The Notebook

Anyone that has done 30 days of discipline knows that one of the  12 disciple you should be carrying around is a notebook to write down all your ideas.

 
The notenook is not to be confused with a journal.  The notebook is where you write down business ideas, quotes, favorite books and even use it to create your to do list. 


I started mine in late 2013 but I found although I was disciplened to have a notebook it was never organized. As a matter fact my notebook was all over the place I had quotes  all over the book, my to do list on almost every page. 


I got myself organized after I watched Clark Kegley YouTube channel


I took a step further and modified it by using the Bullet Journal system


Below will be a few pictures of the journal and how I format mine. You don’t have to do it the  same  way but I like to give a you a start. 


Take a notebook the one I use Is an OFFICE depot brand notebook 5 subjects.

After you have obtained the notebook, take the time to number all the pages.

I know that there are notebooks that have numbers on the pages. Numbering for me gives me an idea how to format my table of content. 

Once you have numbered the pages you are going to map out how many subjects you want in your notebook and I recommend about 20 pages per subject ( except the your TO DO LIST save at least almost 30 to 40 pages ) since this is one of the subjects that you will be using it daily. 

Don’t worry this will make sense now when you create the TABLE OF CONTENT. 

My subjects are as follow: 

  1. 2020 Manifesto 
  2. Quotes 
  3. Book notes 
  4. Business Ideas 
  5. To do list 
  6. Video Notes 
  7. Miscellaneous 2020
  8. Curriculum 2020 

Now that you numbered the pages, and you have created your subjects tittle the like you see in the pictures above this will now make it easier to create your TABLE OF CONTENT. 

Boom and there you have it your NOTEBOOK 2020 is complete. 


I learned to have a note book when I read Victor Prides 30 DAYS OF DISCIPLINE. 


Hope this helps drop a comment below or reach me on Twitter. 

Happy New Years Gentlemen.


The Spaniard. 

Twitter Suspended Me Over Naked Bong Lady Harasser.

In an act of coward ness twitter suspended me over a naked picture of Senator Katie Hill brushing the hair of her staff. 

Yet instead of twitter defending my 1st Amendment they chose to silence me by suspending my account. Why? Because she cried wolf said she never consented  to photograph. 

Yet here she is brushing her staffs hair.

You can see here as brushing her staff hair. Now ask yourself this one question why is she in the nude brushing her staff hair? 

Yet she claims she did not have an affair with her staff and like a true democratic politician lied to everyone. 
While my suspension was for 12 hours. 

This goes to show that Jack Dorsey and his liberal gestapo will stop at nothing to protect someone as despicable as Katie Hill. Rather than own up and behave like Americans and call this degenerate out. 
As men living in 2019 and heading to 2020 we have forgotten to ask the question. 

How did we get to this point? 


Twitter and it’s shareholders have demonstrated what cowards they are that they continue to allow this filth. 


Add insult to them or turns out that she was busted once again in some sort of wife sharing site. 


Here’s another picture of her with a bong and the Nazi Iron Cross. (Trust me it’s there) 

Trust me fellas the Iron cross is there.

Fathers ask yourself this question is the kind of example you want for your daughters?


See most liberals will think I am in the wrong here when you look at the big picture. She was voted by the people to represent the people. Yet, she uses her position in office to put herself In a inappropriate positions. 


But twitter didn’t care cause she’s a democrat and she put pressure on them to silence those that would expose a hypocrite like her. 

A professional victim, all on your tax dollars. Look at those dead eyes

Once again the left doesn’t realize how degenerate they are. 
What Jack and twitter didnt see that this low life house of cards is crashing down quickly. 

Jack here is another example of your screw up. 


My last advise to Jack Dorsey is to make sure he stays out the public light my followers and myself will be watching closely and will call you out when you fuck up. 

Till next time,
The Spaniard. 

The Orwellian Corporation

There are many articles written of current state of Orwellian and wrong thought crimes. Mine is no different hell I’ll even tell you that you don’t have to read my article. 


But I wanted to share with you gents something I would have never thought in a million years would be already happening. 


Everyday we are bring watched or listened to. If you have a smart phone you can bet someone listening to you. If you write a book and it offends snowflakes it could get band or not published at all. 


200 year old statues are being taken because history offends people. 


But let me discuss with you something that flowered me the other day. 


During an executive meeting it was brought to out attention in upper management that the company I work for will be implimanting a sort of watch dog software on everyone’s computer. 


