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Launch; DEN OF PRIDE 2.0

21 Days to Launch

Today it begins…again.  I once again begin to document a journey forward. My passion is fueled by the number of days that I was not fully aware of my journey; all of the days that went undocumented.

DEN OF PRIDE: Re-Launch, June 1, 2018.

I have 21 days to launch. DEN OF PRIDE is more than just a blog or a podcast. It is a positive, safe and empowering educational forum for the betterment of all.

This is coaching, en-masse! This is what it means to be a coach; empowering others to empower others.

Our world is about change. Change is inevitable. We must grow or we fail. If we don’t strive to be more do more and become more, then we are lost.

Evolution is about growth:

Evolution is inevitable.

Study—–Practice—–Teach!

This is the real circle of life. Each of us must study something new in order to regenerate. Then put what we learn into practice. Now teach it to others; empowering and adding value to others in the process.

DEN OF PRIDE has been in the works for many, many moons…2 years in fact. Its evolution was inevitable.

DEN OF PRIDE is 21 Days from Launch. This Re-launch is only the beginning; the start of something great. You are going to hear from me (and others), learn from me, live and grow with me. You will get to know who I am, what I am about and most of all, how I can help you do the same.

“I know who I am! I know where I am going! I know what I am doing to get there!” ~ RJ Horner

I can state these words out loud because I can back up that statement with my thoughts, beliefs and ideas, combined with the man I have become.

I want to show you how you too can state this with the same confidence. I have a program I am working on. but today is not about that program, which will be announced at the launch, it’s about DOP, DEN OF PRIDE.

Day 21

Here is where I stand currently, on Day 21 of; 21 Days to Launch:

I have several appointments for recorded interviews. – Woo Hoo! It’s official! This is real! It’s happening! – I declared my intent to renew a podcast for DEN OF PRIDE.

The DEN OF PRIDE community is also a podcast, launching June 1, 2018 and looking for guests.

– I reviewed at the equipment I had, what I would need, and where I might get them.

– Began the lengthy process of setting up a studio, scheduling with guests (many postponements), sorry guests!

– I am no longer doing this all by myself!  I have hired a team of interns to help make this successful.

Overwhelmed? Scary! Exciting! Out of my comfort zone. Woo Hoo!

– My first Interview next weekend, went well, got some decent recordings…Ah!

NOW:

– Editing, more guest bookings, record solo segments, add: Intro/Outro…BUSY!

– Set up Hosting and distribution channels

– & MORE?!? SO MUCH MORE!?! That brings me up to today!

Day 21 to Re-Launch; DEN OF PRIDE 2.0

JUNE 1, 2018

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Big Dreams!

Vision:

Working Together for a Better Tomorrow.

 

“I have a dream!”

It’s time those words were used again. Can you remember the last time those words were used? Remember the impact they had? Delivered with such power and emotion that they captured the attention of a nation, nay the world. Those words started a movement.
This is the power of vision. This is the power that can be demonstrated when people work together for a common cause. The man who uttered such a simple statement knew what he would start, though little did he know that he would never be around to see his vision to succession.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. imagined a world in which white people and black people could walk side-by-side as equals. He had already set his vehicle in motion prior to this statement, but when he delivered these powerful words he set in motion a chain of events that changed the world.

My vision is to change the world! Wow, powerful dreams, grand aspirations or infinite delusion? Who’s to say? Was Dr. King delusional when he called for people to stand and unite? Many people would say he was but none the less, he dared to dream. Better yet. He dared to share that dream. He shared it with the world.
The world caught on, the took his dreams. They took arms, not literally, but they carried forward his vision, not just among his people, but among people. At a time when segregation was just accepted, in fact anything else was unacceptable, he reached the people and united them. What a dream. He accomplished his vision, or rather we did. People. Black people and white people. His people.

“I have a dream!” ~ Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

I believe in a cause. This cause was set in motion the day I decided, enough is enough. At the time I just knew that I needed to change, things needed to be different in my life. My life was not going according to plans. In fact, at that time, I had no plans. I do now, but truth be told, I was at the worst place and time in my life. Things could not have gotten any worse, or could they?
You see, my life was not nearly so bad as I would like to believe, at least looking back on that time I can see that now. Yet at the time, I was in a state of despair. Life as I saw it was horrible, failing and falling fast. I once was lost, but now I ‘m found. If I didn’t wake up things would only get worse. Thankfully, I did wake up. I stopped fighting.
You might hear my story another time, if you begin to follow me. I hope you get to know me. You will hear my voice, you will know my name! I have not perfected my message, but I have a voice and I intend to use it. I have a dream. I have vision. Now I need to carry that vision forward. I do that using the same method Dr. King did. He spoke to the heart of the people. He shared his vision with the world.
Now I do the same. I share my vision, through the power of social media you can reach the masses and using that same process you can carry that message forward.
Here is the problem:
• There are so many people delivering their message in this manner that there is a constant battle for the attention of an audience.
Here is the solution:
• You must deliver a powerful message that carries weight.
• You must build connection with the people and other influencers in the industry.
• Continuously deliver content that adds value to people.

