Introduction 30 Days to a BetterMan was a month-long series that originally appeared on the Art of Manliness website in June 2009. The goal of this project was simple: to encourage men to be better men in all areas of their lives. I’m sure all of us have made goals to improve ourselves. But often our goals become one of those well-meaning intentions that we plan to do...someday. And if you’re like me, some day never comes, and you’re stuck in the same place of mediocrity you were before. Personally, I’m more likely to follow through with a goal if I have a specific plan, instead of just some ethereal intention. I’m also more likely to accomplish a goal if I have a group of people who are encouraging me and keeping me accountable. How It Works Each chapter has a specific task to accomplish that day. The chapter will begin with a theory component in which we briefly explain the benefits of doing the task and how to go about accomplishing it. After that, you go out and do the task. The tasks will cover a variety of areas of a man’s life including relationships, health, career and money, and style. Even if you already do the things we assign, it’s always good to have a reminder to keep on doing it. You can tackle as many of these tasks as you want in a single day, but we encourage you to take it one at a time. In my experience, when I’ve tried to make dramatic changes in my life (even for the better) I end up falling flat on my face. The name of the game here is small steps. If you’re looking for more advice on being a better man, make sure to check out www.artofmanliness.com. Every day we post informative articles that are designed to improve and entertain men. Let’s get started.