Every man is born with just one thing: his sovereignty—his power to respond to his environment and his circumstances. Unfortunately, most men have spent much of their lives giving away that sovereignty. Every time a man passes blame or shirks his responsibility, every time he makes excuses for his performance, and every time he trades his unlimited potential for a little perceived safety and security, he willingly submits himself to the mercy of others.
Is it any wonder that men, in general, seem to have lost their way? You don’t have to look very far to recognize that men don’t seem to possess the same amount of vigor and purpose they once did. Take one sobering statistic—the rate of suicide in men—and you begin to see how damaging the effects of the voluntary subjugation of men to their families, their businesses, and their governments can be.
It’s not hard to understand why we give up control to others—it’s easy and we’re expected to. Sovereignty: The Battle for the Hearts and Minds of Men is a call for men to once again rise up and establish themselves as they once were—a revolution if you will.
Inside the pages of this book, we’ll uncover the battle each man will inevitably engage in, the external forces fighting against the call to masculinity, and the internal struggle all men must overcome.
But make no mistake, this revolution is not a call for men to go their own way and rally against society. It’s a call for men to become fully the men they are meant to be so they may more adequately take care of themselves and those they are responsible for. Men have always been expected to protect, provide, and preside over themselves, their families, their businesses, and their communities.
By embodying the thirteen Sovereign Virtues we detail inside, every man will be more capable of fulfilling his masculine duties and responsibilities.
The words in this book go well beyond principle and theory, however, as we build the framework for establishing a battle plan to combat the external and internal threats to our masculine power and give every man the tools, resources, guidance, direction, and ability to reclaim what has always been his: his sovereignty.
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About the Author
Ryan Michler is a husband, father, Iraq combat veteran, and the founder of Order of Man and the Iron Council.
Ryan grew up without a permanent father figure and has seen firsthand how a lack of strong, ambitious, self-sufficient men has impacted society today. He believes many of the world's most complicated problems could be solved if men everywhere learned how to be better husbands, fathers, businessmen, and community leaders.
It has now become his life's mission to help men across the planet step more fully into their roles as protectors, providers, and presiders over themselves, their families, their businesses, and their communities.
You can find him blogging and podcasting at www.orderofman.com, where he is working to help men become all they were meant to be.
Table of Contents
Part I: The Battle
Chapter 1: The Situation
Chapter 2: The Choice
Chapter 3: The Path
Part II: The Mission
Chapter 4: Protect
Chapter 5: Provide
Chapter 6: Preside
Part III: The Code of Conduct
Chapter 7: Self-Reliance
Chapter 8: Intentionality
Chapter 9: Discernment
Chapter 10: Wisdom
Chapter 11: Ownership
Chapter 12: Strength
Chapter 13: Humility
Chapter 14: Integrity
Chapter 15: Conviction
Chapter 16: Self-Awareness
Chapter 17: Discipline
Chapter 18: Mastery
Chapter 19: Courage
Part IV: The Battle Plan
Chapter 20: Vision
Chapter 21: Objectives
Chapter 22: Tactics
Chapter 23: After-Action Review
Appendix A: Code of Conduct Overview
Appendix B: One-Page Battle Plan
Appendix C: Battle Plan Tracker
Appendix D: Resources
What Next? The Iron Council
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Thank you Ryan Michler. This book was honest and heartfelt. Very smooth read I had to finish it as quickly as I could. If you want to be a better man and are willing to make changes this is the book for you.
Not only will this book challenge you to think differently, it pulls no punches in doing so. Furthermore, the author didn't write a fluffy book that only lives in a conceptual space. He includes actionable ideas and tangible tools to level up, improve one's life, and show up in the world. A must read for every man. Right up there with Wild at Heart.