8 Ways to be a Better Man
Being a man doesn’t just mean being macho. Being a better man means wanting to develop the qualities of inner strength, confidence, having moral qualities, possessing honesty and integrity and being a positive example. A better man wants to be courageous and bold, challenged and to feel a sense of contribution. Here’s our list of 20 things to help you achieve, better man status.
1. Pay Genuine Attention
User Experience expert and consultant, Indi Young says that “attention like this is probably why we remember certain experiences in a better light”. This can happen at home or on the job. As Theodore Roosevelt said, “People don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care”.
It takes 15 seconds to thank someone but it takes 15 years for them to forgive you when you don’t.
3. Read More
As your mind is a tool, it needs to be sharpened often. If reading bores you then try informative podcasts or interesting documentaries to watch.
4. The Power of Personal
Etiquette expert Thomas P. Farley adds, “There’s something overtly personal about a handwritten letter or note as it’s so rare these days”. It’s a small investment but you’ll stand out – always.
5. Stop projecting negative
A blamer is one that usually tries to gain power over a situation. Learn how you can control your own life, how to be stronger and to face life’s many challenges without playing the blame game.
6. Keep your Mind Ajar
Let an open mind be your navigator. Sometimes you need to look at things differently to get the good stuff. Your mind is a superhighway and if you always travel the same route you’ll miss what else is part of the landscape.
7. Remember a person’s name
We all do it. We get introduced to someone then immediately forget their name. How impressed are you with the person who still remembers your name after one chance introduction? I bet your opinion of them just flourished.
8. Plan for the future
No-one has a crystal ball for the future. Martin Kurtz a Financial Planning expert says “When moments of ‘economic reckoning’ occur, those who feel the calmest are those who work with planners to offset risks”. Planning gives peace of mind for you and your family.
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