I want to change the world. Even better I want to make the world a better place. I want to encourage the people to become better. I want to help others be themselves and live the life of their dreams. Live life their way according to their dreams, living life as they imagine it.
I do believe that is possible, but we are so blinded by the illusions and negativity that we are fed throughout our entire lives. We must get past this thinking that has been so ingrained in our psyche that we believe it to the state or knowing. These illusions are our beliefs to our bey core. The problem though is that these beliefs are based on illusions.
These beliefs are based on teachings that have passed down from our ancestors through generations. These beliefs may be based on knowledge that was beneficial to their economy at the time, but like everything in life that is constantly changing and evolving, it is time that we evolved our beliefs.
This requires what we call a paradigm shift; a complete change in what we see as reality. More importantly, this requires a global paradigm shift. This is the message I carry forward. As Bob Dylan said more than a generation ago, “Times they are a changin’.” It is time for us to change once and for all.
I want to change the world. How do I do that? By doing what only I can. I can share with the world. I can share my message. I can use my voice. With the right message and great connections and consistent, value added content, I can change the world.
“The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do.” ~ Steve Jobs; Apple
Call me crazy but I think I can change the world!

What is my message?
The world; Working Together for a Better Tomorrow!
By working together, we can achieve anything. We can change the world. We can accomplish great deeds, working on projects and causes of mutual interest for mutual benefit. We can share our deeds, share our tasks, share our visions and share the profits. By working and sharing we can grow and change, evolving as society is meant to do.
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world, indeed it’s the only thing that ever has.” ~ Margaret Mead
That is the premise of what I propose. Working together to achieve our dreams; my dreams; your dreams; our dreams combined. I have envisioned how it would work, not the end-game but how it starts. This is something I know we can achieve. It starts with me sharing my vision with the world.
Two quotes that drive me and keep me moving forward.
• “Start where you are, doing what you can, using what you have.” – Teddy Roosevelt (Misquoted from a speech)
• “Take the first step in faith, you don’t need to see the whole staircase, just the first step.” – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
So, I begin, where I am. I can state emphatically, “I know who I am! I know where I am! I know what I am doing to get there!”
I am going to help others achieve their dreams, by waking them up to the truth they have been ignoring for far too long. I am going to become successful by helping others become successful.
“You can have everything in life you want, if you just help enough other people get what they want.” ~ Zig Ziglar
We can make the world a better place by considering more than just ourselves, by working together we can create a better tomorrow. I have seen how we might do that. It is time to deliver that message. It is time to work with others for the benefit of all.
You see, we already do this. We work together, but we do it for the benefit of others. Most of us work for somebody else, yet we really work for ourselves anyway. We work for the benefit of ourselves and families. We work for the survival of what is important to us. Yet we need the security of knowing that we have a means of continual earnings. That security can be provided for our own benefits instead of padding someone else’s pockets.
We can work together on many mutual projects, increasing our odds of earning, with less certainty of earnings but the opportunity for multiple sources of income. This is done through a modified version of the freelancing model.
By offering up our services for hire, for a simple and meager share of each venture in which we participate, we can earn income on a continual basis with the potential of earning far more than we ever dreamed possible. Not only will we all be earning far more money, but we will be sharing the wealth that is so abundant on our planet.
There is abundant wealth on this planet, make no mistake. Now the question is how to redistribute it so that we can all share in it, rather than the few who currently possess massive wealth and the remaining few who dare to reach above their means. All-in-all, we are capable of so much more than we currently achieve, and only because we are so selfish are we kept grounded and found wanting and dreaming.
We just need to get back to the basics. Something we once knew and learned but have forgotten due to all the negative experiences that overtake our lives at such an early age. In our earliest moments we were taught how to get along, in kindergarten we were given the basic skills to achieve all our wildest dreams. We have since forgotten this, but I propose that we should get that skill back.
What skill is this? A skill so powerful that it could change the world. What could be so simple and elegant that it could give is all we need and want? That is information that I would find useful and extremely valuable. I want to know how I can have everything in life I want, don’t you? What could be so important? And if so, how can I get it back, you did say I once had this skill, didn’t you?
Kindergarten was a time for learning how to get along with people. We learned to interact and there was one principle that was so basic we couldn’t do anything else without it. Among the basics such as; “do unto others as you would have them do onto you.”, you will find this most valuable skill for achieving greatness.
Share. Because we lost this skill, we keep dreaming about the possibilities, never really reaching our potential. Share. We were told to share our snacks, tools, time and anything else that would be just as useful to someone else as it would for you. How did they get us to not want to share? Something they thought was proving their point, “If you don’t have enough for everyone, you shouldn’t have it at all.” Or, “Don’t bring it to class if you don’t intend to share.”
The intent was to get us to share anything that we had with others. Yet it had the opposite effect. As the selfish beings we are, we began to keep things to ourselves. We began to withhold things that were more precious to us. We began to lose touch with such a base value, one that was so valuable that could prove vital to a life of abundance.
You want abundance, right. We all talk about it. We want to believe that it is available to us. We are told that it is. We must just believe that it is and go search for it. Go get yours! Ask; Believe; Receive…right? Abundance is waiting for you. Well I believe, and I went searching for it. I have found it, and it is closer than we think. It is available to all of us, and it is easier to acquire than we think it is. We can have it all! Better than that, we don’t have to go that far to find it.
SHARE! ABUNDANCE!
There are many things that we can have and do right now. There are many ways that we can share that will give each of us all that we could want and need in our lives. We can be abundant.
Smiles. Joys. Laughs. Stories. Moments. So many others that we could continue for hours. We could have these things in abundance. There are a precious few though that are abundantly available in our world, and we could and should begin to share. If we do then we have a chance to change the world, once and for all.
Do you want all things in abundance?
SHARE!
SHARE THE WISDOM!
SHARE THE WEALTH!
SHARE THE LOVE!
Of these three things we have more than enough in this world to go around. We can give these things and still have more than enough for ourselves. We can share these things and still share more, while we gain more and pass it on to others freely. That is the point after all, to be able to share with others, yet still have enough for ourselves. If others could do the same sharing as freely, then we can pass that forward. We can change the world.

