How Mason Went From Confusion To Clarity (job promotion + stoked gf)

client reviews Jul 07, 2021

Hey guys,

It’s Mike Morelli here from Peak Prosper and I’ve got an epic story for you today.

Meet Mason! Before he joined Peak Prosper - he was stuck.

He had recently lost both of his jobs in Jackson Hole and decided to move back home to Vermont with his parents. He said the experience was humbling.

He wound up reaching a breaking point where he had a strong desire for change.

On our first call together, Mason was talking about feeling overwhelmed with grad school and figuring out what he wanted to do moving forward with life. He was lacking clarity and direction.

Since Mason has joined The Peak Prosper Transformation Program, he has:

  1. Improved all areas of his life. He’s feeling healthier, eating better food, is more consistent, has improved work life balance, and improved his relationships with his girlfriend and family.

  2. The biggest testament to Mason’s transformation came when his girlfriend told him she “noticed a significant fundamental change within him and how he is showing up.”

  3. Stopped putting himself in so many boxes and became someone who is adaptable to change. He recently got promoted to a leadership role as a lead guide in his wilderness therapy field.

I asked Mason what piece of advice he would give to other adventurous men who are feeling stuck and wanting to improve their life in a meaningful way. He said, “if you’re at this point where you are really wanting change, you have to go for it.”

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Michael Morelli  

All right, Mike Morelli here with Mason Mason. What's up brother and stoked to have you on?

 

Mason  

Yeah. Thanks for thanks for taking the time to talk. Cool.

 

Michael Morelli  

Cool, man. Uh, can you just give us a little intro like What's your name? Where What are Where are you right now and what are you about?

 

Mason  

My about Yeah. Yeah, I'm Mason Mason Hill I'm in Vermont and right now I'm working as a wilderness therapy Field Guide and yeah, I mean I guess what I'm about is I just love being outside like that's kind of my across across all spectrums passion and then been lucky enough to like do a fair amount of work outside and still have yet to go for the office job but I think I'm about to, to zero in on that soon, too.

 

Michael Morelli  

Yeah, very cool. Um, with me you over the last couple years we connected we were out in Jackson Hole together skiing in the Tetons. Just like before we kind of jumped into this interview and talk more about like, really the the growth that you've had. What is really some of like, the big passions that that you revolve around in the outdoors? And like, why why why is that something that's so that you're so passionate about?

 

Mason  

Um, yeah, I mean, I guess yeah. How I initially met you is definitely skiing through Wes. Like, yeah, the roommate shuffle. Um, but yeah, I mean, in in Jackson is just always about like, there's always someone doing the next like, craziest most extreme gratis thing. And so, yeah, like, for me, I got into a bunch of new hobbies like fly fishing, hiking, backpacking, combining all three of those because multi sport days, I guess are like, dang, yeah. skiing. Sailing. Ah, um, I think those are like my big ones. But yeah, growing up, played basketball. That was my favorite sport. Yeah, still try to play basketball. When my knees are feeling good. I run. Try to bike kind of get more into swimming now. Yeah. Trying to trying to dabble in the different, different things.

 

Michael Morelli  

Yeah, I feel you. Um, just a quick question, too, is like, What? What about the outdoors? really draws you to do those. Do those specific types of activities?

 

Mason  

Um, I mean, so yeah, I guess like backstory on that is I kind of came to the realization for how I got involved with like, wilderness therapy is like, that's always my been my like, go to grounding healthiest activity, like, setting, I guess not just one activity. But like, for me, my mental health always gets the biggest, like, reset. When I'm outside. And so yeah, that's, like any type of like flow state activity to, you know, like, I don't know if you felt that way about climbing when you were doing more climbing. On but yeah, like skiing. I'm sailing at times. Like, when I'm sailing by myself. Like, that's all I'm thinking about. Any type of Yeah. Running basketball for sure. Um, yeah. The flow state things like fly fishing even. Even though fly fishing is not all that much like. Sure. Active movement. Yeah, but yeah, the flow state stuff. Very cool.

