The Mindset Shift You Need to Unlock Your Full Potential with Mark Crandall [Podcast]
Why can’t I find my purpose in life?
Have you been struggling to find your purpose in life? It seems these days everyone around you is saying, “I want to find my purpose”. Does everyone have a purpose? How do you know what yours is? How do you find your purpose? Why does it seem everyone is able to find their purpose but me? Can just watching Netflix all day be my purpose?! You’re probably going about it with the wrong mindset.
Many of us come up with excuses for why we aren’t operating at our fullest potential, or why we don’t deserve to create a better, more fulfilling life for ourselves. Some people will blame their past or other people.
Mark Crandall's story shows us that no matter what your circumstances are, you are capable of achieving whatever you want in life if you can just look within and change your mindset. He is living proof.
Homeless for four years and incarcerated for seven years, Mark's earlier years were filled with trauma, tragedy and drug addiction. He experienced a pivotal moment while in prison that changed his life forever. Now, he is a best-selling author, highly sought-after speaker and transformational coach, and host of his own podcast.
But it didn't come easily. Mark had to overcome an immense amount of self-limiting beliefs. All of us have self-limiting beliefs to overcome, no matter what our past is. But if we can change our mindset from "this is happening to me" to "this is happening for me", and take actions to disprove our limiting beliefs, we can overcome them and come into our purpose.
This is what Mark's book and podcast are all about. The book is called Embrace Your Past, Win Your Future. He wants to change the way society views trauma, and empower trauma victims to break free from the mindset they've been living in. The podcast is called Purpose Chasers Podcast, which highlights stories of people overcoming self-limiting beliefs to pursue their purpose.
In this episode, Mark shares the incredible story of his past, the moment everything changed, and how he's been able to shift his mindset and help so many others do the same. We also discuss how lacking purpose negatively impacts your relationships and how to find your purpose, and the beautiful story of how Mark and his wife met.
The only one holding you back from finding your purpose is YOU
Tragedy, trauma, drug addiction, homelessness, incarceration. This was Mark Crandall’s life for a long time. When he was a child, he was handcuffed and locked in a closet. His mom was addicted to cocaine. His sister was born premature.
The State took him when he was three years old to be placed in foster care. He was homeless for four years and incarcerated for seven years.
Mark always believed he lacked motivation, and that his past held him back from achieving happiness in life and finding his purpose. It wasn’t until he found meditation and began reading many self-help books like Awaken the Giant Within by Tony Robbins that he finally understood his self-limiting beliefs and what he had to do to overcome them.
Self-limiting beliefs are the beliefs we hold that sabotage our own happiness and limit our chance for success, such as, “I’m dumb”, or “Everyone is against me,” or, “Because I wasn’t born into a happy healthy family, I’ll never be successful”.
Listen to the podcast for Mark’s full story on how he came from such a dark past to finding the light and being able to get out of his own way.
“My story is an example of it does not matter your circumstances, you can fulfill on anything you want in life. That doesn’t mean it will be easy or you won’t have to jump through hoops.” - Mark Crandall
Embrace Your Past, Win Your Future
Mark decided to write his own book called, Embrace Your Past, Win Your Future. It is exactly for people with trauma or tragedy in their past who are struggling to come into their full potential.
Mark wants to change the way society views trauma, and to empower trauma victims to break free from the mindset they’re currently living in. The “I’ll never be enough, I don’t deserve it, why does everything bad happen to me” mindset.
In part one of his book, he captures his own internal dialogue that went on in his head during his transformational journey, in order to allow readers to identify their own internal dialogue. What toxic thoughts and beliefs do you hold and don’t even realize it?
“There’s a difference between being a victim and playing one. This is preventing you from tapping into your true self and unlimited power. You have to change your vocabulary from, ‘These things happened TO me’ to, ‘They happened FOR me.’ -Mark Crandall
In part two, Mark gives you practical exercises to do to overcome those self-limiting beliefs.
“The only way to overcome limiting beliefs is to take actions to disprove them. The only way to disprove them is to walk through them.” - Mark Crandall
Why the greatest work you can do is the work within yourself
Mark’s advice is to get quiet, and then to seek. Once you can learn to quiet your mind, you will be able to feel your intuition, and then let it guide you. And then, take action.
“Take action because what will wake up inside of you is what this life is all about. I can only dream of a world when everyone is called to purpose and everyone is taking action on it.” - Mark Crandall
This is just one of many insightful pieces of advice that Mark shares. He has so much more to say on the podcast about how lacking purpose and not focusing on self-love first impacts your relationships, and how to overcome your own self-limiting beliefs.
Connect with Mark
Find Mark on markcrandall.net. Here, you can get a sneak peak of the first four chapters of his book, Embrace Your Past, Win Your Future
Book a free call for his addiction intervention and family counseling services
Join his 7-day jump start course, to replace doubt and worry with confidence, tap into the motivation you didn’t know you had, and gain clarity
Join his 6-week Purpose Chasers Academy, which is an online course that includes live group coaching to help you break through limiting beliefs and fulfill your goals
Join his Purpose Chasers Mastermind course if you’re finally sick of living in mediocrity and you’re ready to go out and chase your dreams
Lastly you can subscribe to Mark’s podcast, The Purpose Chasers Podcast, where he Interviews individuals who sought their purpose and what limiting beliefs they had to overcome.
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