Hi! I'm Daniel or Dan (but never Danny) and I am behind the brand Make Ready.
I help Men to develop their Mindset to step up and take control by forging a healthy, authentic and intentional Lifestyle that supports them to get the most from life.
By sharing my journey, conversations, insights and sources of information I hope to inspire, inform and motivate you along your own path!
To become an authentic strong man is to take on ownership and responsibility of our lives. To help others, be confident despite our vulnerabilities and to lead with love even when it's easier to resort to hate and resentment.
As a competitive Mixed Martial Artist and aspiring Ultra runner myself, I believe in stepping outside of our comfort zone to develop our Mindset in order to get the most out of life. (Don't worry I won't be suggesting you enter a cage fight or run an Ultra! Unless you want to!)
This is the goal of Make Ready is to bring an awareness of many things that prevent us from living optimally and hopefully casting a light on a way forward.
Together I want to help redefine what modern masculinity is and how to be a man in today's world, where hunter and provider titles are being left behind leaving many clueless on what is expected of us.
With the strength of character to be open about our vulnerabilities and take responsibility for our lives, we can step up and step into our true power.
My motto is "Love first but Always Make Ready." We must always love first but be capable of stepping up when we need to. Yin and Yang. The balance.
Let's talk about Mental Health
I know that it's sometimes hard to recognise when something is wrong. Mental Health affects us all, Including us guys whether we admit it or not. So as part of helping men develop their Mindsets, I want to advocate that people speak up and reach out if they need help.
It's ok to be vulnerable. Yes, it feels weird at first however, there is a huge strength in being vulnerable and speaking about our feelings. If you think you need help then reach out to friends or family, failing that there are some fantastic charities that provide someone to talk to.
Don't bottle it up, Things will get better, the clouds will pass. Have faith.
Mindset is our driving force behind our decisions and attitude towards life. It is something we can develop and improve and in turn assists us in everything that we do!
Mindfulness is the practice of being in the present, being here now. It's not all meditation! It is a practice to truly be in the present and be mindful of what we are doing. If we are mindful of what we are doing then we are aware and this will lead to good choices.
Lifestyle is something that you choose to create. There are different areas that I look at however the overriding idea is that we can bring our Mindset and Mindfulness to address our Lifestyle in order to help us live how we want and have a fulfilled life.