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Welcome To The Way Of The Renaissance Man Whether you’re a Renaissance Man already, a Renaissance Man in training, or a woman who loves a Renaissance Man, we welcome you to the prospects of better living. We look forward to bringing you our distinctive content, including new articles, episodes and resources to help you become a fully focused, integrated and celebratory Renaissance Man. Be sure to explore the resources section and use all of the different categories of information and resourc ...
 
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Welcome to today's #WednesdayWisdom from Way Of The Renaissance Man Starring Jim Woods Today's insight was inspired by American poet and educator whose works include "Paul Revere's Ride", Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. “Into each life some rain must fall.” –Henry Wadsworth Longfellow We learn from our mistakes, and we learn the value of preparation fr…
 
Welcome to today's Audio Essay from Way Of The Renaissance Man Starring Jim Woods As a Renaissance Man, Jim Woods recognizes and admires greatness in all areas of life. As a musical talent and frontman for his own band in the 90s, Jim acknowledges and gives his "hat-tip" to today's legendary audio essay feature. And now, here's Jim Woods. “I just w…
 
Welcome to today's #WednesdayWisdom from Way Of The Renaissance Man Starring Jim Woods Today's insight was inspired by American novelist, poet, and non-fiction author, Richard Wright. “Don’t leave inferences to be drawn when evidence can be presented.” — Richard Wright The great American novelist is chiefly known for his brilliant novel “Native Son…
 
On Man’s Noble Nature Welcome to today's #WednesdayWisdom from Way Of The Renaissance Man Starring Jim Woods Today's insight was inspired by writer, novelist, and philosopher, Ayn Rand. “Whatever their future, at the dawn of their lives, men seek a noble vision of man’s nature and of life’s potential.” –Ayn Rand, “The Fountainhead” This noble sense…
 
Up next on Way of the Renaissance Man, Free to Choose Featuring Robert Chatfield. When I was a kid, I watched a documentary that influenced my young brain immensely, and it was called “Free To Choose.” The original 1980, 10-part television series was by the great Nobel Prize-winning economist Milton Friedman. In academic circles, Friedman was chief…
 
Welcome to today's #WednesdayWisdom from Way Of The Renaissance Man Starring Jim Woods Today's insight was inspired by Hall of Fame Trial Lawyer and American Academy of Achievement Golden Plate award recipient, Louis Nizer. The Hands of an Artist “A man who works with his hands is a laborer; a man who works with his hands and his brain is a craftsm…
 
Welcome to today's #WednesdayWisdom from Way Of The Renaissance Man Starring Jim Woods Today's insight was inspired by a simple, yet powerful passage from the bible — Proverbs 21:5. “The plans of the diligent lead surely to plenty, but those of everyone who is hasty, surely to poverty.” — Proverbs 21:5 This verse from Proverbs extols the virtue of …
 
Up next on Way of the Renaissance Man…a conversation with thirst-quenching founder and CEO of Water 4 Mercy, Nermine Rubin. The Way of the Renaissance Man podcast is all about conversations with interesting people who have a true passion for what they do. In this episode, Jim speaks with just such a person, and she is Nermine Rubin, Founder & CEO o…
 
Welcome to today's Audio Essay from Way Of The Renaissance Man Starring Jim Woods Today marks the 20th anniversary of the attacks on the World Trade Center September 11, 2001. In this special audio presentation, Jim offers his poem and thoughts on this day. And now, here's Jim Woods. The Cat and the Horror By Jim Woods There was a cat sleeping on m…
 
Welcome to today's #WednesdayWisdom from Way Of The Renaissance Man Starring Jim Woods Today's insight was inspired by Russian-born American author, philosopher and creator of Objectivism, Ayn Rand. “Every man builds his world in his own image. He has the power to choose, but no power to escape the necessity of choice.” –Ayn Rand The novelist/philo…
 
Up next on Way of the Renaissance Man, Five Minutes with Dave Rubin. During the recent FreedomFest conference in Rapid City, South Dakota, talk show host, author, and ideas activist Dave Rubin of The Rubin Report came by for a quick visit with the Renaissance Man. Although brief, the discussion covered several interesting topics, including classica…
 
