How Mark went from the verge of bankruptcy to making $50k/m by killing his old self


Today I want to share with you Mark’s story.

Mark went from a failed business, $180,000 in tax debt, divorce, making $2k/m in a job that he was overqualified for


creating a business that he’s passionate about which blew past his previous goal of 25k/m to generating him 50k a month!

This interview highlights an in depth analysis of where Mark’s life was, why he kept attracting situations that didn’t serve him & how he was able to break out of it.

Here’s what we discuss:

  • The “fighter” archetype: how he went from taking massive action with no results to taking effortless action with massive results
  • Extrinsic vs intrinsic motivation: how Mark went from wanting things to loving his work
  • Focused on the negative & overcoming overwhelm
  • Putting things on the pedestal and what happens when you learn to take them off
  • How Mark erased 175k of his debt into thin air
  • What happened to Mark once he stopped overthinking and started having more faith
  • Going from a 6 figure job to divorce & the verge of bankruptcy: how Mark recovered & made a huge shift
  • The 1 thing that changed the game for Mark
  • Time blocking & journaling: preparing yourself for the world
  • The power of awareness
  • The biggest difference Reality Mastery made for Mark that other self help material failed to achieve
  • Getting out of scarcity & the victim mindset: stop closing yourself off to life’s opportunities

Hope this was useful!

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Quazi (00:00):

All right, guys, welcome to a brand new episode of client interviews. Today. We have mock mock I’m super excited to have you on today, men, like your story has actually been so inspirational because I remember like the very first day we spoke and you didn’t end up joining and there’s a story behind that. I’m sure we’ll get into that. And then, um, I think this was like four or five months after that, you know, you spoke with one of a, um, program coaches, Daniel, and then you ended up joining and then it just like skyrocketed from there. Obviously it wasn’t immediate, but a big result. I think mark got was you mentioned. And if I remember this correctly, that when you were watching the videos, our YouTube videos, my YouTube videos for the very first time you were doing like $500 a month, you know, it was like a terrible place you were at, you’re working 60 hours a week.

Quazi (00:46):

Uh, you just gone through a harsh breakup too, and just, just a complete negative spiral. And I think your old business that you had it almost like there was a bad falling out with your partner. And, um, you know, there was a lot of debt and, you know, the tax authorities chasing you. There’s, there’s just a lot of stuff going on, a lot of mess, but from there you’ve managed to actually come out of it. And last month, or I think two months ago, you did your first 50 K months. And, you know, from, from going from that place to bringing yourself out of it, to doing 50 K a month in your marketing business, that’s just, it’s outstanding, dude. It really shows like the strength of someone’s character. So I’ll just go ahead and let you introduce yourself. If there’s anything I’ve missed, you know, anything you’ve, uh, you want to fill me in on and hopefully those who are watching too.

Mark (01:36):

Yeah. Thank you very much. You know, I really appreciate having the opportunity to come on here and chat with you quasi. Uh, your program has been great even before the program and watching your channel. It’s been, um, an inspiration to me and it’s been a pivotal in helping me go from where I was at to where I am now. So, you know, very much appreciative of that. And, you know, hearing you, hearing you go through those points, you know, it’s funny, I almost had forgotten some of them until you mentioned them and it has been, it has been quite a journey. And, you know, um, for me, I think starting when I was watching your videos, you’re right, I’d come off a business that I’d started with a partner and, um, put my heart and soul into and discovered, unfortunately, that PR partner had, um, you know, his principles were a little different than mine and, uh, some shady things were happening financially on his end.

Mark (02:27):

And, uh, that, that led to a breakup of the business, unfortunately, and after that, I was unsure of what to do next. And I was a little, a little lost and finding what I wanted to do. And, um, you know, sort of watching some of your videos and at the time I had, you know, you’re right. I, I had the government looking for, you know, they had me tagged for $180,000 of tax owing. And, uh, I was making $500 a week actually working six. Yeah. Working 60 a week, looking for what I want it to be doing next. And, um, you know, I just, I felt lost. I wasn’t sure what to do. And I’m like, well, what happens to my life? This isn’t what I want it. And I was unsure how to get myself from this place that I was in to a place that I wanted to get to.

Mark (03:18):

Um, and yes, when we first chatted on the phone, I was actually, you know, I had never watched one of your videos. So when we first talked and, uh, you know, we ended up actually FaceTiming and you’re, you were telling me about your program. I’m like, this sounds great to me. Like, I really aligned to what you’re saying, but I’m not too sure right now. And I literally just didn’t have the funds available to join the program at that time. And, um, but I knew that it was something that I, I wanted to join and I just felt the line to you right away. And I felt a connection and it was something that I wanted to work towards. Um, so yeah, over the months after that, I, I kept watching your YouTube videos and eventually spoke to Daniel and he got me, um, into the program.

