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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)

Social Anxiety Society Mark Metry

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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)

    21 - How to Turn Off Anxiety In 60-120 Seconds

    21 - How to Turn Off Anxiety In 60-120 Seconds

    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 Anxiety, and Rewire your Mind: https://www.markmetry.com/program ***

    Read the rest of the show notes:

    - Subscribe to my FREE Newsletter: https://bit.ly/3eANWld
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    - Quickly Apply for 1 on 1 Coaching: https://bit.ly/2Pslqd0

    ~~~CONNECT w/ MARK~~~
    - LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mark-metry/
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    - Twitter: https://twitter.com/markymetry
    - Website: https://www.markmetry.com/
    - Email: markmetry722@gmail.com

    • 10 min
    20 - #1 Reason Why Most Never Stop Being Shy

    20 - #1 Reason Why Most Never Stop Being Shy

    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, to restrict you from being your real self, even when that’s what you want to do, that automatically runs without you thinking about it 24/7.

    And so the average person facing this issue:

    prepares before a social event by practicing what to say.

    trying to imagine being confident.

    trying to hide it from everyone and faking it.

    replaying social scenarios in your head.

    trying to smile and look confident.

    And then you go….

    And then literally the same exact thing that has always happened, happens again, regardless of what you are trying to think or do differently.

    The reason why most people with social anxiety never escape is because it’s not common sense, it’s not intuitive, it’s not even about your thoughts or emotions.

    It’s your brain & nervous system that enter Flight & Fight and force you to be a fake version of yourself regardless of your mindset or what you told yourself in the mirror.

    Sound familiar?

    This was me for 10 years of my life.

    Everytime that happened….

    I would go home depressed. Hopeless thinking that no matter what I try to do, nothing will help me no matter what. This is a quick route to a miserable and mentally unhealthy life that will continue to drag you down again and again.

    This is why Harvard’s Meta-Analysis study showed people with social anxiety face the highest rates of substance abuse, social isolation and suicide.

    Which is exactly where I found myself and after years and years and years of experimenting, trying every day, learning from neuroscientists & psychologists..

    I found a solution.

    It’s not even going to cost you over $100, I’ve made it affordable.

    It’s not a cure that will work in 10 days, although it’s a 45 day program.

    It’s a system that shows you day by day, step by step, what to do, how to do it, why you should do it, and then lets you interact and find your own personal answers.

    It’s my best attempt at what I wish I had when I was in your position, unable to be myself, lacking confidence, and just felt like my mind was suffering including my mental health.

    Read the rest of the show notes: https://markmetry.substack.com/p/1-reason-why-most-never-stop-being

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    ~~~CONNECT w/ MARK~~~
    - LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mark-metry/
    - Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/markmetry
    - Twitter: https://twitter.com/markymetry
    - Website: https://www.markmetry.com/
    - Email: a...

    • 8 min
    19 - How to Be Productive Amidst Social Anxiety

    19 - How to Be Productive Amidst Social Anxiety

    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?

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    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 started my journey, this is mainly what I was reading. At that time my only measure of a happy and successful life was based on how good I felt after a productivity session of me grinding myself away at my keyboard & screen for hours.

    And then I looked back at my past and realized…

    I’ve actually been “productive” for most of my life. But maybe similar to you, I just pieced it and figured it out together as I went along every day.

    Taking strands of anxiety, too much coffee, too much stress combining them together into a moshpit of a familiar feeling I love and hate called “oh I was productive today.”

    Here are 4 main concepts that have helped me be not just productive but also not let my anxiety come to the party too…

    Read the rest of the show notes: https://markmetry.substack.com/p/how-to-be-productive-amidst-anxiety

    *** 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 ***

    - Subscribe to my FREE Newsletter: https://bit.ly/3eANWld
    - Read or Listen to my book Screw Being Shy: https://bit.ly/2PqV2QI
    - Quickly Apply for 1 on 1 Coaching: https://bit.ly/2Pslqd0

    ~~~CONNECT w/ MARK~~~
    - LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mark-metry/
    - Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/markmetry
    - Twitter: https://twitter.com/markymetry
    - Website: https://www.markmetry.com/
    - Email: markmetry722@gmail.com

    • 21 min
    18 - Click This If You're Starting Your Journey

    18 - Click This If You're Starting Your Journey

    “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://www.markmetry.com/program ***

    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 also start their transformation journey.

