Everyone wants to be successful – it’s a fact. Too few people know what it takes to make it happen though.
There’s no roadmap to success. Every man has to figure out his own passions – his own destiny – before going forth and becoming the man he knows himself to be.
HOWEVER, no one gets there without help. I’m here to give you guys a few examples of great habits practiced by some of the best men I know.
Today we’re going over 17 habits of successful people.
- Paying your dues
- Surrounding yourself with other successful people
- Ignoring the haters
- Swallowing your pride
- Reinventing yourself
- Leverage what makes you unique
- Being so good you can’t be ignored
- Always experimenting
- Leading by example
- Continuously learning
- Remembering loss and being grateful for today
- Getting the big wins early in the day
- Getting something 80% there…is good enough
- Giving up alcohol
- Striving to be a better listener
- Scheduling everything
- Paying cash for everything
#1 Paying Your Dues
Jimmy Donaldson – or MrBeast – found incredible success on YouTube. He started at age 13 – now, at age 21, he’s got a huge following. We’re talking millions of subscribers with millions of views PER VIDEO.
What’s his successful men’s habit? Paying his dues.
MrBeast obsesses over what he does. He spent years putting in 6-8 hour days into his channel. He consumed as much information as he could on a constant basis.
That’s why he has so many subscribers – that’s why he’s a force to be reckoned with at so young an age. Gents, put in the time to reap the reward.
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#2 Surrounding Yourself With Other Successful People
When it comes to being a good judge of character, I can’t find a better example than Aaron Marino (I mean he’s got me as a friend, come on). The face behind AlphaM made the right calls when choosing who he’d stand beside.
The first example is his wife. She’s stuck with him through thick and thin – through the hardships and triumphs.
But what about in his business partnerships? You guys all know skincare brand Tiege Hanley, right? Aaron went into business with an incredible team of men – Rob the operations manager, Kelly the CEO, and The Chemist who is responsible for the formula in their products.
Together, they’ve made Tiege Hanley the system for men getting started with skincare. So much of this is due to my friend’s skill in making careful and correct decisions when it comes to those he brings into his circle.
Let me level with you. I actually don’t consider myself to be immensely successful, but I have developed my skills in leaps and bounds. I’ve done it by putting myself in situations where I’m the least successful person in the room, by finding people who challenge and inspire me.
“If I have seen further than others, it is by standing upon the shoulders of giants.” – Isaac Newton
I can’t emphasize enough the importance of surrounding yourself with inspirational figures – people that drive you to greater and greater heights.
#3 Ignoring The Haters
As far as controversy goes, YouTube cologne commentator Jeremy Fragrance has it in spades. The fragrance community has certain expectations and unspoken rules within, but Jeremy could not care less about any of them.
He pursues his passion for men’s colognes HIS way, and he doesn’t compromise. You can’t argue with the results – the man is undeniably an authority in his field, teaming up with the likes of Alberto Morillas, one of the top perfumers in the world, to put out his new successful fragrance.
It cracks me up every time I see a reviewer hate on his fragrance, simply because Jeremy came up with it. Simply put? He’s handsome, talented, and doesn’t give a sh** what the haters have to say.
#4 Swallowing Your Pride
Jeff Morgan, creator of The Style OG YouTube channel, was already a successful man. He was a doctor! Yet he still felt inspired to put out videos on style, feeling that black men didn’t have any examples to follow.
He got off to a rocky start, but what did he do? He opened his mind and got to researching. In particular, he looked at Jose Zuniga over at Teaching Men’s Fashion – a guy who is half his age!
He didn’t let this get him down, though. He didn’t care that younger men were already successful in the field he was pursuing. Jeff understood that if he didn’t suck it up and learn, he’d never get where he wanted to be. That’s why this successful habit is all about ignoring your ego – never let it get in the way of your goals.
#5 Reinventing Yourself
YouTuber Ryan Masters is the perfect example of a man rediscovering himself and triumphing as a result. He started out with his channel Sparta Strength, but he’s totally changed gears.
Now, he is THE authority in North America for country western dancing. There’s no magic to it – he simply started from scratch in this completely new industry, put in the work, gained the knowledge, and BAM.
Never be scared to take your passions in a new path – you never know what just might happen.
#6 Leveraging What Makes You Unique
Tim Dessaint approached an oversaturated market. Let’s face it – there is no shortage of men’s style channels out there on YouTube.
Focus on what sets you apart and use it as a foundation for your ambition.
That’s why this successful men’s style habit is all about innovation. Tim identified, embraced and zeroed in on what set him apart. His videos stand out from the pack as a result. They have this intangible artistic flow about them that I got nothing on!