 

Michael Morelli  

Yeah, no, I 100%. Right. Like just being in the present moment and feeling like connected. So like, when you were you were in Jackson, and you wound up like transitioning back to Vermont? Can you explain just really like kind of what was happening during that time in your life and how ultimately, like we got connected? Yeah. Or reconnected is probably the better word,

 

Mason  

right. I mean, it's funny how we were kind of both leaving at the same time. I think initially kind of showed up at the same about the same time. Do um, yeah, I mean, I think the last time before we had reconnected that I'd seen you as we were skiing a little bit at the resort. I think one of the winters that you know, you were kind of like transitioning more into the park. And I wasn't quite ready for that yet, but I remember remember, like, the last time I skied with you? I think we did a couple Gandhi laps. And there's a powder Day Of course, because it was back in Jackson. Yep. But yeah, I think how we got like reconnected was, you're both kind of packing up. happened to be like walking down the street and sigh I know, I saw you at a Stephanie. I think your partner at the time. And inside a few days later, I think we both kind of packing up. I had about two weeks to decide if I was going to resign my lease or move. And, and the decision was kind of made for me, I lost both my jobs. But one more week in the season to go for ski school, and then my restaurant job. And the restaurant. Like immediately, it was very creative about like, how are we going to stay open? How are we going to keep doing business? But um, yeah, I didn't want to be in a tourist to like, place for a global pandemic. So I was like, getting out of here. Yep. outline. But then yeah, I'd say like, how are we really got reconnected in this way? It was, um, yeah, I got back to Vermont and like, just felt stuck, like, didn't really know like what I was doing. So, um, I saw that you had been posting and kind of been like, following what you were posting for a bit. And then yeah, I guess reached this, like, breaking point or like desire for change point, and then reached out, reached out to you? And we, I guess, yeah. took it from there.

 

Michael Morelli  

Awesome. And yet, before we kind of jump into that, what that transition has been like for you, I'd love to just first ask a question. I think it'd be valuable. Just for anyone here listening is like when you're saying, okay, I felt like I was stuck. Like, what was that? like for you?

 

Mason  

Yeah, I mean, it's super tough, because I feel like I'd never really felt that like that same way, like before. So I didn't really mean Yeah, cuz I didn't think I'd felt that way before I didn't know what to do. I'm just, like, career wise, wasn't getting, like the fulfillment that I was looking for. And I was also, you know, like, with the pandemic, it was a hard time to be looking for work in a lot of places. But Vermont was like, no exception.

 

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yeah, I mean, like, when I first got back, I moved in with my dad and stepmom for a little bit. And that was, that was great, you know, like, feel very lucky to have the place to go. But like, it was humbling, you know, I didn't really want to move back into my parents. Or my dad and stuff. homilist Yeah. And so yeah, just like, realize that, like, needed to start doing something differently. Yeah, got it. Got it. And yeah, you had this, like, desire for change is what you kind of noted just a few minutes ago. And, you know, like, have things changed for you since like, you started taking action. Yeah. So like, what's, what's been what's been going on? Um, I mean, so I think on our very first call you know, I think one of the big things that I was kind of highlighting was like, this like inertia I had around like, grad school and just like constantly getting overwhelmed in this in this like, bad cycle of like, like what what do I really want to do? Like what program like help gets me there? And then like, starting to look at the applications then just like never really making any progress on just started the online course this morning, because I came out of the field and it started two days ago. But yeah, like, I'm, I'm psyched on doing this course. Like I'm back in school, finally. And then also still doing your course. Yeah.

 

Michael Morelli  

And so like, you know, you're kind of at this point, kind of cycling back We're like, Alright, I'm I was stuck. I didn't really know what to do. I was feeling overwhelmed. I had all these different options. And now you're, you're back, you're on the course you're feeling what is it more like aligned? Like you're feeling clear about the path forward? Like, what does that look like?

 

Mason  

Yeah, I mean, like, I'd say, like, kind of across the board, just things are going better for me. Like, I'm getting back to like, the physical, you know, shape that I want to be and just taking better care of myself. I'm like, yeah, I'm just like, I'm healthier. For sure. Like, and I'm like, kind of, yeah, across the board. Like I'm, I'm eating better food, my exercising consistently meditating more consistently. Have a better like, work life balance. relationship, my significant others good. Um, even like, the relationship with like, my step mom has, like, started to change, which has been a really tough one for me. out of the gate, at least. And and yeah, like, I think the biggest like testament I can give to you guys program is that, um, you know, granted, person knew I was in the program, but from a third party, you know, removed. They told me that they had observed, like, a pretty fundamental change. Um, like, within, within me, and like, how I was showing up and like, what I was doing, and, um, yeah, I think that's like the best. The best thing I could say about like about the program, like, I don't know, I don't know, if I could give a better like, testimonial than someone else been pointed out, then it's like, Alright, well, wow, something's happening.

