I wore cool clothes, had a 6-pack, and was golden-brown. Why the freak was I not popular?…There was a big element missing from the equation, and that element easily overrode and today overrides everything else.
The Guinness ad was posted on Youtube Sept. 3, and by the time I uploaded this content, it already had more than 4 million views. It starts with an intense basketball game of men in wheelchairs. I’m talking super intense. It’s war on the court. The guys are getting pushed, yanked, and knocked out of their wheelchairs. Just to let you know this commercial isn’t about the game, inspirational music plays in the background, which sounds like a Coldplay song. The voiceover says, “Dedication. Loyalty. Friendship….” Before I go any further, please watch the ad so I don’t spoil the ending.
Watch the interview with James Ellis, one of the top 3 fitness models in the past five years. He’s been on 36 magazine covers, has appeared on the Ellen show 30 times, and won the World Championship title for the WBFF. Like me, James was scrawny in high school, but had a photolot to offer. He was bullied, which caused depression and self-doubt, which in turn led to him almost failing high school. Then one day, he heard the song “Lose Yourself” by Eminem, and decided he wasn’t going to let anyone keep him from becoming the best man he could be. He started working out, got shredded beyond belief, and graduated with honors from college.
For too many years, I settled for less. I lost hope. I was in my 30’s and single. I spoke negative thoughts into my life like: You’re not good enough….You’re not man enough. What girl would want to be with you? What do you have to offer? You’re too old…Your time has passed. I […]
Back in the 1800’s, fraternal organizations were started with the aim of making men better men. The fact is, good guys are contagious. Get a group of good men together, and they will change their school, their campus, and the world. Every man is a work in progress, but here are 30 characteristics of a good […]
“The price of greatness is responsibility.” Winston Churchill You were created to do great things. Do you still dream? Do you still have hope? In the movie The Lion King, young Simba sings, “I Just Can’t Wait To Be King.” There’s always an enemy waiting to send you fleeing in the other direction. Maybe your dreams […]
I would’ve been on time, but I got caught in traffic. My parents weren’t supportive, so I didn’t follow my dreams. I’m always there for everyone else, but no one’s there for me. He has the resources to make it because his family is rich. I could never be that ripped. I don’t have the […]
Last night I was hanging with some buddies, and we were talking activities and sports. We started equating certain sports with being “alpha”…the word many young guys use to calibrate what’s manly. As I was laughing and joining in, it hit me how judgmental I was acting. Is football a more “manly” sport than golf? […]
For a few summers, my vacations were spent sailing through the Caribbean. During that time, I discovered parallels between sailing and life. While in a storm, a sailboat must sail directly into the waves. If the sailboat moves parallel to the waves, it will be overturned. The first step towards being a good guy is […]