Men of Iron Podcast

Classic Attributes of Manly Men Feat. Vic Verdier| EP. 80

 

“Men do hard things. Be comfortable being uncomfortable.”

On EP. 80 of the Men of Iron Podcast Chad sits down with Vic Verdier as they discuss classic attributes of manly men. The life of a modern man is not about being a Spartan or a Viking. It is not very relevant anymore, even if it could be motivating at times, but there are classical attributes that seem to be less and less common, attributes that the modern man should embody.

Vic was in the French Navy for 10 years and he had the opportunity to train numerous soldiers in a multitude of topics, including Close Quarter Combat, skydiving, long-range weapon shooting, first aid and explosives.

Vic Verdier Coaching Website: www.vicverdiercoaching.com
MovNat’s website: https://www.movnat.com/

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 Takeaways:

  • “Men do hard things. Be comfortable being uncomfortable.” // Vic Verdier
  • What types of things should a man do to grow as a man? Or to go from boyhood to manhood?
  • It’s easy to get complacent in ilife and not fight for anything. A lot of men have a hard time maintaining their level of fitness. Our fitness is something we should fight for.
  • The life of a modern man is not about being a Spartan or a Viking. It is not very relevant anymore, even if it could be motivating at times, but there are classical attributes that seem to be less and less common, attributes that the modern man should embody.
  • Responsibility – Don’t shy away from your duties to your family, your work, and your community. Be a  man who doesn’t reject his responsibilities and doesn’t blame others.
    Independence – A man is self-sufficient. It doesn’t mean you are not a team player, but you must be able to take care of yourself physically and financially.
    Strenuousness – Don’t seek the comfort of an easy life. Accept and embrace the challenges of life as they come. The obstacle is the way.
    Kindness – Being a strong man doesn’t mean being a jerk. Be kind, compassionate and empathetic to who around you deserves it.
    Style – Even if it doesn’t sound like a virtue, a touch of class in your life is one of the attributes of an educated, interesting and charismatic man.