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Wisdom of a Bull Rider

Wisdom of a Bull Rider
Welcome to today's #WednesdayWisdom from Way of The Renaissance Man Starring Jim Woods
Today's insight was inspired by American professional rodeo cowboy, Hall of Fame world champion bull rider, and co-founder of the PBR,  Professional Bull Riders organization, Tuff Hedeman.
Wisdom of a Bull Rider Tuff Hedeman Quote Way of the Renaissance Man Starring Jim Woods
“Bear down, try hard and never quit. NEVER!”
 –Tuff Hedeman, World Champion Bull Rider
There’s perhaps no sport that requires more grit, determination and mental and physical toughness than bull riding. Nobody knows that better than four-time world champion Tuff Hedeman. One of Tuff’s keys to success was, well, his toughness. No matter how hard things got or how much pain he felt, Tuff got on that bull and never quit. And though the lives of most people don’t require strapping themselves to a 1600 lb.-mass of bucking muscle, we all have our own personal bulls to ride. So when things get tough, remember what Tuff says. Never quit. NEVER!
Jim Woods
June 22, 2022
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Investor Kevin O’Leary Enters the Renaissance Man’s Shark Tank

Up next on way of the Renaissance Man, investor Kevin O’Leary enters the Renaissance Man shark tank….

Kevin O’Leary, also known by his nickname, “Mr. Wonderful,” is one of the stars of the CNBC show “Shark Tank,” a favorite TV program of this entrepreneurial Renaissance Man. In this episode, I turn the tables on Mr. Wonderful as he enters the Renaissance Man shark tank to talk about his new company, cryptocurrency trading platform WonderFi. The interview took place on the cusp of an interesting time for cryptocurrency, as the big June 2022 swoon in the price of Bitcoin has rattled investors, along with many companies in the industry. According to O’Leary, what Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies really need to flourish is, ironically, some industry regulation, and as he puts it, “that’s when the real money is going to come into it.” Along with WonderFi CEO Ben Samaroo, O’Leary explains that despite the hype of cryptocurrencies, the big money players such as pension funds and sovereign wealth funds have yet to embrace the asset class. Once this happens, which will take a regulated, compliant and transparent platform such as that provided by WonderFi, the big gains in cryptocurrencies will really begin. I very much enjoyed my discussion with Mr. Wonderful and his partner Ben Samaroo, and it couldn’t come at a more interesting time for the cryptocurrency industry. And now, my interview with Kevin O’Leary and Ben Samaroo…    
 
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Victory Belongs to the Most Tenacious

