Toughen Up

As we all know, we will all face situations which will not only test our mental toughness, but our physical grit as well. Toughness is the ability to perform well regardless of circumstance.  Among a variety skills, we are solely responsible for our own development, our discipline, and our strength. It is our duty, to persevere and to continue to push through adversity. At Black Sheep Heritage, we help everyone develop and push past their boundaries through our extensive knowledge and years of practical experience. 

The Power Of Conviction: How Developing Conviction Can Help You Achieve Your Goals

Conviction is a powerful tool that has the potential to drive us towards our goals and aspirations. In life, conviction plays a critical role in shaping our thoughts and actions, determining our path to success and helping us overcome obstacles. Conviction is more than just a belief, it is a deep and unwavering faith that helps us stay committed and focused towards our goals. In this article, we will explore why conviction is so important in life, and how it can help us achieve our dreams. Lets start on The Power of Conviction.

Why Leaders Concern Themselves with Doing What’s Right VS Managers Concern Themselves with Doing What’s Best

Although leadership and management are two words that are often used interchangeably, they represent different characteristics. Being a leader is not the same as being a manager. This is because their duties and responsibilities differ. Primarily, leaders concern themselves with doing what’s right. Managers on the other hand, concern themselves with doing what’s best. And there are several key reasons Why Leaders Concern Themselves with Doing What’s Right. Lets get started!

How Stress Can Affect Your Health

Most of us have at least a bit of stress in our everyday lives and it’s not necessarily a bad thing. In fact, small levels of recurrent stress can be beneficial. Physically, it keeps our brain more alert which leads to improved performance. Mentally, it helps with self-preservation and protection. However, without proper care or awareness, stress can be quite detrimental. So let’s see How Stress Can Affect Your Health

Firearms 101: Basics, Different Types of Firearms, and Safety

Firearms are amazing. They can help you protect your family, have the time of your life, and even put food on the table. A lot of firearm owners collect and love tinkering with guns, but keep in mind that these items are not toys. They are weapons designed to kill. So, safety should be your top priority. If you have just started exploring the world of firearms, then this guide is for you. It has everything you need to know about firearms Firearms 101 – basics, types, safety guidelines, and more.

The Benefits of Martial Arts

Martial arts training classes have become increasingly popular in recent years. These classes improve the trainees’ stamina for self-defense as well as instill values that boost self-confidence. Apart from these, The Benefits of Martial Arts also helps you to be more disciplined, get in shape, and make new friends. Following are some of the many physical, mental, and other benefits of martial arts training:

The Big 5

The term “Big 5” refers to whole body workouts that make up the base of anyone’s power and strength whether they are a professional athlete or a casual gymgoer. If you are a regular at the gym, then you may be already familiar with the Big 5 that includes squats, bench press, deadlifts, overhead press, and hip thrust.

Pain and Fear: Why weed need them

Throughout my life, I’ve encountered many types of Pain and Fear. From being overseas with the marines, to debilitating injuries that left me briefly paralyzed, being robbed at gun point, and fighting my way out of a shootout in my hometown. I’ve even encountered less excitable versions of Pain and Fear during my amateur boxing bouts, bootcamp, streetracing, traversing mountains, and going for new records while weightlifting.

The Art of Public Speaking

Welcome Back Everyone! Hope everyone is doing well! With Thanksgiving and the many holidays around the corner, I know it must be a hectic time for y’all so hang tight and enjoy the ride as the year closes out. Rest, recuperate, and enjoy whenever you can because we know that nothing lasts forever.

American Muscle VS Imports

Welcome Back Everyone! Let me start off by saying that from the bottom of my heart, on my hands and knees THANK YOU! We are on the verge of hitting 6K followers on Instagram, less than a month ago we had barely hit 5k. Sooo thank you, thank you, thank you….and……thank you! As you know, as Black Sheep, I make it a point to expand my horizon of knowledge and expertise. So this week I sat down with several enthusiasts to really hash out this highly controversial topic in the car world.

Leadership? Is it declining in this day and age?

Good Morning everyone, welcome back to Black Sheep Heritage, we appreciate all the love and support we’ve received this past year. Whether you joined at month one or month 8, all we can say is Thank You! Now, today I’ll be touching on a professional topic that both confuses me and eludes me in answer. Leadership? Is it declining in this day and age?

