Tough Talk 3: Choosing the Arena

On Today’s episode of Tough Talk a Postmodern Patriot Series, Isaac Wyant and I discuss our favorite Theodore Roosevelt Quote, “The Man in the Arena.” We talk about the surface level analogy of this concept and the deeper level analogy. We discuss the implications of failure on success and some of our favorite failures in life. We also talk about why it is important to choose your own arena and step into it regardless of the outcome. I know this episode will encourage you to avoid becoming one of those timid souls who knows neither victory nor defeat.

The Man in the Arena

“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.”

Citizenship in a Republic by Theodore Roosevelt

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Links From Today’s Show

The Charge of Fatherhood

Real estate episode mentioned on the show

Super Coffee

Thymos

First Principles

Podcast Episode on Virtue

War of Art

The River of Doubt

Gates of Fire

Isaac on Instagram

John on Instagram

The Strenuous Life

Steven Pressfield on Tim Ferris

Autobiography of Ben Franklin

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Meeting the Man with No Feet

On this week’s episode of the podcast, Joel Del Rosario dropped a really profound Napoleon Hill quote on me. “There is something infinitely worse than being forced to work. It is being forced not to work.” I found this to be a profound concept to consider during this time. I don’t know what causes Marines to be deep thinkers but a lot of them are. Maybe it is our constant forced time in nature. Perhaps it is our intimacy with our potential demise.

I for one have always used the mantra, “I cried because I had no shoes, until I met the man with no feet” to reframe my way of thinking when I begin to feel sorry for myself. Yet, this concept of considering the inverse of our current situation is a truly impressive thought exercise. One that is advocated by the Dhalai Lhama and Arch Bishop Desmond Tutu. Men who have been placed into some very unbearable situations and still found a way to turn it into a positive.

We can apply this concept of considering the inverse of a situation in a lot of areas. I have heard a lot of people talk about the negative impact of the Pandemic on people’s mental health. While I sympathize with that view point have we considered the inverse. What about the forced pause that we all have been given? The one forcing us to have those tough conversations with ourselves and loved ones. Those moments that have forced us to really contemplate the world around us and turn off our distractions.

I genuinely believe that our lack of satisfaction in life is directly tied to our baseline for comfort. People who live hard lives are also people who genuinely appreciate the simple things. Bacon never tasted as good as it did when I returned to the states from a one month exercise in Jordan. My bed never felt as soft as it did after a month sleeping out in the tree-line or on cots. My shower never felt so warm as it did when I was forced to go 27 days without a shower. I took less pity on myself for those 27 shower-less days when my buddy told me he went three months without a shower in Iraq until he finally bathed in the Tigris river.

I don’t know what ails you today. I don’t know what will bother you tomorrow. I know that in all situations you have something to be grateful for. I say all situations because you can read books like Man’s Search For Meaning and Faith of my Fathers and realize that men in Concentration Camps and POW Camps find solace in gratitude. I’m hopeful we never actually have to meet the man with no feet to be grateful for the shoes I wear. I’m hopeful we never need to lose our job to appreciate the one we have. I know that we should purposely force ourselves into very uncomfortable situations regularly to remind ourselves of all the great things we have.

After all, Through Pain and Suffering Comes Spirt and Discipline.

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John McCarthy is the founder of the Post Modern Patriot blog and the host of our podcast. He is a former Marine Infantry Officer, Husband, father, and son. He is obsessed with individual performance in the realms of health, wealth, relationships, and the intersection of all three. He strives to share that with the world so that he can empower others to live boldly. Let’s leave a legacy!!!

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EP 77: Real Estate for Wealth, Kettlebells for Health, With Joel Del Rosario

Check out an extremely unique episode where Joel shares hard won wisdom about investing in Real-estate as a side hustle while serving in his Nation’s Military. He and John go through a lot of lessons they learned in the military and how those things have impacted their conduct in business and in life. Finally they go through all of the lessons they have learned about fitness and how it seems to help with all of the other things they are working toward. Learn More about Joel Below.

On Today’s Episode John Interviews Joel Del Rosario. Joel is the Marine Officer Instructor for the Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps at Rutgers and Princeton. In his spare time he runs two real estate investment companies. North Seeking Arrow, and Jparker Capital. He has a wide array of real estate experience including owning, managing, and investing in multiple properties across the country, including but not limited to: California, Arizona, Indiana, Michigan, and Ohio. Recently he and his wife started a fitness company called Semper Stronger, a personal training membership site they launched recently. Joel Welcome to the show.

