129: Ryan Munsey - Don't Let Your Feelings Betray You

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Ryan Munsey is a writer, podcaster, speaker, and high-performance consultant. He has worked with professional and Olympic athletes, Navy SEALs, and entrepreneurs - helping them optimize their minds and bodies, win medals, further careers, and build multiple 6-figure businesses. His work has been featured in Fortune Magazine, Men’s Health, and Men’s Fitness. Ryan is the author of his brand new book, "F*ck Your Feelings" (if you're one of the first 1,000 people to click the link and request a copy, you'll get a copy for FREE), and the host of The Better Human Project podcast.>

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It takes us a bit to get to the real heart of Ryan's work as we spend the first part of the conversation getting to know a bit more about who he is and why we should pay attention. His new book is about how we're all getting wagged by our tails. In a nutshell, when you rely predominantly on your feelings to make important regular decisions, you're using your limbic brain, which is designed to make quick decisions and protect you from danger. It doesn't take into consideration your truer, deeper values, what you stand for, and who you truly are. Therefore, the actions it has you take based on its interpretation of the situation don't necessarily represent your best interest or your best self. It's an important distinction and the conversation we have about it is fascinating.

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