The Realness of Rivalries

Last week was all about friends so this week is sorta going in the opposite direction. Not necessarily enemies but rivalries with others is today’s focus. That “realness” is again scripted among WWE performers but just like with friends, the dislike may remain. We all have those rivalries with many people but it’s how we face them that matters.

The excitement and drama of pro-wrestling keeps us glued to our seats and we love all those feuding rivalries. It’s not that way with real life “storylines” as we aren’t drop kicking or slamming someone to the mat! I hope you are not.

Whatever comes up in your relationships, do you keep that rivalry or after a time dismiss it? If Joe wants to put his Christmas lights up in October, does that start a rivalry with you or not? I guess it depends as some have healthy rivalries that are all in good fun. Ya know, like an annual neighborhood party. Some may also just have a rivalry for a brief time like the Ultimate Warrior had with many but then they move on.

Perhaps some rivalries even turn into those friendships of last week. We need to look at the realness of them all. Siblings can be rivals and yes, that is very real. How many of you have that as a rivalry? I didn’t really but it all does get into competition which was another post. Rivalries are everywhere and connect us all. What about that annoying co-worker who seems to have everything going their way while you struggle getting ahead?

Sometimes a rivalry is just about one area of our lives, it gets resolved and then new ones begin. We may have life long friendships based on rivalries but then need to decide if they are worth keeping. Case in point- politics. I will never get political on here but I bet many of you have someone who won’t ever agree with your politics. You are friends but that rivalry of disagreement is real. Would you let your points of view destroy the friendship or would you work to save it? This is tough for all of us but it’s again always a choice. The friendship or the rivalry needs to be decided.

Let’s go back to wrestling for a moment. That photo is the Ultimate Warrior of course giving a promo behind a steel cage. This was for his upcoming SummerSlam match with Ravishing Rick Rude. Yeah, the pics are all about S.S. lately! Their rivalry went on for quite a while. Even though performances are fake, it’s very real emotionally for fans. We get just as absorbed watching as they do acting. The rivalry is real for that time we are involved and following.

Some rivalries will always remain with us like possibly family members where memories can surface. We may also have that work relationship that will be a constant rivalry until someone leaves the business. There are times when a rivalry is brewing without your knowledge. Jealousy can come about or back-stabbing and we are oblivious to the whole thing.

I know there were or perhaps are some WWE rivalries that start out as scripted but then each may really dislike the other. They may never be friends. Most wanted the Ultimate Warrior and Hulk Hogan to be friends but they really weren’t that close. Being good guys meant you weren’t competing against each other, just for fans. Vince McMahon did call them both “consummate professionals” despite their rivalry. They did of course become rivals just once but still not true friends. It wasn’t what everyone wanted but true rivals-no. There are those who live for drama of a rivalry and lose touch with reality if there isn’t one.

So, is it friends or rivals for all of you? Relationships are always a mystery and we go thru many stages of both. Just spend time truly realizing which rivalries are real to you and which are not. Little issues can lead to bigger ones but think about if you really want or need this person in your life. Unlike the stories of pro-wrestling, our true lives are the ones that genuinely matter most.

Take time with this topic warriors and decide if a rivalry is worth putting your gear on for or quite possibly not. It’s your decision to see them all thru. Your life IS real so decide if those rivalries are indeed as well. You don’t need to be behind a steel cage but just battle that rivalry like the warrior YOU are. Keep what matters. Slam what doesn’t! ✊🏻πŸ’ͺπŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»

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Favors for Friends πŸ€Ό

Yes, I know you see yet again the Ultimate Warrior and “Macho Man” Randy Savage in that pic above. It seems like I use them a lot on here but really, it’s not on purpose! That WWE SummerSlam match of ’92 in London fits perfectly for today’s post. For all you fans- no, not just because Mr. Perfect was part of it!!

Do you do favors for friends? Do you expect something in return? Well, we all do things for others and it usually goes a little like this: “Just do this one favor for me and I’ll owe ya!” Or maybe: “This is the last time I’ll ask you for anything, I promise!” We’ve all been there I’m certain. It’s the old you scratch my back, I’ll scratch yours story. It’s all good but we just shouldn’t make a habit out of it too often.

Let’s get back to those two limping guys above. For anyone unfamiliar, that match was all about mind games. Neither “trusted” the other and thought there was a pay-off. In the end, both had one another’s back and knew they were being played. Randy and Warrior did a favor for the other without expectations. Seriously, though without any bias- it’s a very dramatic and entertaining match and they played their parts extremely well.

