For this training program, I stepped back. And while it can be applied to two different areas of life — WOMEN and WORK — if you came to this page possibly wondering about something deeper than either area of life as a man…. Your sense of pride, your sense of shame, your sense of permission to be who you want to be, say what you really feel and do what you feel is right. But something holds you back from really living with this sense of freedom that you see some other men enjoy. To the ancients, this was a status for a man to ritually enter, to be mentored at, guided, taught, and then celebrated for reaching.