Resilience: An Interview with Mark McGuinness

Last summer I had the pleasure of interviewing Mark McGuinness, author of Resilience: Facing Down Rejection and Criticism on the Road to Success.

The bigger the dream the bigger the fear
An interior look at Mark's book, Resilience. Photo courtesy Mark McGuinness.

Originally recorded for my members in the Art Biz Incubator, I am able to share this interview now that my members have benefited from it for a number of months.

In the interview Mark discusses:

  • How mindfulness will help you build resilience and how to begin a daily practice.
  • The difference between rejection and criticism and why they hurt so much (especially for artists).
  • How to deal with rejection and criticism.
  • Tall Poppy Syndrome and why you want to be a tall poppy.

About Mark

In addition to writing ResilienceMark McGuinness is a poet who has been coaching artists and all kinds of creatives since 1996. He's a qualified psychotherapist who also holds an MA in Creative & Media Enterprises. Mark is the founder of Lateral Action and his work has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Creative Review, and the Discovery Health Channel.
To learn more about Mark and connect with him, please visit his website, LateralAction.

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