E172 | Mark Fisher: How to Approach Conflict, Chaos & Conversations Remotely
The Art Of Coaching
We’ve heard the leadership cliches, read the business books and tried the various morning routines but something’s still not clicking... We can try to work harder and hope our efforts don’t go unnoticed... or we can flip the script, become a unicorn and work with ninjas. No seriously, just ask Mark Fisher. Mark is an international speaker, consultant, and entrepreneur. He and his “non-sexual life partner” Michael Keeler founded Business for Unicorns in 2016 and have since worked with many of the leading fitness studios across the US, the UK, and Australia. Past non-fitness clients include Sony Music, Sylvan Learning, Novus Surgical, and Security Scorecard. He is also a proud alumni speaker of TEDxBroadway. In addition to consulting through BFU, Mark is the co-founder of Mark Fisher Fitness, one of the most unusual gyms in the fitness industry. MFF operates a physical location in midtown Manhattan and a fast-growing online “virtual” location. MFF was recognized as #312 on the 2015 Inc. 500 fastest growing companies in America, as well as one of Men's Health's "Top 20 Gyms in America." Obviously, Mark has made it his mission to approach both business and fitness in a unique way meaning this episode is anything but ordinary. Today we cover: Why you should welcome and foster healthy conflict in your organization When and why you should give away power as a leader Managing by metrics when the important things aren't easily measured How to effectively bring emotion into the workplace Connect with Mark: Via his various websites: Mark Fisher Fitness: https://markfisherfitness.com/ Business for Unicorns: https://www.businessforunicorns.com/ Personal Page: https://www.markfisherhumanbeing.com/ Or Via Instagram: Mark Fisher Fitness @mffclubhouse Mark Fisher (Personal) @markfisherhumanbeing Today’s episode is brought to you by: a hard truth. No matter how good you are at what you do, how hard you work or much you want to help others, none of it will make an impact if you don’t know how to reach your audience or communicate your message in a way that resonates with the people that need you and the work you provide the most. The cost of doing nothing is far greater than the cost of making a mistake or hearing someone grumble. We all have skills and value we can provide and though I know it doesn't feel that way to those of you who are perfectionists- there are people out there who need what you do. That’s why we created our online course, Blindspot. It will help you build your brand and business the right way by turning what you know into what you do. It will help you identify your core strengths and how you can provide the most value to others, then systematize that in a way that allows you to get it to your audience so you can stand out without selling out. Go to artofcoaching.com/blindspot. Returning soon 👀
How do you speed up success in your business? Envision and imagine a powerful future that is inspiring and exciting. Be very clear with your goal and execute quickly. Mark Fisher is an in-demand international speaker, consultant, and entrepreneur. His core expertise is helping business owners achieve financial success and personal freedom through community building, leadership development, and creating healthy organizational cultures. He's also excellent at playing with puppies. Mark and his “non-sexual life partner” Michael created Business for Unicorns in 2016 and have since worked with clients like Sony Music, Sylvan Learning, and the ACLU, as well as many of the leading fitness studios across the US and UK. In addition to their consulting and teaching through Business for Unicorns, Mark and Michael also co-founded Mark Fisher Fitness, one of the most successful gyms in the history of the fitness industry. In this episode, Mark shares how he was able to scale his business in a year, so quickly than most others. Realize the power of visualization -- creating that compelling picture of your future that makes you take action. Harness affirmation. Self-awareness is key to knowing what you want and identifying your values. When these are all taken care of, you get clarity of your vision and that’s when you execute. Create great relationships with everyone to build your network. And for a business to be successful, nothing beats having a known, trusted safe quantity people associate you for. So that whatever different service you create for them they will always go back for the reason with which they associate you for. Remember there is a fortune in the follow-up. Follow up people, that’s important. Listen to his thoughts as he shares what he thinks of the fitness industry in terms of it opening up to in-person and how the concept of community plays out then. “I think it's important to explore yourself, know yourself because if you're to create a life that you want that is deeply personal and will be a reflection of your values, the standards of behavior with which you choose to show up in the world, and which importantly, you choose not to show up in the world, and a personally meaningful mission that is invariably some expression of how you hope to be a servant and impact the communities you feel called to serve.” - Mark Fisher What you will learn from this episode: 02:34 - What his transition looked like from a Fine Arts degree graduate to a professional theater actor and becoming the fitness guy 06:27 - What made his fitness business took off so quickly within only a year 07:33 - What makes him execute so quickly? 10:57 - Helpful action steps crucial to creating a vision and quickening your execution 17:18 - What is so important in creating a purple cow branding? 22:07 - A very high standard for having good relationships with people 24:36 - Coming from a place of unconditional love 27:43 - His thoughts on how he sees the community aspect of the fitness industry would play out once people come back to in-person 31:58 - How it matters being a known, trusted, safe quantity offering a different service at this time 35:36 - Follow people up! 37:36 - Where he thinks the fitness industry is going towards Connect With Mark Fisher: Markfisherfitness.com LinkedIn Instagram Facebook YouTube Connect With Gavin McHale: Gavinmchale.clickfunnels.com LinkedIn Instagram
Creating An Enchanted Ninja Clubhouse of Glory and Dreams with Mark Fisher Fitness
WTF Gym Talk
Enchanted Ninja Clubhouse of Glory and Dreams. Yes, that's what Mark Fisher decided to call his facility, instead of gym or studio, which are used by everybody. Mark is one of the great branding + marketing minds in the fitness industry that has actually proven his merit through the success of his business that had ~900 in-person Ninjas (their term instead of "member") and now is currently on a path to have 2,000 online "Ninjas" as they pivot in a COVID world. If you like branding + marketing in the microgym space, then you'll love my conversation with Mark. https://markfisherfitness.com/ --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/wtfgymtalk/message
Mark Fisher: A true Commodity Legend muses on how to improve the futures market
Commodity legend Mark Fisher shares some choice stories, including how the Hudson River can be used as a risk management tool to cure over-trading, then goes on to reflect on how the design of commodities futures markets could be improved.
