The Burning Edge of Humanity

 

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K8iBLm9zARA

“Fundamentally I’m dying”

 

Recently I received word that a college who is facing terminal cancer, that his cancer has taken a drastic turn which will bring to a close his life.  Its something he’s been aware of for some time and living with in the shadow of it. 

 

“Fundamentally I’m dying”…  

 

He states these words in the following presentation, not for sympathy, but to underline the urgency and commitment to his beliefs and conveyed in the actions of his values… 

 

“Watch what people do”…

 

He states this too, and is something that I’ve utilized a great many times, but in this case I find terribly telling when you watch a presentation from a man who knows he’s actually in the process of dying, take his precious time to pass the fruits of his life onto others…   

 

Within this presentation TPM reveals a bit of himself;

 

  • His Life

  • His journey of self improvement

  • And we are able to watch his values in action during death

 

 You can tell a lot about a man by watching each of these.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K8iBLm9zARA

 

 

 

Way back when…  prior to the mainstreaming and relatively open availability regarding the discourse of men’s issues and interests available on the emerging internet,  much of what existed was subrosa, done discretely and in confidentiality to a public context due to fear of shaming, ridicule and intimidation.  A relatively new concept was one of blogging, sharing and dissemination of personal thoughts and ideas in an open public forum.  At that time, much like reading a book, there was little direct connection to an author or blogger.  There was little to no expectations that you would ever meet or even more unlikely meet in common with others who share similar interest and perspectives to further the common discussion and conversation. 

 

The Private man transcended much of that for me.  He was one of those early voices and uniquely as an individual vastly closer in age, profession and life experiences that the much younger vanguard of the blogging community as it existed then.   It was a young buck’s game.  Because of that he stood out for me in a number of ways and for me was vastly more relevant.  It wasn’t always an individual post that interested me or captured my attention, it was the perspective and the fact that he was there.  He existed, and his views like mine told me I wasn’t alone in seeing the world the way that I was.

 

I had the pleasure of meeting the man on a few occasions and relished them.  In many ways he’s exactly what you see, but so much more in so many ways. 

 

In a presentation that I gave at the 21Convention Orlando 2016 I had the following to say (outline format);

 

  • You are a Heroic Being  by your very existence…

    • The fact that you are alive is all the proof you need.

  • Incredible odds (odds of existence)

    • Of all the eggs and sperm produced by your parents, only two were successful in your creation; you won the most important race of life, one of existence. 

  • You Only Live Once

    • You are living a hierarchy of values right now.  To which sort of life are they guiding you? 

    • You will have to make peace with your life, not just in death, but at each passing day, with each milestone and benchmark of your life.

      • Live deliberately; live your values to the best of your abilities.

      • Serve your values where they matter.

  • Living end of the ash heap of human genetic history

    • Society is more than just a relationship between the living…

    • There is a relationship between the living and the dead.

      • A past that has given us life and a future.

    • There is a relationship between the living and the unborn.

      • A present that has the potential to give rise to the future.

        • (TPM video is part of that legacy)

 

Upon reflection of this presentation TPM stands as a strong exemplar of each of these. 

 

I’m terribly grateful for that which he has provided to me by example and as such, I’ll be in attendance at his ‘Going Away Party’, to celebrate his life, legacy and to sincerely say ‘Thank You’. 

 

 

 

March 4, 2017 @ 6:30PM (through at least 8:30PM)
The Living Room Pub
1709 North Congress Ave
Boynton Beach Florida 33426
http://www.livingroomboyntonbeach.com/

 

https://theprivateman.wordpress.com/

 

U21C Orlando 2016

U21C 2016 Orlando

June 25th-26th: Orlando, Florida

 

“If I could turn back time…”

 If you could turn back time and sit with your younger unknowing self, what would you say? What conversation would you hold?  What concepts that you fully grasp now, could you convey the importance of, to a younger self that would serve as the foundation of you could live for the next 20+ years?  That is the general premises of this year’s Under 21 Convention in Orlando.  Multiple speakers giving the same general presentation, covering their perspective expertise; dating, relationships, fitness, health, philosophy etc… 

 The reality of this concept isn’t what if I could turn back time and spend an hour learning what are the foundational elements I need to know being 21 or younger, but spending two (2) whole days immersed in those subjects, with similar people dedicated to the same values of self improvement and development.

 While the focus is ‘Under 21’, there is no doubt that these are the foundational elements that you will carry with you for life. Anyone looking to shore up their personal foundations of personal development will find value in every presenter and presentation.  I know because I speak from experience; my personal development has exploded alongside the same explosive growth as the 21C & 21University.  For my part I’ve tried to give back as much as I’ve taken with me from those experiences.  Personally I know I have been greatly enriched by this process.     

Because of this, and because I firmly believe that some of the greatest value of attending any of the 21Convention events is the personal interactions with the speakers and camaraderie that occurs with the attendees, I will be hosting a social event at my house (The Big White Box) to further promote those opportunities. This will be free of charge and will be open to all attendees and presenters.

 I truly am looking forward to all of this!

 Looking forward to seeing you in Orlando!

