7 Habits of Highly Effective Peeople

standard Stephen Covey’s 7 Habits – The Short Version

One of Jake Swank’s favorite books of all time is Stephen Covey’s 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. While we’ll be the first to admit that one could take a flamethrower to the self-help section of your local bookstore and not risk depriving the world of much substantial information, Covey’s tome is a cat of a different flavor, one that any aspiring swanky dude or dudette would be wise to read. But if you’re too lazy or busy to do that, here’s the thing in a nutshell. Habit 1: Be Proactive It should be no surprise to anyone that your effectiveness in life is determined by the quality of your decisions. Take responsibility for your choices and the consequences, good or bad. Habit 2: Start with the End …

standard The Worst Thing to Do On a First Date

We know the temptation is there, fellas. The girl you’ve been, yearning, pining, and hallucinating for finally came to her senses and agreed to go on a date with you. After all the mental buildup, you want to make that first outing a night for the ages. You know, make a BIG splash. The kind of date she’ll never forget and that just might encourage her to come back for a seconds.
Simmer down there, lover boy. Unless you own a private jet and can afford to give her Paris, Rome, and Miami all at once, we’d like to suggest you start out low-key and traditional. There’ll be plenty of time for all those crazy ideas later. A recent Ask Men man-on-the-street interview with a handful of lads and …