Man Up

Narrated by: Scott C. Schuler
Length: 5 hrs and 42 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (277 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Trust me: the world doesn’t need a bunch of BFFs with beards.

I’ve watched men change from confident, decisive, and action-oriented lions to second-guessing, scared-of-their-shadows, don’t-rock-the-boat mice. They don’t feel confident in relationships, work environments - or anywhere. Men are either looking for something or running from something; maybe a bit of both.

Well, it’s time to stop running. It’s time to "man up" to face the real issues.

Being a real man is about being true to yourself first. It means finding strength from living authentically and then sharing that strength with others. Being a real man means understanding who you are and how to influence the world for the better. A real man is an asset to those around him. He doesn’t have to take charge, but he leads the charge, and people want to join in. A real man draws people in. In fact, he is completely irresistible.

Men may feel like they have lost the permission they once had to be men, but I’m here to tell you that you don’t need permission. You don’t need anyone authorizing you to be who you were meant to be. It’s time to stop trying to please everyone else. It’s time to stop apologizing for thinking like a man, acting like a man, and being a man.

It’s time to Man Up!

©2017 Scott C. Schuler (P)2017 Post Hill Press

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Yes - MUST READ! Highest Recommendation!

If you have a man in your life ... make sure he reads this! Life changing! If there was an option to rate this higher than 5-stars...I would. (It should go to 11!)

My highest recommendation to all men to not only read...but to internalize, embody, and implement in their lives!

Every guy should take the experience and wisdom from this book, and step-up & execute in your daily life.

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"Excuses get easier to default to each time you use them. The value I placed on my goal was higher than not achieving it."

"Over time, small, insignificant choices add up to big results, either good or bad ... Think of the word 'because.' By simply using this word in a specific way, it can change your habits. Use 'because' to attach value to why you are doing it. I go to bed earlier now because I want to show my boys that their dad takes the time to take care of himself."

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Perfect !!!

This is the book that men no matter what age should read. If you believe in the value of values and you think no one else does read this book!!!

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good but a little too much faith based

good for the most part but leans to much on faith. I am not interested in that side.

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No BS

I met Scott about a year ago, shortly after listening to this the first time. I can tell you Scott is in real life just as he appears in this book. Scott’s no nonsense and no bs attitude is 100% real and true to life, as well as a larger than life demeanor. He is someone that all the men in our group look up to, both figuratively and literally. This is a phenomenal book that I have recommended to many already.

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common sense advice from essential oil salesman

The first few chapters of this book we're alright, but it rapidly goes down a spiritual and business rabbit hole. I went in thinking it would be an interesting read about masculine roles in society, so maybe that was my initial disappointment when I got a career advice book. The advice in this book is basic common sense. Things like, "Don't quit your job before you have another job". I completely lost interest when the author started interviewing a multi-millionare, pyramid scheme running, essential oil salesman about what it means to be a honest man. That's advice that shouldn't be taken seriously.

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Good book and great message

Very well narrated, except for the interviews provided at the end of each chapter. Content about "Manning Up" is slightly more high level vs. tactical advice on how to. But the message was great. Definitely worth a 2nd read / listen.

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Great book, highly recommended

Hello, the book is great, I am very much enjoying it, but can you do anything about the background noise?

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Good — but quite religious

The opinions in this book are quite decent and helpful, but if you are familiar with religious backgrounds you will notice that many of the advice is riddled with religious bias. Still a good read and great audio by the author.

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Great book, could use 2 narrators for interviews

Loved it. Only suggestion would be that the "interviews" not be done by the same narrator. It was confusing have both the interviewer and interviewee both in the same voice. I never knew who was talking. Over all great though.

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Can’t hide the religious angle

The author tries real hard in the final chapter on spirituality, which every true man must have apparently, to not focus on Christianity. However, he has already peppered his religious convictions throughout the book. I agree with the author that a man should limit his use of porn, but completely disagree with his argument. His argument that porn is similar to drug addiction, the user needs more and more, is backed by zero legitimate research. In fact it was an argument used by a conservative right legislature a few years back. I would also propose that most porn actresses, dancers, sex workers would disagree with one of his primary tenets, that porn is degrading to women. If brought up a conservative Christian one would probably think this.

I have to agree with another reviewer, if your going to dictate an interview, get another voice in there or change yours up some. I mean, your wife wrote and read your introduction.

My personal recommendations for Manning Up lit:
Extreme Ownership by Jocko Willink
No More Mr Nice Guy by Robert O’Keefe
The Rational Male by Rollo Tomassi

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Advice on real manhood

Great book on manhood without all the emotional fluff other books are filled with. Real down to earth advice about how to be a man in the traditional sense.