Another fun story with Warrior and Randy was one he related on a video. After a long possible late night match, the adrenaline rush would still be there. Warrior would go work-out to “wind down” and wanted Randy to tag along. Randy just really wanted to go back to the hotel and sleep. Warrior convinced him probably promising lots of coffee to keep Randy awake. β˜•οΈπŸ˜³Another friend favor with no strings attached as Randy obliged.

When the Ultimate Warrior began his feuds with Andre the Giant, he slammed him in arenas all over the country. Warrior has said how he and Andre were friends and they truly respected each other. There are many stories of course but one I love is told in the book “A Life Lived Forever.” As a thank you to Andre, Warrior would go to the best liquor stores and get his favorite wine. Andre loved his wine and Warrior knew this. 🍷No, he didn’t get the wine first so Andre would “put him over.” It was a gesture from one friend to another as an offer of thanks.

Have you had stories similar? Taken a friend to lunch? Driving someone to an appointment? For me, I would and still donate clothes, toys, shoes, and other extras to centers. Sometimes, I even just gave items away without expecting money. I’ve sold some stuff before but I truly just wanted to help others. O.K., we all want and need to de-clutter but I actually had friends who needed baby gear, books, or my kids outgrown things. They were going to a good home and I’d never ask for money even though I could have. It’s all about your intention but sometimes we forget this. Let’s not let that happen.

Never hold it over someone’s head how you did or gave something and they should repay that act. It is nice to have reciprocation but we shouldn’t just be nice to get nice. Friendship is a two-way street and neither one should be taken for granted.

It is of course very different when dealing with professional work situations versus our everyday home life. Those matches of WWE and all of sports entertainment with wrestling are scripted of course with regards to let’s say- favors for friends and the outcome. Vince McMahon had all those ideas then but now there are teams of writers scripting who are “friends” and who are not. Fake friends can become real friends.

The great thing with Warrior and Randy is that they became real friends despite their storylines. Many favors am sure went back and forth before true respect came but our emotions can slam those professional ideas at times. This can happen to all of us in every situation depending on our friends and their expectations.

You can do those favors for friends but again, always remember your intent and your reasons. It’s like doing activities for free during a time but then wanting to get paid. Maybe once we gain better relationships, our abundance can prosper. The Ultimate Warrior and Macho Man proved their favors be being true friends. I sure hope we can all say the same. Let’s follow the script of our own life without a match being written for us. πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ˜‰

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Loving Those Fours 4444

THANK YOU fans for all the support with these warrior writings! I am always so extremely humbled and yet want to continue getting messages out to all of you. Today, it’s about the number FOUR.

Let’s see. I’ve mentioned 3, 6, and 7 plenty on here but never 4. A 3 count for the win, the Universe shows us signs in 3’s, and so many others. My favorite 6 is always present and not just with WMVI but it’s one of my personal numbers. 7 letters in Warrior and it’s another one I get often. Why then, 4?

That photo you see of the Ultimate Warrior above shows him sorta holding up four fingers. He wasn’t really but when I found that shot, it was perfect for today’s post. BTW- I took that photo on Sept. 4th, how about that? Not to keep you in suspense any longer but this blog is now officially 4 years old (: I actually did start it on Oct. 4th, 4 years ago when I was 44. Look at those numbers once again lining up…. Pretty cool warriors.

When looking up some info on the number 4, here’s a sample of what I found: “good organization, patience, devotion, trust, loyalty, determination, wisdom, and traditional values.” This sounds like me only needing more patience. Don’t we all though? 4 represents passions, aspirations, and not giving up on goals. Gee, this sounds like someone else too… (hint- he’s in the above pic!) Another goodie with this number kinda fits for me too. I’m all about new rituals now and have done many practices in nature. There are 4 cardinal directions, and 4 natural elements of earth, air, fire, and water. What about the 4 seasons? It’s endless and all super great to me.

Let’s move on to some days of the week. Originally, I began this blog on a Monday but back then, Warrior’s wife Dana wrote her blog that day. Sure, it didn’t really matter but emotionally, it became a lot for me to absorb in one day. Her writing was so inspiring and I loved all the stories she told.

I decided to switch to Tuesdays but then it hit me. Warrior passed on a Tuesday and again, emotionally too much. Even with grace- remember that with Tuesdays! So, after more thought- Warrior Wednesdays was born. How could I ignore that alliteration? Putting it all together became Warrior Writings Wednesdays. How truly ultimate?

