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Mark Manson

Dream Less, Do More, and Create Real Happiness

No one talks about self-help topics like this guy.

In fact, very few people have the guts to put the F word in the title of their NYT bestselling book (it’s been on the list for 9 months straight).

But that’s one reason Mark Manson has become such a popular writer, both in the blogging and the book publishing world.

He has spent years studying self-help, traveling the world, living in different cultures, and learning from his own life experiences about what actually makes us happy and successful.

And what he has learned runs counter to what a lot of people say is true.

I loved diving into these topics with him because I can tell Mark is a truth-seeker. He’s not afraid to speak up about what he has learned, even if it isn’t the most popular idea.

"It's not the emotion that is good or bad, it's what you do about it."  

That’s exactly why his writing has struck a chord with so many people — he tells the truth about why it’s important to feel sad and angry, he acknowledges the negative voices we all have talking in our heads, and he admits that it’s challenging to not judge ourselves.

But Mark also has learned positive, practical methods to navigate these issues without all the sugar-coating that usually goes with them.

We dove into all these topics, as well as what he’s learning about himself as mega-writing success has hit him.

I learned a lot of new perspectives from Mark and believe you will too in Episode 524.

"It's the character of our self-talk that matters."  

Some Questions I Ask:

  • Do you believe we can end our suffering? (2:41)
  • Why should we be honest with ourselves publicly? (16:03)
  • Should we dream big or no? (19:15)
  • How do we eliminate problems in our life? (36:17)
  • What is the feedback loop from hell and how do we escape it? (38:28)
  • How important is self-talk to joy and happiness? (40:52)
  • How do you create belief in yourself? (42:56)

In this episode, you will learn:

  • Why negativity matters and shouldn’t be ignored (2:00)
  • How to know if a certain media type is one you should be pursuing (14:50)
  • Why it’s so important to say no sometimes (18:00)
  • Why success and self-improvement don’t always go together (26:30)
  • How to mentally deal with your work being massively successful (32:55)
  • Why it’s so important to be able to fail during the creative process (47:45)
  • Plus much more…

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