How to Be Old School in 10 Simple Steps

How to Be Old School

Those of us who praise a previous generation don’t necessarily do it out of an ignorant fondness for what was, but because of a relationship with someone from a time that reflects the values that made a people both successful and proud. There is no time that’s perfect, no space in our history that was […]

Man Up Monday: Always Be Improving

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Enjoy your victories, but never be satisfied or content with who you’ve become, what you know, or what you’ve accomplished. Always be improving. Who you were last year can’t be who you are this year and he must pail in comparison to who you’re becoming next year. (Read this: Why You’re Comparing Yourself to The […]

Your Idea of Equality Really Isn’t Very Fair

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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, […]

Man Up Monday: Know Your Power

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Most 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, but you have the power to go with […]

How to Change the Story of Your Life

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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, […]

The 12 Characteristics of Real Men

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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, where […]

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

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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 […]

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

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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 greatness. Use this, the first […]

Why You’re Comparing Yourself to the Wrong Person

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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. […]

50 Lessons in Becoming an Alpha Male from 2014

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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 […]

A Politically Incorrect Guide to Feeling Down: Man Up!

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“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, […]

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

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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 […]

3 Solutions for Skinny Legs

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The other day I was taking a lady out for a drink here in Uruguay, I must have mentioned something about her looks being easy on the eyes because she responded in kind with a complement of her own, and it wasn’t about me face – I’m sure we can all understand why – it […]

5 Steps to Gain Real Power

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The true measure of the power a man wields isn’t in what or who he controls, but how much power he has over himself. Power, in the sense of position or rank or responsibility, can be given. Power, when it’s given without true merit is of little value as the man who’s given power is unlikely […]