Tag Archives: Life Lessons

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!


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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

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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

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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?

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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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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.


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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)

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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

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New Years Resolutions: Get Ready, It’s Coming

new years resolutionsThe New Year is right around the corner.  Within the next few weeks we will be staring down the barrel of 2017.  It is NOW that we should be thinking about what our New Years Resolutions are going to be and we are going to try and change about ourselves.  Most will think about their resolutions around about 11:00pm on December 31 and then half ass say what 90% of people say they want to change.  This is why the gym is packed on January 2nd and then empty a week later.

If you put a little bit of planning in what you want to say is your new years resolution, then you need a little bit of work to be done.  Now is the time you should be getting everything in order and written down.  Plan ahead so you don’t fail this year like most everyone did this past year.


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How should we prepare for our New Years Resolutions?

  • What are the top 2 resolutions that people plan for during new years?
  • How do these people fail with their execution?
  • What can you do to step up and be a winner this year?

I talked about a few resources that you should check out during 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.

Thank you for listening. Please find Skilled Gentlemen Podcast on FacebookiTunes,  Twitter,  Youtube, andPinterest 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 Create A Bucket List

bucket listBuilding a bucket list is a major thing to do while you are young.  We all have a limited number of days, hours, heartbeats, and breaths to enjoy.  Many men fear regret in their lives, I know that I do.  I do not want to be on my death bed wondering if I could have sky dived or had a beer in Ireland.  Building a bucket list is not a hard task to accomplish, however, there is a better way to write one.  A bucket list that will stick with you and give you the motivation to complete it.  As a Gentleman you want to be able to tell stories of how you took adventures and met amazing people.  This is your excuse to spend the money and have the best life you can live.


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How do you create a bucket list that leaves no regrets?

  • How to build a list
  • The best ways to keep from loosing the list
  • Tips on how to check off your bucket list items

Resources used in the show:

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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.

Thank you for listening. Please find Skilled Gentlemen Podcast on FacebookiTunes,  Twitter,  Youtube, andPinterest 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

What I wish I knew Before Renting an Apartment

apartmentRenting an apartment is something that most people end up having to do at one point in time.  Rather it is during college or before you are buying a house, the correct apartment can end up being hard to find.  There are a few things that you can look out for in advance before you decide on what apartment to go with.  Rather the apartment is in the middle of the city or if it is out in the middle of nowhere, there are a lot of commonality that is involved in apartment finding.  Don’t be fooled and wowed by what the leasing agents tell you and learn to figure out what works for you before you sign your name on the contract.

I am going to take you though my experiences that I had while living in apartments all around North Carolina.  Some experiences were good and some were bad.  Rather than focusing on all that was bad, I tried to learn as much as I could about what I liked and disliked through the whole process.  They all, however, were ultimately toward something great in my life which meant that I could stand a little abuse.



What I wish I knew before renting an apartment

    • Finances involved with your first apartment
    • Safety concerns
    • How to get the low down before signing
    • What I wish I knew ahead of time
    • Dealing with Neighbors

Resources that I used in the show:

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How To Sleep Better

how to sleep betterWe all claim that our health is important to us.  We watch what we eat, workout, and do what we can to make sure that we are taking care of our bodies.  One thing that we ignore in life is sleep.  We are all guilty of saying “Ill sleep when Im dead”.  I know I say that a lot myself.  What happens when we ignore this primal need to sleep?  What does our bodies do and why do we need sleep?  This is what I am going to speak about today.  We can all work toward being healthier gentlemen both physically and mentally.  By paying attention to our sleep we can not only be better at work but we can be even better at home.  We can live in a world where small issues don’t matter and big issues are handled.  The purpose of this podcast is to help you be better, why don’t we assess our own health in a way that promotes what makes us healthy both mentally and physically.  

At the end of the podcast today I challenge you to take your own full body health assessment.  Take that to heart and figure out where in your health you have been ignoring.  Man up and take it serious.


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How do we sleep better?

    • Why does sleep matter
    • What happens to your body when you don’t sleep
    • How does the lack of sleeping add up
    • What are some things that you can do to increase your level of sleeping
    • How Apple is helping us
    • Why I am more focused on this skill set now

 

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