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How do T-Men Live their Lives?

I’ve for along admired TC’s motto about bettering himself intelluctally, physically etc.

Without too much detail, I’ve had an average year. I kind of find myself at a cross roads.

I guess I want to know, what are the non negotiables in your life?
Obviously training is a given.

I am pretty happy with how I look and my strength gains, I am nothing to most of the people on here but I have improved and I will continue to.
So that’s the question. What do you do to live your life your way?

I always keep two things in mind:

1)If you have your family, friends and your health, all the rest is smoke and mirrors.

  1. “No-one can make you feel inferior without your consent”- Eleanor Roosevelt.

I have a disciplinary hearing tomorrow and might lose the best job I’ve ever had in my life, but I’ll still have #1. #2 will help me sit upright in my seat and look my interrogator in the eye.

Always look on the bright side, people :slight_smile:

I work in my home studio as an illustrator, so I never have to be in on time, dress the code, or commute to work. I’ve a fully equipped home gym, so I never have to pay for memberships, and I can lift whenever I want and never wait for equipment or deal with idiots.

I’m happier and healthier in my mid-40s than I was at any previous age. I strive to be a great dad and husband, progress in the gym gradually, and give 110% to the clients who’ve made it possible to do what I love doing - drawing pictures for a living.

Cheers guys, some really interesting comments so far.

Just wondered if there is anything you do, say everyday or every month to make your goals achievable.

“The darkest moments of our lives are not to be buried and forgotten,”

“Rather they are a memory to be called upon for inspiration to remind us of the unrelenting human spirit and our capacity to overcome the intolerable.”

Lombardi

[quote]Iron Dwarf wrote:
I work in my home studio as an illustrator, so I never have to be in on time, dress the code, or commute to work. I’ve a fully equipped home gym, so I never have to pay for memberships, and I can lift whenever I want and never wait for equipment or deal with idiots.

I’m happier and healthier in my mid-40s than I was at any previous age. I strive to be a great dad and husband, progress in the gym gradually, and give 110% to the clients who’ve made it possible to do what I love doing - drawing pictures for a living.[/quote]

What kind of work do you do?

I’m an advertising account exec and sometimes I use freelance work. Send me a pm if interested.

I don’t know. I don’t really think I do anything special to “keep my identity”.

I just do what I want and it makes me who I am. Or reflects who I am I guess would be more accurate.

I don’t live like a t-man or any other type of man.

I live like FormerlyTexasGuy.

[quote]flintoff99 wrote:
I’ve for along admired TC’s motto about bettering himself intelluctally, physically etc.

Without too much detail, I’ve had an average year. I kind of find myself at a cross roads.

I guess I want to know, what are the non negotiables in your life?
Obviously training is a given.

I am pretty happy with how I look and my strength gains, I am nothing to most of the people on here but I have improved and I will continue to.

So that’s the question. What do you do to live your life your way?
[/quote]

While i’m sure TC is a great guy and does seek self improvement, and obviously has drive to create such a successful website compiling the greats of the industry while using it effectively as a fantastic point of sale,

You do realize the pursuit of heightened intellect and physicality was essentially the basis of the entire Greek society who most likely absorbed it from the Persians and so on right?

I live day-by-day.

Living like this takes the emphasis off money, and thus a ton of stress.

and you apply that principle to everything?
Relationships?

Go big or go home

Naked.

By breathing. Frequently and often.

Didn’t TC invent democracy as well?

Sure I get it.

I guess I am just looking for something.
Maybe I won’t find the answers here.

They live their lives by not referring to themselves through reference to a marketing device used by a website.

On a related note, how do Captain Crunch-men live their lives?

So this website doesn’t have an idealogy and attract people with similar values?

[quote]Travacolypse wrote:
They live their lives by not referring to themselves through reference to a marketing device used by a website.

On a related note, how do Captain Crunch-men live their lives? [/quote]

Hahahahahahaha - Nice dude. That was the reason I didn’t take this thread seriously. ANYTIME I see the term “T-Men” in the title of a thread, I don’t know how to respond.

Because there is no such thing as a “T-Man.” Sure, there are guys who like lifting weights a lot, but come on. It just sounds cheesy.

[quote]flintoff99 wrote:
So this website doesn’t have an idealogy and attract people with similar values?
[/quote]

Yes, it attracts people who want to (1) read about weightlifting, (2) talk about weightlifting, and (3) buy supplements.

You’re on a commercial site which exists to sell its products. Perhaps you’ve confused it with a dingy bar basement where we all box after-hours while searching for life’s ultimate purpose.

If you walk around everywhere with your arms out horizontally, it will be obvious to everyone that you are a T-man.

[quote]sluicy wrote:
If you walk around everywhere with your arms out horizontally, it will be obvious to everyone that you are a T-man. [/quote]

Or that you think you’re a bird.

[quote]sluicy wrote:
If you walk around everywhere with your arms out horizontally, it will be obvious to everyone that you are a T-man. [/quote]

If he chops his head off, he can be a capital T.