Goat Wrestling Perseverance

Episode 41 - From Muay Thai to TedX to Co-Founder of Two Companies about Positive Language Mark England is with host Dave Swanson

July 31, 2019 Dave Swanson / Mark England Season 3 Episode 41
Goat Wrestling Perseverance
Episode 41 - From Muay Thai to TedX to Co-Founder of Two Companies about Positive Language Mark England is with host Dave Swanson
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Goat Wrestling Perseverance
Episode 41 - From Muay Thai to TedX to Co-Founder of Two Companies about Positive Language Mark England is with host Dave Swanson
Jul 31, 2019 Season 3 Episode 41
Dave Swanson / Mark England

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Mark England

As a martial artist, Mark was driven by his need to succeed. It took a severe injury and knee surgery to help him uncover what was driving him to the breaking point. In the recovery process, he found language as a tool to transform his life and has gone on as a language geek to be a TEDx speaker and help thousands of people better their lives with how they think and speak.

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Ted Talk

Dave Swanson

Dave Swanson

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MarkEngland

[00:00:03] Welcome to Goat Wrestling Perseverance podcast with your host, Dave Swanson. He's wrestled with goats, climbed mountains and bicycled across America. He wants to help you with your dreams and goals with one perseverance story at a time.

 

Dave Swanson: [00:00:24] Welcome to go Wrestling Perseverance podcast. Today's guest is a co-founder of Pro Cavalry. Not only that, he has also been a Muay Thai fighter who is also a coach of that. Currently, he is a 10 X speaker. He does keynote speaking. But he is not just that. He's a relationship coach, a life coach, coach. And I'm so glad to have him on the show today. His name is Mark English. Mark. Welcome to the show.

 

Mark England: [00:00:49] Thank you for having me. For having you on the show, Dave. It's a pleasure.

 

Mark England: [00:00:53] All right. As we know in the audience for wrestling perseverance, we jump right into the story. And so, Mark, I've heard this story a little bit on the Ted X, but love the show. That's what the audience. So mid summer 2002, I'm in the doctor's office once again, post second knee surgery, and the doctor tells me it's over. You're done, buddy. Your career verbatim, your career as a fighter is over. You could could become a very good swimmer. And I'm staring at him dazed and confused. I'm hearing it. And I'm also not hearing it. I'm seeing him. And I'm also seeing my my career, my plans, my, my, my, my, my, my fight skills. Just go out the window. Walked out, limped out. The the front steps of the hospital and gotten a cab to drive over to get another MRI across town. Bangkok traffic, rain coming down monsoon. Bangkok rain coming down. And I I remember it very clearly still because it was a bit surreal. I was looking out the window, the rain coming down like something out of a movie day. And and I'm I'm thinking about what all this means to me currently. And I'm also having another side conversation that's a little bit more elevated than my normal thought process. I'm thinking about all the things I'm losing out on and how I can't go home now because I I I won't go back home and not be that fighter. OK, negations acknowledge. So what will I'd rather stay in Thailand and be a nobody in a strange land and then give up that identity. And and while I'm thinking that about how my life is ruined, I'm also thinking a little bit, a little bit, quote, unquote, higher. This this story, this experience will define the rest of your life. And I noticed that thought show up. And I said to myself, that's strange. That's weird. And what I ended up persevere. Persevering is a horribly entrenched victim mentality, which in my opinion, my personal and professional opinion is the number one thing for someone to unlearn. In order to increase the

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Show Notes

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Mark England

As a martial artist, Mark was driven by his need to succeed. It took a severe injury and knee surgery to help him uncover what was driving him to the breaking point. In the recovery process, he found language as a tool to transform his life and has gone on as a language geek to be a TEDx speaker and help thousands of people better their lives with how they think and speak.

Procabulary

Enlifted

Ted Talk

Dave Swanson

Dave Swanson

Website

Book 

Free Chapter of my Bestselling Book? 


MarkEngland

[00:00:03] Welcome to Goat Wrestling Perseverance podcast with your host, Dave Swanson. He's wrestled with goats, climbed mountains and bicycled across America. He wants to help you with your dreams and goals with one perseverance story at a time.

 

Dave Swanson: [00:00:24] Welcome to go Wrestling Perseverance podcast. Today's guest is a co-founder of Pro Cavalry. Not only that, he has also been a Muay Thai fighter who is also a coach of that. Currently, he is a 10 X speaker. He does keynote speaking. But he is not just that. He's a relationship coach, a life coach, coach. And I'm so glad to have him on the show today. His name is Mark English. Mark. Welcome to the show.

 

Mark England: [00:00:49] Thank you for having me. For having you on the show, Dave. It's a pleasure.

 

Mark England: [00:00:53] All right. As we know in the audience for wrestling perseverance, we jump right into the story. And so, Mark, I've heard this story a little bit on the Ted X, but love the show. That's what the audience. So mid summer 2002, I'm in the doctor's office once again, post second knee surgery, and the doctor tells me it's over. You're done, buddy. Your career verbatim, your career as a fighter is over. You could could become a very good swimmer. And I'm staring at him dazed and confused. I'm hearing it. And I'm also not hearing it. I'm seeing him. And I'm also seeing my my career, my plans, my, my, my, my, my, my fight skills. Just go out the window. Walked out, limped out. The the front steps of the hospital and gotten a cab to drive over to get another MRI across town. Bangkok traffic, rain coming down monsoon. Bangkok rain coming down. And I I remember it very clearly still because it was a bit surreal. I was looking out the window, the rain coming down like something out of a movie day. And and I'm I'm thinking about what all this means to me currently. And I'm also having another side conversation that's a little bit more elevated than my normal thought process. I'm thinking about all the things I'm losing out on and how I can't go home now because I I I won't go back home and not be that fighter. OK, negations acknowledge. So what will I'd rather stay in Thailand and be a nobody in a strange land and then give up that identity. And and while I'm thinking that about how my life is ruined, I'm also thinking a little bit, a little bit, quote, unquote, higher. This this story, this experience will define the rest of your life. And I noticed that thought show up. And I said to myself, that's strange. That's weird. And what I ended up persevere. Persevering is a horribly entrenched victim mentality, which in my opinion, my personal and professional opinion is the number one thing for someone to unlearn. In order to increase the

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