So many of us hide who we truly are.
We bury our shame thinking that if anyone knew we would no longer be accepted.
But living this way keeps us from connecting with others.
It keeps us from truly experiencing life.
I kept my history of abuse hidden for a long time. It wasn’t until I told my story that I could become the person I am today.
You have to forgive yourself.
On today’s episode of The School of Greatness, I talk about shame with a person of great courage and integrity: Terry Crews.
Terry Crews is an actor, activist, artist, and former NFL football player. He plays “Terry” on Brooklyn 99 and is now a host on America’s Got Talent. Terry was included among the group of people named as Time Magazine’s Person of the Year in 2017 for going public with stories of sexual assault.
Terry has a powerful way of talking about what it means to be a man. We all can benefit from hearing his story.
So get ready to learn all about guilt, shame, and toxic masculinity.
Some Questions I Ask:
- What’s the biggest mistake that was the hardest to forgive yourself for? (5:30)
- What’s your view on forgiving toxic men? (55:00)
- How did you learn to forgive yourself? (1:00:00)
- What do love most about your wife (1:05:00)
In This Episode, You Will Learn:
- About Terry’s history of addiction (14:00)
- Why men need intimacy (21:00)
- The three stages of every man’s life (28:00)
- The difference between shame and guilt (31:00)
- The definition of toxic masculinity (40:00)
- About Terry’s #metoo moment (45:00)
- Plus much more…
About the Author: Lewis HOWES, Bi-Weekly Mentor, is a New York Times Bestselling author of the hit book, The School of Greatness and The Mask of Masculinity. He is a lifestyle entrepreneur, high performance business coach and keynote speaker. A former professional football player and two-sport All-American, he is a current USA Men’s National Handball Team athlete. He hosts a top 100 iTunes ranked Apple podcast, The School of Greatness, which has over 60 million downloads and 650 episodes since it launched in 2013. Lewis was recognized by The White House and President Obama as one of the top 100 entrepreneurs in the country under 30. Details Magazine called him one of “5 Internet Gurus That can Make You Rich.” Read More…