Where is Your Place to Reflect, Reset, Refresh?


So, do you have a place in your life that you carve out for yourself? A place that is  quiet and surrounded by the things that help you focus and really accomplish what matters in your life? Mine is right here as get ready to help another young talented professional make a career transition.  I find the weekend mornings are likely to be the most productive time of the week.  Even when I’m on the road, I can find ‘that’ place.  This weekend out in the AZ desert, I found the courtyard of our family home to be that place…….

Without question there are things that get put on paper during this time that have been the accumulation of the week that need to be vetted, explored, developed, or sometimes killed.  This becomes my reset button for the week.

If you find that you have a few minutes this morning, check a couple relevant posts aimed at increasing productivity, performance, and investing your mental health.  The first is my journey from unfit and unproductive to becoming a lean and mean executive making a difference.  The second post focuses on the importance of a little down time, and we all need downtime.

The Fit Executive Starts on the Inside. My Journey from Fat to Fit.



Everyone needs a little down time …. Everyone!

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About Mike McNamara:

Mike has held C-Suite, Executive and Senior Sales, Marketing, Business Development, and General Management roles with Equifax, Cox Enterprises, WW Grainger, and Federal-Mogul Corporation.  Mike has led sales, service and operations organizations of over 1,500 associates and accountable for P&L responsibility in excess of $250M.

Dedicated to giving back, Mike formed The MBAR Group in 2009 with the sole intent of providing pro bono career and business consulting services.  Today he coaches a number of high profile media personalities as well as holding advisory board positions guiding a number of multimedia and small business startups.

Mike earned his MBA from the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University and also holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Michigan State University.  He is a past chapter President of the American Marketing Association.  Mike and family split time between their adopted state of Missouri and family home in NW Michigan where their philanthropic causes include The Kingdom House – St Louis, BACN in Benzonia, MI., and Samaritan’s Purse, Boone NC.

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