Do men still need “manly skills”? While they might not be necessary to survive, they’re still necessary to thrive. There’s no question that we don’t live in the same world that our grandfathers inhabited. Our economy is built on specialization, with each person or company having a particular niche, with the result being that none of us is forced to develop a broad array of skills in order to navigate through life. This phenomenon is further bolstered by the advance in technology, which enables most men to live their lives by pushing buttons. Many of the manly skills that were necessary a few generations ago are optional now, at least in terms of being able to provide financially.[Read more…] about Are Manly Skills Obsolete for the Average Man?
It’s almost Christmas, and I have a challenge for you fathers, young and old: speak your love to your children. By nature, most men are less willing to communicate what’s in our hearts for other people. Our inclination is to show you how we feel about you. And that mode of operation is wonderful. It’s how things get done. It’s why we work, create income, provide food and shelter, and protect against harm – those are all the results of love in action.[Read more…] about A Christmas Challenge for Fathers: Speak Your Love
The cure for your turmoil is to get your life right. I see questions from guys all the time about how to have more confidence, how to improve their relationships, how to escape depression, how to control their anger, etc. In almost every case, the answer lies in getting their lives in order. I explain more in this video.
Everyone says they need to “get in shape” or that they need to “work out”, but most have no idea what that even means or what they should do. As I explained in this post, a man’s primary training goal, at least at the beginning, should be to get strong. Strength is one of the masculine virtues and lays a foundation for being able to carry out your role as a man. My video below will help you begin your journey.[Read more…] about Video: Training to Get Strong – Deadlifts
Can one be both masculine and decent? Or does displaying kindness, manners, and politeness inevitably lead to weakness? President George H. W. Bush made it clear that a man can embrace both the masculine virtues of strength, courage, productivity, and honor, and the softer virtues of kindness and decency. To reach his highest potential, a man needs both the masculine virtues and the softer virtues.[Read more…] about Masculine Decency: What Men Can Learn from George H. W. Bush