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Jinny Ditzler

Jinny is the founder of Best Year Yet® and the author of Your Best Year Yet! The system has over 1 million individual and organizational users around the world. Jinny's purpose is to support people to use their gifts to have dreams come true and to know that they matter. She is one of the first founders of the modern coaching movement, and a regular contributor to Thrive Global and LinkedIn, having written eight years for The Huffington Post. She’s the first to say none of this could have happened without her family, the clients, and the global team, all of whom contributed valuable knowledge, skill and talent to bring the program to its worldwide status. Jinny started coaching business leaders and executives 37 years ago, and in the early 1990’s her work evolved to include top business teams and organization-wide programs, designed to transform the way people work together to achieve better results and build happier companies. The Best Year Yet Partners have worked with such organizations as Zurich Insurance Group, NatWest Bank, Bank of the West USA, Heineken, Pepsico and such nonprofits as The Hunger Project, Wounded Warriors, and the Humane Society ~ as well as smaller businesses, schools, and charities around the world. Jinny is currently writing a new book and coaching leaders. Her blessings are a happy marriage of 37 years, two remarkable sons, two perfect daughters-in-law, and four beautiful granddaughters.

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4 Signs You're Not Taking Your Best To Work

  Most of us have little idea how the way we think and behave affects those around us. Of course, it's true in all parts of our lives, but the costliest is at work. While you're working hard and believe you're doing your best, it's worth considering these four signs that you're not taking your best to the office. Dropping any one or several of these habits could improve your performance ~ and personal well-being. 1. Gossip Often when we begin a team program, we'll interview every member of the ...
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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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Impossible Dreams Do Come True

On a rainy afternoon 5 years ago fifteen members of the Aspen Executive Service Corps participated in a brainstorming session with a youth services organization called YouthZone.  The question Executive Director Debbie Wilde posed: “Should we take what we’ve built so far and expand its reach to youth services organizations throughout the U.S.?  If so, how?”...
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Play the Game – the path to results!

When you can produce results, time after time, you are in the driving seat of your life and your business. Play the Game to improve your results in: Business Sales Income Fitness Church pledge drive Anything! If you can measure it, you can make it happen! Thousands and thousands of people around the world have been making game boards for the past 30 years – even more since we started the Best Year Yet business in 1996 and really pushed it out there....
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The Foolproof Combination

You’ve heard the phrase for years – a foolproof solution.  It reminds me of one of those hucksters in the old west, peddling their bottles of elixir.  In other words, too good to be true. Yet the Foolproof Combination I’m talking about is one that’s been proven to work, time after time. It’s the bottom line of the personal and business development wisdom we’ve read or heard for years.  The secret to producing the results we want and need is in our Attitude and our Action....
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