Episode 43: Excellence Expected and Achieved with Mark Asquith

Our guest today is Mark Asquith, a serial entrepreneur, who started several successful businesses which have led to his primary focus today: That of helping other entrepreneurs and podcasters start, sustain and grow their business.

Mark is co-founder, of a podcast hosting company called Podcast Websites, which is the podcast hosting company we use, and we interviewed his partner Kieran McKeefery a few sessions ago. Podcast Websites is an awesome company with everything podcasters need from A-Z and with the best customer service, you could ask for.

Mark is excellent at branding, as evidenced by his fantastic personal brand, Excellence Expected, where he consistently hosts free weekly coaching sessions and the 7 Minute Mentor podcast.


“Professionalism is just turning up, doing the things you say you’re going to do when you say you’re going to do them.”  ~Mark Asquith

“Keep creating stuff. Podcast, artwork, blogs, videos… good stuff on a consistent basis.” ~Mark Asquith

“Treat it like a business, it will make you money. Treat it like a hobby it will cost you money.” ~Mark Asquith 

Bonus Quote: 

While we never talked about that particular quote, it’s definitely apparent that Mark is all about the pursuit of excellence, so we’re sharing this favorite.

“Excellence is an art won by training and habituation. We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but we rather have those because we have acted rightly. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.” ~Aristotle 


Topics Covered:

  • Mark’s story of how he left corporate
  • His journey from freelancing to creating PodcastWebsites
  • The 3 things creator’s who want to earn a living should focus on
  • How awareness will serve you in figuring out what you want
  • The struggle of looking forward but also the importance of enjoying the current moment
  • Questioning the status quo and traditional expectations in life and work
  • Mark’s tips on how he is so productive, prolific, and consistent
  • What Mark does instead of vision boarding
  • How to figure out what you want to do and evolving over time
  • Current struggle Mark is facing and the growth phase in his business
  • Figuring out the best medium for sharing your message
  • Where Mark gets his inspiration
  • Mark’s book recommendations
  • Building your network
  • Sticking to your goals, values, and ethics

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About the author, LeAura Alderson

Hello! I’m LeAura, an autodidactic former homeschooling mom, self development advocate, entrepreneur, author, ideator, web publisher, and podcaster, passionate about helping others achieve their best possible life!

I love people, creating, and good conversations on creativity, growth, development and entrepreneurship. So co-hosting the iCreateDaily podcast along with my daughter, Devani, is one of my favorite things to do.

I've trained and certified in mediation, strategic intervention, marriage and family coaching as well as a fitness trainer, and participated in many courses and workshops over the years.

Today, the synergy of creating websites, articles and podcasts, brings together all my favorite things: learning, growth, creating, connecting and contributing. To share these with you is a privilege, that serves my lifelong aspiration to help others.

My personal areas of creativity are in writing, masterminding, ideation and bringing ideas to life through business and entrepreneurship.

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