You Set The Tone

While out at my kids soccer game this weekend, tensions were high.  It was a playoff game and both teams were evenly matched.  It went into a sudden death shootout and my kid’s team was defeated.  It sucked for most parents to deal with this, but one guy in particular started raging and screaming, claiming we had been cheated.  He was arguing with the official and his kids looked like they wanted to run away.  It got me thinking about how as a father you set the tone that not only others see, but how your children and wife will fall in line.  Today’s article will go over how you can be a good role model and leader in these situations.

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Every Man Should Write

“When I write I try as far as possible to forget I’m writing it at all.  I tell it down onto the page, as if I’m telling it to one person only, my best friend.”

-Michael Morpurgo

Writing is an underappreciated skill that most men abandon after their formal education is finished.  After all, who wants to write multiple page essays when they’re no longer forced to?  Yes, the modern education system is pretty effective at squashing the natural passions of many aspiring young men, but that’s a topic for another day.  Today we are going to discuss why you should pick back up your pencil and notepad and get to writing. Continue reading “Every Man Should Write”

Sunday Wisdom: October 29, 2017

So far we have been focusing on strengthening the body and sharpening the mind. But so far we have not focused much on edifying the spirit.

To help with that, I will be starting a new series every Sunday. I will have a quotation or two from the Scriptures, the Tao, or another book of Wisdom along with a bit of commentary and application of the precepts taught. Continue reading “Sunday Wisdom: October 29, 2017”

Dear (Son)……….An Open Letter

Note: This is a letter I recently gave to my son on his 13th birthday. He is a good kid, tall, smart and muscular. He has every reason to be on top of his game but has issues with socializing with other kids his age. He lacks confidence in himself, and it shows through fits and temper tantrums. Public school teachers would classify him as ADHD. But beneath it all, he has a strong desire to do the right thing and be honest.

Unlike that letter I proposed to send to my daughter, this one focuses more on his stage in life and the issues he is dealing with, rather than a broad overview of life. I will probably give him another as he gets into his last years of high school.

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Way of the Warlord: Phase 3 Update

Last week we continued our new 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.  Today’s post is the mid point update where we will share our questions, triumphs, difficulties, and advice.

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5 (more) Protein Packed Foods for Muscle Growth

This is an update to my article from September where I listed delicious, easy to make foods to pack on muscle mass.  Being a fan of food and gains, I wanted to add some more foods that I eat, especially while in the winter bulking months.

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Hear Ye, Hear Ye: Kingstream Tonight with Dylan Madden

We will be having a Kingstream tonight, Thursday October 26 2017. A post shortly before the livestream will link to the stream, or you can subscribe to our YouTube channel.  The stream will begin at the following times:

  • 9PM Eastern Time
  • 8PM Central Time
  • 7PM Mountain Time
  • 6PM Pacific Time

We will be talking with Dylan Madden, author of Think and Go Hustle. Founders Jak and J Nyx will be also along for the ride. Continue reading “Hear Ye, Hear Ye: Kingstream Tonight with Dylan Madden”

Weak Words Create Weak Minds

“Either you must control your thoughts or the outside forces will control them and be warned that the outside forces usually consist of fears, worries and doubts.”

-Maddy Malhotra

A comment I read on Twitter the other day has stuck with me.  It’s something that I’ve subconsciously been aware of for quite some time, but struck me on a deeper level when someone else actually said it out loud.  Today I’m going to let you in on a little secret:

Words have power.

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Knowing When To Keep Going

These days it seems that the second someone is pushed out of their comfort bubble, they lash out and begin to lose control.  I’ve been practicing a method on keeping myself focused on the goal when things in my life become hectic.  There is a point where you have to decide that you’re in it for the long haul and that despite how crazy the situation, you’re going to kick ass and take names

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