Episode 101

Published on:

31st Aug 2022

Our Identity as Men

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The definition of identity is "The condition of being oneself." The problem with many men is they aren't sure how to be themselves. Many grew up without a good example of a man so they are often figuring it out as they move through adulthood. They often live with a weight of insecurity and inwardly ask themselves, "Am I doing this right?" This insecurity is hurting men today because men without identity often hurt themselves, others, and society as a whole. We are digging into identity and why it is so important to us as men.

Why Identity is Important

  • As men, our identity is the foundation of everything  in our life
  • What you think of yourself is the foundation of how you live
  • The danger of this for many men is this was something modeled for them

The Danger of Group Identity

  • What many men do when they don't really have an identity is go looking for an identity
  • Any pack that brings recognition attracts men with no identity
  • Packs aren't bad for men
  • The good or bad of a pack is  based on the motivation of your pick
  • Men need to understand Similar vs Sameness

Why Don't Men Have an Identity?

  • Lack of contemplation
  • Overload of distractions
  • Outward scorecards

Think about your own identity this week

  • Do you own your identity? Do you have one?
  • Have you given control of your life to group identity or to some type of scorecard?

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About the Podcast

The Confident Man Podcast
Giving men the confidence they need to navigate the overwhelm of life. Pressure comes from all around us as men. We want to be good men, good husbands, and good dads. We also want to live a life of purpose and not just survive. The Confident Man Podcast seeks to empower you so you can live a strong confident life in all you do!

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David Maxwell

“Being a man is not a finish line to pass, but an adventure you live every day.”
David Maxwell coaches men on how to live a life with purpose and passion using his 4 A proprietary process. He’s spent the last 25 years helping young men feel confident in who they are and the decisions they make.
He has been speaking in front of small and large audiences for over 30 years and hosts “The Confident Man Podcast” on all major podcast platforms.
David has a degree in Banking and Finance and a Master’s Degree in Organizational Leadership. He was married to his late wife Angie for 28 years and has 2 children.
His website is www.davidmaxwellcoaching.com