    Your journey will differ depending on the kind of person you are and your past and other factors that make us human. Nobody’s journey will reflect yours identically.

    You can borrow concepts and try your best to copy and attempt to do things but that will only bring you so far. That’s why this is so hard.

    Nobody in life can give you a “Hey, here’s a guide to Finding {Your Name} Best Life Adventure Story in 24 Hours” If that existed (which a lot of terrible marketers think so) that would be a massive rip off and scam.

    I want to take you down my journey and then break it down into fundamentals and critical lessons I had to learn to make what my life is today happen, and hopefully, you can take some of these universal elements and apply them to your life and make stuff happen too.

    Read the rest of the show notes: https://markmetry.substack.com/p/read-this-if-youre-just-starting

    - Subscribe to my FREE Newsletter: https://bit.ly/3eANWld
    - Read or Listen to my book Screw Being Shy: https://bit.ly/2PqV2QI
    - Quickly Apply for 1 on 1 Coaching: https://bit.ly/2Pslqd0

    ~~~CONNECT w/ MARK~~~
    - LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mark-metry/
    - Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/markmetry
    - Twitter: https://twitter.com/markymetry
    - Website: https://www.markmetry.com/
    - Email: markmetry722@gmail.com

    • 12 min
    17 - Maybe You're Not Actually a Shy Introvert

    17 - Maybe You're Not Actually a Shy Introvert

    *** 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 ***

    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 so, because he or she is an introvert, and they like their solitude.

    That could be the case, and there’s nothing wrong with being an introvert…

    But that person could also be sitting alone even though they want be social but, their brain doesn’t let them talk to others, aka social anxiety. The worst part about this is there’s enough stigma on mental health in the first place.

    When it comes to seeing a doctor, therapist, or maybe even calling the suicide hotline, those with social anxiety are plagued the most and usually can’t ask for help.

    Let’s make one thing clear off the bat.

    I am not denying introversion or perhaps the fact that you may or may not be an introvert. Being an introvert can be a superpower if harnessed correctly.

    Read the rest of the show notes: https://markmetry.substack.com/p/why-you-may-not-be-shy-or-an-introvert

    - 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 Coaching: https://bit.ly/2Pslqd0

    ~~~CONNECT w/ MARK~~~
    - LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mark-metry/
    - Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/markmetry
    - Twitter: https://twitter.com/markymetry
    - Website: https://www.markmetry.com/
    - Email: markmetry722@gmail.com

    • 8 min
    16 - What's the Deal with Eye Contact & Social Anxiety?

    16 - What's the Deal with Eye Contact & Social Anxiety?

    *** 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 ***

    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 social anxiety.

    Should we make eye contact? Should we look at someone’s forehead instead?

    Listen to the episode to find out!

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    Read the rest of the show notes: https://markmetry.substack.com/p/eye-contact-and-social-anxiety

    - 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 Coaching: https://bit.ly/2Pslqd0

    ~~~CONNECT w/ MARK~~~
    - LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mark-metry/
    - Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/markmetry
    - Twitter: https://twitter.com/markymetry
    - Website: https://www.markmetry.com/
    - Email: markmetry722@gmail.com

    • 13 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
490 Ratings

490 Ratings

malfoxley ,

Great show!

Mark, host of the Humans 2.0 podcast, highlights all aspects of tech and science affecting mental health and more in this can’t miss podcast! The host and expert guests offer insightful advice and information that is helpful to anyone that listens!

Blorpal ,

Please do an episode about passive aggressive people

I often encounter work situations where people talk behind my back and say they hate me under their breath, how do I deal with these people?

Arlie K ,

So excited for what's next!

Only a couple episodes in, and I'm already SO stoked for the new direction of the podcast! I'm genuinely grateful for Mark's willingness to be open and honest about his journey to greater confidence. As we navigate the post-lockdown life, I have no doubt that this show will be an invaluable resource to many, myself included. Hats off to you, Mark!

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