Build Up, Tear Down… (is it reversed?)

Before I begin, here’s another date I’ve been reminded of. 7️⃣years ago today is when WWE’s 2014 HOF inductees were announced. I read that somewhere and had to write it down. πŸ’™πŸ‘πŸ» All these dates that seem to line up on Warrior Wednesdays. A few BIG ones are coming but I’ll save them for March…

That pic of the Ultimate Warrior above was during an interview right before he tore down the set of “The Brother Love Show.” That was built up and then torn down. Don’t we all just want to do that sometimes? Of course that segment on T.V. was scripted but what about our real lives? I bet most of us sometimes feel the need to pick up a chair and throw it or something worse. It’s like shaking our own ropes. Our frustrations and emotions or even anger get the best of us. I’m generally speaking here and not addressing the recent events in the U.S. last week.

Despite the physical, we tear each other down all the time. Our thoughts, words, actions and everything in between affects us and others. Humans have a tendency to let our disagreements or differences get in the way and when someone isn’t on our side, sh** happens.

Many disliked the Ultimate Warrior character or even Warrior himself and tore him down. I know he was guilty of things as well but we need to build up and should as respectful people. Every single one of us starts fresh and new with whatever we choose in life. Then once we get noticed, say certain words, take action and such, we are torn down. It isn’t always those famous people either as we all know nor is it big huge things people do that brings them down. We can’t stay small and quiet forever but as soon as we build ourselves up or an opportunity comes, someone will always be there to tear it down.

All of us have been there. Think about those moments in your life where you built something up and made it happen. It’s all going great but then an opinion, remark, or event will get thrown at you and all your hard work gets knocked around.

Most know the build up of U.W. and how he, Vince McMahon, and the fans worked together. Then, perspectives shifted, differences began and it all started getting torn like his crumbling face paint.

There are consequences for our actions if they become extreme but some may not care. That’s their right. Our beliefs are in us for a reason and if we feel the need to share those, o.k. Let’s just be in control and remember to keep logic in the match. Even the best of arguments can turn sour or go south so to speak. My husband and I get along great but disagree on several heated topics. Have we torn each other down? Not entirely but we know better. Like I’ve said before, you don’t need to always agree but should always respect. That’s what builds us up.

It is quite the different life with fame as we all have our favorites across generations. When someone starts out, we know little about them but then we see and hear more from them. We still might be a fan but there are those actions that will make us disagree so much we don’t feel the same anymore. I’ve had that happen with famous people I admired or liked. No, this doesn’t apply to Warrior at all as most have assumed with my writings and never will. I can make my opinion known about him or stuff in his past but will never tear him down, ever.

Some may even lose a close family member or friend over a time because of something being built up and then unexpectedly torn down. You may have regrets but perhaps you don’t. Only you and that other person can decide on the best resolution.

Think about how you can even help if someone has been torn down. Your kindness or offer of support may just be what wins the match in their life. Things always start by building and then over time they wear out or get old. We can replace or repair but it may be too beat up. Then, we will start again and strap on our gear with new moves to build anew. Even wrestlers will tear down their gimmick and build it up again. You will be tempted to go with the crowd or with what’s popular but only your decisions will decide on the tear down or build up.

We’ve all been guilty of negative things in our lives but need to choose the positive. You can have your own point of view but use it in a respectful and honorable way. Let’s all be better warriors and work our best. We don’t need to be the reason of a tear down but should be the reason for a build up. The Brother Love Show had to go but real love never will…

P.S. It has come to my attention that some recent YouTube video links haven’t been working. Perhaps YouTube isn’t allowing sharing anymore, I don’t know.? If a link doesn’t access, just search up the actual YouTube channel. Some channels don’t have that many videos so accessing them shouldn’t take too long.

*** I apologize for any errors not on my part!

*** Andrew William Wright has a NEW uploaded video on Warrior called: “I Stand ALONE.” It’s an authorized documentary. Feel free to watch if interested, about 52 min.

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Create Your Impact❀️

Hey there warriors! Happy 2021 to all of you. πŸŽ‰ This year WILL be better than last but shouldn’t they all be anyway? We can create our own impact over these next twelve months and beyond but what will be just yours? I’ve mentioned legacies before or people with children wanting to one day leave for them something memorable. Let’s focus on this a little different though.

