What I've Learned From Running Every Day Since August 29, 2017 health life running self improvement sports Feb 02, 2021

Hurricane Harvey.

A storm that people in the Houston area will never forget.

It made landfall three times in six days and lasted a record 117 hours, stalling over the Texas coast for four days. It caused more damage than any other storm up until that point except for Hurricane Katrina.

The storm dumped 1 trillion gallons of rain on Houston in four days. At its peak on September 1, 2017, one-third of Houston was underwater.

Prior to the storm, I was alternating running and riding my mountain...

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Walk O'Clock Mashup #1 podcast Feb 02, 2021

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In this episode, you get to come along for several walk o'clock sessions. Our lab, Gracie, and Mark walk each morning together. Mark records a short video that he shares on social media. Topics for this mashup include don't pick up your phone first thing, his thoughts on Clubhouse, and more!

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We're in a Sleep Recession health life productivity self improvement sleep Feb 01, 2021

The world is in a recession…and I’m not talking about the economic kind either.

But rather a SLEEP RECESSION.

There’s a direct correlation between quality sleep and your energy level, and therefore your productivity.

Neuroscientists say adults need a minimum of 7 hours of sleep every night.

How much sleep do you get on a consistent basis?

When you don’t get adequate sleep, how is your productivity the next day?

Here are some interesting statistics around sleep...

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1,647 Days Later, These Strategies Are Still Relevant podcast productivity Feb 01, 2021

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In this episode, I share audio recorded 1,645 days ago. As you experienced yesterday, concepts around productivity are timeless. I talk about 24 hours in a day, how to spend your time, you don't have to go to work, intentionality, time tracking, writing things down, and much more!

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8 Habits to be a More Productive You entrepreneurship habits life productivity Jan 31, 2021

You don’t just become more productive because you wake up one day with a desire to be.

And hoping you become so is not a great strategy.

But neither do you need to spend your precious time researching the habits that will help you be a more productive person.

Here are eight habits that will improve your productivity immediately.

If you’re not doing any of these or if you’re doing just a few, good for you for acknowledging that.

But let this list make you feel overwhelmed.

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Timeless Tenets of Productivity podcast productivity Jan 31, 2021

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In August 2017, I spoke to APICS Houston. One of the attendees asked a great question, and in this episode, you get to listen in. Also included: don't trust your brain, get stuff out of your head, the psychology of productivity, taking responsibility for your productivity, and more!

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How to Have a Tremendously Productive Day entrepreneurship life productivity self improvement Jan 30, 2021

No one I have ever met has said, “I hope that I have an unproductive day today.

And yet I’ve met more than a few people who have no idea how to have a tremendously productive day.

There are several reasons why this is so:

  1. not knowing how which is something this article will help with
  2. complacency
  3. lack of motivation
  4. not feeling well mentally or physically
  5. fatigue

Not only is it possible to have a productive day every day but it’s simple to do once you know how.

The...

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Q&A With Business Students podcast productivity Jan 30, 2021

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Recently, J. Scott Christianson invited Mark to participate in a Q&A session with his Business Process and Technologies class at the Trulaske College of Business at the University of Missouri - Columbia. Mark gave tips to help the students be productive.

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4 Methods to Slow Down and Increase Your Peace health productivity self improvement Jan 29, 2021

How fast is life going for you?

I bet pretty fast.

I’m 55 years young. And in July 1997, I moved from Rochester, NY down to Houston, TX. Recently, I was thinking, “Holy cow, I’ve lived here over 23 years already!”

Time keeps marching on and it keeps speeding up. I don’t care how old you are.

You live in a society where everything is on 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Except for leap years, in which case it’s 366 days.

I wanted to share with...

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Simplifying Productivity - Paul Milano podcast Jan 29, 2021

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Paul Milano is the founder of EverProductive - productivity simplified, taking minimalist agile concepts to create a powerful and simple productivity system to use in your own life.

Paul and Mark discuss morning routines, priorities, "the chain technique", mind dumping, solid foundations, back to the basics, mic swap, and more!

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How to Get Stuff Done When You're Stuck getting stuck taking action Jan 28, 2021

When I googled “how to get stuff done when you’re stuck”, Google presented me with 706 million results.

Yikes!

That’s a lot of information.

But there are two things you can do that will help you get unstuck quickly.

Think about a time when you wanted to do something but weren’t successful at it.

While there may be plenty of reasons, one could be you kept it to yourself.

For the past several years, I’ve had this yearning to be a writer.

I would read books or...

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How Entrepreneurs Can Grow and Scale Their Business - Jeff Chastain podcast Jan 28, 2021

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Jeff Chastain coaches entrepreneurial business leaders and their teams with a proven set of disciplines and tools, helping them gain clarity in and to get more of what they want from their business.

Jeff and Mark discuss letting go, strengths and weaknesses, mistakes business leaders make, vision vs. mission statements, mic swap, and more!

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