Marc Champagne – The right question gets you everything.
How do you ask better questions, and what does that have to do with becoming mentally fit?
Join Laura Gassner Otting as she hosts this episode of LGOtv with special guest, Marc Champagne.
Marc Champagne – Reflectionist, Curator, Questioner.
Marc Champagne unpacks the mental fitness practices and reflective questions shaping the lives of some of the most successful and brilliant thinkers in the world. He is the author of Personal Socrates, a book exploring the pointed questions that stimulate our mental fitness and teach us how to direct our internal narrative to work for us instead of against us. Marc studies the prompts and practices of legends such as Kobe Bryant, Maya Angelou, Robin Williams, James Clear, Coco Chanel, Stephen Hawking, and many others to bring clarity, intentionality, and possibility to every aspect of your life.
2:06 Are you one question away from a better life?
4:37 First Big Question – What do I want for my life?
5:41 Desperate people do desperate things.
7:00 Are you feeling sick everyday? You need to ask the big question.
7:41 The world of mental fitness.
8:57 How much longer do we have to empty out our savings?
9:29 How do you know when to stop?
11:53 This definition of where should we go and what we should do is hijacked by other people.
14:45 Do you have executive function?
17:21 Start your day with 5-10 minutes of journaling – mental fitness training.
18:20 The best exercise plan is the one you’ll stick to – it’s the same with your mental fitness workout.
20:02 Did we train ourselves to stop asking questions we don’t know the answer to?
23:36 The actual practice of journaling is reflection.
26:32 If I could give credit or thanks to anyone, who would it be? And not your mother.
33:41 Is there any trend of top performers asking questions?
36:04 – What did I learn? What can I change? What do I want to celebrate?
40:32 The most curious person in the room is also the most present.
44:00 If you’re stressed about getting your meditation in, you’re not doing it right.
44:40 What are you pretending not to know?
45:35 Give yourself some credit, slow down and do what feels right.
47:11 Did I waste time asking the wrong questions? Or did they lead me to where I am today?