This is no surprise most Fortune 500 companies corporate security already have this at their disposal. 


But what really threw me off was the fact that the executive were excited that the software that being implemented will monitor in an instant all activities for management to pull without the red tape of IT or corporate security. 


We are now entering a state of fiction to non fiction where truly in a state where big brother or big sister is truly watching. 


Why am I telling you this? 


Simple I’m 47 I’ll retire in 18 year and documenting how the corporate behavior for guys on Twitter that have asked me how to move up in the corporate world? 


I can tell you right now take this article to heart 25 years ago the corporate world was a dog eat dog world of capitalism, I remember that I watched the movie Wall Street several times over. 
Sadly gents it’s now a time that you need to watch your backs. 


After leaving this meeting it truly felt as if the world was in slow motion and as I walked out looking around felt as if everyone was watching me. While I hold an executive position I too felt like Winston. 


Given our current time Gentlemen always Remember they are watching you. 


The Spaniard. 

LOW ENERGY INDIVIDUALS

While the picture that you are looking at is what came when I typed in DuckDuckGo for procrastination. 
This article is similar but how to deal with Low Energy Individuals. 
Now I’m not referring to energy vampires. 
I’m referring to someone who truly has no drive, given up on life and not invested in themselves. 

In life when you truly want something you have to really want it bad enough do it. Sadly I notice not a lot people are driven or want it  that bad. 


He’s a real nowhere man, Sitting in his Nowhere Land, Making all his nowhere plans for nobody.
Doesn’t have a point of view, Knows not where he’s going to, Isn’t he a bit like you and me? -The Beatles

But not having the motivation to move, is a soul killer. I’ll share an example of where this post is going.

I reestablished a love for music again and I’m completely gun-ho to get to the roots of my passion. 


The fire in me is making feel like a teen in the 80’s however my guitarist to get him to rehearse is like watching and waiting for paint to dry. 


HOW TO IDENTIFY LOW ENERGY INDIVIDUALS 

  • Cannot keep their word 
  • Late to work late to everything 
  • Gets hyped up about a Visio quite when it’s hard to complete the task. 
  • No respect for your time 
  • They truly are Energy vampires 

I’m sure there are more to these but I’m an giving you a general idea. 
Encountering someone of this caliber is strain therefore should be avoided. 


Good intentions will not help no matter how much you feel that as a man you should help another man, don’t, they need to help themselves. 

Till next time 
The Spaniard 

SHOW ME DON’T TELL ME.

You seen it before you’re scrolling through you social media feed looking at pictures and you come across the popular online millionaire playboys. 
Yet something is off about these playboys. For starters when I think of online millionaire playboys two names come to mind Tai Lopez and Dan Bilzerian. These two guy total polar opposite but never the less millionaires how because they go to social media and show off their status. 
For example Tai Lopez well who can’t say that they don’t know Tai you always get the commercials on YouTube where he says “I’m here in my garage.” Surrounded by people but load of cars and beautiful women.  
Yet the the online millionaire playboys zero no mansion, no garage full of cars not even a Yacht. 
So who says they are online millionaire playboys? 
The way I see it in this day of age do to social media if you got it you flaunt it, it’s only human nature. 
Here’s what I am talking about first the other day I saw an online millionaire playboy take a picture all by himself on top of a Jeep not girls not nothing just all by himself. 
Let’s look at Dan here 

Notice Dan with on top of a Hummer not by himself surrounded by scores of girls. 
Here is another example

Or the online millionaire playboys are taking videos in a pool surrounded by guys yes guys with upbeat music yet no girls either. Or the online  millionaire playboys will tell you they are enjoying high life on a yacht when you go to the Instagram page they floating around on a dingy somewhere in Europe. 
Yet here is Dan on a yacht in a pool oh and guess what he’s surrounded by.. you guessed it GIRLS. 

The online millionaire playboys will tell you that they have score of toys such as Ferrari’s or Lamborghini yet once again they are going to the local exotic car rental and taking out a car for few hours to post videos and Instagram pictures. 
Let’s look at what Tai Lopez is up to in his garage. Where’s the online millionaire playboys garage full of toys? 

  My favorite is when the online millionaire playboys hang out with actual millionaires and posting videos at the club how they are dropping the bills. Yeah anyone can do that when you are spending other people’s money to show off on social media. 
Here’s Dan once again hosting the party at nightclub 

Don’t believe me body language says it all when you are bringing the money to the table it’s a known fact the parasites will come out of the woodworks

Another day I saw a video of online millionaire playboy  in an exotic car but they were not drivingt the actual millionaire was one driving the car while they fake millionaire was making plans with the actual millionaire money. 

