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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Why the First 6 Weeks of a Goal Matter

I was speaking yesterday with WB Fitness about how my initial fat loss has slowed and my first taste of 2018 gains are starting to show, but I can feel the sting of routine, aka my body getting used to the workouts, rearing its ugly head.  Ultimately WB told me that our goal is to get ready for summer and that its only mid-winter and we’ve only been on a program for 6 weeks.  I started thinking about how when you start something, its ultimately around the 6 week mark that things change and how this translates into other aspects of life. Today I’ll explain my findings and how to apply yourself depending on the situation.

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Applying the 80/20 Rule To Life

Recently I’ve been listening to Jay Ferruggia’s Renegade Radio podcast.  Jay is a bodybuilder and trainer in NYC who talks quite a bit about the 80/20 Rule and how it applies to life in general.  Today I’ll explain what it 8s and how we can view every aspect of our lives this way.

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Perseverance and Living in the Now

Perseverance should be looked upon as a virtue.  The ability to stick with it even though every part of your being wants to quit is something we should all have felt in some point in life.  When you push through something that is difficult it is your true chance to realize that you’re alive.  Being in the moment is necessary to get through it I’ve found that these are the times that build you.

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The Importance of Rest

Here at AKC we always advocate to take the route that may be more difficult, but it pays off in the end.  You kill it in the gym, you crush it at work, and you’re the natural leader of your family, but we all need a bit of downtime.  Recently I’ve realized that I wasn’t giving myself enough recovery, if any at all.  We’ll discuss the importance of rest and downtime for dads and husbands who dominate life.

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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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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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13 Daily Virtues: Temperance and Order

This is part one of a multi-part series which discusses a method Ben Franklin used to develop his character as a man.  Today I’ll go over the first two: Temperance and Order.  Franklin provided a quick explanation that I’ll provide as well as my own interpretation, as well as how to employ the virtue in your life, and how it relates to red pill theory as a whole.

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Dealing With Downtime

As most of you may have noticed by now, I like to relate my articles to things I actually do or think about in my real  life.  On Monday, I came down with a nasty stomach virus that forced me to leave work early.  I felt like shit, went home, and got some rest.   When I woke up I got to thinking about how being the type of guy I am, who handles a ton of shit on his plate daily, I can’t afford much downtime, but I’m also not a machine either.  Today I’ll cover my insights on why downtime is necessary, and how you can use it to your advantage.

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Ignoring The Urge to Quit


Whether you’re about about to make that last rep, about to get that last mile in, or 20 minutes out from completing a project, there seems to be this voice telling you that “this is too hard” and “just give up.”  I’ve worked to ignore this voice and push myself harder than I ever could by grinding on and keeping things moving.  To me, that is the key to overcoming your own self doubt and unreal limitations.

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