#7 Being So Good You Can’t Be Ignored
Steven from the Redollesence channel hits this successful men’s habit like no other. The thing about Steven is that he’s quiet, calm and serene. He’s not so much a showman as Aaron Marino, not controversial the way Jeremy Fragrance is…
What sets him apart is his knowledge. I’ve never seen a man know as much about fragrance as he does, and he shows it by getting into the nitty-gritty of his topic.
His passion is showcased through his know-how, and that makes him an attractive source for men looking to dig deeper into the world of men’s colognes.
#8 Always Experimenting
When it comes to productive Youtubers, Thomas Frank is the king. His YouTube channel has over 1 million subscribers and he’s constantly evolving. Much of this evolution comes simply from trying new things – even when they don’t guarantee success.
With these methods, he’s had some unexpected successes. He published one video in which he spends an hour studying – that’s it! People took to it because it made them feel as though they had a study buddy despite being alone. No one can predict results like that.
#9 Leading By Example
No one lives their brand like Eric Bandholz. Not only does he promote the image of The Urban Beardsman, but he IS The Urban Beardsman. He is the very embodiment of what he promotes in his company, which makes him the perfect example of this successful men’s habit.
As a leader, no one should be living your brand more than you. Take a pointer from Eric!
#10 Continuously Learning
I’m always stressing the importance of knowledge. According to studies, 85% of self-made millionaires read at least two books a month. Part of success is the thirst for knowledge.
I’ve put up several posts and videos talking about what books to read and what audiobooks to listen to. Mani Vaya built a business on the pursuit of information, so it’s only right he be included when I say to NEVER stop learning.
Knowledge is power – it’s simple. The more you know, the fewer mistakes you’ll make in your business. It’s all about continued education; getting the practical knowledge you need to excel in your field.
#11 Remembering Loss & Being Grateful For Today
Every man falls on hard times. I’ve lost close friends, been unemployed, and struggled in debt.
As tough as they were, those experiences helped me greatly in the long run. You could say that they toughened me up – but that’s not the point.
They gave me perspective. Whenever I experience a problem with my company or personal life, it seldom comes close to how bad I’ve had it before. Knowing this brings a whole new meaning to the phrase “it could be worse.”
Make no mistake, gentlemen, it could be much worse. This millionaire habit is all about perspective. Once you look back on the tough times in your life, today’s challenges might be insignificant.
#12 Getting The Big Wins Early In The Day
Do you ever feel like there’s a stone crushing your chest? That if you pushed it aside, you could rule the world?
Too many guys ignore that stone and lug it around all day. They leave it for last – but by the time they try to shove it away, they’re burned out.
Don’t make that mistake. Get the hardest tasks out of the way first. For me, it’s filming videos for my YouTube channel. Once that’s accomplished, I coast through the rest of the day.
Take it from me, gentlemen – one of the best habits of successful people is knocking the hard stuff out ASAP.
#13 Understanding Eighty Percent…Is Good Enough
This millionaire habit is key. We might strive for perfection, but we’ll never achieve it. You need to do your best, turn in the project, and move on.
Take my business for instance. Sometimes my videos have mistakes in them. However, if I linger too long on a single project, it will never get done.
This 80% rule is what’s helped me reach hundreds of thousands of men with my content. The results are there, gents.
#14 Giving Up Alcohol
This millionaire habit is simply moderation.
Drinking offers absolutely no benefits. There are plenty of safe ways to kick back which don’t require a ‘buzz’.
Avoiding alcohol leaves money in my pocket. It also stops me from making bad decisions. Alcohol blocks chemical signals between neurons. This leads to slurred speech, impaired judgment, and slow reflexes. As a proud family man, I’d hate for my kids to see me like this.
Alcohol dependency can even induce brain shrinkage over time. The loss of brain matter only gets worse with age and consumption.
Simply put? Alcohol is bad for you. The only drawback to sobriety is that I’m the popular choice for the designated driver.
#15 Striving To Be A Better Listener
This millionaire habit helped me build connections to last a lifetime. I was the man who never listened. I simply waited for my turn to speak and disregarded the other man’s point.
Being a good listener benefits you in several ways. For starters, people will enjoy your company and seek it more often. You’ll learn new perspectives and new insights. By understanding the needs of others, you also stand a better chance of bettering your popularity.
You might even get some good advice out of it.
#16 Scheduling EVERYTHING
The best way to stay organized is to keep a rigid timetable. Much of this comes down to fine-tuning your time management skills and being realistic about your goals.
