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Define Your Expectations

Did you know that when you have clearly defined, well communicated expectations, you will be happier and more successful than people whose expectations go unspoken or unrealized? As we approach the end of another year, it is always a good time to assess our goals and accomplishments, and this can include expectations.  At work, there Read More

Focusing on the Good – a Poem from 1904

In my last post, I wrote about looking for the good in any situation. How have you been doing in the first few weeks of the New Year?  It’s been my experience, when we want to make a change in how we respond to the events or people in our lives, we need to find Read More

How will you look for the good in 2016?

What did you resolve to do on December 31? We can trace this practice back to ancient cultures and people like the Babylonians, who are said to have been the first people to make New Year’s resolutions or the ancient Romans, whose reform-minded emperor, Julius Caesar, tinkered with the calendar and established January 1 as Read More

What Are You Predicting For 2016?

This time of year, we hear the pundits predict the future on subjects like the economy, the 2016 presidential election, or the super bowl (just to name a few). What are you predicting for 2016?  I am not asking about your vision on a national level, but rather on an individual level.  Many people think Read More

Conquer Yourself

It is now several weeks into the new year.  If you are like a lot of Americans, you took stock of your life at the end of 2014 and decided you wanted more of something (money, free time, satisfaction, exercise security, etc.) or less of something (weight, responsibilities, stuff).  You made a list of New Read More

Failure Is Not An Option

If you’ve seen the movie Apollo 13, you remember an explosion of oxygen tank no. 2 in the      service module ruptured a line or damaged a valve in the no. 1 oxygen tank, causing it to lose oxygen rapidly. The service module bay no.4 cover was blown off. All oxygen storage units were lost within Read More

Make 2015 Your Best

This is the time of year many of us take stock of what we accomplished in the prior year, and what we want to do in the next year.  We set goals for the next 12 months and create an action plan for achievement.   In our December webinar, Make 2015 Your Best, I spoke about Read More

Do More

“No one ever attains very eminent success by simply doing what is required of them; it is the amount and excellence of what is over and above the required that determines the greatness of ultimate distinction.”  Charles Kendall Adams This quote got me thinking about a couple of other sayings:  Extraordinary is ordinary with a Read More

Progress not Perfection

Goal achievement is about PROGRESS not perfection.  Taking small steps every day will complete your goal.    Keep focused on the goal, not the obstacles.  If you let your mind focus on all the barriers, you will get more barriers. Just acknowledge them and then re-focus on the goal.  It can be helpful to think about Read More

Beat The Summertime Blues

In the 50’s, Eddie Cochran crooned “But there ain’t no cure for the summer-time blues.” He was wrong In the heat of summer, it can be hard to maintain the focus and work toward reaching the goals we set last January. But it is possible. Fast forward to December 31. What do you want to Read More