To get back to numbers for a minute, we do have a 3 count for sure. 4 years of the blog, started on Oct. 4, and the double fours of my age. Another 3 is for my book Spirit and Belief which turned that number TODAY as I write this… I also recently noticed that the book which is a short read of 107 pages matches with its release date of 10.7. Just WOW from me yet again! πŸ˜³πŸ“—

To think I began these writings officially and within 12 months, got a book published is kinda crazy. I’m still in awe every time. Some might say it was rushed but I had been writing and certainly didn’t want to wait a few more years on traditional publishing.

So, that’s my journey thus far and there are still milestones coming up. Pretty soon I will reach 200 posts! OMG, just stunned with that number. Also, there are almost 90 followers and it’s reached over 70 countries. Thank you to those who are new! I am so grateful for all that feel compelled to dive into these writings and enjoy the ride with me. I’m not much on sharing stats often but sometimes it’s ok to be proud of your work. Know your impact it is having on the world.

Please know warriors that whatever work you are doing, I give my support always! Use your voice, your talents, passions, and interests to make a difference. Warrior did, (and still is!) Dana is, I am, and you should too. We all have gifts but just need to really find them underneath the muck of our lives. Believe in yourself and never waver. I need this reminder too sometimes. Follow that gut instinct or intuition as Warrior always said and did.

Be YOU, not anybody else. Leave your mark and make it stick . Whatever the future, don’t let anyone dull your sparkle… ✨ Celebrate those victories, even the small ones. You may not have a thing with numbers but find YOUR thing and love it all!πŸ’™

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The Want for Wildness!

We all have this inside us warriors. At least I hope you do sometimes. Even the most introverted people crave the wild- however that looks to you. It literally may just mean to go outside in nature for a bit. We tend to “sow those oats” during our younger years like perhaps college age stuff, but then it changes. Maybe our idea of wildness shifts from frat parties to dinner out with no kids!

The Ultimate Warrior was that wildness and us fans loved it all. Warrior had that wildness with his fitness too ( that’s putting it mildly…😬) but as a Dad, not all entirely. He was more stable and content with his life which is what he needed as a family man. Can we have both wildness and stability in our lives? Sure, but we do need to apply a balance everyday. In comes yin and yang again. Warrior had mentioned how being the U.W. character fit with a certain time in his life where it was o.k. to be that way. As we age, we adopt a more relaxed approach to life and that’s how it should be.

I’m not saying be “normal” or sit around all day- no way! We can still be wild, just in different ways. Our younger selves might have included doing many wild activities but now we are wiser and better. I must admit how being wild never interested me much BUT we all have that inner child that needs to be free once in a while.

I’m reminded of a quote about being Virgo. ♍️ It states how we may appear calm on the outside but are balls of intensity on the inside with rages of emotions. Boy, is this true for me! Sometimes, I do feel caged and need to run.., Hey, that was last week! Some may even just want to be tamed like Warrior became with his family life. He did use “The Warrior” song briefly when Dingo was his name. Here’s a sample for anyone old enough to remember:

” I don’t want to tame your animal style. You won’t be caged in the call of the wild.”

~~~ Song lyrics courtesy of Scandal, 1984.

I do also believe how most of us want a mix of both. What I mean is we need variety, right? Think about songs or music since I shared a lyric. Many may love rocking out hard to heavy metal but then when with someone special, we crave a love ballad and closeness. I bet you’re like that too, come on- admit it!

This can apply to other stuff in your life of course. My wildness probably isn’t the same as yours but let go of the “rules” for a minute. If you could do something pretty wild and get rid of the consequences, would you? You won’t get hurt, nobody will, you won’t get arrested, you won’t get sick, or anything else. No strings attached warriors- just your wildness. Forget the conscience, others reactions, lack of money, ENOUGH! Can you eliminate it all for a chance to do or be something wild? Maybe some have done things in their adventures or dreams already.

The want for wildness will always be there but just make sure you take some because it is o.k. I never thought I’d go white water rafting or zip lining but those activities weren’t on my radar then. We’ve had many family vacations that I would not have dreamed possible . Were they wild? Not necessarily but to me they are. I’ve mentioned being spontaneous but wildness goes deeper. It’s not just a “heck yeah, why not?” scenario. It’s being crazy and kinda extreme but not in huge doses.

We all have that animal inside us wanting that wildness just like The Ultimate Warrior. No, our lives are not that of a wrestler but our spirit needs to just not take life too seriously all the time. I’m not advocating an explosive lifestyle that will be filled with regrets here. We do need to know maturity but that also doesn’t mean ho-hum boredom either. It’s that balance as am sure you know.

Want that wildness warriors but know your limit. Never settle for “normalcy” but respect the age and stage that you are at. Get out of that cage when you can but then know when it’s time to settle in. 🦁πŸ”₯

P.S. I could’ve chosen another promo pic for U.W. where he talks about being wild or a caged animal but I loved the paint with this one above! It’s a Gold Dust promo from a PPV event called “In Your House” the WWE did back then… Am thinking to use a few of those pics soon… πŸ€”

P.P.S. Here’s a promo line from U.W. about Randy Savage:

“You Macho King have found the madness. I Macho King am the wildness. I am the one that will end your career!”

