In this segment from last week's teaching session, Chris and Brandon talk about the Hero's Journey, the major theme in the Man On Purpose course, and how the course participants (and facilitators) are embarking on an epic journey together through the 7 week process of the Course.
"We’re embarking on the Hero’s Journey; the primal, elemental path of a man where he leaves what is familiar, goes to some place that is dark and dangerous and full of possibility, and comes back with some gold, with something powerful that he didn’t have before or didn’t know about himself."
Nearly every man has heard this — or something like it.
You may even be asking this question yourself. A constant refrain in your own head: “What am I doing with my life?”
A clear sense of your own true purpose is one of the most important qualities you can have as a man.
It’s what fires you up. It’s what gets you out of bed in the morning. It’s what laser-focuses your thinking in a world where distraction and diversion are considered normal.
When you’re living your life with a clear purpose, your career begins to thrive. Your relationships deepen and become more solid. You get respect from your peers. Your leadership comes online. And — let’s face it — you’re sexier and more desirable in the eyes of your woman or your partner.
Aligning with your purpose just might be the most important thing you do in your life.
But that’s the problem: Sometimes what it is just isn’t clear.
Hearing over and over “a man needs a sense of purpose” isn’t the same as tracking it down, identifying it, and claiming it for yourself. It’s not the same as finding and then living it. That requires going on a journey — a journey to the center of yourself. To your deepest truths. And the journey isn’t an easy one to take.
Sometimes others might offer the suggestion: If you can just get some time to sit and think about it, your purpose might become clear to you.
They mean well, but it’s a myth: If that was all it took, everyone in the world would eventually be living on purpose — and one look around will tell you that’s not happening.
Maybe you think: Hey, but I’m a responsible guy. I pay my bills, hold down a job, take care of my family...
That’s great. A good man takes care of his responsibilities. But it’s not the same as living your life in alignment with your purpose.
A man living his life on purpose is a hero of sorts. He might be a dad or a doctor, a math teacher or a mechanic, a chef or a computer geek. It doesn’t matter what he does for a living. What matters is that he gets up every day with a clear sense of who he is and what he’s doing in the world. He’s taken responsibility for finding his calling and — once it’s clear to him — living it. Fully.
Finding and learning how to live your purpose is the single greatest investment you’ll ever make in yourself.
If you’ve read this far, you may be a man whose purpose isn’t yet clear to him. And at this point, you may be thinking that finding it is the key to happiness and fulfillment.
It is — but it’s only part of the picture.
Once you’ve actually found your purpose, the hard work is to actually live your life that way. To wake up and spend your day devoted to your calling. To act consistently. Show up fully. To overcome the resistance and hurdles that will inevitably get in your way.
In your past, if you’ve caught a glimpse of your purpose (or even if you’ve taken the first steps along the path of living it) you know there’s something a little scary about it. It can make you uneasy. Your true calling — your soul’s deepest purpose — can be a little intimidating to encounter.
So what happens? You avoid it. You go numb. Check out. Let it fall away. Or maybe you chip away at it half-heartedly for years, never adding enough fuel to your own fire to generate any real heat. Maybe you do this your whole life.
Or… you switch everything up and do it differently. (Keep reading.)
It’s not your fault you’ve found yourself disconnected from your purpose, because you’ve been living in a society that perpetuates false information. This misinformation — generated by our families, by society, and by global culture at large — says that being a productive member of society is all you need to be happy. Get good grades, go to college, get a job, get married, have kids, send them to a good school, and so on. In short: fit in. That’s it. That’s the story we’ve been fed. And while it’s admirable, it’s not the whole truth.
As men, we’ve been deprived of real role models for how to live a purposeful, passion-driven life.
But something different is happening. Right here, right now. The fact that you’re reading this today, considering these questions, is a great sign. Powerful even. Heroic.
You’re right on track to create something new and different for yourself.
Because the cold, hard truth it this: Though the process for doing so is very simple, claiming your purpose is going to require serious commitment to yourself. But you can do it. It begins by clearing away the misinformation, correcting certain messages you learned as a boy, removing harmful ideas you’ve been taught by society and by well-meaning (but misdirected) male culture.
