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!
I’m serious about this, and I know…
Keeping this a secret would only set me up to fail.
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!
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…
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...
Maayan Gordon has built her life with intention and has gone from homeless to happy and beyond.
Listen in as Maayan and Mark talk about why Maayan has tattoos, the two non-congruent platforms, what you need to remove from your home page, how Maayan got into glass-blowing, and mic swap!
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...
Amy Rasdal traded her corporate job for consulting 15 years ago and to make more money than most executives. She has helped hundreds of people start their own successful consulting businesses through speaking, workshops, and various programs over the past 10 years.
Amy and Mark discuss the myth around starting your own business, how it's easy to get started, what a consultant does, superhero-superpower-superpay, mic swap, and more!
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...
Carol-Ann Carrington is the founder of Kickerfeast Pancake & Waffle Mix. She is a solopreneur that is overcoming hurdles to bring her unique product to market.
Carol-Ann and Mark talk about things new entrepreneurs might want to keep in mind, including how she accidentally started her business, that her journey was not linear, advice for people who have a business idea, and the importance of researching competitors.
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...
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!