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Run Your Kitchen Like A Master Chef

master chefIt is no secret that food brings people together.  For centuries we have come together with food.  It makes sense that a Gentleman needs to be able to put something together that tastes good.  A chef is someone that can make cheap invariance taste like an expensive meal.  This means that you can do the same thing that a master chef does to make a great meal for your family.

I am going to give you a few secrets and ways to run your kitchen like a master chef.  Completely redoing the way that your family does meal time is hard to do.  You have to make the effort to do this because it does matter.  You have to be willing to sacrifice your time in an effort to bring the family together.  Being a chef is one way to slow the family down and get them away from their screens.  Take these skills and these suggestions to be that element of change in your own families life.  It is not hard.


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How do I run my kitchen like a master chef?

  • Use everything you buy
    • Can what you don’t use
  • Crockpots save the day
  • Plan your meals
  • Grow your own spices
  • Cook more than you need and save the rest
  • Stay away from junk
  • 10 affordable ways to make your food taste more expensive

Resources used in the show today:

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Retirement for Young Gentlemen Part 2/2

Retirement for young gentlemen part 2The last podcast that I did had no answers in it.  Retirement for young gentlemen part 1 was a whole lot of depressing knowledge.  Part 2 has all my answers in it.  I went through everything that I can think of to start preparing for the day that I retire in ways that is harder for the government, economy, or some scum bag to devalue or take away.  These are some of the ultimate goals that I have for my family and myself over the next few decades.  I urge you to think about your own place in today’s financial world and if it is possible for you to retire when you want.  There are ways to do this without the stress of worrying about the economy and the stock market.

In the podcast today I spoke about and told you that I would link in show notes:



How should young gentlemen prepare for retirement

  • How much health insurance should I get
  • How to diversity your stock market portfolio
  • Where to find investment opportunities
  • Assets versus Liabilities
  • Building your own business
  • Viewing your home as an asset
  • How can your home value be brought down and raised
  • Investing in land
  • How to make the land value grow
  • How and where do I prepare to retire
  • The conclusion of the 2 part retirement series

Resources used in the show today

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Retirement for Young Gentlemen Part 1/2

retirement for young gentlemen part 1To a young gentleman, retirement cannot be further from a reality.  For some of us we have years before we ever have to start thinking about it.  Today I am going to convince you that you should be concerned about it.  We take a quick look through history of the U.S. economy and how retirement was effected by it.  This matters to us.  Rather you like it or not a lot of people have their retirement tied up along side of the economy in the form of stocks in their 401K.  There are people in the world that will rob, cheat, and steal your money from you.  We, as gentlemen, need to have a way to keep our retirement from slipping out of our hands.

Make sure you look out for part 2 of the podcast.  I will be talking about how to make sure that you have money when you retire.  This will be alternative ways to acquire money and assets over time to make sure that you have some ready for retirement.



Why should we be planning for our retirement as young men?

  • We look back over the past 30 years of our economy
  • Focus on what happened in 2008 when so many people lost their retirement
  • How our 401K, pension, 403b, and IRA is linked to the economy
  • How do we normally plan to retire
  • What can you do within your normal retirement plans
  • What is to come for part 2 of the podcast

Resources used to create this rant on the clowns that ran our economy into the ground!

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Living a Disaster- Prepared for a Job Loss

Preparing for a job loss living a disasterThere comes a time in everyone’s life when they are faced with a tough reality.  This is currently my reality.  My wife and I are currently in a disaster.  This is the kind of disaster that millions of people face every single day.  The cold reality that my wife lost her job.  In no way shape or form is this me asking for sympathy or in any way me asking for a hand out.  We are going to ride out this storm very well.  How is it that we are going to do this?  We have prepared for the eventual reality that one of us may end up loosing a job.  You do have to make sure that you are prepared for it though.  This means that you have to make sacrifices now to make sure that you are able to get through a job loss.  It is not easy but it is rewarding.  Now that we have prepared for something like this, we can take a moment to reflect, drink a few beers, and decide on if it is time for a change in her career instead of frantically looking for a job and taking one she may end up not liking later on.



How can preparing for a job loss turn into a life opportunity?

