I was delighted to be asked to speak to Laurentiu Ciocan to join him on an episode of his excellent podcast The MENtality Podcast: Real Talk on Masculinity earlier in the year.
We spoke about how important it is to be kind and empathetic to yourself first and also about healthy and ethical masculinity, how to challenge stereotypes – even the ones you live by – and the importance of admitting difficulties and asking for help:
🫂 Self-empathy is the key to your development.
The crux of the matter is if you can’t accept and love yourself, you will struggle to extend that to others when they need it.
❓ Ask yourself the hard questions if you want to change, but give compassionate answers in return.
If you need therapy to deal with some of the trauma or emotional blockages, have some. Your future self will thank you.
🤩 Enjoy the journey; don’t let your ego get in the way.
Laugh a little and enjoy the journey with its highs and lows. Forget about your ego [I know it’s easier said than done], but you have nothing to prove or defend.
Please have a listen and share it with your friends if it’s helpful.
Listen on Spotify here: https://buff.ly/40Yv1bL