A Salad Fit For a King

A lot of you are probably in the same boat as I am fighting off the holiday bulge.  With so many sweets and other delicacies floating around the house and office and parties being held by family and friends, overeating can become an issue for even the most disciplined man.

A general rule I try to follow is eating well at least 80% of the time.  I find that if I can manage this, my weight stays pretty manageable.  Lately, I’ve taken to accomplishing this by eating more salads.

Now let me be real with you for a minute.  I’m not a big salad guy. Continue reading “A Salad Fit For a King”

The 10 Commandments: Family Edition

“Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.”

-Proverbs 22:6

Many men start creating a family without taking time to building some “family laws” that everyone is expected to follow.  As such, a lot of the early years of a marriage and raising children is filled with unnecessary stress as everyone’s expectations are askew.   Continue reading “The 10 Commandments: Family Edition”

Love & Respect: Blue and Pink Glasses

  1. The L/R Dynamic
  2. Blue and Pink Glasses
  3. COUPLE
  4. CHAIRS
  5. Putting It All Together

Last week we discussed the core principles of the Love & Respect dynamic and what both men and women need most from their spouse, men needing primarily respect from their wives and wives needing primarily love from their husbands.

We also introduced the Crazy Cycle and how it feeds into itself until a marriage becomes a horrific mess.

Today, we are going to discuss what is arguably the primary reason for disputes in a marriage involving two well-meaning people: The breakdown of communication. Continue reading “Love & Respect: Blue and Pink Glasses”

Leaving a Legacy

“The true meaning of life is to plant trees, under whose shade you do not expect to sit.”

-Nelson Henderson

Today I saw a short clip from a well-known PUA within the Red Pill community lamenting what his life has thus amounted to.  As I watched the short clip, only 26 seconds long, I could see the regret across his face like a mask.  Within this short clip, he utters a truth that cuts to the very core of what has driven men all throughout history.   Continue reading “Leaving a Legacy”

Trusting Your Gut

Trusting your gut is a phrase that makes perfect sense to some while making others cringe.  As an INTP personality, I fall into the latter category, and struggle trusting my own instincts, preferring concrete proof before making decisions.  While this might sound like a logical conclusion to many men out there, it has its drawbacks.  Today, we’re digging into why and when you should trust your gut as well as steps to improving the accuracy of your instincts so you can wind up being right more often than not. Continue reading “Trusting Your Gut”

Love & Respect: The L/R Dynamic

  1. The L/R Dynamic
  2. Blue and Pink Glasses
  3. COUPLE
  4. CHAIRS
  5. Putting It All Together

For the month of December, I will be relieving Cynic of duty to cover a book I’ve been reading called Love & Respect.  This book was suggested to me by a Twitter friend, Tex.  Before I went out and bought the book, I decided to listen to some sermons centered around the message of Love & Respect and was so impressed I went out and bought it the next day.

Continue reading “Love & Respect: The L/R Dynamic”

2 Steps to Improve at Any Skill

I tend to be a methodical man, taking a problem and working through it very analytically.  Oftentimes, I will lay out a step-by-step process to handling a situation, either writing it down on paper or making a checklist in my mind.

This same analytical process comes to bear when I am trying to improve a skill set, be it a physical endeavor, an entrepreneurial venture, or a hobby.  Throughout the course of my life, I have come across a few practices that I have found beneficial to helping me develop the skill in question.   Continue reading “2 Steps to Improve at Any Skill”

Obstacles or Opportunities

“Success is determined not by whether or not you face obstacles, but by your reaction to them. And if you look at these obstacles as a containing fence, they become your excuse for failure. If you look at them as a hurdle, each one strengthens you for the next.”

-Ben Carson

We all have the choice on how to approach hardships in our life.  Are the obstacles to our success or opportunities to grow?  Answering this critical question sheds light to our mindset and how we approach situations during our day to day lives.   Continue reading “Obstacles or Opportunities”

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”

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””