Every child needs a Super Hero growing up.
For as long as I can remember, my super hero has been Batman. I have always been a Batman fan.
Wait, let me tell you the truth.
I could relate to Batman. If I REALLY wanted it bad enough, maybe I could BE Batman. I think that’s why I was so obsessed and motivated by Batman…because Batman was “real” in the sense that he is the only super hero with NO super hero powers.
Batman wasn’t born a Super Hero, he MADE himself one.
Anyone can be Batman. You just have to want it bad enough. So, I chose to be my version of Batman.
Batman had to EARN everything he had. I loved thinking like this. It made even the impossible POSSIBLE.
Impossible = I’m Possible
Last weekend in Toronto I got the opportunity to meet Batman. I was able to see “The Tumbler” and to even sit on The Bat Pod.
Batman, when not a super hero, is Bruce Wayne, Billionaire, Entrepreneur and Philanthropist. A normal man with extraordinary vision, work ethic & compassion for good people.
Why couldn’t I create a business to help others, to make their lives better, to be compassionate and save peoples lives?
“Philanthropy” From Wiki:
Philanthropy etymologically means “the love of humanity”—love in the sense of caring for, nourishing, developing, or enhancing; humanity in the sense of “what it is to be human,” or “human potential.” In modern practical terms, it is “private initiatives for public good, focusing on quality of life”
My passion is to empower people and make them stronger and more powerful, to make their quality of life better.
I love what I do, and I wouldn’t trade it for any other job in the world.
“The Greatest Power Is Inspiring Others”
Batman was an expert martial artist, and studied every martial art to create his own system for fighting injustice. He used his body and his brains and learned from the best to become his best. He was constantly learning & always improving.
At the age of 8, I started in martial arts and I have been a student ever since. I studied Kenpo, Karate, Chito Ryu Karate, Tae Kwon Do (getting my black belt), Jiu Jitsu, Braziluan Jiu Jitsu, Boxing, MMA and more.
I have always been a student in the martial arts and it has played a huge role in my life. It has allowed me to meet some amazing Senseis. I have been in the presence of such Senseis as Sensei Mandville, Sensei Terry Maher, Master Reg Cantwell, and recently my strength coach, friend and mentor Martin Rooney who I consider a Sensei.
“Your Gym Is Your Dojo” – Martin Rooney
Although I was not able to meet another Sensei of mine that had a huge impact on me, I was able to visit the grave of Bruce Lee and to pay him my respects and to thank him for all he has done for me, and the world he left behind.
Bruce had a huge impact on me through his passion for the martial arts, Teaching, Philosophy & his desire to improve as a human being and progress towards his version of “enlightenment” or self-actualization.
Sadly, Bruce Lee died before his time. Last year a close friend (Thank You, Les) took me to the grave of Bruce Lee where I was honored to pay my respects and thank him for his impact on me and the thousands of others lives that he has touched.
I am grateful for the impact of martial arts and for the many great people I have met and learned from along the way.
Batman was highly intelligent, highly motivated and very disciplined. These are traits that any normal person can develop. He travelled the world, learning from the best in many disciplines to improve, and make himself better.
Guru = From Darkness Into Light.
Thank you Dax Moy for being one of my many gurus and enlightening me.
Thank you to many other gurus whom I have learned and studied from, and who have helped me become the person that I am today.
Batman possessed incredible strength, power, and conditioning through training, knowledge & good old fashioned hard work.
It’s my mission to be a GURU, to help others.
Batman would never stop, that’s why I will never stop.
Batman Would Rise.
Batman used his Batman symbol to strike fear into the heart of criminals.
I get tattoos as symbols to remind me of things that are important in my life. They are symbols of the important events and people that have impacted me and shaped who I am.
As a reminder of an amazing weekend, all the things I have accomplished and my mission to be MY version of Batman, I got a tattoo to symbolize my desire to “Rise”.
“The Most Important Thing In Life Is To Be Yourself. Unless you can be Batman..
Always Be Batman”