040: Changing Careers & Following Your Heart with Dr. Tim Ihrig

November 13, 2017

Dr. Tim Ihrig is a thought leader in palliative care and one of the kindest men I know. In this episode, Dr. Tim shares his journey from a cycling career to a physician specializing in palliative care. This man cares for the sickest of the sick, the most vulnerable people with life-limiting illnesses. He combines his love of science and people to grace the community of doctors treating this special group of patients. Dr. Tim Ihrig's knowledge of his profession, his thoughtful, caring attitude concerning this difficult area of healthcare inspires me and commands my deepest respect. I hope you enjoy this episode of Mind Your Business. Please share it with someone you would like to inspire today. 


- Mark


039: 5 Things I Wish I Knew Out of College

November 6, 2017

A soon-to-be college graduate and Mind Your Business listener, recently asked if I had any advice for him as he begins his career. He specifically wanted to know if I would share things that I know now that I wish I would have known then. Absolutely! There are five things that I've pinpointed that have made a huge difference in my life, my career, and my attitude. I wish you well, my listening friends, and hope that my experience can help you on your path. Share this episode with a friend who may enjoy it as well.  


- Mark


038: 5 Essentials for Leadership

October 27, 2017

Do you think you're a leader? If you've never led, can you become a leader? In this podcast, I'm going to tell you the 5 essentials for leadership. These principles continue to work in my life and in the lives of the leaders I admire and respect. Try them on for size and see if you too can become a leader people are eager to follow. 


037: Unplugged - My Guiding Values Revisited

October 20, 2017

I had a very special week last week. I got a chance to sit down in solitude and think about the values that I have established as guiding principles to live my life by. I wanted to share mine with you and challenge you to think about the values that are important to you, write them down, and commit to live by them. 

Otherwise, it's pretty easy to lose yourself in this world.



036: The Early Bird Gets The Worm, But The Second Rat Gets The Cheese

October 11, 2017

Had a listener send in a request for me to discuss how the saying, "The early bird gets the worm, but the second rat gets the cheese" applies to business. I loved recording this episode and hope you enjoy it as well. Share this with a friend and let me know how you like it.

- Mark 


035: My 5 Most Significant, Life Changing Events

October 4, 2017

A listener sent in the question: "Mark, what are some of the events in your life that really had an impact on you?"

This episode is my response to this question. I hope you find it useful. 

- Mark


034: Uh Oh, I Am The Average Of Who?

September 26, 2017

"You're the average of the 5 people you spend the most time with." We have all heard it said, and whether you like it or not, I believe this to be 100% true. In this episode, I focus on the importance of your Vision Alliance Group and what you can do if your initial response to this fact is - "Oh Shit". 



033: The Importance of a Team with Chris Deininger

September 21, 2017

In this episode, I get a chance to sit down with a good friend and business partner of mine - Chris Deininger. Chris is the President of MedalistRx, a full service national pharmacy benefits manager. 

 You can find Chris on his linkedin page at linkedin.com/in/chris-deininger-4a2911a/


032: The Sales Algorithm with Dan Appel

September 13, 2017

In this episode, I got a chance to sit down with a former student and employee of mine - Dan Appel. Dan is an Account Executive at Salesforce.com in San Francisco, CA. Dan has a decorated sales career including multiple First-place finishes in the National Collegiate Sales Competition. Dan has been a door-to-door Kirby Vacuum salesman, small business owner and operator, Associate Director of Sales and Marketing, and now Account Executive at Fortune 500 - Salesforce.com.

In this episode, I get to the bottom of what has worked for Dan including:

- Cold call strategies

- Sales methodologies

- Motivation

- Seizing opportunities

- Closing the deal


You can find Dan walking the streets of San Francisco or by checking him out at:

Linkedin  -  linkedin.com/in/dan-appel-47490051

Facebook  - facebook.com/dappel5

Instagram  -  instagram.com/drappel



031: First We PLAN, Then We DO

September 6, 2017


Here's a little rant on acting before planning. I hope you enjoy.