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Don't Worry, Eat Happy - Anna Vocino

podcast Apr 28, 2020

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Anna Vocino is a voice-over talent and stand up comic who also happens to be a Celiac who writes cookbooks. She co-hosts the “Fitness Confidential” podcast with Vinnie Tortorich. She has voiced hundreds of commercials, cartoons, movies, promos, radio stations, and video games, which is a super cool day job to support her passion for food blogging and cookbook authoring. Her cookbook and Amazon bestsellers, Eat Happy and Eat Happy Too have 320+ easy to make low carb recipes that are all delicious comfort food free from sugars and grains. Anna hails from Los Angeles and cooks for a husband, a teenage daughter, and a tiny dog.

In this episode, Anna and Mark talk about carnivores, vegetarians, vegans, sugar, processed foods along with a whole lot of fun.

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7 Ways to Overcome Procrastination and Get Stuff Done

podcast Apr 27, 2020

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Procrastination is a real thing. And EVERYONE deals with it. It's just that high performers procrastinate much less than other people.

How much do you procrastinate? Most people tend to underestimate themselves. Take a moment and think about your past 24 or 48 hours. How many times did you procrastinate? If you take the time to do this exercise, it will probably be very eye-opening.

Let me help you stop procrastinating. Here are 7 ways to overcome procrastination.

Get organized

Take the time to plan what you want to do.

Don't rush this process. And don't make things up on the fly. I highly encourage you to create a running list of things you want to do. That way, when you sit down to plan your time, you have your list and you can pick things off of your list that you can fit into your day.

My suggestion: do your planning on paper first and then transfer it to your phone. It makes the process more intentional.

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Nutrition Tips for Improved Productivity and Energy - Serena Sabala

podcast Apr 23, 2020

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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.

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Keys to Being Your Most Productive Self - Kory Kogon

podcast Apr 22, 2020

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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.

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Failure Does Not Exist - Dr. Benjamin Ritter

podcast Apr 21, 2020

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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.

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Finding the Opportunity in All Things - Reagan Anderson

podcast Apr 18, 2020

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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.

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3 Exciting Things to Share With You

podcast Apr 17, 2020

I can barely control my excitement as I have three things to share with you. Take a listen!

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How to Become a Corporate Escape Artist - Paul Smith

podcast Apr 16, 2020

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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.

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3 Lessons I Learned From Coaching My Wife

podcast Apr 15, 2020

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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...

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Using Strategic Thinking to Defeat Bad Strategy - Rich Horwath

podcast Apr 14, 2020

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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.

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