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The statement “Victory belongs to the most tenacious” is stenciled onto the inside of the stands on Court Philippe-Chatrier, the center court at the Stade Roland Garros. In English, the “Stade Roland Garros” translates from French into “Roland Garros Stadium,” and it is the name of the complex of tennis courts located in Paris that hosts the French Open. That tournament is taking place right now, and on Tuesday, the viewing world was treated to an epic match between two of the greatest in the history of the sport, Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal. The outcome was a Nadal victory in four sets, with the final set an intense tiebreaker that saw some of the match’s most brilliant shots. It also showed the resolute nature of both men, battling with what appears to be every fiber of their respective beings in the pursuit of a single goal, i.e., to make a great shot, to win a point, to win a game, to win a set, to win a match and to win a tournament. Both incredible competitors will go down in the annals of the sport as two of the most tenacious players ever to pick up a racket. And that is appropriate, because tenacity is a trait that embodies the actual person the Stade Roland Garros was named after. Now, you might think (as I naturally did) that given this is a tennis stadium, the Stade Roland Garros would be named after a tennis great. I mean, in America we hold the U.S. Open at the National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows, New York, and the featured center court matches there are played in Arthur Ashe Stadium. That stadium was named after one of the greatest American tennis stars, Arthur Ashe, a man who won the inaugural U.S. Open event in 1968. Yet Roland Garros wasn’t a professional tennis player. Roland Garros was a French businessman, an aviator, a World War I fighter pilot, an inventor, a skilled pianist, a pioneer, a hero, a trailblazer — definitely a Renaissance Man. Born in Saint-Denis de la Réunion on October 6, 1888, Garros was educated at the HEC business school. At the age of 21, he started his own company, a car dealership near the Arc de Triomphe in Paris. Now, mind you, this was in 1909, and there weren’t many car dealerships at that time. Interestingly, in August 1909, his life changed as he attended his first air show in the Champagne region of France. Garros is said to have fallen in love with these new winged machines, and soon thereafter, he bought a plane and taught himself how to fly. Two years later, September 6, 1911, Garros broke his first altitude record, reaching 3,910 meters (about 13,000 feet). He was soon a regular on the nascent air show circuit and in competitive air races, and he became known for his daring aviation skills. He even became a bit of a star in the aviation world, as hundreds of thousands of people in both Europe and South America would come to watch him in action. Just two years after that altitude record, Garros took his airplane across the Mediterranean Sea, something that had never been done at the time. On September 23, 1913, he flew from Saint-Raphaël on the French Riviera to Bizerte (Tunisia), a journey that took nearly eight hours. At the onset of World War I, Garros employed his aviation skills in defense of his native France. Now, at that time, aviation in war was new, and airplanes were equipped with little or no weaponry. That changed, however, once Garros decided to invent a machine gun that could be mounted on a fighter plane — one that could be synchronized to fire through the propeller. In April 1915, Sub-Lieutenant Roland Garros had already used his aviation skills and new invention to win several aerial battles against German aircraft. But on one mission, his plane was hit by German anti-aircraft fire over Belgium. Garros was forced to land, and he was subsequently taken prisoner before he had chance to destroy his plane. His brilliant invention unfortunately fell into German hands, and that nation’s engineers used his ideas and adapted them to their own aircraft.

But the story gets even better. After three years in captivity, Roland Garros escaped his captors, and he did so disguised as a German officer. Unfortunately, his health had suffered mightily during captivity, but that didn’t stop the tenacious Garros from rejoining the fight.

As a result of his capture, he became badly short-sighted and had trouble seeing well enough to fly a plane. But Garros didn’t let this ailment deter him. So, he made himself eyeglasses in secret, not telling any of his fellow French aviators, so that he could see well enough to keep flying and keep battling the Germans. Sadly, on October 5, 1918, Roland Garros was killed in the skies of the Ardennes, doing what he wanted to do, and becoming legendary in the process. In 1928, about a decade after his death, France had turned her attention to sport via the building of a large tennis stadium in Paris. One of the heads of this tennis stadium project was a man named Emile Lesueur, a former business school classmate of Roland Garros at the HEC. It was Lesueur who made sure that the Stade Français would be named Stade Roland Garros in honor of his friend and fallen hero. So, what can we take out of this story that I suspect you never knew about until now? Well, by reading about the valorous lives of those who shaped the world around us with their intelligence, courage and, most importantly, their tenacity in the face of unspeakable adversity, we can draw inspiration in our own lives when it comes time to meet our own challenges, set our own records, battle our own enemies, escape our own captors and rejoin the fight to defend our values.
Because as Garros said, “Victory belongs to the most tenacious.”
Jim Woods June 1, 2022
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Memorial Day Thought

 
“We few, we happy few, we band of brothers. For he today that sheds his blood with me, shall be my brother.” — William Shakespeare, “Henry V”
  It’s Memorial Day, and that means it’s time to reflect on the valorous actions of our fallen comrades in arms. May your noble conduct resonate through the ether of future generations with the reverence, gratitude and honor you so richly deserve. — Jim Woods May 30, 2022
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8 Principles to Cultivating a Renaissance Man Mindset

By Jim Woods

Life is man’s game.