~~~ This was before their WMVII Career Ending Match.

~~~ He also called himself “the ultimate animal” before a SNME match against Ravishing Rick Rude…

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Run That Race πŸπŸƒπŸ»

Here we are again warriors with topic number two I had yet to blog about until now. Running. I mean really if you followed the WWE back then, nobody ran to the ring like the Ultimate Warrior! He wasn’t running a race but that seems to be how life is these days, doesn’t it?

We are “running to the store,” or “running errands,” or even “running the kids somewhere.” Always running to something is a constant theme for people. We do need to do those things but let’s remember to slow it down just a little at times. The Ultimate Warrior didn’t slow down but Warrior himself did. Always- no. At times- yes.

Personally, I could never be a runner. Jogging I can do and have or power walking or even biking but running- not so much. No track and field, 5 or 10 K’s my way but I’ll watch for sure. Some are complete naturals with that ability or at least have a passion to pursue. My sisters were runners when they were younger and one continued into adulthood some. I even disliked running for games such as hide and seek or tag! It just isn’t for me and that’s fine. Life is a marathon, not a sprint so take time to enjoy it all along the run…

Our lives will take us in many different directions and running metaphorically will factor in. Warrior “ran” his other business ventures as many entrepreneurs need to do. We will “run” to the next stage of our lives over time but again as always, slow to catch your breath before it all goes by. Be the tortoise, not the hare. Maybe not that slow but enough to notice.

How about your life warriors? Is it difficult for you not to constantly run to the next activity or project? I do realize all our situations are entirely different and sooner or later we will need that downtime. Some may panic and think if they don’t keep that continuous cycle of running , they’ll miss out on their youth or become boring. That’s for you to figure out on your own as it is ok to be busy. Just remember to schedule rest as we all need to take it.

Running a race concretely means to get to a finish line and place. You may win, be in the middle, or be last but you finish- hopefully. Running a race figuratively means to focus more on the journey in between and not the destination. Many Ultimate Warrior fans know he used that expression and it’s true. Sure, you can say our spirit’s goal is “parts unknown” or an afterlife but it’s more your feelings and a state of mind than an actual “place” to go. That’s what I believe. A place or finish line is easier to understand though. πŸ’œπŸ™πŸ»

I hope however many races you are running that you can stay present for them all. Each one deserves your best and if you can’t give that, let some go. You aren’t quitting running but just being in those races that are truly important to you. Often times, running can become routine which some love but some need a new challenge. Runners may want music, nature, a buddy, workout gear, or a machine. Others just go without any of that stuff. You decide how those races are run and switching it up can be fun too. Of course this applies to actual running but just like events in our lives, make it interesting.

The Ultimate Warrior was criticized for running and even shaking ropes as I wrote last week. He did it to be different and exciting. Never boring. At least it never and he never was to me. All you runners out there— why do you run? I’m sure it’s not T.V. related but for so many other reasons.

We’re all runners really. Some aren’t physical runners including myself but we all have our races to run. They’re just little races that add up to bigger ones all the time. At the end of your physical “race” on Earth, I hope you can say you ran it well. Yes, obstacles and detours will block your path but it’s up to you deciding how to run and which way to go.

Run That Race warriors and make sure you are winded enough to know it matters. It doesn’t matter how you finish only that you ran it the best for your life. Slow and steady wins the race…

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Shake Those Ropes!

Hi warriors! I missed writing last week but did have some personal family matters to attend with. So, am back with one of two topics that I can’t believe have never been blogged. Shaking ropes can be such a metaphor for us in life and we don’t need to literally be doing what the Ultimate Warrior did. He certainly got people’s attention though, didn’t he?πŸ˜‰πŸ‘πŸ»

Often times when I’d become frustrated with something, that expression of banging my head against a wall would surface. Now, it’s more like shaking ropes instead! It doesn’t need to just apply to acts of frustration but in other ways as well. How can you shake those ropes in life? Maybe you need to change things up a bit, ever so slowly. Perhaps it’s a big change that will really shake those ropes. Start small as I’ve mentioned and go with whatever feels right.

