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June 7, 2018 | No Comments » | Topics: Man-Up |

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I get many jokes about my appearance. It’s understood. If I didn’t look the way I did and saw somebody who had my appearance I probably would have some funny shit to say too. Hell I even have fun about myself sometimes too. But this is what I know. I know for a fact I won’t get another chance at this life. I know for a fact it could of been me and not my grandfather left in the fire. I know I speak for the thousands of others who are afraid to show their face because the fear of being judged. It’s not our fault. We didn’t say “hell yea I want that fire” we all have a test. Mine starts with accepting my appearance in myself that’s why there is nothing anybody can say to me that would hurt my feelings. I hope my battle helps you with your insecurities. If I can walk with my head up high then there is nothing you have to hide. Express yourself and be yourself. Thank you all for your support.

– Ken Dawg

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June 6, 2018 | No Comments » | Topics: Man-Up |

Soldiers, Sailors and Airmen of the Allied Expeditionary Force!

You are about to embark upon the Great Crusade, toward which we have striven these many months. The eyes of the world are upon you. The hopes and prayers of liberty-loving people everywhere march with you. In company with our brave Allies and brothers-in-arms on other Fronts, you will bring about the destruction of the German war machine, the elimination of Nazi tyranny over the oppressed peoples of Europe, and security for ourselves in a free world.

Your task will not be an easy one. Your enemy is well trained, well equipped and battle hardened. He will fight savagely.

But this is the year 1944 ! Much has happened since the Nazi triumphs of 1940-41. The United Nations have inflicted upon the Germans great defeats, in open battle, man-to-man. Our air offensive has seriously reduced their strength in the air and their capacity to wage war on the ground.

Our Home Fronts have given us an superiority in weapons and munitions of war, and placed at our disposal great reserves of trained fighting men. The tide has turned! The free men of the world marching together to Victory!

I have full confidence in your devotion to duty and skill in battle.
We will accept nothing less than full Victory!

Good Luck! And let us all beseech blessing of Almighty God upon this great and noble undertaking.

Dwight D. Eisenhower

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June 5, 2018 | No Comments » | Topics: Man-Up |

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Women want to be desired as much as we desire them.

A woman loves knowing that a man wants her. That she’s so irresistible you want to flirt and touch her. That you will take her and give her intense, mind-blowing pleasure. I’ve said it before: women think about sex (a lot), too.

When you hang around girls that you’re attracted to and hide your romantic intentions, you’re admitting those feelings are wrong — that having, normal sexual thoughts are a bad thing. Guys, you’ve got to stop putting women on a pedestal. They’re just like you and they want the same things.

You’re also assuming that women are stupid or naive. Your body language and behavior often give up how you really feel about her anyway. Women possess high emotional intelligence and a sixth sense for knowing when a man is being dishonest.

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June 4, 2018 | No Comments » | Topics: Man-Up |

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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.

So go on a damn rejection spree.

Commit for the next week or month to try and get rejected as often as possible Make it a game — if you get rejected, that’s how you score points and win. 

This one idea is so damn powerful yet few people ever do it. They let their pride get in the way of their growth when they could be accelerating the process.

If you welcome rejection rather than avoid rejection, you will be unphased by it in no time.

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June 1, 2018 | No Comments » | Topics: Man-Up |

Why do we throw away time like it will last forever…?

Every day millions of men like you wake up and run around in jobs they hate, so they can buy things they don’t need, to impress people on social media platforms they don’t belong on.

That’s a life stuck in the rat race. The people who really love you will love you for the man you are, and not the material items you own. This has always been the truth – but so many men choose to buy into the idea that “the more I own, the more of a man I am.”

And that idea slowly kills every one of those men. Life is short, and there are so few things that really matter in the end.

What will you take with you to the grave, except the memories, experiences and joy you had while you were in this world?

We all know what really matters to us. But we often choose to ignore those things, because then we’d have to look in the mirror and face the scary reality that our life is nothing like we hoped it’d be when we were 10 years old full of innocent hopes and dreams.

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May 31, 2018 | No Comments » | Topics: Man-Up |

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Stop. Fucking. Complaining.

Stop making excuses.

Stop finding reasons for your unhappiness, your failure in life.

Stop looking at the lives others lead and enviously wanting to be in their shoes, with their upbringing, and their social status.

Whining, complaining, giving reasons for why you’re failing, they’re all excuses and they all remove YOUR ability to BE HAPPY.

For fuck’s sakes it’s getting to be too much!

Everywhere you go you hear people complaining. Conversations start about what’s wrong with their job or with the world or how they wish they could take a vacation.

You can’t! We need to work. We need to save. We need to shut up and do what we’ve gotta do because we want to not only survive, but thrive!

Since when are vacations a “right”?

Since when do we deserve what we cannot afford and should not spend our money on?

Since when is buckling down and saving and working harder not the only option?

If you don’t like where you are in life YOU HAVE TO CHANGE IT.

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May 30, 2018 | No Comments » | Topics: Man-Up |

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We’re all in a hurry, it seems. The pace of life has increased and rushing through our days—through our lives—has now become the norm. We want everything now; happiness now, success now, health now, love now. Not surprisingly, this is the way we approach our goals and life changes as well. Patience is hard to come by: we expect results now, and if we haven’t reached our goal yet, it must be because we’re not working hard enough or fast enough or we’re lazy and undisciplined.

Hard work and discipline are certainly valuable traits when trying to make changes in our lives or attain important goals, however, even diligence and persistence are often not enough to get the results we’re looking for. The lack of an effective strategy is often our greatest obstacle. In our impatience for results, we try to change too much at once, and expect too much of ourselves, and this impatience usually leads to frustration and failure. This is why most people fail to keep their New Year’s resolutions.

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May 29, 2018 | No Comments » | Topics: Man-Up |

If you want to do something of value and be someone of value you have to come to the understanding that life isn’t easy. It hasn’t been easy for anyone, at least anyone wanting to leave a fingerprint on the planet before they leave.

Your days shouldn’t be easy, otherwise you’re not doing the things you need to do.

Even the simple things like keeping a clean house and a tidy yard. Working. Working harder today than you did yesterday. Learning. Training your body. Acquiring and developing toughness and grit.

All good things require work and they ask us to do things that we don’t necessarily want to do.

Life is tougher for some than others, we can all agree with that. And that’s just the way it is and the way it will always be.

The key is, within your own life, accepting that life is hard and it can be brutal at times. It can bring you to your knees. It seems to throw a shit storm your way at the worst possible moment.

Bad things happen and to think that they won’t even when you’re on top of the world is to be unprepared.

Accept that life isn’t easy. It’s the first step to making it GOOD.

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May 25, 2018 | 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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May 24, 2018 | No Comments » | Topics: Man-Up |

Over the past few years, masculinity has gotten a bad rap.

We’ve been told that it’s toxic, that it’s dangerous, and that it’s a vice instead of a virtue.

Somewhere along the way, men took the hint and decided to reject mature masculine virtues in favor of a seemingly permanent adolescence.

As a result, we have an entire generation of “men” who have yet to grow up.

They live at home, rely on their parents’ income to support their lifestyles, and opt for the life of the permanent partier instead of a life of contribution.

I’ve interviewed more than 400 highly successful men from dozens of fields over the past half decade.

Over the course of these interviews, I noticed that nearly every “Great Man” has a core set of mindsets and habits that lead to massive productivity, impact, and fulfillment.

Their tactics, strategies, and approaches to masculinity might differ. But the core values remain the same.

Being a “man” isn’t determined by your age, your experience, or your accomplishments.

It’s determined by the core virtues and values that drive your life.

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