Why I Wake Up Every Morning With a Boner, And You Should Too.

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Waking up, one of the theme songs from Lone Survivor, the movie, tingles my eardrums in the wee hours of the morning as I toss and turn, struggling rise at 5am. Accompanying the song and the groggy eyes is a boner. The word makes me chuckle, probably because, at heart, I’m an 8 year old […]

5 Steps to Gain Real Power

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The true measure of the power a man wields isn’t in what or who he controls, but how much power he has over himself. Power, in the sense of position or rank or responsibility, can be given. Power, when it’s given without true merit is of little value as the man who’s given power is unlikely […]

10 Steps to Becoming A Loser

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Working isn’t always a simple as it ought to be. You’d think that if we have something to do, we’d sit right now and do it. Alas, this isn’t the way things always are. Right now, writing this little article, I’m sitting in a cafe in Buenos Aires. Okay, I actually sat down two hours […]

How To Find Yourself

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Who are you? Many of us wander through life without truly taking the time to discern who we are. We don’t know our values, nor what we want in life, nor where we’re headed. We’re stuck simply being, and ignorant to the fact that this being is out of line with what we really want […]

Are You Wasting Their Sacrifice?

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A couple weeks ago I was in Esquel, a town in the middle of the Argentinean Andes. I was there visiting family. Family I’d never met before, nor really known much about. (Check out: A Man’s Guide to Adventure) They’re my mom’s cousins. So, my Nona’s sister’s daughters. The fact that they were extended family mattered […]

Why You Need to Be An Essentialist

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Where many of us falter is not in a lack of time, but in a lack of clarity. We fail to realize just what’s essential in our lives and in our businesses. Our priorities, if we were to sit down and write them on a piece of paper, would drastically differ from what we give […]

The Missing Ingredient In Modern Men: Character

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There is so much that’s out of our control in life. With what’s within our control, however, we have to make the most of or else our lives, our fate, our happiness will never be ours. I’m reading, Where Men Win Glory, the odyssey of Pat Tillman. Before that it was, Unbroken, the story of […]

How to Get Excited About Your Life

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I woke up this morning a tad groggy from the vino that flowed so freely the night before, but a smile soon graced my beard-covered face. It wasn’t because I woke up in surroundings that necessarily brought me joy or in a life that made me automatically happy, though both of those things are choices […]

6 Steps to Get Out of a Funk

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Across the table sits two beautiful ladies, I just downed the best steak of my life, a ribeye from a quaint little restaurant in San Carlos de Bariloche, and all of a sudden I feel queazy. The night before I’d drank my fill of whiskey shots and old fashioned’s and slid 100 Argentinian pesos (not a […]

Where Men Win Glory

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I had two gauchos on the ride with me, I wasn’t alone embarking on some grand adventure, exploring on the back of a horse or defending my clan’s honor in battle as my forefathers may have many a year before I breathed my first breath. I was simply out for a ride with two fellas, […]

A Man’s Guide to Freedom: The Road of the Entrepreneur

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Do what you love and you’ll never work a day in your life. So the saying goes, that where passion exists, where a love for the work you’re doing and the mission you’re pursuing, the stress and strife and struggles of “working for the man” will not find a home. ‘Tis what I thought when I […]

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 […]