Lessons from the Forge

Lessons from the Forge

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Transformation often requires hard work and sacrifice. Like the forging of a blade from the raw material of the cold steel to the blazing edge that emerges from the fire. Life is Forged in Fire.

On this episode of The Gentlemen’s Brotherhood, we are joined by Alex Ruiz, one of the celebrated bladesmiths featured on the TV show Forged In Fire. Alex earned the title of Champion on Season 5 of the show. Listen to our insightful conversation that reveals some interesting behind the scenes looks as well as some lessons we can forge out of the fire.

Article "Waiting for the Quench" by Alberto Mella

Table of content
00:00 Intro
00:34 The Panel
01:57 Bladesmithing
09:30 Mentor
18:00 Confidence
30:30 Apprentice
38:00 On Challenges
42:42 On Flaws and Vulnerability
46:33 We are Metal
48:30 End Credits

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