5 Simple steps before changing your Lifestyle

Hello everybody, my name is Rashad Bailey and I am a lifestyle and fitness coach. I currently own a company named after yours truly, Roc’s Lifestyle, which is located in Southern California. Furthermore, I am also a retired US Marine and a Pro Natural Bodybuilder for the INBA PNBA

The Art of the Struggle & The Importance of Competition

Good Morning Everybody! Welcome Back! Hopefully, with things kind of crazy right now, we wanted to continue on business as usual. So, Enjoy our newest piece, The Art of the Struggle & The Importance of Competition . Biologically, competitiveness is built into our DNA. We are programmed to hunt, gather, fight, and defend our territory and well-being.

4 Ways to Overcome Injury

Good Morning Ladies and Gents! Welcome back! Its been a while! Please excuse my brief absence. I just underwent two back surgeries this past month and have been on the mend. As some of you may know, I begrudgingly broke my back again last June!

Black Sheep Interview 2

Welcome Back Ladies & Gents! Welcome to our second segment, Black Sheep Interview 2! None other than our brother, Roc, From Roc Lifestyle, Team Black Sheep, has returned to give us another exciting Interview! Today, we bring you the Gentle Giant, Al Green aka Big Al

Why You Must Think Critically During Times Of Political Turbulence

Good Morning Ladies and Gents! I hope all of you are doing well. Hopefully, you enjoyed our last two posts as much as we did. We can certainly say it was an honor to bring you 2019’s INBA/PNBA’s Champ, Alondra, and shed some light on our Black Sheep of the Year. Fortunately, the momentum is …

Black Sheep of the Month

Good Morning Ladies and Gents! Welcome back to another segment of Black Sheep of the Month! Today, we’re bringing you something different in light of the holiday. As you already know, month after month, we bring forth special individuals throughout history that lead the way in their ideals, social change, and spirit. These individuals go …

The Reality And Experiences Of PTSD For Veterans

The Reality and Experiences of PTSD for Veterans is a serious matter as a mental health condition that can have a profound impact on veterans’ lives. It is estimated that 11-20% of veterans who served in Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom have PTSD, and the numbers are even higher for Vietnam War veterans. PTSD can have a significant impact on every aspect of a person’s life, so it is important that we gain a better understanding of the condition and the experiences of those who suffer from it.

Weight Loss 101 For 2023

Good Morning Ladies & Gents! I hope all of you enjoyed the weekend festivities. We are nearly through the first month of the year so I thought this would come in handy for those having a difficult time with their resolutions. I waited because statistics show that most fail there resolutions by this time of the year. Im here to tell you to keep going. So, sit tight and enjoy Weight Loss 101 for 2023. As for me I will chipping away at your questions and emails little by little. For today’s article, I will be going into further detail about important weight loss techniques from one of my previous posts, Which Diet Rules Them All. What is Important for Weight Loss 101 for the 2023.

Top Ten Tips to Improve Your Martial Arts Conditioning

The term “martial arts conditioning” may seem confusing to some. We often hear about MMA fighters prioritizing regimens that include conditioning, but what does it actually mean? Simply put, martial arts conditioning is the training you get to stay in your best condition to compete in and perform martial arts. It is more than just cardio or strength training. Strength training focuses on building muscles to increase your power and strength. Conditioning on the other hand, focuses on increasing your overall muscle endurance and cardiovascular stamina. There are several tips that can help you improve your martial arts conditioning:

How to Be Proactive vs. Reactionary

It’s easy to lose control in stressful and difficult situations. In fact, such circumstances can sometimes reduce us to our lowest versions, prompting unpleasant emotions such as anxiety, anger, depression and fear. One great way to turn such circumstances around is the simple idea that it’s better to be proactive than reactionary. However, being proactive takes time as you have to make your own decisions, weigh alternatives, and consider your options to achieve your goals. Following are some guidelines that will help you in this regard:

How Music Enhances Our Creativity!

Creativity is important in virtually all aspects of life, from relationships to businesses, so we are constantly looking for ways to increase this important trait. While most of these tricks are not supported by science, there are those that are. Music is one thing that has been proven by science again and again to enhance our creativity and help us become more productive. Not only that, listening to music can be very therapeutic. It relieves feelings of anxiety and stress, hence allowing us to concentrate better and remove ourselves from a bad moment.

The Importance of Knowing Self-Defense

Self-defense is the use of reasonable force to defend yourself, or someone close by from danger/harm in case of an attack by an aggressor. Knowing self-defense can allow you to avert disastrous results, e.g. injury or even death. The world is an ever-changing place and it can certainly be dangerous at times. Learning self-defense is one of the most valuable things you can do for yourself.

Human Trafficking: an NGO perspective

What’s up fellow Black Sheep I hope all is well. Today I am going to share with you an experience of mine while completing my undergraduate degree. I have worked in many different environments ranging from veterans to kids in K-12. My final internship was the most challenging. Global problems usually begin locally, and slowly become a global issue. This is why today I want to talk about human trafficking and the role of non-government organizations.

