One of the great things about men is their passion. When men focus on what they are doing nothing else gets in the way. Passionate men are the core of society.
Passion is an essential quality of masculinity. Passion is what gives you your fire, passion is what makes life worth living. Passion is what I find when I know I am living a life of purpose. It’s what I find when I know I am living my full potential. Passion is in everything I do.
“Passion. It lies in all of us. Sleeping… waiting… and though unwanted, unbidden, it will stir… open its jaws and howl. It speaks to us… guides us. Passion rules us all. And we obey. What other choice do we have? Passion is the source of our finest moments. The joy of love… the clarity of hatred… the ecstasy of grief. It hurts sometimes more than we can bear. If we could live without passion, maybe we’d know some kind of peace. But we would be hollow. Empty rooms, shuttered and dank. Without passion, we’d be truly dead.”
These 10 blogs are all by passionate men about their passion. They are varied and they are stimulating.
Steve’s blog has been going since 2004 and in that time he has built an enormous following. The blog may look out of date but it remains as powerful as ever, one of the beacons in the personal development field.
He writes from experience of life on subjects that he has experimented with and looked at deeply. His public separation from his wife and his experiments with open relationships are well known. There is much to dive into so get going.
- Is It Time for You to Stop Dabbling and Get Serious?
“Many would-be pro bloggers give up in their first 6 months. They get bored, lose interest, or get a “better” idea for some other venture. I see them change topics or URLs and start over once or twice a year. After five years of this kind of dabbling, they’ve still barely gotten anywhere. They keep erasing what little progress they’ve made, so they never have the chance to develop anything serious and enduring.”
- How to Invite Cuddling Without Inviting Sex
“I really love cuddling, but I have a hard time inviting guys to cuddle with me because they might think I’m inviting them to have sex with me, and sometimes I just want to cuddle. How can I ask for cuddling and not have a guy think I’m offering something sexual?” This can be a problem for guys too. It’s interesting to see how Steve deals with this issue.
Chris Guillebeau – The Art Of Non-Conformity
Chris has been writing since 2008 and is amazingly passionate about what he does. He has been on a quest to visit every country in the world, collecting terrific stories on the journey. He has started an annual conference series on ‘world domination’ which is now a regular sell-out. He is the author of several books that he launches with unconventional book tours.
He is someone to listen to because he spends his time listening to others, he has a sensitive ear to what people want and how people want to make a difference in the world.
- You May Feel Inadequate But
“What advice would you give to someone else who wants to pursue a big dream but feels hesitant or uncertain?” – “Do it. Just do it. You will feel inadequate. You will feel you can’t do it, but you owe it to yourself to try. You might only have a 50/50 chance of making it, but you’re looking at a 100% chance of failure if you don’t even try.”
- There’s No Such Place as Far Away
“Waiting for perfection is like waiting for the world to change: a way to defer responsibility. There’s no such place as far away. There’s no such time as someday. Sometimes you just need to pay attention to the discontent and see where it leads.” Chris’s writing is always full of ideas on where to go and what to do, but mainly how to follow what you want.
Derek was a professional musician who became known for creating and selling a business selling CD’s. He has since gone on to create many different ventures in his aim to embrace cultures around the world.
He is a frequent speaker at the TED talks, amusing and enlightening at the same time. My personal favourite is the few minutes he spends analysing how a movement grows through a film of a ‘lone nut’ dancing in a field.
- Push, push, push. Expanding your comfort zone.
“Some people push themselves physically, to see how far they can go. I’ve been doing the same thing culturally, trying to expand my California-boy perspective. I love that when we push push push, we expand our comfort zone. Things that used to feel intimidating now are as comfortable as home.”
- Focus, entertain, or both?
What do you do when you realise you’ve communicating on your blog and no-one seems to be responding. Do you keep on ot do you stop , re-focus and work out what the hell you are doing. We all need to answer this question.
David Risley – Blog Marketing Academy
David has been the guru for PC technical people for many years now. I remember the years when I used to build PC’s with motherboards and all the bits. I wish I had known about David then, it would have saved me hours of anguish – but perhaps that’s why we did it.
He has been writing about blogging for years now and I have been following his journey here. He believes that blogging should be part of an online busines but that blogging itself cannot be a business. He talks about how to integrate blogs within a business and how to market. You must listen to him.
- How Email Marketing Is Changing, Why Open Rates Are Declining, And What You Need To Do About It
“We live in a 3D world online now. We have to be doing multiple things at once. We have to learn to deal with it. Internet marketers used to smirk at social media as a fad, or at least something which wasn’t all that important for business. Some people in IM used to practically BRAG when they deleted their Twitter account because is distracted from more important things. Well, things change. Frank Kern, one of the original “gurus” in the IM space, is now attracting almost all of his business through Facebook. Things change.”
- Why Following Your Passion Is Bad Advice
“It just so happens that most of us have a lot of passion that just don’t turn into businesses very well. It’s just a fact of life. So, what you need to be thinking in terms of business is… you want to be thinking in terms of solving a problem. You want to solve a problem for a target market. You want to really get into the minds of a problem that they’re having and you want to provide the solution to it.”
As Jeff says, “Hi. My name’s Jeff, and I’