If you are at all like me, there are times in life when I take a break to examine the landscape of my life. This used to not happen too often because, I’m afraid to admit, I was scared to find the answer.
What if all I was working towards wound up being meaningless?
What if I found out I was nothing more than a handyman for my family? Only being kept around because I could fix things? Or help buy things? Or take care of the kids so others can enjoy their lives?
These are sobering questions to ask yourself – but even scarier to seek their answers.
I want to let you in on a secret, and an answer to these questions – and I’m going to give this to you man to man.
You teach people how to treat you!
I feel you are being treated in any way like I feared from above, you’ve likely taught others how throughout the years. While this news may feel like I’ve just punched you in the gut, the great news is this — you can teach them differently.
This teaching isn’t what you say.
It’s what you do. How you live. And how you love.
Far too often, us men isolate our self from reality.
This is especially true when we are struggling, or going off the deep end, or throwing a fit. That’s when you need other men in your life who can walk alongside you, listen to your thoughts and tell you their experiences going down the same road – or listen to your craziness and tell you with all the empathy in the world to “calm down!”
Real men, doing real life alongside one another.
This isn’t a gripe session group. It’s not a share all your darkest fears group. It is a group of men who’ve decided they are tired of trying to figure out life as a husband, father, friend, employee alone.