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Walk the Walk

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Walk Like A Man

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Walk Tall

Being a man isn't easy. It isn't supposed to be. To paraphrase George Bernard Shaw "A man's life wasn't meant to be easy, but take courage because it can be great!" Isn't that the truth. Sure there are times when being a man can be tough, but then part of being a man is that we don't shy away from a little hard work. There is no burden too heavy for us men to bear. Or at least get hurt in the attempt. That's one of the cool things about being a man, we don't back down from a challenge.Another great thing about being a man is the way that we walk. Our walk is not a timid scurry. It's a demeanor. A march that says more about you and the type of character that you have than all the bragging that could be trumpeted by little boys. As the old saying goes "talk is cheap and actions speak louder than words." The Duke himself, legendary Hollywood film star John Wayne, is a good example of the importance of walking tall. When he walked into a scene, he owned it. He didn't stomp his feet or exaggerate his gate like a bowlegged seaman, John Wayne stalked in with an assured poise that made everyone else take note. His walk alone commanded as much respect from those around him as his noble and heroic actions did.That is what it is like to walk the walk, to walk like a man.

Walking Tall

To prove or display your pride, confidence, or fortitude. To show that you are confident and self-assured. The way Real Men walk.

Women Notice Your Walk

What Your Walk Says About You

What Your Walk Says About You

Walk With Purpose

Women notice how you walk. You might find it to be an uncomfortable truth that everyone's walk says something about them. It tells everyone around them something personal about them. And so does yours. Every step you take is a message sent out into the world about who you are and what type of character that you have. Your walk is as clear an announcement to society and the world at large as the clothes that you wear. Remember that old saying, "the clothes make the man?" Well it's true. Kind of. In truth it would be more accurate to say that he clothes reflect who the man is. What he believes. What he stands for. For example, when you see someone in a clown costume, the moment you see his garish face makeup, his orange wig, his rubber nose and his over-sized pants and shoes, you know immediately what he is about. You know what is valuable to him without ever having to talk to him. He wants to make you laugh. What is it that you want people to know about you?

Walk With Purpose

Don't meander aimlessly, looking like you have nothing important to do and nowhere interesting to be. Walk like a man who has places to be and things to do. Walk with purpose. You don't need to march, but your gait should be confident and sure.

Wear What A Man Wears

Real men recognize quality and we appreciate it. Sure you can buy some cheap footwear and save a few bucks, You might even be able to get some shoes for such a low price that you can afford to regularly replace them every time they wear out. Which they are guaranteed to do quickly and often. But why would you? What message does that send out about who you are and what others can expect from you? That you will lower your standards to cheap-out on something as important as your footwear?

Forget about what you are telling everyone else in the world for just a moment and think about this, is this what you really think and believe? Is money more important that quality?

Suppose for a moment that someone asked you about your boots. It could be your son or daughter or a pretty lady that you like. It could be another man that you respect. Whoever it is, they ask you about your boots. Your choice of price versus quality changes what you can say about your shoes now doesn't it. Do you say something like "Oh I just wear these because they are cheap. I could have purchased good quality boots but I wanted to safe a couple of dollars." Is that the answer that you'll be proud of? Or do you want to be able to say something more like "I love these boots. They are durable and will probably outlast me! I like to hike and these are perfect for that because they protect my feet while I am out there enjoying mother nature." Which one of those things would you like to say about yourself?

Don't Buy Off The Shelf

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Walk In Someone Else's Shoes

There is an old idiom that advises "Before you can judge a man, you must walk a mile in his shoes." Sounds fair to me, I guess. But that little tip won't help you to find the footwear that is right for you. Before you can get the perfect shoes or boots for you, you first have to know what it is that you want and need. Every good cobbler or shoe salesman will tell you that the right way to find the best boot is to understand what you are looking for.

Be honest with yourself and be practical. If you spend a lot of time walking over rough terrain then you probably don't want to choose a pair of soft, Italian leather loafers. But that's not to say that you have to choose between a pleasing visual style and a practical brogan. In fact, if you know where to get your footwear you can have both a durable, rugged boot that looks like a nice shoe. You can protect your feet with style.

