Category Archives: Philosophy

Emergencies that Gentlemen should handle – Throwback Episode

emergencies men should know how to handleOne of the scariest things that a man can endure is witnessing emergencies that involve his family.  The blood pressure rises along with the pulse rate and the brain goes into overdrive.  To the normal person the next step would be to freak out and panic.  To the Gentleman however, the next step would be to calm down and start fixing the situation.  This series that I am starting is going to be an accumulation of the most common emergencies that men face on a day to day basis from the standpoint of an experienced first responder.

 My goal for these shows is to help men pull themselves together and start being the fixer that his family wants him to be.  Do you want to be that guy that runs around panicking because something just happened to him and his family or do you want to be able to help the situation?


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What Emergencies should men be able to handle?

  • what is a first responder
  • why should I keep a medical bag in my car
  • what should be kept in the medical bag
  • What to do if you are in a car wreck
  • How to deal with Hypothermia and Hyperthermia
  • How to deal with Major Bleeding
  • Why you do not have to worry about this

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Have we lost Rites of Passage? – Throwback Episode

have we lost the rite of passageAcross the world there are cultures have different ways that they ceremonially bring their children into adulthood.  This is called the rite of passage.  However, we live in a world that protects our children and adults from feeling pain and hurt feelings.  Are there ways that we still have rite of passage ceremony?  Are there ways that we can make our children appreciate their place in nature and in society?  My argument is that the struggle has to be hard to make the reward to be sweet.  

I dive into the history and the cultural aspects of the rite of passage that still exist today.  I also get real personal with my plans to have my own ceremony for both myself and my son.  The journey should be a struggle because you deserve to feel proud of your accomplishments.  Join in the conversation by getting involved in the social media and on the forum!  You should plan your own passage and have your own journey.


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What can we do to have a Rite of Passage?

  • There is a purpose for this, what are the purpose of these rites of passage?
  • What are some of the most common ones around?
  • Is it ever too late to go through one yourself?
  • How am I going to go through my own passage?
  • What my plan is for my son?
  • How am I going to train him for it.
  • How do you develop a tradition for yourself?

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Did you miss anything or want to check out the notes for the podcast episode today, look no further than the forum.  Iskilled gentlemen podcast forum post every episode that I do there for you to go back and find links and remember what was said.  While you are there, make sure you sign up to be a member.  Send me your username after signing up so that I can approve you.  That is all it takes to be a member.

Are you a soft man or a hard gentleman – Throwback Episode

are you a soft manI have been hearing a lot about men being soft here lately.  I sat down to do some research on this phenomenon and came back with the fact that men are becoming really soft.  There is that section of men in the world that have certain attributes about them and have no idea why no one wants to be around them.  People talk bad about them because they are not manning up and taking charge of their responsibilities.  Today’s show is an effort to bring light to this fact and hopefully encourage you to change this out of your life.  To make that effort to go from a soft man to a hard gentleman.  Not only do our families expect it but they deserve to have a hard gentleman in their lives.


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How soft are you?

  • Where I feel like this bashing came from
  • Why I didn’t like reading those posts
  • How can you define a soft man
  • My steps to becoming a hard gentleman
    • Stop Complaining so much
    • Follow through with your plans
    • Take your responsibilities to heart
    • Don’t be afraid of confrontation and don’t be a butt head
    • Get stuff done
  • How can our children learn from this list
  • You should make your own list

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Did you miss anything or want to check out the notes for the podcast episode today, look no further than the forum.  Iskilled gentlemen podcast forum post every episode that I do there for you to go back and find links and remember what was said.  While you are there, make sure you sign up to be a member.  Send me your username after signing up so that I can approve you.  That is all it takes to be a member.

