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How to get along with the In-Laws

how to get along with in-lawsYou do not just marry the girl, you marry the whole family.  Regardless of how you feel about them, you have to find a way to get along with the in-laws.  This can be a tricky situation to find yourself in.  Rather or not you are first meeting them or established within the family, you have to at least try.  Try to have a relationship with them for the sake of your marriage.  It is a hallmark of a Gentleman to be able to get along with people if differing ideas.

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How do you get along with your in-laws?

  • Tips to getting the in-laws to like you
    • pay attention to your surroundings
    • get to know them
    • be formal around them
    • be honest
    • Take initiative around them
  • How to deal with them if you are way to different
    • stand up for yourself
    • don’t talk about subjects that you don’t want to talk about
    • keep a healthy distance between you and them
    • know that you can pull the plug on the night
  • My own personal situation
  • And if all else fails, how to deal with them for a few hours at a time
    • keep your head low
    • let your spouse end the night, not you
    • stay off your phone
    • be respectful

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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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Beginner Prepping – Skilled Gentlemen Throwback

beginner preppingTo most of my listeners you heard me rant on prepping and how it is a responsibility for men to do.  However, my new listeners may benefit from beginner prepping.  If you are a seasoned listener and have not started to do this for your family, now is the time to start.  The way this is different from the rest of the shows, it is how to start.  This time it is not just that you should start, but a tips on how to start.  If by the end of the show you should be convenience that prepping is in your best interest for you and your family.  I am not sure how many different ways I can say it.  Do remember that I can be a resource for information on how to meet your goals and hopefully can be a very good resource.


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HOW DO WE GET BACK TO THE BASICS OF BEGINNER PREPPING?

  • Why this matters to you
  • How this matters for your family
  • How to start
  • 5 survival needs

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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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Making Gifts for Christmas – Skilled Gentlemen Throwback

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Rather you like it or not, Christmas is right around the corner.  Now is the time to figure out what you want to get everyone as gifts.  Going out and buying Christmas gifts can be a daunting task.  Millions of people every year stress out about what to buy their friends and family.  My suggestion is, why don’t you consider making your Christmas gifts?  Think about it, your friend opens up a hand made tankard instead of a bought beer glass.  Which one do you think he will put on the display?  Which one do you think he will pull out to use on special occasions and which one is the daily drinker?

Making gifts is becoming more and more popular now and there are many reasons to do so.  Spend some time this season to further your skills or develop new ones to share with your friends and family.


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WHY SHOULD WE BE MAKING GIFTS FOR CHRISTMAS?

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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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18 Things A Father Should Teach His Son

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When your son is born, you have just signed up for a job you will be working for the next 18 years of your life.  There are no breaks, there are no days off and you will be responsible for finishing this job rather you like it or not.  Regardless of what has been said, a young man first looks up to his father for guidance.  As a father, you have to step up and be that Gentleman that he needs in his life before he starts to outsource his inspiration to someone else.  That might be someone else that you dont want this outsourced to.  By thinking about this ahead of time and planning out what you want to teach, you will be able to make sure that he knows exactly what you want him to know to succeed in life.

I am not saying that I am an expert on raising children, however I was raised as a child.  I am bringing the experiences and the information that my mentors bestowed upon me as a child.  If you have other ideas about this, please comment and let me know what you taught or would teach your son.


 

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What should a father teach his son

    • Why splitting wood is important
    • Taking care of another animal
    • Iron a shirt
    • Be a man of your word
    • Honesty over feelings to a degree
    • Be a gentleman
    • Change your own oil
    • Lean on your spouse 
    • You make your life better
    • Take responsibility for your actions
    • How to cook
    • Finances
    • How to fight
    • When to laugh at himself
    • Shooting  a gun and care for a knife
    • How to compassionately dispatch an animalfather teach son

The only resources used in this show was my own experiences and lessons taught to me by my mentors growing up.

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How to keep your marriage off the rocks

marriageStatistics say that 40% to 50% of all marriages will end in divorce.  That rate is very alarming to someone that is trying to have a happy marriage.  It kind of feels like the odds are stacked against me in a way.  The fact is it is hard to be married.  You are forcing two people to come together and get along and make sacrifices for each other.  However, if you can find someone that genuinely makes you feel good and someone you can get along with, your marriage will be fulfilling and happy.  As a gentleman, we needs to sit down and talk about being someone that can help their marriage instead of possibly sabotaging it.

If you take the time to understand how to make your relationship stronger for the both of you, your relationship will get better.  I am going to do my best today to make sure that you have all of the advice that I can muster to help you accomplish this.


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How do you keep your marriage off the rocks?

