Happy Birthday to ME! my birthday Jun 21, 2021

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Happy birthday to me, happy birthday to me, happy birthday to me, happy birthday to me.

I think that's the first time I have ever sung on my own podcast. And before I recorded this episode, I actually went to make sure it was legal for me to sing happy birthday on my show. Turns out it is. So there you go. History-making episode right here on The Marks Struczewski Podcast. I sang on my own podcast. Are you impressed? I think you should be...

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Does Anybody Know Anything? knowing Jun 17, 2021

I once interviewed somebody for The Mark Struczewski Podcast (which you can listen to on Apple PodcastsSpotifyGoogle Podcasts, and more!), and I noticed a sign on the wall behind them that said:

NOBODY KNOWS ANYTHING

My first reaction was to laugh.

But the more I thought about it, the more I found myself agreeing with its premise.

While I don't believe that "nobody knows anything" is true, neither believe that anybody knows everything.

For the longest time, I...

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FOMO and Your Productivity fomo productivity Jun 16, 2021

When most people think of FOMO, the fear of missing out, they equate it with staying connected via their devices and to social media, instant messaging, and other apps so that they are always in the know.

As someone who grew up in the 1970s and early 1980s when the public had no access to the Internet, I find this quite interesting. If something happened, you had to wait until the evening news or the morning paper.

Of course, there was the "we interrupt this program to bring you this special...

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My New Habit: Writing (Again!) writing Jun 14, 2021

Back on February 7, 2021, I wrote, I've Declared Myself a Writer…Now What?, announcing that I declared myself a writer on January 23rd.

But until June 14, I'd not written anything.

Why?

I wish I had a good answer for you.

But...I don't.

I failed to do the very thing I wrote about in the last blog postwrite daily.

Well, that's not entirely true.

I did write for 25 consecutive days. Not a bad streak, if I do say so myself.

So why did I stop?

As I reflected on...

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What's the Point of PRODUCTIVITY Anyway? productivity Jun 13, 2021

Of the many questions I've been asked over the course of my ten-plus years of being a productivity coach, my favorite has to be:

What does productivity mean to me? 

I understand that many people want to know tips, hacks, or strategies to BE more productive to get more done.

But need to dive deeper.

If you don't know WHY you want to be more productive, then what's the point?

If I teach you how to get more done with your day, so what?

You'll feel good for a little while...

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3 Mistakes People Make When Using a To-Do List productivity to do list Jun 10, 2021

Everyone makes mistakes with their to-do list.

But in this post, I will give you three common mistakes people make when it comes to their to-do lists. I will venture that most people have committed one, two, or all three of these at different times.

Number one: not even having a to-do list.

Do you keep everything you need to do in your head, thinking you won't forget? 

Here's the problem with that. Neuroscience has told us that the brain can only remember so many things. It doesn't...

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My Morning Routine - June 2021 Edition morning routines productivity Jun 07, 2021

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My morning routine continues to evolve. And so I thought it was time to share what I'm doing today, June 7, 2021.

The last time I talked about my morning routine, I was going to bed at nine and getting up at five. But due to my wife's changing work schedule, I had to shift that just ever so slightly. Now it's 10 till 6 am. I'm still getting seven to nine hours of sleep like I should, seven days a week.

When my alarm goes off, and I'd...

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8 Ways to Be More Positive in 2021 positivity Jun 06, 2021

How's your positivity? What grade would you give yourself? In this episode, I share 8 ways to be more positive in 2021 and beyond.

What kind of grade would you give your positivity right now? Let's go old school on this; A, B, C, D, or an F? Think about it just for a second. Got it? Alright, so I want you to keep that someplace in your mind. Or you can write it down in your bullet journal or your notebook or your planner, or put it on your phone. Because it's really important, to know where...

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I’ve Returned to Facebook (What You Need to Know) facebook Jun 05, 2021

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Follow me on Facebook.

Join my Facebook Group.

I have a love-hate relationship with Facebook. And I don't think I'm alone. I think there are a lot of people that agree with me. Right now, there are 3.2 billion people on Facebook and Instagram. That's a lot of people. And even though I have stayed distant from Facebook for many years, I have returned, and I'm going to tell you about it.

I am not on Instagram; I did delete my Instagram...

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Is the Digital Productivity Coaching Program Right for You? dpc productivity Jun 04, 2021

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Happiness, success, and abundance appear when we get rid of OVERWHELM, allowing us to reach our full potential.

Productivity might not seem the sexiest topic to focus on but let me share something with you. Success and joy daily are pretty tremendous. 

Once you are focused on the good things, more of them come your way.

Focus is a big 'YES' in the land of productivity. It may sound cliched, but what you focus on is what you move...

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A Hidden Obstacle to Your Ability to Focus productivity May 31, 2021

There is a very, very sneaky obstacle to your ability to focus. This is really going to blow your mind. Maybe it won't, but I think it will.

So what am I talking about?

Today, I want to talk to you about this hidden obstacle.

I'm talking about not social media because everyone knows what a distraction it is. I'm not talking about email or people.

I'm talking about ambient noise.

Think about this: you're working on a project. It could be writing a blog post, writing copy for your website,...

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The Life Without Overwhelm Show: Notifications productivity May 30, 2021

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Every Wednesday, I go live on Facebook, LinkedIn, and YouTube with a fresh episode of The Life Without Overwhelm Show. In this episode, I discuss notifications.

Let's talk about living a life without overwhelm. I want to talk to you about notifications on this thing. Our beloved smartphones. Our beloved smartphones are kind of like an appendage. They go with us everywhere now. But we have to be the human beings. We have to be in...

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