Drive a different way to work or quit your job altogether. Your ropes, your life warriors. Big or small. We all know to leave that comfort zone and get out of the mundane once in a while. What does that look like to you? Warrior always shook those ropes in and out of the ring by staying passionate about things he pursued. I hope you can say the same. Make your ordinary extraordinary by always shaking your ropes throughout life.

Being older doesn’t have to mean complacency although we crave normalcy as we age. Challenge yourself always to learn new things that will interest you. Think about moments where you didn’t shake ropes by not taking a chance. Would you regret it? Don’t worry about what others will think if you shake those ropes just a little which then can turn big. You need to be that warrior you were born to be.

I have shaken some ropes in my life but remember they are lessons so no regrets. The Ultimate Warrior was himself so expect naysayers. They will be there but it’s up to you in how to respond. Some may call it “ruffling feathers” or “upsetting an apple cart” but whatever the label, you determine your destiny. You, not anyone else. Stand up for yourself or a cause you believe in. Make your voice count by taking action and shaking your own ropes.

I remember standing up to two former bosses about issues at work. I know it sounds like Warrior but that’s us! Some were minor things but some were not. Usually confrontation isn’t my thing but sometimes it’s necessary. Again, I broke through another myth of those believing introverts won’t speak up and act. We do and I did. Even though those bosses seemed shocked to see me– ‘ lil ol’ me fighting with them in a way, it was worth it like my post of last time.

It doesn’t just need to apply to certain people that you disagree with. Just changing simple aspects will lead to more confidence so you can take that bigger step or rope shake. There probably won’t be fireworks shooting off behind you like the Ultimate Warrior had after his WrestleMania VI win but inside your head there could be. How cool is that? It’s all the FEELS, remember? Literally we aren’t shaking ropes but always striving to be better. You may not even get attention but deep down, it’ll be for yourself anyway.

Keep shaking those ropes warriors however you can. If something isn’t for you, you’ll know it and move on. If it is, keep going until that dream, goal, or task is truly ultimate! πŸ’«

Just like me not fully noticing shaking ropes as a blog post, you may not “see” something right in front of your face until later on. Kinda like my signs from Warrior at first. πŸ’™ Whatever the situations warriors, get pumped by giving your own ropes a good shake. We all need to but do it in a way that works. Whether or not you get noticed or see fireworks, you did it. The warrior spirit will always know as you’ve answered the call of the gods.

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*** My birthday is also on Saturday so lots going on this month!! πŸ’–

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Know Your Worth πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ»

Don’t be like Wayne and Garth from the 1992 movie “Wayne’s World” in front of Alice Cooper saying: “we’re not worthy!” O.K., maybe you’d feel differently around someone like rocker Alice Cooper or even the Ultimate Warrior himself! Let’s be more like the L’OrΓ©al hair color commercial that states:

“Because we’re worth it!” Yes, I know that’s for women but you men are worth it too. Worthy of happiness, worthy of greatness, worthy of living the best life you can. Did I feel worthy of Warrior’s guidance at first? Nope, but now I know better.

I remember to say I AM worthy each day during meditation. Sometimes I forget admittedly but most days I remember. This can be for anything you’d like to manifest. Maybe it’s simple, complicated, physical, spiritual, or any area of your life. Personal relationships, professional work, and anything in between matters too. For me it became inspiration to teach, mother, write, motivate, and learn. What does worthiness look like to you? Fill in this sentence: “I am worthy of … because….” Most people will reflect on their decisions and contemplate actions with worthiness.

For Warrior, everything he ever did was completely worth it to him, even the ugly battles. Perhaps in his mind, some situations could’ve been handled differently but worthiness- absolutely. It’s not selfish to attain for a feeling of worthiness but just be sure the ego doesn’t take over. We need to stay humble and be grateful for all of it. Each and every little moment. We are entitled to know our worth but not at the expense of diminishing others.

It all comes back to belief and Warrior had plenty of that. He believed he was worthy of great things and worked hard to know his worth. I hope whatever choices you make, your worthiness comes thru also. Don’t throw it away because you may feel it’s not for your life. Others can achieve thru worthiness so why not you? Not one person, not one can’t know their worth by choosing what they love. Make those decisions but then ask yourself if they were worth it. It’s kinda like regrets but with deeper meaning.

To be worthy means deserving respect and bring good enough. It’s attention in the right way. We ALL deserve those qualities, don’t we? Sometimes we are quick to tell someone else those comments but are slow delivering them to ourselves. Let’s not get beat up all the time because we think it’s ego based. It is not, truly it is not warriors.

