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100 Episodes and we give God all the glory!
It has been an incredible ride since The Lion Within Us launched and this is a monumental 100th episode! Chris unpacks some of the memorable moments from the first 100 and we can not wait to see how God continues to move in the future.
The 100th episode of the Lion Within. we bring guests that are incredible! Insight and wisdom, discernment to help you grow. Their stories are incredible. Click To TweetChris Grainger
I can’t tell you how excited we are to be at this. I mean, just so much work goes to, to, to put out this show weekend, week out, we try to serve you. We try to give you really good information. Every week. We try to bring guests that are bringing incredible insights and wisdom discernment to help you grow their stories are incredible this week.
Guess unreal, Mr. Ryan. Mickler from the order of man, tell you what Ryan is just a phenomenal leader. Very passionate man, but I tell you 100 episode. Guys can’t say enough. Thank you. You’re the way you’re responding. You’re listening to downloads. Everything’s headed in the right direction. And guys, we’re gonna keep working weekend and week out.
You know, there’s, there’ll be a day. We’ll celebrate 500 a thousand episodes prayerfully. We just want to keep working every, every time, every time the mic goes hot, it’s never about me. It’s it’s always about what can we be doing to serve. To help you have a better life to help you be that leader that you’re predestined to be.
How do you take that? The book God’s word and apply it to your life. That’s what it’s all about. Thank you guys for hanging with us for a hundred so far, and we’re gonna keep ’em coming, uh, prayerfully moving forward. So again, what we, what we were talking about this week, we were really talking about Ephesians six.
Gives us some really good insight on what it means to be a father and how to actually turn our sons and to men. And guys let’s look at what God’s word says. You got a copy right here. Fathers do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in discipline and instruction of the Lord. Now that spiritual kickoff earlier this week, guys, that’s what I talked about.
I talked about that a lot about what that, uh, uh, construction. Of the Lord needs. We missed that part too many times. Man. We just talk about the discipline part, but there’s an opportunity to teach. There’s an opportunity to teach every time and, and, and bring our kids a little bit closer to God. So guys, make sure you go back.
If you missed that spiritual kickoff on Monday, that was one you, you should go back and listen to. Okay. Cause that’s gonna give you a lot of insight around, uh, how to be a strong manly father. Okay. Ryan Mickler what can I say? Unreal. Unreal. What he, what we were able to cover together. I want you to go back and listen to that episode guys.
Cause we, we talked about it all. Okay. You know, starting with yourself, how do you need to start showing up as a man? What does that look like? What does that look like? If, if, if you need to start showing up in areas of health, wealth, and self getting in line within us, that’s where we talk about. We talked about all that.
Ryan touched on all those areas. You know, and we, we also talked about, uh, you know, how we can be taking our sons and actually helping them grow to be the men that we desire them to be from the experiences like camping experiences and things like that. He also talked about church and what does the church look like?
How can we be engaging differently at church? What does worship look like for a manly man? You know, the, the, he gave an example of when he had one of the most spiritual moments in his life guys, They were worshiping, they were worshiping. So I mean, unpack that we really cover a lot of ground around education.
You know, home based education is, is what is what he’s big into. We’re looking into that for our family as well. But guys, the whole, the whole idea of don’t just trust what your sons and daughters are being. You need to really lean in here, inspect. Maybe there needs to be sacrifices made to ensure that your children are being taught to principles, the values, the things, the priorities that you define, not someone else.
So guys, I can’t emphasize enough, go back and check out that episode around LER, follow him on Instagram. He’s very active social media. He’s a big influencer. He’s doing a lot of great things, but he is doing things to help men. We need more people like Ryan out there. So support him, go check it out. They have a thing called the iron council.
Maybe that’s something you wanted to investigate, but guys, seriously, his episode, his, his podcast is one. It’s a weekly for me. I only have a few that I, that I, that I’m that diligent on his is one of those because I’m constantly getting information. That’s that’s helping me grow now. The hell tip. Well tip and self tip.
They’re gonna come from the book of the week. Okay. The book of the week is sovereignty. Okay. The battle for the hearts and minds of men by Mr. Ryan LER himself. Okay. So he wrote this book sovereignty. I pulled some tips this week, straight out of the book. Cause I wanted to, to, to again, share more insight from Ryan to you.
Okay. So the health tip he talked about in the book make the hard path, the easy path. Okay. Make the hard path, the easy path. What are you talking about here? Remove the barriers that you have in your life that will prevent you from getting, you know, a lot of your physical goals accomplished. You know, if you work out in the morning, have everything ready, everything prepared, all your hydration, all your clothes, all, everything prepared.
Be intentional about deleting excuses and make what is hard to others. Easy for. Guys, this is what I do. This is what I do. I, I have my everything laid out the night before. That way. When I wake up in the morning, early four 15, I’m ready to hit the glow. When I, when I’m ready to hit the ground running, I don’t have to search for stuff.
I have a routine it’s baked in. I know for my health, what I need to do every day, you know, do I, is today a run day. Every day is bike days. Every day I do the, the, the. So I do that. And that’s where I get to do my reading consume a lot of material. So that’s about 45 minutes of just, just getting my Bo my body moving.
