Mike Gillette was one of the smallest and weakest kids in his class who grew up in a household over-whelmed by domestic violence and substance abuse.
Yet, he overcame all this to become a real life action hero.
It’s a life which includes time spent as:
— An army paratrooper
— A SWAT commander
— A member of the Martial Arts Masters Hall of Fame
— A counter-terrorism consultant to the Department of Homeland Security
— A bodyguard to Fortune 500 executives and film stars, like Sylvester Stallone, and…
— A record-setting strongman who has been featured in Ripley’s Believe It Or Not and Guinness World Records
He has over 25 different use-of-force and weapons systems instructor designations to his name. He’s been an in-demand tactical trainer for a literal alphabet soup of elite government agencies – FBI, DEA, DHS and TSA (in fact, he literally wrote the training manual for those last two).
You’d look at all those accolades and, like me, think to yourself “man, he must have been BORN a hero…”
But you’d be wrong.
You see, when Mike was a child he couldn’t have been further away from the person he is today.
He was small. He was weak. And he was afraid of EVERYTHING.
His personal story is one of weakness transformed into strength.
Because mental strength isn’t genetic. You’re not born with toughness of mind.
No. Mike developed a tough mind by dealing with what life threw at him.
He knows what it takes to go from your ‘today’ self to your tough-minded ‘warrior’ self.
Listen to an interview with him at the link below – I LOVE listening to interviews, and this is one you don’t want to miss:
– Forest Vance
Certified Personal Trainer
Master of Science, Human Movement