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In this video men’s style, grooming, fitness and lifestyle expert, Aaron Marino of IAmAlphaM¬† https://iamalpham.com/ AaronMarino https://aaronmarino.com/ Pete & Pedro https://peteandpedro.com/ Tiege Hanley https://www.tiege.com/and ENEMY https://enemy.com/ is talking about his birthday. The date of filming this video is his birthday, which he says is a time to reflect on things he has done, hasn’t done, and is proud of. It’s a reflective time, as he’s always wanting to improve himself every year.

Birthdays are a reflective time

Every birthday Alpha reflects on situations that he’s overcome — when times got tough. He focuses on these times when he thinks of his accomplishments, his character, and the man he is. The hard times are what you should be thankful for. Sure they suck when you’re going through them, but when you look back at these challenges, overcoming them makes you feel successful.

When he truly thinks of struggles and choosing the hard way, these have always been there his whole life. From the beginning of his life, even his parents even chose to take the hard path rather than the easy way out. They got pregnant with him when they were teenagers, which they could have gotten rid of him but thankfully they didn’t.

How do you respond to challenging situations?

Alpha is the most proud of how he handled challenging times throughout his life. He is proud that he’s gone to therapy and asked for help. He’s proud that he quit chewing tobacco. He is proud how he dealt with his abusive stepfathers. He is proud of overcoming alcohol abuse and bankruptcy. He is proud of how he can now stand up for himself and say ‘no’. He is proud of how he’s gotten toxic people out of his life — that he knows that he deserves better.

He is proud of these things. What matters is how he has managed the darkness and didn’t allow life take him down. Now matter what life throws you, it is temporary, and how you choose to move forward determines the man you truly are. You are defined by how you handle yourself during difficult situations. Don’t give up during trying times and don’t run from the pain. Embrace it and manage the adversity like a man. It sucks, but you can do it.

Thank you for being part of the journey

Alpha is proud that he can call you friend — thank you for being part of his journey and struggle. He wouldn’t be this happy, fulfilled, and content without you and this platform as he’s now a better person. He never wants to let you down, and he doesn’t want to disappoint you. He appreciates you for being his friend, for all the kind comments, and for the continued support.

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