Truly living your purpose starts by taking responsibility for yourself — for everything in your life — and letting go of any false beliefs that your potential is limited.
And when those beliefs fall away, what fills in their place is power. And power is just the thing you need to find your purpose and get focused.
The Man on Purpose course offers a 7-week, step-by-step proven plan to help you transcend your limiting beliefs, reclaim your power, and step fully into your purpose as a man. Designed by men for men, it gives you clarity and a focused vision for your purpose by reconnecting you with the healthy, masculine power you’ve always known was living inside you.
This essential work of reclaiming your power is something only you can do. But here’s the good news: the Man on Purpose course will teach you how to do it. All of it. To reclaim power you’ve given away to others. To tap into a new kind of power to define or re-define yourself — not let society do it for you. The power to uncover exactly what you’re here to do in the world...and the power to see it through.
The Man on Purpose course will give you the power to shake off the limits you put on yourself — and claim full responsibility for your life.
And, from that place, to get about the business of fully living your purpose in the world.
In this 7-week online course, you’ll receive the teaching and support to guide you through our unique 3-step process, which will enable you to maintain the focus, commitment and energy for living your purpose in the world:
With a man like you in mind, the Man on Purpose course provides a clear, proven, supported outline for success.
Leonardo da Vinci said, “Make your work to be in keeping with your purpose.” Living your life in alignment with your purpose is clearly something you’ve been considering — or you wouldn’t have read this far.
What if you actually took the leap? What if you finally took a stand for your purpose? What if you fully committed to yourself and to your powerful potential? Think about it. How would life look different to you? How would your career evolve? How would your romantic partner feel about you? How would others respond? Would they be turned on, lit up, engaged, and excited in your presence?
Yes, they would!
If you’re ready — NOW — for this kind of positive, life-changing discovery, the Man on Purpose course is for you. Please scroll down and register below.
It's time. Time to bring more of you forward. More of your creativity and passion into the world, into your community, your family. We bet you already feel the pull.
It’s here in front of you right now: a critical choice point to either move out into the world more powerfully with your gifts and your purpose, or to go back to sleep, shut-down and numb out like so many men tend to do in our culture. What will it be for you?
Some of you may be in a period of transition, or facing some significant new challenges in your life right now. Either way, you’re probably hearing a call in your life. A call to a more passionate and meaningful way of living.
And what it will require of you is to live in your authentic power as a man…which means being clear, engaged, purpose-full, vulnerable, accountable and 100% responsible for your life.
It will mean bringing your courage forward to clear out all the negative beliefs that you hold about you. All the false stories that may still be running your life and that take you out of the bigger game that you are feeling called to play.
If this resonates with you then this course is the place for you to get the training, tools and support you need to claim your purpose and bring you and your Purpose Project™ into the world fully!
It will be something that moves you and makes a positive difference for others. We can help you get there. And you’ll make this journey with a powerful learning community of other like-minded men.
Our commitment to you is that when you are done with this course you will be tapped into a new source of power, with greater clarity and in action with your purpose.
It’s your time now. Join us to create your powerful, passionate and purposeful life.
Standing for you in your purpose,
Chris Kyle & Brandon Peele
Man on Purpose Course Facilitators
What a huge blast of sunshine, hope, and sound support! The Man on Purpose course provided a straightforward and effective process for clearing out the issues and wreckage of the past and has helped me get refocused, energized, and moving forward again.
The biggest gift I got was further insight into myself and greater clarity of purpose. Developing a purpose statement is very liberating and satisfying. The beauty of it is that it was created from the deepest inner parts of me, so I can trust it to guide my life.
After going to school, raising a family, and putting all my energy into just surviving, I felt that there had to be more to life than what I had already experienced. I thought that I wasn't fulfilling or utilizing the universal gifts that had been given to me. During the journey of purpose work with Brandon, my soul started waking up to a whole new reality that I didn't think was possible.
Since the program, I have made huge strides in healing and releasing my shame and finding my power. In turn I have taken on leadership in many areas, and I am happier and more content than ever before in my life. I am making an impact in the world, and I feel appreciated for it, and it feels good. I am a better man, father, husband, even a better lawyer. You came at the perfect point in my life to help me heal.
