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Mark Brodinsky
“I have learned in life that true wealth is not found on a bank statement or balance sheet, but instead by the relationships we accumulate along the way. It’s all about know, like and the big one, trust.”
-Mark Brodinsky

Mark Brodinsky is an author, blogger and financial services professional. In September of 2013, Mark published, the #1 Amazon Best-Seller, It Takes 2. Surviving Breast Cancer: A Spouse’s Story. The book is the journal of the journey Mark and his wife experienced as she battled the beast, a story told through his eyes, in his words, from his heart.

He is also the author of a popular blog, It’s Just About… Life & The Sunday Series. During the week, the blog is a hub for lessons and stories on personal growth and the pursuit of your WHY. Each Sunday Mark pours his life into someone else and tells their story. People who display tremendous courage, hope, or inspiration.

For 15 years Mark worked as a producer and talent, (nickname “The Blade”), for Eyewitness News at WJZ-TV in Baltimore. He won an Emmy Award in 1996 for Best Newscast.
Currently Mark lives in Owings Mills, Maryland with his wife, two daughters and their dog, Ollie. He is employed as a financial services professional and lives to inspire, to write, to speak in an effort to teach and motivate others to find their Why and live the life they dream, want and deserve.

"The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why." - Mark Twain

Entries by Mark Brodinsky

The Power of Community: It's Just About... Life

(0) Comments | Posted November 12, 2015 | 12:47 PM

It was Aristotle who first defined the word "community" as a group established by men having shared values.  Merriam-Webster defines it as a group of people with a common characteristic, or interest living together within a larger society.

In this area you can define it with a single name and a...

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It's Just About... (Helping Another) Life

(1) Comments | Posted October 12, 2015 | 8:51 AM

brian and jen

We all know it can happen in the blink of an eye. We just think it won't happen to us. But life happens.

For nearly the past two weeks Brian Granek's life has been happening as a series...

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The Sunday Series (79), With Mark Brodinsky

(0) Comments | Posted September 9, 2015 | 11:49 AM

Never give up. Never lose faith. Never say die.

That's the mark of a champion. Against all odds, when the chips are down and it seems hope is lost, you find a way to push through.

The most successful, significant individuals you will ever meet do just that, find a...

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A River Runs Through You: It's Just About... Life

(0) Comments | Posted August 24, 2015 | 10:36 AM


River: a natural stream of water of fairly large size flowing in a definite course or channel.

This can be you. You can be a river.

It's time. Time to learn each day as much as you can and then seek to share...

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The Sunday Series: JF for a Cure

(0) Comments | Posted August 16, 2015 | 11:48 PM

Live in gratitude and never take it for granted. We're talking about life of course. It's not about what happens to you, it's about what you do to make something happen.

Be grateful, be transparent, challenge yourself and most importantly turn adversity into advantage, and then share your tale...

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The Disease of Me: It's Just About... Life

(0) Comments | Posted August 14, 2015 | 1:18 PM


It's not about being selfish, it's about being aware, becoming more... and asking for a hand.

Too many people can't see beyond themselves and their own challenges to see that others are also on this journey we call life, and just might have...

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Chasing Heroes: It's Just About... Life

(1) Comments | Posted August 6, 2015 | 10:17 AM

It's someone you look up to, someone for whom you have great respect, someone you admire and probably wonder how can that person do what they do?

That person is your hero. A parent, teacher, sports star, entertainer, best friend, philanthropist, the list goes on and on. But have you...

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Courage: It's Just About... Life

(1) Comments | Posted April 24, 2015 | 12:18 PM

Have the courage to live up to your potential, for without courage all is lost.

I heard this line just the other day as I listened to a discussion (and advice) about selling. Sales is a field, a job, a career where courage is a must, because rejection will rule...

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Top to Bottom? It's Just About... Life

(0) Comments | Posted April 9, 2015 | 1:03 AM


You can do it the way it's always been done, or you can choose to do things differently. You can give it a passing glance, or you can take a second look.

You might just be surprised at what you see.

If you...

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Anomalous: It's Just About... Life

(0) Comments | Posted April 2, 2015 | 11:25 AM


Never even heard the word until yesterday. A client/friend actually used it in a sentence, it just seemed strange. and with good reason.

It is.

It was an anomaly my friend even used it. It is different, but the point is we should...

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Every Breath You Take: It's Just About... Life

(0) Comments | Posted March 26, 2015 | 12:43 PM

It's one of our most basic human functions: breathe in, breathe out. For most of us it comes naturally, (though not for all unfortunately). We don't think about it, it just happens.

But connect each breath you take to what it is you want to accomplish and then you might...

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The Great Date: It's Just About Life

(0) Comments | Posted March 17, 2015 | 8:10 AM


March 18. That's today's date. It's a great day, your day to have a great date, especially if you have never had one before. It might be the most important date you ever have. And not it's not the date with your spouse...

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Your Turn: It's Just About... Life

(0) Comments | Posted March 11, 2015 | 4:30 PM


It's all about awareness. Awareness that you have but one shot at this, one shot at life. There are many days in this life, or at least we hope, but in the end there's no warm-up, no dress rehearsal, no practice. Each and...

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The Sunday Series, (The Lucky One), with Mark Brodinsky

(0) Comments | Posted September 30, 2014 | 11:06 AM

The courage to move forward. A dedication which inspires us all. The hope for a better tomorrow. September marks National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and today the story of one young lady who is finding her way out of the darkness.

The Sunday Series (43): The Lucky One

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The Sunday Series, (Amazing Grace)

(0) Comments | Posted August 26, 2014 | 5:38 PM


... how sweet the sound, that saved a wretch like me. I once was lost, but now I'm found. Was blind, but now I see....

The Sunday Series (38): Amazing Grace

"A heart is not judged by how much you love, but by...

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The Sunday Series (Amanda's Sunrise) With Mark Brodinsky

(0) Comments | Posted August 18, 2014 | 10:11 AM

The Sunday Series: Amanda's Sunrise

Just days away from a major milestone in her life, 17-year-old Amanda Endres is feeling good. She's a fighter. She's determined and she is looking forward to a ton of tomorrows. But the future wasn't always so bright.

It's now close to ten years ago...

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168: It's Just About... Life

(0) Comments | Posted August 8, 2014 | 5:20 PM


It is one number which levels the playing field for all of us. Whether you are a baby, student, wage earner, stay-at-home parent, entrepreneur, CEO, movie star, rock star, hall-of-fame athlete, or leader of the free world, your number is the same.


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It's on Me: It's Just About... Life

(0) Comments | Posted July 28, 2014 | 11:23 AM


You hear it all the time:

"I didn't do anything wrong."

"It's not my fault."

"I deny everything."

"I have nothing to hide."

Most of the time with the highest-profile athletes, politicians, actors, CEOs, shady investors and the like, it's lies... all...

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The Sunday Series (Get Your Motor Runnin') With Mark Brodinsky

(0) Comments | Posted July 21, 2014 | 2:12 PM

When life comes at you on a curve, you adjust your swing, change your approach, maybe alter the way you live your life and the way you share that life with others. You show courage, channel hope and inspire by your example.

The Sunday Series (34): Get Your Motor Runnin'

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Change, Dance and Hoover: It's Just About... Life

(0) Comments | Posted July 16, 2014 | 11:37 AM


It might not seem like three words in the title of this blog belong together, but for some strange reason they do. And remember three is a magic number.

One of the former CEOs of the PepsiCo corporation used these words as part...

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