The Strengths and Fragility of Being Human With Mark Metry

Mark Metry is an international TEDx keynote speaker, featured on Amazon Prime’s documentary series “The Social Movement” and renowned podcast host interviewing world-class human beings on the global top 100 Humans 2.0 show which has been viewed over 50+ Million times.

He spends his time on this planet trying to impact & influence others by evolving to upgrade to the next version of themselves…version 2.0!  His work has been featured in Forbes, Influencive, Inc, Huffington Post, Fearless Motivation, etc and has been a guest on over 100 radio and podcast shows. Mark also works as a podcast strategist consulting funded start-ups, founders, and organizations to sustainably start, grow & brand build their way through the competition in the age of vanity metrics with marketing experience for over 13 years and accumulation of over 100M+ overall network views

Mark has just authored the book “Screw being Shy”.  A book about communicating your authentic self to others is crucial to achieving success and happy life. If you are among the 40-60% of people who report being shy, this book will guide you through the necessary steps to learn to be yourself in front of others. Shy? Quiet? Nervous? Does your heart beat fast, your throat clench, or do you overthink social interactions? Forget shyness. Forget being the quiet person in the back of the room. There’s nothing wrong with being an introvert, but society has largely confused this term with a real problem that many faces: social anxiety.

In this conversation, Mark and I discuss a wide range of topics that focus on overcoming your own perceived weaknesses and turn that into awareness and then into a strength. We dive into authenticity and being a true leader and not to worry about the distractions and trappings of just wanting to be “liked”. We really get into what trust looks like and build the right relationships. I can’t wait for you to listen to the “two goldfish in a bowl” story! The final “software and hardware” discussion will get you fired up!

Key Leadership Takeaways:

  • Recognize that you perceive certain boundaries in your life and work hard to break free of them.
  • There are moments that as a leader, you are called to lead during the hard times. Embrace the moment and seize the opportunity. 
  • A real leader stands for a cause. Be authentic.
  • We are human, focus attention on your biochemistry and learn how to unleash optimal brain and body function.

Leader Action Plan:

  • Levels of resilience can be changed radically by focusing within the realms of physical, mental, social and spiritual domains.
  • Sleep! The answer to many of our problems is easily solved by proper sleep dynamics. 

Resources Mentioned:

Discover More:

What are your thoughts on this episode? Post your comments below to start the discussion.

Be sure to subscribe to the podcast and tell a friend so we can continue to build our tribe of people who have a passion for followership, mentorship, and leading!

Join our Facebook group to get even more behind the scenes action and exclusive content for leaders.

Until next time…remember that Iron Sharpens Iron, make yourself and others around you better every day!

Visit for show notes and more exclusive content.