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The Last Dance

Uncategorized May 06, 2024

Note: This is a 3 part email sequence, all the 3 parts have been compiled in this blog post. Each email is separately labeled.

(1/3) The Last Dance - Your Mom Goes To College

My man,

As they say – all good things must come to an end.

This will be my last 3-email sequence to you for a while.

With the steady growth of the company and our team, my priorities are continually shifting.

Not to worry – this witty, story-centric writing isn't going anywhere!

Moving forward, I will be channeling my creative writing juices more into our weekly newsletter, so you'll still get something from me every week that will be entertaining, thought provoking and practical for recovery.

But – we still have one sequence to polish off. Let's end with a bang.

My mom was born and raised in Malaysia by two run-of-the-mill Indians.

Run of the mill as in – very focused on education and achievement, not particularly expressive (there is not one single picture of them smiling - that's an...

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Be A Man

Uncategorized Mar 29, 2024

Note: This is a 3 part email sequence, all the 3 parts have been compiled in this blog post. Each email is separately labeled.

(1/3) Be A Man – You Are The Head of The Home

Brother,

We're about to tackle a HUGE subject in this month's sequence – masculinity. Buckle up.

In high school, I had a classmate named Joseph (name has been altered for confidentiality's sake).

Joseph was a big dutch boy – 6'5", thick & strong, and sideburns that would put Wolverine to shame.

While he was large and in charge on the outside, he was a softy inside. A really tender-hearted, kind dude.

Joseph got married, he and his wife had a kid.

One day, his wife informed him that she no longer wanted to be a woman. She wanted to be a man.

So she went through treatments, procedures, etc. Joseph was now married to a man with whom he had a child with when the man was previously a woman.

Then one day, Joseph decided he didn't want to be a man anymore. He identified more...

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Recovery Secrets

Uncategorized Mar 01, 2024

Note: This is a 3 part email sequence, all the 3 parts have been compiled in this blog post. Each email is separately labeled.

(1/3) Recovery Secrets – Sobriety Is For Suckers

My brother,

Hope things are going well for you.

We're digging into another email series this month, and this time we're going to focus on the nuts and bolts of recovery (including a story about how I ran around my ministry school building totally naked).

Let's go in with an assumption... everything you think you know about recovery is wrong.

Let me give you some background on my story so you see where I'm coming from...

-Born in a pastor's home
-Sunday school super star
-Went to Christian School
-Active on worship teams at church and school
-Skipped Grade 2
-Had a honors degree by the time I was 20

One time, I was eating dinner at my friend's house with his family. 

In the middle of dinner, his younger sister dropped her knife and fork, put her hands on her face, look straight at me and...

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Stress Control For Men

Uncategorized Feb 02, 2024

Note: This is a 3 part email sequence, all the 3 parts have been compiled in this blog post. Each email is separately labeled.

(1/3) Stress Control For Men – Learn Through It

What's up my man!

Greetings from Jamaica, or should I say... Wagwan bredren

(Loosely translated as "time for another monthly email sequence from Brown Sugar")

I'm currently reading a very popular business book called "Good To Great" by Jim Collins. And by reading, I mean listening to (thank you, Audible).

The author outlines a fascinating story that I have been dying to share with you.

James Stockdale was the Rear Admiral of the U.S. Navy fleet that was engaged in the Vietnam War for nearly 2 decades.

During one of the bombing missions, his aircraft was shot down and he was captured as a prisoner of war (POW).

James wound up spending 7 years in prisoner camps, and because of his status in the U.S. Navy, experienced harsher than usual treatment from his captors.

Years after his release, Jim...

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Finish Strong

Uncategorized Jan 02, 2024

Note: This is a 3 part email sequence, all the 3 parts have been compiled in this blog post. Each email is separately labeled.

(1/3) Finish Strong – Ain't Over Til The Fat Lady Sings

A husband of 20 years began to realize that he and his wife had drifted apart.

Between their careers, raising kids, and trying to stay active in church, little time or attention was given to their marriage.

He made a few attempts to rekindle old flames. Each of them fizzled. His wife was checked out.

One day at the supermarket, he had "that" feeling...

The feeling where someone is looking at you. You want to look back to see who it is, but you also don't want to make things weird.

He looked up to see a gorgeous, leggy brunette smiling at him.

Trying to fight his joy over finally getting some attention from the opposite sex, he cracked a tiny smirk and carried on. Barely making eye contact.

The woman persisted.

She struck up a conversation, and before you know it, the two were...

