Episode 042: Ryan Munsey, Self Mastery and Making Better Humans, Why Self Optimization Is Not Really About You
In Episode 042 of A Medicinal Mind Wisdom and Well Being I welcome my new friend and one of the leaders in the self optimization and self mastery space fellow Virginian Ryan Munsey. As you will hear in the show, I was fortunate enough to be introduced to Ryan and his incredible work through a dear friend Steve Fullerton and this conversation was an absolute blast to record.
Ryan is the co-founder of the new podcast the Better Human Project More, “a movement; sharing inspiring stories from people of all walks of life, stories made to given all people the tools we need to become better humans while simultaneously building bridges to foster unconditional giving to improve our communities.
In the podcast Ryan and I start out with an exploration of his childhood, going through his early years in sports and even a foray into strength training and the modeling industry as he sought to discover what it was he was truly called to do. We even explore rather philosophically what perhaps we are getting wrong today when it comes to raising and holding environments for creative and curious exploration in our youth.
Ryan then offers us his definition of self mastery or self optimization and provides a rather incredible insight that self mastery is really not about making a better you, but a better we. Ryan explores how we can take the energy we pour into ourselves through self care and increase our capacity for giving to others.
The conversation then turns into an exploration of human behavior as we collectively ask what is really behind our actions? Are our rational minds running the show or do our feelings have much more control than we wish to believe?
Ryan gives is a great overview of the basic neurobiology behind human behavior and we some people succeed at their goals and others fall tremendously short? It can’t just be about will power and tangible resources can it?
We end the podcast exploring Ryan’s new innovative endeavour the previously mentioned podcast and initiative: The Better Human Project.
I was so lucky to connect with Ryan and to be able to share this conversation with you all. I encourage you to explore Ryan’s work and the Better Human Project for it is people like Ryan and initiatives like this that are making meaningful and positive change in our world.
Stay up to date with each new “Better Human Project” podcast using this link: https://www.betterhumanproject.org
Follow Ryan and his work on his website: http://ryanmunsey.com