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388: Conquering fear with big wave surfer Mark Visser

Better Than Yesterday, with Osher Günsberg

Mark Visser is a big wave surfer, author, speaker and coach.He's the first person to ever surf Hawaii's deadly surf break "Jaws" at night. Through meticulously conquering his fears, Mark overcame immense challenges to be in the purest moment of mindfulness while on the face of a mountain of water moving at almost 80kmh.See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

1hr 7mins

6 Jun 2021

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Ep 35 Mark Visser "Ocean Warrior"

Just Havin a Crack

Welcome to this episode of #JustHavinaCrack.Today we speak to big wave surfer #MarkVisser.If you ever wanted to know about overcome fear, driving yourself to the limit and achieving things you didn't think were possible you need to listen to this podcast.Mark grew up on the #Sunnycoast in #Queensland, he was an accomplished surfer, but he wanted to challenge himself and overcome his fear of big waves.He trained his body and mind and challenged the largest waves the planet has to offer.His documentary #Deepblue is an acclaimed surfing film where Mark surfed the legendary "Jaws" at Maui at night, just the stars to guide him into these black mountains of water.This is an inspiration chat with one of the best humans alive.

1hr 6mins

29 Jan 2021

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Wave Goodbye to Your Fears with Mark Visser - 141

The Speaking Club: Mastering the Art of Public Speaking

Many of us have big goals and dreams, but usually achieving our ambitions means taking action outside our comfort zone, overcoming fear and uncertainty, and putting ourselves ‘at risk’ in some way...even if it’s just our ‘ego’ that’s in danger.  My guest on this show is Mark Visser, and he had a dream so big and dangerous that many people told him it wasn’t possible to achieve. But he continued anyway.  He knew he had to prepare for and accept the unpredictable so that he could achieve the unbelievable. So he trained and learned and practiced until he’d completed the challenge he’d set himself and conquered his biggest fear.  Mark is an Australian big wave surfer, author, keynote speaker and ocean adventurer. He created a process to help him reduce fear and perform at his peak in extreme danger and he has since used it to coach many world champion athletes, professional sporting teams, business and elite military groups around the world. Today, he is sharing it with you to help you conquer any fear that stands in your way. Enjoy! What you’ll discover: When Mark decided to do something extraordinary and what led him there. How Mark’s limiting beliefs were stopping him from making his dreams a reality and how he changed his mindset and attitude. The questions that guided Mark through his toughest experiences. How you can use fear to your advantage. The internal microphone that we all hold and why we should hand it over to the wiser version of ourselves. How surfing ‘Jaws’ at night fitted into Mark’s quest and led him to discover his eight steps to manage fear. The mental, emotional and physical training Mark did that helped him reach his goal. The mind-body connection and the sequence in which our bodies shut down because of fear. How Mark nearly blacked out with fear the first time he spoke! Mark’s tips for managing future based ‘imagined’ fear.  How speaking fits into Mark’s life. Why Mark wrote his book and how it can help you move closer to your dreams. All things Mark Visser: Website(s): https://www.theoceanwarrior.com https://www.markvisser.net Facebook: @MarkVisser Books:  The Big Wave Method by Mark Visser Stop at Nothing by Lance Armstrong God I Am by Peter O Erbe Resources: https://www.saraharcher.co.uk/club https://www.facebook.com/groups/thespeakingclub/ https://www.saraharcher.co.uk/challenge https://www.facebook.com/SarahArcherSpeak/ https://www.saraharcher.co.uk https://www.standoutpitch.com Thanks for listening! To share your thoughts:                                                       leave a comment below.     Share this show on Twitter, Facebook or LinkedIn. To help the show out:     Leave an honest review on iTunes. Your ratings and review really help get the word out and I read each one.     Subscribe on iTunes.


