Getting Back to Awesome

Getting Back To Awesome. 

7/17/2016

The purpose of this “Blog” is to help the men out there who are currently feeling like the present “them” isn’t as awesome as their past self.

This happens. 

“If I could only do what I was doing a few years ago then I’d be happy.” -Everybody

Have you had this thought recently? It is totally normal to have thought this, and this is what this blog is all about. I’m going to try my best and help you “Get back to awesome”.  A place where you’re stoked to be you again, where you’re ready and capable to dominate all things; finances, training, nutrition and maybe even your love life.

It doesn’t matter what your background is, everyone at some point has experienced intense meltdown type stress before. Maybe you’ve recently lost a job and you have no idea what you’re going to do because you’re 40 and starting a new life seems like an impossibility. Perhaps you are used to being the alpha male athlete, but you just got injured and now you’re just like everyone else. Totally normal. Nothing to separate yourself from Joe Blow down the road, but Joe Blow has a job and you’re on the literal and proverbial sidelines. What then? What do you do?  Maybe you just caught your misses with another man what do you do once you get past all the thoughts of murdering anybody within arms reach?

This inaugural post is just an introduction and an invitation for you, the manly men out there looking to get an important aspect of their lives back, learn some new skills, (This will actually be a massive part of this blog…skill acquisition) and dominate till the day you die.

Why I might be able to help

My name is Brandon Talbot and I am a completely normal guy who’s lived a pretty cool life and done some pretty extraordinary things.

  • Former semi-professional magician
  • Former Guinness World Record Holder
  • Bachelorette contestant
  • Former Professional beach volleyball player
  • Former Bobsled athlete
  • Double Gold Palm Eagle Scout.

…ok that last one isn’t that cool.

Despite the appearance of being “Super Cool” and having done lot’s of cool shiz and hooking up with a ton of hot chicks…about a year ago I was contemplating suicide.  From the outside it looked like I had one hell of a life, yet on the inside I was a mess.

My “identity” at the time or how I thought everyone looked at me as, was the super athletic volleyball player.  But after suffering a few gnarly injuries (Back & knee) I was a no longer very athletic or very good as a volleyball player.  My identity was gone and now I had no uniqueness, no special shine to make anybody want me including myself.  At the same time I was going through hell at my job.  I had given everything to my job and my employers for the last 5 years. Little by little my job became the place I dreaded to be. There is nothing worse than feeling like you have to walk on egg shells while you were at work.

What saved me

I can’t remember for the life of me where I heard it, but I heard a podcast or a talk, I can’t be sure, that talked about the importance of knowing the difference between Identity and Role.  What I am is my identity.  I am loyal, helpful, friendly, kind, genuine, sincere, a massive dork.  That’s my identity.  Professional athlete was a role.

Like jobs, roles can change.  Many times even.

Lightbulb Moment.

I realized I no longer HAD to be the volleyball player, I could be whatever I wanted to be.  Pressure off. I didn’t have to perform for people to feel appreciated or respected. I took a year off volleyball to heal and focus my attention on other things that I couldn’t do because I was so busy keeping up “I’m a volleyball athlete” Schtick.

During that same time I also quit my job and decided to work for myself. This has been the best thing to have ever happened to me. I have learned many many new skills and have opened up the doors of possibility, but most of all I don’t have anyone determining what my value is.  I think I’ll dedicate an entire post to this subject alone cause it deserves more than a single paragraph.

Now that you have a clearer understanding of who I am perhaps you and I are more similar than you previously thought, and more importantly perhaps we can connect and help each other progress and be way more awesome than we were yesterday.  That’s what I want this …thing…this blog…to be about.

In closing I’d like you to watch this video.  It’s just one aspect of awesome.

Forest training sessions. Lifting heavy things. Inspired by Rocky IV. Never taking one’s self too seriously.

That will get you back to awesome.

Respectfully Dominating,

Brandon T.

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