The Awakened Man
This board is filled with stuff for men. Authentic masculine men who are strong, brilliant and alive.
@alze02 posted to Instagram: Have you ever experienced a time when you either wanted to say something but didn't or you did and it came off really poorly? I know I have. This month we dive into how to structure a crucial conversation so that we keep our emotions in check, create a space for shared meaning and improve the relationships in our lives. Additionally, our virtue for the month is Vulnerability. Being able to express ourselves in any situation requires varying degrees of vulnerab
@alze02 posted to Instagram: The benchmarks we use to measure ourselves should be founded in objectivity and be measurable. Guys, if you are one of those who are blessed with good looks, Congrats. May the days of looking good last you a lifetime. However, if you are like the vast majority of us who work hard to take care of our families because keeping a roof over our head, investing what we can for our future, and building or working at businesses that create jobs are our measurements for ser
@alze02 posted to Instagram: The focus for the awakened man in 2022, is to be alive and thrive. We take full responsibility for our actions, set an intention for what 2022 and take steps daily towards living our vision. The question for you today is will you take on 2022 on your own or will you do it with a brotherhood? Either way is fine. One is lonely while the other is more enjoyable. To play the game of life you need coaches and peers to support you so join a men's program in 2022.
@alze02 posted to Instagram: 2021 was my first year as a podcaster. Lots of firsts with the biggest one being able to overcome my fear of putting myself out there. Even so, the podcast covered a lot of ground as it touched on codependence, father wounds, the man box, heart math, and so much more. Partway through the year, I moved the podcast from Buzzsprout Podcast Community to Anchor. So in total, there were 23 episodes with 605 downloads. For 2022, I look for more consistency with the p
@alze02 posted to Instagram: We accomplish great things through people. The better we are at engaging others into our mission the bigger the impact we can have on our communities. Keeping this top of mind is what all of the greats in history have done. Now, it is our turn to do the same thing. Follow your destiny by taking action, engaging people and living your truth. #theawakenedman #healthymasculinity #mensgrowth #menssuccess #themanbox #boundaries #lifepurpose #mensspirituality #men #f
@alze02 posted to Instagram: Expanding our moral horizon challenges us to look at our values and beliefs vs. what society claims to be right and wrong. What is moral to one man is amoral to another. Do you accept the consequences of your actions? What about the same actions from others? Can we truly be moral if we have opposing views? I believe we can. Morality is a personal decision. It is for each man to decide what is right and wrong. To teach those values to his family and community.
@alze02 posted to Instagram: What does it mean to be free? For me, it is about being able to get up and do whatever I want on my own time at my own pace. Hmm, I do that today. But is that really what freedom is? It depends on the mindset I have going into each day, doesn't it? Whether I go to a job or run a business both can be freeing or a prison. The choice is mine to make. The truth is I am free. Free to decide how my life unfolds. Remember that Al. Ok, I will. 😁:thumbsup
@alze02 posted to Instagram: Instead of making a new years resolution for 2022 consider choosing a word that will define you in 2022. Then spend the next 365 days "being" that word. The grammar is correct because it is in the present. To say you will become means you are never there. Therefore, BE IT. For me, I define myself as being COMMITTED. Committed to my health Committed to my marriage Committed to my family Committed to Serving Men through The Awakened Man Committed to growing as a man
@alze02 posted to Instagram: How often do we spend our time thinking about things we cannot control? Instead, channel that energy into something a pursuit that aligns with your values, your beliefs and your mission. Live authentically. That is where freedom lies. #mensgroupwgp #bandofbrotherswpg #theawakenedman2020 #mensspirituality #healthymasculinity #mensgrowth #bandofbrothers #lifecoachformen
@alze02 posted to Instagram: Becoming a man of the code means we live by a set of standards that resonate with who we are as men. That code can include virtues, actions and habits. The code lives in our thoughts. We solve our problems using a higher state of thinking. Our code evolves as we raise the quality of our thinking. There is no downtime from being the best version of ourselves. That is a state of mind. #theawakenedman #healthymasculinity #mensgrowth #menssuccess #themanbox #
