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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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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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ACCOUNTABILITY: Make Your Life Count

When I think about the word ACCOUNTABILITY,  I see the words A, ability, and count within the word.  This helps me understand the word accountability as an ability to count. What that means is that we all have an inherent ability to make things happen in our lives and the questions we need to ask ourselves are:  Am I content with what is happening in my personal and professional life? Am I living in alignment with what is most important to me? Am I making my life count?...
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Watch Where You're Going

“If you don’t know where you’re going, any road will take you there.”   ~ The Cheshire Cat, Alice in Wonderland Do you know where you’re going?  And do you keep your eye on that destination at all times? If you have a crystal clear 12-month vision for your life, then give yourself a great big pat on the back because you're a member of a very small elite group. Most people have lots of wishes: "I wish I had more money," "I wish I could lose weight," "I wish business was better," – or they have a ...
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No Time To Kill

When I was thirty four years old, I learned there was “no time to kill.” I was in a marriage that was free falling, I worked at a job that I hated and I discovered much to my horror that the fetus I was carrying had morphed into a cancerous blob described to me as a “molar pregnancy,” clinically known as a hytdatidform mole.  During my treatment and recovery, I discovered a book that altered the course of my life.  The bestseller was written by Melody Beattie and it was titled, Codependent No ...
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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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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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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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The Fourth Principle of Personal Transformation

Over the past few months we’ve been writing about the 5 Principles of Personal (and Organizational) Transformation.  To read an introductory overview of these principles, read our earlier blog: Transforming Your Performance – and Your Life! by Partner Lloyd Franke. Today’s post is about the 4th Principle – Live your Values by Best Year Yet Program Leader and Trainer Diana Baysinger.  From the time she joined our global community, Di has been our champion of values, bringing them boldly into ...
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How Can We Stop Feeling Overwhelmed?

I find myself in a lot of conversations lately about how busy and frustrated people are. Here are some typical comments: “With all our wonderful technology, designed to make it all so much easier, I just feel more overwhelmed instead of more productive!” “I can’t figure out how to make things happen that just don’t happen.” “I try so hard to stick to my priorities, but the day just takes over and I don’t get to them.”...
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