The Distraction Challenge challenge distractions productivity Dec 23, 2020

I've got a distraction challenge for you.

When I ask you what your biggest distractions are, you're probably going to say email, social media, and people.

But have a challenge for you. For one hour, I want you to write down every time you get distracted. I think you're going to be surprised at how many times you're distracted in just one hour. Only do this for one hour because it's going to be kind of overwhelming, kind of frustrating.

So for one hour, carry a little notebook with...

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Should You Do Your Most Important Thing First Thing? productivity Dec 22, 2020

Should you do your most important work first thing in the morning?

Maybe, maybe not.

I know a lot of productivity experts will tell you always to do the most important task you have to do every day, first thing in the morning.

And while I generally agree with this, I have one caveat.

If morning time is not your optimal time to work, then I say the answer is no.

If your prime time to work is at 10 o'clock in the morning, then you should do your most important task then.

If it's three...

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The Master of Disaster - Leann Hackman-Carty podcast Dec 22, 2020

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Leann Hackman-Carty is known as the "Master of Disaster. As an author and YouTube creator, she has worked on Canada's two most costly disasters- Southern Alberta floods and Fort McMurray wildfires. She believes we can save lives and livelihoods and is passionate about creating a sustainable, disaster-resilient world for everyone.

Leann and Mark discuss the importance of businesses creating business continuity...

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How to Deal with Overwhelm overwhelm productivity Dec 21, 2020

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Got overwhelm?

Welcome to the human race.

Welcome to life. People have been dealing with overwhelm for
years and no, overwhelm is not just a 2020/COVID-19 thing.

Overwhelm is part of life. It always has been, is and always will be. In this video, I want to give you four ideas for how you can deal with overwhelm.

Now I'm a simple man.

I love simple ideas.

I want to give you ideas that you can start to...

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Complain Much? complain productivity Dec 20, 2020

Do you want to know how you can derail your productivity?

It’s something that we all can easily fall into.

I’m not talking about planning, though you should be a planner,
but complaining.

If you spend your time complaining about this, that, and the other thing, you are not going to be as productive as you would be if you didn't complain.

I want you to think about how often you complain about traffic, about the weather, about politics, about COVID-19.

Now, I want you to...

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Sleep Success energy productivity sleep Dec 19, 2020

When you wake up, do you feel refreshed or do you feel fatigued?

If you feel fatigued, you're probably not sleeping well.

Now, it's not just about sleeping well, it's about setting your body up for sleep success.

Neuroscience has proven that the body loves consistency.

The body loves to go to sleep at the same time every night and get up at the same time every morning.

It doesn't like the roller coaster ride.

So if you truly want to get a good night's sleep and you want to be energetic...

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Unveiling the Mystery of PR - Jay Feldman podcast Dec 18, 2020

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Jay Feldman is an osteopathic medical doctor as well as the founder of Otter PR, a 7 figure PR agency. He has been featured in Business Insider and International Business Times as an Entrepreneur to watch in 2020.

Jay and Mark discuss what PR (public relations) is, how to go about doing it, the mistakes people make when doing PR, influencer marketing plus "mic swap"! 

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Embrace the Whitespace productivity scheduling whitespace Dec 17, 2020

When you plan, and you SHOULD plan, I'm always telling you:
"Tell your time where to go, instead of wondering where it went."

You need to allow your schedule to breathe.

What does that mean?

Do not schedule every minute of your day.

You need to allow your schedule to breathe.


That call IS going to run late.

That coaching call, that client IS gonna call late.

Your Internet's gonna blip or maybe go out.

Maybe your power goes out.

Maybe you get an unexpected package delivery from FedEx or...

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Who Cares? So What? productivity so what who cares why Dec 16, 2020

Who cares? So what?

Those are two very powerful questions you should ask whether you're building out your social media platform, your social media profile, posting, commenting, writing an email newsletter, sending that email.

Who cares?

So what?

Think about those two questions.

Think about the messages you receive, whether through IM or through email or the posts you read, or the newsletters you get.

Think about those questions.

So what?

Who cares?

Gives you something to think about, does it...

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Focused Productivity - Alan Lazaros podcast Dec 16, 2020

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Alan Lazaros is a professional speaker, podcaster, and business consultant. His primary focus is on peak performance and empowering others to design a world-class life.
Alan and Mark discuss focus and essentialism, windshield time, picking the gaps in your knowledge, awareness, the silence between the notes, and more!
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Books I've Read (And Recommend) books Dec 15, 2020

I'm an avid reader. So much so, that I strive to read a minimum of one hour a day and 52 books a year. While I don't always achieve those goals, I do read a lot.

Here is a list of books I have read and recommend. (Note: the links provided are affiliate links to Amazon. Should you purchase a book or books from this list, I will get a small commission but that does not cost you more.)

Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience (Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi)

Shut Up and Listen!:...

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You Need to Have Office Hours boundaries entrepreneur productivity Dec 15, 2020

If you're an entrepreneur and you're working from home like so many of us are,
you need to have office hours.

The office hours don't just serve your clients. They also serve you.

It's really important that you establish the boundaries known as office hours.

And I don't want you to keep it in your head.

I want you to post your office hours in your home office so you see them.

It's not good to work whenever, as much as you want.

You need to have time when you're on the clock and time when you're...

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