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.
Tidbits from the show:
- The book isn’t about indifference. It’s about choosing what matters.
- Making a ‘crap-load’ of money does not make you happy and can actually create more problems than fix.
- Survivorship Bias is an infatuation with persistence over success. Sometimes it’s best to quit! Success is like buying a lotto ticket and we can do things that increase the chances of it working.
- Pain and suffering makes for better art, but not entrepreneurs.
- Work through the ‘loser’ ideas to find the winners. Be open to them all.
- Marriage and commitment get a bad rap. It has unspoken benefits.
- Having an actual life outside of your business will 100% make you better in your business.
- In the second segment listen about the Feedback Loop from Hell. It all starts with judging yourself. Again; it’s in the second segment.
- There are some very important merits to negative self talk.
- Your feelings don’t actually matter as much as you think.
- Over confidence is your own certainty is also a dominant trait in sociopaths and criminals. Consider that idea before you justify anything. What if you are wrong?
- Curiosity is a remedy for confusion.
Any MANY more.. Listen to the episode to see what I mean.
Purchase Mark’s Books HERE.
Visit MarkManson.net to sign up for for his blog and to engage directly with him.
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