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Go the Way of the Warrior Kid And Win An Awesome $200 Giveaway

It was an ever present threat levied during my lazy, underachieving childhood.

My dad would never have done it. I think. At the very least, my mom wouldn’t have let him send her baby away, but I heard the foreboding words ‘Valley Forge Military Academy’ a whole awful lot as a pudgy, pasty white, thoroughly below average C-student.

The threat to send me to a military school was meant to push me to succeed. That was the general idea.

I was to either react to the threat of a swift kick in the butt at home or to an actual big ol’ kick in the butt away from home in nearby Valley Forge.

That dangling carrot of fear was my dad’s repeated last ditch effort to get me to try, to put in the effort, to erase the perennial guidance counselor talking point of, ‘Jeff has so much potential if he’d only apply himself’.

Fast forward a few decades.

It is hard to believe I was ever that kid, because all I do now is try.

Way of Warrior kid Book Jacket

I have dropped a lot of weight over the past year, exercise regularly and would never be called lazy nowadays but this here is taking things to another level.

Here I am now, along with my own school age children, becoming a Navy SEAL warrior.

Okay, maybe that’s too strong. I and we will not be Navy SEALs like author Jocko Willink, but we are finding out firsthand how to become stronger inside and out by reading his new middle grade chapter book Way of the Warrior Kid: From Wimpy to Warrior the Navy SEAL Way and by actually doing the everyday challenges featured in the book.

I lack the physical skill to be physically tough but in reading the book with my daughters I recognized many of Uncle Jake’s Navy SEAL warrior tendencies in myself: self-discipline, routine, early riser, early workouts, productivity, and taking pride in all of that.

After reading the book last night, I went to the gym for a long, sweaty, hard workout.

I wasn’t the only one pumped up!

While the Bear read Way of the Warrior Kid out loud to us, Mouse started doing sit ups on top of the bed, pushups on the floor and has asked for a pullup bar for her 10th birthday later this month.

Please join the Bear, Mouse and I as we go the Way of the Warrior Kid this week!

Stay tuned to the OWTK social media channels Facebook, Twitter and Instagram as my daughters and I push ourselves to the limits to understand exactly what it takes to become a warrior the Navy SEAL way, not only to stand up to bullies like Marc wants to in the book, but also to become the best version of ourselves we can be.

Enjoy listening to or reading a special excerpt from Way of the Warrior Kid and then go pick up a copy of the book for your kid and you. Maybe you’ll also be encouraged to move toward achieving warrior status this summer with the help of Marc’s uncle and Navy SEAL Jocko Willink!

We all know or knew a bully like Kenny Williamson. This inspirational novel exists in part to help each of us deal with the Kenny Williamson in our life by dealing with ourselves first. Way of the Warrior Kid will fire you and your kid up!


Enter for your chance to win this awesome $200 prize pack featuring:

  • Two copies of Way of the Warrior Kid
  • Amazon Echo Dot
  • Logic Dots game
  • LEGO Bionicle set
  • Micromachines Star Wars The Force Awakens Millennium Falcon set
  • Ravensburger ‘Big Cat’ 200 piece puzzle
  • Merrell Tubular Headwear
  • Gutr Sweatband
  • Axis speed jump rope

Sorry, Canada. This awesome $200 Way of the Warrior Kid giveaway is open to U.S. residents only.

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  1. Ariel Isenberg says:

    As my son, who’s very small, continues to take martial arts, I see his confidence as well as stamina increasing daily.

  2. Very awesome! I can’t wait to here more of your families journey!

  3. I know my 8.5yo son would be all about a book like this.

  4. Yes! My warrior girls would LOVE this. Fingers and toes crossed.

  5. I love how as parents we’re still learning alongside our kids.

  6. Quite the inspiration, Bogles!

  7. When I see the word warrior, it implies something physical, like sword-wielding knights of old, yet I know that’s not it at all.

    Warriors are people who just don’t stop until they reach their goal. They try, fail, repeat…until the failing stops. They just keep going.

