Garrett White is the author of “WarriorBook.” I was introduced to it by enrolling in his challenge, which was very useful for me. Check out Wake Up Warrior online. He focuses on those men who have a business and family. He helps them have it all in Body, Being and Balance. It sure is a bookish weapon!
So what is the WarriorBook all about? First of all it is 512 pages long so I am only going to touch the surface of this monster. It spends a lot of time discussing “The Pit.” The pit is where you are when things are not going so well. He also talks a lot about the Drift and Shift model. Then he discusses “The Core,” “The Keys,” and “The Game.”
Garrett says that “At some point you will find yourself in the Pit of Despair playing the Sedation game. Your Liberation will come through your ability to hear and act on the Voice inside of you.” This is a whole chapter discussing boredom and burnout, and Garrett’s own experience in the Pit. He gets pretty real including fights with his wife, divorces and financial problems.
I liked his explanation of “Sedation,” which is using alcohol, drugs or whatever to numb yourself. I thought “sedation” was an excellent term for this.
This is a book for men and about men. Here is a quote from the book that will gibe you an idea about where he is coming from. He is talking about the depolarization of couples and one of his points is “We don’t even know what being a man is anymore because everywhere we turn men are being disappointed, disjointed, and disconnected. They’re being told, “Shut up, go get the money, don’t talk about your feelings, and just so you know, we don’t need you because we are the same.”
So Garrett got things rolling with the Warrior programs. He figured he was the one that needed to do it. To give men a chance to have it all.
Here are some questions Garrett has you answer that might just help you sort things out a a man:
Is your life working?
What does living mean?
What does it mean for me to ultimately have it all?
What do I want my life to look like?
What do I want as a man?
Are you ready to pay the necessary price?
Body, Being, Balance, Business
One of the things Garrett hits hard is the importance of hitting your four “Core.” These are the above. Body – Fitness plus fuel (diet and exercise), Being – Meditation and Focus, Balance – Partner/Posterity, Business – Discover and Declare.
Then he says ask more questions:
Am I winning? Am I winning the game of life? Is it worth it to play? (Huge question) What are the targets I am searching to hit today, this week, this month, this quarter? How do I know I am winning? How do I simplify my life down to a game of metrics?
This book is available on audio I think. However, a search on Amazon does not turn it up. You might have to take one of his challenges to get it.