Monthly Archives: June 2015

Overcoming Fear

Overcoming FearEveryone has some fear that they harbor their entire life.  That is completely understandable, however there is a way that we can take this fear and completely rationalize it out.  Fear comes in many different forms from a simple hackle showing up on your neck to having a complete melt down.  There is a understandable hesitation when it comes to overcoming fear in most cases but as gentlemen we should be able to look at fear and at least recognize it for what it is worth.

Join me today as I talk about:

  • What are the common fears
  • Why it is important for us to take these fears and rationalize them
  • Overcoming common fears
  • Getting fears under control

Remember Aug 1 we may be moving to another RSS feed.  Keep in touch to stay updated!

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51 Movies Every Man Should See

51 movies every man should seeThere is a list of movies that every man should come in contact with at some point in their life.  Maybe you are thinking about inviting a group of guys over one afternoon for a few movies or you are looking for a couple of movies to watch with a spouse or girlfriend/boyfriend, well this list will be your guiding light!  From Leslie Nielsen to Bill Murray to Mel Brooks there are movies for everyone in here!  If you didn’t hear the movies that you wanted to hear on the list, email me or Facebook me and let me know which one and why!

Join me today as I discuss:

  • The need for a manly movie list
  • Who was asked for the movie list
  • The Official Skilled Gentlemen Movie List
  • How to change the movie list

Remember Aug 1 we may be moving to another RSS feed.  Keep in touch to stay updated!

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Concert Lawn Ticket Etiquette

concert lawn seat etiquetteConcerts are so much fun to go to but they can be very expensive.  Getting lawn tickets are the way to go when you are looking for cheap seats.  There is a way to act and do while you are in the seats to make sure you are not being “That guy” that I am calling concert lawn ticket etiquette.  This is the idea that you are not the only person there and there is a level of respect for others that you should have in the back of your mind while you are there.  Understand the the etiquette should not be so strict that you do not have a good time but etiquette enough to allow others to enjoy the show also.  Lawn tickets are a whole different beast than the regular seats.

Join me today as I talk about:

  • What I noticed when I was at my concert
  • What are lawn tickets
  • My list of Concert Lawn Ticket Etiquette Tips
    • Be observant of wind drift
    • Stay off others
    • stay seated during the opening bands if your in front
    • don’t get drunk
    • Don’t get stoned
  • Outside of etiquette

Remember Aug 1 we may be moving to another RSS feed.  Keep in touch to stay updated!

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Building an expert level medical kit

First_aid_19Medical emergencies can happen in a heartbeat and to anyone.  Having a medical kit with you can end up being the difference between that person living or dying.  But understand there is one tool in there that everyone has to have and it absolutely makes or breaks that kit, it is your education.  So as gentlemen we need to take an approach that others have bypassed and shortcut for years and has led to many people being hurt or even made things worse because of the inexperienced.  So tune in today and learn the easy way to make your medical bag the right way and not kill someone during your progress.

Join me today as I talk about

  • What I saw at a gun show
  • Likelihood vs. Practical
  • How your education is a key factor in building a medical kit
  • Beginner level items for a medical kit
  • Intermediate level items for a medical kit
  • Advanced level items for a medical kit

Remember Aug 1 we may be moving to another RSS feed.  Keep in touch to stay updated!

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Dealing With Heat Related Emergencies

sun-293615_640The past few days around North Carolina has been over 100 degrees Fahrenheit (37 Celsius) which can be a concern to a lot of people.  Typically we will see a few different cases of heat related emergencies while on duty.  There are ways to deal with heat related emergencies both proactive and reactive.  This is considered a topic for Executive Protection for the Family because you are the leader and more educated than the lay person.  Along with dealing with heat related emergencies, we need to know how to help prevent heat related emergencies.  Along with the crazy heat we will see many more drownings.  Brush up on your life saving skills with Drowning: Spotting it and Stopping it

Join me today as I talk about

  • How hot it has been
  • How to recognize there is a heat related emergency
  • Stages of heat related emergencies
  • How to solve their problem
  • Preparing for heat related emergencies

Remember August 1 we are going to possibly moving to another RSS feed.  More information to come.

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Everyday Chivalry

Everyday ChivalryEveryday we have the chance to make your spouse’s day special by being a gentleman and acting with chivalry.  When I hear people talk about how they just got married and now they can slack off makes me want to crack them in the head with a stick.  The fact that we take our spouse for granted is absolute crap.  We are planning of spending the rest of our lives together, we should act like we are grateful for the opportunity to be with each other so showing respect by acting like we enjoy each others time and using chivalry we can enrich each others lives.  It just so happens that this is today’s topic of discussion.  Everyday Chivalry and how we can do special things for each other just because we feel privileged to get to spend time together.

