Monthly Archives: January 2018

Gardening Like A Gent – Throwback

gardening like a gentDepending on who you talk to gardening can be an easy hobby to adopt or a burden that will haunt you.  To be honest, the pessimist that says that you will have to endure weed pulling, bugs, and failed crops probably never put a seed in dirt before.  Starting from and early age I have put germinated seeds and watched energy flow from seedling to vegetable and then back to seed.  My grandfather made it a point to show me how this works and made sure that I had the fire in my heart to be self sustaining in my gardening.  The benefits from gardening is very apparent in people that enjoy this hobby vs people that go to the grocery store, and that’s just my two cents!

With a little bit of help and a bit of guidance, you can enjoy an amazing garden this year.  Your family will be healthier and you will be happier with the amazing food you produce for yourself.


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How do I get started with Gardening?

  • How gardening is a complicated subject, not really
  • My hatred for Food Lion commercials
  • How Grocery stores make you believe how this is hard
  • Unspoken health benefits of gardening
  • The normal health benefits of gardening
  • How to start your venture in January
  • What to plant now
  • How easy it is to start
  • How to deal with no space

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Basics of Companion Planting

basics of companion plantingIt is cold around here.  Looking across the landscape of frost and frozen trees makes me think about this years garden.  There is a practice that some gardeners use called companion planting.  This is the use of a plant to either work in harmony with another plant or to repel pests away from that plant.  There are a few rules that you should know about, but generally, it is an easy concept to grasp.  If you are a gardener, this is a show that you should really enjoy and get something out of.  If you are not, the use of companion planting will increase the health and vitality of the tress and shrubs that you have around the house.

Join me today as I speak about the use of companion planting and how it can be useful to your gardening efforts.


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What are the basics of Companion Planting?

  • Traditional garden versus companion planted garden scape
  • Top plants put into the garden and their best companions
  • What can further benefit your plants
  • Which plants should you avoid putting near each other
  • How to start your design
  • General upgrades that you should consider doing this year in your garden
  • My plan for this years harvest

During this show I used resources that were not my own.  Below are the websites that I pulled information off of:

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Develop your Grit – Throwback

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.


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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

What is Grit

what is gritIf you ever wondered what grit was, just think about when times got hard for you.  You hit the wall but you had a little voice in the back of your mind.  That little voice that said “keep going, keep pushing”.  Grit is that drive that you feel when you wake up in the morning and your muscles are sore.  Your alarm clock is going off and it is super cold outside.  You want to hit the snooze button but that drive and tenacity that you have makes you get up and push forward for the day.  Your drive is important to your success in life.  You are not going to meet your goals and receive the accolades that you desperately want by not having the grit to keep you going during the hard times.

Today I am going to talk about what is grit and really dive into the percentages of success.  The quote goes that 80% of success is just showing up everyday and 20% is everything else.


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What is Grit?

  • How to find the book Grit from Angela Duckworth for a free listen
  • What is the 80% truly made up of
  • How to develop and achieve more grit in your life
  • What does the 20% mean to someone that is looking for it all
  • How to know when enough is enough

Not all of the content covered in the podcast episode today is my own.  Here are the resources that I pulled from.

I also mentioned the Scale that you should try for yourself.  You can find that by clicking here > Grit Scale

Thank you for listening. Please find Skilled Gentlemen Podcaston FacebookiTunes,  Twitter,  Youtube, 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.  All comments, complaints, concerns, or questions please either comment below or email me at skilledgentlemen@gmail.com

 

 

Your Reinvention – A Guide to Reinvent Yourself Throwback

your reinvention- how to reinvent yourselfThere comes a time in a man’s life where he needs to reinvent himself.  Normally there are major life events where reinventions occur, but it is not necessary.  You can reinvent yourself whenever you feel appropriate but it it is not going to happen overnight.  You need direction to make the reinvention successful.  No one says that it is easy but the finial outcome is worth the pain and suffering it takes to get you there.  You do not want to work so hard to get to your finial self just to slip back into your old habits and your old ways.

I am taking you through the process and giving you the best tips and tricks to make your reinvention successful.  These are not easy and require a lot of work and dedication on your part.  With a few skills and a few ideas, you can change yourself into the person you want to be.  I have personally gone through a reinvention a few times and with the use of my experiences and the use of online resources, I am going to help you have a successful reinvention.


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How do we successfully reinvent yourself?

    • How to increase your possibility of the reinvention sticking
    • Where to start the process from
    • How to determine your final outcome
    • Who you should turn to during this process
    • What are the best things to get rid of and pick up

Resources used in the show:

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New Year New Me

new year new meIt is a new year and with that is the flood of new year resolutions!  The problem is that people do not have adequate plans to make their changes work.  With all of the complaining and griping over how 2017 went, I am going to work to help you make this the best year of your life.  With work and effort, this can and will be the year that you brag about.


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How do you successfully change your life to better fit your own wants for a new you?

Tune in to hear how to successfully:

  • Refuse to be negative about your situation
  • Write down your goals
  • Silence the people that hold you back
  • Plan your year out carefully
  • Get ready for disasters and road blocks

There were no external resources used in the making of the show today.


Thank you for listening. Please find us on Facebook,iTunes,Twitter,Youtube 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.  All comments, complaints, concerns, or questions please either comment below or email me at skilledgentlemen@gmail.com