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Tempest to Triumph: Embracing Life's Storms to Discover Your Authentic Purpose w/Alic Giles & Braiden Belnap

Summary: In this compelling episode of "Journey to Authenticity," I had the pleasure of speaking with Alic Giles, the dynamic owner of Storm Warrior Tactical (link to the website below). Alic’s company is rooted in the profound belief that everyone faces life's inevitable storms but possesses the inner warrior spirit to overcome them. Beyond his entrepreneurial pursuits, Alic serves in law enforcement, where he has witnessed both uplifting and heartbreaking moments. During our conversation, Alic shared how he has learned to prioritize his faith, navigate life's challenges, and confront personal trials, including his and his wife’s struggle with infertility.

Alic’s journey began in a nurturing family environment. His father, a law enforcement officer, instilled in him the values of discipline and structure. Despite the strict household rules, Alic always felt the unwavering support of his parents. This upbringing fostered a positive outlook on life from an early age, shaping Alic into the resilient individual he is today.

Alic’s life took a significant turn when he married his highschool sweetheart. His decision to follow in his father’s footsteps into law enforcement unexpectedly provided a financial lifeline. After facing difficulties in conceiving, Alic and his wife discovered their fertility issues. Despite multiple attempts at IVF, success eluded them until one final, financially aided round brought them the joy of parenthood.

Throughout these personal hardships, Alic found inspiration to create Storm Warrior Tactical. The company’s mission statement powerfully encapsulates its ethos: 

 "Storm Warrior Tactical is founded on the belief that everyone faces challenges or storms in their life but has the power & warrior spirit needed to triumph over those storms. You are a WARRIOR that can not only walk through your storms with strength & resilience but RISE above them. Our PHOENIX symbolizes enduring hardship like a WARRIOR & rising above it with extreme fortitude, becoming stronger than you were before. Your storms may be enemies abroad or domestic, depression, addiction, affliction, or illness, but you are a WARRIOR & force to be reckoned with."

I am profoundly moved by the mission and meaning behind Alic’s company. It serves as a beacon of hope, encouraging others to face their storms with the assurance that they can overcome any adversity.

 The "F's" of Life: Key Takeaways from Alic’s Philosophy

One of the most enlightening parts of our discussion was Alic’s "F's" of life, a guiding philosophy he has embraced:

Faith: Start with God. By putting God first, everything else will naturally fall into place.

Family: Family extends beyond blood relatives to include close friends. Prioritize and cherish these relationships.

Fitness: Maintain physical health to support overall well-being.

Finances: Keep your financial affairs in order to ensure stability and freedom.

Freedom: Achieving the above elements can significantly enhance the quality of your existence.

This summary only scratches the surface of our enriching conversation. To delve deeper into Alic’s inspiring journey and insights, watch the full episode below!


By highlighting Alic’s profound experiences and his guiding principles, this episode offers not just a story of personal triumph but also valuable life lessons for all viewers. Don’t miss out on this heartfelt and enlightening conversation.

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