Maane Khatchatourian
October 24, 2012 AT 06:14 PM EDT

Moustache aficionado Nick Offerman, who’s a spokesperson for Movember — a month-long moustache-growing campaign that raises funds for prostate and testicular cancer initiatives — elicited the help of sheep herders and Tibetan monks to tame his facial hair, but you don’t need to resort to such extremes. According to the Parks and Rec star, the manliest journey of your life starts with baby steps: First “hammer a nail,” then “tolerate a crying baby,” and when you’re ready, “eat a raw onion.” It’s official, Offerman is our generation’s Tom Selleck.

Watch the video (shot for the men’s site MadeMan) below for more grooming tips:

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