Episode 96 Interview with Mark Shurtleff: A Tornado of Trials – When the Other Shoe Drops

Episode 96 Interview with Mark Shurtleff: A Tornado of Trails – When the Other Shoe Drops

Welcome to the Love Your Story podcast. Today you are joining me for an interview with Mark Shurtleff the former three term Utah Attorney General. He is the founder of Shurtleff Consulting Group and Law Firm, and the owner of the Commercial clean energy project development company. He is the author of a historical novel Am I Not a Man? The Dred Scott Story and a former U.S. Naval Officer. He also is the father of five children and has 8 grandchildren.

I’ve invited Mark on the show today because that little intro doesn’t even skim the surface of his story. In June of 2014 Mark was charged with bribery and corruption charges as the Attorney General. His home was raided by the FBI and as the next two years evolved until the criminal case was dismissed in July of 2016 there was quite an ordeal. If that’s not enough his story also involves a devastating motorcycle accident that involved 15 surgeries and a fight against cancer.

Our discussion today is not about politics. Our discussion today is about the human side of struggle. About the story from Mark, on the inside. The hero of a story always has two journeys – the outward journey that involves the milestones and the outer struggles – the mountains to climb, the obstacles to overcome, but it also involves an inner journey of emotion, mental fortitude and failure, struggle = and sometimes that’s the bigger story. So, stay tuned as we get the inside story from Mark Shurtleff

Tune into the audio program for the interview with Mark Shurtleff. For more information or to follow Mark:

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Adversity comes to each of us in different packages. Regardless of where others feel we stand – whether you feel Mark is right or wrong for sueing the state, for example, the adversity, his adversity is a tale that we can all relate with in our own way. It’s a tale of deep struggle. The things I take away from this discussion are:

Thanks for joining us today – Love Your Story is about inspiring and empowering each of you wonderful listeners to find the strength to live your best story. I have provided tools on the website for reframing your past stories that are holding you back – a 5 part course you can sign up for. And, I have also created the 21-Day Life Connection Challenge that gives you 21 new tools – 1 a day for creating more connection and possibility in your life story as you move forward creating what you want on purpose. Please join us on FB in the Love Your Story Groupies FB page where we are sharing stories, notes on the podcasts we like, sharing the 21-Day Challenge together. Join us! Love to have you on

About the author, Lori

Lori is the host and producer of the Love Your Story podcast, a podcast dedicated to sharing candid interviews and conversations about living our best life stories on purpose. Lori pulls no punches in capturing interviews that shine a light on how we make it through the hard stuff – stress, anxiety, suicide, eating disorders, rape, the death of children, abuse, divorce and the real stuff we have to deal with. But, she also shares interviews with Olympians and incredible athletes, life coaches, therapists, and people who are changing the world – most often these two categories are one and the same. She has a master’s degree in Folklore--her research focuses on the personal narrative. She is the author of six books and over 100 magazine and newspaper articles, including her latest, L.I.F.E. – Living Intentional and Fearless Every Day. She consults with individuals on a personal and business level in helping them find their stories, reframe the ones that are holding them back, and manage the stories they currently tell themselves in order to create the story they personally want to live.

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