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Episode 8

Published on:

7th Jan 2021

Heads You Win, Tails I Lose?!

In this episode Mac and Stu we’re diving into another one of our core manifesto perspectives; Wise knows that life is not a zero-sum game. As always, we applied a bit of roguishness to the topic through some current events, and offered some wise ways to apply the “why’s” and, as always, shared a mystic MacNugget. It's strap in time…  

 Have you ever looked at life as a "game"?

                               Mechanical vs organic at dealing with life

                               “He who dies with the most toys, wins.”

               Winning and losing is inbred in our culture

                Life board game

                               Object=accumulate the most “stuff” = $

                               Keep the same career because it’s your passion and not about the $

                               Why doesn’t the game include helping each other?

               Instead of a game how about an adventure

                               About ah-ha as well as the ra-ra

              Nike audio clip


               Shift from win/loose to mutual victories

               Measure the “win’s” effectiveness against faithfulness.

There are typically viable alternatives to almost every situation

    Be kind

    Be open-minded

    Be in it for the long-haul              


“Everyone is a bit scared. But we are less scared together” ― The Horse.

From a book entitled, “The boy, the mole, the fox and the horse.”,  by Charlie Macksey

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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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