With the thousands of men I’ve talked with over the years, it’s evident that building and developing confidence is a huge issue for so many men. And, yet, so many men still struggle with the mindsets and activities required to build that confidence in themselves. Many of them believe you’re either born with it or you won’t ever develop it. That just isn’t true.
And, my guest today, Bradley Richardson, is here to talk about why that is and what to do about it. Today we talk about why men hang on to unimportant, irrelevant issues way too long, how to deal and cope with a loss of control, knowing what you want and never settling, why many men settle for broken women, avoiding becoming a chameleon to others, and how to regain your sense of clarity and confidence.
“The common denominator in all of your relationships is you.” Tweet That— Bradley Richardson
My guest today is Bradley Richardson. He is an accomplished author of 5 books, executive, speaker, and men’s coach.
He is also the creator of Advanced Adulting where his life’s mission has become to help men navigate midlife from career changes, divorces and separations, and just the changing of the seasons as men get older and a bit more grey in their beard. Enjoy the conversation.
- Guys tend to get stuck in the past
- relationships are not just a quid pro quo
- We need to communicate our expectations and standards
- What you want may not be what you need
- What people really want is a connection
- The bar is so low for men in relationships
- Control the things you can control
- Some men use their family as an excuse
- We kill ourselves with overthinking
The Iron Council
Do you have a band of brothers in your life? If not, you should. Many men will tell you it’s not necessary, but the evidence just doesn’t support that lone wolf mentality. We have a loneliness crisis, especially with men and the rates of depression, anxiety, and suicide that is impacting hundreds of thousands of men all over the world.
Having men in your corner doesn’t necessarily solve that problem but it does get you one step closer to the connections required to thrive physically, mentally, and emotionally as a man. That is where our exclusive brotherhood, the Iron Council comes into play.
If you’re ready to band with a group of like-minded, successful men getting after it in life, join us at www.orderofman.com/ironcouncil.
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