Others may think differently or that you are elevating yourself to a new status but that’s where your control needs to come in. Never think you are better but always remember the worthiness is part of us all. The only one that can believe in your worth is YOU. People can tell you this but if you don’t believe, you’ll never get to that point of knowing your worth inside and out.

Think about how far you’ve come in life already. Make a list of times you felt worthy of something and when you didn’t. I hope your pros outnumber your cons but if they don’t, fix it! The only way others succeed is thru believing in the worthiness that they can. Plain and simple. There are many aspects that make us different but so many are the same. We all essentially want the same things deep down but how we get there is not always the aligned path or an easy one.

Know your worth warriors but if you don’t, examine that inner part of yourself and listen to it. Give yourself the gift of self-confidence and drill it in your brain everyday. Say: “I AM worth it!” as much and as many times as you need to. I will also practice this and sometimes need that boost just like you. We’re not Wayne and Garth but humbleness does matter. Just know how much you give comes back. Look to whoever or whatever you can as examples of worthiness. It is a difficult ultimate challenge but one that needs our attention.

~ Know your worth because you do truly deserve it. We all do. πŸ’œ

P.S. That photo of the Ultimate Warrior is also part of my Spirit and Belief book trailer video. You can find it here:

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P.PS. I am taking some much needed R & R next week but feel free to catch up on previous posts! I’ll be back after that with more good stuff! #alwaysbelieve

Tag Team Teachers πŸ€·πŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸ’™πŸ’™

Hey there warriors! Guess for this one it’s Randy fans too as yet again I’m sharing my own funny story about them. I decided to end this month by turning away from the serious and writing a

what if…?” scenario that kept coming back. Things have a way of doing that and if they do, it’s worth it. More on being worthy another time…

Let’s rewind first for anyone new that needs to catch up. Back in Feb. 2019, I blogged “The Blue Jay Feather Dream” and then in Aug. it was “Ultimate Maniacisms.” The feather dream involved Warrior while the U.M. dream involved Randy. Both took place at one of the preschools I used to teach at and both had those two guys as teachers, only not together. I’ll link the posts at the end but let’s just say I kept imagining a “what if…?” πŸ€”

I’m laughing just thinking of this and drained all at once. What if I taught with both of them at that school? Tag Team Teachers indeed. 😜🀣 I know I always involve all of you and this post isn’t quite like that but it is fun to imagine and just be goofy once in a while. That’s my advice! I hope I get you laughing too…

This preschool wasn’t traditional but we still taught the kids everything they needed before Kindergarten. It looked like a gym with trampolines, uneven and parallel bars, mats, a slide with scooters, ropes, ladders, and obstacle courses set up for free times. There were two classrooms with all this great stuff for kids. It truly did boost kids confidence as we did gymnastics, sports, relay races, and games. There were still quiet times, stories, free play, snack, academics and crafts so am hoping you get the idea.

Each teacher rotated being “lead” or in charge for the week and the others would sign up for activities on the lesson plan. So, can you figure out what Warrior and Randy would do? I know it’s tough if you’ve never been exposed to preschools or teaching but let’s do this together. Here’s my take… They’d work as that tag team to build an obstacle course which would be way too high and way too big!! Warrior would be getting out face paint at free time which we’d only used on special occasions like parties. He’d want the kids to have his mask on to wear home. Randy would want a themed dress-up day so he’d come with all his sequined hats, goggles, and robes for the kids to try on. Oh, the possibilities!!

They’d probably get frustrated with me correcting some of their “creative ideas” but I’d surrender and just give in while laughing hysterically!!! I can picture Warrior with a relay race line instructing the kids to RUN so fast all the way down. Hopefully, they’d remember what the real task would be and not just running! Who can picture Randy reading a book to young kids? His voice and inflection would just be incredible. He’d insert “oh yeah!” and “dig it!” just to make it authentic. I do believe kids would be on the edge of their seats listening so attentively. Just think of a classic story and hear Randy’s voice reading it. I literally got tears in my eyes from laughing! Warrior loved reading too but some of his choices might’ve been over preschoolers level of thinking. I don’t believe that age is ready to hear about the gods in Mythology quite yet…

