Lunchtime Quickies are short, to the point, tips on ways we can become better men while we’re on the run.
How It Works
Each week you’ll find a quick tip or reminder in the areas of:
- General Advice
- Health, Fitness & Wellness
- Diet & Performance
- Dating & Relationships
- Career & Finance
Week 1: How To Never Be Late
- Set An Alarm In The Bedroom And The Bathroom
- Get A Good Night’s Sleep
- Leave 30 Minutes Early
- Organize Your Meals And What You’re Going To Wear
- Plan Your Trip
- Make Sure You Enough Petrol (GAS)
- Google Current Traffic Conditions From Point A-B
- Download Public Transport App For Your City/Region To Always Have Up-To-Date Information On Running Times/Delays And So On
Sometimes being late is unavoidable, but if you put into practice these tips you increase your chances of being on time, every time. Punctuality is a strong masculine trait and one that is highly valued, both in and out of the workplace.
Week 2: How To Deal With An Angry Co-Worker
Just the other day I had to deal with angry co-worker. This guy was frothing at the mouth and wanted to kill me. I could’ve Krav Maga’d ( is that even a word) his ass, but that would’ve got me fired and charged, and he would’ve crawled away bloodied and maimed, but still with his job. So took a few deep breaths, and apologized for making him upset (even though I hadn’t), and left the room. End result: He was severely reprimanded and then he quit-you beauty!
- Don’t let your emotions dictate your actions – stay calm!
- Ask the angry co-worker “is getting angry the best way to deal with this. Is it worth putting your job at risk?”
- Walk away if points 1 and 2 don’t work
- Let HR know immediately and try to get the matter resolved as soon as possible
- If all else fails kick him in the balls! (just kidding)
Week 3: Confront Your Creditors
As a general rule, we run away from our creditors when things turn sour, rather than confronting them.
Here’s what I mean: if we lose our job or have a financial ‘setback’ most of us prefer to ignore the reminder notices and threatening phone calls and instead hope like hell that it’ll all go away.
I know you already know that, but if you’re anything like I was (a big fat scar-dy cat) when it came to dealing with my creditors, you need reminding. In reality, the only thing that’ll go away is your car, boat, house, or whatever it is you took out a loan for.
But it doesn’t have to be that way.
I’m not sure what it’s like in other parts of the world, but here in Australia we have a multitude of resources to draw on when things get tight in the money department, including free financial counselling and advocacy:.in most cases the service will negotiate a mutually beneficial arrangement with creditors on your behalf.
The beauty of this is that while you’re getting back on track you get to keep your asset(s) and your awesome credit rating at the same time.
Week 4 “Why Are You Single?”
Most men have been asked this question by a woman. Alternative versions might be “Why don’t you have a girlfriend?” Or “Do you like girls?”
Most men answer this question like there in a job interview. “I haven’t found the right girl.” Or “I’m not looking, ” Or “I don’t have time now.”
News flash: she’s not looking for an answer (unless she’s a family member or friend). She’s testing you : “is he going to give me the sane old boring reaction? Does this question hit a nerve? Is he defensive and emotionally weak?”
Reacting with “I haven’t found the right girl” is all of the above.
Best response to the “Why are you single?” question that I’ve used is singing ” I’ve been waiting….for a girl like you….to come into my life”
Her interest levels soared and before too long it was on for Donkey Kong!
Always respond rather than react – she’s asking this question because she’s interested in you in some way (potential partner/fuck buddy/one night stand)
Don’t blow it by reacting or giving her a job interview type answer.