The 53 books every man must read before they turn 40

The 53 books every man must read before they turn 40

I love to read… there is no doubt about that, and in doing so, I start telling others about books that I have read. I don’t like to hoard knowledge, and if I think something is worth passing on, I do it.

On this website there are several places that you can find links to great books that I recommend, but I felt like there needed to be a list that was more definitive especially for the type of men that read this blog and listen to the podcast.

Men of substance, wisdom and maturity, need to read things that are going to give them more of that, and allow them to continue having a mind of their own and even challenge their own lines of thought.

In fact, the type of men that the 360 Man Project are attracting are highly driven men that want to grow in knowledge and be able to apply it at some point in life.

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The best way to be a man is to not be afraid to be the one you were made to be

The best way to be a man is to not be afraid to be the one you were made to be

Growing up my Dad taught me that it was OK to be a man.

More specifically, he taught me:

  • It’s ok to speak my mind

  • It’s ok to get in a fight

  • It’s ok to get in trouble

  • It’s ok to fail or lose

  • I don’t have to apologize

  • Sometimes things suck, learn to work through it

  • Don’t listen and do what others tell you to do just because they told you

  • Question everything

  • ……

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Everyday Carry Essentials for Men: The 9 most critical items every man must keep with him

Everyday Carry Essentials for Men: The 9 most critical items every man must keep with him

Every man needs to carry gear on him.

Most men do, but not all of them carry the right things. Especially in this day and age it is even more critical to carry the right things and not the wrong things. Let’s face it, there are certain tools that you need for every type of situation.

In this article, I aim to expose what you shouldn’t carry, and then unfold the 9 most critical EDC essentials every man must carry with him. Not only that, but I’ll give you links to the best places to order from. Also, if you are an EDC junkie, there are some great pictures in this post that you can ogle at.

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How to build a CrossFit Peg Board: A Simple DIY project for your garage or home gym

How to build a CrossFit Peg Board: A Simple DIY project for your garage or home gym

Recently my friend opened his own CrossFit Affiliate Box “The Standard” in downtown Toledo, Ohio. I wanted to do something for him.

I had been to other CrossFit Affiliates in the area but had never seen one that had a climbing pegboard. These were really made popular during the CrossFit Games and gave the athletes a seemingly insurmountable obstacle.

Since then, garage’s and gyms all over the world have been producing them.

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7 Battles Every man must win: How to fight for the most important things in your life

7 Battles Every man must win: How to fight for the most important things in your life

Every day, you are in a fight.

Whether you want to believe it or not, you are in a fight.

Did you know that?

The fight is for your life, your dreams, your character, your ambition, your success in life. Their is a battle going on for your heart and for your mind, a battle for your health and wellness, a battle for your marriage and relationships.

The fight never stops, the battles rage on.

Unfortunately, many men are losing the fight.

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5 Reasons why men like to be and stay average, and why they aren't asking the right questions

5 Reasons why men like to be and stay average, and why they aren't asking the right questions

There is a war on masculinity. There is a war.

It is fought by yourself (Maybe), and the invisible enemy, that is preventing you from being the man you are made to be. Some would call this enemy the devil, some would call it a shadow oligarch, and some would call it culture.

I define this enemy as anything that is preventing your soul from being spiritually free. It is anything that is preventing you from being the man that you were made to be. The one that you know you are.

If you think about that, then the whole dynamic of warfare is changed.

It is no longer seen as something that isn’t on your doorstep. It is no longer classified as a battle between trained american soldiers in Afghanistan and members of ISIS.

The battle is right in your living room, right under your nose.

If you don’t see it like that, then I’m going to be very truthful with you right now.

You are losing.

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How to get comfortable being uncomfortable: 10 things a man can do today to develop grit and discipline

How to get comfortable being uncomfortable: 10 things a man can do today to develop grit and discipline

Get comfortable being uncomfortable….

We hear these words so much now in our culture. In fact they are so cliche now that I doubt the people saying them really even know what it means.

I don’t really even know what they mean.

In fact, these words may only be reserved for those few individuals who risk their lives for something they believe in and are constantly on the brink of death.

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50 Mile GoRuck Star course: After Action Report (AAR) - Advice on how to train, complete and get after it

50 Mile GoRuck Star course: After Action Report (AAR) - Advice on how to train, complete and get after it

For those of you who are not familiar with what a Star course is, it is by definition the culminating rucking exercise of Special Forces Selection. You show up with your ruck and you get a list of waypoints. You plot your route, then you start rucking: point to point, mile after mile.

For a lot of miles.

Most Special forces candidates don’t make selection. Not because they aren’t tough or didn’t quit, but because it is just a highly challenging, rigorous endeavor. Anyone who even attempts Selction is a badass in my mind. They are following their dreams and at least take a shot at them. 99% of the population wouldn’t even try.

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