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Being A Better Man is a program primarily for men, focused on the character of men. The whole idea is to identify those things about us that could use improvement...and improve them, thereby becoming better men today, than we were yesterday. This is the journey and vision of Alf Herigstad, founder and host of Being A Better Man. It is a journey he hopes to inspire other men to join him on. The regular episode will be released every Monday. It will be a mix of solo episodes and interviews with relevant guests. On Wednesdays Alf will share a true story from his strange and interesting life, and then discuss the moral of the story, or lesson learned. Fridays are Free For All Fridays, a short episode where Alf will discuss things that are time sensitive, answer listener questions, share new idea\\\'s and revelations. Every episode produced here at Being A Better man will be aligned and relevant to the mission of the show, so now prepare to have your thoughts provoked...your ego challenged...and your character tested.

Being A Better Man is a program primarily for men, focused on the character of men. The whole idea is to identify those things about us that could use improvement...and improve them, thereby becoming better men today, than we were yesterday. This is the journey and vision of Alf Herigstad, founder and host of Being A Better Man. It is a journey he hopes to inspire other men to join him on. The regular episode will be released every Monday. It will be a mix of solo episodes and interviews with relevant guests. On Wednesdays Alf will share a true story from his strange and interesting life, and then discuss the moral of the story, or lesson learned. Fridays are Free For All Fridays, a short episode where Alf will discuss things that are time sensitive, answer listener questions, share new idea\\\'s and revelations. Every episode produced here at Being A Better man will be aligned and relevant to the mission of the show, so now prepare to have your thoughts provoked...your ego challenged...and your character tested.
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Being A Better Man is a program primarily for men, focused on the character of men. The whole idea is to identify those things about us that could use improvement...and improve them, thereby becoming better men today, than we were yesterday. This is the journey and vision of Alf Herigstad, founder and host of Being A Better Man. It is a journey he hopes to inspire other men to join him on. The regular episode will be released every Monday. It will be a mix of solo episodes and interviews with relevant guests. On Wednesdays Alf will share a true story from his strange and interesting life, and then discuss the moral of the story, or lesson learned. Fridays are Free For All Fridays, a short episode where Alf will discuss things that are time sensitive, answer listener questions, share new idea\\\'s and revelations. Every episode produced here at Being A Better man will be aligned and relevant to the mission of the show, so now prepare to have your thoughts provoked...your ego challenged...and your character tested.

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Episodes

220 – Your Life, Your Legacy, Your Responsibility.

6/26/2017
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There are people who received a great legacy from their ancestors, and they squandered it, not appreciating it, not using it as an example or building upon it…they wasted it. Then there are people who received nothing but grief from their ancestors who went on to build fantastic, rich legacies from nothing but their own intention. So regardless of who you are, or of what circumstances. Regardless of what legacy was left for you. You all have the same opportunity to be mindful of the legacy...

Duration:00:09:26

215 – Work Like A Man

6/12/2017
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I think as a species, we developed in such a way that when we actually spend a day working hard, working past the point of discomfort and working through pain. When we spend a day accomplishing something with the strength of our bodies we are rewarded with a unique sense of satisfaction that cannot come from any other source. It releases endorphins that make you feel awesome. I think, a special kind of endorphin you can’t get anywhere else. The post 215 – Work Like A Man appeared first on...

Duration:00:11:36

213 – The Great Race…Of Life

6/7/2017
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Here’s the deal, here is what I want to acknowledge. Every single man out there has a different starting point, that’s just how it is. In the great race of life some of us get to start on the starting line while other guys have to start a few yards behind us, and some other guys start the race way back there. Then there are those other few guys that get to start several yards in front of everyone else. Yet, we are all in the same exact race when you look at the big picture, and our...

Duration:00:11:46

207 – Happiness Is A Sharp Chain

5/24/2017
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What this all boils down to is what I started saying way back on the very first episode. When I told you to look in the mirror every day and take account of yourself and your life, so you could make corrections where needed. The term “every day” is a critical component of that formula. It’s also the part most often missed. Today’s metaphor is intended to help you visualize that every day part, and realize the necessity of it. The post 207 – Happiness Is A Sharp Chain appeared first on...

Duration:00:08:03

203 – The Miracle Of Motherhood

5/15/2017
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I’m talking about this today because I think it’s important, that we all acknowledge our mother’s, and all the other mothers we know. The mothers of the world do more for the advancement of our species than any other force on earth. Each one of us, regardless of your circumstance owes your life to your mother. Even if you happen to have a crappy mother, you still owe her your life, and that isn’t a small thing. In short, what I’m trying to get across is that motherhood itself is a miracle....

Duration:00:09:38

202 – Home Life vs. Work Life

5/12/2017
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Some guys spend their whole life on that hamster wheel, and when they retire on a big pile of money they can’t understand why they are divorced or on the verge of it. They don’t know why they aren’t close to anyone, why their kids don’t really know them, and why so many friends aren’t around anymore. I’ve seen these men, they are lonely and sad. I think this is one of the most tragic fates a man can suffer. The post 202 – Home Life vs. Work Life appeared first on Being A Better Man.

Duration:00:14:01

201 – I’m Back! With a harrowing tale…

5/10/2017
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Hey every body! I’m back! This is Alf Herigstad resuming the Being A Better Man podcast after mother nature took me out for a few days. As you may have noticed there was no podcast last Friday, or this Monday, and todays podcast is coming out late in the day. I am sorry for the break in continuity, it’s the first time that I have ever missed releasing an episode on time and there is a good reason for it. Here where I live in the wilds of Western Washington, we had a major weather event...

