Support Elements Series

Battle Plans: Planning and Goal-setting

Planning is a crucial step of preparation. But it is no substitute for action. Support Elements in the Warcloud Elite System are not stand alone concepts – they work together with the innumerable functions of the body and mind. Learn more about the Support Elements  below.

Becoming Determined

Determine what it is you wish to achieve in order to be victorious. When will you declare Victory?

The purpose of the Victory Series is not to help you discover your Purpose, or Vision. Rather it is to demonstrate how to attach underlying goals to drive you onward to Victory.

Knowing your Purpose is not enough. We know that many things are good for us – we just don’t do them.

You must establish patterns of behavior in order to realize and attain your Vision. The way we do this is to set and achieve goals.

I want you to become determined. Determine what you are willing to do, and what you will not do. Determine your level of commitment. How much time are you willing to dedicate to realizing your goals, and attaining your Vision?

A campaign may be long or short depending on several factors:

  1. The opposition
  2. Your current competence and abilities
  3. Who you are accountable to

What must you overcome? Is the enemy in a defend-able position?

What will you need to learn in order to overcome challenges?

Goal Hierarchies

I want to explore the concept of goal hierarchies. At the top of your goal hierarchy is your Purpose, or Vision. Everything below brings you closer to your Vision.

Your Purpose

Top-Level Goals (2-3)

These goals directly relate to your Purpose, or Vision. They constitute the greatest, most time-consuming efforts of your life: parenting, cultivating relationships, work, and health.

Mid-Level Goals (3-5)

These goals support your Top-Level Goals, which is to say, These goals make it possible to achieve your full potential. They are the standard operating procedures of your life: exercise, nutrition, education, etc.

Low-Level Goals (6-12)

Although these goals are low on the hierarchy, they are actually the most pertinent to achieving your Vision. These are the daily protocols you will execute, and furthermore will be highly-specific i.e. waking up at 5AM to run a mile, eating breakfast with the kids before school, registering for a new certification or license, committing to a date night with your wife once a week, etc.

Creating a Predetermined Path

Learn strategies. How can you effectively counter opposition? You cannot afford to lose hard won territory along the Warpath.

– The Warpath

We have discussed learning strategies, which can help you grow intellectually. But a sub-component of strategy is tactics.

In order to reach your full potential, and achieve and live your Vision, you must become intention-able. Perform all your work with the expectation of maximum return on your investment!

I’m telling you to Become Determined.

How? Create a path

  1. Use your knowledge of the terrain.

The terrain is past experiences. What obstacles will lie on your path? How have you overcome these obstacles in the past? How have your demonstrated your grit and intention-ality.

2. What resources are available?

Will you require further education? Can networking or making connections help you?

3. Form alliances.

Who can you rely on? Can you recruit someone to help you (accountability partners) or find a mentor?

Opportunity Cost

We have discussed opportunity recently, and you know my take on it.

Opportunities come from being super alert – when you are seeking it, taking action, and never stopping.

– One Day

But I want you to consider the two aspects of what we have discussed in this post:

  1. Take action, and potentially lose it all.
  2. Stall, or do nothing, and lose everything you could have gained.

Documentation makes things tangible and real. Create a written battle plan, or daily schedule for when you will workout and when you will eat. Do not justify lapses in your schedule once you have put pen to paper.

Domestic Policies: Tyranny at Home

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Intelligence Agencies: Learn How to Learn

Part Seven of the Support Elements series.

You have been commissioned as an Intelligence Operative for your nation.

Such operatives gather intelligence which is used to protect the nation and assist military strategists in preparing for war.

There are innumerable subjects which must be studied: nutrition and health, arithmetic, reading and writing, communication skills, etc.

Whichever areas you desire to gather intelligence about, you will need to know how to process the information, retain it, and apply it.

The following are learning strategies:

Make Your Brain Work Hard

We have likely all taken notes in class or underlined passages in books. These are learning techniques and they are certainly more active than merely listening or reading alone.

However, we can utilize greater mental force-production if we Create.

