Each month, I’ll be publishing a new “heart to heart” interview with the leading experts on love and inspired living. As an introduction to the program, this month’s interview is available to everyone… Enjoy!
I had the opportunity to chat with Mark Black, a speaker and the author of Live Life from the Heart. I met Mark at a speaking event in Orlando last month, and when I heard his message, I knew he’d be a great fit. While Restart Your Heart is about the figurative heart, the center of love and compassion in our lives, Mark’s experience was literal. He endured two open-heart surgeries before the age of two, went on to receive a heart and double-lung transplant in 2002… and now completes marathons!
“I used the experience of coming close to death to teach me how to live,” he says.
I was delighted to find so many concepts that transcended the physical and could be just as applicable to the metaphorical heart. While Mark was describing the steps he took to help restart his heart, I thought about how closely they resembled what I would tell my clients.
“If you’ve never had a broken heart, you haven’t lived… because you haven’t loved.”
You’ll learn the power of perspective and perseverance, plus Mark’s four keys for Living Life from the Heart. His story is truly inspiring.
Click on the player below to listen:
You can learn more about Mark Black at his website: www.MarkBlackSpeaks.com
In the interview, Mark mentioned Dick and Rick Hoyt as some of his heroes. Here’s a video of them from IronMan Triathlon (I was bawling when I watched this). Their story will inspire you, as it did for Mark.