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December 2008

Celebrate Your Successes - Then Set Goals not Resolutions

As the year comes to a close, I want to pass on one of the most impactful exercises my former business coach had me do several years ago. The purpose of the exercise was to conduct a review of the previous year by writing down every success, win, and positive thing that I experienced - both big and small. So, I challenge all readers to Celebrate Your Successes! In my experience as a coach and manager, I have observed that most driven and success-minded individuals have a tendency to focus on what they haven't achieved yet. They are always moving... Read more →

Best of 2008 - Year in Review

Year in Review from CNN: Year In Review 2008 Time's 50 Best Websites of 2008 Amazon's Best Books of 2008 NPR - Best Books of 2008 Lifehackers Most Popular Top 10 Lists for 2008 Rolling Stone Best of 2008 (Albums, movies, DVDs, Songs) InfoWorld: Best Tech Lists of 2008 Yahoo! Year in Review 2008 NYT: 2008 Year in Pictures Mashup of Billboard's Top 25 Songs of 2008 by DJ Earworm "United States of Pop 2008" Read more →

Clarity of Purpose - Do you have it?

"Clarity accounts for probably 80% of success and happiness. Lack of clarity is probably more responsible for frustration and underachievement than any other single factor. Your success in life will be largely determined by how clear you are about what it is you really, really want." - Brian Tracy "There is one quality that one must possess to win, and that is definiteness of purpose, the knowledge of what one wants and a burning desire to achieve it." - Napoleon Hill You've got to be crystal clear about WHY you want something. When you are setting your goals make sure... Read more →

4 Questions for Maximum Productivity - Focus on Results

Are you focusing on what you want or do you find yourself stuck in the negative trap and putting energy on what you don't have? The following information is adapted from Brian Tracy's abundant material on the subject of productivity and performance. I recently revisited and read these Brian Tracy Books: Eat That Frog - 21 Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less Time Focal Point - A Proven System to Simply Your Life, Double Your Productivity, and Achieve all your Goals Maximum Achievement - Strategies and Skills that will Unlock Your Hidden Powers to Succeed Tracy... Read more →