HI, I'M marcodeutschmann
Unlocking Potential, Inspiring Excellence - Your Guide to Leadership Success
TRUE PURPOSE IS
CLOSER THAN YOU
BUT SELF-AWARENESS CAN CHANGE HOW YOU SEE
LET'S BACK UP A LITTLE
MY JOURNEY STARTED AT AGE 21 WHEN
I BECAME A MONK
Hearing a monk speak for the first time at age 21 changed my life. For the next three years, I spent half my summer vacations working for a large financial organization with suits, steak houses and bars and the other half living as a monk in India wearing robes, sleeping on the floor and living out of a gym locker. After three years of back-and-forth, I chose the self-growth and service-focused life of being a monk. For the next three years, I went to live with monks. I woke up at 4 am, meditated for 4-8 hours, studied timeless wisdom and served others in nearby communities. But I couldn’t stay there forever. I knew there was a different purpose for my life. It was time to go home.
WHEN I LEFT, I APPLIED WHAT I LEARNED IN
THE REAL WORLD.
Gratitude wasn’t just a concept, it boosted my immune system, mood and quality of sleep. Mastering the mind didn’t just make me feel calm, it helped me manage negativity and overcome overthinking. Discipline wasn’t joyless, it was a meaningful and powerful force to make an impact. Meditation wasn’t just a practice, it gave me clarity, confidence and focus. Empathy didn’t just apply to monks, it improved all my relationships. Mindfulness wasn’t just a tool, it was a way of life.
I CAN’T MAKE YOUR
BUT I CAN GIVE YOU THE
TOOLS TO OVERCOME THEM.
STRUGGLING WITH FINDING YOUR PURPOSE?
I’VE BEEN THERE.
I GOT REJECTED
FROM 40 COMPANIES
Fun fact: No one wants to hire you when your resume says “served as monk for three years” under “Experience”. At 26 years old, I was $25,000 in debt and living with my parents. I was directionless, depressed and confused about my purpose.
I WAS DISATISFIED
AT A CORPORATE JOB
I was working 80-hour weeks but felt like I wasn’t living up to my potential. I knew I had more to offer the world, and I wanted to serve. Ten media companies rejected me when I pitched them my mindfulness-based video ideas, and three media executives told me I was too unqualified and too old to have a career in media.
I WAS 4 MONTHS AWAY FROM
I had just gotten married, moved to another country and become an entrepreneur all in the space of 12 months. I wanted to live my purpose and use my passion to serve others, but I didn’t know where to start.
A BIG PODCAST PRODUCER
BACKED OUT LAST MINUTE
Two weeks before my podcast launched, the producers told me they didn’t think it was going to be a “big” show.