As young boys, the world is quite literally our playground. It seems so full of questions waiting to be answered and mysterious places to discover and explore. It’s in our nature to run, jump, play and unlock the secrets that call to us. Then, as we become men, we lose a lot of the natural curiosity and desire to traverse the world around us. The world around us often become more like a jail cell than the playground we remember of our youth.
My guest today is a man who has not lost a bit of the curiosity and excitement of his youth. If anything, he has cultivated it. His name is Danny Bolton. Today, you’re going to hear how to recapture that magic. We talk about how hesitation hurts us, a man’s need to play, creating an enemy to fight against, the analogy of the wolf, sheep, and sheep herder, the power of being ready for anything, and how to tap back into our primal nature.
“When you’re a kid, it’s easy to be a wild animal.” Tweet That— Danny Bolton
My guest today is self-proclaimed adventure junkie. It’s not hard to understand why he feels that’s the case when you find out that Danny Bolton is an avid hunter, spear fisher, mountaineer, dirt biker, off-road racer, knife maker, and is willing to try just about anything else you might throw at him.
It seems he spends his days conjuring up new ways to experience life which is spent most in his home state of Hawaii. Danny and I met through mutual friends years ago and he’s been a huge inspiration to me personally as I too try to rekindle some of the magic I remember as a youth and not letting the adventure die as I get older.
“People stress about more things than they need to stress about these days.” Tweet That— Danny Bolton
- Taking the life of an animal in the most humane and efficient way possible
- Letting out your “animal” side
- How to get started expressing your wild side
- Some stress is great, but we stress about too much
- Do we need to have some type of “enemy” to confront
- We tend to choose the path of least resistance
- Considering risk in the decision making process
- Underestimating risk in the moment
- Pressure of performing/shooting around other people
I just want to take a quick minute to thank you for all the support over the past 8 years. I’m well aware that we would not be where we are without you tuning in, listening in, coming to our events, joining our brotherhood, the Iron Council, and stepping up more fully in your own lives.
I have not tried to hide that the end of 2022 and the beginning of 2023 have presented some real personal struggles for me but I do want to let you know that your support, example, and brotherly love has made this work meaningful to me and given me purpose when all else in life seems to waiver.
That’s it. Just a genuine thank you from me and a message that I don’t plan to stop anytime soon. As long as there is breath in me and men like you willing to listen and apply, I’ll keep fighting for the cause of manliness.
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