100 episodes

Through a quickly evolving world we are living in today, most men were given at a young age to act, feel and conduct their lives in a certain way. I am here to help empower men to embrace both forms of energy: the Masculine and Feminine, so they can step out of their hard shells and create a life where there's equal strength, toughness and still fluidity and softness.

The Art of Masculinity Jonathan Elsasser

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.7 • 88 Ratings

Through a quickly evolving world we are living in today, most men were given at a young age to act, feel and conduct their lives in a certain way. I am here to help empower men to embrace both forms of energy: the Masculine and Feminine, so they can step out of their hard shells and create a life where there's equal strength, toughness and still fluidity and softness.

    Episode 340: What is an Alpha and Beta Man

    Episode 340: What is an Alpha and Beta Man

    On this episode, we talked about:
    Somebody has the play a part in every role
    You have complete control of your life
    Having respect for one another
    Embracing authenticity within yourself
    Everybody can be taught to be a leader
    There are different roles and there is nothing wrong with that

    "People are passive-aggressive, and they are not clear with their words"
     
    "Every role within society has a function and in every environment will exist different types of alpha and omegas"
     
    "What's important it's that every man is the hero in his own story"
     
     
     
    Let's connect over on Instagram: @Johnny.Elsasser

    • 20 min
    Episode 339: Positive Masculinity with Mac Scotty McGregor

    Episode 339: Positive Masculinity with Mac Scotty McGregor

    On this episode, we talked about:
    Mac story about his gender journey
    Different forms of masculinity
    The champion is the one that keeps showing up
    Following my path and being my authentic self
    We're thought we shouldn't ask for help
    We can choose what serves us well
    Allowing man to open up
    You can't do the same thing every time
    Having the ability to be adaptable
    Reframing our thinking around vulnerability
    Embracing vulnerability in every way
    Understanding our emotions better
    Men can be very nurturing
    Getting people to look at what fits them
    Having a more inclusive masculinity
    Being secure in who you are
    Learning how to use our strength and power

    "If somebody is good at something, they're good at something, you don't need to put a qualifier"
     
    "If you want to change something, you can't do it from the outside, you have to get in there and get involved, to help create change"
     
    "Emotional intelligence isn't something that has evolved as quickly as we do"
     
     
    About Mac:
    Mac is a radio show host of "The You Can Make A Difference Show" on Rainier Avenue Radio and in 2017 Mac ran for Seattle City Council and was the first transgender person ever to be on a ballot in Washington State. The Mayor appointed Mac as a Seattle City Commissioner in 2011 and he served until 2016. He currently serves on the Seattle Renter's Commission appointed by the City Council. Mac is on the Washington state council for PFLAG and on the Seattle Police Department LGBT advisory board. . He continuously speaks on panels and solo at numerous colleges, non-profit groups and state and city governments on gender & sexuality. Mac worked on a small team to help Seattle Police Department develop policy and training around dealing with the transgender community and has given transgender training to the US Boarder Patrol. Mac teaches community Self-Defense to empower all people on a donation basis so that all have access. 
     
    Mac's experience prior to transition was that of a successful female athlete and business owner. This experience led him to be a champion for women's rights, closing the pay gap and equal opportunity for women and folks that are gender variant. He was a former US karate team member, champion martial arts competitor, coach and teacher. He has extensive training in conflict resolution and arbitration through being a certified coach and referee through the AAU and U.S. Olympic committee. 

    Mac has been a keynote speaker at many events including the University of Washington, Mayo Clinic, numerous colleges, corporate events, organizations and conferences . He is the co-founder and Executive Director of Positive Masculinity, a non-profit that educates about dismantling toxic masculinity and creating a model of healthy masculinity. Mac has appeared on Ripley’s Believe it or Not, The Learning Channel, The Discovery Channel, the 700 Club, on UniVision and been featured in People Magazine and many more. 

    Mac currently educates and trains corporations and large groups on diversity and sensitivity. He is a dedicated, heartfelt activist and educator who focuses every part of his existence on creating a world where people can feel free to be true to themselves. He lives with his wife Dawn, their pup Obi Wan and their four chickens. He is a proud step-father, uncle and Papa to his two grandkids.
     
    You can follow and support Mac at: 
    https://www.positivemasculinitynow.org/
     
     
    Let's connect over on Instagram: @Johnny.Elsasser
     
     

    • 59 min
    Episode 338: Why Do I Do This?

    Episode 338: Why Do I Do This?

    On this episode, we talked about:
    Not judging others for what they did
    You're not alone in your journey
    Having respect from somebody
    Changing what I received from life
    What it means to just give conversation and content
    Changing your life in a positive way
    Awareness, self-realization, emotional intelligence
    Knowing your why first
     
    "You need permission from men that you respect so you can talk about how you feel and how you think about stuff"
     
    "Get you to raise to a level that is above where you are today, that gets you to realize that you are not alone in any struggle that you have"
     
    "If we can move people now, we can impact the next generation in a way that's never been impacted before"
     
