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Do you struggle to focus on the one or two things that will make the biggest difference? Or maybe you constantly fall into the trap of getting pulled from one distraction to another?

My guest this week has a truly unique approach for dealing with overwhelm and distractions.

Mark Silverman spent 15 years in the technology start-up world before making the transition to Executive coach, entrepreneur and best-selling author. His dedication to leadership and being of service has proven to be the perfect complement for creating an extraordinary life and business.

“Be willing to slow down and disappoint people.”

only 10s 2Mark is the new author of an Amazon bestseller, Only 10s: Using Distraction to Get the Right Things Done. Struggling with ADD, Mark found it hard to finish his daily to-do list. However, he noticed that when he was passionate about a project, he naturally became focused and would easily complete it. In this discussion, Mark shares his simple and profound approach for getting the right things done.

“You only own two things – your time and your attention. Where you place your time and attention is where your life goes so be sure to choose wisely.”

Distractions are unavoidable but Mark’s unique approach harnesses natural passion, motivation and drive to help clear the deck and get the right things done consistently. He does this by learning to say “No” and embracing the creative flow.

Here are some of Mark’s favorite things:

Most Influential Book

Business Super Power

  • Connecting with people

Most Effective Strategy for Growing Your Business

  • Connecting with people and serving

Favorite Business Tool or Resource

  • Slowing down and trusting intuition

Most Recent Exciting Adventure

  • Mark was in Hawaii two months ago where he had the opportunity to swim with dolphins and also do a night dive with manta ray’s.

Show Highlights

  • Mark’s story of being an introvert in the tech startup world and how this became the training ground for the powerful work he does now.
  • The art and science of being of service to others.
  • Mark shares the intriguing story of how he got his first coaching client.
  • Ditch your to-do list and trust your creative flow.
  • To avoid getting overwhelmed, you have to set boundaries and learn how to slow down.
  • Why ’No’ is a complete sentence.
  • Replacing ‘false 10’ activities with those that are truly 10’s.
  • Mark shares how to set clear priorities and get the most important things done.

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Question: What techniques work best for getting your most important work done every day?

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