One example comes straight from Essentialism, my favorite book on time management. Just because it took you one hour to accomplish a task that usually takes you four, it won’t take one hour every time. Perhaps you were hyper-focused that day, or there were abnormally few distractions to pull you away.
Keeping this in mind, I divide everything into time blocks. Even rest and relaxation is set to a specific time each day.
Scheduling is a critical habit I guarantee every successful person has mastered.
#17 Paying Cash For Everything
Let me be clear: I do use credit cards from time to time. Certain credit card companies offer cashback programs for loyal users. Where and when cashback takes effect depends on the bank.
Using credit cards and paying them off build your credit score, which can then lower your interest rates and allow you to make larger investments with ease. The better your score is, the less you have to pay upfront.
That being said, I don’t buy anything unless I can pay cash. This rule allows me to live below my means and put away a lot in savings. My home is a simple one – and it’s paid off. Whenever hard times fall upon us, I have a cushion to fall back to. I’m never living from paycheck to paycheck.
And that, gentlemen, is essential to financial success.
As I said, every man needs to forge his own path to greatness. Nevertheless, there are habits of successful people that every winner has in common. Each person has their strengths to stick to, and the gentlemen I referenced above are no different. Hopefully, this helped you determine yours – and what you need to do to be the badass you were always meant to be.
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How to wear your watch correctly
As much as you won’t like hearing this, you’re probably wearing your watch wrong.
It’s not your fault; you may have never been taught how to wear a watch properly. After all, there is more than one way to wear a watch.
But how do you know which way is the right way?
Don’t worry, gents; as always, I’ve got you covered. I’m here with the best way to wear your favorite timepiece properly and look as stylish as ever.
In today’s article, I’ll be covering:
- Origins Of The Wrist Watch
- What Wrist Do You Wear A Watch On?
- Should You Wear Your Watch Facing Inward Or Outward?
- The Stylish Way To Wear A Watch
#1 Origins Of The Wrist Watch
When it comes to wearing a watch correctly, it’s important to note why the wristwatch came about in the first place.
Dating back to the 1800s, the first watches modified to be worn on the wrist were primarily worn by women as accessories. One of the earliest was created by Patek Philippe as a fashion accessory.
At the start of the 20th century, watchmakers became intrigued about using a wrist-worn timepiece for men in the military. They believed it would help them tell time quickly while on the battlefield.
Watchmakers started modifying pocket watches to fit on a bracelet worn on the wrist. Men would not wear the first iteration of the modern wristwatch until well into the 20th century.
Then developed as a ‘trench watch’ for military use, the earliest wrist watches offered something the pocket watch didn’t have – convenience.
After the wristwatch became less of a fashion accessory and more of a functional tool, watchmakers would spend the next century modifying them into the modern wristwatches we enjoy today.
#2 What Wrist Do You Wear A Watch On?
The age-old question: what wrist to wear a watch on? The answer – it depends.
The reason it depends is that since the creation of the wristwatch, men have mostly worn their watch on their non-dominant wrist. And since most people are right-handed, you would wear your watch on your left wrist.
But this isn’t always the correct answer. You may want to wear your watch on the right wrist if you are left-handed. But you may also want to wear it on your dominant hand.
So how do you know for sure?
The most significant benefit of wearing your watch on your non-dominant hand is that you can quickly put the watch on and navigate the dial more efficiently than with your non-dominant hand.
Wearing your watch on your non-dominant hand is less likely to damage the watch as you tend to do more with your dominant hand. If you were to wear it on your dominant hand, you’re more likely to scratch or ding the watch than on your non-dominant hand.
So the rule of thumb here is to wear your watch on your non-dominant hand for the best way to navigate and protect your watch.
#3 Should You Wear Your Watch Facing Inward Or Outward?
The next question is, why would a man wear his watch facing inward on his wrist instead of outward?
This trend is seen primarily in individuals who need to check their watch frequently and in the most efficient way possible. Among the many reasons you should wear a watch, one of the most common is to support you in your profession.
You will see men in the military do this, as it’s easier and prevents sun glare better than when it’s on the outside of the wrist. It also offers faster convenience to other tools on the watch in addition to the time.
Another reason you may want to wear your watch facing inward is that it can help protect your watch from scratches and dings. Again, this is just a preference.
But you’re a stylish guy looking for the best way to wear his watch. What should you do?
The answer here is to wear it facing outward, as that is the most common way to wear a wristwatch. It shows off your timepiece that you love while also still being functional.
