Man Up Monday: Never Give An Excuse


Welcome! As a Gift, Check Out This FREE ProgramAn excuse is a release. It’s a release from responsibility, something that so few want and so many need in today’s world. A man never bucks his responsibilities, it isn’t in the nature of a real man. Thus, a man cannot also give an excuse because to […]

Do Not Give, Teach.


When I was in high school I did a couple stints at the local Catholic food bank where we’d serve lunch for the poor and the homeless. It was an eye-opening experience, of course. No one should be ignorant to the hardships of their neighbors, and in a global economy we are all, essentially, neighbors […]

Man Up Monday: Do What No One Else Is Willing To Do

Mongolian soldier horse statue

There are so few warriors because there are so few of us who are willing to do what’s necessary to win in life or to protect those who need protecting. There are so few successful men because those who are willing to work and suffer and persist are in the minority. To man up is […]

Are You The Strong Man or The Critic?

Strong Man or Critic

In Theodore Roosevelt’s “The Man in the Arena” speech, he talks about “the critic”, the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, but is he addressing the critic or the strong man, the “doer of deeds”, or is it both? Many a year ago now while I was in high school, admittedly only […]

Man Up Monday: The Mind, The Spirit, and the Body

Mind Spirit Body

To be at your best you cannot simply be physically great or mentally impressive or spiritually strong, you need all three areas to see your potential. Fortunately, by strengthening one, if you’re aware enough, you strengthen the other areas. Take the gym, for example. When you’re training your body in the gym you’re also training […]

Your Life is Won In Battles That Last But Seconds

Iron Clad

I’m still seated as a long day nears its end. My eyes are fixed on my computer’s screen, having only moments ago finished my newsletter, I check that off my to do list and start to stand up. It’s then, just as I’m about to proclaim the day a success, my adversaries defeated, both laziness […]

If You Want to Be Successful, Never Look Forward


I light my cigar, one of the few remaining from the batch I brought back from a recent trip to Argentina, and take a sip of cognac. It’s been a long week in hours worked but it seemed like it lasted only a few days. I had my head down all week, working, writing, and […]

Man Up Monday: To Own Your Fear You Have To Face It Often


Fear holds the majority of us as hostages. We cannot live life because we’re too afraid to venture into the dicey situations that would make us feel alive, allow us to improve, and enable us to become stronger. To own your fear you have to face it and face it often, daily even. You have […]

Find Trouble

Find Trouble

The other day I was on the phone with a pal of mine. We were talking about work, we both run our own businesses, and also adventure. We talked about the past year, the places we’d each been. I’d traveled throughout Argentina and Italy and a handful of other places. I’d hiked glaciers and rode […]

Man Up Monday: Practicing Toughness


We’d like to think that after a long day that our work is done, but we know that can never be true because that’s not what life is about. It’s not a race to a finish line, a hike up a mountain, it’s a long, never-ending race, and our success here on this earth is […]