The Abundant Man

“When you are grateful, fear disappears and abundance appears.”
― Anthony Robbins

In today’s society, we’re often taught to look out for number one.  Always make sure you’re getting yourself taken care of and screw everyone else.  In a lot of ways, that’s sound advice.

Don’t sell your soul to your company when they won’t hesitate to drop you to increase their profit margin.

Don’t extend yourself out to strangers who will gladly screw you over for a few bucks or a fleeting moment of fame.

The dark world can be harsh and leave us cynical and selfish, but there’s one area that shouldn’t be true; with your family and friends. Continue reading “The Abundant Man”

Meal Prep 101

If you guys are following a lifting program and trying to pack on muscle, you gotta eat.  I foolishly had to learn this the hard way and wasted two years lifting while not eating enough for muscle growth.  To put on muscle, you need to eat, and you need to eat a lot of wholesome, clean foods,but things like family, work, and other time constraints can get in the way of the nutrition you need.  Today, I’ll go over what meal prep is, how I prepare all my food for the week, and how even non-lifters can benefit from cooking all their food at once.

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Book Review: Titus Hauer’s “PEAK”

“I don’t want to be at the mercy of my emotions. I want to use them, to enjoy them, and to dominate them.”

-Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray

To preface this article, the full title is PEAK: The Neuroscientific Way to Self-Improvement, but I thought that might be a bit too much for the headline.

In the Red Pill community, discussions about stoicism, frame control, and controlling your emotions are pretty common place.  What’s less common, however, is the discussion on why we have emotions to begin with and methods for controlling them.

Enter Titus Hauer and his latest book, PEAK.   Continue reading “Book Review: Titus Hauer’s “PEAK””

Routine Maintenance: How to Keep Your Marriage Like New

Anyone who appreciates cars knows there is a list of maintenance jobs to do to keep it functioning properly. Continually, you need to keep it filled with gas, check the coolant, or check the oil. Regularly, it will need an oil change,  cleaning the battery terminals, or washing the exterior to prevent corrosion. Then there are occasional maintenance items such as greasing any zerk fittings, changing the differential fluid, or readjusting valve clearances.

Marriages are the same way, we cannot just go along and pretend it will just keep running well. There are short term, medium term, and long term things we need to do in order to have a spouse that lasts and is a joy to ride. Whether you purchased a brand new Ferrari, or a ’81 Ford Fiesta that has been hammered on by the entire production crew of Dukes of Hazard, all cars need maintenance, and AWALT (although some need more maintenance than others).
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Open Thread: Way of the Warlord Edition

Today marks the first full month of Way of the Warlord.  I’d like to leave it open for discussion today and get some feedback about the series as well as the progress that you have made.

For me, the best part has been keeping me nutrition on point and lifting as much as possible.

He Who Rules the Checkbook

As a father and husband you have to wear many hats.  You have to be the protector,  the teacher, the strong ox, the one who guides them etc.  One thing I’ve also realized is how you also have to be in charge of the finances of your family and how you need to be the one who green lights all expenditures.

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Bound by Glorious Burden

“And once the storm is over, you won’t remember how you made it through, how you managed to survive. You won’t even be sure, whether the storm is really over. But one thing is certain. When you come out of the storm, you won’t be the same person who walked in. That’s what this storm’s all about.”
― Haruki Murakami

As it seems to be the case in many of my posts, this article is inspired by a rather heated debate that was happening on Twitter today between Rollo, aka The Rational Male, and Pat Stedman, but that actually isn’t what we’re going to discuss today.  What we’re going to discuss is an interjection by Ivan Throne within the exchange.  He brings up the topic of a man’s burden: Continue reading “Bound by Glorious Burden”

The Easy Way to Quit Smoking

Despite being a fitness fanatic and eating well, I had been a smoker for over 12 years.  Like all smokers I wanted to quit but kept puffing away.  It killed my gains at the gym, wasted my money and health, and would eventually kill me.  After trying and failing many times a friend referred me to Alan Carrs Easy Way to Quit Smoking.  Its been about 4 months now and I’ve kicked it.  I’ll review how/why this book is so amazing and how it changed my life.

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Do Not Tolerate Blind Tolerance

Tolerance is a term that is used in abundance nowadays and perverted the minds of many well-meaning people.  This isn’t a coincidence either.  It is a coordinated effort to slowly push the goal post against men, driving us deeper into depravity. Continue reading “Do Not Tolerate Blind Tolerance”