We Can’t Reach Our Potential Without Competition

The rope

Whatever I shouldn’t do, I did. Whatever I was told to avoid I would seek. If something seemed even a bit dangerous I was there. My heroes were cowboys, outlaws, wiseguys and winners. Guys on the outskirts who did more, risked greater, worked harder, not confined to the monotony that pervades every town and city [...]

5 Worldviews You Need to Succeed at Anything

successful worldviews

How you view the world will largely determine what you accomplish, and what you can accomplish is who you are. For example, the term “he has a good heart” is irrelevant if “his” actions don’t provide proof. If you truly want to be a success, if you truthfully want to help people and better their lives, if [...]

Things That Weaken You vs Those That Strengthen You, Toughen You.

The Easy Life

Life was never better, though I didn’t have time to stop and smell the roses as the savings were disappearing, the numbers counting down like New Years in New York. The work days were more of a marathon variety, lasting upwards of 17 hours, and I had no financial gains to show for my work, I [...]

Bringing Manliness to… Yoga?

Balance, young adult stretching out arms over dark background

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 [...]

How to Reach The Unattainable Goal of Your True Potential

chess king

This flies in the face of all we’ve been taught about how to be a better man, an alpha, a warrior, this selfless individual who does for others before he does for himself. We’re taught that a leader takes care of those around him before he worries about his own needs. We’re taught that goodness [...]

9 Lessons in Manhood from John Wayne

John Wayne

To watch a John Wayne movie is to take a course in masculinity. It’s to view the values in action that should be at the forefront of any man’s life. Values that are, by in large, fleeting in a society that’s losing it’s strong, masculine virtues and along with them it’s moral compass and worse, it’s [...]

It’s Never Too Late To Chase Your Dreams

Old man riding a bike to sunny sunset sky

We’re oddly creative at excusing ourselves from success yet don’t bring that same creativity to creating success. We excuse ourselves from living the life we want to live because of our starting point. We say it’s not the right time to start living our dreams, that tomorrow is a much more convenient time to begin. We even coerce [...]

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

various meals with meat, fish and chicken

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 [...]

Motivation is a Myth. Get Hungry.

Stunning facial portrait of male lion on black background in bla

It isn’t motivation you need, it’s hunger. It’s not inspiration or passion, but hunger. Some are hungry for success and for improvement no matter how successful they get because they’re also worried that they’re losing this hunger, constantly. It’s fear of complacency that drives them as much as a desire for greatness. It may be [...]

What’s The Best Diet For You?

Detail of a lion in a Safari in Botswana

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 [...]

Forget Finding Your Passion. Just Work.

harvesting

“Determine never to be idle. No person will have occasion to complain of the want of time, who never loses any. It is wonderful how much may be done, if we are always doing.” ~ Thomas Jefferson The word “work” is far too often spoken with a tinge of resentment. Many of us resent where [...]

The Beauty of Being Breathtakingly Brilliant At What You Do

David, Jesus

There’s an aura surrounding certain men where their talents seem so supreme that it’s as if God paid just a bit more attention in creating them for a single purpose. To watch Pirlo make plays, Brady throw touchdowns, Mayweather throw hooks and catch jabs with his shoulder and to come out of a 12 round [...]

A Bucket List Fit for a Legend

Wallace

I’d rather spend my money on experiences or on my business than on things. It’s a realization I had a couple years ago whilst sitting with a pal, pint of Guinness in me hand, cigar in me mouth talking about cars and trucks and other things that are of little significance in life’s grander scheme [...]