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30 Days to a Better Man Wrap-Up


During the month of June 2009, The Art of Manliness ran a series of posts called “30 Days to a Better Man.” Each day we created a task for Art of Manliness readers to complete that would help them improve in different facets of their lives such as relationships, fitness and health, career, and personal finances.

We also had a very active Better Man Community Group [1] where participants reported in how they did on the task and gave suggestions and encouragement to other members. Over all, I was very happy with the project and feel that lots of men got something out of it.

Below, we’ve created a summary of the entire month’s tasks, with links to each individual day. If you started the challenge late or you’re a new reader, this list will help you navigate through each day’s tasks.

Also, at the recommendation of several readers, I’m working on putting this series into a well polished PDF eBook. That way you can have the tasks all in one place that’s formatted for easy reading.  You can even print it off so you can read it on the John.

Thanks to everyone who participated!

Day 1: Define Your Core Values [2]

Day 2: Shine Your Shoes [3]

Day 3: Find a Mentor [4]

Day 4: Increase Your Testosterone [5]

Day 5: Cultivate Your Gratitude [6]

Day 6: Update Your Resume [7]

Day 7: Reconnect with an Old Friend [8]

Day 8: Start a Journal [9]

Day 9: Take a Woman on a Date [10]

Day 10: Memorize “If” [11]

Day 11: Give Yourself a Testicular Exam [12]

Day 12: Create Your Bucket List [13]

Day 13: Declutter Your Life [14]

Day 14: Write a Letter to Your Father [15]

Day 15: Make a Meal [16]

Day 16: Create a Budget [17]

Day 17: Talk to 3 Strangers [18]

Day 18: Find Your N.U.T.s [19]

Day 19: Schedule a Physical Exam [20]

Day 20: Perform Service [21]

Day 21: Write Your Own Eulogy [22]

Day 22: Improve Your Posture [23]

Day 23: Learn a Manual Skill [24]

Day 24: Play! [25]

Day 25: Start a Debt Reduction Plan [26]

Day 26: Take the Marine Corps Fitness Test [27]

Day 27: Start a Book [28]

Day 28: Write a Love Letter [29]

Day 29: Conquer a Fear [30]

Day 30: Get a Straight Razor Shave [31]