Can ONE Weekend Change Your Life?
Years ago I hit rock bottom.
My dad, who was my best friend and hero, had a progressive form of dementia and I had to make the gut-wrenching decision to put him into a nursing home.
Even though I knew in my heart it was the right decision I had so much guilt, shame, and anger at myself.
Why didn’t I access my potential where I could’ve afforded to keep his apartment and hired the best caregivers to keep him in his home that he worked so hard to have?
And at the same time, how was I facing a divorce?
We were together for 13 years and i loved her very much and thought I’d be with her forever. The next thing I knew, she’s having an affair.
I gave her everything! Jewelry, shoes, the car, you name it. I kept her smiling, laughing, safe and provided for.
How did this happen?!?
Was I missing or doing something wrong? Who can I talk to this about?
I was embarrassed and ashamed to share this.
So I did what most men would do.
I disappeared to the bat-cave to tried to fix and solve it and kept it to myself.
I’m sure you can imagine how the story goes… a painful, heart-wrenching divorce.
A massive blow to my ego. My self-esteem and heart had been smashed into a million pieces.
I came from a broken family and swore I’d never get divorced.
So there was no more hiding. No more pretending. NO more fake smiles and head nodding that everything is good in my life.
The truth is, I hit the bottom. I was broken. I was in the abyss of the Bermuda Triangle. I lost my wife, I lost my dad and my business tanked.
I was in that place every man tries his best to avoid or hide. I was so rooted in wanting to be the rock for everyone and always appear to have it together.
As a man, we’re taught there’s no room to let our guard down, get vulnerable, and, God forbid, ask for help…
So instead we put on our game face and when asked ‘How are you?’, it’s the robotic response we all give: ‘Great!’ or ‘Living the Dream!’
There was only one problem…
“I Got My Soul Back” – Daniel Smart
He felt like a fraud, a loser, a liar and a guy who has sold himself, his family and his friends short of the man he was born to be.
I was in a place I never imagined I would ever be and I remember like it was yesterday what happened next.
I’m at the gym. I turn the treadmill up as fast as the setting would allow and I start running.
My heart feels like it’s going to explode out of my chest and I can hear each heartbeat getting louder and louder, and then, bam!
Everything goes still and the next thing you know I’m lying on my back with my eyes closed on the floor of the gym.
I don’t have any recollection how I got there, but my hands are covering my eyes and I hear a voice different from the one that usually consumes my mind.
As clear as day, the voice tells me, “David, you have two choices: do nothing, stay in the pit and make your new identity ‘please feel sorry for me,’ or have the courage to discover how this all happened, take responsibility, go after the life you want and help others do the same.”
I chose the second option. I knew life passes by quickly and I didn’t want to take my last breath and have regret knowing I didn’t live up to my potential.
So I worked better myself and be the man I was born to be.
I learned to see my blind spots.
I learned to see the hidden patterns I had that were sabotaging my life.
I learned why my wife cheated and what I could take responsibility for.
I learned why I wasn’t accessing my potential and what I can do about it.
For the first time in my life, I fully accepted help and support. I got the exact mentoring I needed.
I rebuilt my entire life.
I reclaimed my masculinity.
I reclaimed my passion, stepped into my power, and got reignited in my purpose.
In this new and upgraded version of myself, I attracted the love of my life who is my muse.
A woman I adore who inspires and motivates me to raise my standard and live into my potential.
“How Could I Build a $50 Million Dollar Company And Forget About My Wife?” – Michael Polito
We got married 5 years ago and
I couldn’t be happier!
Additionally, my ex-wife and I have restored the trust and she ended up giving me the greatest gift in the world…
She encouraged her husband to attend my Man On FIRE 4-day Immersion which helped me prepare him to be the man I was not able to be for her at that time of my life.
“My Wife Felt Alone and Unseen. She would Cry Herself to Sleep at Night and I Would do Nothing” – Antonio
“I Felt Unlovable and Unworthy. Not Being Heard, Valued or Seen” Julien Lawrence
Or that you have too many responsibilities that drag you down and leave no time for what you really want.
The problem is that you haven’t committed to truly stepping in and owning your life.
Fulfillment comes from the courage to grow yourself and step into your full potential.
The biggest reason you’re unfulfilled is that you’re terrified to be vulnerable.
You’ll barely admit to yourself much less out loud what’s really going on.
You’re buying the societal story that to be a man you should be able to figure it out on your own and never need any help.
I’m telling you that’s BS; part of owning yourself as a man is having the humility to recognize when you need support and getting it.
You’re too to close to your problems to see what’s really going on.
You can’t see your own blind spots.
The best of the best, from athletes to actors and businessmen, all have one
thing in common.
They have mentors giving them objective feedback on the invisible patterns they have that’s been holding them back.
Mentors that help them grow, optimize and crush it!
Mentors to help them to get past their sabotaging ways and hold them fiercely accountable to the greatness they possess so their potential comes to life.
“I Found Feelings” Douglas Wenzel
The Time is Now to Get Yourself to a
Man On FIRE 4-day Immersion
This isn’t your typical seminar where you get bunch of information and don’t do anything with it. You’re not going to be in a room with 10,000 people.
It’s a small intimate event where you can’t hide in your cell phone or in the bathroom.
For the first time in your life, you will be SEEN.
It’s time to say “Enough!”
It’s time to draw a line in the sand.
It’s time to step forward and take back your life.
Reclaim your PASSION, PURPOSE, and POWER and become the Man On FIRE you were born to be!
“Anyone who looks at me now will see a different man. A confident man, a powerful man. A Leader” – Chris Morrow
“After the 4-day Immersion I had a new fire in my heart and the roadblocks that were holding me back got shattered.”
What is the Man on FIRE Weekend?
But you don’t. It’s time to look yourself in the mirror and get real.
No more lies. No more bullsh*it.
This is not sitting around a fireplace rubbing crystals for fairies and leprechauns to lead you to the pot of gold.
This is not something you buy your way through as another way to stroke your ego.
Writing a check alone won’t solve your problems.
My team and I are serious about weeding out those who won’t do the work or will be a distraction.
This program is NOT for you if…
Every decision you make is either a step towards owning yourself and reaching your full potential… or acceptance and reinforcement of your status quo, pain, emptiness, and frustration.
It’s time to finally draw a line in the sand and take a fierce stand for what you deserve!
You and I both know you’re built for so much more than this!
It’s time for you to have the courage to grow yourself as a man so that you can have that fulfillment you deserve. If you’re serious about busting out of the rut you’re in and reaching your potential, there are some shifts you must make now.
David and the brotherhood gave me the exact support and accountability I needed to man up and take back my life. No more blowing up everything and self-sabotage!
I’m done doing it alone. No more hiding. I found my brotherhood.”
I was carrying shame and guilt and felt like a fraud. I was headed down a dark path of self-destruction.
The work with David cracked me open and allowed me to feel again and release all my stuff. Without this, I would’ve never been able to live a fulfilling life.”
– David Stapf