How Resilient are You?

how resilient are youOne of the hallmarks of a Gentleman is being resilient.  Being able to bounce back from a hard situation is something that not many people are able to do.  I do believe that is a big reason why people are as depressed and sad today.  The good news is that resiliency is not something that you are born with.  Being resilient is a skill that is developed over time.  Developed through hard times and coming out on the other end of it being a better person.

Today I am going to give you the tools to be a more resilient person in your own life.  There are seven ways that you can develop your own resiliency in this podcast.  That does not mean that this is it.  I would encourage you to find your own way to be a more optimistic person in your own way.  It is the greats among people that are resilient enough to take a setback and come out the other end better than what they were before.


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How can we be more resilient in our lives?

  • Why I feel that society has lost a lot of their resiliency 
  • Find a purpose in your life
  • Embrace change
  • Be more optimistic
  • Learn to find humor
  • Manage your emotions
  • Prepare
  • Turn hardship into opportunity

I mentioned in the show that there are a few podcasts that you can go back and listen to.  The links can be found here.

how to crush your morning routinebeacon of positivityPreparing for a job loss living a disaster

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Homemade Herbal Teas- Interview with Red Dragon Herbs

homemade herbal teaWe all know that herbal tea is healthy for us.  It is not any secret because there is so much data that we are exposed to on a regular basis.  However, some of the teas are not that great tasting and some have names that have to be explained.  Growing your own herbal tea is not that difficult.  As a matter of fact, once you get the peppermint established, it is one of the hardiest plants that you will ever come across.

I brought on Ryan from Red Dragon Herbs and Tea to help us understand how easy it is to grow our own tea.  Not only is he going to give us instructions on how to grow it but he is going to give us 4 different recipes on how to use it.


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Homemade Herbal Tea

  • What are the benefits of herbal tea
  • How do you grow mint
  • What are the benefits of mint on the property
  • Peppermint tea recipe
  • How do you harvest and dry
  • Best practices for brewing

Recipes for herbal tea as mentioned in the episode:

Rest and Relax

  • 2 parts peppermint
  • 2 parts camomile
  • 1 part lemon balm
  • 1 part catnip

Sore Throat

  • 2 part mint
  • 1 part camomile
  • 1 part eckanatia
  • Rosehip

Simple Tea

  • 1 part peppermint
  • 1 part raspberry leaf

Balm Tea

  • 1 part bee balm
  • 1 part lemon balm
  • 1 part peppermint

Mentioned in the show today were a few products that you can find on amazon.  Please consider using our amazon store portal.

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How To Crush Your Morning Routine

how to crush your morning routineEvery day of your life you make millions of decisions when we wake up.  We start our morning just like millions of regular men do.  Why not step up and design a morning routine like some of the most successful Gentlemen in America?  All men have  a way that they start their day off.  Some of us run around and try to play catch up because we hit the snooze button too many times.  Some of us do wake up but the whole morning is spent in a stooper.  Then there are the Gentlemen that have a way that their day is supposed to start.

You want to be that Gentleman that starts his day off the right way.  By the end of the podcast you are going to be prepared to absolutely crush your morning routine.  You will have no excuses to do so.  My challenge to you is to just try it for 30 days and see where it gets you in life.


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How do you crush your morning routine?

  • Why should you even considering having a daily routine
  • We dive into the morning routines of some of the greatest people in business
  • I discuss my morning routine
    • depending on the day

At the end of the podcast I play a clip from Eric Thomas.  The link to the youtube video can be found here (http://bit.ly/2iSEUmg)

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How to make Brunswick Stew

Brunswick Stew is a really simple recipe that any man can put together. This particular recipe style is perfect for a slow cooker which means that you are able to wake up early, get everything put in the pot, go to work, and come home to an amazing smelling house.

Recipe:
1 can of cream corn
1 can of whole kernel corn
2 can diced tomatoes
bag of Lima beans
however much meat you want finely chopped
few dashes of worcestershire sauce
few dashes of hot sauce
1/2 cup of ketchup
1/2 cup of bbq sauce
any other vegetable you want to add

You put this in the slow cooker for however long you want. Just make sure that you have moisture in the pot so it does not burn.

