Volume 19: Mark Fisher: The Power of Feedback

Why do we put so much value on what other people say about us or our businesses? Does it deserve that much value? After all, feedback is just data. Or is it?

Welcome to The Psychology of Entrepreneurship, a candid and revealing series that follows Ronsley Vaz and his guests, as they strive to unravel the inner workings of the entrepreneurial mind and explain why even the most successful among us experience Imposter Syndrome. 

If you are someone who is holding back, feeling unworthy of your success or questioning your competency as a professional, this podcast is for you. 

In this volume, Ronsley speaks with Mark Fisher, creator of Mark Fisher Fitness (MFF), two completely unique fitness studios in New York City built for people that don’t like gyms or working out in the traditional way. In an MFF studio, you’ll find bright coloured walls adorned with unicorns, and instead of members, you’ll find ninjas. In 2015, MFF was named one of Inc. Magazine’s 500 fastest growing companies in America.

Besides creating ingenious fitness programs, Mark is a professional actor, performer and in-demand international speaker. Ronsley sat down with him, in his Manhattan apartment, to have a fascinating conversation about entrepreneurship and how the three basic human psychological needs – autonomy, competence and relatedness – factor into our journey to creating and running a business.

Also within this episode:

  • What Mark says he does when people ask
  • The question that we’re not asking ourselves but should be
  • Why loneliness is inevitable at some point in entrepreneurship
  • The one book Mark feels everyone should read and why
  • Why Mark’s business partner used to hide feedback from him
  • Why you shouldn’t waste time solving problems you don’t have
  • How to sort through feedback productively


Mark Fisher Fitness

Mark on LinkedIn

Email Mark Mark@markfisherfitness.com

Thanks for the Feedback Book

Author: Ronsley Vaz

Ronsley is the founder & chief day dreamer at AMPLIFY. He is an author, speaker & serial entrepreneur.

He has a Masters’ degree in Software Engineering and an MBA in Psychology and Leadership. He is known as the creator of We Are Podcast – the first Podcasting Conference in the Southern Hemisphere, and the host of The Bond Appetit Podcast and Should I Start a Podcast. He has an audience of over 3 million in 133 countries.

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