Have you ever been stuck on an important project? You have a big idea, you know it’ll be great for your business or personal life, but you can’t get moving? Yeah, happens to me all the time, too. Missing our goals isn’t a great feeling. As we approach the end of the year, it’s natural […]
Everyone knows you can’t succeed without discipline, yet few possess it. Here are 5 steps to develop more of it.
In early 2002, I was the general manager of Nelson Books, one of Thomas Nelson Publishers’ fourteen divisions. In eighteen months, we had gone from number 14—dead last—to number one in terms of revenue growth and profit margin. I felt great. I was proud of myself and my team for the results we’d achieved. That […]
If you’ve fallen behind on a goal you hoped to achieve, you’re in good company. You still have agency in this story. To rescue your goals, start by considering these 4 simple steps.
The Full Focus Planner is a tool that brings transformation. Here’s how business owners can leverage it to make progress toward their vision.
If you want to make progress on your goals, you’ll need to trade intensity for consistency. Follow these 4 steps to get moving today.
Insecurity and goal shame often lead to self-sabotage. Follow these 3 tips to eliminate goal shame and achieve your biggest goals.
To get the life you want, you need balance. Get clear on where you are right now across the 10 life domains by taking the LifeScore Assessment.
If you want to experience your full potential, you will have to get comfortable with discomfort by remembering these 3 truths.
We often start our days with a laundry list of things to do. How do you banish the overwhelm? Start with establishing a Daily Big 3.
There are several different traits that I consider critical components of a winning mindset, and each of them work together to create long-term success.
Over the years one thing has become evident to me. The most successful people I know don’t end up there by mistake. While from the outside it can sometimes seem like luck or that it happened overnight, I believe that the key to their success is having a clear set of written goals that outline […]
It is in our nature to make assumptions. To take whatever we experienced in the past and allow it to shape how we see the future. And this affects how we set our goals for the future. You’ve probably heard the phrase self-fulling prophecy. It’s when people allow what they believe or expect to influence […]
As we get ready to wrap up 2020, I encourage you to take the time to reflect on this past year—the challenges, the unforeseen changes to your normal routine, and the clarity that has come from being forced to reevaluate what is most important. It’s safe to say that this year threw us all quite […]
“Someday I’m going to climb Everest.” In the early 1940s, professional beekeeper Edmund Hillary shared his seemingly insurmountable goal with the world. At this point, no climber had successfully reached the Everest peak. The mountain’s difficulty level echoed loudly through 30 frozen bodies lying on its route. Louder still was the public criticism for Hillary’s […]
Writing your goals down is one of the most important actions you can take to obtain the life you want. Sadly, most people don’t do it. Here are five why reasons you should.
Steve Smith is a Scotland-born, Canada-raised hockey defenseman whose NHL career spanned 15 seasons. He is less well known for winning three Stanley Cup championships than for a single mistake. In 1986, while a rookie skating for the 2-time defending Stanley Cup champion Edmonton Oilers, Smith took the puck behind his own net and looked […]
Does this one ring a bell? You, reader, are your own worst critic. Your penchant for nitpicking every detail and harshly critiquing your accomplishments makes it difficult for you to make progress or sometimes even get simple work done. If it doesn’t apply to you or someone close to you, then you have a great […]
Big goals are often the seed for big success. Monica Louie knows this firsthand. The Facebook ad expert launched a new company and set an audacious goal of earning $100,000 her first year in business—despite having made only $8,000 the previous year with another venture. It was such a big goal, in fact, that a […]
I’ve always done my best to keep up with the latest research in goal achievement. I not only want to learn from it myself, I also want to distill the lessons for fellow leaders. But the tricky thing about science is that it often causes us to reevaluate our assumptions. That reevaluation can be uncomfortable, […]
Few of us run races at the Olympics or score touchdowns in the NFL. But we all play a metaphorical sport in our professional and personal lives. Simply put: we want to succeed and thrive. To win, we must set big goals and work toward effective and influential results. Problems seldom arise from our goal-setting […]
“Positivity” tops my Strengths Finder test. So I like to celebrate—often. But does celebration fuel progress? Will it produce greater results? From my experience, yes. It does so by bringing three powerful byproducts to you and your organization, all of which are vital for growth. 1. Celebration brings energy Purposeful celebration brings an energy to […]
What is the single most important thing you can do to make your dreams become reality? In this post I share a critically important success principle and three ways to apply it.
A few years ago, I read David Sax’s book, The Revenge of Analog. The premise? After years of being pushed aside by digital solutions, analog applications have been making a surprising comeback. That resonated with my own experience. Most of my audience knows me as a techie. But I was in the book business for […]