WELCOME TO THE VANGUARD
DISCOVER YOUR APEX POTENTIAL BURIED BENEATH
YOUR VICES, DISTRACTION AND ESCAPISM.
Every guy wakes up in the morning to a fork in the road:
“Do I go THIS way, or THAT way?”
Most guys are taking the path of least resistance — mashing the snooze button, scrolling for half an hour before they drag themselves out of bed, eating greasy junk for lunch, zoning out to videogames all night (wash, rinse, repeat…)
What most people miss about the path of least resistance is that it ALWAYS starts with a crossroads.
Every road to [hell?] started with a left-turn when you should’ve turned right — and every bad habit starts with a choice about whether you should ‘let yourself’ or not.
In the modern world, it can seem like the deck is rigged against us.
Our generation faces a unique combination of vices that no other generation has faced before:
– p*rn addiction
– 100+ hour videogames (or infinite if you’re online)
– irresistible, cheap, low-quality junk food
– slouching on the couch, glued to netflix
– mind numbing scroll-sessions through social media
– hanging with that friend who you know is going to bring the worst out of you
– alcohol, drugs, substances
-…. you get the picture
In fact, the bedrock of our economy is based on capturing your attention, showing you ads, selling you crap you don’t need, getting food delivered to your door that you shouldn’t be eating, and tempting you with immediate-gratification substances of ALL kinds.
This is becoming a problem.
And it’s coming from all angles.
For every vice, there is a corresponding set of uncomfortable and painful emotions that we’re trying to avoid.
For every emotion you want to escape and avoid
there’s a distraction, temptation or vice to feed on it
(but only if you let it)
Whether it’s anxiety, stress, fear, worry, anger, frustration, boredom…
…at any time, at any point, you’re one click away from escaping into a fantasy world where all of your pleasures, curiosities, and humours are hyper-stimulated by an infinite variety of novelties.
There are food scientists using devices to measure the ‘optimal crunch levels’ so you get JUST the right amount of mouth-pleasure, while constantly reaching for one more chip.
There is an entire field of study dedicated to supermarket-layouts, to make you reach for the shiny packaging of tooth-rotting junk food RIGHT when your defenses are down (when you’re bombarded by choice and have decision-fatigue)
Movies & TV-Series have reached a new level of ‘holy sh*t’ when it comes to immersion, graphics, and emotional cliffhangers that keep you thinking about them until the next day.
And don’t forget the phone:
Your pocket drug dealer, slipping you constant bumps of dopamine that you pay for through constantly caressing drooling over the glassy screen.
The bottom line is:
There are teams of thousands of engineers, scientists and experience designers that are behind getting you hooked on almost every single vice and addiction you can imagine — and most people just lean back, open wide, and swallow what’s shoved in their face.
On the surface it would seem that this is a completely hopeless situation – how could you expect to overcome the super-computer powered AI mind-control systems designed by some of the richest and smartest humans alive?
If you allow these systems to control you without taking back the power in your own life, one day you’ll wake up at 60 years old, having drained the majority of life-force into autopilot, escapist addictions, and will wonder:
“Was it really enjoy wasting my time scrolling, eating junk, and spending my time on mind-numbing emotional anaesthetic?”
The challenge is real, and it’s here.
If you don’t make a decision now, someone else will make it for you.
It’s time to decide if you want to be a man who lives life on mindless autopilot, or a man who lives on the front lines of his highest potential
[Insert something that leads to the philosophical problem of feeling doomed to a life of mediocrity and helplessness – never be someone you admire]
The good news is that not only is rebellion against this system possible, it’s actually FAR SIMPLER than you might imagine.
All you need to do is be able to identify the “forks in the road” and choose the path that leads you TOWARD your goals and personal sovereignty and reject the path that leads you down the path of
First, let’s simplify the issue – there is only ONE problem holding you back:
When you’re presented with a fork in the road,
you’re currently take the wrong road.
If you can figure out how to flip that and take the right road, then EVERYTHING can get fixed.
You can unleash your apex potential and consciously wield the absurd level of power that modern technology affords men with discipline.
I can show you how to do EXACTLY that.
I’ve spent the last decade showing men how to sharpen their willpower, clarify their thinking, and focus their action ALL by teaching them how to take the RIGHT ROAD when they hit the fork.
It all comes down to one simple energy, that all the “youtube gurus” think they get, but almost NO ONE truly understands:
But probably not the kind of hustle-and-grind willpower you’re thinking of right now.