The Honest Liars Podcast #85

Honest Liars Podcast

Recently I had a fantastic opportunity to be interviewed by the boys at The Honest Liars regarding a wide range of subjects concerning relationships, living consciously, feminism, living virtuously and fatherhood. Most importantly I was able to spend quality time with individuals dedicated to living and improving their lives with incredibly conscious efforts.  They’re doing some really great work and are well worth the read and listen.  I could try to paraphrase what they do, but I think they do a fine job explaining it themselves: 

We believe that most people are perfectly capable of having fulfilling, honest, and open relationships. The problem is that so few of us have ever had true honest modeled for us, making it difficult to find authentic connections later in life. 

In order to attain these relationships, you MUST work to become the most authentic version of you, which means getting vulnerable not only with others, but also (and more importantly) with yourself.

Don’t know where to start? You’re not alone. People all over the world are starting this journey, just like you. They are waking up to the fact that their relationships are lacking, that something’s just not quite right with their world…

 

The Honest Liars

The Honest Liars Podcast #85 Socrates Interview

 

A Personal Map to the Sexual Marketplace- Full Video

A Personal Map to the Sexual Marketplace

Almost a year and a half ago I started on a journey that was to profoundly change my life and while I suspect that it would impact it, I had no idea of the journey that it would personally put me on. That journey isn’t over and to be honest has only just begun… more on that much later…

The importance of all this is the event I’m talking about is my acceptance to be the keynote speaker at the Tampa 2014 21 Convention. I knew that this was going to be an ordeal. The speakers are awesome, the subjects varied, as they are intriguing and pertinent.

I decided to take what I knew, what I believed, what I’ve come to know, roll all that up with this blog and produce a presentation that each and every attendee could personally utilize to understand the sexual marketplace, their position within it, identify where their own goals and objectives lay and how to chart an appropriate course to achieve those goals and objectives. That and it had to be easy to use and they could take it with them…

This is that presentation.

“As You Are”

Nick Spark As You Are

I first met Nick Spark a few years ago. He was incredibly open, laid back and engaged. Our paths have crossed a number of times since then and each time he continues to impress me with the degree in which he is able to emotionally connect with seemingly everyone, how he is able to foster relationships and simply charm those around him by being himself in a natural way.  Nick is simply an awesome guy, you’re glad to have met and wished you were closer than you are.

When someone like this writes a book based on the very things that I have been personally impress by, I take notice. Not only I’m getting my own copy, I highly recommend you do as well.

21 Convention Post-Keynote Address Interview

21C Tampa 2014 21C Report

Oh, My!  Look who’s being interviewed by Marilee Johnson for the 21Convention…

The 21 Report has just released my Post-Keynote Address Interview I gave from the 2014 Tampa 21Convention speech.  It brings back a lot of memories from such a fascinating time, people and event.  Each year they keep getting better and better.

Anthony has also release to the 21 University of my opening address from the same event, if you’d like to see more, I highly suggest getting access.  It is well worth it and promises to be truly a unique venue for self-improvement and self-actualization guidance.

Stay tuned as the Keynote address and the Closing address will both be added to the 21 University site in coming months.  I’ve been lucky enough to have seen an raw unedited copy of the keynote address and I’m quick excited about its future public release.

21 Convention Speakers Announced!!!

21Convention Tampa

 

 

 

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“In the absence of strenuous change, people stay the same…”

A friend of mine once commented that ‘average’ should be treated as a terminal disease…  That as soon as you begin to exceed average in your thinking, approach, decisions, the people you surround yourself with, you will immediately start influencing the quality of your life.  That has been incredibly true for me and my personal experiences with the 21 Convention.

The speakers have finally been announced and I’m not sure what I’m more excited about, my personal speaking roles as the keynote speaker or the opportunity to see this group of speakers and be personally involved with the event and attendees.  That’s over 75 individuals of character, committed to making significant impacts to their lives, in one place, over a three-day period, focused on and sharing their thoughts and concepts of excellence with each other.

Overall the 21 Convention is a tremendous incubator for learning, developing awareness and potentially addressing many contextual issues surrounding men from economic, cultural, political and biological facets of a man’s life.  It is an immersive experience that will jump-start anyone wanting to redirect their life.  Most impressively is the network of friendships you will make.  Friends who are equally committed to improving their lives and self-actualizing themselves.  People who are committed to their own agency.  As much as I truly love the 21 University videos, you just can’t obtain that by watching a one.  You have to attend.  You have to show up.  You have to commit to taking action and attend.

The speakers (which tend to be the focus of the event) themselves come from and represent specific areas of interest, which they themselves have pursued with vigor, passion and are willing to share with others beyond their speaking engagements.  This combined with an attendee audience capped at 55, provides for an incredible opportunity to have direct and personal time with each of the speakers, to relate ideas and conversations over a series of days with them and other attendees.  This creates an incredible fertile ground for these concepts to grow and develop.

If you’re looking to improve the qualitative nature and direction of your life attending this event would be an incredible investment in yourself.  If you choose to do so, please let me know, so I can have the opportunity to meet you, spend time with you and make sure that your 21 Convention experience is everything that you’ll be wanting to tell others about.