  8. Joseph Greenstein says:

    Rad prize pack, as you would say, even the “jump rump”.

  9. Denise M says:

    Warrior means fighting for what you believe in through any adversities

  10. Adrienne says:

    Fighting thru adversity.

  11. My boys want to be warriors!

  12. Christopher says:

    a warrior is strong, fights adversity and works hard on\off their tasks

  13. My 6yo just loves reading. And was interested in karate in lieu of gymnastics this summer. A real win-win

  14. I had no idea Micromachines were still a thing! How have I missed that?! Entering the giveaway but I think I might go out and buy the book right away anyway. Looks like it would be a good thing for both me and my stepson since we both have some problems with self discipline. Looking forward to seeing more updates on you and the girl’s journey!

  15. Margaret Smith says:

    Warrior to me means someone who someone who stands by their beliefs and will fight for them.

  16. Nancy Lucky says:

    I would love this for my grandsons who are just turning into men & worried about what to do! You are a great inspiration to all! Saw you on Fox News!

  17. rachel grover says:

    for me…
    a warrior is a strong individual, they have a lot of strength and courage and they are strong for a purpose.

  18. Elizabeth says:

    I think a warrior is someone who doesn’t let the challenges overtake them and they do everything within their power to defeat them!

  19. I sometimes feel bad because my kids can’t do anything. I’m excited to get out there with them.

  20. Nancy A Nash Coleman says:

    Wow, my boys would love this stuff! 🙂
    A warrior is someone who choses their battles with care and who goes into combat with a plan … or ten (as in plan a, plan b … ) and who understands that the loss of a battle does not determine the outcome of the war … just means ya need to retreat and regroup.

  21. Mindy DeLisi says:

    Warrior is someone that Fights an enemy!

  22. Ann Fantom says:

    A warrior is someone who doesn’t give up when facing seemingly insurmountable obstacles

  23. I think being a warrior is not giving up no matter what “comes your way”.

  24. Being a warrior is being stronger than you think you can be..in mind, body and soul.

  25. I want Sienna to be a warrior. I don’t feel like I’m one myself, but I’m trying to become one…for both of us

  26. Virginia says:

    Being a warrior is being true to yourself.

  27. I’ve listened to Jocko on Joe Rogan’s podcast, might have to check the book out.

  28. Warrior means to me never giving up not matter how many times you stumble!

  29. A warrior to me means to push yourself a little further than you or anyone else thought it was possible.

  30. Being strong and fearless.

  31. Warrior means leading the way and battling through any problems.

  32. Eric Jacobs says:

    My kids want to be worriors!

  33. Christina C moore says:

    My warrior granddaughter would love this gift pack, she loves to read

  34. My son is a little warrior overcoming problems with a smile.

  35. jeremy mclaughlin says:

    A warrior is a strong willed person.

  36. Ashley C says:

    Warrior means the inner power and strength to endure whatever life throws at you!

  37. Kristin McCall says:

    Warrior means being a strong person inside and out. A person who is always brave and overcomes his or her battles in life.

  38. To stand up for themselves and what is right

  39. Mary Beth Elderton says:

    The lesson I want my grands to know is that being a Warrior means to stand up for justice and peace, to stand up for those who have trouble standing for themselves.

  40. Oh how my monkey could use some help on how to stand-up for herself and not get shot down when she does it. This book sounds awesome.

  41. Someone who is brave, strong and courageous.

  42. Steve Weber says:

    A warrior is someone that pushes through no matter how hard the situation.

  43. Tammy Horn says:

    Being a warrior means to stand up for what you believe in.

  44. Valerie Mabrey says:

    To me it means picking a battle and then making sure you win it.

  45. Warriors are those who battle for their beliefs, for themselves, for those who cannot battle for themselves.

  46. katherine says:

    Fighting for what they believe in no matter what

  47. Being a warrior means staying strong even when the going gets tough.

  48. Sweet

  49. Danielle Day says:

    It means fighter to fight against the odds and stay strong. Warrior means being strong and fierce no matter what the odds.

