Episodes
Understand this to catch anxiety before it even begins... *** Learn more about the Screw Being Shy 45 Day Step by Step Affordable Program to Stop Shyness, Eliminate Social Anxiety, and Rewire your Mind: https://www.markmetry.com/program *** By far the most important concept I’ve learned about anxiety is it’s easier to prepare to avoid anxious moments than it is to be directly in them and then try to escape… If you can become aware of these two concepts I will share ahead… You stop the...
Published 07/26/21
I’m a big believer in meditation, expressing gratitude, and really anything that helps with mental health in any way. BUT… As you may know, these things aren’t instant. Just because you ate a salad doesn’t mean your anxiety is cured. Just because you meditated once doesn’t mean you are immune to stress. What is the most instantaneous? Find out in this podcast episode :) *** Learn more about the Screw Being Shy 45 Day Step by Step Affordable Program to Stop Shyness, Eliminate Social...
Published 07/19/21
Unfortunately. It's not effort or power of will... *** Learn more about the Screw Being Shy 45 Day Step by Step Affordable Program to Stop Shyness, Eliminate Social Anxiety, and Rewire your Mind: https://www.markmetry.com/program *** It’s not because they are dumb. It’s not because they aren’t hardworking. It’s not because they aren’t talented. It’s not because they don’t want it bad enough. It’s because social anxiety is designed to be a prison, that your mind created, from your past,...
Published 07/15/21
Thousands of resources already exist online on how to be more productive... So, what am I adding? Well, candidly speaking, I think most productivity tips online are BS. Why? ****Sponsored by Magic Mind: The World's First Productivity Drink**** Use Code MARK20 for 20% Off, or click https://magicmind.co/mark Because they make it seem as if productivity is the God of your life and all sacrifices must be paid for the sake of being productive at all costs. I remember in 2016 when I first...
Published 07/13/21
“But, like how did you start, you know?” *** Learn more about the Screw Being Shy 45 Day Step by Step Affordable Program to Stop Shyness, Eliminate Social Anxiety, and Rewire your Mind: https://bit.ly/3jM7ZBc *** Some ask this question, because they see other people’s success like mine for example today and can’t fathom how I used to be just like them when I only had social anxiety. Others, because they want success of their own and want to learn how I started so maybe one day they will...
Published 07/09/21
*** Learn more about the Screw Being Shy 45 Day Step by Step Affordable Program to Stop Shyness, Eliminate Social Anxiety, and Rewire your Mind: https://bit.ly/3jM7ZBc *** For most of my life, I was told by the world I was a shy and quiet introvert. It turns out I had social anxiety, which is one of the most common mental health issues in America that leads to substance abuse, social isolation, and suicide. Society says the kid or person sitting alone at the library or cafeteria is doing...
Published 07/06/21
I spent my entire life rarely making eye contact with anyone. Fast forward now and I’ve spent the last 6 years making eye contact, being myself, and having great conversations with some of the world’s most successful people and strangers. It’s surreal now to think about my past when I hardly have any memories of looking into people’s eyes, and now it’s a default behavior I’ve installed in my mind. Many of you have sent emails and submitted questions around this topic of eye contact and...
Published 06/30/21
This is not about blaming you or shaming you to feel bad about yourself in front of others. I spent a lot of my life thinking other people hated me. Of course, some did hate me. Others? Didn’t care much. 2 main reasons behind this Podcast! 1. Give awareness to you, who may consider yourself as shy, introverted, or socially anxious around how you come off to other people. 2. For those of you with loved ones or colleagues who are shy, introverted, or socially anxious and you want to...
Published 06/21/21
Right before COVID-19 hit, I was in NYC with Jay Shetty and got to sit down with him for over an hour. We talked about many different things but one thing that stood out to me was Jay speaking about how he used to be shy and still kind of is introverted in some ways today. Jay Shetty's viral wisdom videos have garnered over 4 BILLION views and he has gained over 25 MILLION followers globally. His health & wellness podcast, On Purpose with Jay Shetty, offers insights to purposeful living...
Published 06/15/21
It was the fall of 2016. I woke up on a Monday morning feeling refreshed and filled with energy for the first time in my life. This is not an exaggeration 👆 I distinctly remember growing up and trying to sleep every night. Closing my eyes, and then staying up in the darkness of my mind every night. The next thing I knew, I would hear my parent's alarm go off and it was morning time! When I look back at those times. I feel sadness for the younger version of myself. Because it all makes...
Published 06/10/21
Before 2016 I had never thought of meditating. I didn’t know much about it and sort of guessed it was for hippies or some ultra-religious tradition for monks, and not for a normal guy like me. Sponsored by Acerting Art - Helping you with Anxiety & Sleep: - https://www.youtube.com/c/acertingart - https://open.spotify.com/artist/4zGczHsSZktkXqswBFhz1D It wasn’t until I experienced a dark period in 2015 with my mental health that forced me to deal with this and find new tools for my...
Published 06/07/21
People who tell you how to act and who to be as if you’re an actor reading a movie script. They’re not the directors of your Life story.... Unless you let them. You will meet some people in life who derive their power from controlling others. Whether it was that 4th-grade teacher who always seemed to start a mental world war 3 over whether Jeffrey spilled his milk on the ground on Thursday. Or, maybe a parent, or a past friend of yours, or an old toxic boss or colleague who got on your...
