Brian M. Wang: How to use our emotions for growth

The Mandate

16-02-2021 • 50 mins

Brian M. Wang is an executive coach that is passionate about helping startup CEOs transform into amazing leaders. In this episode we'll get into, how the meaning of manhood changing in the current era, how we can incorporate our felt emotions to create better lives for ourselves, and Brian's personal journey with mental health. Topics include...

  • When did Brian first decide to get some extra support?
  • Mental health challenges as a startup CEO
  • How his coach helped him develop the skills of self awareness
  • Brian's journey from coach, to therapy, to self care
  • Why strong relationships with others start within ourselves
  • How Brian and his wife leaned in to save their marriage
  • How reconnecting with himself allowed him to reconnect with people he cared about
  • What Brian does to check in and stay connected with himself now
  • What is affect labeling?
  • The power of naming our feelings
  • How we can start to notice our feelings and stop judging them
  • How can we not get hooked or triggered by our emotions
  • What you can do to "interrupt" your emotions before they run too far
  • The COMBO BREAKER meme and how feelings open open new possibilities
  • How to use an emotion wheel to find the right words to describe your feelings
  • The impact gender norms have on our ability as men to feel
  • What "being a man" means to Brian
  • Why do people lash out at new expressions of masculinity?
  • What he's learned from his coaching clients and what he loves the most
  • Why it's important to give yourself the gift of time with yourself

Conscious Uncoupling: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00T39BOEU/

Feeling Wheel: https://blog.calm.com/blog/the-feelings-wheel

Combo Breaker meme: https://knowyourmeme.com/memes/combo-breaker

Connect with Brian: https://twitter.com/brianmwang

Brian's coaching: www.dashingleadership.com

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