MANLY MEN: THE ULTIMATE TIPS FOR EVERY MAN!
You aren’t born with wisdom and grace, you spend almost a lifetime learning them, obtaining them, executing them in every day’s life and checking them at the door on your way out — and for what? To survive in the wild? To get rich and retire early? No, you acquire them to be a man of action, because in a world in which everyone outsources and delegates, action is what sets you apart. I know you have heard most of them before but in case you haven’t, below we have a list of tips, every man should consider following:
REGARDLESS OF THEIR JOB OR STATUS IN LIFE, EVERYONE DESERVES YOUR RESPECT
Treat people with gratitude just as you would like to be treated. Despite what you think or feel about them, everyone deserves to be shown a certain amount of respect, regardless of the rumours you’ve heard or your impression of them. Every voice in a conversation deserves to be heard with the same reverence.
KEEP YOUR WORD
We quickly develop the habit to say we will deliver on something we know we can’t or saying we’ll do a favour we won’t follow through on. However, this is something that needs to change, if you are not sure about being able to do something, doing not commit to it. In the case that you do commit to something, never quit the job unless it’s completely done. A man keeps his word.
WHEN YOU ARE TRUSTED WITH A SECRET, KEEP IT
Being entrusted with a secret can be both a delight and a burden. You should be honoured that someone trusts you enough to tell you a secret, but be aware that the betrayal of such trust could damage your relationship with the person and make him lose the respect he/she had for you. Therefore, if you know a secret, make sure it stays a secret.
STAND UP FOR WHAT’S RIGHT
It’s very easy to let things pass and turn a blind eye. But at times, a man has to stand up to what is wrong, which takes a fair amount of courage to do. It might not come to everyone easily, but once you take the first step everything else falls into place easily.
KEEP YOURSELF GROOMED
As an alpha-male, it is sometimes very challenging to accept the fact that men too must take care of themselves in the ways women do. Unless you work with your hands, you can’t get away with grimy hands and an awry beard. However difficult or unmanly it may sound but as a man, it is essential to take care of all your body parts whether it is your nails, your hair, your dress or your shoes. Keeping yourself groomed is a sign of sexual intelligence.
GIVE A FIRM HANDSHAKE
A handshake reveals a lot about your confidence. For example, a soft handshake can indicate insecurity, whilst a quick-to-let-go handshake can suggest arrogance. A firm handshake however shows confidence, sophistication, maturity and self-assurance. The next time you offer a handshake, make sure you square your shoulders and make that handshake matter — eye contact, good grip and elbow erring toward a right angle.
ALWAYS LOOK AT A PERSON IN THE EYE WHEN YOU ARE TALKING TO THEM
The ability to make good eye contact is one of the social skills a lot of men seem to be having problems with. Nevertheless, it is a skill every man should possess. Numerous studies have shown that people who make higher-levels of eye contact with others are perceived as being more dominant, powerful, qualified, skilled, emotionally stable, competent, and confident.
CELEBRATE OTHER PEOPLE’S SUCCESS
Having a resentful character is not a good thing and how we handle other people’s success, especially when things may not be going so well for us, is an indicator of our maturity and belief in ourselves. So the next time you see someone doing good try to feel good for him/ her rather than feeling bad for yourself. After all, only well-balanced men can do so and I’m sure you want to be one of them.
NEVER START A FIGHT
Never hit anyone until they are an immediate threat. And if in case you think a battle is necessary make sure that you punch first and punch hard.
AT TIMES, A MAN HAS TO STAND UP TO WHAT IS WRONG, WHICH TAKES A FAIR AMOUNT OF COURAGE TO DO.
NEVER STOP LEARNING
Learning is irrelevant to age. As soon as you close your mind to the possibility of another reality, you are closing yourself off to other greater opportunities that lie waiting for you. Your future depends on you continuing to educate yourself, be a man willing to acquire new knowledge, always.
DO WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE WITHOUT COMPLAINING
Complaining can feel easier while trying to do some work but it definitely won’t help speed things up, so if something is bothering you fix it and then continue doing things that need to be done.
ENJOY YOUR LIFE
Indulge in your passion, follow your dreams, dare to make mistakes and take more risks. Enjoy your life instead of trying to live sensibly and prolifically every single minute after all no one is in their deathbed wishing they spent more time at work.