Addiction is something a lot of men are facing. Whether it’s an addiction to alcohol, pornography, or drugs, it is something that can be overcome.
Today, I am joined by UFC fighter, Court McGee, to talk about his battle with addiction and his ability over the past decade to fight and win this never-ending battle. We talk about his positive upbringing, how he used fighting as an outlet, the disease of addiction, his downward spiral, and how he has overcome his drug addiction. This one is a bit different as I wanted to give Court the platform to share his story so I gave him the mic and let him run.
I’m honored to introduce you to my guest, Mr. Court McGee.
Court is a UFC fighter and the winner of the 11th season of the Ultimate Fighter. Despite his accomplishments in the ring, today, we focus on his personal life outside of it
Court spent a lot of his life hooked on just about every drug imaginable and once overdosed on heroin where he was estimated to have spent 8 minutes without a heartbeat or pulse.
There is no doubt that Court McGee is a man who knows how to fight but I am absolutely blown away with the story of his greatest battle in overcoming addiction, walking the path of long-term sobriety, how he handles adversity, and how he’s taken his greatest challenge and turned himself into a force for good.
- The disease of addiction
- The importance of meaning and significance
- How ego gets in the way and magnifies addiction
- Why people turn to self-medication
- How to avoid lying to yourself
- The importance of finding a team to surround yourself with
- Developing and fostering willpower
- The power of a support unit
- How martial arts and other activities can help in overcoming addiction
- How to use your pain as a catalyst for growth
- How to use your struggles to serve others
I look around and I see so much good in society today but I also see a lot of areas in which society definitely needs to improve. The other day, someone asked me, “If I could change just one thing about the world, what would it be?” Without thinking, I suggested that I would ensure every household had an engaged father in it.
I truly believe that strong, loving, supportive fathers in the home have the power to change the world. But you know as well as I do that stepping into that calling is a real challenge.
This is the reason we’ve decided to host a new event designed to give fathers the tools they need to help usher their sons into manhood. When you join us at the Inaugural Order of Man Legacy experience, you will work alongside your son to complete a series of challenges and tasks designed to test you and your son physically, mentally, and emotionally.
We only have a few spots remaining. If you’ve been looking for a rite of passage for your son, this is it. The experience is September 20-23, 2018 for you and your son between the ages of 8 – 15. If you want to learn more and lock in your spot, go to www.orderofman.com/legacy.