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My mission is to be your guide as you make your way through life getting better 1% every day. I believe that life is lived, truly lived, through adversity.

Nothing easy is ever worth it in the end. I believe in the warrior ethos and support those that choose to walk that path.

Live an epic life, fight an epic fight, love with epic love. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/warriormindset/support

Warrior Mindset Gene Crawford

    • Health & Fitness
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My mission is to be your guide as you make your way through life getting better 1% every day. I believe that life is lived, truly lived, through adversity.

Nothing easy is ever worth it in the end. I believe in the warrior ethos and support those that choose to walk that path.

Live an epic life, fight an epic fight, love with epic love. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/warriormindset/support

    Debrief 27: Achieving Optimal Mental Health and Well-Being

    Debrief 27: Achieving Optimal Mental Health and Well-Being

    6 Best Mental Health Advices

    If it still bothers you after 24 hours, speak up within 48 hours.

    Treat yourself like someone you are responsible for taking care of.

    A bad day doesn’t mean a bad life.

    The critical judge in your head does not tell the truth, and it does not have your best interest at heart.

    Your brain can’t be grateful and anxious at the same time. When anxiety takes hold, look for gratitude.

    Stop apologizing for expressing your feelings. You’re convincing yourself that you are not worth the space you take up.

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    Meditation can happen anywhere/anyway

    Coach Divine’s insight into how and when you CAN do it.

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    Atomic Habits

    The habit loop

    It refers to the three-step process that makes up a habit, which includes the cue, the routine, and the reward. The cue triggers the brain to initiate the routine, and the reward reinforces the behavior, making it more likely to be repeated in the future. Understanding and manipulating the habit loop is a key aspect of developing new, positive habits and breaking old, negative ones.

    Build identity-based habits

    The idea is that habits become an extension of one's identity and thus, they are more likely to stick if they are tied to one's beliefs, values, and self-image. Rather than simply trying to adopt new behaviors as isolated actions, the focus is on making the new habits align with one's sense of self and purpose. By doing so, the individual is more motivated to maintain the habits even in the face of challenges or temptations. The author suggests using phrases like "I am the type of person who..." to link the habit to one's identity.

    The Goldilocks Rule

    The rule states that humans are most likely to stick with a habit when it is neither too easy nor too hard, but just right, meaning that the habit is challenging enough to be engaging, but not so hard that it's discouraging. According to the author, the Goldilocks Rule provides a framework for finding the ideal level of difficulty for a habit, so that the habit can be performed consistently and with minimal resistance. The idea is to start small and gradually increase the difficulty of the habit over time, finding the balance between boredom and frustration.

    Habit Stacking

    It refers to the process of attaching a new habit to an existing habit, thus making it easier to build a new behavior into one's routine. The idea is to stack the new habit on top of a current habit, using the established routine as a cue to trigger the new behavior. For example, if the current habit is to brush one's teeth every morning, the new habit could be to do 10 pushups after brushing teeth. By linking the new habit to an existing habit, the individual is able to build a new behavior into their daily routine with minimal effort and increase the chances of success.

    How to break bad habits and create good ones

    Identify the cue: Identify the trigger that starts the bad habit and then try to replace it with a new cue that triggers the desired behavior.

    Make it unattractive: Reduce the rewards associated with the bad habit and increase the costs.

    Make it difficult: Increase the friction or effort required to perform the bad habit.

    Create a substitute: Create a new routine that satisfies the same craving or need that the bad habit was satisfying.

    Make it a habit: Build the new behavior into a daily routine by stacking it on top of an existing habit.

    Reframe your identity: Make the new habit an extension of your identity and view yourself as someone who engages in this behavior.

    Celebrate small wins: Celebrate every small win along the way to reinforce the behavior and build confidence.

