Walk O'Clock Mashup #4 podcast walk o'clock Feb 21, 2021

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Come along on my morning walks! In this compilation, I talk about how we dealt with the winter storm that struck the State of Texas and the City of Houston where I live February 14-19.

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Lessons From My Power Outage podcast snowmageddon Feb 18, 2021

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We live in Houston, and yesterday had no power from 5:25 am until just after 8 pm at our house. What an adventure, and also the reason the episode I was scheduled to record didn't happen. When life hands you lemons.....

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How to Stop Playing Whac-A-Mole With Your Time productivity time management Feb 16, 2021

Have you ever reached the end of your day and wondered, “what did I do today?”

You obviously did something…but what?

Most people, but not you after reading this article, operate in reactive mode.

In other words, they are busy reacting to things happening instead of proactively doing what they need/want to do.

ARE YOU PLAYING WHAC-A-MOLE?

This carnival game was created in 1975 in Japan. A typical Whac-A-Mole machine consists of a waist-level cabinet with a play area and...

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How to Reduce Procrastination procrastination productivity self improvement Feb 15, 2021

If you’re a human being alive on this planet, you procrastinate.

And just so we’re on the same page, according to Google, procrastination is defined as “delay or postpone action; put off doing something.”

Have you ever delayed doing something? Put off what you really needed to do?

Of course, you have.

We all have.

Even me, Mister Productivity.

The question then becomes: how much do you do procrastinate?

High performers and those naturally productive tend to...

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Walk O'Clock Mashup #3 podcast Feb 15, 2021

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Come along on my morning walks! In this compilation, I talk about being grateful, not complaining, how to spend your time, how to attack adversity, patience, and positivity.

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4,929 Days and Counting loss separation Feb 14, 2021

How is it possible that I’ve known my 24-year-old daughter longer than my 27-year-old daughter?

My 27-year-old is still alive and well.

Or so I’ve been told from my younger daughter.

I am proud of and love both of my daughters.

However, August 12, 2007, was the last time I saw my oldest.

To this day, I still don’t know why.

But let me take you back.

My daughters are two of the blessings from my first marriage, which ended in divorce in 2002.

Growing up, my daughters and I...

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5 Ways to a More Productive Life podcast productivity Feb 14, 2021

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While there are certainly more than five ways to a more productive life, in this episode, Mark talks about positivity, confidence, competence, patience, and being a student.

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A Healthier You in 2021 (and Beyond) healthy productivity Feb 13, 2021

Getting healthy is a choice.

No one is going to force you to make better choices when it comes to your health.

But understand that every choice you make, good or bad, has consequences.

Make healthy choices, and those consequences could include longer life, vibrancy, and a lower chance of dementia.

However, making unhealthy choices could result in a shortened life with pain, listlessness, and dementia.

Here are eight things you can do to become a healthier you.

CLOSE YOUR RINGS

I love my...

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Use Your 24 Hours Wisely podcast Feb 13, 2021

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In this snippet from a speaking engagement, listen as I share a strategy for keeping track of what you need to accomplish.

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Lessons I Learned from Joining the 5 AM Club the 5am club Feb 12, 2021

I’m a member of the 5 am Club. And have been since February 4, 2020.

But it took me nearly 55 years to join!

I heard quotes such as these over and over again:

  • “Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.” ~ Benjamin Franklin
  • “Lose an hour in the morning, and you will be all day hunting for it.” ~ Richard Whately
  • “It is well to be up before daybreak, for such habits contribute to health, wealth, and wisdom.” ~ Aristotle
  • ...
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Social Media as a Jealous Lover social media Feb 11, 2021

Social media is not your friend.

Unfortunately, I know many people who disagree with that statement.

Not only is social media not your friend, but it’s a jealous lover. In other words, they want you to stay on their platform…forever. And, even after that.

Dead people can have memorial pages on FaceBook.

“Show me the money!” is a classic line from the 1996 film Jerry Maguire.

And while Friendster wasn’t created until 2002, MySpace in 2003, Facebook in 2004, and...

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Where I'm Spending My Time in 2021 productivity social media time Feb 09, 2021

Every midnight, you get a gift of another 24 hours.

How you spend those hours is completely up to you.

Will you waste them or spend them working on needle-moving activities?

This matters because no matter how you spend your time, one fact remains: you can’t ever get the time you wasted back.

So, as I navigate 2021, I have decided on 5 places where I will spend my time. I’m not going to be everywhere, just where my people are (or, as Seth Godin puts it, my tribe).

Plus, I want to...

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