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Mark Mathews

Face Your Biggest Fears and Bounce Back

He made a career out of facing his two greatest fears.

Not everyone would choose this path.

But when Mark Mathews was a kid, he was terrified of the ocean.

And yet professional surfing was the lifestyle and career that was calling to him.

So he faced the fear, dove in, and became one of the best big wave surfers in the world.

And he didn’t stop there.

As an introvert, he was also extremely scared of public speaking.

But as his surfing career took off, he realized he could create a second career on stage, speaking about facing fear.

So he once again faced his greatest fears and learned the skill of public speaking.

"Greatness is being better than who you were yesterday."  

Today Mark is not only a sought-after surfer and speaker, he is one of the most grateful men I’ve met.

Especially considering how many injuries he’s sustained (including an intense leg injury he’s still recovering from).

As we talked about what pain and fear have taught us, Mark explained in simple terms how valuable it is to face our fears, push ourselves through them, and practice that over and over again.

It’s how we become comfortable being uncomfortable.

That’s just one inspiring lesson you’ll hear in Episode 515.

Some Questions I Ask:

  • How do you prepare yourself mentally for a big moment? (23:20)
  • How do you stay focused in high stakes moments with so many distractions? (30:42)
  • Is resilience different from fearlessness? (32:40)

In this episode, you will learn:

  • How to manage your health mentally to recover quicker physically (10:28)
  • How Mark overcame his huge fear of the ocean (14:14)
  • The one thing everyone agrees helps you overcome fear (24:20)
  • Plus much more…

Show Notes:

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Music Credits:

Music Credit: Sunshine by Extan

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