For 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 March 28, 2022.
But if that’s not your thing – or if it’s simply too soon – you can always join a community call or our Facebook Community group!
We hope to see you soon, Brother!