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Lean Into the Darkness

One of the best lessons I’ve ever been taught.

I would run from the darkness

I would run from the pain.

I’d mask and sedate it with momentary satisfaction.

Then I was taught this lesson.

LEAN INTO IT.

Don’t run from the fear.
Don’t run from the pain.

Feel it.
Be with it.
Understand it.

LEAN INTO IT.

There is much to be learned in the darkness.

There is much to be learned in the pain.

There is much to be learned in the fear.

Don’t run from it.
Don’t mask […]

By |2020-08-05T00:58:35+00:00July 27th, 2020|Lions Den|0 Comments

Now is the Only Thing That Matters

NOW.

The moment NOW.

Like NOW.

Not tomorrow.
Not 5 minutes.
Not yesterday.
Not next week.

NOW.

Every fucking thing is happening NOW.

The child sitting next to you.
The date you are on.
The business meeting.
Reading this.
The conversation you are in.

That exact moment is all that matters.

Be there.

Yesterday is dead.
Tomorrow is not yet real.

Your mind is thinking about meetings later today.

Your mind is thinking about the drama from yesterday.

YOU ARE MISSING NOW.

RIGHT FUCKING NOW.

Go all in.

Absorb every single thing you can.
Give every single thing you […]

By |2020-08-05T00:58:49+00:00June 28th, 2020|Advice, CORE 4, Lions Den, Uncategorized|0 Comments

My Air Jordan Story

Every fall before school my parents would take me shoe shopping. I had a $30 budget. This was about the time that Jordans came out. They were the shit! They were also $100. Every year I wanted to get the Jordans so bad, but I never wanted to spend $70 of my own money on them. So I never did. Kswiss and British knights were what I got.
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In 40 years I’d never Owned a pair […]

By |2020-08-05T00:59:02+00:00June 27th, 2020|Advice, CORE 4, Lions Den, motivation|0 Comments

Your Purpose is Happening Now

PURPOSE.

“What’s my purpose?”
“How do I find my purpose?”

Simple.

Stop looking for it.

It’s right in front of you.
It’s this exact moment.
It’s happening now.

So we can journey by looking, and looking, and looking and constantly be focused on the future for our purpose.

Or just live it right now.

Cause our PURPOSE is happening now.

By |2020-08-05T00:59:47+00:00June 25th, 2020|Advice, CORE 4, Lions Den, motivation, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Sean Whalen 75 Hard

Finished 75hard for the 2nd time yesterday.
This time around was SIGNIFICANTLY more challenging for me. About halfway through I herniated a disc in my neck. Saw specialists and all recommended surgery. The pain was excruciating and my strength in my right arm dropped by almost 50%.
I had every reason to quit. I almost did a few times, but I adjusted. I backed off the heavy weights, did as much as […]
By |2020-08-05T01:00:03+00:00June 18th, 2020|CORE 4, Lions Den, motivation, sean whalen|0 Comments