What makes some people impervious to adversity? What kind of super-power do they have that allows them to get up after a major hit and find the will power to lick their wounds and come out fighting? This week, hear Mark Crandall tell his story of beating the odds and show us how we all have this power of resilience within us.

Mark Crandall is a Licensed Master’s in Social Work and a Licenced Chemical Dependency Counselor. He is also a keynote speaker, a Clinical Interventionist, Author of Embrace Your Past -Win Your Future, and the host of the Purpose Chasers podcast. Mark went from being a lost boy with countless traumatic experiences, drug addiction, prison, and an undying self-hatred to building multiple 6 figure coaching practices, and being a highly sought after Clinical interventionist.

What you’ll learn about in this episode:

  • How limiting beliefs may be preventing you to perform at your best
  • Why it is important that your academic and your career choices be based on your deeply seated personal core values and interests
  • How a mentor can push you towards reaching your goals, be they academic or entrepreneurial

This episode’s pearls of wisdom:

“It doesn’t matter where you come from. It doesn’t matter who you are as a person or what you think other people will think of you. If you don’t take action to do the things you’ve been called to do, you’re never going to do the things that you’ve been called to do. My experience is – if you’re resilient, you can do anything that you want to do.”

“Why are you doing what you’re doing? You can’t hit a target that you can’t see. And if you’re shooting at targets that you can’t see, you’re going to be hitting all kinds of other people’s targets, right? You’re going to hit what other people are shooting for. When you get really, really clear and intentional on why you’re doing what you’re doing, it just becomes so cool – you get to be a part of the journey.”

“Most people take action or don’t take action based off what they think other people are going to think about them. People are not thinking about you – they’re thinking about themselves. And they’re thinking about what you’re going to do and how that’s going to make them look. So, when you really start to focus on why you’re doing what you’re doing, and what you want to do in life, and you stop thinking about what other people are thinking –which is themselves – you can get really intentional about what you want to do and  you can live a life of purpose.”

Mark’s links: LinkedIn – Linkedin.com/in/mark-crandall-lmsw-lcdc-570b1280; Purpose Chasers podcast – Markcrandall.net/purpose-chasers-podcast; Facebook – Facebook.com/purposechaserspodcast; Twitter –Twitter.com/purpose_chasers.

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