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A Real Man's Boot

A Real Man's Boot

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The Story of The Boots

How To Control Your First Impression

Body Language

You've probably met those people, whether it was in your office, at your job or in your personal life, that are obsessed with the theory of Body Language. They saw that televisions special, read the book by Brandon Cooper and think that they have somehow been blessed with the almost magical powers of being able to almost read other people's minds by studying their body language. They OBSESS over the way someone stands, sits, drinks a glass of water and even how they say good morning. They believe that they now have been gifted with an unfailing check list that accurately interprets what people are really like behind closed doors and what they really mean, regardless of what they are saying.

Let's just say for a moment that they are right and that people's body language truly does show you all of the cards that the other person is holding. Here's the problem with that theory, everybody has the same book about how to read body language. Everyone else has also seen the same body language specials that you have. There are even courses that you can take on how to use body language to fool other people into thinking what you want them to think.

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This guide on walking like a man is not like that. This guide is not about teaching you more effective ways to deceive someone. This is only about helping you understand yourself better and express your true self to the world around you.

Body Language Mastery by Brandon Cooper

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2020 Dale Anderson

Comments

Robert Sacchi on September 22, 2020:

Thanks.

Dale Anderson (author) from The High Seas on September 21, 2020:

Good point, Robert!

Robert Sacchi on September 21, 2020:

What is salesmanship; getting people to buy things they don't need for a price they can't afford.

Dale Anderson (author) from The High Seas on September 21, 2020:

Oh undoubtedly it will. Anything to make a few bucks I guess.

Robert Sacchi on September 21, 2020:

I kind of figured the Nike sneakers had something to do with it. I wonder if the attention will eventually switch to something else.

Dale Anderson (author) from The High Seas on September 21, 2020:

For me it started when Nike came out with their space age super fantastic shoes. I thought "Um, their just shoes." But now it seems to have spread into fancy shoes at the office and things like that. For me, comfort and practicality are the main traits that I want in footwear.

Dale Anderson (author) from The High Seas on September 21, 2020:

He could have picked a worse role model, Take comfort in that. =)

Robert Sacchi on September 20, 2020:

Is the attention to footwear for men a new phenomena or has it always been the case?

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on September 20, 2020:

As to liking John Wayne, I guess you and my brother were cut from the same cloth. (Smile) I did not personally know anyone who loved "The Duke" as much as my brother did.

Dale Anderson (author) from The High Seas on September 20, 2020:

Robert I have to be honest and admit that I got the idea for this article while shopping for boots. Yesterday is a good example, I was in Sportsmans outdoor store and their boots were all $200. But I can get a very good pair of practical outdoor boots for less than $100. It helps to know your options when it comes to footwear I think.

Robert Sacchi on September 20, 2020:

I never thought about this.

Dale Anderson (author) from The High Seas on September 20, 2020:

THANKS DEVIKA! I am enjoying your hubs too. In fact, I'm headed over to read another one of yours right now.

Dale Anderson (author) from The High Seas on September 20, 2020:

Peggy, two things. One, The Duke is still awesome all these years later. Ask my wife about him and she will probably giggle and say "Don't get my husband started or he'll make you watch ten John Wayne movies right now".

Two, I'm not sure why the commenting is getting harder and the "doesn't meet our quality standards" rule is getting more... enforced. I have to secretly admit that I started blogging on other platforms now and take any articles HubPages doesn't like to other places. Shame. But I lived through the Squidoo demise and I'll work my way through this one too.

Devika Primić from Dubrovnik, Croatia on September 20, 2020:

Dale Anderson I like this hub and wish you had more readers. Your hubs are informative and well researched. Explained in detail and lots to think of about body language.

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on September 19, 2020:

Hi Dale,

I forgot to mention how much one of my brothers liked everything about John Wayne. I think he had most of his movies, and he even had an artful portrait of him in his home. John Wayne certainly did have a distinctive walk and presence.

They are very particular about ads inserted into our posts these days, so I have very few. Perhaps that is one reason they did not like this post? It is getting harder and harder to be able to comment on many of the niche sites. I hope that they correct that soon.

Dale Anderson (author) from The High Seas on September 18, 2020:

Peggy I am glad that you found this article. Hubpages said it aint up to their lofty standards and that was like water off a ducks back to me but I did consider moving it to another platform. (My patience here is getting a little stretched). Hope that you are doing well, thanks for stopping by for a read.

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on September 18, 2020:

Body language is an unspoken but important way of communication. We can definitely pick up cues about a person by observing their body language.

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