This traditional dish is meant for when there are extra vegetables and meat left on the farm before winter hits. You cant store the vegetables because there is not enough but you don’t want to get rid of them. So you put them in a pot and slow cook them so the flavors mix and you get a mouth watering Brunswick stew.

In my house, we typically cook this right before the first snow storm. That is on its way here! One disaster that is common for snow storms is the loss of power. If you were to take the leftover Brunswick stew and freeze it you can have a meal that is ready to go if the power does go out.

Mentioned in the 4:05 mark of the Brunswick stew video, I mention the dutch oven (http://amzn.to/2iTRod7). When you buy this you can take your frozen Brunswick stew and cook it over an open flame. This can be from a camp stove or a fire pit. Check it out!

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Don’t Be Lazy – Weekend Manly Motivation

dont be lazyBeing lazy is a real quick way to loose the respect and admiration of your family.  Your family relies on you to hold your end of the chores and duties.  You cannot use excuses to get out of doing your work.  Excuses are a very quick way to show how unreliable you are.  I am going to go through a few tips to make sure that you have no reasons to not get your tasks finished.  Once you are finished listening to this episode of Weekend Manly Motivation, you will be ready to take on all your tasks that is needed to get done for the weekend.


This is your Weekend Manly Motivation.  A short podcast designed to give you a quick shot of motivation so that you are ready to crush your weekend activities.  Lasting anywhere between 5-10 minutes per episode, you are able to get a quick kick in the butt to make sure that your weekend is both productive and relaxing.


How do I keep from being lazy?

  • Do the tasks you hate first
  • Reserve the tasks you enjoy for last
  • Write down everything you need to get done for the day
    • I use a write in the rain pad
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  • Use Google Docs Spreadsheet to prioritize your tasks
  • Make time for your duties and chores

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How to get along with the In-Laws

how to get along with in-lawsYou do not just marry the girl, you marry the whole family.  Regardless of how you feel about them, you have to find a way to get along with the in-laws.  This can be a tricky situation to find yourself in.  Rather or not you are first meeting them or established within the family, you have to at least try.  Try to have a relationship with them for the sake of your marriage.  It is a hallmark of a Gentleman to be able to get along with people if differing ideas.

This topic was requested by a listener of the show.  If you have your own idea for a show topic, please find a way to tell me.  Email, Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, or a comment all are superb ways to get in contact with me.  I will do my best to get you the quality information that you need for your topic.


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How do you get along with your in-laws?

  • Tips to getting the in-laws to like you
    • pay attention to your surroundings
    • get to know them
    • be formal around them
    • be honest
    • Take initiative around them
  • How to deal with them if you are way to different
    • stand up for yourself
    • don’t talk about subjects that you don’t want to talk about
    • keep a healthy distance between you and them
    • know that you can pull the plug on the night
  • My own personal situation
  • And if all else fails, how to deal with them for a few hours at a time
    • keep your head low
    • let your spouse end the night, not you
    • stay off your phone
    • be respectful

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Be a Beacon of Positivity

beacon of positivityThe Gentleman is a Beacon of positivity and happiness in a fog of hate and negativity.  This is the topic of the day.  We all know that guy that you cannot have a conversation with without him complaining or whining about something.  As a gentleman, we should be wanting to attract people in our lives, not push them away.  I am going to give you my best tactics on how to stay positive in a world that is bent on focusing on the negative.

We just got through one of the worst presidential elections in recent history.  This election has done a lot to further divide the nation into different camps.  With all of the negative thinking and negative talk that has been thrown around, there is a need to people to be positive.  Not only does it make everyone happier, but it is clinically proven to have very positive health benefits.  Who needs more to know than you can live longer just by being a positive person!?


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How do I exude positivity?

