. So I’m having just, you know, what’s firing me up is meeting people, networking, meeting people, saying goodday and it, you know, just sharing some knowledge that I’ve picked up over the last decade of competing. And then also, yeah, just having a blast, just getting around. I love travel. I hate planes, but I love travel, so I’m kind of mixing all the things that I enjoy. And so every day I wake up and I’m stoked.

Sevan Matossian (12:45):

You just jump in a car, you’re driving?

James Newbury (12:48):

Yeah, I’ll either drive. So last weekend I drove about three and a half hours south, visited a, a local CrossFit gym on the coast where my grandparents lived. So I got to see my grandparents stopped in at a couple of supplement stores and then also dropped into the local box down in SA Hotel. Um, and yeah, did a class with those guys, actually just jumped in and just said, Hey, can I just jump in and participate in class? And they was just like, stoked,

Sevan Matossian (13:09):

But, and no flying. You’re avoiding flying.

James Newbury (13:12):

Well, I do, I do fly a fair bit. I fly mostly every week, but Oh, I prefer not to. I prefer not me too, but I don’t like it that much.

Sevan Matossian (13:21):

You’ve within Australia, you fly.

James Newbury (13:24):

Yeah. Yeah. It’s a like to get anywhere in Australia. Um, like to go, to go from Gold Coast to say Sydney is a, an hour flight from Sydney to Melbourne is another hour flight at, uh, Melbourne to Adelaide is another hour flight. So everywhere is at least a couple of hours. And then if we want to go from here over to the west coast, it’s like six hours.

Sevan Matossian (13:44):

Oh God. God. That’s like the United States. I’m done flying.

James Newbury (13:48):


Sevan Matossian (13:49):

<laugh>. It’s not, I don’t know. I don’t know what happened to me. I used to fly every weekend. I, I’m done flying.

James Newbury (13:53):

Yeah, it’ll, I’ll get to that point too.

Sevan Matossian (13:55):

How old are you, James?

James Newbury (13:57):


Sevan Matossian (13:58):

And, and what’s the product, um, that you’re, is it your product?

James Newbury (14:02):

Yeah, yeah, yeah. It’s my product. It’s, um, so, um, maybe, what date was it? The 16th of October last year I launched a company, uh, with my naturopath called Fiber. And we started out with, our first product was a plant-based protein Spell

Sevan Matossian (14:17):

Spell, spell it for me.

James Newbury (14:19):

P H Y B A.

Sevan Matossian (14:21):


James Newbury (14:22):

And I wanted to create, that’s the one. And I wanted to create a, a plant-based protein that covered a few things. Um, a few key benefits. Uh, I kept getting asked as a, as a plant-based athlete myself, I kept getting asked, oh, where do you get your protein from? And I’d always say, you know, tofu, tempe, beans, legumes, nuts, seeds, all that type of stuff. But I also said, I’m a massive fan of smoothies, and they’re just like, oh, what type of protein do you use? And I was like, I never was, I never could quite tell, give someone, Hey, I love this protein. It’s like, Hey, I use this one, but it kind of sucks about this and this is not so good about it. So ended up creating a protein that I actually really love and like, and can be and can talk passionately about. So I end up just creating my own. And, um, yeah, I’m pretty stoked with how it’s turned out. It’s, it’s a, it’s a really funky mix of, you know, four different protein blends, but it, uh, is super smooth. Typically plant protein’s a bit chalky, but it’s smooth, it tastes great, has a complete minute, has profile. And it also has a really cool post biotic blend in there too, to help the guts. So yeah, I’m pretty pumped about it.

Sevan Matossian (15:22):

You know what I just learned, James, that was tripping me out. Um, gorillas.

James Newbury (15:27):


Sevan Matossian (15:29):

That, that they’re not actually getting their nutrition from the food they eat.

