When we think of being a good leader, we often think we need to be a bold, visionary, risk-taking type like Winston Churchill, Theodore Roosevelt, or Steve Jobs. But my guest today argues that most of the day-to-day work that makes the world function is done by individuals who stand outside the limelight and lead  The post Podcast #325: Leading Quietly appeared first on The Art of Manliness.
The Value of Doing From The Woodcraft Manual for Boys, 1923 By Ernest Thompson Seton Our grandfathers alone in the wilderness, were sufficient unto themselves, for they were true Woodcrafters-they mastered the things about them. Conditions have changed, and now most of these things have been taken from the home to the factory, so the  The post Manvotional: The Value of Doing appeared first on The Art of Manliness.
Lots of kids are picky eaters. Maybe you were one growing up, and refused to let anything green touch your lips. Maybe you‘ve got a kid now who rarely ventures beyond cheese pizza and apple sauce. Having an overly ‘discerning‘ palate is a phase a lot of children go through. Most grow out of it,  The post Our 2 Best Tips for Dealing With Picky Eaters appeared first on The Art of Manliness.
Editor‘s note: The following excerpt was included in FM 21-13, an Army field manual published in 1952. It applies well to both soldiers and civilians, regardless of what line of work they‘re in. FM 21-13 THE SOLDIER‘S GUIDE Section VI. PHYSICAL TRAINING Military leaders have always recognized that soldiers do a much better job if  The post Vintage Army Advice on the Importance of Staying Fit (Even If You Work in an Office) app
A man‘s wardrobe should undergo subtle shifts as he gets older and takes on different roles in life. To help you look great at every age,this year we‘ll be offering guides to dressing sharp and casualin your 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s, and beyond. Your forties are when you start to carry yourself with some  The post A Man‘s Guide to Dressing Sharp and Casual in His 40s appeared first on The Art of Manliness.
If you‘re like many modern men, you might have a pretty good life - a decent job, a family, a home, maybe a few hobbies. Despite having the appearance of a good life, though, you feel kind of empty inside. Like you‘re missing something. My guests todaywould argue that what you‘ve got is a case  The post Podcast #324: How Fitness, Fellowship, and Faith Are the Cure for Sad Clown Syndrome appeared first on The Art of Manliness.
Social Briefings are short bi-monthly dispatches that offer practical tips to improve your social skills. Read more on their raison d‘etre. Once you initiate a conversation with someone new, you‘ll begin exchanging comments and questions, and bits of information about yourselves. Just how much information should you disclose during these first (and subsequent) encounters? It‘s  The post Social Briefing #10: How Much Should You
Sure, we could talk about the statistically infinitesimal chance that you‘re going to get attacked by a shark (about 1 in 11.5 million), and that the vast majority of shark attacks are non-fatal, and that sharks don‘t actually want to eat people, they just get confused sometimes. We could say that by staying away from  The post How to Survive a Shark Attack appeared first on The Art of Manliness.
Take a breath right now. Did your chest go up and down? Congratulations, you just failed at breathing. Don‘t worry, my guest today on the show will set you straight. Her name is Belisa Vranich. She‘s a clinical psychologist who has made a career re-training people on how to breathe correctly and in her latest  The post Podcast #323: Improve Your Breathing, Improve Your Health appeared first on The Art of Manliness.
We all know those collective maxims on success: nice guys finish last; it‘s not what you know, it‘s who you know; winners never quit. We‘ve heard them so often that we accept them as articles of faith. But are they really true? My guest todaysays, yesand no. His name is Eric Barker and he‘s the  The post Podcast #322: Why Everything You Know About Success Is (Mostly) Wrong appeared first on The Art of Manliness.
When your car isn‘t starting up on the first turn of the key like it should, it tells you something isn‘t quite right. Maybe you have a bad spark plug, maybe you‘re out of gas, maybe your battery needs a charge or a change. You don‘t just leave the problem undiagnosed and unresolved, though. Yet  The post How to Care For and Maintain Your Lawn Mower appeared first on The Art of Manliness.
Ever since starting the Art of Manliness in 2008, I‘ve wanted to create something that would help readers take our content offline. I never wanted readers just to consume our content, but to put it to use in their lives - to take real action on it. I wanted men to become not just readers,  The post Announcing the Launch of The Strenuous Life appeared first on The Art of Manliness.
The word integrity is related to the roots of words like ‘integrate‘and ‘entire,‘ and its Latin root means ‘wholeness.‘ Integrity thus implies the state of being complete, undivided, intact, and unbroken. Such a state contrasts with one that is scattered, fragmented, and incomplete. When you profess to one principle, but act in a way contrary  The post 30 Prompts for Reflection on Your Integrity appeared firs