Facebook Pixel
Mindset Change - Healing Your Mind and Body Podcast

Have We Got What Makes Us Happy Wrong? - Interview with Ryan Bush

Paul interviews Ryan Bush, author of the book "Become Who You Are." Ryan shares his unique perspective on happiness and self-esteem, challenging the traditional notions of what brings true fulfilment. Drawing from practical philosophy, psychology, and personal experiences, Ryan presents a new theory that emphasises the importance of virtues and self-admiration in achieving happiness. He discusses the limitations of our current understanding of happiness and explores the concept of depression as an adaptive mechanism.

Do you want access to even deeper, even more powerful subconscious training content without the intros, exclusive invites to Mindset Change Masterminds, and discounts from workshops? Join the Mindset Change Another Level channel below:patreon.com/mindsetchange

Mindset Change WhatsApp Community Link.

Contact and social links below: https://mindsetchangeuk.com/useful-links

Masterclass Link - https://numindwellness.com/pages/anxiety-free-masterclass-6-week-course-p-20


  • Happiness is often misunderstood and pursued through outdated thinking. Ryan offers a new perspective on happiness in his book "Become Who You Are."
  • The key to true happiness lies in developing and exercising virtues or strengths that we admire in ourselves and others.
  • Depression may serve a purpose and can be seen as an adaptation rather than a disorder. It can be a signal that our virtues or character traits need attention and improvement.
  • Behavioural activation, creating a schedule and committing to it, can be a powerful tool in breaking the cycle of depression and improving well-being.


"We're bad at predicting what's going to make us happy. We're bad at achieving it."

"We really have a pretty bad sort of default map in our heads about how happiness is actually attained and what constitutes the good life."

"If you win the lottery and you engage in a lot of passive pleasure, you end up feeling bored and depressed and you don't really know why."

"Virtues are a little bit deeper and they sort of transcend simple skills that are maybe valuable for profit-based reasons."


Masterclass Link - https://numindwellness.com/pages/anxiety-free-masterclass-6-week-course-p-20

Mindset Change Podcast

Mindset Change Coaching

The Mindset Coach UK Instagram

Mindset Change YouTube

The Kind Mind Method - https://www.thekindmindmethod.com/

Supplements I recommend for anxiety and stress from Numind Wellness

Use code PAUL20 for 20% discount off every order including all products and menopause support supplements too: https://numindwellness.com/


Paul Sheppard

Paul Sheppard is a life-transforming anxiety and mindset coach, hypnotherapist, and host of the top ten Mindset Change podcast. He is on a mission with his holistic approach to help everybody set themselves free from limiting mindsets and feel less anxious and more empowered.

Paul coaches people 121 or in groups online around the world, and you can reach him here.

Mindset Change - Healing Your Mind and Body Podcast
Not playing