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How to Cook Like a Gentleman Throwback Episode

how and why gentlemen should cookRegardless or not if you are married, dating, or single being able to cook is an attribute that everyone will appreciate.  You will be able to attract the heart of the person you like after they get over your physical appearance.  You can work toward your health goals by being able to cook.  If you want bigger muscles or less of a gut, you can find recipes that fit.  If you are married with kids and have little time to spare cooking, I am going to give you ways to address this problem.

Being a chef is not a hard skill to learn.  As long as you follow my tips and purchase the correct tools for this, you will be fine.  I have never tried to cook anything and regretted it.  This is a skill that will follow you for your entire life and can be used to impress at the house, at work, at parties, and anywhere else that food is made.  Sit back, get hungry, and learn ways to master that kitchen like a gentleman!


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How do you cook like a Gentleman?

  • General tips that all gentlemen should know
  • The tools of the trade
  • Principals for cooking
  • 3+1 recipes that you should know by hand
  • Why this matters to every gentleman regardless of your marital status
  • How this is an upgrade to your life
  • Money saving tips

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Increasing Your Family’s Operational Security

operational securityYour family depends on your ability to protect them.  It is your responsibility to make sure they are safe and secure in the home and out.  You want them to have the sense of safety when they are with you.  When they go to bed, you don’t want them to have to worry about their security.  With a few steps, you are going to be able to help everyone feel more secure.

Today I am going to discuss the art of increasing your operational security through daily tasks.  You dont have to do all of them, but you should consider doing something.  With how quickly the world getting smaller, your family’s operational security is at risk.


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How to Increase Your Family’s Operational Security:

  • What are the sheep, wolf, sheepdog
  • How to protect yourself online better
  • What is the dark web we hear so much about
  • How to keep ourselves safer in our homes
  • Tips from former thieves

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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.


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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?

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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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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.


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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.

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How to be more like James Bond

how to be more like james bondJames Bond has fascinated us since we were all little boys.  When you think about 007, you hear that distinct voice with all of the confidence in the world behind it.  You remember all of the action scenes where James Bond never broke a sweat.  What makes a man like this?  Which attributes does a man have to possess to be this cool and powerful?

I am going through all of the attributes that 007 has that makes him who he is.  There is a caveat at the end of the show that you should remember… Love is not to be played with.  James does have a nasty bit of history of playing around with love.  If you are going to take your bondness further than this podcast, make sure you are clear about your intentions!


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How can we be more like James Bond?

  • What attributes are we more likely to emulate from James Bond
  • Why we even would want to be more like him
  • What goes into making your boyhood idol an image of yourself

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The Meaning of Memorial Day

memorial day specialEven though yesterday was Memorial Day, I wanted to make sure that I took the opportunity to show my appreciation to our nations military. So today is a short show but meaningful one.  There are no advertisements nor is there music.  I didn’t want this episode to be about production-ship as much as it is for appreciation and call to action.

Remember the meaning behind Memorial Day!

So from the depths of my heart, I want to say thank you for everyone serving in the military.  I appreciate everything that you do for us.  You are the people that stand between us and people that want us dead.  The sacrifice that you make to be that person that protects me and my way of life is greatly appreciated.  

My challenge to you and anyone else that can hear my voice, I want you to find a way to show your appreciation.  Buy a cup of coffee for a soldier in line or thank them when you see them in public.  If you see them with their family make sure you take the time to thank them also.  They play a very important role in their lives as well.

Even if you are like me and despise our government and the way those clowns pretend to be in control; our soldiers still deserve our support.  They are the ones that truly do the work that the government will not do.  Even though there are problems with our leadership and you might have differing opinions about the USA, our soldiers should be honored today.


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.

 

How to throw a Knife

throw a knifeThrowing a knife is a trick that we have all seen in the movies or on the stage of a show.  With great accuracy the person is able to whip the knife across the stage and hit the target.  No sweat on their part nor on the part of the “victim”.  How is this done?  More importantly, how can I learn how to do the same?  Think about how this skill was used in the wild back when Native Americans were trying to find a meal.  What about when the first cave men to go on the hunt knew about throwing a sharp rock?  This is a skill that will surly make you the “cool” dad at the camp site this year.

I am going to talk to you about starting up your hobby as a knife thrower.  Please understand that this is a dangerous skill to learn.  You are planing on throwing a sharp piece of metal at a target.  Use common sense to know what is around you and what you could be hitting.  This is not a skill that requires a lot of investment in your part but can really be a great teaching tool to your kids.


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How do you throw a knife?

  • How to get your target ready
  • What are the safety concerns of throwing a knife
  • Which knifes are the best for throwing
  • What technique should you use when starting out

References that were used in the making of the show:

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Guide to having a Gentleman’s Closet

having a gentlemans closetWe all want to look our best.  Whether you are married or not, you want to look your best in any situation.  Having a closet that helps you accomplish this is key to accomplishing this.  We all have our “go to” that we pull out of the closet all the time.  In a world that is obsessed with how things look, ratty jeans and t-shirts don’t cut it anymore.

I am going to talk to you about how to create a closet that makes you look your best.  Not only is this a large portion of the show but I am going to talk about how to design and build your own closet.  A closet  that is functional just as much as it manly.  If you are fashion illiterate, like I find myself to be, then this is the show that you have been needing.  The best part about the whole show today is that you wont need a second mortgage to build your wardrobe out.


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How do you develop a Gentleman’s closet?

  • Finding what works for you
  • Addressing the different levels of fashion that you would need
  • Finding these items for a reasonable price
  • Designing your closet for functionality
  • How can you do this within budget

I mentioned in the show that there was a podcast episode where I spoke about shining your shoes.  This is that link:

Shining your shoes how and why

Resources used to help bring quality information in the show today:

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A Gentleman’s Guide to Manscaping

manscapingManscaping is something that divides the manly community.  Do you shave your body like a naked mole rat?  Should you let yourself evolve into a walking/talking wookie from Star Wars?  The answer to that is extremely convoluted.  There really is no definite answer but more of a series of different opinions.  You have to take what you hear today and decide what works best for you.  Your body type, own personal style, and your swagger all are parts to your personality and should be considered while manscaping.

I have dredged through many articles and opinions to bring you this conclusion of ideas on the topic of manscaping.  Located deep within these articles are the opinions of many different women.  If you thought that your beard was going to be the topic of conversation and in vogue forever, you might be surprised!


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What should a Gentleman know about Manscaping?

  • Do women actually prefer hair or do they like smooth men
  • What is on the market to assist you with body hair removal
  • What is the going trend with beards and body hair
  • How do you take care of your beard
  • Pro Tips for body hair removal
  • My conclusion on my research

I mentioned a few products that you should consider while taming your own body hair.

First off is the clippers that I have used since I was 15 years old.  15 years later I am still using these.  Great quality and decent price for something that lasts that long.

Wahl Clippers– $23.99 on Amazon

Second is the back hair shaver that I bought.  I am not sure how well it works because it was missing a part.  This is a good concept though.  Men always have a hard time getting to the back hair.  This is a great tool to start with.

Back Shaver– $20.00 on Amazon

Resources used in the show today:

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