“I don’t chase happiness; I choose what’s worth struggling for.”
– Matt Poyner

Many of us may find ourselves occasionally putting off important things in life because we are “too busy.”  Matt Poyner is a backcountry outdoorsman, dad, artist, carpenter, ER doctor, graphic designer, husband, and brewer, among other things (and not necessarily in that order.)  You could say he leads a busy life, but he might call it a life of fulfillment.

In our discussion, we have a few laughs and dig into:

  • What makes being an emergency room doctor the perfect vocation for a person of varied interests.
  • How physical struggle and exertion has contributed to human evolution
  • His philosophy on parenting
  • Matt’s four elements of a fulfilled life.

Links and References :

How to Be Everything: A Guide For Those Who (Still) Don’t Know What They Want to Be When They Grow Up by Emilie Wapnick

Wired to Eat: Turn off Cravings, Rewire Your Appetite for Weight Loss, and Determine the Foods That Work for You by Robb Wolf

Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

The Rise of Superman: Decoding the Science of Ultimate Human Performance by Steven Kotler