Mark McKenna is both a medical doctor and a real estate agent. He started his medical practice with his father after graduating with his medical degree from Tulane University Medical School. Simultaneously, he launched his first real estate development firm, McKenna Venture Investments. Over the years, McKenna also bought out and launched Universal Mortgage Lending and Uptown Title Inc.
When Hurricane Katrina struck in 2005, it destroyed most of Dr. McKenna’s accomplishments. However, this did not stop Dr. McKenna as he became active in helping to rebuild the New Orleans through the low-moderate income redevelopment activities. Since then, Dr. McKenna has made many accomplishments. However, his most recent is launching the medical aesthetic company, OVME, which hopes to reinvent the way that people choose healthcare.
When asked what a typical day looks like for him, Dr. McKenna replied that his day begins at 6:30am. He has breakfast with his daughter and is into work by 8am. His workday lasts until 6pm when he stops to have dinner with the family. He then goes to Jin Jitsu training until 9pm. Then he does his evening work at home. At a glance, it sounds like Dr. McKenna works practically 24/7. However, Dr. McKenna says that part of his day involves meditation, visualization and goal prioritizing and that he’s also an avid reader. When asked what the worst job he ever had was, he replied that that doesn’t apply to him because he’s always worked for himself. Dr. McKenna even admits that he has never felt like he was working in the way that most people think of it.
One thing that probably stands out the most about Dr. McKenna, though is the fact that he admits that one secret to his success in growing his businesses is surrounding himself with people “smarter than himself”. In other words, Dr. McKenna is definitely not one to suffer fools gladly and picks people who he knows are as authentic about what they do as he is about what he does.