I started a new job in the middle of August to get away from it all. Itâ€™s turned out to be the best job Iâ€™ve ever had. Stress-free, conflict-free. My new boss isnâ€™t an asshole. Perfect workplace environment. No drama, no backstabbing, no toxicity. No gossip, no lies, no egos, no megalomaniacs. No meetings, no power-point presentations. No attitudes, no condescending elitists, no bigotry, no discrimination. I donâ€™t dread going to my new job. I love my co-workers. They spill their guts every shift. No incompetence, no ineptitude, no scandals, no embarrassments. My new job was a solution, a retreat from real-life. I lost faith in mankind, womankind, and any hope of kindness. Â My new job is assistant newspaper carrier on my grandchildrenâ€™s paper route.
The only stress with my new job is witnessing the ignorance of selfish, self-centered motorists who donâ€™t give a shit about child safety. Speeding, blowing stop signs, squealing tires, a state of traffic anomie â€“ frontier Wild West-side lawlessness. Otherwise, delivering papers with my grandchildren accomplished the retreat I was looking for. After the papers were delivered, I retreated to the basement â€“ the basement gym of X Fitness and my basement office at the original X Fitness. Workout, work, eat, sleep, repeat. I decided to retreat in order to withdraw from society because I lost faith in mankind, womankind, and any hope of kindness from the world of any kind. I violated Real-Life Lesson #5,193 that Iâ€™ve taught football players for 40 years and college law enforcement students for 20 years â€“ donâ€™t drop-out. Triple meaning.
First meaning: Donâ€™t drop out of the weight room, pre-season, the first quarter, the second quarter, the third quarter, and most of all, the fourth quarter. Stay in the game with all your heart and soul.
Second meaning: Never drop out of learning. Stop learning, stop earning. Donâ€™t drop out before you graduate. Â Stay in school and then become a life-long learner.
Third meaning: Never drop out from real-life. Real-life teaches you more than any classroom ever will. Stay in the game forever. No matter how tough real-life gets, never drop out of real-life because the moment you drop out of real-life or any of the above, you will be missed and you will miss it.
The good news about my dropout was the effect of synchronicity. The past six weeks proved I was wrong about my faith in mankind and womankind. People have infinite capacity for love and kindness, especially when you least expect it and least deserve it. And they have wanted nothing in return. Iâ€™ve been blessed to have experienced the best of mankind and womankind during the past six weeks. Itâ€™s easy to get jaded. Itâ€™s easy to distort your worldview and see nothing but assholes. The good news is that your Guardian Angel(s) will not let you drop out. S/he will bring people in your life to prove you wrong about dropping out. You will cross paths with the right people at the right time to restore your faith in mankind and womankind. I ended my dropout but kept my job as assistant paper carrier. Itâ€™s a return to my past manual labour/labor jobs. I donâ€™t live in the past but I visit during every workout. Physical exertion connects the past, present, and future. What was, what is, what will be. Workout like your life depends on it. Workout for those who depend on you. Train like hell to fight hell when hell shows up and calls you out.
X Fitness is committed to lift. No matter how bad you want to drop out, stay in the game. The biggest loss is not on the scoreboard, itâ€™s when you lose faith in the kindness of mankind and womankind. You can download a free audio version of this blog in an upcoming Blunt Talk Podcast, compliments of X Fitness. www.BluntTalk.Libsyn.comÂ The greatest reward is soul-lifting. People have lifted you up, now itâ€™s your turn to do the same. When someone is broken down or broken up, lift them up. Encourage the broken to break obstacles that are limiting them. Blunt Talk Podcast has been privileged to have had 121 guests in the past 18 months. Each one is a soul-lifter. All 121 episodes are free, permanently archived downloads compliments of X Fitness. Every episode includes an opening motivational speech and a Top 1000 Workout Song of the Week. Each guest, each episode is guaranteed to lift. X Fitness is committed to lift, to the celebration of Good Inspirational News Only. Thereâ€™s enough depressing news. We wonâ€™t add to it. Here is the link to Blunt Talk Podcast:Â www.BluntTalk.Libsyn.com
Blessings & all good things.
Gino Arcaro M.Ed., B.Sc., Level 3 NCCP (Natâ€™l Coaching Certification Program)
Head coach â€“ Niagara X-men football
Owner – X Fitness Inc.
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:
Soul of a Lifter, 4th & hell: seasons 1 and 2, SWAT 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 childrenâ€™s book called â€œBE FIT â€“ DONâ€™T QUIT.â€ The first stage of his new Blunt Talk e-books is now for sale. His latest book on human potential called â€œHashtag Peaceâ€ is at the editing stage. He is writing three other non-fiction novels book called The Mystery of Murder: Working with the dead, Midnight Shift from Hell, and Another Bar Fight.
His SWAT FOOTBALL BOOKS are at: