What happens when the personal and professional life we have planned comes unraveled with a series of setbacks?
Is there a way to reframe the most stressful period of our lives as an opportunity?
Marc and Angel Chernoff contend that the way we spend our days is the way we spend our lives, and when they came up against back-to-back tragedy, the couple ruthlessly examined their everyday habits.
And one by one, they started to incorporate new daily rituals. Little things that got them closer to where they wanted to be. So, how can we work through our own tornado moments and use the experience to grow? How can we learn to excel—even as our world is falling apart?
Today, Jeffrey examines the art of life design with Marc and Angel, the creators of the Marc & Angel Hack Life Blog and bestselling authors of Getting Back to Happy and 1000+ Little Things Happy Successful People Do Differently. Marc and Angel share the series of personal tragedies that led to their work in the personal development space and the challenge they faced in shifting their own daily habits. The couple discusses what they had to unlearn to build a collective personal brand and speaks to their ability to translate complex theory into actionable insight. Listen in as Marc and Angel challenge us to ask what’s worth suffering for and learn why rituals are essential in shaping our days along the journey to an excellent life.
[0:02] How to turn tornado moments into opportunities
[5:51] How Marc & Angel’s young genius informs their current work
[10:22] What Marc & Angel’s life was like before their tornado moment
[12:31] The series of tragedies that led Marc & Angel to personal development
[17:32] The challenge Marc & Angel faced in shifting their daily habits
[22:50] When Marc & Angel realized their blog could be a business
[27:14] What Marc & Angel had to unlearn to build a collective personal brand
[31:48] How Marc & Angel developed the discipline to turn theory into actionable insights
[35:56] The three critical actions Marc & Angel took to excel in the wake of upheaval
[39:13] Why rituals are essential in shaping our days to help us be our best
[45:42] Marc & Angel’s take on the adage to ‘follow your passion’
[52:31] Marc & Angel’s insight around what’s worth suffering for
[57:06] How to see the beauty in intense moments with other people
[1:04:32] The advice Marc & Angel have revised over time
[1:11:48] The art of turning hardships into opportunities
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