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6 Principles Every Gentleman Should Possess

6 principles every gentleman should possessPrinciples are tools people use for decision making.  We all have to have our own set of principles that fit our values and our own positions in life.  Your values may change in life depending on what you are going through however, your principles shouldn’t change as often. Principles are held deep within yourself and make up who you are as a person.  Setting yourself up with a strong set of principles will soon turn you from a man into a gentleman.

You have all the power in the world to start today to becoming a gentleman or by being a better one.  I mention in the show, and have made it my tag line, that you should be the gentleman your family wants you to be.  We can be better by developing or by holding closer to our own principles.  I asked Blake Hammerton of The Sharp Gentleman to come onto the show as a co-host.  You can find him through his social media accounts found hyper-linked below.  The Sharp Gentleman is a really great show and deserves your attention if you enjoy the kind of content you get here.

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What 6 principles should a Gentleman possess?

  • Extreme ownership in attitude & communication
  • Never Sloppy – appearance, environment, work ethic, convictions
  • Lifelong Learner – always looking to improve ones knowledge and skills
  • Being reliable – not just showing up, but participating
  • Disciplined – setting your goals and refusing to waver 
  • Decisive – making your mind up and sticking to your decision

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Learning from Tough Situations with John

learning through tough situationsLife has a way of throwing tough situations at you, and it is up to you to solve the problem.  My guest today has done just that.  He has been in situations that has required him to be tough and make divisions in a quick fashion.  With what he was taught as a child and his want to make sure that his family was unharmed, he got through these tough scenarios unscathed.  More importantly though is that he learned from these.

Today we are going to be discussing how he handled these situations.  It is up to you to make your own decisions on how you would handle these tough scenarios.  John is a long time listener to the show.  He reached out to me through facebook to talk about these stories.  If you have some stories that you have learned from, please contact me either by email or through social media.


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What should I learn from these tough situations?

  • Possible car jacking
    • What caused the aggressors to do this?
    • Were they armed?
    • How did you and your wife handle the aftermath?
    • Did you involve the police?
  • Wreck
    • Did you think about your own safety?
    • Why did you act?
    • Where did you learn about seizure patient care?

There were no resourced used the the show.

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.  All comments, complaints, concerns, or questions please either comment below or email me at skilledgentlemen@gmail.com

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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Surviving a Riot with Speaking Apes Podcast Part 1 of 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.

Speaking Apes Podcast Information

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

Thank you for listening. Please find Skilled Gentlemen Podcast on FacebookiTunes,  Twitter,  Youtube, 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.  All comments, complaints, concerns, or questions please either comment below or email me at skilledgentlemen@gmail.com

Health Benefits of Herbal Tea with Red Dragon

health benefits of herbal tea with red dragonHerbal tea has many health benefits to it.  A few weeks ago I got in contact with Ryan from Red Dragon Herbs and asked for a sample of his herbal tea.  It was from then on that I decided that I was going to add this to my efforts to be healthier.  Ryan was gracious enough with his time to come onto the show and talk to us about herbal tea and really a beginners crash course on it.

Red Dragon Herbs is a small, family-owned business that creates artisan herbal tea blends and sources some of the world’s most fabled teas for our customers in the Des Moines, Iowa area and beyond.   Their mission is more than just getting our products out to our customers – They aim to educate their customers on the benefits and uses of herbs and tea.   Maybe even more than that, they hope to bring the history and folklore of these plants and the culture and customs of the people around the world that use them to their customers.     They strive to make doing business with us an experience that is enriching for your body and mind.

You can find more about RedDragonHerbs.Net  by checking out his…


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What am I going to learn about herbal tea on this podcast?

  • Tea versus Coffee
  • How to make your own from your garden
  • Where can we learn more about this
  • What are the top 3 sellers and why
  • Why was Red Dragon started

All information came from Ryan from RedDragonHerbs.Net

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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Beginner Meditation 101 from Counter Culturist

A few months ago I posted a show called Meditation for Gentlemen.  Linked is the podcast in which I took you through a guided meditation and explained the benefits of meditation.

I received an email from a blogger that had an article that had a great write up on meditating for beginners.

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Kevin from the Counter Culturist did a great job writing up this article and I encourage you to head over and check out his work.

Just as a quick read from the beginning of the article.

Meditation for the Beginner by Counter Culturist

Meditation has seen a huge surge in popularity in recent years. Ask anyone and they’ve surely heard of meditation, or are trying to build a beginner meditation practice for themselves. But, far from being a trend, meditation is an ancient art that extends back thousands of years. Only now, are modern sciences beginning to validate the positive effects and benefits that are possible from the simple act of meditation.

Meditation is an old-school practice that’s seen a resurgence in popularity in recent years. Meditation is the art of mental stillness. It’s a practice that can enable a host of benefits from enhanced clarity, to reduced stress, increased happiness, and in the far reaches of the practice even enlightenment.

Meditation has been practiced by a variety of religious traditions over the years. Including Buddhism, Hinduism, and even Christianity. There are literally hundreds of different styles of meditation and techniques you can practice. Some are even conflicting ideas.

