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MAN up! Boys don't cry! Stop being a p***y! What, are you gay?

Have you ever heard these phrases hurled at you?
Have you ever felt like you didn't quite fit into society's masculine expectations and what it means to "be a man"?
These masculinity norms do more harm than you realize and hold you back from being your TRUE self and living YOUR best life.
Being manly isn't about fitting in with your culture's expectations, it's about standing out with your authenticity.

Being emotional, kind and empathetic isn't feminine, it's human.
It takes a ton more courage to stand up and say "this is me" than it does to just fall in line and be the man they said you SHOULD be.

Join us as we discuss these outdated and damaging expectations by expressing ourselves with honesty, courage and vulnerability.
We'll go behind the masks we all wear and show the world what being a man truly is.
If you're a man that's been holding yourself back from your truth and your greatness because they say it's not "manly", this podcast is for you.

Christian Lopez is a former professional athlete turned confidence coach and motivational speaker who has battled his own fears, failures and insecurities and is on a mission to help you do the same and realize that you're good enough just as you are.

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MAN up! Boys don't cry! Stop being a p***y! What, are you gay?

Have you ever heard these phrases hurled at you?
Have you ever felt like you didn't quite fit into society's masculine expectations and what it means to "be a man"?
These masculinity norms do more harm than you realize and hold you back from being your TRUE self and living YOUR best life.
Being manly isn't about fitting in with your culture's expectations, it's about standing out with your authenticity.

Being emotional, kind and empathetic isn't feminine, it's human.
It takes a ton more courage to stand up and say "this is me" than it does to just fall in line and be the man they said you SHOULD be.

Join us as we discuss these outdated and damaging expectations by expressing ourselves with honesty, courage and vulnerability.
We'll go behind the masks we all wear and show the world what being a man truly is.
If you're a man that's been holding yourself back from your truth and your greatness because they say it's not "manly", this podcast is for you.

Christian Lopez is a former professional athlete turned confidence coach and motivational speaker who has battled his own fears, failures and insecurities and is on a mission to help you do the same and realize that you're good enough just as you are.

    How Your Support System Can Save Your Life with Addison Brasil

    How Your Support System Can Save Your Life with Addison Brasil

    Who's on your team?
    Who's your support system?
    Who do you know has your back no matter what you may be going through in your life?
    Join me for this incredibly vulnerable conversation with Addison Brasil as he opens up about his life and the unbelievable tragedies that he's endured, tragedies he didn't think he would overcome... definitely not on his own.
    Addison is a co-founder of Tether, the world’s first peer-to-peer support community connecting men for open and honest conversations about life.

    • 1 hr 5 min
    How To Comeback After A Loss with Gavin McHale

    How To Comeback After A Loss with Gavin McHale

    What have you lost in your life?
    Over the past year with the pandemic, a lot of us have lost many important things in our lives: jobs, income, freedom, peace of mind, mental well-being, privacy, relationships... LIVES!
    Join me for this deep conversation with Gavin McHale about loss and how you can come back from it.
    Gavin is a former hockey star turned successful entrepreneur, but even though he's tasted success he still continues to battle fear, insecurity and feelings of unworthiness on his journey.

    • 1 hr 24 min
    How To Be A "Perfect" Man

    How To Be A "Perfect" Man

    " If we want freedom from perfectionism, we have to make the long journey from 'what will people think?' to 'I am enough.' "
    --Brené Brown
    Where do you try to be perfect?
    Work? Relationships? Sports? Hobbies? Health? Physique?
    There's a difference between trying to be the best you can be, taking your bumps, learning from your mistakes... and being perfect.
    Who do you know that's perfect?
    Join me for this solo episode as I dive into how I've struggled with perfectionism and where it really stems from.

    • 29 min
    How To Be A Beginner Again with Sam Morris

    How To Be A Beginner Again with Sam Morris

    Are you really good at something?
    Maybe it's your job, or figuring out how to build IKEA furniture.
    Now think back to when you first began that skill--were you really good at it then? Probably not.
    It can be difficult to start something new and remind your ego that you're probably not gonna be that good for a while.
    Join me for this conversation with personal development coach and former pro tennis player Sam Morris as we dive deeply and vulnerably on the fear, but excitement, of being a beginner.

    • 59 min
    Are You An Emotional Man?

    Are You An Emotional Man?

    What emotions do you think of when you think of a man?
    Courage? Anger? Excitement? Rage? Pride?
    What about sadness? Loneliness? Fear? Insecurity? Jealousy? Despair? Pain? Heartbreak?
    If you thought "no" to those last few, you're wrong.
    I'm a man and I've felt every one of those emotions--DEEPLY.
    There is this notion that men don't feel, and if we do we better do our bet to suppress it.
    Join me for this solo episode as I talk about what it feels like to be an emotional man. Actually, just simply a man.

    • 33 min
    When Masculinity & Politics Collide with John Iadarola

    When Masculinity & Politics Collide with John Iadarola

    John Iadarola is the host and creator of the popular and rapidly growing online news show, The Damage Report, and he is also a producer and co-host of the live prime-time news show, The Young Turks.

    • 1 hr 15 min

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