I participated in the New Warrior training in October 2006. Prior to that weekend, I felt my life was good. Good job, good family, good friends. The training awakened something deep down inside me. It was as if I was a champagne bottle. Really nice exterior with some amazing substance inside, bubbling around, but no one could taste it or experience it. The training weekend shook up the bottle and popped the cork to allow the magnificent true content inside to explode out and shower over the most important people in my life. I feel now that I am a better father, a better husband, a better colleague, and a better friend. My life was changed for the better because the weekend helped me become a much truer me!
Of course, the training created a better me. But there is continued work to do on myself to become even better! My I-group creates the supportive environment for me to keep growing, learning, and connecting. It gives me the opportunity to share my experiences, my successes, my failures with other men who can help me through life’s tough times. It also gives me the chance to support those men through their tough and successful times; allowing me to learn from them. There is nothing better than connecting with others in the truest sense of the word.