About The Gentleman's Playbook

Meet The Gentleman

Hi! I wanted to personally introduce myself to you as The Gentleman. My name is Jake, and I’m glad you found this men’s lifestyle blog.

I began The Gentleman’s Playbook in 2017 whenever I couldn’t quite find the kind of help I needed as a young man in my early 20s.

There was nothing on the internet that rang true to me, I had no real male role models to turn to for guidance, and I was out in the world figuring things out on my own.

At the time, I was a heavy smoker, addicted to alcohol, overweight, and depressed. My life was heading downhill, quickly. I needed a change and I needed it fast.

My course of action was aggressive and dramatic. I changed almost every aspect of my life over the next few years, and to this day I’m still making those changes.

Every day, I’m still learning and improving myself, but I wanted to create a place for men to come to when they need guidance, mentorship, and purpose. That’s when The Gentleman’s Playbook started.

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About The Gentleman's Playbook

Welcome to The Gentleman’s Playbook! You’ll love our blog if you are a modern man wishing to elevate his life into something with meaning and purpose.

Our goal is to help you develop into a well-rounded man, no matter what stage of life you may be in. Whether you’re a teenager beginning his adventure into manhood and discovering what it means to be a man in the 21st century, or you’re a man with a life of wisdom behind you in his elderly years, there’s something here for everyone.

The Gentleman’s Playbook recognizes the general lack of cultural development men receive in the current era. While men are advantaged in a lot of ways, we generally lack the development needed to appropriately handle these advantages and use them to help those around us and make an impact on the world.

That changes now.

Here is how The Gentleman’s Playbook is attacking the problem of the cultural stagnation of the modern man:


Lifestyle Design

Lifestyle is a very loose term. When we talk about lifestyle here at The Gentleman’s Playbook, we are talking about structural lifestyle design.

Almost everything on our blog could technically be considered “lifestyle.”

Remember this, though: in the framework of developing yourself as a man, Lifestyle is the cumulative outcome of behaviors and efforts you take every single day that improve your body, mind, emotions, relationships, finances, spirituality and morality.

Within each of these, there are many different subcategories of practice. For example, improvement of the body can include exercise routine, diet control, personal grooming, and more. Improvements of the mind and emotions can include meditation, stoicism, and self-esteem. Repeat ad infinitum for any other subcategory of lifestyle you can think of!

When redefining and cultivating a male lifestyle that leads to fulfillment and joy, the possibilities are endless. It is our responsibility at The Gentleman’s Playbook to guide you on this journey.