James Newbury (15:34):

Yeah. I saw this, I think I saw this little snippet of a podcast talking about this

Sevan Matossian (15:38):

<laugh>, it’s the bacteria eats the food they eat, then shit’s in their stomach, and that’s the gorilla’s food. I was like, that’s, I was like, that is f that is incredible.

James Newbury (15:49):

Yeah. So that’s a really, that’s a really interesting and insightful topic to talk about that fermentation process on the inside of the gut. So we have, as you guys probably know, we have specific bacteria on the inside of our stomach. Some people have maybe a thousand species, other people might have 500. Some people have more or less depending on, you know, um, you know, what your parent like, it’s also due to what was put in there at the start. Also, if you’ve run antibiotic cycles throughout your life as well, you’ve probably killed off a few species of bacteria at the same time. But we do have a lot of people talk about, well, gorillas, they don’t eat, they don’t eat meat or animal products and look how strong they are. But there is a difference here. They have a, a wide variety of different bacteria that we don’t have. They can produce a bunch of different things that we can’t produce. But in saying that is also is a really cool topic to talk about because what you’re talking about, those bacteria that basically shit out the things that they need, all of those are the cool postbiotics that we’re talking about and the postbiotics materials stuff that does all the wonderful things inside the body. So that’s what we love to emphasize. We’re, we’re a fanatics for Postbiotics.

Sevan Matossian (16:52):

Yeah. That the, and what rekindled me thinking about that is I watched a podcast with you and that cat that’s, um, I don’t know if he’s your business partner, but the, he’s got like a fro

James Newbury (17:02):

Yeah. Maddie.

Sevan Matossian (17:03):

Yeah. So he was talking about that with you. And I started tripping because we had another guy on here. His body was insane. Uh, he was a Jiujitsu practitioner, I can’t remember his name. He was one of Dana White’s friends from growing up. Do you remember that guy’s name? Caleb? Yeah. I can’t remember his name either, but, and he said he same body, said his body was insane and he only ate with one goal in mind Gut health.

James Newbury (17:27):


Sevan Matossian (17:28):

And, and, and I’ve heard like, you know, um, uh, just slight rumblings of that, like from my wife now and again, like the importance of gut health and, and she has some shit in the fridge, right? And like <laugh> and the kids have to drink some shit every once in a while from Whole Foods, you know, and it’s got like 37 billion. You know what? I’m just like looking at these giant numbers of shit. Gotten it. I’m like, fuck I, and I’ll just throw one down occasionally. Yeah. Um, but that guy was, that guy was touching on that and I was like, wow. Maybe there, maybe there’s, I mean that guy in your podcast was attributing everything to it. Yeah. Like basically you could be doing everything perfect, but if you don’t have the bacteria in your gut to process all these perfect things, then, then it can’t be utilized. Are we really? Like, so we got a little gorilla in us I guess. That’s not surprise. Well,

James Newbury (18:16):

Yeah. Well the funny thing is, um, this is what we’re learning more and more recently is that you might have say, so what we’ve, what we’ve kind of come to the conclusion of nowadays is the more diverse the species in the gut microbiome, the more chance you have of creating all these really cool post body compounds that are going to add to your health and wellness and longevity. So if we have a very diverse gut microbiome with lots of species and we also consume a very diet with lots of colors, pigments, fragrances, and we can add them in. So we’re getting a ton of really cool prebiotic material, prebiotic fibers. We’re also gonna be feeding those gut microbes. And each one of those gut microbes might be producing a different type of post biotic material or post biotic compound. And those compounds are the things that, you know, might decrease inflammation or feed the bacteria on the gut lining or might, you know, send signals to create satellite cells to help increase muscle growth. They’re doing all the really cool things. Is

Sevan Matossian (19:17):

That really true? Is what you’re saying true? Or is it speculative?

James Newbury (19:19):

No, it’s true. It’s true. It’s true. These are facts. These are facts. So, so

Sevan Matossian (19:24):

And mood and mood too, right?

