Written in 1895, Rudyard Kipling’s “If” is now widely regarded as a gemstone in the world of poetry. It was written in the form of masculine guidance, for his son, “John,” in which he passes down timeless wisdom by which his son should live by.
Unfortunately, many men nowadays lack this masculine guidance—whether it’s because we had absentee fathers, or because our fathers just weren’t in touch with their masculinity, most of us don’t ever get straight-shooting, no-bullshit advice on how to live life as a man.
So, today, I’ve decided to go in depth on this poem, in the hopes that we all may learn from Kipling’s masculine wisdom. Here’s my analysis of his poem, “If.”
Men’s accessories will either make you or break you. They can make you look sexy and intriguing, or like a 16 year old boy who’s trying to pull girls by wearing his dad’s Rolex.
Good men’s accessories accentuate your outfit and give girls an excuse to open you.
I’ve had girls walk right up to me, put their hands on my necklace, and ask “That’s so cool! What is it?” more times than I can remember. It’s an easy way to give girls something to talk about with you, and it works very well.
Women spend hours getting ready, doing their hair, matching their accessories, putting on makeup, and squeezing into the perfect dress, so when a man is very well put together, they’ll notice. Good men’s accessories will set you apart from 99% of men.
We’ve all heard it before. “Just be yourself!” Whether it’s your parents telling you that you’re fine just the way you are, or a girl telling you to just “be yourself,” every single one of us has been told this before.
And the truth is, a lot of people struggle with being themselves. But, it isn’t that simple—sometimes you want to be yourself, and sometimes you don’t. Sometimes it’s a good thing, and sometimes it’s not.
Depending on who I’m talking to, “just be yourself,” could actually be the worst advice in existence. But, if I’m talking to someone else, it could actually be the best advice in existence. Here’s why.
So you want to improve your life? Well yeah, so does everyone else.
Everyone wants to have the perfect job. They want to get paid millions doing something that they love, all the while getting crazy benefits and having months of paid vacation every year.
Everyone wants to have the perfect girl. They want some gorgeous model, who’s a great cook, super intelligent, and also super sweet and willing to stay loyal.
Everyone wants to have the perfect lifestyle. They want to be able to work from wherever they want in the world, without having to wake up early or stay out late.
Despite this common desire to improve your life, however, very few people actually do so. Here’s why.
I’ve been actively involved in improving myself for a pretty long time now, and I’ve learned plenty of life lessons along the way. Some I learned by making mistakes, others I learned by watching others make mistakes.
The beautiful thing about these lessons is that they apply to any discipline you’re trying to improve: fitness, health, game, your mind, emotional health, business, lifestyle, ANYTHING.
If you’re smart, you’ll remember these life lessons for yourself and learn from my experience. Some of them may not make any sense for you right now, but in a year or two they’ll be the most profound things you’ve ever read.
Regardless, I hope that you get the most out of these. Here’s the top life lessons that I’ve learned on this journey.
There’s a lot of hype over supplements nowadays. Everyone wants the latest pre-workout. Hypershock rage, C4, Jack3d, nano vapor…the list goes on and on.
And while pre-workouts do have some ingredients in them that have been scientifically proven to enhance your workouts, you don’t need them.
In fact, you don’t really need any supplements. They can help, but they aren’t necessary.
Maybe you’re against pre-workouts, because you don’t like putting 8 different types of stimulants in your body. I get it. Or maybe you just don’t want to spend the money—that’s fine, too. Either way, here’s my all natural pre-workout.
Having good habits or bad habits can be the difference between success and failure, riches and poverty, or happiness and misery.
Depending on your habits, you will either be a highly successful man, financially and emotionally, or a complete loser with zero girls, zero money, and a bunch of fake friends.
That’s why it’s so important to have good habits—they are literally the foundation upon which you improve yourself.
Good habits not only improve the quality of your life, but they also improve the quality of your life, too. Here’s 4 of the best habits that every man should practice.
We live in a culture that shoves lies and untruth down our throats from a young age, and unfortunately, most of us are too brainwashed to see this.
We live in an overly-effeminate society, where feelings are more important than facts, and where the cold, hard truth, is often ignored. This cannot be sustained indefinitely.
Every single man is fed these 5 dirty lies from the time that he’s born. We’re brainwashed to believe them by our society, by the media, and sometimes even by our parents.
But don’t worry. If you can learn to recognize them, you can eliminate them from your life.
Meditation is, perhaps, one of the best habits that a man could ever have. It will make you calm, collected, and focused on your purpose. But what if you don’t know how to meditate?
That’s fine. Meditation is actually quite simple, but plenty of “gurus” insist on complicating it. I remember when I first started trying to learn, and it was so confusing!
Every so called expert has some weird different technique or way of meditating, but it doesn’t have to be that way—in fact, I’ve broken it down in to 5 simple steps. Here’s how to meditate for beginners.
How do you boost your immune system naturally? As someone who’s been sick many times throughout his life, I’ve struggled with this question a lot. Is it what you eat? Is it how much you exercise? Or maybe it’s your emotional state?
In reality, if you want to boost your immune system you’re going to have to cover a lot of bases. There isn’t just “one thing,” that will fix all of your problems.
If you want to boost your immune system naturally, you need to make sure that you’re going to approach the problem with a nuanced, multi-pronged solution: physical, emotional, hormonal, and more.
Being in great physical condition, but being lonely as hell isn’t good—and neither is having a great social life, but having the testosterone of a baby girl. We need to balance multiple areas of your life to achieve this goal.
Here’s how to boost your immune system naturally.