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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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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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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The Value Added Philosophy

“Man cannot remake himself without suffering, for he is both the marble and the sculptor.” – Alexis Carrel By manufacturing definition, Value Added is the point where the value of a product is increased at specific stages of the production cycle. We can take that same philosophy and apply it to our every day lives.…

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