Monthly Archives: December 2015

Christmas Special 2015

christmas special 2015Christmas is a special time of year for all of us.  It is a time for us to sit around and converse.  It is a time for us to drink and be merry.  It is a time for gifts and a time for remembrance.  Christmas is filled with history and mythology dating back well before our time and deserves a look.  As gentlemen we should be able to look at history of man and learn, if not just for fun.  As you start your way to bed tonight, I ask you to remember a few things.  Remember the firefighters that are on duty tonight that spend their time away from their family.  Remember the police offers that are on duty tonight running down drunk drivers.  Remember how EMS is working on keeping people alive in their time of need.  Remember our service members of the military as they spend their time away from family.  Do not take your time for granted, enjoy yourselves and be merry.  I will be looking forward to more podcasts in 2016.

Skilled Gentlemen Podcast wishes you a merry christmas and happy holidays

  • The history of the Christmas Tree
  • The history of the Yule Log
  • Why do we hang mistletoe
  • The history behind Santa Claus
  • Who is Krampus
  • Why do we celebrate on December 25
  • My view on Christmas

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A Farewell to 2015!

a farewell to 2015Today is the final show of 2015.  All but the Christmas special that will occur in a few days.  I wanted to sort of compare the two shows that I have done over my time spent doing podcasts.  The show that came before this one was called Understanding Pets Podcast.  It was horrible.  I had little direction and thus had very little following and listening.  In comparison of what has happened over the past year, I am super excited.  With all of the success of the show I cannot get over how much you guys have done.  I put the content out there and you guys like, share, and listen to it.  I really do appreciate everything that you all do for the show.  So this is a farewell to 2015 because I am not going to do another show until 2016.  A farewell to a lot of different things that I have put into place and a farewell to the anxiety that this show may not work out.

What have we done and where have we come in this farewell special

  • My old show, Understanding Pets Podcast
  • The differences between this show and that one
  • How much you guys really mean to me
  • What is to be expected in 2016
  • The show I did with Bob Mayne called Prepping For Your Pets

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.

Thank you for listening. Please find us on Facebook,iTunes,Twitter,Youtube,Zello and Pinterest and follow or subscribe to keep up with us.  The wheels are always turning over here in the office.  Sign up for the newsletter to get all updates to the podcast with your email address.  Any comments, complaints, concerns, or questions please either comment below or email me at skilledgentlemen@gmail.com

How To Get Things Done

how to get things doneAs gentlemen we should be able to get things done.  Things in the aspect of projects.  We all have our excuses of why we do not want to get things done.  We all say that it is too cold or it is too rainy but in reality we can get things done in a different area of the house.  This is something that I have struggled with.  Excuses on why I cant or wont do a project.  It may help if we organize our projects a little better.  Today, that is going to be the bulk of the show.  Organizing your project with your spouse or whoever you are investing with.  There are two ways that I have used in my organization efforts to get things done, both spoken on the podcast today.  The major concept that is between the two ways is that it includes a way to get your spouse involved in the project to meet not just your goals, but both.

So how do we get things done?

  • The concept of using a 3 ring binder
  • Using Excel to organize our thoughts
  • Excuses and how to avoid them
  • How to justify your projects

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.

Thank you for listening. Please find us on Facebook,iTunes,Twitter,Youtube,Zello and Pinterest and follow or subscribe to keep up with us.  The wheels are always turning over here in the office.  Sign up for the newsletter to get all updates to the podcast with your email address.  Any comments, complaints, concerns, or questions please either comment below or email me at skilledgentlemen@gmail.com

Workouts From The Fire Academy

Workouts from the fire academyI have spoken about the fire academy a lot during my podcasts.  I have spoken about how much fun it was and how much I learned.  One thing that I have not spoken much about is how the workouts were.  The workouts were very brutal leaving us not only exhausted but stronger.  Over the 6 months that we were in the school we all lost a significant amount of weight and were able to fight fire longer than we were able to before.  These workouts are mostly body weight.  This means that we are able to bring it home and do them without buying expensive weights.  I am bringing the fire academy workouts to you today.  I am going to break them down and let you know how you can employ these workouts in your life.

What workouts can we employ from the fire academy

  • Thanking the Hydrants
  • The Fire Circuit
  • Praise the Bottle
  • Thank you Brother
  • How this can be a business idea

Check out this podcast in conjunction with this one

Developing A Healthy Lifestyle

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.

Thank you for listening. Please find us on Facebook,iTunes,Twitter,Youtube,Zello and Pinterest and follow or subscribe to keep up with us.  The wheels are always turning over here in the office.  Sign up for the newsletter to get all updates to the podcast with your email address.  Any comments, complaints, concerns, or questions please either comment below or email me at skilledgentlemen@gmail.com

Meditation For Gentlemen

meditation for gentlemenMeditation is a topic that I have been torn about speaking of for the longest time.  That is until I actually researched the meaning of it.  To me, I thought it was a bunch of nonsense that no one really needed.  However, now that I know what it is really about I have decided to give meditation a try.  The whole idea can be drawn down to having a stress reducer and a way to relax your mind.  If you are anything like me, you have an overactive mind.  I constantly replay events over and over in my mind until I fall asleep at night.  This is a great way to help me quell my mind and help me think clearly.  As crazy as it sounds, there is scientific facts to back the art of meditation and how it is effective.

why should gentlemen be concerned about meditation and how to do it?

