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For the truly ambitious and creative, We Do Hard Things shares untold stories and the lessons learned from those who have faced fears, taken big risks, and chased down dreams.

Each week, host Mark Drager speaks to remarkable entrepreneurs, athletes, and creatives to inspire dreamers to dream bigger than they ever thought possible.

Our mission is simple: to give you hope. A hope rooted in a belief that you can start your next big thing, no matter your past. That you can regain control, no matter what life throws at you. That true happiness comes from pursuing your passions at all costs, no matter how uncertain or scary it feels.

Because an extraordinary life isn't reserved for a select few.

Guests include Charley Boorman, Debbie Millman, Les Brown, Mirna Valerio, Evan Carmichael, Tony Horton, Dr. Benjamin Hardy, Katie Hoff, David Meltzer, Julia Cameron, Rand Fishkin, Zach Bitter, Dr. Anna Lembke, James Altucher, Anthony Trucks, James "Iron Cowboy" Lawrence, Apollonia Ponti (and more...)

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    • 4.4 • 7 Ratings

For the truly ambitious and creative, We Do Hard Things shares untold stories and the lessons learned from those who have faced fears, taken big risks, and chased down dreams.

Each week, host Mark Drager speaks to remarkable entrepreneurs, athletes, and creatives to inspire dreamers to dream bigger than they ever thought possible.

Our mission is simple: to give you hope. A hope rooted in a belief that you can start your next big thing, no matter your past. That you can regain control, no matter what life throws at you. That true happiness comes from pursuing your passions at all costs, no matter how uncertain or scary it feels.

Because an extraordinary life isn't reserved for a select few.

Guests include Charley Boorman, Debbie Millman, Les Brown, Mirna Valerio, Evan Carmichael, Tony Horton, Dr. Benjamin Hardy, Katie Hoff, David Meltzer, Julia Cameron, Rand Fishkin, Zach Bitter, Dr. Anna Lembke, James Altucher, Anthony Trucks, James "Iron Cowboy" Lawrence, Apollonia Ponti (and more...)

    Efrosyni Adamides: How Network Marketing Works

    Efrosyni Adamides: How Network Marketing Works

    Is network marketing (aka MLMs) a scam?  Many people think so.  But there’s no denying that at some level people in network marketing (MLMs) are breaking out of the traditional corporate world, making money, and helping people.

    So perhaps a better question to ask isn’t if it’s a scam or not, but instead if it’s a viable business model.

    Today’s guest Efrosyni Adamides has
    • Spent close to 15 years in network marketing
    • Generated over $1 Billion in revenue
    • Created a sales force of 400,000 customers in 45 countries

    But most importantly, she had to learn in months what many entrepreneurs and creatives spend years figuring out: how to sell herself.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Jenn Lim: Prioritize Purpose and People for Growth

    Jenn Lim: Prioritize Purpose and People for Growth

    No matter your role — entrepreneur, creative, manager, just starting your career — the past few years have been a real trip. Forced to reflect on your work, you're questioning what you do and how you spend your days. I know this because it's something we're all working through. And the ultimate question? Whether everything we thought we wanted is still worth pursuing.

    And that's why today's guest, Jenn Lim brings the thinking and lessons we need to hear. Jenn's the cofounder of Delivering Happiness, a workplace culture consultancy that she launched with the late Tony Hsieh (CEO of Zappos and author of the book with the same name).

    • 52 min
    Vishen Lakhiani: The Lie Behind Working Hard For Success

    Vishen Lakhiani: The Lie Behind Working Hard For Success

    We’ve all heard it; hell, you’ve probably had the same thought yourself. “If you work hard enough, you will succeed.” And while every successful person had to work hard to get where they are, hard work is never enough. You’ve got to work hard in the areas that excite you most. Today’s guest learned this truth the hard way.

    Vishen Lakhiani is the founder of Mindvalley, the award-winning education movement with millions of students worldwide, he’s the author of the New York Times Business Best Seller The Code of the Extraordinary Mind and The Buddha and the Badass: The Secret Spiritual Art of Succeeding at Work, and is a speaker and activist.

    • 1 hr
    Captain Hoff: The #1 Reason Why Most Startups Fail

    Captain Hoff: The #1 Reason Why Most Startups Fail

    Why do most startups fail?  And what can you do to avoid the traps that slow many startup entrepreneurs?

    On today’s show, Steven Hoffman, AKA Captain Hoff shares wisdom from his decades of experience as a venture-backed entrepreneur and Silicon Valley startup incubator/accelerator CEO.

    • 57 min
    Chris Van Vliet: Confessions of a Showbiz Reporter

    Chris Van Vliet: Confessions of a Showbiz Reporter

    There’s no other way to say it: today’s guest has one of the coolest jobs there is.  He gets paid to fly around the world, attend massive parties, and interview Hollywood A-Listers like The Rock, Oprah Winfrey, Tom Cruise, John Cena, and more.

    On today’s episode, Mark Drager talks with Chris Van Vliet about his job, the sacrifices he had to make to get to where he is today, and the lessons learned going from a Canadian university student majoring in communications, to a 4-time Emmy award-winning TV Host, Entertainment Reporter and YouTuber based out of Los Angeles.

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Dan Millman: This Is Why You’re Not Happy

    Dan Millman: This Is Why You’re Not Happy

    For those of us who are searching for a better, happier life, we may be surprised to find that today’s guest contradicts traditional teachings (and at times, even logic).

    Today’s guest is Dan Millman, the bestselling author and spiritual teacher who has spent 40+ years working to inspire others to find peace while pursuing their passions.

    • 1 hr 5 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
7 Ratings

7 Ratings

AClifford.H ,

Great Podcast!

The presentation and flow of this show is second to none. I love the storytelling that happens on this podcast!

Rob Actis ,

This is a really good podcast

I am shocked that there are not more reviews for this show. It is so well produced and Mark is a really great host. All it will take is to listen to an episode to hear the background research that was put in for the show. And of course, Marks heart and soul that is infused inside every episode makes this podcast a must listen. You can thank me later. Five Stars from me!

Uncle Tenten ,

One of my favorite podcast shows

Mark, you rock dude! Love the guest! Love the topics! And I am already getting more and more perspective!

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