All of us, yes ALL of us do and will create a lasting impact specifically and may not even realize we are. I’m gonna play the numbers game again with me and Warrior. You can have your comparisons also if they work. I’ll reference those twelve months that make up a year just like the above1️⃣2️⃣. Technically, the Ultimate Warrior character was really only with the then WWF for four total years. Yep, only 4️⃣. I’m not counting his start in late 1986 (I believe) but from television on. You can stretch it to five because of in house shows as Dingo Warrior but the bulk of us fans knowing him was four total years. He did some comings and goings but from 1987-1990 all twelve months being four years.

My favorite time teaching was from 1991-1995 but I didn’t start until September. A little over four years for me but still very close. Four years for us both and creating such an impact.

Warrior knew he’d make an impact as did I but none of us totally knows just how or for the duration of our lives. When caught up in the fame of wrestling, it becomes a whirlwind of energy performing, meeting fans, and going from show to show. As a teacher, I’d have these lesson plans, teach them, and deal with all that little children brought on. It isn’t until someone physically thanks you for your impact and utters words that will forever resonate to your soul.

I’m attaching this video of an Italian man meeting his hero the Ultimate Warrior or Warrior at an event. It’s one of my favorites. If you are anything like me, tissues will be a must. THAT is the impact we make without truly realizing it. I had parents and kids say the sweetest things and was so young to fully grasp it back then. It’s stepping away and gaining that new perspective perhaps many years later which will bring in your humbleness.

I’ve had two stories about women who realized my impact and I was too oblivious to even notice. Years ago in high school, my best friend was totally opposite of me. She was outgoing, full of a million different career ideas, and always seemed to have a boyfriend. I was never jealous but just wanted a little of her confidence. I would give her advice but she rarely took it.

Flash forward about a dozen or so years later and we had still kept in touch. By then, our lives were very different as she had multiple jobs, 2 kids, and was going thru a frustrating personal life. I was happily married and stayed at home with my 2 kids. She throughly explained how jealous she was of ME and how I was there for my kids when she couldn’t be there for hers. I was the stable honest one even though I became bored easily. I loved staying home but had my moments. Can you say WOW! I never had any idea at all of her true feelings towards me. I saved that email for a long while. That is an impact right there.

Another time was during a yoga brunch of a few years ago. I sat with this woman as we exchanged some personal info about each other. After I went on about my blogs, book, website, working at home, volunteering at school, PTA, etc., she just stared at me. Sometimes I didn’t feel comfortable sharing some psychic gifts of mine and since I didn’t have a true “paying” job, it might not matter. She was wowed and said how awesome it all was. Her response to me:“All I do is work in a bank.” Needless to say, I was humbled yet again.

So, warriors can you relate your own wow moments of creating an impact? I bet you can if you think hard enough. Warrior was almost brought to tears with that fan and hugged him a few times. It can be either way that an impact is felt but again- until you hear actual WORDS, it might just become mundane or you feel like a robot. That’s probably how it was for Warrior back in his days of wrestling as is true for any of us caught up in an exciting opportunity. You go thru the motions but don’t get the impact until later on. Your impact will affect someone else just like theirs will affect you. Warrior’s did for me but I really was unaware of little ‘ol me affecting anyone. I’ve had a few people reach out concerning my work now and it means a lot, it truly does. I’m not saying to leave a comment instead of just a “like” but when we take the time, that impact is felt.

Create your impact but also thank those that have impacted you in your life. Let’s make that part of this new year of 2021. We had quite the impact last year but we need the good, we really do. The little things add up to bigger ones so never underestimate your impact at all to anyone.

*** I’m so excited to plan a DREAMS video as part of a series with my published author cousin soon! We will create quite the impact am sure with that topic. It’s coming…

Make it count warriors. Your impact leaves an ultimate mark however it is felt. πŸ’ͺπŸ»πŸ’š

*** Here is the video from HOTSHOTfilms. This was at WrestleSlamUK, 2/9/08.

https://youtu.be/HlbC8dB1xio

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β€œAura of Dreams”

***I know warriors, no true post this week BUT something came up unexpectedly and I just have to share!

My cousin who is also a published author collaborates on different video series and his most recent one “Aura of the Soul” he sent to me. He and another author had mentioned our dreaming state and few recollections on their part. I jotted down notes and said I was their gal on that!

He asked me if I was interested in doing a dream series with him where we’d tackle or “wrestle” with questions such as:

Does everyone dream?

Does our soul astral travel?

