A Toast to Men
Here I am raising a glass, passing along a 2-min toast, to ALL men who are out in the world making a difference..
(i.e., you’re making a positive impact on others… first and foremost through your ever-evolving, consciously-improving Self)
Or, in the final analysis of the protagonist in the book, The Greatest Networker In The World, you’re a man accomplishing “accomplishment” DAILY.
You rarely get acknowledged for that — for a) learning, growing & developing b) getting results / bettering things c) having fun while doing it.
So, via The Angry Therapist, HERE YOU GO…
Yes, I do ab-so-lute-ly wish I would have wrote those points all myself (be sure to read them all here before continuing…)
But, alas, it is from John Kim, LMFT (AKA The Angry Therapist), the co-founder of shft.us.
Nevertheless, his message stands true, and through, me ‘as if’ it came from my own heart, soul and character.
Pass it along as desired. You’re worth it!
<< QUICK PERSONAL NOTE / REMINDER >>
Without reservation, I have had my own demons with many of the attributes that John lists above.
But, the key I have found is to ensure you’re continually-connected to support that fosters accountability and keeps you in the game (what Life truly is) no matter how hard the challenges, no matter how deep the mistakes.
Acknowledgment, encouragement, having a full-spectrum view around your beliefs and behaviors will ensure you can REfine (as needed) instead of allowing them to DEfine you.
Or, in the words of Chris McCombs:
“Those with the deepest wounds, who’ve walked the hardest roads, and then, against all odds, turned it around and now channel their pain, fear, and anger into something positive — like art, writing, music, lifting, business, helping others — are my favorite brand of peeps. We are all fucked up, some of us more than others, but it’s what we do with that insanity that matters.”