What does it (really) mean to be authentic?
How can you know when you’re being authentic, or just being a jerk?
Are you aware that your thoughts may be lying to you, actually preventing you from being authentic?
In this episode, my guest is Dr. Aziz Gazipura, the founder of The Social Confidence Center, author of a number of books on building confidence and breaking through social anxiety.
Truth is, I didn’t really know what to expect in our conversation today, because Dr Aziz is another man who’s work I wasn’t that familiar with. One thing I want you to know, my dear listener, is that this podcast, “Men, This Way,” is an act of service, a “heartwork” borne of the depths of my own soul’s yearning. I intend for it to be a carrier of wisdom. And as such, my conversations with guests are honest, real inquiries into a person’s experiences and life lessons, vulnerable explorations into the events and forces that have shaped their lives – and mine – as men.
This is not merely a platform to sell expertise, or workshops, or books, although we will sometimes talk about those things.
I get a lot of inquiries from men (and many women, too) to be guests. I don’t say yes to most of them, because I treat your listening as sacred, and my time as precious. There are plenty of podcasts that dive into someone’s “expertise” and the “life-hacks” they want to teach you.
We’ll offer some of that here, but these are wisdom conversations. Wisdom conversations don’t always – or perhaps ever – end with firm conclusions to life’s most enduring questions. Instead, a wisdom conversation opens up new doors of perception and possibility. They offer insight, and often they’ll offer even more inspired questions, to help light the path forward for your journey through life.
I really enjoyed my conversation with Dr. Aziz. He is clearly a man who is continuing to evolve and grow and deepen his own capacity to be of true service to the world.
He is a clinical psychologist who serves people through his books, videos, coaching, trainings, and his own podcast, as well, to break through challenges around confidence and social anxiety.
Like most of my episodes we cover a wide range of topics in this one, though we center around the question of authenticity – what does it look like, feel like, sound like, to BE authentic – as well as what does it NOT look like, feel like, or sound like. So even if you don’t think you struggle with confidence or social anxiety, I encourage you to listen through this episode, for this exploration around “what is authenticity” is an essential one for any man – or woman – who would live a truly fulfilling life.
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Alright, back to my episode with Dr. Aziz Gazipura … Take a deep breath, and stay present with us all the way through to Dr. Aziz’s 5 Key Takeaway’s at the end of this episode of Men, This Way …
Let’s dive …