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Episode 9

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21st Jan 2021

Wow. Where Do We Start?

In this episode we’re admitting that we’ve been struggling. Recent events in Washington DC, and the nation, have shaken us. Using our wisdom grid, we have been working though how to process these events. Our hearts tell us that you are, too. Our perspective this week rests in that, as Americans, we’ve got a big job ahead of ourselves.

First, we want to send whatever mojo we can to Joe Biden and his team. He’s wading into a literal tempest. Whew!

Mac & Stu admit that they had ideological differences and just couldn’t come together last week. What a great example of how to celebrate the “cocktail”!

Our commitment to our Roguers (we are not a news outlet!):

That we respect you. We respect your intelligence, your opinions, and your vulnerability in looking to us for value.

That we will be honest with you. We will tell you the “truth” as we see it, understanding that it is still subjective, but that it has been run through our wisdom grid and we aren’t hesitant to land the plane. When appropriate, let you know how we might differ in our conclusions.

That you have been informed without a hidden agenda of subversive influence.

That we have Inspired you

That we care about you. That we’re just a little bit better together.

Instead of unity and healing, which are the current buzzwords, we think that the first steps center around civility and decency.

We need time to process. Some things to consider:

Personally commit to being civil and decent.

Dial down the input from sources that are not practicing these things.

Promote these perspectives to others.

It's as much a about our attitude of the heart as it is about making changes

in part.

The WizeGuys Manifesto

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“We do not need to save that which was lost, we merely need to discover that which needs to be found.”

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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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