Welcome to today's #WednesdayWisdom from Way Of The Renaissance Man Starring Jim Woods Today's insight was inspired by Scottish Enlightenment philosopher, economist, historian and essayist, David Hume. “It is seldom that liberty of any kind is lost all at once.” –David Hume The brilliant David Hume knew that to preserve liberty, you have to recogni…
 
Up next on Way of the Renaissance Man, conversation with basketball legend and entrepreneur Shaquille O’Neal. When you grow up in Los Angeles like Jim did, the Lakers are practically a religion. In this kickoff episode from Season 4 of the podcast, Jim speaks with one of the high priests of the Laker religion, the great Shaquille O’Neal. In additio…
 
Welcome to today's #WednesdayWisdom from Way Of The Renaissance Man Starring Jim Woods Today's insight was inspired by American actor and singer songwriter Ryan Bingham, and a selection from his Mescalito album with lyrics from his song “Sunrise”. In a special Way Of The Renaissance Man performance, Jim plays and sings the quoted lyrics in today's …
 
Welcome to today's #WednesdayWisdom from Way Of The Renaissance Man Starring Jim Woods Today's insight was inspired by American journalist, poet, Civil War veteran and author of "the Devil's Dictionary," named as one of "The 100 Greatest Masterpieces of American Literature" by the American Revolution Bicentennial Administration, Ambrose Bierce. “Oc…
 
Welcome to today's #WednesdayWisdom from Way Of The Renaissance Man Starring Jim Woods Today's insight was inspired by English-born American political activist, philosopher, political theorist, and revolutionary, Thomas Paine. “The real man smiles in trouble, gathers strength from distress, and grows brave by reflection.” — Thomas Paine Perhaps my …
 
Welcome to today's #WednesdayWisdom from Way Of The Renaissance Man Starring Jim Woods Today's insight was inspired by the First Earl of Beaconsfield, British statesman and Conservative politician, who twice served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Benjamin Disraeli. “A consistent man believes in destiny, a capricious man in chance.” — Benja…
 
A Few Simple Things Welcome to today's #WednesdayWisdom from Way Of The Renaissance Man Starring Jim Woods Today's insight was inspired by American lawyer, politician and governor of Massachusetts who later became President of the United States, Calvin Coolidge. “If all the folks in the United States would do the few simple things they know they ou…
 
Kantian Knowledge and Wisdom Welcome to today's #WednesdayWisdom from Way Of The Renaissance Man Starring Jim Woods Today's insight was inspired by German philosopher and one of the central Enlightenment thinkers, Immanuel Kant. “Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life.” — Immanuel Kant The extremely influential philosopher’s ideas…
 
On Disagreeability Welcome to today's #WednesdayWisdom from Way Of The Renaissance Man Starring Jim Woods Today's insight was inspired by American businessman, author, United States Air Force officer, five-term Senator from Arizona, and the 1964 Republican Party nominee for president of the United States, Barry Goldwater. “To disagree, one doesn’t …
 
Welcome to today's #WednesdayWisdom from Way Of The Renaissance Man Starring Jim Woods Today's insight was inspired by English writer, philosopher, lay theologian, literary and art critic, G. K. Chesterton. “The way to love anything is to realize that it may be lost.” –G. K. Chesterton The English writer has uttered many a great quote, but this one…
 
Welcome to today's #WednesdayWisdom from Way Of The Renaissance Man Starring Jim Woods Today's insight was inspired by American writer, humorist, entrepreneur, publisher, and lecturer, Mark Twain. “The secret of getting ahead is getting started.” –Mark Twain Do you want to succeed in life? Do you want to conquer your obstacles? Do you want to achie…
 
Welcome to today's #WednesdayWisdom from Way Of The Renaissance Man Starring Jim Woods Today's insight was inspired by scientist, author, futurist, and professional speaker, David Brin. “It is said that power corrupts, but actually it’s more true that power attracts the corruptible. The sane are usually attracted by other things than power.” –David…
 
Welcome to today's #WednesdayWisdom from Way Of The Renaissance Man Starring Jim Woods Today's insight was inspired by Greek mathematician, physicist, inventor, engineer and astronomer, Archimedes. "Give me a lever long enough and a fulcrum on which to place it, and I shall move the world." –Archimedes The great thinker and scientist of the classic…
 