Do dreams hold messages for us?

So much more!

Well, you fans KNOW how important dreams have been on this journey of mine with Warrior so I am very excited to be working on this project with him. This is a sneak peek video and it’s slated for mid-January. I’ll post it on all my social sites when completed.

If any of you out there are into science fiction or horror find him at A.L. Mengel.

Here is our video link for

“The Aura of Dreams.”

https://youtu.be/vGEO-LA3HTw

Hope you enjoy!!!

Our Bizarre Year πŸ˜¬πŸ˜³

We made it warriors. This bizarre year was indeed that for many. It will be my last post until 2021 so am wishing all of you good times however that looks. Make your own Holiday memories and just be happy. Hard to believe a little over a year ago, I was driving to take a pic of the Hellwig Whistle Stop sign to use as my first post of 2020… I’m always torn. Despite the pandemic, this year has gone fast in many ways but dragged on in others. I do hope some good has come about for those reading today.

With these writings lately, I can tell some posts have definitely been your favorites. “Back to Warrior’s Machete” wins the match as many have liked or viewed that for months. So much thanks to ALL of you for your loyalty in commenting, retweeting, or sharing your thoughts on Warrior as well. It truly does mean the world to me as I hope you are evolving while feeling inspired on this journey we all take in life.

My favorites have to be “The Little Engine That Could” stories where I have never done a part 2. So many influencers on those with YouTube videos, bios, and my own family discoveries. It’s also the post where I connected a date in Warrior’s life with mine. It is so extremely significant as I remain humbled.

Has this year made you humbled as well? I bet it has in many ways as we need that but of course all are thinking about the COVID. Many ultimate challenges we all had to face and some that are still being faced. I have been blessed but have to deal with my kids doing school differently, my husband’s work situation changing briefly, and a few other adjustments. It is so little compared to others struggles and please know my heart is with you all in spirit. πŸ’œ

Bizarre setbacks do cause us to stop and decide what our next steps should be. When that photo was taken of the Ultimate Warrior above, he was near the end of his ’92 run before the steroid trial. That made him stop and reassess his future in the WWF. Sure, he could’ve returned after the suspension but didn’t at that time. He got busy with new ideas and other creative projects. This bizarre year made us do the same or at least I hope you did.

I’m not fully comparing that time in the WWF with this global pandemic but the feeling we get is the same. Those big life changing events will make us all pause and wonder what to do next. Warrior remained positive despite that bizarre situation and we need positivity in our lives too no matter the circumstance.

Let’s make this New Year a better one in all areas of our lives. Financially, physically, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually. Use this past year’s experiences to grow different in ways you never thought you could. If you experienced a personal bizarre event, try turning it into an optimistic view of something better to come. I can’t begin to understand another’s point of view but we are all in this together. Maybe not in the same boat but in LIFE together. It will take tons of work but determination gets you through those tough waters your boat needs to traverse. We are all warriors. πŸ’ͺπŸ»πŸš£β€β™€οΈ

If Warrior would’ve stayed in the WWF back then, he never could’ve had time to begin again in new ways. He did return 3.5 years later though. We can’t play the “what if” game but try to apply that to your life. If you have experienced a tremendous loss this year, place your faith in something brighter that will come along. I’m not being overly spiritual at all here but we need faith in many ways and especially within ourselves.

It’s one of those virtues that needs to always pull us through. Am sure you can think of your own scenario that began with a bizarre turn of events but eventually turned around. Maybe it hasn’t yet but you need to believe it will. If this didn’t happen, that wouldn’t have happened. Oh boy– can I add to this for me…

Even if you haven’t had an upsetting bizarre year in many areas, you still can plan for 2021 to bring other new adventures just waiting on the horizon. I know I will. Again, we may not always have the how or why figured out but the start of a what gets us there. What will you do different this coming year? It doesn’t have to be super complex at all or even a list of a million things. Just make it doable and one which creates that unique person you need to be. Always remember to BREATHE…

With Warrior being suspended, it forced him to start fresh in a New Year with a new way of thinking. This pandemic of 2020 forced us to think differently about things as well. Sometimes we choose to leave situations and that’s on us but being pushed out of the familiar means to keep going into those parts unknown. The rug has been pulled out from under you so now what? Do you submit or stay in the match?

