Cracked wide open on Mankind Weekend

Pearce Williams 11-13








I was cracked wide open—sensing things I usually don’t. Yesterday morning, I saw the pinecone on a blue ribbon that warns birds not to crash into our kitchen window as it fidgeted against the pane. I noticed the kitchen clock ticking. Mozart stopped me in my tracks.

My world expands the day after I’ve staffed a New Warrior Training Adventure as I did this past weekend with about 40 men at a camp west of London. As staff, we opened ourselves and provided 17 men with the gift that we received on our first NWTA weekend.

It was amazing to watch these men arrive with fear on Friday and leave Sunday—some with 100-watt smiles, some with tears. Same as the staff. In giving, we receive.


About Tim O'Connor

Tim O'Connor is a golf and life coach, an award-winning writer, Head Coach of the University of Guelph golf team and Mental Performance Coach at the ClubLink Academy at Glen Abbey. He is author of the newly released second edition of The Feeling of Greatness: The Moe Norman Story. He is co-host of the Swing Thoughts podcast with Howard Glassman, and a leader in training in the ManKind Project. He gets all excited when he helps people tap into their brilliance.

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