039: Marcus Aurelius Anderson on The Gift of Adversity


The Gift of Adversity with Marcus Aurelius Anderson

What is the greatest adversity you have faced? How did you get through it and what happened afterward?

In this episode of the 10 Factor guest Marcus Aurelius Anderson takes us through his own personal adversity and comeback journey. Then we fast forward to today and how he speaks, writes, inspires and coaches others to overcome their own Adversities to actualize their personal definition of success.

Marcus Aurelius Anderson
Marcus Aurelius Anderson

Marcus Aurelius Anderson is an author, Keynote Speaker, TEDx Speaker and executive Mindset Coach.

While preparing to deploy with the U.S. Army, Marcus suffered a severe spinal injury that left him paralyzed.
After dying on the operating table twice, the surgeons saved his life, but told him he’d never walk again.
Having no other option, Marcus started doing some brutally honest soul searching, looking for the lesson to be learned from his injury.
Once he started seeing his Adversity as a gift instead of a curse, something miraculous began to happen…
Marcus now speaks, writes, inspires and coaches others to overcome their own Adversities to actualize their personal definition of success.
His TEDx talk “The Gift of Adversity” tells of how we can use our Adversity to make us into better leaders, citizens and human beings.

In this episode of The 10 Factor find out:

  1. How Marcus’s life changed on a dime.
  2. Why when you have no other choice the choice is simple.
  3. What happened when Marcus started seeing his adversity as a gift instead of a curse.
  4. How a primary purpose or objective can motivate you more than you ever thought possible.
  5. Why misery loves company but not as much as mediocrity.
  6. The thought process Marcus went through when he thought he was never going to walk again.
  7. About the tremendous power we all have but never touch on.
  8. How charging a client too little can be detrimental to both parties.
  9. Why adversity is relative and is different for each person.
  10. The reason most of us don’t need more time; we need a deadline.
  11. The value of being grateful not only for the good things but the bad things that happen too.

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Tim Meuchel is the bestselling author and podcast host of The 10 Factor: From Struggling to Thriving Business in 10 Months. Like many successful entrepreneurs, Tim failed his way to success. He gave up $334,200 in 2008 after resigning from a twelve-year corporate management career to pursue his side business full-time. The business quickly grew 8X and within four months Tim's wife quit her job as well. Several years later a bad business deal left Tim's company almost bankrupt. Tapping into emergency funds, he fought back and restructured the business; resulting in a new profit producing model requiring less than 40% effort. Seeing an opportunity to give back and help other struggling entrepreneurs Tim reverse engineered his process, validated it with top entrepreneurs, and created a ten-month roadmap - The 10 Factor.

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