200 episodes

ACTA NON VERBA is a raw and real podcast with hard hitting interviews featuring people that live by the Ethos of “Actions, not words.”

Join TEDx speaker, Bestselling Author, Veteran, and Leadership & Mindset Coach Marcus Aurelius Anderson as he goes inside the minds and experiences of the world’s most successful Warriors, Leaders, Entrepreneurs, and Experts to give you the Philosophies, Concepts, Tactics, and Strategies they use to turn Adversity into Victory and live an EXTRAORDINARY life based on ACTIONS not words.

Acta Non Verba Marcus Aurelius Anderson

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9 • 42 Ratings

ACTA NON VERBA is a raw and real podcast with hard hitting interviews featuring people that live by the Ethos of “Actions, not words.”

Join TEDx speaker, Bestselling Author, Veteran, and Leadership & Mindset Coach Marcus Aurelius Anderson as he goes inside the minds and experiences of the world’s most successful Warriors, Leaders, Entrepreneurs, and Experts to give you the Philosophies, Concepts, Tactics, and Strategies they use to turn Adversity into Victory and live an EXTRAORDINARY life based on ACTIONS not words.

    WARRIOR WISDOM: The Questions That Make Leaders as Effective as Possible

    WARRIOR WISDOM: The Questions That Make Leaders as Effective as Possible

    In this episode, Marcus dives into the principles of effective leadership, emphasizing the importance of actions over words. As a TEDx speaker, bestselling author, veteran, and leadership coach, Marcus guides listeners through insightful strategies employed by successful leaders to transform adversity into victory. This episode focuses on self-leadership and introduces the 'power list,' a tool for prioritizing tasks to optimize decision-making and maintain progress. Additionally, Marcus shares wisdom from Dr. Marshall Goldsmith, renowned leadership coach, outlining daily questions to drive purposeful efforts. Whether you're a CEO, entrepreneur, or leader, discover how to stay fully engaged, set clear goals, and achieve meaningful progress every day.

    Episode Highlights:

    01:23 The Power of Self-Leadership

    02:47 The Power List: A Tool for Effective Leadership

    04:00 Implementing the Power List

    08:25 Dr. Marshall Goldsmith's Six Questions

    10:39 Adapting Goldsmith's Questions for Personal Use

    Learn more about the gift of Adversity and my mission to help my fellow humans create a better world by heading to www.marcusaureliusanderson.com. There you can take action by joining my ANV inner circle to get exclusive content and information.
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    • 16 min
    Dr. Megan McElheran: On applying Stoicism to combat PTSD, The Power of Post Traumatic Growth and the Importance of Preparation Before Operational Stress

    Dr. Megan McElheran: On applying Stoicism to combat PTSD, The Power of Post Traumatic Growth and the Importance of Preparation Before Operational Stress

    In this episode, Dr. Megan McElheran, a clinical psychologist and CEO of Before Operational Stress, Inc. discusses stoicism's practical applications and the misinterpretations associated with it. Dr. McElheran shares her extensive work with trauma-exposed professionals, including military personnel and first responders, and highlights the importance of managing stress and trauma. Marcus and Dr. McElheran delve into the concept of post-traumatic growth, the necessity of facing adversities, and maintaining mental health resilience. The conversation also touches on Dr. McElheran's Bataan Death March experience, underscoring the significant lessons in resilience and determination.

    Episode Highlights:

    02:29 The Misconceptions of Stoicism

    08:04 The Impact of Trauma on First Responders

    29:32 Stoic Wisdom for Overcoming Hardship

    31:10 The Hero's Journey and Personal Growth

    32:22 Embracing Pain and Suffering

    37:55 Curating Thoughts and Building Confidence

    40:20 The Bataan Death March: A Lesson in Endurance

    Dr. Megan McElheran, CEO of Wayfound Mental Health Group in Calgary, AB, is a Clinical Psychologist with 16 years of expertise in Operational Stress Injuries (OSI). Specializing in active-duty military, Veterans, and public safety personnel, she focuses on assessment, diagnosis, and treatment. Driven by a passion for OSI prevention and resilience enhancement, she developed the BOS program. Exploring innovative approaches, she's delving into psychedelic medicine for psychological injuries. A sought-after speaker and educator, Dr. McElheran shares her insights nationally. Her recent publication in the European Journal of Psychotraumatology, "Functional Disconnection and Reconnection," sheds light on novel strategies for public safety personnel's well-being.