This process allowed a space to open up where I see more clearly the true man that I am. I experience myself as more empowered and present and other people around me tell me they experience me differently. All of this encourages me to believe even more in myself and to move more into the direction of living more authentically in my purpose. I have not arrived yet, but I do have hope again. I also have gained these effective tools that I will continue to work to help take me closer to where I want to be.
I assume hundreds if not thousands of men have been blessed through your leadership, Chris, with me and my recently transformed brothers being the latest. You carry yourself in such a regal, noble manner. You are the stuff that warriors look for in a leader. If I were a King, I would want to have you as the Captain of all my armies. If I were a warrior under your lead, I would follow you anywhere with absolute loyalty and trust.
The Man on Purpose Course was instrumental in changing my life direction. It supported me in getting much clearer on my purpose, and my ‘role’ in the ManKind Project. This program has given me a more fulfilling direction for my life. I strongly recommend taking this course -- just go for it!
A wonderful learning experience that helped me clarify my purpose and bring that purpose into action. The ability to interact and be supportive with other men around the globe was mind-boggling.
Through Brandon’s coaching I was able to make tremendous changes in my life, which led to a much more fulfilling existence. By examining both my beliefs and actions, he guided me in questioning and eliminating all that did not truly reflect who I was. Not only did I discover my purpose in life, but I have been more passionate about living for that purpose ever since.
In a world of gadgets, scarcity, fear and stress; Brandon has found a way to tap into his internal wisdom and is able to assist others in doing the same. I went to the class believing I was self aware. I left the class with not only new insights but also with tools to apply in my daily life that will allow me to continue to grow.
When the course began I knew something big was coming up for me and MOP was the perfect structure for me to flush out was next for me. Chris and George were brilliant at not only delivering the material but for providing some awesome processing for those of us that shared during the Q&A calls.
Through my work in the Man On Purpose course I have discovered with more confidence who I am as a man, and how my purpose is a natural, effortless expression of my character.
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In addition to having a rebroadcast of the call on Tuesday at 9am PST, recordings of these sessions will be posted each day, so if you can't make a session live don't worry, you'll always have access to listen to the recordings at your convenience.
Register Now and Save Your Seat. Course Starts May 7, 2015.
The Passion Test: The Effortless Path to Discovering Your Life Purpose is a New York Times best-seller by Janet Bray Attwood and Chris Attwood.
You'll receive a powerful and engaging one-hour personal session by phone with a certified Passion Test facilitator who will guide you through a structured process that reveals, clarifies and prioritizes your passions in all areas of life. You'll learn how to create "Passion Markers" or milestones that let you know you are living your passions fully.
You may be asking yourself, how do I follow my passions and purpose AND make money doing what I love?
You’ll learn how to do just that from these four people who are experts at helping others learn the secrets of monetizing their passions and have made millions themselves. Chris Attwood, Janet Bray Attwood, Greg Habstritt and Geoff Affleck will share their insights and tools during more than 6 hours of audio in 3 different sessions. Whatever it is you want to do and are committed to these are principles and practices that you can begin applying now to amp up the financial success of living your purpose and passions.
Janet and Chris take you through a special version of The Passion Test that helps you answer the question, "When my work is ideal I am...".
Includes PDF worksheet for the exercises
Entrepreneur and Success Coach, Greg Habstritt explains how you can monetize your passions by positioning yourself as the authority in your market. And you’ll learn the formula for making a great income doing what you love.
Includes two PDF worksheets for the exercises
Using The Passion Test process, Passion Test Facilitator and coach, Geoff Affleck, shows you how to make an action plan for monetizing your passions.
eBook by Lion Goodman
You make a commitment, and it’s solid. The next moment, you’re back to your old habits. Why does this happen? There’s a good reason – and there’s a way to change it. Lion Goodman is the author of three books, Creating On Purpose, Transform Your Beliefs and Menlightenment. In this audio workshop you'll discover:
Transform Your Beliefs: Unleash Your Magnificence and Change Your World – a 25-page multimedia eBook that describes where your negative and limiting beliefs came from, how they create your experience, and what you can do to eliminate them from your life.
