Wandering around aimlessly trying to figure out “what it all means”? Well then, listen up…
What does it all fucking mean?
Seriously, what are we doing here?
Is life really just all of us waking up every morning and going to a job, acting busy for eight hours so we can pay rent and maybe get drunk with our friends on the weekends?
Then you retire and… die, I guess?
Are we all just going through the motions? Endless emails, endless meetings, endless paperwork.
Break it all up with some Netflix. Delicious food delivered right to your door. Endless social media feeds. Online shopping.
All at your fingertips. All so deliciously comforting.
And all so… empty.
But really, what else is there to do?
Seriously though—what should I do with my life?
All the gurus out there tell you to “follow your passion” or just “do what you love”—but what the fuck does that even mean?
What if you don’t know what you want to do next week, let alone for the rest of your life? What if you “love” a million different things—or nothing at all?
Maybe you just need some “balance” in your life? You can balance a job and a social life and a family and maybe a vacation or two every year.
But what if that starts to feel like you’re being pulled in five different directions all the time? You don’t really seem to do much of anything that feels important because you’re always splitting your time trying to find “balance.”
Find Out Who You Really Are
Well, hear me out… what if all the pleasure and all the money and all the balance you’ve been chasing aren’t the point?
Hell, what if happiness isn’t even the point?
You see, all the little comforts of modern life—and all the little “life hacks” people peddle on the internet—are just distractions from that little voice in the back of your mind:
There has to be more to life than this, right?
Yes, there absolutely is.
Somewhere inside you, there’s a person with a really good reason to get out of bed and face each day with intention and purpose.
There’s a person who wants to take on challenges with passion and tenacity.
There’s a person who can do important, meaningful things with their life.
But you’ll never get to be that person if the way you live your life isn’t aligned with everything you want to do and who you want to be.
You need a sense of direction, a guiding force that helps you through all the obstacles and barriers life puts in your way.
You need a purpose in your life.
Finally Go After What You Really Want in Life
My course, Find Your Purpose, is a deep dive into how to do just that.
Here’s what you’ll learn:
- Why you need to stop trying to “find” your purpose—and what to do instead.
- How to avoid the 3 most common mistakes people make when trying to pursue their life purpose.
- How to eliminate the toxic mindset that keeps you jumping from one project to the next with no sense of direction.
- Where to find a deep well of inspiration and meaning to help you get through all the shit that life will inevitably throw at you.
- How to finally stop struggling with productivity. Use your purpose as a renewable source of motivation to get all the important shit done in your life.
- How to uncover your deepest-held values that can supercharge the sense of purpose you feel.
- How to retrain your brain with an action mindset to go after BIG dreams and goals and make them a reality.
The course is broken up into four video lessons. You also get actionable exercises for each lesson and a really fucking pretty digital workbook that you can print off.
This isn’t a bunch of strung-together “life hacks.” I won’t admonish you to just “do what you love” or whatever. Life’s too short for surface-level “fixes” and bullshit clichés.
I’ll have you peel back all your salty layers to find the core of what really makes you tick—and then you’ll fucking do something about it.
And that’s not all…
If you sign up for Find Your Purpose, you’ll get access to all of my premium content in The Subtle Art School.
The School is a deep dive into all my favorite topics I’ve written about in my books and on my blog for nearly 15 years.
Here’s what you get with a single membership
A library of 6 new video courses — In addition to Find Your Purpose, you’ll also get access to the rest of my courses:
I’ve said before that the one thing all your doomed relationships have in common is… well, you. So if all your relationships follow the same failing pattern; or if you’re a “commitment phobe”; or if you rush into relationships too quickly only to get burned; or you feel like you have to put on a front to attract someone—this course will help you get to the root causes of all of that and more.
Becoming more resilient in the modern world isn’t about avoiding suffering. It’s about seeking out the pain you’re willing to endure in service of a higher purpose. In this course, we cover the different kinds of suffering and consider why some forms of pain are actually quite healthy for us. We’ll get to the bottom of why you’re avoiding the necessary pains in your life and, ultimately, how you can turn and face them as a more resilient motherfucker.
Do you ever wonder why you do stupid shit sometimes? Or maybe you’re not in control of yourself in certain situations like you think you should be? Do you feel all emotions intensely… or not at all? Are you dead inside? If any of that sounds familiar, the Emotional Mastery Course will help you be less of a… well, less of an emotional dipshit.
