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If You Don’t Man Up Now, You’ll Hate Yourself Later

[ 3 ] April 16, 2010 |

If it weren’t for the last minute, I wouldn’t get anything done.  ~ Author Unknown

Everyone is guilty for putting off important task for tomorrow.   Working on slightly smaller tasks to appear productive is a distraction or an excuse to avoid what’s truly important.  Some things can’t be put off without jeopardizing the future.   

Here are 23 timeless tips to start living life more fully. 

1.) Repair Three Things At Home  

If it’s not broke don’t fix it.  There is no perfect home so look around and see what needs to be done.  Ask the question how can I make my home better?

2.) Take Ownership 

If you allow it life, friends, and strangers will set the course and direction of your life.  Take ownership of your life and be responsible for what matters most.   

3.) Delegate Responsibility

You can’t do it all all by yourself so show someone how.  Accomplish more today, tomorrow and in the future by delegating tasks.    

4.) Save Money

Men are judged by how much money is in their bank account (sad).  The amount is not important but communicates how you save and how you spend.  Draft a financial plan and stick with it. Set a goal to save one of the following amounts in your bank account $50K, $100K, or $500K.

5.) Perform Community Service

Many hands make light work.  Mark your calendar, count your hours and do something for our community.   How long will it take for you to complete 100 hours?

6.) See a Need, Fill a need 

The famous line from the animated movie “Robots”.  Have passion and work hard where you can lend a hand where needed be sure to do so.  Innovate and create new ideas for making a difference at home, work, and for our country. 

7.) Take Mom On A Date

Dress up and take mom to a special place.  Have fun, great conversation, and let her know how much you care.  (A random day other than Mother’s day)

8.) Strengthen A Weakness

Lemons into lemon-aid.  Look in the mirror and put your finger on one weakness for strengthening.  After you’ve turned your weakness into strength repeat actions until you have zero flaws.

9.) Leave Your Legacy Behind

We are what we do.  Leave behind the BEST of you to all who can prosper from it. 

10.) Be A Leader

24hrs a day 7 days a week be on the job, and READY to provide leadership, guidance, and direction at work, home, and in our community.    

11.) Physical Strength 

Pump some iron work to bench press your body weight 20 times.  Find out how many push-ups you can do.

12.) Master The Art of Grilling

Create your very own secret BBQ sauce and share the recipe with no one (sorry mom).  Learn your meats for grilling and master flavoring and cooking them all.

13.) Read Manly Materials

 History, Autobiographies, Science, Technology, The Bible, Marriage, Financial, Law, Entertainment and Current events. 

14.) Purchase A House

Do your homework for purchasing your house and negotiate the best price for you.  Congratulations!  Welcome to the Homeowners Club. 

15.) Eat Right. Lose Weight.

No guessing whether or not if the food is good for you, know what you’re eating.  To lose weight know how much you’re eating and at what time.  Develop a plan to eat right and lose weight.   

16.) Smell Manly

Make a purchase for two nice bottles of cologne one for business and one for casual use.

17.) A Mans Touch

Hands communicate what they will.  The way you touch a lady with your hands can say I’m a gentleman, you are safe with me, don’t be afraid, I will protect you, I love you and more.

18.) Repair Vehicle

Common vehicle fixes to have stored in your mental rolodex should be an oil change, flat tire, and jump start a car using jumper cables.

19.) Self Discipline

Good old fashion self discipline is what’s needed to avoid gimmicks in the place of solid solutions.  Self discipline enables you to stay the course for the better good.     

20.) Be Successful

Achieve Success.  Attain wealth.  And cultivate that success in someone else.  “No handouts” give them the keys and remind them they must drive.

21.) Face Your Fear

Look in the mirror and Face your fear!  BE READY to do two things successfully “Change it or Manage it”.

22.) Take Risk 

Take risk with purpose because there is so much to gain.  Thanks to the Wright Brother’s personal risk we’re now able to fly around the world.

23.) Make A Decision

Weigh the odds, pros and cons and make a decision.

PERSONAL BEST

“You are all Champions in your own way. That doesn’t mean you have to be number 1 or be the best. Just do your best. If you aren’t first, then make those people ahead of you break records by pushing them with your personal best. Consider for a moment what we achieve from athletics – the sheer fun of competing – the building of a healthy and alert mind and body – stamina, courage, perseverance, dedication, commitment, selflessness and most importantly, the will to excel.” – Author Unknown

Swagga is HOW you get it done.  I hope you enjoyed this post if so share it with someone via Twitter or Stumbleupon.  Thanks!

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  1. Keith Wilcox says:

    I suck at saving money, I can do 70 push-ups, I don’t think I smell manly (unless you count BO), apart from the money thing I think my self discipline is good. The most important ones to conquer, I think, are taking risks and facing fear. Most people, men or not, fail at that.

  2. Alvin says:

    Hi Keith thanks for the comment. I agree that risk and fear are the two most people wrestle with.

  3. Balaji says:

    Awesome blog :) great…

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