Principles of War: 4 Strategies to Conquer Life

Principles of War: 4 Strategies to Conquer Life

Reading Time: 7 minutesLife lessons litter history. In studying the past, we learn from the experiences of other people; an exercise designed to help us avoid pitfalls and setbacks in our own life. Next to nothing we see in our lifetimes is unique; nothing more than a re-occurrence of something that’s happened over and again in the past. However, our time is limited ... Read More »

On Women: Mindset & Mastery

On Women: Mindset & Mastery

Reading Time: 4 minutesMost men lead lives of quite desperation when it comes to their relationships with women. No cause looms larger than that of misguided and outright incorrect assumptions and exceptions. Laziness combined with entitlement is the status quo among so many confused men.  Below we will explore the goals of this series, and begin to explore the necessary self-assessment you must ... Read More »

Mastering Ambition: Why What You Have Is Good Enough

Mastering Ambition: Why What You Have Is Good Enough

Reading Time: 7 minutesRepeat after me; “I have enough.” Take note of yourself right this moment. How do you feel? Chances are you are physically comfortable. You are free from exposure, warm, fed, hydrated. Now take a look around you. What do you see? You’re probably reading this from a smartphone, tablet, or personal computer. In fact, you probably own all 3 of these ... Read More »

The Art of Worldly Wisdom: Strategies for a Better Life

The Art of Worldly Wisdom: Strategies for a Better Life

Reading Time: 23 minutesBaltasar Gracián (1601-1658) was a 17th century Spanish Jesuit and philosopher. On becoming a priest, he spend the majority of his adult life teaching in Jesuit schools and becoming a gifted preacher and orator. But where he really excelled was writing. He published a novel, Criticón, which became his masterpiece while he was living. However, what Gracián is most known for today is ... Read More »

How to Thrive in a World of Opinions

How to Thrive in a World of Opinions

Reading Time: 8 minutesLife moves fast. One day we are young with not a care in the world. As we grow older, we gain wisdom that comes from maturation and experience. Responsibilities pile up, and we get pulled in a million different directions. It’s natural we would seek advice on how to cope with everything. Thanks to technology, the internet makes it easier ... Read More »

The Futility of Self-Importance (and How to Cure it)

The Futility of Self-Importance (and How to Cure it)

Reading Time: 7 minutesTell me if this sounds familiar. You are out with a group of friends, having a discussion about where to go out for the night. Everyone is throwing out ideas, and when it comes to your suggestion, the group laughs and dismisses it as being foolish. Think about how you felt. Did you feel a chill come over your body? ... Read More »

My Integrity Report: 2017 in Review

My Integrity Report_ 2017 in Review

Reading Time: 6 minutesDue 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 turned 4 years old on January 1st, and I wanted a way to critique my year and what I ... Read More »

Napoleon: Learning from the Greatest General The World Has Seen

Napoleon: Learning from the Greatest General The World Has Seen

Reading Time: 4 minutesNapoleon Bonaparte, the French statesman and military leader, remains a polarizing figure to this day. History is truly divided on whether this man was a military genius, or simply a greedy warlord who overplayed his hand, leading to the ruin of France and his own exile. However, few can match Napoleon’s success on the battlefield. He is arguably the world’s ... Read More »

The Usefulness of Regret

The Usefulness of Regret

Reading Time: 4 minutesRegret is a mystifying emotion. Often lamented as a time waster, regret does have its utility if properly harnessed. Emotions, both negative and positive, are part of human nature. They are inescapable. The key lies in being able to “domesticate” them; to use emotions to your tactical advantage. Regret is one such emotion. You’ve been taught to regret nothing in ... Read More »

The Science of Fear (and How to Overcome Inaction)

The Science of Fear (and How to Overcome Inaction)

Reading Time: 6 minutesInaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy. -Dale Carnegie Blessed is the man living today. He inherits a world overflowing with opportunity. It’s up to him to take it. Information is free. Communication is instant. Risk is minimal. ... Read More »