How to be Productive in the Morning productivity Sep 24, 2019

Morning is a very sacred time of your day.

You have just awoken from a (hopefully) good night's sleep and you’re presented with a brand new day. A brand new opportunity.

What do you normally do when you first open your eyes? Or when your alarm goes off?

Do you linger under the covers in the comfort of your sheets avoiding the inevitable?

Do you press the snooze button repeatedly?

Instead of that, do this: immediately get up, put your feet on the floor and make your bed. This serves two...

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10 Ideas for More Productive Meetings podcast Sep 23, 2019

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Meetings.

What emotions do you feel when you hear that word?

Or when you’re invited to one?

Anger?

Frustration?

Overwhelm?

Or maybe you experience physical issues like pain in your neck, head or elsewhere?

You’re not alone.

We’ve all been to meetings that we felt were a waste of time. And that’s because the meeting planner didn’t know what they were doing. Maybe they weren’t trained correctly.

Here are 10 ideas to...

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How to Manage Your Time Wisely productivity Sep 22, 2019

Time is the great equalizer.

It doesn’t care who you are, what color your skin, gender, education level is, whether you’re rich or poor or anything else.

Everyone gets 24 hours to spend every day however they choose.

It’s on you to spend your time wisely.

Here are FIVE ways to do that.

Determine what you need to do.

Set aside time either at the end of your day, before you go to sleep or, at the very latest, in the morning before you begin your day to think about...

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From REactive to PROactive productivity Sep 21, 2019

Do you happen to your time...or do you let others happen to your time for you?

If you answered the former, then you are operating in REactive mode. In this article, I am going to tell you why it is critical you begin to operate in PROactive mode and how you can start.

WHY REACTIVE MODE IS BAD FOR YOUR PRODUCTIVITY

When you operate in REactive mode, you spend your precious 24 hours by reacting to other people, things, or events.

This means you have next to no control of your time.

At home,...

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First Things First productivity Sep 20, 2019

There is a lot to becoming more productive. So much so that you may be paralyzed by the thought of learning how to do what you need to do in order to get more things done.

In this article, I am going to go back to the very beginning. I believe that without a solid foundation, your chances of succeeding at being more productive are greatly reduced.

STEP 1: Where are you now?

If you were going to take a road trip to Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida, you would put the address of the hotel...

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My Biggest Productivity Tip (Bar None) productivity Sep 19, 2019

I have so many tips to help you take your productivity to the next level.

To get unstuck.

But if you were to ask me what my #1 tip was, I wouldn't have to think about it.

Not even for a second.

It's such a clear choice, nothing comes close.

Curious to know what it is?

No problem! Send one million dollars in unmarked bills (no bitcoin!) to...

I'm kidding.

My biggest productivity tip

This is so simple I'm stunned at how few people do it.

Ignore this tip at your peril.

Get whatever you have to...

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The Great Debate: To Do Lists Vs Calendars podcast Sep 18, 2019

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What goes on your calendar and what goes on your to-do list. That's the great debate that I discuss in this episode. To solve the issue, I give you my rule of thumb.

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The Power of Social Accountability accountability podcast Sep 17, 2019

Accountability is a powerful ally to you achieving your goals. But social accountability takes it to another level. In 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...

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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...

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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...

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How to Go to Bed bedtime routine productivity sleep Sep 13, 2019

Sleep is a critical component of your productivity. But how do you set yourself up for sleep success?

Going to bed is more than turning off the light, climbing into bed and closing your eyes.

I’ve been doing a lot of research lately about how to go to bed. And there’s more to it than you realize.

Sleep is critically important for your productivity. Neuroscientists and sleep experts recommend 7 to 9 hours EVERY night.

Here are 6 ideas to consider.

1. Stop consuming caffeine after 2...

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