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Links from today’s Show

North Seeking Arrow

Bigger Pockets

Rich Dad Poor Dad books

The 10x Rule

The Intersection of Simplicity and Happiness

The Number One Way to Make Yourself Harder to Kill

Simple and Sinister

outwitting the Devil

Buy a Kettle Bell

Rebecca Rouse

Rebecca’s Instagram

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Joel’s Email

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Tough Talk 2: The Charge of Fatherhood

On today’s Episode Isaac and I discuss a Fatherhood, the avoidance of fatherhood, a thing called Peter-Pan syndrome. We even touch on men failing to participate in the abortion discussion and share the benefits we have learned from living a life filled with the purpose of setting an example for others. It is a discussion of fatherhood that touches on masculinity. One we hope you will share with other fathers, potential fathers, and men in general. Finally, we invite you to participate in the discussion by reaching out and letting us know what you think. If you haven’t gotten the point after this episode, we need to start talking more about leaving a legacy.

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Links From Today’s Show

Peter-pan syndrome (it’s a thing)

Tough Talk: The Snow Shoveling Shooting

No Man’s Land
You Are Not So Smart
The Art of Impossible
Dunning Kruger Effect
Thinking Fast and Slow
Tribe
101 Famous Poems
Last Week’s Episode
Books to read in 2021
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A Tried and Tested Strategy for Success in Life … Or War

One of the reasons people love Jocko Willink is because he shares hard earned wisdom from years of military service. I myself genuinely appreciate the passion this man has for the knowledge that has been cultivated, shared, and built upon in our nation’s military. Where does he get it all from? Well he gets a lot of it from years and years of service but our nation’s military has not altered the art of warfare greatly to be successful. We have adapted to the ever-evolving science of war in order to maintain a slight advantage on our adversaries. Having an advantage in the realm of war-science is your ticket to the fight. Understanding and studying the realm of war-art is your ticket to victory.

A theory of warfare that I have always loved and been a student of comes from a man named Von Klausewitz. I’ve personally used this theory to break down marketing for fellow MBA students and one of my best friends used it to get into Harvard Law. This theory is universally applicable to breaking down anything that stands in your way in life and it involves the following.

  • View the enemy/obstacle/barrier to entry as a complex system
  • Identify enemy/obstacle/barrier centers of gravity and critical vulnerabilities
  • Identify your own centers of gravity and critical vulnerabilities
  • Place you center of gravity at the most accessible enemy/obstacle/barrier critical vulnerability and repeat until the system is destroyed.

This may sound complex at first but it really is a rather exciting way to view the boogey man you are scared of attacking. It assists you in making your big bad obstacle human, finding ways to break it down, and move forward.

Viewing the Enemy as a System

Instead of attacking enemy strength the goal is the application of our strength against the selected enemy weakness in order to maximize advantage. Success depends … on understanding the specific characteristics of the enemy system.

MCDP 1 Warfighting

What ever obstacle you are facing has a weakness. It should be viewed as a breathing, functioning, human-like organism. Even if it is abstract we must struggle to identify how it is a system and where its weaknesses and strength lie. Speed and focus are essential attacking this system. Frequently we view said system or opponent as though they are some super hero like enemy. They are not. They are fighting the same battle as you in the same environment and dealing with the same struggles that you are. Do not make them out to be stronger than they are, your job is hard enough without convincing yourself you’re taking on the boogeyman. You are the boogeyman.

Your opponent has strengths and weaknesses. Some of these strengths are what they rely upon greatly. They can be tied to other strengths. Like legs on a chair, they are what they stand upon. They may continue to stand after removing a single leg, but eventually when we remove more legs they will tumble. Do not worry about taking down all four legs out at once. Instead focus on the leg that is easiest to cut out from under them based on the resources you have available to you in the moment. Then regroup and prepare to move toward the next easiest point of attack. Continue this process avoiding strengths and exploiting weaknesses until you are victorious.

What is a Critical Vulnerability

Of all the vulnerabilities we might choose to exploit some are more critical than others… We should focus our efforts against a … vulnerability that if exploited will do the most significant damage to the enemy

MCDP 1 Warfighting

This mindset is not limited to the samurai choosing the perfect area to strike a finishing blow. If you are attempting to get a job at a new firm you can use this mindset to find a way to win. Where are they currently the weakest? What skill-set do they need the most? The skill-set that they cannot do without. That is the skill-set you will sell them. The one that will do the most significant damage to their attempts to choose another candidate.

It is important to note that there are multiple vulnerabilities in the enemy system. Some of them can be attacked and destroyed with minimal gains and in some situations massive depletion of our own resources. We vehemently want to avoid attacking the vulnerabilities that would result in minimal gains. Our focus is on the filet mignon of vulnerabilities. The finest cut that will result in the most rewarding meal.

