How to be a Man: 44 ways to Become a Man and Develop your Manhood

How to be a Man

how to be a man

So you want to know how to be a man?  You’ve take a step most males won’t.  Wanting to be a man is what every male should strive for, but probably only 2-3% of guys are real men.

Here’s 44 Rules you need to live by improve your manhood and finally learn how to be a man.

1. Chases your dreams, and make them goals

Every man needs to have a dream that he can strive for.

Add a timeline to that dream and now you have a goal.  You need to have goals that are going to improve the quality of your life and make you happy.

  1. First Step – Figure out what your dream is what you want to do.
  2. Second Step – Then make a plan how you’re going to accomplish it.

It’s easier said then done, but the premise is that easy.

2. Producer Mindset

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If you want to learn how to be a man, it’s essential that you develop a producer mindset.

The vast majority of people in the world are consumers.  They just consume, consume, consume.

Out of the 8 or 9 hours they’re at work, they’re probably productive 3 or 4, and consume other content (social media, for example), or just waste time.

What I want you to do is become a producer.  How much can you produce before you die?

Not, when can I retire.  The people who have the ability to retire early cause they’ve made so much money rarely do because they love what they do.

And they’re producers.  Everybody’s a consumer at some level, that’s just the cost of living in society.

I’m not saying you have to grow your own organic food – although that sounds dope.

But in your work, your craft, your purpose… you need to be a producer.  Adapt the producer mindset.

Cut out all the bullshit you that’s not productive for your life and focus on producing.

3. Stop giving a fuck about what other people think

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A real man doesn’t have time to give a fuck what other people think.

Not good, not bad.

A man is concerned with what he wants to accomplish, and how he thinks of himself.

Don’t be concerned with the opinions of others.  Now, your reputation is still important, especially when it comes to your business.

So in your business or professional life, you should care about what your customers or clients think.

But on a macro level, not a micro level.

If all your clients think you’re great, and one hates you, it’s probably not a good fit with that one client.  But if half of your clients don’t like you or your service, then you should consider that and alter your business strategy accordingly.  It means they’re not getting value, which is definitely an issue and you should give a fuck.

Back to the main point – when it comes to your personal life, don’t put any positive or negative fucks into what people think.

4. Trust your instincts

trust your instincts

A man with no instincts is a man whose out of touch.

Your instincts are usually right, so trust them.

If you have a bad feeling about a business situation, a girl you’re seeing, a street you’re walking on, whatever – listen to your gut.

A huge part about learning how to be a man means you can feel your instincts.

Every animal has instincts, and unfortunately many men have become bitch-a-fied and lost theirs.

5. Stand up for what you believe in

If you see something that’s not right, then stand up for it.

The easiest example is bullying or harassment.

Now, I’m definitely not claiming to be a captain save a hoe or a martyr.

But if you see an older person, woman, child, or even a lesser man being harassed by someone who’s physically a threat to them, you should stand up for the weaker person.  Given they didn’t do anything wrong of course.

I used to ride public transportation from time to time in the Bay Area, and I’ve had more than my fair share of telling losers to who would try to kick old people out of seats to fuck off.

Definitely wasn’t being a hero, but my point is stand up for people who need it.

6. Protect your woman

I talk a lot about not saving women, not pedestaling them, and not getting married.

But when you’re with your woman, whether she’s just some girl you’re fucking or your girlfriend, you should protect her against physical threats.

This pretty much means not being a bitch and standing up to guys who say shit to her while you’re with her.

If any of you have ever been with a gorgeous woman in public, then you know what I mean.

Guys get jealous when they see another man with a really attractive woman.

If the say shit to you or to her (and they’ll probably be in a group), you better say something back, or take an aggressive stance.

If you don’t, you’ll show you’re a bitch and your woman will know that you can’t protect her, because you can’t even stand up to some thirsty haters.

A lot of pick up artists will tell you not to get in fights over women.  I’m not proposing you ever look for a fight.  But to not stand up is a weak move.

If you want to learn how to be a man, you need to protect the woman you’re with, even if it’s just fucking.  It’s not because you own her, or you’re this noble guy.

It’s because you’re an alpha male and you’re not going to tolerate a threat.  I like to relate shit to James Bond, because he has the name James, but also because he’s a badass.  Would James Bond let some guy fuck with a woman he’s with, even if they’re just boning?  No, he wouldn’t.  You shouldn’t either.

7. Don’t let people fuck with you

In case you didn’t realize, these past few tips have been related.

Don’t let people fuck with weaker people, don’t let them fuck with a girl you’re with, and don’t let them fuck with you.  Fucking with your girl is a sideways disrespect at you as well.  But fucking with you directly, hell no.

Never tolerate this.

If someone is disrespecting you, you need to address the issue.  Whether it’s someone in public, a girl, your work, friends, or anyone else.  The hardest part of this many guys face is with work because they have a boss that disrespects them.

