Character
is forged in
the crucible
of adversity

Success lies on
the other side
of unfamiliarity
and discomfort

just because
it’s different
doesn’t mean
it’s impossible

do something
today that your
future self
would thank
you for

   fear
is never
an excuse
not to act

David Tian Ph.D., Executive Coach and Therapist specializing in Psychology, Philosophy, Relationships, Dating, Lifestyle, and Leadership

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David Tian Ph.D., Executive Coach and Therapist specializing in Psychology, Philosophy, Relationships, Dating, Lifestyle, and Leadership

David Tian, Ph.D., is director of Aura Transformation and a uniquely qualified international specialist in human behavior, emotional and social intelligence, masculinity, relationships, and a global educator, researcher, philosopher, and author.

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Most men, especially hypermasculine men, feel like therapy doesn’t work for them. Or worse yet, that therapy could never work for them.
And I get it. Not only are up to 80% of mental health workers women, but traditional psychotherapy operates through a feminine lens that further alienates masculine men.
When men go through traditional therapy, they often feel discouraged, angry, and unheard. Because the feminine approach doesn’t account for their lifelong conditioning about how emotions make you weak.
But nothing could be further from the truth: Not only do emotions add all the spice to life that makes it worth living, but mastering your emotions makes you more productive and more fulfilled too.

Live Caller Interview with an Achiever Raised as a Parentified Child | (#151) The Masculine Psychology Podcast with David Tian

Live Caller Interview with an Achiever Raised as a Parentified Child | (#151) The Masculine Psychology Podcast with David Tian

This week’s episode is a special episode, especially if you’re an achiever (like most of our listeners are). Leon, a long-time subscriber from South Africa, reached out for a one-time session that doubles as a podcast interview.

While your situation might not be exactly the same as Leon’s, if you’re an achiever or struggle with abandonment issues or neediness, there will likely be several themes that apply to both your life, as well.

I treated this interview like an initial consultation. Listening will give you insights into how you could accept your inner child parts that have been filling you with emotional turmoil (even if you don’t have the same exact problems as Leon does).

Best part?

Stop Playing the Blame Game: How to Own Your Sh*t & Transform Your Life | (#150) The Masculine Psychology Podcast with David Tian

Stop Playing the Blame Game: How to Own Your Sh*t & Transform Your Life | (#150) The Masculine Psychology Podcast with David Tian

One problem that haunts every relationship, career, and life is falling into a victim mindset. When you blame others for your problems and fail to acknowledge your role, you remain stuck and helpless in this vicious cycle. 

Worst part? 

As your relationships start to crumble, you’ll likely experience a heightened sense of anxiety and depression. And if you don’t address this, your life becomes a series of missed opportunities and unfulfilled dreams, leaving you with a sense of regret and dissatisfaction.

That’s the bad news. 

The good news?

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