April 9, 2013

Be a Man...Stop Apologizing!

Gibbs Rule #6 “Never apologize, it is a sign of weakness.” 

By definition, an apology is an admission of an error accompanied by a genuine expression of regret.

I was in a situation, not long ago, where an apology would have smoothed over a very tense situation.  While this situation was not of my causing or even close to being my fault, I was expected to cop for what had taken place. One very good friend of mine came to me and said “If you just apologize it will all go away.” I was inwardly perplexed by my friends suggestion. 

April 2, 2013

Please, Don't Wear That!

While out and about I occasionally notice certain clothing and shoe wear that makes me want to appeal to the authorities to ban such scary items. The first on my list is the dreaded man sandals. Now to be clear I am not referring to flip flops in general.   I am specifically referring to the man sandals also known as mandals. 

March 25, 2013

How to Unclog a Toilet: Learn the Secret

Whether you are taking care of your home or you are caught at a friends house and are faced with an embarrassing situation of, “I clogged the toilet and can’t leave it like this.”  Many don’t know how to unclog a toilet. It is a necessary skill for anybody to acquire.  If a toilet is blocked and cannot be undone, the plumber is called out. However, many people do not realize that most service call outs can be avoided with just a plunger.  The problem with the average guy is that he is using the plunger incorrectly.

August 3, 2012

How to Knock Someone Out

UFC 149 saw newcomer Ryan Jimmo, a native of Canada, knock out Anthony Perosh inside of 7 seconds with just one punch.  Every man, tough or not, ought to feel the burden to protect those who are most important to him.  In fact, I would argue that as a man it is your duty.  Knocking someone out is probably known as one of the baddest abilities to have.  In terms of manliness, knocking someone out is right up there with bench pressing loads of weight.

August 1, 2012

5 o'clock Stubble All Day Long

I’m sure many of you have seen the light stubble that many men wear now.  It has become somewhat of a staple fashion trend for most guys to sport the 5 o’clock shadow all day long.  But how can you achieve this look with regular clippers?  Most beard trimmers and clippers will only go to a minimum of 1/8 inch.  This standard cut still made me look like Sasquatch.  If you want the perfect stubble look, I think I have found the perfect tool for you...the Norelco Stubble Trimmer Pro.

July 30, 2012

Bringing Meaning Back to the Handshake

Life is full of first impressions.  If you mess up the first impression, you could miss out on a lot in life.  Handshakes are a huge part of that first impression.  In fact, John F. Kennedy commissioned an entire study to determine the best way to give a handshake.  He figured that since he was meeting so many people for the first time he needed to give the right impression.

July 27, 2012

Teaching Your Kids to Tie Knots: the Improved Clinch Knot

Well the summer is here and you know what that means...yes, lots of fishing. If you have kids, you know that they would appreciate a meaningful fishing experience.  Before you get into the time honored tradition of pulling the Loch Ness Monster out of the lake with your pole, you realize that you first need to tie a hook to the fishing line.  

July 25, 2012

3 Watches for the Price of One

Through out the week, men have to constantly adjust their style to fit the various occasions they find themselves in.  He will get dressed for work, then change when he gets home, and, if he is lucky, change again to go out with friends or his significant other. That's not even counting special occasions like weddings, funerals, birthdays, awards banquets...the list is endless. 

July 23, 2012

6 Ways to End Procrastination

"Nothing is so fatiguing as the eternal
hanging on of an uncompleted task."
-William James
In both my personal and professional life, I have discovered a couple of things about myself.  I, at times, procrastinate.  My procrastination is not because I am lazy.  In fact, quite the opposite.  I spend hours working and preparing for whatever it is that needs to get done.  But for some reason I have a problem completing what I am engaged in.  I used to tell people, “I don’t procrastinate, I plan to do it at the last minute.”

July 13, 2012

6 Things Every Guy Needs | #2 A Fitted Shirt

Dress shirts are a known staple in any guys life.  Even if you have a job that does not require you to wear one, there are still many occasions where you cannot get away from putting one on such as at weddings, funerals, services, and job interviews. So instead of cringing at the thought of a dress shirt, how about making it better by choosing a better cut.