Personal Development

The Power of Visualization

Most of us know the importance of visualizing a goal or life-long vision to bring it into reality. But what about using visualization on a more regular basis? For a long time now, I have used visualization as a form of “mental rehearsal” in every single situation requiring planning. When I ran a large convention…

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What You Learn from Leaving Town

I’ve just come back from a 2-week trip around England. Mostly road trips around Cornwall, Devon and Somerset, and meandering through the countryside to out of the way places. I have developed a wanderlust in this chapter of my life and get great pleasure in planning and then taking, trips to interesting places. Stepping away from…

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Stop Making Excuses…it gets old

When we make excuses we make fools of ourselves. An excuse is avoiding ownership, the very core of authentic, successful living. You are 100% in control of you. Yesterday, I was running 5 minutes late for an appointment. As I raced across town, the temptation was strong to start blaming a myriad of factors as…

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Life Purpose – Must you know it to get started?

Do you know what you are supposed to do with your life? If you’re not sure, or have no clue, you are not alone. In this world driven by purpose and desires of success, people who haven’t yet identified their purpose will often feel they are less-than, or just dense. They may even be frustrated…

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Does it matter?

Have you heard about the 5 questions technique? Often used by coaches (or therapists) who ask “Why?” five times to get to the root of the issue, it is also a great tool to help you figure out what’s really important in life. Too often, the issues we worry about the most, are the least important.…

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What Intersections are You Avoiding?

In most successful people’s stories are moment of inflection. Those significant points in life when either a situation occurs unexpectedly, or they make a specific choice when faced with one. I like to think of these as intersections in life. The decisions that drive you toward success are often the toughest, because they require you…

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Why more people fail than succeed

How do you react when you hear of someone’s great success? Jealousy? Frustration? Happy for them? Ready to quit on yourself? I’ve been guilty of all those reactions at various points of my life. Until I learned that: I’ve also recently heard a great reminder that when we see others’ success, it’s the highlight “reel”…

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Will the REAL people please stand up?

I don’t know about you, but I’m so tired of fake. We live in a world where things can be fabricated easily. We have also become experts at faking almost anything – our looks, our online profiles, our life success, our confidence, even our lifestyles. Recently, listening to an episode of TED Radio Hour, Guy…

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Why most people suck at relationships…and how to fix it.

Unless you live a solitary life on an island somewhere, you are in relationships in every area of your life. Yet, successful relationships take hard work and so many people are just not prepared to make the effort. Conflict, arguments, gossip, criticism, resentment…the list goes on. These are all the result of bad relationships. It’s…

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