The secret to success?
We become better together
In the business world, companies that collaborate are starting to outperform companies which compete. It is the sign that a new paradigm is dawning. Trust, truth, connection and co-creation wins tomorrow.
The same is true for men.
o you believe that collaboration is a sign of weakness? Do you believe, on some level of your being, that it suggests you’re not capable on our own?
If you do, you’re in good company. This story is pervasive in our culture. So many of us are raised to believe that the moment we express our need for the help and presence of others is the moment we cease being a man.
For centuries, our culture has idealized the lone wolf role, equating it with heroism and great achievements. And so in your efforts to be a responsible, capable and impressive man, you too may have sworn allegiance to your loneliness.
It is a proud heritage too; history was in large part made by pioneers who strayed from the beaten path to make new discoveries. Thomas Edison famously made 1000 attempts at inventing the light bulb. Sitting on his own, manifesting ideas that would shape the collective future of humanity. We love stories like that.
And yet as the world keeps changing, it is increasingly clear that the days when being a lone wolf was evolutionarily beneficial have passed. As the economy changes, men who aspire to these old ideals increasingly get left behind. The evolutionary forces at play all seem to point to one thing: We can’t do it alone.
This is true for us as well: One man founded Reclaim your Inner Throne, but it was the many that ensured that we became a success.
What is our secret? Brotherhood. Empowered and intimate heart-alliances with other men.
And you are invited.
or centuries, we men, in our pursuit of heroic feats of transcendence and conquest, have been loyal to our loneliness. Pursuing the heroic archetypes so enamored by culture, we have achieved great things, but at the price of isolation and early death.
Yet, there is something new in the air: Results from the business world, as documented in books like Reinventing Organizations, show that companies that think, work and organize within a frame of co-creation and collaboration are more successful than those stuck in the old paradigm of competition, divide and control. In fact, the extent to which they outperform old paradigm companies is shocking.
(A 2013 Gallup survey of international work happiness shows that 87% of workers worldwide are unhappy with work. In other words, the old paradigm isn’t just bad for business, it’s bad for people).
As we see old paradigm businesses starting to lose ground, it’s a safe bet that if you cling to the old paradigm battle for alpha male status, you too will struggle.
And struggle they do, most of the men who come to us. Having lived within, or in rebellion against, the old paradigm of alpha male masculinity for a lifetime, many men arrive with a deep distrust of other men. Many don’t like themselves. Many struggle with shame for their heritage (feeling personally responsible for the evils of history).
Yet when they encounter a Brotherhood which synthesizes the polarities of power and vulnerability, boundaries and openness, they start to heal. They discover a coming together of exiled parts inside of themselves. And their lives transform. (and those of them who are business owners transform their companies)
This is what we want for you as well. And if you want that too, the most powerful way is to join our next round of the Reclaim your Inner Throne initiation on September 18.
We hope to see you soon, Brother!
Messages to you from Team and Community members
(all team members started out as participants)