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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

234 – Errors In Judgement, and How To Handle Them

9/18/2017
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This week I got a letter from a listener named Kyle. Kyle was wondering if I would talk about something specific, that being; overcoming failure in your life. The kind of failure Kyle was talking about is the same kind of failure each of us have experienced in one way or another. I’m not talking about big things like failing to pass the bar exam or failing to become a millionaire by the time you are 30. No, I’m talking about those little everyday failures. The kinds of things that make...

Duration: 00:12:02


233 – There Are Always Options

9/8/2017
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I have said before on this show that I continue to learn from my father, he continues to be my mentor and my example of what manhood is. Now, being in the presence of these two brothers during this experience has made that statement even more true. At 55 years old I still have so much to learn from my elders. Regardless of your age or your station in life don’t forget that. You still have much to learn. We all still have so much to learn and the ones to teach us are those who have already...

Duration: 00:14:27


Hate Makes It Impossible, To Be A Better Man

8/18/2017
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Today I will be making a very pointed observation about something going on right now. If it offends you, you are free to never listen to me again. If it offends you, then you are obviously not aligned with the message this podcast offers. I would add that if you are offended by today’s podcast to at least also give yourself the benefit of hearing me out. The post Hate Makes It Impossible, To Be A Better Man appeared first on Being A Better Man.

Duration: 00:14:31


231 – Plan Your Next Adventure!

8/11/2017
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I spent several years of my life with no adventures. I was too involved in the rat race. I was too busy working to take the time to explore and discover. Looking back I think that was a mistake. For the rest of my life I’m going to try and have at least one adventure every year…maybe even more. The post 231 – Plan Your Next Adventure! appeared first on Being A Better Man.

Duration: 00:10:47


230 – When It’s Hard Being A Father

8/4/2017
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This can be a touchy, emotionally charged topic, but it’s also a fact of modern life and I feel like I need to talk about it a little bit. This is something I have dealt with personally in my life. Many, many men I know have also dealt with it. My own son is still dealing with it right now and I just got a letter from a long time listener named Tom where he told me about the struggles he is going through regarding access to his children. It’s a real thing, a heart wrenching thing, and as...

Duration: 00:18:10


229 – Living A Half-Assed Life

7/28/2017
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Granted, there are many people who suffer the consequences of their own actions for years and never pull out of it. They numb their pain with drugs or alcohol as their life slowly circles the drain and they feel like a victim the entire time. However, at the same time, there are other people who realize that every bad thing that ever happened to them is their fault. They decide they want to live and live well, they start making choices that will effect that outcome. They surround...

Duration: 00:10:07


227 – What Is Required To Be A Leader?

7/24/2017
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This post was inspired by my friend and fellow podcaster; Wally Carmichael, who host's "Men Of Abundance." I saw a post he made about leadership that I really liked and I decided to expound upon it a bit and give it some of my own spin. This should give you something to chew on for a couple days, and I encourage everyone to give Wally's show a listen. The post 227 – What Is Required To Be A Leader? appeared first on Being A Better Man.

Duration: 00:10:08


227 – One Of The Worst Things You Can Do

7/21/2017
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I like to imagine that the vast majority of my listeners do not do this. There may be a few of you who do though, maybe that’s the example you got when you were growing up? Maybe that is just the culture you live in and no one ever really told you it was wrong. That is not a valid excuse, but either way I’m telling you right now that there is another, better way to be. The post 227 – One Of The Worst Things You Can Do appeared first on Being A Better Man.

Duration: 00:08:27


226 – Choosing Your Friends Wisely

7/17/2017
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If I know that I am the sum total of the five people I spend the most time with, then I am going to be very discriminating about who those five people are. I will judge the people who come into my life to determine if they are aligned with my world view. Is there anything I can learn from them? Do they have experience or knowledge that I seek? I will judge wether or not they will be a liability to my objectives, or if they will be an asset. At the same time I expect those people are...

