EPISODE 35: The Transformation From Comparison to Confidence with JR Butler

Welcome back to Warriors Unmasked - The Podcast!

We think it safe to say that everyone has fallen into the comparison trap once or twice. Maybe you compared your outfits to the cool kids in school growing up, or maybe you compared your looks to people in magazines or social media, or maybe the thought “am I making enough money?” crossed your mind the last time your friend got a new car.

Whatever your comparison trap looked like we bet it left you feeling not good enough in one way or another. It was Theodore Roosevelt, who once said “comparison is the thief of joy.” The truth in this quote probably rings true to our guest today more than most.

Welcome to the show, former division one hockey player, recovering addict, successful businessman, and mental health advocate JR Butler! After spending years seeking the attention of peers and leaders alike, comparing his skills gifts, and talents against others’ accomplishments JR decided to try hard, work more, and try to outperform everyone in his path.

These efforts seemly were going to waste as his friends, and even younger brothers started to skate by him in life and sports. It didn’t take long for this mentality to manifest as a substance abuse problem in his early twenties.

Listen in today as JR shares his powerful story of breaking free from the opinions of others, how he went cold turkey and overcame his addictions with one decision, and how he became a high-performing professional (and healthy) despite the odds. This episode is going to leave you feeling completely inspired, totally empowered, and knowing that, regardless of what it is that you face in your life today, that you to have, what it takes inside of you to come out on the other side successfully, sit back, relax, and enjoy another amazing episode of warriors unmasked with Mr. Jr Butler.

Always in your corner,

Chuck and Clint

More of what we talk about...

  • Learning how to slow down
  • When addiction became too much
  • Competing against siblings
  • Giving your parents grace at any age
  • The M.A.V.R.I.C.K. morning routine
  • How Clint and JR’s story relate
  • The importance of exercise
  • When your dads the coach
  • Aligning yourself with the right people
  • The power of reaching out for help
  • And much more!

Episode Minute By Minute:

  • 0:02 What we cover today 
  • 1:45 Conversation starts
  • 2:53 Get to know JR
  • 6:53 JR’s athletic journey
  • 11:45 JR’s strong relationship with his Father
  • 18:53 When JR knew he had a problem
  • 21:29 The road to recovery
  • 32:45 JR’s winning morning routine
  • 36:37 Managing social anxiety without substance abuse
  • 38:32 What JR is doing today
  • 44:15 Final thoughts and advice

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