"The Society that separates its Scholars from its Warriors, will have its thinking done by cowards and its fighting done by fools." Thucydides

PURPOSE: Become the Scholar Warrior for your Goals

Improve Every Single Day!

Improve Yourself 1% a Day = 3600%+ in a Year

Thought-Technique-Strategy of the Week:

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Create Your Powerful Identity

Let's say you wish to excel in the art of painting. Or open your own woodworking business. Or become a Filmmaker which I did many years ago. The key is to utilize a Powerful Identity in reframing your Focus. Let's stick with painter for the moment.

Use the words: "I am a painter." The powerful use of the "I am..." phrase welds this new outlook to you mentally, intellectually but, more importantly, emotionally. Why emotionally? When you talk about painting (or any very exciting goal), then you can feel the electrical excitement within your body and Being.

"Being" is the act of existing within this newly embraced identity. Then you grow and become.

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7 Actions To Change Your Life

Michael's Kenpo Karate Weapons Form - Knife & Pistol

You can see my Pistol & Knife form at approximately 10:31 here in the video from 2010. This is at Bryan Hawkins Kenpo Karate where I have studied Kenpo Karate for approximately over 35 years. The form is one that I created to advance in the system, utilizing Kenpo Karate principles. I use the form with the primary weapon as the firearm, duly guarded and using the knife for close-in drills. This is the training the Warrior phase!

Scholar Warrior Way-Morning Routine

Creating Your Morning Routine Pt 1

October 10, 20233 min read

This post is an excerpt from my course, “Creative Explorer: Scholar Warrior Is the Way" about your Morning Routine.

Your Morning Setup

The Morning Routine sets up the day.  If I were using your Morning Routine as the opening hook for screenwriting, would it be...

  • Drama

  • Comedy

  • Horror

  • Family

  • Inspiration

  • Action

I am certainly hoping that you picked "Inspiration" !  My Morning sets up my entire day.  Let's get into it!

First of all, you may not even be conscious of your Morning Routine.  You may not even have heard the term "Morning Routine" before this course.  So let's put some definition into the term in my words.  You are FREE to create your own definition. 

Morning Defined

"Morning" - Defined

1.  From 12am to Noon

 "Routine"  - Defined

  • 1.  a sequence of actions regularly followed; a fixed program

  • 2.  performed as part of a regular procedure rather than for a special reason

So the "Morning Routine" is when you arise from sleep between 12am to Noon and perform a sequence of actions!  Now, you could be working on a nightshift so your clock is different. But, in general, this defines morning. Whew!  Glad to get that out of the way. 

ANALYZE YOUR CURRENT ROUTINE - YOU HAVE ONE!

Roll out of bed bleary eyed and running late already?

Stress starting up from minute one?

Check your phone for emails and notifications?  

Do you control your phone...or does your phone control you?

If Your Mind (both your physical and mental state don't start off well in the morning, well, at one point in the day will you develop a positive focus?

ASSIGNMENT:  Write down your current morning routine.  Be honest!  Because you're being honest with yourself! 

CREATING A NEW MORNING ROUTINE

You have to build up your new routine. Your routine is a ‘habit’ which is a recurring activity which you no longer think about and perform. This habit, of course, can be positive or negative. We seem to remember more of our negative/bad habits than our positive habits. Time to change that scenario in our heads.

Write down some current positive habits which might be:

  • Take an evening walk after dinner

  • Do jumping jacks in the afternoon.

  • Don’t put the salt shaker on the table anymore to reduce sodium consumption

  • Write in my journal instead of watching mindless TV.

These are habits which you no longer even think about. The strategy is to jumpstart your morning routine with three habits. Here’s an easy list.

  • Set the alarm 30 minutes earlier than normal

  • Start a good night routine - to make getting up early possible. (See other posts: The Art of Sleep)

  • Get out of bed and do some stretches for 5 minutes to light up my physicality.

Three items on your list to put into your Morning Routine. Use your current positive list to reinforce the mental sense of your own present accomplishment. Make this three part mini-effort happen for two weeks or a month. One month usually becomes a habit. Take it easy on yourself. Set yourself up for easy success to build upon, one brick at a time.

