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goals
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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18
Jan

The Value of Flossing as a Goal

Goal setting – including the writing down of the goals – always reminds of flossing.  Flossing is something I know I should do, yet miss more days than I wish.  During a dentist visit over 15 years ago I was given a mental anchor about flossing that applies to many things in life — but...
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02
Jan

Clearing a Path

First Dr. Success Challenge for 2013:  Is there an area of your life you need to ‘clear a path’ to be able to move forward?  What is keeping you from investing the time to remove whatever is holding you back and to take action?  Challenge:  Set a timer for 15 minutes and take some action...
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15
Jun

The Power of Willpower

Willpower has returned!  Thanks to the research of Roy F. Baumeister and John Tierney and the publication of their recent book, Willpower:  Rediscovering the Greatest Human Strength, willpower is shaking its reputation as a character flaw and being studied as a strength to be developed. The transition from studying why people lack willpower to studying...
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10
Apr

Goals: Committed or Convenient

Are your life goals ones that you are committed to, or ones that are convenient to hold? Recently I became acquainted with a master brand strategist, Lou Rubin, Managing Partner of OutGrowth Consulting.  He told me he rode his bike to the office each day.  He lives in New York City.  A few days after...
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16
Nov

Setting Goals and Failure

This week I set an ambitious goal.  I wanted my newest book, Don’t Die with YourSong Unsung, with Gary Russo, to make the top of the Amazon chart in self-help book sales.  I set a goal. I asked for help. The help and love showed up from all over the place. The goal was not...
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04
May

Goals, Energy and Self Help Books

I once bought a book entitled Living Without Goals just because the title ticked me off so much. The thought of living without goals is so counter intuitive and so alien to me I actually bought the book just to prove the author was wrong. I bought that book 20 years ago. Today I write...
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13
May

The “Do Not Do List” Part 2

In my last post I shared life coach, Marsha Lehman’s, suggestion on how to stop negative thoughts by creating a “Do Not Do List” each day and checking off the items as you notice you are about to do one of the items. As hard as it is to believe a magazine article reported a...
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10
May

The “Do Not Do List” Part 1

In brain science it is taught not to use the word “don’t” because the mind does not accept the word, and instead whatever follows is exactly what you end up doing. As an example if you say, “Don’t forget” inevitably you will “forget”. I recommend, and strive to correct myself, to always say, “Remember to...
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