Lion Goodman is CEO of Luminary Leadership Institute, an executive coaching and consulting firm dedicated to bringing leaders into alignment with their highest virtues and their True Self. He is the creator of The BeliefCloset Process®, a methodology for permanently transforming beliefs at the core of the psyche.
With Susan Bratton and Chris Kyle
What do you get when you combine your life purpose, a beautiful woman and your masculine presence? A man so magnetic he's addictive.
When you live your calling it's a mark of confidence and ambition, which is more attractive to women than six-pack abs and a fat wallet. Tune in to this revealing dialog with Man On Purpose facilitator Chris Kyle and Susan Bratton, a woman blazing new territory in transforming men through their potent sexuality.
In this audio workshop, you’ll discover:
Susan Bratton is the CEO and Co-Founder of Personal Life Media, Inc. She is a teacher, healer, savvy business owner and “Champion Of Your Pleasure.” Susan is the kind of woman who innately understands men. She knows in her heart that men want as much intimacy, affection and deep connection as they do pleasure with their partner.
Susan’s Motto: “Don’t compromise yourself, you’re all you’ve got.” — Janis Joplin, American Blues Singer
Each session will teach you, step-by-step, the practical tools and techniques necessary to start fully living your life on purpose. Chris and Brandon will support and guide you in each process with various processes related to connecting to purpose. Through these sessions, you will be able to discover, claim, and start living your life in alignment with your deepest calling.
Please note: Recordings of these sessions will be posted each day, so if you can't make a session live don't worry, you'll always have access to listen.
Chris and Brandon have set this time aside specifically to answer your questions. You’ll have the opportunity to listen to questions and answers that come up most often as you step into tapping your true power and living a life on purpose. If you have concerns that come up along the way, these sessions are sure to help you get clearer and more connected to the concepts in the course.
Please note: Recordings of these sessions will be posted each day, so if you can't make a session live don't worry, you'll always have access to listen to the recordings.
You’ll have access to a custom website that allows you to connect with all the other participants in the course and all the course materials, including audios and handouts. And, to guide you through the process of finding your purpose, Chris and Brandon have created weekly practice and reflection assignments that parallel the progress of the course. Following these assignments will better connect you to the process of releasing old messages, connecting with your power, and stepping into your life’s deepest passion.
You’ll have the unique opportunity to receive individualized, 1-on-1 mentoring during the 7-week course from your trained mentor-coach who’ll be assigned to you at the start of the program. You’ll benefit from a scheduled 50-minute mentoring session during the course — personalized and calibrated to address your specific challenges and opportunities.
PDF transcripts are a great resource, allowing you to return to and quickly reference key concepts and answers to frequently asked questions as you step fully into your purpose as a man.
Five additional bonus programs, which include:
Chris is a speaker, teacher and founder of the Ascendant Company, an eLearning consulting firm that helps authors, teachers and organizations build online learning programs and highly-engaged global learning communities that unite and inspire people across cultures.
Chris has trained and coached hundreds of individuals to achieve greater success in their businesses and their lives. He develops and teaches his own public online learning programs in the areas of purpose, the ‘new success’ and authentic leadership. He created the Power of Purpose Summit, which drew participants from 85 countries in 2014; and is the creator of this Man On Purpose online course. He also co-developed The Way of the Evolutionary Man Telesummit with host Craig Hamilton.
He has guided the online course launches of notable best-selling authors and teachers including Neale Donald Walsch, Jean Houston, Arielle Ford, Terry Patten and Shakti Malan; and worked with organizations such as the San Francisco Zen Center, Evolving Wisdom, Meridian University, and The ManKind Project.
Earlier in his career, Chris worked in Fortune 500 companies and owned his own global eco-adventure travel company for 6 years. He graduated from Stanford University and lives with his wife in Northern California.
Brandon Peele is the Founder of The EVR1 Institute. Brandon's purpose is to create a world of 7 billion purpose-driven humans. Through his 1-on-1 coaching, writing, courses and workshops, he helps people find, live from and profit from their purpose. He has been a coach for 20 years, starting and leading sports teams, multinational corporate teams and new ventures.
