The journey to fatherhood changes the way we look at things. The question, "What does it mean to be a man?" suddenly defines the son you are raising. Who do you want your son to be?
Search for the phrase, "how to be a man" and you will find experts preaching the importance of men's fashion, making money, building fires, and picking up beautiful women. But are these really the qualities that make our sons successful?
As a father of five myself, I realized the need for a guide to see my sons reach maturity. There are too many temptations, too many bad examples set in front of their eyes today. I was sick of giving the lectures, repeating the same "do's" and "don'ts" over and over again, with no lasting change. I knew what I wanted my sons to become, but I didn't know how to help them get there.
It's time to change the stereotype of what it means to be a man.
Imagine raising a son who developed strong, unwavering character. A son who will not be swayed by popular public opinion and peer pressure. Imagine, down the road, seeing your son with his family and watching him treat his wife or girlfriend with love and respect.
This guide goes through over 30 essential character traits in a way that is easy to understand and absorb. The chapters ARE NOT CORNY or CLICHE. This is not your typical advice or how-to book. It goes deeper than superficial, obvious advice.
"How to Be a Man: a Father & Son Guide" is crafted for those with short attention spans and busy schedules. And unlike many books in this category, it is not overtly religious in any way, although it does focus heavily on the values that make up good, strong character.
Trust me, your sons want to learn from you. They need your attention, even if they pretend to hate it. This book gives you talking points to build a real and honest relationship together.
Learn how to tap into your son's core to connect with them on a real level. Then watch them make the choice to discipline themselves and make choices that protect your relationship.
Table of Contents:
1. Be Known as an Honest Person
2. Your Word Must be Worth Something
3. Be Conﬁdent in your Beliefs, Whatever they are
4. Know What is Important
5. Think About the Future Right Now: Understand the Ripple Effect
6. You are not Responsible for the Happiness of Others
7. Choose Peace Whenever Possible
8. Know When to Walk Away
9. It's Always Better to Ask for Forgiveness than to Demand it from Others
10. Protect your Love; Don't Give it Away Carelessly
11. Avoid Idleness
12. Be Known as Someone who Gives More than he Takes
13. You Are no One's Savior, Don't Even Try
14. It's Hard to Fix a Broken Heart. Best to Avoid
15.Take Every Chance to Celebrate Others
16. Understand the Importance of Time and Place
17. Don't be Afraid to Look Foolish for What you Believe in, but Don't be a Fool for no Reason
18. Don't be Defined by What you Do
19. Life is a Marathon Run on a Circular Track
20. The Man you See in the Mirror is Only Half the Picture
21. Anger is a Powerful Seed that Starts Small, Grows Fast, and Digs its Roots Deep
22. Don't Seek Justice or Revenge
23. Complaining is a Contagious Virus
24. Whenever Possible, Do not be in Debt
25. Know What you Need and be Able to Communicate it
26. Keep your Childlike Innocence for as Long as Possible
27. Be Good at Several Things
28. Remember to Laugh Often
29. Concluding Thoughts on Marriage
30. There's Always One More
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About the Author
I hope you find my writing to offer you both hope yet also practical advice that you can apply right now, exactly where you are.
Thanks for reading,