When I first came into contact with Star Wars (2007) I was introduced to the prequels first. I read the books for Episodes I-III, along with several other accompanying novels and the Dark Horse “Clone Wars” comics (excellent, by the way).
My next foray was the Thrawn Trilogy by Timothy Zahn. These books are very good and kicked off the whole Expanded Universe (EU) of Star Wars. The EU is now known as “Legends” post-Disney, even though there are some things, such as Thrawn, that carry over into Disney’s Star Wars canon.
Continue reading “The Need for Order”
Let’s face it, life can often be hectic and unorganized, especially if you got little ones running around the house. People used to keep to-do lists on little sheets of paper or on sticky notes, but those can be easily lost or may require many revisions, leaving you marking out and rewriting what needs to get done. Continue reading “3 Free Apps to Keep You Organized and Productive”
We’ve all heard about tactics you can use to achieve success. DGAF, fake it til you make it, etc but I’ve noticed a mindset that many men these days have adopted due to a myriad of reasons, but the outcome is always the same. Today we’ll go over what this modern loser mindset is and how you can work toward fixing it.
Continue reading “Losing the Loser Mindset”
At WB Fitness we follow a strict workout and diet routine. It is designed to be brutal but efficient in making you lean, cut and looking good. We adhere to this regimen to achieve the results we desire, but everyone who spends time in the gym knows all about that day where you make it to the gym, but your mind isnt here. The music isnt working. You’re dreading that next lift. So what do you do? You’re already there, so dont waste the time. Today I’ll talk about a fun thing you can do to get your head right, get some reps in, and get back on track.
Continue reading “The Motivation Booster Workout”
Do you guys know that couple that are always doing something together? You rarely ever see them apart and they tend to engage in all the same activities together. Last weekend I witnessed a couple like this. The guy a legit hard working guy and his fiance a good mom, but they have a flaw; they feel the need to spend every free second together. This is commonplace for many married couples I see, and in my opinion, it leads to a boring, miserable existence. Today I’ll go over why this is toxic to you, your wife, and your relationship and what you can do about it.
Continue reading “Be Your Own Man”
As some of you know, I did a post not too long ago about how I quit smoking. 2018 seems to be a year of change for me as I have put another habit I had wanted to quit to rest; alcohol. I’ve found that despite the title of this post, that I had a harder time kicking booze than cigs. Today I’ll give you guys a recap on why I decided to give up the sauce and how I decided to make it final.
Continue reading “The Easyway to Quit Drinking”
I’ve seen many, MANY of these cookie-cutter routines that people put out on their sites. They promise super-duper productivity, enhanced mood and cognition, and easier work days. What they fail to mention, however, is one key problem…
They’re totally unrealistic for the average Joe.
Let me give you an example of what one of these morning routines. This isn’t an EXACT routine, but it’s close enough that you’ll get the gist. Continue reading “A Routine That’s Right For You”
My life is pretty busy. Having a full time job as a Systems Administrator, 3 kids, a wife, house being built, after school activities, homework, and studying for my certification exams is a lot on one plate. That said, you need time to be by yourself and do things you want to do. For me this is going to the gym in the early morning. I have always been an early riser, but for anyone who can, I’d recommend getting up earlier in the morning if possible. Today I’ll go over the benefits I’ve found from getting up early in the mornings.
Continue reading “Finding Time in the AM”
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.
Continue reading “Way of the Warlord: Phase 11 Update”
Moses spoke to the heads of the tribes of the people of Israel, saying, “This is what the Lord has commanded. If a man vows a vow to the Lord, or swears an oath to bind himself by a pledge, he shall not break his word. He shall do according to all that proceeds out of his mouth.
In the past, we’ve talked a lot about integrity – being true not only to others, but more importantly, to yourself. How many men here, yours truly included have said you would do something and not followed through? Do not make excuses such as the task was small or trivial. Did you say “I will do this” and then not do it? Continue reading “What Are You Putting Off?”