More specifically, it’s game best played by a Renaissance Man. Now by “man,” or “Renaissance Man,” I don’t mean to exclude females. In fact, I know plenty of females who are “manlier” and more Renaissance Man than their male counterparts. When I refer to “man” or “men” or “manliness,” I am referring to a way in which to approach and interact with the world. I am using “man” and its derivations here as short-hand for a mindset, a way of life, a way of engaging with reality and a way of setting your own mark in the world… and enforcing that mark. You see, life is tough. Life will kick you in the ass and smack you down if you let it. There’s a great lyric from the very-manly punk rocker Henry Rollins in his song “Blues Jam,” that I found very compelling when I heard it some 25 years ago. It goes like this… Believe me when I tell you Life will not break your heart It’ll crush it… As dark a sentiment as that is, the reality is that part of being a Renaissance Man is facing that heartbreak dead on, absorbing the blow… and then soldiering on in pursuit of your goals. Indeed, it’s the cultivation of resilience, focus in the face of adversity, and laughing in the face of your enemies that makes a man a true Renaissance Man. And in doing so, a man is able to embrace his struggle, enjoy his wins, and most importantly, enjoy the one and only life he has to live. So, I say… take on that life as a Renaissance Man! But what does this mean? Well, here are eight keys to cultivating a Renaissance Man mindset. 1) Let reason be your guiding light. Use your emotions as a tool to help you decide your course, but make sure emotions are always placed in the service of your rational faculty. 2) Work hard and make smart decisions. There’s no substitute for effort, and there’s no replacing intelligent, reasoned exertion. A Renaissance Man always works hard to determine the smartest course of action. 3) Be the kind of person you’d want to be around. That means be a good friend, a good spouse, a good father, a good boss, a good teacher and a good student—and especially be an aggressive participant in life. 4) Lead a moral existence. Be honest, and act in such a way that helps yourself, your loved ones, your community and the world become a better place. 5) Make a commitment to learn things. Read books, read articles and study subjects you’re interested in. Go to lectures, listen to podcasts like this one, and surround yourself with interesting people. Make learning a life-long commitment. Learning is one of the most-rewarding things a Renaissance Man can do. 6) Do things you aren’t good at. Struggle is often the key to growth. Don’t be afraid to learn new skills, or a new language, or a new sport, etc., even if those activities don’t come to you easily. Working through self-imposed struggle is good for a Renaissance Man. If you only do things you’re already good at, you’ll never grow. 7) Enjoy the doing. In Ayn Rand’s novel (the writer is definitely a “Renaissance Man” in the principled sense) The Fountainhead, protagonist Howard Roark says the following: “Before you can do things for people, you must be the kind of man who can get things done. But to get things done, you must love the doing…”. Be a man who loves the doing, and you’ll be a Renaissance Man who achieves. 8) Make smart money decisions. Don’t take on too much debt. Don’t buy more than you can afford. Don’t waste your money on get-rich quick schemes or shaky partnerships. Here, especially, it’s important to fix reason firmly in her seat, and call to her tribunal every fact, every opinion. Don’t allow yourself to be a victim of bullshit. And finally, invest smart, and with patience and discipline. It’s this final principle that gets the most attention in my investment newsletter advisory services, and if you check those services out at www.JimWoodsInvesting.com, you’ll learn all the specific ways in which I recommend investing to achieve your financial goals. And while I employ a variety of tactics, strategies and techniques to help maximize profits and minimize losses, there are some basic rules of investing like a Renaissance Man that apply to every investor. Those rules aren’t hard to understand, although I admit they can sometimes be hard to follow. In future articles, you’ll find out more details on investing strategies. However, first things first. Before you can invest like a Renaissance Man, you have to nurture the proper mindset. By applying these eight keys to cultivating a Renaissance Man mindset, you’ll be well on your way to doing just that! In the name of the best within us, Jim Woods
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Top 3 Way of the Renaissance Man Podcasts of All Time

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Top 3 Podcast: Free to Choose Featuring Robert Chatfield

Free to Choose Featuring Robert Chatfield Way of the Renaissance Man Starring Jim Woods When I was a kid, I watched a documentary that influenced my young brain immensely, and it was called “Free To Choose.” The original 1980, 10-part television series was by the great Nobel Prize-winning economist Milton Friedman. The “happy warrior” approach that Friedman took, as well as his passion for ideas, are kept alive by the Free To Choose Network, a global media nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting Friedman’s work, as well as other outstanding scholars such as Thomas Sowell. Directing that effort is Free To Choose Network President and CEO Robert Chatfield. Watch this interview here.

