In Search of Marvellousness: Fear, pain and the pursuit of happiness.

· Marvellousness

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In Search of Marvellousness. Fear, pain and the pursuit of happiness. The back story.

Is your pain telling you something? Do you listen to it or just try to drown it out? What if your discomfort inspired you to push beyond, but you chose to avoid being uncomfortable? This is a story of pain, discomfort, fear and rejection and how an action man learns to embrace and listen to his spirit.

In Search of Marvellousness is a story where everything happens at once and time is fluid, not unlike Kurt Vonnegut’s “Slaughterhouse-Five”, but without the extraterrestrials. It’s a tale of a life filled with adventure and travel like Roald Dahl’s “Going Solo” but without a war. It reflects Louise Hay’s “You Can Heal Your Life”, where pain and discomfort keep coming until the lesson is learned, but without affirmations.

In Search of Marvellousness is the inner story of Marcus Lovett, the boy from Bendigo who just wanted to travel the world and have a good time. From being Australia’s first freestyle skier in the 1988 Olympics Winter Games at Calgary to being an Acapulco cliff diver and stuntman, risking life and limb for glory and a few dollars. The physical pain of breaks and dislocations screamed lessons that were sometimes lost in translation but continued until they were understood.

In Search of Marvellousness covers the mental and emotional self-doubts of imposter syndrome. Marcus produces and hosts the long-running television show called the Snowshow. Filmed worldwide and broadcast globally, the Snowshow was a skiing and snowboarding travel show. Though earning money doing what he loved, he still felt like a ski bum looking for his next free ride.

In Search of Marvellousness explores the connection between physical, mental, emotional and spiritual discomfort. Marcus explores the joy of fear and discovers self-esteem is the answer, constantly reminding himself to keep the spirit.

About the author

Brought up on a mental diet of pop psychology freedom, Marcus Lovett was Australia's first Freestyle aerialist to compete at the Olympics when it was introduced to the world at the Calgary Games in 1988. During his aerial competition years, Marcus used his acrobatic skills in cliff diving, including competing in the World Cliff Diving Championships in Acapulco, Mexico. His skill also came in handy as a stuntman and he worked on such Hollywood blockbusters as The Matrix. After he finished competing he passed on his knowledge coaching and was awarded "Coach of the Year" by Skiing Australia. Marcus shared his love for skiing and adventure beyond the athlete by producing and hosting the long-running television show, Snowshow. Filmed all over the world for 15 years, almost 200 episodes were produced. Marcus has regularly presented motivational talks from the leadership schools in Victoria to the public and private schools of New York. He has worked with professional AFL teams and Tennis Australia. Marcus is an emotional health advocate and made the award-winning documentary "What Ate My Mum? And Will it Eat Me?" an exploration into emotions and their effect upon our physical health. He filmed and produced a snow series titled "The Alto Effect", about people overcoming adversity by connecting in the mountains with their skiing and snowboarding. The happily married, father of two, Marcus knows how to live and how to share it.  The simplest solution is often the best.  There is no one right way of doing anything. If you believe it - it's true.  There is no one thing that is going to save us.  He believes self-esteem is the answer and we need a holistic approach to achieve it, incorporating; mind, body, emotions and spirit.

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