Facebook App ID is missing!

Blog Posts

Book Recommendations Part II: Mastery & The 48 Laws of Power

Book Recommendations Part Deux includes two more books that I mentioned on the Bigger Pockets podcast: Mastery & The 48 Laws of Power by Robert Greene. I’m drawn to Robert Greene because he’s a student of history, human nature, and social intelligence. “When you meet a swordsman, draw your sword: Do not recite poetry to one who is not a poet.” – Robert Greene Mastery by Robert Greene When I need a swift kick to overcome the tedium required in the early stages

Continue Reading

Book Recommendations

By request, here is a list of some of the books I mentioned on the BP podcast in the order of mention. Just in time for Christmas! I’ve added notes and commentary on how the books changed my thinking. There’s also a lagniappe “test” question to challenge your own thinking. If you had to skip a meal or a book, remember that nobody has ever said a meal changed their life. – Man Overseas Poor Charlie’s Almanack: The Wit and Wisdom of

Continue Reading

Confronting Man’s Dark Side (From a Nazi Concentration Camp)

An encounter with what Carl Jung called The Shadow is to confront the reality that everything horrible that human beings have done, was done by human beings, and that you are one of them. Man Overseas Travel’s trip to Dachau Concentration Camp last week marked my third different concentration camp visit in four years— my first in Germany. Dachau is a 25-minute train ride from Munich, then a ten-minute shuttle bus to the concentration camp. On March 22, 1933, just two weeks after

Continue Reading

Man Overseas on BiggerPockets Podcast!

BiggerPockets Brad Dantonio

Honored to be a guest on the BiggerPockets Podcast. With over 180,000 listeners per show, BiggerPockets is the biggest real estate podcast in the world! They’re also the top-rated and reviewed real estate show on iTunes. More options for listening are included in the show notes. Please let me know what you think in the comments. And if you’re not yet subscribed to be notified of new posts on ManOverseas.com, please sign up on the Home Page!

Continue Reading

Developing Mental Toughness by Digging Deep Within: The Years that Shaped Me (1991-1994)

1991-1994 were the toughest and most impactful years of my life. Late at night on March 25, 1991, my friend’s dad was driving his family home from our basketball game in New Orleans. A speeding drunk-driver ran a stop-sign and crashed into their Astro van. My family was a few minutes behind, traveling the same route. We got out to see if everyone was ok. I found my friend sitting with his head down, faced away from where paramedics were

Continue Reading

Reflections on Life as an Astros Fan

My first Astros game was when I was eight years old. My dad took me to the Astrodome. I remember the feeling of awe that I felt walking to our seats. They were playing the Cubs. Astros first-baseman Glenn Davis hit a 427-foot homerun to dead-center. As Davis rounded the bases, the electronic board displayed a rocket show, gun-slinging cowboys, and snorting bulls. It was like watching a giant Atari game. That was 30 years ago. Some things from my

Continue Reading

Man Overseas on Solopreneur Grind!

Taleb said the Internet has broken the private-public wall; impulsive and inelegant utterances that used to be kept private are now available for literal interpretation. In this long-form interview with Solopreneur Grind (episode 7), I discuss: The day that forever changed my relationship to fear How to suffer and transcend emotional & psychological pain How to increase your income & build wealth Heads-up: I drop F-bombs when keeping it real. This podcast, for me, was as real as I get. 

Continue Reading

Mindless “Scrollers” vs. Superhumans: A Futurist Tale

Superhumans mindless scrollers

Every once in a while, I’ll delete social media apps from my phone. The reason is I want to reduce the amount of time I spend mindlessly scrolling. I have this theory that if a man can maintain a long attention span in an increasingly distracted world, it won’t be long before he’s considered superhuman. If I shared all the idiosyncratic machinations that I employ to help with discipline and time-management, the list would be long yet distinguished, not unlike this

Continue Reading

A Wedding Story in Playa Del Carmen, Mexico (05.12.18)

Even before “the big day,” it was decided that my bride would take my name. Henceforth she will be referred to as Lady Overseas, or Mrs. O. Mrs. O. has brought a joy and energy to my life that I hadn’t previously known. She was working two jobs when we met in 2015, one at Fit Gym in Houston where I was a member. I’d walk in with a book tucked under my arm and she’d always ask what I was

Continue Reading

How to Avoid the Friendzone

How do I avoid the friendzone

It seems young men are starved for information on how to successfully traverse the dating world. After appearing on The Top Romp Show last week, something I barely mentioned garnered the most attention: The Friendzone. In fact, the question I’ve received most since the podcast aired: “How Do I Avoid the Friendzone?” The Friendzone is a euphemism for when a man’s romantic interest in a woman isn’t reciprocated. A woman’s not got going to say, “Sorry, there’s no romantic interest.”

Continue Reading

Site Footer

Translate »