Skip to content

Episode 36: Marcus Aurelius Anderson: Adversity is a Gift, Embrace It!

Joining me today is TEDx speaker, author and mindset coach, Marcus Aurelius Anderson!

While preparing to deploy with the U.S. Army, Marcus suffered a severe spinal injury that left him paralyzed from the neck down. His life was turned upside down, and after dying twice on the operating table, he was told he would never be able to walk or use his hands again. Days quickly turned into months, and he was forced into life changing soul searching. He discovered he was left with two choices, he could either be a victim, or he change his mindset. Having no other option, he began looking for any lessons to be learned from his injury, and soon discovered that his Adversity was a gift. He now speaks, teaches, and writes to inspire others to actualize their full potential and achieve their goals and aspirations.


Key Points From Today’s Episode:

Marcus started his journey by overcoming deep adversity.

Find out why adversity can become the greatest gift and how to embrace it.

Marcus shares how to break free from a toxic relationship or a job/career that make you feel stuck in your life.

Discover Marcus’ favorite book and the advice he would give his 20-year-old self.

Marcus shares a piece of advice that would have changed everything in his adult life.

Discover the projects that Marcus is currently working on.

And so much more!


Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode:

Marcus’ website:

Marcus on LinkedIn

Marcus on Facebook

Steven Pressfield, The War of Art

Leave a Comment