James Newbury (19:26):

And it goes yes and mood and it goes both ways. So you might have a beautiful diet filled with great quality macronutrients, great quality micronutrients. You might be getting all the phytochemicals, all the good stuff, but then you might work in a job that is super stressful, doesn’t make you happy, doesn’t make you feel fulfilled. You’re constantly sitting in that fight or flight state. And that’ll just wreak havoc on your guts. And if you are in that state all the time, all the good food that you’re eating and all the good gut microbes that you might have present in your gut might just be going to waste because you’re in a situation of constant stress and you’re feeling unfulfilled on a regular basis. So this is a holistic approach that we’re talking about, is that we wanna try and be fulfilled with our nutrition, our sleep, our recovery, our lifestyle, the people we hang around, the social settings that we’re in, but also making sure that we’re supplying ourselves with things that make us feel fulfilled and happy and excited.

Sevan Matossian (20:23):

Um, yeah, crazy. Right? Look at that pussy vegan <laugh>. My god, that is nuts right there. That’s, uh, p e d accusations. Look at your lats there. That is ridiculous.

James Newbury (20:34):

Oh, it’s so funny. I’ve actually had someone comment on there saying he’s definitely on the gear. I’m just like, <laugh>. I dunno what gear you’re even talking about.

Sevan Matossian (20:42):

Well you know what, you know, what you’re kind of proof of is you have this, you have the, uh, do you remember Pat Barber? Yeah,

James Newbury (20:47):


Sevan Matossian (20:47):

Yeah. You have the Pat Barber phenomenon going. For sure. You um, the difference between you when you step into a gym from when you step out is crazy. I was looking at like fi picture. You look like, almost like just a normal like skater dude when you walk into a gym and when you get pumped up, you are crazy looking. Yeah.

James Newbury (21:04):

I think the lighting in this photo is just really good, to be honest. Cause I look at it and go, holy shit, do I normally look like that all the time or what?

Sevan Matossian (21:11):

It’s a lot of meat on your back. Dude, that is a lot of meat.

James Newbury (21:14):

I’ve done a lot of, I’ve done a lot of pullups in my day. <laugh>.

Sevan Matossian (21:18):

Hey, you know how guys like side boob? I wonder if girls like side la cuz I love the fact that you can see your lats from the front is is pretty fucking cool.

James Newbury (21:27):

I had someone comment the other day and I was like, Hey, what’s your most, uh, attractive feature about a, a male? And she said to me, LA

Sevan Matossian (21:35):


James Newbury (21:36):

I’d love to see la

Sevan Matossian (21:37):

I love a la

James Newbury (21:39):

But on top of Pat, Barb talking about Pat Barber. Pat Barber run my, ran my level one that I par took in in 2011.

Sevan Matossian (21:47):


James Newbury (21:48):

He ran it.

Sevan Matossian (21:49):

Hey, doesn’t that speak volumes of this community and this kind of this company in where like even the people I kind of like hate, I kind of love them too. They’re like my brothers and sisters. Like, I would do shit for them. Like if they called me and were like, Hey, I got a flat tire, like I’d in the middle of the night, I’d go help them.

James Newbury (22:06):

Oh yeah, a hundred percent.

Sevan Matossian (22:07):

Even though I can’t stand you, I just feel like I, I really, it’s not that I, it’s not really that I can’t stand you. It’s, it’s like, it’s like, it just feels like high school. Even the people I didn’t like in high school, like if I ran into you now, I’d be like, oh my God, so good to see you.

James Newbury (22:20):

Yeah, yeah. No, I feel you. <laugh>. That’s funny.

Sevan Matossian (22:23):

And and oh man. And so it’s like that, right? And it’s like that because we’re all so connected. Pat Barber lives down the street from me. Pat Barber lives eight miles from me, <laugh>. Oh what? Yeah. You know what I mean? That’s like, it’s crazy.

James Newbury (22:36):

Classic. That’s classic.