@alze02 posted to Instagram: The great men of history all lived by a code. The could be a list of virtues as the stoics did. The code could be a set of guiding principles that put everything you do to the test of living your truth. In either instance, the code is made for the individual and it doesn't necessarily follow the crowd. Today, we live at a time with one of the world's most intellectually influential men alive with Jordan Peterson. Jordan provides us with a code that anyone can f
@alze02 posted to Instagram: When I created the Awakened Man, I built it upon 5 modules. The first of which is the Return of the King (Crafting Your Life Purpose). By the time men complete the 8 lessons, they are able to answer these three questions.. 1. Who am I? 2. Where am I going? 3. What do I aspire to become? In essence, they reveal to themselves their Raison D'etre, their "why." From this module, I took the best thought-provoking exercises and created a 10+ page workbook for you DIY
@alze02 posted to Instagram: Our work is to live our life purpose/mission to the fullest every day. For some finding their life purpose/mission/deepest desire can be a struggle. I suggest it is not something that is searched for. Rather our life purpose is something that we do naturally/effortlessly/passionately. Notice, I didn't say it wouldn't be scary to step into your purpose. To truly live it may mean it is scary as you are revealing the deepest part of who you are to the world. That i
@alze02 posted to Instagram: Striving for things to be easy doesn't promote growth only complacency. We measure our growth from the adversity we encounter and overcome. Forging our character into something that willingly takes on greater challenges. A fire burned hot enough forges iron into steel. Be grateful for placing yourself into the fire of life. Soon, an armour of impenetrable steel will result from your efforts. #theawakenedman #healthymasculinity #mensgrowth #menssuccess #thema
@alze02 posted to Instagram: I find it amusing to think back when I first met my wife. I was nervous to approach her. Not that she was scary. 😉 The thought of committing to her was the scary part. Truth be known, I think we were both scared about commitment, in the beginning. Both of us had relationship issues in the past and we were unsure if we were prepared to give of ourselves as deeply as we needed to for this relationship to flourish. Luckily, both of us finally made that co
@alze02 posted to Instagram: From time to time each of us will go through the valley of darkness. The valleys are there to teach us something about ourselves. Our character is revealed. Sometimes we are happy to see what has been revealed. Other times, we are disappointed. The choice is simple either wallow in self-pity or rise and be accountable to ourselves. Listen, I just went through the pity party. It's no fun. As I come out of this slump, I am inspired by what the valley has taught m
@alze02 posted to Instagram: If you have blood running through your veins then you have encountered fear. It is said we are born with two fears. The fear of falling and the fear of loud noises. All other fear is learned. Fear has it's place and time. It can keep you safe when you are in danger. The kind of fear I am talking about here is the fear that binds you into your current state. Look around you. Are you living the life you desire? For a great many of us, the answer is no. Cou
@alze02 posted to Instagram: The subtle difference between staying on the path vs. being kept on the path is profound. Staying means we are committed to following our destiny. It means we have the courage to face our fears head-on. It also means that we stay the course when times are well. Complacency creeps in insidiously as our ego steps in and says, "it's ok brother, you can pick it up again tomorrow." Being kept on the path means we are either being coerced or are coercing ourselves into
@alze02 posted to Instagram: Do you find that music brings smiles to you? I know I do. The songs in our lives anchor the memories we have of first love, winning the championship, our first car, and even your wedding song. For us it is the theme song from the movie Armageddon, I Don't Wanna Miss a Thing by Aerosmith. It's been 16 years since that song was first played and it means as much to us today as it did back then. Maybe your song wasn't a wedding song. Maybe it was the first date. Wh
@alze02 posted to Instagram: We are given to us to the level of our beliefs. If you want more, then revisit your limitations contained within your beliefs. Creation is only limited by our beliefs. Revisit them often. #theawakenedman #healthymasculinity #mensgrowth #menssuccess #themanbox #boundaries #lifepurpose #mensspirituality #men #fathers #fatherhood #manhood #gooddad #mastermind #personalgrowth #personaldevelopment #masculinity #marriage #relationships #legacy #rolemodel #