Monthly Archives: April 2016

How I unwind

How I unwind


Shannon here with…something really juicy for you.

Mark and I believe that this is one of the MOST critical factors of growing your Conscious Business as a Speaker:




This is a bit vulnerable and wild – but a lot of Big Impact Tribe members ask how I unwind. Well – here’s a taste from my last “Self Care Saturday”:


  1. Hit the gym for a great workout before 10am  
  2. Sister Goddess check in time on Zoom (‘cause we’re busy little bees but making time for Pleasure anyway!)
  3. Colonic and fav kale salad (Rustic Tavern in Lafayette)
  4. Thai Massages with my man
  5. Friends over for dinner



It’s so easy to get caught up in the “busy-ness” of business but days like this nourish the soul so we can be more productive and fulfilled.

Inspire the Tribe with your comment:

What are YOU doing for your SELF today?


In your corner and by your side,

Mark & Shannon

When they say “Get a J.O.B”

When they say “Get a J.O.B”


Mark here – with a personal story about NOT giving in.

It was at a family event a few years ago. I hadn’t yet landed on my niche and my Mom & Dad could see me struggling.

They saw how talented I was – and with my background in branding for huge corporations (like Porsche and Marriott) – they came up and said it to me straight. It hit me like a ton of bricks when my Dad said…

“Mark, we think it’s time you get a J.O.B”

Nothing is more painful than having a BIG vision for your message and work in the world – and it not yet manifesting. To hear those words from people I love – lit my ass on fire.

There’s really nothing to “say” to that – because words aren’t what your family needs to hear. It was a hard time for me.


Which is simply the journey of the Speaker.


Martin Luther King’s first speeches were not at the Lincoln Memorial. Steve Jobs barely got a response in his first talk. The journey of the Speaker is paved with obstacles and doubts.

It’s your mission as a Speaker to BELIEVE.

Believe in your greater gift.

Believe that your Tribe is waiting for you.

Believe that you’re here on earth to be a true agent of change.

No Speaker makes their Big Impact overnight.

But every Speaker who continues on their path, who continues to BELIEVE and take action – regardless of the outcome – slowly sees their Big Impact.

When I heard my parents say “It’s time to get a J.O.B” – that’s not what I listened to. I simply heard, “It’s time to make a Big Impact” – and I continued to Speak.

No matter how small the audience, no matter how little I made – I believed in my Big Impact. And Shannon and I believe in YOUR Big Impact.

Don’t give in to the voices who don’t see your vision. Know that YOU’RE here to make a Big Impact.

Inspire the Tribe by commenting below:


“How do you respond when your family tells you to get a J.O.B?”


We believe in you,

Mark & Shannon

P.S. Now, one of the greatest joys I have is having my Mom & Dad be a part of Big Impact Live. They come in from Alaska for every event and they LOVE being a part of the Tribe! 

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The big lie in personal development -

Mark Calls BS on Personal Development

Mark Calls BS on Personal Development


Mark here to call BS on the big LIE in the personal development space today.

You can do yoga, meditate and be grateful all day – but as long as you’re doing it within THIS “mistaken mindset” – you’ll never be free.

I struggled years with this. And yes, it’s a bit of a silent killer. Because you’ll be doing all the right things that all the ‘gurus’ tell you:


  • Start your day with gratitude
  • Move your body
  • Meditate
  • Feed your mind empowering wisdom


Yes, all that is juicy gold…when you’re in the right mindset. Because if you’re in this “mistaken mindset” – you’ll only feel centered for a brief moment.

Here’s the mistake:


Trying to fit IN


If you’re trying to fit in, no matter how much meditation and gratitude you do – you’ll always be growing…into someone else.

You can be a Conscious Speaker – but you’ll be comparing yourself to someone else.

You can have a message – but you’ll wonder if it’s as good as that author you love.

You can even have a successful conscious business – but you’ll always measure it’s success against other successful conscious businesses.

The truth you need to lean into and always align with is…




Tony Robbins doesn’t fit in, he’s just Tony. Imagine if Tony tried to fit in – his entire gift would be lost. Because his greatest gift is HIM.

Marianne Williamson isn’t trying to be anyone else… but the best version of HERSELF!

Which is 1000% true about you. Your greatest gift and your ultimate mission is YOU. Sharing YOUR message – never ever wondering if it’s like or as good as anyone else’s.

When I tune in, I feel this is a big part why Shannon and I have created a 7-Figure business in under 2 years. We’re just US.

I want the same for you – align with YOU:

Your message

Your style of Speaking

Your energy

Your vibe

Your personal quirks

At the end of the day, that is what your Tribe wants and needs most from you…




Unleash it…and watch your Tribe align around you faster than any other “personal growth” advice out there. The ultimate truth you share is YOU.

Inspire the Tribe with your comment:


How can you be more YOU in your business?


In your corner and by your side,

Mark & Shannon