Mark (04:03):

And, um, you know, during that time as well, it was a very, uh, stressful period. More things were happening. It just, it seems to be, it was a lot of negative momentum going on in my life at the time. Um, but, uh, I, um, you know, watch the videos for the program. And then after a few months, um, things started to change. You know, it was really, I finished the program earlier this year, I think around February. And then, um, around, you know, it’s been a bit, a bit of a blur the last few months, but it was, was, it may just a few months later, um, is when I surpassed $50,000 in a month. And then I followed that month up with $40,000. And, um, you know, by the end of this year, I’ll be consistently hitting. Um, my goal was to hit $25,000 a month consistently by the end of the year. And I will constantly be surpassing that. So I remember

Quazi (05:00):

That month, when you posted that you were gonna, you were gonna pass your goal of 25 K a month. I was so excited. I was like, oh my God, you know, I was actually talking to Daniel. I was like, oh my God, Mark’s going to do 25 K this month. This, this is so great. You know, considering like, cause we’ve been seeing your posts on the Facebook group as well, like how you’ve transitioned through this journey, you know, how you’re building up and like all the things you’re going through, which have been really, really great. Thank you for sharing all of that too, for us to see. And then when you’re like 25 came with, I was like, oh, he’s going to do 25 K this month that I didn’t know you’re going to do 50 K that month. That’s insane. Yeah. And,

Mark (05:34):

And it’s, you know, I can take you to see the moment. It was very interesting actually. Um, when I, when I did that, I started to, I started to, um, well, a number of things, you know, there’s a number of components involved here as quasi will show you through his program. Um, it’s not just one thing, but with me, I remember the moment when I surpassed it, it was like a surreal thing. I had signed on a new contract in my business and they had, there was a, there was, uh, an upside to the opportunity. Um, and I said, you know, this is going well, things are going okay. Um, not a lot of traction financial yet. And I said to myself, well, what would be, what would be really cool would be a cool goal? And I’m like, you know, I’d love to make $5,000 in a day.

Mark (06:18):

Like that would be great. And push me, I remember was that, yeah, that’s right. Yeah. It’s pushing me towards that $25,000 a month. Mark. If I made five grand in a day, that would just give me a level up there. And I said that to myself and then I simply let it go. I just, I just aligned to it. I didn’t put too much pressure on it and I just let it go. And I wasn’t played piano and, uh, did that for around 15 minutes and I came back and when I came back, my computer was just blown up and I was making just ton, tons of, of leads and money was coming in for me during that period of time. And by the end of that night, I had made in that day, um, the number was over $10,000 within like 24 hours. So not only did I make that $5,000 a day, I made 10,000 and then I kind of kept the momentum going.

Mark (07:12):

I’m like, whoa, this is real right. I was confirming like, holy, geez, this is possible. And then just momentum kept going from there. And I stayed my head down in there in the process and continued pushing, but it was really that moment of, um, being in alignment and having that coordination with what I wanted, who I was being and then letting that go, which, um, sounds kind of scary, right? You’re like, I don’t, I don’t want to let this go. And as you’ve touched upon quasi, you know, we’re, we’re taught so much within our society to really want things and to desire things. And if you want it bad enough, you’re going to get it. Uh, and through most of my life, I was very much a fighter archetype where I would just fight and fight and fight to get stuff. And I would get there sometimes, but I would be exhausted. And, um, you know, having this type of framework just makes everything a little bit easier and it doesn’t need to be that hard if you can get that alignment and that coordination and, and let go of that desire and then just, you know, move into it. And, uh, with your intention, it makes things a lot, a lot better. And, um, so yeah, that was, that was the experience. I remember it very clearly. It makes it

Quazi (08:16):

A lot more fun too, right? Like you, you get a lot of these good emotions coming into it and then it feels you and propels you to do want to do even more.

Mark (08:24):

Right? Absolutely.

Quazi (08:26):

Yeah. It’s yeah. Interesting. Because I see a lot of entrepreneurs, like they get started off in that survival mentality where it’s like, oh, I don’t have any money. I go to like feed myself and feed my family and like do all of this stuff. Right. I only have like $1,500 in my bank account. I really want to like, get this and get that you start to become more self centered and your motivations are extrinsic. It’s like, okay, I need to get this. And I need to get that. I need to get the car. I need to get the house. And then that propels you. But then once you get to a certain level, these entrepreneurs actually start to feel lost. They’re like, I already got all of these things now. And then they start to feel depressed and like lost in life because they don’t have like that intrinsic motivation of wanting to do something that they enjoy doing, you know, like wanting to contribute to something or wanting to do something that they truly love to do every single day. And that’s why they come propel themselves anymore. So I mean the extrinsic thing, it works to a certain level, but then after that point, you’ve got to find something that is timeless.