  50. to me it means strong

  51. The word worrier means persevering through tough situations and staying strong while doing so.

  52. Mikey McCartney says:

    I feel like I’m a Warrior because I struggle with ADHD and I do my best in school, I have overcome many obstacles , so a warrior to me is someone who can face challenges and go on with life

  53. Francine Provencher says:

    Our grandtwins would LOVE this!

  54. Nicole Lancaster says:

    The word Warrior means facing obstacles head on no matter how hard and scary they are.

  55. Jessica W. says:

    A warrior is being kind, helpful and sympathetic to others, even if those around you think it’s cool to do the opposite.

  56. A warrior to me would be someone who conquers their fear and stands up for what is right.

  57. carol clark says:

    a strong inner believe you can accomplish something or a mighty good fighter who cares for others sometimes before himself

  58. A warrior means someone who fights for honor, someone who will fight for a cause, someone who isn’t afraid to make a difference.

  59. Steph ANDERSON says:

    Warrior = commitment, loyalty and grit.

  60. amanda whitley says:

    warrior means overcoming hardships and not giving up

  61. Warrior is someone who fights against all obstacles that are thrown at them. keep fighting

  62. A warrior is anyone regardless of stature who uses their talents to overcome adversity or a challenge before them

  63. A warrior is someone who fights for what they believe in.

  64. Tabathia B says:

    To me a warrior is someone who is trying to overcome their adverisities with emotional strength

  65. Mary Cloud says:

    A warrior is a survivor – someone who beats the odds when they are stacked against them.

  66. heather s says:

    Someone who is bold, strong and fearless

  67. I think the word warrior means someone that overcomes anything by never giving up.

  68. A warrior stands up for those who can’t stand up for themselves.

  69. Tee Anderson says:

    A warrior is someone who is strong and fights for what is right.

  70. Lissa Crane says:

    Being a ‘warrior’ means to me means never giving up on yourself or on what is right!

  71. Brandy Monday says:

    To me a warrior is someone who fights for his family, not just by confrontation with others, but fights for their survival, provides for them, loves them and makes sure they have what they need.

  72. Nancy Munger says:

    To be a warrior is to have the right skills and courage to stand up for what is right.Never give up and Never to let anyone or anything lead you astray..Stand Firm and believe in yourself..

  73. Shelly VanDyne says:

    A warrior to me is not backing down, facing your triumphs and challenges head on and not running from the a warrior can overcome anything and be an inspiration to others.

  74. Brittney House says:

    Warrior to me means to get up and keep fighting no matter how hard it gets.

  75. Peggy Rydzewski says:

    warrior means to me get up everyday and make the most of it with a smile.

  76. Carolsue says:

    I think a warrior is someone who pushes through to do what needs to be done, no matter how hard it is

  77. To me it means you don’t give up. We try to teach our kids that!

  78. Emily Smith says:

    To me, warrior means being brave and standing up for what you believe in.

  79. genevieve meredith says:

    It means a fighter wise beyond their years

  80. kelly tupick says:

    To me, It means to be strong and independent and someone you stands up for what the believe in.

  81. A warrior to me is someone who stands up for what is right, even if they’re the only one standing.

  82. laura bernard says:

    Warrior means commitment and courage.

  83. Terra Heck says:

    Being a warrior, to me, means standing up for your beliefs and not giving into peer pressure. It means having self-confidence. Thanks.

  84. Sarah VM says:

    Being a warrior to me means being brave as you face difficulties.

  85. Someone who stands up for themselves and others and does what is right.

  86. This is awesome.

  87. Mary West says:

    A warrior to me is someone who can overcome all the obstacles that are thrown at them!

  88. Warrior means inner strength to me.

  89. Cheryl B says:

    Warrior to me means brave. Someone to stands up to whatever tries to knock them down.

  90. Denise Sachs says:

    It means being strong and having integrity in everything you do.

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