Challenge Your Own Beliefs
This is my favorite course. And buckle the hell up for it, because we’re going to be digging up some of your deepest held beliefs and questioning everything we find. You will laugh at yourself. You might cry at what you actually believe. But you will come out of it a better person.
Build a Better Life
This is the most actionable “nuts and bolts” course I offer. In it, we’ll come up with a step-by-step plan to get off your ass and get your life pointed in a more fulfilling, productive direction. It’s a great complement to any or all of the courses above.
Oh, And Here’s Even More
On top of all the courses, you’ll also get:
Monthly live webinars
Log on every month to ask me questions or just come hang out with other members. You’ll join people from all over the world who are also learning to give fewer and fewer fucks every day.
Really pretty digital workbooks
Each course comes with a professionally designed PDF workbook. Print them out and tape them to your fridge. Print them out and give them to your therapist. Or just open them up on your computer or phone and stare in awe at how gorgeous they are. I don’t give a shit what you do with them, they’re yours. And they’re really fucking pretty and packed with exercises that’ll make your life better.
Audio commentaries on my books, my old courses, ebooks that nerd out on some of my favorite topics, book reviews and recommendations, and more. New content is added on a regular basis.
What Our Students Say
“The amazing thing I liked about the course is that it clearly stated that it’s not going to change my life, it is only going to change the way I view my life. And it has done exactly that.”
“This course is short and simple, but with big impact. The questions help you figure out how to spend your time to make your life feel more full. It helped me realize too that I am actually living a purposeful life already, but also taught me how to enhance that purpose moving forward.”
“Really insightful, very happy to learn my purpose can just be getting the most out of my artistic expression and not necessarily needing to save the world.”
“There are few courses that actually go deep into answering the question of finding your purpose where you come out the other side with a solid answer, and a plan on how to get there. This is one of those courses. Humor sprinkled throughout and layers of deep questions.
“The course was very helpful as I started to work on discovering a more meaningful life for me.”
“I guess you have to check back in five years to see if this really succeeds but for now I feel like I got a lot of good insights and a good kick in the butt.”
“I enjoyed listening to the no bullshit way of thinking. I love the fact that we have “assignments” to do before moving onto the next bit. This really helped me sit down and actually write something instead of just listening, having a little think, and then moving on. It’s helped me discover a “purpose,” basically, what I enjoy in life that I can then go do and see if I can earn some dollars from it.”
“Nice course, and a nice mix of theoretical arguments and practical exercises to do. I will probably return to this course more than once. What inspires me the most is the fact that I can still start doing something when I reach the age of 60 and still be able to master it (if I live long enough). That honestly makes me feel hopeful.”
“I’m fascinated by my reactions and aversions to certain parts of the introspection. (It was incredibly difficult to identify the “why” of my love for water data or chile pepper genetics. How to describe feelings about logic and analysis? I went with a blanket term of “hedonic geekery.”)”
“The course has enabled me to decide how to move forward after a major spinal and brain surgery this year. I’ve always been insightful about my journey and purpose but the course encouraged me to look at longer-term goals. Now I’ve created a huge 10-year goal and I feel so energized and determined, and writing the steps it will take to get there has given me some smaller goals to focus on.”
“I found it assuring that it’s OK if you have not found what you will trade your time for nothing in return, a.k.a. passion. Now I don’t stress over it anymore, my goal now is just to move forward and take the next best step I can take.”
“A couple of the exercises were pretty eye-opening! They helped me focus on what matters—often, finding out what you really think and/or value is like trying to herd cats.”
Will I be able to participate in live Q&A sessions with Mark?
Yes. Monthly live webinars will offer the chance to ask Mark questions. Of course, he won’t be able to answer everyone’s questions, but he’ll answer as many as he can in the time allotted—and talk about tacos.
What payment methods do you support?
We accept Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover & Diners, Google Pay, Apple Pay, and Paypal.
Is all content in English language?
Yes. Videos for the courses have closed captions available in English as well.
How can I cancel my subscription?
You can cancel at any time by logging in and going to the Subscriptions tab of your Account page. Once you cancel, you will not be charged again but you will continue to have access to The School for the remainder of whatever period you’ve paid for up to that point.
Can I get a refund if I don’t think The Subtle Art School is right for me?
Yes. The Subtle Art School membership comes with a 60-day money back guarantee. Just send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org within 60 days of purchase and we’ll cancel your membership and refund your money, no questions asked.
What if I can’t afford a subscription?
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