The Greatest Gift My Father Gave Me

The Greatest Gift My Father Gave Me

June 13, 2019

The greatest gift my father ever gave me was his time. This may seem trivial and as a as young boy, I couldn't really comprehend the significance then. But as a man with kids of his own, only now can I start to appreciate the effort and love that my dad put into spending time with my brother and me.

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To Beard or Not to Beard...

To Beard or Not to Beard...

May 07, 2019

To beard, or not to beard: that is the question: 
Whether ‘tis nobler in the mind to suffer the slings and arrows of shaving, 
Or to take arms against a sea of stubble, 
And by persevering, grow them?

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Without a Safety Net

Without a Safety Net

March 13, 2019

As I watched my business partner free solo the seventy foot tall frozen waterfall, I wondered if I could run Savage Gentleman if he were to plummet to his doom. (The conclusion is that I could, but not for very long)...

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The Paradox of Inquiry

The Paradox of Inquiry

March 04, 2019

“A man cannot search either for what he knows or for what he does not know. He cannot search for what he knows—since he knows it, there is no need to search—nor for what he does not know, for he does not know what to look for.” - Socrates⁣⁣

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Great Fire Can Follow a Small Spark

Great Fire Can Follow a Small Spark

February 11, 2019 1 Comment

We all need a spark to get us going or keep us motivated. It can come from many places, but it is often found in the people around us. Many people don't realize they already have all the materials needed. So if your fire isn't burning, usually what is missing is the catalyst...

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Exercising Humility

Exercising Humility

January 25, 2019 6 Comments

There is an interesting relationship between confidence, humility, and success. On the one hand, being humble keeps a person grounded and helps them to continue to work hard. But without enough confidence, they will never dare to do anything great. Whether it be in athletics, business, or anything else, there seems to be an ideal balance of the two that lends itself to being successful...

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Make Something

Make Something

January 11, 2019

As men, we are capable of many things. We can both create and destroy. Nothing illustrates this more clearly than turning the hide of a once living beast into something entirely different. Everything that lives eventually dies, but is not always put to good use. The fact that we can take something that is dead and fashion it into something new is a gift that we all too often squander...

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Embrace The Wild

Embrace The Wild

December 30, 2018 4 Comments

I am sitting here, at work, embraced in a cocoon of electric blue light, and the cicada like buzzing of computers. Soon, I will start the 3 days a week that I am off and trade that blue light for the rays of the sun, and the buzzing of the computers to that of my beloved ravens, and the hustle of the Tennessee woods...

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Inspiration without Action is Just a Daydream

Inspiration without Action is Just a Daydream

October 15, 2018

Too often we misconstrue motivation with inspiration. But motivation isn't something that can be found through Instagram pictures with cool quotes. True motivation (the kind that compels us to actually move), is something that has to come from within...

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Just because you suck at something, doesn't mean you can't still have fun doing it!

Just because you suck at something, doesn't mean you can't still have fun doing it!

September 10, 2018

This past weekend we were was asked to do a golf tournament for charity with ReadyMan and Student of the GunBetween the four of us, we probably had a combined total of 9 holes played prior to that day...

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You're Never Too Savage

You're Never Too Savage

August 21, 2018 2 Comments

You're never too savage to take some time to teach your kids survival skills. Or any skills, for that matter. Sometimes the greatest lessons we learn pop up completely unexpectedly. As parents, we should be sure to capitalize on every opportunity we are given to impart some of our knowledge on to our children...

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The Fight Never Ends, It Just Changes Arenas

The Fight Never Ends, It Just Changes Arenas

August 09, 2018

When I was competing regularly, defining success was simple. Either you got your hand raised at the end of the night, or you didn't. But in everyday life, things aren't quite that cut and dry. There are no referees and no judges scorecard. Success in the real world becomes a much more subjective matter...

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