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Insane In The Brain

Uncategorized Dec 01, 2023

Note: This is a 3 part email sequence, all the 3 parts have been compiled in this blog post. Each email is separately labeled.

(1/3) Insane In The Brain – How To Think Better Thoughts

Brother,

It's that time in your manstrual cycle where you get a 3 email sequence from me about an important recovery subject

(These emails are sent monthly, so it's part of your cycle... just like how it works for a woma...well, I'm sure you get it).

One of the greatest developments in modern science has been the explosion in brain research. 

We know more about the brain today than ever before, and trust me – we still know a FRACTION of what's out there.

But the reality is that our sexual experiences – healthy or not – are intricately connected to our brain.

Between thoughts, paradigms, patterns, sounds, smells, and sights, the brain is at the center of just about anything sexual.

And because we are learning more about the brain, we are better understanding our...

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Hands Up

Uncategorized Nov 03, 2023

Note: This is a 3 part email sequence, all the 3 parts have been compiled in this blog post. Each email is separately labeled.

(1/3) Hands Up – The Truth About Mass Tur Bay Shun

What's up brother,

This month's sequence we are tackling a rather touchy subject (pun intended): Masturbation.

When I started helping men quit porn in 2018, it felt like lugging a ten tonne boulder up Mt Everest.

Anyone non-religious gave me the old "Oh that's cool. All the best with that."

Aka: Dude. You're going to fail.

Even my Christian friends were surprised.

"Do people really care about porn that much? And even if they do - you really think you can help them?"

But something really cool has happened the last few years...

Highly educated men like Dr. Andrew Huberman and Jordan Peterson have been speaking against the harmful effects of porn.

Fitness influencers and gurus list "quit porn" among their usual list of healthy behaviors (sleep well, don't eat junk food, exercise 3x/week, etc).

People...

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Nice Guy Syndrome

Uncategorized Oct 06, 2023

Note: This is a 3 part email sequence, all the 3 parts have been compiled in this blog post. Each email is separately labeled.

(1/3) Nice Guy Syndrome – What's Wrong With Being Nice?

What's going on brother,

It's that time of the month again where we dive into a vital recovery subject so that you can take another step towards freedom.

We're dealing with a big one, especially among Christian men... Nice Guy Syndrome (NGS).

This is a term coined by Dr. Robert Glover whose seminal book, "No More Mr Nice Guy" has literally sold millions of copies since its release many years ago.

The first time I heard of Nice Guy Syndrome, I immediately thought to myself, "What's wrong with being a nice guy?"

Then someone told me that's literally the first clue that you have NGS. Crap.

If you take a look at scripture, you observe that kindness is celebrated and encouraged. It's even listed as a fruit of the spirit in Galatians 5.

But nowhere in the Bible is being nice applauded.

A while...

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Gentle Giant ā€“ Solving Relationship Conflict

Uncategorized Sep 01, 2023

Note: This is a 3 part email sequence, all the 3 parts have been compiled in this blog post. Each email is separately labeled.

(1/3) Gentle Giant – The Elephant In The Room

My man,

I hope this email finds you well.

It's that time of the month again where we dive into a core male subject, solve the world's problems, and hopefully have a chuckle or two along the way.

This month's series is titled "Gentle Giant"...

Today's email specifically is titled "The Elephant In The Room"...

And yet, somehow, this series is not about penis health .

Instead, we are talking about an issue that EVERY SINGLE PERSON on the planet deals with.

You've dealt with it pretty much since day 1.

Then you became a teenager and dealt with it a lot more.

Then you got married – and at first it seemed like the problem had gone away.

But several months later (and ever since then), this issue comes up more and more.

Sure it comes in waves, but it's there with some kind of...

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Connection With God - Reframing Disconnection

Uncategorized Jul 28, 2023

Note: This is a 3 part email sequence, all the 3 parts have been compiled in this blog post. Each email is separately labeled.

(1/3) Plugged In – How's Your Connection?

Brother,

This week I had the chance to interview a man named Jon Gordon.

The guy has sold over 5 million books. Advises professional teams and athletes that you and I would immediately recognize. Charges 75k to speak at an event. You get the idea...

His core messages have revolved around positive psychology, leadership, personal development, etc. But he recently launched a book called The One Truth that is all about oneness with God.

I brought him on to my podcast because I believe his message is speaking into an area where men like me and you need help (plus he doesn't charge for podcast interviews ).

And our time together really impacted me – so it has inspired this month's email sequence. I really believe this series could be a game-changer for you so please read all the way through.

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