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The Daily Man-Up: Stop Waiting for The Perfect Time. There isn’t One!

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

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I’m too tired. I don’t have the time. I am not capable. Someone else will do it. It’s too late now. Now is not the right time. I am not talented. I am not ready. I’m too scared. Nobody will help me. What if I fail. I don’t feel motivated. I’d rather do nothing. I don’t have the money..yet!

It’s easy to come up with excuses and justify not getting started. The longer you fill your head with rationalizations and empty excuses, the less time you have to take action.

It’s easy to say, “I will start when I have more experience, money, time and resources”. By this time next year, you will have a lot more excuses. It’s a cycle. And once you get caught in the loop, it, can be difficult to break free and do something meaningful you care about.

Many people are living their entire lives without ever standing up and stepping out. But it’s exciting to witness the rare few who dare themselves and step out of their personal bubbles to make a change.

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June 21, 2018 | No Comments » | Topics: Man-Up |

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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.

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June 20, 2018 | No Comments » | Topics: Man-Up |

Walk That Shit Off!

A major problem today is that many people don’t believe in themselves! We spend too much time doubting our abilities and praising someone else’s! We question everything about ourselves! We spend way too much time on this bullshit way of thinking. Trust me… I get it!

Life can put you through a lot of bad experiences. Those bad experiences can grind your confidence into the sewer! All of that falling down can make you feel like a loser. Trust me- you are not alone in that feeling! 

Next time, look at the good things you have in your life as you are falling. Those good thoughts will get you the fuck up! As you are falling, don’t think about how many times you have fallen, think about all of the time you have gotten up! 

Falling and getting back up are the best ways to build resilience. When you get knocked down, get up faster than you fell! YOU have to believe that you are a badass for just continuing to keep getting up. Yes, some people are better than you…fuck it! This is a race that only you are running so the only way to lose is to stay down. 

Don’t allow your past circumstances to suck the belief out of you! Embrace the fact that you fail. See the positive in all situations! If you get a flat tire on your way to work and don’t have a spare, you can now get that workout in that you probably missed. All you to do is get up one more time than you fall! 

When life pushes your ass to the ground, get up and walk that shit off!

David Goggins

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June 19, 2018 | No Comments » | Topics: Man-Up |

No man is more unhappy than he who never faces adversity. for he is not permitted to prove himself. ~ Seneca

In our society, it’s the man who is born into wealth who is viewed as being blessed with a gift that he did not have to earn. But it is the man born into much adversity who is given the greatest gift of all: the gift to test his mettle, to prove his worth, to see what he is, indeed, made of.

It’s while this man is facing obstacle after obstacle that, if he so chooses, will acquire far more grit and toughness than his counterpart who’s faced little in the way of tribulation.

Great men aren’t always the ones we read about in history books. They’re often the men who faced life as men, who refused to refuse responsibility, who took what was coming on their feet and made the lives of those around them not only better, but possible.

Our society judges success numerically. It’s normally what a man’s done or what he’s acquired that we judge him on. The true value of a man, however, isn’t found in his bank account or on his property, but within him. It’s difficult to explain the importance of this fact because everywhere you go and everyone you talk to will likely judge you on the former rather than the latter. But it’s their judgment that you cannot fret over nor take to heart.

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June 18, 2018 | No Comments » | Topics: Man-Up |

Grit, as a personality trait, isn’t just a synonym of persistencetoughness, and ambition,but a culmination of them. And yet, grit is more. It’s everything mentioned, but with the addition of passion.

Grit is a man passionate towards along term goal, and his resilience on the road to achieving it. Just as the great warrior – Alexander the Greatfor example – had grit, so does the entrepreneur. The man trying to lose 30 pounds needs grit to lose that weight, just like the boxer needs it to win the title, and to keep it.

Rocky Marciano had true grit, as did Joe Louis. Churchill and Napoleon had it in spades. Grit separates the strong from the weak, the courageous from the fearful.

Although grit is a focused man on a mission, it isn’t the hot shot rising to stardom, seeking fame. A man with true grit is stoic and silent in the face of his trials. He’s humble.

