Ep 067 - Focus is Necessary to Attack Life

Ep 067 - Focus is Necessary to Attack Life

On last week’s show we set the stage for this powerful episode you’re about to hear. Eddie Yurickones joins Tim and Steve as they talk about the horrific tragedy in 1995 — the loss of Eddie’s teenage son. He was shot and killed by a 13-year-old neighbor.

How did Eddie face this? How does he go on? How does he deal with the pain? What can we all learn from this inspirational man? Who is his hero that gives him strength? As you listen notice how often he says the word “focus” and how being focused is the key to his survival.

Eddie’s tattoo of his son, Eddie Jr

Eddie’s tattoo of his son, Eddie Jr

Eddie, Tim, Steve

Eddie, Tim, Steve

Eddie Jr’s memorial at HKA

Eddie Jr’s memorial at HKA

Eddie Jr’s memorial at HKA

Eddie Jr’s memorial at HKA

Nikki, Eddie Jr’s sister, with their Dad, Eddie

Nikki, Eddie Jr’s sister, with their Dad, Eddie

Tim and Eddie at a Breakathon

Tim and Eddie at a Breakathon

Ep 066 - Evil Exists, Senseless Violence

Ep 066 - Evil Exists, Senseless Violence

If you think shootings are becoming more frequent and worse — you're right. The term “active shooter” is now a part of our everyday language, and often media portrays these incidents as “the new normal.”

Politics aside, how does one go on after a tragedy such as this? Faith, family, and friends are often what it comes down to. Next week on the show Tim and Steve have a good friend join them to tell his story. His life and our lives changed forever back in 1995 when he lost his son. That horrific time, in fact, had a lot to do with forging our message of Attack Life, Not Others.

Give us an example of how YOU “attack life” rather than attacking others?

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Ep 065 - Live In The Moment

Ep 065 - Live In The Moment, Steve Mittman, Tim Hoover, Bernie Garber

If you’re going to listen to only one episode, this might be the one to “reset” the way you view your life. Our guest — Life Coach, Dr Bernie — explains how the only true reality is the present moment. Hear why he says every moment of every day is your chance to be “reborn.” He shares his “closet story” along with what he’s determined to be our purpose here on earth. Other key takeaways include:

  • The importance of being a good soul and helping others

  • If there’s something you don’t like about yourself — you can change — right now

  • Why most of us don't know how to activate what we already have in our possession

  • Once you learn to activate your innate knowledge you will understand your existence

  • Time is an illusion; you can’t hold on to anything; all you have is the moment — and in that moment you can change

  • The past is gone, it’s in the “quicksand of time” — it holds nothing over you, and has no relevance other than memories

  • Everybody makes mistakes; the beauty of living in the moment is those mistakes are in the past; learn from them and move on — because you have no other choice anyway

Do you have any suggestions or ways you’ve found that help you be more “in the moment?”

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Ep 064 - Never Stop Expanding

Ep 064 - Never Stop Expanding, Steve Mittman, Tim Hoover

Previously we’ve talked about the connection between fear and courage along with the importance of getting comfortable in an uncomfortable situation. Today Tim and Steve talk about the recent competition Steve took part in — the results, thoughts on it, and what we all can take from it. Key takeaways from their discussion include:

  • You cannot expand unless you root

  • One also needs depth of root (depth of experience) in order to expand

  • Never stop expanding — experiences, friendships, knowledge, relationships, love, etc

  • When you have to engage and move forward you can't fall back — you must root first and then move forward

 
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Give us an example of a time when you relied on your experience and moved forward to tackle a situation. Tell us in the comments or reach out to us privately!

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Ep 063 - Rituals and Traditions

Ep 063 - Rituals and Traditions

We talk about customs, rituals, and traditions. Every society, every culture, every religion, and every nation has them. Many of us have our individual rituals. The martial arts run deep with rituals. Most rituals — if performed regularly and properly — improve our lives, keeping us on track. However, too much of a good thing sometimes can be bad, especially if the ritual isn’t relevant any longer.

  • Challenge and question rituals to see if they make sense

  • The key to a good ritual is awareness of how it's affecting you and those around you

  • Be aware of your absolutes and priorities — keeping in mind where these rituals rank

What rituals do you have? Are there any that you’ve allowed to get out of hand?

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Ep 062 - He puts the "C" in Consistency

Personal Fitness Trainer Clarence Cook

Clarence Cook is a well-known personal trainer in Allentown, PA. Anyone that knows him knows he is a stand-up guy — the perfect example of what our podcast is about. He attacks life, not others. He consistently trains and maintains things that are meaningful to him. Faith, family, and friends are of paramount importance in his life.

“C” has been taking care of himself in order to help others around him consistently for many decades. And just like Tim and Steve spoke about last week — not surprisingly, C is also thankful for what he has been given from family members no longer here. You’ll benefit by hearing what he has to say:

After 33 years of being the Fitness Director at the Jewish Community Center of the Lehigh Valley, Clarence currently offers private personal fitness training. For those interested in his services you may get in touch through his Facebook page.

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Ep 061 - Rank Up, Refine Yourself

ep 061 - rank up, refine yourself

“They may forget what you said — but they will never forget how you made them feel.” — Carl W Buehner

In this touching episode, Tim and Steve talk about people in their lives that have had long-term influences on them. Those that have a person (or people) like that are fortunate. We should strive to refine ourselves regularly to honor them.

  • Like some batteries, sometimes we need to be depleted in order to recharge or refine

  • You can’t be ordinary and do the extraordinary

In the martial arts we have “rank-ups” — when students work towards the next belt level. Sensei Hoover explains that can be interchanged with the term “refine up.” However, unlike ranking up that occurs every couple years, we should strive to refine up daily.

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Who in your life has inspired you? Is there someone from your past or present that you strive to be like? Leave a comment and let us know.

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