    • Breaking down relationships into three different categories
    • Finding the right person for you
    • How to know you can handle them before you marry
    • 8 ways to keep a marriage alive
    • My secret to knowing if she likes the date
    • Quick talk about divorce
    • The big secret to keeping the relationship alive

Resources that were used in the making of the show:

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How to Survive a Hurricane

how to survive a hurricaneWe are right in the middle of the hurricane season.  We just got through hurricane Matthew with decimated parts of Florida and up to Virginia.  Were you prepared for it?  The sobering fact that most people are not prepared for something like this is troubling.  As gentlemen we should be prepared to make that decision to either stay in or get out of dodge of the storm.  If you stay in, do you know what you need?  If you go, do you know what you need?  There are too many people that are not prepared for either situation or even know which decision they should choose.

This is the topic of discussion today.  Hurricanes are not something we can stop from occurring, but we can get more educated and more prepared for the eventuality that it could come through and effect us.  As the man of the family, we have to be ready to pull the trigger and make the decision to stay or leave.

Mentioned in the podcast today are the items that safecastle has to offer for your hurricane preparedness:


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How do you survive a hurricane?

    • Dangers associated with hurricanes
    • How to make the bug in/out decision
    • Stay in kit
    • Bug out kit
    • How to stay in contact with your family if separated
    • Q&A with a listener that got his wife through hurricane Matthew

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Surviving a Riot- An Interview with Speaking Apes Pt 2

surviving a riotRecently there was a riot that came really close to myself and more importantly, my family.  I had the opportunity to sit down with a very enlightened podcast and speak about the situation that our nation is in currently.  We can all agree that there needs to be some changes.  Our nation cannot begin to heal it’s wounds before we have a very real and very organic conversation about what is happening.  It is the same effect of putting hydrogen peroxide on a cut.  It is going to hurt and you might not like it, but it is the beginning of the healing process.

Fred and Harlin from the Speaking Apes Podcast sat down with me and discussed surviving a riot.  No matter what opinion you have about the subject, you should know how to extract yourself from a rioting situation.  We dove into the subject in great detail and a little about the philosophy of it all.

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You can find Speaking Apes Podcast in various ways.


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How do you survive a riot?

  • How can you soothe people before a riot occurs
  • What has to happen to heal a community after an incident
  • How to prepare ahead of time
  • What I use to stay up to date on possible riots
  • The use of Facebook live as a tool for staying informed
  • How to get out of a riot and why

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Why Men Need A Farm

Why you want a farmAs a Gentleman, you want a farm.  Plain and simple.  Before you get up in arms about how you don’t have the space or the time to own a farm, you need to listen to this episode.  First off, we measure size in acres and time in minutes.  Farm does not describe these two things.  It describes your acts and your goals.  No matter what you call it (homestead, farmstead, hobby farming) it all means the same thing and does not mean anything about the size.  I didn’t start my farming efforts with land and money.  I actually started with a few researching years and then graduated to containers.  My first break was when I had a patch of dirt that I could call my own.  From there my life has been enriched.

You are not going to be a farmer overnight.  You are not going to want to spend a lot of money upfront on this kind of thing.  Understand that this show is not going to be about how to start one.  You are going to get a lot of “why this matters” today.  If this is confusing, give me the next 45 minutes to light a fire in you to change your mind.


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Why does a Gentleman need a farm?

    • How men need a challenge in life
    • Higher Quality food
    • On demand food vs traveling to get it
    • Creating less waste
    • Myths about homesteading

I mentioned a link in the show back to Why Gentlemen Need  A Challenge

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Getting Your House Prepared For Winter

Getting house ready for winterRather you like it or not, winter is getting close.  We are already seeing signs that fall is here with cool mornings and leaves starting to fall.  There are steps that we all should take to prepare for the cold grip of winter.  These are steps that will keep your house and the resources that you rely on from breaking down prematurely.  This is something that if you are a homeowner you should be working on twice a year.  Once in the spring to prepare for the summer and in the fall to prepare for winter.  Not only should you be preparing your house and vehicle for winter’s grips but if you call yourself a gentleman you should be concerning yourself with the very real possibility that you will encouter an emergency.  Getting your family prepared for winter is also a concern that we will be covering.

In the podcast I mentioned that I would link to a YouTube video that I made as a review on a gutter guard to help keep you from spending a lot of time on your roof.  You can find that video here called Cheap Gutter Guard.


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What steps should be taken to get ready for winter?

  • Why you should consider getting your house ready for the cold
  • How to prepare you vehicle for winter
  • Steps to get house prepared
  • What emergencies you can see happening during the winter months
  • How to prepare to survive these emergencies
  • Why you, as a gentlemen, should be doing these
  • The access to the forum thread can be found at

Do not forget that around Christmas 2016 I will be putting a book on the market.  The topic will be covering being an Executive Agent for the Family.  This is a step by step guide to taking your families safety into your own hands.  Making sure that you have done everything possible to keep them safe while you are on trips and out of town.  A lot of the topics covered will be 100% new to you and not mentioned on this podcast!  More details to come later.

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