Persistence is the Key ๐Ÿ”

Persistence is quite the word, isn’t it warriors? Perseverance is another similar term and I ask the gods up above for that everyday (: This is the key to making me stay true to who and what I am. I’m gonna share two guys that became pretty persistent over time. Yes, they both involve Warrior but not in the way you might be thinking…

Steve Wilton (Warrior’s former manager) elaborates more about Warrior’s disassociation with Vince McMahon and WWE in the book “A Life Lived Forever.” This also connects to my brother and me. Of course I will explain without getting into too much detail about a certain other DVD (which I said I’d never mention) but Warrior’s hurt and sadness about the company remained. He never wanted to go back or hear news about WWE ever again. It was never his intention or desire to associate with Vince and company anymore. Period. Well, Steve had a way of being persistent when it mattered most.

He’d wear a shirt Warrior would notice, swear at, and laugh. One time Steve actually convinced Warrior to watch a steel cage match involving Vince and Triple H as a tag team. Warrior was intrigued and gave many compliments in Mr. McMahon’s favor. It seemed better to talk WWE again until Triple H (Paul) made his move to get the Ultimate Warrior in the Hall of Fame.

For years, I had also disassociated with Vince and WWE. I stopped watching after Warrior left and never really watched again. That was it for me and I didn’t care. If fact, I was gleefully giggling when I heard Vince had finally got “caught” in a way with some unmentionable issues and lost millions on the XFL deal back then. Good, I thought. It’s about time…

Enter my brother who is still that fan today for trying to remind me many years ago all about Mr. McMahon’s good qualities and his brand of genius. I didn’t care at all. If he shared a performer of our era getting inducted, I’d take notice. Other than that, nope not interested. He’d even try so hard to get my funny bone going again with Facebook posts but I wouldn’t budge. For Warrior~~ yes. ๐Ÿ‘For anyone else~~ no. ๐Ÿ‘Ž๐Ÿป

Two guys trying really hard to get each of us~~ Warrior and me to like WWE again. What a parallel universe indeed. If anyone has read my blog over time, you know I still don’t watch but I do know enough. If fact, my sister has been friends for a long time with one of the guys who is now part of the current RAW tag team Champs~ The Viking Raiders!! I can say I knew him back then… ๐Ÿ˜‰ Also, I have mentioned Vince before and now I understand so much more without such negativity. Once again though, emotions come to the surface and can remain for years. It was like that for Warrior and myself. We felt the same disappointment, anger, sadness, and all in betweens until persistence kept knocking at our beat up doors.

Here’s a metaphor for you to consider. Imagine an old attic style trunk all locked up accumulating cobwebs. You know it’s there but what’s inside doesn’t interest you like it once did. You’ll always have its contents but isn’t part of your life anymore. Then, something changes. You push those cobwebs off, get the key and unlock it again. What’s inside? That’s your stuff and memories. Can you relate warriors? That was me and my memories of WWE, Vince, and of course Warrior. I can still put those old memories back in but now that trunk is sparkly clean and being cleared out for new ones. The old mixing with the new. All one in the same and never forgotten.

You can have persistence with anything in your life that truly matters. Relationships with others, your career, a personal fitness goal, financial success, or any topic of interest. Try to unlock whatever is blocking you to better things. Sometimes, we need to back off but your persistence just might make someone else try for theirs. If I hadn’t been persistent, this blog and my book Spirit and Belief wouldn’t have become a reality. If Steve hadn’t been persistent, perhaps Warrior wouldn’t have shown interest in WWE again or agreed to talks with Triple H. Even if my brother hadn’t been persistent with me, I might’ve never known some important details that matter so much to me now. I wasn’t all over some social media of wrestling then.

So, warriors find your own attic trunk and become persistent to preserving what’s inside. It just may be the key you need to making your dreams come true.

P.S. Talk about persistence with NUMBERS!!

( ok WWE Trivia buffs…)

2020= 30 years since WMVI( this year!!)

2020= 6 years since Warrior’s passing( this year) AND his last WM was XXX.

*** Those numbers keep coming!

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Two Warrior Years and Counting…….

Well, Warrior fans– it’s been just about two years (tomorrow!) since I began these writings. I want to thank Warrior, his wisdom, humor, and all of YOU for following or being fans. I was thinking of a way to sum up these few years but couldn’t quite find a category that interested me. First, a list intrigued me as to why my longevity with him continues but think that’s been covered… The next idea was to ask you fans to express your memories or why he continues inspiring today but realized that’s tough getting others to share.

The last thing I thought of was to list why or how this whole “spirit relationship” came to be with him but yet again, I’ve mentioned numerous things in the past. The whole list is in the afterword of my book Spirit and Belief.

What I will share is some of the MOST important things he has taught me and what I have learned. Some have always been in my life but I just needed to get amped up into who I really am. Some surprised the crap out of me while others just made sense. So, guess it’s a list after all but here’s the MAIN EVENT:

~~~ Be Honest

~~~ Get inspired and be the Inspiration

~~~ Follow Your Own Intuition

~~~ Do The Work Everyday

~~~ Everyday is a Gift, use it wisely

~~~ Your Life Matters

~~~ It’s Not Who You Are, It’s What You Are

~~~” F__ _ _ What Others Think!”

~~~ Be Creative, Original, and Stand Out

~~~ “I AM Funny!” ( said by Warrior)

~~~ Your Spirit and Belief are the best messages you will know

~~~ “Slay All the Naysayers!”

