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The Truth About Success & Confidence That You Don’t Want to Hear

Napoleon Bonaparte spent almost every waking hour learning. A boy born into a family that lacked any semblance of status in a country that had recently lost its sovereignty, being conquered by the French, Napoleon despised the elite, those who were given a rank in the army or a place in society not because of merit but because of who bore them. (Read this: How to Lead, Succeed, and Other Lessons from Napoleon Bonaparte). It was a very different time than we have now. Changing your economic … [Read More...]

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How to Build Your Best Body From Start to Finish

Welcome! As a Gift, Check Out This FREE ProgramAt some point all we really need is guidance. We need mentorship, we need for someone to simply point us in the right direction, tell us where to start and then what to do next. We need clarity so we can do what we do best, work. [...]

Facts of Life

10 Brutally Honest Facts of Life You Need to Be Reminded Of

As we grow and experience, and live and fail and rise from the depths, we’re blessed with the incurrence of some of life’s undeniable truths. I know them. You know them. We’ve been exposed to them in some form or another when we’ve acted with courage or taken risks or helped others. We don’t, however, [...]

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How to Conquer Loneliness

How can a man feel alone when he’s in a city of millions? As our cities grow our meaningful connections lose their meaning and their purpose. We have friends, but they aren’t the same as the companions we once fought with side-by-side defending our cities and towns and tribes from other men who … [Read More...]

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The Truth About Happiness & Who Controls Your Fate

“There's nowhere you can be that isn't where you're meant to be...” ~ John Lennon Where you are right now is exactly where you're meant to be at this point in time. But what of your future? If this moment is the starting point to your future, who really controls where you end up? Forget about … [Read More...]

Freedom

7 Steps to Freedom

Having spent only a couple weeks in Rome, I was already getting antsy. I couldn't put my finger on it, this feeling of being trapped when I could walk where I wanted to walk, work from wherever I wanted to work from - in front of the Pantheon and the Colosseum and the Forum included - and , in a … [Read More...]

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11 Ways to Be a Better Dad

The goal of this article isn't to confine what it means to be a father to his family life, as many would. We're going to take a different line of thinking, come at this whole "being a great dad thing" from the angle that being a great man, the best man you can be, a successful, attentive, strong … [Read More...]

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3 Books Every Guy Should Read

There is no friend as loyal as a book. ~ Ernest Hemingway Earlier this year I wrote an article citing 30 Books a Man Should Read Before The Age of 30. 'Twas a long list filled with wonderful books that will help you through hardship and suffering, improving your toughness and your grit, aiding you … [Read More...]

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Be Bold as a Lion

“Whatever you do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius and power and magic in it.” -Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Possibility astounds me. It humbles me. It makes me feel small and weak, yet bold and great at the same time. What we can do, as men, the things we can achieve, the obstacles … [Read More...]

Eat Like a Man!

How To Structure Your Meals to Burn More Fat and Gain More Muscle

I talked about this last week in an article covering the best diet for you. Over-complication and restriction sell well, but they don’t work, not in the long term at least. To get real, long-lasting results, you need to be following a diet that… a. Is healthy. b. Is tasty. c. Helps you hormonally with your [...]

What’s The Best Diet For You?

Tricks and fads rule the diet and nutrition industry not because they work, but because they prey on our weakest desires to get something for nothing, to earn without merit, and to win without work. If you can market a diet that has some sort of trick to get you to lose fat or build [...]

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Bringing Manliness to… Yoga?

If there’s one area that I need to most work and discipline with regards to my body, it isn’t in dieting, nor training, but stretching. I’m not stretching’s biggest fan, yet I do it because it needs to be done. I understand its importance, but I need routine. I love routine. And so, not all [...]

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How to Build More Muscle When All You Have Is Lighter Weights

The other day I walked into yet another gym that only had light weights. It’s been an issue throughout my travels, gyms that have only lighter dumbbells and if they do have barbells, the bar is 15 kilos and the plates are fine but few in number. And so, I’ve had to adjust my training, [...]

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You Can Withstand Anything

Our reality is more perception than real. What we believe to be true is often but a glimmer of what really is. When life seems devoid of light, of hope, as if there’s no end or no point to continuing on this long meaningless road, it’s within us to find an excuse, a glimmer of [...]

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How to Maximize Results At A Bad Gym (or no gym)

Most emotions aren’t real. Fear isn’t real, it’s merely a perception of a situation. Sometimes fear can be a good thing, like when it gives us more energy and a heightened awareness so we’re able to better defend ourselves. Other times fear can be crippling, paralyzing any chance we have of living a successful and [...]

5 Ways to Stay Lean While Traveling

To diet while traveling is a slap in the face of the experience, or what the experience should be. Part of enjoying a new culture and way of life is enjoying the cuisine. But how does a guy enjoy the pastas and pastries of Italy, for example, without also adding a dozen extra pounds of fat in the [...]

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Life is Just One Big Pissing Contest

Standing in front of the toilet with far too much water built up in my bladder, I let it fly. The sound is Niagara falls-esque as it wakes up my deaf dog, the neighbors, and any other living being within a 10 block radius. The birds begin to chirp a few hours too early and the rooster crows [...]

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Men Need Freedom, But Not Necessarily the Kind We Want.

This may sound like the most obvious statement that can be made, but men need freedom, and in ways we may not want it. Hopping in the car I’ve rented for 3 weeks here in Italy I’m in control, complete control. If I want to take a left and have no idea where that left [...]