The Drop №. 84 With Guest "IRON" Mike Steadman

The Drop №. 84 With Guest

VRB’s weekly list of things to read, watch, listen to, and try that have helped us live better and be better. Brought to you this week by our Guest "IRON" Mike Steadman

“IRON” Mike Steadman, Author of “Black Veteran Entrepreneur,” Founder of IRONBOUND Boxing & Media, Hoover Veteran Fellow, Modern Day Renaissance Man.

Matterhorn: A Novel of the Vietnam War

Listen to Matterhorn. Bottom Line Up Front: This is one of the best books I’ve ever listened to on Audible; it literally brought tears to my eyes. Matterhorn is a novel written by Marine Veteran, Navy Cross Recipient, and Rhodes Scholar Karl Marlantes that transports you to the frontlines of the Vietnam War. As a fellow Marine Infantry Officer, this is the first book I’ve read that accurately depicts life in a Rifle Company in combat. The narrator delivers a masterful performance, bringing the sites, sounds, and characters of the war, all to life. Listen if you want a transformational audio experience.

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Headspace Guide to Meditation

Watch this 8-episode series on Netflix to learn how meditation can help you in your daily life. I started meditating for the first time in 2018 after I quit my job to focus on IRONBOUND Boxing full-time. For the first six months, I meditated damn near every day, as I got used to the anxiety and uncertainty that comes with entrepreneurship. Over the years, I’ve been off and on with my meditation practice, so this series is serving as a great refresher for me to get back in the game. Watch to learn how to implement a mindfulness practice in your life.

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The Confident Mind

Read this powerful playbook on elite human performance from The director of West Point’s Performance Psychology Program, where he shares the secrets of mental toughness and self-belief in this new definitive guide to mastering confidence. As someone who constantly finds himself operating at the edge of my own competency, it’s a constant battle to win the mental game. I’m constantly looking for new tools and frameworks that allow me to strengthen my mind and win the battle within. This book is a master class for anyone doing hard things and looking to unlock new potential in themselves. If you consider yourself a high performer, you’ll want to read this book.

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Practicing Gratitude

Try Practicing Gratitude. Life is hard and unforgiving, always has been and always will be. Regardless of how difficult life may be at times, we can always find something to be grateful for, even if it’s just living to see another day. Practicing daily gratitude allows you to prime your mind and be on the lookout for things to be grateful for. Give it a try.