The thing is, it’s hard to avoid people fucking with you if you have a boss.  That’s why I recommend starting a business.

8. Don’t get married

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When I said protect your woman, I meant physically and verbally, from other males who are hating on you or her in public.  I didn’t mean protecting her for the rest of her life financially by getting married and then divorced raped + alimony.

Getting married is one of the WORST decisions you can make.

Look, if you want to be with one woman for the rest of your life, that’s your decision.

But why, why on Earth would you make an agreement that the government can take half of your net worth and give it back to her when you get divorced in 6 or 8 years down the line?

Getting married just gives her security.  The security to take your money if it doesn’t work out.

Which by the way, is a 50/50 chance.  If you think your girl is special, that’s great.  I’m willing to bet that all the guys that got divorced raped thought it wouldn’t happen to them.

This isn’t to say women are evil by nature, I love having women in my life.

But if you give someone the opportunity to take all the money at the end of the marriage, most people would do it.  Half of marriages end.  Getting married is a terrible business decision.  Learning how to be a man means treating your life like a business, and that means not getting married.

If you want to be in a committed relationship, that’s fine, but just don’t get married.

9. Know how to defend yourself and how to fight

I don’t propose looking for fights, but you should know to how to fight if the need arises.

In fact, the confidence you’ll have from knowing you can fight in hostile situations shouldn’t be undermined.  It will give you the clarity to act as a man in a controlled state.

Animals can smell fear, and so can aggressive men who are challenging you.  Other you train in boxing, bjj, muay thai, wrestling, or even put it together in mma, knowing self defense is essential.

Martial arts are a great hobby to take up.  But at least training in something for a year or two will give you more experience than most and might come in handy.  This is especially true if you’re a smaller or medium sized dude.  If you’re already a big guy, then learning how to fight isn’t as necessary.  But I’d still highly recommend it.

10. Lift weights

benefits of lifting weights

Lifting weights is another way to boost your confidence and ability to defend yourself in hostile situations.

On a day to day basis, lifting weights will do a ton for you too!

Increased testosterone will have you feeling incredible.  More muscle will give you a sense of accomplishment and power.  The fact that it makes you kore attractive is also an added bonus.  There’s just too many benefits to lifting weights not to do it.

“Just cause you life weights doesn’t mean you’re a man” – okay fine, but let’s be honest.  Lifting weights will make you more manly.

11. Own your own business

If you want to now how to be a man, start by owning your own business.

Entrepreneurship is one of the greatest paths an individual can take.

The challenges you’ll face with creating a money making machine, aka a business, are hard to out into words.

Starting a business is hard as fuck.  But you can’t really be a man and still call another man your boss.  Even if you’re fucking girls on the weekend, you still have to clock in Monday through Friday and submit to the wishes of another man.

If you want to learn how to be a man, and even how to be an alpha male, you need to own your own business.

12. Stay lean

Every man should lift weights and build some muscle.  But you should also stay lean.  Some guys this may mean having a 6-pack, other guys may just need to keep the belly off.

We all have different body types and aren’t going to look exactly the same.  But staying lean, within reason, is important for your health.  You don’t want to overeat certain foods that will make you soft (literally and otherwise).

My greatest weakness is sweets, like chocolate, cake, cookies you name it.  Staying away from that shit keeps me more lean, and more healthy.

You should still have good food and enjoy yourself form time to time.  However, your regular diet should be controlled to that you’re staying lean.

13. Never bow down to another man

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Part of why you should own your business is because you’ll never have to bow down to another man.

But this is not only in business.  In life, don’t submit to other men.

If a cop pulls you over, you don’t have to be aggressive, resist arrest, and be thrown in jail.  But you also don’t have to suck his dick to try to not give you a ticket.  If he wants to give you a ticket, so be it.

You have to be a player in every situation you’re in.  But you can’t sacrifice your manhood.  At the end of the day, that’s all some men have.  And if things go to shit, at least you’ll have that.

Never bow down to another man.  You’re the fucking man.

14. Eat clean

This is similar to staying lean.

I’ll make it a separate point thought because I know some of you guys can eat like shit and still stay healthy.

Eating clean – high quality meats, vegetables, fruits – has many benefits.  You’ll feel better.  You’ll preform better in daily actives – from working out, to walking, to having sex.

Did I mention you’ll look better too?  Eating clean will also build good habits.  It’s easy to eat clean at 50 or 60 when you’ve been doing it most of your life.

It’s hard to eat like shit and then eat clean when you’re older.

And eating junk food and just low quality food in general will catch up to you when you’re older.

15. Get enough sleep

There are times when you need to lose sleep in order to accomplish a larger goal.

Night to night, on a regular basis, you should be getting enough sleep to function.

Learning how to be a man means being a producer, and you can’t be a producer if you’re always tired from lack of sleep.  Sleep is crucial to everything you do.  It’s important for your health and livelihood.

