Hard Work.

Hard Work.

Hard Work is a popular war cry. But I think it’s an irreverent one. Hard work has gotten a little twisted, a little too easily claimed. Hard work i...

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You Are Not Alone.

You Are Not Alone.

You are not alone. It’s an uncommon mantra in this warrior space. We want to be strong enough to go forward alone, we want to dispel reliance and v...

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PATIENCE.

PATIENCE.

You might be the weakest link. Probably not if you’re reading this blog, hanging out on this website. But maybe your friends read this blog, hang o...

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SHOW THE FUCK UP.

SHOW THE FUCK UP.

The mat will remember you, thousands of drops of sweat counting your sacrifices. The barbell will remember your skin, your rough hands, and your bl...

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The Team.

The Team.

  Good friends are hard to find. Good friends are like cables attaching us to achievement. They’re like a pair of running shoes that never goes fl...

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Suffering is Not Special.

Suffering is Not Special.

  Fatigue is not a detriment, an affliction. Hardship is not a crime against your humanity. Failure is not death, destruction. Suffering is not s...

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Face Your Demons

Face Your Demons

  DROP GOES LIVE: FRIDAY, APRIL 29TH 5PM PT. My personality is composed of a few parts. I’m the savage warrior enduring fatigue and discomfort eve...

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Gossip

Gossip

    I want you to gossip.  Even though gossip is a thorn in the side of greatness. Even though it’s a distraction, a tool of procrastination that h...

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Ambition

Ambition

    There are some people we ought to be violent with. They’re the shady characters who hang around our homes, creep about our workplaces, and stal...

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The Pursuit

The Pursuit

I don’t want to be patted on the back. Don’t tell me I’m doing a good job. It’s such an easy way out. It gives me an escape, a release from ...

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Behind Sacrifice

Behind Sacrifice

      At NFQ, we create each drop to have meaning. We are not just articles of clothing, but motivation to those who need it most. Because of t...

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9/11 First Account

9/11 First Account

“I was assigned to the NYC housing Police in 1984 and subsequently rolled over to the NYC Fire department in 1993. I was assigned to Engine 69 wh...

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