Typically, people who grew up farming describe their experiences with memories of harvesting grains or caring for newborn animals, but Mark Jewell’s experience in agriculture was a little different. Mark grew up working every day in chest waders and a boat on his family’s leech operation.
This early entrepreneurial experience with fishing bait operation combined with exposure to leadership training and speaking through FFA led Mark on a journey of personal growth rooted in agriculture. Today, he operates his own business as a speaker, trainer and coach, serving to help organizations and their employees stop surviving and start thriving.
In this conversation, Mark discusses how his business helps people move from surviving to thriving by rediscovering their strengths and building upon them.
Also discussed in this episode:
- Seventy percent of employee population is disengaged in their job, and how Mark works with companies to improve this
- Mark’s family’s experience with the collapse of the fur industry
- An individual’s strengths are as unique as their fingerprint
- Capitalizing on your strengths, rather than “fixing” weaknesses
- The importance of perspective, accountability and responsibility
- What makes millennials different than previous generations, and the challenges and opportunities the generation presents
- The importance for millennials in gaining certainty and clarity in their jobs
- Choosing to be happy and choosing how you react to situations
- The five parts of work-life blend: body, spirit, relationships, occupation and contribution.
Links discussed in the episode:
Napolean Hill’s “Think and Grow Rich”