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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How I Hit Rock Bottom and What I Discovered on the Way Back Up: 6 lessons about Leadership and Life

How I Hit Rock Bottom and What I Discovered on the Way Back Up: 6 lessons about Leadership and Life

Life has a way of bringing you to your knees, especially if you are a stubborn man like myself. I believe that I needed to be brought to my knees. There was no other way for me to learn. These are the lessons that I have learned along the way.

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Engineer Your Morning to Bullet-Proof Your Day.

Engineer Your Morning to Bullet-Proof Your Day.

WE HAVE ALL HEARD THAT THE MORNING IS THE MOST IMPORTANT PART OF THE DAY.

...but do we actually believe it?

Do you want to know how to bullet-proof your day?

  1. Wake up early

  2. Exercise

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Insights From a Triathlete

Insights From a Triathlete

His name is John Adams. I met with him at Starbucks in Sandusky, OH. When he walked in, he was glowing with energy. You can tell that he is motivated and focused. There is a calm confidence that radiates from him. He stands about 5' 5 1/2”, has a solid build and his chest is broad like that of a strong swimmer. He is lean and clean cut. He is 61 years old but doesn't look a day over 50, and has the lean and muscular body of a man in his early 30's.

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Make Your Bed

Make Your Bed

I’ll never forget being in Navy boot camp, It was one of the most challenging, physical, and worthwhile experiences of my life. Within a couple weeks I was named the RPOC (Recruit Petty Officer) of Ship’s staff. Which meant I was responsible for overseeing the maintenance, cleanliness and leadership of the entire berth. There were 4 divisions in a berth, and about 12 sailors from each berth. That meant I was responsible for about 48 other sailors. This was the first experience that I had in leadership. I had no idea what to do.

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What are you telling yourself?

What are you telling yourself?

If you quietly listen to your internal dialogue right now, what are you telling yourself? 

 

Honestly, take a few seconds just to listen to your inner voice. 

 

Interesting isn't it, you have just mastered the art of actively listening to your "Self Talk". Wasn't it slightly refreshing, being able to tune everything out and just listen? 

 

This is quite possibly one of the most over looked life-hacking tools you can have in your repertoire. In a sense, actively listening to your internal dialogue, is the same as meditation. Meditation does not require us to light the incense, get into cross legged position and put on some Dubstep music channel on YouTube. The only requirement for meditation is that you are present with your thoughts. 

 

So, what did you hear? Did you feel refreshed or overwhelmed?

Most of the time, we still have a million thoughts running through our minds. Push past it, ...it might take a minute, but you will start to feed yourself thoughts or words.

Whether the words you use are positive or negative, is what I want to focus on.

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