Mark Black is a Heart and Double-Lung Transplant Recipient, 3-Time Marathon Runner, 8-Time Transplant Games Medalist, Best-Selling Author and Inspirational Youth Speaker.
Born with a congenital heart defect, Mark barely survived his first week of life. Before reaching the age of two, he’s already undergone two dangerous open-heart surgeries, and by 22 was told he had less than 2 years to live. Then in September 2002, after waiting on the transplant list for 10 months and near death, Mark survived a life-saving heart and double-lung transplant. Mark shares more than just a powerful message when he steps on the stage he shares himself. Maybe that’s why everyone who hears him speak is touched in a profound way. Mark’s message is simple, “Live today with all of your heart, because tomorrow isn’t promised to anyone.”
Workshop Description for “Do the Hard Thing: The Success Secrets of the Stoics (old Greek dudes who were way ahead of their time)”
Do you have big dreams? Are you going to accomplish big things as a leader in your school and in your life? Are you a world-changer? The truth is, it depends. If you are driven, inspired and capable, there is no limit to what you can accomplish… except one thing; you. If you have perseverance and work hard, you can do almost anything. But if you expect the journey to be easy and smooth, you’ll quit as soon as it gets tough and never realize your potential.
In this interactive workshop, Mark teaches the “Success Secrets of the Stoics” (ancient Greeks) whose brilliant wisdom for dealing with adversity is as practical today as it was 2500 years ago. You will learn:
- How to deal with setbacks constructively.
- Accept the circumstances you cannot control so that you can focus on the things that you can.
- How to be content with your best effort and not compare yourself to others.
You want to be your best. you have greatness within you. Don’t let a little adversity side-track you.