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October 16, 2017 | 1 Comment » | Topics: Man-Up |

When Elon Musk first started SpaceX, everybody thought he was insane.

Not only is space exploration an industry dominated by governments, but for someone without any background in space technology to go in with the belief that they could help drive meaningful progress was audacious to say the least.

Over the years, however, much of that initial doubt about what was then seen as Musk’s pet project has subsided. SpaceX has indeed done the seemingly impossible, and that doubt has largely turned into curiosity.

Given how involved Musk is in the engineering side of things, a question that he commonly gets asked is how on Earth he learned so much about rockets.

His answer?

“I read a lot of books.”


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October 13, 2017 | No Comments » | Topics: Man-Up |

Decide in your heart of hearts what really excites and challenges you, and start moving your life in that direction. Every decision you make, from what you eat to what you do with your time tonight, turns you into who you are tomorrow, and the day after that. Look at who you want to be, and start sculpting yourself into that person. You may not get exactly where you thought you’d be, but you will be doing things that suit you in a profession you believe in. Don’t let life randomly kick you into the adult you don’t want to become.

– Chris Hadfield

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October 12, 2017 | No Comments » | Topics: Man-Up |

“You can ask the people around me. I don’t give up…and it’s not out of frustration and desperation that I say I don’t give up. I don’t give up because I don’t give up. I don’t believe in it.”

– Johnny Cash

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October 11, 2017 | No Comments » | Topics: Man-Up |

“Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure… than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much, because they live in a gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat.”

– Teddy Roosevelt

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October 10, 2017 | No Comments » | Topics: Man-Up |

There’s an old Woody Allen quotation that “80% of success is just showing up.”

This quotation is used to motivate people to get started on what they want to achieve and has even helped me when thinking about the significance of competition (turns out, most of your potential competitors won’t even show up, least of all actually do the work to compete with you).

But it’s easy to lose the details of what this really looks like when captured with just a pithy quotation.

80% of success is showing up. Every. Day.

Moving from Fuzzy Aspiration to Goal

Most people have fuzzy aspirations. If you ask them what they want to have in life, they might tell you “more money,” or “a happy family,” or “a nice job and a good car.” They may get a little more granular, like saying how many kids they want or how much money they want to earn, but these aspirations rarely move into being “goals.” Goals, unlike fuzzy aspirations, actually have a path of things that must happen in order for the goal to happen.


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October 9, 2017 | No Comments » | Topics: Man-Up |

Most people are distracted right now.

They’re distracted while they’re at work. They’re distracted when they’re with family and friends.

They’re distracted at the gym, on their commute, and even in the shower.

The mediocre majority will continue going through life this way, never experiencing the fullness of a life filled with deep focus and purpose.

Most people don’t prioritize learning and creating. They don’t care enough to invest in their personal development and growth.

Entertainment is more important. Most people have replaced achieving their life dreams and goals with TV, partying, and social media.

Their life is characterized by entertainment and distraction, not learning and creating.

As a result, they don’t have close relationships. They’re stuck in jobs they hate. Their life is on the fast-track to disappointment, and they don’t know what to do.

Entertainment and distraction is the enemy of creation and learning. They will keep you in mediocrity.

If you don’t want to end up living a life of mediocrity, focus on learning and education. It’s the fastest way to become extraordinary, wealthy, and successful.

Check out the rest of the article here

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October 6, 2017 | 6 Comments » | Topics: Man-Up |

A Skill Every Self Respecting Man Needs To Have: How To Spot A Gold Digger

1. Understand what a gold digger is, and is not. There’s nothing wrong with a person being concerned about your financial stability. A long-term partnership means depending on each other through the ups and downs, and being financially reliable does help with that to a degree. The difference between a gold digger and someone who values your role as a provider is that the gold digger would deride and perhaps leave you if you lost your ability to provide for them financially. A good person can appreciate your financial resources, but a gold digger appreciates only that, and will not see the relationship as worthwhile if you’re not well off.



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October 5, 2017 | 1 Comment » | Topics: Man-Up |

Humans watch 5 hours of TV and spend 9 hours looking at a screen a day. We. Are. Fucked.

Time is the most valuable commodity on the planet, and it’s the most wasted.

We give our time, our lives, to silly things that do nothing for us nor for anyone else.

That’s insane. To give five hours of your day to something that does nothing for you is incredible.

I’m blown away. We spend our time watching others pretend to live almost as much as we pay attention to our own lives. We spend half of our waking day monitoring the lives of others on social media or TV, completely ignoring the fact that our lives are happening all around us and we’re completely ignorant to it.

This is incredible. It’s insane that we could be so frivolous with our time, that we could throw our lives away just because we’re lazy or dumb or careless with how we use something that, from the moment we pop out of the womb, is declining, counting down with every second we breathe.


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