The choices will remain yours as you navigate a new uncertainty. One thing will be certain though. You get to start over and begin another YOU. So many possibilities are yours, get going. I know 2021 will be ultimate despite some bizarre because I always believe in faith and grace! ( Another great word I realized this year…) πŸ˜‰πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

P. S. I’d like to personally thank those that have influenced my writing this year:

~ Warrior of course and his mention of Joseph Campbell.

~Steve Wilton for his “Legendary Unknown” YouTube channel.

~RocketFuel, WrestlingBios, WrestlingRocks, and RingSide Fest Q and A for all the great youtube content, videos, promos, and wrestling documentaries.

~Andrew William Wright for his 2005 work with Warrior.

~ Joe Johnson, aka “Vladimir Markov” former NWA wrestler, now realtor.

~ Those who emailed- especially a bodybuilder and another with a relationship to a passed celebrity in spirit.

Many, many thanks!!!

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~ HAPPY HOLIDAYS Warriors! πŸŽ„

The Golden Era πŸ¦πŸŒŸπŸ’›

*** This post is a day early as I have lots going on tomorrow! ***

Ah yes, The Golden Era and the FIRST created by the ‘ol WWF in the 80’s to early 90’s. Yet another first the Ultimate Warrior was involved with. I never even knew they had “eras” until hearing people talk online or comments from my brother several years ago. Am sure you fans know but guess this wasn’t something I followed or truly cared about. The Ultimate Warrior was also part of The New Generation Era and I had heard of The Attitude Era. If you aren’t familiar with any as I don’t have them memorized, feel free to look them all up on your own. I believe the Golden Era has been the longest at 11 years. That is quite the number and spiritually speaking, it is one of the best!!!

Do you have a favorite era or Superstars from that time? Most know mine of course as I am old school but we are all entitled to our favorites and it amazes me that there are 7! Guess they weren’t created prior to 1983. Do you consider your own life with eras of time? Sure, we can start at infancy all the way into our older years. Some even say when you’re that senior citizen, it’s your “golden years.” That can be an era. Let’s think of all those words we use as expressions about life. There’s “over the hill,” “prime of your life,” “sowing your wild oats,” and so many more. What are yours?

We can reflect back or plan ahead but the best time of our lives is NOW in the present. That’s who we are. Make your own eras despite the WWE names over the years. All of us are life long learners for sure so use whatever era you are in and make it count.

Time is divided into so many categories and the actual definition has an era listed with several hundred million years! Several eras make up an eon. That would be like combining all the WWE eras into one eon… sorta. πŸ˜‚They reference this with the age of dinosaurs. I just hope all those newer or younger fans never refer to us “old timers” as dinosaurs or even the wrestlers! They may joke but I never will.

Life does go on throughout all our eras of time and it continues despite a clock ticking or a calendar reminding us of days. I am grateful for all my eras of time thus far while creating new ones everyday. I am also grateful to have been a fan of the Golden Era because that was my destiny which started such a beginning. One that I never could have imagined becoming what it is now and my connection with Warrior.

Think about how an era of time in your life influenced the person you are now. We all have those younger experiences that made us perhaps stronger, wiser, or better. You era now can be influenced by the future as well. All of Warrior’s younger professions revolved around his physical body so each era helped create the next one. He was much more than that in many ways but being creative ( as previously mentioned) paved the era for his future endeavors.

I always wanted to teach so that began as a babysitter in a way, working with young kids, my own, and now teaching once again. This era of course involves adults and some different topics but one teaching led to the next. You can list your own eras of time too. It doesn’t have to be jobs but think of relationships you have. All those life lessons learned prepare you to experience the next era of time. Then, you will perhaps make choices that reflect your age and wisdom.

Each era of life has its own title just like the WWE has with theirs. Not everyone will become a parent but we are all somebody’s child. Not everyone will be a brother or sister but we all are a friend to someone. You may divide your eras into years like most do but live them fully so you are ready for the next one.

When you reflect back someday on an era of your choosing, I hope you do so with pride. We need the good memories more. Some will say those were “the good ‘ol days” and they could be like I do with the Golden Era. Let’s try to make every era good despite what happens. You can still have your favorite time but list positive aspects from each era that make it memorable. The Golden Era of WWE will always be extra special to me and many other fans but yours will be yours. Who knows how many more they will create but just like with time, it will go on.

Whatever you name your eras warriors- live them the best you can. Your Generation of Attitude can forever have its own Golden Era to never ever forget. πŸ’œ

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What’s Your Main Event?

