Apr 7
April 7, 2020

Mark’s Daily Brief: Details

Theme: The way you do anything is the way you do everything Tip: Today, choose one area in your life (either physical, professional, financial, emotional, spiritual, etc.) and visualize your ideal future related to this area. Then, write down three things you can do every day to focus on small...

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Apr 6
April 6, 2020

Mark’s Daily Brief: Stare down fear to learn

Theme: Stare down your fears to learn  Tip: Learn to recognize your stress responses in order to better acknowledge and stare down your fears. Throughout this week, pay attention to the following: Heart rate & respiration Upset stomach Dizziness Increased perspiration Erratic sleep patterns Journal your observations and the situations...

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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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Apr 3
April 3, 2020

Mark’s Daily Brief: Pratyahara

Theme: Pratyahara: turning in and decluttering from external distraction Tip: Begin a silent meditation practice – whether it be box-breathing, walking in nature, or seated/standing silence … start something that challenges you to turn off external noise and distraction in order to gain insight into your true inner wisdom. The...

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Apr 2
April 2, 2020

Mark’s Daily Brief: How to keep focus

Theme: Remain front-sight focused on your mission during VUCA times.  Tip: Apply the “Eisenhower matrix” to make the best decisions — from a personal standpoint, evaluate each category on urgency and importance, prioritizing immediate action on things which check both urgent and important matters for improvement: Physical health (rate your...

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Apr 1
April 1, 2020

Mark’s Daily Brief: Start with YOU

Theme: Start with YOU … Lead others by first leading & taking care of yourself.  Tip: Implement the 6 pillars in your daily life: Physical movement every day: move your body! Prioritize exercise to set your day for success.  Nutrition: Fuel yourself properly. Steer clear from sugar, coffee, and alcohol...

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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 30
March 30, 2020

Mark’s Daily Brief: Failing Forward Fast

Theme: Change is inevitable, learn to fail forward fast.  Tip: Journal your answers to the following two questions: (1) What’s the worst thing that could happen as a result of the COVID-19 crisis? and (2) What’s the best thing that can come out of the COVID-19 crisis? Training: (1) Morning...

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Mar 29
March 29, 2020

Mark’s Daily Brief: Pause, Breathe, Think, Act

Theme: Pause, Breathe, Think, Act. Tip: Use “PBTA” the next time you encounter a fear-based reaction or event. Training: (1) Morning Ritual (20 minutes of each: yoga, box-breathing, meditation) and (2) 1 hour of Grinder PT Practice: Guided Pause, Breathe, Think, Act breathing session.  “Doubt is eliminated from action. But...

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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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