Learning Wisdom

Wisdom: The proper use of knowledge which enables one to navigate through life successfully.
– Pastor Wayne

Success in life comes from wisdom. With wisdom, a man can take advantage of opportunities in life and more importantly avoid the pitfalls in life that entrap and destroy others. Maturity is both growing older and growing wiser. If you are looking to improve your life, the quickest and strongest way to do so is to increase your wisdom. Continue reading “Learning Wisdom”

Personal Finances – Phase 1: Self Reliance

Last week, my wife and I started a 12 part seminar on personal finances. This program is for those of us who want to increase independence, become unified as a family in temporal matters, and improve personal responsibility. During the next several weeks, I plan to regurgitate what I have learned, incorporating with my thoughts. In doing so, I hope to reinforce what I have learned and be of some benefit to you. Continue reading “Personal Finances – Phase 1: Self Reliance”

Open Thread: Cold Snap Edition

You guys get a break from Way of the Warlord this well.  We will pick back up this weekend.

We are on the last few weeks of winter and that means spring and summer will be here before you know it.  What plans do you guys have for the good weather this year?   One for me is getting in prime shape for the beach.  Another is a camping trip with the family in June.  Post what you’re planning to do in the warm months this year?  Have a good weekend, and if you’re like a good percentage of Americans who had 1 Irish ancestor 6 generations ago, Sláinte!!


-J. Nyx

Book Review: No More Mr. Nice Guy

Let’s face reality, we live in a world with an overabundance of nice guys.  Nice guys, unlike the adjective to describe them, are actually anything but nice.  They are often manipulative, passive-aggressive, and miserable.

But how can this be?  They’re…nice, aren’t they?  How can these “nice guys” not only be the exact opposite, but become even worse the harder they try? Continue reading “Book Review: No More Mr. Nice Guy”

Confronting Your Weaknesses

No man can be a master at everything in the world.  Even things you’re good at can suffer in minor areas.  Naturally, people want to do things they are good at, an oftentimes hide their weak points.  This applies in many areas of your life.  Recently I’ve been focusing on weak points in my physique that lag behind other areas.  I see these parts that need to be fixed, and I hate them. I realized in order to change it, I have to make it happen through hard work, but initially confronting them is often the hardest part.  Today, I’ll go over how I have been confronting weaknesses in all areas of my life, and the change it can bring to anyone looking to improve.

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Focusing Through Negative Visualization

Our society tends to avoid most things with the term negative in it, but that is doing a disservice to yourself.  The fact of the matter is, using negative visualization is a powerful tool that not only helps you keep things in proper perspective, but will push you to new heights. Continue reading “Focusing Through Negative Visualization”

Draining The Swamp

Relax, AKC hasn’t gone down the political route, and we never will.  I borrowed that term because it occurred to me this weekend that as I get older, friends you can’t relate to anymore tend to fade away.  Not only that, but I’m a firm believer of surrounding yourself with people who will motivate you instead of bring you down. Today I’ll go over my experience on this matter and what I did in my owin life.

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Way of the Warlord: Phase 10 Update

This week we continue with our Way of the Warlord program here at A Kings Castle.  This is designed to be an interactive physical, mental, and martial arts program where the authors of the site give out a two week challenge to the readers to better ourselves and become better men.

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Fostering the Entrepreneurial Spirit in Your Child

So it’s another weekend and your kid is clinging to your pants leg, begging you for money to buy that candy bar/toy/video game they’ve had their eye on.  It’s something every parent experiences often before your child can even talk (no joke, my kids were pointing at the animal cracker boxes at the grocery store before the age of 2).

Rather than treating this as an annoyance, instead look at it as an opportunity to foster the entrepreneurial spirit in your child.  Continue reading “Fostering the Entrepreneurial Spirit in Your Child”

Arnold’s Three Part Formula for Success

Much of my reading these days has been about bodybuilding.  As you all know, I’m on the Team WB Fitness program that is, you guessed it, a bodybuilding program.  When I am doing something, I want to know all about it, and research it and learn all there is to know on a the subject.  Naturally, I have been reading Arnold Schwarzenegger’s books.  If you want advice, I say go to the best.  In his book “The Education of a Bodybuilder”, Arnold explains a method he used inside and outside the gym to reach success.  Today I’ll explain what they are, and how I’ve been using this method in my own life to succeed.

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