Jack Brown


How does your men's team help you live a better life? In other words ... what keeps you coming back week over week?

They hold me accountable and they give me unfiltered feedback as to how I am showing up in the world.

Why did you join MDI?

I saw men from varied backgrounds, of racial and ethnic diversity and with differing levels of success accepting each other as equals. They were together without a hidden agenda to bring out the best in each man.

Is there any special moment or story about your men's team and MDI that stands out to you, that makes you smile proudly?

My wife had died six months earlier and I was hiking in the north Georgia mountains. I was still distraught and on the second day I simply couldn’t go any further. I was emotionally, spiritually and physically empty. I couldn’t go any further. A teammate came back to check on me. He saw my distress. In a quiet voice he said, ‚The mountain doesn’t care. The mountain doesn’t care. But if you just take small steps, baby steps, they will bring you to camp. I’ll see you there!‚ And he turned and left me.

I made it to camp, nourishment was waiting, my men were waiting.

It shifted my life. I will never forget it!

Is there an area in your life, that you've completely transformed with your men's team?

I am accountable, responsible and a man of my word.

What would you say to a new man who is considering joining an MDI men's team?

It isn’t for every man but it might be for you!

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