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November 2, 2017 | No Comments » | Topics: Man-Up |

We want the freedom to do what we want when we want with whom we want.

But that freedom is only achieved through discipline.

If you are disciplined with your money, you will have financial freedom.

If you are disciplined with your commitments, you will have more time freedom.

If you are disciplined in the gym, you will have more freedom in every area of your life.

Discipline equals freedom.  

If you can master discipline you will be smarter, stronger, healthier, richer, and freer than any of your friends or family.

If you do not, then you will constantly be pushed around by the currents of life and you will never have the control and freedom that you desire.

But discipline doesn’t just happen overnight. There’s no supplement you can take to improve it. And there’s no shortcut to developing it. 

You have to work to become more disciplined.

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November 1, 2017 | No Comments » | Topics: Man-Up |

A pussy can live life in avoidance of ideas he doesn’t agree with, things he finds too difficult to attempt, places that scare him, ventures that frighten him.

You clearly can’t.

You want to live.

A life of avoidance isn’t living. It’s awaiting death while avoiding life.

Life truly is both brutal and exciting. You have to work brutally hard, but you also have to attempt to do things that scare you.

Fear is a wonderful thing. It’s more than thrill. Thrill is jumping from a cliff. Fear is going after a goal that you know you can very likely fail at. Fear is going to a new land you’re not certain is safe or even logical to visit. Fear hits your soul, it also helps it grow stronger.

The more fear you can face the more life you’ll live, and that should be what most of us attempt while we’re here, to live ambitiously, daringly, and dangerously.

The things that scare us should act as guides to, not from. (Read This: Let Fear Guide You)

They should be stars guiding our journey through life.

You’re not a pussy, even if you’ve lived like one up until now, it just takes a moment, a decision made in strength to start the habit of becoming a warrior, a man.

Make that decision now.

What is it that you’re scared to do but you’ve always wanted to try?

Think of 5 things. Do one now.

This isn’t a matter of ‘being successful’, but of living. This facing fear is addictive. Once you do it a few times you’ll never want to return to your old ways.

Chad Howse

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October 31, 2017 | No Comments » | Topics: Man-Up |

Realize that sleeping on a futon when you’re 30 is not the worst thing. You know what’s worse, sleeping in a king bed next to a wife you’re not really in love with but for some reason you married, and you got a couple kids, and you got a job you hate. You’ll be laying there fantasizing about sleeping on a futon. There’s no risk when you go after a dream. There’s a tremendous amount to risk to playing it safe.

– Bill Burr

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October 30, 2017 | 1 Comment » | 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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October 27, 2017 | 1 Comment » | Topics: Man-Up |

Yeah, this album is dedicated to all the teachers that told me
I’d never amount to nothin’, to all the people that lived above the
buildings that I was hustlin’ in front of that called the police on
me when I was just tryin’ to make some money to feed my daughter,
and all the niggas in the struggle, you know what I’m sayin’?

Uh-ha, it’s all good baby bay-bee, uh

It was all a dream
I used to read Word Up magazine
Salt’n’Pepa and Heavy D up in the limousine
Hangin’ pictures on my wall
Every Saturday Rap Attack, Mr. Magic, Marley Marl
I let my tape rock ’til my tape pop
Smokin’ weed and bamboo, sippin’ on private stock
Way back, when I had the red and black lumberjack
With the hat to match

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October 26, 2017 | No Comments » | Topics: Man-Up |

“When people talk, listen completely. Don’t be thinking what you’re going to say. Most people never listen. Nor do they observe. You should be able to go into a room and when you come out, know everything that you saw there and not only that. If that room gave you any feeling you should know exactly what it was that gave you that feeling. Try that for practice.”

– Ernest Hemingway

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October 25, 2017 | No Comments » | Topics: Man-Up |

“‘…you know, I’ve either had a family, a job, something has always been in the way. But now, I’ve sold my house, I’ve found this place, a large studio, you should see the space and the light. For the first time in my life, I’m going to have a place and the time to create.’ No baby, if you’re going to create you’re going to create whether you work 16 hours a day in a coal mine or you’re going to create in a small room with 3 children while you’re on welfare, you’re going to create with part of your mind and your body blown away, you’re going to create blind, crippled, demented, you’re going to create with a cat crawling up your back while the whole city trembles in earthquake, bombardment, flood and fire. Baby, air and light and time and space have nothing to do with it and don’t create anything except maybe a longer life to find new excuses for.”

– Charles Bukowski

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October 24, 2017 | 1 Comment » | Topics: Man-Up |

Being a little bitch has nothing to do with sex. It’s about seeing yourself as a victim. And while different aspects of society are creating victims from thin air, you can’t fall into that trap no matter who you are or what’s been done to you or what you’re told has been done to you.

You can’t be a little bitch, an entitled little pansy if you expect to live a good, flourishing life. You won’t acquire any of the aspects of living a good life, be it happiness, accomplishment, purpose, or value, if you’re constantly whining and crying about your plight.

So rather than go through dozens of reason why you shouldn’t think of yourself as a victim or be a chronic-complainer, let’s discuss 5 simple quotes that if rehearsed can be life-changing.

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