The Event Doesn’t Matter. Your Reaction to it Does.

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We are all given a hand in life, a set of cards that we have to play. Some hands are perceived to be better than others while others seem nearly impossible to rise from. The reality is that the hand you’re given matters little, your reaction to it is everything. Your reaction to failure can […]

The Two Ways to Get Rich

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There are two ways to get rich. One way, and this is what most people focus on, is to make a lot of money so you can buy the things you want. The second way is to want less and make enough money to pay for this minimalistic lifestyle. One way is good. One way […]

The System Is Set Up For You To Succeed If You Choose To See It That Way

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The problem that many people face in their lives that keeps them from improving and growing is that there’s a disconnect between the truth, and their perception of the truth. Never before in our history as humans has there been more opportunity. Never before in our history has our fate been more in our control. […]

5 Life Lessons Every Human Needs to Learn The Hard Way

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The two weeks previous to this lovely day were long; wake up at 4:30 am and work until 8:00 pm, then off to bed and do the same the next day. They were days filled with excitement. I was finishing up a new product, the culmination of months of work and the excitement of launching […]

How to Be Old School in 10 Simple Steps

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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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

10 Steps to Becoming A Loser

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Working isn’t always a simple as it ought to be. You’d think that if we have something to do, we’d sit right now and do it. Alas, this isn’t the way things always are. Right now, writing this little article, I’m sitting in a cafe in Buenos Aires. Okay, I actually sat down two hours […]