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info_outline State of the Union // TRUCK TALK THURSDAY 03/04/2021
State of the Union // TRUCK TALK THURSDAY For those of you who like to hear the behind the scenes updates of my businesses, here is a state of the union. In this episode I cover some updates on Wolf & Iron (including a new beard product coming soon), the Foundry, and some updates on Rustic and Main.
info_outline Instinct and the Modern Man // TRUCK TALK THURSDAY 02/25/2021
Instinct and the Modern Man // TRUCK TALK THURSDAY We need a revival of instinct. Gut instinct, intuition...call it what you will. Modern man has been too long removed from his nature.
info_outline Healing the Past // TRUCK TALK THURSDAY 02/18/2021
Healing the Past // TRUCK TALK THURSDAY You've likely seen it on movies: A man sits down with his therapist and is walked through his past memories in order to bring closure to his emotional trauma. However, this can be misleading as it is not necessary to remember the past in order to heal it. While a helpful tool, dredging up old memories simply helps us access emotions that we have not learned to process in a mature manner.
info_outline Decision Ownership // TRUCK TALK THURSDAY 02/11/2021
Decision Ownership // TRUCK TALK THURSDAY There is a type of personality that has a hard time accepting advice from others, be it our wives (especially our wives) or our peers. We want to reach conclusions on our own, often to the detriment of what may be best, and certainly not trusting in the strengths of others.
info_outline Finding Fulfillment in Your Work // TRUCK TALK THURSDAY 01/28/2021
Finding Fulfillment in Your Work // TRUCK TALK THURSDAY You've likely heard to follow your passion and you'll never work a day in your life. Or, don't follow your passion because if it becomes work you'll grow to hate it. Or, find a job to pay the bills so you have money to do what really makes you happy. Pretty simple, right?
info_outline Why Men Pick on Each Other // TRUCK TALK THURSDAY 01/21/2021
Why Men Pick on Each Other // TRUCK TALK THURSDAY It's inevitable. When a group of men get together and they begin to feel a bit of ease around one another, they will pick on each other. Some guys relish in this, others can't stand it. Some of you likely feel like you're the guy always getting picked on and rarely doing the picking.
info_outline America vs. American // TRUCK TALK THURSDAY 01/14/2021
America vs. American // TRUCK TALK THURSDAY In the last several years, America's worst citizens have been on constant display. Rather than showcasing true American values, we show American citizens behaving in very un-American ways and then call that "America".
info_outline I Used to Be Fat // TRUCK TALK THURSDAY 01/07/2021
I Used to Be Fat // TRUCK TALK THURSDAY When I hit 230lbs, I knew I had to make a change. I'm no fitness model, but I've been able to maintain a healthy weight for well over a decade. Fads are fun, but if you want to make a long term difference, you've got to change your mindset about yourself, your relationship with food, and your lifestyle will follow.
info_outline Disrupting Patterns in the New Year // TRUCK TALK THURSDAY 12/31/2020
Disrupting Patterns in the New Year // TRUCK TALK THURSDAY Special Edition! First episode in the 1977 Wagoneer!
info_outline Christmas Thoughts // TRUCK TALK THURSDAY 12/24/2020
Christmas Thoughts // TRUCK TALK THURSDAY Merry Christmas! In this episode I share some thoughts on Christmas and its often melancholy nature it sometimes inspires. While Christmas is filled with lots of cheer and love and thoughts about family and Jesus, there seems to be an accompanying stream of sadness that shows up at this time of year.
info_outline The Reverse Hierarch of Needs // TRUCK TALK THURSDAY 12/17/2020
The Reverse Hierarch of Needs // TRUCK TALK THURSDAY We are at a time when many of the basic needs have been met, but it feels rather artificial to many men. We've lost a direct connection in providing for our fundamentals and it can lead to anxiety and unsureness for us as we seek to better ourselves.
info_outline The Problems Men Face // TRUCK TALK THURSDAY 12/10/2020
The Problems Men Face // TRUCK TALK THURSDAY Here's the thing: men have real issues. You're not alone in this. While I will never champion a victim mentality, it's healthy and good to recognize and name the things we're battling against.
info_outline Happy Thanksgiving! // TRUCK TALK THURSDAY 11/26/2020
Happy Thanksgiving! // TRUCK TALK THURSDAY Although 2020 has been a crazy year (and it's not over yet) there is a lot we can still be thankful for. Take a moment to thank God for your health, your friends and family, your dog, and maybe even your cat.
info_outline The Regressive Movement // TRUCK TALK THURSDAY 11/19/2020
The Regressive Movement // TRUCK TALK THURSDAY You've likely heard of the Progressive Movement which was started by presidents Woodrow Wilson and Teddy Roosevelt, among others, and has continued to this day. However, we're now seeing something I'm calling the "Regressive Movement" which uses the past as a tool, not for growth, but for blame. And, it keeps people stuck in a victimized mindset with the only hope being a great rescuer i.e., big government.
