The Unconventionalists with Mark Leruste
About This Show
The Unconventionalists podcast is a weekly show about what it's really like to start a mission driven business featuring guests such as Chris Guillebeau, Noah Kagan, Sarah Knight, JP Sears, Rebecca Tracey, Daniel Priestley or the founders of TheMinimalists.com. Listeners often say that each episode feels like eavesdropping on an intimate conversation between two old friends catching up over a drink and chatting about what it is really like to start up a company and build an audience that is excited about what you're trying to do. From making Philip McKernan cry to asking Milly Toovey about the fear of showing vulnerability online, host Mark Leruste is an expert at using his warm manner to tease out the truth and create moments of total honesty with his ever-growing roster of world-class guests ranging from best-selling authors, entrepreneurs, politicians, athletes and adventurers.
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#91 Be Here Now
Here's a scary fact: The average millennial will check their phones 153 times a day. And yet studies have found a correlation between the time we spend on our screens with the increase chances of us suffering from depression, anxiety and experiencing mental health issues.
So why are we so glued to our phones. Like, ALL THE TIME?!
Turns out, each ping or notification we get on social media, WhatsApp, text messages, emails, etc releases a chemical called dopamine. Which makes us feel good. The same way alcohol, gambling, smoking and sex does.
The difference is that we currently do not have any age restriction on social media and mobile phones usage nor do we have any healthy boundaries in place in the work place to cope and manage the negative impact digital devices are having on our overall wellbeing.
Why am I talking about this today?
Because over the last few years I've spent a lot of time coaching and training Millennials and the problem seems to be getting worse. Not better.
To the point where I spend 1/3 of my time policing people in the room to come back to being present in the room.
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