Episode 34: Brian Sachetta – Get Out of Your Head

When was the last time you scrolled through your newsfeed on social media? If you were to do so, you’ll likely see your friends and family posting picture-perfect moments and living their best lives. 

But do these posts really show what’s going on behind the scenes?

My guest today is Brian Sachetta. Brian is the author and owner of Get Out of Your Head, a brand and book series that seeks to help folks overcome anxiety and depression. By trade, Brian is a software developer. He combines his experiences in the tech world with previous mental health battles to draw parallels between computer systems and the human mind and give readers practical strategies for evading their own psychological demons. 

In this episode, we’ll discuss:

  • How Brian confronted his own anxiety and depression
  • Modern sources of stress
  • Events that can lead to depression
  • Losing real human connection on social media
  • Sailing into suffering and taking on voluntary discomfort
  • And much more! 

Please share this episode of the Humanitarian Entrepreneur podcast with those around you because you never know who might be suffering in silence and could really use this advice.

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In This Episode:

[1:24] – We’re introduced to our guest, Brian Sachetta, and learn what led to him writing Get Out Of Your Head.

[4:02] – When it comes to facing cultural masculinity and holding emotions inside, Brian had to go against the grain and get the story out of him.

[5:35] – Modern sources of stress and how they contribute to depression, according to Brian.

[8:16] – In Brian’s second book, he explains that one-off events can also lead us to depression, but so can a thousand other little things.

[9:31] – This is how we can be better with authentic connections in a modern world.

[11:32] – The pressure of social media means always presenting picture-perfect moments, which means we often miss the opportunities to be open and vulnerable and build real human connections.

[13:12] – The importance of realizing our mood is not an accurate representation of our lives.

[14:43] – Brian explains how we see the world not as it is, but how we are. 

[16:51] – This is what it means to sail into suffering and take on voluntary discomfort.

[19:31] – We need the difficulty and the challenges of being uncomfortable. Here’s why.

[22:22] – Why don’t we feel elation when our expectations don’t meet reality? 

[25:02] – Opening up to those in our lives can also lead to us feeling like we’re not truly being heard. Here’s how Brian would navigate that. 

[27:42] – Brian can feel false authenticity, so he respects those that are willing to cut through that facade and start small with something real. 

[28:26] – Tiffany concludes the conversation.


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