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goals
08
Jul

Don’t Die Principles of Responsibility 2

One of  the Don’t Die Principles of Responsibility, you teach what you need to learn, reared its pretty head yesterday as I reviewed Trevor Blake’s, The Physics of Success, Session 3 from The Intelligent Optimist.  Session 3 was about delineating the difference between goals and intentions.  In the middle of listening and taking detailed notes,...
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02
Jul

New Beginnings by Jada Yarbough

New Beginnings is an excellent example of the possibility for moment-by-moment life reframing. Throughout Jada’s piece she expresses signs of Values in Action such as creativity and love of learning.  Jada is using self-reflection as a road to self-awareness — which leads her directly to the paramount importance of social connections to personal well-being.  Memories...
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10
Feb

Superbowl Puppets and GoDaddy

What do the Superbowl, Puppets and GoDaddy have in common with me and my work – A focus on the desire to help others create a life of success. I am not a person who watches the Superbowl for the game, but I do watch half-time and I do stop whatever else I am doing...
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14
Jan

Hope the No Goal, Goal

Last week I had a conversation with a woman who said she was so depressed she had no goals and she did not want to create any.  (In my line of work, that is referred to as a ‘non-starter’ declaration — otherwise known as “no matter what you say, I choose not to listen.”) As...
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06
Jan

The Focus to Succeed

You must Focus to Succeed and Heidi Grant Halvorson has developed some free, short assessments (magic word after a holiday spending binge on the first day back to business — free and short) to help you do both.  If you started this new year with a list of intentions, a bucket list or some good...
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15
Jun

Three Simple Steps to Success

It is summer and the three steps to success are simple: 1.  Buy, read,  and of course, take action to create the habits outlined in Tevor Blake’s Three Simple Steps. 2.  Become a member — not just a subscriber — to The Intelligent Optimist Magazine.  (Hint you will have access to Tevor’s most recent live,...
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07
Jun

Slow Learner

It appears I am a very slow learner.  This week a comment came though on an old blog post.  I wanted to see what the content was before I posted the comment.  After re-reading what I wrote a few years back I decided there is a reason why one of the main adages in the...
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24
May

Up Ups Community and Health

Bottom Line Results:  When you live and age well, you tend to be more successful in your chosen livelihood, more satisfied in your reporting of general life happiness, and those two attributes generally mean you also have built communities of support. As we approach a holiday weekend in the United States, I wanted to share...
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24
Feb

Important Brain Stuff

This is important brain stuff so pay attention.  I do not ever remember recommending a one-hour learning video. I have the video attention span of a ant (yes, automatic negative thought) and I just don’t like to sit that long. Here comes the however — this is worth the time and can potentially motivate you...
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15
Feb

Amplify and Magnify

In 2009 I wrote a blog about the productive use of social networking in business and personal development. Several years have passed and I believe it is time to state the obvious.  When using social networking, adult professionals should set an easy to remember guideline: Only post what you want to amplify and magnify. Remember,...
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