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    • 26 min
    Turning your passion into a business - Kelvin Davis

    Turning your passion into a business - Kelvin Davis

    Everyone loves a great story and Kelvin is no exception. While working as a public school art teacher he was “discovered” as a menswear model. The thing is though he had been grinding nightly building his blog and online presence as a body positivity menswear influencer – he was just ready to go when he got the call up to the big leagues.
    https://www.instagram.com/kelvindavis/
    Kelvin Davis is the founder and creator of Notoriously Dapper, a body positive menswear blog showcasing outfits to inspire men of all sizes to find confidence in their appearance. Blogging with this purpose has led him to becoming a signed Model & Influencer to Bridge Models; an agency dedicated to bringing body diversity to the fashion and entertainment industry. Kelvin has also modeled for the likes of Target, GAP, Vineyard Vines, Nike and more. On his Instagram he shares images that empower us all to love ourselves while continuing to spread the message of being your best self.
    Kelvin has been featured in major media outlets such as The New York Times, The Daily Mail and The New York Post for his contributions to male body positivity. He continues to break modeling standards and push the fashion industry to be more inclusive of all body types and races. Kelvin lives this message in his daily life, inspiring men and women worldwide to simply love themselves by finding and embracing the beauty within.
    A leading light in the body confidence movement for men, his persona offers empowerment and wisdom that contributes to building self-esteem for everyone. In his own words, “You have to choose to be great; always remember clothing has sizes but style does not.” Now, as an award nominated author, he is spreading that same positivity through Notoriously Dapper: How to be a Modern Gentleman with Manners, Style and Body Confidence.

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    Year in Review + Leadership and Goal Setting

    Year in Review + Leadership and Goal Setting

    In this episode Aaron and Gene discuss the importance of delegation in their personal and professional lives and the benefits of having a strong team. They also discuss the concept of "flow state" and the benefits of being in a flow state for productivity and overall well-being. The hosts also discuss the importance of setting goals and the role of visualization in achieving those goals. They also talk about the importance of self-care and the role it plays in maintaining a healthy mindset. Finally, they discuss the importance of learning from failures and using those failures as opportunities for growth.


    Talk about the importance of grabbing a listener's attention within the first few seconds of an intro or trailer.
    The book "Hook Point" by Brendan Kane discusses the importance of having a strong introduction to capture an audience's attention.
    Delegation is an important skill for personal and professional success.
    The concept of "flow state" refers to a state of heightened focus and productivity, and can have positive effects on overall well-being.
    Setting goals and using visualization techniques can help in achieving those goals.
    Self-care is important for maintaining a healthy mindset.
    Learning from failures and viewing them as opportunities for growth is crucial for personal development.
    We cover these topics and more as a guide for improving one's life and mindset.


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    Miyomoto Musashi; Top 5 Concepts from “The Book of Five Rings”

    Miyomoto Musashi; Top 5 Concepts from “The Book of Five Rings”

    Miyamoto Musashi was a Japanese swordsman, philosopher, and writer who lived from 1584 to 1645. He was renowned for his skills in the art of sword-fighting and wrote the famous book “The Book of Five Rings”, which is still studied by martial artists today. Musashi was also known for his distinctive fighting style, which involved using two swords simultaneously. He was considered one of the greatest swordsmen in Japanese history.

    The Book of Five Rings is a treatise on swordsmanship and martial arts written by Miyamoto Musashi. IMHO the top five concepts introduced in the book include:

    No Mind
    The Void
    Three Modes of Attack
    The Way of the Sword
    The Five Rings

    No-Mind
    The concept of “no-mind”, or mushin, which is the state of being completely focused and free from distractions or emotions.

    No-mind or mushin is the idea that a martial artist should be able to remain focused and free from distractions or emotions during combat. Musashi believed that this state of mind was essential for success in battle, as it allowed the martial artist to respond quickly and decisively to any situation. He wrote that “the primary thing when you take a sword in your hands is your intention to cut the enemy, whatever the means. Whenever you parry, hit, spring, strike or touch the enemy’s cutting sword, you must cut the enemy in the same movement. It is essential to attain this.”

    The Void
    The concept of “the void”, or mushin, which is the state of being empty and free from preconceived notions or expectations.

    The concept of “the void” or mushin is the idea that a martial artist should be empty and free from preconceived notions or expectations during combat. Musashi believed that this state of mind was essential for adaptability and flexibility in battle, as it allowed the martial artist to respond to any situation without being limited by preconceived notions or expectations. He wrote that “the void is not emptiness. It is rather a place of potential, a space that can be filled with any number of possibilities. When you are in the void, you are able to see all options clearly and choose the best course of action without being influenced by your own desires or expectations.”

    “The Void is not emptiness. It is rather a place of potential, a space that can be filled with any number of possibilities.”