Duration:00:17:04

200 – 200 Episodes! Thanks you you…

5/3/2017
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I didn’t start this podcast because I know everything or have all the answers, I started it because I was on a journey. I have to tell you that putting these 200 episodes together, writing them, researching them, recording them…all of it has also transformed me. I can say without reservation, that I am a better man today than I was 464 days ago and I have this podcast and you the listeners of this podcast to thank for that. Thank you. The post 200 – 200 Episodes! Thanks you you… appeared...

Duration:00:11:22

199 – Is She The One?

5/1/2017
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It’s not rocket science, we all kind of know this stuff already, but our biology and our passion and our excitement gets in the way of our intellect and the next thing you know we’re stuck somewhere that’s kind of miserable. When we are miserable, we can’t be the best man that we are capable of being. That’s why I’m talking about this, not for you exactly today necessarily, but for you in the future as well. We all encounter these situations in life, and if we can think about them before...

Duration:00:12:09

198 – Defining Definitions; nice guy vs. good man

4/28/2017
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When I read these descriptions, of which there are many more, I do not see a nice guy being described. What I see is a sad excuse for a male human. A spineless, self absorbed, candy-ass facsimile of a man who is pretending to be nice. The problem is…there isn’t anything nice about a guy like that. That’s why I feel like a truly good man, is by definition, an actual nice guy. He’s the real thing and not a pretend nice guy because a good man has a certain level of genuine care for those...

Duration:00:12:12

197 – The Minutia Of Manhood

4/26/2017
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As men we have to suck it up and do what we need to do as men so that we can enjoy the rewards of being a man. So that our families can be taken care of, our bills will be paid, all the things in our life including ourselves will be in good working order and most importantly…so that all of our relationships will be healthy, and happy. Not only that, but in our wake we will have left an example for the other boys and men around us. That is why the minutia of manhood is so important. The...

Duration:00:11:49

196 – You Don’t Learn Anything, When Your Lips Are Moving!

4/24/2017
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I think one of our jobs as a man is to learn as much as we can about everything. It helps you make decisions better because you have more data for comparative analysis. The more you learn about other people, the better understanding you will have of yourself, and of your impact in the world. If you develop a habit of paying attention to people and things around you you will increase in wisdom, confidence, and social intelligence. All of these things are really handy in a world with so many...

Duration:00:07:56

195 – The Difference Between Love & Lust

4/21/2017
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I have heard people say many times that “You can’t help who you love”, as an excuse for people who find themselves in a bad situation or who made a bad relationship choice. I disagree with this statement entirely. Perhaps what they mean is that you can’t help who you are attracted to, I agree with that. But we can help what we do about that attraction. Just because we are attracted to someone does not mean it would be a good idea to pursue them as a relationship…there has to be more than...

Duration:00:09:40

194 – Your Relationships, Are Your Fault!

4/19/2017
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The reason this is all important to us as men, is because we were designed to be in relationship with other people. The human animal does much better and survives much longer in a group of other humans. So being good at having relationships is essentially a fundamental survival skill. I think this may be more important now then it has ever been before in human history. Because the age we live in is pretty easy, too easy. All of our basic needs are easily obtained and that leaves a lot of...

Duration:00:11:26

193 – A Man In Modern Times

4/17/2017
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The fact that we don’t have to kill things to live every day and defend our loved ones against threats is a huge advantage. Our ancestors couldn’t even dream of a life as easy as the ones we have. It’s easy to get confused by how easy it is…at times it might seem as though life takes very little effort at all and that is where a lot of guys tend to get off track because the rules about manhood seem gray, instead of black and white. The post 193 – A Man In Modern Times appeared first on...

Duration:00:09:19

192 – Fidelity…or the lack thereof

4/14/2017
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FIDELITY…or the lack thereof As you know the launch of my book is imminent. It will be available before the end of this month of April. It’s called “Forging A Man” and it is a collection of stories that I have told on this very podcast, along with the lessons learned from them. Be watching… The post 192 – Fidelity…or the lack thereof appeared first on Being A Better Man.

Duration:00:08:31

191 – The Saga Of Little Big Turkey

4/12/2017
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Even though these are my stories, you can apply these lessons to your own life. Or perhaps they will remind you of your own similar story and the lessons you learned from it. Either way, you should be entertained. As you listen, I really want you to consider your own stories. When did you learn these lessons? Can you remember? Sometimes digging up your own past can have great benefit, especially if you are made to remember that one singular moment in time when you learned something vital....

Duration:00:11:47

190 – Is It Manly To Swear, Or Not?

4/10/2017
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Obviously, the use of swear words really does depend on who you are, what you are doing, and where you are. There really isn’t one answer to this question. I have listeners from all over the world and it will be a little different for everyone. There is something that is the same though, no matter where you are. If you are a man, then you have an obligation to decide for yourself what is acceptable behavior, and then be true to your decision. As a man you are going to be an example for...

Duration:00:09:30

189 – Life Is Significant…so are you!

4/7/2017
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It might be hard to imagine, but do you think if you took nothing for granted that its safe to say you would be more appreciative of life itself? I think so. This is the part that has to do with being a better man. You might be wondering how not taking things for granted could help you be a better man, and I’m about to tell you. If life was to become a bigger deal than it is now. If we took nothing for granted and were appreciative of everything in the world around us. It stands to reason...

Duration:00:09:34

188 – Dreams Ignite Ambition

4/5/2017
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As you listen, I really want you to consider your own stories. When did you learn these lessons? Can you remember? Sometimes digging up your own past can have great benefit, especially if you are made to remember that one singular moment in time when you learned something vital. It’s almost like learning it all over again. That…is the purpose of these stories. In fact, I think there is nothing quite so human as the hearing and telling of stories. It’s how our ancestors conveyed critical...

Duration:00:14:04