Whether is 6 hours or the full 8, every man has a specific amount of sleep that’s optimal for himself.  Find out what your range is.

And then make sure you get that every night.

16. Avoid debt at all costs

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On your path to manhood and accomplishment, you want nothing to slow you down.

If you wanted to stop yourself, debt would is the prefect excuse.

Debt is the killer of dreams, and you need to avoid it at all costs if you’re serious about how to be a man.

My general rule of thumb is never take any debt, ever.  Debt is when you owe money back to something (like a bank), or someone.  You’ll owe not only the principal, which is the amount you took, but interest, which is the extra money that the loaner gets.  Do you know why banks give out loans?

They’re not charities guys.  It’s because they make money off of the person who gets the loan.  Don’t buy things you can’t afford.  Find ways to spend less money.

Paying for something over the course of 30 years means you were paying it off for 1/3 of your life – and that’s if you’re lucky to live to 90.

I’ll make an exception if you need to have a car, and can’t afford it.  In this situation you can get an affordable car that you can use for Uber and Lyft.  If you do some driving in your spare time, you can make enough money to cover the payment, and then use any extra funds on ad spend money for your business.

17. Create your Purpose, have a Meaning in Life

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Every man needs a meaning in life.  Without one, you’ll never truly learn how to be a man.  You’ll always feel lost or be building someone’s dream and not your own

So you must create your own purpose.

A man who creates his own meaning in life is a real man.  Out of all the things in this list, this is the most important.  In your journey in learning how to be a man, establishing your life’s mission is the best thing you can do.

How to do this?  It’s simple.

Take something you love, get good at it, and monetize it.  You do this by starting a business.  You have to take what you love and share that with the world.  The easiest way to speed up your journey of how to be a man is to create your own life purpose and follow it.

18. Understand the power of Value

Everything in life comes down to value.

You’re only as good as the value you provide.

When you start a business, people are only going to buy your product or service because they peceive it as being more valuable than the money they’re spending.

If you have a rotation of girls you’re fucking, they only keep coming back because they find you valuable.  It may be your dick game, your conversation game, and how you make them feel overall.

If you have a girlfriend, she’s with you because you’re valuable to her.  It could be again, your dick game, how you make her feel, or maybe on the opposite end you make a lot of money and she’s wants the security.

The second you’re not valuable, you’re gone.

Think about why real life hoes give their money to a pimp.  It’s because they perceive the pimp has being more valuable then they are.  Don’t be pessimistic about this, this is simply how the world works.  It’s how it’s always worked.

You can leverage this by making yourself into a man of high value.  With your business, you can understand the power of value to create more wealth to yourself and help your clients/customers in their lives at a higher level.

19. Accept that Obsession is the key to success

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If you want to achieve anything great in life, then you need to be obsessed.

Every man who’s accomplished great things has been completely obsessed with their life’s mission.

Work / life balance doesn’t exist for the successful man.

If you want to work a shitty job you hate, then yes, you can come home and have a somewhat balanced life.  But if you want real success in your life, it’s all or nothing.  You need to have goals and fucking tackle them.

It’s do or die.  Stop fucking around and pretending like it’s not.  If you’re obsessed with what you want to accomplish, then you might very well be on your way to manhood.

If not, getting obsessed over a goal is one of the fastest way to learn how to be a man.

20. Live life on your own terms

You have one life, so you might as well live it like it’s your last.  At the end of the day, you’ll regret living life for someone else.

You need to live life on your own terms.  If I teach you anything about how to be a man, it should be to live life for yourself.  For most of you, especially if you’ve made it this far reading this, this means doing something you love, being completely obsessed about it, and creating a business out of it.

This way you’re helping other people, making money, and doing what you love.

Most men live life on other people’s terms.

Fuck that.  That’s some bullshit.

Do what you want to do in this life, and do it with all of your capability.

21. Don’t waste your time – do it now, today!

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Everyday is another opportunity.  Everyday you do nothing is another day wasted.

If you want to live life on your own terms, want to start a business, have a better body, get out of a bad relationship, get better with women, move to a new country, start today.  Don’t just plan, but make an actionable step.

Want to move to another country?  Stack your cash, get your business up and running so you can make the move.  Want to get out of a bad relationship?  Okay well you can do that shit ASAP.

Figuring out how to be a man means valuing your time.

It’s the most valuable currency you have.

22. Take advantage of all your opportunities 

It’s common sense to make the most of your opportunities and advantages.

Or you think it would be.

If you really want to know how to be a man, then you NEED to take advantage of the opportunities presented to you.

We live in the absolute best time time be alive.  Ever.  With the internet, you can start an online business and work from wherever you want.

Have no marketing money?  You can upload a video of yourself, and and put it on YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, and a ton of other places.  Blogging can YouTube alone can help you to have an incredible reach and help people who are looking for exactly what you’re providing.

The world is ripe with so much opportunity it’s almost unbelievable.