You will now have created a New Morning Routine.

morning routine
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Michael Mandaville

Michael is a writer, filmmaker and dedicated World War II historian who studies martial arts, action films and is learning more about VFX every single darn day. Oh and a Scholar Warrior

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Scholar Warrior Way-Morning Routine

Creating Your Morning Routine Pt 1

October 10, 20233 min read

This post is an excerpt from my course, “Creative Explorer: Scholar Warrior Is the Way" about your Morning Routine.

Your Morning Setup

The Morning Routine sets up the day.  If I were using your Morning Routine as the opening hook for screenwriting, would it be...

  • Drama

  • Comedy

  • Horror

  • Family

  • Inspiration

  • Action

I am certainly hoping that you picked "Inspiration" !  My Morning sets up my entire day.  Let's get into it!

First of all, you may not even be conscious of your Morning Routine.  You may not even have heard the term "Morning Routine" before this course.  So let's put some definition into the term in my words.  You are FREE to create your own definition. 

Morning Defined

"Morning" - Defined

1.  From 12am to Noon

 "Routine"  - Defined

  • 1.  a sequence of actions regularly followed; a fixed program

  • 2.  performed as part of a regular procedure rather than for a special reason

So the "Morning Routine" is when you arise from sleep between 12am to Noon and perform a sequence of actions!  Now, you could be working on a nightshift so your clock is different. But, in general, this defines morning. Whew!  Glad to get that out of the way. 

ANALYZE YOUR CURRENT ROUTINE - YOU HAVE ONE!

Roll out of bed bleary eyed and running late already?

Stress starting up from minute one?

Check your phone for emails and notifications?  

Do you control your phone...or does your phone control you?

If Your Mind (both your physical and mental state don't start off well in the morning, well, at one point in the day will you develop a positive focus?

ASSIGNMENT:  Write down your current morning routine.  Be honest!  Because you're being honest with yourself! 

CREATING A NEW MORNING ROUTINE

You have to build up your new routine. Your routine is a ‘habit’ which is a recurring activity which you no longer think about and perform. This habit, of course, can be positive or negative. We seem to remember more of our negative/bad habits than our positive habits. Time to change that scenario in our heads.

Write down some current positive habits which might be:

  • Take an evening walk after dinner

  • Do jumping jacks in the afternoon.

  • Don’t put the salt shaker on the table anymore to reduce sodium consumption

  • Write in my journal instead of watching mindless TV.

These are habits which you no longer even think about. The strategy is to jumpstart your morning routine with three habits. Here’s an easy list.

  • Set the alarm 30 minutes earlier than normal

  • Start a good night routine - to make getting up early possible. (See other posts: The Art of Sleep)

  • Get out of bed and do some stretches for 5 minutes to light up my physicality.

Three items on your list to put into your Morning Routine. Use your current positive list to reinforce the mental sense of your own present accomplishment. Make this three part mini-effort happen for two weeks or a month. One month usually becomes a habit. Take it easy on yourself. Set yourself up for easy success to build upon, one brick at a time.

You will now have created a New Morning Routine.

morning routine
blog author image

Michael Mandaville

Michael is a writer, filmmaker and dedicated World War II historian who studies martial arts, action films and is learning more about VFX every single darn day. Oh and a Scholar Warrior

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Scholar Warrior Way-Morning Routine

Creating Your Morning Routine Pt 1

October 10, 20233 min read

This post is an excerpt from my course, “Creative Explorer: Scholar Warrior Is the Way" about your Morning Routine.

Your Morning Setup

The Morning Routine sets up the day.  If I were using your Morning Routine as the opening hook for screenwriting, would it be...

  • Drama

  • Comedy

  • Horror

  • Family

  • Inspiration

  • Action

I am certainly hoping that you picked "Inspiration" !  My Morning sets up my entire day.  Let's get into it!

First of all, you may not even be conscious of your Morning Routine.  You may not even have heard the term "Morning Routine" before this course.  So let's put some definition into the term in my words.  You are FREE to create your own definition. 

