Author, Rick Sharpe, joins us to discuss his experience with depression following the end of a relationship and discovering the power in his own vulnerability. Note: Rick joined us from Dubai and the video froze a few times, but the audio is solid.
“I was the posterchild for avoiding vulnerability. I avoided it at all costs.” ~Rick Sharpe
Rick’s book and this conversation focuses on discovering the power in vulnerability as well as learning the difference between reacting and responding.
Topics and Questions Include:
What has you living in Dubai?
What prompted your book, The Price of Heartbreak?
Was this your first breakup?
What was your healing process like?
Discovering Brené Brown.
Where did you learn it was wrong to be vulnerable?
What was the goal of the book?
What’s the best thing that has happened from writing, The Price of Heartbreak?
Were you afraid to know yourself?
What stands out as a key to your growth and healing?
Some men respond to heartbreak by giving up on relationships entirely, is that something you considered?
Dov Baron is recognized as one of the top 100 leadership speakers and corporate cultural strategist. He joins us to discuss purpose-driven leadership and the importance of aligning heart, soul, and mind.
The most important question we will ever ask ourselves is: “Why Am I Here? Followed by: What am I going to do about it?” ~Dov Baron
Dov works with CEOs and executives to grow their businesses by growing themselves. I was happily surprised by Dov’s depth of spirituality and personal growth experiences and knowledge, including quantum physics and Kabbalah. This conversation gave me new hope for corporate America.
Topics and Questions Include:
What is purpose?
What is purpose in regards to business?
What are the benefits of a purpose-driven organization?
How do you define leadership?
Resistance, ego, and vulnerability.
Skepticism vs pessimism.
How did you get involved in purpose and meaning work?
A heavy dose of sharing with Andy as I share from my heart about terror, emotional tunnel vision, and the challenges I’ve chosen to face this year. Real Men Feel isn’t just a slogan or catch phrase, it is how I live.
“Life is amazing and life is on your side.” ~Andy Grant
I did this as an impromptu video on Facebook the morning of Friday, March 8, 2019. I recorded and posted it. I didn’t watch until 24 hours later and decided to release as a podcast episode as an example of man willing to openly share his feelings.
Topics and Questions Include:
I’ve been crying half the days I’ve been home since vacation.
Feeling the Fears
A debilitating Terror
3 Challenging Things on my plate for this year: Kabballah, Ritual Master, Mount Kilimanjaro
The path of personal growth and spiritual awareness is not always easy and fun. Andy Grant is joined by two higher-level initiates of the Modern Mystery School, Brandon Boucher and Dr. Sean Carey, to talk about personal progression, growth, and pushing through the challenging times.
“I find when I share things that help me, they usually help other people as well.” ~Andy Grant
This episode is the most self-serving I’ve ever done. This conversation is happening because I desperately need it.
It is supposed to be that when the going gets tough, the tough get going. Yet, my prior experience has long been with the going gets tough, I want to quit. This year I’m embarking on the Ritual Master path with the Modern Mystery School, and with that a lot of fear is coming up. So I reached out to two men who are further along than I am for some advice and support.
Topics and Questions Include:
Sean, how and why did you first got involved with the Modern Mystery School?
Sean describes his awakening and kundalini experience.
Brandon, how do you describe the Modern Mystery School?
What is Magick?
Is this a cult?
Have you done any sort of personal growth work before this path?
Is your personal growth, your progression, always easy?
This path has been the hardest thing I’ve ever done – Sean
Brandon, Is it ever fun and easy?
If it is so challenging, why do it?
Have the fears and doubts been prominent for you?
Have you ever felt like giving up?
What did you do when everything felt stacked against you?
The Importance of developing your will.
How would you describe the Ritual Master path?
What is the negative ego?
What do you do to discern between something being your ego keeping you where you are and something that serves your highest good?
You both mentioned purpose, does that mean you know your purpose or is this MMS path helping you discover it more and more?
Andy shares his biggest fear.
What are some helpful things that anyone can put to use?
Guns ARE the reason that so many innocent people die in these mass shootings. Guns are not the reason the killing happens. Guns are not the cause of violence, but they are the reason the fatalities are so high.
If guns were harder to get, more people would be alive due to fewer accidental shootings, suicides, and mass shootings.
Don’t agree? Come on the show and lets talk.
Please, engage someone in an actual conversation. Don’t only spread memes around the Internet.