Mark (09:19):

You know, it’s funny you say that. So there’s a couple of things to touch on there. For me personally, one was, um, you know, you, you mentioned focusing on what you didn’t have, uh, or rather focusing on the negative. I only have this much money in my bank account. And that was a huge thing for me. I was focused on, I’ll go back to the money that I owed the government. Actually, I was focused on like, holy crap, I owe this much money. Like, what am I going to do? Am I going to claim bankruptcy? Like what, like it was overwhelming. And, um, and I was focusing on the problem versus the solution. And I was giving that too much energy. Um, and I, I had realized that through my life, I had gotten into a habit where I put things on a pedestal, kind of back to that desire thing where I wanted things so badly, but I put things on a pedestal and given them so much energy and, or focused on what I didn’t want versus what I did want.

Mark (10:11):

Um, and that was creating problems when I started to make that shift, which was not easy to change your mindset. You, you maybe don’t realize how much you focus on things that you don’t want versus what you do want in a given day, things started to change, like with the money I owed the government, for example, that literally went away. I don’t, I, I ended up owing $5,000, that’s it? Yeah. So I kept on questioning it. I questioned my, I asked my accountants to question it and it turned out that, um, there was a lot of backhoeing from my accountant. That wasn’t my fault that they ended up having to pay. And the government made a mistake on the return, not me and that wiped. I wouldn’t have guessed it, but I’m like, you know what, something isn’t right here. And I thought, okay,

Quazi (10:59):

Learning a lot of things from this, watch it, like, watch it. I,

Mark (11:03):

I didn’t even, you would wouldn’t even think to question that I’m like, something’s not right here. And I questioned it. And it was, um, an amount from years ago that they had on within my filings that, that wasn’t right. It wasn’t supposed to be there, but it added up over time and created this bloated amount of money. That just wasn’t true. So that went away. And, um, so that problem was gone. And, um, I think when you said intrinsically, you know, the why you’re doing things to touch on that point, you know, with me, when I started right after I made a bunch of money, I bought a bunch of running shoes, which sounds strange. Um, I have a few pairs right behind me, but I like sneakers growing up from growing up for me, there was a connection actually with, with my mum and me that we would go and, you know, get the latest Jordans.

Mark (11:52):

And it was actually when I was staying in Florida quite often on a vacation, we’d go and get the latest Jordans from, from the Plaza. And to me then I’m like, oh, this is a sense of accomplishment. And, you know, get these shoes. And then I bought a few pairs of shoes. And then I’m like, well now what do, I don’t really need more shoes? Like what is going to push me forward now, now that I have this thing, right? Like what’s my next motivation. And it’s really understanding that finding joy in that process and suddenly the money is like, it’s not, as, it’s not gonna say it’s not the target or it’s not important because it is. But, um, it’s kind of just, it’s just an outcome. Like what, what I’m doing is what’s important. And, and I’m focused on the pro. I get up every morning to work on what I’m doing. And, uh, those material goals are already starting to change. Like I’m seeing that already. And I’m now, if you would have said this to me six months ago, I’d be like, no way, but you kinda, you kind of start to change your framework and yeah. So I’ve noticed that

Quazi (12:59):

That’s amazing, man. Yeah. It’s important that you touch up on that because a lot of people think that, oh yeah, you know what? I should just change my goals now. And while that’s not necessarily true, you know, what drives you is what drives you? You know, it’s something that’s driving you at the moment. If you sweep it under the rug, you’re going to create even more problems. If you want money. Now, if you want to have a successful business, now there’s nothing wrong with that. It’s just that you’ve got to start to watch that because it will change. You can’t keep holding onto it because when it does change, when your motivations change and you start to like force yourself to like a one something you don’t truly want, that’s when you run into trouble. Right. Because you’re not moving with the flow of life, you’re actually rather moving against it. So, yeah, that’s, that’s quite important that you touched up on that and how it’s changing from, you know, sneakers and like getting all of these things to now doing something that you love every single day and growing it, that the process.

Mark (13:49):

Yeah. And I’ll, you know, that made me think of something else that I think might be helpful for others to hear. This was a huge, um, this is a huge barrier for me to get over when I started this journey. And it was, um, understanding what I wanted, uh, and getting clarity on what I want it. And when people say, you know, you have to be clear on what you want. I’m like, well, of course I know what I want. What do you mean? I need to get clarity, but if you actually sit and think through it, do you actually know what you want? Like, are you really clear on what it is you want in different areas of your life for real, can you see that spouse or that, that significant other, what do they look like? You know, w w how do they align to your values?

