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How to live in the present like an adult – The Sharp Gentleman
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There is a constant struggle between trying to prepare for the future and trying to live in the moment like an adult. On the one hand, you never know where life is going to take you, so you want to live in the moment and be as present as possible, but there is no way to tell when your time here is done. It sounds harsh, but it’s woefully true. That’s why finding a balance of living in the now while taking steps to prepare

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Your Comfort Zone is Making You Fat | The Sharp Gentleman
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Disclaimer: this episode contains opinions that are mine and may be offensive to others. While I do not care if a topic or opinion offends you (see here), I want to extend the courtesy of letting you know this may trigger you if you’re afraid of hearing strong ideas about fitness, motivation, and complacency – and that your comfort zone is making you fat. Before I got married, I made a commitment to fitness. It was actually a perfect time to do it. I started

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The Truth About Happiness with Jim McCarthy | The Sharp Gentleman
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I know I’ve touched on the role and importance of happiness before, but this time I’m kicking it up a notch with science to explore the truth about happiness. Not to be confused with its apathetic cousin, contentment, happiness is about finding joy in the everyday, and letting it permeate into the tasks, trials, and takeaways of your everyday life. On this episode, I’m joined by Jim McCarthy. He’s a TEDx speaker and # 1 bestselling author of Live Each Day: A Surprisingly Simple Guide to Happiness. He teaches people

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State of Today's Man with Rob Kandell - The Sharp Gentleman
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There are so many messages of manliness out there in the world these days, all vying for more and more of your attention, but which ones are true? Which messages are good for you, and which are good for everyone? There’s a big difference there. Some influencers will have men believe that the world is getting softer and that men need to focus more on being manly, growing beards, and getting tough. Some are focused on being the best version of yourself so you can

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Honest Filippo Loreti Watch Review
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An honest Filippo Loreti Review. UPDATE: All is NOT what it seems. Click here or scroll to the bottom for the TRUTH. From time to time, a brand or design will catch my eye and give me all the warm and fuzzy feelings I’m looking for. Maybe it’s a new model, maybe it’s a color, or maybe a new design altogether. Something I’m used to experiencing is the immediate desire to have it. I’m also used to items being either ridiculously expensive – why can’t

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“Rise and Grind” is something we’re all used to hearing, seeing, and believing these days. In order to get what you want in life -in order to get ahead- you have to get up early and grind yourself, your gears, and your ambition against the motion of the day. Well, technically it’s the idea that you should attack the day as soon as you wake up, and stay focused as you get into the groove of the daily grind of work and responsibilities. Essentially, you

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ask for permission or forgiveness
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Forgiveness or Permission? I recently had a conversation with a client of mine regarding what he truly wants. He had so many things to say about what he wanted. And, he had even more to say about why it’s too hard or impossible to make happen. There are all these “reasons” for how it just can’t be done, or it’s too scary, or what will happen if it doesn’t work out – and every last one of them is made up. In too many cases, we are

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Guide to Improving Your Credit Score | The Sharp Gentleman
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No Excuses. Clean it up. Gentlemen, having a crap credit score is not only an ungentlemanly thing to have, but it’s also completely fixable. There are resources, tricks, and actions you can take to completely change your score, so today, we’re going over the definitive guide to improving your credit score, and keeping it that way. The first thing to understand about credit health and your score, is that it isn’t something that mysteriously appeared at no fault of your own doing. It takes a

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5 Small Essentials Every Man Must Have | The Sharp Gentleman
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Disclaimer: This is not about essential trousers, jackets, shoes, or any of the usual staples. These must-haves are brilliant, versatile, game-changing accessories to keep you sharp and prepared for anything. In the world of menswear, there are a million different products that all want to be the next “must have” in your collection. Socks, laces, watches, shirts, ties – the list kind of goes on forever. Let’s assume you already have the basics, and you’ve realized there are a few things you love, but wish

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How to Win Valentine's Day
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Gentlemen, Valentine’s Day is upon us. Interestingly, this Hallmark Holiday is quite polarizing too. People either love it or hate it. There’s very little grey area. The reasons are pretty equal on each side of the argument: My wife and I are a good example of opposites attracting. I’m a hopeless romantic and she’s much more practical. I’ll plan grand gestures of romance, cloaked in secrecy for surprise, and deliver a symphony of Kodak moments we’ll cherish forever. It’s all orchestrated for my own satisfaction.

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How to honor your family
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One of the hardest transitions in life happens after you become an adult. It isn’t a new job or new apartment of your own. It’s bigger than that. It’s moving from being someone’s son to someone’s husband, and for many men, becoming a father. You suddenly take on a new role and leave the old, kid-version of you behind. When you grow up and venture off to carve your own path, you leave behind those that spent your entire life to that point, carving a

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Become a man of your word | The Sharp Gentleman
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One of the things that we all strive to be is dependable as men. We want to be strong providers and trusted unconditionally. We want to be honorable men, even if many of us aren’t exactly sure what that means. We like, and often romanticize the Gentleman’s Agreement. When we are told something is going to happen, we want to believe it. We like the idea that “he’s a man of his word,” and “he’s a good man, he’ll come through.” You want to be

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An honest Tommy John Underwear review
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Once and for all… is it really worth the upgrade? An honest Tommy John Underwear review **SIX MONTH UPDATE AT THE END! I remember a time in high school when my friends were wearing boxers from Abercrombie and Express and Tommy Hilfiger, and I just couldn’t bring myself to do it. I looked at the prices and knew I could spend my money on better things. Certainly things that delivered more value! I’ve been a boxer-brief guy for as long as I can remember. I

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