 

Michael Morelli  

Yeah, now that's I that's, Wow, that's really powerful to hear that. So. So someone had essentially observed that you were showing up really, as someone who was more just like, grounded, like, had made growth and they were like, hey, Mason, like, what, like, kind of like, What's going on here? Or like, hey, I've been noticing that, like, things are, like, things are happening for you. Like, what was that? What was that feeling? Like? Actually, when they said that?

 

Mason  

Um, it's, it's pretty gratifying. Yeah, like, it's nice. It's nice knowing that, you know, there's some

 

that there is something happening and like, fitted, they're, like, you know, there's, like, some progress going on. And that if someone else can point it out, instead of me just kind of wandering. You know, I think that's, like, reaffirming, and yet feels, it feels good.

 

Michael Morelli  

And that's the one thing about you, Mason, you know, it's it. We were never like, super close friends. When we were out in Jackson, right? We were always like, kind of like friends, we talk, interact, maybe ski every once in a while. But the one thing I've always admired about you is that you are an incredibly humble person. And I think that one thing I will just quickly note is that with a lot of like high performing adventurous men, men who want to be the best versions of themselves and kind of leave an impact on the world. I think sometimes we don't give ourselves enough credit. Right. Like, it's a it's a natural thing amongst kind of leaders. And, um, yeah, I just think sometimes it's, it's must be an incredible feeling just to have kind of people notice every once in a while and support that journey. It's huge. So yeah, just wanted to kind of set and put in a little note there and and good on you, man. Um, yeah. Yeah. If there was a piece of advice that you could give out to other adventures, men that were kind of in your shoes where they were at? Sorry, what if they were in your shoes where you were at a couple months ago? What would you say? What, what's what's a piece of advice that you would give? Um,

 

Mason  

yeah, I mean, I think I think for me, the big thing is just like, if you're at that point for desire for change, which is a point to try to get our students to in the wilderness therapy. Like any kind of like jumping off point, I guess, with anything, you know, like if you're ready to go for it and ready to make this change. That Yeah, like at some point, you just got to, you got to go for it. You got to like take the leap. And and if it works out Like, awesome. And if it doesn't, then it's just on to the next thing. I feel like I get. That's how I get bogged down in terms of like making some decisions. You know, I'm in overanalyze stuff forever, but at some point, you just got to start trying things and like, see what sticks?

 

Michael Morelli  

Totally? Well, what would you say is like, the biggest thing that you've potentially learned about yourself or about life? In the last three months, or really even a question can be like, learn about, like, what you're capable of, in the last couple months, what would you say?

 

Mason  

Um, I feel like the just the framing of, of like, how you and Scott kind of outline things of like, Don't put yourself in a box is kind of like how I like perceive it, at least, you know, I feel like I had myself and like, some boxes. Like, instead of thinking of things being like, multi disciplinary, it's like now like, like, I was, like, confining myself to, like, this is what I'm going to do. And like, there's, there's no other way. And but yeah, like, that's never really been like, like, who I am as a person. I love like, a pretty broad, like, group of interests and wanna, like, see the connections within those? And like, I think, yeah, for me, like, for my work, life, you know, like, I want, I want to change to like a point where it's like, I always want to keep doing new things. And, like, keep learning, like keep keep changing it up. Within, like, within sustainability within renewable energy. I'm not working with that yet. But that's like, where I'd like to be going. Um, so yeah, but I guess yeah, sorry. To get back to your question, though. Like, I don't know. I can't, I can't like pinpoint the one the one thing that like stuck with me the most. I know, I talked to you, though, about the Amory Lovins. quote that really stuck with me. I'd say that's, that's made my favorite quote, the most adaptable to change one.