We all have our own “main events” to wrestle with in life warriors and some will always remain part of us. Professionally as a wrestler, the Ultimate Warrior’s main events were winning those titles belts but we all know life is so much more personal. Our big moments will come and go as we live the little moments everyday. I have a question for you though…

What’s ONE thing or trait you need to work on that’s your main event? It can be linked to your career or even your private life. So many virtues have I blogged about on here but one that’s been my main event is confidence. BOOM. I don’t even need to think hard about it at all. Warrior exuded confidence but another word that connects us is trust. We both had trust issues with people. I still do. So, those two are my biggies. We all need patience so that will be for everyone but can you think of your main event word? πŸ€”

You might need to have more faith in yourself or others, maybe you need more humor in your life or even humility. It doesn’t have to be a virtue but perhaps a certain dream or goal you just can’t seem to accomplish. Am sure you have at least one area of your life that could use improvement. We all need to stay physically fit and eat healthier but is that your main event? How about limiting your scrolling thru social media many times a day?

Make a list and then narrow it down to just a few. Your ultimate challenge is to pick ONE that is the primary main event. When I was that introverted little girl, rarely did I believe anything was possible with belief. That stuff was for the extroverts like my sisters so I wouldn’t even try. It is easy when we’re doing activities we love. When I won that spelling bee in third grade, I loved it so my confidence grew. It’s when I was truly tested like speaking up to a teacher or boss was when it meant the most. Getting outside your comfort zone will do that for anyone.

All you have to do is find that one main event and then think of one way to challenge it, make it better, or eliminate it all together. Being better starts small with little ideas at a time. Maybe it’s a tag team with another. There could be someone in your life that needs help with a similar situation. You can tag each other in and win the match of your main event together. You can also be very different than someone and yet there are similarities that connect the both of you (:

Our main event can be the same but as our lives evolve, the card may switch up entirely. Confidence, trust, and of course patience will always be with me but as I’ve aged, some others are present. It’s only natural as we change careers, personal interests, and families. I never would’ve guessed writing would become my main event but the one thing I’d change about it is better ways to connect. I’m always looking for ways to help and inspire others whether it’s recognizing their own inner warrior or their own inner spirituality.

Warrior and I both share that main event of wanting to inspire people with our words. If I could choose one thing that he would always want to work on, it would have to be creativity. He truly embodied that virtue in every aspect. When pro-wrestling came into his life, it allowed his own creativity to explode unlike his other two possible careers of becoming a chiropractor or bodybuilder.

He was always searching for ways to constantly be more creative with his character which became his real main event. Even after wrestling, he still strived for creativity with his art, speaking, writing, social media, videos, his website, gym, and other projects he worked on. Casa de Warrior was also very heavily adorned with much of the creativity that showcased his carpentry skills.

Well, warriors there’s our main events so now you need to find yours. Maybe you know but maybe you’re still searching. Either way, it can be quite simple or a challenge. Little or big. Look at the main event of your life and always keep it close. It can be your friend or enemy but by doing the work however that is to you, it will be conquered and pinned to the mat!

Here’s to all of you that have that main event and grow along with it. If it’s always been in your life, how can you improve? If it’s a new event, challenge yourself to make a decision on what needs to be done. Only you can make those choices. Believe that you will make the right ones because your main event is there for an ultimate purpose. πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

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The Mighty Machine

We are all machines running on that energy fueling our bodies everyday. Yet sometimes, even the mightiest machines break, wear down or out, and need to be reset. We move this vehicle that is ourselves so much it becomes a rubber band stretched too thin at times. Am sure you warriors know what I mean. πŸ€¦πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

Burnout happens to all of us at various stages in our lives so when is enough- enough? We don’t want to be taken for granted or become unappreciated for all that we are. I have mentioned before how many may not remember Warrior working five years or so without taking time off even during Holidays. He became fatigued and finally had that long break. Yes, there were other factors behind his absence but we shouldn’t forget his prior work which in essence was a a mighty machine.

Have you ever left a job and then down the road got asked back? If so, did you believe they missed, loved, or needed you? Perhaps they needed the clients or money you brought in or maybe also the talent pool remained small. Did you go back because you missed the work, money, or people? It can be a win-win on both ends.

Warrior had this in his wrestling career many times and although this wasn’t the case with me, similarities yet again. For me, it was about being a substitute teacher. At times, I did everything and wanted to learn. I was young and unattached and needing money. It became more than that for me though as my mighty machine was totally wearing thin.

