The Thrive Questionnaire with Allan Markin

Allan Markin discusses how helping others keeps him motivated.

When you have the opportunity to ask some of the most interesting people in the world about their lives, sometimes the most fascinating answers come from the simplest questions. The Thrive Questionnaire is an ongoing series that gives an intimate look inside the lives of some of the world’s most successful people.

Thrive Global: What’s the first thing you do when you get out of bed?
Allan Markin: The first thing I do when I get out of bed is breathing exercises and Lord’s prayer.

TG: What gives you energy?
AM: Doing things for others and creating value to help others gives me energy.

TG: What’s a daily habit or practice that helps you thrive?
AM: Aerobic exercise is a daily habit that helps me thrive.

TG: Name a book that changed your life.
AM: Some booked that have changed my life include:

-Stephen Covey Books (7 and 8 Habits of High Effective People)

-Eckhart Tolle (The Power of Now and New Earth)

-The Enneagram – Richard Rohr

-4 Agreements – Don Miguel Ruiz

TG: How do you deal with email?
AM: I check my email every 2 hours throughout the day.

TG: Tell us about your relationship with your phone. Does it sleep with you?
AM: I have too much of a relationship with my phone. No, I do not sleep with my phone.

TG: You unexpectedly find 15 minutes in your day, what do you do with it?
AM: I breath, relax or meditate if I unexpectedly find 15 minutes in my day.

TG: When was the last time you felt burned out and why?
AM: The last time I felt burned out was April 2, 2012.

TG: When was the last time you felt you failed and how did you overcome it?
AM: I have never felt like I have failed.

TG: Share a quote that you love and that gives you strength or peace.
AM: “What can we do?”
“What can you do?”

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