Today on the art of adventure we have Mark Manson! Mark writes an extremely popular blog “Personal Development that doesn’t suck”, with millions of monthly readers.
I’ve been wanting to have Mark on for a while and we sat down to talk about his new book. Lots of people sent in questions for Mark, and I thing we really covered some good stuff.
The first thing I noticed about Mark is that he is really well read and thoughtful. Also that his speaking “tone” or style is different than his writing.
We talk about Mark’s sevenÂ years out of the country and the evolution of how he felt about America over that time in terms of culture, citizenship, and development.
We dig deep into adventure and growth and suffering and achievement and relationships, including his internet stalker.
Also, be sure to check out my friend Dave Booda’s interview with Mark on his podcast, Darken the Page – that interview really digs into the writing part of Mark’s work, and you can think of that as “part 2” of this interview.
- After this interview make sure to:
- Make sure you send a thank you to mark on twitter
- Read the book – its great!
- Subcribe to the Art of Adventure
- Let us know:
- Â Did you agree with everything he said?
- What did you learn from this interview?
What you will learn in this episode:
- Why Mark uses strong language in his writing
- The three stages of thought from living abroad 7 years
- How discomfort leads to growth
- The story of Mark’sÂ stalker
- Citizenship, and culture around the world
“Growing is not about being more right, its about being wrong less” – Mark Manson
“Every culture is a double edged sword”- Mark Manson
“I’ve always had a deep curiosity about things”- Mark Manson
“Travel really shows you what your personal values are”- Mark Manson
“Adventure is a consciously directed way to create discomfort”- Mark Manson
“Just because someone has suffered doesn’t mean they learned to handle it well”- Mark Manson
“There is a certain joy in expanding your identity”- Mark Manson
“Any change requires yourself to be uncomfortable”- Mark Manson
Continue the Adventure (Resources from this episode):
Dave Booda’s Interview with Mark – “Part 2” of this episode
Thanks Mark Manson!
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