Welcome to today's #WednesdayWisdom from Way Of The Renaissance Man Starring Jim Woods Today's insight was inspired by Irish poet and playwright, Oscar Wilde. “Experience is the name so many people give to their mistakes.” –Oscar Wilde If you’ve reached adulthood, then I don’t have to tell you that the more experienced you are, the more mistakes yo…
 
Up next on Way of the Renaissance Man… putting one fake foot in front of the other, with a truly inspiring American hero. Welcome to today's show from Way Of The Renaissance Man Starring Jim Woods. Some men, when faced with overwhelming, life-shattering adversity, choose to embrace the circumstance. And in doing so, they live a life of epic inspira…
 
Beverage Humor Welcome to today's #WednesdayWisdom from Way Of The Renaissance Man Starring Jim Woods Today's insight was inspired by American journalist, cultural critic, and scholar of American English, H. L. Mencken. “24 hours in a day. 24 beers in a case. Coincidence? I think not.” — H.L. Mencken He was one of the greatest journalists, essayist…
 
Welcome to today's #WednesdayWisdom from Way Of The Renaissance Man Starring Jim Woods Today's insight was inspired by American poet, essayist, and philosopher, Ralph Waldo Emerson. “Shallow men believe in luck. Strong men believe in cause and effect.” –Ralph Waldo Emerson Have you ever heard someone describe a successful person as just “lucky?” Of…
 
Welcome to today's #WednesdayWisdom from Way Of The Renaissance Man Starring Jim Woods Today's insight was inspired by American businessman and "Think and Grow Rich," self-help classic author, Napoleon Hill. How many times have you heard someone, possibly even you, say that they are waiting for the right time to do what they really would rather be …
 
Model T Wisdom Welcome to today's #WednesdayWisdom from Way Of The Renaissance Man Starring Jim Woods Today's insight was inspired by American industrialist, automobile manufacturer, philanthropist, and developer of the assembly line technique, Henry Ford. “You can’t build a reputation on what you’re going to do.” –Henry Ford The business genius re…
 
Today's insight was inspired by author, publisher, diplomat, and colonial America's very own Renaissance Man, Benjamin Franklin.. “If passion drives you, let reason hold the reins.” –Benjamin Franklin Every time I read the pearls of wisdom from one of our founding fathers, I feel extremely fortunate that I was born in this awesome country. Here, th…
 
Welcome to today's #WednesdayWisdom from Way Of The Renaissance Man Starring Jim Woods Today's insight was inspired by English-born American political activist, philosopher, and revolutionary, Thomas Paine. “A long habit of not thinking a thing wrong gives it a superficial appearance of being right.” –Thomas Paine There’s a lot of change going on i…
 
Up next on Way of the Renaissance Man... The Last of the Curious Conversations with Gabe Bautista and John Paul Mendocha. Welcome to today's special media appearance from Way of the Renaissance Man starring Jim Woods. We finish the curious conversations from Jim's appearance with Gabe Bautista and "Dr. Speed Selling," John Paul Mendocha from the Po…
 
Up next on Way of the Renaissance Man... A Curious Conversation Continues with two of the Nation’s Leading Business Consultants. Welcome to today's special media appearance from Way of the Renaissance Man starring Jim Woods. We continue the curious conversation from Jim's appearance with Gabe Bautista and "Dr. Speed Selling," John Paul Mendocha fro…
 
Up next on Way of the Renaissance Man... a curious conversation in three parts with two of the nation’s leading business consultants. Welcome to today's special media appearance from Way of the Renaissance Man starring Jim Woods. We hope you enjoy this reprise interview from Jim's appearance with Gabe Bautista and "Dr. Speed Selling," John Paul Men…
 
On Courage Welcome to today's #WednesdayWisdom from Way Of The Renaissance Man Starring Jim Woods Today's insight was inspired by American novelist, short-story writer, journalist, and sportsman, Ernest Hemingway. “Courage is grace under pressure.” –Ernest Hemingway The great American author is known for his heroism in battle, his passion for life …
 
I Know What I Want… Welcome to today's #WednesdayWisdom from Way Of The Renaissance Man Starring Jim Woods Today's insight was inspired by the iconic English heavy metal band and 2021 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominee, Iron Maiden. know what I want I say what I want And no one can take it away –Iron Maiden, “Journeyman” When you think of all of th…
 
