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Monthly Archives: January 2012

Recruiting Rene: Or, thinking and executing success, as only a recruiter can! – Part 87 of a Continuing Series

*** 6. Reduce involved and obscure propositions 7. Step by step 8. To those that are simpler, *** Reduce…step by step. Are you sold? If not, please, share how to resist Rene’s seemingly inexorable and fantastically relentless demands. How do we resist this man’s commands? Perhaps we might theoretically resist. But, the moment you go […]

Notes on Liechtenauer #16

“He who goes after the cut, receives little joy from his skills.” Johnny L – 1389 Here our master commences our training in initiative. If there’s a single distinctive aspect of German Longsword instruction it is the command, the mandate to take the initiative. Let’s pick up on the left and right strokes, one after […]

Your Daily Recruiting Journal, Part 26 of a Continuing Series

Why do cells become insulin resistant? Of the many factors in play, the one that is most interesting is the one we can access through biofeedback – stress. Dr. Hans Selye, one of the great pioneers of the stress concept, mapped out the following two types of stress: 1. Eustress 2. Distress The root “eu” […]

The Godfather Commentaries #13

“So Don Corleone himself was not angry. He had long ago learned that society imposes insults that must be borne, comforted by the knowledge that in this world there comes a time when the most humble of men, if he keeps his eyes open, can take his revenge on the most powerful. It was this […]

Recruiting Rene: Or, thinking and executing success, as only a recruiter can! – Part 86 of a Continuing Series

We move forward now, on to phrases 7 & 8: 1. Method consists entirely 2. In the order and disposition of the objects 3. Towards which our mental vision must be directed 4. If we would find out any truth. 5. We shall comply with it exactly if we 6. Reduce involved and obscure propositions […]

Notes on Liechtenauer #15

“If you would like to see skill, see that you go to the left then right with the cuts. And left with right, if you want to fight strongly.” Johnny L – 1389 When you lack athletic confidence, and failed to spend the hours involved in sporting contest and physical development in your youth, as […]

Your Daily Recruiting Journal, Part 25 of a Continuing Series

If you pictured that polygraph machine yesterday, in the CIA how-to-beat-a-lie-detector-test class, you probably saw all kinds of little arms, really pens, actually, with their colored lines shooting all over graph paper as the sensors read your slightest little shift in heart rate or respiration. That picture is exactly right, but an old, wonderful friend […]

The Godfather Commentaries #12

“Michael Corleone was amusing Kay Adams by telling her little stories about some of the more colorful wedding guests. He was, in turn, amused by her finding these people exotic, and, as always, charmed by her intense interest in anything new and foreign to her experience.” The Godfather, Chapter 1, Page 18, Paragraph 4, Sentences […]

Recruiting Rene: Or, thinking and executing success, as only a recruiter can! – Part 85 of a Continuing Series

** 6. Reduce involved and obscure propositions ** Remember our principle about executing only what you understand? When you understand something, your comprehension itself empowers you to generate propositions. It’s tempting to think in terms of courtship, romance and the propositions lovers extend to each other. Well, let’s surrender to the temptation, briefly! When you […]

Notes on Liechtenauer #14

“He is a brave man who fights his own weaknesses.” Johnny L – 1389 Have you ever questioned the power of philosophy to actually affect your life? Have you thought that theory is just a waste of time, what you need is good sound practical guidance? If so, read our master’s words above, again. This […]