Author Archives: Axel Page

My name is Axel Page and I'm the originator of Shameless Pride. If you like what you see, be sure to check out my other content and sign up for my newsletter. Also, connect with me on social media below!

The Anatomy of a Slump: Why it Happens & How to Handle it

The Anatomy of a Slump: Why it Happens & How to Handle it

If you haven’t noticed, I’ve been in a writing slump for the better part of a year. It’s been increasingly challenging for me to find topics worth exploring in-depth, and worse so, finding the drive to write. This shouldn’t be that difficult, right? There are millions of subjects and angles to be tackled, yet here I am, struggling to put fingers ... Read More »

Reading to Understand Human Nature

Reading to Understand Human Nature

Recently, when skimming through Tim Ferris’ podcasts, I stopped at Episode #187. His guest was Jocko Willink, ex-Navy SEAL (read more on Jocko here), and since this was Jocko’s second appearance, he spent the episode answering listeners questions in a Q&A format.  Jocko was asked what types of books he reads and his answer was particularly interesting to me. As ... Read More »

Learning Self-Mastery from the Four Agreements

Learning Self-Mastery from the Four Agreements

Change is hard. Attaining true freedom is harder. When I was gifted “The Four Agreements” by Don Miguel Ruiz, I didn’t know what to expect. Examining inside the back cover, I found out that Ruiz is a Mexican author who emphasizes Toltec spiritualism, an ancient belief system founded over a thousand years ago in Mexico. According to Ruiz, the Toltec ... Read More »

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 »