What is the Masculine Fire?

No. 2 – January 11, 2018

My name is Chad Mast. Welcome to The Masculine Fire.

After telling a good friend of mine about starting this blog she said, “Okay, well, I don’t think I can relate much to that, but I like that you’re working on it.”

What I want my readers to understand is that this blog isn’t dedicated solely to men. Yes, the things I’m writing about are going to be written from a male perspective but that doesn’t mean that The Masculine Fire applies solely to males. We all operate from a mix of masculine and feminine energies; even you cutthroat, hardcore, ego-driven, ‘manliest’ of men have feminine energy inside of you. 

What character traits are commonly associated with masculine energy?

TRAITS ASSOCIATED WITH MASCULINE ENERGY:

  • Assertiveness
  • Aggressiveness
  • Analytical
  • Logical
  • Controlling
  • Impatience
  • Focus
  • Stability
  • Passion
  • Discipline
  • Confidence

This list is not all-inclusive. These are just a few examples. 

So, what is my interpretation of the masculine fire? It’s the energy, the force that comes from deep within you and pushes you to be the best version of yourself that you can be. It’s what encourages you to seek knowledge and pass your wisdom on to those around you. It’s what drives you to face your fears head-on and look them in the eye and say, ‘You will not own me anymore.’ It’s what forces you to your feet when you feel like you’ve fallen for the last time and growls in your ear, ‘Get up! Today is not the day you give up!’ You feel it in the core of your being where your heart and your soul intersect. 

Regardless of gender, the masculine fire can be lit inside of you. It encompasses the greatest and strongest characteristics we have, masculine and feminine. 

I’m going to discuss many things centered around emotion in this blog because I know handling and processing emotion is not something the masculine energy does well. As always, if there’s a topic you’d like to see discussed send me an email or leave a comment. 

Thank you for taking the time to read this post. Until next time!

January 1, 2018 – New Year, New Me

My name is Chad Mast. Welcome to The Masculine Fire.

I was challenged by my good friend and mentor Dan Borland to create a blog page with the intention of channeling the necessary energy towards starting my motivational coaching business. This blog will be simple. There won’t be lots of bells and whistles. I intend to keep it simple so I don’t become swallowed up in overthinking the details of what I think it should be. See, I’ve been focused too much on the details of too many unnecessary things for too long. I think it’s easy for us to place too much attention on what we perceive the big picture should be and to project our insecurities and fears onto that picture.

For myself, that fear has been around starting a motivational and life coaching business. I came up with the idea in 2015 after having taken the Gallup Strengthsfinder test. My test results indicated that life coaching may be a profession my Strengths would serve well in. Intrigued, I did some research and immediately fell in love with the idea of being a coach and helping people find their purpose in a wayward life. I came up with the name of my business and quickly purchased rights to the domain name. I’ve rented that domain name for over two and a half years now and I have never done anything to start building the website for my business. Why? Fear. I’m scared of stepping away from the security and comfort of IT which is what I’ve been doing for the last ten years.

Have you ever complained about something so long that you get sick of hearing yourself talk about it? That’s where I’m at with my coaching business and feeling ‘stuck’. Am I capable of building a website? Hell yeah I am. Will I be a good motivational coach? You’re damn right I will. I have had multiple people tell me that I’m going to be an excellent coach, that the advice and support I gave them was vital to helping them shift their perspective on their life. I have the intelligence, the drive and the affirmation to do this, so why do I feel stuck? Because I’m afraid. I’m afraid of stepping outside of my comfort zone. I’m afraid that I overestimate my ability to help people despite the words of praise I’ve received.

I’ve labeled 2018 as ‘The Year I Recapture My Heart’. That’s where the inspiration for The Masculine Fire was born. At the end of 2018, I want to look back at this year and say, “Yeah, I definitely recaptured my heart and reignited the masculine fire within it.” I hope you will walk with me on my journey. It’ll be nice to have company.

Thanks for taking the time to read this post.