Ask someone else what they think can be done to prevent more mass shootings in our schools. Then listen to their answer.
This week Andy Grant and Appio Hunter are joined by author and speaker, Kallen Diggs, to discuss our experiences with religion and spirituality. Are they the same thing? Hear first-hand adventures with numerous faiths including; Pentecostal, Mormonism, and even Scientology. Uh oh, wait just a minute – Kallen had major internet challenges and never made it to Real Men Feel, but the show must go on!
There is no single right or wrong path. Find the way that brings you the most joy and stick with it as long as that is true.
Is there any way you can root yourself more in the realm of love?
As traditional religions got more organized and gained more control, they’ve moved away from the love they were rooted in and more into fear.
“If the only prayer you ever say in your entire life is thank you, it will be enough.” ~ Meister Eckhart
This week Andy Grant and Appio Hunter discover the path to the creation of The Men School, a school dedicated to cultivating the divine masculine in all of us with Jan Darwin Hutchins.
“Why, after having been a lone wolf all my life, did I feel so alone?” ~Jan Darwin Hutchins
Jan was successful at a young age, living the dream as a TV sports anchor, yet he felt rather empty. In his 50s he realized he had made no real friends over his life. An experience witnessing the support a dying friend received from a men’s group made him realize he was not alone and that he could trust other men. He discovered there was an initiation he could do to become one of those men. Jan did it and confirmed that he was not alone, didn’t need to be alone and could trust men.
“The problem with life is there is no end to the problems.”
Topics Covered Include:
Jan’s background including TV news, politics, yoga and more.
What lead to the creation of The Men School?
The masks we all wear.
The need for and benefits of doing the inner work.
The power of men’s groups.
The current state of The Men’s School and plans for the future.
Do we ever graduate from Men School?
Jan shares some research on wolves in Yellowstone.
All three men answer the question: If there was one thing you could teach or make all men aware of, what would it be?
“We are a learning community cultivating the sacred deep masculine in us all.”
As social animals, we require a source of stabilization from outside ourselves. Our shared connections and, co-corrections, literally keep us sane.
TheMenSchool is here to:
—keep learning to model the divine masculine
—see you excel in your individual life
When I argue with reality, I lose—but only 100% of the time.~Byron Katie
This week Andy Grant and Appio Hunter say goodbye to 2017 and welcomes in a new year with returning guest, The Angel Encourager – Pete Cossaboon. Pete is an angelic healer and motivator, and you’ll get an experience of that in this show.
Most people see their life as a series of beginnings and endings, starting over, making resolutions of things to stop or change. What is there was another way, a different perspective?
Pete brings additional guests as three Archangels (Haniel, Azrael, and Chamuel) come through and lead a potent meditation to kick off this episode.
Haniel reminds us about ebb and flow. There are no endings and beginnings – it is all flow.
Azrael gets a bad rap as the “death angel.” He helps with grief, sorrow, and letting go. People try to hang on to the known even if they don’t like it. The new is scary.
Chamuel is the angel of lost and found. Many people feel something is lost with endings. We are all connected, there is nothing to lose.
The angels are our helpers. They have no judgment.
The discussion also touches on the negative slant to resolutions, letting go with gratitude, the power of rituals and a reminder that joy is our natural state.
We are already victorious, just being born. ~Pete Cossaboon
One of Andy’s favorite rituals or New Years or anytime:
On New Year’s Day (or anytime in the first few days of the year), take out a piece of paper and write a list of everything that you want to let go of from 2017. These can include habits, behaviors, limiting beliefs, fears, physical conditions, feelings of resentment, conflicts, or thoughts that don’t serve you.
Then thank all those items on that list for having been with you and for all the lessons learned and ways you grew from them.
Next make a clear statement of letting go such as: I now let go of all these things and anything else that no longer serves me and my highest good as I step into a glorious 2018.
Then gather around a fire in a fireplace and throw the paper in to be burned. If you don’t have a fireplace or outside fire pit, you can CAREFULLY burn it in a large stainless steel bowl.
Then speak out loud everything you’re grateful for from the past year — the joys, celebrations, accomplishments, lessons learned, and “growth” experiences. Offer those into the fire to be amplified.
And now it’s time to call in what you’d like to bring forward in 2018 — so speak out loud everything that you welcome into your vision of the New Year—the intentions, beliefs, behaviors, relationships and everything else that you will embrace. Offer those into the fire to ignite the new.