    You can find out more here: https://www.beforeoperationalstress.com/

    Learn more about the gift of Adversity and my mission to help my fellow humans create a better world by heading to www.marcusaureliusanderson.com. There you can take action by joining my ANV inner circle to get exclusive content and information.
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    • 52 min
    Brian Cramer on The Power of Honesty, Becoming a Marine Sniper, Suffering Patiently, and Why a Job Well Done is Never Complete

    Brian Cramer on The Power of Honesty, Becoming a Marine Sniper, Suffering Patiently, and Why a Job Well Done is Never Complete

    In this episode, Brian Cramer shares insights from his military service, his battle with PTSD, and the constant journey of self-development. The conversation highlights the essential values of honesty, self-discipline, and accountability, and their impact on personal and professional success. Listeners gain valuable advice on effective leadership, mental resilience, and the importance of addressing inefficiencies early.

    Episode Highlights:

    01:31 The Importance of Honesty in Leadership

    04:35 Challenges and Growth in Leadership

    06:24 Self-Improvement and Accountability

    11:41 Effective Communication in Leadership

    39:26 Overcoming Victim Mentality

    40:40 Transitioning from Military to Civilian Life

    51:03 Finding Peace and Grounding Techniques

    As a teenager Brian Cramer embarked on a journey to become one of the world’s elite marksmen. The challenges he faced in his youth and the obstacles later endured as a Marine sniper are brought to life in his biographical narrative. Brian served on multiple combat deployments with 1st Battalion 6th Marine regiment from 2005 to 2007. He left the Marines as a Sergeant receiving commendations for valor, operating in both Fallujah and Ramadi Iraq. His story is motivational and engaging. He explores the making of Marines, the warrior brotherhood, and the realities of combat, as seen firsthand in Iraq. He offers this narrative as a Marine sniper in a raw, unfiltered manner. Suffer Patiently is a compelling and heartfelt account of being young and at war. 

    You can learn about Brian at: https://briancramer.net/

    Learn more about the gift of Adversity and my mission to help my fellow humans create a better world by heading to www.marcusaureliusanderson.com. There you can take action by joining my ANV inner circle to get exclusive content and information.
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    • 1 hr 8 min
    Emily Frisella on The Power of Relationships, Leadership, Arete, Resourcefulness and Resilience

    Emily Frisella on The Power of Relationships, Leadership, Arete, Resourcefulness and Resilience

    In this episode, Emily Frisella, an entrepreneur, author, and business coach, recounts her journey of starting a business at 20, facing a financial crisis, and learning key lessons in financial management and leadership, culminating in her success through resilience and dedication. Listen in as Marcus and Emily discuss guerrilla marketing, financial comebacks, and determination in turning dire situations into successful ventures.

    Episode Highlights:

    01:49 Family Influence and Entrepreneurial Spirit: Emily's Backstory

    02:41 The Realities of Entrepreneurship: Hard Work Beyond the Glamour

    15:43 The Power of Direct Communication and Shared Goals

    26:30 Creating a Culture of Success and Empowerment

    32:37 The Misconceptions of Entrepreneurship

    33:55 Taking Action: The Key to Success

    35:08 Leadership Insights: Breaking Gender Stereotypes

    38:03 Emotional Intelligence in Leadership

    Emily Frisella is a mission-driven entrepreneur who started building businesses at 20. She’s the founder of the Women in Business Workshop, CEO of The Paper & Plan Co., and COO of 44Seven Media and Arete Syndicate. Emily has authored two best-selling cookbooks and a business book, "Relationships First: People, Passion, & Profits." Starting work at 14, she saved to buy her first home at 19 and opened a luxury boutique at 20. After selling her business, she relocated to St. Louis, founding The Paper & Plan Co. Emily's mission is to empower women to reach their potential through practical business skills and personal development.

