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May 23
May 23, 2020

Mark’s Daily Brief: Positively impact others

Theme: Write your own story  Tip: Interesting task today … consider writing your own obituary and reflecting on how you have (or have not) positively impacted others. It’s never too late to turn a new leaf and set new goals. “Success isn’t just about what you accomplish in your life, it’s...

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Apr 14
April 14, 2020

Mark’s Daily Brief: Forge an offensive mindset

Theme: Forge an offensive mindset Tip: Consider the following question, “Where are you currently using a “defensive mindset” in your life?” After thinking about this question, ask yourself how you can switch this defensive mindset to “offensive thinking.” Consider about ways to be proactive in achieving your goals — whether...

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Apr 5
April 5, 2020

Mark’s Daily Brief: the only easy day was yesterday

Theme: The only easy day was yesterday . . . Tip: Focus on your most important goals in the present moment, one day at a time. “When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves.” — Viktor E. Frankl Don’t worry about the...

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Mar 31
March 31, 2020

Mark’s Daily Brief: War footing

Theme: War footing. Make an action plan to become a better, stronger, more resilient version of yourself at the end of this pandemic.  Tip: Outline the one goal to achieve over the next 30-days for each category: (1) personal, (2) family/team, and (3) financial/professional. Then write down three things you...

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Mar 28
March 28, 2020

Mark’s Daily Brief: First Words

Theme: First words. Intentionally choose your thoughts and words to reinforce positivity when you first wake up. Tip: Develop a “first words mantra” to use every morning upon waking.  Training: (1) Morning Ritual (20 minutes of each: yoga, box-breathing, meditation) and (2) SEALFIT OPWOD Practice: Positivity mantras with mindful breathing. ...

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Mar 27
March 27, 2020

Mark’s Daily Brief: The Power of Perspective

Theme: Cultivate a powerful, growth-minded perspective. Tip: Begin an evening ritual practice to ask yourself the following questions to yourself: How can I grow stronger from adversity? In what ways can I add more value to my team, my family, and my clients today? Can I develop a more purposeful structure...

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Mar 26
March 26, 2020

Mark’s Daily Brief: Recognizing opportunities in threats

Theme: Recognize opportunities for growth amidst “threats”.  Tip: Create a daily practice of asking yourself, “What did I learn or what can I learn from the threats that I encountered today?” Training: (1) Morning Ritual (20 minutes of each: yoga, box-breathing, meditation), (2) 200 burpees, and (3) a WOD (“Workout of the Day”) —...

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Mar 17
March 17, 2020

Challenge Your Stories

As an officer in the SEAL teams, I was naturally offered the structure, culture, and efficiency of leading an elite team. However, after leaving the active duty SEAL teams and venturing into the business world as an entrepreneur, I realized that building an elite team wasn’t anywhere near as simple...

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Dec 19
December 19, 2019

Best Advice Ever from a Mentor

There is one piece of advice that I received from a mentor that changed the course of my life, and is still valuable to this day when I consider big changes or long-term BHAG* projects. As I related in my book The Way of the SEAL, I was a 24-year-old...

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