We big guys can set ourselves up for success this year, whether that be in relation to health, relationships, finance or career goals by avoiding the trap of a standard New Year’s resolution. Most importantly, we have to enjoy the process of self-improvement (and look good whilst doing so).
Ahhh, it’s the holidays. Time to relax. Now thattravel restrictionsare all but completely lifted, it’s time to find yourself on a beach somewhere soaking up the sunshine. However, as big men, we might feel a bit anxious about disrobing at the beach. Especially if we think we are going to be judged by others based on our appearance.
Gravitas. Charisma. Sex Appeal. Today’s leading men have to have it all. It’s not uncommon for the top male actors of today to spend hours in the gym every day pumping and preening to ensure they exude as much machismo in their performances as possible. Men want to look like them and women just want them. But there is another kind of male star. One that can steal the spotlight with their wit, their charm, or just their unforgettable magnetism. Welcome to the world of Big Men on the small screen.
The humble BBQ. Forget your flambé. Forget your sous vide. The BBQ is the original food cooking technology. And today, there is something still quite primal about flaming chunks of tasty, meaty goodness over an open fire.
In Part I we took a look at how throughout history being a big man has always been associated with power. Furthermore, we found it was much the same in today’s modern business world: having greater physical stature still lends itself to being more influential. In this article we continue our efforts to uncover big business men who left their mark on society. So, let’s take a look big man New York City property developer turned politician as well as a big man robber baron.
Bit of a History lesson for you: throughout the course of human history, bigness has always been equated with power. Indeed, in a tribe, the name ‘Big Man’ is used to refer to a highly influential male (especially in Polynesia). There are two main reasons why men with larger physical presence are traditionally thought of as more powerful leaders. One is fighting ability. The other is their ability to procure sufficient sustenance, a key sign of status and wealth in traditional communities. And a recent study has shown that being big in business carries much of the same symbolism and payoffs for big men.
Ahhh, it’s finally the holidays... time for some fun! Time for us big men to look forward to doing nothing more than lazing about, indulging in day beers, taking afternoon naps or just getting in some serious Netflix binge sessions.
“Just be the ball, be the ball,” intones the very Zen Ty Webb character in the 1980 cult filmCaddyshack. And with that the most infamous golf tip ever became immortalized in pop culture.
But what about some serious golf tips for us big guys to help us toward success in life and not just on the green? I’m talking about how we big men can learn the essential skills of the pro golfer so as to have more patience, master our craft and maintain perspective both in the office and at home.
Dad. Daddy. Daddy-O. Papa. Padre. Father. However it’s said, it's the most important name you will ever be called. As it draws nearer to Father's Day, we take a look at what makes us big men excel in the dad department.