"The trouble with most of us is that we would rather be ruined by praise than saved by criticism." -Norman Vincent Peale
“The trouble with most of us is that we would rather be ruined by praise than saved by criticism.” -Norman Vincent Peale

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"If you really want to do something, you'll find a way. If you don't, you'll find an excuse." -Jim Rohn
“If you really want to do something, you’ll find a way. If you don’t, you’ll find an excuse.” -Jim Rohn

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5 Steps to Developing More Discipline

How to Remove the Obstacles to Your Success

I have been thinking a lot about discipline lately. Everyone knows you can’t succeed without it, yet few people seem to possess it.

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“Can you make yourself do something you don’t want to do in order to get a result you really want?” That’s a question my friend Andy Andrews likes to ask. And if you can answer yes, then you are disciplined—at least in that area. But what’s the key?

"The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing." -Walt Disney

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What to Do When You Don’t Know What to Do

3 Steps to Follow When You're Tired of Feeling Uncertain

Early in my career, I was the marketing director for a book publishing company. Because of my workload and the ongoing pressure to produce results, I felt overwhelmed.

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I figured it was only a matter of time before my boss discovered that I was in over my head. This produced uncertainty. I was paralyzed and afraid to act.

"You will never find time for anything. If you want the time, you must make it." -Charles Buxton

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How to Vacation Like a Pro [Podcast S08E03]

7 Steps for Recharging with Intention

Welcome to Season 8, Episode 3 of the This Is Your Life podcast. In this episode, Michele Cushatt and I discuss some of our best tips on getting the most out of your time away.

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Taking a break and recharging is vital for your individual and family health. However, you’ve probably realized how much work goes into planning family vacations, everything from booking airfare and hotels to getting your business ready for your absence. In this episode, we give you practical steps to vacationing like a pro.

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The Difference Between Trying and Doing

​How to Turn Attempts Into Accomplishments

There’s an instructive scene in the Star Wars movie, The Empire Strikes Back. Yoda is instructing Luke Skywalker in how to use the Force. He asks Luke to retrieve his disabled spaceship out of a bog where it has sunk, using only his mind.

there is no try

Luke, of course, thinks this is impossible. Sure, he has been able to move stones around this way. But a spaceship? That’s completely different. Or is it?

"For every minute you are angry, you lose sixty seconds of happiness." -Ralph Waldo Emerson

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How to Become a Morning Person

(Even If You Don’t Think You Can)

A few years ago, someone listened to my podcast, “Become More Productive by Reengineering Your Morning Ritual.” They wrote to me and said, “I really would like to be a morning person. Do you have any advice for becoming one? Is that even possible?”

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First of all, yes. It is possible. This is not like trying to become a professional basketball player if you are only 5’6″ tall. This is more like trying to change a belief system and a set of habits. You can do it if you are intentional.

"Being miserable is a habit. Being happy is a habit. The choice is yours." -Tom Hopkins

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