Didn’t I mention that I wanted to change the world. I have given that a lot of thought. I know that I can change the world by doing what I can do, what only I can do. I know that by sharing, we can change the world. I know that by sharing my voice and delivering my message then that message can carry forward, more voices reaching more ears, just by sharing.
That is why I do what I do, what only I can do. That is why I am crazy enough to think that I can change the world. That is why I believe that if I can create a small, thoughtful group of committed citizens, then we can change the world. I am certain that if I just help enough other people get what they want, then I can have everything I want. It is why I believe that if I start where I am, doing what I can, using what I have, and if I just take the first step in faith regardless of the steps that are before me, then I can carry out my vision.
What is that vision again?
All of us, individuals, society, the world, working together for a better tomorrow.

There are two projects that I am working on, that I know can help to change the world.
My projects:
Den of Pride –
A community for personal development. A community focussed on bringing out the best in all of us.
Teaching people…
• “You can always be more, do more and have more because you can always become more.” ~ T Harv Eker’s Speed Wealth Principle
• They are powerful beyond measure
• Confidence and PRIDE are within themselves.
• To find themselves by searching within.
• Purpose, Passion, Power, PRIDE

Changemakers & Collaborators –
A group of people with an entrepreneurial and collaborative mindset. These people can create good things by working together. By working together on projects of mutual interest for mutual benefit we can change the world for the better.
• Meetups
• Webinars/Seminars
• Summits/Conferences
o Collaborate 2 Create…Quarterly Conference
• Symposiums/Retreats
Working Together for a Better Tomorrow
Journey of Men –
Concept:
• Helping men grow and develop
• Improving the quality of lives
• Documenting the journey of Men as they learn and grow
• As groups of men seeking growth we help the world become a better place
• By documenting that journey we prove the concept and the validity of the programs and educators can improve their programs, thus we can cater and tailor these programs to more individuals
• For every man who becomes better, they can better the lives of those around them.
By improving the lives of individual’s, we can create a better tomorrow. We can change the world.
Changing the world, by working together for a better tomorrow.

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Coming soon…Den of Pride 2.0

Den of Pride will be returning, better than ever!

