Mindful & Driven

Know Who YOU ARE SUPPOSED TO BE to Find What You Are Supposed to Do w/ Ryan Fan

November 26, 2021 Amardeep Parmar/Ryan Fan Episode 23
Mindful & Driven
Know Who YOU ARE SUPPOSED TO BE to Find What You Are Supposed to Do w/ Ryan Fan
Show Notes

Welcome to episode 23  of the Mindful & Driven podcast! It's all about how to not lose sight of what really matters whilst chasing your dreams.

Episode 23's guest is Ryan Fan. He is a special education teacher based in Baltimore. On top of this, he is an avid marathon runner, he is studying for a master's degree and he is a well-known content-creator having published hundreds of articles in the last few years. Somehow he manages to juggle all of these at the same time and that is why he is a guest in today’s show to tell you how he manages his time.

Topics discussed in this episode:
Knowing who you are supposed to be (according to your own standards) allows you to gain confidence. How to sort through advice to find things that work for you. Life is a marathon. How to manage your energy. How to prioritize your different aspects in life.  Why trusting yourself helps you achieve your goals. Why it's important to picture yourself as someone who gets things done. Why it's important to have time to recover. How to switch between priorities.

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Idolising someone (1:28)

Trusting yourself and being your best-self (4:06) 

The importance of conserving your energy and sacrifice (8:20) 

Talking about balance and putting people that matter first (15:36) 

Making the change and knowing where you are supposed to be (21:34 ) 


Intro Music:
"Himalayas" by Mona Wonderlick —
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