Let’s give some credit to these gents they may not be online millionaire playboys but they’re a hell of business most of them will sell you some kind of course that they have created. 

So next time you hear I’m a  millionaire deal with it, always look at the big picture and like they say if it’s to good to be true it probably is. So always say SHOW ME DON’T TELL ME. 

The Spaniard. 

Heavy Metal Please Come Back Soon.

I’m a man with a lot of hobbies too many to count. No one will ever say after I die that I was boring. But man there was one that will always be near and dear to my heart and that’s Rock&Roll. 
Yes that right gents back in the 80’s was a metal and played Bass gutitar in a lot garage bands. 


I was that guy worst then any groupie who was at every concert on Saturday. You name it I was at that concert. 
Thanks to my aunt who was in her early 20’s in the 70’s bought me my first album. 

That’s right Kiss Detroyer this was the album that introduced me to the world of metal. 
So you can understand my recent excitement to tweet about rock music. Most recently also I had a purchased a bass guitar and to my excitement felt great playing and trying to remember all the old songs I used to play.  Thanks to a coworker who gave me an old electrical guitar and the game Rocksmith. 


Now I know it’s never to late to Rock but 30 years without playing a bass what the hell was I thinking? 


Slowly I started remembering reasons and one of them was the dam grundge era when the music took a turn for the worst. I remember why I hung up the bass and just moved on. 


But lately it’s been a itch to want to bring back  metal why not aren’t we all tired of the hip hop nonsense and the Ariana Grande’s of the world. 


Yes we need the metal gods to come back like the 80’s. 

BRINGING IT BACK TO BASICS

Why  do we blog? Why did we start a blog? What’s happened  to us? Where did our motivation go?
Questions we ask ourselves time to tune. Especially some of of who revel on the exciting days where we wanted to blog like Victor Pride of the world.
But we lose sight on what matters, the readers some of have lost the mojo because changes in the manosphere orthers (including me ) because of social media.
We all have forgotten how simple it is to bring it back to basic. For me it was getting my iPad accidentally clicking on my favorites screen and bringing  up ROOSHV site archives.
I was curious so went back to the beginning when he started blogging from ROOSHV and I was surprised short well written articles with a lot information and reader engagement.
This is going to be the bases for my writing again short articles with information until I build the motivation and momentum.
Gentlemen If you have lost that drive that mojo that got you your voice and audience why not take it back to basics?
The Spaniard

Figuring It Out

Recently while driving was listening to the Knowledge for Men Podcast heard and episode with guess Ryan Stewman discussing his book F*ck Your Excuses.

This book after reading it made me realized that I had to figure out how to continue getting this blog going. One of the many things that had me stagnated was my health, I’m over that barrier now, other then having high cholesterol I’m in good health.

This book opened my eyes to the recent frustration I had. I would wake up and think I don’t have enough blog post, I’m not making enough online to leave the corporate world, people don’t like my  writing. Well I say scr@&$ it ( insert your own word).

Understating what Ryan did he had his site Harcore Closer for three years and did noting with it. Well it’s the same three year I was stressed and sweating over IRM. While my excuse is health Ryan didn’t care and after three years of waisting time pulled the trigger.

Figuring it out means to me that I want more for I RENAISSANCE MAN. When I started the blog I was inspired by the works of Victor Pride Bold and Determined and Mike Cernovich Danger & Play, enough so I launch my site to do all the things I dreamed of but never dared to do.

Along came social media especially Twitter and I connect with a lot great men and in that connection came a fork in the road that lead me to discussion and arguments that really had nothing to do with my brand.

The truth of the matter social media is a complete waste of time unless you can stay off it and use it to promote your work.

Figuring it out for me is not wasting anytime getting into political discourse with people who are to dumb to understand even if you present them with the truth.

As of late I have been staying away from twitter to focus on blog and topics I want to share with my audience. In addition I am also keeping away from the political arena, everyday waking up reading the same nonsense begins to drag you in and lose sight and focus.

Figuring it out means that if I want to help more men ( especially men like myself in their 40’s) I need to separate myself from the so call manosphere infighting on who’s right or who’s wrong. I think that if we all are in the sphere to help men live better life’s would that just justify to being automatically right?

After all we are in this together who cares wish path to take.

WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT FROM THIS BLOG.

I think health has robbed me of of 1095 days or three years of writing. For starters as I have been feeling like my old self I plan to write more.

I have a Life Manifesto that I have meticulously sat down to write everything I ever wanted to do and see and no time to for it.

Well that’s gonna change moving forward I’m dedicating time to complete at least two accomplishments a month.

Figuring it out is outright not giving a shit what others think of my writing, my content or their opinions.

Too many people on this earth get offended for everything or live life’s of negativity truth be told these people need to grow up.

I remember Mike Cernovich tweeting out that blog is King. I am gonna say this true and this the mindset I want to focus on.

Like I said before less time on the social media platform possibly away only to tweet articles or minor engagements with followers.

There are no excuses to not move forward have more follower engagement after all that’s the reason the blog has a comment section.

The Spaniard.

How I Started A Chess Club

 

Chess the game of kings, a game played for thousands of year and thousands of generations. A game that every man should play just like golf. A game where Fathers and sons can sit down and settle differences and bond. 

 

A game that that brings friends as competitors and enemies as friends. Chess is the full body mental workout your mind needs for creativity, problem solving and analytics. 

 

That’s why I created a Chess Club and what I have learned from its experience.  With that said I just want to give you an overall how I created and how you too can start your own Chess Club. 

 

HOW TO START A CHESS CLUB. 

 

ALWAYS START WITH CLUB RULES:

 

All clubs have house rules it’s a fact. Country Clubs have them, the local yacht club has them and even the math club has them. Here is a list of rules. 

 

A: All members in good standing must have their own Chess boards to participate. 

This is rule is enforced by me and my cofounder. This is by far the single most important rule of the club. 

 

B: Online play is acceptable for practice but not for keeping score. Why this strange rule? Because some players in the office told me they had no time to do a sit down game. So I was accomidating schedules by allowing online games and accepting the scores. Well turns out one of the member replayed the game through a simulator and discovered that people were using bots to cheat. 

 

C: Learn to Lose Chess is one of those games that will humble you after a losing. Some might go i with a huge ego to try to always win but learning to lose helps you understand where your weakness are especially if you face a strong player. 

 

D: Speaking of strong players learn to teach always be willing to show your opponent where they lost take the time to do a replay. Not only is it instructional but it’s also fun. 

 

E: TRASH TALK IS A MUST nothing says say fun then having some good old fashion trash talk. 

 

F: JUST HAVE FUN. 

 

 

Getting started was as simple as sending out and email to fellas in the in the office and the turnout was more than I expected. Over 11 guys in the office turned out all eager to participate and be a part of the club.

 

The need for me getting this club off the ground in the office was something that looked almost as stress released. With enthusiasm I would have guys emailing when the games would begin,

 

I created the first rule of having your own chess board for every member therefore if anyone wanted to play they would not waste their lunch time waiting on a board to become available.

 

Besides having your own board also keeps that motivation going and folks in the office were not limited to only playing on game day (usually is Wednesday that’s when most could attend).

 

2017 was my trial year and I had started the by creating a season similar to any sporting event with minds of creating a play off and championship including a Chess Cup.

 

Now I can’t say that I am following the FIDE system for points but all members agree on the following:

 

Win 3 points

Tie 1 point

Loss 0 points

 

 

Having created this club was something that a lot guys have approached me in the office telling me thank you. It clearly shows by the reactions that it was needed to a sense of bringing guys together a healthy completive was to blow of steam while in the office.

 

As you can tell this was a just a simple post but wanted to share that its just as simple as getting guys together and begin a club.

 

You can start your own club too and if your looking to get the same Chess board  and the Clocks we they are available on amazon.

 

Also gents if your looking for a fun channel not only to learn but watch great matches check out Coffee Chess channel on YouTube. This channel inspired our club.

 

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCq6gYeqi8RIvVeF-sJwdaBg/featured

 

Till next time

The Spaniard

 

Reflections 2017 & Manifesto 2018

 

Happy New Years Gentlemen 2017 came and went. The race is of and we are at the start of 2018 so taking a moment to reflect on all accomplishments and improvement opportunities for the 2017 calendar year.

I can’t believe I wrote this article a year ago Manifesto 2017. I follow it  up with  Reflections: A Look Back at 2015-2016.

I can say that 2017 was a good year a lot  has happened and still happening. The year came like a roller coaster and as we know with all the downs come ups.

Let’s start of this post with being GRATEFUL.

