The Chris Voss Show Podcast – Chasing Shadows: Fighting the Monster Within by Justin Brien

Chasing Shadows: Fighting the Monster Within by Justin Brien

This is a book about recovery, redemption, overcoming obstacles, and loss. It highlights struggles with mental health, substance use, and suicidality. It will take you through the journey of one man’s struggle to find inner peace as he chases a dark path of loneliness. Battling his own mental health demons and substance use, he embarks on a path that leads him down a hole of pain, becoming suicidal and being lucky to live and tell his story. He was able to turn his life around when one day, sitting in his basement suite alone facing the decision of suicide or help, he comes to realize his WHY to live. He finally finds the strength to ask for help and step out of the shadows. It will teach you strategies on how to cope with your mental health and deliver you tangible takeaways to start to become your Strongest Version. Full of life lessons, poor choices and grief, you will see how to break through struggle and create the future you desire while building a stronger mindset. It will illuminate the power of acceptance and forgiveness and how they work for you.

Here are some key points from the podcast transcript:

Justin Brien had a tough childhood – his parents divorced when he was young, he was bullied, and he struggled with undiagnosed ADHD. This led him to have low self-esteem and turn to alcohol later in life.

Justin became an alcoholic and his addiction caused him to lose important relationships and hit rock bottom. On January 4, 2019 he finally got sober.

Justin has now written a book called “Chasing Shadows: Fighting the Monster Within” which details his struggles with addiction and mental health issues. The book includes reflection questions to help readers improve their own lives.

Justin is now a motivational speaker, transformational coach, and mental health advocate. He wants to help others, especially men, feel comfortable asking for help with their mental health.

Justin believes it’s important for men to get in touch with both their masculine and feminine sides – to be strong protectors but also show compassion.

He works with clients as a transformational life coach, offering courses and 1-on-1 coaching to help people achieve the future they envision.

Justin stresses the importance of self-love, building a support network, and realizing that change is possible. His story demonstrates that you can come back from rock bottom if you commit to growth.

In summary, Justin Brien has turned his life around after addiction and mental health struggles, and now helps others improve their lives through motivational speaking, coaching, and advocacy. His book and message aim to inspire people to confront their inner demons, ask for help when needed, and believe they can change.