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Book Recommendations For Getting Into Buddhism

Hey Mark, I know your background is in Buddhism and it’s philosophy I was wondering if you have any recommendations for a beginner diving into it deeper

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Mark.....why cant I get over my ex and move on?

It's been a month since she dumped me and I still think about her constantly and who she might be seeing. I have not contacted her, have deleted her number and deleted all her photos and… (Show more)

It's been a month since she dumped me and I still think about her constantly and who she might be seeing. I have not contacted her, have deleted her number and deleted all her photos and chucked everything out from my apartment that reminded me of her. So why am I still fixated by her.

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How to deal with negative and selfish people in office?

With the respect sir i am glad to be a member of your community! I am 182 cm tall with a good bulky body but still people take my as granted. I often control my anger… (Show more)

With the respect sir i am glad to be a member of your community! I am 182 cm tall with a good bulky body but still people take my as granted. I often control my anger and in my mind i feel like kicking that person's ass so hard that he could remember me when he stry to sit anywhere. What to do sir shall i control my anger or burst out on them or ignore them . Well i think politeness in today's world is bull shit!

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Hey Mark, how do you handle people asking you to solve all of their problems?

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Have you tried to get onto Joe Rogan's podcast?

Or has he reached out to you? Do you even want to talk to him?

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What's your opinion on extravagant weddings?

People spend 30K on average on weddings these days. What are your thoughts on this?

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How do I undo the fact that the older I get, and the more that life happens, the less able I am to be vulnerable in relationships, and the more I close myself off?

For me, it's a choice between two pains: loneliness or vulnerability. They both suck. They both hurt. I want to choose vulnerability but it's increasingly difficult. I'm 41 and divorced, have several failed attempts and currently… (Show more)

For me, it's a choice between two pains: loneliness or vulnerability. They both suck. They both hurt. I want to choose vulnerability but it's increasingly difficult. I'm 41 and divorced, have several failed attempts and currently trying to make it work with someone who senses me withdrawing.

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What are your thoughts on Gary Vaynerchuk?

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Left vs. Right - do you think this differentiation messes up our society?

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Any advise or tip of getting out of rut?

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The older crowd tell us youngsters to “suck it up”. When should we? When should we not?

I think suck it up is outdated advice yet I always feel compelled to give it (looking at you, you fucking college kids). So when is it good advice and when is it bad advice?

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What are your top five video games?

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What's it like to be famous?

So I've been reading your blog for years now and it's been very fun to watch you get 'discovered' in the mainstream and show up in more and more places. What I want to know is… (Show more)

So I've been reading your blog for years now and it's been very fun to watch you get 'discovered' in the mainstream and show up in more and more places. What I want to know is how it feels to have these dreams come true in such a big way. To KNOW you've made it and see your name on a speaking tour and all that jazz. Is it weird/wonderful/surreal to have so much success and validation? How long did it bump your happiness up from 7? Or does it become "business as usual" pretty quickly?

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Is it bad to use hatred as motivation?

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What is the most effective way to research for your first non-fiction book? In other words, how to find relevant stories/ examples / anecdotes for your book effectively?

Hi Mark: I have been more motivated writing my first book since I came back from your speaking event on May 13th in New York. Thank you for your inspiration! (Hope my questions make sense:)

Karen

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Do you think there will still be rooms for new writers who want to write personal development topics in 2019 or later? ( If so, what advice would you give them). Or do you think people's attention have already moved to videos (e.g. YouTube)?

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How did you start and successfully grow your business/empire?!

Did you make a “plan” and take steps? Or just kept creating and things worked out? What are the biggest pieces of advice you can give someone trying to successfully make a career of thought leadership / writing?

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What do you do when you nothing feels fun anymore? I don't feel depressed I just don't feel like doing anything.

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If somebody gave you cancer for no reason, would you accept your situation, or do cancer research to potentially find a cure?

Basically I'm wondering about how we resist hoping for something that appears to have a small chance of success. How can you go through your day accepting something horrible happened, especially when there could be a… (Show more)

Basically I'm wondering about how we resist hoping for something that appears to have a small chance of success. How can you go through your day accepting something horrible happened, especially when there could be a slim chance to change it. It seems like the only options are to accept your body is damaged, which is depressing, or spend all your time angrily obsessing over a cure.

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Can you be friends with an ex?

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How do you know if you're being too hard on yourself, or if you're just making excuses for not working hard enough?

Especially when you fail or at least don't perform at what you see as an adequate level.

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Anxiety video exercises. I'm confused about the old/new version.

Are you saying that it's okay to ignore the exercise mentioned in the video? It's also stated in the copy of the video web page.

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Emotionally hendicapped men

To sum it up in a few words, I'm attracted to indipendent and mentally strong men, which are on the downside, mostly emotionally hendicapped. What type of approach from a woman is best for breaking the… (Show more)

To sum it up in a few words, I'm attracted to indipendent and mentally strong men, which are on the downside, mostly emotionally hendicapped. What type of approach from a woman is best for breaking the emotional blockages men create in themselves?

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My best childhood friend who moved far away comes back once a year to play golf with me. He always has to be right on every subject, even ones that I am the expert in.

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My best childhood friend moved away 30 years ago, but visits me once a year to golf.

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