I mean a very targeted, sharpened form of willpower — the kind that you ONLY need to use at these critical forks in the road.
I initially discovered this form of willpower when coaching men to quit porn (possibly one of the most potent modern vices that can be delivered to our eyeballs)
You see, in chronic porn users, videogame addicts, and frankly most escapist behavior, there is a “Point of No Return” moment.
You know the moment.
You’ve felt it.
It’s that moment just before you flip open an incognito tab and let your willy do the typing.
It’s the moment just before you open that snack-packet so you can put more M&M’s in your face than you can chew at one time.
It’s the moment just before you kick off your own personal vice routine, that sends you down the greased-slide to regret, shame, guilt and “why did I DO that? Oh well, maybe tomorrow…”
It’s this Point of No Return moments that you MUST learn to master — because knowing how to get in FRONT of that moment will change the course of your life.
And if you learn to master these moments, you can master your life.
Imagine if you could just take your top 3 vices (let’s say yours are instagram, porn, and videogames), and TRANSFORM the momentum into something productive, healthy, fulfilling and useful.
That transformation process (turning right when you’d otherwise turn left) is not only what I specialize in, I’ve created an entire COMMUNITY of men to support each other in playing and winning this game for themselves
Introducing The Vanguard 2.0
The men on other side of the Digital Divide
Dedicated to conquering resistance, breaking the ‘vice cycle’
and choosing the path of Apex Potential
One thing I’ve observed over the last decade is a wider and wider gap between the guys who use technology and systems to serve them, and the guys who become slaves to their own addictions.
I call this the “Digital Divide”.
As we move forward I see men splitting deeply into two different camps
The majority of men will live in pods, hooked up to a junk-food IV and plugged into VR porn where their universal basic income gets drained right out their crotch through USB powered fleshlights.
On the other side of the divide though,you will find an elite masculine remnant who have mastered both themselves and their technology, letting them reign with greater leverage, reach, and impact than any generation of men to have ever existed.
Guys who don’t have a strategy to get themselves onto the RIGHT side of the divide, will effectively remain plugged into the matrix and sucked dry for the rest of their lives.
At some point, you’re going to need to pick a side.
I’ll make this as easy as possible for you.
All you have to do is make these three choices:
1. Acknowledge that the onslaught of willpower-draining addictions is bigger than you, and that you can’t face the best on your own
2. Realize that you HAVE to have a strategy part to play in choosing the right path, when presented with Path of Least Resistance versus the Path of Apex Potential (this will keep yourself OUT of the point of no return)
3. Decide that you’re worth the effort to do this. Value yourself enough to actually make the effort to do something different, instead of always turning to the same old dopamine-spiking junk that you’re used.
The men of The Vanguard are on the path of mastery over these critical moments, using the digital ecosystem that I’ve personally designed after a decade of experimenting with everything you can imagine.
And the best part is, it’s all accessible on that device in your pocket.
This means that every time you have a craving, urge, or temptation to go down the ‘wrong road’, you can whip out your phone and start talking to guys in The Vanguard.
The Vanguard is your ‘monthly willpower subscription’
It’s as if you’ve got a Netflix subscription that charges & replenishes your willpower, rather than draining and syphoning it.
You’ll learn emotional & mental skills that will magnify your willpower reserves, connect with other men get the support you need in the moment, and fully engage with life with fresh energy and clear focus.
That’s what The Vanguard is about.
✅ THE VANGUARD 2.0 IS FOR YOU IF YOU’RE…
- Ready to quit porn, video games, or some other screen-addiction that is sucking away your time & energy.
- Interested in learning advanced willpower mechanics and strategies to make your ideal life a reality
- Are wanting & willing to get accountable to other men… to share your journey with guys who can give you the right encouragement and advice (right when you need it)
- Know you can do 10x better in your life, if you could just get your unhealthy addictions and obsessions taken care of (or dialed down to a minimum)
- Are willing to take new actions, think new thoughts, and do new things in order to achieve new and better results in your life.
Warning: No Chumps Allowed.
❌ THE VANGUARD 2.0 IS ABSOLUTELY NOT FOR YOU IF…
- You are an entitled whiner who wants everything for free and is unwilling to invest in yourself by putting financial skin in the game.
- You just want a place to complain about your problems, and not do anything to change them.
