“Feeling that sting, that uncomfortable emotion FULLY is necessary for moving on and reaching that next level.”


There’s no way to TOTALLY prepare and no way to avoid life’s curveballs – so let’s get clear on WHO we want to become in these situations! Our guest Emiliano Acevedo shares from the heart about some recent major challenges – including losing his younger brother and trying to save a failing business. His GRATITUDE and COURAGE in the face of life’s storms is noble, and inspirational. Host Phil Gomez and Emiliano also answer: how to take healthy risks, why a free man has no choices, and how to break through when we are suffering in silence. 


  • [06:15] How did Emiliano face off with a failing business?
  • [13:50] Why pivoting or pulling the plug is a hard pill for many men to swallow.
  • [20:19] Who do you become when you don’t get your way?
  • [26:11] Where do risk and masculinity intersect? Does our culture teach men to take or avoid risks?
  • [32:30] Why victim mentality prevents us from realizing the gift of risk taking.
  • [37:13] Why a truly free man has no choices, only commitments.
  • [44:01] Where a reluctance to ask for support holds men back.
  • [51:48] Emiliano’s reflections on his younger brother’s passing.
  • [1:01:03] How allowing himself to be supported by his community impacted Emiliano.
  • [1:10:21] The beauty of having a network and family with shared values and total alignment.
  • [1:21:43] Why there’s no excuse to stay stuck in today’s world, which is abundant in medicinal + supportive resources.

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