In This Episode:
Tyler and Mike sit down with Mike’s friend Justin Queen. Justin brings courage and vulnerability to the space and the result is perhaps the most powerful RMIT episode yet. Justin is doing the work to heal, to change, and to help others do the same. As a child he endured adversity and looking back he sees people called into his life to help him when he needed it most. Later, as a husband/father/soldier, he answered the call of duty to serve his country and to this day he carries the scars of life after war, scars that no one talks about. Only now, Justin is talking about it. Walls that he thought were built up to protect those he loved sadly kept people out. He shares his journey to life’s bottom and the triumphant story currently in progress of overcoming monsters caused by trauma and loss. Something amazing happens when life presents a moment when we realize first that something needs to change and second that we have the power to make that change happen. That’s Justin’s story. His story is a reminder that we do not need to literally carry pain in our pocket for a decade. That what we have been through is not who we are. That adversity and trials add value to our lives. That fear is something to step into and not run from. If you are struggling or know someone that is, the guys prescribe a sit-down session with Justin. Pull up a chair and tune in. It just might change everything. Justin, thank you for showing up. To all of our armed services and their families, thank you for your service.
This episode is dedicated to Daniel Unger.
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