054: Sparking Joy with Mark J. Podolsky

In this episode, I interview, Mark Podolsky.


Mark J. Podolsky (AKA The Land Geek) is widely considered the Country’s most trusted and foremost authority on buying and selling raw, undeveloped land within the United States. 

He has been actively investing in Real Estate and Raw Land since 2001 and has completed over 5,000 unique transactions. Mark’s company, Frontier Equity Properties, LLC, is an A+ rated BBB real estate company. 

Mark has achieved this level of success largely due to his core business philosophy – “Happy Customers Guaranteed.” 

Mark is the host of one of the top rated podcasts in the Investing Category on iTunes aptly titled The Best Passive Income Model and The Art of Passive Income. He is also the host of the Land Geek Podcast- Work Smart. Earn More. Learn How. 

My Takeaways:

Mark discusses with us how he had a career that was full of anxiety and no joy and how he had let fear and complacency hold him back. After a brief conversation with a friend, he pivoted and has since been on a new career in life sparking joy with himself, family, and friends.

During the episode, we cover numerous topics from entrepreneurship, stoicism, Zen Buddhism, family life and more.

My key takeaways from this episode are:

  1. Blocking your time. Setup a schedule to focus on key aspects of your life/business. This reduces decision fatigue and enables you to focus on the matter at hand.
  2. Focus on those in your life that you love. 
  3. Live today as if it is your last and treat others as if it’s their last day to live.


Deep Work by Cal Newport

The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo

Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk

This Life by Kenny Chesney


If you email Mark with either “Tom Hudson” and/or “Up Rev Ninja” in the subject line, you will receive for free, his $97 value free kit on getting started in the business he discusses during the podcast.

Those are my key takeaways. What are yours? Join us on Online Community or Twitter, share your thoughts and ideas. Thanks for listening and get out there and discover the best version of you!

Find Mark Podolsky over on:

Facebook | Twitter | LinkedIn | Website | Podcast

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Lastly, I want to say THANK YOU to Mark Podolsky for sharing his story with us!