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

Our habits are who we are and who we’re going to become.

Most of us, myself included, allow our weaknesses to become habitual.

We habitually watch too much TV. We habitually get distracted when we work. We habitually take days off from the gym. We habitually take the easy path, the path of avoidance, the path of excuses, of reasons not to work, to go the extra mile, to build something better than what we have.

Every day – and think about this with some real introspection – you’re training to become a winner or a loser.

Your habits are what you’re practicing. If you’re practicing focused, hard work on the things that matter, then you’re practicing winning.

If your habits are of avoidance of the things that are important, of laziness, of taking the easy road, then you’re practicing to be a loser.

The things you’re doing TODAY are a part of this training.

Think of how important this is.

Imagine going on as you’ve gone on up to this point and ending your life as a loser, someone who didn’t accomplish a single thing he set out to accomplish?!

Picture yourself on your deathbed filled with regret, wishing you’d done the work, wishing you’d taken the risk, wishing that hard work and focus were your habits not TV and internet surfing.

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

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Many men have fragile egos when it comes to women. I’m not judging, my pride used to get the best of me, too. I couldn’t handle the reality of being rejected or losing a girl — it was one of my worst fears. I lived with a scarcity mentality.

Scarcity mentality is the belief that there’s a limited number of opportunities in your life. With women, if you miss out on a single chance, you’ll never get another like it. What happens is that you view your connections as win or lose situations. It’s black or white:

“If I don’t get this girl, I’m a failure and a loser. I’ll be alone forever. But if I do, I’m a real man and a winner.”

You then do everything in your power to “win” girls over. You will chase endlessly, pretend to be a friend for months or years, disrespect your time, and even let yourself get walked over — all because you can’t let go of this one girl.

This is a needy, desperate, and unattractive way of thinking. You are subconsciously reinforcing:

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May 3, 2018 | No Comments » | Topics: Man-Up |

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“You are not everyone’s cup of tea” 

The world is filled with people who, no matter what you do, no matter what you try, will simply not like you. But the world is also filled with those who will love you fiercely. The ones who love you: they are your people.

Don’t waste your finite time and heart trying to convince people who aren’t your people that you have value. They will miss it completely. They won’t buy what you are selling. Don’t try to convince them to walk your path with you because you will only waste your time and your emotional good health. You are not for them and they are not for you. You are not their cup of tea and they are not yours.

Politely wave them along and you move away as well. Seek to share your path with those who recognize and appreciate your gifts, who you are.

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May 2, 2018 | No Comments » | Topics: Man-Up |

conor mcgregor and dee devlin

"A good woman is an investment , A bad bitch is a bill"

We’ve been together for more than eight years. We lived in Ireland, 30 km from Dublin, in a rented apartment on the €188 unemployment benefit. I had no job because I spent all my time in the gym.

I believed that I would be the champion, and she always did, too. She believed in me. Despite the lack of money, Dee Devlin tried to get me to eat right and always keep my daily regimen. She dedicated herself to it. Coming home after an exhausting training session, she always said, ‘Conor, it’s okay, you can do it!

Now I earn millions of dollars. 50-70 thousands of people come to watch me fight. I can afford any car, clothes, or house I want. I want to give her all these things and more. She’s still here, telling me that I can achieve any goal I want.

– Conor McGregor

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

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Life expands and contracts to the degree that you courageously move in the direction of your desires.

In other words, you will be consistently rewarded for taking action, or consistently punished for doing nothing.

Even more simply…

If you’re not happy with something in your life…

DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT.

You’re single and don’t want to be?

Do something about it.

– Tell your friends (that know you and that you trust) that you don’t want to be single. Ask them to set you up with anyone who they think might be a good match for you. Yes, this can feel scary to do… do it anyways.

– Start living a more authentically aligned life. Be your best self. Go to the places that you know you’ve been meaning to go. Sign up for that class. Go to that gym. Do the things you already want to do. Your type of people will be there, waiting for you.

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

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There are way too many opinions and too many voices in this world. However, have you ever considered that you don’t have to pay mind to everything?

Silence can be a gift, and you need wisdom to know when it is necessary. Sometimes, we have to let go of everything we hear and go on with our lives, not caring about what other people might think about us.

