Pity…Party of 1

May 30, 2015

You screwed the pooch. You missed the game winning shot. You took a risk and you failed. You tried something new and it didn’t work out.
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Everything I failed at in 2014!

Jan 14, 2015

Everything I failed at 2014

It’s 2015!

Just in case you haven’t heard…

As most of you may know, I am subscribed to quite a few self improvement, entrepreneurial, life hacking, habit forming, better you, better world email lists. Over the last 3 weeks I’ve been bombarded with countless emails from leading experts and industry gurus reflecting on what they were able to accomplish in 2014.
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Finishing What You Start

Dec 23, 2014


Do you ever have those ‘in the zone’ moments where ideas are coming to you quicker than you can write them down?

Inspiration consumes you, your idea babies are popping out and your excitement is at an all-time high. You take the initial steps to putting your plans into action and half way through the project…….

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Goals – The Bigger Picture

Nov 19, 2014

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You conceive of your goal.

You write it down.

You plan out your steps to achieve the goal.

You even take the first step.

Then, it seems inevitable that somewhere along the way, you get off track, you lose motivation and your focus on your bigger picture. The time, commitment, or sacrifice has come into play, the stuff that really tries you. Your slow progress toward your goal and minimal (if any) results further deter your efforts and you eventually give up.
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Living Your Dreams

Nov 3, 2014

When you were a kid, how did you imagine your life as an adult? Did you want to be a doctor, or a teacher, a firefighter, or maybe even superman/wonder woman? As children, we had a vivid imagination and we believed that the world was our oyster.Dreams
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How Bad Do You Really Want It?

Oct 4, 2014

I recently received an email from one of my readers expressing his concern over being continuously passed over for promotion. He wrote:

As for me, I’m a grown man who has been stuck in middle management for over ten years now between a few different companies. I have met the requirements for promotion but I’m always passed up. I know my job very well and I know the job of my promotion very well. I have trained people who got promoted before me. I now know that hard work, dedication, loyalty, and a host of other tiresome clichés don’t matter all that much. I’m so passed the “self-motivated” quotes.”

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Shit Happens

Aug 22, 2014

“Shit happens.”

A common phrase. It reminds me of the character in Forrest Gump who made loads of money off of this very simple statement, brought on by Forrest stepping in a pile of dog excrement. The key thing to remember about this part of the movie is that Forrest keeps right on running, he doesn’t even stop to wipe off his shoes. He runs all the way across the country.
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Aug 13, 2014

Today I want to talk to you about persistence. Merriam-Webster defines persistence as,

1. The quality that allows someone to continue doing something or trying to do something even though it is difficult or opposed by other people. 2.The state of occurring or existing beyond the usual, expected, or normal time.

Let’s look at the first part of that definition. Persistence means doing something in spite of the fact that it is difficult or opposed by other people. I know that many people spend a lot of time worried about what others think of their actions; this can make making the decision to follow your own path very difficult. Pressure frpersistence3om your parents, your colleagues, or your friends can lead you to believe that the actions you want to take or the path you want to follow is not feasible. Or perhaps the path you want to take is difficult for entirely different reasons. Continue Reading

Building Your Sense of Self

Jul 25, 2014

This week, I received an awesome and very touching message from one of my readers. In it, he said the following:

I guess if I had anything to ask I would wonder if you had any comments or advice as to cope with an unfamiliar environment such as being in a house with a bunch of strangers. Stepping out of your comfort zone and trying to be accepted for who you are and what your beliefs are is definitely easier said than done.

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