    Three Modes of Attack
    Musashi discusses three different modes of attack in The Book of Five Rings: the “direct” mode, the “indirect” mode, and the “combined” mode. The direct mode “Ken no sen” involves attacking an opponent directly and with full force, using powerful strikes and techniques. The indirect mode “Tai no sen” involves using feints and other tactics to trick the opponent and create openings for attack. The combined mode “Tai tai no sen” involves using a combination of direct and indirect attacks in order to keep the opponent off balance and gain the upper hand.

    The Way of the Sword
    The concept of “the way of the sword” is the idea that the pursuit of martial arts should be a lifelong journey of learning and self-improvement. Musashi believed that this was the key to success in combat, as it allowed the martial artist to continually improve and adapt to changing circumstances. He wrote that “the way of the sword is not just about mastering a particular technique or style. It is about constantly seeking to improve and grow as a martial artist. It is about never being satisfied with your current level of skill, and always striving to become better. The way of the sword is a lifelong journey, and those who follow it will find that they are always learning and growing.”

    The Five Rings
    The concept of “the five rings”, which are the five elements of strategy that Musashi believed were essential to success in martial arts: the earth, water, fire, wind, and void.


    The concept of “the five rings” is the idea that there are five elements of strategy

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    2022 Books in Review

    2022 Books in Review

    Review of the top books i've made my way through in 2022.



    Breathe: A Life in Flow

    by Rickson Gracie

    https://amzn.to/3u83R2r



    The Gift of Fear Paperback

    by Gavin de Becker

    https://amzn.to/3XEN7xj



    The Book of Five Rings:

    Deluxe Slip-case Edition (Arcturus Silkbound Classics)

    by Miyamoto Musashi

    https://amzn.to/3Vz8NJt



    Chop Wood Carry Water:

    How to Fall in Love with the Process of Becoming Great

    by Joshua Medcalf

    https://amzn.to/3EOfKzs



    Way of the SEAL - Updated & Expanded Edition

    by Mark Divine

    https://amzn.to/3EOfKzs



    The Marine Corps Martial Arts Program (MCMAP)

    Full-Size Edition: From Beginner to Black Belt

    by US Marine Corps

    https://amzn.to/3Ub0ySM



    Scars and Stripes:

    An Unapologetically American Story of Fighting the Taliban, UFC Warriors, and Myself

    by Tim Kennedy

    https://amzn.to/3OJFIZA



    Endure: How to Work Hard, Outlast, and Keep Hammering

    by Cameron Hanes

    https://amzn.to/3ARw2GU



    The Danaher Diaries:

    Over 100 of John Danaher's Musings on Jiu-Jitsu, Kaizen, Training, and Living Paperback

    by Heroes of the Art

    https://amzn.to/3uciDWa



    Feeding the Frasers:

    Family Favorite Recipes Made to Feed the Five-Time CrossFit Games Champion, Mat Fraser Paperback

    by Sammy Moniz

    https://amzn.to/3ikxBqf



    The Official Extreme Ownership Companion Workbook

    Win at Work. At Home. In Life. Spiral-bound

    by Jocko Willink

    https://amzn.to/3ib3Yrh



    HWPO: Hard Work Pays Off

    by Mat Fraser

    https://amzn.to/3VElCSD



    Mind Over Muscle:
    Writings from the Founder of Judo

    by Jigoro Kano

    https://amzn.to/3gI1RLp



    Think Like a Monk:

    Train Your Mind for Peace and Purpose Every Day

    by Jay Shetty

    https://amzn.to/3VEmiHF



    Courage Is Calling:

    Fortune Favors the Brave (The Stoic Virtues Series)

    by Ryan Holiday

    https://amzn.to/3EJvrYV



    The Storyteller:

    Tales of Life and Music

    by Dave Grohl

    https://amzn.to/3uaT9IC



    Sea Stories:

    My Life in Special Operations

    by Admiral William H. McRaven

    https://amzn.to/3ELzFz1


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    • 19 min
    Thomas Crawford: Discussing the Blackbelt Journey

    Thomas Crawford: Discussing the Blackbelt Journey

    Talking through what it takes to get from beginner to Blackbelt with my son Thomas. It' surreal to have shared the journey with him both through his own accomplishments and my own. What a great conversation we had here.

    Thomas doesn't know this but he has become one of my heroes. He works hard to be the best version of himself he can be every day. We have a shared experience with both of our journey's to Blackbelt as we share the same teacher (Sensei.) This discussion is about that.


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    • 52 min

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