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The Rising Man Podcast

Welcome to “The Rising Man Podcast,” a platform where amazing men from all walks of life come to share their personal stories about the journey from boy to man, the challenges, triumphs, and insights they’ve experienced, and what they’ve learned along the way. Here we dive deep into masculine culture to identify what it really means to be a man in the modern world and to extract tips and tools to help EVERY man rise into greatness and become the man he is destined to be.

Jun 25, 2020

As the creator of Black Man Now, Eric Payton is leading the effort to bring more Black men into men’s work. All communities and walks of life benefit from dropping their masks and authentically sharing. Pain doesn’t care about race, it is affecting us all. The more we unite and realize our commonalities, the deeper this brotherhood becomes. We also cover why many white men are confused by racial conversations, how to reconstruct our mindset, and why loving people is necessary to lead.

Show Notes:

  • A boy is finding himself, while a man IS HIMSELF - Whole & Healed
  • Black Man Now - Eric’s organization where men from all walks of life unite and drop their masks
  • How a racial profiling incident led Eric to create Black Man Now
  • Is the men’s work space inviting to Black men?
  • Why freeing yourself from shame is a GAME CHANGER
  • Why you can’t be a leader if you don’t love people
  • “The Work” - Documentary about imprisoned men coming together to heal
  • Why pain doesn’t care about race
  • You don’t know what you don't know - especially when it comes to history - RESEARCH & EDUCATE!
  • Why we often project how others healing processes “should” look
  • Why many white men are confused about how to proceed in this racial dialog
  • How we can reconstruct our perceptions and minds in order to move forward.

Connect With Eric:

He hosts local events for men in the L.A. Area!! Follow on social media for updates


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Rising Man Links:

Fire Circles | Are you ready to join other men JUST LIKE YOU who have found a way to RISE ABOVE life’s challenges and create a life of purpose and fulfillment?


Initiation | Compass Program - 4 day 4 night Vision Fast in the wilderness, with preparation and incorporation calls in the months before and after. 


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