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The Daily Man-Up: A Short Insight on Dealing With Regret

August 14, 2018 | No Comments » | Topics: Man-Up |

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“How do I deal with regrets and failures?”

By Accepting them.

We all fail in our lives, and we all have regrets. I can think of plenty of times in my life where I have felt the sting of failure as well as regret, but that is an intrinsic part of life.

Failure and regret bring us pain, and pain leads us to discomfort. Humans, by nature, don’t like discomfort. When we feel it, we are compelled almost by instinct to regain a state of comfort. In order to do that, we must make a change, and in order to change, we must grow.

By accepting this, you begin to see your failures and regrets differently.

You begin to understand that a failure, when learned from, isn’t actually a failure at all, but a lesson. And this is what makes you grow as a person.

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The Daily Man-Up: A Woman’s O-Face

August 13, 2018 | No Comments » | Topics: Man-Up |

o face

An O-face is by far the sexiest and most seductive thing in the world to me.

To a man, or at least to me, my GF O-face silently reassures “You are everything society has told you you should be. You have fulfilled the most important role of what a man is supposed to be and have been deemed worthy. You are such a manly, manly man that I have completely lost all control of myself, down to my most basic motor and language skills. You have unraveled me, and I am falling apart beneath you, yet I trust you so completely to be totally and absolutely vulnerable before you. You make me happy and are the only one who can make me feel this way. Also, in ways that can be scientifically quantified, your dick gets me extremely high.”

My GF’s eyes always grow really wide, and search my own. I can see surprise, love, and a dash of fright in hers. I can read “I will love you forever, and for this brief instant I see, feel, hear, smell, and taste nothing but you. You are my entire universe for a handful of seconds. I have some reservations about trusting anyone this much, but make love to me. Gentle or rough, just satisfy yourself and have me completely.”

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The Daily Man-Up: Flank Your Mind

August 10, 2018 | No Comments » | Topics: Man-Up |

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Sometimes with the mind a full-on frontal assault doesn’t work. You have to learn different tactics. You have to learn how to sometimes flank your mind. You have to sometimes fool the enemy which is your mind into thinking that you are allowing it to take the easiest route. Let the mind think it has won! 

When it believes that it has beaten you into submission, it will then release its grasp on you because the mind feels it has won. It’s like it is raising its arms in victory. While the mind’s arms are raised in victory, the mind is defenseless while you are planning your counter attack. Basically all you are doing is weakening that strong feeling to not do what you don’t want to do. And once it’s dropped its defenses, you can strike with full force. 

There are a lot of times in life when you don’t want to study, go for that run, do the work project, etc. Just tell yourself that you are just going to start on it today, maybe not finish the whole job at one time. Just tell yourself you are going to run 3 miles rather than the 20 originally planned. What this does is that it relaxes the mind. A big project is stressful, a long run is stressful, etc., but just starting it or running only 2 alleviates the stress and some of the suffering that comes with it. But, as we all know, once you get started on something, your mind will shift. It will run the extra miles, put more time into the project. 

Let your mind think you are negotiating with it, then crush it when it least expects it!

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The Daily Man-Up: 13 Highly Toxic Habits You Must Drop if You Ever Want to Reach Your True Potential

August 9, 2018 | No Comments » | Topics: Man-Up |

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1. Non Stop Complaining 

Life isn’t fair.

Get the fuck over it.

Complaining has zero positive impact on your life.

You waste valuable time, you put yourself in a negative state of mind, make yourself really unattractive, and repel people like magnets because frankly…

No one else cares, nobody wants to hear about it.

Not your best friends. Not your mom. Not your girlfriend. No one.

What your “harmless” whining does is create a victim mentality in your head, which leads to an undeserved sense of entitlement.

People who let this sense of entitlement dominate their psyche tend to avoid the realities of life – stopping growth right in its tracks.

The reality of life is – no matter how special and unique you think your problems are, there are millions of other people who are going through the exact same shit as you, and millions more who are going through worse.

