The Visionary’s Manifesto Presents Rico “Artofwwaarr” Brinson “Uncomplicated”
Let’s begin with a definition shall we 😊. “An equation is a statement of an equality containing one or more variables. Solving the equation consists of determining which values of the variables make the equality true. Variables are also called unknowns and the values of the unknowns which satisfy the equality are called solutions of the equation. There are two kinds of equations: identities and conditional equations. An identity is true for all values of the variable. A conditional equation is true for only particular values of the variables (Wikipedia).”
Now at first glance one might think that this definition stands in stark contrast to the moniker stated above in the heading “uncomplicated” but actually, if you think about it, the explanation given within the body of the definition of an equation is a thorough breakdown used to make the meaning clear. That ladies and gentlemen is basically what we have in our featured candidate for this interview. I want to introduce you to a man who has made a choice to redefine his journey and make it one of clarity and unfiltered thought. Rico Brinson has perfected his craft as a skilled master of mixed martial arts and simplified it to a user-friendly level to teach the everyday man and woman how to live an uncomplicated life.
HoC: The first question that comes to mind is more of an introduction and I think it fitting and more authentic if you do the honors. In keeping with the narrative can give our audience a refresher course and answer the question, “who is Rico Brinson aka Artofwwaarr?”
RB: Rico Brinson is a flawed man, plain and simple. It’s, for this reason, I believe I am able to empathize with most. Through my empathy, I find patience and through my patience, I usually am able to find a connection with most people. I am thankful for my flaws.
HoC: You recently made a conscious decision to pull back from the social media sphere, what were your reasons for making what some would call an extremely isolating gesture in this age of virtual life?
RB: Good question. I feel nothing more isolating than beautiful people choosing to hide behind screens all day. I find freedom in putting the screen down and connecting with people face to face. I feel this connection is lacking in our world, present day.
HoC: What has life been like from an honest perspective on how this epiphany of sorts has impacted your relationships both personal and professional?
RB: Personally, when people meet you and don’t know what you have been up too they ask. This makes room for a conversation to be had in person. I share with them, at some point in the conversation, my reasoning for abandoning social media and then they understand. Literally, social media is crippling our ability to communicate face to face as a race.
HoC: You have created a lifestyle based on living life at its highest and conquering anything and everything that stands in the way of pursuing the best that this life has to offer. What were some of the more extreme fears and obstacles that you had to overcome to reach a point where you felt that you were able to now lead and teach?
RB: Honestly, I deal with fears daily. None more than the fear of failure. I am used to getting past obstacles. At this point in my life, I pride myself on just creating the opportunities I need then taking advantage of them.
HoC: What was your childhood like and does your current journey reflect those early life experiences?
RB: Like most people, I faced adversity in my childhood. As a child, I learned how to be alone. I learned what a real friend is and how to protect what you love, thanks to my younger sister, whom I love dearly. I learned about racism. I learned how to lead and be independent. I also learned how to work the stove and do my own laundry. All this in some way shape or form by the time I was in 5th grade. Oddly enough my father, teaching me through his actions, how to work nonstop also left me vulnerable to learn a lot of things the hard way. Military men traveled a lot at that time and military moms stressed a lot dealing with home issues alone. 3 things I am most thankful for about my childhood are this:
My mom taught me, love.
My father taught me consistent work.
I know both of my parents.
I think my parents did a good job with what they knew at the time. I love them both and wouldn’t be here without them. In part, I strive each day to achieve enough success to one day take care of them both financially.
HoC: What has living in LA done to elevate your platform and do you see yourself planted in that environment for the duration of your vision?
RB: Living in LA has put me amongst the best trainers in the world. The fittest people, most advanced techniques on the daily bases. I have been surrounded by this culture for almost 5 years now and I have learned that I am one of the best. It might sound arrogant but I am just speaking my humble truth. Having this understanding is elevation. Now my next step is to grow into a well-known name in fitness. I will be sharing more on that very soon.
HoC: How do you plan to reinvent the engagement factor within your perception of how to utilize the given social media platforms?
RB: I honestly have not put too much thought into that. I am focused on re-enforcing my personal one on one skills. I am teaching my son the art of face to face communication daily. It is a lost art and in the very near future, the few who understand this art will have a very significant advantage.
HoC: If you could go back in time what words of wisdom would you tell yourself at age 15?
RB: Amazing question, lol. WOW. That’s a tough one. I’ll have to think on that one lol.
For more info on Rico Brinson and his “uncomplicated” life’s journey please visit his Instagram @artofwwaarr