A Coffee Mug for Those Who Don’t Make Excuses (From My Friends at Spotter Up)

Spotter Up coffee mugs are in! If you like coffee and want a mug that is different than check this out. Our mugs are 14 + ounces Functional, beautiful, and are hand-thrown stoneware. Each one is also individually created by hand so that no two are exactly alike. The unique clay body with materials mined in OH, IN and KY, is combined in St. Paul, MN and high-fired to 2165º F (cone 6) which means unparalleled durability.

“It’s not that so many men are afraid of dying, it’s that they are afraid of living because living requires risk taking, it requires choice making and that petrifies many young men. Indecisive men are frozen out simply by having too much freedom from too many choices which paralyzes them from doing more with the options at hand. May as well not live. Only dead men lack desire.” Life owes you nothing. Get out there, and kick ass. Spot a solution to fix your malaise.

Stand atop a hill one summer evening and let the hot wind press upon your face as if you are turning away from the eternal past. Look now into the coming future. Do not forget the night is meant for sorcery and magic happens then. Stop fighting this damnable warfare with yourself and let go of understanding. Believe. Take account of your assets and liabilities and throw them away, take account of the passing seconds and minutes and hours and realize each moment gives you the opportunity to start over. Opportunities are abundant but you must defy the science that tells you what you want is impossible to achieve and now you must become supernatural in your thoughts and deeds. Find a Way or Make One.


Spotter Up Tactical provides credible and applicable information in support of individuals becoming the best Chessmen they can be. A Chessman is an expert strategist, who trains rigorously, and can take action(s) to bypass threats. Becoming tactically sound in anything worthwhile requires sacrifice, discipline and a long-term plan.

Spotter Up believes in finding solutions to problems.  ‘Find a Way or Make One’. Excuses are never made.

About the Logo

A spotter is trained to look for things. In our Spotter Up logo, our Spotter is the omniscient strategist who looks at problems through a lens of opportunity. He sits atop his tower and holds command over the 360 degrees around him, as represented by the eight arrows, (six in view) in our black and white circular logo. From his line of sight, he can see around, above, below and beyond a problem. He isn’t stuck using the same movements, as a rook chess piece would do, because he breaks the rules when the rules plainly don’t make sense. He capably navigates himself around threats, and can go anywhere.

A Spotter is the known as the  consummate Chessman. He identifies issues, gathers information on the threats, devises a plan, and executes it successfully. In heraldry, the skull represents victory of life over death, and our spotter tower is a fortress that is a testament to his ability. Sometimes success is achieved by looking inside rather than beyond, and it is gained by listening to what you ‘know’. He is the sentinel that watches over others, himself, and learns in order that he can point the way out of danger.

AUT INVENIUM VIAM AUT FACIUM-I will either find a way or I will make one.

Legend has it that the military commander Hannibal said this to his generals after they told him it was impossible to cross the Alps on elephants.

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