Serena is a Certified Plant-Based Nutrition Consultant, Yoga Teacher, and Fitness Trainer who has studied the subject of nutrition for over ten years and has a unique, holistic approach to health and wellness.
Together with her husband Eugene, she runs Whole Shift Wellness: a coaching company specialized in bespoke programs for time-pressed professionals. Their combined experience spans over 20+ years and has allowed them to work with more than 500 professionals across 5 countries.
In this episode, Serena and Mark talk about why we're hooked on processed foods, the fallacy of bursts of excitement, and the importance of water.
Kory Kogon is FranklinCovey’s Vice President, Global Field Development, and leads the Productivity Practice. Kory is co-author of the #4 Wall Street Journal bestseller, The 5 Choices: The Path to Extraordinary Productivity, in addition to Project Management Essentials for the Unofficial Project Manager, and Presentation Advantage.
In this episode, Kory and I talk about the role the brain plays in productivity, the 3 areas Kory recommends you think about and extending yourself grace.
Dr. Benjamin Ritter, founder of Live for Yourself (LFY) Consulting, is a Chicago based leadership and empowerment coach, national speaker, consultant, mentor, teacher, and passionate about guiding others in finding, creating, and sustaining a career they love.
During his time as a healthcare executive and side hustling entrepreneur he was overworked and under-utilized, and despite his professional success didn’t feel successful. After much introspection, he pivoted professionally and started crafting a more effective, efficient, and aligned life. As he was creating this new life he realized that his process was a process and that he could coach others how to do the same for themselves.
In this episode, Dr. Ritter and Mark talk about failure, vacation mentality, clarity, what the opposite of success is, reframing failure and the career sweet spot.
Reagan Anderson was the First Reconnaissance Battalion Surgeon for two combat tours in Iraq and is now a civilian Dermatologist. Prior to medical school he went to Seminary and has a Master of Public Health.
In this powerful episode, Reagan shares about how the TV show M*A*S*H is similar to being a surgeon in Iraq, what it's like being a doctor today, marijuana and more.
Paul Smith is one of the world’s leading experts in business storytelling. He’s one of Inc. Magazine’s Top 100 Leadership Speakers of 2018, a storytelling coach, and bestselling author of the books The 10 Stories Great Leaders Tell, Sell with a Story, Lead with a Story, Parenting with a Story, and Four Days with Kenny Tedford. He holds an MBA from the Wharton School, is a former consultant at Accenture, and former executive and 20-year veteran of The Procter & Gamble Company.
In this episode, Paul and Mark talk about becoming a corporate escape artist, his criteria for doing so (one will surprise you!) and how long it took him.
Have you ever tried to coach a spouse? Or a child? Or a family member? Or maybe a friend? How'd that work out for you? Let me share 3 lessons I've learned as I coach my wife.
Before I get started, you need to know that after I prepared for this episode, I asked my wife, Michelle, to read over them so that her voice would be heard as well. She approved. YAY!
Lesson #1: it’s really hard!
Oh my goodness!
Look. Jesus couldn’t preach His message in His home town so what makes me think I can coach my wife?
Seriously, it’s really, really hard.
I can’t coach Michelle like I would a client because, well, we live together!
Lesson #2: patience!
While I may be Mr. Productivity, Michelle is Mrs. Anti-Productivity. LOL
I geek out over this productivity stuff, Michelle…doesn’t.
And since she was furloughed from her job on March 30 (2020), where she was a travel agent and sold cruises, she’s been dealing...
Rich is CEO of the Strategic Thinking Institute and has helped more than 100,000 managers develop their strategic thinking skills. He is a New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of 7 books, including "StrategyMan vs. The Anti-Strategy Squad: Using Strategic Thinking to Defeat Bad Strategy and Save Your Plan." He is a former Chief Strategy Officer and professor of strategy so he's able to bring both real-world experience and foundational principles to helping managers move from tactical to strategic.
In this episode, Rich and Mark talk about a key question you should ask and what you should do when confronting a situation plus what Marvel/DC Comic character would Rich and Mark choose to be.
Everyone's days are different. I thought it'd be fun and perhaps helpful to share my daily framework (which does change occasionally). This is not meant to be THE answer but just a guide. Read with an open mind and take what works for you and leave what doesn't.
I've been a member of the 5 AM Club since February 4th of this year (thanks to Robin Sharma's book, The 5 AM Club) and 99% of the time, I do not need my Apple Watch alarm (but there's that pesky 1%!).
As soon as I wake up, I get out of bed, make my bed, and then turn on the lights in my bedroom. This is very important as it is a signal to my body that it's time to get up.
I then sit in the chair next to my bed and read the Bible plus two devotionals. As I read, I am drinking water.
Next, I complete the morning prompts in my High Performance Planner (created by Brendon Burchard, available at Amazon). This is so much more than a planner.
Once this is done,...
Morgan Gillis is a business and habits coach with over 5 years of experience helping people break bad habits and build good ones. She started out as a fitness and nutrition coach back in 2014, but has since moved on to her real passion → helping entrepreneurs! Morgan believes wholeheartedly in the quote - “You'll never change your life until you change something you do daily. The secret of your success is found in your daily routine.” She works with clients 1-on-1 as well as through online training programs such as her Morning Routine Mastery Course.
In this episode, Morgan and Mark talk and share our personal morning routines, hydration, her ALL and SOP strategies, the Japanese Water Therapy, and more!
Her website (the code is mentioned in the episode)