What is a Center of Gravity

We ask ourselves: Which factors are critical to the enemy? Which can the enemy not do without? Which, if eliminated will bend him most quickly to our will? These are centers of gravity

MCDP 1 Warfighting

What part of the enemy system are they fortified around most? What is their bid for success? The point that is holding them in a fortified position. Returning to the job analogy, this is the area of the firm we hope to avoid. This is the area where they are so strong we don’t want to attempt to claim we can solve the problems they have there. Why? Because they’re non-existent. If we think about it in war-fare this is the enemy front. We prefer to make our attacks on their flank or in their rear.

Strategy Execution in the Real World:

A case study in exploiting opportunity

My Friend Isaac Wyant has a great story about leveraging this theory of Warfighting to get into Harvard Law. You can listen to the full interview here. Basically Isaac was unable to get a high enough score on the LSAT to get into an Ivy league Law School. So he started his first year at a school that would take him with his current scores. He chose to treat each class and professor like an enemy system. He made law school something he could easily relate to as a former platoon commander.

He identified weaknesses in that system that was Law school and the strengths that he did not want to attack head on. At the end of Year one, this system placed him at the top of his class. He decided he would apply to Georgetown law. He was accepted and given the opportunity to attend in his second year. Unfortunately for Georgetown he did one other thing that Infantry Officers are drilled on repeatedly. He exploited opportunity.

Whenever you have a tactical advantage or have gotten the enemy on the run you can and must exploit it. This theory is as old as Sun Tzu. History is filled with victors who relentlessly pursued their enemy even when they were themselves struggling to press on. The entire invasion of Iraq by former SECDEF General James Mattis is a lesson in maintaining momentum and ultimately the advantage.

How did Isaac maintain momentum? In submitting his application to Georgetown he determined he’d double down and submit an application to Harvard Law. He now attends one of the most prestigious law schools in the country. He didn’t do anything crazy. He just treated the enemy as a system, identified centers of gravity, critical vulnerabilities, and he exploited.

I don’t care who or what your boogeyman is. Identify their vulnerabilities and place your own strengths at their weaknesses. Exploit opportunity and never hesitate to go for the throat. History is written by those brave men and women who did not hesitate when an opportunity presented itself.

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John McCarthy is the founder of the Post Modern Patriot blog and the host of our podcast. He is a former Marine Infantry Officer, Husband, father, and son. He is obsessed with individual performance in the realms of health, wealth, relationships, and the intersection of all three. He strives to share that with the world so that he can empower others to live boldly. Let’s leave a legacy!!!

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Tough Talk: A reaction to the Jeffrey Spaide Snow Shoveling Shooting

In today’s episode Isaac Wyant and I respond to the gruesome video of the Pennsylvania shooting that erupted out of an argument about shoveling Snow. You can read more on that here. I link to the video in the show notes below. Isaac and I break down our own experiences with violence, why fear is a sign to prepare, and just how easy it is to be ready for scary situations like these. Tune in for an awesome episode in our spin-off podcast, Tough Talk. Where Isaac and I talk about those things that are uncomfortable out of an effort to get our fellow Americans to also have these conversations. Have strong feelings about this episode? Let us know.

Links From Today’s Episode

WARNING: VERY EXPLICIT CONTENT- Pennsylvania Shooting Video

Reacting to the Siege on the Capitol

On Killing- LtCol Grossman

On Combat- LtCol Grossman

EP 40: Forever Your Overwatch with Nick luciano

Responding to an Active Killer

EP 32: Tony Blauer on Knowing Fear

My First Interview with Isaac

My Second Interview with Isaac

Thymos- Isaac’s Blog

Patriot Picks

The First Amendment and What Everyone Should Know

Free Solo

The Book of Joy

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Gregg Glassman and The Crossfit Community: An Honest Reflection

We are a little under a year out from the Twitter comment that Greg Glassman made referring to what was going on in this country as “Floyd-19.” The response across the country and the international community was an uproar of anger. Rightfully so. The insensitive response to a loss of life and systemic racism deserves that sort of response. I’m genuinely left wondering two things. First, did we give any credit to the good Glassman did? Second, have gyms put their money where their mouth is after leaving the Crossfit Brand?

In response to the first question, I think the answer is no. Greg Glassman’s model of fitness has changed the world in three areas and no one seems to care. The first and most obvious change is in the world of fitness. The second is job/wealth creation. The third and final is community creation. All of these things seem to be completely ignored in his forced retirement aside from a letter sent out from Crossfit HQ.

