Lester Sydney (he/him)
Lester joined Momma on August 8, 2022 live on Twitch to talk about NFTs and Mental Health
Lester Sydney is a driven, entrepreneurial, positive minded person who loves to help people grow. The first 15 years of his career he worked as an enterprise sales rep in software. He enjoyed consulting with my customers to ensure all of their needs were met with the technology he was offering them. Most recently he was the CEO of a vertically integrated medical marijuana company located in Maine. Lester decided to step down as the CEO four weeks ago. The decision wasn’t an easy one but needed to happen for his wife and 7-year-old son as he was living in Maine four days out of the week and saw the strain it was putting on his family. In July of 2021 his high school friend and life coach decided to launch The Munchie Mafia NFT project. The two of them have been blessed with so many amazing mentors in their lives and wanted to pay it forward. Together, they decided the best platform to accomplish this was through Web3 & NFTs. The Munchie Mafia is an NFT collection of 12 characters that represent endangered species. They aim to help better the animal kingdom by raising awareness and donating to well-renowned Non-Profits, International Rhino Foundation & Rainforest Trust. At the same time, they help better their holders. By focusing on the 8 dimensions of wellness, they help their holders grow personally, professionally and financially.
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In this episode of "Even Tacos Fall Apart," MommaFoxFire delves into the fascinating world of NFTs (Non-Fungible Tokens) and their unique connection to mental health. Lester Sydney brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in this domain as they explore the intersection of digital art, cryptocurrencies and personal well-being.
The conversation kicks off with Lester sharing his journey through the world of NFTs. He explains how he got started, emphasizing the sense of community and empowerment that's central to this growing phenomenon. Lester is a passionate advocate for NFTs, and he believes that NFTs provide a unique platform for creative individuals to showcase their talents and connect with like-minded people. The supportive nature of the NFT community, in his view, can have a profoundly positive impact on an artist's mental health.
The discussion takes a deeper dive into the mental health aspects, touching on a range of experiences and emotions that artists, collectors and enthusiasts go through in the NFT space. Lester highlights the immense pressure that some artists face in an ever-evolving, highly competitive market. He shares the importance of maintaining mental well-being and finding a balance between passion and success.
Lester talks candidly about going through periods of depression himself and how challenging it can be, especially when you're driven and ambitious. The openness he brings to the conversation is refreshing and relatable. He highlights the value of having a support system, whether through friends, family or a community like the one that's emerged in the NFT space.
One significant misconception that Lester addresses is the denial of mental health issues. He emphasizes that mental health problems are real and should never be dismissed. Denying their existence can hinder a person's ability to seek help and healing. He encourages everyone to recognize that mental health affects all of us at some point, whether through personal experience or in support of someone else.
Lester's enthusiasm for spreading awareness and helping others shines through. He credits his self-care routine for helping him navigate challenges, which includes daily meditation and setting a positive tone for each day. He encourages listeners to express gratitude and be mindful of the positives in life. This episode is a valuable resource for those interested in NFTs, and the wisdom Lester imparts extends to anyone concerned with their mental well-being.
MommaFoxFire and Lester also touch on the power of vulnerability. Sharing your struggles can help not only yourself but also those around you. Lester believes that building a strong, supportive community is a crucial aspect of managing mental health. Having spaces where people can openly discuss their challenges fosters an environment where individuals can feel safe seeking help when they need it.
Lester's insights on mental health and NFTs provide a fresh perspective on both subjects. The discussion and shared experiences offer a sense of unity, emphasizing that everyone should be mindful of their mental well-being. For anyone who loves digital art, is intrigued by NFTs, or is simply interested in exploring the world of mental health, this podcast episode is a must-listen. Lester Sydney's story serves as a reminder that we can all thrive, even when facing challenges, as long as we have a supportive community and prioritize our mental health.