Episode 195: Embracing Not Fitting In with Matt Zerker

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On this episode, we talked about:

Knowing the purpose of living, pursuing my health and being, living up to the standard, seeing myself as the person that I am, being fully accepted for who we are, the invisible standard of masculinity, having physical contact, showing up as yourself, finding purpose and meaning in life, needing a community as a man, becoming a better version of ourselves, Identifying how you feel, feeling validated, care and loved and so much more!

"There's this invisible standard of masculinity that we have to live up to, where we have to look a certain way"

"I can separate myself from my thoughts and that I can choose my beliefs patterns"

"We all think that we are so fundamentally alone in our struggles, and that's because nobody talks about our feelings"

About Matt:

Matt is the CEO of tethr. Prior to founding tethr Matt was a Portfolio Manager at a quantitative hedge fund in Toronto. Despite accomplishing great professional success and having a life that looked great on the outside, Matt was deeply unhappy and unfulfilled in life. After the sudden death of one of his closest friends in 2018, Matt was sent spiraling into a deep depression that left him on mental health leave at work and unable to get out of bed. Despite doing therapy, trying four types of medication, and doing several experimental treatments Matt still felt stuck. It wasn’t until he was invited to join a men’s peer support group and went on a men’s emotional awareness retreat that things started to change. After going on that fateful retreat in April 2019, Matt returned home on a Monday and quit his job on Wednesday. He has been building tethr ever since.

You can follow and support Matt at:

Website:

IG: @mattyzerker

IG: @tethrformen

App: TETHR

Let's connect over on Instagram: @Johnny.Elsasser

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