"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

Creating Your Powerful Why: Mapping

October 30, 20231 min read

ASSIGNMENT:

Using your notebook, write in the topic right corner: "YOUR NAME - My Why"

Here's where you should not edit, but write.  Don't think but get all your possible ideas out of your gut and heart (past that darn 'logical' head) and onto the page.  Your logical brain will say 'that's not possible' nor 'reasonable' nor 'smart'.  Forget the logical brain. 

Work with your HEART, your dreams, your 'Bigger than you can have right now' Ideas.  You might let these thoughts percolate for a few days.  Redo your vision. Add pages.  Connect thoughts with a highlighter.  YOU make up YOUR own Rules for this answer because you are creating your own Life by Design. 

Dream BIG. Dream BIGGER. Create FASTER than you think!

INSPIRATION:

Use your grid notebook for Mindmapping.  We will cover more of this later but essentially drawing, doodling and more for ideas, thoughts, crazy ideas, crazy thoughts.  

RESOURCES:

Stuck?  Check out these articles.

 "10 Dreams That Changed Human History"

"12 Incredibly Successful People Who Overcame Adversity"

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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

Creating Your Powerful Why: Mapping

October 30, 20231 min read

ASSIGNMENT:

Using your notebook, write in the topic right corner: "YOUR NAME - My Why"

Here's where you should not edit, but write.  Don't think but get all your possible ideas out of your gut and heart (past that darn 'logical' head) and onto the page.  Your logical brain will say 'that's not possible' nor 'reasonable' nor 'smart'.  Forget the logical brain. 

Work with your HEART, your dreams, your 'Bigger than you can have right now' Ideas.  You might let these thoughts percolate for a few days.  Redo your vision. Add pages.  Connect thoughts with a highlighter.  YOU make up YOUR own Rules for this answer because you are creating your own Life by Design. 

Dream BIG. Dream BIGGER. Create FASTER than you think!

INSPIRATION:

Use your grid notebook for Mindmapping.  We will cover more of this later but essentially drawing, doodling and more for ideas, thoughts, crazy ideas, crazy thoughts.  

RESOURCES:

Stuck?  Check out these articles.

 "10 Dreams That Changed Human History"

"12 Incredibly Successful People Who Overcame Adversity"

self-improvement
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

Creating Your Powerful Why: Mapping

October 30, 20231 min read

ASSIGNMENT:

Using your notebook, write in the topic right corner: "YOUR NAME - My Why"

Here's where you should not edit, but write.  Don't think but get all your possible ideas out of your gut and heart (past that darn 'logical' head) and onto the page.  Your logical brain will say 'that's not possible' nor 'reasonable' nor 'smart'.  Forget the logical brain. 

Work with your HEART, your dreams, your 'Bigger than you can have right now' Ideas.  You might let these thoughts percolate for a few days.  Redo your vision. Add pages.  Connect thoughts with a highlighter.  YOU make up YOUR own Rules for this answer because you are creating your own Life by Design. 

Dream BIG. Dream BIGGER. Create FASTER than you think!

INSPIRATION:

Use your grid notebook for Mindmapping.  We will cover more of this later but essentially drawing, doodling and more for ideas, thoughts, crazy ideas, crazy thoughts.  

RESOURCES:

Stuck?  Check out these articles.

 "10 Dreams That Changed Human History"

"12 Incredibly Successful People Who Overcame Adversity"

self-improvement
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

Creating Your Powerful Why: Mapping

October 30, 20231 min read

ASSIGNMENT:

Using your notebook, write in the topic right corner: "YOUR NAME - My Why"

Here's where you should not edit, but write.  Don't think but get all your possible ideas out of your gut and heart (past that darn 'logical' head) and onto the page.  Your logical brain will say 'that's not possible' nor 'reasonable' nor 'smart'.  Forget the logical brain. 

Work with your HEART, your dreams, your 'Bigger than you can have right now' Ideas.  You might let these thoughts percolate for a few days.  Redo your vision. Add pages.  Connect thoughts with a highlighter.  YOU make up YOUR own Rules for this answer because you are creating your own Life by Design. 

