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MAN up! Boys don't cry! Stop being a p***y! What, are you gay? Have you ever heard these phrases hurled at you? Have you ever felt like you didn't quite fit into society's expectations of what it means to "be a man"? These masculine norms do more harm than good and hold you back from being your true self and living your best life. Being manly isn't about fitting in with your culture's expectations, it's about standing out with your authenticity. Being emotional, kind and empathetic isn't feminine, it's human. It takes a ton more courage to stand up and say "this is me" than it does to just fall in line and be the man they said you SHOULD be. Join us as we discuss these outdated and damaging expectations by expressing ourselves with honesty, courage and vulnerability. We'll go behind the masks we all wear and show the world what being a man truly is. If you're a man that's been holding yourself back from your greatness because it's not "manly", this podcast is for you. Christian Lopez is a former professional athlete turned confidence coach and motivational speaker who has battled his own fears, failures and insecurities and is on a mission to help others do the same and live their truest, best lives.

MAN up! Boys don't cry! Stop being a p***y! What, are you gay? Have you ever heard these phrases hurled at you? Have you ever felt like you didn't quite fit into society's expectations of what it means to "be a man"? These masculine norms do more harm than good and hold you back from being your true self and living your best life. Being manly isn't about fitting in with your culture's expectations, it's about standing out with your authenticity. Being emotional, kind and empathetic isn't feminine, it's human. It takes a ton more courage to stand up and say "this is me" than it does to just fall in line and be the man they said you SHOULD be. Join us as we discuss these outdated and damaging expectations by expressing ourselves with honesty, courage and vulnerability. We'll go behind the masks we all wear and show the world what being a man truly is. If you're a man that's been holding yourself back from your greatness because it's not "manly", this podcast is for you. Christian Lopez is a former professional athlete turned confidence coach and motivational speaker who has battled his own fears, failures and insecurities and is on a mission to help others do the same and live their truest, best lives.
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MAN up! Boys don't cry! Stop being a p***y! What, are you gay? Have you ever heard these phrases hurled at you? Have you ever felt like you didn't quite fit into society's expectations of what it means to "be a man"? These masculine norms do more harm than good and hold you back from being your true self and living your best life. Being manly isn't about fitting in with your culture's expectations, it's about standing out with your authenticity. Being emotional, kind and empathetic isn't feminine, it's human. It takes a ton more courage to stand up and say "this is me" than it does to just fall in line and be the man they said you SHOULD be. Join us as we discuss these outdated and damaging expectations by expressing ourselves with honesty, courage and vulnerability. We'll go behind the masks we all wear and show the world what being a man truly is. If you're a man that's been holding yourself back from your greatness because it's not "manly", this podcast is for you. Christian Lopez is a former professional athlete turned confidence coach and motivational speaker who has battled his own fears, failures and insecurities and is on a mission to help others do the same and live their truest, best lives.

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What's So Toxic About Masculinity?

9/11/2019
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To join our community and be part of the conversation: Behind The Mask-ulinity Private Facebook Group To message me directly: E-mail Me or Instagram Me You hear the argument quite a bit these days: "Masculinity is not toxic! What's so toxic about being a man?! We can't teach our little boys that being a man is wrong!" I hear you, and I don't disagree with you. There is nothing wrong with being masculine or being a man, nothing at all. What's wrong about providing for your family?...

Duration:00:32:19

Vulnerability

9/4/2019
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To join our community and be part of the conversation: Behind The Mask-ulinity Private Facebook Group To message me directly: E-mail Me or Instagram Me If you Googled "vulnerability" you may come across definitions as follows: "capable of being physically or emotionally wounded"... "open to attack or damage"... "open to moral attack, criticism, temptation, etc." After reading these definitions, who in their right mind would ever willfully WANT to be vulnerable? As a human being,...

Duration:00:44:42

Shame: "You're Not Good Enough"

8/15/2019
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To join our community and be part of the conversation: Behind The Mask-ulinity Private Facebook Group To message me directly: E-mail Me or Instagram Me Brené Brown describes shame as follows: "It is the intense feeling that washes over us and makes us feel so flawed that we question whether we are worthy of love, belonging and connection." In my opinion, that is one of the worst, if not THE worst, feelings any human being can ever feel. We're social creatures, we're meant to bond and...

Duration:00:45:13

What's Your Definition of Masculinity?

8/13/2019
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To join our community and be part of the conversation: Behind The Mask-ulinity Private Facebook Group To message me directly: E-mail Me or Instagram Me From the moment we come out of the womb, we're taught--whether explicitly or implicitly--what it means to be a man. We're tough, we fight, we don't cry, we don't ask for help, we don't wear pink, we man up and figure it out and we sure as hell don't talk about our feelings. It's as if we're programmed to go against what makes us human:...

Duration:00:32:01

My Story

7/26/2019
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To join our growing community and be part of the conversation: Behind The Mask-ulinity Private Facebook Page To message me directly: E-mail Christian or Instagram Me What's your story? Everyone has one, everyone's is different. Stories are what draw us in to other people and make us want to learn more. If everyone's story was the same, how boring would life be? I was a professional athlete for 10 years and up to this point it has been the absolute best decade of my life... although...

Duration:01:01:22

Fear

7/26/2019
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To join our community and be part of the conversation: Behind The Mask-ulinity Private Facebook Group To message me directly: E-mail Me or Instagram Me What is your biggest fear? None you say? If you're human, then at the very, very least, you have a fear of death. Even if it's only the subconscious, lizard-brain part of you that knows it, it's there. As with all other living species, our chief aim in life is to survive and procreate to make sure our kind keeps on living, it's built...

Duration:00:36:17