As jobs start to get more competitive due to increased automation, and bigger companies start to spend more and more on online advertising, it’s only going to get harder.  Take advantage of all your opportunities in life to get ahead of other men.

23. Approach women the right way

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With online dating and tinder, you can build your pipeline and get laid using that alone.

But I still like meeting women in real life, and if you do too, then you need to learn how to approach the right way.

Don’t use cheesy pick up lines, like “Who lies more, celebrity x or celebrity y?”

Go up and just say “Hey, I’m (your name), want to get a drink?” or “Hey, how’s it going?”

Should you approach every girl you see?  You could, but that’s a waste of time in my opinion.  If you want to get some knowledge on how to be a man, then you need to understand women.  Get familiar on her choosing signals, and approach the girls that are already interested in you.

How to know if a girl is choosing you?

Eye contact.  If she’s checking you out, she probably likes what she sees.

If you’re not getting enough eye contact, you either live in too small of a town, haven’t made yourself attractive/appealing enough, or you’re just not noticing the girls that are currently giving you eye contact.  Part of the journey of becoming a man is getting better with women and approaching them right.

It’s not hard, a lot of it is just undoing some of the bullshit programing you’ve been taught.

24. Create confidence in all areas, and use positive affirmations 

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Confidence is a hot topic, with way too many opinions on it.

It’s simply the belief that you can handle yourself in a specific situation.

How you feel about yourself is your self-esteem, which is still important, and related – but different.

An example is you can be good with women, confident with them, but still have low self esteem overall if you work for another man and hate doing that.

But if you create confidence in all areas of your life, self-esteem will follow.

Confidence for any guy learning how to be a man.

If you don’t believe in yourself, no one else will.

It’s not made overnight though.  If you tell yourself bullshit, you won’t believe it.

Confidence can be created, through success and positive affirmations (that aren’t complete bullshit).

For example, let’s say you’re trying to start a business.  You’ll get more confidence in your ability to once you get your first sale or customer.  Until then, you can aid in this by putting in hard work and positive affirmations.

  • “I’m working everyday to build this business, I know I’ll be successful, I just need to put in the time”
  • “I’m going to be successful and help a lot of people”
  • “I love owning my own business, and even though it’s small now, it will grow because I’ll help my clients in their lives/businesses/etc”

You can use these, later them, or use your own.It’s tough when you’re starting out, but eventually you’ll start to really believe what you’re saying.

Your confidence will rise.

25. Be responsible for your life, don’t blame others – blame yourself

Take responsibility for what you want in life.

In your advancement of how to be a man, responsibility is key.

Once you take responsibility for your own life, you’ll realize you’re in control.  You’ll begin to take the actions necessary to accomplish the things you want to do.

Every real man controls his own destiny.  If you blame others for your lack of success, then you’re playing the victim.  There’s no time to be a victim if you want to be a fucking man!  You need to evaluate your life.  I really mean it.

Take a real fucking look at your own life?  Are you completely satisfied?  No?  So who’s fault is it then?

It’s yours, and yours alone.  I’m always working to improve myself and my quality of life, and I know anything I don’t achieve is only because I didn’t make it happen.  You should have a similar mentality.  Take control of your life and blame yourself.  You’ll realize this will give you a superpower.

The world is open to you dominating it.

Most guys get beat up by life and blame other people or situations for their downfall.

This means that you just don’t have that much competition.  Take responsibility over your life like any guy trying to figure out how to be a man should and watch the positive results that come from it.

26. Practice gratitude 

The world isn’t created equally.  You might’ve started off worse then a lot of other people you know.

But guess what?  There’s someone right now who’s in a cage or a basement whose a sex slave.  There’s people living on the streets during the winter.

Your life is a lot better than those people, and you have it better than 99% of humans who ever lived.

27. Be an all around alpha male

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I talk about the true alpha male definition here and what it means to be alpha.

Essentially, it comes down to being an alpha male in three core areas

  1. Work/career
  2. Relationships with women
  3. Physically

Most men are beta in all three areas.  A few, probably around 5%, 10 being generous, are alpha in one of the three.

Even fewer, maybe 1% of guys are all around alpha males.  Being an alpha means you’re a leader in all areas.  Nobody has control over you.  If you become an all around alpha male, you won’t even need to learn how to be a man, you’ll already be one.

This is assuming you’re a decent human being.

The easiest way to be an all around alpha is to own your own business, have multiple women you’re seeing, and lift weights + martial art.  You can be an alpha if you’re in a relationship, for example, but it’s much harder to do so.

It’s easiest to be in control when you have options.  When you own your own business, you have options.  You can work with certain clients or say no to people who are bad for your business.

Having multiple women gives you the option to cut any of them off when need be.  Lifting weights and knowing how to fight gives you the option to stand up for yourself.

28. Work More

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I’ve had a lot of guys ask me what methods can they use to work harder.

