It’s Thanksgiving Day and I’m at an airport. I’ve been up since 2:45a local time. I am traveling for work. But I am not complaining because I love doing what I do. I love the impact that I’m making through business. And I have wanderlust, so I love any chance I have to get in a car or on a plane. For many years, my brother and sisters have compared me to Nicholas Cage’s character […]
Mark is a contributor, co-founder, and Chief Evangelist of Impact Capitalist. Mark believes strongly in the virtues of free market capitalism and its incredible potential to make a meaningful difference in the lives of people.
Mark’s Righteous Path is helping business owners and physicians understand, manage, protect, and grow their resources as they pursue their Righteous Path. He is the author of the Praxis and Impact Physician blogs.
Praxis is a word that literally means “doing;” but there is so much more to the word. It is the process by which a theory, lesson, or skill is enacted, embodied, or realized. This blog, Praxis, will discuss the theory and action of capitalists, capitalism, entrepreneurship, economics, and some other things and how to make an impact – a meaningful difference – in your life, your business, and in the lives of the people around you.
What Have I Been Doing? It’s interesting how many people are introspective at the end of each year. It’s also interesting how so many people develop corresponding “resolutions” because of that introspection. According to the Washington Post, 40% of Americans make New Year’s resolutions. That, to me, is a positive. (There is ample evidence that shows that less than 3% of Americans actually write down their goals.) However, according to an old Forbes article, “Just
It has been awhile since I have posted a blog on Impact Capitalist. I’ve been focused on building 3 different companies and the content that goes along with building each of those companies. You can read about the companies I’m building and the content development with each below: Impact Physician – Here is the Impact Physician Blog. Here is the Impact Physician Podcast. Here is the list of Impact Physician eBooks I’ve been working on. RHM – Here is the eBook
“The Death of Email” is something that’s been foretold for over 10 years now. And whether you love it or hate it, email is not going anywhere. Not any time soon, however. There are other tools that have come along and tried to supplant email, but at this point, these programs are merely supplemental tools. Albeit, very good tools. We use email for external communications. For internal communications and collaboration, there are 2 main tools
No Matter How Difficult, We Must Trust the Process Instead of trying to see the end, embrace the current struggle, create a process and follow it. Starting a new business can be very easy. Developing and growing a business is very hard. Especially if you don’t have a process to follow. “Trust the Process” is a phrase that great coaches tell their players, fans, and the media. But what does this mean? It means having
“Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” – George Santayana Welcome to 2018! I don’t know about you, but I am very excited to put 2017 in the past and move on to making an impact on 2018 and beyond. About 18 months ago, I went to a conference at the Acton Institute in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The keynote speaker, originally from Senegal, spoke about how she was trying to preserve
I was very excited to find out that the school that my daughter attends is hosting an “Entrepreneurship competition.” While it is essentially a business plan competition, the students will get judged on their ideas and business plan. However, the young entrepreneurs will earn extra points if their business is already operational by the time the judging starts. Recently, I was asked to speak to these budding entrepreneurs. Here are the highlights of the advice
As humans, we can either be driven on or driven down by those who doubt us. Unfortunately, if we’re not careful, we can allow doubts to paralyze and keep us from doing what we need to do. Fortunately, we have the ability to channel doubts to do great things. I’m no different. I am a very confident person, in general, but sometimes I am gripped with doubt. However, as corny as it may seem, remembering
I was once asked why I felt that there was a need to be an impact capitalist rather than just a capitalist. Unfortunately, most people do not understand the true power of capitalism. And while I am currently working on a blog post (maybe a white paper) that explains my evolution toward becoming an impact capitalist, the name was very strategically chosen and the reasons are very well thought out. I call myself an “impact
The Lord Loves a Cheerful Giver, but He Demands a Return on His Investment This post is meant to do what many parables in scripture do: juxtapose two seemingly unrelated, or possibly contradictory, topics. This post also considers our discussion regarding the Give-Greed Continuum and the misguided notion that God only cares about giving. This post is not about money, per se. Nor is it about the love of money or the desire for it.