Apr 17
April 17, 2020

Mark’s Daily Brief: fear-based decision making

Theme: 3 biggest mistakes leaders make during crisis. Part 1: Allowing fear to infect your decision-making Tip: Shut-down access to news and social media outlets. Limit the amount of time you spend using technology to once a day if possible to practice living a life devoid of constant fear-based distractions....

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Apr 16
April 16, 2020

Mark’s Daily Brief: break glass

Theme: “Breaking glass” Tip: Break your own glass. Consider where you’re hiding behind your own “glass barrier” and make a conscious decision to boldly step out of your comfort zone to take action as a leader during these uncertain times.  “Take action! An inch of movement will bring you closer...

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Apr 15
April 15, 2020

Mark’s Daily Brief: the ‘dirt dive’

Theme: Dirt dive & visualization Tip: Implement a “dirt dive” as part of your morning ritual. Identify your most important target along with secondary targets for the day. Then envision yourself accomplishing these things and gracefully navigating distractions when they arise.  “Undoubtedly we become what we envision.” — Jack Dempsey...

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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 13
April 13, 2020

Mark’s Daily Brief: Sidestep the grab

Theme: Sidestep the grab Tip: Scan your typical day and examine what “grabs” you encountered today and how you reacted. These grabs can range from people, news, technology, etc … What effect(s) do these particular grabs have on your mental state and physical well-being? Use today’s review to assess what/who...

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Apr 12
April 12, 2020

Mark’s Daily Brief: Winning the 3 fights

Theme: Winning the 3 fights Tip: In your current life, consider what is out of your control so you can take extra precautions to side step the potential altercation. Then consider what fights you can take on where you know you will win all three – mental, confrontation, engagement –...

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Apr 11
April 11, 2020

Mark’s Daily Brief: Sheepdog strong mindset

Theme: Train to be “sheepdog strong” Tip: Ask yourself how you can develop a “sheepdog strong” mindset. Start with focusing on your situational awareness at all times; Constantly be scanning your environment for potential threats and be aware of what is going on around you.  “I am a sheepdog. I...

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Apr 10
April 10, 2020

Mark’s Daily Brief: Uncommon principles

Theme: Do today what others won’t, so you can do tomorrow what others can’t.  Tip: In your daily life, investigate where you can consistently do one common thing uncommonly well. Then challenge yourself to do this one thing a little bit better every day. Start with a single objective to...

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Apr 9
April 9, 2020

Mark’s Daily Brief: Trends

Theme: Identify trends surrounding your current strengths & weaknesses.  Tip: Habituate new, positive trends in your life. Consider implementing the following in your evening ritual today:  5 cycles of box-breathing to clear your mind List 2-3 strengths you identify in your life (could be personal, professional-related, or evaluated along the...

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Apr 8
April 8, 2020

Mark’s Daily Brief: Trust

Theme: Trust Tip: Choose to do fewer things better. The next time you are asked to deliver on a certain task or objective, consider pausing to first evaluate the amount of time you have to dedicate to this new task before automatically saying “yes.” “It is difficult to trust others...

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