Why Do I Push Myself So Hard & Push Those Around Me To Do The Same?

by Dr. Monroe Mann, PhD, Esq, MBA, LLM, ME, EMT
Founder & Executive Director, Break Diving, Inc.

People ask me how I am able to do so much, and where I find the energy.  I think it’s partly due to the following reasons:

  • My dad had Alzheimer’s Disease.  Granted, it happened late in his life, but through my PhD studies in psych, I know that it can hit as early as 27 years old.  So why do I push myself so hard?  I could start losing my memory any day.
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B.O.U.N.C.E. – Successfully Overcoming the Agony of Defeat

by Dr. Monroe Mann, PhD, Esq, MBA, LLM, ME, EMT
Founder & Executive Director, Break Diving, Inc.

AUTHOR CREDENTIALS: Monroe Mann holds a NY law license and a PhD in psychology.  He wrote his PhD dissertation from Capella University on the decision-making process of successful entertainers.  He is an accomplished book author, actor, musician, film producer, director, attorney, public speaker, and entrepreneur.

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Adversity is a Visitor to us All. And Resiliency is the Key.

by Tyrone Alcorn, Break Diving Staff (Accounting/Community)
Staff Sergeant, US Marine Corps

“I can be changed by what happens to me. But I refuse to be reduced by it.”

–Maya Angelou

Adversity is a visitor to us all.

It is not that we must escape the grasp of adversity, but we must prepare to meet it when it arrives.… Read More “Adversity is a Visitor to us All. And Resiliency is the Key.”

More Inspiring Quotes, Chinese Fortunes, and Horoscopes

Compiled by Dr. Monroe Mann, PhD, Esq, MBA, LLM, ME, EMT
Founder & Executive Director, Break Diving, Inc.

The following are real Chinese fortunes, newspaper horoscopes, and generally inspiring quotations I have encountered over the years.  This is Volume Two! 😀 I hope they inspire you as much as they inspire me on my life’s journey:

“You will grow in awareness. 

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Lessons From Loved Ones: Monroe Mann Sr. (2/2/22 – 10/21/17)

by Dr. Monroe Mann, PhD, Esq, MBA, LLM, ME, EMT
Founder & Executive Director, Break Diving, Inc.

What follows is the first LFLO or Leaflow, i.e. Lessons From Loved Ones.  This first one will be about my dad.  It starts with the actual obituary I wrote for the local newspaper, then moves on to some amusing specifics about how he died, and then some lessons I learned from him.… Read More “Lessons From Loved Ones: Monroe Mann Sr. (2/2/22 – 10/21/17)”

More Inspiring Quotes, Fortunes, & Horoscopes

Compiled by Dr. Monroe Mann, PhD, Esq, MBA, LLM, ME, EMT
Founder & Executive Director, Break Diving, Inc.

The following are real Chinese fortunes, newspaper horoscopes, and generally inspiring quotations I have encountered over the years.  This is Volume One! 😀 I hope they inspire you as much as they inspire me on my life’s journey:

“Be Patient! 

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Are We Really “Insatiable Wanting Machines”?

by Sarah Najem, Contributing Writer
English Language and Literature student at BAU, Jordan       

The incredible futurist Jason Silva said: “A human is an insatiable wanting machine, designed to desire”.

Sometimes I pause to think about this statement, and in what dimensions one can apply this idea.… Read More “Are We Really “Insatiable Wanting Machines”?”

Die Trying, Don’t Die Dreaming

by Dr. Monroe Mann, PhD, Esq, MBA, ME, LLM, EMT
Founder & Executive Director, Break Diving, Inc.

Wake up people!  You could die tomorrow!  Heck, you could die TODAY!

I hear so many people talking about what they are going to do one day, or what they are going to have one day, but if I ask them what they are doing to reach that goal today, they have a million excuses.… Read More “Die Trying, Don’t Die Dreaming”

Another Thing I Learned From Not Killing Stephen King… Filmmaking is Like a Pirate Ship!

by Dr. Monroe Mann, PhD, Esq, MBA, LLM, ME
Founder & Executive Director, Break Diving, Inc.
& Producer, Co-Writer, Co-Director, & Co-Star of the feature film, “You Can’t Kill Stephen King”, a film I produced with Ronnie Khalil

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Another Thing I Learned From Not Killing Stephen King… Whaaaaat?

by Dr. Monroe Mann, PhD, Esq, MBA, LLM, ME
Founder & Executive Director, Break Diving, Inc.
& Producer, Co-Writer, Co-Director, & Co-Star of the feature film, “You Can’t Kill Stephen King”, a film I produced with Ronnie Khalil

Why I Am Writing This

This is an amusing, but serious, account of the lessons I learned from 2008 – 2015 during the entire process of creating the feature film You Can’t Kill Stephen King, from conception, screenwriting, and fund raising to production, editing, Cannes!, and receiving checks from our agent for sales.… Read More “Another Thing I Learned From Not Killing Stephen King… Whaaaaat?”