“I didn’t have to look outside of myself to learn how to be a man”

Life is defined by transformation and change! My guest today is Samson Odusanya, a man deeply dedicated to supporting men in experiencing their full aliveness and allowing their old identities to die. We speak to the inevitable phases that come with maturation and how men can revive healthy masculine structures like mentorship and brotherhood. What does it look like to father oneself? Can you be overly attached to the identity of THE PROVIDER? Samson and I answer these questions plus reflect on partnership, emotion, money, and more in this dynamic interview!


[03:41] How Samson learned about masculinity and manhood despite not having a father.

[07:01] What does it look like to father oneself? 

[14:11] Why men in transitional periods need mentorship and tribe.

[19:48] Is society too quick to label young men with mental health disorders?

[24:37] How Samson recognized where his mother wound was impacting his relationships.

[28:21] What comes up for men when they ARE NOT the primary income earner.

[32:02] How Jeddy became overly attached to the role of PROVIDER.

[38:18] Why do so many men avoid and repress emotion?

[41:48] What about STRENGTH inspired Samson to integrate it as part of his core message?


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Instagram || @samsons_strength – Leads a 12 week program TO HELP YOU SHED OLD IDENTITIES. PLUS in person events in Austin, TX!

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