10 Stories Every Man Must Live to Tell

hemingway story

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, [...]

Will You Teach Me How to Be a Man?

Theodore Roosevelt Statue

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 Last Man Standing


Watch any John Wayne movie and you’ll find manly characteristics that are common in each of the many roles he’s played. For one, they never complained. If they were faced with a problem they dealt with it head on. They were strong, assertive, and confident, and they dealt with others in this manner as well, never [...]

The 4 Steps To Glory and Manhood in 2014

the warrior within

A real man is self reliant and courageous. There isn’t a pussy who can call himself a real man. He’s persistent. He keeps the faith while others lose theirs. He’s a leader, a true leader who forges his own path, who talks to the loner in the corner of the cafeteria while the mob chooses to [...]

The 21 Laws of Manliness

ernest hemingway boxing, brog

I’ve had a great run as of late in that I’ve had a string of wonderful books that I’ve read, studying some of the most impressive men I’ve come across. It started with The Rise of Napoleon Bonaparte, a wonderful read about one of the greatest success stories in the history of man kind. To follow [...]

21 Reasons Why A Great Body Just Isn’t For You

Have you ever thought that maybe a great body just isn’t in your cards? That maybe you’re destined to be fat, out of shape, scrawny, or weak? I’ve been there. But I had to come to grips with one very simple fact, a fact that we’ll delve into within the following article. This article will [...]

The 20 Rules of Manhood

I’ve just returned from the post office where I picked up my new favorite shirt. ‘Tis navy in color, adorned with the wise words that a Legendary man once spoke in his speech to countrymen: Dare Mighty Things. That man, of course, is Theodore Roosevelt. That speech, incredibly, was made when he was the President of the United [...]

How to Get Confident, Be More Manly, & Rule the World

I’ve walked in to job interviews standing strong, confident, and purposeful. And I’ve walked into job interviews timid. I’ve gone on dates where I was more nervous than a hooker at church. And I’ve gone on dates comfortable, confident, and as unapologetically me as I could possibly be. I’ve had periods in my life where [...]

The Easy Life is For Suckers

Better to live life as a lion

My first fight was as it should be: a battle. Nothing about it was comfortable; everything about it was a struggle. It didn’t take place in the comfort of my hometown, or in the familiarity of my home ring. I had to drive 8 hours just to get to the town where it was held. [...]

Where’s Our Battlefield?


Physical strength, for me, has been a means to strengthen other areas of my life. It’s lifted up my entrepreneurial spirit, helped me tackle obstacles with a confidence that only comes from knowing you can accomplish something, anything, you set your mind to. Looking like a warrior, physically, has magnified the warrior within me, mentally, emotionally, [...]

You Can’t Handle the Truth. Neither Can I.

Brutal honesty has the perfect name. It isn’t honesty – well it is, but it’s more than just the truth. Brutal honesty is raw, it hasn’t been softened by our desire not to hurt another’s feelings or have ours hurt in return. It’s as real and uncut as it can be. It’s also about as [...]

How to Be a Warrior in the 21st Century


When I was a fighter, I was tougher. I lived more like a warrior. It wasn’t just the fact that I was in the ring throwing and taking punches. It was my lifestyle. I practiced toughness. I didn’t talk to people as much. I didn’t look at my phone as often or check my email as [...]

Dress Like a Man. Not a Metrosexual.


Manliness has been at war for the last few decades. Our diet has slowly changed over that period, changes that have left us with less testosterone. Expectations are that we should be less masculine and more feminine – both from a style and emotional standpoint. Now, there have been welcome changes to that manliness should [...]

A Step By Step Guide to Becoming A Better Man

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We are where we deserve to be. We have what we deserve to have. The work we’ve done, how we’ve persevered, and the discipline we’ve shown, has given us what we have. The breaks we’ve created for ourselves have resulted in our current degree of success. If we’re going to accomplish more and improve where [...]

How to Be A Real Man, A Legend.

neeson freeman

Becoming a Legend: A Guide to Creating the Heart of a Real Man As a former skinny guy, amateur boxer, athlete, and a boy entering manhood in a world where manliness is scarce. I’m obsessed with creating the best person I can create. And my site reflects my desire. The further along a go on [...]