Sevan Matossian (22:37):

Grumpy, uh, grumpy Dad. 14, uh, 1499. Why, why? Um, why, uh, thank you. By the way. I love money. That money’s so cool. It, uh, uh, allows me to purchase other human beings energy. Thank you. Um, why, why prior to four 30? Why not at four 30? You said you get up PR just prior to four 30

James Newbury (23:00):

Because it’s the precise I get up at 4 27 is when I set my alarm. Okay. Um, but it gives me the precise amount of time to get up, do my exact same routine each morning before I leave the house. And I probably get up and I can get from the point at which I get outta bed and leave the door. I get a couple of things done, go to the bathroom, I get hydrated so I have some water, I get dressed, grab my stuff and then go down to the local cafe and I can get there to be the first one to order coffee because there’s a local cafe that opens at 5:00 AM here every morning, seven days a week, 365. And it gets me first in line so I don’t have to wait.

Sevan Matossian (23:35):

And so, and, and, and those three minutes are, are important

James Newbury (23:39):

Because then I get to the cafe at exactly 4 55 and then I beat the rush at five o’clock

Sevan Matossian (23:45):

O Okay. And, um, do you get stressed out if something happens that knocks that off?

James Newbury (23:53):

Or do you accept it? I, yeah, I, yes, yes. I, I don’t try and get too stressed about it, but yes it does. It makes me think to myself, how am I going to avoid this next time? How do I avoid this happening again? And typically because I need to, I like to get a little bit of work done before I go to the 5:30 AM class. And if I have to wait 10 minutes, I don’t have enough time to get my socials done. So typically what I do before the five 30 class is I’ll do my personal socials and my replies. Cause I get back to every single reply that comes through my dms. And then same thing for fiber. And then I also upload a reel of some description or a post for fiber first thing in the morning. Um, and if that reel thing takes me longer, then I’m outta whack. And if I don’t get it done before the 5:30 AM class, I’m a little stressed.

Sevan Matossian (24:40):

Like if you took a fat ass shit when you woke up and then the toilet had to be plunged and then the plunger has to be dealt with now you’ve lost like three minutes.

James Newbury (24:48):

I wouldn’t, I I would just leave. I would

Sevan Matossian (24:51):

<laugh>. That’s what I do too. But I got a wife who will plunge that shit. Don’t tell anyone.

James Newbury (24:56):

I would, I would just leave the house and I would save it for later. My house at the moment is a mess because I have been running in and running out for the last week and I just, every like two weeks I have a, a la a lady that comes in, her name’s Sarah and she’ll do she’ll female the house. She’ll go round and she’ll do, and I don’t want that to sound sexist in any way. Oh

Sevan Matossian (25:16):

Dude. Too late. That was so sexist and I loved it. I’m perfectly okay with it. It totally sexist.

James Newbury (25:22):

Yes. And I, when I walk in and I just say it’s Sarah, I’m so sorry. This place is,

Sevan Matossian (25:26):

Even vegans are sexist people. You heard it here first.

James Newbury (25:29):

Oh. She just does such a good job at organizing and it’s just so unlike me, like I do like things organized, but when I come in and out it’s just, it’s, it’s manic. And I just said, can you just please just add a touch to it? And she just says, of course. And she just does such a good job for it. And um, so every two weeks I usually need to get that done. So I do run in dump stuff and then run straight back out. But, um, yeah, no, I love having her come over.

Sevan Matossian (25:52):

What, what, um, you’re telling me that you get up at 4 27 and that you’re able to actually answer all of your dms and post something to Instagram before the 5:30 AM class starts?

James Newbury (26:11):


Sevan Matossian (26:12):

Wow. That’s, that’s really

James Newbury (26:17):

Testing. Yeah.

Sevan Matossian (26:18):

That’s really impressive. I mean, you have to be, you have to be diligent cuz I work so hard to respond to dms. And it is, it is a, um, and, and, and I, and I have, uh, I have, I lose more follow you lose and gain more followers in a day than I have followers. And it’s, it’s fucking crazy. The dms are a complete fucking disaster.

