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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 happy life. Stress and worry aren't real, they're our perception of a situation and of our reality. By in large they're a destructive lie that we tell ourselves. A lie that pulls us … [Read More...]

How to Be a Badass

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The Ideal Start to an Ideal Day

Greatness doesn’t happen accidentally, nor does it occur in an instant. Greatness, or a grand life, an epic adventure, a legacy filled with impact and meaning to the individual and those who were fortunate enough to be a part of his life, happens … [Read More...]

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The Leg Day to End All Leg Days

Prior to writing this article I spent a couple of wonderful days visiting family in the north of Italy near a town called Udine. As Italian families do, I was spoiled with some of the most delicious food my tastebuds have ever had to pleasure of … [Read More...]

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How to Live a Story Worth Reading

The best books and films aren’t always those that are done on the grandest scale, but when your boundaries are limitless and you perfect the details, something legendary is created. The Gladiator and Braveheart found this balance in cinematic form. … [Read More...]

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How to Be An Alpha Male

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25 Characteristics of an Alpha Male

Characteristics of a Real Man The Alpha Male, the real man, a man's man, a warrior, a stand-up guy. It doesn't matter what you call him, he's a leader, the guy others look to for motivation, inspiration, and often with a hint of jealousy. He's the man women want, without inention the center of attention. He's the guy, the man. Here's 25 characteristics that make a man the alpha. Leave your additions (or subtractions) in the comments section. 1. The alpha male is persistent. There's no quit in this man. He's the tortose not the hare. He's the last man standing. 2. The alpha male can defend himself and his family. He can handle himself with his fists, to put it another way. 3. … [Read More...]

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10 Stories Every Man Must Live to Tell

I’ve stumbled upon a nice little café here in Milan that's run by a friendly couple who speak English and serve the best espresso and the best gelato, period. 'Twas at this cafe where a few hours ago a nice old man, a friend of their’s, stopped by to talk. He, as he always does, had a story to tell. As he was talking to the guy behind the bar, telling a story about their shared roots from a small town in Sicily, the owner’s wife told me what he was saying. It was something about the war, about a life or death situation that saw him escape with his life, but just barely. And then, as I do, I started thinking aloud about my grandparents stories, and they have some great ones. My Nona's … [Read More...]

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How to Live a Story Worth Reading

The best books and films aren’t always those that are done on the grandest scale, but when your boundaries are limitless and you perfect the details, something legendary is created. The Gladiator and Braveheart found this balance in cinematic form. Lord of the Rings and Narnia in the literary form. Theodore Roosevelt and Alexander the Great and Napoleon Bonaparte, however, found this balance, this audacity, this greatness in an entirely different realm, one not of mysticism or legend, nor in the intangible world of the aforementioned written or cinematic masterpieces. These men - which is an important distinction because that’s all they were, no different than you or I - had the sheer … [Read More...]

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Fight for the Moment

Be fully in the moment, open yourself to the powerful energies that are dancing around you. ~ Hemingway Heroes are realized in moments of grand action. They’re made over years of battling, braving the harshness that others avoid, building resilience and grit that most don’t have the patience for. Where warriors, legends, and heroes excel, isn’t in the future or the past, but the present. They fight to stay there, they battle to be there. They’re at war with the past and the future that aim to cloud and corrupt the present by invading their minds. It’s the same with all of us. We spend so little time in the present, being in the present, that we never truly use it to our benefit, and we … [Read More...]

How to Conquer Your Greatest Obstacle & Live The Dream

“There would be no Resistance without the Dream. The Dream comes first. Resistance follows. So if you wake up tomorrow morning overwhelmed with fear, dread, and negative energy, that’s a good sign. The massive shadow that you’re experiencing is being cast by an equally massive tree—the tree of your dream, your vision, your calling. The negative implies the positive. The more daunting the negative, the more brilliant the positive. Resistance has no power of its own. It’s a shadow, nothing more. As soon as we learn to look past the shadow to the Dream that has cast it, the shadow loses all power over us.” – Steven Pressfield It's been a dream of mine, for some time now, to write a book. … [Read More...]

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