I knew that preschool program better than anyone else at the time so it was a huge compliment knowing the boss trusted me. I thought different after a bit and didn’t want to feel taken advantage of. They could activate a sub list but assumed I had no other plans being part -time so why not? The truth is- even if I didn’t have specific plans, it would be my time for me. I shouldn’t had to lie or make up excuses just to say no. Appreciation or lack of choices remains debatable.

I know Vince loved Warrior but wrestling truly wasn’t going to be his career life choice. He wanted to prove success beyond that sport and without the big paycheck, he did. Warrior succeeded in the way he wanted but not without his share of struggles. It wasn’t always about the money and most will never see that about Warrior.

When we are younger and just starting out, our machines are ready for anything. Our morals start to step in and form a tag team with this machine of ours. It’s great at first like it was for me but then we think a new way and realize it should be different. My preschool never had an aide before so I was treated like royalty but expected to do much. I loved it all with very little pay. It made no difference for such a long time because I was learning in a field that was a passion.

My personality tends to do much for others and while good, we must not forget our own worth. Once I found my voice, that machine of mine changed direction. I spoke up, shocked them, and my mightiness switched gears.

I do realize many of you swallow that pride probably more often then you’d like and accept your constant running machine. We need those external things for our livelihood and may not have a choice despite morality wanting to tag in. Just don’t let your machine get too worn out that it can’t be repaired.

We will always have certain obligations, duties, or lessons to learn but try to balance that yin and yang like I preach always. Don’t get to the point where your rubber band will break and cause destruction. The mighty machine you get to use in this lifetime needs to be cared for, cleaned, shined, turned off, and just left alone for a while.

There will always be choices we are faced with all the time and sacrifices every day. Use your mighty machine in the best way for you. It might not be what someone else will do but just honor the decisions that can serve the machine of your life. You only have one so don’t let it rust too much where it becomes unrecognizable.

If it needs a change, do it. If it needs a voice, find it. If it needs a break, shut it down and rest. Your mighty machine will be there for you but you also need to be there for it. Whatever your situation, listen to your own mighty machine and keep it working always. It will serve you well warriors if you allow it to. 🦾

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Your Powerful Purpose

Do you know your purpose warriors? It just might not be what you’re thinking as most will probably equate purpose with a profession. Sure, it can be that partially but really- it’s so much more. It isn’t necessarily your titles in life either but the CORE of who or what you are.

That smiling man above knew his purpose and kept striving for that- always. Self belief became his purpose that propelled him to study the chiropractic field, bodybuilding, and then pro-wrestling. He also added becoming a true husband, father, artist, writer, speaker, and entrepreneur while still knowing his purpose. You can have multiple purposes but there will be one that does stick out most.

Think about your life for a moment. Underneath all the layers of what you do, can you identify with a genuine purpose? As kids, it’s so simple since we move towards independence from parents to siblings and then friends. We often tell our children that their purpose is to go to school without elaborating. That is true but as they age, purpose will come into their life more. It then becomes career driven from college and beyond. The question to ask yourself is WHY you do what you do. I sure hope your answer is more than just liking the job.

Expand your thinking like a warrior can. This is also a topic on my other blog Spirit and Belief. You need the why behind your purpose.

If you’re stuck- here’s a tip. Just do what you love or enjoy and that purpose will find you. You will know with the feelings behind your actions. It’s all about your feelings towards something. I always wanted to teach young kids and did but now find myself teaching adults in a different way. It found me by indirect acts of my own. Think about a “main event” message you want to passionately share with others. Mine became about intuition and busting myths based on my experiences. Quite the powerful purpose and one that brought about ways I could connect like this blog, YouTube videos, my other site, and book.

Even if you’re in a career you love, think of how to do more than just the job. Do you motivate with a powerful work ethic or ways of relating? Do others reciprocate? Warrior’s self belief methods were not for everyone considering his intensity behind them but you need to look further. He never wavered from his powerful purpose while encouraging others to find theirs.

One can say he was a performer or entertainer but then there’s the why again. No, wrestling wasn’t his first career choice but his purpose always was the same. Some might add other ideas to his message but belief was his ally more than another.

It shouldn’t have to be a struggle like many make it out to be. I realize some are forced into situations or even guilted into societal rules. Once you have a passion like I’ve said before, your purpose will come forth. We can say everyone’s purpose in life is to just be happy and that is true. We all have gifts though and yours need to be used in this great time you are given.

