The reality is that life throws us curveballs that we must feel fully to fully appreciate. (Read This: The Event Doesn’t Matter. Your Reaction Does) As I’m writing this right now my dog appears to be on death’s door. I bought him while on a trip to Argentina and it seems he came up with […]
The Domestication of Men
It’s incredible, but the sickness that is political correctness has oozed its way into the world of pets. I was recently on a trip way down to Argentina. I visited Ushuaia, the southernmost part of the world before Antarctica, and then worked my way up along the Andes all the way up to Iguazu Falls […]
THE PUSSIFICATION OF OUR CULTURE
When we try to remove ideas and words that go against our own beliefs, we remove grit from a society dependent on it for success. ~Chad Howse [Tweet “When we try to remove ideas and words that go against our own beliefs, we remove grit from a society dependent on it for success.”] The safe […]
You Don’t Deserve Shit!
You don’t deserve shit. Shut up and earn it! ~Chad Howse Stop being a little bitch looking for a safe space. The world is not safe, even though it’s safer than it’s ever been – by far. You don’t deserve a single thing from this world. Not a salary, not a house, not food, not […]
The Real Man’s Most Important Virtue: Character
There is nothing more important than character; there is also nothing more difficult to find. ~Chad Howse Character is more important than knowledge. Yet it’s knowledge that we teach, and character that we expect to be learned through osmosis. Character, however, is rare. It’s how you act and who you are when it would be […]
You Don’t Deserve a Vacation
Too often today we think we “need” a vacation. It’s bullshit. 50 years ago vacations were a rarity and relegated to the summer. Now everyone’s taking one. The more the merrier. What about work? What about becoming more, creating more, and perfecting your craft.
Stop. Fucking. Complaining.
Stop making excuses.
Stop finding reasons for your unhappiness, your failure in life.
Stop looking at the lives others lead and enviously wanting to be in their shoes, with their upbringing, and their social status.
Whining, complaining, giving reasons for why you’re failing, they’re all excuses and they all remove YOUR ability to BE HAPPY.
For fuck’s sakes it’s getting to be too much!
Man Up! Episode 17: Control Only What You Can
We have a funny relationship with control. We aim to control what we can’t control, even getting depressed about this inability to control it, and we fail to control what is firmly within our ability to control because we’re either scared or lazy. A few truths I talk about in the latest episode: Laziness has […]
Man Up Monday: Fear Monotony
Monotony scares the shit out of me. To wade into my days knowing exactly what’s going to happen with no prospect of growth or personal evolution is death. I need to extend who I am, to go where I’ve never been, to take on more than I can handle and to reach further than I […]
5 Ways You’re Being Willingly Emasculated
The other day I was at the gym and there was a fella bulling up as if he’d stuffed two bread loaves under his arm pits. The term to diagnose this kind of behavior is “imaginary lat syndrome”, or ILS. It’s bad enough on its own to walk around as if your lats prevent you […]
Man Up Monday: Be the Warrior Not the Worrier
We have far more choice in this life than we realize. We can choose the effort we put in, the attitude we have, our outlook on our misfortunes. We can choose to live a productive and happy life, or a sad and cynical one. Being aware of said choices and the self-talk going on in […]
Man Up Monday: Take Responsibility!
Taking responsibility is essentially what it means to man up! The cowards blame everyone else in the world but themselves for their problems. They refuse to take control of their thoughts, actions, and lives, and expect the rest of the world to pay for them. To man up is to do the opposite. It’s to […]
Man Up Monday: There Is No Tomorrow
The Stoics practiced death. They’d train themselves to be in that moment when their lives end. They’d practice sorrow and pain and prepare for those things that will one day inevitably be so their lives won’t be crushed by the emotions we so often give to tragedies. The lesson, essentially, is that there is no […]
No, You Are Not Perfect Just the Way You Are
No, you are not perfect just the way you are, nor are you special, though you are unique. To be perfect how we are would nullify the need for improvement, and improvement is necessary. To be special would be to place ourselves above the masses, when it’s humility that will allow you to learn. What […]
Man Up Monday: How to Learn Greatness
Greatness isn’t born. Sure, nature plays a role in who you end up being, as does the family or city or time you’re born into, but greatness of any kind, mastery, accomplishment, success, they’re all learned. (Read This: Why You Don’t Need a Mentor) Some want it more than others so they seek it out […]