I’ve watched men change from confident, decisive, and action-oriented lions to second-guessing, scared-of-their-shadows, don’t-rock-the-boat mice. They don’t feel confident in relationships, work environments—or anywhere. Men are either looking for something or running from something; maybe it’s a bit of both.
Well, it’s time to stop running. It’s time to MAN UP to face the real issues.
Being a real man is about being true to yourself first. It means finding strength from living authentically and then sharing that strength with others. Being a real man means understanding who you are and how to influence the world for the better. A real man is an asset to those around him. He doesn’t have to “take charge” but he leads the charge, and people want to join in. A real man draws people in. In fact, he is completely irresistible.
Men may feel like they have lost the permission they once had to be men, but I’m here to tell you that you don’t need permission. You don’t need anyone authorizing you to be who you were meant to be. It’s time to stop trying to please everyone else. It’s time to stop apologizing for thinking like a man, acting like a man, and being a man.
It’s time to MAN UP!
Raised around men of character, Scott developed a strong work ethic and drive to excel at an early age. He always had a passion and skill for helping others achieve greatness from within, which ultimately led him to a career developing leaders as a highly successful professional in one of the fastest-growing industries today.
Scott was always a quiet observer of people. Over the course of his life, he noticed a shift in the actions and attitude of men that silently gnawed at him. Why weren’t men banding together over a just cause like they used to? Why weren’t they standing up for what they believed, like men once did? Somewhere along the way, men lost their strength to make decisions and stand up for themselves based on their own values and morals.
As a father attending school events with his three boys, that gnawing observation resurfaced even more strongly. The effects of this shift in men was rippling out and putting the next generation at risk. Most boys today don’t have a clue about what it means to be a man either. “I couldn’t sit idly by watching the male population search for direction and identity. Something had to be done so I decided to Man Up and do something about it.” This is the premise for Scott’s book MAN UP.
Scott has been married to his wife Brenda for twenty-one years. They have three boys who share Scott’s love for all things outdoors and anything that produces adrenaline.
• A New York Times bestseller for over a decade
• Over 6.4 million copies sold in the U.S.
• Translated into 40 languages worldwide
“Don Miguel Ruiz’s book is a roadmap to enlightenment and freedom.” — Deepak Chopra, Author, The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success
“An inspiring book with many great lessons.” — Wayne Dyer, Author, Real Magic
“In the tradition of Castaneda, Ruiz distills essential Toltec wisdom, expressing with clarity and impeccability what it means for men and women to live as peaceful warriors in the modern world.” — Dan Millman, Author, Way of the Peaceful Warrior