The Daily Man-Up: Fear Of Looking Stupid Is The #1 Killer Of Dreams

May 21, 2019 | No Comments » | Topics: Man-Up, Self-Improvement |

Fear of looking stupid is the #1 killer of dreams.

The worst part? The people who make you feel stupid are usually the ones least qualified to judge someone else’s life. Their own lives are falling apart, yet they constantly tear down others around them.

I was talking with my friend the other day, and he told me about an incident in 1st grade that would shape his life for the next 20 years.

There were several large rocks outside my friend’s classroom. The “cool kid” of the class was showing off, hopping from rock to rock with grace and agility.


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The Daily Man-Up: Mental Strength Training

May 14, 2019 | No Comments » | Topics: Self-Improvement |

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I used to be a mental wimp…

No, seriously. About 10 years ago, I was a total mental weakling. I couldn’t go for long without AC, my work ethic was equivalent to that of a 60’s stoner, and the thought of a cold shower just about made me pass out.

Ok, I might be exaggerating a little bit, but I can PROMISE you I wasn’t mentally tough.

Today, I train with heavy weights 4x a week, have taken cold showers (almost) every day for more than half a decade, worked countless 16 hour days to build my 7-figure business, and have generally become way tougher mentally and physically.

If I can do it, anyone can.

Here’s how I boosted my mental strength and how you can to.


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The Daily Man-Up: Change How You Define Yourself And Your Actions Will Follow

May 13, 2019 | No Comments » | Topics: Self-Improvement |

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The way that you define yourself matters.

Consider “I don’t scroll on my phone in bed” vs “I’m trying not to scroll on my phone in bed.”

Even if, “I don’t scroll on my phone in bed,” isn’t quite true yet, act like it is. Start to think of yourself as someone who doesn’t scroll in bed. When you go to pick up your phone in the morning, remind yourself that you don’t do this. It isn’t an option.

Treat that definition as a rule, not a suggestion. The way you define yourself plays a huge role in how you act.


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The Daily Man-Up

May 10, 2019 | No Comments » | Topics: Self-Improvement |

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When I think of all the things that are responsible for lack of achievement and abject failure, I can point the finger at a lot of things. Inability to manage time. Inability to plan. Not having the right set of skills. A ton of things. But there’s something a lot of people don’t consider. And that is the sheer amount of enjoyment and novelty available at our fingertips. I don’t even mean from a distraction sense (though it very well could be), I mean from a perspective of absolute satiation.

As human beings, our physical hardware, our physical body is a product of millions of years of evolution. In particular, the human brain by far is the most complex organ on the planet bar none. Our physiology and psychology was designed for and evolved from an environment of extreme scarcity and shortage of opportunities and resources. A prime outcome of this lineage is a well-known molecule/neurotransmitter called dopamine. Many people think dopamine is responsible for pleasure, but is responsible for motivation. It is the chemical that is mainly responsible for reward-based learning.


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The Daily Man-Up: The Primary Barrier Stopping You From Everything You Want In Life

May 8, 2019 | No Comments » | Topics: Life Advice, Self-Improvement |

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Pain, discomfort, shock, boredom, impostor syndrome, awkwardness, fear, being wrong, failing, ignorance, looking stupid: your avoidance of these feelings is stopping you from a life beyond your wildest imagination.

These are the feelings that accompany a life of success. And yet, these are the very feelings you relentlessly avoid!

Interesting how that works, right?

Wealth, optimal health, incredible relationships, deep spiritual maturity are all available to you. But you have to pay the price to have these things. The primary obstacle in your way is how you feel about what you need to do to have these things.

Most people aren’t willing to feel difficult emotions on a regular basis. However, if you’re willing to disregard how you feel in the moment, you’ll have access to a world of opportunity unavailable to 99% of the population.


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