The Lies of Manhood: Looking for Worth in the Wrong Places

Men have a hard time defining what’s most important to manhood. What they really want to live and die for. Impressionable men spend aimless years looking for something to ascribe worth to them. They aim for what others say should be important. Insecurity and self-worth are hurt and medicating this pain becomes a chief priority. […]

Mahatma Gandhi | Fearless Peace in the Face of Violence

We often associate “Fearless” with daring feats of courage displayed through actions you can see. It might be in times of war where personal courage is put to the test. During an accident or emergency when you’re faced with saving yourself or someone else. “Fearless” most often seems tangible. Heroism that you want to emulate […]

Lincoln | 13th Amendment Changes The World

Couple weeks ago  I watched what is probably one of the best movies this year – Lincoln. If you haven’t seen it I highly recommend it. It’s about his 13th Amendment to end slavery. We all know who he is and what he accomplished. Except the dude I heard about from my friend who emerged […]

Building Confidence. Yours and Others.

One of my favorite books to read to students is “Have You Filled a Bucket Today?” by Carol McCloud. The reason why I like this book is because it encourages kids to think about how their words and actions affect others. The premise is that everyone has a bucket to demonstrate their self-esteem, which can […]

Overcoming My Greatest Fear…of Public Speaking

Your voice cracks.

Your hands start to shake.

Those dumb knees start to wobble.

The words you’ve recited hundreds of times escape your mind and you start sweating profusely as panic begins to set in.

9 Reasons You’re Not Successful Like You Should Be

Feeling down about your prospects in life? It’s easy as men to feel insecure about where we’re at today. You may be drawn to comparing your journey to other’s, or just feeling down about your status in life or the size of your paycheck. If you’ve got goals you want to get after, but keep […]

Julius Caesar | The Roman Republic

I don’t know about you but when I think of the Roman Empire the first soldier that comes to mind is Gaius Julius Caesar. I’ve probably seen every movie out there that has Roman soldiers in it. Ben Hur was the first movie I saw at 8. Another favorite is Gladiator. There was the TV […]

Humility: The Quiet Trait That Everyone Will Notice

“Humility is grown in the desert.” -Unknown Recently I shared the above quote on humility and my buddy TB asked if we’d expand on it. I don’t know where it came from or who stated it. I recollected it while pulling together some quotes and have no idea where I saw it. Many times us […]

President Nelson Mandela | Invictus

“For to be free is not merely to cast off one’s chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.” I recently watched the movie Invictus and it stirred emotions of admiration for Nelson Mandela. In the movie they hint at the time he spent in prison and the […]

Toyotomi Hideyoshi | 15th Century Warlord Unites The Land of the Rising Sun

I love stories of Warlords, conquerors and explorers from the Medieval Ages and earlier. I can read the same story every year or so and still come away like I just read it for the first time. Since I spent a part of my childhood in Japan I got to hear some cool stories of […]