Aug. 16, 2022

30. Chris Brogan: A Best-Selling Author, Thought Leader, and Tech Exec Reflects on Managing Mental Health

30. Chris Brogan: A Best-Selling Author, Thought Leader, and Tech Exec Reflects on Managing Mental Health
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Some of the most successful people of our age have experienced issues with mental health. From the outside it seems as if things couldn’t be better, but the inner world can be insidious in its ability to show the world one thing but experience the inner turmoil in another way.

This rings true for our guest on today’s episode. Chris Brogan, co-author of Trust Agents, chief of staff at AppFire, executive level strategist, CEO advisor working with companies at the $100 million revenue and up range, sought after keynote speaker, and The New York Times bestselling author of nine books and counting, and, did we miss anything? The point is, this man has accomplished more in this lifetime than most dream to accomplish in 10, and he did it while dealing with depression.

Chris’ grew up in a loving, supportive home - much like The Brady Bunch, as he says. However, he still experienced severe clinical depression. After trying many different treatments, he found what worked for him and was able to manage his depression in unique ways, while still hitting major professional and personal milestones.

Chris has faced demons head on, and has come out on the other side with a ton of wisdom to share with our listeners.

Tune in to hear a story of triumph and perseverance, and someone who did not give up in the face of mental health challenges.

Topics discussed in this episode:

  • Background of Chris’ story
  • What does AppFire do?
  • Chris’s experience with social media then and now
  • How has social media impacted Chris’ mental health
  • Curating social media to impact your life positively
  • The idea of collectively pushing social media to a more positive direction
  • Chris’ journey with depression and how he manages it
  • Advice for those dealing with mental illnesses
  • Chris’s experience with ketamine therapy
  • Cultivating connections with a good network
  • The importance of advocating for your mental health
  • What schools of thought has helped Chris manage his mental health
  • What it means to heal the inner child

Head to Chris’s website for more information on what he is up to or follow him on Twitter!

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