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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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, …

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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 …

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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. …

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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 …

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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 …

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The Importance of Knowledge Recordkeeping

The Importance of Knowledge Recordkeeping

As men, our legacy often overwhelms our thoughts. We find ourselves pondering, “What will I leave behind once I’m gone?” Foremost, we wish to provide for those we care about. This is a mandatory principle of masculinity – being able to both live comfortably and financially support loved ones. However, there is another legacy we can leave behind. Aside from accomplishment, wealth, or even …

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What George Washington Can Teach Us About Adversity

What George Washington Can Teach Us About Adversity

Adversity takes on all forms and strikes when we least expect it. In hindsight, a lot of adversity seems overblown. In the moment, however, it can often turn our world upside down. On June 14, 1775, the Continental Army of the United States was formed. General George Washington was appointed Commander-in-chief. He was an easy choice for a leader; having the …

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