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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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The Power of Coaching

At the time of this newsletter, the amazing Coxless Crew, coached by Best Year Yet® and New Level results coach Andrew Duncan, arrived safely, if exhausted, in their destination point of Cairns, Australia after rowing 1/3 of the world's surface in a 28-ft. boat named Doris. This special post by Best Year Yet® and New Level Results coach Simon Teague looks at their amazing feat and how coaching with Best Year Yet® helped this audacious dream come true.  The crew has now set two records as the ...
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#1 Mistake Before Goal Setting

"My 2015 plan is pretty much done and I’m ready to start fresh. Can we just work on a new plan for 2016?" My coaching client had unknowingly uttered a common end-of-year refrain. It’s the #1 mistake that people make even before they begin goal setting for the year....
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Gratitude For What Isn't

In this Thanksgiving season, I am reflecting on the many facets of gratitude, which is getting ever more attention in the media for benefits far beyond a few moments of feeling good. Psychology Today reports that gratitude can increase energy, optimism and empathy, leading to a more fulfilling life. NPR recently produced a story that said gratitude may reduce the risk of heart disease. Other benefits being reported include reduced stress, more enjoyment of life and, according to Forbes ...
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Finding Your Thermal Lift

In our aim to achieve our Best Year Yet®, a close knit circle of supporters and allies can be critical. This may take the form of family members, friends, and coaches. I propose the simile of storks preparing for long-distance travel. As they leave the ground, they fly wingtip to wingtip, watching one another, for the one that hits the thermal: the one that lifts the entire flock to higher air and saves energy for the long voyage....
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Are Your Dreams Too Big?

  One question I get asked a lot is how to set the right goals. People worry that they aren’t being realistic when they let themselves dream or that they might be setting goals that are way too big to achieve – all of which begs the question, “What dreams are too big to be realistic?” As with most things, the answer to this question comes down to how important your dream is to you. The bigger the dream, the more dedication it may take. Does that keep you from setting big goals or inspire you to ...
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Mindful Leading

  Sometimes you have to step back in order to move forward. This is especially true when things are not moving as well as you'd like. Often it is best to pause, take stock of where you are and reconnect from the inside out. This is what happens in a ballroom dance when the leader is trying to re-connect with his partner and re-establish balance. It is easier for the leader to step back and engage the follower by first moving backwards....
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Get Rid of Your Rear View Mirror

Lately, I’ve been distracted by my rear view mirror. I can’t get into my car any more without glancing at it and recalling a passage I recently read in a book called Miracle Morning by Hal Erod. In it, Hal says one of the most crippling causes of mediocrity in life is a condition he calls Rear view Mirror Syndrome (RMS )....
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