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Focus on the Basics First

Focus on the Basics First

Heavyweight boxer Ed Latimore posted the following message on Twitter: “Before you try any tricks or hacks for developing confidence: Get in shape. Stop eating/drinking bullshit. Build competence in a skill that pays you. Talk to humans face-to-face. Do this for...
How to Utilize Passive Change Agents

How to Utilize Passive Change Agents

When trying to make a change in their life, most people utilize active change agents. What I mean by “active” is that the change effort involves doing something proactive. You have to keep applying energy to get going and maintain your change. For example, you get...
The Importance of Taking Initiative

The Importance of Taking Initiative

It’s important to take the initiative when working toward your goals. I remember one evening, I was on my train ride home from work. The train was busier than usual, and it was hard to find a seat. I wondered why there were so many people on the train, and then...
Talk is Cheap, Action is Expensive

Talk is Cheap, Action is Expensive

The other day, I told my wife I wanted to start eating healthier and get my diet back on track. At face value, it’s a pretty normal goal. Pretty much everyone has some goals related to health, diet, and exercise. So, there wasn’t anything particularly unusual about my...
How Setting Goals Can Backfire

How Setting Goals Can Backfire

I did it again. I said (out loud) that I was going to get myself back on track with eating healthy, but then I spent the weekend eating fried food and dessert. Sound familiar? This is actually very common. It’s why gyms and diet programs make so much money. As human...
Take the Long View

Take the Long View

Sometimes we can get discouraged about something in our life when we don’t take the proper length of view. Here’s what I mean: A lot of times in life, I take a short view. Maybe you can relate. I evaluate something in my life based on how it is going today, or this...
Identify and Honor the Hidden Want

Identify and Honor the Hidden Want

I want to talk to you today about the importance of identifying and honoring the “hidden want.” Visible Wants Often in our lives, we have a want or goal we are working toward. This want is visible. It’s out there in the open. We get up in the morning...
Are You Ready to Change?

Are You Ready to Change?

When someone is trying to make a change in their life, whether it is losing weight, quitting smoking, or something else, most people focus on techniques. For example, what is the most effective diet and exercise strategy? Should I try one of these new drugs that are...
Remember Growth is a Process–For You and Others

Remember Growth is a Process–For You and Others

One of the people I follow on Twitter posted the following Tweet the other day: My 3rd grader teases my 1st grader, calls him a “little kid.” He forgets that two years ago, he was that same little kid. Growth is a Process This tweet struck a chord with me because I...
How to Use Perfectionism to Combat Perfectionism

How to Use Perfectionism to Combat Perfectionism

For as long as I can remember, I’ve struggled with perfectionism. I still remember when I was in 3rdgrade, I got one question wrong on my spelling test. I couldn’t deal with it. For some reason, getting 19/20 was so painful and humiliating. I started to cry, and had...
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