Up next on Way of the Renaissance Man… talking politics, ideas, and gold with a good friend. What do you get when you bring two Renaissance Men together to discuss the current political, social, and financial market craziness? You get a really fun, lively, and informative conversation between Jim and former U.S. Army officer, West Point graduate, a…
 
Welcome to today's #WednesdayWisdom from Way Of The Renaissance Man Starring Jim Woods Today's insight was inspired by three-time open-wheel racing champion and Indy 500 winner, Bobby Rahal. “In racing, I wanted to be a winner and to be a winner you have to be willing to roll the dice.” –Bobby Rahal The auto racing legend gives us advice that’s per…
 
Disraeli Hates Mediocrity Welcome to today's #WednesdayWisdom from Way Of The Renaissance Man Starring Jim Woods Today's insight was inspired by novelist and United Kingdom's twice prime minister, Benjamin Disraeli. “Mediocrity can talk, but it is for genius to observe.” –Benjamin Disraeli The great British statesmen and writer had a disdain for al…
 
Up next on Way of the Renaissance Man… talking music, songwriting and genre bending with Texas Piano Man Robert Ellis. Every once in a while, you come across a musical artist that really touches you on numerous levels. That’s how Jim describes today’s guest, singer/songwriter Robert Ellis. Also known as the Texas Piano Man, Robert is a consummate c…
 
Welcome to today's #WednesdayWisdom from Way Of The Renaissance Man Starring Jim Woods Today's insight was inspired by innovator and thought leader, Steve Jobs. “Our goal is to make the best devices in the world, not to be the biggest.” –Steve Jobs The late, great Apple co-founder always focused first on making a quality product. That’s because whe…
 
Helping Musicians Achieve Greater Wellness Up next on Way of the Renaissance Man, helping musicians achieve greater wellness. The music you’ll hear is an excerpt from a song written and performed by today’s guest, Dr. David Allan. David is a Renaissance Man in the true sense. He’s an accomplished jazz guitarist, pianist, and trumpet player, and his…
 
Welcome to today's #WednesdayWisdom from Way Of The Renaissance Man Starring Jim Woods Today's insight was inspired by one of America’s most beloved self-help authors on addiction and recovery, Melody Beattie. “The new year stands before us, like a chapter in a book, waiting to be written. We can help write that story by setting goals.” — Melody Be…
 
The Wisdom of Goethe Welcome to today's #WednesdayWisdom from Way Of The Renaissance Man Starring Jim Woods Today's insight was inspired by German writer and statesman Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. "Everyone holds his fortune in his own hands, like a sculptor the raw material he will fashion into a figure. But it’s the same with that type of artistic…
 
Welcome to today's #WednesdayWisdom from Way Of The Renaissance Man Starring Jim Woods Today's insight was inspired by American musician, actor and author, Clarence Clemons. "I wanted an electric train for Christmas but I got the saxophone instead." –Clarence Clemons The fantastic sax player and long-time member of Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band…
 
On the Importance of Friends and Family Welcome to today's #WednesdayWisdom from Way Of The Renaissance Man Starring Jim Woods Today's insight was inspired by Greek philosopher and polymath Aristotle “Whosoever is delighted in solitude is either a wild beast or a god.” –Aristotle The holiday season is time for friends and family, and the importance…
 
Up next on Way of the Renaissance Man, A revealing plane ride with the President-elect. What’s it like to take a cross-country plane ride while sitting next to the now President-elect, Joe Biden? Interestingly, what Jim found out about the man while doing just that is sure to make you pause, and make you laugh. In this special audio essay, Jim read…
 
Welcome to today's #WednesdayWisdom from Way Of The Renaissance Man Starring Jim Woods Today's insight was inspired by French fashion designer and businesswoman Coco Chanel “How many cares one loses when one decides not to be something but to be someone.” –Coco Chanel The classic fashion icon became world renowned for designing unique, elegant and …
 
Up next on Way of the Renaissance Man, smoking cigars with Saddam Hussein. What’s it like to be responsible for guarding the highest-profile prisoner of the Iraq War? That’s a fascinating question, and the answer is equally fascinating, equally complex, and equally spellbinding. In this episode, Jim speaks with Kelly Hillyer, the U.S. Army officer …
 
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