Ultimately, your opinion of yourself is the only thing that should be able to make or break your day, your mood, your drive, your image and your life. How you see yourself will determine your limit and how much you get out of life.

When I was a teenager, I harbored much insecurity. I handled it by being a wallflower, hiding behind the shadows of strong, opinionated people.

I was never one who raised his hand to answer or volunteer for activities, or even approach a stranger to make friends. Back then, putting gel in my hair or wearing brand new shoes felt like challenges; I was afraid of what people would think of me.

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April 27, 2018 | No Comments » | Topics: Man-Up |

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“If it doesn’t come bursting out of you in spite of everything, don’t do it. Unless it comes unasked out of your heart and your mind and your mouth and your gut, don’t do it… If you’re doing it for money or fame, don’t do it… If it’s hard work just thinking about doing it, don’t do it… Unless it comes out of your soul like a rocket, unless being still would drive you to madness…don’t do it. When it is truly time, and if you have been chosen, it will do it by itself and it will keep on doing it until you die or it dies in you. There is no other way. And there never was.”

― Charles Bukowski

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April 26, 2018 | No Comments » | Topics: Man-Up |

The expression, "Captian Save a Ho" is one coined and used by sex-workers, especially strippers, to designate the man who often comes into the club and, although he buys dances and utilizes dancers’ services, he is constantly trying to "save" them, although they never asked for such an intervention. His methods are always underhanded and suspicious, because he at once asks dancers, "Why are you in this business? You could so so much more. You could be somebody," while at the same time buying dance after dance and coming in night after night to enjoy their work. This type of customer is the least favorite amongst exotic dancers because his intrusive questions and holier-than-thou attitude is not at all welcomed by hard-working women who find it to be very condescending, patronizing, and hypocritical.

He is a man who is insecure with his ability to get women that he seeks out women who are "damaged goods". This man treats them well and tries to be their Prince Charming in the hopes that the woman will fall for him in spite of his attractiveness or other downfalls. He thinks this is the only way he can find love.

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

Because when we give too many fucks, when we choose to give a fuck about everything, then we feel as though we are perpetually entitled to feel comfortable and happy at all times, that’s when life fucks us.

Indeed, the ability to reserve our fucks for only the most fuckworthy of situations would surely make life a hell of a lot easier. Failure would be less terrifying. Rejection less painful. Unpleasant necessities more pleasant and the unsavory shit sandwiches a little bit more savory. I mean, if we could only give a few less fucks, or a few more consciously-directed fucks, then life would feel pretty fucking easy.

What we don’t realize is that there is a fine art of non-fuck-giving. People aren’t just born not giving a fuck. In fact, we’re born giving way too many fucks. Ever watch a kid cry his eyes out because his hat is the wrong shade of blue? Exactly. Fuck that kid.

Developing the ability to control and manage the fucks you give is the essence of strength and integrity. We must craft and hone our lack of fuckery over the course of years and decades. Like a fine wine, our fucks must age into a fine vintage, only uncorked and given on the most special fucking occasions.

This may sound easy. But it is not. Most of us, most of the time, get sucked in by life’s mean trivialities, steamrolled by its unimportant dramas; we live and die by the sidenotes and distractions and vicissitudes that suck the fucks out of us like Sasha Grey in the middle of a gangbang.

This is no way to live, man. So stop fucking around. Get your fucks together. And here, allow me to fucking show you.

The Subtle Art of Not Giving A F*ck – Mark Manson

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

david goggins

Fight Until Your Hear the Bell!

If you drop your arms before you hear the bell, you are going to get knocked the fuck out! As humans, we fall in love with the idea of being someone great. The second we hit a roadblock in our plan to greatness, a lot of us throw in the towel. 

Instead of giving up on your goals, learn to look at it from a different angle. It’s important in life not to be fixed-minded. The journey you are on is constantly changing. You have to be willing to compromise. Sometimes you have to be willing to let go of your original plan. 

A lot of us don’t want to get our hands dirty when shit gets hard. You have to have the self-discipline to see your plan through until the end. Self-discipline is so important because very few of us have anyone who is going to wake us up in the morning to keep us on track. Stop relying on other people to push you, encourage you, coach you, etc. You have to establish habits that make it second nature to keep your hands up in the fight until you hear the bell. You also have to be ready for a cheap shot after the bell! 

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