Health

Crossfit made fitness a sport. Personally it made me enjoy something I begrudgingly did every single day and that was making the trip into the gym. Instead of showing up and hitting 4 sets of 10-12 reps for maximum muscle growth I learned how to make fitness a game I enjoyed competing in due to Crossfit. My whole family does crossfit, my mother has lost 100 pounds because of the gym we built in my garage that we all crossfit in. I have watched countless people who have never enjoyed a single moment in the gym flock to the boxes created by Glassman’s brand.

My own experiences are not enough to drive this point home. This nation was losing the battle against obesity and disease. We were falling off of the edge and into the deep end of making the “Wall-E” world a reality. Things like heart disease and diabetes were crushing Americans. Then Crossfit came in and a world began to grow where people said no to refined carbohydrates, sedentary lifestyles, and low bone density. That world grew because of Glassman’s model.

Wealth

I cannot find another example of an industry that had such an impact on individual health and also created a business model with such low barriers to entry. At the beginning of Crossfit, any individual anywhere had the opportunity to start their own business for close to 10K and in year one receive a 10x return on investment. Yes, these numbers vary from case to case but for the most part, every single gym owner I know corroborates these kinds of returns. Having the ability as a 20 something-year-old to go out and find a shack with four walls, put a pull-up rig inside of it and make that kind of money was unprecedented.

This discussion does not even touch the multi-million dollar brands who expanded their offering or were built on the backs of the sport of CrossFit. I would say, Rogue, Reebok, and Nobull owe a majority of their revenue to the market created by a man named Greg Glassman. I’d be interested to see what those organizations would look like in the absence of Crossfit. I have no doubt they would have figured it out, but the aid they received from the CrossFit industry is undeniable.

Community

I think this is the part I struggle with the most based on Glassman’s actions. I coached at close to 8 CrossFit gyms as a CF-L1, CF-L2, and Crossfit Kids coach. I know hundreds of people and have meaningful relationships with them because of Crossfit. An entire table at my wedding was filled with my Crossfit family. My military career forced a lot of moves in my life. I never had to worry about finding friends in each place I moved to as long as I found a local Crossfit gym. My family built relationships with the people they met at the gyms across the world. I watched athletes I coached get married and have children.

At a time when technology drove us further apart Glassman’s model brought us all closer together. At this point is where I must admit something that was wrong with said community. It was mostly white and wealthy. I will not venture to guess why or what forced that but it was. Of the eight gyms, I coached at I watched a single owner open up her gym to individuals who came from a lower socioeconomic standing. She caught shit because of it and did it anyway. I respect her for taking that action. This brings me to my second question stated initially.

Have Gyms Put Their Money Where Their Mouth Is?

Morning Chalk Up, reported that over 1,000 CrossFit affiliates dropped their affiliation and distanced themselves from Crossfit HQ. We vote for politicians every 2-4 years but we vote with our dollars every day. I respect those affiliates who took action to demonstrate they would not condone Glassman’s racist comments. I am curious to know how much of an impact refusing to pay a 5,000 dollar annual affiliation fee had on our anger toward the lack of equality at Crossfit HQ. Yes it forced Glassman out and I think that was needed, but what else have CrossFit gyms done to put their money where their mouth is?

I wonder how many of the 1,000 that disaffiliated also began to make an honest and concerted effort to lower their monthly memberships in order to allow individuals with lower incomes to access their gyms. I understand that this is a tough thing to do in the pandemic but I am excited to see how many of them do so. Especially when we return to 100% indoor capacity in gyms across the nation.

I’ve never been one to accept blaming others for issues. Instead, I believe we should take action when and where we can. For Crossfit gym owners that means making a concerted effort to change the color, sexual orientation, and income distribution of your membership. It’s your job to stop your gym from looking like a country club if you really want it to. As members of the CrossFit community, it’s our job to ask ourselves how we can take the same actions.

Until then I don’t know how Glassman will be remembered in history. I pity the man because he made a pretty stupid comment that unraveled his entire World. I don’t know where he was taking the organization in his final years as C.E.O. and personally, I look forward to what Castro is able to do. Until then I am thankful for the contributions Glassman made and I think more affiliate owners would do well to remember that the man gave them a blueprint to earn a living. Much like this nation, our affiliate owners, and Crossfit HQ have a lot of work to do. I wish them the best of luck.

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John McCarthy is the founder of the Post Modern Patriot blog and the host of our podcast. He is a former Marine Infantry Officer, Husband, father, and son. He is obsessed with individual performance in the realms of health, wealth, relationships, and the intersection of all three. He strives to share that with the world so that he can empower others to live boldly. Let’s leave a legacy!!!

