Today’s guest is the legendary Angry Dad (aka Mark Orval). He got this nickname from a series of viral prank videos that his kids have uploaded online. Mark's reactions to these cheeky pranks are often…well...angry!
Mark's story is super interesting. He was an up and coming Aussie rules football star who played 7 games for Collingwood until an extremely unfortunate injury ended his career abruptly and when his sporting dreams were shattered, it catapulted him into 25+ years of depression.
By the end of this podcast you’re going to be able to appreciate that Mark is not only a stand up bloke with a great sense of humour but he also has a massive heart and life experience that we can all learn from. I love his explanation on the difference between disappointment and regret.
Two weeks prior to recording this, Mark had undergone surgery to remove an aggressive form of prostate cancer. He told me that he had been crying every day trying to come to terms with it all and it was very apparent to me that as soon as Mark got into my car, although he’s a big strong bloke, everything had happened so quickly and he was still very much processing it all. He had a lot to get off his chest.
I felt honoured that Mark was comfortable opening up to me while I took him to and from one of his first checkups after surgery.
Special Thank-Q to Angry Dad for being a part of this! If you'd like to see more of him, check out Mark's instagram:
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