I have mentioned many of these already and some overlap but just thought they looked great in a list. Realistically though, I could add a dozen more but those will suffice for now. Do you use or believe in any of these? Even if others have said these statements, I sure hope you can apply them in your life. Warrior was over the top but did always explain how he wanted to motivate and educate people in order to become disciplined. It isn’t always the physical but the mental as well– all the time.

Not much is new but once I started my spiritual journey, all of his mentality on that came back. The funny statement might be surprising to some but just read some other blog posts of mine or the book and you’ll get it! I knew some of that years ago but it’s a different perspective now. Check out the podcast he made back in 2007. It’s on the Ultimate Warrior YouTube channel. He mentions his humor A LOT!

I had no clue how much of an inspiration he would truly become and how his messages worked thru me to tell these stories. Whoever your inspiration is, keep it going so you can one day be that to someone else. Who knows what path your life will take?

I also want to thank Dana, her girls, and Steve for their willingness to honor Warrior’s legacy while sharing memories always with us. They know what it means to be the warrior you are meant to be with whatever life gives you. That message is for all of us and one we should never forget.

These past 4.5 years since Warrior’s passing are extremely surreal and hard to comprehend. I have constantly moved forward and still am humbled with my incredible journey. Also, this blog is very close to having 100 posts. I will continue writing as I hope you continue reading. Remember that list warriors and pick your favorites. I really can’t. If I had to, I’ll quote the last line from the intro on his Ultimate Collection DVD: Slay all the Naysayers!”

~~~ Don’t forget to #alwaysbelieve ( that’s a given!)

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~~~ Maybe I’ll get a REAL cupcake and celebrate this milestone in honor of Warrior and all of you!

๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿป๐ŸŽ‚

Warriorโ€™s Workout Wisdom

Here we are again with yet another funny story I hesitated to write. It concerns Steve Wilton who managed Warrior for several years and runs Ultimate Creations. This also concerns the power of words and that ability we all have internally when working with spirit energy. The title should be Warrior’s Workout Wisdom for Wilton so let’s blast off!!! ๐Ÿ˜ฌ๐Ÿ˜œ๐Ÿคฃ

First off, one of the reasons I hesitated to share this experience was the fact that it involved Steve and is kinda personal. Besides Dana and the girls, Steve is right up there too and I would NEVER EVER disrespect or misrepresent ANYTHING pertaining to any of them. This story doesn’t do that but I never wanted to expose it in a misconstrued way. I firmly believe Steve and I would get along and in many ways, our respect for Warrior goes hand in hand. I do mention Steve in The Mysterious Batteries chapter of my book Spirit and Belief.

A few years back on twitter, Steve had just tweeted about a killer leg workout. He mentioned how much he’d probably hurt the next day, maybe overdoing it, not being able to move, etc. It was very similar to those words. I remember reading that and my reaction totally caught me off guard. I scoffed to myself and said: ( insert scoff) ” What a baby, suck it up, quit your crying!” Right away, I gasped and covered my mouth. Surely I would NEVER say that and much less to someone I don’t know! I wasn’t just thinking that but said it out loud which made it sound even worse. ๐Ÿ˜ณ๐Ÿคญ๐Ÿค

I have no idea how hard Steve works out or how he trains so who was I to make comments like that, even to myself? After sorta laughing, I really began thinking how those were Warrior comments~~~ not mine. I wanted so badly to tell Steve but had to plan the right approach. If I just tweeted that, he would be so offended and I wouldn’t blame him.

He would say: “Excuse me lady, but you have no idea what I just did and let’s see you do my workout!” No way could I risk talking to him like that and then an ultimate idea came to me. I would start with : ” Warrior would probably say…” and then go into the baby stuff. Well, I tweeted back and did see some comments but they were all from men as usual talking about fitness or what they do. Nothing like mine and no real mention of Warrior but maybe just asking if it was intense like his were back then.

I did get a tweet back and Steve said: ” That’s exactly what Warrior would say!” Just the fact that he responded was great in itself but his tweet validated my words. Most fans probably know how intense and extremely disciplined Warrior was and both Steve and Dana both have mentioned working out with him years ago. I never would’ve shared this story at the time but with them becoming more public on some topics, I feel like now I can.

That experience coincided with many of the other major Warrior events so for me, this was undisputed! This was not my first match with Warrior along those spiritual signs. Yes, you can have words sent to you that you’d never say and believe me since many of my writings happened like that. I was even thinking this blog might be done but then more stories I remembered needed to be told.

You can say people might’ve said the same thing as I did to Steve or that he could’ve responded back the same way but that didn’t happen. Once signs show up for you, it can become pretty consistent so pay attention!

Steve and I also discussed other topics besides Warrior on twitter and it was always so fun joking around with him. I know he joked with Warrior and now I am too! ๐Ÿ˜‰

I can’t imagine training with Warrior but I like to think without quitting that my body could take it– just ONE time only. I would probably throw up like Dana did but what an experience to have and always remember… ๐Ÿคฎ๐Ÿ‘ Maybe his workout isn’t wisdom for everyone but this warrior girl will take anything~~~ even in spirit. ๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿป

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