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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The 3-Letter Word That Powers Success success May 10, 2021

I want to talk to you about a three-letter word that is so powerful that I see a lot of people not really talking about it. We need to talk about it out in the open.

That word is why.

You probably say why a lot during the day. "Why is the traffic's so bad?" "Why is my Starbucks coffee not on time"? "Why is Uber Eats late"?" Why is my TV reception coming in poorly"? Why is my podcast not downloaded"? We're always asking why.

When I became a productivity expert way back in 2011, I was all about...

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5 Ways to Be Healthier healthy May 09, 2021

Here are five ways for how you can live healthier now. Note: I am not a doctor, I'm not a nutritionist. In fact, I'm not in the medical field. These are things I've learned from reading, from guests on my podcast, and just educating myself. These are not the only five ways for how you can be more healthy. 

Number one: sleep.

Neuroscience has proven that we need 7 to 9 hours of sleep, every single night. Your body craves consistency. I've been talking about this for years,...

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Dealing With…Life! life May 05, 2021

Back on April 22, I flew to Florida, with my wife, to take care of my Mom and Dad.

My Dad is 80 years old and my Mom is 76 but she has late-onset Alzheimer's, which means she's about a three or four-year-old trapped in a 76-year-old body.

Before I left, because I'm committing to releasing a brand new episode every day in 2021, I had to take all those interviews I was going to do the week we were gone and do them the week before. No problem. So far, so good.

The last human being I actually...

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How to Make This Week Your Best Week Ever productivity May 04, 2021

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How to make this week your best week ever.

Guess what? It's not that hard. It's really not that difficult to make this your best week ever. 

One of my favorite words is the word intentionality.

If you want this week to be your best week ever, you have to be intentional about it. You can't leave having your best week you've ever had to chance, to luck, to hope to prayer. I mean, certainly do pray, but you've got to do the...

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9 Books You Need to Read books May 03, 2021

When I was in high school and in college, I hated reading. I especially hated reading and then having to create a report.

Now, I read for pleasure. I read because I want to learn something, and I don't have to take a test or present a report.

I have done a lot of reading over the last several years, and I have picked out nine books that have really impacted my life. This is not an exhaustive list. There are many books that impacted my life in a positive way that is not on the list, but I...

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5 Barriers to Your Productivity productivity May 02, 2021

There are many obstacles that are keeping you from being your most productive self. Here are five of them and suggestions on how to deal with each.

On the show, today we're going to talk about five barriers to your productivity.

Number one, not getting enough sleep.

If you are an adult, neuroscience has proven that you need seven to nine hours of sleep.

But not just seven to nine hours of sleep, you need seven to nine hours of sleep consistently. Your body loves consistency.

In other words,...

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Mistakes I Made When I Became an Entrepreneur entrepreneur podcast Apr 29, 2021

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I recently went live to discuss how I became an entrepreneur and the lessons I learned along the way. I hope this saves you some trouble along your journey.

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How and Why to Grade Your Productivity productivity Apr 27, 2021

Remember report card day when you were young?

How did you feel on those days?

I guess it depends on what letters were on the report card.

To be fully transparent, I rarely had A's on my report card. Every so often, there would be a B. (This had nothing to do with my lack of intelligence, but I was more interested in playing than learning!)

And we won't even talk about what happened when I brought "less than desirable" report cards home because I want to get to the topic of...

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3 Things You Can Do on Sunday to Have a Great Week podcast productivity Apr 25, 2021

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On a recent LinkedIn, I discussed more than 3 things you can do on Sunday to have a great week.

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