February 25, 2013
I missed the Oscars. My flight from Orange County to Chicago overlaid the whole extravaganza – from the red carpet to awarding of the last statuette. I confess to being a cultural curmudgeon when it comes to watching Hollywood stand in a circle and applaud themselves, while the world stands outside the security boundaries and oogles.
The winners and losers will wake up groggy this morning from the after-parties. The post-event news coverage will sputter along for a few days… and then life will go on.
If you can tear yourself away from Entertainment Tonight, let me redirect your attention to a place where you can guarantee a “win”: go to The Wild Adventures (www.jkwa.net). Ladies, give us a minute; I'd like to challenge the guys to take a few days this summer and raise their vitality metric about 100 points…
When Jesus was handpicking 12 men to change the world, He favored fishermen At least four of them – Peter, Andrew, James and John – left their boats to join the team. There was something about fishing that got them ready for the adventure He called them to pursue…
Jan Janura and Ken Tada are wild guys; married to great women (Carol Anderson and Joni Eareckson). They live in Southern California, but they come alive in Montana. Graduate/friends of The Master's Program, Jan and Ken run a rogue ministry for men that is both incredible and enjoyable.
Visit the website; read the reviews; watch the video. While the rest of your office is looking back at last night's Academy Awards, why don't you look forward to the upcoming summer season?
Imagine spending five days – Tuesday to Sunday – at a designed-for-guys lodge on the edge of the Madison River. Whether an expert or amateur, the embedded outfitters will ensure that you will have a spectacular experience in the catch-and-release trophy waters. Gourmet, upscale mountain cuisine delivered hot and fresh; everything it takes to make memories – and, friends – is just behind the gate at the Smiling Moose Lodge.
And… great times for 12 men on a deck, around the fire, to find a level of powerful interaction that is seldom found back home. Using John Eldredge's Wild at Heart as a launch point, the chance to get real and gain traction will be your takeaway.
I journeyed to Bozeman last August to test-drive the Wild Adventure… and I came away a believer. The reports of the guys who have participated are punchy (read their comments and reviews).
The best things in life… get oversubscribed. That's about to happen with this summer's trips. You could come – or, bring a buddy – and it would be a high-value investment in your masculine soul.
Don't put it off; if you knew more about this, you'd put it on your Bucket List. Here's my counsel, as a friend: cruise the website, get your juices flowing… then contact my partner, Steve Esser, and work with him to get lined up for a week in Montana that would fit your circumstances (e-mail Steve Esser).
A couple of leaders – Jan and Ken – figured out a way to make an incredible experience available to men who have too-little adventure, and too-few friends with whom they can get real. For them, it's a Calling… and they are doing it with amazing results.
I left Montana in August impacted, personally… and an advocate, and recruiter. Big Sky country, for sure. Big fish, and bigger fish stories, inevitable. But, bigger still: what happens when some men get together, to figure out how to be a bigger version of the man God made them to be.
Email Steve Esser, and let us help connect you with an opportunity to make a huge memory… and create a strategic inflection point in your lifeline!
Fishin' for men,