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The Problem with the Hall of Justice

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Here's the Problem...
In my last blog post we talked about the need for your own personal F.o.S. (Fortress of Solitude). And as important as that is, we have to talk about another similar necessity for being a protector. 
You also need your Hall of Justice, Shaolin Temple, Viking Lodge, Marine Corps M.A.C.E., etc.
Basically, along with your personal enclave, you need a place where you come together with your community of com padre's to connect, train, share, grow and collectively plan.
It's a place where the Fellowship meets. The Command Post, Training Center, place of celebration and to re-connect as a group.
So... Where's the problem?!
The problem is that most people don't have that 'tribal headquarters' they need to help them bring it together.
You want a 'place' that when you enter, you are surrounded by like minded people who help you to become the best version of you that you can be in relation to what you're trying to accomplish. 
When it comes t…

Your Own Fortress of Solitude

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Batman has the Batcave. Superman has his Fortress of Solitude (F.o.S.). Zorro and Dr. Strange have their Lairs...
Where's your's?
Do you have one?!
Well if you don't, you need to change that IMMEDIATELY!
Why You NEED A F.o.S.
First let's clarify what it is and isn't. 
NO, it isn't a Man Cave... here's the distinct difference. 
A Man Cave is centered around relaxing, unwinding and entertainment... and that's definitely a good thing...
HOWEVER...
A F.o.S. is waaaaaaaaaaaay more than that!
A F.o.S. is a place where you do recharge, but it is also a place where you prepare, you train, you scheme, you strategize... your next caper, your mission to change the world (or at least your own)!
A place where you can be left to your own thoughts. Figure things out... To become!
A place that is more like a magnifying glass that helps you to focus your powers to accomplish your mission. 
Building Your Own F.o.S.
It would be opportune if you had a specific physical space dedicated t…

How a Simple NO Changed Everything!

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If I didn't say NO to somethings, I wouldn't be able to say YES to others. 
Yes and No are important communications devices to have in your conflict communication toolbox as well. Ones that are so simple they are often overlooked. 
You'd think that these two innocent sounding words would not be so misused. But we misuse and abuse them often... Way too often!
Let's forget about YES for now and focus on NO. Just a simple no. 
It seems easy enough, until you feel uncomfortable saying it. Or you say it and then follow up by a bunch of excuses that negates your intent altogether. 
We have been conditioned to be wishy washy. Most of our days are filled with maybe, perhaps, we'll see and other non-committal words and phrases.
Often times when we say no, we feel guilty, when in actuality we should feel emancipated! 
A simple NO is liberating when used correctly with the right intent. 
Here are some simple varieties that you can use today!

"I appreciate you asking and no."

Woken Up In the Middle of the Night...

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I hope you had a great holiday weekend. Some good time spent with your family and friends undoubtedly?!
I hope you took a moment or two to remember and honor what this weekend is really all about. 
In that spirit, I thought I'd share with you Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's famous poem...
Paul Revere's Ride By Henry Wadsworth Longfellow - 1807-1882 
Listen, my children, and you shall hear Of the midnight ride of Paul Revere, On the eighteenth of April, in Seventy-Five: Hardly a man is now alive Who remembers that famous day and year.
He said to his friend, “If the British march By land or sea from the town to-night, Hang a lantern aloft in the belfry-arch Of the North-Church-tower, as a signal-light,— One if by land, and two if by sea; And I on the opposite shore will be, Ready to ride and spread the alarm Through every Middlesex village and farm, For the country-folk to be up and to arm.”
Then he said “Good night!” and with muffled oar Silently rowed to the Charlestown shore, Just as the moon ro…