Society favors the preservation of image, making it normal to share your wins but never your shortcomings. Many people are afraid of being vulnerable and voicing their opinions. A man showing weakness is considered less than, because men are “supposed” to be tough. Both men and women have had to bottle up their feelings so they are not judged.
However, Sean Whalen has been breaking social norms through his mantra and movement “Lions Not Sheep”. He is set to release a new documentary of the same name that explores the concept of masculinity, and how damaging it can be.
Sean Whalen is a celebrated author, podcaster and influencer. He is the author of the top-selling book, “How To Make Sh*t Happen.” Whalen is also an investor and successful entrepreneur. He is the founder and president of the Lion’s Den, a premiere coaching group for business professionals, entrepreneurs, and the like. The group consists of thousands of professionals, executives, and millionaires all looking to continue improving their lives, business achievements, and success.
In short, Sean Whalen is a man of many talents, but he has had to learn many hard lessons along the way. He notes he has encountered countless challenges and hardships throughout his life and career that have made him the success he is today.
While still in his twenties, Sean was a millionaire running a successful real estate company. He married and was living what many would consider a dream life. However, that was all cut short by the 2008 global financial crisis, which greatly affected the real estate industry. Sean’s marriage ended in divorce, his home, assets, and success were liquidated, and his employees were laid off.
Trying to adjust to a lifestyle he was not used to, Sean struggled with depression and contemplated suicide. In his words, he felt like the world and his three young children would be better off without him.
It is often considered socially unacceptable to share your weaknesses. In many ways, men are expected to be unrelentingly strong and never vulnerable. Sean chose to seek help and made a difficult decision, and, in the end, his journey was extremely rewarding.
Sean contacted a friend who had endured a similar situation and was connected to a men’s improvement program. This was the beginning of a new chapter in Sean’s life. He learned more about himself and began to be honest about his strengths and weaknesses. His approach towards life also changed; he no longer waited for validation from anyone, and he was more focused on his present, future, and general happiness.
According to Sean, this whole experience taught him how people tend to live in a cycle. When he was working in real estate, he always thought that the more he worked, the sooner he would retire and get to spend time with his family. However, the more he worked, the more he became ‘addicted’, and he barely spent any time with his family. Money can never buy time, says Sean. Therefore, rather than working hard, aim to work smarter.
“Lions Not Sheep” is more than a movement; it’s a representation of family, growth, authenticity, and integrity. The movement and its apparel are showing people that it’s okay to be fiercely yourself. You do not have to follow the rest of the herd; you can be a lion and blaze your own trail.
Sean’s “Lions Not Sheep” documentary is set to release soon. It gives an inside look into struggles, victories, and business. It shows you how to embrace the real you and become a leader in your life. This documentary is worth watching, considering this is something many people struggle with.