On Keeping Morale High

 

This past January, I took a new position at a very large company.  It is a high stress, very demanding job that I knew I could get through if I dealt with it and didn’t give up.  At times I was very irritable, tired, and generally wiped out.  Being a leader means keeping morale high when things are going crazy.  Today I’ll share my experience on how your behavior, mood, and demeanor affect those who look to you as a leader, and shine some light on what I did to get through the stressful times.

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Eating Healthy on the Cheap

Today I’m going to discuss a topic in the same vein as one of my recent articles regarding health and nutrition.  This post was inspired through a few different interactions, but the most notable exchange was with a gentleman on Twitter who posted this: Continue reading “Eating Healthy on the Cheap”

8/21/17 Open Thread: Handling Bullies

Per the suggestion of one of our readers (thanks Murdoc34), we are going to start posting an Open Thread series for you to discuss various topics related to masculinity, marriage, raising children, and self-improvement.  The general format for these open threads will be we post a link to an article/video/etc and get your input on said topic.  If the participation goes well, we will expand this out to a few times per week.  Continue reading “8/21/17 Open Thread: Handling Bullies”

Transcending the Red Pill

To preface this article, I would not consider myself a Red Pill guru, though I have been part of the Red Pill community conversing with many knowledgeable men for 3 to 4 years now.  I still have many topics to both learn and master, but during my digital travels I have noticed something that has troubled me.

Throughout many sites and platforms, men gather to discuss issues such as game/frame, fitness, politics, religion, and finances.  This is all well and good, but there always seems to be an underlying cynicism on many of the sites Continue reading “Transcending the Red Pill”

Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up to be Cow Boys (or Girls)

A disturbing trend we are seeing in this age of decadence is the increase in obesity rates.  While it is bad enough that grown adults are consuming too much junk food and pairing it with a sedentary lifestyle, they are likewise subjecting their children to the same fate.

Can we honestly say we are surprised by this revelation however?  As the left pushes agendas such as “fat acceptance” and “beautiful at any size” the repercussions are trickling down to our very children. Continue reading “Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up to be Cow Boys (or Girls)”

Control Your Emotions – Fear and Rage

“What we feel is a choice.”

-Piyush Shrivastav

Control your emotions.

We hear this phrase tossed around a lot, but rarely do we sit down and ponder its full implications.

What does it mean to control our emotions?

Should men simply wear a poker face at all times?

The answer surprisingly is absolutely not.  Humans are naturally emotive creatures.  It’s a tool to help us process the world around us and to properly respond.  Someone who tells you to control your emotions might mean well, but probably has a limited understanding of the subject. Continue reading “Control Your Emotions – Fear and Rage”

The Need to Fly Solo

Marriage can be tricky at times because you are constantly around your wife, especially if you have kids.  I’ve noticed a fundamental flaw in a majority of married men and its that they spend all of their free time with their wife and children.  Being there for them as a provider and protector is part and parcel of being a father/husband, but you need to spend time by yourself.  We’ll go over what happens when you don’t have time for yourself, things you can do when you’re alone to have a positive impact on your life, and how to assert your wants/needs in your relationship without having to get into an argument. Continue reading “The Need to Fly Solo”

Protect Your Family by Learning How to Fight: Part 3

We’ve covered some general martial art/self-defense concepts in Part 1 and Part 2 of this series. Now it’s time to dig into some concept specific to certain martial arts.  That being said, these concepts can still be applicable to other styles and self-defense in general.  In fact, some of these principles are even more valuable than those previously discussed.

In addition to the concept, I will also be listing what style I’ve learned these concepts from in case you are still looking for a style to train in.  Without further ado, let’s dig in! Continue reading “Protect Your Family by Learning How to Fight: Part 3”

Anti-Dad Bod: The Family Vacation Lifting Routine

Vacation.  A time for rest, relaxation, over-indulgence and gluttony.  Does that sound familiar?  Why does our hard work and determination have to stop just because we have a week off?  For me, lifting is as much mental as it is physical.   If I go more than 3 days without, I start to get mentally uneasy.  Today, I’ll post what I’ll be doing while on vacation next week to keep myself psychically and mentally strong.

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