Unless you’re in a profession where you need to check your watch quickly while managing other tasks, the best way is to have your watch facing outward. After all, you probably didn’t spend money on that beautiful timepiece to hide its character.
#4 The Stylish Way To Wear A Watch
Now it’s time to find out exactly how to wear a watch in the most stylish way a guy can.
Assuming you’ve selected the right size watch for your wrist, the first thing you want to do is figure out if you’ll be wearing your watch on your right or left wrist.
As mentioned above, traditionally, the watch is worn on your non-dominant wrist. So if you’re right-handed, this means wearing your watch on your left wrist. For left-handed guys, this means your right wrist.
After you figure that out, it’s quite easy. The first thing you want to do is locate your wrist bone.
You want to wear your watch face up just above your wrist bone. If done correctly, your watch should slightly peek out from under the cuffs of your shirt when wearing long sleeves.
Next, you want to tighten the strap so it’s loose enough to be comfortable. You don’t want it so loose it can spin freely around your wrist. You also don’t want it too tight, or it will feel uncomfortable, especially when you bend your wrist.
After doing this correctly, you’ll be wearing a watch in the most stylish way possible.
There you have it, gents.
Now you no longer have to worry about wearing your watch incorrectly.
There is more than one way to wear a watch, so find what’s most comfortable for you personally, and rock your favorite timepiece accordingly.
If you want to take your watch knowledge to the next level, check out this article I wrote about the difference between quartz and mechanical watches.
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Published Date: Sat, 30 Jul 2022 10:19:42 +0000
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Fall Capsule Wardrobe Preparation (Buy Now and Get $$$)
We’ve all been there – fall comes around, and you open your closet only to find you have nothing but polos and shorts.
So what’s a stylish guy to do? Pay a premium to build an entire fall wardrobe last minute? Sure, if you’re loaded. But not every guy is that lucky!
Don’t worry; as ever, I’ve got you covered. In today’s article, I’ll show you how to get the best bang for your buck when building your fall capsule wardrobe.
We’ll be covering:
- What Are The Advantages Of A Capsule Wardrobe?
- How Do You Build A Fall Capsule Wardrobe?
- Where Can You Find Deals On Fall Clothing?
- What Are The Best Fall Capsule Wardrobe Essentials?
#1 What Are The Advantages Of A Capsule Wardrobe?
One of the most common headaches guys run into in their closet is having too many clothing options to choose from but not enough of the right options.
While more options aren’t bad, they can be overwhelming, especially when you rarely wear most items. This is where building a capsule wardrobe comes into play.
A capsule wardrobe is a limited selection of clothing items that complement each other. This means you can buy a smaller selection of items and create a larger number of outfits.
This is crucial to understand because most guys don’t have an unlimited budget for buying clothes. A capsule wardrobe allows you to purchase and use items frequently with little redundancy.
But where do you start in building your fall capsule wardrobe?
#2 How Do You Build A Fall Capsule Wardrobe?
After you have put together the perfect capsule wardrobe, you can start to add a few fall-specific items. This is done by adding a few staple pieces that complement what you already have.
For most, fall offers mild temperatures mixed with slightly warmer temperatures.
This means that layering will be of the utmost importance because you may leave the house needing a jacket, but it might be warm enough by midday to sport only the t-shirt underneath.
Start with the basics when building your fall capsule wardrobe and add pieces accordingly.
Keep It Simple
Fall is primetime for layering, so you only need a few outer layers and should focus more on the innermost layers.
You want to make sure that interchangeability is at the top of your list when it comes to your wardrobe. Everything should complement each other for ease of use.
With that said, having a few staples and adding additional items as you change seasons is essential.
For this reason, ensure you have the following items in your fall capsule wardrobe:
- A dark three-piece suit
- A light-colored tweed blazer
- A leather bomber or biker jacket
- An overcoat (dark or light)
- A formal button-up shirt (white)
- 2 casual button-up shirts (flannel or chambray, you choose)
- 2 sweaters (1 shawl, 1 crew neck)
- 2 t-shirts (1 white, 1 black,)
- 2 pairs of Jeans (1 dark, 1 light)
- 2 pairs of slacks/chinos (1 dark, 1 light)
- 2 belts (1 black, 1 brown)
- 1 pair of black dress shoes
- 1 pair of brown oxfords (leather or suede, you decide)
- 1 pair of sneakers (plain white or brown)
- 1 pair of military boots (black or brown)
When it comes to accessories like watches, scarves, or gloves, you can use what you have as most men won’t need all of them, so I won’t count them in.
#3 Where Can You Find Deals On Fall Clothing?
As it is the middle of summer, fall will be approaching quickly.