When you’re learning how to be a man, working hard isn’t important.  It’s all about working more.

If you put in the hours, day after day, week after week, year after year, the results will come.

You need to work more.  How much are you working on your side business?  Are you AT LEAST spending a few hours on it each day?  That’s the bare minimum if you want a chance at success.  It’s not about working harder.  You’re either working or you’re not.  The only time you can work harder is if you’re at a blue collar job, and in that case you can burn yourself out if you work too hard.

Wether it’s your side business or what the fuck ever, it’s about working more.

Ask yourself, are you really putting in the time that you should be?  Can you work more?

The answer is probably yes.  You can start to work less once you’ve built up your business or your game because a lot of it will be on autopilot.  But that’s after you’ve put the work in.

Spend time on your craft in order to achieve the results you want and progress in your journey to be a man.

29. Never go back to an ex girlfriend

Going back to an ex girlfriend is one of the worst things can guy can do.

First off, most guys can’t get their ex girlfriend back.  That’s because most guys get dumped.  If you dumped her you can still get her back, but you shouldn’t.

Either way, getting her back or wanting to get her back is a big no-no.  If I made an article “How to be a man: What fucks up your manhood”, that would be number one.  Most of the problems I hear from guys is that they want their ex girlfriend back.  You probably can’t get her back, and if you can, you shouldn’t.

It didn’t workout for a reason, things won’t be different this time.  Trust me they won’t.

Being caught up on an ex is the kryptonite for way too many males out there.  Going back to ex girlfriend is the epitome of weakness… and even more so insanity.

It’s debated whether Einstein said “Insanity is trying to do the same thing over again and expecting a different result.”  Whether he did or he didn’t, the cliche quote is true.

Don’t do shit you know that won’t workout, like going back to an ex girlfriend.  Instead, cure your oneitis and move on with your life.  Your life is good because you’re in it, not because of someone you dated for a temporary amount of time.

30. Understand eye contact

Training in the art of how to be a man requires you to get this eye contact thing down.

Understanding eye contact is also key for improving with your social dynamics.

Eye contact is important with

  1. social / business settings
  2. women choosing
  3. gauging if other men are threats / attempting to challenge

First major use of eye contact is when meeting people in a social setting.  This is to acknowledge their presence and build rapport.  Making eye contact when shaking someone’s hand and continuing to use during conversation is common manners.  You should definitely use this in business as well to show that you care about your clients/prospects.

When women choose

The second major use of eye contact is when women are choosing you.

This means she’s looking at you because she’s sexually interested in having you put your cock deep inside her.  It’s absolutely a game changer when you’re able to tell when a woman is choosing you.

The third major use of eye contact is when other men are trying to gauge your manhood.  This can also be called “mean mugging”.

If a guy is mean mugging you this means he’s gauging your manhood.  Doesn’t mean you have to fight right away, but either hold eye contact or look past him.  If you look down then you’re showing submission.

31. Learn how to Dance

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Now I’ll admit, this is one of the few things you don’t need to learn how to be a man.

But, learning how to dance will make any man’s life so much better.  I had to put it down to remind you of that.  If you’re a player, learning how to dance is one the best things besides money that can even the playing field or get you significantly hotter women.

If you’re monogamous and have a girlfriend/wife, learning how to dance will still greatly improve your life.  It will allow you to build more connection and sexual spark with your partner.  This is absolutely key to making a relationship work long term.

Plus, most men can’t dance for shit.  Back in the day, social dancing was more common place.  Today, most guys just know how to grab the hips of a woman who’s grinding on them.  Being able to actually dance with a woman will turn her on.

And, was you learn how to dance it’s fun!  Any man trying to improve his quality life should learn how to dance.  I recommend salsa or bachata.

32. Master solitude, it’s a lonely world for a man

Discovering how to be a man will involve mastering solitude.

It’s a lonely world for a man.  You must be able to be alone.  This will save you from bad relationships with women, friends, and even family.

The ability to be alone means you never depend on anyone’s validation.  Which means you’ll be able to do what you want in life and accomplish the goals you create for yourself.

If you’re unable to be alone then you’ll always be at the mercy of someone else.  The company of other people can add value to your life.  But don’t let it control you.  A man needs to cut off people from his life when they become toxic.

Males who are unable to be alone will lose their strength and be dependent on others.

33. Develop an indomitable Willpower

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The world can be a very cruel and unforgiving place.  At the same time, it’s full of opportunity.

An indomitable willpower is necessary to push through the bad times and create the life you want.  This indestructible willpower won’t grow overnight.  It’s like a muscle that needs to be worked out.

Nevertheless, it’s mandatory to not just learn how to be a man, but to be a happy and fulfilled man.

Willpower is about avoiding things that bring long-term pain and chasing things that bring long-term happiness.  You can start small.  Avoid eating the cookies that you would usually have late at night.  Stop yourself from being distracted on social media and work on your side business for 20 minutes instead.