Top 2 Podcast: Putting One Fake Foot in Front of the Other Featuring Steve Martin

one fake foot in front of the otherSteve Martin Title Way of the Renaissance Man Starring Jim Woods Some men, when faced with overwhelming, life-shattering adversity, choose to embrace the circumstance. And in doing so, they live a life of epic inspiration. In this episode, Jim speaks with just such a man, former Army soldier and retired police officer, Steve Martin. Steve is an Afghanistan war veteran whose battlefield injuries cost him both of his legs. Yet rather than allow that to stop him, Steve chose to overcome his personal battles, conquer his inner demons, and live a life that we all can aspire to. Watch this interview here.

The Number One Podcast of all time: Reminiscences Of Past Intellectual Activism Featuring Fellow Idea Warrior Stewart Margolis

Reminiscences Of Past Intellectual Activism Featuring Fellow Idea Warrior Stewart Margolis Way of the Renaissance Man Starring Jim Woods When two friends who’ve known each other for more than three decades get together to reminisce about their mutual passion for ideas, literature, career, and living the Renaissance Man ethos, you know you’re in for an auditory treat. And that’s exactly what you get in this episode of the podcast, as Jim talks with his good friend, writer, filmmaker and intellectual activist Stewart Margolis. Listen to the number one podcast here.
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Some Crazy Heart Wisdom

Welcome to today's #WednesdayWisdom from Way Of The Renaissance Man Starring Jim Woods

This insight was inspired by American singer-songwriter Ryan Bingham.

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And this ain’t no place for the weary kind
And this ain’t no place to lose your mind
And this ain’t no place to fall behind
Pick up your crazy heart and give it one more try
–Ryan Bingham, “The Weary Kind”
This Oscar winner for best original song, “The Weary Kind” is from the excellent film, “Crazy Heart.” The lyrics tell the listener what to do when things get really difficult. You see, this world is no place for the weary, nor is it a place that rewards a lack of focus or a stumble. Sure, these things happen to all of us, and it can make your heart crazy. But our only option in life, if we wish to achieve happiness, is to pick up that crazy heart, and give it one more try.
Jim Woods
Original Publication Date – June 24th, 2020
 
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How You Park Your Car Reflects Life Philosophy

By Heather Wagenhals

How a Renaissance Man does anything is how a Renaissance Man does everything.

This includes how one parks his car. For a Renaissance Man, even this seemingly mundane task reflects his approach to life. How You Park Your Car Reflects Life Philosophy Way of the Renaissance Man Starring Jim Woods A Renaissance Man considers every action, especially those repetitive actions that become habits and eventual behaviors and decides for himself if they add or subtract value. I have observed through my own behavior that how one parks their vehicle tends to reflect how they manage their lives. Let me explain. For some, parking styles evoke strong feelings. Family friend, racing legend and arguably the greatest NASCAR engine builder of all-time, the late Robert Yates, had very strong opinions on how one parks. Robert viewed any employee of his who parked backward as someone, “too itching to get out of work.” So, any employee he observed parking backward at his shop he would summarily fire and help them out the door.

A Renaissance Man’s view is different. He parks “tail-in,” and for specific reasons.

First, backing in to a parking space is safer, and the chief reason why is because when you leave that space you’re already entering the flow of traffic going forward. If you consider this approach as a wider metaphor for life, that means you’re always “going forward”—and that is a key principle in cultivating a successful life. Let’s explore the opposite view here to illustrate the importance of forward motion to one’s approach to life. If you are going into the flow of traffic backward, you will necessarily creep into it, and usually with some heightened level of trepidation. And when you back up out of a parking space and into traffic, you also have less time available to execute any maneuvers before that traffic arrives. Invariably, you have blind spots. You will constantly be looking from side to side, relying on secondhand information from mirrors or passengers telling you what they see and what obstacles are in your path. This is the approach I consider “backing into your life.” And, with this approach, your chances of being blindsided are far greater than if you were looking forward. Moreover, your judgment is necessarily impaired by limited information.   In contrast, when entering the flow of traffic moving forward, a Renaissance Man has the full view of his surroundings right in front of him. And though the terrain further down the road may still be unknown, going forward allows you to clearly watch the territory unfold as you proceed down your chosen path.

