How To Dress Up In A Casual Office Without Drawing Too Much Attention

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Do you work in IT or engineering? Even if you don’t, would you say that your office is pretty laidback when it comes to how you dress? How does that make you feel? Of course being comfortable is important but it’s hard to feel ambitious when you can get away wearing with ill-fitting golf shirts and jeans. Men who take this approach aren’t likely to distinguish themselves from the others in the office. Looking professional in a casual way while feeling confident can be a difficult thing to achieve. So if you’re a driven man who pictures himself as the […]

What Really Held You Back From Looking Your Best This Past Year

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Knowledge is power… You’ve likely heard that saying before. But what that famous quote is missing is that knowledge without application is basically useless. At any given moment you can whip out your smartphone and find the answer to any question that’s on your mind. So why is that so many people are still struggling to reach their goals? Tony Robbins has said that most people don’t achieve their goals because of fear.  Many of them will gather information or purchase products that will help them escape from it temporarily. This doesn’t address the real issue. Most people don’t even […]

The Secret To Feeling More Comfortable In Your Own Skin With Josh Sutton

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Confidence… If somebody invented a magic potion for it, they’d be worth billions. You could also argue that the right amount of bourbon might have the same effect. But of course, that’s only a false sense of it. When you meet someone who’s truly confident you can sense it in the way they carry themselves. It’s like they’re not concerned with the opinions of others and express themselves freely. Earlier this year I was lucky enough to meet someone just like that. Josh Sutton and I connected at a ManTalks event here in Calgary. Though most of his time’s spent […]

6 Conversation Hacks That’ll Save You From Awkward Silences

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It’s inevitable… Awkward silences are a normal part of most conversations which is fine. The secret is to keep them from dragging on too long. Has this ever happened to you? It’s very uncomfortable! Back in the day I remember being so awkward in social settings. So uncomfortable that I would either pound back enough liquid courage to work up the confidence to put myself out there or just play it small and stay quiet all night. It sucked. But eventually I did get better. I embraced the feeling of discomfort and gradually took the right steps to address what […]

The Secret To Looking Good (Effortlessly) With Style Expert Barron Cuadro

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Over the last couple of years I’ve been lucky enough to connect with some of the leaders in the men’s style industry. Men who are on a similar mission… That’s to help others who are struggling with their style and want to dress well. Enter Barron Cuadro – the founder of Effortless Gent. He also helps men look and feel their best. He’s based out of New York (so you know he’s cool). And more recently he was kind enough to answer a few questions that readers have been bringing up.   So how does a well-dressed guy like Barron approach […]

[Revealed] How Well Dressed Men Think Differently Than Most Guys

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Have you tried changing up your style but soon after found yourself falling back into old habits? There’s a reason why men only wear 13% of what they buy throughout the year. I’ve seen it happen to myself too. With a closet full of clothes and seemingly endless options to choose from, I’ve noticed that a few of my favourite pieces are worn more often than others. Over the years I’ve come to rely on a few go-to outfits that I rotate through every couple of weeks. Of course these aren’t the only looks that I ever wear but they’re […]

The Power Of Personal Branding, Authenticity, And Entrepreneurship With Mike Payne

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They can smell you from a mile away… And it has nothing to do with your cologne. People can ALWAYS tell when you’re trying to be something you’re not. “Everyone wants the original. They don’t want a duplicate of something else or a slightly less awesome alternative.” – Mike Payne. Before we dive into the importance of personal branding and business, let’s discuss who Mike Payne is for a second. Mike is a creative strategist, part-time sneakerhead, and co-founder of ThisIsFancy.ca He and his team help startups and small businesses develop notable brands and meaningful, human-centred experiences. He’s so cool […]

How To Become More Charismatic With Your Natural Personality

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Have you seen those guys? They’re the life of the party. When they walk into a room, everyone notices. Somehow everyone seems to like them even if they just met. Women want to talk to them and other men envy them. I used to envy those guys too, until I realized that charisma is a skill any gentleman can learn. Just like learning how to dress well, you can develop a magnetic personality too. And you can do it while staying true to your natural personality. Over the last few years I’ve improved my own charisma with great results: attracting […]

Why These Common Office Style Mistakes Could Be Hurting Your Career

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Fun, laid-back, and successful… Who doesn’t want their style to reflect those personality traits? If you’re someone who takes their career seriously, isn’t it worth paying attention to ALL of the factors that influence your success or failure at work? Of course your expertise is one of the most important ones, but there are other details that play a role. How you show up and present yourself is also a reflection of your inner-dialogue. If you care enough about landing your dream job, getting a raise, or being a offered a promotion, you’ll be willing do what it takes. Your […]