If you keep at it, eventually you’ll be eating healthy and spending hours on your side business everyday.

Willpower is something that every guy who really wants to develop into a man needs to work on.  Don’t be discouraged by other men who seem like they work so much and put you to shame with their success.  You can build up your willpower by taking small actions, and consistency growing those actions over time.

34. Create Charisma 

Charisma isn’t your aura.  It’s when you’re able to inspire others through attractiveness or charm.

This can be related to your look, but doesn’t mean you have to be the best looking person.

Attractiveness and charm in this sense refers to how you can make people feel.

Charismatic individuals make other people feel important.  Some people can think you’re charismatic, while others may not think so highly of you.

Learning to create charisma and inspire others is a valuable skill on your journey to master how to be a man.  It’s not a necessity, like standing up for yourself and being independent are.  However, it’s power is incredible.  If you can inspire other people then you yeild tremendous influence.  Men who are extremely charismatic can be pimps, in the literal sense but metaphorically as well.

For example, a political leader is usually very similar to a pimp in that they’re charismatic.  They can get people to follow them and like them even after they make mistakes.  Pimps get hoes to give the, all their money, politicians get people to give them their votes.

35. Love life

Acquiring the knowledge on how to be a man, and actually putting in the effort, can be demanding.

It’s still important to love life.  There’s no point in working towards learning how to be a man if you’re going to be miserable.

In fact, the whole point in developing your manhood is to make you happier.

I believe this journey of life is so much better if you learn to love it. That probably involves changing a lot of shit I talk about on here, like your work/money and relationship situations.

Love life now

Nevertheless, loving life shouldn’t be delayed for when things are perfect in the far off future. If you’re doing something you like to do, then realize that and put in an active effort to be more joyful.

On the other hand, if you’re working a job you hate and don’t have the funds to leave, find the parts that you can love. Or have the dream of freedom that you’re working towards, and love that.  Having a positive attitude and loving the life you have is definitely affected by your circumstances, but also by how you chose to react.  Practicing gratitude, mentioned earlier, will play a big part in increasing your love for life.

36. Conquer your fears

conquer your fears

Everybody has something they’re afraid of.

Your fears are there to protect you.

Survival instinct that is trying to keep you alive.  Things like grizzly bears charging you or heights that can kill you are signs you’re a sane person.

But in your pursuit of how to be a man, there may be fears that hold you back.  Fears like:

  • going out and trying to meet women
  • asking a girl back to your place
  • starting a business
  • unsure if you can get clients
  • moving away from your home town if it’s better for your business

These types of fears that are normal, but they’re ones you shouldn’t hold onto.  They’ll ruin your progress if you’re trying to learn how to be a man.

Holding on to these will cause you to get laid less and make less money. More importantly, these are fears that aren’t protecting you from anything actually dangerous.

You know conquering them will improve your life. Being a victim to them will not. These are the types of fears you need to destroy, otherwise you’ll live your life with regret.

37. Master time management

schedule

There’s a lot you can do with your 24 hours. Sleep for 6-8, and that leaves 16-18 hours for you to allocate each day to all of your other activities.

If you master how you spend your time, you can workout, go to your job, work on your side business, and maybe have a girl over (a few days of the week). Or better yet, work on your own business 8-10 hours, work on side projects, and then have the girl over or go on a date.

This mastery of time management is doable with practice. Without time management, you’ll end up wasting hours each day on the internet or on Netflix doing nothing. If you spend 3 hours a day doing nothing, that’s 1/8 of your day. Over the course of your life, that’s 1/8 of your life you basically wasted.

Time management is essential 

Discovering how to be a man, especially a man who’s a winner, involves mastering your time management abilities.

Assuming you work a job, 8-5 or 9-5, plan the rest of your day around that. Workout in the morning at 6 or 7. After work, you have 6-11 or midnight open. How are you going to spend that time?

For example, Mondays you can grab dinner after work and spend all that time, 6-11 on your side business. Tuesdays can you spend 6-9 on your side business and have a girl over for an hour. Wednesdays can be like Mondays, etc.

The most important thing about time management is to create a schedule and stick to it. Every successful man is a master of his time. It’s the ultimate measure of self-discipline.

38. Cultivate your Emotional Intelligence

As a man, you need to be able to read people. This will help you tremendously in business and with women.

In order to learn how to read people, and therefore interact with them effectively, you need to cultivate your emotional intelligence. This is the right side of your brain.

Many males, especially those who spend hours online strategizing about their life, are smart intellectually. This is probably you if you’re reading this. However, many males, maybe you maybe not, have very poor emotional intelligence.

These guys complain that women aren’t rationale or can’t figure women out. It’s usually because they have poor emotional intelligence.  People are emotional creatures. Women are more in tune with their emotions than men, but we all can be slaves to our emotions.