What's behind you doesn't matter and almost becomes irrelevant, because you've already dealt with it when you originally backed into your parking spot.

In life, this approach means you’re tackling your “issues,” i.e. your past, and you’ve proactively chosen to make it a known quantity. And, even if dealing with this past is really hard, your decision to confront life’s dragons on your terms gives you the upper hand. By choosing to embrace the initial awkward or uncomfortable tasks in order to get a better view of the future, a Renaissance Man increases his ability to observe reality and to cleanly apply his full powers of critical thinking and reasoning to determine the best course of action. Finally, by choosing the opposite and parking head-in, which also forces you to back into the flow of traffic, you put yourself at a disadvantage physiologically. Your primitive brain is going to feel vulnerable with your back exposed while entering into “danger.” Yet when you enter into danger from a tail-in position, you know that you’ve already “covered your back,” and that you are in a much better position to confront reality with eyes forward and with a greater degree of confidence—regardless of how scary the unknown may be. When you park like a Renaissance Man, you are prepared to handle anything because you’re able to see reality with eyes wide open. And let’s face it, your decisions are only as good as the quality of information you have to make those decisions. So, the next time you pull into a parking lot, remember that seemingly little decisions in life—i.e. how you park your car—really do have a wider context. Because how a Renaissance Man does anything is how a Renaissance Man does everything.   Heather Wagenhals is a best-selling author, FOX News Contributor, Founder and Host of the Web TV Series, “Unlock Your Wealth Today” and has been featured in numerous publications, radio and television. Heather notes with pride for the last 30 years, she has parked “tail-in.”  
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Fascinating Path of a Righteous Warrior Featuring Michael Checkan

Welcome to the Way the Renaissance Man podcast. Today's episode is a reprise from our second season of the podcast.

Who's On:

This episode at FreedomFest 2019,  Jim speaks with precious metals expert Michael Checkan, president of Asset Strategies International. Michael is a hard-money warrior, and someone who has been in the precious metals business for more than half a century. During this conversation, you’ll learn all about the work Michael did for Vietnamese refugees to help them start new lives in the United States.

What's Discussed:

In this discussion, you’ll also find out how Michael assisted these refugees in converting their golden “Taels,” which are literally thin sheets of made of the precious metal, into U.S. dollars—dollars that allowed them to make America their new home. Plus, find out Michael’s current views on the latest run higher in gold prices; the tailwinds driving gold higher, and why it makes sense for every Renaissance Man to consider owning some physical gold in his portfolio. Plus, so much more… And now, here’s Jim’s conversation with Michael Checkan…

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Michael's Website: https://assetstrategies.com/ FreedomFest Website: https://www.freedomfest.com/
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On How to Learn to Live

Welcome to today's #WednesdayWisdom from Way of The Renaissance Man Starring Jim Woods

Today's insight was inspired by American Singer/songwriter, founder and former front man for Hootie and the Blowfish, Darius Rucker.

 On How to Learn to Live Darius Rucker Quote Way of the Renaissance Man Starring Jim WoodsYou gotta live and learn You gotta crash and burn You gotta make some stances And take some chances You gotta laugh and love And take all life has to give You gotta live and learn So you can learn to live –Darius Rucker, “Learn to Live”

Country music artist Darius Rucker’s song “Learn to Live” is a great example of finding deep wisdom in an unlikely place. This upbeat tune’s lyrics emphasize the virtues of living by principle, taking risks and learning from mistakes. Now I ask you, what better lessons can one learn? Jim Woods March 9, 2022
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