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Episode 41

Published on:

2nd Sep 2021

It's All So...Fragile...


In this episode we’re going to talk about just how fragile everything is. In light of that, we want to come from a place of poise and not fear. Let’s talk about how to do that just a little bit better… Hey, Stu…

Stu: “Namaste, all of you beautifully, exotic cocktails…

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“Give all of us that have gathered here tonight the strength to remember that life is so very fragile. We are all vulnerable. And we will all, at some point in our lives…fall. We will all fall. We must carry this in our hearts. That what we have is special. That it can be taken from us. And when it is taken from us, we will be tested. We will be tested to our very souls. We will all now be tested…


  • To acknowledge and face the uncertainties.
  • Strength that transcends the physical but speaks to the emotional and spiritual.
  • It must be cultivated. Individually and corporately.


  • Circumstances.
  • Our “certainties”
  • Relationships (divorce)
  • Institutions, religions, democracy(USA)
  • Life


  • It’s impossible to live life without “casualties”. We want to minimize them, not eliminate them.
  • Some occupations create more vulnerability(risk) than others.


  • We aren’t always going to get it right.
  • Fall from comfort. Bad stuff happens.


  • Pain
  • Guilt
  • Sorrow


  • Life is a gift. Appreciate it.
  • Humanity and spirituality.


  • Clarity over certainty
  • Build in flexibility
  • Animated and directed for whatever is next.


  • Natural flow of life, not by God
  • Take time to evaluate how you are doing
  • Purpose to make learning a lifelong habit.


To cultivate wisdom, poise, resilience, humility and a perspective that can embrace all of it with dignity and peace.

Mystic MacNugget: “I’m so much more than the bad things that happen to me.” -Nightbirde

Rephrase and substitute “We” for “I”.

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About the Podcast

The WizeGuys
Going rogue in pursuit of wisdom.
A cosmic exhale—it’s what we all yearn for. Mac and Stu are a couple of WizeGuys with decades of experience in navigating the nuances of life as entrepreneurs, family men, coaches, mentors, facilitators, thought leaders, masters of relationship, and contemplative mystics. Join with them as they apply an eclectic approach to life, centered around the concept of cultivating wisdom. They will help you build discernment through the art of asking the “whys”, and by showing that going rogue is the only way to break free of the biases that keep us from doing it just a little bit better.

They realize that what got us here is not going to get us there. Take a journey with them where you’ll experience ah-ha moments stimulated by their conversation that’s filled with wit, candor, vulnerability, and always seasoned with right amount of the mysterious. We’re all exotic cocktails, and learning to celebrate our wonderful uniqueness as we build oneness is the perfect recipe for crafting a better world for everyone.

Mac is The Maverick and Stu is The Maestro. Blending those perspectives in an almost magical way to get after it and call it out will show you how together is better. They’ll use the events of the day to practically apply a roguish blend of modern perspective and timeless wisdom sagacity. Seeking clarity over certainty changes everything. You want some of that? Then relax, enjoy, and engage. Oh...and make sure that you strap in…

About your hosts

Larry (Mac) McDonald

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Mac's the Maverick. He's well known for blurring the edges and going into the grey. On top of being an entrepreneur, he's a speaker, thought leader, avid hiker, Papa, and passionate community volunteer. Not one to follow the "heard", be prepared for him to call it as he sees it as well as applying just a hint of the mystical to keep you guessing. Strap in...
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John (Stu) Stulak

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Stu’s the Maestro. Not only is he a family man, software company owner, and wrestling coach, but he has a natural ability to expertly orchestrate everything he does, from relationship building to coaching to group dynamics. And let's not forget that he'll keep Mac from straying too far afield as he applies a nuanced touch to the conversation. You'll love him...
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