Post Capitalist Desire, Melancholy, Psychedelia and Mark Fisher with Matt Colquhoun
We welcome author Matt Colquhoun to discuss his release of TWO new books exploring the work of the late, great Mark Fisher.We discuss Mark's life and legacy, Post Capitalist desire, accelerationism, the various misinterpretations of Capitalist Realism, and the need for psychedelic new fantasies.Postcapitalist Desire: The Final Lectures: https://repeaterbooks.com/product/postcapitalist-desire-the-final-lectures/Egress: On Mourning, Melancholy and Mark Fisher: https://repeaterbooks.com/product/egress-on-mourning-melancholy-and-mark-fisher/Xenogothic: https://xenogothic.com/
Mark Fisher's 'The Weird and the Eerie' Revisited with Matt Colquhoun
Step through the oddly placed door and enter the world of the weird and the eerie. In this episode, we dive into Mark Fisher’s The Weird and the Eerie with author and photographer Matt Colquhoun (xenogothic.com). Matt is the Author of Egress: On Mourning, Melancholy and Mark Fisher. He has also edited the compilation final lecture series entitled Postcapitalist Desire. All of the titles mentioned are out on Repeater Books. In the episode we mention Freud, Deleuze, Kafka, Lovecraft, Lukacs, David Lynch, and more.Get more content from Matt at xenogothic.com.
Seven months into the global pandemic, Kiegan Irish and Alex Boos revisit one of Mark Fisher’s papers called “Post-Capitalist Desire.” At a time when societal collapse, economic recession, world-historical crises, homelessness, unemployment and fascist tendencies are on the rise, we believe it is crucial to think about the situation of the political left in public discourse and how it is taking shape today. What could a post-capitalist world look like? How do we think through capitalism to its end and beyond in the settler colonial context of Canada? In what ways are Fisher’s reflections on the challenges the political left faces adaptable to our lives today? How have things changed and what are some ways that we can fight for a better future together? From Occupy to #WetsuwetenStrong, new Left media to fashion and music, we explore all of these questions and more!Special thanks goes to Jacob Irish for his fine-ass editing and postproduction work!Thank you to our listeners for joining us.
Episode 50: A Special Episode on Partnership with Mark Fisher
Business For Unicorns Podcast
About Stuart and the LTB Podcast: The LTB Podcast is a place where personal trainers (PTs) can gain education, insight and knowledge from other trainers and experts. Our aim is to provide you with the know-how and inspiration to build the kind of career you want to build. Stuart is the head of member support at Lift The Bar, a company designed to help personal trainers have more enjoyable and successful careers. He runs the LTB podcast and spends most of his time researching guests, writing blogs and talking to LTB members about challenges they are having as they look to grow their businesses. Check out Lift the Bar Podcast. In this special episode, Stuart spoke with both Mark and Michael about: The closing of our Bowery Location Marketing and Sales Strategies Our Long Time Partnership
Postcapitalist Desire: The Final Lectures of Mark Fisher
Author, blogger, and photographer Matt Colquhoun joins us (as promised) for a first look at a compilation of last lectures given by Mark Fisher at Goldsmiths in 2016. The lecture series on postcapitalist desire intends to explore the seemingly unsurpassable milieu of global capitalism and its pervasive affectivity. Through figures like Marcus, Lukacs, Lyotard, Marx, and Deleuze and Guattari, Fisher explores possibilities for our collective extrication from capital. In the interview, we reflect on Fisher's acumen as a teacher and mentor as we take on elements of the project he left behind.
Michael Keeler & Mark Fisher: Closing Down One Gym, Marketing & Business Partnerships
In today's episode, Stuart welcomes Mark Fisher and Michael Keeler for the first time together. They discuss the closure of one of their gym locations, how they came to make that decision and how they've dealt with it, building awareness in your marketing, sending direct messages to followers on social media and then finish off discussing what you should look for in a business partner. Mark and Michael run Mark Fisher Fitness, a gym in New York City and Business for Unicorns, a business that helps people become great leaders through mentorship and in-person and online courses. Timestamps: [02.34] - Mark updates us about what's been happening with Mark Fisher Fitness. [05.08] - How they went about closing one of their gym locations. [08.47] - How they have emotionally processed closing down one of their gyms. [18.04] - Has having to close their Bowery location changed their perspective on owning more than one gym? [20.36] - What they would say to a gym owner who is thinking they may have to close their doors? [25.47] - Understanding how to build awareness when marketing your services or products. [29.10] - Utilising social media direct messaging to get more leads. [35.00] - What you should look for in a business partner. [43.38] - A red flag you should look out for in your business partnerships. [47.00] - Why having different interests and skillsets is an important part of why they function together so well. Find Out More About Mark and Michael: Business for Unicorns Website Find Out More About LTB: Website Instagram Facebook Free 5 Day Challenge