Mark (14:29):

Uh, can you see what your home looks like, where you live? Um, you know, just, what do you look like? Like, who are you? And when you start to think through it a little bit more detail, um, you know, I realized that I didn’t have these things very clear. They were a little vague. Um, so then two things happened, and this is where I got stuck in both of these cases. One was that I was overwhelmed because I didn’t have clarity. And I’m like, well, shoot. Now I can’t move forward because I don’t have these things figured out. So that was one number two was once I had clarity, this thing felt like it was just almost not attainable because it was like this dream life. And I was here and it was over here. So I would say, you know, if anyone is in that situation, um, so I’ve been through both now.

Mark (15:17):

And when I didn’t have clarity on different areas of my life, what I did do was just focus on what you do know. And again, not on what you don’t know, who focused on what you do now, what do you know, um, you know, what, what are, what are something that you, that you do see for yourself? And as you take a step forward, you know, the next stone will appear to walk on, right? So don’t get caught up too much, continue to moving forward with what you do know, and things will start to open up for you. So don’t let that stop you in your tracks. Um, because I’ve been there, I get it, but that’s not the answer. The other side of the equation is once you do have clarity, you’re like, whoa, I do want all these things. Um, bring it down a little bit, bring it down to something attainable and cause that you do a great job of coaching us through this in your course, but, you know, making something more tangible so you can reach it in, um, in goals that you have versus something that you might again put on a pedestal because you see it as so far away.

Mark (16:16):

So you break that down into attainable goals and attainable steps. And as you reach one, um, you know, it still might feel a little intimidating at first, but the more and more you sit with it and become comfortable with what those goals are, the more you’re going to start to embody them and, and help, uh, I guess, feel more like they’re part of you versus something that’s so far away. So those were two things that really had me stuck in place. And, um, as you’ve said, quasi, what I realized as well is that this isn’t like, you’re, I used to picture this, like I was writing a letter and mailing it to the universe. And it’s like, once it’s in the mailbox, I can’t get it back again. It’s like, so I better make sure I have what I want on this letter. Exactly. Right.

Mark (17:02):

You know, but that’s not how it works. This is like a living, breathing document. You write down what you want and that might change and that’s okay. It should you evolve. It doesn’t have to be this thing that you’re signing away for life. And, um, so don’t put that much importance on it, be in the flow of life, like quasi said, and understand that this is a living, breathing document that you’re designing as you go, but you need to have that clarity of focus to start just to, just to get you going. Right. Um, and then if you, if you want to change along the way, that’s totally fine. You can do that. So don’t let that stop you.

Quazi (17:36):

Absolutely, man. And I think it’s so powerful that you were able to like internalize that lesson because a lot of people fail to do it, right? Like the lesson with clarity, where it’s like, focus on what you do know now, instead of focusing on like, trying to gather something that you don’t, that’s not there right now, because if you keep doing that, you’re going to aimlessly wandering all different directions instead of working with what you’ve got and trying to just move forward when things new information will pop up and it will come to you when the time is right. Right. A lot of people don’t see them. That’s why they end up frustrated, doubting themselves and just moving in all different directions, um, in which the, with no focus in mind, even if you did move in different directions, if you had what, you know, in mind, things would come up.

Quazi (18:19):

Right. So there’s definitely that, but I want it to go back to where you started off too. Uh, I started off actually, because what I’m noticing right now, mark is you have a different kind of energy, you know, there’s a different kind of conviction, a different kind of certainty, a different kind of trust in life that things will work out. But this wasn’t the case. When I talked to you, like, I think this was a year ago, right. A year and a half maybe, and you seem kind of lost, you know, you seem like a different person. And I think you mentioned that you tried out a lot of these different personal development seminars. I think you actually mentioned that you just came from a Tony Robbins seminar and, you know, while that was helpful, um, you still felt like there was something missing. So I kind of want to talk about that. You know, what was the missing piece for you that I guess reality Marsha was able to cover?

Mark (19:05):

Yeah, you’re absolutely right. So I I’ve been to other seminars and Tony Robbins being one of them. And, um, you know, for me it was something that I could carry forward and work on. Um, and we’re Tony Robbins is great. You know, it’s a fun time. It’s usually like a weekend seminar and there’s a lot of energy from that. But, you know, after that, what happens and what do you actually continue to do? Uh, and for me, it, especially at the time I was someone who very much needed to intellectualize the situation and the problem before I could move forward, I’ve loosened up on that. Now I have a lot more faith and, and I’m a little more free-flowing now, but, you know, at the time, for me, at least, um, with reality mastery, I like the idea that there was, um, there was a process to go through with us and that when we went in, there were an actual, um, things that we would build and, um, then apply those things as we went through the program.