22 Oct 2020

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Episode 14 Brukie and Burgo chat to the extraordinary Mark Visser, professional big wave surfer, author, keynote speaker and ocean adventurer

Brukie and Burgo - the podcast

Most famous for his film Night Rider which describes his nighttime ride of Hawaii's biggest wave, Jaws, Mark Visser has another amazing adventure planned. He talks to us about this and how he overcame fear -  something relevant to all high performance


16 Oct 2020

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Episode 11 - Mark Visser - Ocean Warrior

The Big Wave Surfing Podcast

LINKS :http://www.markvisser.net/https://www.theoceanwarrior.com/Instagram :@mark_visser@theoceanwarrior@surfwebserieshttp://www.surfwebseries.com/


6 Sep 2020

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Mark Visser | Big Wave Surfing & Facing Your Fears

The Athlete Diaries

Mark has surfed the worlds biggest waves.Nazare, Jaws & the middle of the ocean. 🌊Some of the waves he has surfed are beyond 80 foot which is incredible in its own right but what makes it even more spectacular is he’s done it at night in pitch black.He’s been the first in the world to accomplish lots of events like surfing Jaws (Maui) at night & jump out of an army plane to get to the middle of the ocean where the biggest waves are. 🛩What’s incredible is Mark’s intense training to accomplish these events. From paddling into the ocean at night & free diving at a shipwreck filled with sharks to eradicate his fear of them & then being blindfolded to complete an underwater obstacle course. 💧His mindset is so fascinating, the way he has been able to minimise stress and fear over the years has been credited to understanding how the mind works. 🧠He now focuses on helping other minimise stress & fear with his program @theoceanwarrior where he has worked with Kelly Slater to minimise his fear whilst being under water for upwards of a minute in the big surf.Link for free course | https://www.theoceanwarrior.com/offers/2jNHGRFs/checkout Link for paid course ($49) | https://www.theoceanwarrior.com/a/11540/t2Q447QU Instagram | mark_visserInstagram | TheAthleteDiariesYoutube | https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIPPcqPXijc8OJiABJZBAiA?view_as=subscriberHost | Guy Walker Producer & Social Media | Matthew Whyte


25 Aug 2020

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Episode 384: The Mind-Body Approach to Conquering FEAR with Mark Visser

The Mind Your Business Podcast

If there’s anyone who’s qualified to speak about managing and handling fear, it’s definitely going to be today’s guest! Mark Visser is an Australian big wave surfer, author and keynote speaker who just happens to ride 60-foot waves. However, what Mark has to share today isn’t just going to apply to someone who is interested in extreme sports, but it will be of interest to anyone who’s looking to conquer fear in life and business! If you enjoy this episode and it inspired you in some way, we’d love to hear about it and know your biggest takeaway. Take a screenshot of you listening on your device, post it to your Instagram Stories and tag me and Mark, @jameswedmore and @mark__visser. Haven’t left a review yet? All you have to do is go to http://jameswedmore.com/itunes, and thanks for your support of this show! I want to invite you to help contribute to this podcast by submitting a question for the Listener Question of the Week edition of The Mind Your Business Podcast. All you have to do is go to http://jameswedmore.com/QA and record a question (under 4 minutes or less) that could be featured on an upcoming episode. In this episode you’ll hear: What “flipped his world” when Mark was just a child – and led to his life mission A snapshot of his amazing achievements in the surfing world and how he’s been able to conquer fear in the process The way that stress when surfing relates to the stress we face in business What accepting himself and realize he is worthy did for Mark’s life The lesson he learned about control What is the first step to take when feeling fear in any area of your life And more! For full show notes and links, visit: http://mindyourbusinesspodcast.com/podcast/384

1hr 1min

13 Jul 2020

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Performance focus with big wave surfer Mark Visser