I’m exercising, I’m burning, you know, roughly around 500 calories. I’m going about, you know, 16, 18 miles on a bike and I’m reading, but then it shifts from strength training to high intensity interval training to running. There’s different things I do every day, but you know what? Everything is lined up the night before.
So when I wake. It, the workouts themselves are not easy. The, the path there is, you know, I know exactly what clothes I need to wear. Exactly what I need to be, uh, drinking and hydrating all my, all my water, all that stuff laid out the night before I made it super easy. Right. Remove the barriers. So make the hard path, the easy path, like a wealth tip, and he calls it considered the third.
Okay. Most guys think there are only one or two ways O of doing things. Okay. Particularly when it comes to making money, but consider for a minute. There’s a third option. A third option that you have, you just haven’t yet considered all your experiences, guys that put you in a box and they shape your thoughts, rip the box down and consider all the different ways to build.
Well, you know, one income stream is a risk. Think about that. If you only have one income stream, that’s prov, that’s coming to you, that’s coming to you weekend, week out or two weeks or, or once a month, however you get paid, but it’s just one income stream. That’s very risky. Now I get it. That’s the, that’s the model most, most of us live in and that’s the model I’ve lived in and for years.
And I’m just now getting to the point where I recognize that as a risk point, that is something we should be aware. So there could be a third options. What, what is it, what are there things that I could do? What alternative solutions could I do to, to supplement my income and to, for you to grow? So get outside the box.
You hear me talking all the time about taking God out the box. We need to get outta our own box. Sometimes, particularly when it comes to our careers and money and see other, what, what talents has God given us so that we can take that and serve others. I think if we keep that servant mindset in place, there’s beauty in that.
So consider the third option. All right. For the self tip and Ryan even talked about this a little bit in his episode, leaders go first. That’s simple leaders go first. As you lead your family, you may need to embrace the idea that you, you you’re gonna have to just go first many times. Hey, I’m the dad. I have to go first, so many times with my kid just to show ’em.
Hey, it’s safe. But too many guys were not stepping up getting, or getting out front. We don’t want to, you know, and with your children, it is so critical. It’s so critical that they get a chance to, first of all, to see you go first. So they, they know leadership, what that looks like, but also they need that chance to go first.
You know, Ryan talked about that when we were talking about, you know, giving his sons an opportunity to, to lead an opportunity to fall, but that experience of leading. You can’t replace it. You and you can’t, you know, just, just you teach that out of a book. They have to experience that. So let them get out there, let them lead, let them see, but then also let them see you lead.
So leaders go first. Okay. So three tips from Ryan make the hard path, the easy path. That’s your help tip your well tip. Consider the third option and your self tip leaders go first. Guys. And again, the book of the week, this week sovereignty the battle for the hearts and minds of men by Ryan LER. So go check out the show notes.
We’ll have, we’ll have everything synced up there. He’ll get you a copy of sovereignty. You know, he he’s, it’s a really phenomenal book. Talks about battle plans. How you plan out your day, what do you need to do to start showing up at home? Tell you what he, he covers so much guys, the battle, the mission, the code of.
It’s just really incredible as well as he, he, he defines a battle plan for you. What, what does a battle plan look like? What’s your vision? What’s your objectives? What are you trying to accomplish all in this, in this book, a great resource for you, men out there highly encourage you. If ladies, if you’re listening, this will be a great birthday present or a Christmas present, or father stay, present, whatever works.
This will be a book that you won’t, you won’t be disappointed. He won’t be disappointed in it either. Okay. So there you go. There’s your book of. Now dad joke time, you know, we’re gonna have dead jokes on fun Fridays. We’re gonna have some fun with that. The dad joke. Number one, I used to hate facial hair, but then it grew on me.
you go, dad, number one, number two. What’s the best smelling insect a deodorant. All right guys. So, I mean, don’t, don’t, don’t shoot the messenger hair, but look, number one, I used to hate facial hair, but then it grew on me. Number two, what’s the best selling insect, a deodorant. There you go. So maybe that’s, uh, well, let us know which one hits.
I had to pull the beard one out because of Ryan. He’s got the, the, the awesome beard out there going on. So I figured out would, uh, that’d be a good dad joke for this week guys, but the question of the week we’ve been talking about it. How do you, you, yourself, how do you define sovereignty? You need to understand what your definition is and then don’t waiver stick.
All right guys, this that’s, that kinda wraps up our fun Friday. I pray this serve you. Well, I pray you got some, these tips help you in your, in your journey. As you grow, as you move forward. I encourage you to share this out. Definitely go back and share out Ryan’s episode as well. Uh, connect with us on Facebook on, on, on Instagram, we’re out there on social media.
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Ryan Michler brought a ton of wisdom, insight and straight FIRE on the meat episode this week. For those raising sons that was a powerful conversation that will serve you well in your duty to show them how to be a man.
In true Fun Friday fashion we unpack Health, Wealth and Self tips that all have Ryan’s twist on them. The self tip should resonate with all of you as we need to remember that leaders go first!
Book of the week: Sovereignty: The Battle for the Hearts and Minds of Men by Ryan Michler
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