Monthly Archives: December 2015

From Weakling to Warrior

A wounded Leonidas (GERARD BUTLER) roars his defiance at the Persian invaders in Warner Bros. Pictures’, Legendary Pictures’ and Virtual Studios’ action drama “300,” distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures. PHOTOGRAPHS TO BE USED SOLELY FOR ADVERTISING, PROMOTION, PUBLICITY OR REVIEWS OF THIS SPECIFIC MOTION PICTURE AND TO REMAIN THE PROPERTY OF THE STUDIO. NOT FOR SALE OR REDISTRIBUTION

Dear Jack ~ One cannot defend middle ground.  Commit yourself.  You are either progressing or you are withering.  You must approach life with a hard-charging no holds barred attitude.  Know that each day that ticks by, we are either getting closer to our goals or regressing.  The choice is yours.

When times get tough I implore you to dig your heels in and fight the good fight of faith.  We often don’t understand why things occur or, more likely, the order in which they happen.  But what I do know is that pain is never wasted and presents us ample opportunity to learn and grow; prosperity most often follows.

The battle is won before it is ever fought, the masterful Sun Tzu teaches us.  Study the great.  Understand how their minds operate; what motivates them.  Surround yourself with fellow warriors and all the forces of darkness cannot stop you.

Own Your Fear


Dear Jack  ~ Fear is most often experienced when we are inactive and thinking about the future.  When we fully engaged, putting our heart and soul into something, fear is replaced by the rush of pure excitement.

Fear is an illusion; simply a figment of our imagination.  It’s a symptom of living in the future.  Embrace the now.  Live in this moment for that is the only component we can control.  The rest is fabrication followed by paralysis.

Do the hard things first.  Do what others are unwilling to do and you will live in the realm of world class.  Truly epic performers harness the concept fear and use it as a tool.  Own it.

Contribute Daily


Dear Jack ~ We are meant to contribute.  I don’t mean financially, what I’m speaking of is a soul broadening, dedication to helping others and helping yourself.

Be the man that opens the door.  Be the man that allows traffic in.  Be the man who goes above and beyond for his neighbors.  Why do it?  Because it’s the right thing to do and this world has achieved greatness on the backs of contributors.

Granted, the holiday season gives ample opportunity to engage others and contribute life-giving food for others’ souls.  Why do we wait for Thanksgiving to give thanks and Christmas to give gifts?  It’s the norm in society to follow the lead; I, my son, am asking you to blaze trails.

You need to fall squarely in the asset column of life and in doing so, you will seal your fortunate fate.