But before that, consider this..
The past few weeks I’ve realized something about myself and I am writing to see how many people are like me.
When I started Rules of Success (the podcast I produced for almost 3 years) I did so from a space of “I am such a nubie in this space, I have so much to learn from this person.” When I would reach out to guests of my show, I did it thinking that I had little to offer, other than a great conversation and that their presence on my show was a favor to me.
As the time passed and my episode count steadily rose, I started to see that I was actually equal to (and in some cases) or more experienced than the “experts” that I was having on my show.
I now had an audience that listened not just to my guests, but to ME and my experiences.
Sitting there on my heated, stamped concrete driveway, waiting for the garage to open enough to drive in and park and the only discernible emotion was fear.
What a day it had been..
It was the day that I learned that we were not going to be able to keep our end of a large commitment we’d recently entered in to.
Inevitable lawsuits were coming…
Whenever I see a person that is unknowingly (or knowingly) hurting themselves, I feel sadness for them.
And here is why..
Follow me for a minute.
It’s a humbling moment when someone reaches out to you as a result of the feeling of hope that your message offered them.
From there, the process of getting to know someone and inviting them to participate in your coaching is an intimate one; to say the least.
Mark Manson is an author, blogger and entrepreneur. He has published two books; “Models: Attract Women through Honesty” and his latest best seller “The Subtle Art of Not Giving F*ck.” His second book is a reaction to the self-help industry and a culture of mindless positivity that isn’t helpful for most people. His take is refreshing and profound.
His blog at MarkManson.net has grown to over 2 million visitors and his open, transparent personality translates well to those looking for a no nonsense, yet uplifting perspective to achievement and life goals.
We discuss with Mark his entrepreneurial background, his motivations to write “The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck” and what he thinks needs fixing about the self-development industry.
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