Being a Man

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The Unstoppable Underdog Male

You may have tuned in to last week's talk about "being a surfer, not an accountant." It was actually a two-part article, and this is the real juice: If you like "underdogs," cheer for underdogs, or are, yourself an "underdog" in some area of life as a man, then you are in for some seriously powerful concepts, strategies and skills this week.

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Being Respectful Does Not Mean Tolerating Bullies

I have something to say to you and you likely have felt it before but not had the words for it.

It's time to go back to basics and talk about something we almost never discuss on their lonesome - Personal Boundaries.

Let's begin with a recent news story - one of the many depicting men as "bad," "derelict," "shunning responsibility," "commitment phobic," or any of a number of other words or phrases that amount to none other than bullying.

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What the "Midnight Hour" Gives You as a Man

When I went to see Woody Allen's film, Midnight in Paris, I was told it's a "romantic comedy" about a bad relationship, and expected all kinds of lessons about attraction, dating and marriage. I didn't at all expect that it was going to be an equally thought provoking guide to career choices coming from our inexplicable experiences with the unexpected. That it would treat the two prime concerns of men in the form of women and work in equal balance, or how it is that the hour of midnight has a role in a man's life, were the biggest surprises of all.

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In a recent scientific study, women ranked photos of men smiling to be less attractive than photos in which the men were not smiling, or were brooding. The study helps explain the enduring appeal of "bad boys" to women, announced University of British Columbia in a press release.

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The Three Levels of Intimacy

It's something so subtle that most men don't know it's there, but it's top of mind and of highest concern to women: the "intimacy" part of physical intimacy. Men would generally rather ponder the aspects of the "physical" part of course, but some attention to what's going on between the ears would pay off enormously in your ways of getting closer to women through a physical connection.

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In his recent article in the British newspaper The Guardian, journalist Ally Hogg outlines the plight of the young male in the modern western world. A world it seems is now geared towards circumstances where women work longer hours and in higher paid jobs than their male counterparts. Excellent reading to accompany the recent newsletter article by Dr. Paul on this very subject.

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Great newsletter, it really speaks volumes to my own personal life situation right now. Now I do have a tremendous amount of maturity and great character to offer to others.

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