    You can learn about Emily here: https://emilyfrisella.com/

    Learn more about the gift of Adversity and my mission to help my fellow humans create a better world by heading to www.marcusaureliusanderson.com. There you can take action by joining my ANV inner circle to get exclusive content and information.
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    • 1 hr 2 min
    Lessons from 200 episodes and 2 special announcements

    Lessons from 200 episodes and 2 special announcements

    In this 200th episode, Marcus shares insights into the show's philosophy, highlights memorable episodes, and makes special announcements, including the launch of the Acta Non Verba apparel line and the release of his second book. The episode features discussions on leadership, performance, overcoming adversity, and personal growth with guests from diverse backgrounds such as psychotherapy, writing, professional sports, martial arts, and music. Marcus emphasizes the importance of quality content, the decision to remain sponsor-free for creative freedom, and the impact of the podcast on both himself and his listeners.

    Episode Highlights:

    00:45 Celebrating 200 Episodes: A Look Back

    01:56 Special Announcements: Apparel Line and New Book

    03:26 Maintaining Integrity: No Sponsors, No Compromise

    05:06 The Power of Podcasting: Why It Matters

    06:24 Highlighting Memorable Episodes and Lessons Learned

    Learn more about the gift of Adversity and my mission to help my fellow humans create a better world by heading to www.marcusaureliusanderson.com. There you can take action by joining my ANV inner circle to get exclusive content and information.
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    • 24 min
    Nicky Billou on the Power of Serving Others, The Fragility of Freedom, and Overcoming Adversity

    Nicky Billou on the Power of Serving Others, The Fragility of Freedom, and Overcoming Adversity

    Nicky Billou, an immigrant from the Middle East turned successful entrepreneur and mindset coach shares his transformative journey from being overweight and out of the fitness industry to reentering it through a bodybuilding competition, demonstrating the power of self-leadership and the importance of stepping out of one's comfort zone. The discussion also ventures into Nicky’s immigrant background, emphasizing the value of freedom and its crucial role in achieving an extraordinary life. The conversation touches upon the dangers of political censorship and the necessity for political engagement to preserve freedom. Nicky also delves into common pitfalls for entrepreneurs, especially around sales and marketing, and how redefining these aspects as service can lead to success. Throughout, the dialogue is punctuated with personal anecdotes, insights on mindset, and the overarching significance of action over words in pursuing a life of fulfillment and impact.

    Episode Highlights:

    14:59 Entrepreneurial Insights: Taxation, Freedom, and Success

    22:24 The Power of Belief in People

    23:20 Common Mistakes Entrepreneurs Make

    26:25 Reframing Sales into Service

    29:10 The Importance of Marketing and Visibility

    31:53 Leveraging Podcasts for Thought Leadership

    34:02 Navigating the Challenges of Social Media in Business

    35:01 The Essential Qualities for Success

    Nicky Billou was born in Tehran, Iran to Christian parents, and has lived in 5 countries on 3 continents. A Magna Cum Laude graduate of Georgetown University's NSFS program, Nicky is a prodigious reader, having read over 3000 books. His writing encompasses many genres, including children's books, poetry, fitness and health, self-help, and fiction.

    You can learn more about Nicky and purchase his books here: https://www.amazon.com/stores/author/B00EWBA2K6/allbooks?ingress=0&visitId=cff87bb7-14d9-4c8d-9165-d3a0ff8b807e

    Learn more about the gift of Adversity and my mission to help my fellow humans create a better world by heading to www.marcusaureliusanderson.com. There you can take action by joining my ANV inner circle to get exclusive content and information.
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    • 42 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
42 Ratings

42 Ratings

DrRobNeville ,

Amazing!

Marcus walks the walk. An amazing podcast about taking action instead of just talking it. The guests are incredible and great examples of how taking action through adversity can have a significant impact on your life and those around you. I look forward to each new episode!

Drewburns ,

Value Added

Marcus has an incredible interview style that can take a guests from all walks of life and make their information immediately applicable to your life. It’s educational, impactful, and even entertaining all at the same time.

!AO! ,

Amazing

Over the years I’ve learn so much from Marcus, his podcast is one of a kind.

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