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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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The Secrets of Success Pt. 2

In Pt. 1 of this series on The Secrets of Success, we talked at length about specific secrets of success that many of us have direct access to right in this moment and, for a variety of reasons, don't use even when they can take us directly to the life and results that we want. If you didn't get a chance to read it, you might want to do so before proceeding. In Pt. 2 of the Secrets of Success, we are going to take a step forward on that path to results with a powerful exercise. All you need is ...
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The Secrets of Success (Pt.1)

Everyone seems to be looking for the secrets of success. There are thousands of blogs, books and programs touting inside information that promise users the success they seek. Finding the inside track to success has become so elusive that many people spend their entire lives chasing it without ever achieving it. Here is a tip: One of the biggest secrets of success is simply realizing that you have the power to choose the direction your life takes at any moment. Yes, you. With your own decisions, ...
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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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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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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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Save a Life Today - Your Own

My partner has a saying that helps me keep myself from getting caught up in the stress, drama and weighty-ness of work situations – “We’re not saving lives here.” It’s a great reminder that I don’t need to put too much stress on myself over the little things. Since I have stepped into my role at Best Year Yet®, I have a different perspective on that saying....
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Get a life!

In fact, get the life you really want for yourself....
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