How SMART Are Your Goals?

Roughly 40% of the population make New Year’s Resolutions. The most popular New Year’s Resolutions (in no particular order) are: lose weight, get in shape, spend less (or save more), and make more money. All worthy aspirations. However, they aren’t...

The One Resolution You Need to Achieve Your Goals

Find your focus for the coming year. What do you want to accomplish in the next twelve months? What are your all of your goals? Go ahead, write it down. Make a list. Making your list should take 5-minutes or less. However, feel free to put some real thought and time...

Journaling Resources and Links

This one is for my Journaling: Beyond the Diary students — and anyone else interested in journaling. Here are a few links and resources I use. If you have any other recommendations or suggestions, please feel free to leave a comment below. And let me know if you are...

Word Association Exercise

The Word Association Exercise is a discovery exercise. It is designed to help you explore and uncover your unconscious connections between certain concepts. It is especially useful if you find yourself resistant to a task you know will help you achieve a goal or...

Life or Bucket List Exercise

What do you want to do or accomplish in your lifetime? This is sometimes called “The Bucket List.” I’m a birder so I prefer “Life List.” Besides, I’d rather focus on life and living it to the fullest than “kicking the...

The Why Exercise: What’s My Motivation?

The Why Exercise examines your automatic assumptions, bias, and programming. If you aren’t getting really annoyed or uncomfortable, it’s a good sign you need to keep digging. Knowing why you believe something or are pursuing a goal is increases your...
Before the Holiday Madness Begins…

Before the Holiday Madness Begins…

Let’s Take Just a Moment to Reflect. On what we want. On where we are. On where we are headed as the New Year approaches. (Wasn’t it just New Year’s Day? What happened to the year?) For me, the madness has already begun. (Did it ever stop?)...

Check Out 50 Reasons to #LovetheWorld

http://www.bbc.com/travel/bespoke/story/20150309-50-reasons-to-love-the-world/index.html BBC’s Travel  Section has collect a set of 50 amazing photographs and quotes from travelers explaining why they Love the World. It’s a great pick-me up for those days...
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