Published 06/01/21
I meet many people on my journey today who say something like: “I could always manage my anxiety and how I showed up in the world for most of my life…and then ________ happened.” Life hits them and beats them down. They feel defeated. Feeling like they have to start from point A, from the beginning of the drawing board, without a clue, again. It turns out that “figuring it out” every day, is sort of like stitching yourself together, while the plane is falling down through the clouds and...
Published 05/27/21
No excuses isn’t a sufficient answer to people facing underlying mental health, chronic stress, and energy issues. I grew up most of my life as what most call an “unmotivated person.” I got bad grades. I graduated at the bottom of my class. I wasn't athletic or socially adept or actionably creative. I didn't “try” and was hardly ambitious or considered successful. Fast forward to a series of life-changing experiences that started in 2015 & 2016. I’m now more motivated than ever in...
Published 05/25/21
Taking a supplement can be tricky. Supplements are often touted as miracles in pill form with no side effects or some people consider them useless and it has no impact. My take? Listen to the episode :) This podcast episode has been sponsored by Sael Wellness @ sael.com. A celebrity brand with private labeling capabilities. Sael is looking to expand its partnerships to wholesalers and retail stores. ACV gummies with ginger offer a comparative advantage in the market. If you are interested...
Published 05/20/21
Listen to learn about my guide and outline on how to work on shyness and social anxiety at its root source and actionable elements deconstructed on how to be less shy and manage your mind better. Read the rest of the show notes: https://markmetry.substack.com/p/how-to-stop-being-shy-for-good ~~~Helpful Links~~~ - Workshop: https://www.growcasts.co/workshop - Youtube: https://bit.ly/3gDQXUi - Read or Listen to my book Screw Being Shy: https://bit.ly/2PqV2QI - Subscribe to my FREE Newsletter:...
Published 05/17/21
Listen to learn more about 5 ways to begin to control your relationship with your phone and actually use it to impact your life for the better. Read the rest of the show notes:https://markmetry.substack.com/p/how-to-turn-your-phone-into-a-mental ~~~Helpful Links~~~ - Workshop: https://www.growcasts.co/workshop - Youtube: https://bit.ly/3gDQXUi - Read or Listen to my book Screw Being Shy: https://bit.ly/2PqV2QI - Subscribe to my FREE Newsletter: https://bit.ly/3eANWld - Apply for 1 on 1...
Published 05/13/21
Listen to learn more about how to help your brain shift from worst enemy to a best friend. Don't resent how your brain functions, respect how your brain works. Read the rest of the show notes: https://markmetry.substack.com/p/your-brain-is-your-best-friend-or ~~~Helpful Links~~~ - Workshop: https://www.growcasts.co/workshop - Youtube: https://bit.ly/3gDQXUi - Read or Listen to my book Screw Being Shy: https://bit.ly/2PqV2QI - Subscribe to my FREE Newsletter: https://bit.ly/3eANWld - Apply...
Published 05/10/21
Listen to learn more about Journaling = A tool that your mind can use to mirror and reflect itself, to bring what exists in the mental-emotional world in our heads onto the physical world contained in a page or electronic device, which can then be a feedback loop for our thoughts, emotions, world view to evolve and expand in this intimate evolutionary process with yourself.  Tune in to hear common traps that stops people from journaling, and 6 different methods and ways of journaling to help...
Published 05/06/21
Listen to learn more about the differences between being an introvert, being shy, and having social anxiety. Tune in to understand 3 ways to tell the difference and how to begin to solve your cognitive, social, and emotional-related problems. Some of what we talk about: - Being an introvert doesn’t mean every time you want to speak with someone, your body’s fight, and flight response gets triggered and you start sweating, panting, tapping your legs, and then overthink and close your mouth....
Published 05/03/21
Listen to learn more about the most common yet dangerous meta mental traps that keep introverts, and anxious minds "stuck" with dissatisfaction and not being able to be themselves. 1. “Only Taking Action & Thinking In Your Head” Trap 2. “No Matter What, Things Won’t Change” Trap 3. Unique “One Problem” Trap Read the rest of the show notes: https://markmetry.substack.com/p/3-mental-traps-making-you-miserable ~~~Helpful Links~~~ - Youtube: https://bit.ly/3gDQXUi - Read or Listen Screw...
Published 04/29/21
Listen to learn more about overthinking, why it happens, how to gain awareness, and how to manage this tricky and somewhat invisible yet detrimental problem in someone's life. I spent my entire life overthinking everything. So much so, I didn't even know I was overthinking but felt I was just thinking normally, and being “being myself.” Today I understand, overthinking is a complex feedback loop, between identity, pain, and the psycho-social structures alongside your neurobiology that...
Published 04/26/21
Hi, I'm Mark Metry and this is my project exploring mental health & social anxiety in today's emerging world of technology, social media, politics, entrepreneurship, and the environment. Whether you're shy or introverted or not, listen for no fluff, no fake positivity, toxic self-help, just real, credible, scientifically-backed, and personal stories designed for practical application to improve your life, mind, and anxiety. (formerly known as Humans 2.0)
Published 04/22/21
"This feels hard because it is hard, not because I'm doing something wrong." - Sharran Srivatsaa Catch my book - Screw Being Shy, on my website markmetry.com Please do NOT hesitate to reach out to me for any reason on LinkedIn, Instagram, via email mark@vudream.com, text me 508-925-0261! LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/mark-metry/ Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/markmetry/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/markymetry Mark Metry - https://www.markmetry.com/
Published 01/25/21