How to Purposely Be Lucky


From the desk of Victor Pride Subj: How to be a lucky man ----------------- I don't mean to brag but I recently realized how great my life is and how "lucky" I am. Before you call me arrogant pretty please hear me out..... I have recently returned from 4 weeks in the United States of America. For the last two weeks of my trip I was in Boise, … [Read more...]

How to Live a Life of Choice


From the desk of Victor Pride Location: Dallas, TX --------------- After 18 months away I find myself back in the States for a brief visit. Family and friends, hi and bye, that type of deal. Visiting is fine and dandy but I won't have any regrets when I get on a transpacific plane and head back out into the wild. I don't have any "hard feelings" … [Read more...]

Will, Not Skill – 5 Success Tips From ‘Iron’ Mike Tyson


From the desk of Victor Pride Subj: An effeminate fat kid turned himself into the most feared fighter who ever lived -------------- I've been reading Mike Tyson's biography Undisputed Truth. It's an extremely interesting book, one of the most interesting I've ever read. Most people know that Mike Tyson was a typical ghetto kid. He was in and out of … [Read more...]

Read This Before You Decide to Give Up


From the desk of Victor Pride Subj: The Taxi Driver, The Schlub, The Winner and the Ghost ------------ In the taxi, the Vietnamese driver was complaining to me about how corrupt the Vietnamese government is. "We work so hard and we make so little! How can we live like this? Everything is expensive and we make so little, our money is worth nothing. A … [Read more...]

Let’s Kick Some Butt in 2014


One of the great things about being the boss is that you aren't on anyone else's time. I was out swimming laps in the cool, morning air and something occurred to me - it's January 6th, I guess I can post my new years article now. In the last post I asked you what you wanted to see from Bold and Determined in 2014. So what's in store for B&D in … [Read more...]

Merry Christmas from Ol’ St. Vic


Ho ho ho! Merry Christmas, boys! I talk a lot about the importance of having a mission in life. Without a mission you're just a soul-less wanderer. Your mission is what gives you pep in your step. Without a mission you're one of those feet shufflers, dragging their feet to the next destination. The end of the year is the best time to develop your … [Read more...]

The Shockingly Easy Way to Get People to do What You Want


Note from Vic: Out of the blue I got en email from a fella named Ludvig Sunström asking if he can make a guest post on Bold and Determined. I gave my usual answer, a polite no, but then he did something unexpected. He sent me FOUR! articles and asked me to critique his writing. He got me to do him one small favor - critique his writing (and we made one … [Read more...]

How to Conquer the Fear of Success


From the desk of Victor Pride Subj: Not giving up when you start getting somewhere --------------------- I get asked the same question constantly. "Victor, please help! I don't want to do A, I want to do B. But my family wants me to do A. What should I do?". You should stop being a cowardly Lion, that's what you should do. If you know what you … [Read more...]

Aspire for Higher, the Battle Cry of the Better Man

From the desk of Victor Pride Subtitle: Motivation for the Gentleman Wolf -------------------- Lifestyle design. It's a cool, hip marketing term to describe people who make money without a 9-5 job. But everybody designs their own lifestyle. The cubicle nerd, the QC manager, the HR assistant, the IT guy. All of them made their choice. They were at … [Read more...]

3 Years of Pride (Happy Birthday to Bold and Determined)

Hello, friends. Today I am happy to announce the 3rd birthday of Bold and Determined. 3 years long, and 3 years strong, buddy. And what a ride it has been. We are also nearing the end of 2013 and I can't lie, this year has been a great success for me. I made a ton of money and did a bunch of traveling (see the post script for travel schedule and … [Read more...]