- You are looking for a one-time magic pill for your problems and are unwilling to embrace the life-long process of iterative personal evolution
- You can’t take straight advice from other guys without blowing up the internet (no trolls allowed)
- You can’t take a joke, and take things too seriously (this work really requires a good sense of humor)
There are two tiers, and they’re all PACKED with everything you need to get to the next level in your life.
Here’s Everything you get
Premium Weekly Vancast Podcast
(ELITE TIER ONLY)
If you are a fan of my free Break-Build-Become newsletter, then you’ll love the new and improved Vancast, a premium masculine development podcast with an emphasis on practical methods to upgrade your life every week.
Not only will I offer you inspiration, I’ll give you technical breakdowns of exactly how I recommend making sustainable and positive shifts to break bad habits, build new ones, and become a man you admire.
Furthermore, I’ll keep you updated on my current thoughts about the world, what I’m personally working on in self-development, and more!
MONTHLY Whetstone Workshops
(ELITE TIER ONLY)
While simple concept overviews are great for my free content on YouTube, for most people this shallow look is not enough to really install it into their life.
This is why once a month I put on a Whetstone Workshop where I will take guys through the actual INSTALLATION process of making a specific and meaningful change in their life
This is where I will not only reinforce my most bulletproof and foundational concepts, but I’ll ALSO be using these workshops as a place to test out my most bleeding edge content and strategies before I roll them out to the masses.
If you like my YouTube content but would like to see it fleshed out with more information, detail, and examples so you can really plug the material into your life, then the monthly Whetstone Workshops are for you.
These workshop recordings will be available for members who cannot make them live!
MONTHLY Community Mentoring CALL
(TROOPER + ELITE TIER)
This is your chance to connect with me and all the other guys in The Vanguard.
Most guys don’t have a place to come together and talk seriously about self development. This is the place for that.
You’ll get to interact with me directly. Listen to the other guys’ questions. Ask questions of your own.
And most importantly, be live and ‘on the line’ with a bunch of guys with the same enthusiasm for living on the front lines of life as you.
Elite MENTORING CALLS
(ELITE TIER ONLY)
The core of evolution is ITERATION.
When you have a strong weekly accountability and inspiration systems in place, you remove the chance for those prolonged spirals into poor behavior and increase your chance of continuing to level up.
To facilitate this, elite members get an additional two mentoring calls per month that amount to a call nearly every week when combined with the aforementioned community call and Whetstone Workshop.
By having a strong weekly accountability and motivation system in place, you remove the chance for prolonged spirals into poor behavior and maximize your ability to generate high levels of momentum.
I’ll answer your questions and coach you in a live, unfiltered format.
The guys who utilize these calls make some of the best progress I’ve seen ANYWHERE.
(And when my “regular” coaching rate is above $500/h right now — and I’m not currently taking clients, this is also an insane value)
These calls will be recorded, so you can revisit them any time within your members area.
THE UNIVERSAL MAN DISCORD SERVER
(TROOPER + ELITE TIER)
This is your 24/7 live chat to other guys in the Vanguard.
You can download Discord onto your phone or computer, and get in contact with the community immediately.
There are men from all over the world, in every timezone. Some guys have been in The Vanguard for years. Others are new.
This is your chance to get support from a private community — and to give support to other men going through the same journey as you.
PRIVATE “REBOOT & RECOVERY” FORUM
(TROOPER + ELITE TIER)
This is your place to track your streaks, be accountable, and post your recovery journals.
The forum is only accessible to Vanguard members.
You can look through past threads, and absorb the progress of hundreds of other guys — learning from their mistakes, and getting yourself into a quality headspace of recovery.
Private forums are one of the best ways to track your progress, get useful feedback, and learn from the triumphs and struggles of other men.
THE APEX ACCOUNTABILITY TRACKER
(ELITE TIER ONLY)
You want accountability? This is it.
This is where the rubber meets the road.
It will be a shared spreadsheet where you have access to your own row, and you’ll be able to track your BIG WIN (or ‘main objective’), for accountability with the rest of The Vanguard.
You can participate in ongoing “accountability challenges” every year, and turn this whole process of self-development into a game.
You can track your streaks, habits, along with the core ‘power-rituals’ that I’ve developed.
These rituals cut through the BS of the self help world, and streamline the process of getting your life working, getting productive and ultimately thriving.
THE S.T.A.Q. Method Habit Building Mini-Course
(ELITE TIER ONLY)
The number one problem that most guys face when trying to create sustainable habit changes is that they overload themselves.
When you try to change too much at once, you massively increase your chances of burning out, dropping out, and generally making very little lasting progress.
