Be A Man! Create!

Written by Mark Cole

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Creativity, craftsmanship and aesthetic expression are surely ends in themselves. We should not forget that. But even while they are ends in themselves, they serverepparttar purpose of re-focusingrepparttar 136811 mind on something other thanrepparttar 136812 day-to-day cares.

If you are fightingrepparttar 136813 good fight on a daily basis, and you take up, for example, woodworking, you have little choice but to solely concentrate on woodworking when you are doing it. If your focus slips, you might not only ruin your project, you might lose a finger. The point being, this re-focus will have a rejuvenating effect on you and will in turn do wonders for your “real” career.

Taking up an art or a craft at this point in your life also fulfills that unique masculine virtue of learning, of charging forward, of incrementally expanding your dominion overrepparttar 136814 world, pushing your boundaries, living without fear, paralysis and boredom. Men should know how to do things, lots of things. They should constantly learn, create, expand – and teach.

As General Patton often remarked, “I don’t want to hear anything about holding your ground. We must advance!”

I recently had a party conversation with a psychiatrist who explained that it is a demonstrable scientific fact that if an adult takes up music forrepparttar 136815 first time,repparttar 136816 brain will literally begin to show activity in areas which were previously underutilized. I don’t know about you, but I think using more of my brain seems like a pretty good idea!


If you visit my web site,, you will find products and resources based uponrepparttar 136817 life ofrepparttar 136818 Great Men which will inspire and challenge you to fulfill your God-given potential. You will not find trendy psychological theories or therapies. You will find time-tested, battle-hardened tools you need to forge a life which is passionate, adventurous, intensely masculine, exciting and yes, creative.

You will not be coddled or told that it’s ok to continue sitting onrepparttar 136819 sofa watching Survivor when you should be out challengingrepparttar 136820 elements yourself.

You will not find a place where you get “A’s” for effort. As Yoda said, “Do or do not. There is no try.” If you like that attitude and are ready to get serious, come on over and join us at

But to getrepparttar 136821 benefits from, you have to start. Visit today and you will be able to sign up for some free gifts, including a free daily email tip.

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Great Men know how to take action. You know what to do. I look forward to striving with you, serving you, and creatively fulfilling our destinies, forging our identities as men together, iron sharpening iron.

Mark Cole

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Mark Cole is an attorney and lives near Magnolia, Texas (population 1,111) with his wife, Shona, son Matthew, daughters Lily Kate and Laura, and two dogs. After growing up in the Texas panhandle, Cole earned degrees from Baylor, Yale Divinity School, Notre Dame Law School and the University of Houston Law Center. To learn more about how the Great Men can inspire and motivate you, please visit

“You must play by the rules”

Written by graham and julie

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If, people like you had stuck torepparttar rules women would still be living a restricted life. If, people like you had stuck torepparttar 136767 rules men and women would still be living together in a ‘pretend marriage´ rather than facerepparttar 136768 facts that their relationship doesn’t work. School children would still be passive and expected to repeat everythingrepparttar 136769 teacher said. Divorced women would still be shunned by society. There would still be a lack of opportunity forrepparttar 136770 have nots to develop their abilities.

When you look around you can see many successful people who didn’t conform torepparttar 136771 rules.

Imagine Dali sticking torepparttar 136772 rules. Would you go to see his art?

Imagine if Elvis Presley had stayed withinrepparttar 136773 rules. Where would we be now?

Henry Ford brokerepparttar 136774 rules and produced cars on a production line.

Bill Gates brokerepparttar 136775 rules by believing that every household could have a computer.

Steve Jobs brokerepparttar 136776 rules and gave usrepparttar 136777 Apple.

Martin Luther King brokerepparttar 136778 rules and gave us a different way of living.

Just stop for a minute. Think of someone, either alive or dead, you admire.

What is it about them you like?

When we did this, allrepparttar 136779 people in our list had tremendous courage. They all stood up for what they believed in. They all brokerepparttar 136780 accepted rules ofrepparttar 136781 day to give us a better world to live in.

In our experience rule bound behaviour stifles growth. Rule bound behaviour stiflesrepparttar 136782 individual.

Are you a person who plays byrepparttar 136783 rules or are you living by your values and makingrepparttar 136784 world a better place to live in?

Good Luck

Graham and Julie

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