The Daily Man-Up: Why Having the Right Friends is Extremely Important

November 19, 2019 | No Comments » | Topics: Life Advice |

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When I was 10, I discovered The Three Musketeers: a swashbuckling tale about four inseparable friends living by the motto “all for one, one for all.” The book became an instant favorite – but not because of the wine, women, song or adventure.

What I actually enjoyed most was the camaraderie between the main characters. My family had just moved and I was really lonely; the idea of having loyal friends inspired me. I read the book and fantasized about having people to share my own adventures with.

As an adult, I can look back and say my wish came true. Throughout the years, I’ve been surrounded by some amazing people. Thanks to them, I understand why having the right friends is extremely important – especially in a culture where others always come second.


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The Daily Man-Up: Why You Should Meditate

November 18, 2019 | No Comments » | Topics: Self-Improvement |


Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom – Viktor E. Frankl

Meditation is a great way to make that “space” bigger, as are several kinds of self reflection. Watching yourself in the moment, seeing where your thoughts take you without judgement, helps you to understand your own mind. It isn’t easy, and it takes time to develop this awareness of your own response, but over time your ability to change your response (in this case steer away from certain thoughts and toward better ones) does get better.


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The Daily Man-Up: Every Successful Person Has Learned This Important Lesson

November 15, 2019 | No Comments » | Topics: Man-Up |

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It was another day in the office and Jeff was sitting in his desk chair, staring at the lifeless, gray walls which defined“his” space. Jeff hated his job and was generally frustrated with life because he was a slacker and he knew it.

There was the time that he wanted to run a marathon. He bought a new pair of running shoes and a running book, but only showed up to run for a couple of weeks before quitting.

There was the time he wanted to build his own website. He read all about it for months and researched everything. He even put up his own site, but after a couple of weeks, he quit when nobody visited the site.

There was a similar pattern. Jeff would get excited about something and get off to a quick start, but when he didn’t see results, he quickly became discouraged and gave up. After giving up, he would fall back into old habits and life was the same for Jeff day in and day out, year in and year out. And now here he was, bored and frustrated.

It was on this day that Jeff was sent back in time.


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The Daily Man-Up: This Generation Loves To Take The Easy Way Out

November 14, 2019 | No Comments » | Topics: Man-Up, Life Advice |

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When I look at life, I look at it as a workout at the gym. It’s like being in the last quarter of your training, the point where you have to give it your all to get through it. This is when the reps get harder and harder and your mind starts telling you that you might be tired.

Now there are two types of people in this world: those who will take the easy way out, listen to their weak mind and not finish their reps or their workout because they feel “tired”; and those people that will simply say f*ck it, give it their all, push harder, get past the wall in front of them and finish strong because that is what they set out to do.

Unfortunately there’s only a small percentage of people who fall into the latter category: maybe 5 to 10%. The rest of the people will simply walk away, satisfied that they feel tired because they feel like they’ve done enough. They are appeased.


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The Daily Man-Up

November 13, 2019 | No Comments » | Topics: Life Advice |

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Cultivate your edge.

Step in your native, original bad-assery. Sit in the center-most point of you, now.

Do you remember being 8 or 10 or 12 years old and not giving a fig about anybody or anything? Remember knowing that you’re the shit, that the world truly is your inheritance and belongs to you? Remember that freedom that comes from knowing that you can do anything or go anywhere? Let’s boot that program up now.

I’ll explain what I mean by ‘cultivate you edge’.

I’ll start with cultivate.


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The Daily Man-Up: Stop Seeking Comfort

November 12, 2019 | No Comments » | Topics: Self-Improvement |

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I think that there’s a lot of people out there that think somehow or another you’re gonna get to someplace where you’re living in silk sheets and you’re getting your toes done when someone’s dropping grapes into your mouth. I don’t want that, I’ve never wanted that. That guy’s not gonna be happy. He’s gonna be bored. An hour into the grapes "you can get those fucking grapes away from me. Stop painting my toes. What am I doing in this bed?" I got to do something. I’m not stimulated.

The human organism, the animal that we are, needs constant stimulation, because it evolved trying to find food and escaped enemies. And find shelter, escape nature, escape the elements, try to survive.

When I see a loser, I see some guy who’s 43 years old, lives in his parent’s basement. He fucking hates the world. That was a baby man. This is a baby that somebody just gave shitty nutrients to. Whether it’s nutrients in the form of food or in the form of thoughts and ideas and examples. And this kid developed these horrible self-defeating patterns of behavior that have led them to this point. Or they’re this middle-aged person with no future and no idea of how to get out of this rut and probably never will escape it and might just wind up sucking on a gun.


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The Daily Man-Up: What To Do After Your Partner Cheats On You

November 11, 2019 | No Comments » | Topics: Dating Advice |

I have been through this. I found out my wife had a threesome with a friend and his wife, then caught her with another guy. The first time I found out, I felt like you feel. Like someone has torn your soul out of your chest, like the most precious thing you had in your life was stolen from you. You feel like you will never get it back, like you’re made of glass and someone demolished you. I know how you feel.


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The Daily Man-Up

November 8, 2019 | No Comments » | Topics: Man-Up |

I fucking hate Friday. I really do. I’m blown away by people celebrating the end of the week.

Like the weekend is your escape from your reality.

At its basic form, if you genuinely celebrate Friday, you need to rethink your entire fucking game. You need to rethink life. I mean, it’s super simple.

Right now, there’s so many people debating the pedestal of workaholics and hustle and grind. I think it’s actually an interesting conversation about work-life balance. But I’m not talking about that. I’m talking about if you genuinely dislike what you do so much that you beg for Friday. This has to stop.


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The Daily Man-Up: How to Stop Being Devastated By Rejection

November 7, 2019 | No Comments » | Topics: Man-Up, Dating Advice |

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Some people try to avoid rejection in every aspect of their lives. They seek perfection and success in every endeavor. But all they do is set themselves up to be unprepared for rejection.

Because once they encounter rejection, it shatters their reality. They’re so used to doing everything perfectly that a rejection means that something is wrong with them. It becomes a big, personal deal — even if it’s not.

You need to accept that rejection is inevitable. It is simply a natural part of life that we all face. The strongest individuals understand this and constantly seek out the possibility of rejection. That’s the only way to internalize that rejection is temporary and a source of power.


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The Daily Man-Up: How To Make Sure You Actually Complete The Goals You Start

November 6, 2019 | No Comments » | Topics: Work-Life/Goals |

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I think we all know “making” a commitment is pretty easy, Anyone can start a business, a new habit, a band, etc. Sticking with it, even when things don’t go as planned, that’s the hard part, and that’s the part that makes hundreds of people quit their dreams and goals every single day. This is why today I want to share with you 6 tips I learned about making these commitments actually work, and even if you may not like hearing this, why in some cases you SHOULD quit.


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