Guest Mark Metry brings an honest and vulnerable perspective to today’s episode of The Prosperity Perspective Podcast. Mark grew up as an underprivileged kid with extreme social anxiety and depression, among other struggles. After slogging through years of shy observation, deeply bad mental health, and a spark of interest in entrepreneurship, Mark became the open and approachable businessman he is today as an inspiring speaker, published author, podcaster, and leader. The investment decisions that Mark shares with host Liam Leonardson are all, at their core, about investing in yourself--particularly your own brain--and how that will ultimately unlock a potential that is otherwise unreachable in the lives of entrepreneurs in the growing and stressful markets of today.
3 Key Takeaways:
Why you have to unlearn in order to grow.
Mark talks about the 4 main ways to improve your brain without drugs.
How this struggling 18-year-old made a six figure business.
[0:30] Mark introduces himself
Spending every day trying to hide from the world
“Even if you’re a certain kind of person, you can do anything you want to. And I think there’s a lot of people today that realize they can have things differently...And so, I’m just like a representation of that.” -Mark Metry
Dealing with depression and anxiety from hiding in his life
[3:10] The one thing he would have used to describe himself
Being a son of first generation immigrants
Dealing with being poor, shy, obese, and depressed
[6:56] Learning you have to unlearn
Mark’s story about fish
[8:57] Making six figures as an 18 year old and how he did it
Going to neighboring towns and trying to create baseball cards to get cookies
5th grade force to become an entrepreneur because of his anxiety
Getting on the internet and creating accounts and YouTube channel
Starting so many online businesses
Feeling like he has to be a businessman because of his poor grades
[12:50] How Mark made financial decisions after he started making 6 figures
“One of the biggest things I learned is that...I can’t be the one who’s out there selling the individual newspapers. I have to be the person who gives other people the education, the money, for them to go do it...There was always some sort of community, social aspect where other people could do the work for me.” -Mark Metry
The best thing he did financially
Changing he and his family’s life
Giving a lot away to charity
Mark talks Mazlow’s hierarchy of needs
[17:50] Mark talks how he wishes he would have started investing earlier
Where the money goes for him now
10% automatically goes toward investments
Supporter of startups
His experience buying Bitcoin
[21:37] Entrepreneurship in the midst of social anxiety
Entrepreneurship can get you your of anxiety with money
You need to deal with your social anxiety in real life before you can begin your digital presence
Get to the ROOT cause
[26:37] What you should invest in today
“Investing in your brain--that’s going to give you the highest return. On your investment, that investment is never going to be wrong. Ever.” -Mark Metry
Mark talks about the 4 main ways to improve your brain without drugs
Engage in mental practices to calm and give awareness to your mind
About Mark Metry:
Mark Metry is a 23 year old entrepreneur, author, creator, mental health advocate, coach, teacher, keynote speaker, podcast host, and loving human being.
Mark has interviewed over 300+ top leaders around the world from billionaire philanthropists, to neuroscientists, professional athletes, New York times bestselling authors, philosophers, and innovative disrupter’s on his Top 100 Humans 2.0 podcast, which NASDAQ, and Yahoo Finance placed in the "Top 21 Growing Podcasts you must listen to..”
Now, Mark hosts the Social Anxiety Society podcast, and is the bestselling author of Screw Being Shy: Learn How to Manage Social Anxiety and Be Yourself in Front of Anyone!
Mark has been featured in Forbes, TEDx, HuffPost, Mindvalley, Inc and many more. Mark‘s been mentioned alongside Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos and can be found speaking at Universities like Rutgers to Nonprofits like Coptic Orphans, to conferences and high schools across the nation.
Mark has spoken alongside Olympian Athletes, New York Times Bestselling authors, and Fortune 500 CEO’s.
Mark's story has been featured in 3 books, including Ditch the Act by McGraw Hill, Standing O! alongside Billionaires and other mavericks, and We're All Marketers. Mark has also been a guest on over 250+ podcasts, radio stations, and television.
Additionally, Mark advises startups, and volunteers his time as an advisory board member at an education based nonprofit.
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