How We Defy Convention Vol. 04

Defy Convention

It’s hard to define this month’s How We Defy Convention into one common theme. Everything from creative short films to sports, heroes and gutsy girls, all of these stories have captivated us.

Defy Convention is more than just a cool term we throw out there to motivate each other. Defy Convention is a lifestyle. It’s doing something each day that scares us, challenges us, and makes us stronger!

“Life is a song – sing it. Life is a game – play it. Life is a challenge – meet it. Life is a dream – realize it. Life is a sacrifice – offer it. Life is love – enjoy it.” – Sai Baba

1. The Invictus Games are “Kicking Ass”.

There are just way too many things that we love about the Invictus Games to list them all here. When Prince Harry explains what the games are all about, he tells it as it is, and his delivery alone Defies Convention.

Thank you Prince Harry, for all that you do for our Veterans!

2. The Present wins our hearts.

Ok so, we found this little gem earlier this week and shared it on Facebook. With more than twenty social shares, we assume you agree, “The Present” is quite possibly the best short film ever!

Sure, we may be a bit biased… but to be fair, it did win over 50 short film awards!

3. USMC Sgt. Retired Julian Torres in GQ.

Our recent Ambassador of the Month, Julian Torres, was also featured in GQ magazine. Although his seven page spread in one of the world’s most popular men’s magazines, may have “overshadowed” our little blog here at SideStix, we’re pretty stoked about all the recognition this man got for his Mt. Kilimanjaro conquest!

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4. Sarah’s inauguration into the Gutsy Girl Club.

The Gutsy Girl Club is a community of girls & women, encouraging authenticity and inspiration. Sounds about right for Sarah.

5. Everybody Dies but Not Everybody Lives.

The saddest words are “If only I had…”


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