246: Dr. Donna Marks, author of Exit the Maze: One Addiction, One Cause, One Cure • My Quest for the Best

246: Dr. Donna Marks, author of Exit the Maze: One Addiction, One Cause, One Cure

Dr. Donna Marks, author of Exit the Maze – One Addiction, One Cause, One Cure

Donna Marks and Bill Ringle discuss the common symptoms and issues relating to addictive behaviors that all small business leaders need to know.

>>> Visit MyQuestforTheBest.com for complete show notes and more expert advice and inspiring stories to propel your small business growth.

Top 3 Take-Aways from this Interview

  • The invisible hole is a drug-seeking device, the drug is anything that fills the hole, but never succeeds and only makes it grow.
  • Addiction is something you are doing in spite of negative consequences.
  • All addictions are merely a substitute for love.
  • A person who is full of love will have no desire to substitute love with addiction.
  • The environment can shape a child’s susceptibility to addiction at some point in their lives—either by being addicted, being attracted to someone who has an addiction, or both.

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Interview Insights

Read the Show Notes from this Episode

  • Dr. Donna Marks shares who influenced her.  [01:19]
  • She defines addiction based on her work and research. [03:44]
  • What are some of the causes that you think are common for business owners and the harm they’re doing? [04:40]
  • What is the threshold that crosses from something that you do occasionally or is already an addiction? [05:15]
  • Shares what are some of the addictions for women? [08:35]
  • What’s the one cure that you advocate in the book? [09:01]
  • What are the common misconceptions about Freud relating to this area? [11:20]
  • Why is it important for us to be aware of the addiction is in our lives and what should we do about it? [12:21]
  • She shares some books and resources about addiction [16:15]
  • What should someone consider and do once you feel like you need to get some help? [16:35]

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Expert Bio

Dr. Donna Marks, is a psychoanalyst, licensed addictions counselor, author, consultant, public speaker, and an instructor of A Course in Miracles, in Palm Beach, Florida.

For over 30 years, she has helped thousands of people break patterns of addiction.

Her second book Exit the Maze – One Addiction, One Cause, One Cure, explains why the current treatment models have failed and how addiction can be healed and even prevented. It is her mission to save 1 million lives by 2030.

Contact Info for Dr. Donna Marks

Web address: www.drdonnamarks.com

Travels from: West Palm Beach, FL

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​Books Authored by Dr. Donna Marks

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