Saturday, February 16, 2013

Six weeks in and still going strong


The whole point of this year for me is to get myself on track in every area of my life, and so far it's going pretty well. If there are benchmarks to progress, I'm hitting them.

For example, I hit my six-week weight loss targets. That's challenging enough, but only because my schedule (being a dad, working 40 hours a week, plus running two businesses) makes getting the workouts in a bit of a challenge. But I did it.

Read more on motivation in this week's newsletter...

I've made some interesting business contacts, some of which are turning out to be pretty exciting. There was some dabbling in the notion of a private label supplement line, but the costs of generating a supply on this side of the border are a bit out of range at the moment. However, I did just pick up the affiliate partnership with BioTRUST. So that, combined with my existing Prograde account, should provide more than enough nutritional support for my readers.

All of this goes toward the final phase of these two pieces of strategy...which I can't release details on just yet anyway. But when it comes out, you'll see exactly how all of this forms part of a bigger picture. You really should subscribe to the newsletter (over in the sidebar) to get the latest Man Sphere updates.

So, thus far at any rate, 2013 is shaping up to be a pretty spectacular year in the grand scheme of things. And that's happening both by design and by virtue of the fact that I'm actually open to the possibility of doing something a little out of the box.

Which is also why I'm signing up for another session with Soul2Sole.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Women We Love: Flavia Del Monte

by Steve Baric, The Man Sphere

Being a fan of internet fitness guru Vince Del Monte, it was hard to escape his excitement when he announced his upcoming marriage to his fiancee Flavia. The fitness world buzzed. But what was really cool about that whole episode was that we got to see Flavia come up as a new fitness guru in the process. Her workouts, while generally geared toward women, are tougher than most guys can handle, and her fitness tips and workout videos really are second to none. If you're not familiar with her work, get there. Because trust me fellas, you need it.

To learn more about Flavia Del Monte's approach to losing fat and getting a toned body, visit her website at 

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Monday, February 11, 2013

Men We Admire: Vince Del Monte

by Steve Baric, The Man Sphere

If you know my story, you know that a few years ago I found myself suddenly very single, and pretty out of shape. I mean, not disgustingly so, but out of shape. I needed to get back on track, and living in a small town made it difficult to connect with the people who could make that happen. Enter the Internet, with its wealth of resources -- some good, some not so good -- on all the areas I needed help with, from style to social skills to health and fitness.

And that's where I met Vince Del Monte. Well, not met per se...more discovered. Vince has a series of videos up on YouTube that really got my attention. After I started getting results from following his video advice, I started grabbing some of his programs and following his blog. It was Vince who really first got me motivated in the direction of self-improvement and life-improvement coaching, and ultimately that lead to the publication of The Man Sphere as you see it today. So I was thrilled to finally catch up with him just before Christmas and get at a bit of his story while tapping his incredible insights into motivation and inspiration for my readers.

To learn more about Vince Del Monte's natural approach to building muscle visit his website at

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