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Confident man

This week Andy Grant is joined by writer, Darnell Donerson, to share his very public quest for building his confidence. Andy first met Darnell thanks to his debut article for GoodMenProject, Developing My Confidence.

After years of struggling with his confidence, Darnell decided to turn his life around. Now he hopes to be a voice to help and inspire others.

“I got fed up with myself. Tired of being the victim.” ~Darnell Donerson

Darnell openly discusses his experience with negative self-talk, the masks men wear, and the beating a man can give himself via comparison.

Topics Covered Include:

  • What lead you to believe you had a problem with confidence?
  • Battling negativity and self-judgment.
  • How was growing up for you?
  • What sort of myths have you come across regarding men and confidence?
  • How immigrants see America.
  • Was there one main reason you wanted to feel more confident?
  • What made you decide to start your blog?
  • The power of setting goals.
  • The feedback Darnell’s received to his writing.
  • Anything come as surprisingly easy or difficult?
  • What are some words you used to use to describe yourself?
  • What about now?
  • What are you looking forward to?


Watch “Developing Self-Confidence” – Real Men Feel, Episode #105

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“Comparison is the thief of joy.” ~Theodore Roosevelt

See all of Darnell’s Good Men Project posts.

Connect with Darnell on Twitter and Instagram.

Subscribe to the podcast at RealMenFeel.org/iTunes

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Scroll down to the author bio for all the links to access more #RealMenFeel

This podcast was initially published on RealMenFeel.com and is republished with the author’s permission.


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