Now is a great time to snag up some of last year’s sale items at department stores as they usually have sales on previous season items. By now, most men aren’t thinking about what to wear in the fall.
While you still might be able to find good deals on last year’s fall items, it’s usually the most optimal time to purchase these items after the season has ended. This is when retailers try hard to clear space and make room for the next season’s clothing.
When they do this, it is a great time to get excellent deals on items that have just gone out of season.
Another great option to buy men’s clothing is online at your favorite retailers, as they will often have sales and discounts on items they have in their online inventory but are not yet in prime season.
The most expensive items in your fall capsule wardrobe are the ones you want to focus on, as you can often save a significant amount of money out of season for them.
These big ticket items include:
- Your dark three-piece suit and blazer
- Overcoats and jackets
- Dress shoes and sneakers
These items will be some of the most expensive items and can be found discounted out of season. Put these at the forefront of your fall capsule wardrobe search.
#4 What Are The Best Fall Capsule Wardrobe Essentials?
You want to adhere to a few staples when building your fall capsule wardrobe.
Since fall weather can vary, layering will be essential. These few items are crucial as mainstays that can be layered with other items within your wardrobe.
For example, if you experience a rather chilly day in fall and need to wear a suit, an overcoat is essential as that outermost layer because you can simply remove it when you no longer need it.
When it comes to the concept of layering within your fall capsule wardrobe, you want to make sure you nail these following items.
Having a good overcoat to complement your fall capsule wardrobe is crucial.
The overcoat acts as the outermost layer and will be removed whenever you go indoors. This makes for a great option as you can wear it with anything as it offers excellent versatility.
When searching for the perfect overcoat, it’s essential to know your size as they usually come in sizes of suit jackets, not regular sizing. After you’ve nailed the size, focus on color.
Dark-colored overcoats tend to be the most versatile. However, a light camel color can work as well. Stay away from patterns with overcoats as the goal is to be as versatile as possible.
A good leather jacket goes a long way. You can choose a leather biker jacket or a leather bomber; it’s your call.
Biker jackets can be slightly harder to pull off as most of the time, they will have a larger and more aggressive collar, but they still look great.
A leather bomber jacket is an excellent option because it looks great on all body types and often has more options than biker jackets.
For color, opt for black or dark brown, as that gives you the most versatility with other items in your fall capsule wardrobe.
Sweaters are to fall, what t-shirts are for summer. This means they are a critical piece as they are season specific and offer great versatility when it comes to layering.
So how do you find the perfect sweater?
You want options, so have a couple of different collar choices to give yourself the most bang for your buck.
Having a shawl neck sweater and a crew neck sweater ensures you have all your bases covered.
Make sure you choose neutral tones such as greys, creams, and tans for color. This ensures maximum versatility with other items within your wardrobe and gives you the most options.
That’s it, gents.
To learn more about how versatile this concept of capsule wardrobes can be, check out how I turned 16 pieces of clothing into 256 outfits.
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Published Date: Thu, 28 Jul 2022 23:59:00 +0000
The Best Zara Fragrances
We all know of Zara and I’m pretty sure the majority of us own at least one piece from them, but I’m not here to talk about their reasonably priced clothing, I’m here for their fragrance.
Not quite a hidden gem but I don’t feel that they vast range and high quality fragrance that they create is given enough air time, I’m about to change that. The fragrance game is massive at the moment, everyone from the big fashion houses all the way to footballers have a scent on the market and they all carry a hefty price tag, with some of the bigger hitters asking in excess of
£100 for 50ml.
Zara clearly understand the need for a great fragrance but also appreciate not everything has to be overly expensive. I’ve been lucky enough to sample my fair share over the years and wanted to share with you what I feel are some of their strongest.
Tobacco Collective 100ml – £16.99
This is one of my absolute favourites, it works perfectly as an everyday scent. The initial smell is strong and masculine but with undertones of vanilla bourbon help to soften it slightly.
For Him 100ml – £22.99
My current daily spray, its warm, modern and intense. It just so happens to be the perfect blend of three of my favourite scents, bergamot, cardamom and sandalwood. It’s strong yet light, never over powering and leaves a wonderful trail.
Florence 100ml – £16.24
Summer calls for a fresh fragrance and I cannot recommend this highly enough, its light, fresh and citrus scent is perfectly for those warmer days. Notes of black pepper, strawberry and guaiac wood allow this scent to sit gently on the skin with offending the noses of those around you.
Written by Tom Loughran
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Published Date: Fri, 22 Jul 2022 09:57:00 +0000
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