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About Me

My goal is to help busy, motivated entrepreneurs and difference makers grow enough to live great lives and fulfill their unique purposes. I believe each of us is here for an important reason; the world really does need what you have to give, the way you give it.

But to live those purposes, to make a real difference in your sphere of influence requires growth.  A true, God-given dream will be bigger than where you currently are.  Growth and development are essential.  And the absolutely awesome news is that all kinds of research is shedding light on how we can grow, change, and develop through simple, doable practices.

I have been a student, practitioner, and coach of personal development and purpose fulfillment for over three decades.  In various roles as a pastor, trainer, author, and coach I have worked with thousands of people in group settings and hundreds one-on-one.

I have personally tried all of kinds of growth practices that have been recommended by experts and have discovered to a great degree what works and what doesn’t.

One of my biggest discoveries is that though there are universal principles based on how the brain works, those universal principles are most effective when applied in a way that is uniquely suited to each person’s learning and action styles.  The best practices only work when personalized.

Decades of solid-research, done by experts who have dedicated their lives to understanding specifics of growth, development, and positive change have provides many clear and doable practices proven to work.

My dream is to see more and more people make the positive changes they desire so they can live great lives and impact the world through their unique gifts and purposes.




A Great God has Great Purposes and Plans for Your Life!  My goal is to help you know them, experience them, and do them. 

Jesus made it clear that He came to change things.  He said the thief comes to steal, kill, and destroy but He came so that all of us could have abundant life; life to the full, life that overflows (John 10:10).  God’s purposes and plans for us are much better, greater, and fulfilling than anything we could ever come up with on our own.

Equipping busy, active, working people to live the greatest lives possible…a life knowing and fulfilling God’s purposes.

My name is Mark Furlong.  I have been a devoted Jesus follower for over four decades.  In those decades I’ve had the privilege of leading university ministries, church planting and pastoring in Germany for eleven years, church planting and pastoring in the U.S., pastor of spiritual development and small groups at a Mega-church, and empowering regular people to overcome the barriers to living God’s plans.

I now write books, develop courses and coaching programs, coach motivated but imperfect people, and help leaders reach and disciple more people through groups.

It has to be DOABLE!

Because you don’t live at church or have hours and hours of free time to read, study, and pray I work hard at putting together the best materials in short, doable segments.  My books are short and easy to read as I keep the focus pretty specific.  The courses and audio programs I offer are broken into 15-25 minute segments so you can listen to them on your way to work, while working out, or taking a walk.

If you are the type of person who wants to live the greatest life possible, you believe God has purposes and plans for your life and you really do want to fulfill them, then please take some time and look around.  I regularly post articles, new courses, and books so you can experience and do what our loving Father had in mind when He created you.

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