Dream BIG. Dream BIGGER. Create FASTER than you think!

INSPIRATION:

Use your grid notebook for Mindmapping.  We will cover more of this later but essentially drawing, doodling and more for ideas, thoughts, crazy ideas, crazy thoughts.  

RESOURCES:

Stuck?  Check out these articles.

 "10 Dreams That Changed Human History"

"12 Incredibly Successful People Who Overcame Adversity"

self-improvement
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

Creating Your Powerful Why: Mapping

October 30, 20231 min read

ASSIGNMENT:

Using your notebook, write in the topic right corner: "YOUR NAME - My Why"

Here's where you should not edit, but write.  Don't think but get all your possible ideas out of your gut and heart (past that darn 'logical' head) and onto the page.  Your logical brain will say 'that's not possible' nor 'reasonable' nor 'smart'.  Forget the logical brain. 

Work with your HEART, your dreams, your 'Bigger than you can have right now' Ideas.  You might let these thoughts percolate for a few days.  Redo your vision. Add pages.  Connect thoughts with a highlighter.  YOU make up YOUR own Rules for this answer because you are creating your own Life by Design. 

Dream BIG. Dream BIGGER. Create FASTER than you think!

INSPIRATION:

Use your grid notebook for Mindmapping.  We will cover more of this later but essentially drawing, doodling and more for ideas, thoughts, crazy ideas, crazy thoughts.  

RESOURCES:

Stuck?  Check out these articles.

 "10 Dreams That Changed Human History"

"12 Incredibly Successful People Who Overcame Adversity"

self-improvement
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

Creating Your Powerful Why: Mapping

October 30, 20231 min read

ASSIGNMENT:

Using your notebook, write in the topic right corner: "YOUR NAME - My Why"

Here's where you should not edit, but write.  Don't think but get all your possible ideas out of your gut and heart (past that darn 'logical' head) and onto the page.  Your logical brain will say 'that's not possible' nor 'reasonable' nor 'smart'.  Forget the logical brain. 

Work with your HEART, your dreams, your 'Bigger than you can have right now' Ideas.  You might let these thoughts percolate for a few days.  Redo your vision. Add pages.  Connect thoughts with a highlighter.  YOU make up YOUR own Rules for this answer because you are creating your own Life by Design. 

Dream BIG. Dream BIGGER. Create FASTER than you think!

INSPIRATION:

Use your grid notebook for Mindmapping.  We will cover more of this later but essentially drawing, doodling and more for ideas, thoughts, crazy ideas, crazy thoughts.  

RESOURCES:

Stuck?  Check out these articles.

 "10 Dreams That Changed Human History"

"12 Incredibly Successful People Who Overcame Adversity"

self-improvement
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

Creating Your Powerful Why: Mapping

October 30, 20231 min read

ASSIGNMENT:

Using your notebook, write in the topic right corner: "YOUR NAME - My Why"

Here's where you should not edit, but write.  Don't think but get all your possible ideas out of your gut and heart (past that darn 'logical' head) and onto the page.  Your logical brain will say 'that's not possible' nor 'reasonable' nor 'smart'.  Forget the logical brain. 

Work with your HEART, your dreams, your 'Bigger than you can have right now' Ideas.  You might let these thoughts percolate for a few days.  Redo your vision. Add pages.  Connect thoughts with a highlighter.  YOU make up YOUR own Rules for this answer because you are creating your own Life by Design. 

Dream BIG. Dream BIGGER. Create FASTER than you think!

INSPIRATION:

Use your grid notebook for Mindmapping.  We will cover more of this later but essentially drawing, doodling and more for ideas, thoughts, crazy ideas, crazy thoughts.  

RESOURCES:

Stuck?  Check out these articles.

 "10 Dreams That Changed Human History"

"12 Incredibly Successful People Who Overcame Adversity"

self-improvement
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

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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.

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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.