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Everyone carries fire. It is inside of you right now. It may be a spark; it may be embers; or it may be full-blown, raging flames. It may have been given to you by someone; maybe passed on from fathers, mothers, grandparents, coaches, or friends. The fire may be acquired from tragedy and difficulties in your own life. Or it may be passed on to you from someone distant; someone you don't even know; but still they have left a mark. These are the things we talk about on this podcast. We, ourselves, have felt this fire. We continue to strive to become better men, husbands, fathers, friends, and citizens. This podcast is the result of our own journey, of our own discoveries; and it is our hope that you will come along with us and discover your own fire. We are constantly interviewing men we respect; men who have kindled their own fires. They may be successful in the workplace, exemplary as a husband or father, or simply set an example in how they stay fit at any stage of life. We are firemen, and we often focus on issues that we face daily: Trauma and PTSD; from how to stay fit when your life might depend on it; to learning how to be present as a husband and father even when we're gone from home a lot of the time. What we are learning applies to the military, law enforcement, EMS, and even UPS drivers. The principles that make anyone a successful man are universal truths that do not change based on a job description or a phase of life. Come, stoke the fires that you carry, and dare to kindle some new ones.

Everyone carries fire. It is inside of you right now. It may be a spark; it may be embers; or it may be full-blown, raging flames. It may have been given to you by someone; maybe passed on from fathers, mothers, grandparents, coaches, or friends. The fire may be acquired from tragedy and difficulties in your own life. Or it may be passed on to you from someone distant; someone you don't even know; but still they have left a mark. These are the things we talk about on this podcast. We, ourselves, have felt this fire. We continue to strive to become better men, husbands, fathers, friends, and citizens. This podcast is the result of our own journey, of our own discoveries; and it is our hope that you will come along with us and discover your own fire. We are constantly interviewing men we respect; men who have kindled their own fires. They may be successful in the workplace, exemplary as a husband or father, or simply set an example in how they stay fit at any stage of life. We are firemen, and we often focus on issues that we face daily: Trauma and PTSD; from how to stay fit when your life might depend on it; to learning how to be present as a husband and father even when we're gone from home a lot of the time. What we are learning applies to the military, law enforcement, EMS, and even UPS drivers. The principles that make anyone a successful man are universal truths that do not change based on a job description or a phase of life. Come, stoke the fires that you carry, and dare to kindle some new ones.

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Everyone carries fire. It is inside of you right now. It may be a spark; it may be embers; or it may be full-blown, raging flames. It may have been given to you by someone; maybe passed on from fathers, mothers, grandparents, coaches, or friends. The fire may be acquired from tragedy and difficulties in your own life. Or it may be passed on to you from someone distant; someone you don't even know; but still they have left a mark. These are the things we talk about on this podcast. We, ourselves, have felt this fire. We continue to strive to become better men, husbands, fathers, friends, and citizens. This podcast is the result of our own journey, of our own discoveries; and it is our hope that you will come along with us and discover your own fire. We are constantly interviewing men we respect; men who have kindled their own fires. They may be successful in the workplace, exemplary as a husband or father, or simply set an example in how they stay fit at any stage of life. We are firemen, and we often focus on issues that we face daily: Trauma and PTSD; from how to stay fit when your life might depend on it; to learning how to be present as a husband and father even when we're gone from home a lot of the time. What we are learning applies to the military, law enforcement, EMS, and even UPS drivers. The principles that make anyone a successful man are universal truths that do not change based on a job description or a phase of life. Come, stoke the fires that you carry, and dare to kindle some new ones.

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Episodes

089: A Discussion On Jordan Peterson Quotes

7/4/2022
In this week's episode, Kevin and Nole talk about some of Nole's favorite Jordan Peterson quotes. As with everything related to Jordan Peterson there is a lot to unpack here. Enjoy the conversation and we'd love to hear your take on these or your own favorite quotes from JP or anyone else. Big thank you to My Epic and Facedown Records for the use of their song "Hail" in our podcast! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dz2RZThURTU&ab_channel=FacedownRecords Kevin's...

Duration:00:53:46

088: Kevin Gets Injured Again & We Talk Through Conquering The False Summits Of Life

6/27/2022
In this week's episode, Kevin and Nole talk through the reality of dealing with "false summits" in life. A false summit is when we have a plan or a goal and we feel we are about to achieve it, but life steps in and we realize we're not going to accomplish what we thought we were going to, at least not in the time frame we originally thought. How do we deal with that? Big thank you to My Epic and Facedown Records for the use of their song "Hail" in our...

Duration:00:54:39

087: Uncle Rico, Getting Stuck In The Past & Being Reliant On Old Glory.