GI Bill

Good Afternoon Everybody! Hope everyone is doing well! Just wanted to take the time to try and help my fellow service members who are close to exiting from one chapter of their life to another. So today, I wanted to talk to you about the GI Bill.

What 7 fitness supplements you can take

Good Morning Everyone! I hope you all had a great week so far. Fortunately, we are almost done with the year so let’s finish out strong! With New Years around the corner, I know the time of resolutions is almost upon us, so I wanted to take the time and write this for all of …

Monthly Motivation

Good Morning everyone! Welcome Back! And Welcome to our newest segment, our Monthly Motivation! As you may already know, our goal here at Black Sheep Heritage is to empower, enrich, and enable all Black Sheep throughout the world to succeed through information, education, and motivation. With our combined experience, success, and introduction of many other …

Black Sheep of the Year, Teddy Roosevelt.

Good morning Ladies and Gents! Happy New Years! I hope everyone is having a great day and are taking things in full swing! It has been nearly four months since we’ve gone live and three months since we started our social media. Let’s be honest, the feedback to this day has been great so Thank …

How To Be A Top Trainer In 2020?!

What’s up everybody! Hope everyone is doing well! As you can see, it’s another great day for the Black Sheep Family. This week alone we’ve added two new great people to our team. I’ve made a formal announcement on Instagram and will soon be making their introductions here. Trust me, you will not be disappointed. …

A Day for Marines

Happy 244th Birthday Marines! To all my brothers and sisters, I wish you an awesome day today for today is a day for Marines! For those of you who do not know, this elite fighting force was first established in 1775 in Tun Tavern. Quite fitting right hahaha?! One of the worlds best fighting force …

Veteran Isn’t Our Occupation

Black Sheep Militia Article 3 Hello Ladies & Gents! Welcome back to another segment in the Black Sheep Militia section. Today, I wanted to speak to all of you about a common misconception I run into every day. It is not something that occurs only in my life, but in all veterans I personally know. …

Black Sheep Militia: Amphibious Assault Crewman

So, you want to be a tracker? Well I’ll give you the rundown on your future career as an 1833. Good Morning Ladies and Gents! Welcome to our second article for our military category. If you were thinking of joining the military, specifically the Marine Corps, click here to learn some tips. Today, I wanted …

Which diet rules them all?

Paleo, Keto, Vegan, Intermittent Fasting & IIFYM’s…. Hello Ladies & Gents, today I will be briefly discussing a common question I receive from clients and friends or family which was, “Which diet rules them all?” For those of you who don’t know, I was a trainer for over 6 years. I started as a trainer …

What is Important for Weight Loss

Good Morning Ladies & Gents! I hope all of you enjoyed the weekend festivities and day off from work for Veterans Day. For those of you who still had to work, hang tight, there are many holidays to come in the next couple of weeks. So, sit tight and enjoy what little time we have …

The Importance Of Authenticity For Black Sheep

Since the inception of Black Sheep Heritage, I have had the opportunity to work with individuals who identify as black sheep. Black sheep are individuals who feel like they do not fit in with their family or social group. They may have different beliefs, interests, or values, and as a result, they often experience feelings of isolation and disconnection from others. In my experience, one of the most important factors for black sheep to consider is the role of authenticity in their lives. In this article, I will explore the reasons Importance of Authenticity for Black Sheep and provide practical advice for those who are seeking to live more authentically.

Top Ten Tips to Improve Your Martial Arts Conditioning

The term “martial arts conditioning” may seem confusing to some. We often hear about MMA fighters prioritizing regimens that include conditioning, but what does it actually mean? Simply put, martial arts conditioning is the training you get to stay in your best condition to compete in and perform martial arts. It is more than just cardio or strength training. Strength training focuses on building muscles to increase your power and strength. Conditioning on the other hand, focuses on increasing your overall muscle endurance and cardiovascular stamina. Here are the Top Ten Tips to Improve Your Martial Arts Conditioning

Cold Weather Gear

Good Morning Everybody! Welcome Back! We hope the New Years is treating you well. I know these are hectic times so always remember to take care of your health. Today, we thought it highly relevant to write a quick how to on Cold Weather Gear. So we hope you find this helpful and informative. Lets start.

The Benefits of Meditation

In today’s busy lifestyle, everyone deals with some sort of stress on regular basis. Ignoring this stress can lead to a wide range of health problems, both physical and mental. It is also one of the primary causes of burnout in the workplace.

3 Key Elements to Having a Strong Presence

All aspiring leaders need a strong presence, but it is something that’s not clearly defined. Is it grace when you are under pressure? Is it charisma? According to experts, a strong presence is a combination of various characteristics and external behaviors that create an image of leadership trustworthiness and competence.

