It’s easy to just trudge along with blinders on while we avoid either taking the leap and jumping out of the security of a conventional career, or sometimes we avoid painful yet telling truths about who we really are and where we’re really going. Mark effortlessly navigates these difficult kinds of topics and pierces through all of the noise and chatter to really speak straight to your heart.
A bit of backstory about Mark, he spent nearly a decade in the corporate world and most recently was the Country Manager for the Movember Foundation in Europe, where he raised €2.8 million for men’s health in the fight against cancer. Now Mark is the founder and host of The Unconventionalists, a startup and podcast, where he delivers talks, workshops, and programming for purpose-driven leaders and organizations. I’ve been lucky enough to work with Mark starting in 2018 and consider him not just a client or a colleague, but also a mentor and a friend.
In this episode Mark kicks us off with a first time confession before diving into the stories that he and so many others bought into while he was still figuring out what his real calling was. He shares a surprising twist about how to find financial freedom and we also talk about the world of being a first time parent.
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5:05 - Mark makes a confession
9:27 - The classic story we all buy into
18:25 - What dream jobs sound like
22:00 - What it feels like to quit your job and start a business
26:00 - How to have financial freedom
31:00 - Why you shouldn’t quit too quick
36:25 - Why having kids changes everything
43:57 - Mark’s favorite person in the world
45:05 - The difference between happiness and joy
49:15 - Mental health and purpose in the workplace
TEDx Talk - What they don’t tell you about entrepreneurship (The power of purpose)
Mental health startup Sanctus
“Just the other day” by Kevin Cox