Brain Health

All of us have experienced trauma in some way. Those of us that have had head injuries or trauma to the brain, experience an even deeper blow to our bodies and minds. When you aren't thinking straight we become dependent on those around us to help fight for us. But are we even aware of those that are in need?

On this week's episode of Overcome & Conquer Show, Ray"Cash" Care and I are discussing the seriousness of PTSD, Concussions, Brain Injuries and more. We talk about real life experiences. We discuss friends and brothers that have walked through those dark days of having some sort of brain trauma. We have firsthand experience of how these types of injuries can rob you of your life and steal the very thing we need most when in a fight for our lives...our mind!

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The Three F-Bombs

The Three F-Bombs

Mindset is everything.  If you will commit to having an overcome and conquer mindset you will accomplish any goal you set.  Overcoming and Conquering isn’t just about the battleground.  It’s not just about Life Ambushes.  It’s an everyday mentality that must be plugged in to your everyday life!

As Americans we need to incorporate this mindset into everything we do.  There is no barrier too difficult to overcome. We will conquer whatever it is…if we apply the right mindset.

It’s time we start thinking about what we do as individuals to make this world a better place.  Prioritizing these three areas of your life will give you the foundation to overcome any obstacle and conquer any type of life ambush!!  When facing a major event in your life, in addition to your mindset, these three F Bombs are the foundation to living an overcoming life.

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What is an Overcome Mindset?

What is an Overcome Mindset?

There are three major components to keeping an overcome mindset!  You must never physically quit, and you can’t mentally quit and you must recognize life's not fair! 

People ask "Well, man, how do you do that? How do you keep an Overcome Mindset?"  

 

Over, the past few years I really started to drill down into, what does that mean? And one day, because one of the wounded warriors that I was working with, he told this heartbreaking story and I wanted to share it with you today because it shows perfectly what I’m talking about when I say we must have an Overcome Mindset. 

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Unchained

Everyone wants to be on top of the mountain… The problem we see in our society today is that people want to get dropped off at the top of the mountain and look down. They want to alleviate the climb to the top and discard the struggle and commitment that it takes to get there. 

 However, any successful mountain climber will tell you, it is the journey to the top that matters the most. The challenge, the decisions, the hurdles, the intensity, the commitment.  These all contribute to making   the view from the top one filled with an exhilarating sense of accomplishment and freedom.

On the most recent episode of the JR overcome show, we had the incredible opportunity to talk with Erik Salzenstein and have him share his story of accomplishment, fulfillment and freedom with us. 

Erik Salzenstein's story is one that truly shows the power of change and what's possible. From greed and addiction to purpose and fulfillment. Erik finds himself facing life in prison, and with his back against the wall he finally has to face his worst enemy.....himself.

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Run, Hide or Fight Back?

FIGHT BACK

On 9/11, our entire culture in the United States was changed in a matter of under two hours. You had a plane hit a tower. Then, another plane hit the tower. Then, a plane hit the Pentagon. By the fourth plane, the word was out. And those civilians, regular everyday people, who were unarmed, fought back and defeated those terrorists and drove that plane into the ground.

And every attempt that's been made to get into a cockpit since that day has been defeated by unarmed civilians on these airplanes."

So, we’ve proven time and again that it can be done. Even if you don’t have a gun, you can still FIGHT BACK AND WIN.

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Not Afraid of the Dark Anymore

We talked and he said, “Jay, embrace your demon. The reality is, your demon is what drives you. Your demon is what gives you hope. Your demon is what inspires you to Overcome and have courage in the face of great adversity.

Your demon is the darkness and you are the Light.

In that moment, my friend handed me a blazing flashlight of hope.

I am the Light in the Darkness.

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Know Thyself - 5% Moments

There are three different components here: There is the perception of yourself, the perception others have of you, and then there’s the way you really are. If those three aspects are out of alignment anywhere, you have a problem. Mine were all out of whack. I had lived with a false perception of myself for much of my career, and when it was tested, my house of cards collapsed. It had hindered me all the time.

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Stoic is the Leader

I quickly replied that our teammate was going to drown if they didn’t immediately pull him out of the water.  They needed to have a sense of urgency.  He told me, screaming at them did not convey the need any better and if anything may have caused them to do something different than what I needed.  Staying calm in the midst of chaos and clearly articulating what you need will not only get more immediate results, you will earn the respect of those around you for being unflappable

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The Pressure Cooker - Emotional Leadership

As I got older I began to recognize that one of the key components of leading yourself is strong emotional leadership; the ability to project leadership and confidence and motivate and inspire people regardless of the doubts or frustrations you may feel on the insideGreat leaders lead at all times, regardless of how they feel.  As I grew up both mentally, physically and emotionally, I got much better at controlling my emotions and projecting what was needed in the situation

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F is for Failure

Embrace Failure.  Let your kids learn to fail.  Because out of failure they will learn to overcome.  For every failure I’ve had, I had to dig deep and overcome it.  I had to deal with the pain.  I had to deal with the mistakes I had made.  I had to reevaluate myself and figure out – what caused the failure? Was it me or external causes? Failure makes us come to grips with all of that.

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Touching the Dragon

He infuses his storytelling with wit, humor and great descriptions of life in a war zone riding along on the “Bullet Train”.   In the midst of all of this is his love of dogs as a SEAL dog handler and how years of combat and the loss of two key dogs, led to Jimmy almost losing his mind.  

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Above and Beyond

Above and Beyond.  What does this phrase truly mean?  Everyone in life aspires to move up, to get better, to reach a higher level than the one they are at.  For all these things, that denotes progress and success, but

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Evan West
Freedom is a Gift

Our forebears were awestruck at the sight of her; welcoming them proudly, holding her tablets and hoisting her torch high above her head in all her glorious splendor. As they stepped off the ships,

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Evan West
The Downfall of Decency

These are the words that are dominating the 24 hour news cycle. We are consumed by them and they are becoming our new reality. So much so, that now whenever someone shares a view of the world that differs from ours

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Evan West
50 Shades of Grey

No, this title is not about sex or bondage. Instead it is about how as leaders we must see the world through the lens of reality, not just from our own perspective or beliefs. You see, when I was younger, I saw...

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Evan West
The Beauty of a Darker Soul

A friend of mine, former Army Major Josh Mantz has an amazing story.  Josh’s story and passion for life is both amazing and an inspiration for all Americans. Legally dead for 15 minutes...

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Evan West