Warrior Virtues: The simple characteristics that separate the ordinary man from the uncommon man

Warrior Virtues: The simple characteristics that separate the ordinary man from the uncommon man

In episode 7 of the Podcast I talked about the thief and the warrior.

We all have these two opposing forces inside of us every day.  One of them is the warrior or the man we are made to be, and the other is the thief or the man that wants to keep us from being the warrior.

We should all now realize that we are in a battle and be taking action to combat the thief.

However, what kinds of virtues or character traits should we be seeking to possess, develop and hone?

I wanted to do some research on what other warrior cultures throughout history had for their virtues, and what I found was mostly the same across all of them.

Which leads me to believe that we are all looking to the same thing.

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How to be the best man you can be: Be critical of yourself and increase the accountability in your life

How to be the best man you can be: Be critical of yourself and increase the accountability in your life

The first step to becoming the best man that you can be is having self-awareness. You have to understand who you are, where you come from and what your inner code is.

If you don’t know who you are then you will have a hard time understanding where you are.

Focused, intentional discipline is required when it comes to spending some time each day to reflect on your behaviors, attitudes, catching points, blind spots and shortcomings.

If you don’t do this every single day, then it will be hard to become a better man.

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The Comparison Trap: Why a Man Does it, and Who he Should Really be Comparing Himself too.

The Comparison Trap: Why a Man Does it, and Who he Should Really be Comparing Himself too.

What's the number one thing that most guys ask each-other when they first meet?

"So, what do you do?"

This question can make a man shake in his boots, especially if he is already uncomfortable with his masculinity and how he provides for his family.

He doesn't need to be though, unless of course he is a dirt-bag, who lives and leaches off of other people. 

I actually despise this question, mainly because we have come to use it as a way to compare ourselves to other men, from the answer that we get we make assumptions and judgments about social status, money, success, and manhood.

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The Reasons Why Every Man Needs to Have a Fortress of Solitude or Bat Cave: Recharge and Develop your Manliness

The Reasons Why Every Man Needs to Have a Fortress of Solitude or Bat Cave: Recharge and Develop your Manliness

There will always be a constant struggle between the man that society and outside influences tell you to be and the man that you were made to be.

The man that others want you to be does these things:

  • Compares himself to others

  • Worries about what others think

  • Walks on eggshells - (Afraid to be himself in fear of people not "liking" him)

  • Manipulates others to get his way - (By means of guilt or other underhanded tactics)

  • Has low self esteem

  • Finds his worth in money, possessions, work or women

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Short Term Thinking vs Long term Goals: The effects of Instant Gratification and how it harms us as men

Short Term Thinking vs Long term Goals: The effects of Instant Gratification and how it harms us as men

The point I want to hit on though is that we live in an extremely consumerist and entitled culture. We want things right now, and we want them the way we want them, no exceptions.

We believe that everything should be handed to us, in our laps, with a pretty red ribbon tied around it, and with all our wishes coming true.

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15 Books that Every Man “Should” Read in his Lifetime: About Men, For Men, and Written by Men

15 Books that Every Man “Should” Read in his Lifetime: About Men, For Men, and Written by Men

There are a lot of bloggers, people, and websites that tell you that you "should" read certain books if you are a man, and they focus on things like how to dress, or how to behave.

Most of them tell you that you should read “The Great Gatsby”, or “The Catcher in the Rye.”

Those books are decent, but boring, at least in my opinion. I believe that a man needs to read books that he’s actually interested in. He shouldn’t read a book because he thinks he has to, or because everyone else is.

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Lessons on people pleasing from Machiavelli and Robert Glover: From Nice Guy to the Assertive Man

Lessons on people pleasing from Machiavelli and Robert Glover: From Nice Guy to the Assertive Man

Are you a "Nice Guy?"

We all have the makings of “Nice Guys”, and our culture loves for us to be those guys, but the people around us suffer for it, our society suffers. What we need are assertive men, that get in front of problems, confront stuff that is wrong, say what they mean, and learn how to have their needs met and fulfilled without means of manipulation, secrecy or deception.

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Discipline for the morning: How to build strength, conquer your goals, and stay positive throughout the day

Discipline for the morning: How to build strength, conquer your goals, and stay positive throughout the day

Those days are over right?

WRONG.

I’m on a mission to debunk that. I believe men are warriors, and they have it in them to be great in all aspects of their life.

It starts with a Mindset Change, a belief that you are capable of being more than you think…being the man that you are made to be.

Men have bought into a lot of lies that have crippled them.

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