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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

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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.

This package can be found http://www.harrisonblakeapparel.com/w…

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.

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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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Winterizing Your Home and Vehicle – Skilled Gentlemen Throwback

winterizing home and vehicleThe winter months are upon us.  From the past two shows I have been talking about getting ready for the winter.  This is something that we should all be thinking about and proactively working towards getting ready for.  Winterizing your home and vehicle takes little effort and can save you a lot of money and headache.  So in other words your rate of return of investment is super high for this project or projects.  I personally will be doing most of these things that I am talking about today.  Lets get serious about this though.  We have to work towards keeping our families warm without blowing up the budget.  We also need to make sure our vehicles are winterizing to do their job just in case we have an emergency.

Winterizing your home and vehicle is not a hard task to do, but there needs to be a high rate of return on your investment per project to keep you doing it every year.


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WHAT PROJECTS CAN WE DO FOR WINTERIZING OUR HOME AND VEHICLES?

    • Bring in all your outside firnature
    • seal up your windows and doors
    • curtains
    • create a mudroom
    • insulate under house
    • clean out gutters
    • get chimney cleaned
    • move in plants
    • bring out the big blankets
    • close up storm doors
    • wrap your pipes
    • add insulation behind electrical sockets
    • attic
    • get some salt
    • put cover over air conditioner
  • Car
    • battery check
    • windshield wipers
    • check four wheel drive
    • check anti freeze
    • change oil
    • get your survival stuff ready
    • tarp over windshield
    • be prepared to drive on ice

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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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Cold Weather Recipes – Skilled Gentlemen Throwback

cold weather recipesThere is no denying that the cold is upon us.  This is the time of year that the darkness starts to overtake the light in their everlasting battle for time in the sky.  Not only are we going to experience shorter days but we are in the prime of the year to have recipes that bring back major traditions.  The concept of traditions can bring someone back in their memories to a time in their lives that made them super happy.  Traditional recipes that make them remember a time that was once an easier time.  Recipes that are not just easy to make and useful to clean out the garden but that have a wonderful taste.  Along with stunning recipes but traditions that make these recipes what they are.  Alone they are just a soup and a stew but with a tradition behind them make it so much more.


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WHAT ARE SOME COLD WEATHER RECIPES THAT I SHOULD LOOK INTO?

  • Vegetable Soup
  • Brunswick Stew
  • Why I have these recipes on my list
  • What traditions are related to these recipes
  • Why you should consider bringing these recipes into your traditions

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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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How To Find The Right Barber

barber-1453064_640The first things that people see when they meet you is your face, smile, and your hair.  To look your best you have to make sure your barber cuts your hair right.  Having the right barber is instrumental in making sure that you are ready for the world and ready to meet new people.  Don’t be the guy that walks around with a bad haircut.  Step up and invest in your looks.  Having a hair cut that makes you look good is apart of being a gentleman.

I have had the same barber for the past 6 years.  He has made me look my best for a very long time and during times where I needed to look my best.  To find him I had to search through years of terrible barbers and terrible hair cuts.  Not only am I going to talk about finding someone to cut your hair, but how to keep them around.


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How do you find the right barber for you?

  • What criteria should you consider when trying to find a barber
  • My past encounters with businesses that cut hair
  • What other blogs think about finding the correct stylist
  • How to keep your stylist when you find him
  • Why this even matters to Gentlemen

Resources used in the making of today’s show:

December the 16th is the last show that I will produce of 2016.  I hope to be able to get some videos out during this time and to take some well deserved rest for the holidays.  Skilled Gentlemen Podcast will return on January 2nd for the first show of 2017.  I say this so that you know that I am not shutting down the podcast for good, but just for a few days.

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Harrison Blake Apparel Review

harrison blake apparelI finally found time to do the review for Harrison Blake Apparel.  I have been using his products for the past few days and really like them.  The only concern that I had with his products is how cheap the cost was to purchase.  There is a little card that comes in the box that tells you how much the whole package is if you bought it separately.  For a package worth $84.00 being sent to me for a total of $25.00 was a bit of a “To good to be true” moment.  There had to be something wrong.

Why is Harrison Blake Apparel so inexpensive?

I had the opportunity to sit down with him and discuss how he was able to keep his costs so low and able to sell for so cheap.  During the interview found here (Upgrading your style with Harrison Blake Apparel) I asked him.  He told me that he bought everything in so much bulk that he was able to purchase each unit for very cheap.  This allows him to pass the savings down to us.  I really like that about him.  He does not increase his costs just because he can.  He tries to keep them low so we all can benefit.

I looked at what was sent October 2016 and November 2016 and was really impressed with what was sent.  So much so that I took them out on the town with my wife on date night.  I looked dashing sitting down to dinner with my steak and my scotch.

What I like about Harrison Blake Apparel is…

The fact that the products are formal enough for you to dress up but not so formal that you can wear it to a black tie event.  That is what makes Harrison Blake Apparel stand out.  You can wear his products without feeling over dressed or without out dressing your date.  This is the every man kind of monthly membership.

Harrison Blake Apparel was so kind as to give Fraternity of Gentlemen a coupon code to use when signing up.  Check out and subscribe to the Fraternity of Gentlemen membership to receive the coupon code along with other codes to other online vendors.