77 Tips For A Grown-Up Man
The second edition of 77 Tips for a Grown-Up Man.
Including 44 Thoughts for Anybody.
Health, fitness, addiction, appearance, education, thought, parenting, manners, memories and the future — this book holds half a lifetime’s worth of knowledge reduced to 77 tips. And the second edition now includes 44 Thoughts for Anybody.
First Edition Below
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“Just started reading “77 Tips For A Grown-Up Man” on my iPad Kindle app. So far, I’m loving it. Wise and heartfelt.” -Tom French
“Mr. Starnes seems to have pulled items from his own set of unique circumstances and compiled a fairly comprehensive and insightful list of things that would lead to a healthy and balanced being.” -Scott Thomas
“Kurt, I am still reading your book, but I just had to take a peek at tip No. 78, and all I can say is that it is such a wonderful piece of advice. It is so important to never lose sight of one’s dreams. Well done!” -Nancy Zamora
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“Kurt, just downloaded your book — I’ve read the first few chapters and it’s got some really great tips and insights in it, looking forward to reading the rest!” -Kendra Morrison
“Good Stuff Kurt! It applies to you ladies too - not just the boys!” -Diana Worden Quammen
“Kurt, I just bought and read your book. Great job! While I won’t ever be a grown-up man, I’m feeling very inspired by your observations and full of optimism.” -Laurie Donelson Gillman
Always get the door for a lady, even if she’s your own daughter. The example will not be soon forgotten and may ensure that she falls in love with a gentleman.
Don’t get angry. Nothing good ever comes from anger; solutions are found by deliberate action. Not only is anger ineffective, it can damage feelings and harm relationships. Don’t be passive; transform your anger into positive, constructive action.
Make your mistakes teachable moments. Set an example for your children not as a perfect god, but as an imperfect human just like them. You will not be able to hide your mistakes, so highlight your failures and present them as endearing lessons on what not to do. This will create an environment of open dialog in which your kids will be more likely to admit and share their mistakes with you.
Challenge your beliefs, study what you oppose.Whatever your political, religious or philosophical beliefs are, make an effort to study and understand systems you might presently disagree with. It can be enlightening to find points that you agree with in belief systems that you thought you were totally against.
I’m a single dad, born in Texas and living in Southern California. Writing is my painful pleasure.
I sometimes write here at Starnes Dot Com and I also enjoy sharing and discussing interesting items on Facebook, Twitter and Google+ about parenting, science, technology, photography and alternative music.
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