How about snack time? It would be SLIM JIM beef sticks and TUNA from a can! Match those up fans.πŸ˜‰πŸ‘Warrior would be ultimate with the crafts but his perfectionism might slow us down. I would need other teachers for emotional support for sure with those two but what a blast! Of course we’d probably see Gorilla press slams and flying elbows being done on stuffed animals or even picking up kids. There were lots of mats around so Ms. Lead Teacher would have to step in for sure… For anyone remembering “The Blue Jay Feather Dream,” we also had station time. Those Tag Team Teachers would be great using the equipment while working more closely with the kids on various physical skills. Am sure they’d want to add their own too.

We did have a few guy teachers at this school over the years so they got its appeal despite the non-traditional approach. I have worked at both types but this one had a mix of active and quiet which would wear kids out. Adults would be too! It is needed always.

Well, there’s my scenario of what if? with the Ultimate Warrior and “Macho Man” Randy Savage as Tag Team preschool Teachers. Both finally together without a dream this time. Parents would love them too!

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Winning Isn’t Everything… ( or is it?)

“It isn’t whether you win or lose, it’s how you play the game.” Am sure all you warriors are familiar with that saying mostly told to young athletes when starting out. It’s a wonderful philosophy to have and yet sometimes winning becomes more. Winning gets equaled with competitive sports or winning acting awards but really it is about much more than that.

Yes, WWE performers and even the Ultimate Warrior make or made winning a goal as it should be but what about afterwards? I’ve mentioned attaining more but it all depends on your definition of winning. Sure, it can be a belt, title, trophy, ring, or anything similar but let’s look at winning REAL stuff. How about a great family, good friends, financial security, a comfortable home, health and happiness. Don’t those account for winning as well?

I remember watching WWF (my days then) and after someone had attained a certain status, winning became well– different. What I mean is the ol’ regular pin was discarded completely. There would be a disqualification because of interference, a count out or even double- count out but not a clean win. This was because of your level at some point and getting pinned was kinda a demotion or degrading in a way. You’d still get the win but only with a twist. Being competitive means winning but it does take on new meaning when you don’t.

In the “sport” of life, we should call them lessons and not losses or failures. Everything teaches us something but we just need to find out what that truly is. Little ones need those losses over wins at times in order to better prepare themselves as adults. Our whole lives get too caught up in always winning that we forget to live fully. Yes, wins build confidence but losses build strength. We need both equally.

Our lives are defined by many things but is always winning at the top of yours? It should be but not constantly revolving around status. Play the game but win with humility. We need to remember this in every place or even arena we find ourselves in. As parents, teachers, or coaches to young kids the concept is to show them how to have fun, right? It needs to be that over the regimented winning attitude. Kids may cry if they lose and that happens. It means they care but then the lesson comes in. Adults can get angry since our emotions change with age but what is that teaching a youngster? Am sure you all know and a warrior will strive on.

A Warrior never quits and yet some losses are harder to take than others. Yes, wrestling is scripted with its wins and losses but our admiration will always remain in the win column. These are challenging issues to face and we will all have our own points of view on them. To be part of a championship is ultimate but handling a possible loss shows true character.

All of us will face many wins and losses in our lives and we need to make sure we prepare for its entirety. Winning at life is so much more important than any material gain you will ever possess. Warrior said being a father was his greatest achievement which in turn is his greatest victory or win. Yes, losses are hard to swallow as the Warrior family has endured many. Just don’t make it a bitter pill. Be proud of them and own them as a true warrior does. Maybe the huge ones will never be your best moments, months, or years but surround yourself with the wins that matter most.

Maybe your wins will not be in the same category as others but they will be yours. So, warriors- is winning everything or not? It all depends on your life and what wins are at the top for you. My wish is that your wins will outnumber and slam the opponent of losses to the mat! Look to your losses for improvement so the wins will be more special than you ever dreamed. Winning IS everything if you live your life with humbleness in the most ultimate way.

P.S. I mentioned last week that Dana and Steve have discontinued the ultimate warrior website. I had referenced it many times before so wanted to let you fans know. Yes, it does make me sad but WE need to keep his legacy alive in the way that works and I intend to continue doing just that. I respect their decision and privacy as I hope you do too….