Mark (20:09):

So that was very helpful to me that there was an action plan that didn’t exist at the other seminars and something that I could carry through and follow through on, um, as well at my own pace. Uh, I tried to do it as fast as possible, but that’s something as well that, you know, sometimes with the other seminars, it’s like a fire hose of information. And sometimes it’s good to be fully immersed like that, but sometimes you’re like, man, I’m stuck on this point. And now you guys are like way over here. And I feel like I can’t keep get caught up yet because I don’t understand this foundational point. Whereas in your program, I watched some videos, a number of times, not because of lack of clarity from your side, but just from my side, I know I needed this to sink in more and I needed to do this exercise maybe more than once for me. Um, and that gave me the opportunity to do so, and then I can move on. Then I could feel like, okay, I think I have this. I feel good. Now foundationally. Now I can move on to the next step. Um, whereas in the other things that I tried before that did, I didn’t have the chance to do that, that didn’t allow me to do it that way. Right.

Quazi (21:15):

So going back to that point of you mentioning how you needed to intellectualize things a lot more, and now you have a lot more trust and faith, you know, I kind of want to ask, like, what is, I guess, along those lines, what do you think was the biggest internal shift that made things so fluid and so easy for you now and just, you know, things working out, um, what was that big thing that happened that helped you go from, I guess, internally from that old place where you’re just stuck and just spiraling in this and this negative feedback loop to breaking out of that, that victim hood to getting to where you are now, where you’re just this creator of your life.

Mark (21:54):

Oh man. Yeah. Um, good question. Uh, you know, there’s probably a number of things. I think one huge thing for me is becoming more present in, in where I am, who I am and where I am. And that was something I had not realized before joining your program, just how distracted I am and I’m still getting better at it. I still have a long way to go. You know, I hear that. I hear you speak and how, you know, the tools that you use and tactics that you use and something I’m aspiring to still achieve. But, uh, you know, I think being more present within my surroundings really changed a lot of, of my life and the, the idea that I was able to just feel more, um, in the moment and be in the flow with things, um, in terms of the faith and the trust.

Mark (22:46):

I mean, it’s hard to pinpoint one thing here. Um, you know, I think probably is one thing for sure would be when I started to confirm, and this is something else that you mentioned quasi, where instead of just creating affirmations, you create confirmations. And I remember when I first did this and I even wrote in the Facebook group, cause I was it’s like, my brain didn’t want to make sense of this. I was like, I was, over-complicating it I’m like, when do you, when do we do this? Like how, how does this work? What do you mean? And uh, like how, how am I confirming? Like, what am I confirming? And you know, it’s like, I was trying to create a barrier that wasn’t there or something, but it was, um, the idea that when you can start to see and identify things in your life, changing as towards what you are looking for and they do they’re, they exist.

Mark (23:36):

They’re, they’re all around you even right now, but you’re just not paying attention to them. When you start to see that, um, things start to shift, at least for me, from a perspective, a point of view where you’re like, oh, okay, like this, this isn’t against me. Life is happening. Um, for me or with me not, not against me here and just to trust in that, um, flow states, uh, more and to see what comes up for me. Um, so I mean, those would be a couple that come to mind, at least, um, I would say a third actually real quick would be that, and this comes down to your environment and your surroundings and you discuss pendulums and, and how they can affect you with people around you. And, um, I think just being an observer of those things, just being an observer of just not my own thoughts and emotions, but being an observer of other people’s energy and their thoughts and emotions, that really changed a lot for me where I’m like, I’m not going to lean into this right now. This is, this is what this is, what is, um, you know, this is what the pendulum wants to have happened for me. And this is what this person wants to have happen. Um, I’m just going to observe this and not get attached to these other negative things in my surrounding. So that also helped me focus more on, um, that flow state instead of intellectualizing every scenario.

Quazi (24:54):

Right. I think one big thing you might’ve forgotten to mention was the letting go piece

Mark (25:00):

100%. That is, that is the biggest piece. Yes, for sure. And I did forget to mention that. I was to say, here I go, I was intellectualizing too much again, but I was not as trying to find the other, so letting go, I would say, so I’ll walk. So the first time I did this letting go exercise, I was skeptical. And, um, if anyone’s watching this as well and you might be skeptical too well, that, that was me. You know, I’ve, I’ve been through this and I’ve been to Tony Robbins and it may not sound like I’m skeptical when it comes to these things. But I am a little bit because I’m kind of a thinker first, uh, versus, you know, feeling and, and trusting. So that’s what can happen from, from my point of view. But, um, when I first tried the letting go technique that I’ve learned from quasi I’m like, this seems weird.

