List of non-negotiables every guy should do when red pilled? (self.asktrp)

submitted by shittyjuice55

I already got the following

*Gym, no cardio only, weights are a must (4-6 times a week, 30-90 minutes a day), most preferably before your day starts

*Meditation (6-15 minutes)

*Good night's worth of sleep (8 hours if you're an adult)

*No junk food

*Practice holding conversations when possible (no pointless chit-chat)

*Improve your wardrobe

*Limit alcohol consumption

*Know how to groom yourself including what cologne to use

*Stay off video games, dedicate yourself to something better (dancing, cooking, etc)

*Cold showers when appropriate

*Learn to pace yourself when talking and walking

Anything else to add to this list?

[–]EZikez 71 points72 points  (1 child)

Maintain positive attitude

Maintain eye contact

[–]WokeCalifornian 24 points25 points  (0 children)

Along with this: maintain good posture

[–]quicklogaccount 44 points45 points  (12 children)

READ you fucker. READ.
Get yourself used to absorbing a lot of information even if you can't process it right away. Train yourself so you're not scared of mental effort.

Also, learn what battles to pick and which ones to dismiss, you can't pick them all and - although it's under questioning, ego depletion might exist so while it hasn't been ruled out as garbage you do well treating will power as a exhaustible and trainable muscle -.

My personal bias insists in suggesting learning how to fight properly.

[–]juamika 6 points7 points  (11 children)

What about an E-reader? Do you recommend getting one?

[–]meaningintragedy 13 points14 points  (0 children)

One of the best investments you'll ever make.

[–]marianasentmenudes 2 points3 points  (7 children)

Stick to actual books. It's easier on the eyes before going to sleep and much more enjoyable IMO. I don't like e-readers. You already read enough online in today's world.

[–]htbf 18 points19 points  (3 children)

A Kindle is very easy on the eyes and easier on the hands.

[–]beginner_ 11 points12 points  (1 child)

And tons of free books...

[–]eccentricrealist 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I have enough reading material for the next decade by this point, I fucking love Kindle

[–]nightmancommeth 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Just got one. my reading has gone up 10 fold. Love the little bastard.

[–]M1ster_X 3 points4 points  (1 child)

On top of this, someone who sees you reading an actual book can assume you're intellectual or at the very least cultured. Looking at an tablet or reading a PDF off your smartphone, they could think you're just scrolling through your IG/Twitter feed, lol.

[–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I wouldn't be that wrapped up in appearances.

I can have entire bookshelves of books, or I can have a single tablet.

Unless you're actually old no one is going to think you're cultured.

[–]numandina 0 points1 point  (0 children)

e-paper and e-ink are just as good as the real thing. Kindles are amazing.

[–]quicklogaccount 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Of course.

I used to use a tablet, pdf compatibility and shit, but e-readers are lightweight and the battery lasts forever.
Don't be cheap, get one with the best resolution you can. Makes some difference.

[–]CommodoreSillyPants 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I recommend a kindle. Books are cheaper electronically and you can get through them faster.

I'll read 1 or 2 books a week on my kindle but with paper books it'll take me a week or two a book.

When I read a book on kindle I really like I buy a physical copy and put it on my bookshelf.

[–]Endorsed ContributorAuvergnat 16 points17 points  (3 children)

That's too many to qualify as non-negotiable. Plus do you improve your wardrobe every day?

My non-negotiable are:

  1. sleep enough
  2. eat well
  3. lift regularly

I make a point checking often to ensure that those three are still happening. If one of them slips out, I tell myself to stop everything until those three are back on track. They are the foundational rock upon which everything else is based.

[–]setsuna0 0 points1 point  (2 children)

What exactly do you mean improve wardrobe everyday? Like buying clothes daily? Every paycheck I've been investing more in clothes to refine my wardrobe. So far it's been great. But, id like to hear what you do as well.

[–]Endorsed ContributorAuvergnat 0 points1 point  (1 child)

I meant that I don't consider "improve your wardrobe" a non-negotiable, because to me non-negotiables are by definition the most basic necessities. If you're not lifting regularly, or if you're eating junkfood, or if yo spend your nights gaming rather than sleeping, you have problems to deal with that are more urgent to fix than buying a new jacket.

[–]setsuna0 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Oh, okay that makes sense. Clothes are important but secondary. I think if you work all day, work out, and have generally a lot to do you'll be too tired to stay up gaming. lol I know I do. I just pass out.

[–]mmurph200 12 points13 points  (2 children)

A little bit of cardio can help with bulking shouldn't cut it out completely.

[–]CommodoreSillyPants 4 points5 points  (1 child)

This is something more people hear need to realize.

It could also be something like swimming, hiking, martial arts, etc. It doesn't have to be jogging like most people think.

[–]eccentricrealist 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Hell, get a dog and take him for a walk every day or two

[–]DiggerClam 27 points28 points  (6 children)

Cardio improves your cardiovascular system. If your cardiovascular system fails YOU DIE.


[–]Pokeylaw 14 points15 points  (2 children)

Why are so many people against cardio, the human body is literally designed to run miles upon miles a day there are only a few animals that can outrun(distance not speed) us and one of them we specifically bred to do it and thats the Sled dog

[–]PlebDestroyer 3 points4 points  (0 children)

because it burns energy which dictates weight gain/loss.

