By Lance on Dec 27, 2012 in Relationships | comments(21)
I’ve been doing some experimenting with my relationships recently and one thing I’ve found is that straight up communication isn’t that effective. When I say communication, I mean sitting down and talking face-to-face. Talking is useful and has it’s place, but more is needed.
What I’ve found is that something has to happen in the relationship, basically a process that leads to a confrontation. I call this process a change agent. In a recent relationship, I had a girlfriend that was taking my for granted. I used this technique: I froze her out for a week, withheld contact and affection, and didn’t do anything generous. This caused a confrontation at the end of the week. After the confrontation, we had an exceptionally honest conversation, and after that I saw some real change. It should be noted that I rooted out some fears she had about our relationship, got her to verbalize my behaviors that were bothering her, and we both were able to compromise and implement some changes. It worked out well.
I think women understand this intuitively and use techniques like the above naturally. I call this “chick game.” This is why chicks will give you the cold shoulder or act like bitches, because it’s a process to get you to really consider what is wrong. I used to find this irritating but now I embrace it. I find it more effective to be able to play this game rather than make it go away. It’s a bad idea to rationalize and reason through all of your communications.
BTW, I call the one-week freeze-out technique above my Relationship Reset Technique, because you’re basically resetting the relationship to a balance point.
By Lance on Dec 26, 2012 in Relationships | comments(22)
This is a simple concept but one I’ve found that is adding a lot of value to my life. In the last year or so I’ve been consciously surrounding myself with men and women that I consider high character. At the same time I’ve been shedding my low cha
racter relationships. This is creating more opportunity and bringing a lot more love and value to my life. It’s presenting professional opportunities and options for growth. If you’re not already doing this, I recommend starting on this project now.
One of the sports clubs I belong to is filled with hundreds of high character people. This includes firefighters, law enforcement, ex-military, business owners, family men and women, and people from many walks of life. One pattern that sticks out from this tribe is that almost everyone is high character. Because it’s a sports club and we’re constantly on stage during competition, our character is revealed to each other. This makes it easy to identify. Being absorbed into this group I’ve noticed is improving my life and improving my happiness.
What really turned me onto this concept was when I worked out with an ex-Navy Seal about a year ago. The guy radiated charisma and it was painfully obvious that he was a man of unimpeachable character. Just being around the guy made me rethink my priorities and what it meant to be a solid dude. Since then I’ve been trying to be a better guy and surround myself with high character individuals.
By Lance on Sep 19, 2012 in Dating, eBook, Featured | comments(4)
It’s been a long time since I’ve blogged but I’m back and I’ve got some cool stuff in the works. One project I’ve been working on hard is my first eBook. I’m proud to say that I’ve finally finished it, The Ultimate Match.com Strategy for Men. Co-authored with my good friend and long-time wingman, Dr. D, aka “Doc,” we feel it’s the best guide to using Match.com on the market. This manual distills over 16 years of online dating experience into one lean and mean manual. We researched all of the latest features of the Match.com platform to develop new tactics and tricks, we reviewed thousands of men’s and women’s profiles, and we interviewed dozens of women to see what works and what doesn’t. And of course we put in hours of trial and error and went on dozens of dates.
Doc and I have both done online dated extensively and we finally got together this year to map out a system that works. This eBook is packed with best practices, tips, and tactics for helping you get the most out of Match.com dating.
By Lance on Nov 23, 2011 in Life | comments(17)
I dug Penelope Trunk’s post, Blueprint for a Woman’s Life. She brought it strong and as usual her stuff was controversial, which I like. I didn’t agree with all of her points–most actually–but it’s worth checking out. I decided to write my own blueprint for guys. I’ve been blogging about relationships/sex/dating on Honey and Lance for 3.5 years (!!!) and I can recommend how a man’s life should go, at least through his mid-30′s. I’d love to see other male and female bloggers write up similar posts and give their perspectives.
Step 1 – Embrace Your Inner Warrior
I’m going to interchange the term warrior and athlete here. We’re all born athletes and have the capacity for strength and endurance. It’s ridiculous to live a life without honoring your physical self and maximizing your body. Men especially are born warriors and need to act like it. Get your asses in the gym and get strong. Benefits: Looking great, health, longer life, great sex.
This the first thing a man should embrace.
“No citizen has a right to be an amateur in the matter of physical training…what a disgrace it is for a man to grow old without ever seeing the beauty and strength of which his body is capable.” – Socrates
By Lance on Oct 28, 2011 in Life | comments(2)
Over the holidays, while watching The Nutcracker live on TV, I had an epiphany.
Here it is: Performance and the act of performing is critical to the human experience.
What spurred that thought was watching interviews with several of the kids who played major characters in the production. Even at a young age, children are very much aware that they’re on stage, performing, being judged for their performance, and growing as a result of the experience.
I look back on my life and recall the most vivid, most memorable experiences are ones where I’m performing, especially at a high level. For me, most of these are sports and adventure related. Without these experiences, I can honestly say that my life would be pretty boring. Perhaps even meaningless.
By Lance on Aug 22, 2011 in Life | comments(25)
buy viagra without prescriptionp-content/uploads/2011/09/wow-150×150.jpg” alt=”" width=”150″ height=”150″ />Here is what game for guys in their 30′s (and beyond) should look like.
Guys in their 30′s should be successful professionals and have lots of money. At least enough money to sustain a good lifestyle and a family (if you’re into the family thing). You’re either a working professional with a cool career or a small business owner, or both. Either way, you’re driven, ambitious, creative, and a badass.
If you’re single, it’s by choice, and you can always get girlfriends. Even if you live in a small town in the middle of nowhere, you have options. It is preferred to live in an area where there are plenty of intelligent men and women…I recommend cities on coasts.
You should not spend all your time running game in bars and clubs. That’s a hassle and you’re past all that. You do go out on special occasions, but the primary purpose of that should be the occasion itself.