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Ep 76: Passing Special Forces Assessment and Selection and becoming a Wildland Firefighter with Harry Walker

On Today’s Episode I interview Harry Walker about how he managed to pass the Army’s Special Forces and Selection and went on to Fight Wildland firefighters during one of the craziest years in history. We cover everything from functional fitness, crafting survival skills, developing a mindset that helps you to be successful and much much more. Harry is an interesting man and his story is one I love to share. Tune in fo a riveting episode full of interesting stories and to learn more about how you could prevent wildland forest fires.

Links From Today’s Show

10 Best National Parks in America

My Last Episode with Harry: Write your Own Adventure Story

Here’s a Breakdown of different types of Wildland Firefighters in case all that talk confused you

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Wildland Firefighter Fitness Test

The Anchor Point Podcast

Hotshot Brewery

The Vegas Valley Veterans

The Meat Eater Wilderness Survival Guide

The Wildland Fire Foundation

Jumping Fire

Warhorse Athletics on Instagram

USA Jobs

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Make it Happen

There will always be a reason why we cannot accomplish something. Some thing, or being, is standing in our way. Some limiting belief or factor in our lives is beating us down. For every goal we have we can always find a thousand reasons why we cannot achieve it. Then we watch someone who actually does. We witness that person who obtains the goal they set out to achieve and then we come up with the excuses as to why they were able to do what we could not.

Work ethic is one of the two things I mentioned in when it comes to achieving your 2021 resolutions (read about the other here). We can and must work as hard as possible to reach the goals we have set for ourselves. The amount of work required to even have the opportunity to be successful is so great that it is a huge barrier to entry for many. The funny thing is you can work extremely hard, do 90% of what is required to be successful and still walk away with nothing.

As Nick Shaw mentioned on my podcast, you could write 90% of the code for a software application and you wouldn’t have 90% of a working program, you would have no program. Do 90% of the work to develop a vaccine and you don’t go down in the history books as the person who almost invented the vaccine. You just don’t go down in the history books at all. What we frequently fail to talk about is the difference between the person who goes 100% of the way toward their goal and the person who does not. For good reason. It doesn’t matter what the difference is.

All that matters is the result. The individual who accomplished their goal, who took the objective, is the individual who made it happen. They found a way to win. Regardless of all outside circumstances. Regardless of everyone telling them they could not. Regardless of everything that got in their way. They managed to take the objective and prepare for the next fight. This is the difference between winners and losers. Winners make it happen and get over the goal line or reach the top of the mountain.

This is not to exclude your ability to chalk a loss up as a win in certain categories. There are times in life when we set absurd and audacious goals that we fail to meet. Yet we find ourselves shooting for the moon, missing, and remaining with the stars. It’s good to find the positive in those situations, re-assess the goals we set in the future and move forward.

Nine-tenths of tactics are certain, and taught in books: but
the irrational tenth is like the kingfisher flashing across the
pool and that is the test of generals. It can only be ensured by
instinct, sharpened by thought practicing the stroke so often
that at the crisis it is as natural as a reflex.

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EP 75: Men Of Honor

On today’s episode I discuss the concept of honor and virtue. Specifically how our founding fathers placed such a huge sense of importance in honor, virtue, and reputation and how we fail to today. I think it is imperative that we as a people require certain people around us to be honorable and virtuous. I think that we should strive to separate ourselves from those individuals who are not. I cover two books in today’s show that led to this topic linked below. I recommend considering an honor code for yourself and your family. Check it out and tell a loved one about it.

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On Today’s Episode I discuss my struggle with individuals kneeling during the National Anthem. I share with everyone what I am doing to have a positive impact on those around me. I am proud to announce that I have partnered with Allegiance Flag Supply a company selling American Flags made in America by American seamstresses, with 100% American materials. Did I say American enough times? I am setting a goal with AFS, to see an American-made, American Flag in front of every home. From now on, My listeners, followers, and blog readers who buy $45 dollars or more worth of goods from Allegiance Flag Supply will receive a free hat pictured below. Just use the offer code POSTMODERN at checkout. For me this is about spreading the message to honor Old Glory again. Let’s do so in the best way possible, by flying it high and for as far as the eye can see.

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Last Week’s Episode
Books to read in 2021
Buy Your American Flag here
Tribes and Why We Badly Need to Bring them Back
Episode 65 Race In America and the BLM Movement with Rodney Coursey
Episode 64 What Can Prisoners Teach Us about Patriotism

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