When you were younger, were you ever told that you could be anything you wanted to be? That if you set your mind to it- anything is possible? We often here these clichè statements from parents, loved ones, and in movies; but how many of you listened? More importantly, how many of the people who told you that took their own advice? How many of those people chased THEIR dream?
I'm not saying these statements are false, but I am saying that in order to truly achieve what you want, it takes tremendous sacrifice. In many cases, the people we hear these statements from sadly just didn't follow their own advice. Many people take for granted the freedoms they're given to do whatever it is they are passionate about. Opportunities are always found by those who actively seek them, and lost by those who passively wait for them.
Whether you're a rodeo cowboy, a rock climber, a musician, an entrepreneur, or a farmer; if that's what you wanted to be, it took sacrifice to get there. How many j.o.b.'s did you quit/get fired from? How many holidays have you missed? How many times have you had to shake off a "Why don't you get a real job?" from a loved one? Funerals, weddings, parties, sleep, vacations, toys, and even friends sometimes must be sacrificed to chase your dreams. I'm not saying it's easy, but I'm saying it's worth it.
Don't listen to the critics, drown out the noise, and keep driving forward.
What have you sacrificed?
Okay guys, let's talk about fear. I'm not talking about snakes or spiders; I'm talking about real fear. Fear so strong it changes chemicals in your brain that forces you to change decisions, inhibit emotions, and multiply by itself.
Fighting bulls at any level comes with a very unique job description, similar to that of a body guard or even a pass blocker. However, the one thing that is different for bullfighters is that the opponent is not a human. Bulls do not have reason and will not take a bribe. The outcome quickly becomes UNKNOWN, which in our opinion is one of mans' greatest fears.
No two situations will be the same in this industry. You will face literally millions of different challenges along the way. Many of them come with an inevitable level of uncertainty. In this game, fear can be your greatest asset or your worst enemy. It's up to you to decide which category it falls under. Bullfighters have to consciously decide that the fear of the unknown is inferior the power of their own minds' in order to train themselves to react the way that is needed to do their job excellently. This is not something that happens overnight; it can take years to develop the mental fortitude it takes to perform at a superior level. To the men that do this day in and day out? It's second nature, no more than a reflex... but it didn't start that way. It is a habit created by repetition.
Every time a bullfighter steps in the arena, he is faced with a multitude of decisions in very fast increments of time. His reactions need to be quick and precise in order for everything to go smoothly (best-case scenario). At first, your conscious mind will need assistance to make the correct moves. Over time, after enough of the right moves have been made in succession, this becomes habit.
According to www.merriam-webster.com, a Habit is "a behavior pattern acquired by frequent repetition or physiologic exposure that shows itself in regularity or increased facility of performance."
In order for something to become an involuntary type habit, fear needs to be faced. In order to face fear, you need to realize it exists, and embrace it. The more you are able to train your mind in a tense situation to make the correct decisions, the easier the habit will be to form. That way, when it comes time to jump that hang-up, you're prepared.
Comment on the blog post below: What do you really FEAR?
An average day for any other profession may not sound exciting, but in the sport of rodeo bullfighting, an average day means that nobody got hurt. We are here to recognize and reward that.
Cody Kehr from Killdeer, ND may have been the only competitor in this weekends Official Protection Competition, but that didn't short his ability to perform up to par and take home 1st place money.
Kehr was quoted in saying that the process was "pretty simple and easy" and looks forward to competing again.
Remember, this is the first of many; as the popularity of our brand increases, so will the prize money.
If you'd like to see the results, they will be posted on our Results page.
Bullfighter Incentive Program
With the inception of this company came a passion to bring this industry to a new light, and hopefully a new pay scale. We have been working dilligently on ways to make it possible for the unsung heroes of the most dangerous sport on Earth to make a better living.
With our Bullfighter Incentive Program, #FIGHTFORMOREAFTERFOUR , you have the ability to promote Hooked Up's clothing brand & soon bullfighter apparel and accessories, along with our online protection competitions. After you have made a purchase through our store of at least $50, and refer 1 friend to purchase/enter you will be given a discount code to share with the world.
After 4 purchases with this code, 4 bullfighter competition referrals, or 2 & 2 of each, you get your entry fees paid to the next competition of your choice. Considering a portion of the revenue from our apparel sales goes back into the competitions, you have the ability to win more money with each purchase and referral. Essentially, the bigger the brand becomes, the more money available for you to win!
It's real simple! Go check out the store, get some threads, make your friends get some threads, then we send you a code.
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