Lewis Howes, host of the podcast The School of Greatness and author, published a book this year that changed my world. In the Mask of Masculinity, Howes laid out the nine masks that men wear to appear as if they have it all together. The Joker, the sexual, and the stoic mask to name a few.
I resonated most with the Stoic Mask and spent a couple of months pondering where to go from there. I decided that it was time to remove my mask, address what was holding me back form love and abundance, and finally share my story.
Through a history of trauma, I chose to shut down and build up walls that prevented anyone from coming close to me. The Stoic Mask was my default and my “go-to” defense. It worked. I held back from loved ones for twenty years and that caused me to miss out on love, success, and freedom.
The freedom I missed out on was that of my burden. The weight I was carrying by hiding was enough to crush any man, but I bore it all alone for so long. In 2017, I decided that enough was enough and through self-discovery using the Enneagram personality assessment and complimentary books such as The Sacred Enneagram, I was able to leave a toxic relationship and build my business stronger than ever with a renewed passion for serving busy adults that want to improve mental health.
After a year of learning through the Enneagram and discovering as much as I could about my type, The Challenger, I was able to put into words the gravity of my choices. And I began to change. And grow. A lot. Please view more on YouTube below and subscribe to the podcast on iTunes or Spotify by clicking the link in the menu bar above!
Your facilitator and host Dave Glaser, owner of www.fitlifechampions.com, specializes in online personal training for busy adults that want to improve mental health, decrease stress, boost energy and want to become stronger physically, mentally, and emotionally.