[–]AnjaJutta 2 points3 points  (0 children)

and before everyone either starts going on marathons or trying to argue that cardio is useless, you can start implementing cardio in your daily routine by going up the stairs instead of using the elevator and biking to your destination instead of driving your car everywhere.

[–]lapslo 2 points3 points  (1 child)

I think many makes a mistake about what cardio is. When people read cardio they instantly think about running 5k and 10k, while perhaps the best cardio is pushing a prowler, farmer walks or HIIT. You'll save so much time and its just as effective for your health

[–]xrorox_rp 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Usually people (at least Here) consider cardio to be the long steady one. HIIT is not frowned upon

[–]tat_guy_says_what 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Cardio will become essential as you grow. Don't discount the importance of it.

[–]trpthrowaway2003 9 points10 points  (10 children)

Reading and Listening to podcasts

[–]dontbedenied 2 points3 points  (5 children)

Any recommended podcasts?

[–]trpthrowaway2003 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Joe Rogan Experience is my main suggestion, search on this and the main forum I'm pretty sure there are a lot of great suggestions.

Edit: Find something related to your field as well, and find FB groups and such to be a part of. Building a strong network of people who can vouch that you know your shit is invaluable.

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    [–]PlebDestroyer 2 points3 points  (0 children)

    joe rogan's podcast has been cucked as of late

    [–]baubaumorgen 5 points6 points  (0 children)

    Jocko Podcast. As far as I'm concerned it should be on the sidebar

    [–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    The Sharpe Reality. He talks from his personal experience and is very practical.

    [–]coloredzebra 1 point2 points  (1 child)

    The Art of Manliness, soundcloud podcast.

    [–]Arabian_Wolf 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Short and on-point.

    Bonus: the guys' has sultry voice.

    [–]shittyjuice55[S] 1 point2 points  (1 child)

    Where did you get that from? RsdMax?

    [–]trpthrowaway2003 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    I assume you are talking to quicklogaccount

    [–]Charles-A_Zollo 14 points15 points  (0 children)


    [–]zayelion 4 points5 points  (0 children)

    • Proper financial management
    • No emotionally indulging women that arent plates

    [–]josh_gropin 10 points11 points  (1 child)

    *post compulsively on asktrp

    [–]setsuna0 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Really? I found my posting annoying lol

    [–]fromdario 2 points3 points  (0 children)

    Controlling your fap

    [–]AskYouEverything 2 points3 points  (0 children)

    Strict diet hitting macros

    [–]kazjol69 2 points3 points  (1 child)

    Any good places to get wardrobe and cologne pointers?

    [–]marianasentmenudes 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    It's a shot in the dark for cologne since everyone has different skin pH. You're gonna need to find which kind works on you by trial and error

    [–]Jcbthaname 9 points10 points  (1 child)

    Take lsd and enjoy your life

    [–]full_silver 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    I would argue that Psychedelics are instrumental to personal development and growth in general.

    [–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    Gym, no cardio only, weights are a must (4-6 times a week, 30-90 minutes a day), most preferably before your day starts

    You don't need to do weight training- some people simply can't, and for others it is just unwise- but you need to do something physical. If it's not weight training it's something like swimming. You don't need to look like you just stepped off the set to a photo shoot but you do need to look like you're in shape, rather than being a shape.

    Plus, you do want some cardio.

    Meditation (6-15 minutes)

    Mileage may vary.

    Good night's worth of sleep (8 hours if you're an adult)

    A good quality sleep is more important than anything else. US soldiers learn to make do with 4 hours and basically train their bodies into hitting that REM stage ASAP. 8 hours of sleep is meaningless if the quality is dog shit.

    No junk food

    Eh, broadly I agree. Whether or not it's OK comes back to whether or not you have self control.

    Stay off video games, dedicate yourself to something better (dancing, cooking, etc)

    Video games are a perfectly valid hobby, but in the broad strokes people do not have healthy relationships with it. They play a team game like DOTA or Overwatch solo and that just leads to a lot of frustration because pairing you out with a team of strangers to fight strangers is a recipe for anger and hundreds of wasted hours. I tend to stress being realistic about your hobbies. If you play video games you should either be the best at it, or have it feed into a broader hobby like programing. I don't see you coding, and I know for a fact you're not hitting the top leagues and going pro in whatever you're playing.

    Cold showers when appropriate

    Cold showers should be the default. Hot showers are a reward for a good work out- they relax your muscles.

    Anything else to add to this list?

    Clean up your diet. Eat foods that allow your body to naturally regulate itself the way it was biologically intended to, don't eat carb laden foods that will put your body on a glycemic treadmill constantly chasing after the next meal.


    Expanding on my bit about video games, hobbies should serve a purpose. Any hobby that serves a purpose should be treated different than ones you engage in for their own sake.

    Manage your finances.

    [–]wanderer779 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    learn how to handle your money.

    [–]setsuna0 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    As a competitive video game player I think they are valid. Depending on your usage, and if you use them for positive means. Thanks to fighting Games I travel all over, meet new people, created more discipline, and it's been a great addition to my life.

    Balance is key though. So I still do much more and regulate my time.

    My must haves are

    Waking up early and working out, cooking, workout before the day starts

    Creating art and learning music

    Practice healthy skincare routines

    Eating well

    Never drinking

    [–]trpanak1n -1 points0 points  (0 children)

    lots of money can be made in the field of video games.