Mark (25:46):

I don’t know. And I remember it, I was lying in bed and I felt, um, I was feeling a lot of energy. Like it was coming, it was feeling like anxiety. It was one night and I had a lot going on and this was before I was, you know, made my big month. Um, and just, I just didn’t feel good. So I’m like, I’m going to sit here with this and just let this emotion be. And when I did that, uh, it, you know, I felt it capsized. I felt dissipate. I felt it actually remove itself from me and I was blown away. I’m like, holy, geez, this actually works. And when I did that, it felt like I’m like, wow. It just, it changed my perspective on the idea that I do have control over how I’m feeling. And those feelings are attached to countless and countless amount of thoughts. And instead of trying to control every single thought that I had, if I could just center in on my emotion and let go of that emotion, then, um, it, it changed everything for me. Like it changed how I was able to manage my thoughts, better manage my day better. And, um, yeah, so that was a huge piece of letting go technique.

Quazi (26:58):

So what I’m also curious to know is how did this, you know, all of these internal changes start to reflect that in your business. So if you could give us a brief background about the business, you know, what it is, who you help to, and like how it developed, because you mentioned that, you know, you were in a business and it didn’t work out with your partner. So did this come right after that? Or, you know, this is something you gradually built up. Yeah. Um,

Mark (27:21):

So I was in corporate for probably 15 years. And after that, I started a company with a guy in Austin, Texas. And, um, yeah, like it, it didn’t, you know, it didn’t end that well, it just, I discovered that he was, um, flying a better financial situation to our investors and he was diluting equity in with it and shareholders, when they weren’t knowing it was a bit of a messy situation. So after that, I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do. Um, I didn’t want to go back to corporate America. So I started doing some consulting and that was like here or there, it wasn’t going that well. Um, and then I kind of just ran out of money to be honest. I’m like, I don’t have much money left. I don’t know what I wanted to do, but I kind of knew what I didn’t want to do, but then all those options seem to come to a close real quick because I didn’t have any money.

Mark (28:16):

So I was suddenly now I was applying for corporate jobs and thinking that I could get back into that game real quick, that didn’t happen. I was applying for jobs for probably eight months. And, um, I heard it range of things. I heard things like, well, we, um, like this is for real things that I’ve heard, uh, that you’re overqualified, that you’re too old. And I was interviewing with like younger people in their twenties that, you know, they’re like, you’re too old. I’m like, oh, I’m really hearing this right now and to a little kid. Um, so I’m like, well, maybe this isn’t for me. So, um, I didn’t have, I didn’t have any other options. So I actually started, I reached out to a local company. Um, I had moved back in with my parents, which was not ideal. Um, I had lived in owned a condo in Toronto before that, before moving to Austin.

Mark (29:12):

And, you know, I had the life, I was married before I had everything set up. I had the six-figure job before and then, um, moving back in with my folks and I didn’t have any other choice, but to get a job, uh, painting. So I was painting homes. And, um, that’s when I was making like $500 a week and trying to do any type of coaching and consulting, I could on the side just to try to get myself out of the situation. Um, dude, that is crazy. Yeah, man, the thing like some of the iron way. Yeah, man. So I was painting and I remember, I remember having the meeting with this guy, so I found this guy on Google and he had a company and I had a coffee with him and we sat down and he was like, um, do you have any experience painting? And I’m like, no, it’s like, okay, well this isn’t like a college painting, um, company, like we paint million-dollar homes, multi-million dollar homes. And I’m like, just give me a chance. You know, I’m really stuck here. I learned quick, I’ll work hard. And he’s like, okay. So he, um, gave me the job and it was, uh, $500 a week. I had to pay for my own gas. Um, it was 60 hours a week, at least that’s physical

Quazi (30:30):

To like painting all day. Like you must be exhausted.

Mark (30:33):

It was exhausting. Uh, I was, and the commute, there was at least an hour and a half each way. Um, and I’d be on a ladder, like on a ladder for eight hours a day straight, like, which was very challenging. And I’m like, so I didn’t have any money. So the first thing I did was when I got my paycheck, I bought audio books and I started to like, listen to, um, just any YouTube video I can, your videos included. And just to try to get me turned around in the right direction. And I’m like, what do I have here? I have time. So these are things that I can do. I can listen to things while I’m doing this work. So I started to do that. And then eventually when I got home, I started to notice things in this guys notice things in this man’s company that I thought could be improved.

Mark (31:20):

So as tired as I was, I’d go home. And I would like work on, you know, I think we can make this process better, or I think we can do this a little bit better and I just would pick away and start giving them some things while still trying to apply for jobs that I wasn’t getting interviews for, for, I wasn’t, wasn’t working at it. And then, um, he started to notice and, um, he actually recommended me to one of his friends who had a job opening and that job, um, was at a marketing company, working with an automotive, um, company as their biggest clients. And I had some automotive experience. Um, so I chatted with him and we, uh, I just decided to leave the painting company and join this as a contract position, which was ideal for me. I didn’t want to have something as a full-time employee anyways. And, um, yeah, from there, I just worked at that. And then one thing led to another.

