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

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Welcome! As a Gift, Check Out This FREE ProgramTurning 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 [...]

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, [...]

Fight for the Moment

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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 [...]

Try NOT Being Yourself for a Change

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Too many of us have settled; we’ve settled for a life that’s not indicative of what we’re capable of, a life that’s short of our potential and even our aspirations. We’ve also settled into our roles. From the time we were a wee lad, our friends, family, teachers, and colleagues helped shape us into men [...]

25 Lessons Happy People Learn

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There’s a misconception about happiness; that somehow happy people aren’t also tough people. To be happy, I mean truly happy, not merely ignorant to the ills and pain in the world, but someone who’s been through hell, and come out better for it, you have to be tough. If you’re not tough, life, at some point, will [...]

8 Reasons Why You’ll Never Live the Life You’re Capable of Living

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Excuses come in all shapes and forms, and they’ll continue to take on other shapes and forms, that is, until we remove them from our lives, and begin to live our lives on our terms. Here are 8 reasons why you’ll never live the grand, epic life that you’re capable of living. All 8 things, may not describe [...]

A Man’s Guide to Packing

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I’ve written about it at length, but why not mention it once more; life is an adventure – or at least it should be. Of course, it’s all a matter of perspective. I mean, I have a ripping good time even when I’m sitting on me arse with a cigar in my mouth, glass of [...]

The Tale Of The Warrior And The Coward

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“The basic difference between an ordinary man and a warrior is that a warrior takes everything as a challenge while an ordinary man takes everything either as a blessing or a curse.” ~ Carlos Casteneda There’s a profound difference between the ordinary man and the warrior, and it has not to do with their physical [...]

Man Up! The “That’s Just Your Opinion” Argument is for Losers

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The latest episode of the Man Up! series on the Youtubes covers the belief that your life is out of your control, that your future isn’t in your hands, and that your success or lack-there-of is pre-determined. Typically, when the opposite idea that your future is in your hands is brought up, it’s hit with the common, lazy rebuttal [...]