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    While coaching swimming nothing would send the hair on the back of my neck standing more than the words ‘I CAN’T’. My internal scream would send out a louder ‘WHY NOT’. The interaction, the turbulence, provided a direction…head first into the fire. I feared that the ‘I CAN’T’, if not investigated, concretes itself into the safe harbor, the containment, of a lifelong ‘BREAKWALL’. The ‘WHY NOT’ is ‘THE BEYOND’, the battle cry, the direction, the salvaging effort. The metaphor is ageless, human.
    Going ‘BEYOND BREAKWALLS’ is living your life… ‘BBW’ is the encouragement.


    I am dedicating these efforts in support of 'The Brotherhood For The Fallen'

    They represent reverently, modestly, and humbly the individuals who chose a side, planted their heels, and met their final call. They are Hero’s, represented by Hero's. It's an incredible honor.
    Thanks for visiting, that too is an Honor...
    Nial

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About BBW

Beyond Breakwalls … inspired by Heroes

 

Beyond Breakwalls” has been created as a place to store, encourage, and capture stories inspired by an event. The event is intentional and places the author in direct contact with opportunities to reveal the capacity of the human will. Attitudes, creativity, and intuition will be recruited in the training process.

Beyond Breakwalls” is living beyond existing views, and beyond the limits of expectation. Ultimately ‘BBW’ is encouragement to exercise your Soul, your Spirit. It is a bold invitation to relate, even if secretly, to a unique personal journey.

 

 

23 June, 2012 will be the day the author will swim around Manhattan Island, New York. The following year 2013, date TBA, will be the final swim toward the “Triple Crown” of long distance swimming, Catalina Island to the coast of California. The third swim that concludes the requirement for the ‘Triple Crown’ is the English Channel, which has already been successfully completed.

 

In the past, the PLATFORM of long distance swimming, going from one point on a map to another, became a source of hope…it meant something, it inspired someone. My life, in a given moment, gave someone hope, carried someone, reached out. The most incredible honor. A complete surprise…

 

Beyond Breakwalls is inspired by Heroes. After experiencing the tragic loss of a colleague contact was made with a non-profit organization, ‘The Brotherhood For The Fallen’. The experience of witnessing Cops reaching out to carry other Cops in their greatest time of need was humbling. The connection of being ‘carried’ seemed very appropriate and powerful, both personally and professionally, in order to navigate through some of life’s darker moments.

 

The ‘reach’ into the world that is generated via Beyond Breakwalls by social media, articles, interviews, etc has been attached to ‘The Brotherhood For The Fallen’. Funds generated by Beyond Breakwalls to continue reaching other shores, through the sales of services or merchandise, will automatically relay a percentage of those proceeds to ‘The Brotherhood For The Fallen’.

 

The author is setting out to chronicle a journey and embed the reader on an intimate level through social media avenues such as Blog Posts, Facebook, and Twitter postings. Beyond Breakwalls hopes to share a journey and expose attitudes, utilized in ‘real time’, to conquer challenges along the way towards a goal. BBW is a dialogue utilizing listening techniques, forums, coaching, and storytelling to create a momentum to inspire, empower, and encourage the possibility of living ‘Beyond’ some of the very personal ‘Breakwalls’ in our lives.

 

The success of the mission depends on the reader finding a connection in the story. Consider it an invitation to cut and paste your life, your situation, in that of the authors. Try on some of the attitude, the willingness to trust an intuition, the willingness to take a risk, and the willingness to hope and dream. Try it on, hang out for a little while, and take note of the affect on your life. Be unreasonable; your life will inspire. That is the ticket to this event, to a front row seat.

 

The courage involved in taking steps forward, in anything, is like the fuel for our soul. Our lives depend on these steps, change depends on these steps, but time goes on just ticking away. We remain comfortable and settle in to our surroundings, our lives, and we appear in control. We search quietly for the direction that we already know but lack the muster to take even a single step.

 

Reaching other shores is a willingness to take steps toward the fire and muster courage to live outside existing views and limits. There are no blueprints to follow, no programs to download, and no politics involved. It is wide open territory…

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  • About Nial

    I fell a few times in the past few years that 'BBW' is a climb back, a rekindling of my Soul. The postings keep me 'tracking' in a passionate direction. I need that, Passion. The other piece that is so important to me, especially at this time in my life, is to somehow share the experience, the attitude, humor, pain... all things human. It's in this place we can relate and in certain moments...carry each other. I need that too.
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  • Swims Completed

    1. English Channel

    2. Strait of Gibraltar

    3. Manhattan Island

    4.Chicago Shoreline

    5. Chicago to Michigan

    6. Catalina Island