Aug 24, 2020
“From a very early age, men learn that performance is the only thing that matters.”
– Dr. Michael Addis
So what happens to a man’s inner world when he isn’t performing?
As it turns out, it’s quite a bit of a mystery…not only to the outside world, but to the man himself.
Living a life where performance is the only metric, it doesn’t leave a lot of space for inner exploration, developing emotional fluency or going deep with other men about their inner lives.
Living a life this way leads to a variety of maladies, like:
Fellas, we’ve all experienced some form of what I just mentioned…but even when we recognize it, we typically keep on plowing ahead…on our own…living that life of quiet desperation…until something breaks so badly that we’re forced to do something about it.
But if you’re waiting for a calamity to hit you before taking meaningful action in your life, then how in command of your life are you really?
Today’s conversation is about making the space to speak about the unspoken realities of men’s inner worlds…
…so we can live powerful lives of our own design, on purpose and with other men doing the same.
Our guide for the discussion today is Dr. Michael Addis.
Who is Dr. Addis?
In this Episode
Resources Referenced by Dr. Addis
The Mask You Live In Documentary
Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies: https://www.abct.org/Home/
Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders: https://www.bu.edu/card/
Contact Dr. Addis for Personal Coaching