The sooner you can recognize this truth, the sooner you can reclaim control of your life.

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The Daily Man-Up: Mediocrity is a Virus. Here’s How to Banish it from Your Life.

August 8, 2018 | No Comments » | Topics: Man-Up |

Little things become big things.

When you justify and allow even little things into your life which your intuition warns you against, you permit a virus to enter your life. It spreads to other areas.

When you introduce a change to any system, you simultaneously change the whole system. The other areas of the system will begin arranging themselves to better fit with the new.

Going against your higher intuitive voice is a slippery-slope. You don’t realize day to day how out of whack things are really getting.

Any small problem or indulgence cannot be viewed in isolation. It reflects something much bigger and much deeper. Sometimes it takes an intense wake-up call to become aware of the signals.

But once your eyes are open, and you’re in a place to hear your inner voice, it all becomes painfully obvious. You’ve known all along you were living against yourself, but you continued to justify.

The sickening reality is that you actually began to settle into the mediocrity, and convince yourself that you’re okay with it. Even when it shows itself throughout your entire life.

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The Daily Man-Up: Scarcity vs Abundance Mentality

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

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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:

This scarcity mentality leaves you unfulfilled and destroys your self-esteem. Instead, you should be trying to build a mindset of abundance.

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Proud Parenting Moment

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

So my son was being bullied pretty badly at school. People would make fun of his accent, use racial slurs towards him, throw open milk cartons at him at lunch, start rumors about him, they put his book bag in the toilet once, and a bunch of fucked shit kids do to each other.

My son had told on the main perpetrator to me and his mother and I went to the school and told them about my concerns and the school gave him a stern talking to which only stopped him for a few weeks and then he continued to bully my son. So I went to the school and complained again and the administration had told me that they spoke to the kid and he had told them that he was just joking and he didnt mean any of the stuff he was saying and that they were actually friends anyway the assistant principal told me that “boys will be boys” and that it was not out of the ordinary for boys to make fun of each other, but since the kid had admitted to doing it they gave him in-school suspension which is essentially a slap on the wrist.

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The Daily Man-Up: Don’t Think About What You Want, Think About What It Would Take to Get It

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

One of the easiest personal finance tips out there is to simply stop wanting more stuff. It’s simple, but it’s true – if you had an easy way to basically eliminate your desire to acquire anything new aside from things to cover your barest needs, personal finance would become incredibly easy.

Sadly, humans don’t work that way.

Our desires run amok for a lot of reasons. We want things for personal enjoyment. We want them because they’ll fill an emotional hole in our life. We want them to impress others or to keep up with the Joneses. We want to feel rewarded for the hard work we put into our lives.

All of those things – and many more – wind up being justifications for the non-necessities that we spend our money on.

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The Daily Man-Up

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

You don’t get better on the days when you feel like going. You get better on the days when you don’t want to go, but you go anyway. If you can overcome the negative energy coming from your tired body or unmotivated mind, you will grow and become better. It won’t be the best workout you have, you won’t accomplish as much as what you usually do when you actually feel good, but that doesn’t matter. Growth is a long term game, and the crappy days are more important.

― Georges St-Pierre

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The Daily Man-Up: 7 Signs She’s Just Not That Into You

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

Sometimes women will be direct and tell you when they’re not interested. Most of the time, however, they’re much more subtle. This unfortunately causes many men to chase women that they shouldn’t waste their time on.

You can try to rationalize why girls are denying your advances and ignoring you. You can think, “There must be some other reason why things aren’t going anywhere.” You probably have a hard time accepting that a woman’s just not interested.

And when you finally realize the truth, you refuse to let go. You try everything in your power to change a woman’s mind. But by the time you’re getting the cold shoulder, it’s usually too late. A woman knows early on whether or not she’s attracted to you.

When a woman wants a man, she won’t let him slip away so easily. She’s going to invest in him. She’s not going to say, “I like this guy so much. I should dodge him, not hang out, and frustrate the hell out of him!”

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