  1. Health: after what have seems like a two year struggle I have reached that ever elusive goal of being off my meds since 2015. It was an incredible struggle but as of October 2017 doctor finally got me off any medications.
  2. Family: back in May my father suffered a heart attack and I was un able to travel at the time my passport was expired and I was away on business. Thanks to my cousins and uncle they were able to be there for my father while I was struggling to get back home and resolve passport issue. Since the heart attack was only minor my father was sent home after a couple days.
  3. Travel: speaking of family im blessed that I was able to resolve all issue regarding my passport both USA & and SPAIN’S passport that as I’m writing this, I’m actually sitting back at a coffee shop in Spain with my family (Evernote is great). Traveling home for the holidays it gives me great pleasure say humbly Thank you for allowing my father another opportunity to spend time with family.
  4. Work & Weatlh: Last but not least thank you for another year of work. While I mention several times over that I want to escape the corporate world called SHAWSHANK. I don’t want to confuse it for me being ungrateful. I have been with the same company day in and day out for the last 24 years, but at 46 I now see that there is more to life then being in charge of a cubicle farm. I am grateful for the steady pay check but now the online world of business is calling me and I know my Solomon’s mine is out there for me to seize. Last I want to say thank you, for the first 20 dollars total I made online for 2017.

 

Let’s discuss 2017 Manifesto:

I wrote my 2017 Manifesto because of the struggles I had 2015 and 2016 that I need a way to ground myelsf and get the gears rolling for 2017 after loosing my rhythm. I wanted set some small accomplishments that I feel a total satisfactions completing them.

Podcast:  I finally was able to launch the podcats and I am really excited about the prospects of getting guess on the show.

Books: I read a couple of finance  books and business books and some others ones this years such as:

  1. The Sell by Fredrick Eklund.
  2. How To Speak Money by John Lanchester.
  3. How To Get Rich by Felix Dennis.
  4. Control by Jordan Van Bravo.
  5. I’m Not A serial Killer by Dan Wells
  6. Invisible Resident by Ivan t Sanderson.
  7. MoonWalking with Einstein by Joshua Foer
  8. Epictetus Enchirion.
  9. The Warrior Ethos by Stephen Pressfield.
  10. Chosen Soldier by Dick Couch.
  11. Lion in the Whitehouse by Aida D. Donald.
  12. The Survivor by John Goddard
  13. Destination Truth by Josh Gates.
  14. New World Ronin by Victor Pride.
  15. The Gunslinger by Stephen King.
  16. Muscle Up by P.D. Mangan.
  17. Down to Sheol by M.T.White.
  18. Profitable Social Media By  Tim Kitchen.
  19. Peak by Titus Hauer.

 

Well I read 19 books in all for 2017 not bad compared to previous years. My Instagram does show these books and other books too however I never finished those books. I am looking forward to raised the bar and continue reading more books as well as finishing the ones I started.

 

Accomplish at least five in 2017 from my Life Manifesto:

Do to time constraints and work and let’s not forget a Hurricane Irma last year I was only able to do two of my goals how I bench press 250 pounds and I was able to get the podcats started.

Project Alexandria:  Sadly I started but once again time constraints did not allow me actually to contienue documenting all my books for ever growing library.

Getting Back in Shape: another of failed accomplishment yes I did bench press 250 pounds but i was not able to bring my weight down. Medication I was on contribute to my frustration and lack of motivation to get the gym.

Playing more Golf for 2017: I did play more Golf and I actually started making contacts online to create an online business. Also started making connections with golf courses to create a travel site for enthusiastic golfer coming to Florida.

Now most wont admit to failures in my own opinion I rather share with my audience what I was able to accomplish and where I have failed. Why? Because I’m human and I’m prone to demonstrate that not everything goes as planned.

  

Manifesto 2018:

Manifesto #1. For 2018 complete five of my accomplishments on The Life Manifesto.

Manifesto #2. Get back in shape: yes I am being corny and total cliché but it is what it is.

Manifesto #3. read more books: no brainer here they say to be a great writer you need to be a great reader

Manifesto #4. Project Alexandria absolutely this is a must. After all I want to document all my books in my collection.

Manifesto #5. Podcast oh but wait Spaniard you already started the podcast yes I did and anyone can start one but it’s the momentum to support it. Bring guess on have a conversation and create an experience.

My 2017 reflections shows I had a productive year and over all personal satisfactions. 2018 will be a challenging year and I look forward to it.

The Spaniard.