Tag Archives: Life Lessons

Emergencies that Gentlemen should handle – Throwback Episode

emergencies men should know how to handleOne of the scariest things that a man can endure is witnessing emergencies that involve his family.  The blood pressure rises along with the pulse rate and the brain goes into overdrive.  To the normal person the next step would be to freak out and panic.  To the Gentleman however, the next step would be to calm down and start fixing the situation.  This series that I am starting is going to be an accumulation of the most common emergencies that men face on a day to day basis from the standpoint of an experienced first responder.

 My goal for these shows is to help men pull themselves together and start being the fixer that his family wants him to be.  Do you want to be that guy that runs around panicking because something just happened to him and his family or do you want to be able to help the situation?


hopgoblin homebrew supplies big oak homestead


What Emergencies should men be able to handle?

  • what is a first responder
  • why should I keep a medical bag in my car
  • what should be kept in the medical bag
  • What to do if you are in a car wreck
  • How to deal with Hypothermia and Hyperthermia
  • How to deal with Major Bleeding
  • Why you do not have to worry about this

Thank you for listening to Skilled Gentlemen Podcast. 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


Did you miss anything or want to check out the notes for the podcast episode today, look no further than the forum.  Iskilled gentlemen podcast forum post every episode that I do there for you to go back and find links and remember what was said.  While you are there, make sure you sign up to be a member.  Send me your username after signing up so that I can approve you.  That is all it takes to be a member.

Have we lost Rites of Passage? – Throwback Episode

have we lost the rite of passageAcross the world there are cultures have different ways that they ceremonially bring their children into adulthood.  This is called the rite of passage.  However, we live in a world that protects our children and adults from feeling pain and hurt feelings.  Are there ways that we still have rite of passage ceremony?  Are there ways that we can make our children appreciate their place in nature and in society?  My argument is that the struggle has to be hard to make the reward to be sweet.  

I dive into the history and the cultural aspects of the rite of passage that still exist today.  I also get real personal with my plans to have my own ceremony for both myself and my son.  The journey should be a struggle because you deserve to feel proud of your accomplishments.  Join in the conversation by getting involved in the social media and on the forum!  You should plan your own passage and have your own journey.


fraternity of gentlemen


What can we do to have a Rite of Passage?

  • There is a purpose for this, what are the purpose of these rites of passage?
  • What are some of the most common ones around?
  • Is it ever too late to go through one yourself?
  • How am I going to go through my own passage?
  • What my plan is for my son?
  • How am I going to train him for it.
  • How do you develop a tradition for yourself?

Thank you for listening to Skilled Gentlemen Podcast. 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


Did you miss anything or want to check out the notes for the podcast episode today, look no further than the forum.  Iskilled gentlemen podcast forum post every episode that I do there for you to go back and find links and remember what was said.  While you are there, make sure you sign up to be a member.  Send me your username after signing up so that I can approve you.  That is all it takes to be a member.

A Gentleman’s First Date Dos and Don’ts

a gentlemans first date dos and don'tsA Gentleman only has one chance to impress someone on their first date.  It is what happens and the overall feeling after that date, that decides if there is a second one.  There are some guidelines that you should follow and some land mines that you should avoid.  This podcast episode is perfect for the person that is going on that first date.  You want to be the best you that you can be.  With these tips, you are very likely going to get that second date!  This podcast is also perfect for the married guys out there.  We have to continue to date our spouses.

I am going through the secrets to the first date and what to do and not do.  These ideas are both from myself and from other blogs that I have found.  The major takeaway is that you should be upfront with your intentions.  Do not be that guy that gets in it for “love” and leaves the day after.


harrison blake apparel safecastle


How does a Gentleman handle a First Date?

  • What needs to happen to pull off a first date
  • Common mistakes men make to not get a call back after that night
  • How to fix these mistakes
  • What are some clues that your date is having a good time
  • Different ideas for dates other than dinner and a movie
  • Holding a conversation with someone that doesn’t start with “what do you do”
  • How to prepare for the second and subsequent dates

Resources used to make this episode:

As mentioned in the show, you should check out these related podcasts that I have done.

Thank you for listening to Skilled Gentlemen Podcast. 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


Did you miss anything or want to check out the notes for the podcast episode today, look no further than the forum.  Iskilled gentlemen podcast forum post every episode that I do there for you to go back and find links and remember what was said.  While you are there, make sure you sign up to be a member.  Send me your username after signing up so that I can approve you.  That is all it takes to be a member.

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.


harrison blake apparel safecastle


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:

Thank you for listening to Skilled Gentlemen Podcast. 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

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.

Twitter Facebook Instagram


harrison blake apparel


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

Thank you for listening to Skilled Gentlemen Podcast. 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

How To Save Your Marriage

save your marriageNot every marriage lasts the lifetime that both people expected it to last for.  There are always great intentions to have a wonderful and fulfilling life together the day that the vows are exchanged.  However, the fairy tell ends months after the commitment is made when expectations are not being met.  This has the possibility to end the marriage and make life hard on everyone.  Divorce does not just effect the people that were married, but anyone else that was involved with the family.  Would it not be easier and better for both parties to know how to save the marriage before it becomes an issue?

I am not the beacon of perfect marriage by any means.  My name has been associated with hard headed and no filter many of times.  It takes a strong woman to deal with me sometimes.  It has been the work that my wife and I have diligently done to establish a relationship that can handle both of us.  Time and effort has to go into making a relationship work.  That is why I am bringing you ways to save your marriage, even if it is not on the rocks!


harrison blake apparel big oak homestead


What are ways that I can save my marriage?

  • Warning signs of an impending divorce
  • How to save the marriage before it tanks
  • What you did wrong to achieve the failure
  • How to make the marriage fulfilling and wonderful for both of you

Resources used in making the show today:

Thank you for listening to Skilled Gentlemen Podcast. 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

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.


harrison blake apparel


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:

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

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.


big oak homestead brobasket


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

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.


Fraternity of Gentlemen


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.

how to crush your morning routinebeacon of positivityPreparing for a job loss living a disaster

Resources used in 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

How To Crush Your Morning Routine

how to crush your morning routineEvery day of your life you make millions of decisions when we wake up.  We start our morning just like millions of regular men do.  Why not step up and design a morning routine like some of the most successful Gentlemen in America?  All men have  a way that they start their day off.  Some of us run around and try to play catch up because we hit the snooze button too many times.  Some of us do wake up but the whole morning is spent in a stooper.  Then there are the Gentlemen that have a way that their day is supposed to start.

You want to be that Gentleman that starts his day off the right way.  By the end of the podcast you are going to be prepared to absolutely crush your morning routine.  You will have no excuses to do so.  My challenge to you is to just try it for 30 days and see where it gets you in life.


Fraternity of Gentlemen


How do you crush your morning routine?

  • Why should you even considering having a daily routine
  • We dive into the morning routines of some of the greatest people in business
  • I discuss my morning routine
    • depending on the day

At the end of the podcast I play a clip from Eric Thomas.  The link to the youtube video can be found here (http://bit.ly/2iSEUmg)

Resources used in the show today:

 

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