Monthly Archives: January 2016

Situational Awareness – What is it and how to develop it

situational awareness what is it and how to develop itSituational awareness is something that we all have some amount of.  Some are hyper aware, where we are always tuned into what is going on in a room.  Some are hypo aware, where they are clueless to what is happening around them.  You have all seen the people that have no clue what is going on because of the facespace pages they are addicted to.  The goal of the show today is to make sure that you know what situational awareness is.  If I could boil down the concept to a single idea, it could save your life.  The second goal is to help you develop it.  From remembering where you left your keys to remembering where you made the turn on this long road, situational awareness is your go-to tool for everyday life.  As gentlemen we should always be looking to increase our skills, especially one that is so beneficial for our families.  Join me as I give you some exercises to help you be more aware and more ready to react to emergencies.

How are we going to develop our situational awareness?

  • What is Situational Awareness?
  • Why should we consider developing it
  • What kind of purpose does it serve?
  • What does it look like when someone has it
  • What does it look like when someone doesn’t have it
  • How do we increase our Situational Awareness

Resources used:

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Increasing Your Net Worth

increasing your net worthDo you know your net worth?  Regardless of if you like it or not, finances play a large roll in everyone’s lives.  We cannot focus solely on the subject of Net Worth, however it should be cognizant of it for many reasons.  The whole concept at first sounds like a complete waste of time to calculate.  The only people this really matters to are the wealthy and extremely wealthy.  After doing research on the topic I found that keeping up with your Net Worth is an extremely important tool, even for the common gentleman.  The idea is having a snapshot of what your money is doing for you and what your purchases are doing for you.  This can be useful when figuring out if your budgeting is working and if you are planning for the future.  Money is a topic that many people shy away from which can be a horrible thing.  Don’t be too worried about money, but do not ignore what could be staring right at you in for form of a red net worth total.

I do plan to start doing a lot more with the topic of finances.  If you know about dealing with money or work within the industry, please contact me with your information.  I would love to pick your brain at the benefit of the listenership.  Details for contacting me are below.

Why should gentlemen think about their new worth?

  • What does Net Worth mean?
  • Should we care about our Net Worth?
  • How do we calculate it?
  • How can we increase our Net Worth?

Resources:

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Clean Living, Clean Focus

clean living clean focusWhen it comes down to it, our bodies are all we have.  We have not choice but to care for the one that we have.  This means changing a lot of our habits and changing some of our tendencies.  During the show I talk about lower weight and how you should lower your weight safely.  Even if you have a lower weight and eat a lot of junk, you are not healthy.  The body may have a higher metabolism and you are still pouring junk into it, you are going to be unhealthy.  Along with this concept of a clean life we should talk about a clean focus.  Allowing your mind to focus on what you need to focus on and leaving out all the other stuff is a must.  It will not only reduce your stress but increase your happiness. All of this will not only lead to a longer life but will lead to a more happier one that can be shared with family and friends.

How do we have a clean life and clean focus?

  • Your body
    • how a lower weight can help live longer
    • how to achieve this slowly
    • how to figure out if you are fat or not
  • Your mind
    • how to clear up your mind
    • how food plays a part in this role
    • learn to think “no big deal”
    • cut down on television, read more
    • shut down your phone
    • have “me” time

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A Revisit To A Winter Vortex

 

Surviving the winter vortexIf you are not aware, we are on the brink of another winter VORTEX!!!  In reality it just another snow storm that is coming through.  It is not that big of a deal, however there are some safety concerns.  Along with trying to get my RSS feed corrected I am going to rehash my first show that had to do with a winter storm.  There might not be a Friday show either, just have to figure things out on my end.

Winter Vortex is a fear mongering term that I got from my daily news show around here.  I do not believe that it is going to be a winter vortex as much as it will be cold air that gets us down below freezing here in North Carolina.  Now up towards Canada it may be “vortexing” but here it is a little over done… But that is besides the topic of today which is being prepared for this up coming winter.  It is getting toward the time of year when we are going to see more colder temperatures and we need to talk about being prepared to care for your family in case of the emergency of lost power or iced roads or anything else that could happen.  Before you hear the closing music you will have all the knowledge that you need to survive the upcoming WINTER VORTEX!!!!

How do we prepare for the winter vortex

Today we are going to cover:

  • Why this is a topic that a skilled gentleman needs to know
  • Why you need to be ready to deal with upcoming issues
  • How many people have died so that you can get this information (hows that for hyped!)
  • Your 5 survival needs, again
  • Some miscellaneous items that you should think about having
  • A quick talk about keeping your vehicle ready
  • A lot of Pro tips and life hacks in today’s show! (I say that tongue-in-cheek)

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Check out the other winter based shows!

wintertruck

Winterizing your home and vehicle is an essential way to keep your family warm and safe during the winter. Projects for winterizing your home and vechicle.

cold weather recipes

A cold weather recipes is not just food but years of tradition that brings people back to a time they associate with a memory. Learn some recipes!

planning for an epic snow day

Snow days are great but with a little planning it can be an epic tradition. Learn how to up your snow day game to where your kids are looking forward to it.

