Review: The 48 Laws of Power by Robert Greene – Part 2

As promised, this is the second installment of the 48 Laws of Power review. In this post we will be covering Laws 25-48. If you haven’t read the first part, it can be found below: https://valueaddedinc.com/2019/10/02/review-the-48-laws-of-power-by-robert-greene-part-1/ Law 25: Re-create Yourself “Do not accept the roles that society foists on you. Re-create yourself by forging a…

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Factors That Affect Your Sleep

Our bodies throughout thousands of years have developed certain processes, and these processes truly shouldn’t be messed with. Quality sleep is part of being human and is one of those processes. One of the best parts if you ask me. Quality sleep can be a determining factor of cutting fat versus muscle, lower or high…

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“Where’d It All Go?”

Your life and how long it feels consists of the amount of memories you create and the amount of things that you do. Therefore, if you wake up and do the same thing every day for the next forty years, time will fly by. However, if you get out and explore the world and build…

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4 Simple Components to Becoming a Conscious Spender

Price is what you pay, value is what you get. Warren Buffett Once you see it, you can’t unsee it. The way that people spend their money. In order to understand what conscious spending even is, I think that we should break things down into a few categories. 1. Assets Versus Liabilities An Asset is…

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Why Obsession is a Good Thing

Obsession is defined as “an idea or thought that continually preoccupies or intrudes on a person’s mind”. We as a society tend to view obsession as being a negative. To be obsessed is to be a slave to whatever you are seeking. For an obsession to occur, there has to be some sort of immense…

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Weightlifting 101: Programming for Beginners

This is the second post in the “Weightlifting 101” Mini-series. If you haven’t already, check out the foundational post here: https://valueaddedinc.com/2019/09/30/weightlifting-101-the-basics/ The hardest part about going to the gym is actually walking through the doors. A majority of the population will never take it past a thought. These are not winners. Believe it or not,…

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The Key to a Better Life

“Wake the F*** Up” – David Goggins, every day Picture this, it’s 7:15am and you have now hit the snooze button seven times. You finally decide to crawl out of bed, still half asleep. You check your phone, and there’s a missed call from your boss, as well as ten unread emails, and two texts.…

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Review: The 48 Laws of Power by Robert Greene – Part 1

“Any man who tries to be good all the time is bound to come to ruin among the great number who are not good.” – Robert Greene For those who don’t know, Robert Greene is one of the best authors alive today. His work includes 6 national bestsellers, one of which we will be reviewing…

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Weightlifting 101: The Basics

Welcome to the first in a mini series dedicated to providing you with all the tools to be successful in the gym. This post will be geared towards laying your foundation when it comes to understanding the basics of Resistance Training.  How does Resistance Training Work? There are 3 main groups of muscles in the…

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Lift Heavy Things

“45 pounds will always be 45 pounds” – Henry Rollins For those that haven’t, I highly recommend reading “The Iron and the Soul” by Henry Rollins. It is a great primer for the topic today. Iron and the Soul https://www.oldtimestrongman.com/articles/the-iron-by-henry-rollins/ Weightlifting should be a part of every man’s routine. There is something primal about lifting…

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