My passion ( or at least a biggie!) is of course writing but the purpose is to educate or inspire others recognizing signs along their journey. It is similar to Warrior’s after all as is my mission to carry his legacy forward.

Your powerful purpose isn’t just defined by what you do but the voice behind it. Every action you take, every thought, word, or anything with genuine intent becomes your purpose. If you go searching, you’ll become frustrated and filled with anxiety. Some may never know or some may just be content with simple things and realize that’s their purpose.

We all don’t need to be the Ultimate Warrior and there was only one him anyway. Our lives can take many different turns but look to the REAL you and what you want to put out there. Your powerful purpose will come. It may not be until later in life as maybe family dynamics change but you’ll be guided with activities you love doing.

Warrior always knew his purpose and stuck with it throughout his lifetime. As a spirit, he’s still all about belief and wants that message brought to life thru his warriors. Be happy with your powerful purpose because your CORE is truly ultimate! πŸ’«πŸ’œ

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Looks and Locks πŸ€·πŸ»πŸ’

Are you aging gracefully or are you fighting it? Most like myself probably do both. Some things we accept but then some, well- we aren’t quite ready for. I found that video pic of Warrior in a hotel room courtesy of Andrew William Wright once again. Yes, I realize most prefer Ultimate Warrior photos and there’s always plenty of those but mixing it up is what I do! Warrior would attest to looks and locks for sure but being a celebrity means that microscope is constantly on you.

His looks changed somewhat over the years as U.W. but those locks never fully left until his girls were young. Some guys of WWE fame have kept their locks intact while maybe letting the color change. For women, it’s a different story but vanity connects us all. They want to keep that image fans recognize. Their outward appearance became such a part of them and yet they might find it hard letting go.

Are you insecure about letting change happen to you physically? I’ve mentioned this a little before but never regarding aging. Age has that way of sneaking up behind us while putting a sleeper hold across our head and neck! Do we submit or fight back? When younger, we can’t wait to get older but when older, we crave that youth. We want the younger skin, no gray hair, no reading glasses, and the like. Those that embrace aging- I applaud you. I don’t try and hide every wrinkle or fit into skinny jeans anymore. I still have my hair colored just a little and that moisturizer needs to be applied. You won’t find me getting botox, a facelift, or any injections ever. Fame influences that though.

We do change as we age, that’s a fact. Yes, I still workout but not as much cardio as even a few years ago. Hormones are telling me- nope, not gonna happen so I am listening. It upsets me but I am active in other ways just with more naps. It’s similar to a change in diet. We all know to eat healthier as time goes by.

Sometimes we give up younger looks of the past anyway. Warrior did and I was glad. Did fans really think he’d still have the long hair or exact same body at 50? Maybe so since he still worked his body hard but I knew he wouldn’t look the same. He felt it was time to move on to a new phase of his life and one never filled with regrets. Was that selfish to not think of being automatically recognized much? No, not at all. He felt personally despite others in the business that it was the right time to move on from younger ways. Some things or ideas are so easy to say: “See ya!” to but others we become attached with and it is difficult parting ways.

What is one thing- either a physicality, relationship, concept, or younger idea do you find hard giving up? It doesn’t have to be looks or locks but how about an outfit from decades ago you can’t donate. Maybe you have the first car you ever owned and it still runs. You barely drive it but can’t seem to sell it. Why? We do like to hold onto things but as warriors- we must move on to newer and better. I’m not saying give everything away or keep it all either but getting that balance is what wins the match. I’m guilty too, believe me!

Some stuff we are forced to change like when flat screens came out or music cassette tapes switched to CD’s. That’s exactly what Warrior was talking about on the video pic of him above. We do need to ask the question of why change happens. Is it for you or others? You might just try something new but maybe you want to please others. Sometimes we don’t even have a choice. With celebrities, it becomes tricky because they may need to make a change but don’t want to disappoint fans. The Ultimate Warrior character was able to alter some physical traits and fans still loved it all. Years later, he changed more dramatically of course. I’ve always wondered if he stayed in the business would the look be the same or change over time and age? Hmmm, I do wonder. πŸ€”

Looks, locks, and everything in between that we may switch up or perhaps don’t much at all. We know our flaws and try so hard covering them up but for how long? This is true for all of us- men and women and you will know your traits right away. We do need to age gracefully but it is ok to still have some vanity. After all, we are human and like what we like.

