How Not to Make New Year’s Resolutions

10 Ways You Might be Sabotaging Your Own Success

About 150 million Americans make New Year’s resolutions every year. That’s a lot of disappointed people.

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A quarter of those people will abandon their resolutions in just a week. Fewer than half will still be on track by summer. Ultimately, only 8 percent will be successful.

But don’t think about the percentages. Think about all those individuals.

How to Boost Your Energy [Podcast S06E08]

10 Practical Ways to Put a Spring in Your Step

Welcome to Season 6, Episode 8 of the This Is Your Life podcast. In this episode, Michele Cushatt and I discuss how to boost your energy.

Life is demanding, right? We could all use more energy. Today we’re unpacking ten practical ways you can engineer more energy into your day.

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5 Major Goal-Setting Myths That Keep You Stuck

Want to Achieve Your Dreams? Then Never Fall for These

Steve Mura was a Triple-A baseball pitcher. He was starting one night in an away game, but he almost lost before leaving the dugout. Why?

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“I can never win on this mound,” he told his pitching coach and shook his head. For Mura, the game was already over, and he hadn’t even thrown the first pitch!

When it comes to making progress towards what matters most in life, there are at least five major myths we need to avoid like quicksand.

We create a lot of video content every year in our shop. And that means we make a lot of mistakes. My talented friends at Rainey Media capture every last one. And that’s good news because here’s a collection of my best bloopers in 2015!

How to Become a Big Thinker [Podcast S06E07]

7 Tips for Escaping the Prison of Small Thinking

Welcome to Season 6, Episode 7 of the This Is Your Life podcast. In this episode, Michele Cushatt and I discuss how to become a big thinker.

We’ve all been given unique, amazing gifts. But it’s easy to diminish them. Sometimes our culture or even those closest to us can keep us locked in a prison of small thinking. Here are seven tips for breaking out.

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The One Quality You Must Develop to Reach Your Goals

6 Proven Techniques to Gain the Persistence You Need

What does it take to accomplish your goals? Some people think it’s mostly about luck, smarts, good looks, and social connections. Nope.

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Researcher Angela Lee Duckworth studied West Point cadets, National Spelling Bee contestants, teachers in tough schools, and sales peoples, asking who would succeed and why.

“In all those very different contexts one characteristic emerged as a significant predictor of success,” she said in a popular TED talk. And it wasn’t the usual suspects. What was it? “It was grit.”

How to Finally Achieve Your Dream [Podcast S06E06]

Overcoming Your Toughest Goal-Setting Struggles

Welcome to Season 6, Episode 6 of the This Is Your Life podcast. In this episode, Michele Cushatt and I discuss how to finally achieve your dream.

Most of us have some kind of dream we’re aspiring to, but those things don’t just happen. They take a plan. The trouble is that accomplishing our goals come with some pretty serious struggles. We’re talking about how to overcome ten of the most common.

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5 Secrets for Finally Getting the Life You Want

Watch My Free New Webinar and Discover How High Achievers Consistently Accomplish Their Biggest Goals

If you’re like me, you’re thinking about all of the things you want to accomplish in 2016. This is it—the year you get into peak fitness, grow your income, and deepen your most significant relationships. Or is it?

As you look back on 2015, weren’t you busier than ever? Some—maybe most—of your goals got sidelined. Or maybe you knocked it out of the park, but you can’t imagine keeping up the pace.

We all know how it goes. If we don’t take proactive measures, work, family, distraction, and exhaustion can keep us from achieving our long-term goals. But what kind of measures work best?