How to Get Clear, Get Motivated, and Get Started in 2014

It’s easy to get lost in the moment when hiking through a place like the Colorado Rockies. It happened to me recently. After following a winding trail up a flower-covered slope, I returned down the same trail—or so I thought.

5 Days to Your Best Year Ever

It was several minutes before I realized that I was in the wrong place. Things looked different. The landmarks had changed. Somewhere along the way I had taken a wrong turn and ended up here.

I was lost!

Join Me for a Free Goal-Setting Teleseminar

In case you registered for tonight’s teleseminar and didn’t receive your call instructions, you can find them here. I look forward to talking with you soon!

I’m hosting a free Live Q&A Call tomorrow, Monday, December 16th at 9:00 pm EST. We’ll be discussing “The Secrets to Creating Your Best Year Ever.” I want to help you make 2014 extraordinary!

Join Me for a Free Goal Setting Teleseminar

  • What questions do you have about setting goals?
  • How can I help you overcome the discouragement and distraction that may have kept you from achieving them?
  • How can we make 2014 your best year ever?

What You Need to Nail Your Goals in 2014

Unless you’re banking on blind luck, goals are essential to your success. But having goals doesn’t guarantee success. In fact, most people I know have several significant dreams and aspirations but struggle to see them realized. Why?

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As a business executive, corporate consultant, speaker, and mentor, I’ve seen traditional goal-setting fail time and again in the face of demanding schedules and competing priorities.

#076: An Interview with Gary Vaynerchuk [Podcast]

This is something I have never done on my podcast—an interview. However, this opportunity was too good to pass up.

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image courtesy of Gary Vaynerchuk

Recently, I had the chance to sit down with Gary Vaynerchuk, author of the new bestseller, Jab, Jab, Jab, Right Hook.

This is one one of the best social media books I have read in a long time. In fact, I had a hard time getting through it, because I kept stopping to implement Gary’s step-by-step recommendations.

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The Secret to Achieving the Goals You Missed in 2013

It’s almost time. No, I’m not talking about Christmas—though who doesn’t love that? I’m talking about one of the best times of the year to slow down, take stock of the past, and ready yourself to maximize the future.

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Most of us naturally do this already, making resolutions and setting goals. But, sadly, most of us never realize those goals.

One of my daughters sent me this video the other day. Not only is it a great example of a wow experience (something I talk about extensively in my book, Platform), but it immediately got me into the Christmas spirit. I hope it does for you, too.

By the way, this is from a new Christmas album by the group Pentatonix.

Question: What are you looking forward to most about the holidays? You can leave a comment by clicking here.

Amazon is working on technology that will enable you to receive your package within 30 minutes of placing the order. (Jeff Bezos, the founder and CEO of Amazon, revealed this on 60 Minutes.)

Question: Is this a good idea or a bad one? You can leave a comment by clicking here.

#075: My Top 10 Productivity Hacks [Podcast]

I am often asked in interviews, “How do you get so much done?” Even one of my daughters asked me this the other day.

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I love the topic of productivity. I collect productivity hacks like some people collect stamps. I am always looking for the edge that will make me more efficient and, even more importantly, more effective.

Based on my recent 2013 Reader Survey, 75 percent of my readers want more productivity content. So here are my top ten favorite productivity hacks of all time, in no particular order:

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What Tasks Should You Delegate First?

To be an effective leader, you have to become good at delegating. The problem is that what made you successful doesn’t usually scale.

The Delegation Matrix

To grow—both personally and organizationally—you have to increasingly focus on those high payoff activities where you add the most value and get rid of everything else. As Dawson Trotman, founder of the Navigators, once said,

I purposed never to do anything others could or would do when there was so much of importance to be done that others could or would not do.