One of the hardest parts of coming out is the fear of being loved, accepted for who you are. Yet, when you step into who you are and accept yourself first, you can find the strength to do what you need to do. During this episode we explore four ways to overcome the fears of acceptance when coming out of the closet.
Rick’s a culture disruptor (shakes up the status quo), closet buster (shatters silly beliefs), and a bold move expert (like Superman without the muscles and cape). His superpower is guiding closet dwellers – which is every human – to break free of fear, make bold moves, and live life without apology.
Everything Rick’s discovered about living life his way, he learned from coming out of the closet at 36, getting laid off from two sweet corporate jobs, and making the crazy decision to become an entrepreneur at age 43. Rick’s book – Frankly My Dear I’m Gay, podcasts – Life (UN)Closeted and 40 Plus: Real Men, Real Talk, his coming out coaching practice, in-your-face keynotes, and experiential workshops represent his no b.s. approach for making bold moves, no excuses, no fears, no apologies
He was put on this earth to remind people that closets are for clothes not living. He’s a husband to his husband, survived raising two girls—thus, the reason he’s bald—and will gladly work for wine, but prefers money to pay for things like toilet paper and ice cream.