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June 15, 2018 | No Comments » | Topics: Man-Up |

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Whatever you’re doing right now, chances are you’d probably rather not be doing it. Even if you’ve got your dream job, it’s very likely that right now you could still be on a conference call you’d rather skip, scheduling some meeting you’re doing as a favor to someone else or dealing with some administrative detail you wish someone else would handle.

Or maybe you’re home from work and you’re picking up around the house. Maybe you’ve got some writing to do and the resistance is setting in. Or you’ve got homework, an application to fill out or someone to fire or need to have difficult conversation with your significant other.

It’s easy to blow these things off. It’s tempting to phone them in. But you can’t.

Because how you do anything, is how you do everything.

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

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Most will never even take that first step; fewer even will ever take the last.

You have to have the guts to do what – possibly – no one you know or have ever known has ever done.

While everyone you know accepts their life as they feel it’s laid out for them, you have to break through what you’ve been conditioned to do and ask for more from life but also be willing to TAKE IT.

Fuck mediocrity.

Kill it.

Loathe it.

It isn’t what you’re here for and the choice is your as to whether it’s what you get or what you leave behind.

Aim beyond what you know you can accomplish and wade into the uncertainty of what you think you cannot accomplish.

It’s in the unknown that you will be pushed, even beaten, hurt, maimed and broken. But it’s also where you will rise, if you so choose, to the existence that has always been possible.

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

When people talk about “success,” they tend to associate it with words like: money, the corner office, the title of Director, fast cars and Armani suits.

But the truth is, you can associate anything you want to the word Success. Maybe you are successful when the project is complete. Maybe you are successful when your bank account has reached a certain number. Or maybe you are successful if you can go an entire day without feeling stressed. You set the metrics, nobody else.

To avoid spending your entire life falling down the rabbit hole and chasing the elusive definition of Success, be very clear at the onset of your definition of the word. Where people get into trouble and begin to feel unfulfilled with their work is when they move relentlessly towards a goal that has nothing to do with their definition of success. For example: you might work and work for that corner office, only to get it and realize that the corner office has very little to do with feeling successful. So what is the issue? Is your job or work to blame? Of course not. You just weren’t clear on the internal measures that are essential for feeling successful–and you, more than likely, allowed someone else to set the goal for you.

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June 12, 2018 | No Comments » | Topics: Man-Up |

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“If you want to live an exceptional and extraordinary life, you have to give up many of the things that are part of a normal one.” -Srinivas Rao

The larger mob of society will never experience true success.

Why?

Because this majority is unwilling to become the CEO of their life — they’d rather someone else call the shots.

They are unwilling to take risks, to fail publicly, and be forced to try again after getting knocked down.

They are unwilling to sacrifice what is good for what is great.

In short, they are unwilling to give up their “normal” life.

But this is what is required to live an extraordinary life. You must give up the “normal” life for something far more valuable.

Evolving is painful.

The more you evolve into the best version of yourself, the more you’ll be required to give up. You’ll reach a point where you’ll no longer be able to tolerate negative relationships. Eating bad food. Spending your time on time-wasting activities.

Giving these things up is painful. Most people aren’t willing to do what needs to be done.

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June 11, 2018 | No Comments » | Topics: Man-Up |

We tend to see life in sections rather than a continuous journey. We box it up and stack its sections in an order that’s almost taboo to break.

We set targets by age, and once past a specific age, we convince ourselves that the target has been missed and the opportunity squandered.

“Oh, I’m too old for all that”.

“I can’t go back to study now”.

“Concerts are for young people”.

“I’d love to have travelled when I was younger”.

“I love it, but I’d feel silly wearing It”.

“People will think I’m crazy”.

We are pre-programmed with societal restrictions that dictate when we can and can’t do things. We then end up judging others by what they are doing at a particular age, using their decisions, hobbies, musical tastes, dress sense, possessions and other defining factors as ways to sum up their achievements, and ultimately their level of happiness.

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