If your dad is a pain in the ass, he’s doing his job. Nothing motivates me more than this picture. This picture is the reason I don’t give a shit about celebrities, rich + famous, pro athletes, politicians, singers, actors. The true heroes are the anonymous who grind day after day after day. I never said happy birthday once to my father, Antonio, because no one did. I never knew his birthday except that it was November-something. Antonio was a poor illiterate immigrant Italian whose story has to be told. He fought in wars, fought depression, survived POW camp, and came to Canada on a cattle boat, broke and uneducated.
At my age, Antonio went back to work after his 1st heart attack, doing heavy lifting 8 hrs a day. Then he went back to work after his 2nd and 3rd heart attack. He was forced into retirement after heart attack #4. Then he lost it because he couldn’t work no more. It would be shameful if I didn’t have the heart to work out 90 minutes a day. I don’t have the balls to lift 8 hours a day at my age like Antonio did. It would be pathetic if I didn’t max out sets and reps. I couldn’t wait to leave home when I was a kid because Antonio was a pain in the ass. Ironically, I didn’t understand until he was gone that he was a pain in the ass so that real-life wouldn’t knock me on my ass. If you’re blessed to have your father alive, don’t wait until he’s dead to find out his birthday. I found out in 1987 when I read his tombstone – Nov 15. If you’re blessed to have your father alive, I hope he’s a pain in the ass. There’s no greater expression of love than being a pain in the ass so that real-life doesn’t knock you on your ass.
Blessings and all good things
Gino Arcaro M.Ed., B.Sc., Level 3 NCCP (Nat’l Coaching Certification Program)
Owner – X Fitness Inc.
Head coach – Niagara X-men football
Host – BLUNT TALK PODCAST http://blunttalk.libsyn.com/
Gino Arcaro is a widely published author. His website, blog, Youtube channel, and list of SWAT FOOTBALL Books are at: www.ginoarcaro.com
His books include:
4th & hell: seasons 1 and 2, Soul of a Lifter, SWAT No-Huddle Offense, SWAT Defense, SWAT Tackling Video & e-book, X Fitness Workout System, and a 3 business book series called Soul of an Entrepreneur
He also has written 20 editions of 6 law enforcement academic textbooks. A new 8-volume interrogation book series will be released in 2014. And just released, a new children’s book called “BE FIT – DON’T QUIT.” He is currently writing three non-fiction motivational novels book called The Mystery of Murder: Working with the dead, Midnight Shift from Hell, and Another Bar Fight. Another book on human potential called “Hashtag Peace” is at the editing stage.
His SWAT FOOTBALL BOOKS are at: