Keith Burton,

Hi! I’m Keith Burton.

Have you ever feel life can be overwhelming as a man? Society’s expectations of men expect us to be masculine figures at all times; they tend to ignore or understand our struggles.

My genuine opinion, other than our body structure and strength, is not the same. We are just another human being like no others.

The good news is that you’re not alone. We all have those moments where we feel like we aren’t good enough as a person, and it really doesn’t have to be that way. The old cliché where men should not be allowed to show weakness or be fragile in modern society is just not going to work.

Ask yourself how many times have you truly felt that, hey, I am trying my best already, but it is still not enough, or was it not?

I am a simple man in my 40s, living life with my beautiful wife and children. Like you, I go about my daily life. My wife had been very supportive and always had been there when I needed her emotionally and mentally. The thing is, not everyone is so lucky.

Many men are battling expectations and pressure; there isn’t anyone there for them to voice their feelings.
We know how hard it is to do this on our own, which is why I created Inside5am (Why the name, I tell you next time) to provide a place for us to voice, share and discuss how to become a better version of ourselves, living our lives with more purpose and passion meaning being better fathers, husbands, boyfriends and friends in life.

Importantly, it is also to let you understand that there is nothing wrong when we struggle.