  • My thoughts about the trend on twitter bashing 2016
  • Tactics you can use to be more positive in your own life
  • Focus on what you can control versus what you cannot control
  • Find the good in every situation
  • Smile more
  • How to prepare to be happy
  • Refuse to say negative things
  • Your motivation to start being more positive

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How Gentlemen Do New Years Resolutions – Skilled Gentlemen Throwback

how gentlemen do new years resolutionsThat time of year us quickly approaching us.  No this is not a Christmas related podcast but a New Year podcast.  More specifically a New Year Resolutions podcast.  How dramatically can new year resolutions change your life down the road?  How do you keep them?  Who can you count on to be in your corner when you are not feeling up to the challenge anymore?  All of these questions, and more, will be discussed in this podcast.  I am considering this one to be a topper for this year.

All of the skills that I have spoken about in 2015 are going to be summed up with just getting started with it.  So think about this, what if simple new year resolutions can keep you from that eventual heart attack you are heading toward?  What if a new year resolution can keep you from an early death? What if a new year resolutions can help you retire early?  Interested?


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HOW GENTLEMEN DO NEW YEAR RESOLUTIONS

    • Keeping the goals this year
    • how to benefit from them
    • why they do matter
    • who is in your corner
    • my spin on how new year resolutions work

Resources used in today’s show about new year resolutions

Remember that I am taking the last 2 weeks off of December from the podcast.  I will still have Email service, and I will be on the Facebook page.  I am just taking time away from the show.  The reason is because I need to do some reflection and figure out where I want the show to go next year.

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Appropriate Pet for Children – Skilled Gentlemen Throwback

pet appropriate for childrenThe Holidays are just around the corner.  One item that you will inevitably hear from your child will be “Daddy, can I have a pet”?  It will be from there that the research will begin.  Considering my longest held part time job was at a pet store in which I sold pets and explained how to care for them.  Let me be one of your stops during this research period.  There are good choices and then there are choices that will not likely to bite your finger when going to pick them up.  There are pets that fit certain budgets and pets that require less or more time depending on certain factors.

Now obviously there is some care to figure out if everyone is okay with the pet.  We do not want a pet that certain family members will be squeamish about.  This will be key to remember.


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WHAT PET SHOULD WE CONSIDER FOR CHILDREN?

  • which pets are good for best for what time schedule
  • what pets are less of an investment
  • how much are you going to have to take care of the pets

This is a throwback episode to a later date.  I am currently out of the office and spending time with my family and friends.  I will be active on social media and encourage you to contact me there.  On January 2nd, I will be back in the office and ready to start Season 3 of Skilled Gentlemen Podcast!

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Winterizing Your Home and Vehicle – Skilled Gentlemen Throwback

winterizing home and vehicleThe winter months are upon us.  From the past two shows I have been talking about getting ready for the winter.  This is something that we should all be thinking about and proactively working towards getting ready for.  Winterizing your home and vehicle takes little effort and can save you a lot of money and headache.  So in other words your rate of return of investment is super high for this project or projects.  I personally will be doing most of these things that I am talking about today.  Lets get serious about this though.  We have to work towards keeping our families warm without blowing up the budget.  We also need to make sure our vehicles are winterizing to do their job just in case we have an emergency.

Winterizing your home and vehicle is not a hard task to do, but there needs to be a high rate of return on your investment per project to keep you doing it every year.


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WHAT PROJECTS CAN WE DO FOR WINTERIZING OUR HOME AND VEHICLES?

    • Bring in all your outside firnature
    • seal up your windows and doors
    • curtains
    • create a mudroom
    • insulate under house
    • clean out gutters
    • get chimney cleaned
    • move in plants
    • bring out the big blankets
    • close up storm doors
    • wrap your pipes
    • add insulation behind electrical sockets
    • attic
    • get some salt
    • put cover over air conditioner
  • Car
    • battery check
    • windshield wipers
    • check four wheel drive
    • check anti freeze
    • change oil
    • get your survival stuff ready
    • tarp over windshield
    • be prepared to drive on ice

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This is a throwback episode to a later date.  I am currently out of the office and spending time with my family and friends.  I will be active on social media and encourage you to contact me there.  On January 2nd, I will be back in the office and ready to start Season 3 of Skilled Gentlemen Podcast!

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