I wrote this song a few weeks ago after hearing the chorus in a dream.

At a festival for business hippies this past weekend, I made a small commitment in a big tent to release this song, as the starting point towards figuring out how I bring more of my full creative, mismatched self to the world.

So, here’s POV. It’s rough and very much not ready, but it’s honest and it’s here if you want to give it a listen. 🙂

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My talk at the Happy Startup School's Summercamp event.

Lessons from The Big Leap pt 1

Mark explores insights from The Big Leap by Gay Hendricks, discussing self-sabotage, limiting beliefs, and overcoming the perception of being a burden. He also touches on worry thoughts, dealing with criticism, and finding one's zone of genius.

94% of Brits listen alone

Mark discusses the difference between content and art, emphasising the importance of creating content with a purpose. He also talks about the unique intimacy of podcasting, where 94% of Brits listen to podcasts alone, and encourages the listener to think about the impact of speaking directly to one person in their own content creation.

The best gear is the gear you have with you

Mark discusses the importance of being prepared to create and share while being out in the world, emphasising that having the right gear with you is key. He talks about his own kit bag, including a slim backpack with essential equipment such as an iPad Pro, iPad mini, gimbal, and binaural headphones, enabling him to capture ideas and create content whenever inspiration strikes. By carrying the necessary tools, Mark encourages you to embrace a creative life and be ready to express yourself wherever you go.


Optimism plays a crucial role in shaping our perspective and experiences in life. It allows us to have a forward-looking outlook, embrace possibilities, and cultivate a growth mindset. Optimism helps us notice the good things, be open to change, and enhance problem-solving abilities. By choosing to see the world with optimism, we can create a more fulfilling and positive life.