Your Concept Of Who You Are Is F*cking You Up | Mark Manson on Impact Theory





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Published on May 14, 2019

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This week’s guest on Impact Theory with Tom Bilyeu is Mark Manson. Mark Manson is the New York Times bestselling author of The Subtle Art of Not Giving A Fuck and the new book, Everything is Fucked: A Book About Hope. In this episode he talks about eating shit sandwiches, the importance of hope and how to peel away the layers of your values & identity.


Why Mark Manson focuses on values rather than traditional metrics of success [3:01]

What made Mark Manson change his focus from music to writing and why he “mourned” his change in career [8:03]

How to establish a foundation of strong values for yourself (and why it matters) [10:19]

How to decide what your beliefs should be in order to have a better life [14:24]

Why you need to decide on your favorite flavor of “shit sandwich” [17:24]

His description of Newton’s emotional laws and why you shouldn’t always trust your emotions [18:53]

How to build your willpower so that you can do things that are difficult [22:38]

“Our self worth equals the sum of our emotions over time” [28:06]

How to create a new identity and sense of self (how do you find yourself in a moment of crisis?) [31:24]

How to develop resilience and why you have a relationship with yourself just as you have a relationship with someone else & the difference between low and high self-esteem [32:44]

How to peel back the layers that make up your sense of self [36:19]

The truth about identity [40:27]

Why you should always be challenging yourself [42:15]

Why you should surround yourself with people who disagree with you [42:43]

Where you can find out more about Mark Manson [43:29]

The impact Mark Manson wants to have in the world [44:04]


Immanuel Kant [15:07]

Sir Isaac Newton [18:53]


The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck https://amzn.to/2HiXQsb

Everything Is F*cked: A Book About Hope https://amzn.to/2LGE1iS


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