Create Clues

We create clues when we attach meaning to what we learn. This can be done in a myriad of ways:

  1. Write an essay on the topic you are studying and publish it on a public forum.
  2. Draw a picture of what you are learning. Regardless of your artistic skill, make effort to provide detail to your sketch.
  3. Organize a webinar on the topic and invite your peers to attend.
  4. Prior to study, write at the top of your notes certain prompts which you will return to throughout your study. These prompts could include: what is most relevant, most confusing, most difficult, most amusing, most trivial, most surprising, etc. As you read or listen to what is being taught or shared, answer the prompts.

And many more methods exist.

Distributive Learning

Instead of cramming all the information in one sitting, utilize distributive learning to help process and retain what you learn.

Read a chapter of a book or study a new concept or process, and space out your study. Set down your book or step away from the computer and take a Retreat – drink some water and meditate. Then continue.

Forget to Learn

This is similar to distributive learning. After studying a topic for the first time, allow a short period of time to pass (a day or two) and review the topic – but test your retention of the information by writing a paragraph in your one words about the topic.

This will demand that your brain work harder to recall the information you have likely forgotten. Test your knowledge of topics this way.


We discussed in part 4 of the Support Elements series the value of Coaches both living and dead. But the student eventually becomes a master.

Teach to Learn

An invaluable learning strategy is to become a teacher of what you have learned thus far. Once you have learned the fundamentals of a concept or skill, begin the path to mentorship as soon as possible.

Remember: you will not know everything – you will have to take leaps of faith. Your desire to become a better teacher will facilitate the greater mental force-production we discussed above.

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Eternal Alliances: Intimacy

I invite you to turn your thoughts back to Adam and Eve as the first mortal relationship on Earth. Adam chose to follow the woman Eve into the wilderness even though there would be trials. He chose to remain with her showing his commitment to that relationship.

They formed an alliance with one another. Their expulsion from paradise was the consequence. But united, Adam and Eve began their own path.

Theologically, Adam and Eve did not abandon God in the Garden. They continued to hold dear to the higher order goals which would lead them back to His kingdom. 

Before alliances can be made, there needs to be trust. We need to be honest with ourselves when we begin the Warpath but we also need to be honest with others if we hope to travel it unalone. A commander waging war alone risks losing their Vision at best or becomes a selfish tyrant at worst

Eve came clean with Adam that she had transgressed and partaken of the forbidden fruit. Adam had to come clean with God that he had followed suit. For Adam and Eve, as well as the whole human family, honesty set the tone to allow for intimacy.

Intimacy is a powerful tool to develop long-term, even eternal relationships. But it also makes us vulnerable which can cause anxiety. Afterall, we want to feel protected on the battlefield. 

On the battlefield of love, it helps to let down our walls and invite people in.

Every human has basic needs. Mazlow’s hierarchy of needs demonstrates this. As you can see, intimacy follows closely behind those needs.

Maslow's hierarchy of needs, scalable vector illustration

When we do not have our needs met, we cannot so easily extend the support and intimacy required to nourish a relationship long-term. It is not always someone’s fault that relationships become strained in times of want and need. 

Battlefield Betrayals

Most betrayals do not begin with infidelity or outright deceit. It begins with compromising the trust upon which the relationship is founded. Our true enemies attempt to disguise these attacks by telling white lies.

When we discover the truth behind someone’s intentions or discover we have Fake Friends, the relationship we thought existed vanishes and this can result in pain which leads to the antithesis to intimacy which is eternal hatred. Beware the tendency to become a victim. You still have a choice how you will respond to your trials.

Jammed Communications

Remember that the greatest blow an enemy can strike is to sever our ability to Communicate with our allies. 

The immediate action drills series is specifically designed to improve your ability to communicate effectively. 

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Air Supremacy: Dominance Through Breath

Part Six of the Support Elements series.

In the theater of war, there a countless scenarios in which the army with a strong air force was able to dominate the battlefield. Having air support provides a great breadth of perspective and depth of control. Simply put, air supremacy determines Victory!

In a previous post, I covered the barriers to breath – tightness in the throat and shallow, rapid breathing.