     
    Let's connect over on Instagram: @Johnny.Elsasser

    • 13 min
    Episode 337: Grassroots and Consistency with Taylor Simpson

    Episode 337: Grassroots and Consistency with Taylor Simpson

    On this episode, we talked about:
    Delete pivoting and see it as expanding
    Becoming a conscious leader
    Money is energy
    Seeing money in a new way
    Detaching from the ego and the human self
    Choose a better feeling thought
    Life and challenges happen
    Pivoting is a stop and go
    Fear of success
    Seeing the momentum and allowing it
    Manifestation and persistance
    My desires are also devoted to me
    We are expanding constantly
    There are things that you just need to offboard
    Learning to delegate
    There is no room for perfectionism
    Perfectionism is an excuse
    Living an abundant free liberated life
    Wanting my community to feel involved
    Allow yourself to unlearn a belief

    "Who modeled the behavior that either only certain people make certain money doing what they love or it has to be really hard to do it"
     
    "Whenever we have the desire, we have 2 choices: we can see it and try to make it happen or we can see it, open up our heart and trust the momentum"
     
    "I don't see obstacles, but I'm open if they do happen, to deal with them, I definitely don't go looking for them"
     
    About Taylor:
    Taylor is a leading expert in the field of Wealth Energetics & Sexual Liberation. Her work has been featured in Forbes, Vox, on ABC & Fox News, The Washington Post + many others. She is passionate about helping women activate their truth, expand into their fullest potential and own all of who THEY BE.  Taylor is the host of The Embodied Woman Podcast, Creator of UNTAMED, a global Community, a Motivational Speaker and Philanthropist.  You can discover more about Taylor over on Instagram @iAmTaylorSimpson and TaylorSimpson.com.
    You can follow and support Taylor at: 
    https://taylorsimpson.com/untamed-waitinglist/ 
    https://taylorsimpson.com/
    https://taylorsimpson.com/archetypequiz/ 
    @iamtaylorsimpson
     
     
    Let's connect over on Instagram: @Johnny.Elsasser

    • 57 min
    Episode 336: New Year, Same You

    Episode 336: New Year, Same You

    On this episode, we talked about:
    We should be trying to change every day
    Not trying to force changes
    Starting one piece at a time
    Every day should be an effort to improve and change
    You are the product 
    This life, get's to be your life
    Live your life being better every day
    Making incremental changes

    "If you are setting this standard where you're changing habits and improving every day, that's where that's going to take shape, it's not going to be overnight"
     
    "You've got to make your lifestyle change, that right there, make your lifestyle change, new year, not a new you, unless you are changing your habits"
     
    "Utilize every day, let's disassociate from this calendar, but in reality has nothing to do with how we live our lives"
     
    Let's connect over on Instagram: @Johnny.Elsasser
     

    • 14 min
    Episode 335: Speed Bumps That Separate Us with John Lehr and Jay Martel

    Episode 335: Speed Bumps That Separate Us with John Lehr and Jay Martel

    On this episode, we talked about:
    How Jay and John started their own play
    Freedom vs. security
    How liberal are you really?
    Being kind to each other
    Fire or fly instinct
    Acting in the moment
    Knowing your true nature
    Dropping ego to solve problems
    Making things right with people
    How to deal with conflict
    Giving yourself excuses to apologize
    The "scrotum talk"
    It's hard to be a man in this society
    What it means to be a man
    Breaking down who you are
    Embracing your femininity
    Evolving from who we are 

    "No matter how successful you are, when you're dealing with art, you have to make it, every piece of art is handmade"
     
    "Once your mind is flooded, there's nothing you can do at that moment, it is very difficult, so you have to act prior to that"
     
    "You don't know someone, man or woman if you don't work with them in a really high-pressure situation"
     
    About John and Jay:
    Jay Martel is an Emmy®, Peabody®, WGA, and American Comedy Award winner for his work writing and producing TV and film and is a regular contributor to The New Yorker. He has served as showrunner for acclaimed shows including Alternatino with Arturo Castro, Teachers, and Key & Peele. 
    John Lehr is the star and creator of multiple TV series and is most widely known as one of the original Geico cavemen. His story-based comedy has appeared in LA, NYC Off-Broadway, Montreal Comedy Festival and in clubs across the U.S. He is also a seasoned host, Master of Ceremony, Toastmaster, and guest lecturer/teacher. 
    Together, they have been performing their 2-man, 1-hour pop-up play SPEED BUMP, an immersive theatrical experience, in people’s backyards over the past year.  These two really give a voice [of hilarity] to emotions, personal, and social issues that we don’t always expect to hear men share “out loud.”
    You can follow and support John and Jay at: 
    www.jaymartel.com
    www.johnlehr.com
    Linktr.ee/SpeedBumpThePlay
     
     
    Let's connect over on Instagram: @Johnny.Elsasser

    • 55 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
88 Ratings

88 Ratings

John Lehr ,

Johnny is really onto something

I love Johnny’s approach to this complex topic. He is able to combine humor and gravitas in a search for what it means to have that Y chromosome. I love this show!

JJSpartan2014 ,

Friendly and Open-Mined Host who asks all the right questions

As somebody who appears as a guest on several shows per year I have a pretty good idea of what makes a good host. Johnny asks all the right questions in an easy-going and curious manner that really brings out the best in his guests. Great show - highly recommended.

ListLover72 ,

Topics men need to talk about!

You keep hitting topics I can relate to and need help with. Your encouraging message for men is so important and refreshing. You and your wife have opened new discussion and understanding between my wife and I and helped us navigate back in the right direction. Thank you brother keep it up!

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