My New Habit: Writing (Again!) writing Jun 14, 2021

Back on February 7, 2021, I wrote, I've Declared Myself a Writer…Now What?, announcing that I declared myself a writer on January 23rd.

But until June 14, I'd not written anything.


I wish I had a good answer for you.

But...I don't.

I failed to do the very thing I wrote about in the last blog postwrite daily.

Well, that's not entirely true.

I did write for 25 consecutive days. Not a bad streak, if I do say so myself.

So why did I stop?

As I reflected on...

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What's the Point of PRODUCTIVITY Anyway? productivity Jun 13, 2021

Of the many questions I've been asked over the course of my ten-plus years of being a productivity coach, my favorite has to be:

What does productivity mean to me? 

I understand that many people want to know tips, hacks, or strategies to BE more productive to get more done.

But need to dive deeper.

If you don't know WHY you want to be more productive, then what's the point?

If I teach you how to get more done with your day, so what?

You'll feel good for a little while...

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3 Mistakes People Make When Using a To-Do List productivity to do list Jun 10, 2021

Everyone makes mistakes with their to-do list.

But in this post, I will give you three common mistakes people make when it comes to their to-do lists. I will venture that most people have committed one, two, or all three of these at different times.

Number one: not even having a to-do list.

Do you keep everything you need to do in your head, thinking you won't forget? 

Here's the problem with that. Neuroscience has told us that the brain can only remember so many things. It doesn't...

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I’ve Returned to Facebook (What You Need to Know) facebook Jun 05, 2021

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Follow me on Facebook.

Join my Facebook Group.

I have a love-hate relationship with Facebook. And I don't think I'm alone. I think there are a lot of people that agree with me. Right now, there are 3.2 billion people on Facebook and Instagram. That's a lot of people. And even though I have stayed distant from Facebook for many years, I have returned, and I'm going to tell you about it.

I am not on Instagram; I did delete my Instagram...

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Is the Digital Productivity Coaching Program Right for You? dpc productivity Jun 04, 2021

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Happiness, success, and abundance appear when we get rid of OVERWHELM, allowing us to reach our full potential.

Productivity might not seem the sexiest topic to focus on but let me share something with you. Success and joy daily are pretty tremendous. 

Once you are focused on the good things, more of them come your way.

Focus is a big 'YES' in the land of productivity. It may sound cliched, but what you focus on is what you move...

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A Hidden Obstacle to Your Ability to Focus productivity May 31, 2021

There is a very, very sneaky obstacle to your ability to focus. This is really going to blow your mind. Maybe it won't, but I think it will.

So what am I talking about?

Today, I want to talk to you about this hidden obstacle.

I'm talking about not social media because everyone knows what a distraction it is. I'm not talking about email or people.

I'm talking about ambient noise.

Think about this: you're working on a project. It could be writing a blog post, writing copy for your website,...

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The Life Without Overwhelm Show: Notifications productivity May 30, 2021

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Every Wednesday, I go live on Facebook, LinkedIn, and YouTube with a fresh episode of The Life Without Overwhelm Show. In this episode, I discuss notifications.

Let's talk about living a life without overwhelm. I want to talk to you about notifications on this thing. Our beloved smartphones. Our beloved smartphones are kind of like an appendage. They go with us everywhere now. But we have to be the human beings. We have to be in...

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How to Have an Incredibly Productive Day or Week 2021 productivity May 24, 2021

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In this episode, Mark shares five simple ways you can have an incredibly productive day or week 2021.

I know in the world of May of 2021 your attention is pulled in so many directions. You have podcasts, blog posts, you have live broadcasts, you have posts, you have Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, Tik Tok, only missing Snapchat, and then, you know, the networks that come in the future.

Now what I'm going to share with you can be...

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Why In the World am I Known as Mister Productivity? mister productivity productivity May 23, 2021

I was not born, Mister Productivity. Shocking.

No, as a matter of fact, I was born a baby, like you were. I'm assuming you're not an alien. I'm assuming you're a real live person that was born a baby.

I really didn't know what I wanted to do with most of my life. And so I wanted to share with you today, the creation of Mister Productivity.

I was born and raised in Rochester, New York, moved to Houston in 1997. I think the first occupation I ever wanted to be was a firefighter because my dad...

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12 Ways to be Happy 2021 happiness happy May 17, 2021

Let's talk about happiness because I believe when you are happy, you can be productive. Happier people are more productive. When you are miserable, I would argue you cannot be the most productive version of yourself.

I've got 12 ideas for you on how you can be happier starting today. And then you can be more productive starting today. Even if it's 1%. 1% is better than zero.

Number one, smile.

Now. when I say smile, I don't mean a creepy smile. I mean a genuine smile. Back in the day when I...

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Hurry Up and Let's Talk About Patience life patience success May 16, 2021

So let's talk about patience today, shall we? 

Very interesting that I'm talking about this today because my patience is a little thin at this moment in time. And the reason why is a whole bunch of things happened. Some things I expected, some things I didn't. Like one of the websites I use is currently down. So my day is kind of off so far. 

And I'm like, "Huh, I said I was going to talk about patience on the show today, and here I am very impatient." 

I struggle with...

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How to Be More Productive in 2021 productivity May 11, 2021

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Mark Struczewski
Recently, I had the privilege of being on Stephen Lu's LinkedIn Live. And we talked about, you guessed it, productivity. When we were done, he graciously sent me the recording to the LinkedIn live. And I asked him, "Hey, can I put this on my podcast?" And he said, "Sure." So this is the LinkedIn Live from Stephen Lu, that we did a couple of weeks ago. Enjoy.

Stephen Lu
I'm here with Mark Struczewski. I think I said that...

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