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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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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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How I Stopped Micromanaging Myself

  I was "The King of To-Do Lists". Back in the 80’s when there were no electronic devices, a student at the university told me, “You are my role model for being well organized. How do you plan your exams?“ He seemed to be impressed by my bulky personal management notebook. At the same time I was asked by others to organize training sessions on self-management. Looking back, this was probably the starting point of my coaching career....
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What is PRO – how and why does it work?

Imagine you get an email from your coach. He reminds you of your commitment to work on your goals regularly. He makes you feel good about your achievement and offers wisdom about self management. You may tell your coach to do more for you, for example, send you reminders about when your goals are due. All this creates a positive pressure that supports you to walk your talk on your way to having your Best Year Yet®....
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Find the Pit Stop!

When was the last time you stopped racing around, checked your energy level, and recharged your batteries? I've discovered that many clients get the most value from using Best Year Yet® by developing a personal habit of looking back and getting ready for the next steps. I call this habit a Pit Stop. You pause to find more motivation, more clarity and direction for the future....
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Focus Your Way to Results

Okay, I’m coming clean!  I AM NOT the organized person many people believe me to be....
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What are your Top Ten Goals?

What you Focus on is What You Get! In this world of distractions, it’s too easy to lose our focus.  When this happens we may be getting things done, but we’re really not accomplishing anything.  In these times of longer and longer TO DO lists and the endless fascinations of voicemail, email, and texting we can lose our way.  The dreams that matter and the determination to live a life that shows the person we want to be are lost in the shuffle of a busy, busy life....
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