The year is 2013 and in American Society the Alpha male is an endangered species. This does not surprise me, in a culture that coddles the soft, timid and beta the Alpha poses a threat.
There are many misconceptions about the term “Alpha Male” that your stand up author will attempt to clear up. First and foremost being an Alpha Male has nothing to do with chauvinism. Being an Alpha Male simply means celebrating and embracing manhood, your gender role of being a man and not compromising your integrity while doing so. Being an Alpha means calling shots and quarterbacking your life in every way possible.
There was a time in this country when Alpha Males were the majority. There was a time in this country when you would automatically assume a man was Alpha simply because that was the normal behavior of men. They fulfilled their gender role as a man and stood tall through any and all adversity while keeping their integrity intact. Those days are long gone.What do we got now? I’ll tell you what we got now. We got a country that promotes being soft, a country that promotes the ultra sensitive male.In the boardroom the Alpha male still dominates, however outside of business, in everyday life and society the Alpha Male is seen as a threat. A threat that must be suppressed and silenced.
The Average American Woman in this ultra sensitive society seeks the beta male. They prefer the beta male over the alpha. The beta male will receive instruction from his woman rather than give. The beta male will allow the female to lead the way in all situations unless he is given permission to call plays. Women see the Alpha male and while they may be more physically attracted to him for survival purposes like choosing a mate that can protect the home etc. She is intimidated by his aura. Emotionally women feel more secure with a beta male because beta males are dependent on the woman in the relationship, Alpha’s are not.Mainstream Media has provided more than enough propaganda to slander the perception and reputation of the Alpha male. The beta male is shown to be more loving and compassionate than its Alpha counterpart. The Alpha is shown to be condescending, brash and cold hearted. This coupled with the feminist movement has ushered in the era of the uber soft androgynous man.
In the film of LIFE. Stand Tall, do not fall victim to the softening of America. Run the point, quarterback your situation, call plays, shoot scenes, preserve your integrity at all costs. Be Alpha.
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A break from our regularly scheduled program to salute a Stand Up Woman.
“We held round table meetings so we could go and discuss, not only money but all the emotion going through us.”
Dialogue is an art mastered by the greatest men in history. Every major action is first discussed and contemplated behind closed doors where drinks flow with ease and ideas are freely exchanged. The Round Table has facilitated some of the most important moments of all time. More than any other gathering point The Round Table demands a certain level of respect, a certain level of trust, not just anybody can attend, seats are limited and those seats should only be filled by The Stand Up, those seats, they should only be filled with guys you trust, guys you know that can be held to their word no matter what.
In the film of LIFE, it is important to consult your close friends, your close family, your close advisers. Because you are involved in all of the intricate details with shooting scenes, views from the outside should be carefully considered. A thin line rests between not following your intuition and getting advice. The wise man keeps wise men around him, the people you know in your life that would ask you for advice, those are the ones who should have a seat at your round table. Why? Those are the ones who have your best interest in mind. It would be foolish to expect a person who doesn’t value your perspective enough to ask you for it to sincerely want you to succeed. An even then, it should be analyzed before applied.
In business, your seat at the table dictates your worth. Observe, watch, listen , in business the best interest for everyone is the bottom line, the profit, however human emotion often slows the pursuit of the dollar. In the realm of business , tread lightly at The Round Table. Some will be offended by your prowess and savvy, others will wish to cling to it and ride your wave to the success.
In the film of LIFE , Master The Meeting , Rule The Round Table.
It is easy to live by no code, no standard. It is easy to be volatile with your morals, with your principles. However staying true to self, staying strong while shooting scenes in a world that is becoming more weak and soft by the minute, that is difficult.
In the realm of business, the corporate realm, it is more convienent to go against your personal ethos in seek of profit than to be Stand Up and turn down a check or position in effort to preserve your integrity.
On the street, it is more convienent to disregard any and all code when sitting in an interrogation room facing jail time. To be Stand up and not roll or rat with your freedom on the line, that is difficult.
Are you a man?
or a mouse?
Mice will do anything to survive. Man however, has the luxury of dictating its terms of survival.
Are you a man?
or a mouse?
Now more than anytime in history you see people compromising their personal beliefs to be “politically correct” or viewed in a favorable manner, personally, it is repulsive, the shit turns my stomach.
The true Champion wins on his terms, compromising for the benefit of the team does not equate to compromising your integrity. Regardless of your religion, spirtuality or personal life philosphy the guiding light in your journey should be honor, integrity & respect.
Honor, integrity, respect, these are just a few attributes of The Stand Up Individual.
The world is ever changing you will be bombarbed with challenges. You will be tempted to stray away from what you feel is important. In the film of LIFE you owe it not only to yourself but to those you deal with on a daily basis to be Stand Up.
In the film of LIFE i urge you to Keep It Thoro.
With enough scoops a dull spoon can carve through ice. The effort required to reach new heights, clear taller hurdles and conquer bigger mountains should be bottled then consumed when met with resistance. However, in order to bottle that effort, first you must make that effort.
The Resistance Rule is simple, for any obstacle you deem worthy whether it be a goal, task, or lifestyle change exert the required effort to be successful for a minimum of 30 days.
Although in the scheme of it all thirty days may seem insignificant. It will provide you with an adequate amount of time to wrestle with the resistance before you. It will serve as a frame of reference, a recollection point. It will allow you to know what sustaining success feels like for a period of time.
The Stand Up Individual will use the first thirty days and ride that wave using its momentum to spark a prolonged chain of victories. On the thirty first day if you have concerns about your ability to complete a task or goal the effort put forth will present you with a clear and accurate picture of what it takes.
In the film of LIFE persistence beats resistance. Eagerly attack obstacles and stay the course regardless of what distractions come your way.
Fads, trends, their here then gone, their “hot” then forgotten. Although the immediate gives birth to the long term it is a waste of time to dwell on the short lived.
Stay current, not trendy. In the scheme of it all the shoes worn are outshined by the walk. The only trend that should be focused on is a trend of quality a trend of consistency a trend of perseverance.
The classic can never fall way side to the new. A 1970 Porshe 911S like the one shown above will match if not surpass the notoriety and praise of the newest model. The Classic has earned its recognition, it has not only conquered the moment but exceeded it.
In the film of life concern yourself not with the wave at the time but moreso, your wave overtime. To be timeless is to out run the race itself. To be timeless is to be classic.
The atom of achievement, the fuel of focus , the prerequisite to success. Discipline is an attribute of the champion however just as building strength requires consistent excercise, developing discipline requires the same.
Patience is a reward of excercising the muscle called discipline.
While shooting scenes in your film everything may not transpire according to plan. You must be discipline in your approach and methods that have proven to work in the past.