Episode #116: Who’s Telling You Who You Are with Markus McFolling

Welcome to the Loveworks dreamers and doers Podcast # 116. At Loveworks we believe you are NEVER too young to be a dreamer and NEVER too old to do your dream.

If this is your first time, thank you for joining us and giving us the thing that means the most to you – your time. If you’re returning, welcome back! We know you have lots of options out there in the Podcast universe.

Our hope with Dreamers & Doers podcast is that each week’s special guests will connect with you wherever you find yourself today and inspire you to become the best version of yourself for tomorrow.

Markus McFolling: Reach1

Markus McFolling, Founder of Reach1, is originally from Seaside California. He moved to Ohio in 2008 as a collegiate athlete, but after two years as a professional player, he suffered a career-ending shoulder injury demanding surgery after surgery leading him down a dark path of drug addiction. After losing his family and everything he knew and loved, he was inspired to make a full recovery and turn his life around. After rehabilitation and graduation from Adult and Teen Challenge Ohio Valley, his family was restored and Markus pursued his dream and life-long calling to make a difference under the name Reach1 which stands for Reconciling Every Abandoned Child Home. He now travels around the country sharing his story of overcoming adversity in schools, conferences, and community events and camps. Adding to his business, Markus founded Reach1Creative, a creative outlet for local creatives able to offer photography and videography around the country for weddings, families, events, and businesses. Reach1Leadership was also birthed as a resource to those specifically looking for personal and leadership development for themselves or their business/staff. The Adopt-A-School Program, offered by Reach1Leadership, was founded by Markus McFolling in 2020 to create a space within school systems for students and faculty to be inspired to shift the culture of their school systems. Markus currently resides in Canton, Ohio with his wife, Chelsea and two daughters, Averie and Dakota.

Markus’ ADVICE –

I want to encourage you that you can be both the dreamer and the doer.  I want to tell you this, if I can talk you out of it, it’s not a dream. I want each and every one of you guys to understand if God has provided you the inside way to do it, and he will see it through on the outside. Find people that can believe in you. Sometimes it’s okay to hold onto your dreams, but share it with people who you know are for you. So, find those people that have a voice in your life and remember, we’re better together than we are apart. Go for it, do it, start it, fail forward. You don’t fail backwards, fail forward. You’re gonna see some amazing things in your lifetime. You got this.

Key Takeaways:

  • Build a strong foundation within yourself
  • Root your foundation in something that will last
  • Make sure your heart is postured correctly towards your dreams
  • Find a mop and just get to work
  • One decision can change your future or someone else’s future

Connect with Markus:

Instagram: instagram.com/markusmcfolling/

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