Mark Robert Visser is an Australian professional big wave surfer, author, keynote speaker and ocean adventurer. Visser is best known for being the first person to surf Hawaii’s most dangerous wave Jaws, Maui, at night in 2011. Documented in a film called ‘Night Rider’. Facebook>  https://www.facebook.com/MarkVi55er/ Instagram> https://www.instagram.com/mark__visser/ Website>     www.markvisser.net Documentary probes big wave night surfing of Mark Visser By CASSANDRA MURNIEKS THEAUSTRALIAN NOVEMBER 25, 2011 TALK to any big wave surfer about their adventures and you will almost certainly be moved to consider them crazy. But what if they were to take on the big waves at night? Sunshine Coast's Mark Visser had it on his list of "things to achieve in life" and in January this year crossed it off after taking on monster waves, some with 50-foot faces in the dark at the famed Jaws break in Maui. Visser is one of the brightest big wave talents in the world, pushing his body physically and focussing mentally to undertake on of the most dangerous pastimes known to man. Visser's preparation and big wave skills have come together in a television documentary "Night Rider" to feature on Channel Nine this Sunday. "We have had this idea since about 2007. A friend told me that he had a dream about a guy who rode waves at night, which got me thinking. Was this achievable? Could it be possible?," Visser told The Australian. "I became a bit of a nutty professor in looking at all the options of making something like this happen. Other big wave surfers said it wasn't safe enough to do, but I wanted to push myself and get out of the comfort zone." With the night surf session being filmed in January, a large bulk of the documentary was filmed beforehand. Months of preparation were undertaken, which involved working with safety teams, special-forces and a number of coaches, who showed Visser a number of techniques designed to allow him to best cope in the event of something going wrong. "The training with the coaches was tough. I worked with a number of people, who prepared me for the night surfing. If I had all of those things under control, it was one less thing to worry about when it actually came to surfing Jaws," he said. Visser tested the smaller waves at night in Australia to ensure they had the technology right. To guide Visser through the waves, he had a number of lights strapped to his body, which allowed viewers to see the vast speed and the distance that he surfed the waves. His preparation included paddling in the water for up to six hours. "The coaches pushed me and they had me paddling at night via shipping channels and in shark-infested waters," Visser said. "With one of the nights, I was told to paddle in a shark area for six hours. For the first two hours, it was pitch black and I kept coming in contact with fish and jellyfish which freaked me out a bit. "After the first two hours, my eyes had adjusted to look out for the shadows and it became easier after that." The large production crew based themselves out of Maui six-months before the night surf sessions. The day before filming, things started to unravel for the well-planned crew. "We had drivers pulling out and jet skiers calling it a 'suicide mission'. Even the guy flying the helicopter pulled out, but we continued to back ourselves," he said. The film crew eventually shot the footage on the surrounding cliffs, with just a rescue-ski and his tow-in partner in the water with him. Visser was in the water for 40 minutes before claiming his first set of waves. Claiming he was 'rattled' in surfing those two, he didn't want to give up and became more confident. Starting to read the waves and have a feel for how they would break, Visser succeeded in his challenge, which left him silenced afterwards. Would he do it again? "I would do it again, but wouldn't want a camera crew there this time. I'd rather just go out in waves that I know with my brother, soaking it up with no pressure."


18 Jun 2020

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22 | Mark Visser van HiHaHo over problemen oplossen met video's

SaaS Bazen Podcast

Mark Visser van HiHaHo gaat met Johan de Wit in gesprek over zijn unieke (SaaS) interactieve video tool.Met HiHaHo is het erg gemakkelijk om interactieve elementen aan jouw video's toe te voegen. Het unieke zit 'm hierin dat de tool enorm simpel is om te gebruiken. Je hebt dus geen videobewerking skills nodig om jouw video naar het volgende niveau te tillen.De behoefte voor HiHaHo komt vooral voort uit de andere onderneming van Mark: iCademy. iCademy is een e-learning bedrijf dat e-learning modules maakt voor onderwijs-/ overheidsinstellingen en commerciële organisaties. De beperkte mogelijkheden van e-learning in de vroege jaren gaven het idee voor interactieve video's die de student beter in staat stellen om gefocust te blijven en actief aan de gang te gaan met de leerstof. Daarnaast biedt het de aanbieder van de cursus de mogelijkheid om uitgebreide data te verzamelen en analyses te draaien om zo tailored onderwijs aan te bieden.www.hihaho.nl www.icademy.nl https://www.bol.com/nl/f/eckart-s-notes/35872090/ www.saasbazen.nl https://community.saasbazen.nl/ www.nordhaven.nl


27 May 2020

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20 | Fintech startup in de pre-launche fase - Mark Visser - Inno-sight

SaaS Bazen Podcast

Inno-sight founder Mark Visser in gesprek met Johan de Wit over het bouwen van de fintech startup Inno-sight. De software van Inno-sight helpt investeerders, ondernemers en financiele professionals met het maken van prognoses. Mark zit met zijn startup in de pre-launch fase en deelt zijn ervaringen.Website van onze partner Secity: secity.nlWebsite van Inno-sight: inno-sight.nlWebsite van Nordhaven: nordhaven.ioNordhaven Academy: academy.nordhaven.ioSaaS Bazen Community: community.saasbazen.nl


15 May 2020