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Traver Boehm is a man with a remarkable story. He’s an author, coach, TEDx speaker, former MMA fighter, CrossFit gym owner, holds a Master’s degree in Eastern Medicine and is the founder of the Man Uncivilized Movement.
In 2016, he embarked on what he called his Year To Live Project and the idea was to live as fully as he could with the idea that it would be his final year on Earth. He set out on a journey that took him halfway across the world where he found himself in the jungles of Guatemala in complete isolation where he spent 28 days in a small hut and in total darkness.
In that time, he reflected on his life and came to terms with his past failures, his divorce, and the loss of his unborn child and chose to live his life in a different and profound way.
I was immensely impressed by Traver’s ability to be so open and vulnerable, especially given his history as a fighter, Crossfitter, and general badass. He’s been able to harness his past experiences and painful life events into a highly successful coaching business where he works with men to help them unleash their inner power and become the men they want to be.
We spoke about his book, Today I Rise, in which he shares his thoughts on using the pain of a break up or divorce and harnessing it to become better, instead of letting it suck you down that dark hole so many of us fall into.
At one point in our conversation we were talking about pain and his question was simple “what are you going to do with this pain you’ve been given? To which he said “there is nothing you can do about it, but there is everything you can do with it”?
Our conversation was deep and was so genuine and it affected me quite a bit; more so than most other interviews I've done.
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