Paul McGregor is the founder of mensfashionmagazine.com an online clothing store for men that has been featured on GQ, Vogue, and The Huffington Post.
After losing his father to suicide at the age of 18, Paul became driven to make a difference in the world by helping men handle their emotions and cope with the stresses of the world.
Because of this childhood trauma, in addition to MFM, Paul also coaches men on how to take their lives and businesses beyond what they thought was possible.
“When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change” ~Wayne Dyer
1.Stop Settling and Start Living
Life is not a game that you can play by sitting on the sidelines.
Waking up every single day and going to the same job, eating the same food, and following the same boring routine is not living, it’s barely even existing.
If you want to be the happiest person that you can be, then you have to take risks, you have to get in the arena, and you have to get a little bloody.
Step out on a limb, take a chance, do the things that scare you, have an adventure. LIVE!
Because if you don’t, life will pass you by and you will come to the end of the day wondering what went wrong.
2. Self Awareness is the Key to Success and Happiness
One of the reasons that so many men in the world right now are depressed and suicidal is that they are not self aware.
They get inside their heads and live there permanently.
They don’t ever get their problems out onto paper or spend time trying to understand who they are and what really makes them tick.
They don’t ever truly live because they are so unaware of who they really are that they simply accept whatever role society has assigned them.
If you want to succeed in life and live with genuine joy, you must understand yourself.
You must know who you are, what you value, what you love, and what makes you come alive.
3. You Have to Face Your Problems
Another big mistake that many men make that often leads to depression and suicide is that they refuse to address the problems in their lives.
Maybe they lost family as a child, they were abused, faced a traumatic break up, or were hurt in some other way.
Most men bury these issues deep beneath the ground and put on a facade saying “I’m fine” when, in reality, they are dying inside.
You cannot go through life carrying these burdens on your back.
You need to face your demons and slay them so that you can live a life of freedom and love.
4.You Cannot Dot it Alone
Newsflash men, you are not Superman.
No one great ever did anything alone.
Everyone who accomplished something of note was willing to admit that they didn’t know it all and, more importantly, they were willing to ask for help.
If you want to succeed, if you want to play in the big leagues and live a life worth remembering, then you have to swallow your pride and ask for help.
Whether you need to hire a coach, a counselor, or simply a consultant for your business, you need help, and every second you spend fighting this fact is another second that pulls you away from greatness.
5. Knowledge is Nothing Without Action
You can read every self-help book you want, you can go to all the seminars, and you can spend every last dollar on a high-performance coach, but unless you take action on your new knowledge you will not achieve anything.
The only way that knowledge has power is if you apply it.
So make it your goal, not to learn more, but to take more action on what you have learned.
If you read a book, take action on something you learned that day.
If you hire a coach, take action on the call as soon as you hang up.
If you go to a seminar, follow everything you are told to do immediately after you leave.