Dealing with Rejection: How a man can work through it in in a healthy way

Dealing with Rejection: How a man can work through it in in a healthy way

I have almost always felt like an outcast, whether that is self inflicted or a true reality it is something that I have felt since I was a kid.

In fact, I remember a very specific instance of this when I was in sixth grade.

A kid in my class was having a birthday party and invited everyone in the class except me. All the kids began calling me the black omen and this lasted for several months. I was blacklisted, and no one would hang out with me, or wanted to sit next to me or play on the playground.

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The best way to be a man is to not be afraid to be the one you were made to be

The best way to be a man is to not be afraid to be the one you were made to be

Growing up my Dad taught me that it was OK to be a man.

More specifically, he taught me:

  • It’s ok to speak my mind

  • It’s ok to get in a fight

  • It’s ok to get in trouble

  • It’s ok to fail or lose

  • I don’t have to apologize

  • Sometimes things suck, learn to work through it

  • Don’t listen and do what others tell you to do just because they told you

  • Question everything

  • ……

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Warrior Virtues: The simple characteristics that separate the ordinary man from the uncommon man

Warrior Virtues: The simple characteristics that separate the ordinary man from the uncommon man

In episode 7 of the Podcast I talked about the thief and the warrior.

We all have these two opposing forces inside of us every day.  One of them is the warrior or the man we are made to be, and the other is the thief or the man that wants to keep us from being the warrior.

We should all now realize that we are in a battle and be taking action to combat the thief.

However, what kinds of virtues or character traits should we be seeking to possess, develop and hone?

I wanted to do some research on what other warrior cultures throughout history had for their virtues, and what I found was mostly the same across all of them.

Which leads me to believe that we are all looking to the same thing.

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The Thief and The Warrior: A man has to know that there is a battle going on

The Thief and The Warrior: A man has to know that there is a battle going on

The thief is anything that is preventing you from becoming the man or person that you were made to be. The thief can be your thoughts, your addictions, or any distraction in your life.

That thief is looking to destroy you, run you aground and keep you off track.

I let that thief run my life. I paid for it.

That thief is what runs this world. and looks desperately for anyone that it can mislead and keep off course. Now you know why I say that there is a battle going on everyday. There is a war waging inside of you between who you are, and who you are meant to be.

That battle cannot be won on your own. You need strength, power, and truth from something bigger than yourself.

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How to develop situational-awareness like a trained special operations warrior

How to develop situational-awareness like a trained special operations warrior

What is Awareness?

The definition that I looked up said:

  1. Having knowledge or discernment of something
  2. Attentive and well informed
  3. Vigilant, Watchful

I love the first explanation. The word discernment is all encompassing, it is almost like having a foreshadowing of events to come. This is what we want to achieve.

It is almost like a sixth sense.

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