Inspire Possibility Show with Mark Susnow
Mina Samuels co-author of the Think Big Manifesto, tells us how aim higher, run faster and live in the moment.
The world of inspirational aspiration is filled with people who will tell you how to aim higher, run faster and live in the moment. The problem is their advice comes from above—people who tell you how to do things, rather than do them with you. They’re about direction, not connection.
Enter Mina Samuels. Think of her as your aspirational running buddy, the person who will be at your side through the mud and the sweat and the tears. Samuels has no interest in the kind of false and shiny version of you that lives on social media. She believes that the only life worth living is an authentic life, a life that embraces the mess, the complexity and the contradictions, a life where the personal transformation comes from within. To cheer you on, whether you’re training for a race, finishing a degree, managing a career, raising a family, or rolling with life’s constant challenges, she’s written: RUN LIKE A GIRL 365 DAYS A WEEK: A Practical, Personal, Inspirational Guide for Women Athletes a daily touchstone for the competitor in all of us.
She is also a former trial lawyer and human-rights advocate, When she's not writing, she often can be found running, cycling, swimming, cross-country skiing, hiking, snowshoeing, kayaking, climbing, or doing yoga. She competes in sprint, Olympic-length, and half-ironman triathlons, marathons, and shorter-distance road races, and has participated in the Canadian Ski Marathon, a two-day, 100-mile, cross-country ski even
I am naturally curious—curious about how i can make my experience of life more fulfilling and more interesting which has led me down many roads. New destinations, new realities, some amazing people—masters of their game—all preparing me for this moment.
We’ve heard the adage that we teach what we want to learn. I wondered if there were possibilities in my life that I wasn’t yet exploring. With that in mind at the turn of the new millennium I made a leap of faith…from successful trial lawyer to life coach and strategist and InspirePossibility.com was created. That was 19 years ago.
The Inspire Possibility Show was the next step. Each week I have conversations with various cutting-edge thought leaders who inspire, enlighten and entertain us. They inspire us to get out of our comfort zones and to explore possibilities that are out there waiting for us. I invite you to join in.
A Few More Things More About Me.
Being a musician has been and still is a lifelong exploration. Being the author of Dancing on the River: Navigating Life’s Changes and the Soul of Uncertainty, A Fable for our Times, has inspired me to look deeper. Playing sports, since I’ve been a kid has been a mainstay of my life. Through it all being a dad has been most fulfilling.
"Mark's coaching, presence and spirit, helps him give others a gentle nudge (and sometimes hard push) toward whatever their future path may hold. As a friend, mentor and spiritual guide, Mark has helped me, quite simply, start to do something that resonates with my soul and spirit."
– Warren J. Strudwick, Jr. M.D., - Team Physician, Oakland Raiders
"Intuitive and insightful, Mark worked with me to discover sustainable strategies in overcoming self-limiting behaviors that had become a norm in both my business and personal life."
– Danika Davis, PHR, - CEO - Northern California HR Association
"Success doesn't have to be a struggle. Mark knows how to bring out superior performance in his clients. He is masterful."
– Raz Ingrasci, - President of the Hoffman Institute
"Mark's recent presentation to the Commonwealth Club inspired our members to see the changes in their lives as opportunities and possibilities rather than as something to avoid."
– George Hammond, Chair — Humanities Forum, Commonwealth Club of California
"Mark's recent communication program to our Peernet Organization of all CEO’s taught us the power of communication and how it can positively transform the dynamics of our organizations."
– Jay Nathanson, Chairman, Peernet Group