Interview Requests: Email – rjhorner@denofpride.com

After a much needed hiatus, Den of Pride will be back.

Blog/Vlog, Podcast and Community Forum after undergoing improvements, will return soon.

When? June 2018

Where?
Website: http://www.denofpride.com
FB Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1751162245146222/
Interview Requests: Email – rjhorner@denofpride.com

Why? We believe that it is our duty to improve both as individuals and as a society. it is our mission to help people build confidence so they may achieve their dreams.

How? Interviews, Recorded and Live Forum Discussions and Video Lessons on…
Personal Development,
PRIDE & Confidence,
Better Living

RJ Horner, Host of the Den of Pride podcast will be conducting interviews as of April 2018. Are you interested in being a guest & sharing your story? We want to hear from you; email below…
Interview Requests: Email – rjhorner@denofpride.com

What are you proud of? Tell us!  Den of Pride Community FB Group…

FB Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1751162245146222/

We will be holding discussions with industry leaders from all fields and all walks of life, with many specialties that you may find useful. We are also interested in interviewing John & Jane Doe. We want to talk with everyone who has overcome battles, general public and experts alike.

Pride and confidence come from living life. We want to talk to you, about life, living and the PRIDE you feel at having overcome adversity.
Interview Requests: Email – rjhorner@denofpride.com

Some things we must accept as fact:

  1. Failures will happen.
  2. Adversity is our friend.
  3. Nothing has meaning except the meaning we give it.
  4. We have a responsibility to maintain our response ability.
  5. We are responsible for almost everything in life that happens to us.

Let’s talk. Let’s have conversations in the Den of Pride.

FB Group Den of Pride: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1751162245146222/
Let the conversations begin!
Follow me:
FB – https://www.facebook.com/hornerrj
Twitter – @rjhorner73
Interview Requests: Email – rjhorner@denofpride.com

DEN OF PRIDE…BACK WITH A VENGENCE! JUNE 2018

New Website:  http://www.denofpride.com

Life’s a journey! Join us!
Interview Requests: Email – rjhorner@denofpride.com

DEN OF PRIDE:  http://www.denofpride.com

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We are LIVE! DEN OF PRIDE Podcast

Today is the big day.  Join us in the DEN OF PRIDE!

 

This is the long anticipated release of our podcast.  It is official.  DEN OF PRIDE is a podcast.  We are working on becoming a larger community with greater influence reaching a large number of people.

 

Our message to the masses:

  • You are a unique creature of nature.
  • Have the power and the confidence to be yourself
  • Discover Your Purpose
  • Embrace Your Passion
  • Harness Your Power
  • Channel Your PRIDE

You can find us on our website or on iTunes shortly, but we are LIVE!

Our success is your success.

DEN OF PRIDE

http://www.denofpride.wordpress.com  (old home)

http://www.denofpride.com  (new home)

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7 days to Launch: DEN OF PRIDE PODCAST

The Deadline looms ever closer.  Is it exciting or overwhelming?  Am I scared or exhilarated?  Only time will tell, this is exciting but as the launch date gets ever closer, I wonder if I will get it done in time.  I have made a commitment and I don’t want to look foolish.

So here it comes 7 Days away.  DEN OF PRIDE PODCAST Launch.

Join me!  Follow me, in the DEN OF PRIDE for useful tips, tools and techniques from those who have been where you want to go.  Let us be your mentors, even if only for 30 – 45 minutes at a time.

DEN OF PRIDE has morphed from Blog to Community Forum and now on to a PODCAST.  Our voices will reach further the louder and more often it is heard.  Listen to me as I interview others as we SHARE what we have learned through our individual personal development Journey’s.

DEN OF PRIDE: 7 Days to Launch.

Join us Live in FB Group DEN OF PRIDE (open to the public for a limited time)

http://www.denofpride.wordpress.com (will be moving soon to…)

http://www.denofpride.com

Watch for DEN OF PRIDE PODCAST; Launch June 1, 2017

Find our Live FB Feed:  DEN OF PRIDE FB Group:

FB Group:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/1751162245146222/

Live Video:  https://www.facebook.com/hornerrj/videos/10154901076159355/

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7 Days to Launch: DEN OF PRIDE PODCAST

I am excited to announce that I reaching the pinnacle of all I have worked for and you are to bear the benefits.

