G34. Trust Your Story: A Journey out of Misery with John Kim

While working with teens struggling with addiction, John Kim discovered a common thread shared by the people he worked with: no one had a dad. As he put it, “We live in a fatherless nation.” From there, he developed a passion for creating dialogue with other men and started a blog called The Angry Therapist, where his blunt and authentic insights quickly built him a cult following. He practiced transparency and shared his personal story, which was extremely counter-cultural in the therapist space. He made a name for himself by seeing his clients out in the real world—at coffee shops, on hikes, or at the gym—places where life happens. He quickly built a coaching team of his own and launched a sister company called JRNI to change the way people change their lives.

Through all of this, the most important thing John can say is: Trust your story. Most people are ashamed of what has happened in their story, but they are uniquely ours and they are the most powerful thing in our lives. Embrace it, share it, trust it.

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