Embracing the grind?

Coming in hot for Motivational Monday, I hope everyone had a nice weekend. Father’s Day went well, I felt celebrated, and got to spend quality time with the girls. 
My social circle…ahem…my social media circle…consists of, among others, Alpha-Males (which isn’t a real thing),  type-A personality folks- jiu jitsu, military, and crossfitters. Folks who call each other “bro” with absolute sincerity and have tribal tattoos.  These are my friends. So these people (mostly male) are constantly posting hackneyed motivational memes like the one below, which I dismissed as a dumb toughguy mantra.

I thought it akin to ‘keep on keepin’ on”- just move forward.  Accept that your life will suck. 


But I was wrong.  I  was thinking about the phrase and something just clicked for me.  That’s not embracing. An embrace is fond, close, intimate. “Embrace the grind” turns out to be a mature message- it could be restated as “Appreciate the circumstances which may cause you to thrive or fail based on your ingenuity and drive”.  That’s basically the concept behind this blog.
I like it.  I embrace it.  I embrace Embrace the grind.
And in the spirit of doing such- I’ve started a new project.  I don’t want to spill the beans too much, because my idea can easily be stolen, but I found a way to give back to the jiu jitsu community.  It will be a website that provides goods or services no one is currently furnishing.  I hope it becomes the default landing page for people in a specific situation.
That’s all I can really share, I’m playing my cards close to the vest because I think I’ve found something really good.  Sorry for all the mystery.
Really though-  I am very sorry for pick-up artist Mystery.  I’m sorry he has been able to cash in on insecurity and make a living exploiting people. 
To be clear, my circle also includes engineers, poets, mechanics, musicians, and many other great, amazing people who are more than their job or hobby.

Also, I’m transitioning my blog hosting to wordpress- their interface, hosting tools, commenting-everything is much more akin to my style.  It plays nicer with twitter and facebook. In fact, when I started this blog  (which started as a free blogger blog, until bought a domain with money from selling stuff I found at Goodwill on Ebay)  I had a synchronized version of the blog on wordpress, so it’s already set up, I just have to change my domain hosting account and import my most recent content.   My links, facebook page, twitter, medium.com info will not change.  I think this will be a big step in me being able to produce content on a more frequent basis. 

And that’s what this is all about.


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