Cultivating your emotional intelligence involves the creative side of your mind. To get started, don’t always take people’s word for everything. This doesn’t mean assume they’re liars or trying to manipulate you, but try to understand their body language, demeanor, and what they’re ultimately trying to get.

In business and with women

In a business situation, you can look to see if your prospect is giving you eye contact, smiling, and generally facing you. If they are, and they say they want to do the deal, they’ll likely do it. If they’re looking away, distracted, constantly checking their phone, they can say they want to work with you, but might not actually be interested.

Same applies to women. Next time you’re with a woman in person, don’t worry about the exact words she says. Try to figure out the emotion she’s feeling. For example, if you’re arguing with your girlfriend, then she’s angry or upset.

Responding to her with rationale facts probably won’t work. Matching her anger probably won’t work as well, and it’s a waste of your energy. As a man, it also shows weakness that she’s able to rattle you.

Instead, you’re better off disengaging with her.

On the positive side, you could be on a date and talking about the weather, her commute, or something else boring. If the girl is keeping strong eye contact with you and initiating physical contact, be in tune with the fact that she’s feeling good and might want to bone, even if the topic might be boring to you.

Emotional intelligence doesn’t mean you’re overly emotional. It means you’re aware of other people’s emotions. Learning how to be a man involves the ability to pick up how others are feeling, and will make your life easier.

39. Have Style

how to be a man - have style

Style is essential.  Every grown ass man needs to have at least a basic sense of style.

Your individual style can depend on you, where you live, time of the year, and where you’re at in life.  A 70 year old man isn’t going to have the same style as when he was 25.

A simple, easy suggestion for moderate whether is to go with dark jeans, a v-neck, and some decent shoes like Nike, converse, etc. and a watch.  If you’re dressing up a little more, then a dress shirt that and dress shoes along with the jeans, and a blazer, can go far.

Adapt to wear you live

If you live in the Pacific Northwest, you might wear flannels.  Or maybe you’re in New York and it’s winter, you’re going to be dressing for warmer weather like where a nice jacket.

I’m a minimalist in many ways, and think spending money on Gucci or high end designer brands is a waste of money.

But, buying some of the lower cost, small designer brands can carry you far. I have a few dress shirts that are $80-120 each, but are absolutely worth it.  I feel great wearing them, girls compliment me a lot, and they’ve lasted for years.

Investing in your style shouldn’t be overlooked when you’re learning how to be a man. It will pay you in dividends, whether it’s for work or your social life.  You’ll get more respect for guys and you’ll do better with girls.   Even if you’re wearing nothing insane or fancy, it’s important for every man to be well put together.

40. Be open-minded about ideas and closed-minded about goals

An open mind will help you in many ways.  You’ll be able to explore new ideas and improve upon your current conditions.  Reading this article with an open mind, for example, can help you by taking some of my ideas and applying them to your life.

Nevertheless, having an entirely open mind will stall you.  If you’re always open to new ideas, you’ll never focus on your own.  When it comes to your goals, like starting a business, you need to have a closed mind.

If you’re doing research on what type of business you want to start an open mind can serve you.  But once you start, you need to close that mind and be focused. Down the line you can approach new strategies with an open mind.

However, I see way too many guys say yes to everything and trying to be open minded about every little thing.

Tunnel vision

If you want success in life, you have to close your mind and have tunnel vision. There are  definitely times to come out of that and adjust. For the most part, especially at the be ginning, it’s all about closed minded focus.

Most successful people are close minded, at least when it comes to their goals. An open minded person would get distracted by the suggestions and commentary from others.

Elon Musk is a great example. I’m sure he’s open minded when he’s learning about rocket science or a new area of science.  Still, once he doubles down and starts a business, do you think he listening to all of the suggestions people try to give him, or the negativity?

Hell no.  He will take advice from his head scientists who advise him and who are part of his team.  But they are all very close minded about their goals.  Electric cars, going to Mars, whatever else it may be.

An open mind would expose him to toxic ideas and would cause him to give up.  On this journey to learn how to be a man you need to discern when to be open minded and when to be close minded.

41. Don’t abuse alcohol or drugs

don't abuse alcohol

Ideally, it’d be great not use any alcohol or drugs.

But a big part of learning how to be a man if self control and balance.

However, I like to get a drink or two when I go out on a date or even at home.  Nothing wrong with alcohol in moderation.

Other drugs can vary.  Some drugs like caffeine are also fine in moderation.  There are way too many to list here so I won’t.

Three drugs I would never try are heroin, meth, and crack (shitty version of cocaine).  At the end of the day, it’s your life.

The key is to have control and not go overboard with anything.  You can be smart and do research about drugs that you might use for pleasure or even medical purposes.

Developing yourself on how to be a man involves making the choices that are right for your health, well being, and productiveness.  That means knowing your limits when it comes to alcohol and other drugs.  I know guys that can very drunk and get up the next day and manage to be productive.  That’s not me, so I know even if 4 drinks doesn’t get me really drunk, I’m going to be more groggy the next day.  Certain people can drink 4 cups a coffee a day and feel fine. That would be too much for me.