 

Michael Morelli  

Yeah, I'm so glad you love that. I really, I really am. And I'm, I'm to be honest with you, man. I'm not surprised that that one that quote is really powerful to you. And to anyone that listens to this, the quote is in nature, life in business, the rules of the game are always changing. What works for you at one stage in life may not work for you and others. It's and then he says that. And, yeah, and then he goes on to say, essentially, like a nature, life and business are the ones that survive are the ones that are the most adaptable to change. It's not the strongest, it's not the smartest that survive. It's the ones that are the most adaptable to change. And, and it's really powerful when you put that in context of personal development, because human beings, we should be constantly evolving ourselves to different versions, right? And it kind of cycles back to the label to the box thing where we don't do that because we've labeled ourselves as a certain way that I am this way I am Mike Morelli. I am this I am that. And that keeps us confined. Right? Ultimately. Yeah, totally. Awesome. No, it's it's that's great. And a question that I have for you man is, you know, as you continue to evolve, like what are some of the things that that we can look forward to you accomplishing or working towards in the next few months? I'm just a hawk. This is this is so adventure based.

 

Mason  

It was a real Hawk. I swear, we believe it. next few months. Yeah, I mean, I'm, I'm trying to well, so of course, I just started last two months. So with any luck, I will have gotten the grade necessary to get the credits, which I plan on doing. And I do this for nothing. And then yeah, I'm actually still kind of waiting on the dominoes to default for moving in with my buddy in Burlington. Good friend bought a house. Perfect time because now bro Ellington's? Yeah, it's impossible to find housing, but I'm gonna move in with him. Like, yeah, my best, like my best buddy that we've never lived together. So I'm gonna go for it. I think it'll be the last time I've, the last time I want to have a roommate whether or not that's the case is raised to be seen, obviously. Sure. And then yeah, like, my, my hope in the next two to three months is that like, secure a job within like renewable energy development, but that's my like, That's like my optimistic timeline, my realistic ones, like within the next six months. Cool.

 

Michael Morelli  

And one quick note that I don't think that we talked about here is that you got promoted to a leadership position in the last few months. With your current job right now, with wilderness therapy, you got promoted to a leadership position, correct? Yeah. Yeah. Lead guard position. Yeah. Yeah. And what's that been like for you like stepping up to that challenge?

 

Mason  

Um, well, this past shift was my first lead shift. Yep. Yeah. Um, so small sample size. Ah, it, it was great. I like I wanted that, like pressure. Like, I took it as pressure. Sure. And I wanted that responsibility. And felt like I had been ready for it for, you know, quite a while, but it's just whether or not the position was was open for like, if they needed new lead guides, which they did, and they needed lead more lead female guides than male guides, always for the company. But I think it really benefited me to wait, honestly, why one of the best evaluations I got from a lead female guide was, you should try to stay a co guide for as long as possible. You're going to learn so much more, and be your first lead ships going to go just that much better, because you've taken the time to like, really get into this and learn as you learn, learn constantly like each shift. So So yeah, it's it's been really good. Yeah, I'm very tired. Okay, it kicked my butt.

 

Michael Morelli  

Awesome. Good for you, man. It's, uh, I'm stoked to hear that just things are. Yeah, going going right in and, and, you know, I think, rather than hear from me, but you know, I just kind of say, it's like, it's so interesting when we feel stuck, when we feel like, Oh, my God, I've plateaued. I don't know what to do. Maybe I don't even know who I am or what I want. And then we invest in ourselves and we make a few internal shifts, how the things in our external world start to materialize? Is that would you say, that's kind of what happened for you? Yeah, for sure. Cool. Um, kind of a really a final question before we wrap this one up, man, I'd love to love to know, do you feel like you've gotten your return on investment so far through since you've joined p prosper?

 

Mason  

Yeah. Um, I mean, yeah, without a doubt. It's been, I think that's kind of, you know, be to be transparent about it. I think that was the last kind of thing that was like my main like, consideration before for signing up. Yep.

 

Michael Morelli  

Was was the question of, am I gonna get my return on investment?

 

Mason  

Well, yeah, that or just like, you know, I always have kind of gotten in my own way of thinking, like, an investment in myself. Like it's weird, because it's like, naturally that's like, well, like what other like, what, what do I think is better to invest in and investing in yourself? Like, yeah, right. Totally. But I come up with I can come up with a list and convince myself that all those things would be better. And I think I mean, yeah, you helped me see that. I kind of like to get in my own way with that though. Same with same with this course that I'm doing. Yeah. It's it was Yeah, it was the last big thing for me of like figuring out okay, well, like is this the right time to be doing this? Right. Yeah, I mean, like, the answer is like, pretty clear. Like, yes. Like, I'm stuck like this is not going well. I wouldn't say it was absolute rock bottom, because I've definitely been lower a bit more of a rock bottom than then. Then I was when I started the program, but yeah, I think I think knowing to that, you know, add that baseline trust, like with you have like, like you said, we've never like, super close, but like I, I trusted you, like, I've never had any reason not to trust you. And I think kind of, as we've talked about, there's a lot of like, coaches, who would like put just a whole bunch of junk out. And I knew, if I did a program with you wouldn't be junk.

