Whether he knows it or not, every man lives by a code. But without intentionality about what that code is, it’s easy to get lost in a world filled with chaos, clutter, and distraction. Unfortunately, it’s not always easy to identify the code you want to live by and consistently measure up to it.
That’s why I wanted to have a conversation with my guest today, Brady “Totanka” Cervantes. He is a former Marine Corps sniper and, more recently a professional bull rider. Today, we talk about his experience as a sniper, how it translates to civilian life, the struggles of transitioning in life, how to clear your head in chaos, and how to establish and live by a code.
“When you fail to allow your kids to adapt, that’s when evolution will start to curve in a different direction than the right way.” Tweet That— Brady Cervantes
Brady “Totanka” Cervantes
He spent nearly 10 years in the Marine Corps and, as a Scout Sniper, had several deployments throughout the world, including two deployments to Iraq and two deployments to Afghanistan.
After his military service, he began training as a lead instructor for several tactical training companies, starred in a survival TV show called Kicking & Screaming, and, more recently, riding bulls professionally with the PBR.
I met Brady several months ago at Sorinex’s SummerStrong event and as I got to know him over a couple of days, I was extremely impressed with his clarity, confidence, and level of humility. All of which we talk about in our conversation.
“I accept everything that I’m doing and understand the difference. At the end of the day, I make my own decisions.” Tweet That— Brady Cervantes
- Experiencing life’s lessons
- Learning perspective as a young boy
- Finding middle ground
- Seeking guidance from the right source
- The importance of parental guidance
- Living out of a truck
- Life in the Marine Corp.
- The impact of TBI
- Understanding the consequences
- Pushing past fear
- The mental game
- Becoming legendary
- A level of discipline
- One thing at a time
- Overcoming ego
- Dealing with your own battle
“When you find a certain group of people that share the same code to live by, it’s infectious.” Tweet That— Brady Cervantes
If you’ve been listening to this podcast for any amount of time, you know a little bit about our exclusive brotherhood, the Iron Council. This is a fraternity of men who are all working together to improve their lives, gain new perspectives, get accountability, and the motivation and tools they need to excel.
This month inside the Iron Council we’re talking about forging and iron-clad mindset, and one of the things we do is bring in guest experts to cover the monthly topic, do some live Q & A with, and learn. On the 28th of this month, June 2019, Commander Mark Divine will be joining our live call to discuss the tools, strategies, and skill-sets of an iron-clad mindset.
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“Practice discipline! It will create the patience you need to stay calm in times of chaos.” Tweet That— Brady Cervantes
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