#80: How To Handle Fear, Uncertainty, Loneliness, Insecurity, and Validation with Mark Manson

Fear. Uncertainty. Loneliness. Insecurity. Validation. These are just a handful of mindset issues on the emotional roller-coaster of entrepreneurship, and author Mark Manson joins us this week to blast these limiting beliefs while offering healthy ways to resolve them. He blogs about self-development, psychology, and culture over at markmanson.net.

Topics Discussed:

  • 05:00 – Mark’s early days as a professional blogger / writer
  • 07:00 – Why it’s futile to idealize your goals
  • 15:00 – Taking a wider perspective on life and developing gratitude
  • 19:00 – Why not having enough time is complete BS
  • 23:00 – How to handle failure
  • 25:00 – Why “having the right idea” is an illusion
  • 34:00 – Why you must build internal motivation and validation
  • 38:00 – How playing victim is seductive instead of taking responsibility
  • 43:00 – How to manage your own expectations
  • 47:00 – The idea of being an entrepreneur vs. actually doing it
  • 52:00 – Why it’s OK to be frustrated, lonely, and terrified
  • 56:00 – The 1,000 Day Rule

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Episode Length: 63:08


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