James Newbury (26:37):

Can Porter was telling me that it’s a superpower of mine.

Sevan Matossian (26:41):

Yeah, well it must

James Newbury (26:42):

Be one, it’s one of my superpowers because he’s like, I just can’t keep up with mine. And I I,

Sevan Matossian (26:47):

Well his, you know what his is his is just dick pic galore.

James Newbury (26:51):

<laugh>. Yeah, it is. It is.

Sevan Matossian (26:53):

And he probably spends five minutes looking at each one. I only spend two minutes looking at the dick pics

James Newbury (26:58):

<laugh>. Oh man. Yeah. It, it is, it is rele. It’s a relentless task, but it’s not a, it’s not a, a punish of a task. I actually quite enjoy it because number one, I never know who I’m gonna meet through my VMs. And it could be, could be a friend that I don’t know about that’s gonna just be a, a great friend for the rest of my life. It could be a business opportunity, it could be a race that might give me a really cool memory that might come up out of it, or it could be a competition that I don’t know about. And these days all I want to do is meet lots of cool people, bank tons of cool memories, and I want to do just some really cool shit all the time. So one of my goals this year, and this is so unrelated to like sport or business, but I just wanted to get my skydiving ticket so I could go solo skydive. So I booked through that. I’m doing it in like eight weeks time.

Sevan Matossian (27:49):

Oh, I saw you, you went skydiving. Well, that’s a good segue. I promise I this is the last time I’ll, I’ll bring up your penis. There is, or maybe there’ll be one other time. There’s, there’s a skydiving photo of you, uh, you’re in a banana hammock and your, your cock balls are actually hanging over the, uh, front of the strap. Caleb. There is a link in there for that <laugh>. Ah, yes, there we go. <laugh>. Hey, is that Khan behind you?

James Newbury (28:18):

Nah, that’s actually the fella. His name is Pappy actually. <laugh>,

Sevan Matossian (28:22):

What, what, what’s he doing? Where is he? I’m like, is there a mirror back there? How is there, what’s going on back there?

James Newbury (28:29):

<laugh>, he’s actually making sure that the, the kite that we flew down on isn’t getting tangled up, but we just landed about 10 seconds before that.

Sevan Matossian (28:37):

And he and you were strapped to each other?

James Newbury (28:40):

We were strapped very closely to each other. Yes.

Sevan Matossian (28:43):

And so you are doing a certain amount of jumps.

James Newbury (28:49):

So there we were doing this just for fun because that, uh, banana hammock you were referencing, there is a actually a, a product that Kane and I came up with. Um, it’s a, it’s a new line of swimwear called Laois. And I said this would be a great opportunity for us to go skydive, ride it off on tax, use it as a tax expense and go skydive and do it in Le Boys and also create some hype for Miami. That was what a palous, actually we did that in Miami.

Sevan Matossian (29:15):

Oh, that’s, it’s, it’s pretty awesome. And so, so what are you trying to do? You’re trying to make it so that you can jump outta planes without anyone attached to you that you’re trying to get some sort of certification. Yeah,

James Newbury (29:24):

Yeah. So,

Sevan Matossian (29:25):

Oh, that’s

James Newbury (29:25):

Cool. In, um, you guys heard of Byron Bay?

Sevan Matossian (29:28):


James Newbury (29:29):

Yeah. So I’ll be heading down to Byron Bay in, in June, uh, sorry, July. July with, uh, my best mate from high school. We’ve been talking about it for years. Um, yeah, he is been my best mate forever and ever. And, uh, he also loves to, he loves all this stuff. And we’re gonna go down into Byron Bay. We’re gonna go to a place called the Drop Zone and we’re gonna learn how to skydive. So we’ll be able to skydive anywhere in the world. Solo.

Sevan Matossian (29:55):

Oh, I think I’ve seen the, is the drop, it’s one of drop zone’s, one of those buildings where they have air blowing up from the bottom and you.

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