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Upgrading Your Home for Cheap

home projects for cheapYour home is your castle.  What happens when your home becomes boring to you?  Springtime is here and it is the time of year that projects start.  Why not spend some time and some money on your house.  You can increase the value and the way that you feel.  Not only that but your children can learn how to do some of these skills through your projects.  Some of my fondest memories were doing projects with my father and grandfather.  I learned a lot from their work.

I have gone through and found a verity of different projects that you can do.  No second mortgage or technical skills required to finish any of these projects.  As men we should be able to complete the smaller projects of this list.  As gentlemen we should be excited to learn how these are done.


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What projects can we do up upgrade our home for cheap?

  • The projects with the highest return on investment for resale value
  • How to sell your home quick and for asking
  • Getting upgrade inspiration
  • My dire warning to you hearted guys out there
  • Changing light fixtures
  • Adding Souround Sound
  • Altering the front yard
  • Chaning up the Family Room
  • Plants for the house
  • Kitchen Remodel
  • Wall art for everyone’s taste
  • How to save money with these projects

I put together a list of items that you can purchase from the amazon store that I have partnered with Bob Mayne from Today’s Survival Show.  Make sure that when you are purchasing your Amazon items you use our links.  This will help us out greatly without you spending any more money.


The book that you should consider buying when selling your home.  Get what you are asking for or even more!


Connectors for your surround sound system.


Wall Art Designs for your to hang up everywhere and show your Start Wars fandom!


Plants for the house that will purify your air for you while giving you something green to look at year round.


Resources used in the making of the show:

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Drowning- Spotting it and Stopping it – Throwback

drowningMemorial Day is close and to most of us this means that we are going to crank up the grill and destroy some burgers and hot dogs.  For a lot more of us this means that swimming pools are opening up for the summer and this means that people of all ages go for a swim.  Growing up we have all learned that drowning meant looking a certain way and we were to always call the lifeguard to help.  What if I told you drowning didn’t look like the way we were supposed to see it look like.  What if I told you to save a drowning person wont be as easy as we see on TV.  There are a lot of reasons why people don’t necessarily drown like they are supposed to.  This is where I am stepping in today.

As gentlemen we should be prepared to step in and act when someone is in trouble.  I urge you to find a way to get trained and taught how to stop someone from drowning.


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How can I stop someone from drowning?

  • The short version of the article Drowning Does Not Look Like Drowning
  • My background in lifeguarding
  • My rescues while lifeguarding
  • Reach, Throw, and Go
  • What does it look like
  • How to approach a victim
  • Differences between victims
  • How to escape the grasp of an active victim
  • What to do at shore

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My Computer Broke/ Update

So I am suffering here in my office with computer issues.  I am telling you this so that you can understand why no new episodes are not coming out on a regular schedule.  It is what it is.  I will be posing throwback episodes until I have fixed these issues.

Thank you for understanding.

What is your Legacy? – Throwback Episode

legacyTo leave a legacy is to leave monetary value to your loved ones or in the case of some people that are forgetful, past loved ones.  My challenge to you today is to look at a legacy is more than monetary but just as valuable or even more.  To be honest, my grandfather that died a few years ago left me nothing.  Not a penny was given to me, however he bestowed knowledge and influence that will last longer than any money being past down.  Today is going to be a topic on what are you going to leave behind to your family and friends outside of money.


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What is your legacy?

  • What is a legacy and how are we going to define it
  • What are ways to develop your own legacy
  • Can you change the path that you lead
  • How your actions today may effect your life later
  • Developing the stories your friends will talk about for years to come

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What Burglars Dont Want You To Know – Throwback

what burglars dont want you to knowEvery year 2 million people have their homes broken into.  I have hinted on this in podcast past but have never set down and done a show about the tricks that burglars use to victimize us.  If you would like to look back on the show that I talked about this, check out Home Defense.   There are hundreds of people out there that produce these lists and I would advise reading through a few.  The ones that I grabbed from were Readers Digest and SimpliSafe.  With a quick search you will find many resources, just be aware that there is good and bad information out there on this subject.

I have dove into some great resources to bring you tricks that burglars don’t want you to know.  As Gentlemen, we should be concerned about what burglars do and look for when looking for a target.  We can use this information to our advantage by guarding against these horrible acts.  We all want to keep our family safe, especially when they are in the house.  Take these things that former burglars have looked for and make sure that you are guarding against a possible break in.


