Life Advice

The Daily Man-Up: If You Live With A Fear That You’re Wasting Your Life

August 14, 2019 | No Comments » | Topics: Life Advice |

Or perhaps if you feel you HAVE been wasting your life up until this moment, I’d like to write a quick thing for you here:

Fulfillment – true fulfillment – is still a possibility for you even now.

I appreciate that this might be hard to believe, because from a certain perspective it’s like “well I’ve wasted all this time doing nothing, and I’m older than I’ve ever been, and I have less time now in my life than ever before… so whatever I’m capable of achieving now is only a small version of what I could have otherwise achieved if I had all my shit together.”

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The Daily Man-Up: Happiness Is A Choice

August 2, 2019 | No Comments » | Topics: Life Advice, Man-Up |

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We all want to be happy.

We all want to experience joy, love, and abundance on a daily basis.

We all want to live the best life possible.

But very few of us actually know how to achieve the goal of lifelong happiness.

We are always thinking once we get this done or accomplish that goal… then we’ll be happy.

This was me:

Once I graduate high school then get into college then I’ll be happy…

Once I graduate college then get a job I’ll be happy…

Once I get this promotion then I’ll be happy…

Once I make enough to retire then I’ll be happy…

Once I get a date then I’ll be happy…

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The Daily Man-Up: The Things We Dislike Most In Others Are The Characteristics We Like Least In Ourselves.

July 23, 2019 | No Comments » | Topics: Life Advice, Man-Up |

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Tell me if you’ve experienced this: Someone on your Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, or other social media just plain annoys you and you’re not sure why. They may not be posting excessive politics, spamming you with game requests, or blaring flat-earth conspiracies, but something about them gets under your skin. They’ve never done a thing malicious to you, and yet you dislike them strongly.

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The Daily Man-Up

July 18, 2019 | No Comments » | Topics: Life Advice |

Self-doubt is normal. Everyone who has ever done anything outside of their comfort zone doubted themselves at some point.

Here’s the thing though: you are tough. You are still here; you are reading this post and surviving in the world and that makes you tough, because this is a tough world to survive in. Think of all the things that life has thrown at you in your 20, 30, 50 years on this planet. And you made it through all of that.

And sure, I know that getting through some of that absolutely sucked, but you did it and you are a more complex, capable and wise person because of it. Whether you realize it or not, you learned from all of those crappy experiences.

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The Daily Man-Up

July 17, 2019 | No Comments » | Topics: Life Advice |

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Here’s a hard truth about life that few people will tell you and most people don’t want to accept: working hard, not for a boss or because The Man™ wants you to, but on yourself and your passions is one of the best ways to all but guarantee yourself at least some level of happiness.

But the thing is, many of us don’t want to work hard, because often hard work, even on things that we love, can get pretty uncomfortable. The word “passion” comes from the Latin word for “suffer” because often we have to suffer for the things that we’re passionate about.

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The Daily Man-Up: There’s No Time Like The Present

July 11, 2019 | No Comments » | Topics: Life Advice |

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There’s no time like the present. Stop waiting for whatever it is that you think you’re waiting for, and make a change today.

Let this be the moment that you decide to act. Let it be the moment that you choose to finally change your life. It’s time to shift from "I’m going to" to "I am."

Stop waiting for whatever it is that you think you’re waiting for because it isn’t coming. There’s no big moment that changes your life. Stop waiting for a sign. If you want a sign, this is it. If you needed a wakeup call, this is it.

It’s so easy to get caught in the trap of thinking, "This can wait. I can do this next week/month/year," but that day never comes. If you’re looking for an excuse, you will find one.

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The Daily Man-Up

July 2, 2019 | No Comments » | Topics: Life Advice |

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In some corners of our society you’re actually praised for being a victim. The more arbitrary victim classes you belong to, the higher status you hold. You’re seen as strong, for being weak.

If you don’t watch out for it, you can find yourself being proud of being a victim, and your victimhood may not actually be real, nor should you want it to be. You’re a man. A man cannot be a victim unless he gives his permission. If he does, he also relinquishes power over his current and future life as a victim depends on others to succeed, to be ‘allowed and enabled’ to succeed.

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The Daily Man-Up: Stop Dwelling On Who You Used To Be

July 1, 2019 | No Comments » | Topics: Life Advice |

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I see people here all the time who feel discouraged because they’re trying to make a change in their life and feel bad because they used to be able to do that thing, and now they aren’t able to push themselves to do it.

“I used to get up early/get good grades/feel motivated/whatever, and now I can’t. I must be terrible.”

First of all, no, you aren’t. And second of all, it doesn’t matter. That has no impact on whether or not you’re doing it now. All you’re doing is discouraging yourself and making it harder to make changes now.

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The Daily Man-Up: The Most Respected Men Know How To Fight

June 26, 2019 | No Comments » | Topics: Life Advice |

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Every interaction between two humans can lead to a physical escalation. Most people will flee when confronted with this possibility. This can limit our choices, because we don’t act in such way that might spark a fight with another individual, even if that action leads to getting something we want.

Being ready to face the ultimate consequences if any situation goes wrong lets you take more risks, makes you more assertive and unconsciously increases your confidence around other people.

See that girl with the jock that you want to meet? Let’s do it! Who gives a fuck if the jock tries to intervene? In the worst scenario I’ll just punch my way out.

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The Daily Man-Up: Kill The boy And Let The Man Be Born

June 24, 2019 | No Comments » | Topics: Life Advice |

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When you’re a boy, it’s alright to do kid things. That’s what our childhood and teenage years are for.

But with each passing year, the line between “boy” and “man” is becoming blurred. We’re taking longer to move out, find steady jobs and get married. We delay the responsibilities of manhood to enjoy ourselves for longer.

This is fantastic. It’s great that we’re making the most of our lives, exploring all available options and challenging the status quo. But all these things only have value if you do them as a man – not as a boy.

Below are 5 ways to know you’re not a real man (yet). If any of them apply to you, make some changes to your life and start living with strength, dignity and manliness. It’s the best decision you’ll ever make.

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