Season 2, Episode 10: 10 Biggest Mistakes People Make in Setting Goals (and How to Fix Them) [Podcast]

Welcome to Season 2, Episode 10 of the This Is Your Life podcast. In this tenth episode, Michele Cushatt and I discuss the ten most common mistakes when it comes to goal-setting.

10 Biggest Mistakes People Make in Goal Setting

It’s that time of year when people begin planning for next year. That’s why I have been talking about it so much during the last week. I have also just released the newest edition of my goal-setting course, 5 Days to Your Best Year Ever.

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The Proven Roadmap You Need to Reach Your Goals in 2015

It doesn’t matter if it’s The Odyssey, The Hobbit, or Monty Python and the Holy Grail, every great story about a journey involves getting lost. Why?

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Because storytellers know even the wildest fantasy has to be grounded in reality. And we’re all familiar with feeling lost, sidetracked, and stalled out.

7 Reasons You Should Never Do Another Conference Call Again

If you paid me a dollar for every minute I’ve spent on a conference call in my life, I probably would never have to work again. But I like working—and that’s exactly why I don’t like conference calls.


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I know there are forms of business communication less efficient that conference calls, but I’m having trouble thinking of them right now. People drop in and out, talk over each other, lose track of who’s saying what—and the more voices on the line, the more confusing it all becomes.

Do two or three of these back to back, and it’s enough to make you doubt the future of the species. Thankfully, I’ve got the solution—at least for me and my team. But I bet it’ll work for you too.

5 Characteristics of People Who Get What They Really Want

Most people I know have several significant dreams and aspirations. But some make much more progress than others. Why?

5 Characteristics of People Who Get What They Really Want

When I was the CEO of Thomas Nelson Publishers, I used to oversee the monthly business review. It was a time for our divisional leaders to report on their performance against monthly, quarterly, and yearly financial goals.

There were always some who beat their plan, and others who let the plan beat them. I paid special attention to the different approaches these leaders took.