Quazi (32:14):

When did you join reality mastery?

Mark (32:16):

I hadn’t joined yet. Okay. So this was when, when we, I, when I took that job, we had our first phone call. I was watching your videos, um, just right around that time as well. Got it. So like, right, right around there. Like, so in the transition from painting to this marketing job is when we chatted. And then, um, yeah, so then I just, I started posting some things on, on Instagram and I mean, I’ve done nothing. Like I’ve not done. I don’t even have a website for my company yet. Okay. Like I have, I have a lot of artwork and assets done, but I have not even gotten that far, um, to do that, but it starts to just post some things on my Instagram. And some friends that I knew were reaching out to me, they’re like, Hey, like this stuff is, you know, it seems like, you know what you’re doing, we might need some help in this area.

Mark (33:08):

Are you available? Sure. So it was taking on some side contracts and I was over-delivering and undercharging big time. And, um, that was full it’s a little uncomfortable at the time, but that led to other things and those that, that structure led to opening up other doors, which then led to me going from seven K to 50 K to 40 K and like that. So like, those things kind of built up over time. Um, and that, that attitude of, uh, I guess over delivering and under charging was something that I kept with me for probably like four or five months last year. Um, and right around that time is when I joined reality mastery. And, um, I started to, um, apply what you had taught. And then in February you joined, you were at seven K a month.

Quazi (34:02):

Yes that’s. Okay. You were watching the YouTube videos around when you’re doing two K a month in the painting job, and then you went into the marketing job and then you joined reality mastery and then applied the stuff. So you joined, I think this was back in August or something.

Mark (34:19):

Um, yes, but I didn’t actually start taking the course until the end of the year, so I sat on it for a bit. Okay. Um, and I, when I started to actually take the course, I, I took the course at the end of the year and I finished it in midway through February. Yep. Um, and yeah. So then after that, it was literally after finishing the course just, well, at the beginning, uh, midway through March is when things started to blow up for me. So just like a month after that got to, yeah.

Quazi (34:52):

So I guess back to that original question of how do you think this internally, this internal shift of you letting go of that past? Because I think you’ve had a lot of big epiphany, like a lot of big epiphany, which you posted about in the group. Um, how do you think all of those, Epiphanes how to letting go of all of those things, learning coordination, getting clear, how do they contribute to you, you know, going full in, on your business and translate it into that external result of seven K turning into 50 K

Mark (35:22):

I mean, it’s, that’s the whole game, right? Like how they contribute to it is that is now a focus of mine every week. Am I, am I coordinated and aligned to what I want and what my intentions are? Um, am I acting in a way that is aligned to those things? Um, is my mindset aligned to who I want to become? These are the things that I asked myself, not even weekly, these are the things I, I go over daily in the morning and before I start my day, um, even how I start my day is totally different, right. Like how I write in my journal and how I do my time blocking. And, um, it’s just setting it’s, it’s preparing myself for the world instead of letting the world just come, come at me. Um, but I mean, yeah, to answer your question directly, those are, yeah.

Mark (36:22):

I would say those are the main reasons why I’ve been able to make the shift is being aware of those things. And, um, and, uh, yeah, just taking the action that aligns to it. And like, it’s not perfect. I’m not perfect every day, right? Like this, for example, this, this past week, I’ve been a little grumpy, like, you know, and, but I, I know that I’m aware of that and I’m not fighting. I’m not fighting it as you say, it’s just like, well, what that come and let that go. Uh, and don’t hold on to things. Uh, and you know, that’s been a huge shift for me, realizing that definitely before who and who I was in every aspect of my life, I would say is that there was this sense of attainment and, uh, attaching myself to certain things. And that would, that would bring joy and whatever, but life isn’t like that life is very much like a flow.

Mark (37:20):

Uh, nothing, nothing is permanent. There is no, there is no end location. Everything is constantly in a state of change. And when you wrap your head around that really things start to change for you. You start to see things differently and things start to flow into your life more because you’ve kind of eliminated this barrier. I think these subconscious anchors that you’ve established through your life are suddenly no longer there. And you can, you can become a part of the life because you’re not holding these things that are actually weighing you down. It’s slowing you down because now you’re suddenly within the flow. And, um, which has been happening the whole time. You’ve just been choosing to try to try to stay stationary. Right. Which, you know, and I, the reason behind that makes sense, like, you know, it feels, it creates a feeling of safety for us that we can remain safe and close ourselves. And, um, that will help maintain our survival. And it makes sense like logically, but that’s not unfortunately how it works, especially not to achieve what you want and the goals that you want to achieve in life.

Quazi (38:25):

Yeah. You’re just closing yourself off to life itself. Right. When you hold on to safety and survival, you’re just closing yourself off to what life really has to offer.

