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Fail!!!!!

Yep... it happened. Didn't take that long either. Something as simple as reading 2 pages in the morning, and I couldn't do it! I was totally distracted! Now, in my defense, I DID use my time wisely, updating and re-designing my website. That's what I told myself as I...

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Baby Stepping

Have you ever noticed…

…It’s so easy to get distracted – when you want to make a change.

You question your choice… develop “excuse-itis” and stop you before you even start.

I know, I’m living it right now…

As I start my “one thing” shift, I’ve got a heady mix of excitement, anticipation, joy, fear, with a healthy dose of doubt and insecurity tossed in!

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The Adventure Begins

So it begins…

My adventure to better Self-Discipline.

Today I will set some objectives and goals for this “adventure” as well as define what “success” looks like to me. Without a clear vision of “success” I’ll never really know if I’ve achieved it.

I begin this journey one small step at a time, and add steps as I go. There’s no use trying to take several steps at once, or setting unrealistic goals. (There’s nothing more un-motivating than getting behind on your goals and feeling like you’re too far behind to catch up!)

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When should I start planning the new year?

The turning of the calendar to a New Year has a sense of magic attached to it.
It represents potential, possibilities, and a fresh start.

For a brief moment, as the old year washes away, it seems like anything is possible.

The “New Year” tends to bring out the dreamer in all of us.

So we create lists in our heads of how things will change in the coming year. The vices we’ll let go, and the changes we’ll make.

Then it begins….

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5 Clues You Are Playing the Victim

We are all guilty of playing the "victim" from time to time. Being a victim has it's advantages - the biggest being that it justifies inaction. After all, if you have a good reason for not moving forward and taking risks, you're off the hook, right? Wrong. Let's look...

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Your Secret Weapon for Success (and failure!)

Have you heard
the expression-
You get what you think about?

Yeah, I get it, it’s a term that’s grossly overused.

Kinda like “You reap what you sow”

Yet it hides a big secret.

“You get what you think about” is both a lesson AND a warning. Think about good things, you get them, think about bad, that’s what you get. It’s all about the thought.

“You reap what you sow”, is typically interpreted to mean that what happens in your world is the byproduct of your actions.

You work hard, you get the promotion, you drink and drive, you get arrested.

But, what if it was deeper than that?

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What to do when work sucks…

Ugh. Another day at work.
Doing things you don’t like.

For people you don’t want to be around.

For wages you can barely get by on.

That’s how a lot of my friends talk about their day. ­­

Maybe you do too.

But it doesn’t have to be that way!

Here are some simple steps you can take to make your current job more enjoyable, while you reach toward your “dream” job.

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Tricky Words

It’s only words…..
Or is it?

Over the years, both as a coach and a self help junkie, I have learned the tremendous power words have. Subtle, seemingly innocent words can have a profound impact on our self image, self confidence and how we relate to others.

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The Key to Start the New Year Right

    Imagine there are two workers starting a new project. One  has a rugged aluminum ladder that he carefully places in a spot that has firm, solid, ground. The other has an old wooden ladder that, without really paying attention to where, he just tosses against the...

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How to End This Year Strong!

  End This Year Strong! It’s not over!!!!!!!  There’s time!!!!  You can still make definite progress on the goals that you’ve “missed” reaching this year . In addition to getting “somewhere” (instead of feeling like you failed)  on the goals, you will begin to trust...

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