6/20/2022
In this week's episode, Kevin and Nole delve into the tendency many of us have to get stuck reliving the glory days when we accomplished something we perceived as good, or special. The temptation to allow this to become an excuse to not work as hard as we should is real and something that we have both struggled with. We talk about this through the lens of Uncle Rico, and if you have ever watched Napoleon Dynamite, you instantly will understand the connection. Big thank you to My Epic and...

Duration:00:51:10

086: When Your Brain Tells You To Cheat, Tell Your Brain To Pound Sand.

6/13/2022
In this week's episode, Nole goes solo to talk about his ongoing battle with the temptation to cheat during his solo workouts. The desire to cheat in the small areas in life will bleed over into other areas and life and grow, so it needs to be fought and conquered at the lowest level in your life possible, for me, that's my workouts. Big thank you to My Epic and Facedown Records for the use of their song "Hail" in our...

Duration:00:23:36

085: Why Instant Gratification Will Never Bring True Gratification

6/6/2022
In this week's episode, Kevin shares some great insight on why instant gratification never ends up bringing true gratification, especially when looked at through the lens of time. He also gets into goal setting vs habit building and other aspects of the process of work that is required if you are going to be a better man today than you were yesterday. Don't miss this one! Big thank you to My Epic and Facedown Records for the use of their song "Hail" in our...

Duration:00:30:29

084: Jarvis Anderson, National Level Bodybuilding Champion & The Man Who Rebuilt Kevin After His Injury.

5/30/2022
In this week's epsode Kevin and I are Joined by Jarvis Anderson Jr. Jarvis has a background in boxing, basket ball and a lot more. He currently competes at the National level in bodybuilding and he has set a goal for himself to make it to the Olympic stage. He is also the man the has rebuilt Kevin after his injury, getting him back to being strong enough to return to the firehouse and get back to full duty. Jarvis has a great attitude and brings a lot of good life & training lessons in this...

Duration:00:54:20

083: Kevin & Nole Talk Fire Up Class 2, Fitness & Things We're Working On In Life.

5/23/2022
Big thank you to My Epic and Facedown Records for the use of their song "Hail" in our podcast! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dz2RZThURTU&ab_channel=FacedownRecords Nole's Instagram. https://www.instagram.com/nolelilley/?hl=en Kevin's Instagram. https://www.instagram.com/kevinpwelsh/?hl=en Get on the waiting list for the Fire Up Program! https://fireupprogram.com/ Fire Up Program Instagram Account. https://www.instagram.com/fireup_program/ Join us on...

Duration:00:46:55

082: The Dangers Of Idolizing Comfort & Entertainment

5/9/2022
In this week's episode Kevin challenges Nole with a great topic; are we making idols out of comfort and entertainment? There are so many areas of our lives that we intentionally put ourselves into uncomfortable situations because we know the outcomes will be beneficial. Are we doing that same thing in our lives at home as husbands and fathers? This is a fun episode with some great stories, don't miss it! Big thank you to My Epic and Facedown Records for the use of their song "Hail" in our...

Duration:00:52:03

081: Matt Belcastro, Chief Warrant Officer II, Leadership Of Marines, Family & Fitness.

4/25/2022
In this episode, Kevin and Nole are joined by Matt Belcastro. Matt is an active duty Marine, currently at the rank of Chief Warrant Officer 2. He is a husband and father, devoted to his faith, his family, and his fitness. This episode has a lot of great knowledge about leadership, both in the workplace and at home. We also talk about Mighty Oaks where Matt and Kevin met recently and of course, we talk fitness. Enjoy. Big thank you to My Epic and Facedown Records for the use of their song...

Duration:01:20:29

080: Mike Yarbrough, Wolf & Iron Podcast Host, Author, Small Business Owner, & Real Man.

4/18/2022
In this episode, Kevin and I are excited to be joined by Mike Yarbrough of The Wolf & Iron Podcast. Mike and his podcast were integral in Kevin and I launching our own podcast and through the years we have both benefited from Mike's wisdom and ability to communicate in a clear and concise way on topics ranging from being a man in today's culture to raising children, marriage and beyond. We cover a good amount of ground with Mike in the episode and it is one you do not want to miss. Make sure...

Duration:01:16:10

079: Kevin Goes To Mighty Oaks & An Update On His Recovery From His Broken Collar Bone.

4/11/2022
In this episode, Kevin and Nole talk about Kevin's recent trip to one of Mighty Oaks Legacy Programs. Mighty Oaks is a non-profit ministry that helps veterans and first responders deal with post-traumatic stress and build resiliency to deal with the traumatic parts of life and the job. We also get an update on Kevin's injury and find out when he'll be able to return to work. Branden Kunath Episode. https://www.buzzsprout.com/1325479/6597604 Jeremy Stalnecker...

