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October 11, 2019 | No Comments » | Topics: Life Advice |

Finite.
Make them count.

– Jocko Willink

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The Daily Man-Up: Mindset and Mental Focus

October 10, 2019 | No Comments » | Topics: Life Advice |

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Everybody wants more for their lives, but they’re unwilling to put forth the effort necessary to gain more.

The cause for this is primarily two things, that if you address, will drastically improve the quality of your life, the people within it, and the things you’re able to enjoy within your life.

Mindset and Mental Focus.

Mindset is important, because fundamentally, what you believe of yourself, and what you’re capable of, is exactly what you’ll gain and achieve in life. Now, this fact is hard for some people to accept and believe, because they believe that they already think about changing their lives enough to warrant different circumstances in their lives.

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Vegan Restaurant Owner Blasts Man in Face With Fire Extinguisher for Smoking Cigarette

October 9, 2019 | No Comments » | Topics: Work-Life/Goals |

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An angry vegan restaurant owner fired a fire extinguisher at a man because he was smoking a cigarette near his restaurant.

Apparently, Bird, who had been volunteering at an arts festival downtown, lit up near the entrance of one of Jamison’s restaurants. Jamison told him to leave and he walked off. Jamison came back and insisted Bird was still within 25 feet of the entrance. He brought along the safety device as backup.

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The Daily Man-Up: Give Yourself The Gift Of “Enoughness”

October 9, 2019 | No Comments » | Topics: Life Advice |

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“Not-Enough” isn’t your friend.

If you’re like me, then you’ve been plagued with the sense of “not enough” your whole live-long life.

It’s always been; not enough money, not attractive enough, home isn’t good enough, grades aren’t high enough, I’m not loved enough, not enough sex, not enough experiences, not enough travel, not enough likes, followers, upvotes.

Whenever we believe in not-enoughness then we’re operating on unstable ground. To feel like we haven’t done enough, or that we don’t have enough – is to feel a sense of insecurity, a sense of unwellness, and a need to arrive at the place of Enough.

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The Daily Man-Up: You Get To Decide Who You Are

October 8, 2019 | No Comments » | Topics: Life Advice |

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I’m not only saying “Just do it!”, instead I’m saying “just become it”.

I don’t buy junk food to bring home. I don’t do junk food. The idea of buying it repulses me, even though I’d get pleasure from eating it. Why? I thought about it, long and hard. About the kind of life I’d have if I continued to eat it, and I decided the person who eats junk food, that version of myself, that’s not me. That’s not who I want to be. I want to be healthy, and happy instead.

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The Daily Man-Up: What it REALLY Means to Be a Beta Male

October 7, 2019 | No Comments » | Topics: Self-Improvement |

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Being a beta male has nothing to do with your physical strength, financial success, or aptitude with women and dating.

These external factors can serve as indicators of whether a man is an alpha or beta, but in and of themselves, they are insufficient to “diagnose” a man entirely as alpha or beta. Because the defining characteristic of a beta male is not their external successes (or lack thereof), but the driving force behind those successes.

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The Daily Man-Up

October 4, 2019 | No Comments » | Topics: Self-Improvement |

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: 5 Keys to Meeting Women

October 3, 2019 | No Comments » | Topics: Dating Advice |

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1. Confidence. Confidence comes from a mindset that is both pragmatic and optimistic. For example: When I’m working up the courage to talk to a woman, I’ll remind myself that she’s already NOT dating me, so the worst that can happen is that she continues to not date me. However if I don’t strike up a conversation with her, I’ll probably regret not taking the chance. That’s being pragmatic. The optimistic side is me telling myself to believe in the “what if?” – maybe we’ll get along wonderfully, maybe she’ll be into me, maybe I’ll make her laugh, maybe it’ll lead to a single date or maybe more?

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The Daily Man-Up: Find a Compelling “Why” or Wash Out

October 2, 2019 | No Comments » | Topics: Life Advice, Man-Up |

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BUD/s or Basic Underwater Demolition SEALs is debatably the most difficult military training program in the world today.

Trainees are voluntarily subjected to, what can only be described as six months of endless physical, psychological, and emotional torture.

From exposure to the hypothermia-inducing waters of the Pacific or  the endless runs carrying 200+ pound IBS (inflatable boat, small) boats on their heads to endless hours of physical training on the cold sandy beaches of Coronado and Virginia, each SEAL candidate is exposed to mental and physical rigors beyond what any common man can comprehend

But the training program isn’t simply designed to break candidates down. It’s a methodical (if seemingly maniacal) process specifically designed to make each trainee question their reason for being at BUDs.

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The Daily Man-Up: Learn How to Fail Skillfully

October 1, 2019 | No Comments » | Topics: Self-Improvement |

You’ve been learning how to succeed in your attempts here at self-discipline and setting good habits. Ideally you’ve learned how to discern your highest priorities, create a good plan, and to take immediate action on it.

There’s this flip side, though, to proper self-discipline which is learning how to fail masterfully – as the companion to learning to succeed. If you can develop your ability to fail masterfully, then you’re effectively moving into a more psychologically stable place for long-term growth.

The idea here is that if you can develop a proper relationship with failure, then you no longer need to be polarized (i.e. unnerved) by it, and you can move toward your greater growth with a sense of balance, a certain steadiness without all the triumphant highs and miserable lows.

The purpose of this post, therefore, is speak to this all-important element of self-discipline. Here we go:

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