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Hater Tots!

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  I’m going to just get right to it… Not everyone is going to like you… Most probably will, but if you are living Life on your own terms, you’re going to pick up some haters out there. Aaaaaaand there’s nothing you can do about it. What’s the solution?! Beg, plead and kiss their proverbial a$$ to ‘like’ you?! Nope. That’s not going to help. They’ll just find something else to dislike you for. So, you might as well save your apologies for folks who deserve it. You know the saying,  “Hater’s gonna hate.” I know you know that this is especially true online. I just got some online hater tots the other day… Got some tots talking behind my back in real time as well. Don’t go out of your way to upset or make enemies, but know that you’re not going to make everyone happy. It’s NOT you job to! The higher profile you get the greater the chance that not everyone is going to be diggin’ on what you’re doing. Stay in your lane and allow them to do the same. A Fine Line?! I don’t know how fine of a l

Cutting Through the Static

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  Me and the crew at Venue 3 Two after a PeaceWalker Conflict Communication Workshop Remember in the old days when you used to listen to the radio on a road trip? No, not digital or streaming. I’m talking about old school FM radio. When you’re putting some miles on and crossing state lines. The radio stations you listen to don’t broadcast far enough for your entire trip, so you have to channel surf to find new channels as you move on down the road. You continue to push the search button until you hear a song in the genre that you want so you can lock in a desirable station for a spell. Sometimes you’re listening to a song you really like but the station is fading… The static starts feint, almost imperceptible, than grows in intensity to the degree that you can no longer ignore it. If you really like the song, you try to hang on as long as you can, listening to the tune through the white noise and times it cuts out completely, hoping to hear as much of the song as you can before the sta

This is a Test

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  Everything is a test of sorts. You and I get tested all the time… Work Relationships Kids Family Friends Things we want to get ‘good’ at Life… Oh, my word LIFE! It’s endless really! But this is a GOOD thing! Really?! Yes! These tests are what help us grow and make us strong. With every test we get the opportunity to explore, express and expand our capacity. Without it we become soft, weak and fragile. Now… We have to find balance within all of this ‘testing’. We don’t want to become too battle hardened so to speak. This is why we have to learn to ride the waves not fight them. I’m still learning… Like most, some days I’m enjoying my ride more than others. Some times I’m carving and hanging ten… Other times I’m going over the falls and picking sand out of my trunks from having my a** handed to me. But, remember what some old Japanese or Okinawan sage once said, “Get knocked down seven times, get up eight!” This is why your training is so important! Your training should help you to be

It's All In Transition

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  Sunday we had a great seminar at the local Krav Academy. We worked on firearm and knife defenses.  To be honest, we didn't work a ton of techniques... As a matter of fact we worked on one pistol disarm for two solid hours?! I Know What You're Thinking... How in Sam Hill do you work on one simple technique for two solid hours?! We broke down and drilled all the different transitions that made up the technique and drilled each piece of the full move.  We "thin sliced" every aspect of the entire maneuver to dial in the transitions (of course we recorded it. It'll be available to  Premium PeaceWalker Members . After you get a command of the basic technique, the magic is really in the transitions... How you 'frame' the situation.  Where you stand. How you place your body. Where and when you move. How you blend in with your adversary and the tactical space.  How smooth and fluid you are. Much of your success (or failure) is in your ability to manage those blim

Multitasking to a Fall-T

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  I've been going to physical therapy for my back for several months now. It really has helped me better navigate old injuries, new conditions and a lot of hard years on my body.  If you are active (and you should be!) it's not a matter of if you are going to have some injuries and conditions arise, it's when, how many and how bad! I'm sure you can relate!? That said, make sure you take care of yourself and have a team of medical professionals who can help you when you need them (before even!), to keep your motor running so to speak.  Well, here's a rather embarrassing story about the downfall of multitasking and an almost near 'situation' during my last PT training session.   To warm up for our session, Wendy, my PT typically has me walk on the treadmill for 5 or 6 minutes. Nothing crazy. No big incline or anything like that,  I even get to pick my own pace. She usually stands by me and we chat as I'm hoofing it.  Yesterday was no different.  I'm ne

Are You Ready for the Storm!?

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  What If?! What if you know you going to have to fight or survive some storm? What if you knew that there was an inescapable chance that you and your loved ones will face a big storm?! Would you prepare? ...Or would you just ignore all of the warning signs and hope for the best? Are you the kind of person who digs their well before they are thirsty? ...Or do you wait until dehydration sets in and hope that someone takes pity on you and gives (or sells) you some water? Tin Foil Hat or Ostridge?!  It's difficult finding balance between being overly paranoid  (just because you're paranoid doesn't mean that they're not out to get you... Hahaha =)  or someone who sticks their head in the sand. With our overwhelmed, just in time, reactionary society, this can be difficult. So, YOU have to be able to self regulate and find people who have a healthy perspective and level head.  Cultivate being calm in the face of a storm... AND develop the capacity to Live Joyfully! Yep, I sai

Here's What To Do When Thing Get Wonky

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  This past Friday, only a few days into the new year, I woke up and felt...  Wonky! No, no, I didn't pick up one of the several viruses going around... I just woke up in a dark, foreboding, negative mindframe. No silver lining to be seen by these blue eyes... My first thought was,  'This shouldn't be happening so soon! I should be full of rocket fuel, ready to blast off toward all of my goals for the new year!' But, this wasn't the case!  How could I be feeling so negative, just 5 days into the new year?! Unbelievable!  Son-of-a ....... Try as I might, I couldn't seem to pull myself up from the cynical, pessimistic gloom, that divided and conquered my productive thoughts like Roman Legionnaires did to the barbarian hordes of old. But just like those Germanic tribes finally over threw their Roman oppressors, so too shall I overcome this mental state that was threatening to wage war over my positive attitude.   From Wonky to Wonka I got up early to get a good sta