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We are just one question away from changing our lives. According to our guest today, this is true, whether that change is huge like a pivot in careers or small, like starting your day off journaling instead of scrolling.
Marc Champagne, a world-renowned mental fitness coach and the author of the book, Personal Socrates. He also hosts the podcast, Behind the Human.
Today, Marc openly discusses his own failures as well as his wins. Stephynie and Marc talk about what it felt like to shut down his journaling app that reached 86 million people after 3 years of pouring his heart and soul into it. Marc talks about how hard this loss was, but the experience helped him pivot into the career he was meant to be in.
How do we ask the best questions to improve our overall mental fitness? Keep listening to find out!
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00:00 - Meeting each other and opening up on podcasts
3:45 - Gaining the ability to ask great questions
6:33 - Marc’s growing up
8:12 - Mental fitness v. Mental wellness
10:24 - How to do journaling right according to the individual
16:08 - The success Marc expected from the book
19:40 - A little insight into what people can expect from Marc’s book
21:40 - The power of asking ourselves one question
23:30 - Importance of interacting with instead of just reading the prompts in Marc’s book
27:05 - Biggest challenges Marc faced writing the book
29:28 - Lessons from launching and shutting down Marc’s journaling app
37:48 - Actions Marc took to try and prevent the shutdown of the app
43:08 - What Marc felt in his most ungrateful moments deleting the app
50:54 - Marc’s ability to make people feel special
52:13 - Value of learning from Marc’s journaling practice
52:45 - Marc’s strategies for recovering from burn out
56:12 - Biggest obstacle and closing remarks
Mentioned in the Episode:
Marc’s Website: https://www.behindthehuman.com/
Marc’s Book, Personal Socrates: https://www.baronfig.com/personal-socrates?title=default+title
Marc’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mchampagne/
Marc’s LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/marc-champagne-14767b17/