Embracing Vulnerability: How Men Benefit and Why They Hesitate

Big A and Wally
Feb 20, 2024

"We have freedom of choice, but we don’t have freedom of consequences.” Caught in a bind between two close friends entwined in a business quandary, the weight of secrecy presses heavily on Big A today.  As the president of Superior Rigging and Erecting Co., Patrick Lewis brings a wealth of experience to our candid discussion on the delicate balance of confidentiality in both our personal and professional lives.

We venture into the complexities of withholding information, even from spouses, as we recall a compelling episode with my church's pulpit committee. The conversation unearths the critical foundations of trust and the nuanced implications of privacy across various spheres, from mastermind groups to intimate partnerships.

Key Takeaways:

  • Why do men hate being vulnerable?
  • Big A didn't even WANT to be in his mastermind group
  • The "I just wanna do whatever I wanna do" attitude ripple affect
  • What qualifies your friends as trustworthy?

This episode isn't just about exposing the softer side; it's a call to action for anyone seeking REAL connection. It is CRITICAL to embrace vulnerability with ourselves and with others. After all, a truly fulfilling life—and a view from the top—is just on the other side of openness.

Connect With Patrick Lewis:
Patrick Lewis is the President and CEO at Superior Rigging & Erecting Co., a hoisting, rigging and steel erection company with locations in Atlanta, Georgia and Orlando, Florida. He began working for Superior when he was just 10 years old and has seen the company grow from a small family business to a leader in their industry, employing over 370 employees. Patrick held multiple positions within the company before taking over as Owner/President in 2001.  Patrick attended Mercer University and received his Millwright JATC in 1996. Amongst his many accomplishments, Patrick is also Head Coach of Georgia Impact Fastpitch Softball and led his 18U team to become PGF National Champions in 2018.

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