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Ep 070 - The Ten Rules for Fighting

Ep 070 - The Ten Rules for Fighting

Sensei Steve Turoscy joins us to share the 10 Rules for Fighting he has devised over the years. Not only do these principles apply to the martial arts, but to everyday life, as the case is with all discussions on the show. Listen and hear how these universal concepts played a major role in helping Steve combat adversity a few years ago.

The 10 Rules for Fighting:

  1. Always be in control.

  2. When anger arises, think of the consequences.

  3. Master the basics and you will be a good fighter.

  4. Technique before speed — not speed without technique.

  5. You can’t think and hit at the same time.

  6. If an attacker is within striking distance, then so are you.

  7. Even a poor chess player will sometimes make a remarkable move.

  8. Train like you fight and fight like you train.

  9. You cannot be a good fighter if you are always afraid of what might happen.

  10. Be diverse — set yourself up for success.

Steve Mittman, Steve Turoscy, Tim Hoover

Steve Mittman, Steve Turoscy, Tim Hoover

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Ep 069 - Book Recommendation​: The Takeover

Ep 068 - Book Recommendation: The Takeover

The Takeover is a book that will help you program your thoughts and actions to perform at your highest level. In this episode authors George “GK” Koufalis and Brad A Modrich join Tim Hoover and Steve Mittman to share a few of their top 20 essential ingredients that highly successful people utilize. Similar to Attack Life, Not Others — these gentlemen are on a mission to help others live a more productive and fulfilling life. Their book is very easy to read and certainly holds its own in the self-help and self-development category. We strongly recommend reading The Takeover and listening to this inspiring podcast episode. It is jam packed with “golden nuggets” that will lead you to “success files” — some of which include:

Be sure to listen straight through to the end for Brad and GK’s incredible “wake-up calls!”

“You can't go back and start a new beginning but you can always change the ending!”

“Life is a series of choices and those choices create the life we live.” — The Takeover

GK, Tim, Brad

GK, Tim, Brad

GK, Steve, Brad

GK, Steve, Brad

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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 059 - The Way of The Warrior

Ep 059 - The Way of The Warrior

It was on this date — March 21st — one year ago that we launched Attack Life, Not Others. By now you know there are several principles that much of what we talk about is based on. One of those fundamentals is the way of the peaceful warrior. There are many things outside our control. Often all we can control is not letting anyone steal our peace. On this episode we talk about that and more, including:

  • What is the martial arts mindset?

  • Why is it important for everyone to have?

  • How can we get better at “fighting the fight?”

  • As a warrior you become strong for yourself, for your family, and for others

  • We should strive to be constantly aware — not to be paranoid, but to be aware

  • With better awareness we have more time and space to effectively handle situations

After listening to Tim’s story of purchasing the DVD at Best Buy, do you have a similar story where you kicked yourself because you wish you handled something with a better response?

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Ep 056 - What Is Your Passion? What Is Your Purpose?

Ep 056 - What Is Your Passion? What Is Your Purpose? Anthony Droz

“The key to life is service; not to a device, but to your home and humanity.”

“We each have a choice to make when confronted with hardship, but what we do before that can make it easier.” — Anthony Droz

On last week’s episode we talked about how our human hands are used in many ways — for both destructive and peaceful purposes. On today’s episode Tim Hoover and Steve Mittman are honored to have Marine Corps Veteran Anthony Droz from Outward Bound as their special guest. Some amazing and profound topics are discussed, some of which include:

  • Energy vampires and positive-energy providers

  • Why and how you’re actually hurting someone if you enable them to be unhappy

  • The “warrior ethos” — what it isn’t — and feeling secure and comfortable in your skin

  • The martial arts are NOT about getting “banged up” — rethink your training if that’s your take on it

  • How and why you must maintain the warrior ethos, otherwise you lose it — as the case with anything important in life

  • Who does Anthony believe was mentally, physically, and spiritually evolved in a way that we, today, can not even fathom

  • Proof of how responsibility, challenge, and adversity leads to one becoming stronger mentally and physically — and creates confident, self-reliant individuals

  • We’ve talked before about the importance of embracing being uncomfortable; Anthony further reminds us of how that’s the place where we learn to grow and thrive

  • The concept of the different belts in the martial arts — changing color and leading up to a black belt by itself — simply by training and being engaged with the elements

  • Why keeping a fire is similar in many ways to finding, nurturing, and continually pursuing your purpose here in this world — “What is your passion? What is your purpose?”

After listening to this episode, what are your thoughts on the words "transference" and "experience?" What single word would you use to sum up this experience we call life?

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Ep 055 - Using Our Hands and Meaningful Relationships

Ep 055 - Using Our Hands and Meaningful Relationships

Here are some of the topics on this episode:

  • Faith, family, and friends

  • The definition of “martial arts”

  • Strength through relationships, tribes, and “villages”

  • Keeping life simple — learning what’s real and what’s not

  • Human hands are used in many ways and for many purposes

  • Our hands can be used in a destructive way or in a peaceful manner

  • Life is chaotic — we're on a “collision course” all the time — whether we like it or not

  • Some of these “collisions” are good, some aren’t — but the better we get in navigating through life’s chaos, the better off we will be

  • Communication in society today is structured where we are being removed from direct, immediate contact to avoid "bumping" into people

  • While sometimes a situation calls for the avoidance of chaos, doing it all the time destroys our ability to effectively handle adversity when it arrives

  • Discussion on the words "transference" and "experience" while previewing next week's episode with Marine Corps Veteran Anthony Droz from Outward Bound

Tell us about a fantastic experience you’ve had that you did not plan.

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