Tired of Making No Progress on Goals? Try This

Leaders are driven to achieve. The problem is that our intense drive can backfire. We sometimes set unrealistic goals or timetables, which are impossible to meet. Not that we don’t kill ourselves trying! When that happens, it’s easy to feel exhausted and discouraged. Why does everybody else seem to make rapid progress? Is there a […]

7 Steps to Thinking Big

Do you have a really big dream or far-out goal that you’ve never told anybody about? We’ll bet you do because we’ve had them too. What’s sad is that most of those dreams  get buried under a huge mound of fear and insecurity. It doesn’t have to be that way!

You Say You Want a Resolution

The Science of New Beginnings

For all of the champagne, new diets, and gym memberships folks are about to experience, only about eight percent of resolution-takers succeed in attaining their goals. What goes wrong? Any number of answers might hold a kernel of truth, but I’d offer the following: New Year’s Day is not a real new beginning. Much as […]

Just Say No to Goal Shaming

How to Silence Your Inner Critic Once and For All

Many leaders have bigger goals than they admit to. Criticism, fear, and naysaying give them a sense of “goal shame” and keep them playing small. Today, we’ll help you silence your inner critic once and for all so you can bust through your upper limit and finally accomplish the big achievement you’ve been dreaming of.

Stop Being Your Own Worst Critic

The Benefits of Going Positive

Does this one ring a bell? You, reader, are your own worst critic. Your penchant for nitpicking every detail and harshly critiquing your accomplishments makes it difficult for you to make progress or sometimes even get simple work done. If it doesn’t apply to you or someone close to you, then you have a great […]

Don’t Let Others Make You Small

How High-Achievers Deal With Goal Shaming

Big goals are often the seed for big success. Monica Louie knows this firsthand. The Facebook ad expert launched a new company and set an audacious goal of earning $100,000 her first year in business—despite having made only $8,000 the previous year with another venture. It was such a big goal, in fact, that a […]

The Science of Partnership and Success

3 Ways Marriage Powers Personal Achievement

Before starting Praxis, Isaac Morehouse needed an investor. He didn’t need an investment of money or of time. He didn’t need a website built, a curriculum designed, or a market analyzed. What he needed was an investor of passion. He needed someone to believe as firmly in his vision as he did, someone “to believe […]

3 of History’s Great Power Couples

How Marriage Supports a Leader’s Long-Term Success

History affords countless examples of great leaders made greater by the inspiration of a spouse. Of course, there are also plenty of seemingly successful leaders in the past who had bad marriages too. But in certain historical cases, you can see clearly how a long-lasting marriage helped turn a person into a giant in their […]

How Differences with Your Spouse Can Make Your Marriage Stronger

3 Ways to Turn Your Biggest Annoyance into Your Greatest Advantage

I hear this all the time: “My husband or wife doesn’t understand me. We are so different. We don’t really have anything in common. How can we make this work when we don’t see eye-to-eye?” In the midst of conflict, it’s easy for us to forget the real reason that opposites attract–because it’s good for […]