Marc Champagne, Mental Fitness Strategist, Author, Personal Socrates
Marc Champagne unpacks the mental fitness practices and reflective questions shaping the lives of some of the most successful and brilliant thinkers in the world.
About Marc :
Marc Champagne was hit with the self-realization of the necessity of strategizing Mental Fitness on a regular chaotic day at his pharmaceutical company. Leaving his corporate life behind, Marc has come up with various researchers regarding the subject, books, podcasts, and other conventional means to educate society on the importance of Mental Illness and its Fitness. His book “Personal Socrates” comprising short chapters focuses on “profiling all the people (successful people) all of us would know and how they overcame their mental conditions“. He aims not to reach millions of people on a global level but to touch the lives of how many ever people he can interact with.
What is being a mental fitness strategist?
Marc coined the term or merely integrated mental fitness with being a strategist to yield the word mental fitness strategist which implies the systematic study of healthy mental habit practices involving statistics and data of one’s whole day activities. This helps in a better comprehensive analysis of the direction of all-around well-being of an individual.
Marc came up with the idea of implying the basic principles corporate firms use in enhancing their firm production. When asked about his current role as a Mental Fitness Strategist, Marc replies: I wanted to combine two of my passions as a corporate strategist and as a guy who is concerned about his mental fitness and this is what I came up with. My role focuses on letting people understand what mental training they need to go through be it meditation or journaling or deep breathing.
He believes that mental stress cannot be due to a specific ground but due to a whole base that decides our individualities in our lives. With one’s mind being stressed one cannot excel even in trivial works be it on a personal or professional level.
What makes Marc’s ” Personal Socrates” distinct from other self-help books in the market?
Marc didn’t intend to write a book focusing on methods to help people around until his meditation app at the verge of success financially collapsed. His team and he had touched about 80 million people through his app and to the utter shock of the team the app had to shut down. It was then Marc realized that people want to slow down a bit and introspect about their lives. In his own words, “… people were interested in the flow of taking time to think and using powerful questions to do so.” Basically, the book is an inner call to rectify things that went wrong on the track.
Moreover, the book doesn’t preach on a single method to turn a life around rather it focuses on a storytelling approach on different renowned profiles who had their own ways of overcoming their own problems. This expands the spectrum of the audience the book can be related to; different individuals may resonate/identify with different profiles. Each profile is a short chapter of a few pages.
And this is the strategy of Marc- The Mental Fitness Strategist which makes “Personal Socrates” stand out.
Marc further enlightens us on the idea of having a personalized mental routine. People tend to save time by not allotting a specific time for mental well-being which in turn mars the productivity they intend to achieve.
The start of a mental fitness routine is marked by Morning ritual development. The morning ritual could be anything that calms us, ranging from meditation to reading books to doing light exercises and in some cases even waking up early in the morning.
A morning ritual is flanked by Evening mental fitness practices. Like morning rituals, evening practices can also include a variety of exercises depending upon the subject. Evening practices and morning rituals together result in de-escalation of emotional outbursts.
Marc Champagne unpacks the mental fitness practices and reflective questions shaping the lives of some of the most successful and brilliant thinkers in the world. He is the host of the top 50 ranked podcast Behind The Human and co-founded the journaling app (KYO) which reached 86.9 million people without any paid advertising. He has studied mental fitness practices for over a decade and consults with Fortune 500 companies.
Marc’s first book, Personal Socrates (publishing October 2021), explores the pointed questions that stimulate our mental fitness and teach us how to direct our internal narrative to work for us, instead of against us. Marc unpacks the prompts and mental fitness practices of legends such as Kobe Bryant, Maya Angelou, Robin Williams, James Clear, Coco Chanel, Stephen Hawking, and many others to bring clarity, intentionality, and possibility to every aspect of your life.
“We are all one question away from a completely different life” –Marc Champagne