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What do burglars not want you to know?

  • Why we should be worried about this
  • What are the statistics that involve this topic
  • What are 8 different tricks that burglars use to break in
  • How do we fend against these tricks

Resources used in the show today:

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How Gentlemen Apologize

apologizeAt some point in every mans life there is an opportunity to apologize about something that he has done or not done.  Reguardless of why you are apologizing, you should be able to form an applogy that does not sound condensending to your spouse or friend.  As a Gentleman you have to be prepared to be the guy that can form words that make others feel better about the situation.

I have sat down and hashed out the way that I apologize to my spouse.  When I apologize I make sure that when I do it, it means something.  It is not just a “I’m sorry” and we move on.  As a husband, my partnership with my wife is more important to me than just making a quick sorry plea.


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What can I do to apologize?

  • analyse why you are sorry
    • because you were caught
    • you feel bad about how the situation played out
    • remorseful that you done an action
  • sit down and talk it out
  • come up with a mutual solution
  • actions speak louder than words

No outside resources were used today

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I feel I owe you an apology

an apologyOver the past few months my schedule has been getting harder to manage.  With my schedule filling up and responsibilities getting bigger, I am getting inconsistent with my posts.  This is not good for business.  Nor is this good for your trust that I am going to put out quality podcasts.  I aim to explain what is going on today in an apology.  This apology does not come with an “I’m sorry” but with the truth of what is going on and how I am managing it.

This is not an excuse but more of an explanation of what is happening to cause my inconsistencies.  I try to make sure that you have two new podcast episodes every week along with a weekend motivation.  With the set that goal at the first of the year if you remember.  I have fallen behind in my goal and I feel you deserve an apology.  My biggest hope is that you will be patient with my changing world.  With a list of projects and a changing lifestyle in front of me, I am adapting as quickly as possible.  You are getting a front row seat to this change.


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What do I need an apology for?

  • I have been inconstant with
    • podcasts
    • snapchats
    • youtube videos
  • We are going to dive into the weekly life of Clay
  • What has been ramping up
  • How I am controlling the pace
  • My promise to you
  • What you can do to help out

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Harrison Blake Apparel- February 2017 Review

Harrison Blake Apparel sent me their Feburary 2017 package. I am really impressed with the contents in the package! This month they offer:
*Winter Beanie (Retail $25)
*Cotten Pocket Square- (Retail $20)
*Block Pattern Necktie- (Retail $25)
*Navy Blue Tie Bar- (Retail $15)
*Soapstone Whiskey Rocks- ($8)
**Total Value: $93.00
This package can be purchased for $25.00 through Harrison Blake Apparel website.

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You can use the coupon code: NEWYR60 to recieve 60% off your purchase over $20.00

How Gentlemen Do New Years Resolutions – Skilled Gentlemen Throwback

how gentlemen do new years 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 resolutions can help you retire early?  Interested?


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HOW GENTLEMEN DO NEW YEAR RESOLUTIONS

    • Keeping the goals this year
    • 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

Appropriate Pet for Children – Skilled Gentlemen Throwback

pet appropriate for childrenThe Holidays are just around the corner.  One item that you will inevitably hear from your child will be “Daddy, can I have a pet”?  It will be from there that the research will begin.  Considering my longest held part time job was at a pet store in which I sold pets and explained how to care for them.  Let me be one of your stops during this research period.  There are good choices and then there are choices that will not likely to bite your finger when going to pick them up.  There are pets that fit certain budgets and pets that require less or more time depending on certain factors.

Now obviously there is some care to figure out if everyone is okay with the pet.  We do not want a pet that certain family members will be squeamish about.  This will be key to remember.


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WHAT PET SHOULD WE CONSIDER FOR CHILDREN?

  • which pets are good for best for what time schedule
  • what pets are less of an investment
  • how much are you going to have to take care of the pets

This is a throwback episode to a later date.  I am currently out of the office and spending time with my family and friends.  I will be active on social media and encourage you to contact me there.  On January 2nd, I will be back in the office and ready to start Season 3 of Skilled Gentlemen Podcast!

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