Mark (38:35):

Yeah. Yeah, absolutely. Yeah. Like that. Exactly. So, I mean, and it’s like, it’s not perfect and it’s not easy and I still have a long way to go. Um, but it’s, once you start to understand this and be aware of it, then things can start to change and open up, um, and moving forward, right? Like, like you say, quasi, who am I becoming? It’s not like you’re gonna just going to, and it sounds like a lot. And even with me here in this story, that I go from seven K to 50 K, which that happened, but there’s a lot of underlying things that are progressing slowly that people don’t see. Right. So it’s not like this suddenly, and it did happen.

Quazi (39:14):

I work with three years. And then you become an overnight success after three years of working.

Mark (39:19):

Yeah, exactly. Right. Like even your program, like it took me a lot. I chose to take longer to go through it. Um, I watched things over and over and I watched your videos before and I was doing work before. And then suddenly it’s like, how did this happen? So fast and people around you even are like, you know, w how, how did that change happen? Um, but what is really happening is yeah, there, there’s a progression that’s that you’re getting better at, and it’s not perfect every day, but you’re getting better at letting go. You’re better getting better at, um, getting more clear on what your goals are and releasing attachment to things. And like, all of these things contribute to it. You’re getting more consistent with your setting your day up properly, and reading yourself, master guide, for example, and, you know, integrating these things into your life, whether it’s, again, your diet or your exercise, like you’re picking away at it. And, um, that’s, that’s the real secret that is beyond behind all of this. It’s, it’s a, um, understanding that this, this is not an overnight success, even though it looks that way on the surface.

Quazi (40:23):

Yeah, exactly. And that’s what a lot of the people, a lot of people miss, right. That’s why everyone’s so hell bent on finding the next tactic or strategy to try and like, make it work. And that’s why they get so like, lost in all of this marketing, because on the surface level, you are seeing some direct tactic being applied, which yields a result. But what you don’t see is the, who that applies all of these tactics, right. That person has to get into that right. Frame of mind. It’s kind of like giving a monkey, a hammer, the monkey wouldn’t know what to do with it. Yeah. But if you give this to the person who would know what to do with the hammer, they would hammer the nail at the right place at the right spot. And then they would come out of it with a result.

Quazi (41:02):

So all of those things, I guess, are extremely important, but yeah, mark, I guess, just to conclude everything, because I think this was really insightful. And what I think were the biggest keys for you were obviously the letting go piece and not holding on to things, trusting having faith in life and not intellectualizing too much. And obviously getting clear and consistent with everything. But I guess to conclude all of this, um, if someone were in the same situation as you were in, when we first spoke, you know, maybe someone’s on the fence about joining. They don’t know what they’re in for. They’ve been watching the videos too, or maybe they just, just recently found out about reality, created our common, what we do. What would you say to them?

Mark (41:48):

Yeah, I mean, I would say go for it. Um, no, you know, I would say honestly that if you’re, you might be feeling like you’re in a situation where, um, well, this doesn’t apply to me, this, this applies to this person who’s, uh, who I’m watching right now. You know, it being me in this case. Uh, and I get that because I used to, I used to be there too. And I used to think the same thing and your mind will make excuses to disassociate from the problem that you’re having, versus the problem that you’re hearing. And to say, like, there’s a uniqueness for me, that is only my problem. That doesn’t, that doesn’t associate with what Mark’s saying or what other people are saying. Uh, you just don’t get it. And I would say that that is again, a, a tactic of feeling safe with, within yourself and that it isn’t true.

Mark (42:37):

So, um, you know, within Causey’s program, I’m sure you can speak to this more quasi, but you have people from all walks of life, all different situations, all ages. Um, and we get similar results. Right. And, um, so if that’s something that’s holding you back, just realize that, um, the program is tailored for you and you’ll, you’ll tailor it for you as well as you go through it. Um, and, uh, yeah, I mean, take, take the step. Like it’s, you’re, after going through many programs and seminars, I will say that this is the one that has given me the results that I’ve been looking for. So

Quazi (43:25):

Do that first part that you mentioned gave me goosebumps. No, where you’re like, that’s a tactic of the mind to create safety for you when you make all of those excuses to keep yourself stuck. And I think that’s something that we don’t see because we’re operating from that place. You know, I even myself sometimes make one of these excuses of all, why I can’t do that and why I can’t do this because I’m this way. And I’m this special snowflake. Yeah. Yeah. I guess mark that’s that’s all for today. Thank you guys for watching. Um, dude, thank you so much for sharing your story. This was so valuable. Um, if you’d like to reach out to mark and find out more about what he does, I’ll attach a socials in the description below, and of course you can apply for the program. The link for that will also be there. Thank you guys for watching, mark. Thank you again so much for doing this and, uh, I’ll see you all next time, basically.


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