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Disciplines of Destrucity

*** Before I begin today, just wanted to share with you Warrior fans some news. It was recently brought to my attention that Dana and Steve have taken down the Ultimate Warrior website. ( U.W.com) Am not sure of when this happened but since I have referenced it, it needed to be stated on here. I totally respect their privacy and decision although it has saddened me…. No details of course but perhaps financial or even not as much content anymore, it’s anybody’s guess. If looking for gear, the WWE shop may still have U.W. items but so wish his artwork was available to view ): For those who already knew, my heart is sad 😒 but we need to try and understand their reasons which am sure were difficult to make. ~~~ You all still have ME as I was told fans want stories more now than ever. I am humbled and will continue his legacy like I always have while creating one of my OWN..,

Whew…. O.K, moving on warriors…

Destrucity was Warrior’s word in which he constructed eight unique disciplines of self-belief. I share a brief story in my book Spirit and Belief about hanging up that word with its explanations on my bedroom wall 24 years ago. I love it’s tri-fold meaning ( a 3 count works well ya know!πŸ˜‰) That photo you see is from his first comic book but you will also notice Destrucity in the book A Life Lived Forever. This one however adds the third meaning of destiny and reality that the larger book omits.

Interestingly enough, Buddhism also has a system of eight. Their beliefs entail an eightfold path for life purpose. Not exactly like Destrucity but action and effort matter in both. You can look up all those but I always wondered if Warrior knew the Buddhism similarity. Makes me think for sure. πŸ€” He lists the first discipline as physical. This makes sense since we are physical beings here on Earth but remember the spirit is truly who we are. We have a mind that also connects to that true essence of us.

Obviously I connected with this tremendously back then or it wouldn’t have been written down and hung up. I remember getting one of those yellow legal pads and cutting a sheet of paper in half. Warrior lists matches for WMVI on that kind of paper in the book if you have a copy– just sayin’! Then, I used a red sharpie ( jogging that memory) and wrote them out with my own calligraphy style. They weren’t just words I wanted to write because they came from him. I was inspired and needed this idea in my life too. I never questioned the why of that word or any of its meanings. My soul knew it was part of my destiny also.

No, I was not nor will ever be as disciplined as he was but became willing to understand a new way of thinking. It took me years but finally I did apply some Destrucity to my life with meaning. I loved how he invented a new word with his style of belief. I actually do this too and get teased by my husband often. Mine are of course simpler and funny. Our pool jet is called the “bubbler” by me and I said that forever growing up with my first pools. I say the wind feels “blowy” outside and a few others. Do you have your own words too? I think it’s great to have a little secret language but one others will get if they know us. I’m usually the grammar queen but sometimes we just create what works. Formalities aren’t my thing necessarily and I know Warrior was like that too. They don’t always need to be a synonym but an actual new word of your invention.

You may not have Disciplines of Destrucity as an active force in your life but I bet you have others. Disciplines are tough unless they’re something we like or want to do. Not liking or needing make them more of a challenge. Instead of listing many disciplines on here, ask yourself what the hardest one is to do for you. It can be anything at all from personal situations to professional ones. Our free will always determines the disciplines we give the energy to. We need it all to thrive- yin and yang everyday.

I also made the connection with that number eight. He passed on April 8th which is so synchronistic with his disciplines being eight. So, we do have another three count with eight. Destrucity, Buddhism, and that unfortunate Tuesday in April 2014. Wow… This happens all the time and some ideas I don’t even have written ahead as notes.

So, warriors- do you follow a set of self-beliefs similar to Destrucity? I wished I would’ve saved the paper to use for this post but gained so much more on my journey. We need to always believe in order to succeed. Self-belief is also about self-care and without it, we are no good to others. I mention this often on my other site and it’s vital to our lives everyday. Warrior has integrity and wisdom listed as two disciplines also. Those will resonate with all of us in ways we choose on our life path.

You may think his Warrior way of Destrucity and self-belief was crazy but break it down smaller. Look for opportunities to apply it in any circumstance. Without beliefs, we truly cannot fully exist. My reason for writing it down then remains the same today. Thank you Warrior for your Destrucity as I believe in myself always! πŸ™πŸ»πŸ’–πŸ’ͺ🏻πŸ₯°πŸ”₯

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