I Fell Out Of My Office Chair And Started Crying
A couple of weeks ago, I wrote a post in the private Facebook group that I run for The Conference For Men attendees.
It’s where we regularly pour our hearts out and ask for support and accountability when we need it.
That night I was feeling extra frustrated at the lack of male role models in my life.
I wish I could share all of the comments they shared. So much wisdom.
And we all shared similar stories.
As men, many of us are out there struggling to figure out who’s footsteps to follow.
We see men who have some attributes that we aspire to model, but then they fall short miserably in other areas.
For me, the less than flashy attributes of men are what I admire the most. It’s how I create the inner circle around me that supports me through my toughest times.
Integrity, purpose, character, discipline, honor, virtue, and heart. These are a few of my favorite things.
After spending an hour strategizing, planning, and philosophizing, I had a burning desire to ask Brian something.
A piece of me was terrified to ask.
It was kind of crazy.
But I went for it anyway.
“Brian, I’m just dying to ask you this. Will you be my mentor? I would just love to have someone like you to check in with every once in a while. You can totally say no. I know you’re super busy.”
Without thinking twice, he sent me a link to his private calendar via Skype and said, “Here you go. Go crazy with it.”
Then I thanked Brian and Travis so much for their time.
Then I hung up our Skype call.
Then I fell out of my office chair and started crying on the ground.
Support feels good.
PS – Do you want to know why I was meeting on Skype with Brian and Travis? I’m super excited to share that I’m doing a free symposium with en*theos called The School For Men next year that is going to be THE online event for men in 2015! I’m going to interview some of the most amazing men I know in my usual no holds barred style to share with men hours of the most content-rich, eye opening and transparent conversations around being a man that you’ve ever heard.
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