Have you ever watched those time travel movies and thought that would be awesome to be able to go back in time and talk with your former self, to be able to give yourself some tips, so that things, well, maybe do not turn out too different, but maybe they are improved in some key areas? Guys, in today’s post, I have got ten tips I wish I could tell my younger self. Now, in these tips I’m not going to get ultra specific I’m not going to go back to the time I was 16 going on a date with a girl named Kelly. And as I was going to pick her up, I reached across to grab some tissues and ended up rolling and wrecking my aunt’s truck. No, I’m not going to go back and specifically give myself that advice although that would probably have been useful. No, in this one we are going to focus more on general topics. Now, I do need to let you guys know this is sponsored by Rogaine.
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I’m not sure if you know, but 32% of men under the age of 35 are going to suffer from hereditary hair loss. I know in my family, my brother Tom, my brother Steve both suffer from this. In fact, I remember my brother, Steve I saw him when he got back from the Marine Corps booth camp, he had the high in type, but he was also missing a lot of hair on the top of his head. And that was the first time, I do not think I really said anything to him then, but I did notice as a young man and I was hoping because my dad has lost his hair as well, I was hoping that it would skip me. Looks like I got pretty lucky. But for those of you that can take action, you definitely want to check out Rogaine. You’re going to need to use it for about four months before you see any results, but it is FDA approved clinically proven, something you definitely want to check out. Tip number one I would give myself is to pursue your dreams, Carl not somebody else’s. So, when I was a kid, I wanted to be a paleontologist. I really I knew I like dinosaurs and it just seemed really cool. I also wanted to be an archeologist because I love the Indiana Jones movies. And then, somebody somewhere along the way pointed out and say you know you are to be stuck in a museum and you are not going to make any money.
And you should look to become a doctor. I do not know who planted the seed in my mind, but in high school all of a sudden I switched to wanting to become a doctor. When I went to college I thought I wanted to be a doctor. The Organic Chem killed me and Chemistry I did not like. Next thing you know I do not really want to be a doctor because I realized after having to go through all that work and I was looking and get the path I’m like I really do not want this, this is not my dream. So, I abandoned that dream and you would think I would learn from that, but I made that mistake again when I joined the Marine Corps. I ended up going down the student naval aviator route, made it through Pensacola, I was in Corpus Christi and then blew up my sinuses in a T34. And I think it was then when I realized, you know, I just wanted to be a marine, I didn’t necessarily want to be an aviator. I met guys who it was their dream and when it was their dream, they put forth a lot more effort they were a lot more dedicated than I was. Nowadays, I do have a dream and that’s what’s interesting is dreams change. My new dream is to be the patriarch to my family and I’m talking generations from now. I want three I want my great grandkids to know that, you know, I have heard stories about, you know, our great grandfather Carl.
This guy he actually sacrificed, he built up our family so that we could have great success. I do not really have a strong male figure in my life, so my dream now is to be that male figure, that patriarch in my family. Tip two. Be present and enjoy the moment. So, I have a bad habit of daydreaming or always looking ahead. When you are not enjoying the moment, you are not there with your wife or with your kids, you are not truly happy, you are not really enjoying it. Yes, there is a bit of happiness can be felt when dreaming, but I could tell you some of the happiest moments I have ever had are just with my kids holding them. Like the other day, I’m with my daughter Katya, she’s just laying on top of me and just like she’s a year-and-a-half old and still look at her and for her to fall asleep on my chest. That for me is happiness. Tip three. Lose the guilt. So, I do not know where I picked up so much guilt, but I always felt that if I’m winning or if I’m in somehow in the lead or if I’m, you know, up there at front, I’m taking from others that it was a zero some game.