Brandon brings a global perspective to purpose discovery. He is the creator of a human potential measurement framework, the Continuum Development Index, the Cosmic Citizenship Exam and the free adult education initiative, B+. His work has been featured in USA Today, Fox News and Techcrunch. He has also taught courses at UC Berkeley in Global Business Management, Entrepreneurship, and Creativity and Personal Mastery. Prior to founding The EVR1 Institute, he worked for a number of successful social enterprises (Lifefactory, Babycenter, SunTechnics), start-ups (Bebo/Aol., Crackle/Sony, Intertainer) and Fortune 500 Companies (Merrill Lynch & Co., Autodesk).
When he's not riding his purpose pony, you can find him outside. He enjoys trips to National Parks and World Heritage sites like Machu Picchu, Yosemite, Joshua Tree and the Grand Canyon. He is also CPR, First Aid and Rescue First Aid trained and a PADI Dive Master.
Living fully from your purpose is the most powerful and fulfilling decision you can make, for your present, for your future and the future of the world. We know there will definitely be questions and challenges arising all along the way, so to get the most out of your work with Chris and Brandon, you need not only training, but ongoing support and a deep connection with others on the same path.
When you register for Man On Purpose: The Essential 7-Week Online Course for Men you’ll become part of an inspired, vibrant global learning community of individuals just like you who are seeking to connect with like-minded men. You’ll be interacting online with Chris and Brandon and also with your fellow students from around the world through a private social network created exclusively for the participants in this course.
As a part of each week’s curriculum, you’ll be given exercises for contemplation and reflection, and invited to post your responses on the forum. And both Chris and Brandon will be available on a weekly basis to answer all of your questions along the way.
An online course delivers curriculum to you on a weekly basis which gives you the control to determine your best time to do the work. Whether your best times are mornings or evenings, you’ll be able to participate live with Chris and Brandon during each week or listen to the recordings of the sessions at your convenience. Sessions with Chris and Brandon are LIVE on Thursdays, directly followed by the Q&A sessions.
The only equipment you’ll need is a computer with an internet connection, and a phone or SKYPE phone line if you wish to participate in the live interactive sessions.
Don’t worry, there will be recorded audios available for you to download from the online community forum after every session. In fact, many people who take the course are unable to attend all the sessions live, and they report that their experience is just as powerful. You may also post your questions in advance for Chris and Brandon to answer on the live Q&A calls. You’ll feel very much a part of our community and enjoy the camaraderie of sharing the journey with other participants.
Please note: Recordings of these sessions will be posted the day after the live presentation, and aired again in an Encore Presentation the following week, so if you can't make a session live don't worry, you'll always have access to listen to the recordings at your convenience.
Course session 1: Thursday, May 7, 5:30 to 6:20pm Pacific
Q&A session 1: Thursday, May 7, 6:20 to 7:00pm Pacific
Encore Presentation: Tuesday, May 12, 9:00am Pacific
Course session 2: Thursday, May 14, 5:30 to 6:20pm Pacific
Q&A session 2: Thursday, May 14, 6:20 to 7:00pm Pacific
Encore Presentation: Tuesday, May 19, 9:00am Pacific
Course session 3: Thursday, May 21, 5:30 to 6:20pm Pacific
Q&A session 3: Thursday, May 21, 6:20 to 7:00pm Pacific
Encore Presentation: Tuesday, May 26, 9:00am Pacific
Course session 4: Thursday, May 28, 5:30 to 6:20pm Pacific
Q&A session 4: Thursday, May 28, 6:20 to 7:00pm Pacific
Encore Presentation: Tuesday, June 2, 9:00am Pacific
Course session 5: Thursday, June 4, 5:30 to 6:20pm Pacific
Q&A session 5: Thursday, June 4, 6:20 to 7:00pm Pacific
Encore Presentation: Tuesday, June 9, 9:00am Pacific
Course session 6: Thursday, June 11, 5:30 to 6:20pm Pacific
Q&A session 6: Thursday, June 11, 6:20 to 7:00pm Pacific
Encore Presentation: Tuesday, June 16, 9:00am Pacific
Course session 7: Thursday, June 18, 5:30 to 6:20pm Pacific
Q&A session 7: Thursday, June 18, 6:20 to 7:00pm Pacific
Encore Presentation: Tuesday, June 23, 9:00am Pacific
Register Now and Save Your Seat. Registration Closes May 14, 2015.
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