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3 Steps to Overcome the Past That’s Holding You Back

February 9, 2015 | 1 Comment » | Topics: Life |

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by Nick Notas

Your past does not have to dictate your future.

If it did I’d still be an overweight, insecure, needy guy who couldn’t maintain a healthy relationship. But instead I celebrated my 3-year anniversary yesterday with an amazing woman, in the greatest shape of my life, and happier than I’ve ever been.

However, it deeply saddens me to encounter so many people who can’t break free of the chains of yesterday. Their actions, choices, and beliefs about themselves are governed by experiences that occurred 5, 10, or even 20 years ago. And it prevents them from growing into the best version of themselves.

These negative experiences have poisoned their core. Many guys have shared with me their stories and the resulting limiting beliefs:

“I’ve been friend zoned or rejected by every girl I’ve ever liked. I’m an unattractive, inexperienced loser that no one will ever want.”

“My dad was a womanizer who constantly cheated on my mom. I’m afraid that I’ll become the same kind of guy and hurt the women I care about.”

“The only girl I loved left me for who I thought was my best friend. I can’t trust any women anymore, they’re all selfish sluts.”

“I was the fat kid (weird kid, skinny kid, etc) everyone made fun of growing up. Deep down I can never change that.”

I know you’ve had a difficult past. You’ve had some negative experiences that impacted your life greatly. You’re scarred from people who mistreated you or broke your trust. Your previous failures have made you afraid to try again. But holding onto your demons forever is not a solution. Instead:

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17 Profound Thoughts That Will Change The Way You See The World

January 30, 2015 | 9 Comments » | Topics: Life |

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10 Rules To Help You Keep Your Mental Toughness Whenever You Feel Lost And In Need Of Direction

January 27, 2015 | No Comments » | Topics: Life |

by Andrian

There comes a time in every Man’s life, when frustration starts to dominate every aspect of your reality. You start questioning yourself, your choices, your ideals and even your own existence. You start feeling lost, without even the slightest sense of direction and your understanding of what matters and what doesn’t, starts fading away along with your dreams and aspirations.

This was my reality a few years ago and this is the constant reality of many men I know and interact with. It comes from a deep feeling of uncertainty that characterizes our times and the various choices we force ourselves into. It comes from years of trying to decode the secret meaning behind the terms living and existing and it usually denatures to a wild combination of uncertainty and doubts.

Living our lives in our own terms has never been an easy thing. It is easy to complaint about it but if you don’t really know what these terms are, you will never be able to achieve it.

In the Quintessential Man’s Manifesto, I expressed the 10 rules every man should live by in order to shape a quintessential reality. Today however, I am going to propose a different set of Rules. They are somewhat more fastidious and refined. They try to move away from commonalities and generalities but at the same time inspire and direct.

I wrote them for a friend who found himself in a difficult time some years ago. But then I thought, we are all friends in a way. Lost men in need for direction and hope. Hope that there are people like us that can bring us together and share the same ideas and collectives.

Hope they will inspire you the same way they inspired my friend.

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Five Lessons About How To Treat People

January 21, 2015 | 4 Comments » | Topics: Life |

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1. First Important Lesson – “Know The Cleaning Lady”

During my second month of college, our professor gave us a pop quiz. I was a conscientious student and had breezed through the questions, until I read the last one: “What is the first name of the woman who cleans the school?”

Surely this was some kind of joke. I had seen the cleaning woman several times. She was tall, dark-haired and in her 50s, but how would I know her name? I handed in my paper, leaving the last question blank. Just before class ended, one student asked if the last question would count toward our quiz grade.

“Absolutely,” said the professor. “In your careers, you will meet many people. All are significant. They deserve your attention and care, even if all you do is smile and say “hello.”

I’ve never forgotten that lesson. I also learned her name was Dorothy.

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Bruce Lee’s 7 Fundamentals For Getting Your Life In Shape

January 20, 2015 | No Comments » | Topics: Life |

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If you haven’t been living under a rock for the last 30 years I’m pretty sure you know who Bruce Lee was. Besides being an awesome fighter and iconic figure, Lee also had some very useful things to say about life.

Here are 7 of my favourite fundamentals from Bruce Lee.

1. What are you really thinking about today?

“As you think, so shall you become.”

Perhaps the most basic statement of how we work. Think about what you are thinking today. What do those thoughts say about you? About your life? And how well do they really match your plans for your life and your image of yourself?

It’s easy to forget about this simple statement in everyday life. It’s easy to be quite incongruent with what you think on an ordinary day compared to how you view yourself and your goals. A simple external reminder such as a post-it with this quote can be helpful to keep you and your thoughts on the right track.

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24 Crazy Thoughts About Space That Will Change The Way You Think About Existence

January 16, 2015 | 3 Comments » | Topics: Life |

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What Happens After You Die, An Illustrated Guide By Ramin Nazer

January 14, 2015 | 4 Comments » | Topics: Life |

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Before And After Pics Of Animals Rescued From A Shelter

January 13, 2015 | 2 Comments » | Topics: Animals, Life |

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5 Reasons Why You Should Adopt A Pet

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