Duration:00:45:46

078: Retired Fire Captain Kevin Tobia, Leading Firemen & Leading Your Family, Surviving Retirement & The Fire Up Program.

4/4/2022
In this episode, Kevin and I are very excited to have Captain Kevin Tobia join us. KT is widely respected here at Los Angeles County Fire and had a great career here that spanned 34 years. His leadership of the men he worked with was top-notch and was personally witnessed and experienced by both Kevin and Nole. On top of that KT is a great husband, father, and friend. This episode is filled with some of the wisdom the KT has gained from those years of experience and we know you will get...

Duration:01:22:30

077: Derek Wreesman, Arkansas Fireman to Ventura County Fireman, Fatherhood & Podcasting.

3/28/2022
In this week's episode, Kevin and I talk with Kevin's buddy from the private academy they attended together many years ago, Derek Wreesman. Derek's first job as a full-time fireman was out in Arkansas but he's made his way back to the West Coast and now works for Ventura County Fire. We talk with Derek about his journey, about being a father, and about starting his own podcast. Make sure you follow the links below and follow what Derek is doing out there, he's a good dude. Big thank you to...

Duration:01:01:46

076, Travis Berenbach, Thoughts From A Savage On Class 1 Of The Fire Up Program

3/21/2022
In this episode, Kevin and I are joined by Travis Berenbach, a known savage. Travis recently attended class one of the Fire Up Program and together we talk through some of his experiences and thoughts on that. We also talk a lot about being a father and being present while also being a hardworking provider for the family. Don't miss this one! Big thank you to My Epic and Facedown Records for the use of their song "Hail" in our...

Duration:01:08:03

075: BJ Huether, From Booking Bands In Basements At Age 15 To Associate Pastor Of Calvary Chapel Joshua Springs

3/14/2022
This week's episode is a really fun conversation with BJ Huether. BJ is the Associate Pastor of Calvary Chapel Joshua Springs. He has been booking shows for bands since he was 15 and has a lot of fun stories from those experiences. Kevin and I had a great time recording this in person out in Yucca Valley, don't miss this one! Big thank you to My Epic and Facedown Records for the use of their song "Hail" in our...

Duration:01:30:15

074: The 6th Sense & What To Do About It, Plus Bonus Parenting Lessons We've Been Learning Through Trials In Life

3/7/2022
In this episode Kevin and Nole get into times they have experienced what some people call a "gut feeling", "the 6th sense" or even embarrassingly "spidey senses" and the lessons they have learned through those experiences. They also share some parenting lessons from their perspectives as fathers who are currently going through some challenging times. Don't miss this one, it's a lot more fun than this description makes it sound! Big thank you to My Epic and Facedown Records for the use of...

Duration:01:02:09

073: Into The Storm

2/28/2022
In this very short episode, Nole talks through his thoughts on the phrase "Into The Storm", how it has been helpful to him in the past few months and how his perception of it has changed as he has gone into the current "storm". Big thank you to My Epic and Facedown Records for the use of their song "Hail" in our podcast! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dz2RZThURTU&ab_channel=FacedownRecords Get on the waiting list for The Fire Up...

Duration:00:13:26

072: Nole Get's Called Out & The Fire Up Program Class One Was Amazing, Brutal & Lifechanging

2/21/2022
In this episode, Kevin and Nole break down more of what The Fire Up Program is, why it has been amazing so far and how they intend to make it even better in the future with the rest of the cadre, Chris, Dave, and Jason. Nole also shares a story that involves him getting called out by a friend, getting "stabbed in the front". Big thank you to My Epic and Facedown Records for the use of their song "Hail" in our...

Duration:00:41:34

071: Julian Serrano, Palm Beach County Firefighter, Founder Of Prepared To Fight Fire, Ultra Marathon Runner and Florida Smoke Diver.

2/7/2022
In this episode, we are joined by Julian Serrano. Julian is a very motivated and inspirational firefighter and in this episode, we go into some of what has led Julian to become the man he is today, some of the challenges he has faced along the way, and how he plans to continue to grow and develop both as a man and a firefighter. Julian has a passion to help bring other guys up to the level that they want to be operating at in life and on the job and in order to begin to do that he has...

Duration:01:07:35

070: On Being A Grandma, The Tooth Fairy, And How To Implement Honesty In Your Daily Life

1/31/2022
This episode is about honesty. We delve into it from multiple different perspectives including whether or not complaining about someone behind their back is dishonest, should you teach your kids to believe in the Tooth Fairy and more. Big thank you to My Epic and Facedown Records for the use of their song "Hail" in our podcast! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dz2RZThURTU&ab_channel=FacedownRecords Join us on Discord. https://discord.gg/rkDa9Ae27q Buy us a coffee to support the...

Duration:00:46:31