This week we talk to Mark Shapiro about being authentic
Mark Shapiro is a former marketing director at Showtime Networks Inc., Mark left his six-figure corporate job after 12 years and is on a mission to bring more of what’s real & authentic to the world. He is the founder of AreYouBeingReal.com, the Host of The One & Only Podcast, and a heralded transformational trainer, coach, and speaker.
In This Interview, Mark Shapiro and I Discuss…
- His podcast, The One and Only
- What “authenticity” means to him
- What it means to live “authentically”
- Why authenticity is important
- How focusing on authenticity can build confidence, liberate you and fulfill you
- How living authentically can bring huge value to the world
- That it can be hard not to live authentically
- His choice to leave corporate America
- People who are not afraid to be themselves
- People who are afraid to be themselves
- How living in alignment with your core values can contribute to living authentically
- That we’re either growing or we’re dying
- To always keep the door open to growth and redefining who we are
- How to remain flexible to new ideas as we age
- That though we don’t like to be uncomfortable, it’s rewarding when we take smart risks and try something new
- How setting goals and being held accountable supports living outside our comfort zones
- Doing the thing that scares you the most first thing in the day
- The questions we can ask ourselves to see if we’re living authentically
Mark Shapiro Links
A grandfather is talking with his grandson and he says there are two wolves inside of us which are always at war with each other.
One of them is a good wolf which represents things like kindness, bravery and love. The other is a bad wolf, which represents things like greed, hatred and fear.
The grandson stops and thinks about it for a second then he looks up at his grandfather and says, “Grandfather, which one wins?”
The grandfather quietly replies, the one you feedThe Tale of Two Wolves is often attributed to the Cherokee indians but there seems to be no real proof of this. It has also been attributed to evangelical preacher Billy Graham and Irish Playwright George Bernard Shaw. It appears no one knows for sure but this does not diminish the power of the parable.
This parable goes by many names including:
The Tale of Two Wolves
The Parable of the Two Wolves
Which Wolf Do You Feed
Which Wolf are You Feeding
Which Wolf Will You Feed
It also often features different animals, mainly two dogs.