Mark Schulman’s new book CONQUERING LIFE’S STAGE FRIGHT arms readers with the essential tools to step up and break through those defining moments in life. After performing for more than one billion people, on the biggest stages in the world, Mark has perfected three tried and true core concepts over many years of analyzing, studying, networking and discovery. Mark spent a year interviewing some of the world’s most famous people, from all walks of life, getting their stories and secrets of how they conquer fear, from running into a burning building to thrusting into outer space and placing a foot on the moon to kicking a last second field goal in front of 75,000 screaming NFL fans on national television. What are your defining moments? Are you truly prepared to step up and step through to your fullest potential? After reading Conquering Life’s Stage Fright, you will have the inspiration, the mindset and easy to follow action steps that will absolutely enable you to break through the barriers that have held you back from fulfilling your dreams and goals, from a major stage performance to making the toast at a wedding, interviewing for a job or leading others to success.
William Shakespeare wrote it best in As You Like It: “All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players.”
Mark inspires his audiences with stories, ideas and insights from leaders who confirm Mark’s Three Steps through compelling interviews about nervousness or anxiety relative to all types of performance in the areas of music, acting, sports, corporate leadership, aviation and more. Mark’s interviewees include Tony Hsieh (CEO Zappos), Jeremy Piven (actor) , Guy Fieri (celebrity chef), Stewart Copeland (drummer for The Police), Robbie Gould (Chicago Bears Kicker), Dr. Paul Stoltz (best selling corporate author, voted top 100 thinker), Tim Sanders (Chief Solutions Officer for Yahoo!, best selling author, speaker) Fong Sai U (Rapper- The Roots), Laura Okmin (Fox Sports Anchor), Doriana Sanchez (Choreographer/Director), Kelly Hansen (Foreigner vocalist), Vivian Campbell (Def Leppard), Billy Hayes (Firefighter- 911) Erik Weihenmayer (blind climber of Mt. Everest), Kendall Grove (Ultimate Fighter champion), Udo Lindenberg (Germany’s biggest artist), Seb Stella (Cirque Du Soleil Choreographer), Vanessa Selbst (Pro Poker Champion).
Erik Weihenmayer lost his eyesight at 13. He later became the first blind man to climb Mount Everest and the Seven Summits. Mark says that Erik’s maybe the bravest dude he’s ever met, and he gave Mark the ultimate endorsement: “I wish I’d read your book before I went through the icefall.” (Khumbu Icefall is above the Mount Everest Base Camp, which is at 16,000 feet).
Best-selling author Dr. Paul Stoltz put it best when Mark spoke to him on the deck of his ranch on the central California coast. He said, “What you’re researching is part of the core human drama. You’re asking really incredible people, ‘What do you do, and what have your moments been?’ That’s a great question to be asking.”
Stewart Copeland, drummer for The Police, told Mark, “Even if you’re lame by your own thinking, the audience is going to be much more forgiving of you than you are of yourself.’”