7 Days to Launch:  DEN OF PRIDE PODCAST.

(www.denofpride.wordpress.com will be moving to it’s new address www.denofpride.com)

Join me live at 5:30pm, EST in the DEN OF PRIDE

Facebook Group – DEN OF PRIDE

7 Days to Launch

 

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21 Days to Launch: DEN OF PRIDE PODCAST

Today it begins. I begin to document a journey forward. My passion is fueled by the number of days that I was not fully aware of my journey; all of the days that went undocumented.

DEN OF PRIDE: Launch, June 1, 2017

This stands as document #1 (Written format) on the Journey of Men, inside the DEN OF PRIDE!

I have 21 days to launch. It is more than just a blog or a podcast. It is a positive, safe and empowering educational forum for the betterment of all. This is coaching! This is what it means to be a coach; empowering other to empower others.

Our world is about change. Change is inevitable. We must grow or we fail. If we don’t strive to be more do more and become more, then we are lost. Evolution is about growth. Evolution is inevitable.

Study—–Practice—–Teach! This is the real circle of life. We must study something new in order to regenerate. Then put what we learn into practice. Now teach it to others; empowering and adding value to others in the process.

DEN OF PRIDE has been in the works for many moons. Its evolution was inevitable.
DEN OF PRIDE is 21 Days from Launch. The launch is only the beginning; the start of something great. You are going to hear from me (and others), learn from me, live and grow with me. You will get to know who I am, what I am about and most of all, how I can help you do the same.

“I know who I am! I know where I am going! I know what I am doing to get there!” ~ RJ Horner

I can state these words out loud because I can back up that statement with my thoughts, beliefs and ideas. I want to show you how you can state this with the same confidence.
I have a program I am working on, let’s call it (JM) for now, but today is not about (JM), it’s about DOP, DEN OF PRIDE.

Day 21

Here is where I stand currently, on Day 21 of; 21 Days to Launch:

– Yesterday I recorded my 1st set of interviews.
– Woo Hoo! It’s official! This is real! It’s happening!
– I declared my intent to run a podcast for DEN OF PRIDE more than a month ago as a means to keep myself accountable. It worked.
– I started doing things to make it happen. Things started happening, falling before me in my path.
– I started taking courses and watching tutorials and webinars, joining groups and meeting people.
– I put the word out…DEN OF PRIDE is a podcast, launching June 1, 2017 and looking for guests.
– I looked at the equipment I had, what I would need, and where I might get them.
– Began the lengthy process of setting up studio, scheduling with guests (many postponements), sorry guests!
– I am doing this all by myself! Overwhelmed? Scary! Exciting! Out of my comfort zone. Woo Hoo!
– My first Interviews yesterday, went well, got some decent recordings…Ah!
NOW:
– Editing, more guest bookings, record solo segments, add: Intro/Outro…BUSY!
– Set up Hosting and distribution channels
– & MORE?!? SO MUCH MORE!?

Day 20

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United We Stand!

(This article is leading up to something, Pay attention)

As a Canadian and an outside observer it is easy to say that the UNITED States of America would be much stronger if they could only practice what they preach.
This slogan, “United We Stand!” is America’s basic principle as a way of life and yet, when you observe the attitudes of most Americans you can easily see that this is the last consideration of a society based solely on individual concerns and achievement. They are not United as the principle suggests. The United States are just that individual States who are United under contract because they agreed to join a Union to make them stronger.
Yet as powerful and profound as this slogan is they fall far short of this principle. There are very few who would put the concerns and cares of another or even their country which they swear by, above their own. This is also the very basic animalistic choice of humanity. Though in fact it is not a choice. It is humanity behaving as they are programmed to act. Human beings are selfish by their deepest nature. We have only grown to the heights we have climbed because of the dreams and desires of individuals for the benefit of those same individuals or their elite and chosen few. Continue reading “United We Stand!”

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The Mastermind

Have you ever heard of the mastermind?

This concept was made famous through the teachings of Napoleon Hill. Many successful people who have followed those principles show its value reinforced through their continued success. Just as these successful people have followed this guidance, they have passed the knowledge and the potential for greatness associated with masterminds to those they mentor.

The mastermind has been proven to be a vital resource for personal and professional development. Any successful person will preach the value of the mastermind as the key to success. Today I know why. If you are looking to garner useful information, support or tools and tips pertinent to your personal or business growth, you can find that assistance with like-minded individuals in similar circumstances with dreams and visions that mesh with what you are trying to accomplish. They become your advisors and brain-trust.

Yesterday I attended my first official mastermind; Brampton Mastermind.  I am glad I did, I had been seeking one out for some time, even considered starting one of my own. Continue reading “The Mastermind”