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Owen Marcus
Works at Free to Win
Attended SUNY at Plattsburgh
Lives in Sandpoint, ID


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Why You Need Emotional Intelligence to Succeed?
You can be the smartest, most talented, driven person there is, but without emotional intelligence, you'll struggle to achieve your personal and professional goals.
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We all have struggled at some point in a relationship often only to blame another or ourselves. It's likely much of the blame lies with how we were taught... or not taught.

What did you learn that you had to unlearn to succeed in a relationship?
While living in Phoenix many years ago, I sat on my couch one evening with Pam, the woman I was dating. I was trying to answer her request to feel my emotions and explain my thoughts. Pam kept sayi...
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Men, if you want to know what women want--read this. Women, if you want to raise your bar... and you should--read this.

Woman are amazing at knowing when as men we have it. They can guide us, give us feedback, and honor us for getting right. But what they can't do is take us to a place that creates this magic. The last bit of the journey has two parts: one is alone, and the other is with other men on this journey.
Wizards are born with a larger-than-usual quantity of attention, and they usually spend years of their life cultivating it through meditation and deep focus on an arcane craft -- whether that arcane craft is plant alchemy or computer programming.
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Mother's Day gift... men are doing more housework.
This Mother's Day we've got some good news and some bad news on the domestic gender equality front.
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We all project on to others... other project on to us. We learned to do it to survive emotionally. It's true it limits us and our relationships with others. There is an upside to projecting. Discover how you can use if for good.
I grew up a loser. In elementary school, with my speech impediment, dyslexia, and social incompetence I failed with consistency. One of the ways I coped was to project on to others how they were je...
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As men, we are often searching for that deeper purpose, brotherhood, or peace. Over the years of working with men in groups, we found a simple, yet powerful way to end your search. I'm still amazed how much fun it can be when we search with other men.

Men - join us for our next Two-Day Experience here in Sandpoint -- May 2 & 3.
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Why Some Men Are Too Damn Smart For Dating Advice #MasculineEmotionalIntelligence  
The man who is willing to take advice to improve will always be the better partner in a relationship. James Michael Sama tells us how.
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Esther Perel's TEDx is more than an explanation of affairs; it’s the secrets to a successful marriage. Through years of working with clients who had affairs, Perel discovered why we have affairs, how to use them to transform a marriage, and how to prevent them.

When we can continue to foster the adventure and desire in our marriages, we will avoid affairs and evolve our marriages. Every couple should watch this video at least one per year.
Infidelity is the ultimate betrayal. But does it have to be? Relationship therapist Esther Perel examines why people cheat, and unpacks why affairs are so traumatic: because they threaten our emotional security. In infidelity, she sees something unexpected — an expression of longing and loss. A must-watch for anyone who has ever cheated or been cheated on, or who simply wants a new framework for understanding relationships.
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Quotes from an Huffington Post article reviewing a recent published study:

Being older didn't make the women any more likely to develop sexual problems.

Women with longtime partners, experienced sexual communication and preferences can be learned over time, leading to satisfaction that isn't tied directly to vaginal intercourse.

-- Do you find that age has nothing to do with sexual satisfaction?
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Is this a double standard, or reality?
New data collected for the Shriver Report offers a telling insight into modern marriage. They asked 818 men representative of the adult U.S. population to choose three “qualities that [they] most want” in a daughter from a set of 10. Offering the same list, they asked which qualities they wanted ...
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Those who most need to develop it are usually the last to know. #EmotionalIntelligence
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James Clear​ nails it in his short post on being ready for growth with his story of Jerry Seinfeld .

Jerry Seinfeld, "You can’t be ready for it because it’s growth. It’s going to be new. You’re going to have a new life. You’re going to be a new person.”
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  • SUNY at Plattsburgh
    Psychology, 1975
  • PSI
    Health Ed, 1985
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Discovering how to be a Freeman… stumbling towards Remarkable –

Business owner, blogger, Rolfer, men’s group developer, skier and connoisseur of nature. I like helping others create what they thought impossible, be a body that works or a life that is Remarkable - through combining innovative techniques and the caring of an old friend. 

We live in a time where so much of our interaction is virtual, fast and not personal – we need real interactions. Through developing a micro-community you give yourself what our ancestors had in their tribes, friends that support you beyond your limitations. I teach men and women how to create groups that are intimate communities of sponsorship.

I blog for men and the women who love them at: As men we aren’t bad or broken – we never were taught what we needed to learn to be the men we want to be.We were never taught the traits of Masculine Emotional Intelligence.

My passion for men winning as men created Free to Win, a training company for men. We help men get back what it means to be a man – a man that gets to just show up as himself. Our nonprofit, Men Corps give men all they need to start their own free micro-community or men’s group. The documentary fill About Men explores the Sandpoint Men’s Group’s unique model of men’s groups.

If you want to get in touch with me, CONTACT ME HERE

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Cured myself of Asperger’s Syndrome, dyslexia and dyspraxia using out of the box techniques. When I'm told it can't be done... I start doing it.
Blogger, writer, Free to Win and Men Corps founder, micro-community developer
Instigator, writer, community organizer
  • Free to Win
    Founder, 2012 - present
    Free2Win is not your usual personal growth development plan. It is not a place for you to embrace your feminine side, learn how to emote like a woman, or find peace in the banality of today's suburbia living. Free2Win is a program, and a community, and it is indeed for men. It is where men come to learn how to be free, and to learn that being free is the first step to succeeding: To winning at the life YOU want to create for yourself.
  • Aquavit Group
    the man, 1983 - present
    Blogger, helping men use what they already have - to get what they want, 2010 - present
  • Men Corps - creating micro-communities of deep support | for men and women
    Chief Instigator - founder, 2005 - present
  • Self
    Author, 2013
    Grow Up: A Man's Guide to Masculine Emotional Intelligence
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Are You Living in Two Worlds? Fixing or atttracting?

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Are You Eating a Man’s Diet?

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