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September 23, 2021

5. Nicholas M. – Accepting Failure

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He finds his inspiration in his father and great stoics and it’s easy to find inspiration in him. In this episode, we talk failure and stoicism and I try not to play “heli(copter)-mom” when he talks about the potential dangers in his career in the Canadian military. 

This week I got to catch up with my son who isn’t really mine – Nicholas McCabe. Nic is in the Canadian Army and is currently doing a phase of his training to be an artillery officer. Recently graduated from RMC, he just completed a part of his course at CFB Shilo (Manitoba) and he joins me in conversation in this episode from his current training post in CFB Gagetown (New Brunswick).

Nic has always impressed me with his positive mindset and he tells us that it is not something that he always had, but is something he very intentionally worked on as a response to failure.

Meditations: Marcus Aurelius

Ryan Holiday – https://ryanholiday.net/

Applying to Royal Military College of Canada (RMC) – https://www.rmc-cmr.ca/en/registrars-office/apply-now

The Ontario Regiment (RCAC) or commonly referred to as (OntR’s) – http://www.army-armee.forces.gc.ca/en/4-canadian-division/the-ontario-regiment/index.page

SOME OF NIC’S WRITING ON THE WILLOWJAK BLOG:

The Prairies Won Me Over

Isolation Thoughts: Items in a Frame

What Do I Know?

What I Have Learned as a Runner

In My Shoes

SONGS SELECTED BY NIC:

Songs that he really connects with and says they really define him.

Produced and hosted by Stacey Haley

Special Guest: ‘Nicholas McCabe’

Sound Effects – William Haley

Editing – Liza McClelland

You can connect with Nic on Instagram: @nicmccabe_

Click here to listen to Episode 5 of Choose Your Own After with Nicholas McCabe.

Stacey aka WillowjakMama

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