info_outline Causeless Young Men // TRUCK TALK THURSDAY 11/12/2020
Causeless Young Men // TRUCK TALK THURSDAY Throughout history young men have been more easily persuaded to go to war or join some reckless cause in an effort to make their mark on the world and have the sense of belonging to a group. Shame on us for not offering them a worthwhile cause to fight for.
info_outline Are You Driven or Deliberate? // TRUCK TALK THURSDAY 11/05/2020
Are You Driven or Deliberate? // TRUCK TALK THURSDAY For many men, apathy and abdication of responsibility is the natural state. It's not surprising, then, that when we hear of a man being driven and passionately pursuing something that we champion him. However, there is a difference between being driven and being deliberate.
info_outline Should Men be The De Facto Leader? // TRUCK TALK THURSDAY 11/01/2020
Should Men be The De Facto Leader? // TRUCK TALK THURSDAY We talk a lot about leadership here at Wolf & Iron, but does this mean that men should always be the de facto leader?
info_outline Privilege Thinking is Pure Rot // TRUCK TALK THURSDAY 10/29/2020
Privilege Thinking is Pure Rot // TRUCK TALK THURSDAY If you're looking at the world through the lens of "who's privileged and who isn't" you're going to find plenty of what you're looking for. However, you'll be feeding a scarcity mindset and using your privilege meter as a way to determine your ability to achieve in life.
info_outline Why Do We Do Social Media? // TRUCK TALK THURSDAY 10/22/2020
Why Do We Do Social Media? // TRUCK TALK THURSDAY We're over a decade familiar with social media. The ability to connect with people all over the world in an instant is now something we take for granted. But, why do we do it? What do we hope to get from it.
info_outline Response vs. Reaction // TRUCK TALK THURSDAY 10/15/2020
Response vs. Reaction // TRUCK TALK THURSDAY Have you ever found yourself reacting to a situation rather than responding in the way you would like? We all have a natural instinct to respond to arguments and frustrations, but learning how to craft a "response" that we can be proud of takes time.
info_outline The Courage Of Belief // TRUCK TALK THURSDAY 10/08/2020
The Courage Of Belief // TRUCK TALK THURSDAY It takes a courageous man to witness the chaos in the world, along with the love in the world, and still believe in an Ultimate Good. Atheist can, at their discretion, opt out from the challenges that arise by holding onto an objective moral standard. Christians cannot.
info_outline The Hidden Secret Behind Business Success // TRUCK TALK THURSDAY 10/01/2020
The Hidden Secret Behind Business Success // TRUCK TALK THURSDAY We've been unfortunately conditioned to focus on the founder, the owner, the entrepreneur behind a brand. In doing so, many budding business owners miss out on the fundamental ingredient to making a business thrive, especially during those early stages of growth: a team.
info_outline Adam In The Garden // TRUCK TALK THURSDAY 09/24/2020
Adam In The Garden // TRUCK TALK THURSDAY I sometimes hear men say that much of the self-help and "getting in touch with our emotions" is weak sauce, new age stuff that men don't need. In this episode I use the story of Adam in the Garden of Eden after the fall, as an example of just how key emotional insight is to us as
info_outline The Next Insanity // TRUCK TALK THURSDAY 09/17/2020
The Next Insanity // TRUCK TALK THURSDAY I'll be honest: this isn't something I want to talk about. I really wish we didn't have to deal with this next, but it is very apparent that pedophilia is going to be the next big push by the liberals. Men, we have to be aware of the reality of this. As much as I don't want to talk about this or deal with this, it is imperative that we do.
info_outline Why We Don't See More Founding Fathers // TRUCK TALK THURSDAY 09/10/2020
Why We Don't See More Founding Fathers // TRUCK TALK THURSDAY Every 4 years or so we're presented with some less-than-stellar candidates for president. When we look at the political landscape and see the types of people who typically run for office, we may wonder "where are all of the 'Founding Father' types of men that this country was built upon?"
info_outline The Blessing of Disruption // TRUCK TALK THURSDAY 09/03/2020
The Blessing of Disruption // TRUCK TALK THURSDAY A rigid, routine and predictable life will kill you. There is a blessing in being disrupted, even when it's forced upon us. In this episode I talk about the mindset of those that thrive during the opportunities disruption affords.
info_outline Bricklayers vs. Brick Throwers // TRUCK TALK THURSDAY 08/27/2020
Bricklayers vs. Brick Throwers // TRUCK TALK THURSDAY There are those who build up and those who tear down. We don't burn down businesses and call it progress. If you're going to pick up a brick, lay a foundation.
info_outline A Primer on Personality Types // TRUCK TALK THURSDAY 08/20/2020
A Primer on Personality Types // TRUCK TALK THURSDAY A great first step to understanding yourself and others better is taking the Myers-Briggs personality type test. In this episode, I give a layman's terms explanation to what each of the different categories mean.