Updated August 30, 2019
Being An Owner
After two decades of striving and being a workaholic, I’m taking a break to fully embrace what it means to own the things I’ve worked for. Those things are:
I’m no longer working for these incredible organizations, they have people much better than me doing the important day to day work. I continue to be very invested in them as an owner, which is a very different feeling. I’m getting used to it.
I have gotten serious about my public speaking career. I’d like to speak somewhere around 15-20 times a year. I now am represented by BrightSight Group. If you know of opportunities that you think I could be a fit for, please let me know.
I am writing, editing, and producing every day:
- I have a weekly newsletter called The Grind
- I have a YouTube channel called Marcus Whitney’s Video Universe
- I have a podcast called Marcus Whitney’s Audio Universe
Healthcare Strategic Advisory
Through my firm Health:Further, I am advising leaders in the healthcare industry on how to navigate the changes they are facing by leveraging innovation.
Focusing On My Well-Being
This is the day to day work in my life. Here’s what that looks like:
- Working out at least five times a week since Jan 1, 2018
- Therapy every two weeks since November 14th, 2018
- No alcohol since November 25th, 2018
- Intermittent fasting M-F, 18 hours a day, since Jan 11th, 2019, tracking with Zero
- Meditating daily since April 28th, 2019 with Calm
- Plant-based diet since August 18th, 2019
- Wednesdays are “personal days” since July 10th, meaning no work meetings, doing lots of self-care and personal errands
Valuing My Time
I am constantly assessing how I use my time, and working very hard to cut down on meetings that don’t provide mutual value and tech addictions like checking email. I’ve made progress but there is more cutting to do.