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Cheat Sheet: Level Up From 'Boy' To 'Man' With These Tried-And-Tested Shortcuts!

Cheat Sheet: Level Up From 'Boy' To 'Man' With These Tried-And-Tested Shortcuts!

By April Jamie Bustamante

First of all, we’d like to applaud you for clicking on this article. The mere fact that you got here means you’re trying to be a better man, so kudos to you! The thing is, becoming a better version of yourself requires time, patience, humility, and work—lots of it. But hey, no pressure! We gotchu, bro! Below are some tips to help you get there:

Discover your passions. It might sound cliché, but the first step towards stepping up your game is to know yourself—and that includes your passion. Close your eyes and imagine who would you like to be: A musician? A car enthusiast? An athlete? It’s entirely up to you. Consider revisiting your strengths, and find out what fuels you. The sooner you know what that is, the sooner you’ll get there. 

Know your values and stick with them. Being a better version of yourself is not just about discovering your strengths and passions; it’s also about knowing what you believe in, and being able to stand up for whatever that is. Do you have a high regard for commitment? Independence? Leadership? Courage? Once you know what your core values are, these will serve you in all areas of your life.


Develop your sense of humor. It’s simple: Having a good sense of humor makes your life better. It reduces your stress levels, and helps you cope with whatever challenge life throws at you. Plus, there’s always something alluring about someone who doesn’t take life too seriously—it could be your greatest asset! So go ahead, and crack that joke you’ve been dying to share. Just remember not to do it at someone else’s expense. Not cool.

Be comfortable in your own skin. Confidence—the key to feeling comfortable in your own skin. We all want it, but then again, it’s not that simple to pull off.  Don’t fret, though, because we’re here to tell you that you’ve got it in you. You just have to cultivate it, and just fake it ‘til you make it! Feeling less than stellar? Close your eyes and recall a moment when you felt indestructible. This winning moment could remind you that you’ve got a lot to offer—like you’re ready for anything!

Take care of your body. Being healthy plays an important role in making you feel good about yourself. Ever heard of endorphins? These are happy hormones your body pumps out whenever you exercise. Trust us, endorphins will make you feel incredible! So go ahead and create your routine and start working out!

But there’s no stopping there; you also have to start minding your hygiene. Yes, gentlemen, good grooming matters. If you want to level up from ‘good’ to ‘great’, you have to look clean! Get regular haircuts, keep your nails trimmed, and choose a body spray that gives you an esteem boost. We recommend using AXE YOU. It has a bold and fiery scent to keep you smelling fresh and confident! And we all know that confidence is one of the biggest factors that make a man. “How about attracting the ladies,” you ask? Don’t worry! Once you get that confidence, attraction will come out naturally.

Ultimately, the key to becoming a better version of yourself is to embrace what makes you, well, you. You've got that magic in you. It's there; you just have to work on it. Knowing your values and passion, discovering yourself—everything is a constant work in progress. But you know what? The fact that you’re reading this, and that you’re trying to get there, is already something to be proud of. So congrats, buddy! You’re one step closer to becoming a better you.

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