4 Ways to Improve Remote Working Productivity productivity remote work Oct 17, 2021

How can you be productive when working from home?

It doesn't matter if you're an entrepreneur or if you work from home for a company, there are things that you can do to be productive working from home.

Number one, have a dedicated space.

If you're fortunate to have a spare bedroom, that could be your work office. Or if you have kiddos at home but they're in school during the day, perhaps you can commandeer their room as your temporary office.

Having a dedicated space puts you...

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Why You Shouldn't Plan planning productivity Oct 09, 2021

For the longest time, I have been telling you to tell your time where to go instead of wondering where it went.

This is how I approach planning.

Don't go through life.

Don't go through your day.

Don't go one more hour reactively.

Instead, live proactively.

But I want you to ignore that information for right now.

Are you may be saying to yourself, Wait a minute, what are you telling me? Are you telling me not to plan?

Yes, that's exactly what I'm telling you not to do.

Here's why: the...

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The Case Against Productivity productivity Sep 26, 2021

I can't help but wonder what you're thinking right now.

Is it something along the line of, "Is this article about the case against productivity being written by a productivity expert ?"

Why, yes, it is.

No, I haven't lost my mind or my way.

While I think that productivity is a beautiful thing (of course!), I also think it's okay to be downright lazy sometimes. 

Please don't forget to read that last word: sometimes.

Let me elaborate.

In the 1980's horror flick, The Shining,...

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How to Turn Your Smartphone into a Productivity Tool productivity Sep 23, 2021

Do you remember when no one carried a cell phone with them because...they weren't even invented yet?

If you do, please send me a message and let me know.

According to Wikipedia, the first handheld mobile phone was demonstrated by John F. Mitchell and Martin Cooper of Motorola in 1973, using a handset weighing 4.4 pounds!

Now, 48 years later, cell phones are as ordinary as, well, the people who use them.

Unfortunately, like all technology, this incredible device can be both a blessing...

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How to Manage Expectations expectations productivity Sep 21, 2021

If you don't have expectations, you can't manage the expectations.

Expectations are critical.

They serve you and your clients, prospects, friends, and your family.

Most people, if they even have expectations, they keep them in their head. They haven't told anybody what their expectations are.

Do you have expectations that are only in your head? That you've never let anybody know about? When others don't meet your expectations, do you get upset?

Here are some ideas about setting...

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How to Keep Your Brain Healthy brain-based wellness Sep 19, 2021

Recently, I posted a video on Snapchat, Instagram, LinkedIn, and TikTok about the importance of exercising your brain. But that was only a 60-second video. And so I started thinking I had to more information.

I found an excellent article written by Harvard Health Publishing Harvard Medical School about improving your brain health which I was fascinated by where they gave several ideas on how you can keep your brain young.

It doesn't matter what age you are...

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Why I Love Snapchat snapchat Sep 13, 2021

Hi, my name is Mark Struczewski, I'm a 56-year-young entrepreneur, and I love Snapchat.

In a world where we have a seemingly endless choice of social media platforms, why in the world would I want to be on Snapchat?

BECAUSE IT'S FUN!  

I'll elaborate on that in a moment but first, understand that Snapchat is not the only platform I am on. You can find me on LinkedIn, TikTok, and Instagram. I have a Facebook profile, page, and group, but I'm not active there. And...

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Simple Ways to Deal with Overwhelm overwhelm Sep 13, 2021

Overwhelm is the number one thing people come to me for help.

I have never had a client come to me and say, "Mark, I want to be more productive. How can I be more productive?"

That's never happened.

They say, "Oh, my goodness! My to-do list keeps growing and growing and growing and growing, and it's scary to look at."

Some people have told me, "You know what? I don't even look at my to-do list anymore. What's the point? Because it's so unmanageable because there are so many things on the...

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What Choice are You Making? choices Sep 04, 2021

What choice are you going to make today?

Life is a series of choices.

Life is a series of making the right decisions and you won't always make the right decision. But if you want to go forward, if you want to be the best version of yourself, you have to make the right choices.

How do you make the right choices?

Hang around the right people.

Study the right people.

Read the right books.

Attend to right webinars.

You attend the right conferences.

Because every day you live is proof of whether...

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9 Things You Didn’t Know About Mark Struczewski about mark struczewski Aug 30, 2021

In this post, I want to share a little bit more about me by sharing nine things you may not know about me.

Number one, I moved from Rochester, New York, down to Houston, Texas, in July of 1997. I say Rochester, New York, because I will be amazed if you have even heard of Rochester, New York. But I actually grew up in a little town called North Chili, New York. If you've heard of North Chili, let me know.

Number two, I was born blind in my left eye. The nerve did not develop between...

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Honest Talk About Your Goals goals Aug 28, 2021

Let's talk about goals.

Not so much about setting goals. You already know you should have goals, goals that mean something to you. If you work for a company, you'll probably have goals from your superiors. 

Don't keep your goals in your head. Take them out of your head and put them onto paper. Yes, paper. And not only that, I want to encourage you to write them out every day at least once.

If you have a lot of goals, please reconsider this. I personally have...

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How Running Every Day Makes Me More Productive motivation productivity Aug 27, 2021

Over the weekend of August 25th to 28th, 2017, Hurricane Harvey dropped an incredible 51" of rain on my Houston, Texas.

During the storm, I happened across an article on Runner's World's website along the lines of "What I learned from running at least one mile every day for 250 days."

After reading it, I remember thinking to myself, "I could run a mile a day."

According to my records (because I'm a nerd like that), I ran off and on starting in 2015.

But certainly not daily.

As of today,...

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