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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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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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How to be a Smart Gentleman

smart gentlemanBeing smart is something that most want to be.  Not only is it attractive to others but it affords you opportunities that you otherwise wouldn’t get.  By employing the tips that I have pulled from around the internet, you can start working your way to be a smarter individual.  There is no way for me to measure how being smart will impact your future life.  However, I can say that being a smart person is a more fulfilling life with better experiences and opportunities.  Ones that many would not have enjoined if they had not took the time to work on their intelligence level.

I used not just a group of great resources online, but my own experiences in how I have developed myself.  Be the Gentleman that can hold a conversation with someone and it not be about yourself.  You will quickly realize that there is a big world out there with really smart people in it.  Those conversations that you have with someone about their experiences and their life can change your opinions.  I know they have for me.


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How can you do to be a smart gentleman?

  • Managing online time through podcasts and articles
  • Write everything down
  • Surround yourself with smart people
  • Learn random knowledge
  • Travel
  • Foster creativity
  • Detox from an online life
  • Keep your mouth shut and listen

Links I talked about in the show today:

Resources I used in the creation of the show:

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The Gentleman’s Code- Throwback

The Gentlemans code throwbackEvery gentleman needs a code to live by.  This is a gentleman’s code that is the proverbial line drawn in the sand.  The gentleman cannot be pushed further than this line until something has to change.  There also has to be standards instilled in a gentleman that he does not cross or deviate from.  Some call these principals, some call these values, but all can consider it a code.  Whatever you decide to call it, you have to develop your own.

I submit to you today a list that I am going to call the gentleman’s code.  There are 10 rules that I live by every single day and encourage you to do so.  A gentleman should be aware that it is a skill to take away concepts more than anything and a skilled gentleman creates their own code to live by.  Write your own down in a place where you can review them on a daily basis to make sure that you are following them.


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What is your Gentleman’s Code?

  • What is a gentleman’s code
  • Why should a gentleman have this
  • What my code is comprised of
    1. be your own man
    2. lying is only to be used when it is constructive
    3. when a friend ask for help, you do so
    4. actions are louder than words
    5. be the man you would look up to
    6. being smart is better than being loud
    7. respect others time
    8. listen more than you speak
    9. dress better than the occasion
    10. be your own man

No outside resources were used in the show today

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How Resilient are You?

how resilient are youOne of the hallmarks of a Gentleman is being resilient.  Being able to bounce back from a hard situation is something that not many people are able to do.  I do believe that is a big reason why people are as depressed and sad today.  The good news is that resiliency is not something that you are born with.  Being resilient is a skill that is developed over time.  Developed through hard times and coming out on the other end of it being a better person.

Today I am going to give you the tools to be a more resilient person in your own life.  There are seven ways that you can develop your own resiliency in this podcast.  That does not mean that this is it.  I would encourage you to find your own way to be a more optimistic person in your own way.  It is the greats among people that are resilient enough to take a setback and come out the other end better than what they were before.


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How can we be more resilient in our lives?

  • Why I feel that society has lost a lot of their resiliency 
  • Find a purpose in your life
  • Embrace change
  • Be more optimistic
  • Learn to find humor
  • Manage your emotions
  • Prepare
  • Turn hardship into opportunity

I mentioned in the show that there are a few podcasts that you can go back and listen to.  The links can be found here.

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Resources used in the show:

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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.

This topic was requested by a listener of the show.  If you have your own idea for a show topic, please find a way to tell me.  Email, Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, or a comment all are superb ways to get in contact with me.  I will do my best to get you the quality information that you need for your topic.


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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

Resources used in the show:

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Be a Beacon of Positivity

beacon of positivityThe Gentleman is a Beacon of positivity and happiness in a fog of hate and negativity.  This is the topic of the day.  We all know that guy that you cannot have a conversation with without him complaining or whining about something.  As a gentleman, we should be wanting to attract people in our lives, not push them away.  I am going to give you my best tactics on how to stay positive in a world that is bent on focusing on the negative.

We just got through one of the worst presidential elections in recent history.  This election has done a lot to further divide the nation into different camps.  With all of the negative thinking and negative talk that has been thrown around, there is a need to people to be positive.  Not only does it make everyone happier, but it is clinically proven to have very positive health benefits.  Who needs more to know than you can live longer just by being a positive person!?


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How do I exude positivity?

  • My thoughts about the trend on twitter bashing 2016
  • Tactics you can use to be more positive in your own life
  • Focus on what you can control versus what you cannot control
  • Find the good in every situation
  • Smile more
  • How to prepare to be happy
  • Refuse to say negative things
  • Your motivation to start being more positive

Resource used in the show:

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Skilled Gentlemen Podcast Christmas Special 2016

christmasChristmas is a special time of year for all of us.  It is a time for us to sit around and converse.  A time for us to drink and be merry.  It is a time for gifts and a time for remembrance.  Christmas is filled with history and mythology dating back well before our time and deserves a look.  As gentlemen we should be able to look at history of man and learn, if not just for fun.  As you start your way to bed tonight, I ask you to remember a few things.

Remember the firefighters that are on duty tonight that spend their time away from their family, the police offers that are on duty tonight running down drunk drivers,  EMS is working on keeping people alive in their time of need, and our service members of the military as they spend their time away from family.  Do not take your time for granted, enjoy yourselves and be merry.  I will be looking forward to more podcasts in 2016.

SKILLED GENTLEMEN PODCAST WISHES YOU A MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY HOLIDAYS

  • The history of the Christmas Tree
  • The history of the Yule Log
  • Why do we hang mistletoe
  • The history behind Santa Claus
  • Who is Krampus
  • Why do we celebrate on December 25
  • My view on Christmas

References:

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.

Upgrade Your Style with Harrison Blake Apparel

pexels-photo-102129Have you ever been in the situation where you are getting ready to leave for an event where you need to look nice and don’t know how long your tie needs to be?  You don’t have time to look it up but you also don’t want to look foolish.  In general, as Gentlemen we should be concerned with how our style looks.  More to the point, we need to know how to dress ourselves like we did more than dive into our closet and roll around.  When upgrading our style we want to avoid the pitfall of going into debt.

Harrison Blake Apparel is a monthly membership for men to use to continuously upgrade their style.  Every month you get a neck tie and a few accessories that match for $25.  Here is the great part about this, you get the price of a bulk buy instead of an individual purchase.  This past month’s package value came to $84.00.  This is a steep discount that you benefit from.

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Today, I brought on Richard Taylor of Harrison Blake Apparel to talk to us about upgrading our style.  We talk about a lot of things that men really should know about dressing nice without taking out a loan to do so.  We also talk about how to avoid major mistakes that both myself and Richard have seen men make while trying to dress nice.


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How do I upgrade my style without breaking the budget?

  • What is the difference between 2 button and 3 button blazers
  • How to match a tie and a blazer
  • Accessories that you need to set yourself apart from others when you all look the same
  • How to make yourself seem thinner and taller
  • How to upgrade your wardrobe without spending a ton of money

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