The Truth About Success & Confidence That You Don’t Want to Hear

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Napoleon Bonaparte spent almost every waking hour learning. A boy born into a family that lacked any semblance of status in a country that had recently lost its sovereignty, being conquered by the French, Napoleon despised the elite, those who were given a rank in the army or a place in society not because of [...]

10 Brutally Honest Facts of Life You Need to Be Reminded Of

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As we grow and experience, and live and fail and rise from the depths, we’re blessed with the incurrence of some of life’s undeniable truths. I know them. You know them. We’ve been exposed to them in some form or another when we’ve acted with courage or taken risks or helped others. We don’t, however, [...]

How to Conquer Loneliness

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How can a man feel alone when he’s in a city of millions? As our cities grow our meaningful connections lose their meaning and their purpose. We have friends, but they aren’t the same as the companions we once fought with side-by-side defending our cities and towns and tribes from other men who wished to [...]

The Truth About Happiness & Who Controls Your Fate

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“There’s nowhere you can be that isn’t where you’re meant to be…” ~ John Lennon Where you are right now is exactly where you’re meant to be at this point in time. But what of your future? If this moment is the starting point to your future, who really controls where you end up? Forget about my [...]

7 Steps to Freedom

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Having spent only a couple weeks in Rome, I was already getting antsy. I couldn’t put my finger on it, this feeling of being trapped when I could walk where I wanted to walk, work from wherever I wanted to work from – in front of the Pantheon and the Colosseum and the Forum included [...]

11 Ways to Be a Better Dad

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The goal of this article isn’t to confine what it means to be a father to his family life, as many would. We’re going to take a different line of thinking, come at this whole “being a great dad thing” from the angle that being a great man, the best man you can be, a [...]

3 Books Every Guy Should Read

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There is no friend as loyal as a book. ~ Ernest Hemingway Earlier this year I wrote an article citing 30 Books a Man Should Read Before The Age of 30. ‘Twas a long list filled with wonderful books that will help you through hardship and suffering, improving your toughness and your grit, aiding you in [...]

Be Bold as a Lion

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“Whatever you do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius and power and magic in it.” -Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Possibility astounds me. It humbles me. It makes me feel small and weak, yet bold and great at the same time. What we can do, as men, the things we can achieve, the obstacles [...]

You Can Withstand Anything

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Our reality is more perception than real. What we believe to be true is often but a glimmer of what really is. When life seems devoid of light, of hope, as if there’s no end or no point to continuing on this long meaningless road, it’s within us to find an excuse, a glimmer of [...]

5 Ways to Conquer Your Fear of Death

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Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy. ~ Dale Carnegie As a species, we’ve never lived longer. Death has never been so far from our reality yet so close to our thoughts. It’s [...]

12 Lessons on Manhood from Johnny Cash

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When you watch John Wayne‘s movies you just feel like a man. When you listen to Johnny Cash’s songs, you feel that same strength and assertiveness and bravado. The depth of the voice, the pain and the power, wrapped up in medley’s about failure and loss, death and freedom. Johnny Cash is like many of [...]

12 Steps to Dress Like an Alpha Male

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An Alpha Male shouldn’t be consumed with how he dresses. He shouldn’t think about it, fret about it, or worry about it. He shouldn’t give meaning to clothes, garments, and accessories. A man’s meaning, his strength, comes from his principles and values and habits; it comes from who he is not how he looks or what [...]

Become Thine Own Prophet

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As a wee one I told my parents I’d win the MVP of a hockey school I was enrolled in; a school in which I was one of the youngest participants by a good 4 years (a big gap when we’re 13). Digging myself this hole where I’d feel like a fool, a liar if I [...]

A Man’s Guide to Defeating Depression

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I had a cousin growing up, well, most of us have cousins, but this one was unique amongst my allotment of cousins. He rode a motorcycle, had a cool leather jacket, travelled all over the world, and smoked. He was a badass with a quick temper whose kind heart would always make him feel terrible if [...]

12 Ways to Be More Confident

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After years of trying to become a more confident guy I finally realized this fact, that confidence isn’t necessarily a spiritual battle, nor fully a mental battle or even a self-image battle, it’s simply something we earn. Confidence is more than self-believe, but self-awareness and knowledge. It’s knowing who you are and understanding that you’re [...]