It Seemed Like Yesterday. life Aug 18, 2021

It seemed like yesterday.

On a hot and humid Houston morning in July 2005, I had gone to work just like I had the previous nearly four years.

I wish I could write that there was no indication about what was going to happen, but I knew.

It wasn’t hard to see the signs.

Then it happened.

I was fired.

Now what?

I went through the five stages of grief in mere days: denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance.

Acceptance was such a blessing.

That freed me.

I became an entrepreneur....

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Detours life Aug 10, 2021

I heard something in church recently that was so good, I felt compelled to share it with you.

Dr. Ben Young preached an incredible sermon on life-altering events or what he referred to as LAEs.

He said that LAEs cause detours in our lives.

But we're not supposed to ignore these detours.


Because they’re there for a reason.

You have 3 choices when you experience an LAE and the subsequent detour, you have three options:

  1. Deny it’s there
  2. Allow it to cause you to quit
  3. ...
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I Went Off the Rails This Week life Jun 25, 2021

As a productivity expert, I know the power of taking care of myself.

I've learned about the importance of and have been eating less processed food (including drinking Diet Coke).

When I feed my body good food - food that it wants, I have more energy.

So I get more things done.

But this last week, I went off-the-rails.

Last Friday, my youngest daughter - whom I haven't seen in over two years, came to visit for a week.

And then it was Father's Day (Sunday) and my birthday (Monday).

While I...

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The Secret to a Well-Lived Life - Ben Gay III life Jun 20, 2021

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Ben Gay III has been called a living legend in the sales world. In his 40+ years of professional selling and sales training, he has been the #1 salesperson in every organization in which he has ever worked . . . and he's a powerful speaker/sales trainer/author to boot!

His website.


Mark Struczewski
This is the Mark Struczewski podcast. On the show today we're going back into the archives again, this time back to march...

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Brutally Tough Talk About Life with Larry Winget life tough talk Jun 14, 2021

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Larry Winget is known as The Pitbull of Personal Development and multiple bestselling author. In this conversation from June 27, 2019, Larry gives his brutally honest thoughts on fear, entrepreneurship, people who claim they're a best-selling author or a top speaker, and more!

His website.


Mark Struczewski
I'm so thrilled to have Larry on the podcast because he is a no BS kind of guy. He's gonna tell you the way it is....

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Cheat Codes for Life - Charlie Bailes inspiration life Jun 12, 2021

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Charlie Bailes is a husband and a dad of three, a fourth-generation family member at ABC Fine Wine & Spirits, an avid CrossFitter, a health nut, and an entrepreneur. He loves meeting new people and having meaningful conversations. His main goal is to inspire others to act to help themselves.

His website


Mark Struczewski
Charlie Bailes, welcome to the show. Thanks so much for having me, Mark. You know, when we...

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Hurry Up and Let's Talk About Patience life patience success May 16, 2021

So let's talk about patience today, shall we? 

Very interesting that I'm talking about this today because my patience is a little thin at this moment in time. And the reason why is a whole bunch of things happened. Some things I expected, some things I didn't. Like one of the websites I use is currently down. So my day is kind of off so far. 

And I'm like, "Huh, I said I was going to talk about patience on the show today, and here I am very impatient." 

I struggle with...

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Dealing With…Life! life May 05, 2021

Back on April 22, I flew to Florida, with my wife, to take care of my Mom and Dad.

My Dad is 80 years old and my Mom is 76 but she has late-onset Alzheimer's, which means she's about a three or four-year-old trapped in a 76-year-old body.

Before I left, because I'm committing to releasing a brand new episode every day in 2021, I had to take all those interviews I was going to do the week we were gone and do them the week before. No problem. So far, so good.

The last human being I actually...

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The Art of the Pivot life pivoting Feb 06, 2021

As I strive to grow my business, I am also documenting my journey, hoping that you will learn from my mistakes and successes. This article is one such piece of documentation. I sincerely hope that this helps you. Your feedback is always welcome!


That’s a word most entrepreneurs are very familiar with. Or should be.

When you try something new, and it doesn’t work, or if you’ve been doing something that is no longer giving you the results you want or expect…


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What I've Learned From Running Every Day Since August 29, 2017 health life running self improvement sports Feb 02, 2021

Hurricane Harvey.

A storm that people in the Houston area will never forget.

It made landfall three times in six days and lasted a record 117 hours, stalling over the Texas coast for four days. It caused more damage than any other storm up until that point except for Hurricane Katrina.

The storm dumped 1 trillion gallons of rain on Houston in four days. At its peak on September 1, 2017, one-third of Houston was underwater.

Prior to the storm, I was alternating running and riding my mountain...

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We're in a Sleep Recession health life productivity self improvement sleep Feb 01, 2021

The world is in a recession…and I’m not talking about the economic kind either.


There’s a direct correlation between quality sleep and your energy level, and therefore your productivity.

Neuroscientists say adults need a minimum of 7 hours of sleep every night.

How much sleep do you get on a consistent basis?

When you don’t get adequate sleep, how is your productivity the next day?

Here are some interesting statistics around sleep...

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8 Habits to be a More Productive You entrepreneurship habits life productivity Jan 31, 2021

You don’t just become more productive because you wake up one day with a desire to be.

And hoping you become so is not a great strategy.

But neither do you need to spend your precious time researching the habits that will help you be a more productive person.

Here are eight habits that will improve your productivity immediately.

If you’re not doing any of these or if you’re doing just a few, good for you for acknowledging that.

But let this list make you feel overwhelmed.


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