6 Ways for Men to Stay On Top of Their Game

There are two types of men: The regular Joes and the ones who make a lasting impression. If you fall into the first category but desire to improve yourself, you’ve come to the right place. Here are some tips for becoming your best self.

1. Dress well

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First impressions count. Do your best to always look good, whether you’re at work or just picking up a few groceries. You never know who you’ll bump into. A business contact or a potential new love could be standing in line next to you at the local coffee shop. You don’t want to miss out on an opportunity because you look wrinkled and unkempt. Remember that looking good doesn’t mean you always have to wear formal attire. It’s possible to look great even when you’re in casual clothes. You can put your best foot forward by paying attention to small details, like your hands, hair, and shoes. Consistently maintaining a neat appearance is the key.

2. Laugh

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You don’t have to be the strong silent type in order to gain respect. Smiling and sharing a laugh with others is not only good for your soul, but also helps you connect with others. Laughter might even spark a new romance. So go ahead and release that hearty belly laugh. You’ll feel better.

3. Treat others well

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Remember to hold doors, say ‘thank you,’ and mind your manners. Being rude is not attractive. When you make an effort to be kind, you’re helping to inspire kindness in others. Do your part to make the world a kinder, gentler place.

4. Take care of yourself

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Exercise, eat well, and get enough sleep. And don’t forget to pamper yourself from time to time. Also make time to get an annual physical. You’ll be of no use to anyone if your health is failing. Make your health a priority.

5. Set goals

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Don’t rest on your laurels. Just because you’ve gotten to a certain place in your career doesn’t mean it’s time to kick back and relax. Always aim to do better. If you need help setting and keeping goals, consider creating a vision board. This will provide you with the motivation you need to continue to stretch yourself and keep reaching higher.

6. Take care of your money

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Staying on top of your game will not be possible if your finances are a mess. If you don’t understand the basics of personal finance, now is the time to learn. Educate yourself about retirement planning, credit management, saving, and investing. Don’t leave your financial future to chance. If you’re in a relationship, invite your partner to learn about personal finance with you. Engaging in a shared goal can help nurture your relationship and bring you closer together.  Almost every aspect of your life is affected by money, so managing your finances well is the key to achieving an improved quality of life.

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