A Gentleman’s Guide To Pregnancy- Throwback Episode

a gentlemans guide to pregnancyYou have just figured out that you are pregnant, what do you do now!?  To many men, this is both very exciting and extremely terrifying.  The major issue is that you have experience with caring for you and your spouse, now you have to face the unknown of caring for a child.  Some men will ignore the issue and just deal with the struggles and issues as they come.  Gentlemen face this head on and prepare for what is to come.  The effort today is going to be to answer the nagging problems that you have come up with in your mind.  Pregnancy comes with a lot of possible medical problems and money fears.


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Gentleman’s Guide to Pregnancy

  • What should we be concerned about medically
  • How to cut costs for the child without being negligent
  • What should men be doing during the pregnancy
  • Your plan for the big day
  • What is your job after the baby is born

Resources used in the show:

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Did you miss anything or want to check out the notes for the podcast episode today, look no further than the forum.  Iskilled gentlemen podcast forum post every episode that I do there for you to go back and find links and remember what was said.  While you are there, make sure you sign up to be a member.  Send me your username after signing up so that I can approve you.  That is all it takes to be a member.

A Gentleman’s First Date Dos and Don’ts

a gentlemans first date dos and don'tsA Gentleman only has one chance to impress someone on their first date.  It is what happens and the overall feeling after that date, that decides if there is a second one.  There are some guidelines that you should follow and some land mines that you should avoid.  This podcast episode is perfect for the person that is going on that first date.  You want to be the best you that you can be.  With these tips, you are very likely going to get that second date!  This podcast is also perfect for the married guys out there.  We have to continue to date our spouses.

I am going through the secrets to the first date and what to do and not do.  These ideas are both from myself and from other blogs that I have found.  The major takeaway is that you should be upfront with your intentions.  Do not be that guy that gets in it for “love” and leaves the day after.


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How does a Gentleman handle a First Date?

  • What needs to happen to pull off a first date
  • Common mistakes men make to not get a call back after that night
  • How to fix these mistakes
  • What are some clues that your date is having a good time
  • Different ideas for dates other than dinner and a movie
  • Holding a conversation with someone that doesn’t start with “what do you do”
  • How to prepare for the second and subsequent dates

Resources used to make this episode:

As mentioned in the show, you should check out these related podcasts that I have done.

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Did you miss anything or want to check out the notes for the podcast episode today, look no further than the forum.  Iskilled gentlemen podcast forum post every episode that I do there for you to go back and find links and remember what was said.  While you are there, make sure you sign up to be a member.  Send me your username after signing up so that I can approve you.  That is all it takes to be a member.

How to be more like James Bond

how to be more like james bondJames Bond has fascinated us since we were all little boys.  When you think about 007, you hear that distinct voice with all of the confidence in the world behind it.  You remember all of the action scenes where James Bond never broke a sweat.  What makes a man like this?  Which attributes does a man have to possess to be this cool and powerful?

I am going through all of the attributes that 007 has that makes him who he is.  There is a caveat at the end of the show that you should remember… Love is not to be played with.  James does have a nasty bit of history of playing around with love.  If you are going to take your bondness further than this podcast, make sure you are clear about your intentions!


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How can we be more like James Bond?

  • What attributes are we more likely to emulate from James Bond
  • Why we even would want to be more like him
  • What goes into making your boyhood idol an image of yourself

Resources used in the show:

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The Meaning of Memorial Day

memorial day specialEven though yesterday was Memorial Day, I wanted to make sure that I took the opportunity to show my appreciation to our nations military. So today is a short show but meaningful one.  There are no advertisements nor is there music.  I didn’t want this episode to be about production-ship as much as it is for appreciation and call to action.

Remember the meaning behind Memorial Day!

So from the depths of my heart, I want to say thank you for everyone serving in the military.  I appreciate everything that you do for us.  You are the people that stand between us and people that want us dead.  The sacrifice that you make to be that person that protects me and my way of life is greatly appreciated.  

My challenge to you and anyone else that can hear my voice, I want you to find a way to show your appreciation.  Buy a cup of coffee for a soldier in line or thank them when you see them in public.  If you see them with their family make sure you take the time to thank them also.  They play a very important role in their lives as well.

