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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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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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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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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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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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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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Why Fly Solo? Things Go Better With a Co-Pilot.

A friend of mine is a private pilot and flight instructor and has been for many years. I recently queried Mike about flying solo versus with a co-pilot. While he loves flying solo, Mike was quick to share that flying with a co-pilot is great and has many benefits: it's always easier and safer. It's more fun to have someone along for the ride. Having a co-pilot ensures resources are properly utilized. When necessary, the co-pilot can provide assistance, feedback, another set of eyes and another ...
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Transforming Your Performance – and Your Life

 “How’d you do last year?” people ask. We think about it and we casually answer with what is fresh in our minds - the last few months or weeks or days. 2009 was a tough year for many: job losses, health problems, family issues, or other disappointments. Yet for some, the year was good. despite the surrounding conditions. What makes the difference in performance and achievement? How can we do better while all about us seems to be unstable or even crumbling?...
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