What Makes a Men’s Team Great?

Wisdom of the Men

From an International Core Team Call, as Transcribed by Denis Moreau of New England

  • The truth
  • Brutal honesty and ruthless compassion
  • Higher purpose
  • Sharing commitment
  • Finding out what men are committed to and holding them to those commitments
  • Men not taking things personally
  • Failing and succeeding together
  • Eliminating the bullshit
  • Caring about each other
  • Good leadership
  • Remembering and following through
  • Common purpose
  • Taking the mask off
  • Getting to the root
  • Standards
  • Showing up on time ready to go.
  • Connections – take on the discipline of talking to someone on the team each week
  • Getting to know each other personally

True Champions Never Surrender

“True Champions Never Surrender! As men we strengthen each other. We support each other. We will not let another man surrender when he is in his time of need. We drive each other to strive, to beat the odds, to be called men, leaders and leaders of men. We would rather die standing and fighting to create a life of no regrets and a legacy that stands the test of time.”

    ~ Sid Salmon, Western Front, Eastern Canada

“MDI is relationship based organization. To the level you are in relationship is the level you will be successful.”  

   ~ Michael Fowlkes, Southwest Region

“The world reflects what you need to see, not only what you want to see.”
   ~ Brian McGrath, Southwest Region 

“Words of wisdom I learned on last Friday’s bike ride with the retired guys:
1.  Never pass up a bathroom.
2.  Never trust a fart.
3.  Never ignore an erection.
Those guys are so smart.  I wouldn’t have learned any of that if I’d gone into work that day!” 

    ~ Curtis Carlson

“When we are no longer able to change a situation … we are challenged to change ourselves.“        

    ~ Victor Frankel

“There are three kinds of men. The one that learns by reading. The few who learn by observation. The rest of them have to pee on the electric fence for themselves.” 

   ~ Will Rogers

“If you really want to do something, you will find a way. If you don’t, you will find an excuse.” 

   ~ Jim Rohn

“It’s not what you say out of your mouth that determines your life; it’s what you whisper to yourself that has the most power!”

   ~ Robert T. Kiyosaki

“Perfection is not attainable. But if we chase perfection, we can catch excellence.”

    ~  Vince Lombardi

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