What is Valor? Why Should You Have it?

Life isn’t always simple. All kinds of decision-making confront us on daily basis – from small and mundane to the big and life-changing. Making these key decisions requires valor. It is basically the ability to face your fears and take action despite them. Fear is a necessary, natural feeling and it is generally useful in decision-making to give us caution.

The Benefits of Cardiovascular Exercise

What’s up everybody! Welcome Back! Today we put together a quick reference guide for Black Sheep of all ages to get an overall good idea of WHY cardio is necessary for us all. Lets get started….Cardiovascular exercise includes movements that raise heart and respiratory rate and increases blood flow and oxygen throughout the body.

Black Sheep Militia: How to join the Military?!

And you’re picking the most difficult branch, the Marine Corps! Well here’s what you need to know. Hello Ladies and Gents! So you want to join the military? Well not to worry being a marine for 8 years sure does help me help you. Now since most of my experience is coming from the Marine …

Black Sheep Interview

Good Morning, Ladies and Gents! I hope y’all are having an Outstanding New Year and are taking large strides to accomplish those 2020 goals! For the first time ever, I would like to announce our Black Sheep Interview series launched by none other than our brother, Roc. So without further delay! Check out our Black …

The Black Sheep Squadron, our Black Sheep of the Month

Welcome Back Ladies & Gents! I hope everyone is having a good week and are excited with anticipation for the Holidays! We at Black Sheep Heritage have been hard at work to bring you some new designs and our newly added interview segments. Stay Tuned! Just in case you didn’t see our previous post online …

How to Avoid the Scale Fail

Good morning Ladies and Gents! It’s hump day and the day before Thanksgiving. In celebration for these next couple of days, I will be sharing some worthwhile tips to avoid getting the Thanksgiving blues. Specifically, I will be sharing with you all, How to Avoid the Scale Fail. Put simply, how to avoid putting on …

What You Need to Know About The Air-Wing

Good Morning Ladies and Gents! Welcome Back! This will mark the end of the first week of November, congrats on staying with us so far! As for whats on today’s menu, we have something special. I bring to you Phan’s first article! He took the time to write something great. For today’s article it will …

Start Your Fitness Journey in 3 Steps

Learn about the Power of Three, The Ultimate Fitness Trifecta Good morning Ladies & Gents! I hope everyone had a great weekend. In conjunction with our Black Sheep of the month article last week (click here to check it out) and the Olympia event. I wanted to write an article for those who got inspired …

Black Sheep Academy: Understanding Protein

*Disclaimer* this post contains affiliate links. That means any purchases using those links will support our mission with small commissions. Trust me when I say we are by no means getting rich. Hello Ladies & Gents. Welcome back to our new Black Sheep Academy. I hope everything is helping so far and if you have …

Learn how to be a Black Sheep!

From Boxing to Worlds Strongest Man to Actor, Franco Columbu, set the example for Black Sheep all around. Hello Ladies & Gents, I hope you are having a great weekend. It is Olympia next weekend for those who don’t know. The Olympia is an extravagant event held each year where the worlds top Bodybuilders come …

Black Sheep Academy Fitness 101

Good morning ladies and gents, I hope y’all are enjoying hump day! There are only a couple more weeks until the holidays, so be sure to get our three newly released shirts just in time for the holidays. Whether it be for you, a friend or family member, our Black Sheep gear is sure to …

“There’s challenges in life that present themselves unexpectedly, and if you rise to them, then those challenges will toughen you up.” – Bernard Sumner

Our Mission

Ladies and Gents, Welcome to our mission! Black Sheep, a combination of past and present values offered to today’s men and women. Furthermore, we are here provide men and women with the necessary resources, perspectives, motivations or insights that will result in a return to their personal or professional lives. Through our experience, content, articles, series, or books, we hope to begin to disseminate fact from fiction and help those who lack the information necessary to implement change in their lives.

We are here to bridge the gap for those seeking answers. Whether you came from a similar upbringing to E or Phan, have the same professional, athletic, or intellectual background looking to find the answer to the next step, or simply looking to connect with others looking to be of value not only to themselves, but others as well, well welcome to Black Sheep Heritage.

Furthermore, we are going to offer not only our experiences to help, but notorious Black Sheep of the past as well. Fortunately, Black Sheep have always been present. They have always broke the status quo to bring about something new. Against insurmountable odds, Black Sheep of the past and present, have fought to innovate the times. For these reasons, we strive to make them proud by going against the status quo. We are the Black Sheep! We are Always Original!

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