Morning Defined

"Morning" - Defined

1.  From 12am to Noon

 "Routine"  - Defined

  • 1.  a sequence of actions regularly followed; a fixed program

  • 2.  performed as part of a regular procedure rather than for a special reason

So the "Morning Routine" is when you arise from sleep between 12am to Noon and perform a sequence of actions!  Now, you could be working on a nightshift so your clock is different. But, in general, this defines morning. Whew!  Glad to get that out of the way. 

ANALYZE YOUR CURRENT ROUTINE - YOU HAVE ONE!

Roll out of bed bleary eyed and running late already?

Stress starting up from minute one?

Check your phone for emails and notifications?  

Do you control your phone...or does your phone control you?

If Your Mind (both your physical and mental state don't start off well in the morning, well, at one point in the day will you develop a positive focus?

ASSIGNMENT:  Write down your current morning routine.  Be honest!  Because you're being honest with yourself! 

CREATING A NEW MORNING ROUTINE

You have to build up your new routine. Your routine is a ‘habit’ which is a recurring activity which you no longer think about and perform. This habit, of course, can be positive or negative. We seem to remember more of our negative/bad habits than our positive habits. Time to change that scenario in our heads.

Write down some current positive habits which might be:

  • Take an evening walk after dinner

  • Do jumping jacks in the afternoon.

  • Don’t put the salt shaker on the table anymore to reduce sodium consumption

  • Write in my journal instead of watching mindless TV.

These are habits which you no longer even think about. The strategy is to jumpstart your morning routine with three habits. Here’s an easy list.

  • Set the alarm 30 minutes earlier than normal

  • Start a good night routine - to make getting up early possible. (See other posts: The Art of Sleep)

  • Get out of bed and do some stretches for 5 minutes to light up my physicality.

Three items on your list to put into your Morning Routine. Use your current positive list to reinforce the mental sense of your own present accomplishment. Make this three part mini-effort happen for two weeks or a month. One month usually becomes a habit. Take it easy on yourself. Set yourself up for easy success to build upon, one brick at a time.

You will now have created a New Morning Routine.

morning routine
blog author image

Michael Mandaville

Michael is a writer, filmmaker and dedicated World War II historian who studies martial arts, action films and is learning more about VFX every single darn day. Oh and a Scholar Warrior

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Scholar Warrior Way-Morning Routine

Creating Your Morning Routine Pt 1

October 10, 20233 min read

This post is an excerpt from my course, “Creative Explorer: Scholar Warrior Is the Way" about your Morning Routine.

Your Morning Setup

The Morning Routine sets up the day.  If I were using your Morning Routine as the opening hook for screenwriting, would it be...

  • Drama

  • Comedy

  • Horror

  • Family

  • Inspiration

  • Action

I am certainly hoping that you picked "Inspiration" !  My Morning sets up my entire day.  Let's get into it!

First of all, you may not even be conscious of your Morning Routine.  You may not even have heard the term "Morning Routine" before this course.  So let's put some definition into the term in my words.  You are FREE to create your own definition. 

Morning Defined

"Morning" - Defined

1.  From 12am to Noon

 "Routine"  - Defined

  • 1.  a sequence of actions regularly followed; a fixed program

  • 2.  performed as part of a regular procedure rather than for a special reason

So the "Morning Routine" is when you arise from sleep between 12am to Noon and perform a sequence of actions!  Now, you could be working on a nightshift so your clock is different. But, in general, this defines morning. Whew!  Glad to get that out of the way. 

ANALYZE YOUR CURRENT ROUTINE - YOU HAVE ONE!

Roll out of bed bleary eyed and running late already?

Stress starting up from minute one?

Check your phone for emails and notifications?  

Do you control your phone...or does your phone control you?

If Your Mind (both your physical and mental state don't start off well in the morning, well, at one point in the day will you develop a positive focus?

ASSIGNMENT:  Write down your current morning routine.  Be honest!  Because you're being honest with yourself! 

