Nice to meet you! I'm Mark.
Today I am a Forbes Featured TEDx keynote speaker, podcast host interviewing Billionaires, New York Times Bestselling Authors and World-Class human beings on my Global Top 100 podcast.
Once a upon a time I couldn't make direct eye contact with anyone and suffered from social anxiety from health issues & not living the life I was strategically designed to live.
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This is my Story
My family immigrated to America from Egypt. I was born in a hospital in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1997. I experienced the immigrant lifestyle growing up, moving to different apartment buildings, parents, working hard to give our family a better future and the American dream. At the beginning of our adventures, we lived in the intercity alongside poverty.
When I was entering 3rd grade, my family and I moved out and headed to a small town, in the western rural part of my state. This is where I began to face racial discrimination, bullying, health issues, and really the beginning of losing my mind and life.
It feels like it was just yesterday when all of a sudden, (Over 10 years ago) I sank in my seat, felt like I was placed in a bubble, and made to hide, not speak up, look at anyone, and became that kid in the back of the classroom, who wanted to be invisible.
The next 10 years after that, I lived in a socially anxious prison. I would try to talk to someone, my brain would freeze, panic, and tell me to run or end the conversation quickly, even though I wanted to be social.
It wasn’t all terrible. As a way to cope with my stress and lack of belonging. I searched for these needs, online, through social media and video games. I remember starting a YouTube channel with 35,000 subscribers back in 2009, and one of the world’s biggest minecraft server’s in 2013 with over one million users.
However, despite my success on paper, it didn’t make me happy. I was still facing underlying mental health issues and not living my authentic life. Combine this with having health issues, mental health stigma, not being accepted into any community I tried to join...
Eventually I hit rock bottom. I was 18 and really felt like my brain had broken. All of a sudden, I became overweight, socially isolating myself, and seriously depressed.
Ever since the end of 2015 & 2016, I have been on a mission every single day to learn more about myself, create, innovate, rewire my brain, and create amazing things for people around the world.
1997 - Mark comes to this planet July 22nd, in a hospital in Cambridge, MA
2004 - Mark begins experimenting with entrepreneurship at the age of 7.
2007 - Mark moves schools and begins to face racism & bullying. Also begins to develop autoimmune health conditions & social anxiety, insomnia.
2008 - Mark goes on the internet and begins creating ventures like websites & apps, after saving up enough money to buy a phone from a summer job.
2010 - Mark starts a Youtube channel about Video games that eventually has 35,000 subscribers.
2013 - Mark eventually starts the World's #1 Minecraft server and turns in a 6-figure business by age 16.
2015 - Mark goes to college and faces rock bottom via depression, obesity and social isolation.
2016 - Mark step by step, day by day begins to gain control over his life and mind, also starts a marketing business.
2017 - Launched his Humans 2.0 podcast.
2018 - Apple ranks Humans 2.0 in the global top 100 and Mark gets invited to start speaking on stages and interviewing successful people.
2019 - Mark speaks in almost every major city in America about his mission, and gets invited by Forbes to do a 2 hour interview...
2020 - Mark launches his first book "Screw Being Shy" & TEDx talk
2021 - Let the adventure continue :)
Mark Metry is a 23 year old entrepreneur, author, creator, mental health advocate, coach, teacher, keynote speaker, podcast host, and loving human being.
Mark has interviewed over 300+ top leaders around the world from billionaire philanthropists, to neuroscientists, professional athletes, New York times bestselling authors, philosophers, and innovative disrupter’s on his Top 100 Humans 2.0 podcast, which NASDAQ, and Yahoo Finance placed in the "Top 21 Growing Podcasts you must listen to..”
Now, Mark hosts the Social Anxiety Society podcast, and is the bestselling author of Screw Being Shy: Learn How to Manage Social Anxiety and Be Yourself in Front of Anyone!
Mark has been featured in Forbes, TEDx, HuffPost, Mindvalley, Inc and many more. Mark‘s been mentioned alongside Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos and can be found speaking at Universities like Rutgers to Nonprofits like Coptic Orphans, to conferences and high schools across the nation.
Mark has spoken alongside Olympian Athletes, New York Times Bestselling authors, and Fortune 500 CEO’s.
Mark's story has been featured in 3 books, including Ditch the Act by McGraw Hill, Standing O! alongside Billionaires and other mavericks, and We're All Marketers. Mark has also been a guest on over 250+ podcasts, radio stations, and television.
Additionally, Mark advises startups, and volunteers his time as an advisory board member at an education based nonprofit.
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