What Hannibal can teach us about taking command of our life and mastering our own fears

What Hannibal can teach us about taking command of our life and mastering our own fears

Hannibal was 26 years old when he was made commander-in-chief of the army of Carthage. He immediately went to work by expanding Carthage across the Tagus river. On his way back to Carthage, he was met abruptly by an attacking coalition of Spanish tribes. This is where we first see Hannibal’s genius strategy at work.

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How to be a better man in a world that always wants a quick fix or some form of medication

How to be a better man in a world that always wants a quick fix or some form of medication

Most people want a quick fix.

They want a fabricated version of themselves.

Not only that, but they want, processed food, microwaveable snack dinners, Keurig coffee, on demand streaming movies, fast-lane checkouts, grocery pick-up in a car.

We like things how we want them, when we want them, and in the best quality possible. We are a highly consumerist culture, and we are driven by our "We want it now, mentality." It's really kind of sad.

We no longer know the term patience, or wait, we just don't have time in our lives for it. 

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Testosterone 101: 5 things that decrease it, 10 ways that you can increase it, and why you need to do it.

Testosterone 101: 5 things that decrease it, 10 ways that you can increase it, and why you need to do it.

I didn’t really even understand what testosterone was until recently.

Yes, maybe it’s sad to admit, but honestly, I didn’t think that it was really something that I needed to think about.

I was wrong. There are some startling facts about men and testosterone that I believe every man needs to know, and tune into.

Something happened to me about 6 years ago, right after I had graduated college. I was depressed, lethargic, and slow. There was no way I could do anything, even if I wanted to. Physically, I wasn’t as strong, I was gaining weight.

All telltale signs of Low testosterone.

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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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If you want to be the man you were made to be, you can't be a victim

If you want to be the man you were made to be, you can't be a victim

The best way to avoid being a victim is to not be one.

If something in your life is causing you to blame others, or is preventing you from being your best then you need to tackle it head on.

Confront it.

Deal with it.

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How to develop situational-awareness like a trained special operations warrior

How to develop situational-awareness like a trained special operations warrior

What is Awareness?

The definition that I looked up said:

  1. Having knowledge or discernment of something
  2. Attentive and well informed
  3. Vigilant, Watchful

I love the first explanation. The word discernment is all encompassing, it is almost like having a foreshadowing of events to come. This is what we want to achieve.

It is almost like a sixth sense.

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