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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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.

Fantastical from...

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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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