Nick's Father's Day Gift Guide

Nick's Father's Day Gift Guide

Ok Kids, it's that time of year. Time to show your dad what he means to you. If you're a dad yourself, you know we don't get much. We spend most of our time working and paying bills. We are the last to bed and the last to get fed. We don't ask for much, DON'T SIT IN MY CHAIR - and DON'T PARK IN MY SPOT. But every once and a while it's nice to get a thoughtful gift from your kids that you are looking forward to opening. Don't get me wrong, I am a big fan of the #1 DAD Trophy cup, but this is the list of my TOP 10 FATHER'S DAY GIFT ITEMS that I KNOW the RAD DADs in your life with LOVE.

Memorial Day for a GWOT Veteran

Memorial Day for a GWOT Veteran

While most of America enjoys this holiday with family and friends BBQ in the back yard. There is an entire generation reflecting on our past and the friends that are no longer with us. I try and not get to somber on this day but celebrate the life that I have because they do not have that ability. I have a choice, to be upset and depressed of the enormous amount of loss our community has suffered or celebrate the men that they were and how important they were to me. I choose to remember them and draw strength from each of their characters. 

Addressing the Haters and Slackers

Addressing the Haters and Slackers

If you were going through life doing the bare minimum, that is what you’re going to get in return. You’re going to get the bare minimum return of life and that’s not the way I live my life and that’s not the way that the people I surround myself with live their lives. The bare minimum is just that, minimum. I want to maximize my return on everything. I want to maximize my return on business. I want to maximize the return on relationships. I want to maximize my return on physical fitness. What do I have to do to get the most out of everything can.

4 STEPS TO CLEAN UP YOUR DIET

4 STEPS TO CLEAN UP YOUR DIET

Since I've started the 90 Day Vlog series, I have been getting a lot of questions about my macros, what I am eating, and how often. Well... I'll break it down for you and also tell you what you should and shouldn't eat.

F**K Resolutions - Worst Idea Ever

F**K Resolutions - Worst Idea Ever

I came up with a horribly wonderful idea. I told my girlfriend, Miss Capra and she said I was crazy!  The next 90 days I will attempt to accomplish my goals by executing a step by step plan.  It is going to be difficult however extremely rewarding. New Years Resolutions are horse crap because there is no plan. I will use my Best Self Co. Journal to map out my road to success.

3 Things You Should Know Going Into MARSOC Selection

3 Things You Should Know Going Into MARSOC Selection

So here I am with the ability and audacity to Monday morning Quarterback the shit out of my accomplishments from the past. This by no means is a must do-or-fail list, this is merely a generalized compilation of things I have reflected upon post A&S of which I personally deem fitting for review and attention to those with the aspirations of becoming a Marine Raider. Now although there are many factors and components that comprise a fitting candidate for selection I for one deem the following to be of the utmost skillsets to refine.

7 Must-Do Morning Routine Hacks

7 Must-Do Morning Routine Hacks

Stack the odds in your favor every morning with these tricks.

As an entrepreneur, there are many great demands on you. The market is always evolving, the competition is always growing, there's price erosion and, of course, you have to keep your team on track with your vision.

5 Things That Every Aspiring Marine Needs To Know

5 Things That Every Aspiring Marine Needs To Know

I get a lot of questions from young men and women about what they should do about joining the Military. Most of which is about are about joining Special Operations or how to become a Marine Raider. So here are my top 5 "Tips" that every young man or women need to know. 

ICELAND DAY 2: THOR'S ICEBATH

ICELAND DAY 2: THOR'S ICEBATH

Finally we watched Thor break record as he carried the 419lb Husafell stone and become Iceland's Strongest Man. We had a blast and he invited us back to his place for dinner and a soak in his ICE BATH. They say hopping between hot and cold tubs is great for recovery. It was really freaking cold.

ICELAND DAY 1: MATT VINCENT LOST MY DRONE

ICELAND DAY 1: MATT VINCENT LOST MY DRONE

Day 1 in Iceland 2017 tour. We have a bum knee, broken slider, 80d went down, and Matt lost my Phantom 4 Pro Drone! Going on no sleep and a 10k Hike put a whopping on me. 

Squats & Chops with Pops

My POPS came to town for his birthday and we had an awesome time. Great food, caught some sun, and some GREAT workouts. This guy likes to BUST MY CHOPS! Full May Spartan Carton Review Included. We celebrated his 60th birthday in style.
Stay tuned for our full Q&A

A HVIII-ful Range Day

A HVIII-ful Range Day

Made it Baton Rouge, Louisiana for a trip to see my friend Matt Vincent. We spent sometime going over the fundamentals of firearms and concealed carry.

Guns, Deadlifts, Snatches and Steak

Guns, Deadlifts, Snatches and Steak

Headed to Baton Rouge, LA for some firearms training with Matt Vincent. Needed to do some gear prep. Had a good planning meeting with him. TJ from TG Holsters stopped by to drop off some of the holsters we will be working with this weekend. Got a good training session in doing some deadlifts and Sorinex CMB Snatches for time. Then crushed some delicious Steak seasoned by Tacticalories. 

10 Concealed Carry Tips for Beginners

10 Concealed Carry Tips for Beginners

As I previously mentioned, most people who carry concealed OR open are extremely responsible and have the mindset that they’ll do everything in their power to avoid a conflict, but if violence comes their way, they’re prepared to do what it takes to protect themselves and their family. This is a great mindset to have. A big mistake that some less responsible people make is having an invincible or escalation mindset. These people will go out of their way to go down that sketchy alleyway or will intentionally escalate a fight. Just because you carry a gun it doesn’t mean it’s time to start looking for trouble or trying to start a fight. In fact, it means the exact opposite. By carrying a gun, you must do everything in your power to avoid trouble.

Guys, I'm Moving to L.A.

Guys, I'm Moving to L.A.

I had a meeting in L.A. to discuss some upcoming projects. Man, what an awesome trip! Christmas Abbott and Chad Ottenbreit were great and just funny as can be. The meeting went well and we are all very excited of the potential ahead. None the less we had a great time getting to know each other. And I was just kidding about the "moving to L.A." part, that's never gonna happen.

Kansas City SHUFFLE

Kansas City SHUFFLE

Every time I go to KC I am blown away by how proud the locals are of their city. Kansas City is home of some of the finest original restaurants, bars and shops and also the World Series Kansas City Royals.

My Holy F@*king S**t Weekend at The Arnold

My Holy F@*king S**t Weekend at The Arnold

This is when I should have known things were going to go sideways for this trip! I found a place that in my budge and was available. Also! It was only a few short blocks from the Arnold Sports Festival. The lady immediately hit me back and said "Hey, just wanted to let you know that this house is located in a less than desirable neighborhood."

Long Term Conflict in Afghanistan

Long Term Conflict in Afghanistan

In the beginning of the Afghanistan conflict, the US utilized CIA and SF to make contact with some of their cold war contacts in order to oust the Taliban. They established local security militias to secure and govern their own villages. This process was working and the Taliban’s strength was collapsing. Soon after this, the coalition forces came to Afghanistan in force and took over as the overall arching theater command. For several years coalition forces directly targeted known Taliban. Eight years later we find ourselves executing the same program the CIA and SF were utilizing in the beginning.1 So, how would the outcome of the post 2001 September 11th conflict in Afghanistanbe different if we had continued with Asymmetrical operations versus conventional military methodology?