The best thing you can do is to learn how to be more reasonable and focused to ENSURE you can stick to your plans.
But… if you keep everything exceedingly reasonable then you will be performing beneath your actual potential by definition (which I personally can’t STAND)!
So how can you ensure that you both make the most rapid progress possible AND also guarantee that you don’t burn yourself out?
Well that’s exactly what I teach you in the S.T.A.Q. Method – an original habit building method designed to help you maximize reliability AND speed of progress.
Who is Mark Queppet?
Hopefully you know me by now, but in case we haven’t been introduced, I’ve had 7 years as a p*rn recovery coach with 100+ one-on-one clients helped directly.
I’ve been running masculine self-development communities for 6 years, and was the original head-coach for NoFap in 2014.
I’ve created 180+ Youtube videos, with 3.8 million views 95,000+ subscribers — and the entire channel is dedicated to men reclaiming their power from digital-vices
I’ve also been running The Vanguard since 2018, and the version you see on this page is its latest upgrade.
Why are you moving away from Patreon?
There’s a bunch of reasons to do this, but straight up the biggest reason is that I don’t trust Patreon.
They deplatform creators who they disagree with. I see porn use and masculinity becoming a hot button issues into the future and I refuse to bow down to any mainstream narrative that I might disagree with.
I’ve taken the opporutnity to bring The Vanguard in-house, and add a truckload of new stuff to it.
Can I get personal coaching from you?
Yes, but most people find it more cost effective to work with me via the Vanguard. You can check it out on my coaching page here.
WHAT OTHERS HAVE TO SAY:
(names withheld for obvious privacy reasons)
“I’m so grateful to your for your invaluable lessons. I really appreciate that you’re taking the time and putting in the effort to help guys like me who seriously want to improve their lives. You are like a brother that I never had but always needed.” ~ R.D.
“Mark was crazy helpful tonight [on the call]. I’m gonna want to re listen to the recording a few times to get it to sink in, so the sooner you can have that up, the better! No pressure but…have some pressure! ~ L.T.
“Mark I want to thank you for your amazing work. I am in that journey of a porn reboot, and your Man of Action and Sexual Self Mastery series are just fantastic. I’m certain that you’re the best content creator about self development here.” I.N.
“Your Anabolic Optimism guide was really helpful, allowing me to end an unhappiness period I experienced recently (though I admit it was a bit hard to handle at first). Thankyou!” ~ V.C.
“You’ve tremendously helped me with your content in the past, especially with the dopamine detox series and rebooting my brain from the toxic effects of pornography and social media. I am very much looking forward to watching and studying your new content. ” ~ S.A.
“hah I love you dude. Thanks for always hitting my inbox right when I need it.” ~ J.S.
“I went through your Reforged Man Program and I am currently on Day 105 :). That never … EVER happened in the last 20 years (I’m 32). You’ve given me so much thank you, and blessings.” ~ S.M.
“The last time we spoke I was somewhere around my 30ish day streak on my Hard Mode Reboot. I’m now somewhere over 130 days without PMO, so I firstly want to say thank you for all your help so far on my journey” ~ D.F.
“What can i say, this is just amazing, i’ve never watched the reboot from that perspective. I’ve always tried to make so many things all together and always wondered why I failed so many times after that. Your videos just brighten me and fill me every time with motivation to keep travelling!” ~ T.B.
“Thank you so much for sharing the metascript method with me! It is a refreshing way to start transforming the way I behave in life, I’m quite excited to start doing it.” ~ C.B.
“I am a 28 year old guy from *****, was struggling to get things done in my life and get rid of bad feelings from the past that kept haunting me, and found by accident your videos.I read your Metascript and Anabolic Optimism, and it was a MASSIVE shift in my way of thinking, especially the optimism principles, I learned to finally process my bad feelings about the past and treat them as lessons (pain is power wrapped in a puzzle), when I extracted the lessons, the bad feelings just got away and that was amazing. I am feeling much happier and don’t feel my thoughts being hijacked in the middle of the day by bad feelings.” ~ M.P
“Hey Mark, My name is *******, I am 20 years old. I just wanted to let you know how much I appreciated and loved the Reboot Regimen Guide, I have been watching your channel for about 6 months and simply can not thank you enough. You are an incredibly powerful, positive, and action based self help resource and have changed my life for the better in so many ways. Porn has led me down a very dark and painful path but you have helped me change my life for the better and I just can’t thank you enough. Thanks for everything. “ C.C.