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Monday Motivation, Advocate For Others

Sometimes it sure feels as if life is just really hard and the weight of the world rests on your shoulders alone, doesn’t it? Today’s Monday Motivation may offer you the encouragement you need and an answer to the weight in your heart. When we advocate for others, we are standing for them for the entire world to see.

To be clear: Advocate (noun) is a person who publicly supports or recommends a particular cause or person; a champion; supporter; fighter; spokesperson; to speak or write in favor of.

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There is nothing that compares to the feeling of doing something good and right for or with someone who needs help. It is one of those magic tricks of the world that in helping others we feel such a lift in our own spirits and energies.

There is something in the world today that is creating a me-me-me-mentality. It is a self-serving and a life of using anyone or anything to get ahead.

We have such a grand and enormous potential to do unbelievable good in the world today. There is already such good in the world! With the technology that we have so easily at out fingertips, our reach into the world to lift others up and advocate for others is at it’s greatest ever.

Advocate for Others

As Professional Guides, our lives are a service to others. The greatest service that a Professional Guide offers is the keeping those who we guide into the wilderness safe from harm. We offer pieces of our own lives and experiences with others, encouraging them and directing them to fulfill their own dreams of experiences in the wilderness.

As Leaders, we know that we are not infallible, that we have a need for one another. Our teams, our families and our mentors are the ones we turn to for guidance, acceptance and advice. Leaders understand it is in lifting others up, guiding, supporting and advocating for others in which our truest and most fulfilled moments happen.

The skills used in advocating for others are the skills we use and strengthen our entire lives. They are skills that will touch the world in a positive way, no matter in which position you might be to use them.

  • Be respectful.
  • Be inclusive.
  • Speak up!
  • Find common ground.
  • Know the needs.
  • Find the positive in everything.
  • Tell the story; stories connect us.
  • Keep it short, keep it simple.
  • Take care of yourself.
  • Be real, feel and share what you feel.
  • The bottom line, the goal.
  • Stay on task; Stay the Path.
  • Don’t lose hope and never give up.
  • Work hard and be familiar with all routes to the goal.
  • Pay it forward.

Advocate for Others

Stand for the Man in Black is a fundraiser to replace the vitally needed aircraft lost to a terrible fire in September, 2013. The airplane needed to survive in the remote Alaskan Wrangell Mountains and to provide search, support and rescue to those who may find themselves in need and to locate and care for the range horses that are a beautiful and precious part of Pioneer Outfitters heritage.

To find out more about Stand for the Man in Black and what the fundraiser is fully and with complete openness, these pages will answer all of your questions:

Stand for the Man in Black

Standing for Survival

Stand for the Man in Black, FAQs

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List Six: The Series Posts

Series Posts

As a life-long avid reader of absolutely anything I can get my hands on, I can share with you the one thing I enjoy reading more than anything else: a Series. The familiarity and connection I feel for both the author and the characters or individuals brought to life through words over time, chapters and Continue Reading

List Four: Highlights and What To Expect of Your Adventure

What to expect

WOW! The Horseback Adventures are approaching FAST! The recent Campfire Chat video, Adventure Answers You Need, has really sparked our anticipation and it amazes me how excited we all are to begin, each and every year. This List series is all about making sure that you (anyone) can get some real information, easily, for whichever Continue Reading

Still, Stuck on Stupid

How is that working out for ya? And yet there you are still, stuck on stupid. This is a real topic, by the way. This is a real issue and a real pain in the posterior region. (yes: the ass) How often, if you were brutally honest with yourself, do you find yourself repeating or Continue Reading

Did She Just Call Me A Murderer?


A lesser woman might just get a bit het-up at moments like the one I experienced this morning. I asked online for the questions that may come to mind thinking of a Grizzly Bear Hunt, so that I might shed a new light on one of our own most treasured and successful adventures. The response Continue Reading