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Interested in checking out the Tribe of Men? Join our monthly Tribe Community Calls. Due to COVID-19 we began hosting calls on Zoom to help men (and sometimes women!) connect and explore specific topics. Past calls have explored intimate relationships, racism, love & compassion, integrity, purposeful work, growth and learning, the Enneagram, and more.
Calls are usually held in the evening on “First Tuesdays” each month. The calls typically include breakout groups, allowing attendees to meet, connect and engage more than in lecture-based formats.
Calls are facilitated by Tribesmen who generously offer their time and expertise to create a unique and transformative experience for each call.
More Ways to Connect with Tribe of Men
Join our Drop-In Group:
If you’re interested in sampling a Challenge-Group-like experience without a long-term commitment.
- A two-hour meeting held once a month. Click here for dates and info.
Visit a Challenge Group:
Bay Area: East Bay (Berkeley/Oakland), Marin, Sonoma
Washington, D.C. – Hosting monthly meetings for visitors from any geographic location, frequently with a focus on race and culture.
- Check Out Our YouTube Channel!
- True Purpose, by Tim Kelley, a tribesman. This book describes 12 proven methods to find the unique, individual purpose that is authentically you. Your purpose isn’t a single, vague purpose statement; it is a precise and detailed map for living a deeply fulfilling, powerful, and passionate life. Tim also certifies True Purpose coaches who work with individuals to find their purpose. A few Tribesmen are purpose coaches as well, learn more from firstname.lastname@example.org
- A Man’s Search for Meaning, by Viktor Frankl. This 1946 book by Viktor Frankl chronicled his experiences as a prisoner in Nazi concentration camps during World War II, and described his psychotherapeutic method, which involved identifying a purpose in life to feel positive about and then immersively imagining that outcome.
- Designing Your Life – by Bill Burnett and Dave Evans is a book by Stanford Design School professors, who use design thinking principles and journaling to help readers design a fulfilling life.
- Strengths Finder 2.0 – by Tom Rath and Gallup. Discover what you do best every day. “The StrengthsFinder 2.0” helps you discover what you’re good at (which is useful, and may or may not be purposeful — see Ikigai diagram below) and then with online assessment tools helps you build action plans around your top five themes.
- Atomic Habits, by James Clear. People think that when you want to change your life, you need to think big. James Clear knows that real change comes from the compound effect of hundreds of small decisions: doing two push-ups a day, waking up five minutes early, or holding a single short phone call. He calls them atomic habits.
In this book, Clear shows exactly how minuscule changes can grow into life-altering outcomes. “The trajectory of your life bends in the direction of your habits.” He uncovers simple life hacks and delves into cutting-edge psychology and neuroscience to explain why they matter. He tells inspiring stories of people who have used the science of tiny habits to stay productive, motivated, and happy.
Articles & Videos
Don’t have a single purpose or passion? That’s OK – by Cleo Wade
TEDx Talk – How to Ikigai by Tim Tamashiro. Ikigai is the Japanese word for “A Reason for Being” — similar to life purpose.
Ikigai: The Japanese Secret to a long and fulfilling life is a Medium article. Also includes the graphic we shared:
TEDx Talk: Know your purpose in 5 minutes by Adam Leigpzig. Adam has four questions – a useful exercise for those wanting more clarity on their purpose.
Dr. Stephen Covey’s book, 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, includes attending a funeral visualization, which you can use to clarify your legacy.
Based on the ancient Native American tradition, Vision Quests typically provide several days of solo time to develop a spiritual connection and get clarity on your life purpose. A variety of DIY books and articles exist, as well as for-fee guided experiences. Some tribesmen have done Vision Quests and found them valuable.
Feedback & Input to Future Sessions
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