Guys, I have now shifted my mindset to one of abundance realizing that, yes, in an athletic competition the person who gets the gold technically does take from those others, there’s a limited supply. Life in most cases is not like that. You can build things up why instead of thinking of it like a pie and we are all fighting over small pieces, how about you build up the pie and therefore everyone is able to take their fill. Tip number four. Invest in yourself. So, I think that a man needs to pay attention to everything he eats. He needs to pay attention to his body and the exercise. He needs to pay attention to relationships and those he surrounds himself with. So, that last one I’m going to get into in here and a few other points, but I want to talk first about diet and exercise. Guys, understand what you put into your body is what builds it up. So, you want to build the habit early of eating the right foods so you can build muscle when you go to the gym and you exercise. You know I was really big on cardio, but I never really looked at weightlifting.
It wasn’t so resistance training was something I never got into until I realized, you know, the body I want and if I actually invest a bit in learning more about this, I do not have to lift weights like we learn maybe when I was in football back in high school, but actually make it something enjoyable do some resistance training that actually I enjoy and all of a sudden I get the body. Now, that I’m 40 years old, I have to say I’m pretty happy with my body compared to with when I was 19. Tip number five. Find great mentors and be a great mentor. So, when I started my first company at Tailored Suit, I have to say the first three years I was hitting my head up against the wall because I was the smartest man in the room. I was the only man in the room, so therefore, you know, I didn’t actually reach out to find people who had done this before me to give me advice. I was making stupid mistakes. I really wish I would have found people who are a little bit ahead of me to show me. So, if you are just getting married, why not talk to people that had been married for twenty years so that you can get advice. If you are a new dad, talk to people who have raised successful kids and in a sense get them to mentor you. In business, seek out mentors. And to give back I also try to be a good mentor, so I reach out I have got certain people I work with who have shown me who have shown me that they are worth my time and therefore I give back to them.
Tip number six. Learn to use money. So, that’s the key right there is use money. Money is a tool. Growing up without a lot of money, it is something that I I did have that mindset that, oh, I do not need money to be happy, but you know what? I can tell you that having money and being able to use it as a tool, yeah, you can’t buy happiness, but you can buy a lot of other things. You can also buy the freedom to be able to then focus in on things which give you happiness. Tip number seven. Surround yourself with amazing people. You’ve probably heard it before, but you become the average of the people you surround yourself with. So, always look to get into masterminds or to find people that you can surround yourself with who are going to raise you to the next level. One of the best things I did getting out of college was going into the Marine Corps because I surrounded myself with people who are trying to change the world for the better. Amazing guys that had gone to top schools that came from families with legacies and it really forced me to level my game up.
But, one thing to avoid are toxic relationships. Understand that that can also bring you down. Tip number eight. Accept responsibility for everything in your life. And I know there are certain things that are outside of your control, but most things are. And when you stop blaming the government, you stop blaming local politics, you stop blaming religion, whatever it may be that you are putting blame on and you say, what can I change myself. It’s an amazing it is an amazing feeling because you realize that, yeah, you may not be happy with your current situation, but you know what? If you accept responsibility, you can change it. Tip number nine. Always be a voracious reader. So, I go through spurts with reading. When I was younger I read a lot. Then, I probably went through a couple year period in which I didn’t read too much, then I read a little bit more, then I stopped reading, I got into audio books.
Now, I’m starting to get up in the morning and read more. But, I would have to say being able to have conversations with some of the greatest thinkers out there is going to insulate you from stupid advice. Now, there’s a lot to what I just said there, but think about that. If you are reading, I’m not just talking the classics like Plato or some of the older stuff out there, I’m talking also modern day classics maybe going on the Amazon. But, the point being is when you have read all these great information, you become more discerning about what is good advice and what is bad advice. Tip number ten. Start now. So, you have probably heard that saying the best time to plant a tree is twenty years ago, but the second best time is today. Understand, gentlemen, you can’t go back in time as much as I wish I could travel back in time give myself this advice, I can’t. But, what I can do is I can start on the projects, I can start on my dreams today. All right, gents, that’s it. Hopefully you enjoy the post.
Let me know down in the comments what piece of advice you would give your younger self. I look forward to reading those. I always love learning from you guys and interacting with you down in the comments. And, if you are looking to surround yourself with a great group of men who can help support you help improve you, definitely go join our free Facebook group. I’m going to link to it right here. Other than, gents, I will see you in the next post. Take care.
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