So, you might be wondering? Where do I start. Hopefully, with this post. This article will help you navigate through the sea of meditation information available and give you an overarching view of what meditation actually is, the best ways for beginners to develop a practice, as well as, a simple practice for getting started in less than five minutes.

Building A Business- Interview with John Frye

building a business interview with john fryeBuilding a business is something that I have done a lot of research on and done a lot of time thinking about.  I am still very young to the game of entrepreneurship and in the effort to bring you quality content that you can do something with, I brought on a young entrepreneur to speak with us.  John Frye has had a lot of experience in being an entrepreneur and building businesses.  We spent the other night speaking about building businesses and getting in insider information about such ventures.  This is a big way to help fund your retirement by using the profits of your side business to pay off debts and to invest to increase your assets.  This is the show that I wish I had when I was younger and trying to figure out what I am going to do with my life.

You can find John Frye by looking in these locations:

If you are curious about listening to the podcasts mentioned about retirement for young gentlemen, click the links below.

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How do you build your own business?

  • Why did you want to be an entrepreneur
  • What success have you seen
  • What have you learned from the failures that you experianced
  • How does an entrepreneur need to think about social media
    • How is that different than how the general user thinks about it
  • What is the three biggest pieces of advice that you would give a budding entrepreneur

Thank you for listening. Please find Skilled Gentlemen Podcast on Facebook, iTunes, Twitter, Youtube, 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

 

Why Long Term Stored Food Belongs In A Gentlemans Pantry

why long term stored food belongs in a gentlemans pantryNumanna is a company that takes the long term food stored business and absolutely obliterates the competition.  They accomplish this by taking care to make sure their meals are not only nutritious but over engineering their packaging to make it last 25+ years.  Numanna brings a product to the table for everyone regardless of your allergies or food restrictions by being up front about what is in their packaging.  They include options that are GMO free, easy to prepare, organic super foods, gluten free, lactose free, and other allergies that you may want to avoid.  I brought Daniel on the show today to talk to us about Numanna and why you should consider adding long term stored food to your insurance program.  The fact that you know that you can feed your family during a time where a disaster can be ripping through your family is something that you should take very serious in your own life.  You can find Numanna’s social media links for Facebook, Twitter, Google+

You can find my youtube video review on the Sweet Habanaro Chili by visiting the YouTube page linked below.

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Why does long term food stored need to be in a Gentlemans pantry?

  • What Numanna is
  • Why long term stored food is important to have in your life
  • The shelf life of the freeze dried food
  • His top 3… or 6 favorite foods
  • How to break down the meals into individual servings
  • Why Numanna is superior to other freeze dried foods

You can find Numanna  by visiting http://numanna.com/ or by clicking on one of the hyperlinks in the notes.

Thank you for listening. Please find us on Facebook, iTunes, Twitter, Youtube, 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 atskilledgentlemen@gmail.com

Cocktails, Entrepreneurship, and How to not be a Noob at Cocktails

Cocktails, Entrepreneurship, and How to not be a Noob at CocktailsI have had the pleasure of sitting down with a young entrepreneur and talk about what else than cocktails with Alex from Cocktail Crate Mixers.  If that business name sounds familiar, you have probably seen it in stores.  Cocktail Crate Mixers distribute to thousands of locations all over the United States and will even ship to your door through their electronic checkout.  I have spoken about how to make sure that you are using fresh ingredients in your cocktails, this is your short cut without having to resort to those nasty, tasteless, and unhealthy mixers.  Alex has come onto the show and spoken about how he started his company, what his company does, and how to absolutely avoid being a noob at cocktails.

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Keep in mind that four year old Katarina needs our help to purchase a diabetic alert dog.  Her story and how you can help can be found in the podcast where I interviewed her and her parents.  Man Up and donate to her go fund me page.

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Why should we make Cocktails with Cocktail Crate Mixers?

  • What is Cocktail Crate Mixers?
  • How do you get a business off of the ground?
  • What is the hardest thing about business in the beginning?
  • What are the major trends in the world of cocktails?
  • How do you wow someone with a cocktail?
  • What are 3 cocktails that every man should know?

 

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Starting A Bar With BarPrints

starting a bar with barprintsStarting a business is a little more than just waking up one morning and deciding that you want to be a business owner because you don’t want to go to work.  It takes planning, money, and a lot of decision making to go from zero to a hundred and making money.  Today I bring on a Gentleman that starts business for a living.  More specifically Sam starts Hotels.  During the conversation Sam said that he always loved the aspect of starting the bars in the hotels that he starts.  Sam joins us from Jamaica and talks about the entrepreneur mind and helps scratch that itch that you have had forever that constantly asked yourself “I wonder if I could start my own business?”  There are a few things that you have to do to be able to get a business started and Sam goes over that.  Sam also talks about the bar and how those the bar is ran.  Just like talking to an old friend, Sam is easy to listen to and has a lot of knowledge about the topic.

Where to find Sam from Bar prints

You can find Sam on Instagram where he posts pictures and videos under the name barprints.  You can find his page below by clicking on his logo.

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There were no resources used in the interview today other than Sams experiences.

Remember that on Wednesdays I am not doing new shows.  This time is reserved for writing the Skilled Gentlemen Podcast Book.

Thank you for listening. Please find us onFacebook,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