Join me today as we talk about:

  • How to get your show discussed
  • Little ways to show chivalry everyday
    • Presenting her with a warm towel
    • Listening to her and acting on it
    • Opening doors
    • Walking between her and the road
    • Protecting her
    • Filling up her car
    • Cooking dinner
    • Having a glass of wine ready after a bad day
    • Don’t be a jerk

Remember August 1st we may be switching to another RSS feed, you may need to subscribe again after August 1st.

Photo from: Huskyherz

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Dealing With The Loss Of A Friend

A grief stricken American infantryman whose buddy has been killed in action is comforted by another soldier. In the background a corpsman methodically fills out casualty tags, Haktong-ni area, Korea.  August 28, 1950.  Sfc. Al Chang. (Army) NARA FILE #  080-SC-347803 WAR & CONFLICT BOOK #:  1459

There is a time in every mans life that we deal with loss.  Be it from a family member, spouse, or even  a best friend.  The topic is one is a darker one and I almost didn’t speak about this one but I figured I would be doing everyone a disservice by keeping this one to myself.  Dealing with the death of a friend is hard and should not be looked at lightly, less manly, or looked at as being weak.  Being alive means experiencing death and being able to deal with death by feeling sad, angry, or confused.  This is what I am going to help you understand today.

Join me today as we talk about:

  • My story about dealing with the death of a friend
  • Taking up a hobby
  • Drinking to deal with death
  • Exercising to deal with loss
  • Talking to someone
  • Understanding the psychology of a grieving person
  • Finding something that makes you happy
  • Talking to religious leaders
  • You Want A Physicist To Speak At Your Funeral

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Learning From History

Elementary_school_class_on_American_Indian_cultureHistory happens everyday.  We are tasked to take everything into consideration and remember everything stemming back from grade school.  There is a better way for us to do this.  We should be able to take lessons from the good and bad and develop them into life lessons.  As a gentlemen, I do that everyday in my career as it relates to line of duty deaths.  I learn from their mistakes and make sure that I do not follow in that path.  So how can we as a community of gentlemen become students of history without tests and boring lectures to read?  If you want to read further about how the government has failed us, check out this article.

Join me today as I discuss:

  • Why it is important not to just say history is important
  • How to actively pay attention to history
  • How this is pragmatic to us as gentlemen
  • How I practice history everyday
  • How government shows us it is incapable of learning lessons
  • Buy once cry once adage

Remember August 1 is going to be a change in feeds!

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Beer Basics

beer-349876_640The length of this week has been astronomically long for reasons explained in the podcast today.  It it time to relax beside the pool and enjoy a carbonated piece of history.   That’s right, a cold beer.  Today we will be discussing beer.  But not only beer in the way that it is made or how it is made but the social and physiological side of beer.  Think it is a boring topic?  Trust me, it has been a blast to make today’s show!

Join me today as I talk about:

  • The wreck we had with our RSS feed
  • Our move on August 1 2015
  • Two main types of beer (and the third one)
  • How these beers are brewed
  • History on those beer
  • The official top 10 toasts from SGP

Picture and sources:

  • http://pixabay.com/p-349876/?no_redirect
  • http://www.beerexpert.co.uk/lager.html
  • http://irish.spike-jamie.com/drinking.html
  • http://heavy.com/social/2014/03/best-funny-drinking-toasts-memes/
  • http://www.myfavoriteshot.com/funny-toasts.html

 

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11 tips to converse like a gentleman

U.S._Secretary_of_State_Cordell_Hull_conversing_with_British_Foreign_Minister_Anthony_EdenHolding a conversation with someone is an art that is on the decay.  People would rather converse through the facespace or the twitter networks instead of face to face connection.  People would rather text instead of meeting up for coffee or a beer with friends.  When we converse with someone a connection is made in which we are better people with richer lives.  I mean have you ever had a conversation with someone that you just met and had an instant connection?  That was not brought to you by magic as much as it was the magic of conversation.  Considering there are more and more people that are avoiding conversation like the plague, it has made it to the topic of today’s conversation.

Join me today as we converse about:

  • How to make the connection between two people
  • 11 tips on conversing like a gentleman
    1. Have a common connection
    2. Similar hobbies
    3. Dont think beyond the current topic
    4. Know what you are talking about
    5. Do as much or more listening than speaking
    6. Try not to make the conversation about yourself
    7. Stay off your phone
    8. Stay positive
    9. Be yourself
    10. Dont focus on your differences
    11. Ask questions

Didn’t hear your favorite tool on todays show, let me know about it! Picture from: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:U.S._Secretary_of_State_Cordell_Hull_conversing_with_British_Foreign_Minister_Anthony_Eden.jpg

Thank you for listening. Please find us on Facebook, iTunes, Twitter, Youtube, and Pinterest and follow or subscribe to keep up with us.  The wheels are always turning over here in the office.  Any comments, complaints, concerns, or questions please either comment below or email me atskilledgentlemen@gmail.com