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Your Idea of Equality Really Isn’t Very Fair

Fairness is an important topic in our society. We want equal opportunity, equal pay, and equality for all. We call it fairness, but is that what we really want? (Read this: 3 Unfair Facts of Life)Let's get a few things straight to start:1. Life isn't fair.We all have our strengths and weaknesses, and the best thing we can do is exploit our own strengths, build upon them, allow them to lead us to live a purposeful life.2. Everyone is given opportunity, because we control how we … [Read More...]

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Man Up Monday: Know Your Power

Welcome! As a Gift, Check Out This FREE ProgramMost of us live our lives as if our fate, our destiny, the journey our lives take, are the result of circumstance. The reality is that it is we who control our own fate, and we who decide our reactions to our circumstances. You can’t control everything, […]

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How to Change the Story of Your Life

You’re an author. Essentially that’s what each of us are, and the novel we’re working on daily is the story of our lives. Most of us, however, don’t see ourselves as writers or authors of a grand epic, but rather characters or pawns in a narrative that we don’t control. The pages of our lives, […]

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The 12 Characteristics of Real Men

In 2011, I wrote an article with a similar title. The focus; to define characteristics that true men possess so as to have something to work toward in my own life, and by putting it on the interwebz, possibly give another group of fellas that same archetype to work toward.While lists like this, … [Read More...]

The #1 Reason Why You Won’t Reach Your Goals This Year

Setting goals for the new year is a fun and lovely and often inspiring activity that ignites a fire under our arses for a good week or even a month before we waddle back to our old ways and the luster of that once bright and bold goal fades. I say this often; set audacious goals that excite you. … [Read More...]

Man Up Mondays: You’re Made to Be a Badass

We, men, aren't made for mediocrity, 'tisn't what we're constructed for. We're made to dare audaciously and mightily and conquer things and lands that other men have failed to conquer before us. Monotony isn't our destiny, the only place where a man can feel fulfilled is in the presence of … [Read More...]

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Does Porn Have a Place in a Man’s Life?

Where does porn fit in to your life’s narrative? That is, with you not being a guy who’s content with mediocrity but instead a man who has a fundamental understanding that we have one, brief life that’s but a flicker of light in the story of eternity, giving us a responsibility to make the best and be the best with […]

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Why You’re Comparing Yourself to the Wrong Person

Every week I have a call with a pal of mine. The guy has built a couple successful businesses, and is continuing to build more. We have our weekly call to set out our goals for the week and then we go over last week's goals. A part of the accountability is a weekly wager. Whomever doesn't accomplish everything on their to do list owes the other fella some money. It's a great added incentive. (Read … [Read More...]

50 Lessons in Becoming an Alpha Male from 2014

Arriving in Italy after a 13 hour flight from Vancouver to London, then on to Rome, I hailed a cab, speaking no Italian, and tried to figure out how to get to the apartment I'd rented for a month. I didn't know where in the city it was, or that it was actually a bit outside of the city in what was considered a "rough" area, I was just happy to finally visit the center of the Roman Empire. Thus … [Read More...]

A Politically Incorrect Guide to Feeling Down: Man Up!

“I mean to make myself a man, and if I succeed, I shall succeed in everything else.” James A. Garfield “The courage we desire and prize is not to die decently, but to live manfully.” Thomas Charlyle I remember something tugging at my soul sitting in that classroom as a wee lad. It was adventure, danger, pain.Sitting in a classroom, unable to get up, run around, or even move was torture for a … [Read More...]

Why I Wake Up Every Morning With a Boner, And You Should Too.

Waking up, one of the theme songs from Lone Survivor, the movie, tingles my eardrums in the wee hours of the morning as I toss and turn, struggling rise at 5am. Accompanying the song and the groggy eyes is a boner. The word makes me chuckle, probably because, at heart, I’m an 8 year old who still giggles at the sound of a fart, but the boner is important and deadly serious.Not the actual … [Read More...]