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The Warrior in The Garden 4 Anatomy of a Choice by Alberto Mella There are very few that are not familiar with the story of David and Goliath. The story of the underdog against impossible odds. But what if I told you that the choices made by David were measured and backed by his knowledge and skill? That he knew from the moment the opportunity was presented to him that he was going to be victorious, would you still think him the underdog? In the movie “Indiana Jones; Raiders of the Lost Ark” there is a famous scene where Indiana...

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The Warrior in The Garden 3 The Skills of the Peaceful Warrior by Alberto Mella The skills of the peaceful warrior (TWG series 3) v.2 A lady walks into a restaurant for lunch and orders the soup of the day. After a few minutes, the server gracefully delivers the bowl of soup and summarily leaves. The lady stares at the soup for a few moments and calls the server over and this conversation ensues: -May I help you, Ma’am? -I need you to try the soup. -I beg your pardon? -The soup, I need you to try it. -Is there...

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The Ripple Effect of Being a Gentleman 3 Tips for Changing Society by Juan Sepúlveda If you found the Gentlemen's Brotherhood, perhaps you agree with me that manners are not as common as they once were. And if you're a man of action, maybe you want to see change happen in society. But, where do you even start? If you really want to make a change in society, what can you do? I like to think of change in society as the ripples effect of throwing a stone in a pond. The ripples begin just as a single point, but...

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The Warrior in The Garden 2 What a warrior needs to know within and without. by Alberto Mella A man was running late to a very important business meeting when his car stalled. He couldn’t believe his luck! This appointment with a top business executive was going to change his life and his car decides to do this! While standing, looking befuddled at his car’s engine compartment, another man walks by, stops, and looks at the engine. After a few seconds of looking around the engine, he tells the owner of the vehicle that he can fix the car “right...

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The Warrior in The Garden The three questions you must answer before entering the battlefield of life. by Alberto Mella Master and disciple walked side by side through a beautiful garden. The disciple suddenly stops and asks: "Master, you talk about and preach to me the ways of peace. Yet I have learned from you deadly techniques of combat and the tactics of war. How do you reconcile the two?” The master gracefully squats, chooses a flower and plucks it. “My disciple: it is better to be a warrior tending to his garden than a gardener in a war.” Throughout...

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