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Call of Duty

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 “Those who have the privilege to know have the duty to act, and in that action are the seeds of new knowledge”.

The above quote is one of my favorites, and one that has stuck with me for many years.

I was recently reminded of these words during a conversation with a friend about the differences between spending and investing ones time, and between producing and consuming, being a man of value.

This guy has been experiencing some down times in his life over the past two years. He’s a great guy with a great heart, but as of late, like has happened to so many of us, he’s been living a depressed existence, largely devoid of much enjoyment or pride in his actions.

He recently kicked a pretty serious drug habit that had rained down holy terror on his life for some time.

He’d missed out on a few great opportunities for employment due to his addiction, had ruined a great relationship with a wonderful girl, and had largely alienated himself, as so many addicts do, from most of his family.

Despite the fact that he’d racked up a massive victory in overcoming the life stealing compulsion that had taken the reigns in his life for so long, he found himself fixating on the destruction that his choices and actions had caused, and was trudging through his days with little hope or ambition that his future would ever be much more than his present. Read the rest of this page »

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Born Again Hard

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After yesterday’s post Changing Your Identity I received an awesome email from Marco, a west coast client of mine who I worked with from late 2015 until his business travels resulted in a pause in his Coaching this past November. It was great to hear from him as always, and he reported that he had checked in on the site yesterday for the first time in a while (he’s in a pretty austere location at the moment) after receiving my email. He shared with me some thoughts on his experience over the past year that I thought were outstanding.

I reached out to Marco after his email and asked him for permission to post a portion of his message on here, as I believe that some of you may also enjoy sharing in Marco’s success. Read the rest of this page »

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Changing Your Identity

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The idea for this post came to me while I was weighing my options as to how I could shake the Cartel assassins that were after me after a massive cocaine deal gone bad. They’d told me that they were “even going to kill the goldfish“, implying that no one around me was safe…

Actually that last part is only partially true, I was actually eating a hoagie from Mike and Emma’s and watching frilled neck lizards run on their hind legs on youtube (gets me every time), and I don’t even own a goldfish (obviously out of fear of the fate that they would succumb to if I were to botch a massive cocaine deal with the Cartel).

In any case the idea of changing your identity is something that I discuss frequently with my Coaching clients. Nine times out of ten we’re speaking figuratively, as will be discussed in this article. If you fall into the more literal camp though don’t worry, JP’s got a couple of Chinamen over on Arch street that can have you up and running with a passport, birth certificate, and library card while you wait for about a buck and a half. Read the rest of this page »

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TEAMPAIN’s Back One Last Time Motherfuckers

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Alright guys here’s the deal.

I’m about to be running a TEAMPAIN class starting on January 2 to help a few of you become the panty dropping, walking water parks that you deserve to be.

TEAMPAIN is a twelve-week program that gets you me as your Personal Trainer, week in, week out. I send you the work, you send me the results, and I work my magic to ensure that you get every ounce of progress out of those twelve weeks that you are humanly capable of producing.

Now those of you who have followed along for a while will know that I haven’t opened one of these courses in quite a while, and this one certainly is special.

This will be my FINAL TEAMPAIN class.

That’s right, I will no longer be personally offering any of these courses to the public.

I will be working on a program to allow some of my up and coming trainers to work with you under the Greyskull flag as they work towards their full blessing as a trainer from yours truly.

These programs will probably open later this year, but for now, I will be doing this LAST class myself.

This represents an opportunity for you to get one-on-one training from me personally at a fraction of what it would cost to hire me in person, or even as a Personal Coaching client working exclusively on transforming your body.

I’m only able to accept SIX participants in this class, and the registration will close at midnight on New Years Eve.

I don’t expect it will take nearly that long for this class to fill, at which point the registration will be closed, so if you want in on this absolute LAST CHANCE opportunity, you need to click the banner below and get yourself registered NOW!

Let’s make you the most ass-getting, beastly version of yourself in this first quarter of 2017.

Click the banner below and reserve your spot NOW!

***As an added bonus, I’m offering a discount of $50 off of the registration fee for the first two ballsy mo-fos that register. The code for the discount is LASTCLASS, it can be entered at the final step of checkout.

Don’t be caught with your dick in your hand when the registration is closed. Get on this shit now, and let’s get to work come January 2.***

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Blacking Out

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This post was inspired by a conversation I had with a guy I hadn’t seen since high school the other day, which echoed the sentiments expressed to me by quite a few of my clients in the beginning stages of our work together.

As a favor to a friend I was meeting with another guy about getting him a job with the county. Since I’m always on the go, and love dropping into new places, I chose a meet location close to his current residence, seeing as how he did not drive, a small, once booming dive bar that had changed hands years ago and seemingly had become something of a haven for those living a rather depressing existence. Read the rest of this page »

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More Than This…

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A few nights ago I stepped into a bar in which I had never been. It was late, the place was open, I had just left a fundraiser dinner, and I was not quite ready to call it a night. Being a social person by nature I enjoy such excursions, particularly in new environments and around new people.

The scene was pretty wild. The crowd was young for the most part, the drinks were stout, and the music was loud.

As is typical in such settings, there were a handful of marginally attractive girls dancing awkwardly and a horde of eager, young men in backwards hats, ill-fitting untucked dress shirts, and sneakers that cost more than their checking account balance hovering about, all looking to earn the privilege of buying one of these irrationally confident princesses a vodka and red bull in hopes of sloppily making out later, and/or potentially taking a trip to planned parenthood in the days to come for a script to clear up the case of chlamydia that they rightfully earned. Read the rest of this page »

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Rest in Peace

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Death is perhaps the only absolute certainty in the life of any man. It comes for us all, can strike without warning, and from it there is no return.

It’s said that knowledge of our own mortality is what separates us from animals. Some choose to use this knowledge of their ever depreciating time on this earth to motivate their push towards an excellent showing in life, while others painfully squander their precious breaths languishing in a situation that is less than what they are ultimately capable of producing for themselves.

One simple exercise that I use with Coaching clients that I have observed to be immensely powerful in solidifying one’s decision to change is the composition of a eulogy for their former self. Read the rest of this page »

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Acta Non Verba

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“Actions, not words”.

This simple mantra has helped me tremendously in overcoming my times of hardship, and arguably even more so in those times of abundance when it’s all too easy to get comfortable.

It takes next to no effort to speak of doing something, whether outwardly, vocalizing it to yourself or others, or inwardly via your internal dialogue. Read the rest of this page »

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Becoming a Man of Power

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It’s been a minute since I’ve been able to post anything on here.

Like you, I have a family and numerous other endeavors and commitments that require the allocation of my attention and energy disproportionately to some of my projects and passions. These past few months have been one of those times.

Much has happened during my “absence” (I really have missed you). I’ve blazed several new trails professionally, created some fantastic new relationships, and furthered my education and understanding of my various crafts through continuous study and application. I have positioned myself to experience perhaps the most pivotal year of my life in 2017, and I have to tell you, it’s a damn good feeling. Read the rest of this page »

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The Villain Challenges eBook

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Back in 2010 when I launched StrengthVillain.com, I released a series of five “Villain Challenges” that were designed to test one’s physical and mental toughness. Read the rest of this page »

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