CREATING A NEW MORNING ROUTINE

You have to build up your new routine. Your routine is a ‘habit’ which is a recurring activity which you no longer think about and perform. This habit, of course, can be positive or negative. We seem to remember more of our negative/bad habits than our positive habits. Time to change that scenario in our heads.

Write down some current positive habits which might be:

  • Take an evening walk after dinner

  • Do jumping jacks in the afternoon.

  • Don’t put the salt shaker on the table anymore to reduce sodium consumption

  • Write in my journal instead of watching mindless TV.

These are habits which you no longer even think about. The strategy is to jumpstart your morning routine with three habits. Here’s an easy list.

  • Set the alarm 30 minutes earlier than normal

  • Start a good night routine - to make getting up early possible. (See other posts: The Art of Sleep)

  • Get out of bed and do some stretches for 5 minutes to light up my physicality.

Three items on your list to put into your Morning Routine. Use your current positive list to reinforce the mental sense of your own present accomplishment. Make this three part mini-effort happen for two weeks or a month. One month usually becomes a habit. Take it easy on yourself. Set yourself up for easy success to build upon, one brick at a time.

You will now have created a New Morning Routine.

morning routine
blog author image

Michael Mandaville

Michael is a writer, filmmaker and dedicated World War II historian who studies martial arts, action films and is learning more about VFX every single darn day. Oh and a Scholar Warrior

Back to Blog
Scholar Warrior Way-Morning Routine

Creating Your Morning Routine Pt 1

October 10, 20233 min read

This post is an excerpt from my course, “Creative Explorer: Scholar Warrior Is the Way" about your Morning Routine.

Your Morning Setup

The Morning Routine sets up the day.  If I were using your Morning Routine as the opening hook for screenwriting, would it be...

  • Drama

  • Comedy

  • Horror

  • Family

  • Inspiration

  • Action

I am certainly hoping that you picked "Inspiration" !  My Morning sets up my entire day.  Let's get into it!

First of all, you may not even be conscious of your Morning Routine.  You may not even have heard the term "Morning Routine" before this course.  So let's put some definition into the term in my words.  You are FREE to create your own definition. 

Morning Defined

"Morning" - Defined

1.  From 12am to Noon

 "Routine"  - Defined

  • 1.  a sequence of actions regularly followed; a fixed program

  • 2.  performed as part of a regular procedure rather than for a special reason

So the "Morning Routine" is when you arise from sleep between 12am to Noon and perform a sequence of actions!  Now, you could be working on a nightshift so your clock is different. But, in general, this defines morning. Whew!  Glad to get that out of the way. 

ANALYZE YOUR CURRENT ROUTINE - YOU HAVE ONE!

Roll out of bed bleary eyed and running late already?

Stress starting up from minute one?

Check your phone for emails and notifications?  

Do you control your phone...or does your phone control you?

If Your Mind (both your physical and mental state don't start off well in the morning, well, at one point in the day will you develop a positive focus?

ASSIGNMENT:  Write down your current morning routine.  Be honest!  Because you're being honest with yourself! 

CREATING A NEW MORNING ROUTINE

You have to build up your new routine. Your routine is a ‘habit’ which is a recurring activity which you no longer think about and perform. This habit, of course, can be positive or negative. We seem to remember more of our negative/bad habits than our positive habits. Time to change that scenario in our heads.

Write down some current positive habits which might be:

  • Take an evening walk after dinner

  • Do jumping jacks in the afternoon.

  • Don’t put the salt shaker on the table anymore to reduce sodium consumption

  • Write in my journal instead of watching mindless TV.

These are habits which you no longer even think about. The strategy is to jumpstart your morning routine with three habits. Here’s an easy list.

  • Set the alarm 30 minutes earlier than normal

  • Start a good night routine - to make getting up early possible. (See other posts: The Art of Sleep)

  • Get out of bed and do some stretches for 5 minutes to light up my physicality.

Three items on your list to put into your Morning Routine. Use your current positive list to reinforce the mental sense of your own present accomplishment. Make this three part mini-effort happen for two weeks or a month. One month usually becomes a habit. Take it easy on yourself. Set yourself up for easy success to build upon, one brick at a time.

