Yesterday’s Recap: Each day I’ll do a brief recap from the day before. Day #7 required you to look over the various aspects of who you are as a man to ensure that your success in one area didn’t lead to failure in another.
You have to be the man who is absolutely killing it at work, at home, physically, and mentally.
You’ve got to fill the roles of husband, brother, son, father and at all times, that of masculine man.
Your success in specific areas should not lead to complacency in others, at no point should you let off the gas thinking, ‘I’ve made it.‘ because you haven’t.
The name of this game called Life is continuous self-improvement to the grave.
Raise your standard in every area and remove the weak voice in your head which tells you that ‘it’s ok to take a break because you’ve been trying so hard…‘.
Don’t take your foot off the gas, keep improving brothers.
Don’t reward yourself with a drink after work if you’ve given it up for the month. Don’t jerk off when your wife isn’t around because that’s the only way you can fall asleep or that you ‘need to relax’.
This is about doing it differently, it’s about doing it right.
It’s so easy to say yes when some offers you a smoke or drink.
You must say no.
Show yourself that you’re worthy of the life you feel you deserve. There are no second chances; you’re either all in or you aren’t.
If you fail, confess to it and try to continue on. Be sure to share it, hiding and pretending you’re still marching with the real men will only drive your self-hate to even greater heights.
This is about reclaiming your masculine nature. You’re worth the physical and mental pain required to complete that task.
Suffer with me for this month and you’ll forever be able to claim the glory of being an original Man of March.
Reminder: The rules of Men of March:
- You will not masturbate, edge, or touch your dick for pleasure during the entire month. You can have sex, but not with yourself.
- You will not watch porn, sexy gifs, look at provocative photos or anything of the sort as this will lead to you breaking rule one.
- You will do 100 pushups every day. Don’t give the ‘time’ excuse, or any excuse as I don’t give a fuck, just do them. Break it up however you have to, but before you sleep at night, 100 must be done; chest day or not.
- You must start reading a book. Even if it’s just a few pages a day at first you must be reading a book. I will be reading New World Ronin by Victor Pride this month. You don’t have to finish the book in the month, just actively read a few pages every day to build the habit. With that said, my goal is to finish the book this month.
- You have to start giving genuine answers to people. If someone asks if you’re busy, don’t say “No” when you are. You have to stop avoiding conflict at the expense of your true self. If your wife asks a question, give an answer, “I don’t know/care” Is not an answer a leader gives to his crew. Start knowing, start caring, and start telling the world your true opinion.
- If you have a vice, remove it. You have to be honest with yourself; if you’re overweight and drinking to numb or are smoking pot and being unproductive, that shit has to go. This isn’t a ‘dry’ challenge, if alcohol or pot isn’t a problem good to go. If it’s more than that, leave it be for the month.
- Every day there will be a challenge, you must complete it.
Day #8: Stop, Collaborate, & Listen
Every 8 days during the Men of March we’ll take a day to stop, look around and take an inventory, and make sure that we aren’t missing an issue that is hiding in plain sight.
Look at the three goals you wrote down on Day #1, are you marching towards their completion? Are you knocking out your push-ups or do you find yourself squeezing them in right before bed? How can you take better care of your future self and set your days up for greater efficiency and success?
There may be areas where you’re failing, today is the day where you reach out and ask a fellow man for help. Whether that means emailing me, asking for a fitness guy to create a program, etc.
You need help? Ask for it.
- 100 Push-Ups
- STOP pushing into new territory and discovery of self and instead, look where you’re at. Look at the goals you set on day #1, are you getting closer to completion? Are you ensuring that as you thrive and feel the pride that comes with reclamation of self, is your family also being taken care of and feeling that same pride within themselves? Relax and make sure everything is running smooth.
- COLLABORATE with your fellow man. If you’re stuck whether it be finance, fitness, sex, whatever I want you to reach out to a masculine mentor. It can be someone in ‘real life’ or it can be someone on Twitter, reddit, a blog you follow wherever. What matters is that you swallow your pride and you reach out to work with someone to fix an issue. If you don’t have an issue then work on a project with a friend, your wife, or your kids. The point is that masculine men lead and work together; we don’t repeatedly discuss problems, we work towards solutions.
- Listen: While you are marching to the beat of the masculine drum, how are those around you doing? Often times I find that I am aware that there is something up with my wife or kids well before they tell me, how? I ‘listen’ to their body language, tone, rate of speech, and the topics they bring up. Put your ear to the ground and truly listen to what is going on with those around you. How can you help them get through and raise their own personal standard?
Wrapping up Day #8
Every now and then you need to take an inventory of where you’re at. Like maintenance on a car, you’ve got to take preventative measures to keep yourself from having to take corrective actions. It’s why we change our oil, rotate tires, and wash the damn thing.
Every 8 days during the month of March we’ll perform some preventative maintenance to fix the problems before they ever occur.
Today is your first ‘Preventative Maintenance’ day, enjoy it and find the areas which are showing signs of becoming a future problem.