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In Episode 8, C. J. and Mac talk with Baraka Ulrich James, motivator, Second Amendment advocate, and host of Civilian Carry Radio on the Firearms Radio Network. He’s also a knowledgeable and devoted lover of heavy metal who used the power of music to carry himself through great family tragedy and a difficult childhood.

He tells his story in this episode along with sharing powerful tips on overcoming adversity, learning to be yourself, and empowering those around you.

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In the “Sentinel Segment,” Pat Mac gets into safety tips for traveling. Once again, our biggest problem is always our lack of preparation and awareness. Great tips from Mac!

In our Q&A segment, we answer questions about bodybuilding vs training for life, making yourself uncomfortable, the importance of self-talk, our recommended 10 song Pantera playlist, and tips about money! Remember that you can always submit questions on any topic for our podcast via email.

Links Mentioned in Episode 8

Podcast music by Metal Mike Chlasciak.

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Read Mac’s article “Strong Mindset: 25 Ways to Get Out of a Rut with Pat Mac”

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C. J. Ortiz
C. J. Ortiz

My mission is to help equip people to maximize their resources for a purpose greater than themselves. That's what my own mentors and teachers have done for me, and I'm paying it forward. Life can be merciless, and the world can be a messed up place, so what's needed is a stronger people that can both endure and overcome in life. My motto is, "In whatever you do, don't suck! Metal up!"

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