Episode 79: Mark Stanifer – Rethinking Fear & Failure to Get Unstuck in Our Lives

by | Feb 7, 2021 | Interviews with Leaders, Popular | 0 comments

“Failure for me became not making the attempt. Not getting off the couch. Not shipping the product.”

-Mark Stanifer

After more than two decades of leadership experience, in both the corporate and solopreneur space, Mark Stanifer understands the foundation for making the impact you want to make is learning to lead yourself well first. This learning was gained first hand, much of it the hard way, wandering without a guide.

Dare2Live Coaching exists to serve those who, as Teddy Roosevelt describes, are striving valiantly in the arena of life. Those spending themselves on a worthy cause. By showing up with their whole selves and striving to be who they were created to be, they have chosen to dare greatly. Mark is honored to work with those who are up to the challenge, those who are willing to enter the arena and dare greatly.

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00:03:51 Welcome, Mark!
00:04:56 Our 20/20 Perspective
00:11:27 The Process is the Shortcut
00:17:40 A Love Affair with Fear
00:26:18 Reexamining Your Definition of Failure
00:33:06 Mark’s Personal Journey
00:41:04 We Can Be Good at the Things We Don’t Enjoy
00:44:50 Taking a Sabbatical for Personal Growth & Enlightenment
00:53:11 The Regrets We Leave on Our Deathbeds
00:57:58 How Coaching Helped Mark Get Unstuck
01:04:15 Resources Mark is Looking for to Growth
01:05:47 Mark’s Life-Changing Book
01:09:09 Shame as a Motivator
01:10:29 Connecting with Mark
01:11:02 Thank You, Mark!

Mark’s Life-Changing Book(s)
“Daring Greatly” by Brené Brown
The Holy Bible

Books Mentioned
“The Top Five Regrets of the Dying” by Bronnie Ware
“Unashamed” by Lecrae Moore
“I Am Restored” by Lecrae Moore

Additional Resources
Seth Godin: How do you know when it’s done?
Complexity and the Ten-Thousand Hour Rule by Malcolm Gladwell | The New Yorker
Listening to Shame by Brené Brown | TED2012
Theodore Roosevelt “Man in the Arena” Speech

Words of Wisdom
“Perfect is the enemy of done.”

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