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Powerful Personal Brand
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Today’s post actually comes from Primer Magazine’s site. It speaks so clearly about the power of a personal brand, that I just had to put it here.  Jeannette Paladino, Writer-in-Chief of Write Speak Sell offers up some pretty potent insight into what makes your personal brand work for you. In today’s new economy, people are forced to hone their skills and talents to be of greater value – at the very least, perceived value. This essentially makes everyone a salesperson. Whether you like it or

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10 hard truths in life you need to hear
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The world is an interesting place – one full of opportunities and adventures, yet also riddled with terrible decisions, fear, doubt, and distractions that keep us from becoming the best men we can be. Sometimes it takes a hard truth to snap us out of our funk and get us back on track. These hard truths can be difficult to digest, but necessary to keep you from wearing those jeans you cut into shorts. Seriously, throw those things away. The impetus for a hard truth

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StartUpDallas The Sharp Gentleman
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I recently had the pleasure of sitting down with Jason Croft of StartUpDallas and the amazing team at Magic Production Group to talk about what makes a gentleman different, and the beautiful fact that gentlemen are on the way back into style. Jason, and StartUpDallas, is working to help spread information and insight about attitude and initiative for success in the StartUp community. The message is for startups and individuals looking to get their confidence and clarity boosted so they can keep pursuing their big

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How to attend a party like a gentleman
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The days are long, the sun is bright, and the mercury is steadily rising. This can mean only one thing: Summer is here. With that, barbecues, parties, and social gatherings are right on her heels. Arguably the greatest season on Earth, Summer brings out the best opportunities to let loose, relax, and explore. Don’t be fooled, however. Summer has led gentlemen astray with her siren song for eons. She whispers, “go ahead and have another Long Island, you’re only getting funnier” in the ears of all

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Cooking the perfect steak
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Cooking the perfect steak It’s no secret that a man who cooks is measurably more attractive in the eyes of those around him. Maybe it’s the way he has a command of the kitchen, or how he makes it look effortless, or maybe it’s because he brings a tear to your eye with how delicious his food truly is. There are a million reasons why this is, but the important thing to take away is you want to be the attractive man in the kitchen. The

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Pairing wine like a boss
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There’s something hypnotic about wine. The allure of its flavor tapestry and story are all the more enchanting when it happens to be paired with the right food. The right wine can cause your tastebuds to come alive with each sip, so the flavor of your meal becomes historic. And there’s nothing like having the knowledge on tap to pour a glass that will do the trick. Men all over the world want to have that finesse. You know what finesse I’m talking about – out

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How to fail your wait to the top
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Every single grown man wants to be successful. He wants to be the master of his own domain. He wants to be the boss. He most certainly doesn’t want to fail, but this is where the secrets to success are hidden. Your success greatly depends on your ability to surf in the wake of your mistakes. Let me explain. Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently. – Henry Ford When you’re afraid to fail, you’re also afraid to move. This

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Suiting: 1-2-3 button jackets
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How many buttons should my suit have? Which is best? This is a highly contested issue in the menswear arena, so let’s weigh-in on the rules, exceptions, and history of it all in hopes that it may help you figure out what works best for your height, weight, and personal style. You’ll often hear people tell you that the bottom button on any jacket should always remain unbuttoned. Where did this rule come from? Why put it on the jacket if it’s forbidden to use? Answers

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Every Man Should Travel
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“The well-traveled man tells better stories, draws more connections, and even knows more interesting toasts than the man who stays at home.” The sense of adventure is alive and well in every single one of us, whether it’s the thrill of the hunt, the hike, or the holiday from work. Some men, however, allow this yearn for exploration run wild, and it changes them forever. Traveling the world is an unfulfilled dream for many men, and here’s why it should go unfulfilled no longer. The

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It’s hard to overcome self doubt, right? Are you doing enough? Are you being enough? Psychology Today had a brilliant article in 2010 on America’s culture of envy, and wanting be, do, and have more. Moreover, it’s about our own judgements that we haven’t accomplished enough – regardless of what incredible feats we have completed. It rings so true with me because I can hear the parts of my mind screaming at me about what I haven’t done, and how I fail to measure up

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