The Lone Savage: Breaking Free from Herd Mentality

If you are reading this, it’s not too late. There is still hope for originality. Men and women alike still have a choice to carve out a meaningful life. But there isn’t much time left to get moving. The world is creating new distractions daily – distractions to keep us content with average. Disguised as fun, these distractions will eat up ... Read More »

Thinking Like Lincoln: Learning From a Legend

Thinking Like Lincoln- Learning From a Legend

All quotes in this discussion come from the book “Team of Rivals” by Doris Kearns Goodwin. Buy this book here. Abraham Lincoln is arguably among the most well-known men in American history. The 16th President of the United States, Lincoln presided during the American Civil War, a time where democracy was on the brink of destruction. He led the Union to ... Read More »

Understanding the Art of Seduction: The Ideal Lover & The Dandy

Understanding the Art of Seduction: The Ideal Lover & The Dandy

(This is the third and final part of a series on Seduction. Read here a primer on the series). Today we are going to tackle two personas – the Ideal Lover and the Dandy. As I have done with my past articles, I will explain the personas through a modern lens that will help you apply them in your quest to master ... Read More »

My Integrity Report: 2016 in Review

Due to time restraints, I don’t get to read as many online authors as I’d like. One person I do read, however, is James Clear, and his annual “Integrity Reports” were something I really enjoyed when I found them last year. Shameless Pride will turn three years old in January, and I wanted a way to critique my year and what ... Read More »

Understanding the Art of Seduction: The Rake

Understanding the Art of Seduction: The Rake

  (This is the second part of a series on Seduction. Read here a primer on the series). The Rake is the second persona described by Robert Greene, in his masterpiece, The Art of Seduction. The Rake has an unquenchable sexual passion for women. He can never have enough. A Rake uses an incredible repertoire of verbal skills and persuasion techniques to seduce ... Read More »

Understanding the Art of Seduction: The Siren

Understanding the Art of Seduction: The Siren

(This is the first part of a series on Seduction. Read here for part one, a primer on the series). According to Robert Greene in The Art of Seduction, “The Siren is the ultimate male fantasy figure because she offers a total release from the limitations of his life.” Greene describes the Siren as a female persona, but for our purposes, ... Read More »

The Art of Seduction: A Primer

The Art of Seduction: A Primer

The Art of Seduction is the premiere text for men looking to improve with women. Robert Greene, also the author of 48 Laws of Power, does a masterful job of intertwining historical narratives with timeless social truisms. The rules of seduction are so much more than just a blueprint to attract women; they can be applied independently or in unison ... Read More »

Success Principles from the World’s Greatest Conqueror

Success Principles from the World's Greatest Conqueror

All quotes found in this article are from the book, “Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World,” unless otherwise noted. The book can be purchased here.  “The armies of Genghis Khan crushed every army wherever they found them, from the Himalayan Mountains to the Caucasus Mountains, from the Indus River to the Volga River…No city withstood their onslaught. ... Read More »

Understanding Logic: Why You Do What You Do

Understanding Logic: Why You Do What You Do

Every decision we make feels right. We believe we are rational creatures, always making the correct choices and decisions. The book “Predictably Irrational” author Dan Ariely presents numerous experiments that prove otherwise. His findings show we are more likely to make irrational decisions in almost every set of circumstances, especially economic decisions. We’ve proven that we have very erratic thinking patterns. Because ... Read More »

Why You Waste Free Time

Why You Waste Free Time

Boredom is poison. We crave meaning in our lives. We also want our time to make a difference. Spending time on irrelevant pursuits leaves us feeling hollow. The irony is that everyone claims to want more time, but most aren’t capable of handling this time. We waste free time because we are constantly distracted. The recipe for human happiness hasn’t ... Read More »