Doing it alone is so ingrained in us as men that we never learned how to ask for and receive help.
It might seem like a dumb thing to say (how can you not receive help?), but it comes from a deep belief that if we accept help from those around us that we are somehow of less value. Value and finding help is a common theme of today’s conversation.
In this episode I talk to Cory Huff, founder of The Abundant Artist. This was our second attempt at recording for I Love You Man (we explain why at the end) and it shows as Cory just dives into some big changes that have been happening for him.
Listen in to find out what brave steps out of his comfort zone Cory is taking to live in a more heart-conscious way.
Get in contact with Cory at his website, The Abundant Artist. Also his book, Selling Your Art Online, will be available June 2016.
Or say Hey! to him on Twitter: @AGoodHusband
These are the notes I took listening back to the episode:
- Finding men to have real conversations with: One of the personal things Cory is working on at the moment is finding other men that he can have honest, real conversations with. I can absolutely identify with this feeling as it’s a big part of why this podcast began. I quizzed Cory on how he went about finding and reaching out to these other guys.
- Confirmation bias: It’s easy to override those around us in an effort to see the world as we want to see it. Cory shares a hard experience of coming to terms with that in his marriage and what he’s doing about it now.
- Getting professional help: Cory drops a bomb pretty soon in that he has begun seeing a therapist to help him with some of the struggles he goes through. I feel like I should share about my experience with a psychologist. Getting professional help is a really useful tool when you want to start making some changes in your life.