11 Ways to Be a Better Dad

Theodore Roosevelt and Family

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 [...]

3 Books Every Guy Should Read

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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 in [...]

Be Bold as a Lion

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“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 [...]

You Can Withstand Anything

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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 [...]

5 Ways to Conquer Your Fear of Death

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Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy. ~ Dale Carnegie As a species, we’ve never lived longer. Death has never been so far from our reality yet so close to our thoughts. It’s [...]

12 Lessons on Manhood from Johnny Cash

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When you watch John Wayne‘s movies you just feel like a man. When you listen to Johnny Cash’s songs, you feel that same strength and assertiveness and bravado. The depth of the voice, the pain and the power, wrapped up in medley’s about failure and loss, death and freedom. Johnny Cash is like many of [...]

12 Steps to Dress Like an Alpha Male

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An Alpha Male shouldn’t be consumed with how he dresses. He shouldn’t think about it, fret about it, or worry about it. He shouldn’t give meaning to clothes, garments, and accessories. A man’s meaning, his strength, comes from his principles and values and habits; it comes from who he is not how he looks or what [...]

Become Thine Own Prophet

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As a wee one I told my parents I’d win the MVP of a hockey school I was enrolled in; a school in which I was one of the youngest participants by a good 4 years (a big gap when we’re 13). Digging myself this hole where I’d feel like a fool, a liar if I [...]

A Man’s Guide to Defeating Depression

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I had a cousin growing up, well, most of us have cousins, but this one was unique amongst my allotment of cousins. He rode a motorcycle, had a cool leather jacket, travelled all over the world, and smoked. He was a badass with a quick temper whose kind heart would always make him feel terrible if [...]

12 Ways to Be More Confident

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After years of trying to become a more confident guy I finally realized this fact, that confidence isn’t necessarily a spiritual battle, nor fully a mental battle or even a self-image battle, it’s simply something we earn. Confidence is more than self-believe, but self-awareness and knowledge. It’s knowing who you are and understanding that you’re [...]

5 Ways Become More Disciplined

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Yesterday I accompanied a pal of mine to the book store. I typically don’t buy books from book stores, merely browse, take pictures, then buy them at a fraction of the price online. I’m cheap like that. Today was different. Itching for a new read I went with and took a look at what was [...]

Great Men Work Alone

Ernest-Hemingway

Jesus went off into the wilderness alone for forty days and forty nights to think, pray, face demons, and find strength; he found it. Da Vinci, from a young age, would wander off into the wilderness to learn to paint and draw, alone. He saw the value in solitude, the idea that to be great, to [...]

11 Tips to Budget Your Money Like a Winner

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I have a somewhat unique outlook on money. I don’t like a lot of it sitting around for fear of becoming content. Money, to me, is a tool. It’s a tool that can lead to freedom, but it’s a tool that I have control over. It’s doesn’t own me. It gives me no meaning in [...]

A Man Is Wild At Heart

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Suburbia freaks me out. The houses in rows. The picket fences. The stress and worry about things that matter little. The value placed on the new car in the driveway conveniently parked and washed as to let the neighbors know that you’re making more money than they, when in reality you owe more money than [...]

To Become an Alpha Male You Must Seek the Uncomfortable

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As you wade through the multitude of articles on the interwebz force-feeding you tips and tactics on how to become an alpha male, stop here. Entertain the idea that an alpha male isn’t stupid or rude or crude, but honest and honorable and courageous and gritty. Rethink your idea of your ideal. Deconstruct the ideas [...]