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What do you stand for?

It’s a question I ask myself often, although sometimes not often enough.

This single question has helped me develop myself, my business and my relationships. I ask this question of myself and others because I think it is a long forgotten thing in our society to have an ethos. I think it is a long forgotten thing to stand for something in this world.

I developed my own ethos while serving in the Army. Of course the Army gave me my first ethos and I still live by it to this day. You may have seen it online or know someone else who lives by it. The excerpt most people know is “I will always place the mission first. I will never accept defeat. I will never quit. I will never leave a fallen comrade.

Now most people will never have to face the battlefield; but what if you had a code you lived by? What if as a man you had a set of morals and values you would never compromise on?

Rules For Men for Better RelationshipHow would your life change?

Would you be more successful?

Would you get more dates?

Well here, as I write this I want to help men answer questions about dating and women. Because most of us are still incredibly confused. We are bombarded with information from magazines and the internet as well as some well-meaning, but slightly misguided friends.

So here is my 2 cents on the matter.

In my life I have been given some great advice. I think, as men, it is our duty to pass that advice on to others. So here are 10 rules every man should know.

Rules every grown man should know:

1.) You are an adult now. Cereal is not an acceptable meal.
2.) Put the seat AND the lid down.
3.) If your watch costs more than your car, you are wrong!
4.) Never wait in line for basketball shoes, concert tickets or anything else for that matter.
5.) If it is your first dinner together make reservations.
6.) Never buy generic ketchup, dish soap or mac and cheese.
7.) If you got so drunk you can’t remember anything about last night (or the last 3 nights), go to a meeting.
8.) If you are embarrassed by your actions, so are we.
9.) Never go to bar where they need to stamp your hand.
10.) DO NOT send any picture that reveals any part of your body unclothed to anyone EVER!

So how will these influence your decision making about dating and women?

How will this information change your life as a man?

I hope that it gives you some insight and helps you develop a firm place to take your stand. It is my sincerest hope that it sets you apart from the masses and gets you out of the flock. I hope that just this tiny bit of information is the beginning for you to find the life, the love and the passion that you want.

Until next time…

Joe Gaspard

Joe is an NASM CPT, a Le Crodon Bleu trained chef, a US Army Vet and teaches men thrive in life.

Check out Joe’s site The Habitual Man. Be The Man. Be The Boss. Get The Girl.

What Do You Think?

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  • NIK Feb 21, 2015 at 7:54 pm

    I actually agree with Rachele…however i recently broke up…and trust me she broke up cause of some of these rules…i guess women say the opposite of the above but kinda secretely want all this?

  • tim Feb 21, 2015 at 1:20 pm

    I have to disagree on some points, buying generic to save money is smart, cereal is a good idea if you are in a rush, there are way more valid idea’s to make you a better person. Be chivalrous, don’t cheat, put there feelings infront of your ego, talk through your issues so they don’t become a big fight.


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