It can be our faces, bodies, clothes, hair, or anything that might mean moving on from. It’s up to you with how you age but just be happy. It’s your life so you get to decide. Fight like that warrior but then know when to put aside your sword to acceptance. βš”οΈ

~~~Check out Andrew William Wright’s YouTube channel for some great wrestling documentaries including several on Warrior! I’ve been referencing the London Expo of 2005 and there are a few uploaded. I thank him for keeping these around for us fans to see!πŸ‘πŸ’™

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Veteran’s Day Thanks πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ( and 200 πŸ’™)

Veteran’s Day falls on Wednesday of 2020 this year so that inspired me to write about this National Day of Remembrance here in the U.S.A. Another side note is that today also marks the 200th post of these writings. I never count random “tests” WordPress reminds me of from the past. I count the actual ideas that get written so this post of Veteran’s Day becomes number 200. Warrior would be proud and IS!

I salute and honor every veteran who has served in our country’s armed forces. I have many family members dedicated to protecting the freedoms we cherish. It is indeed such an ultimate sacrifice putting one’s life at risk while defending our flag and all it stands for. My own brother proudly served in both the Navy and Coast Guard. Two of his daughters while still in high school are part of the ROTC as are two second cousins of mine. They both have Army Vets as parents. Two of my cousins husbands served in the military and one had his two sons serving as well. Two seems to be the number in my family (: My ex-brother-in-law is still with the Marines in some capacity while my deceased father-in-law enlisted in the Air National Guard during his younger days.

Not all will put their lives on the line like a soldier but they still contribute in many ways. Both Warrior and his wife Dana supported our military vets and championed their dedication to our country. WWE has done much over the years in organizations alongside our war heroes and continue doing so. Dana as an Ambassador traveled all over the country representing the WWE while raising awareness for Veterans causes. Warrior proudly displayed a flag in their family home while Dana continued teaching their girls about respect for our country’s heroes. Not only would they thank them for humbled service but buy meals around their hometown. Schools over here have Veteran’s Day ceremonies as decorations adorn the hallways. Our city usually has a service as well.

I can sorta compare the military to wrestling. Give me a chance for a brief moment here. They both involve travel, possible combat, and one needs to become very disciplined to achieve status. Also, when both retire, they are called veterans. Both also see the word hero used in their presence but we all know the true heroes are our veterans of the military. I have known or know people in every branch of the military whether it be the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, or Coast Guard. Not to forget the Reserves…

Think of all the wars our great country has faced. Let’s hope there aren’t any more in our nation’s future. Think also about all those brave men and women willing to stand up against an enemy just to protect us. The numbers are staggering. The first war where women were in combat was the Gulf War of 1991. Prior to that, they were just nurses serving the wounded or dying but not physically on the battleground with the men. That actually brings me to another commonality with wrestling. We all know how far women have come in sports entertainment. Women in the military have also made great accomplishments while serving next to the men in battle.

Some confuse this day with Memorial Day. That is when we remember those lives lost during war but Veteran’s honors those that have served while still living. If you know of someone, ask to hear their stories. Especially an older vet who will take you back in time to their younger years of great service. Just like my post of last week, that heart of humility cannot be replaced. Thanking them doesn’t seem to be enough.

Whatever branch of military you favor, they all serve the same purpose of protecting our land, seas, air, and freedom. Gone are the days of the draft but there will still be naysayers against what the military stands for. No, I don’t condone war and possible lives lost but we do need to protect our borders when needed.

Most of us will think of this day as any other. It will come and go just like a typical Wednesday. Perhaps this Veteran’s Day of November 11, 2020, you can make it a little more memorable. Thank any vets in your life separately. Pray for them, thank them for service and our freedom, or just reflect on what it means to live in a FREE country. Many others don’t have all that we take for granted here. We have those rights and privileges because of our United States veterans that proudly fought for them.

*** Remember, Honor, Salute, and THANK ALL Veterans and those to come for being so BRAVE as an American.

“… with Liberty and Justice for all.”

P.S. Today is 11-11, such powerful numbers. This post is dedicated to all those vets who have been severely injured or affected in many ways by their years of service. We are forever in your gratitude as thoughts and prayers are sent to you always. πŸ™πŸ»Thank you to all those ultimate survivors!

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