Weathering The Storms of Life – Mark Asquith

We all have storms in life. Crazy making storms. Some that we call the S*it Storms of life. As a guy 40 Plus, we can find ourselves right in the midst of a bunch of these storms, pulling our hair out, if we even have any hair left, or managing through them with ease and grace.

My buddy and mentor for my podcasts, Mark Asquith, joins me today to dole out some advice on weathering the storms of life. He’s not quite 40 but, I’m slipping him into the mix because he’s a pretty smart bloke most them time, and even when he’s not, he’s still pretty good to hang with. So let’s get into the storms of life and manage them, even if that means only with a joke and a hot dog!

About Mark

Mark Asquith is a serial entrepreneur who has built globally successful design, marketing, software and digital businesses since he quit his real job in 2005. A passionate podcaster, global keynote speaker and helpful bloke, Mark is the co-founder of Podcast Websites and the creator of Excellence Expected. He has a terribly embarrassing beard.

In 2008 he set up his first “real” business.

Less than 12 months later he royally screwed it up, having only 60 pounds in the bank and having let his whole team and offices go.

Since then, the Hot Dog Kid has learned his lesson and has gone on to found a globally successful design agency, two tech startups, the UK’s #1 business podcast and a personal brand that has created an audience of worldwide fans of his “no shit” attitude.

Following a blaze of glory burnout in 2012, he is a regular speaker across the world at tech, business and media events, particularly in the United States.

  • A straight talking, no bullshit millennial speaker.
  • Talks on productivity, startups, work/life balance, personal branding, digital product development, user experience and all aspects of modern marketing.
  • Spends all his speaking fees on hot dogs and beard products.
  • Once heckled Rick Astley enough to upset him


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