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The Most Powerful Thing You Can Do

For many of us, this time of year often brings reflection and re-evaluation as we watch friends and family graduate (or graduate ourselves) and begin a new chapter of life. In this article, Best Year Yet® Founder Jinny Ditzler shares some powerful secrets about success that she has learned through the course of her amazing life - and that she wishes she had known earlier.  Commencement speakers often share about what they wish they'd done when they were the age of the graduates. How to make the ...
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A "Must-Do" Exercise for Winning Teams

Looking for a sure-fire way to leverage the true wisdom and talent of your team? If so, read on:   No matter what role you play on a team, you can make a lasting difference.For many decades we've worked with teams of all kinds around the world, and those that are the happiest and most successful think of this exercise as a Must Do. Why? Because this three-step process has power to dissolve costly issues such as a lack of accountability, alignment, honesty, and performance. This exercise is ...
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How Taking Sleep Seriously Saved My Life

Jinny Ditzler, author and founder of Best Year Yet®,admits she is not immune to the pushing and pulling of the world and the way it can take us off track before we know it. Below is her personal story "How Taking Sleep Seriously Saved My Life!" How many of us can relate? No, the little girl with the balloons isn't me, but that's exactly how I feel these days. I'm getting enough sleep, and I feel better than ever ~ ready for the day, productive, happy in my heart, and on top of what matters.   ...
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What Motivation is Really Driving You These Days?

The answer to this question could lead to greater happiness and well-being in your life. Cars need regular checkup to keep them performing at their peak levels and so do we. Let's start your tune-up now. The first step is to consider how you’d rate your current state of being. On a scale of 1-10, with 10 being the highest, what’s your score? Stick with your first thought ~ that’s usually the most accurate....
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The Surprising Benefits of Being Unreasonable

Would you like to be considered an unreasonable person? Probably not because that label reminds us of people stuck in their ways, that woman on the call-in desk who was no help, or a boss who is uninterested in others’ solutions. No. But that’s not the kind of unreasonable I’m talking about. George Bernard Shaw described it well:...
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5 Reasons Business Owners Like You Make Best Year Yet Plans

Here is something to think about: If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I’m about to do today? ~ Steve Jobs Too often we spend a good chunk of our lives doing things we don’t want to do because we think we don’t have a choice ~ particularly as a business owner. I lived the early part of my life certain I was stuck and as a result felt a deep sense of disappointment, covered by the peanut butter of “I’m fine ~ how about you?” But 37 years ago when I made my first Best ...
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Changing the Game

There is a new documentary out about legendary television producer Norman Lear called Just Another Version of You. With a legacy including such innovative television shows as Maude, All in the Family, The Jeffersons, One Day at a Time, Sanford and Son, and Good Times, Lear is enjoying some well-earned attention for his work. The 93-year-old has also been on numerous social hit lists, received the National Medal of Honor, made money, lost money, and even found and purchased an original copy of ...
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The Secret Saboteur

You know the old saying, “Never put off until tomorrow, what you can do today?” It's the basis for the secret saboteurs that we all have to face at some point. I’ve been putting off writing this article for days. I had a good idea for the article and coming up with the idea is half the battle, so no big deal! I’ll just sit down and write it. But each day for the last 10 days, I found myself doing something else (anything else) and day after day, before I knew it, the day was done but the ...
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Winning the Results Game

Karen Morey / March 29, 2016 /

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Achieving desired results is a product of having the right mindset, taking actions consistent with that mindset, and having a process of follow-up or accountability. To do that, there are two important rules:  you must know exactly what it is you want (your goal) and exactly how you are doing – at all times!...
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Escaping the Cage

  Recently, I heard a story about a beautiful tiger who had been rescued from a lifetime in a roadside zoo, finally escaping the cage. The tiger had been there since birth and didn’t know anything about life outside those bars. She spent her days anxiously pacing back and forth along a 12 ft. wall, looking out the bars into the faces of people who were looking back at her....
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