- Backyard Barbecue and Axe Throwing
Join us for another evening of delicious barbecue, axe throwing, and hanging out with the guys. It’s been awhile since the last one, so let’s get together and have some fun.
Food will be catered by Rudy’s BBQ with the menu including smoked brisket, sausage, potato salad, coleslaw, pickles, onions, lots of BBQ sauce, bread, iced tea and some kind of desert.
There will also be a homemade vegan chili option for the whole food plant based brothers among us.
You are welcome to bring beer or anything else you want to share with the group, otherwise just come hungry.
We will kick off the feast at 6pm followed by some friendly axe throwing and laid back conversation.
If you need to arrive later than 6pm just come when you can. We will be hanging out till at least 8pm anyways.
- Morning Hike at Walnut Creek Park
Join us for another morning hike with the guys. This time we will actually hit the hiking trail itself, so meet us at the bike path entrance with the big star on the ground and we will walk over to the hiking trailhead together as a group.
- Mentoring Men Launch Party Men’s Group Call
THE SHORT VERSION: Join this afternoon’s men’s group call at 3pm Central to officially kick off the launch of our new Mentoring Men community.
When: Today, Sunday February 14th, 2021
Time: 3pm Central
THE LONG-ER VERSION ( ITS WORTH READING! )
To all my brothers on this Valentine’s Day,
“I LOVE ME!” There I said it. I love me. I am valuable. I am loving and smart and honest and hard working and creative and funny and goofy and awkward and passionate. If you are reading this, then I know you are too. That’s why we are friends!
I’ve heard it said that we can’t love someone more than we love ourselves because we can’t give what we don’t have. We must know what it looks like, what if feels like, what it is to love ourselves fully, deeply, and unapologetically before we can give that love to someone else. Well, I love me AND I love you too!
All my life I have done things with an undercurrent of fear. What if it doesn’t work out. What if people think I’m stupid. What if it does take off and suddenly I find myself in a situation I can’t handle. Can you relate?
I have allowed these self limiting thoughts to rob me of my self-confidence, inspiration, and precious time I can never get back. Well, no more.
I no longer choose to live that way.
Along with three of my brothers Sven Masterson, Dennis J. Collins, and Matthew Epsky, we have created a men’s personal growth and development community where brothers from around the world are supporting each other through difficult life experiences. A men’s community where we promote a message of love, starting with self love, self acceptance, and self confidence.
No more shrinking, or hiding, or hoping that something good will happen without me putting myself out there.
A little over two years ago my wife said she didn’t want to be married anymore. It was devastating at the time, but now I recognize it as one of the greatest turning points in my life. We separated for a time. I lived in an empty two bedroom apartment with a sleeping bag, an air mattress, and my shame of failure as a husband, a father, and as a man. I didn’t know what I didn’t know.
We are back together now. After two years of one-on-one private men’s coaching, men’s retreats, hundreds of hours of conversations with men, reading tons of books, watching tons of videos, extensive travel and self development, and intensive coach training program I am calm, confident, and pleased with myself as a man. I’m not perfect and I never will be, but today I have clarity on who I am and what I want for my life.
I am inviting you to a new life.
If you are dealing with separation, divorce, lack of confidence, fear, anxiety, codependence, guilt, shame, “nice guy” behavior, low self worth / self esteem, neediness, or other difficult life issues, you don’t have to walk alone. I have been where you are and I am inviting you right now to join a community of men who understand you and who know your pain. We talk with each other every day and we support each other.
If you don’t have this in your life right now, here’s your chance to connect with men who are doing their work to be the kind of men the world needs, to be the kind of man they want to be, to be the man they were born to be.
If you are reading this, I want you to know that I love you, I appreciate your friendship, and I hope that at some point in the near future I get to serve you, laugh with you, and thoroughly enjoy time together.
If anything I’ve said speaks to you, then join me at https://Mentoring.men/launch and use the Valentine’s Day coupon code of VDAY69 to love yourself enough to take the first step toward positively changing your life forever.
I love you brother. The sun is shining and the horizon is calling and you are, I am, we all are enough.
Join the men’s group call this afternoon at 3pm Central Time to officially kick off the launch of Mentoring Men.
Much love brother! ❤️
- NFL Watch Party - Kansas City Chiefs vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Come watch NFL football, hang out, and enjoy a fun afternoon with friends. Our very own North Austin Men's Group member, JimL is hosting this event in his home. Thank you, Jim!
Starting at 5:30
Jim's home is in North Central Austin. RSVP now for the event, and Jim will share his address and phone number before game day.
WHAT TO BRING ( aka, chips, dips, and drinks )
Jim will have SOME adult beverages and snacks, grilled chicken and other fixin's, but please also bring chips and dip to share, and whatever else you might want to enjoy.
That's it. Feel free to message me or JimL if you have questions.
- Sunday Football Watch Party - Green Bay vs Tampa Bay
Join us Sunday, January 24th @ 1:30pm to watch the Green Bay Packers vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers. This will be a small group event, limited to 10 people so RSVP sooner than later and be sure to come if you RSVP so others can come if you change your mind. I have a few people from another group also joining 👍
- Thursday Night Football - Cardinals vs Seahawks
Join us for Thursday Night Football and social time. The Cardinals and Seahawks will be playing. Bring a buddy if you want. Come when you want, leave when you want. This is your chance to get out of the house and hang with the guys.
- Men's Group Call - Tonight @ 7pm Central
Join tonight's "First Monday of the Month", Men's Group Zoom call with the guys to discuss how feeling frustrated, unappreciated, and discontent is keeping us stuck in a cycle of unhappiness.
With the holidays upon us, COVID concerns, and life's general disappointments it is easy to feel down.
Share your situation and let your brothers support you. We discuss topics like dealing with separation, divorce, dating, romantic relationships, work, stepping outside our comfort zones, overcoming fear, handling anxiety, and living more fully as our authentic, masculine, confident selves.
See you tonight,
Austin Men's Group Organizer
This call will last 1.5 hours so those who want to share can. You don't have to stay on the call the whole time, but it is a good chance to ask questions and hear what other men are sharing.
Join early, come late, leave whenever you want.
This is a complementary "First Monday of the Month" call. The next free call will be in 30 days, so if you want / need to talk, tonight is your opportunity.
If you would like to speak with other guys weekly, the Happy Man Group meets every Monday night @7pm Central.
Interested? Join the Happy Man Group.
Want a private conversation instead? Let's talk.
Curios why I started this group? Read this.
Thanks for being here and wanting a better life for yourself and those you care about.
Much love brother!
- Pool and Football Watch Party
Our football / pool party is coming up this Sunday.
Meetup member Jim Lollar is hosting this event at his house.
His address and phone number will be sent out via Meetup shortly, so watch your inbox for those details. Message me if you need the details sent later.
The pool party will start around 2 and at 7 we will go to Jim’s place for the COWBOYS vs RAMS football game.
Jim will have drinks, mostly beer, and munchies by the pool and he will be grilling mango habanero chicken for the game with beans and potato salad as sides.
Feel free to bring anything else you’d like.
Jim asks that you bring a mask to wear while you’re moving around inside his house. He will have plenty of hand sanitizer available.
If you have any questions please let Jim know either by phone or PM here on Meetup. https://www.meetup.com/North-Austin-Mens-Group/members/11140787/profile/
The weather is supposed to be partly sunny and 88, which is just about perfect! Should be a ton of fun! 🥳🥳