Captain Awesome Academy Step 3 of Bootcamp: Find Your People.

Welcome back Apprentice! You’re now on Step 3 of Bootcamp: Find Your People. Who are we without our people, our family? Nothing. The human mammal is meant to live in social groups and have large families. Have you heard the story of an older couple where one of them dies and then the other follows soon afterwards or within a year of their beloved? This is a phenomenon that we hear of quite often. It sometimes doesn’t make sense as the surviving partner’s physical health is usually pretty good. There's a reason for this. Humans are complex creatures - and we are mostly driven by our hearts.

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Step Two: My Body is my Temple - Part 3

Okay, so far we are listening to our body. What is it telling us? Next, we are figuring out our limits. And lastly, we need to know what to do. This is the hard part - the work. Most people fail here. They start a program and then just let it go after a while...why? Change, that’s why. Nobody wants to change, it’s too hard.

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Step Two: My Body is my Temple - Part 2

Have you ever been so tired but did something anyways? Of course you have, we do it all the time. Often it's our jobs, or kids or some goal and then we push push push and burn out or get sick or whatever. In some ways there is no getting around this. Most of us have to work, congrats to you if you don’t, or you have kids, or you have goals that require a lot of energy. Push push push...who doesn’t do this...everyone does. So how do we listen to our body when it says “you need to sleep” but your a single parent, or you have a very challenging job that you love?

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STEP ONE: Be The Captain - Part 3

Hey Awesome peeps. This is our last post for “Be The Captain”. How are you feeling? Are you struggling with your thoughts and emotions? I would think you would be. I sure am….this is tough stuff but I promise it's worth it. You’re worth it. Your worth every moment of every day you are present on this Earth. Remember that! We are all part of this incredible world with a vast ecosystem; we all contribute to its growth, our growth - Good or bad. So ask yourself, am I  contributing in the way that helps or hinders? You don't get to be neutral…...

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STEP ONE: Be The Captain - Part 2

Hey Awesome Peeps, how is your writing or pondering going in Step 1 - Be the Captain?

I have to be honest I’m struggling a bit. This is hard work. It’s challenging to dig deep and think about the big moments that were so hard. But it's important! Being the Captain is about being in charge of ourselves, looking at the moments that were or are hard and saying “ha, its ok, just move forward.”

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The Roll out...

On the 1st of every month, starting June 1st I will be rolling out Captain Awesome’s 12 step program. Follow along!! Read, ponder and then write. Every week I will post my process, if your up for it add your process too! At the end of every post on the website, in the patronACCESS section there is a spot for comments, this is where you add your writing. My hopes is that everyone will participate and we can all support and engage with each other.  

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Introducing a 12 step program from Captain Awesome.

If you’re like me and grew up with alcoholics or druggy parents then this title might be a bit confusing or funny.….I think its hilarious and I hope you will too. If you haven’t heard of the 12 step program from AA or NA it’s basically a “how to” for when you become sober. It’s a great program for some and can be really helpful when you’ve made a complete mess of your life. My experience of these steps was when my father would binge drink, then suddenly coming to his senses, finding religion and the 12 step program. It was awful. My brother and I had to endure his suddenness of finding Jesus, going to church and listening to him apologize, then he would get his shit together for awhile. Soon we stopped going to church and he slowly became a dick again. Then….the whole process starts anew.

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