Duration: 00:08:52


225 – Being A realistic Man

7/14/2017
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Not being realistic can cause problems in every area of life if you aren’t careful. Personally, I tend to think that this type of separation from reality is a form of laziness, I’ll explain why. Some guys may see something about themselves that isn’t quite right, something that could use improvement or something they lack. Right then they could decide to focus on that thing whatever it is. They could focus on it with the intention of improving it so it is no longer a liability. They could...

Duration: 00:10:21


224 – A Better Man Knows How To LISTEN

7/10/2017
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There is only one world, and we’re all a part of it. As men, the things that happen in this world should matter to us. In particular the things that other men are out there doing. Only when we know what the problem is will we know what to say when we speak up. Only then will we understand what kind of example we need to be, and only then can we start becoming part of the solution. The post 224 – A Better Man Knows How To LISTEN appeared first on Being A Better Man.

Duration: 00:10:20


223 – The Virtues Of Hard Work

7/7/2017
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Today I want to talk about the virtue of good old fashioned back breaking hard work. It’s something many people tend to avoid these days. There are many people who have never actually done excruciatingly hard physical labor in their whole life. These are soft times we live in. We buy our food already prepared. Our clothes come ready to wear, and the buildings we live in are just there…when something goes wrong we call someone else to fix it. As a species we are becoming more and more...

Duration: 00:10:16


222 – The Beauty Of Independence

7/3/2017
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Independence is the opposite of dependence, and It would mean not being dependent upon situations and conditions, but rather…persevering and figuring out how to excel in spite of those situations and conditions…or to take it even further, being the force that creates situations and conditions that are favorable. Imagine if every man lived his life this way…it would be a different world wouldn’t it? To gain your autonomy…your independence as a man is still possible, even though we are...

Duration: 00:10:06


221 – The Conversation Is Critical, And It’s Up To You!

6/30/2017
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I want to acknowledge all of you guys who listen to this podcast. All you guys that read books and seek out other resources related to your improvement as a man and as a person. Congratulations! You belong to a percentage of humanity that is instinctively concerned and aware. You understand that you can and should strive to be a better man, not just for your own sake, but for the sake of everyone you love and for humanity at large. If you weren’t concerned with these things, you wouldn’t...

Duration: 00:12:14


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


219 – Who Are You, in your relationships?

6/23/2017
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Ok, so each one of us have relationships with other people. We are sons and brothers, fathers, husbands, boyfriends and co-workers. We are friends, uncles, nephews, and neighbors. We are customers, employee’s and supervisors. Every time you interact with another human some degree of relationship is established. It may be very slight in passing, or it may be profound and deep, but all of these interactions together make up the entire spectrum of your relationships. All of these...

Duration: 00:09:26


218 – Seasons Of Change, You Are In Charge

6/21/2017
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Nowadays we barely notice the changes from one season to the next because we continue to eat and live the same way all year around. That doesn’t mean the seasons are not still significant…it only means our perception of them has changed. I am suggesting that as men we can still use the seasons to galvanize our action, to focus our efforts and attention onto the things that matter. For example, now summer is here. What are your plans for the summer? What do you want to accomplish before...

Duration: 00:07:48


217 – What If…You Have A Terrible Father?

6/19/2017
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I was fortunate to have a fantastic father, but I can’t help but think about all the people who did not have great dads. Guys who didn’t even know their fathers. People who’s father died when they were young. People who have mean or abusive fathers. Fathers in prison, or fathers who abandoned them. I think about all these people on father’s day, because it must be kind of rough for them. I try to put myself in the shoes of a person who has a father that is not worthy of celebration. What...

Duration: 00:09:12


216 – Why A Man Should Never Be Bored

6/16/2017
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When you get bored is when bad things happen. It’s when we start to fill our time with activities or people that are not especially good for us. When people get bored they drink too much or experiment with drugs, or engage in other risky behavior, because they are subconsciously looking for a way to not be bored. Being bored is not a natural state for a human to exist in. My dog gets bored from time to time, you can see it on her face. Cow’s get bored, cat’s can get bored too…but it isn’t...

Duration: 00:11:07


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

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