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Think of the men and women in your life that influenced you.
Did they teach you that men should be hard and stoic?
Or did they show you that men can be open and kind, no matter how hard things get?
Jesse Johnson has a calming force that resonates from him as he speaks. You know immediately that he has done a lot of work on himself. Work that was first inspired by one of his high school coaches who showed him that you could do well in life while still being kind, thoughtful and generous to others.
In this session we dive into Jesse’s life and talk about trying to be a good man and a good role model to those around us.
“When men who are feeling stuck and rigid with a dualistic way of being, when they hear soft they think:’In order for me to accept that there’s a quality of softness that’s nourishing, I have to reject hardness.’ I think there is soft and hard energies, they work together and that’s a really healthy thing to have.”
[tweetthis]”Being able to be soft and hard is a healthy thing to be.” @vitalcollective[/tweetthis]
- Coaching young men. Jesse and I talk about his experience of being coached as a young man and then coaching other young men and how much influence a coach can have over the development of that man.
- “Coaches in the American culture tend to have a lot of power and influence. I feel lucky to have been one of them”
- Soft vs. hard. Jesse and I talk about how we don’t need to give up our masculinity in order to be more feminine.
- Making your men’s group what you want it to be. Jesse tells us about how his men’s group started out very formal and now they do things like rock climbing, bouldering and go carting.
“The more I invest in myself the better I can be for the people I come across.” [tweetthis]The more I invest in myself the better I can be for the people I come across. @vitalcollective[/tweetthis]