 

Planning An Epic Snow Day

planning for an epic snow daySnow days come few and far in between around here.  For a portion of us we only see snow around once a year.  For the other portion, you guys probably get sick of the stuff by spring.  Every once in a while we should be able to leave our comfy clothes on and enjoy a day off by drinking excessively and watching television until we are sick of it.  We all work extremely hard and take hardships just to make sure we can pay our bills.  We all deserve a day off once in a while.  Snow days are the best time to do whatever you want to do.  However, today’s show is not just about having a good time without children.  If you have children there is an area where I have spoken about how to enjoy your time with kids.  Think about this, you can start a new tradition with your spouse and children that when there is a snow day, nothing gets done and we all are lazy!  What a tradition to look forward to.

How do we plan for an epic snow day

  • what should we prepare
  • what are some safety concerns
  • what kind of food should be cooked
  • what are some entertainment ideas for adults
  • what are some entertainment ideas for children
  • how you can make up your own excuse for a day like a snow day

Resources used for today’s show:

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A Gentleman’s Guide To Cologne

a gentleman's guide to cologneHave you ever been in a room and smelled someones cologne well before they stepped into the room?  I am talking about being in the middle of a conversation and get hit by a mac truck of smell and then the guy steps in.  Or when you are getting done working out and walk toward the locker room and have to don a hazmat suit just to get through the fog that is axe spray?  Today we are going to discuss how it should be used.  Contrary to popular belief, cologne should not be an offensive weapon.  Cologne should be discovered when a lady gets close to you.  With this next show in the ever going series of the Gentlemen’s Guide I am going to explain how you should apply your cologne in a way that lures women to you instead of repels them away.

Don’t be that guy, listen to a gentleman’s guide to cologne

    • how much is too much
    • Which one works better
      • body wash
      • spray on
      • aftershave
    • what is the best way to apply it
      • spray and walk through
      • spray on wrist and put on neck
      • spray directly on clothes
    • how is it made
    • how dangerous is cologne to put directly on skin
    • what are some different alternatives to cologne

Resources used in today’s guide:

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Develop Your Grit

developing your gritYour grit is the only thing that stands between you and quitting when you have hit your limit.  You may be at rock bottom with no money and hungry and your grit will be there to keep you from complaining about it.  There are people out there that need people like us that have a developed grit to themselves.  As gentlemen we should be ever challenging ourselves and developing our toughness both mentally and physically.  The benefits of it greatly outnumber the reasons in which you shouldn’t.  Think about all the people in your life that you look up to.  The commonality of them all is how tough they are.  Join me today as I take you though a journey to develop your grit both mentally and physically to push yourself to be that gentleman that has it all together.

How can we develop our grit?

  • Mental
    • Act like you are in control at all times
    • Put aside the things that you cannot control
    • See the past as training
    • Celebrate your friends accomplishments
    • Refuse to complain
    • Focus on impressing yourself
  • Physically
    • Run that extra mile
    • Cut on the cold water
    • Getting Fit
    • Embrace the cold/heat
    • Train like your life depends on it
    • Challenge yourself
  • Why this really matters
    • It could save your life
    • If you are in a disaster
    • Helps develop your passion
    • Helps you reach your goals
    • Consider your grit your special weapon

Resources

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The Rise Of The Modern Gentleman

the rise of the modern gentlemanWhen we think about what a gentleman is, we are taken back to a past time.  This is when we saw the traditional gentleman that had the affluence, money, and didn’t do a lot of hard manual  work.  Most of us cannot live up to that name.  Most of us are working men that want to make a better person out of ourselves.  This is why I am introducing the concept of the modern gentleman.  The modern gentleman is not a hard name to have but it does come with work.  It does come with effort but so does anything worth having.  As modern gentlemen we have a standard that we should create and live up to and that is what I am helping develop today.  We try to live up to this name to become better men, better husbands, and better leaders.  It all starts with a little bit of frustration and the fire starts.  Today’s show will more than likely frustrate, anger, or possibly inspire you to become a better person.  If I can hold up to this, I have accomplished my main goal and done well to the Skilled Gentlemen Podcast name.

How can we be apart of the rise of the modern gentleman

  • My six steps to be a modern gentleman
    1. Fix your own problems
    2. Be slow to anger
    3. Be humble
    4. Take pride in your appearance
    5. Educate yourself
    6. Be your own man

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Our Responsibility To Water

our responsibility to waterMost of the earth is covered with water.  This is a concept that was drilled into our heads when we were back in grade school.  The subject of the podcast today is not how much water is around the world, but how we should use it more responsibly.  I am not going to ask you to take up arms and start a riot or to quit your job to start being an activist.  I am asking you today to stop and think about how you can conserve.  How you could do a project to better use the water that we are letting go to waste.  I’m asking you to take your families health in mind with what they are drinking.  There are a lot of chemicals that are allowed in our water and none of which I want going in my family.  This is not to be an alarm to anyone, but a starting point to be more self reliant.  Just start off with this and start doing your own research to make your own opinions.

How can we be more responsible with water?

  • The survival law of 3s
  • What is actually in tap water
  • Water is getting more and more scarce
  • The concept of a rain barrel
  • What are swales and how do they help
  • What can you do everyday to help

Resources in today’s show

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No show today

Im sorry guys, but the show for today is canceled.  I am having some issues with my RSS feed again and I have to fix it.  I apologize for the delay.  If you want to listen to an older show, check out the random show generator.  Got a lot of great content from the past.