 

Michael Morelli  

Appreciate that, man. I appreciate that a lot. We we were insanely committed to results. That's it, like, you know, just sitting here on this conversation right now. And even hearing some of the results that you've gotten in a few months. And I promise to anyone that listens to this, this is not a get rich quick scheme, you're not going to get life changing results in a week it that's not the way life works. anything good comes from long term compound interest. So yeah, we'll think shift for you in a couple weeks or a month. Absolutely. But like, we know that all the best things in life come from long term compound interest, where we put in the work and yeah, just more Scott and I are both committed to helping guys get results. That's what this is about. So to I feel blessed to sit here on this call with you right now, and just I'm so I'm so stoked to hear that things are improving, and they will continue to get even better for you as well. Hopefully, they will believe in, you can believe in yourself, man. You are doing the work and you're experiencing the results. So yeah, yeah. Thanks, Mike. You're welcome. Yeah, keep going. Um, yeah, look forward to maybe another one another couple months when you have now become the president of the United States now. Alright. Well, we'll wrap this one up here today. And yeah, Mason, do you have like any final words? Like, just really, I would just say, if you could give out like a maybe a final word to any other like adventurers, men who are sitting there watching this today? Like, what would you what note would you kind of leave with in terms of like, saying this is worthwhile? Now maybe even like, maybe even like, inspirational, educational? Or like, what? Like, what kind of insight would you would you leave people with here today as they wrap up this video?

 

Mason  

Um, I mean, I think I think for me, I'm just like, thinking about, like, some of the advice that like, I've like, you know, tried to, like, reflect back on. Um, and like, workwise, which is kind of like the source of like, a lot of my stress, and like anxiety. And all that. I met, I met this guy at the the trail run up the resort, a Jackson. And this guy was one of those people who like, travels around and does runs, like run events as like vacations. Which I hadn't realized is like a huge group of people. But yeah, that's because I'm just not a runner. or haven't been, you know, for long, I guess. Anyways, he, he told me like, he, I think he could tell I was kind of like, lost in terms of like, professional, like, doing the seasonal shuffle of jobs, just doing random stuff. And he could tell that I was, you know, not finding fulfillment. But I think why it's stuck with me as it's like, it's so simple. He's just, like, just do do whatever you really love and like, you'll be so much more willing to work hard, doing what you love than like anything else. And like, if you just do that, like, if you want to be successful, and like if you put in the work, and it's like, No, no, it's you know, it's not gone somewhere from anyone else who's ever become successful, like they, they followed what they wanted to do, and they shut it up and like they did the hard work. And like, and now they're successful. But like, they follow their passion, like, I feel like, you know, listened to any any athlete. It's like the same thing I've been watching like, on Instagram, there's all types of stuff you can watch, obviously, but like the Conor McGregor's, like the christianna and all those. Like, they all said, like, this is my goal and like, this is why I love and like, and they manifested so much of what they end up doing. Like told their parents from like a young age, like, I got this. And, yeah, it's like a Dwayne Wade quote that I love. Like, my belief in me is like, stronger than your doubt. And it's just like, it's like, people will doubt you briefly but like, your belief in yourself is like, like, all you've really got, and it's like, permanent, it's lasting. And yeah, like, I love Dwayne Wade. He's retired now, but it's just like, Yeah, dude, the badass. He is a savage. Yeah, he's absolute Savage. Yeah.

 

Michael Morelli  

I mean that those types of people are incredible. And yeah. Wow, what a powerful way to end it. Awesome, Mason, this has been a joy of a conversation to have dude as a friend. Yeah, thank you for the trust, but more importantly, stoked to hear the things that are going right for you. And that will continue to improve over time. So nice work and keep it up. Yeah, thanks, man. All right, we'll wrap this one up here.