The 2 Most Powerful Words for Reaching Your Goals

One Simple, Proven Trick that Will Set You up to Win Every Time

Tell me this hasn’t happened to you: You decide on a goal and you’re full of enthusiasm for the first week, maybe two. Then you slack off. Finally, months go by and you’ve made no real progress.

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When you remember your original goal, you either feel bad and quit, or feel bad and try again—only to experience the same dynamic again and again. But what if I told you two little words could enable you to break out of that cycle?

This is a Periscope replay of the #VirtualMentor. In this scope, we discussed my blog post, “What You Do Right Before Bed Determines How Productive and Focused You’Ll Be Tomorrow.”

If you are interested, I broadcast daily on Periscope, Monday through Friday at 12:30 p.m. CDT. If I published a new blog post or podcast, we discuss that. If not, we talk about whatever I am thinking about. And I always take some off-topic questions.

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This is a Periscope replay of the #VirtualMentor. In this scope, we discussed my blog post, “No, You Don’t Have to Work 24/7 to Succeed.”

If you are interested, I broadcast daily on Periscope, Monday through Friday at 12:30 p.m. CDT. If I published a new blog post or podcast, we discuss that. If not, we talk about whatever I am thinking about. And I always take some off-topic questions.

You’ll need to download the free Periscope app if you want to watch live. You can get the iPhone and Android versions here.

This is a Periscope replay of the #DailyMentor. In this scope, we discussed my blog post, “How to Jumpstart a Stuck Project.”

If you are interested, I broadcast daily on Periscope, Monday through Friday at 12:30 p.m. CDT. If I published a new blog post or podcast, we discuss that. If not, we talk about whatever I am thinking about. And I always take some off-topic questions.

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How to Jumpstart a Stuck Project

The Hack I Use to Gain Traction and Get Moving

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.

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So what do you do when your doing gets stuck? There are probably a million ways to gain traction and get moving, but here’s what works best for me. It’s a simple hack I use every time I start a major project.

This is a Periscope replay of the #DailyMentor. In this scope, we discussed my podcast, “The 3 Benefits of Spending More Time Outdoors.”

If you are interested, I broadcast daily on Periscope, Monday through Friday at 12:30 p.m. CDT. If I published a new blog post or podcast, we discuss that. If not, we talk about whatever I am thinking about. And I always take some off-topic questions.

You’ll need to download the free Periscope app if you want to watch live. You can get the iPhone and Android versions here.

This is a Periscope replay of the #DailyMentor. In this scope, we discussed my blog post, “6 Strategies to Sleep Soundly, Wake Rested, and Accomplish More.”

If you are interested, I broadcast daily on Periscope, Monday through Friday at 12:30 p.m. CDT. If I published a new blog post or podcast, we discuss that. If not, we talk about whatever I am thinking about. And I always take some off-topic questions.

You’ll need to download the free Periscope app if you want to watch live. You can get the iPhone and Android versions here.

This is a Periscope replay of the #DailyMentor. In this scope, we discussed my blog post, “How to Raise Kids Who Understand Wealth Building: 4 Big Takeaways About What Works and Why.”

If you are interested, I broadcast daily on Periscope, Monday through Friday at 12:30 p.m. CDT. If I published a new blog post or podcast, we discuss that. If not, we talk about whatever I am thinking about. And I always take some off-topic questions.

You’ll need to download the free Periscope app if you want to watch live. You can get the iPhone and Android versions here.

3 Reasons I Hate Text Messages

Here's How I Respond When I Get One

I pride myself in being responsive. If someone emails or calls, I try to get back with them right away. However, text messages make it difficult to maintain my standard.

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Just this afternoon, I suddenly remembered Roger, a business associate, had texted me—last week! Unfortunately, this is happening with increasing frequency, and I am embarrassed each time it happens.

When You’re Just Too Tired to Make the Right Call

4 Ways to Beat Decision Fatigue before It Beats You

When do you make your best decisions, at the end of a day crammed with meetings and calls? Or early in the morning after a day of rest?

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My Twitter stream was filled last week with teachers and professors grading papers—and by that I mean teachers and professors complaining about grading papers.

It’s hard work, and I don’t mean to slight anyone, but I feel sorry for the students whose papers were last in the stack. Making call after call is bound to affect the quality of their teachers’ decisions. It’s true for all of us.

What You Do Right Before Bed Determines How Productive and Focused You’ll Be Tomorrow

My 9-Part Nighttime Ritual

I have written and talked a lot about how the right morning routine can set you up for a productive day. The same is true for nighttime rituals. The right activities before you sleep can set you up for success the next day.

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I used to have the worst time getting to sleep at night. I knew it was important for my health and productivity, but my mind raced long after the lights went out. I couldn’t seem to turn it off.

As a result, I woke up groggy, grumpy, and ill-prepared for the day. My energy flagged right after lunch, and my afternoons were a grind. I just wasn’t my best self. Maybe you can relate.