The Fear My Heart mantra is far bigger than me and my fishing career, it’s so much more. It’s everyone. I vision it being the biggest accomplishment of my life, I have been lucky to see it touch so many different people over the past few years. About 5 years ago I realized it was something special when a lady working at a gas station read the mantra on my cap. She said “that’s me” I asked her what is? She said “Fear My Heart that’s me” It gave me goosebumps when that happened.
Since then hundreds of people have reached out to me from all walks of life, with a story how Fear My Heart has touched them in someway. No other more special than this message I received only a few days ago after a tough event and not making my dream of the Classic in 2020. I have more respect for Army vets in my home country and here in the US over anything and to receive this right when I needed it was something special. Thank you @familybassin4life for the words of inspiration and for your service! 🙏
Carl! As former infantryman and a vet of two deployments to Afghanistan your saying “fear my heart” means so much to me and very personal. Your attitude, your drive and your skills show us everyday how much you love the sport, and what you deserve. It’s been a rough year but you got this. There we’re a few firefights that my guys and so had are backs against the wall and I honestly thought in some of those moments I was not coming home. But I vowed to not let myself fail, even if sometimes I didn’t make the right calls or adjustments just like fishing tourneys. But that saying “fear my heart” I did that, I made my own destiny! If I ever have advice to give it’s listen to your gut, don’t second guess it. Your mind and soul will lead you and your heart will drive you without a touch of fear. Good luck Carl get to that cut, or go out with one hell of a bang brother. I wish you the best.