  • what does meditation benefit
  • how does meditation benefit that area
  • how do you meditate
  • a guided mediation at the end of the show

Resources used in today’s show:

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.

Thank you for listening. Please find us on Facebook,iTunes,Twitter,Youtube,Zello and Pinterest and follow or subscribe to keep up with us.  The wheels are always turning over here in the office.  Sign up for the newsletter to get all updates to the podcast with your email address.  Any comments, complaints, concerns, or questions please either comment below or email me at skilledgentlemen@gmail.com

Making Gifts For Christmas

making gifts for christmasRather you like it or not, christmas is right around the corner.  Now is the time to figure out what you want to get everyone as gifts.  Going out and buying christmas gifts can be a daunting task.  My suggestion is, why dont you consider making your christmas gifts?  Think about it, your friend opens up a hand made tankard instead of a bought beer glass.  Which one do you think he will put on the display?  Which one do you think he will pull out to use on special occasions and which one is the daily drinker?  Making gifts is becoming more and more popular now and there are many reasons to do so.  Spend some time this season to further your skills or develop new ones to share with your friends and family.

Why should we be making gifts for christmas?

  • Why making gifts for christmas is better than buying
  • Making Jelly
  • Brewing Beer
  • Giving your time
  • Building a clock

Podcasts mentioned in today’s show:

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.

Thank you for listening. Please find us on Facebook,iTunes,Twitter,Youtube,Zello and Pinterest and follow or subscribe to keep up with us.  The wheels are always turning over here in the office.  Sign up for the newsletter to get all updates to the podcast with your email address.  Any comments, complaints, concerns, or questions please either comment below or email me at skilledgentlemen@gmail.com

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How Gentlemen Do New Year Resolutions

how gentlemen do new year 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 resolution can help you retire early?  Interested?

How gentlemen do new year RESOLUTIONS

    • how to keep them
    • 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.

Thank you for listening. Please find us on Facebook,iTunes,Twitter,Youtube,Zello and Pinterest and follow or subscribe to keep up with us.  The wheels are always turning over here in the office.  Sign up for the newsletter to get all updates to the podcast with your email address.  Any comments, complaints, concerns, or questions please either comment below or email me at skilledgentlemen@gmail.com

Advanced Prepping for Gentlemen

advanced prepping for gentlemenThis show is not for the beginner prepper.  If you want to learn more about that I would consider listening to three past shows. Beginner Prepping, Why People Are Afraid of Survivalism, and Lessons From Past Disasters all deal with the question of why.  This show is a longer list of what I am working toward.  I get a little bit candid in the show about what I have completed.  This is to show you that I am also working toward Advanced Prepping in my own life.  This list is by no means a complete list.  You have to figure out what is needed in your own life.  This all can be done by using a notebook, pen, and a little bit of time.

what goes into advanced prepping

  • Alternate Energy
  • Clothing
  • Communications and Computing
  • Defense
  • Economic
  • First Aid/Medical
  • Food and Cooking
  • Nuclear, Biological, Chemical, Particulate
  • Personal Care and Sanitation
  • Pets
  • Shelter, Fire and Warmth
  • Information, Entertainment, and Plans
  • Lighting
  • Navigation and Signaling
  • Stealth and Camouflage
  • Tools, Repair, and Utility
  • Transportation
  • Water
  • Weather

Resources in today’s show:

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.

Thank you for listening. Please find us on Facebook,iTunes,Twitter,Youtube,Zello and Pinterest and follow or subscribe to keep up with us.  The wheels are always turning over here in the office.  Sign up for the newsletter to get all updates to the podcast with your email address.  Any comments, complaints, concerns, or questions please either comment below or email me at skilledgentlemen@gmail.com

Beginner Prepping- Back To The Basics

beginner prepping back to the basicsTo most of my listeners you heard me rant on prepping and how it is a responsibility for men to do.  However, my new listeners may benefit from beginner prepping.  If you are a seasoned listener and have not started to do this for your family, now is the time to start.  The way this is different from the rest of the shows, it is how to start.  This time it is not just that you should start, but a tips on how to start.  If by the end of the show you should be convenience that prepping is in your best interest for you and your family.  I am not sure how many different ways I can say it.  Do remember that I can be a resource for information on how to meet your goals and hopefully can be a very good resource.

How do we get back to the basics of beginner prepping?

  • Why this matters to you
  • How this matters for your family
  • How to start
  • 5 survival needs

Resources mentioned in today’s show:

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.

Thank you for listening. Please find us on Facebook,iTunes,Twitter,Youtube,Zello and Pinterest and follow or subscribe to keep up with us.  The wheels are always turning over here in the office.  Sign up for the newsletter to get all updates to the podcast with your email address.  Any comments, complaints, concerns, or questions please either comment below or email me at skilledgentlemen@gmail.com