How To Use Adversity As The Ultimate Advantage While Most People Run From It with Marcus Aurelius Anderson – 049

How Do You Embrace Adversity?

In this episode, I’m joined by Marcus Aurelius Anderson. Marcus is a proud Veteran, Bestselling Author of “The Gift of Adversity”, TEDx & International Keynote Speaker, Mindset Coach to Leaders, CEOs and Entrepreneurs, Lifelong Martial Artist, creator of the Acta Non Verba Movement, and host of the Acta Non Verba Podcast. 

While preparing to deploy with the U.S. Army, Marcus suffered a severe spinal injury that left him paralyzed from the neck down. After dying on the operating table twice, the surgeons saved his life but told him he’d never walk or use his hands again. 

After months of anger and suicidal depression, 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…

Now he speaks, inspires, and teaches others to use their Adversity as a catalyst to actualize their personal definition of success in every area of life and business.

 Tune in for an episode packed full of valuable insights, incredible stories, and tactical strategies for using adversity as your superpower.


In This Episode:

What You’ll Learn:

  • How and why he enlisted in the Army at 38 years old
  • Why most people run from adversity when they should be embracing it
  • How to find the good in even the darkest of situations
  • The key difference between adversity and discomfort
  • How to harness intense emotions rather than suppress them
  • How to be truly grateful in even the darkest of situations
  • Why adversity is needed for you to properly apply your knowledge
  • How to effectively move through the 5 stages of grief

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