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7 lessons you need to unlearn right now - The Sharp Gentleman
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Some lessons just need to be forgotten… It never ceases to amaze me how brilliant people can opt not to pursue their big ideas because old lessons they’ve learned are so deeply ingrained. What a tragedy it is to watch someone give up before he or she even begins. Some poor lessons we learned as early as childhood can still haunt us today. Even in my own business and personal life, I wrestle against lessons I have gleaned from past experience, my parents, friends, teachers,

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how ot start a business that doesn't fail
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AKA: Avoid the Overwhelm I was recently having a conversation with a friend of mine about entrepreneurship and the changing landscape of business success these days, and I discovered a few coaching moments I want to share with you. He’s an incredibly hard working guy and it shows in his business and brand. He is the first one in and last one out of the office seven days a week. He’s created a culture of innovation, creativity, and hard work in his company. And he’s

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why you need to stop being in control of everything - The Sharp Gentleman
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Control can kill. Gentlemen, this may sound counter-intuitive, but you need to stop being charge of everything in your life – If for no other reason than it’s killing you. If it doesn’t end up physically killing you, it will at the very least kill a metric ton of pleasure, enjoyment, and realized success. Sure, you may reach that goal you’re shooting for, and do it your way, but you’ll be too exhausted to recognize and appreciate the fruits of your labor. Control can kill.

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How to build your legacy like a gentleman - The Sharp Gentleman
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Legacy is a funny thing. There are a myriad of outlets describing how to build your legacy these days, and yet we don’t really care much for it until we start noticing our impact on the world. Sometimes that means our children, sometimes it means our coworkers, sometimes it’s just our sudden realization that we’re going to die someday and we worry how we’ll be remembered. Whatever the catalyst, legacy becomes a buzz word for most men in their 30s, and only amplifies as the

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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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Become a better listener - the sharp gentleman
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One of the most misused superpowers a man can have is the power to listen deeply. Millions of self-proclaimed “good listeners” are actually just listening well enough to keep a conversation going in his or her direction. Genuine listeners hear what isn’t being said, connect more deeply with their partner, and create a pathway for creative collaboration and power. This is incredibly important for any man trying to better himself and the world around him. Gentlemen, this is you (at least it should be). When

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best travel accessories - the sharp gentleman
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I have family all over the country, which means several times each year I am racking up miles in an aluminum can in the sky. I’ve had flights that were smooth and quiet, flights that were turbulent and noisy, and everything in-between. Whether it’s a short fight or a long flight, there are a few key accessories that make your life significantly easier. With my upcoming flight to Italy for my wedding, I have all my devices and comforts ready to go. Here is my

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The Sharp Gentleman's Guide to Tipping
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Today’s podcast is about something you’re all familiar with, but may not know exactly what the rules are in it: tipping etiquette. Gratuity – when should you, how much should you, what makes a good tip, why should you, etc. These questions roll around the heads of many men every day, and we’re here to talk about what the rules are, and what to be aware of in the tipping world. This is also a special show because I’m introducing my friend, and potential future

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7 ways your haters are important for your success
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Entrepreneurs know the impact haters can have on their success, and more importantly, look for them as an indicator that they’re on the right track. As an owner of several ventures, I’m always on the lookout for detractors and naysayers because they provide me with motivation that I can’t get from my best cheerleaders. Strange as it may sound, someone looking at your ideas and telling you they’re not possible or impractical or stupid or ridiculous or (fill in the blank) will often light a

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10 ways to boost your confidence
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Episode 2: 10 Killer Ways to Boost Your Confidence Every man, whether he’s super successful or the fry cook at the local fast food joint, wants to have more confidence. Often, they’re looking for some way to get an edge and stand out in a crowd… for all the right reasons. In this show, I’m going introduce you to my 10 killer ways to boost your confidence without spinning your wheels. No gimmicks, no products to buy, no audio programs to download and listen to

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