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Podcast #330: The Life Skills Every Man Needs to Know | The Art of Manliness

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What skills and knowledge sets does a man need to have in order to be effective and self-reliant? My guest has spent the past few years thinking about this topic and putting down his ideas in a series of books he calls Modules for Manhood. His name is Kenneth W. Royce. I had Kenneth on the show a few years ago to talk about the first volume in the series. Today on the show, we take a look at Modules for Manhood: Volume 2.

We begin by discussing what it means “to cope with the world” and why many young men today aren’t equipped to do so. Kenneth then shares some strategies on how you can find the time and money to learn new skills. Next we dig into some of the specific skills he highlights in his book, including how to teach, managing your time, and how to become a leader by learning to be a good follower. We end our conversation talking about problem solving and why every man should get his pilot’s license.

This episode is a hodgepodge of insights on becoming a well-rounded man, from a man who has spent his life trying to become well-rounded himself.
Show Highlights

Why there are certain skills every young (and old!) man should learn and know
How to find the time and money to learn new skills, especially as an adult
The importance of teaching and passing on the skills and information you gather throughout your lifetime
Why every man needs to learn effective time management
The difference between busyness and effectiveness
How to know when you’ve learned and planned enough, and when to take action
How to learn the skill of problem solving
Getting out of a rut, and Ken’s tips for the depressed man
What a 17th century Spanish priest can teach us moderns about leadership
Why leaders need to be good followers
Why every man should get their pilot’s license


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