You will now have created a New Morning Routine.

morning routine
blog author image

Michael Mandaville

Michael is a writer, filmmaker and dedicated World War II historian who studies martial arts, action films and is learning more about VFX every single darn day. Oh and a Scholar Warrior

Back to Blog
Scholar Warrior Way-Morning Routine

Creating Your Morning Routine Pt 1

October 10, 20233 min read

This post is an excerpt from my course, “Creative Explorer: Scholar Warrior Is the Way" about your Morning Routine.

Your Morning Setup

The Morning Routine sets up the day.  If I were using your Morning Routine as the opening hook for screenwriting, would it be...

  • Drama

  • Comedy

  • Horror

  • Family

  • Inspiration

  • Action

I am certainly hoping that you picked "Inspiration" !  My Morning sets up my entire day.  Let's get into it!

First of all, you may not even be conscious of your Morning Routine.  You may not even have heard the term "Morning Routine" before this course.  So let's put some definition into the term in my words.  You are FREE to create your own definition. 

Morning Defined

"Morning" - Defined

1.  From 12am to Noon

 "Routine"  - Defined

  • 1.  a sequence of actions regularly followed; a fixed program

  • 2.  performed as part of a regular procedure rather than for a special reason

So the "Morning Routine" is when you arise from sleep between 12am to Noon and perform a sequence of actions!  Now, you could be working on a nightshift so your clock is different. But, in general, this defines morning. Whew!  Glad to get that out of the way. 

ANALYZE YOUR CURRENT ROUTINE - YOU HAVE ONE!

Roll out of bed bleary eyed and running late already?

Stress starting up from minute one?

Check your phone for emails and notifications?  

Do you control your phone...or does your phone control you?

If Your Mind (both your physical and mental state don't start off well in the morning, well, at one point in the day will you develop a positive focus?

ASSIGNMENT:  Write down your current morning routine.  Be honest!  Because you're being honest with yourself! 

CREATING A NEW MORNING ROUTINE

You have to build up your new routine. Your routine is a ‘habit’ which is a recurring activity which you no longer think about and perform. This habit, of course, can be positive or negative. We seem to remember more of our negative/bad habits than our positive habits. Time to change that scenario in our heads.

Write down some current positive habits which might be:

  • Take an evening walk after dinner

  • Do jumping jacks in the afternoon.

  • Don’t put the salt shaker on the table anymore to reduce sodium consumption

  • Write in my journal instead of watching mindless TV.

These are habits which you no longer even think about. The strategy is to jumpstart your morning routine with three habits. Here’s an easy list.

  • Set the alarm 30 minutes earlier than normal

  • Start a good night routine - to make getting up early possible. (See other posts: The Art of Sleep)

  • Get out of bed and do some stretches for 5 minutes to light up my physicality.

Three items on your list to put into your Morning Routine. Use your current positive list to reinforce the mental sense of your own present accomplishment. Make this three part mini-effort happen for two weeks or a month. One month usually becomes a habit. Take it easy on yourself. Set yourself up for easy success to build upon, one brick at a time.

You will now have created a New Morning Routine.

morning routine
blog author image

Michael Mandaville

Michael is a writer, filmmaker and dedicated World War II historian who studies martial arts, action films and is learning more about VFX every single darn day. Oh and a Scholar Warrior

Back to Blog
Scholar Warrior Way-Morning Routine

Creating Your Morning Routine Pt 1

October 10, 20233 min read

This post is an excerpt from my course, “Creative Explorer: Scholar Warrior Is the Way" about your Morning Routine.

Your Morning Setup

The Morning Routine sets up the day.  If I were using your Morning Routine as the opening hook for screenwriting, would it be...

  • Drama

  • Comedy

  • Horror

  • Family

  • Inspiration

  • Action

I am certainly hoping that you picked "Inspiration" !  My Morning sets up my entire day.  Let's get into it!

First of all, you may not even be conscious of your Morning Routine.  You may not even have heard the term "Morning Routine" before this course.  So let's put some definition into the term in my words.  You are FREE to create your own definition. 

