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How you show up in the world makes all the difference in it. Build better relationships and the world will reward you greatly.

guide to the four agreements - the sharp gentleman
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Guide to The Four Agreements and More… Don Miguel Ruiz wrote The Four Agreements, and I’m sure you’ve no doubt read quotes from it and learned of these agreements from one source or another. Whether you read the book or not, I want to address each agreement from the gentleman’s perspective, and a few extra pieces that can help really bring it home in a big way. The basic four agreements are: Be impeccable with your word Don’t take anything personally Don’t make assumptions Always

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How to pull off a fairytale wedding - the sharp gentleman
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Don’t worry, pictures and video are below… This post may be a little different than the usual educational style you’re used to. This post is simply me sharing more of my personal adventures with you. I’ve already shared my wedding proposal with you in a previous post, and this is the follow up. While it’s personal, please consider this a Gentleman’s guide to planning a fairytale wedding in Italy. Back in May of this year (2016), Jami and I headed off to Italy to tie

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performing better in everything
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In the game of life, we are all seeking better performance. Whether that means better performance at our jobs, our relationships, our athletics, or in the bedroom, we want to be better – we need to be better. When it comes to actually achieving that better-ness, we often seek answers and solutions in the wrong direction. In our quest for better performance, we often discount ourselves for validation from someone else. This is no good. The secret to better performance in everything is actually pretty simple:

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tips for improving your marriage
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There comes a time in every man’s education when he reaches the conclusion that the happiness of those he loves is paramount to his own. It is at this moment that the realness of that man begins to blossom. He becomes more than he’s ever been. He becomes a better listener, a better provider (for himself and others), and a driving force for greater, less trivial things. This is what love does. Every single time. Unfortunately, men often commit when they’re in-love with lust, and in-lust

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Best New Years Resolution
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It’s such a cliche to talk about the Best New Years Resolutions, isn’t it? We all know they’re not going stick – well, at least not for the vast majority of us. We’re the same weight and fitness level we were last December, we haven’t made a significantly higher income, that old car is still in the driveway, and we still haven’t manned-up and booked that crazy vacation we know we deserve. So let’s change the game and resolve to do something that’s not only possible,

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make yourself more attractive
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In the grand scheme of things, a few imperfections don’t make a lick of difference. By the same token, being attractive to whomever you’re trying to influence, makes all the difference in the world. Whether it’s a prospective employer, that woman at the office you can’t stop thinking about, or most importantly, your own self-confidence, you want to be attractive. Today’s podcast is sponsored by Every Man Jack, and is all about making small changes to step up your game and be seen – be

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I lost my dad
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This is a written stream of consciousness as a processing and coping exercise. I may change verb tenses, include details that aren’t needed, or make very little sense along the way. I just lost my dad, and writing is my greatest mechanism for dealing with it. If you can handle the first-person, present-tense narrative, please read on. Update 10/22/2017: I went to an event yesterday and heard Tony Robbins speak. One of the exercises he had us do was to meditate on a moment we

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How to propose like a gentleman - best marriage proposal
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How to Propose Like a Gent. There comes a moment in most relationships where you feel this overwhelming rush of “knowing” course through you. You look at her one day and think, “I’m going to make you my wife.” This thought often comes as a surprise, but is immediately followed by a thought similar to “and it’s gonna be awesome.” If you’re having the, “we’ve been together for so long, I guess I should marry her” thought, I have some tough news. You should do the

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What your car says about you
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Before we go any further, this is not an article about one car brand being better than another. It’s also not a grudge match between new and old. It’s far less trivial, less ego-driven, and deeper. Regardless of what you currently drive, there’s one truth that speaks volumes about you, regarding that car, that you need to know. It’s what you car says about you… Yesterday, I decided that it was a good day to clean my car. I keep mine relatively clean all the

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