The Power of Social Accountability

podcast Sep 17, 2019

Accountability is a powerful ally to you achieving your goals. But social accountability takes it to another level. On this episode, I share some of my big, hairy, audacious goals (Jim Collins) or 10X goals (Grant Cardone). And then I encourage you to do the same.

 

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Should You Do Your Most Important Task First Thing in the Morning?

productivity Sep 16, 2019

Many productivity experts suggest that you do your most critical task first thing in the morning.

I disagree.

Instead, my answer is maybe you should…and maybe you shouldn’t.

If the morning is your optimum time to work, then yes…do your most critical task first thing in the morning. 

But if it’s not, then my answer is no. 

Let me explain. 

Let’s say your optimum time is right after lunch. Then that’s the time you should be working on your most critical task. 

Or maybe your best time is in the evening after the kids have gone to bed and the house is quiet. Do the critical work then. Yes, at the end of the day! It’s okay!

Likewise, if your optimum time is first thing in the morning, then by all means do your critical task then.

There’s a plenty of people saying that if you really want to crush it every day, then you should get up at 5, 4 or 3 o’clock in the morning. I have a problem with that advice....

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Life Happens

productivity Sep 15, 2019

As a productivity expert, I am obsessed with not only helping you become the most productive you possible...but also with staying productive myself. All day, every day.

But sometimes (oftentimes?) life happens.

Back on October 20, 2017, my wife Michelle fell at home. Fortunately, or unfortunately, depending on how you look at it, I was there and saw her fall. It happened in an instant. It was painful to watch.

Do you think that my day became instantaneously unproductive, business-wise?

Of course!

After realizing this wasn't just a simple fall, that something else was wrong, we headed off to an urgent care center as we had no insurance - hoping it was just a sprain or a dislocation.

It wasn't. The picture above is of her x-ray taken after her surgery to correct the fracture on November 7th.

My productivity focus went from my business to caring for Michelle. Especially for several weeks after her October 20th fall when we were raising money to pay for her surgery.

That's not to say I...

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How to NOT be Productive

productivity Sep 14, 2019

I teach a lot about how you can improve your productivity but in this article, I'm going to flip the tables a little bit. I'm going to teach you how not to be productive.

I hope you realize this is a satirical article. If not, maybe you really don't want to be productive. Maybe you think, you know, I'm so tired of trying to be more productive. I don't want to be productive anymore. Mark, can you help a guy out? Can you help somebody out who doesn't want to be productive?

Why, yes, I can. If this is you or if you just need a laugh, I dedicate this article to you.

Let's just start right off with a really easy one: don't try.

Stop trying to be productive. If you truly want to be unproductive. Stop trying.

Suppose you're working on a task or a project and all of a sudden you find yourself accidentally becoming more productive. Well, stop! Ask yourself, "what am I trying to do here? Oh, my goodness. Am I being productive. What should I do? Mark said don't try. What does that mean? Oh,...

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How to Go to Bed

podcast Sep 13, 2019

Sleep is a critical component of your productivity. But how do you set yourself up for sleep success? In this episode, I tell you how.

 

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Doing the Stuff You Hate to Do

podcast Sep 12, 2019

We all have things we have to do that we just hate to do. So...how do you get these things done? I have the answer...though you probably won't like it.

 

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The Productivity Scale

podcast Sep 11, 2019

In this episode, I explain what the productivity scale is and why it's so important. What's your number?

 

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Improvise, Adapt & Overcome

podcast Sep 10, 2019

In this episode, I talk about how the phrase "improvise, adapt & overcome" applies to your productivity.

 

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A Not-So-Hidden Obstacle to Your Productivity

podcast Sep 09, 2019

When it comes to obstacles to getting things done, what comes to mind? Other people? Where you work and who you work for? What’s going on in the world? Technology?

 

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The Key to Using To Do Lists Effectively

podcast Sep 08, 2019

To-do lists or reminders can be a very effective tool to help you be more productive. But do you know how to use them effectively?

 

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