If you’ve been following me for any amount of time, you are well aware that my favorite movie of all-time is Braveheart. So, when I had the chance to have a conversation with the man who wrote the movie, Randall Wallace, I jumped on it.
Today, Randall and I talk about the timeless messages for men found in the movie, how and what sacrifices must be made to achieve our goals, how to qualify other men who can serve as your band of brothers, discovering something that calls deeply to you, and ultimately, how we too can live our lives with the courage and bravery conveyed in the life of William Wallace and Braveheart.
“The thing that frightens you the most is the thing that you must seek out and face.” Tweet That— Randall Wallace
My guest today is the legendary Randall Wallace. You may not recognize his name but I guarantee you that you are deeply familiar with his work.
Randall is a screenwriter, director, producer, New York Times Bestselling Author, and songwriter. He wrote Braveheart, Man in the Iron Mask, Pearl Harbor, and We Were Soldiers among many other incredible motion pictures, many of which he produced and directed and has won several Academy Awards.
He is an insanely talented individual – far beyond what I knew when we agreed to do a podcast together – and he is deeply reflective and insightful around the subject of men and masculinity.
You guys are going to really enjoy this conversation. It was incredibly powerful and inspiring for me.
“The best part of being a writer is that you get to be the first audience of the story.” Tweet That— Randall Wallace
- 5:15 Taking risks with unpopular narratives
- 7:10 The importance of running towards fear
- 8:05 Stripping away the undertone of the Bible
- 9:15 The best part of being a writer
- 10:04 The right person at the right time
- 14:11 Looking for opportunities to be judged
- 17:40 Watching Braveheart as an audience member
- 19:35 Making a ripple in life
- 20:00 Dealing with those who don’t show appreciation
- 21:25 Telling someone you love them
- 22:40 The relevance of daily habits
- 24:00 How others perceive our work
- 25:00 Acquiring the movie rights to We Were Soldiers
- 28:33 Facing negative feedback
- 29:50 The message being sent to young people
- 32:00 The need to find respect for each other
- 33:05 What to look for in a brother and yourself
- 36:00 Earning a seat at the table
- 40:00 The worst thing you can do for kids
- 45:00 Receiving messages from God
- 48:00 Looking for validation as a man
- 51:05 Telling the legend of William Wallace
- 59:10 Tweaking the details to deliver a message
- 1:05:00 The reality of being courageous
“I’m not sure there anything more vulnerable than a man in love with a woman and doesn’t know how to tell her.” Tweet That— Randall Wallace
Gentlemen, very quickly, I wanted to introduce you to the Iron Council if you’re not already familiar. Randall and I have talked a bit about in this conversation the power of brotherhood and finding other men who are qualified to be in your corner.
Unfortunately, it seems to be increasingly difficult to find those types of men and develop powerful bonds that will help both of you succeed. That’s where the Iron Council comes into play.
Inside the Iron Council, there are over 800 men who are all like-minded and working towards the same goals and objectives. These are incredibly motivated and ambitious men and they have not only the desire to succeed but to help all the men inside the Iron Council do the same.
If you’re ready to band with us, join us at www.orderofman.com/ironcouncil.
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