wild/STRONG Friday Q&A with the Founder

A big week for us here at wild/STRONG HQ. Fresh off last week's Open workout 16.1, we launched our new "Failure" shirt - a huge success! We are already sold out of a couple sizes. When we sent out some sneak peeks to our Tribe subscibers, we heard back from a lot of you saying it was our best design yet - and the sales numbers back that up. This was a busy week and it flew by, here we are already to Friday and gearing up for another Open Workout, 16.2 TONIGHT!

What are you reading?

I’m making my way through a list I found called “The 80 books every man should read”.  Not surprisingly, on first glance I had read about 50 of them already – so I’m tackling the rest. Right now it’s “Winter’s Bone” by Daniel Woodrell.  Described as “the best book by a modern-day Twain, high on meth, drousy on whiskey” – I was intrigued and it is proving to live up to the hype.

 On my reading list now. Really enjoying it.

On my reading list now. Really enjoying it.

 

What's on your playlist?

I love using Spotify’s “Discover Weekly” playlist to find new music. They base their selections for the list off of what you have been listening too. Most of it is total dogshit, but I’ve found some gems hidden in there. I def recommend you check yours out. Just go to “Browse” and select the “Discover Weekly” playlist. Good way to find new artists.

 Easy way to find new music you'll dig. Discover weekly on Spotify tracks what you listen to and offers you suggestions every week.

Easy way to find new music you'll dig. Discover weekly on Spotify tracks what you listen to and offers you suggestions every week.

What annoyed you on social media this week?

All the swastikas. We get it, you think Donald Trump is a racist – but until he starts attempting to exterminate a race or corral the mentally challenged on to train cars, let’s leave the annual “This Candidate is just like Hitler” comparisons to the less-educated. (If you posted a Hitler-Trump photo or comparison this week – stop reading now, go delete it and enjoy no longer being part of the ignorant, overreaching Facebook crowd. Then come back and finish reading.) Remember when people compared George Bush to Hitler…Obama to Hitler…Reagan to Hitler. It’s tiresome, so stop it.

 Until a President or candidate starts rounding up groups for long train rides to the camps, let's leave the tired Hitler comparisons behind. Seriously, just stop it.

Until a President or candidate starts rounding up groups for long train rides to the camps, let's leave the tired Hitler comparisons behind. Seriously, just stop it.

Social Media inspiration?

Knowledge For Men posted a great interview with Jack Donovan. Jack is a close friend of my younger brothers and I have been lucky enough to hang out with him a few times. “Redefining masculinity and manhood” is worth a listen. You can also check out Jack’s always entertaining writings here.

Also, go read LIFT-RUN-BANG’s blog by Paul Carter “Fuck your body positivity voice and fuck your millennial heroes.” One of the best things I have read in a while. We are sending Paul a wild/STRONG shirt as a response to this article. 

 Paul Carter does on a number on the "Healthy at Any Size" crowd in his new article.

Paul Carter does on a number on the "Healthy at Any Size" crowd in his new article.

What quote did you read that inspired you this week?

“I try to learn from the past, but I plan for the future by focusing exclusively on the present. That’s where the fun is.” – Donald Trump

What are your weekend plans?

The wild/STRONG Open Tour heads to CrossFit Endure in Windsor, CO. tonight for CrossFit Open Workout 16.2 – hoping to link up with some of the wild/STRONG Northern Colorado Tribe and do the workout together. Should be a blast. Saturday and Sunday will be all business and hustle. Lots of orders to fill after this week’s launch of the new “Failure” shirt (we have VERY few left if you want one, get it now!)