It’s up to you to figure out what kinds of drugs you will use, how much, and how often.  A man needs to have self discipline and not over indulge.

42. Turn your Sexual Energy into Business Success

I talk lot about how to get laid and success with women.  And it’s a fun thing in life, especially when you’re young, to use your sexual energy in the way nature designed.

Most men, can’t even do this, let alone do greater things.

However, what the most successful men do is go beyond using their sexual energy to get sex.  They turn that sexual energy into business success, or success in whatever field they’re in.

A lot of the No Fap guys talk about the benefits of abstaining from masturbation / porn / sex.  And I can agree that there are lots of benefits of no fap for certain periods of time.  Overall though, while I agree porn is a big no, you don’t have to cut out sex from your life.

You just can’t be obsessed with it.  Obsession is for your purpose.  That’s why it’s good for guys to have some initial success with women, then realize getting pussy isn’t a big deal.

Think and Grow Rich

Then you can work on using that sexual energy and turning it into business success.  This is what Napoleon Hill talks about in “Think and Grow Rich”, which is a great book for learning about business, success, and I’d argue even on how to be a man in general.

I assume that if you’re reading this, then you’re an entrepreneur or want to become one.  If you want to learn not only how to be a man, but be independent and free from the matrix, then you have to be an entrepreneur.

It’s tough to be a successful entrepreneur if you’re always chasing poon.  There’s a time and place for some fun, but you need to be serious about your business.

So, how do you turn your sexual energy into business success?

What I recommend is become a player, fuck 15 to 20 women or so.

Then build up a team and have a few regulars.

You can have a tinder account or go out once or twice a month to keep a little bit of pipeline.  Then focus on building your business.  And the key here is not to ejaculate.  You’ll have to gain control over your orgasm and learn not to release your seed.

This will keep the sexual energy in.  You can still have sex a few times a week as quick breaks form your business building.  However, you aren’t constantly chasing new pussy everyday.  And you’re not ejaculating during sex.

Doing this will cause you to have massive energy, which you can use to grind and build your empire.  Easier said then done, but it’s one of the best ways to be extremely productive.

43. Learn how to Sell, Motivate, and Inspire

learn how to sell, motivate, and inspire

Every guy trying learn how to be a man needs to be the most successful he can possibly be.

You can’t be extremely successful without learning how to sell, motivate, and eventually inspire.  Selling is the first step.  A job in sales can earn you income without having a fancy degree.

However, selling is more than just a sales job.  Every interaction with other people is sales.  You could be trying to sell a girl on why she should fuck you.  Or trying to sell you friend on having a good time when you two go out.

What you’re doing is selling even though you may not consciously think of it as sales.

Motivating people is a step above selling.  It’s successfully selling someone enough to make them take action.  You can motivate employees, women, friends, and most importantly yourself.

Lastly, being inspiring is the highest level of influence you can have.  It’s the final evolution of selling and one step above motivating.  Inspiring others means you get them to act in a more full and creative way.

Inspiring leaders can get their followers to give up their whole lives to achieve the leaders goal.  Those who truly inspire will continue to do so even after they’ve died and leave this plane of existence.

44. Develop a Rebel’s Mentality

rebel's mentality

If you want to not just learn how to be a man, but you want to live life on your own terms, you need to develop a rebel’s mentality.

Adopting a rebel’s mentality means you can expand beyond the boundaries society tries to condition you to conform to.

Getting a job, becoming a wage slave, always living paycheck to paycheck, buying a house on debt in the suburbs, getting legally married, and so on.  These are things society (big companies advertising, politicians, school system, and family) directly and indirectly encourage you to do.

You don’t have to do these things if you don’t want to.  For most of human history you had no choice.  But today, anyone can start their own business create the life they want.

Growing into your manhood and integrating the Rebel’s Mentality doesn’t mean you have to destructive or a rebel without a cause.  It means you rebel against the mental cage that you’re heavily influenced to stay in and learn to think for yourself.

Become a Rebel

Becoming a rebel means that you say fuck no to what other people want for your life and you do what you want to do on your own terms.

If you want the typical middle class life that’s fine.  If you want to do something rare like be a player and move to another country, then that’s also fine.  What it comes down to the end of the day is having options, and choosing the best option for you.

The modern middle class man in the west isn’t really middle class like he used to be. He’s living in debt and unhappily married, divorced, or likely to get divorced after that 7-year mark with his “soul mate”.

I’m not against having kids or even dating one person if that’s what you choose.  But I’m heavily against men being fucked by social pressures that end up screwing them financially, and forcing them to life unfulfilling lives.

The real knowledge on how to be a man is gained when a guy becomes a rebel in his own life by being selfish and chasing his own happiness.

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