The habitual behavior of over-breathing develops a lower tolerance to carbon dioxide and as your sensitivity rises, your breathing volume will increase – leading to a chronic sympathetic state.

Using the analogy of a savings account, think of your breath as the account balance. You always want there to be some money in the account, say, for emergencies. In those situations, you can freely make a withdrawal to resolve unexpected costs.

The same is true with breath – we can make a withdrawal and utilize greater breath when we require more oxygen to perform demanding tasks. But we don’t want to make withdrawals all day long, because when we have an emergency, we are out of money.

“Noses are for Breathing, Mouths are for Eating”

This is the title of chapter 3 in Patrick McKeown’s The Oxygen Advantage. I have used this book for much of my research into breathwork and optimal breathing.

On the subject of eating, our diets (radically different than our ancestors’) actually promote opening the mouth wider and more often, which simulates breathing. Acidic foods don’t help.

It was only when our ancient ancestors were in dangerous situations that they utilized mouth-breathing in order to take in great amounts of air. Likewise, we can voluntarily control our breath to achieve different states.

Charles Darwin noted the adaptation of humans, which were dissimilar to other animals, that the paths for both food and air ran parallel to one another. Certainly, if there was not a good reason for this, Mother Nature would have corrected it. Instead, we experienced the evolution of a complicated swallowing mechanism, which allows great risk for food going down the wrong way.

Alas, we evolved to maintain voluntary control over our breathing, and for good reason!

Watch this video about the Body Oxygen Level Test (BOLT) score, and how to perform the test.

I encourage you to learn more about how to govern your breathing, and how to utilize different breathing exercises in order to achieve more work.

I had the opportunity to attend a seminar with Rob Wilson, the “Art of Breath.” Check out Power Speed Endurance for more information.

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Armored Divisions: Strength and Hypertrophy

Part Five of the Support Elements series.

In my call to arms at the beginning of the Command and Control series, I discussed the “All or Nothing” Law of muscular action.

To expound on this concept, I want you to start looking at your muscles for what they are: force producers.

They are also called “Motor Units,” which consist of muscle fiber, and the recruitment thereof is essential to accomplishing mission objectives – whether they be lifting a barbell, climbing stairs, or reaching for the gallon of milk with the latest expiration date.

Let me be completely clear: the greater the motor unit (the bigger the muscle), the greater force can be produced. It’s really as simple as that – you need bigger muscles so that you can perform more demanding work.

Mechanized Infantry

By developing armor, or muscle mass, you are supplying your ground level troops with both protection and firepower that would normally be too cumbersome to carry on foot.

Tracked vehicles also allow greater mobility across complex or rough terrain – meaning, Stronger, more durable bodies, can perform with greater explosiveness and coordination when necessary.

It should be noted, however, that greater force producers require greater nutrient intake.

  1. Hydration is only one, albeit crucial nutrient for muscle strength.
  2. Our joints must also be protected by fats and other nutrients that come from a balanced diet.
  3. Larger muscles also require more time to repair and recover. Recovery methods include sleep, stretching, massage, and heat.

Everybody Out!

I’ve never put a disclaimer in my posts, but here goes!

Heavily muscled bodies seem to have armoring, but if rogue states develop within the nation, those powerful muscles can be short and tonic – they become operated by insurgents, spies, and traitors.

– False Flags, Part 2: Weight Loss Lies

Armoring the body seems like a good idea, but greater force production can cause imbalances if you lose perspective. And, a true Commander always retains an eternal perspective – he can see the national end state in all his actions.

The national end state (your long-term goals) should always be supported by longevity concepts.

Furthermore, if armor divisions are overrun and seized by the enemy, it is important to remember that rarely can you meet heavy armor head-on in combat. Indirect tactics are necessary.

In many cases, the muscle in which you feel pain is not the insurgent. Seek for which muscle is responsible for pulling on it, and address the rogue state you find. You may also discover that there is an energetic (psychological) weakness or imbalance causing the physiological pain.

Armor can be a protection. But, What good is a suit of armor that is full of holes? Stay deliberate in your strength training and bodybuilding endeavors. Even a small fire within the hull of a tank can kill the entire crew.

Don’t leave your soldiers to die!