  • What have we spoken about before about being prepared
  • What my family is experiancing right now
  • What a job loss means to us right now
  • How did we prepare for this event
  • How can you prepare for a simmular reality
  • Steps to follow
  • How this shouldnt be an issue
  • How to deal with a reluctant spouse
  • What if nothing ever happens
  • How you have no excuse for not preparing after this podcast

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How To Increase Your Swagger

increasing your swaggerAccording to the dictionary “swagger” means that you are aggressive and that you are arrogant.  I completely disagree in this completely, I know you are surprised.  Swagger in the terms that I use them in this podcast is the description of what you are about.  Your essence or your air about you.  This can be altered and changed to make yourself better or more attractive.  However, this goes well beyond the fact that you are trying to find someone to date.  This goes into the world of business.  Do you think that having a low amount of confidence could cost you a promotion or even a job?  Of course!  When polled over a large group of women, what do they look for in a man, it came down to a list of qualities that have been transposed and explained on today’s podcast.


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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How do you increase your swagger?

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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.

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Running Your Home Like A CEO

running your home like a ceoWhen you look at the differences between a business and a family, there are some blurred lines.  Both business and family have decisions to be made to for betterment and survival of the organization.  There is a way that we are able to put common positions in both organizations also.  The head of the household being the CEO and following the different roles that the CEO has.  Not saying that in one day you should walk up and change everything.  The change has to happen slowly and systematically.  My suggestion is to take an outsiders look at your family.  Are you running like a well oiled machine?  Can you trust that your spouse is doing what they are supposed to do based on your combined goals?  Is your family on the brink of emotional bankruptcy?  If you answered yes to any of these questions, it might be the case that you should have a CEO at the head of the house.

Other shows mentioned in the podcast today:

increasing your net worth

How do we run our homes like a CEO?

  • Seeing the home as a company
  • Someone has to be in charge
  • Someone has to be willing to make the executive decision
  • If there is a CEO who is the CFO
  • Delegate your needs
  • Rules and Regulations put into place
  • This is just one way to do this
  • How to get this started in your household

Resources:

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Preparing For A Job Loss

preparing for job lossGoing back to 2008, we all saw jobs being lost and worried if we were next.  There is always a possibility that we could loose our jobs and be forced to make difficult decisions financially.  As men we will just stand in fear and hope for the best.  As gentlemen we will prepare for the worst and then reap the benefits if nothing happens.  When you look at what could be the benefits of being prepared for a job loss and how not being could be an issue to your family, the decision to work towards this goal is a no brainier.  As gentlemen and family men should be ready to handle job loss with stride and be prepared to step up our game.  There is even a way to benefit from a job loss, it is all just in how you look at it.

I spoke about analyzing your Net Worth in the show today.  Check out the podcast where I went into depth on the subject http://skilledgentlemen.com/2016/01/27/increasing-your-net-worth/

How should we prepare for a job loss

  • When have we seen this happen before?
  • How can you spot being fired early
  • How can you spot your company going out of business early
  • What do you do if you see this coming
    • What to do when you are first hired
    • What to do during your employment
    • What to do if you see yourself getting let go soon
    • What to do after the job loss
    • How a job loss can be an opportunity
  • What if nothing happens

Resources Used:

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Increasing Your Net Worth

increasing your net worthDo you know your net worth?  Regardless of if you like it or not, finances play a large roll in everyone’s lives.  We cannot focus solely on the subject of Net Worth, however it should be cognizant of it for many reasons.  The whole concept at first sounds like a complete waste of time to calculate.  The only people this really matters to are the wealthy and extremely wealthy.  After doing research on the topic I found that keeping up with your Net Worth is an extremely important tool, even for the common gentleman.  The idea is having a snapshot of what your money is doing for you and what your purchases are doing for you.  This can be useful when figuring out if your budgeting is working and if you are planning for the future.  Money is a topic that many people shy away from which can be a horrible thing.  Don’t be too worried about money, but do not ignore what could be staring right at you in for form of a red net worth total.

I do plan to start doing a lot more with the topic of finances.  If you know about dealing with money or work within the industry, please contact me with your information.  I would love to pick your brain at the benefit of the listenership.  Details for contacting me are below.

Why should gentlemen think about their new worth?

  • What does Net Worth mean?
  • Should we care about our Net Worth?
  • How do we calculate it?
  • How can we increase our Net Worth?

Resources:

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