Hi, I’m Derick Turner and this is my site dedicated to helping develop upright men.
I am a blogger, mentor, and personal development coach. I help everyday men develop the strength and tools they need to feel more confident as husbands, fathers, and providers, so they can live up to their fullest potential as Upright Men.
Upright Men… what does that mean?
It’s my strong belief that far too many men are falling short of their potential. Perhaps it’s from lack of understanding and know-how. Maybe it’s because they were never taught in the first place. Ultimately, I believe there are not enough men who know how to lead by example, love with sincerity, or put the most important things first. I hope to help change that!
How I Can Help You
I would propose that if you join me on this journey, you will become a better person. You will find a part of yourself you may have lost. You will gain confidence and remember that you are an amazing person.
I hope that you will allow me to act as a guide on your journey. I hope to offer you inspiration, resources, an honest sounding board, and a community where you can work on the incredible person you were born to be. You have so much potential, and it is so very important that you succeed. Whether you are married, single, divorced, or widowed, you have so many people looking to you, to be the Man they need you to be. Even if the change is only for you, it is worth it!
This site is now a virtual man cave for you to hang out in. I will keep stocking it full of great stuff to keep it interesting, and I promise to offer continuous information to inspire you to be better. Dive in, engage, and grow.
What can you expect?
This is primarily a blog site where I will be posting content that is meant to inspire men to be better. I am trying to reach out to any man who feels an intrinsic motivation to become better, stronger, more confident, and more upright. This site is not meant for the too-cool, too-tough, too-macho man who is unwilling to admit he could be better.
It’s easy to feel like you are the only one going through hard things. I’ve talked to too many men who feel like they are unique in these challenges. YOU ARE NOT! You don’t realize that you’re not that different from anyone else.
But what man is going to step up and acknowledge he feels weak, or scared, or overwhelmed, or even defeated? More importantly, who believes they can overcome?
It’s my mission to give a voice to this truth. I want to offer a place where any man can come to find reassurance and strength, or any woman can come to find ways to encourage and support her man. I want to be your friend so that no one ever has to feel alone.
Here are some of the things I will post about:
Chivalry and Etiquette
Being a Man
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Why I Do This
I am a personal development coach and mentor. I am also a man who has seen the highs and lows of life. I am inspired by the belief that men were created to be honorable, respectful, and capable masters of their life. I am striving for this, and I want to help others do the same.
I believe in real men
I grew up watching cowboy and superheroes. I always loved the way these men stood for goodness and right. It made sense to me. I was also raised by good parents who taught me right and wrong. I knew that I always wanted to be a good person. I knew I always wanted to be an example. I hope to help others find their own inner superhero.
I believe in Honesty and Integrity
I earned the rank of Eagle Scout. I spent several years working in law enforcement. I have always wanted my life to stand for something. I believe that men are inherently good, and with the right direction they are capable of almost anything. I believe that good is rewarded with good, and I crave the blessing that come to those who live a good life.
I believe in Service and Charitable Love
I am a Christian. I believe in a Higher Power that guides me and helps me be my best. I believe that same Higher Power exists for each and every one of us. I will always come from this perspective when I teach. I will not limit my teaching to just certain religions. I believe all men have the right to their own beliefs, and I stand by any man who lives a for a higher purpose. I believe it all comes down to loving others and serving one another. If we do this we will all be better for it.
I grew up as the oldest child in a family of four boys. I excelled at almost everything I did when I was young. I felt very blessed.
After graduating high school and completing a church mission, I enrolled in college and starting living a normal twenty-something life. I quickly found that life was not as easy as before. Success did not come as easily for me. I began feeling overwhelmed and small.
I found a girl and we got married. We did not have a magical, fairy-tale life, but we made the most of it. Reality set in, and we began facing what would be years of financial and employment challenges that wore us both down. It beat me up pretty badly. I was no longer the confident, believing, hopeful person I had been. I was ashamed of my inabilities and it made me feel weak.
It seems it all became too much, and my wife of 14 years asked for a divorce. We had four children together, we had made every decision as a team, and she was now giving up on me. It broke me. I felt lower than I had ever felt. All the dreams and plans went away. It hurt… I hurt.
At the time I felt I had no idea why it happened. There was no egregious discretion; there was nothing that would have outwardly hinted that my marriage was failing, and yet it did.
I have taken the time since then to deeply analyze my life in order to better understand who I am and what I needed to do differently.
Through my challenges I have been blessed to recognize that I am happiest when I am at my best emotionally, mentally, spiritually, and physically. I may rarely feel confident at all of those areas all at the same time, but I am encouraged knowing that I am working to become a better version of myself.
And so, I want to share what I can with you.
Of course, this is my real reason for doing everything… my beautiful children.
How You Can Contact Me
I want to he here as a friend and resource. I keep myself pretty busy, but I will always try getting back to you quickly. Here are a few ways to reach me.
- Blog Comments – This is primarily a blog site, so look forward to your comments on my posts. I will do my best to respond to all of them.
- Email – Send me an email and I will be happy to have a conversation.
- Twitter – Follow me on Twitter @DerickTheTurner.
- Facebook – I will respond to your comments and mentions on my Facebook Page. LIKE my Page and let’s start a conversation!
I Look Forward to Hearing From You!
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