6 Tools That Help Me Have Awesome Productivity productivity tools Feb 08, 2021

I realize you don’t have the time or desire to weed through all the productivity apps to find which ones are worth using and which ones you should steer clear of.

Note: none of the apps mentioned in this article are paying me to write about them. In fact, until this article was posted, they didn’t even know about it. I take your trust very seriously and don’t want to be swayed by developers.

Now, here are my favorite productivity tools as of today.

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How to be the Master of Your Time productivity time management Feb 08, 2021

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Like everyone else on the planet, you get 24 hours every day. But where does your time go?

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I've Declared Myself a Writer…Now What? writer Feb 07, 2021

January 23, 2021, 8:21 am.

That’s when I announced to the world, “I’m a writer.”

What I mean is that I created a video that I posted on LinkedIn, Snapchat*, and TikTok*. (* - I'm no longer on these platforms.)

And then I told the Mark Struczewski Insiders via my email newsletter.

As a matter of fact, I told anyone and everyone who will listen!

Why?

I’m serious about this, and I know…

Keeping this a secret would only set me up to fail.

What most...

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Walk O'Clock Mashup #2 walk o'clock Feb 07, 2021

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This time on Walk O'Clock: Are you happy? Consistency matters. A tough decision I had to make. Show me the money. And the 5 am club.

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The Art of the Pivot life pivoting Feb 06, 2021

As I strive to grow my business, I am also documenting my journey, hoping that you will learn from my mistakes and successes. This article is one such piece of documentation. I sincerely hope that this helps you. Your feedback is always welcome!

Pivot.

That’s a word most entrepreneurs are very familiar with. Or should be.

When you try something new, and it doesn’t work, or if you’ve been doing something that is no longer giving you the results you want or expect…

You...

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What Breaks My Heart About Being a Productivity Coach coaching productivity Feb 05, 2021

Let me start by saying I love being a productivity coach.

I truly love it when people come to me overwhelmed, frustrated, and feeling hopeless, and leave feeling peaceful, happy, and in control.

While most clients are awesome and get a lot of value from our time together (their words, not mine), three things break my heart about being a productivity coach.

In no particular order…

1. Clients giving up

I’ve been both a coach and a client. So, I understand both sides of the...

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Three Books I Wish Everyone Would Read books Feb 04, 2021

Got books?

Like most entrepreneurs, I love to read.

I think it’s one of the best investments you can make.

Think about it:

For about twenty bucks, you can learn a wealth of information that would probably cost you hundreds if not thousands of dollars if the author coached you directly.

In 2018, I read 43 books. 2019, 34. And in 2020, 43.

I was never much of a reader growing up.

In fact, I loathed reading anything other than the sports section and the comics.

Even in college...

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Non-Entrepreneurs Just Don't Understand Me entrepreneur entrepreneurship Feb 03, 2021

After I was fired in July 2005 from my corporate job, I decided to become an entrepreneur.

Being completely transparent with you, I thought that the money would come rolling in once I became an entrepreneur.

It did not.

My first endeavor was to become a wedding and portrait photographer. I think I just wanted the excuse to buy all that cool gear. The truth is I had no idea what in the world I was doing: either being a photographer or running a business.

While that business failed, the one...

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What I've Learned From Running Every Day Since August 29, 2017 health life running self improvement sports Feb 02, 2021

Hurricane Harvey.

A storm that people in the Houston area will never forget.

It made landfall three times in six days and lasted a record 117 hours, stalling over the Texas coast for four days. It caused more damage than any other storm up until that point except for Hurricane Katrina.

The storm dumped 1 trillion gallons of rain on Houston in four days. At its peak on September 1, 2017, one-third of Houston was underwater.

Prior to the storm, I was alternating running and riding my mountain...

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Walk O'Clock Mashup #1 podcast Feb 02, 2021

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In this episode, you get to come along for several walk o'clock sessions. Our lab, Gracie, and Mark walk each morning together. Mark records a short video that he shares on social media. Topics for this mashup include don't pick up your phone first thing, his thoughts on Clubhouse, and more!

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We're in a Sleep Recession health life productivity self improvement sleep Feb 01, 2021

The world is in a recession…and I’m not talking about the economic kind either.

But rather a SLEEP RECESSION.

There’s a direct correlation between quality sleep and your energy level, and therefore your productivity.

Neuroscientists say adults need a minimum of 7 hours of sleep every night.

How much sleep do you get on a consistent basis?

When you don’t get adequate sleep, how is your productivity the next day?

Here are some interesting statistics around sleep...

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1,647 Days Later, These Strategies Are Still Relevant podcast productivity Feb 01, 2021

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In this episode, I share audio recorded 1,645 days ago. As you experienced yesterday, concepts around productivity are timeless. I talk about 24 hours in a day, how to spend your time, you don't have to go to work, intentionality, time tracking, writing things down, and much more!

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