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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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Get a life!

In fact, get the life you really want for yourself....
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Help Others Produce Results

Ms. GPS is the voice on the wonderful technology that helps us navigate in unknown territory and arrive at a new destination easily. Global positioning devices have saved us lots of time and frustration. (OK, and occasionally led us astray, but on the whole….stay with me here.) Ms. GPS also provides a few good reminders for how we can help others achieve their goals, faster and more easily. While the voice of Ms. GPS can become a little wearing, her usefulness is unquestionably lovable....
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My First "Play the Game" Experience Success

In 1955, when I was 8 years old, the Elementary School in Takoma Park, Maryland announced a newspaper collection drive open to all students. The Prize for bringing in 370 pounds of newspapers was an American Flag that had flown over the US Capitol Building. To me, earning an American Flag with such a history was a truly worthwhile objective and I was hooked!...
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Gold Time - an end to overwhelm!

  Gold Time is probably the most ‘used-but-misused’ of the fundamental principles underpinning the Best Year Yet® system. Thousands of us say we practice Gold Time, but in reality few of us do it really well, all of the time. Of the hundreds of executives I’ve coached over the last 15 years, individually or in teams, the really impressive ones have, without exception, become Masters of Gold Time. Their secret is investing time in attending to the topics that matter in the long run....
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