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In the wake of negativity....

Recently there was some comical negativity that hit home.  My Facebook addiction is only second to sugar.  I wish I could cut both out of my life, but one I need for business and the other I can't seem to escape no matter the effort.. I decided to pursue the Pickleball industry/market for two reasons.  One is half of the participants are MALE and the other half is FUN.  I have never had so much fun playing at any level I get to play.  Whether its getting out dinked and out banged by great players or its a lower level game where I can work on skills and patience... Its always been fun... Business is not personal, but I was...

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A piece of the Warrior

Recently a "friend" shared a personal complication with his health.  He is living the struggle of practicing good health and fitness in his current wintery indoor climate.  A struggle that leads to depressive thoughts and actions of INACTION.  I have lived in this space many years ago and find my thoughts constantly trying to draw me back into the place of no energy no love no joy and no health.  Our thoughts are NOT US and we are not our thoughts...said many coaches including my wife. Therapy is found in movement.  Success in found in Action and Movement.  Nothing happens over night... especially recovery from taking a self mutilating beating that leads to sitting on the couch dumpster rotting your...

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Women vs Men

I have found myself pondering this fact.  Women will support a Woman owned business QUICKLY, simply because its woman owned.  Men will support a business for other reasons. Recently, actually back in September 2019 one of the super model stud family friends was in town and we had a great PHITGROUP (man owned) session.  We went local to a great breakfast place (woman owned).  We enjoyed some empanadas and coffee and a quick catch up. I noticed a photo shoot happening in the parking lot.  A very cool eclectic group of women enjoying their coffee and empanadas being photographed in a natural setting.  It was an apparel company (woman owned) being shot by a female photographer, all the while having a business meeting...

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It's not a deal... its growth.

I recently went to Las Vegas for the semi-annual apparel convention called MAGIC. Funny how it was not so magical this time around.  Upon entering the show, it was obvious that the big powerhouse CHINA was crushed by the Corona Virus... More than 600 vendors could not come to the show. I wandered around looking for a couple of things to help us save money on producing the Freedom Shorts.... The primary focus is to stay MADE IN USA... textiles made in the USA are best called Cotton.  I am still new to this... but We do make amazing cotton... all of our shirts are MIA sourced from.... sidetracked again.. The cost of a yard of fabric that we like...

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EGO... Big EGO

The lion only needs to walk into the jungle and everyone knows he is King.  Some lions need to roar louder...some just let them roar ... I have been practicing the art of LETTING GO for as long as I can remember.  For the most part ... my memory is short and letting go takes a major effort ... its a major effort if you find yourself triggered by so many things.  I can appreciate a Lion having a massive Ego... being a cub (in the apparel industry)... we look forward to being the humble warrior spreading gratitude and brushing off those that think they are the best....for everyone. So... It was about 6 days ago, and just now when...

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