We were recently invited to do a guest post for our friend Michael DiCroce of Hold Fast the Iron, a men's health and wellness community created around the premise of Proverbs 27:17, "As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another." Here our thoughts on the 10 most important things in a man's life.Read More
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What is The H. O. P. E. Project?
H.O.P.E is Helping. Out. People. Everywhere. If you know anything about us, you know that we are passionate about discovering life hacks, busting through the matrix, getting the most out of life, and becoming the best people we were created to be. We’ve created this project to dedicate and laser in on one of life’s biggest and baddest life hacks; giving. And we’re here to show you just how powerful it can be in your own life...Read More
I imagine many of you will read this title and think I'm exaggerating, and the truth is I don't know exactly how much muscle I have put on in the past few years. All I know for sure is that in the 'before' picture (Feb 2010) I weighed 149.5 lbs and in the 'after' (Dec 2014) I was 203 lbs – so saying that I gained 50 pounds of muscle would be more on the conservative side...Read More
"I’ve watched your videos, read your posts, and read testimonials from your retreats and I’ve kept an almost reluctant eye on you via Facebook for some time. I say, “reluctant”, because to be honest, I’ve always been jealous and envious of what you all seem to have figured out. I’d see pictures of retreats or impromptu surfing sessions in San Diego or Maui and view them in a negative light. It’s difficult to articulate what and how I felt, but maybe a little easier to explain why.
I couldn’t understand how one could achieve such a pure and unadulterated joy coupled with “raw” honesty; with that honesty being applied not simply with other people, but more importantly, with one’s own self. I also couldn’t understand how that joy and honesty being taught to others could generate a life sustaining income, and certainly not one of abundance. Perhaps my lack of understanding isn’t all that uncommon. But I sense my inclination to continue to follow you doesn’t come from a common source. Perhaps, it’s spiritual; divine, even."Read More
A few months ago, my brother and I were driving through a coffee shop drive through and not seeing a car already waiting in line, we accidentally cut in front of him. After holding his horn down for a solid 5 seconds, we turned around to see him flicking us off and were quickly made aware that this man was not happy.
My brother and I are pretty big guys who take pride in our strength. A small part of me wanted to get out of our car, drag him out of his, and show him that he was messing with the wrong person. Instead, as we are paying for our coffees, my brother calmly says to the cashier, “I'd like to pay for the guy’s order behind me..."
What is the matrix? The "matrix" is a belief system or way of being that has been established throughout an individual's or communities' life (often times created by an authoritative figure for their own benefit), usually at the detriment of the person caught in the matrix and at the cost of truth. People commonly get stuck in the matrix by conforming to certain groups or cultural constructs, which are often illogical or irrational ways of being.
There are 2 scary things about matrices:
#1 There are thousands of them.
#2 When you're in a matrix, you don't know you're in it.
Beware. You may be in the matrix if...
Whatever it is that you are trying to achieve in your life, these same three principles can be applied, but right now I'm going to talk about the art of losing yourself, and the amazing power behind it.Read More