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Being a man is a hell of an opportunity. And son, it breaks my heart to see it wasted. If you’re anything like the rest of the male population, you are in two minds about rules. Mind number 1 says “We don’t need no stupid rules” and at any given time when someone tries to tell you what to do, the inner rebellion in you freaks out and just to spite them, you do the opposite. Whereas mind number 2 is a somewhat controlling type, thinking “Well, without rules we’d all be in anarchy!” Rules often take the fun out of things and the temptation to flip the bird at them is always there. So here’s us walking that very fine line and letting you know the top three must-follow rules every self-respecting man needs to know.

1. Don’t Be Afraid To Ask For Help

The ‘real men are made of steel’ propaganda has defined the way people view ‘manliness’, am I right? Playing through the pain, not whining, not giving up and not admitting defeat are seen as manly strengths. But son, I’m telling you now that you need to know how to handle your own problems… and that means being willing to ask for help when you need it.

Asking for help is the surest sign of strength, and trust me, the ladies would much rather that than a macho man, crying for help on the inside.

2. Embrace Proper Grooming

You aren’t a child, so it’s time to stop acting like one. One of the key steps to being physically attractive is proper grooming and hygiene, and you have no excuse because you’re not in college anymore! There’s more to grooming then a couple spritz under the pits… even you know that.

The absolute bare minimum to proper grooming means taking care of your skin, and I’m guessing you want the easiest possible way to do so? Well, DEFY is here to help. Just use our especially formulated DEFY Dirt Fighter, (your cleanser, exfoliant and shaving cream all in one, available in your eStore) followed by the DEFY Youth Tonic (a post-shaving serum that also helps to control oil levels, fight wrinkles and stress lines). After all, 99% of all conversations you have will include your face, so why don’t you do us all a favour and keep up the maintenance, huh?

3. Take A Break

“Never give up” is a mantra that when overdone, is a fantastic way to burn out. Overdoing something to the point where it becomes frustrating means it may be time to take a break.

As men, admitting that we may actually need to stop and slowdown is almost traumatic to even think about, especially if its something we are passionate about. But pursuing something should be an endeavour that brings you joy. The best thing to do is to simply stop, and take a break. Let yourself recharge and refocus, and revisit it when you are ready because once you are not so ridiculously focussed, you will find that re-approaching the issue with a fresh set of eyes is exactly what you need.

So, there you have it! The basic cardinal rules that every man should live by. If you tend to have a habit of breaking any of these little nuggets of wisdom, good luck to ya!

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