Even if you are like me and despise our government and the way those clowns pretend to be in control; our soldiers still deserve our support.  They are the ones that truly do the work that the government will not do.  Even though there are problems with our leadership and you might have differing opinions about the USA, our soldiers should be honored today.


Did you miss anything or want to check out the notes for the podcast episode today, look no further than the forum.  Iskilled gentlemen podcast forum post every episode that I do there for you to go back and find links and remember what was said.  While you are there, make sure you sign up to be a member.  Send me your username after signing up so that I can approve you.  That is all it takes to be a member.

 

Keeping Yourself Safe Online

keeping yourself safe onlineYour identity is at risk every single day from online predators.  From phising scams to social engineering the deck is stacked against you.  You might not be aware of how vulnerable you are to an online predator and how easy it is to steal your identity.  All it takes is clicking on the wrong link that could through your life into a spiral.  That is really all it takes.  Considering that someone like me, that doesn’t know a whole lot about it, can spend a few days learning about it.  Then build a website that looks similar to your banking institution and steal your identity and money is frighting.

This is the topic that I am going to cover with you today.  I am not trying to scare you by any means.  I am trying to giving you the power to do something about it.  You have the knowledge and wherewithal to make sound decisions, you just need a bit of a push to know what works and what doesn’t.  This episode reminds me of one that I posed years back called How To Be A Thief.  Check that one out to further your “in home security”.


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How do you keep yourself safe online?

  • How to spot a phishing scam
  • What are the most common ways identity is stolen
  • Spotting social engineering techniques to get your information
  • How to guard against online predators

References that were used in the making of the show.  I would advise that if you are worried about your online security, you should check out these resources.

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I mentioned this in the top portion of the post.  Make sure you check out this old show for content that never fails!

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Guide to having a Gentleman’s Closet

having a gentlemans closetWe all want to look our best.  Whether you are married or not, you want to look your best in any situation.  Having a closet that helps you accomplish this is key to accomplishing this.  We all have our “go to” that we pull out of the closet all the time.  In a world that is obsessed with how things look, ratty jeans and t-shirts don’t cut it anymore.

I am going to talk to you about how to create a closet that makes you look your best.  Not only is this a large portion of the show but I am going to talk about how to design and build your own closet.  A closet  that is functional just as much as it manly.  If you are fashion illiterate, like I find myself to be, then this is the show that you have been needing.  The best part about the whole show today is that you wont need a second mortgage to build your wardrobe out.


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How do you develop a Gentleman’s closet?

  • Finding what works for you
  • Addressing the different levels of fashion that you would need
  • Finding these items for a reasonable price
  • Designing your closet for functionality
  • How can you do this within budget

I mentioned in the show that there was a podcast episode where I spoke about shining your shoes.  This is that link:

Shining your shoes how and why

Resources used to help bring quality information in the show today:

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Dealing with Annoying Neighbors

dealing with annoying neighborsWe all have neighbors in some way or another.  What happens when these people are relentless with the noise or do not respect boundaries?  There are horror stories about bad neighbors everywhere online and it seems like everyone has a story to share.  Eventually you have to stop the situation and make life bearable.  Instead of dealing with annoying neighbors like a child, why not deal with them like a Gentleman?  There are so many ways that you can mess up your confrontation and I am going to help you from doing so.

I dive into the subject today of dealing with annoying neighbors.  I have lived near these insufferable people before.  It is not a walk in the park by no means.  You have to think “long term solutions” instead of short term retaliation.  There is also the question of when do you involve the home owners association or the authorities.  You don’t want to over react to these perceived besmirchment and with the advice that I give you today, you wont.


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How can we deal with annoying neighbors?

  • Assessing your issues with this other person
  • How you could be over reacting
  • When and when not to involve the government
  • What to do after confronting the neighbor
  • When you should consider moving
  • How to figure out if they are bad neighbors before you buy the place

References that I used in the making of the show today are:

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