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Why You Shouldn’t Set Goals

“Losers have goals. Winners have systems.” ― Scott Adams  Goals are helpful. Goals help us imagine where we want to be a month from now, a year from now, five years from now. They help us know what to visualize when we practice imagery. But goals will never be reached without effective systems in place. […]

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How To Do Nothing And Be More Effective

One would think that at the end of a long day, lying down in bed would trigger the mind to relax and find sleep easily. Not so for many people. Sometimes that sacred time where we should be letting go of thoughts and stress is full of nonstop thoughts, worries, and to-do lists. That is […]

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Navigate Failure Like a Pro

A clear pool of water. A violent storm passes through. The sandy, mucky bottom is disturbed and the water is no longer clear. Navigating underwater is no longer possible until the dust settles. And yet…most of us who are driven in our goals and passions insist on pushing through the disturbed, mucky waters even when […]

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Don’t Fight The Flow – Find Your Slipstream

1slip·stream noun \ˈslip-ˌstrēm\: an area of low air pressure that is immediately behind a vehicle that is moving very fast and that other vehicles can ride in to go faster with less effort – Merriam Webster Dictionary Have you ever had one of those days where every little thing seems to go wrong? Like no […]

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Can You See It? The Power Of Visualization

What if I told you that mental visualization alone can cause your muscles to become stronger without you ever completing a workout or leaving the comfort of your plush sofa? When I read this study in the North American Journal of Psychology, I was blown away by the findings in a study of team athletes. There […]

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Beat the Tyranny of the Urgent!

A couple of months ago, I read this article by my friend Sarah Moore. It’s a great read, and it addresses the top 6 things that people who are successful DON’T do. I recommend it. I wanted to explore it a little further. I struggle with most of the things she mentions, as do a lot […]

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All Gave Some. Some Gave All.

In honor of Memorial Day, I asked my father-in-law, Ted Smith, if I could interview him on his perspective of the holiday as a Vietnam veteran. Ted served a 4-year term in the U.S. Navy, from ages 18-22. He was stationed in a small village in Vietnam for a full year after touring on an […]

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Josh Kaufman: A Case Study On Knowing Your Why

“This is my last big chance. I want to do this for my family.” For those of us who watched Josh Kaufman in his journey on The Voice, we knew what he was about from the first time he stepped on stage. From a town 10 minutes away from me in Indianapolis, IN, Josh went […]

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Do You Have The Bounce-Back Factor? Find Out!

It would be so much easier if success were just a switch we could flip on. One day we could just decide to be successful, flip the switch, and voila! We never fail again. Unfortunately, it doesn’t work that way. In fact, the most successful people are frequently the ones who have faced and overcome […]

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When Did We Stop Dancing?

She was maybe 2 years old. She was blissfully unaware that I was standing about three feet away, captivated by her delicate, curly, bouncy pigtails and her teeny pink sandaled feet. She was so caught up in the music that she was staring off into the distance, twirling her tiny jean skirt, and bouncing up […]

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