Manly Interests is an online, men’s Interest blog, created by John Beck and Greg Brown – a couple of blokes who just want to help others. Our focus is to bring real, FREE advice on topics that cover all aspects of a man’s life including character, career, relationships, health, fitness, skills, and more.
Manly Interests offers this free advice through online video and articles which tackle a plethora of subjects. In short, we want to help men reach their true potential, and live happier, better lives.
Manly Interests started out as The Manly Blog – a passion of Greg and John’s in early 2017. In 2018, Greg and John formed a Limited Liability Corporation named Beck & Brown International, LLC (https://www.beckandbrown.com).
In March of 2019, the Manly Blog became Manly Interests. We felt that the title of our website needed to be changed to better reflect what the website was about. We also didn’t like being associated as “just a blog”.
About the founders
John is a bit of a jack of all trades. Seriously, his resume is freakishly long! His adventures in life have led him though many types of employment, and he is especially adept at said work if it has something to do with technology.
John is a bit of a goofball and loves riding motorcycles, reading, blogging, cooking, martial arts, scarfing delicious food and being with his family.
As a newer husband (Married in 2012) and father, John has some firsthand experience in the pains and pleasures of family, and how your experiences as a kid can translate into your experience as an adult.
Unfortunately, like many others out there, John grew up in a broken home. He was sexually molested at the age of 4, and spent his teenage years with an extremely abusive step father, who came into his life at the age of 14. Despite this, he does his best to be the best husband and father that he can be for his family.
It is because of God, and a lot of different, excellent, people that I am not a complete psychopath today. I do my best to be a good man, and thus far, I believe I am doing so.-John Beck
Today, John lives a life of constant adventure as an expat in the Philippines. This gives him a bit of a unique view on life, relationships, and cultures, and makes him a fun guy to talk to.
Greg Brown is a father to three grown men, black belt in Karate, and has served 12 years as both an enlisted man and officer in the Marine Corps. He is also a businessman, teacher, author, pastor, market gardener, and semiretired person.
Greg is an awesome man to come to when it comes to advice, and although later in years, still very active and spry.
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