Ryan is opening up about his life as a podcaster, entrepreneur, and wellness advocate for men in this episode. He’s interviewed a lot of people, yet it can be a bit intimidating to have an open conversation with the listeners. After being encouraged by a friend to share more about his own journey and what brought him here, he’s ready to reveal more about himself.
Ryan starts by sharing more about his history, including where he grew up and went to school. Ryan grew up in a single-parent home, but it was a loving environment. He went to a good school, though he struggled with bullying sometimes.
He also reveals one thing a lot of people don’t know about him: he’s a designer and an artist. Despite all he had going for him, Ryan still struggled with deep insecurity. He shares how this manifested itself in his day-to-day life. He also discusses how this influenced his relationship with his mother, and why they are estranged now.
Eventually, Ryan moved to London, and he admits he had no idea what he was getting into. He walks us through his transition between careers, from working in the media industry to becoming a teacher for over a decade. One day he realized that although he loved teaching, he didn’t feel fulfilled. This started his journey to figuring out what he really wanted to do.
Ryan used to be a people-pleaser, but now he has a healthier way of managing his relationships with other people. He’s focusing on his passion for being a wellness advocate for men. He feels suited to give advice to men dealing with anxiety and depression because he’s been through it. His advice? Don’t give up on trying to be free. Don’t walk with your struggles - find someone to talk to and start dealing with it.
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