The Simple Difference Between the Good and the Great

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Welcome! As a Gift, Check Out This FREE ProgramI got started quickly today at 5 am, writing, reading, reviewing, trying to finish my to do list before noon so I could get out and enjoy my last day in Rome – for this, the first stint of the 3 month trip – but things started [...]

The One Thing That’s Stopping You From Being ‘In The Arena’.

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My mind was racing. I’d just stepped off the plane from England to Rome that, of course, began in Vancouver only a day before. Now, for the first time I was about to step beneath the columns that line Colosseum and into its heart. There wasn’t one singular thought in my head. I wasn’t just [...]

5 Ways to Stay Lean While Traveling

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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 [...]

Will You Teach Me How to Be a Man?

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When I was 3 my old man taught me how to skate. I think it was the same year I learned how to throw a baseball and football and throw a punch, but hockey is what’s stuck in my mind as my first athletic skill because with skating and puck-handling I was also shown how [...]

The Secret of Life: One Thing

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What separates great men from the rest of those who only toil with their potential isn’t the ability to do more, but the ability to focus on one thing and see it to fruition. No matter what distractions come their way it’s the great men who are able to resist them and maintain focus on that one [...]

10 Ways The Gym Makes You a Better Man

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I went to the gym today even though I didn’t feel like it. That’s a win. I pushed myself to lift heavier weights and for a few more reps than I really cared to; yet another win. I struggled through pain and fought my mind when it told me to quit, when it tried to [...]

Why You’re Living a Small Life & How to Change

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Turning right I see a line up of guys leaning against graffiti covered walls acting as guards of the town or the neighborhood or merely their building, I don’t know. Their eyes glare at an individual who is clearly not from around these parts as I look at the street names, then back down at [...]

Stand and Fight

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The following is a guest post by Jesse Irizarry. “Ease up on the kid,” the trainer yelled. The fighter backed up to take a break from wailing at my head. There he stood glaring at me, a good thirty pounds heavier than me with almost twenty years’ experience in the ring. The head trainer at [...]

Be Like Water

ROME-AUGUST 6: Campo de' Fiori with the monument to philosopher Giordano Bruno on August 6,2013 in Rome. Campo de' Fiori is a rectangular square south of Piazza Navona in Rome, Italy.

I have the terrible habit of living situations in my mind before they’ve actually happened, bringing my preconceived notions and plans into an event or a place in time, when they shouldn’t be. As a result of this planning I sometimes get flustered when things don’t go as I thought they would or should. And so, [...]