Morning Defined

"Morning" - Defined

1.  From 12am to Noon

 "Routine"  - Defined

  • 1.  a sequence of actions regularly followed; a fixed program

  • 2.  performed as part of a regular procedure rather than for a special reason

So the "Morning Routine" is when you arise from sleep between 12am to Noon and perform a sequence of actions!  Now, you could be working on a nightshift so your clock is different. But, in general, this defines morning. Whew!  Glad to get that out of the way. 

ANALYZE YOUR CURRENT ROUTINE - YOU HAVE ONE!

Roll out of bed bleary eyed and running late already?

Stress starting up from minute one?

Check your phone for emails and notifications?  

Do you control your phone...or does your phone control you?

If Your Mind (both your physical and mental state don't start off well in the morning, well, at one point in the day will you develop a positive focus?

ASSIGNMENT:  Write down your current morning routine.  Be honest!  Because you're being honest with yourself! 

CREATING A NEW MORNING ROUTINE

You have to build up your new routine. Your routine is a ‘habit’ which is a recurring activity which you no longer think about and perform. This habit, of course, can be positive or negative. We seem to remember more of our negative/bad habits than our positive habits. Time to change that scenario in our heads.

Write down some current positive habits which might be:

  • Take an evening walk after dinner

  • Do jumping jacks in the afternoon.

  • Don’t put the salt shaker on the table anymore to reduce sodium consumption

  • Write in my journal instead of watching mindless TV.

These are habits which you no longer even think about. The strategy is to jumpstart your morning routine with three habits. Here’s an easy list.

  • Set the alarm 30 minutes earlier than normal

  • Start a good night routine - to make getting up early possible. (See other posts: The Art of Sleep)

  • Get out of bed and do some stretches for 5 minutes to light up my physicality.

Three items on your list to put into your Morning Routine. Use your current positive list to reinforce the mental sense of your own present accomplishment. Make this three part mini-effort happen for two weeks or a month. One month usually becomes a habit. Take it easy on yourself. Set yourself up for easy success to build upon, one brick at a time.

You will now have created a New Morning Routine.

morning routine
blog author image

Michael Mandaville

Michael is a writer, filmmaker and dedicated World War II historian who studies martial arts, action films and is learning more about VFX every single darn day. Oh and a Scholar Warrior

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SCHOLAR WARRIOR WAY - COURSES

Scholar Warrior Way

Take Action to Transform Yourself

By taking the Scholar Warrior Way Course, you will get Michael's program for Self-Improvement in his pursuit of Creative Excellence in Writing, Filmmaking, Martial arts and his other pursuits from his major curious outlook. Here are the 7 Steps that he uses....

  • Powerful Why - the Key to Enthusiasm and Fulfillment

  • Scholar Warrior Identity - Embracing the new Mentality - now!

  • Your Morning Routine - Starting the day Right.

  • Brainstorming Your How - Strategy thinking and tactics

  • Create Your Own Systems - Become efficient with predictable results

  • Building Transforming Habits - Habit creates Destiny

  • The Art of Sleep - Long ignored but a necessary health break.

Levels 1, 2 and 3 - Detailing and add more videos, wisdom, resources and Learning Materials for your Growth and Self-Improvement.

FAQS

What is The Purpose of the "ScholarWarriorWay" ?

By engaging in the mental perspective of the Scholar Warrior, you embrace two aspects of your life: The Scholar with a constant focus on self-development and self-improvement. The Warrior whereby you learn techniques about courage, action and derring-do to achieve your true authentic goals for a fulfilled life.

How much does Scholar Warrior Way cost?

The cost of could be absolutely no money if you just want to get on our newsletter to read the various articles on the website. If you want to take the courses on various levels, then you might spend $200-300 per year. Think of it this way: If you could improve yourself 100-200-300-1000-3600% in a single year, then how much is it worth? The price of two meals and drinks at a restaurant that you'll never remember? Make a better life choice.

How do I know I work with the ScholarWarriorWay?

ScholarWarriorWay is broken down into 7 Major Strategies. You can pick one and work on it for a few weeks, then add another strategies. They start with the Powerful Why and end with the Art of Sleep.