You Can't Do It!: There Are a Million Reasons You Can't---Find the Reason You Can

You Can't Do It!: There Are a Million Reasons You Can't---Find the Reason You Can

by Marcus Johns


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At some point in our lives, we all hear some version of "You can't do it." When that influential voice (whether outside or inside you) tells you why you can't—maybe that's the perfect reason why you can. At 27, actor, viral You Tuber, and one of the top former Vine stars Marcus Johns wants to shift our perspective on the resistance and obstacles that discourage our most powerful contributions.

Whether it's conducting outrageous experiments or creating content we love to share, some unusual people use the voices of doubt—including their own—as motivation to press on and prove them all wrong.

Sharing lighthearted insights from his life as a social media phenom, Marcus knows what it takes to be influential both online and off. How does one balance family, friends, faith, and fame—not to mention, finding the fun—and what does true success look like when the cameras are off?

With his signature wit and transparency, Marcus shares his unconventional thoughts on:

  • How to overcome self-doubt and move ahead
  • Knowing who's on your team—and who's not
  • What it really means to follow your gut
  • Developing your skills by embracing failure
  • Remaining humble and sharing your success with others

A must-read for any passionate go-getter, You Can't Do It may just be the magical phrase pointing you to the right track.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780310358831
Publisher: Zondervan
Publication date: 06/23/2020
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 176,524
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Marcus Johns is really good at being okay at a lot of things. He’s an actor, musician, writer, and social content creator. But he’s probably best known for his viral Vine videos, which continue to entertain people on You Tube.

Some people know him from his You Tube channel, or the one he shares with his wife, Kristin Johns, or even from his roles in feature films like “Expelled,” “Rock of Ages,” or “The Punisher.” Now they’ll also know him for the message of this book.

Whether he’s starring in others’ productions or producing his own, the one thing fans most appreciate about Marcus is his authenticity and humor. Okay, two things. He’s just a real guy who really hopes you’ll read his book and enjoy this view behind the views.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 I Can't Do It 11

Chapter 2 That Time I Quit 33

Chapter 3 Noticing the "No" 49

Chapter 4 Overcoming Stereotypes 71

Chapter 5 My Old Friend Failure 87

Chapter 6 Choose Your Battles 103

Chapter 7 Take Courage 117

Chapter 8 Trust Your Gut 129

Chapter 9 Imposter Syndrome 147

Chapter 10 There Is Work to Be Done 159

Chapter 11 Encouragement 179

Chapter 12 Manifesting 195

Epilogue 209

Acknowledgments 215

Notes 217

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