The Total Man

What’s Your Plan?

December 30, 2009 The Total Man

In the media, the new year is the time for resolutions: promises you make to yourself. If you’re like most of us, these promises are ultimately broken, usually before winter turns to spring. I’ve historically done something different: every year, usually on New Year’s Eve itself, I come up with a motto for the coming […]

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Meditation for Men: A Better Life Starts Now

November 12, 2009 Living

Life is fast. Most of us have jobs where we’re expected to do as much as possible as quickly as possible. We drive in a hurry, eat in a hurry, and shop in a hurry. When we take a vacation, we run around like we need to see every sight before time’s up. And we’re […]

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How to Enjoy Life More

October 6, 2009 The Total Man

I’m going to leave this very simple. In two bullets of equal importance: Do things you enjoy. Find new things to enjoy. The first point is something we all gravitate to. We all have something we enjoy. Some love sports, others play video games, still others pursue a career that makes them want to get […]

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The Secret Life of Nice Guys

August 5, 2009 Living

I want to take the discussion in a serious direction for a minute. There was an awful piece of news on the wire today: a man walked into a ladies’ fitness class and started randomly shooting. He killed three women and injured many others before killing himself. The media quickly found an online diary that […]

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The Total Man: Use Critical Thinking

July 22, 2009 Living

I think that modern politics is an enormous insult to our intelligence. I realized that after talking to a number of friends and acquaintances, most of whom seemed to have formed well-thought-out positions on Michael Jackson’s behavior with children, while generally being quick to dismiss any input that contradicted their belief systems when it came […]

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How to Be a Man

July 15, 2009 Living

George, we’re men here. And I’ll tell you what the hard part is: starting up. Standing up. Breaking free of this bullshit, this enslavement to some guy, cause he’s got the upper hand. —Dave Moss, Glengarry Glen Ross All men’s miseries derive from not being able to sit in a quiet room alone. —Blaise Pascal […]

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The Total Man: Be Observant; Be Successful

June 18, 2009 The Total Man

The Total Man series of posts will feature principles that will make you more successful in all areas of your life. If there’s one single piece of advice I could give to every man, woman and child, it would be: pay attention. Every day I watch people who stumble through their daily lives, not paying […]

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