Defining Success On Your Own Terms

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Where you are now is a result of who you were and where you go depends entirely on who you choose to become from this moment forward.”  That’s a quote by Hal Elrod, author of The Miracle Morning, and one that perfectly illustrates the supreme power that we all have to choose. We have the opportunity to define a purpose and a future that is bigger than our past.  There are doors waiting to be...
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Unlock the Power of Goal Setting Success

Unlocking the Power of Goal Setting

Why is it that so few people actually follow-through and achieve the goals that they’ve set for themselves?  Is it for lack of discipline?  Lack of desire?  Lack of focus? Courage?  Measurement? For some, those limitations definitely hold true but I believe that it mostly boils down to the fact that the majority of what we’ve been taught when it comes to setting is at it’s best, incomplete. One of the biggest flaws (in my...
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The Post-Vacation Hangover

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Kristin and I had the fortune of spending some time last week at a beautiful resort on the coast of Southern California, near Laguna Niguel.  In the past four years, we’ve taken two legitimate vacations and Kristin was 6-7 months pregnant both times.  So, to say that this trip was much needed would be a dramatic understatement.  Though, as I assume is the case with most parents of young children, the time away was both...
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Secrets to Success | Will Smith

I can remember growing up watching The Fresh Prince of Bell Air and later watching movies like Men in Black, Bad Boys, etc. and developing a perception of Will Smith as a goofball.  Talented, no doubt, but a little bit cheesy to say the least. That was until a couple years ago when I randomly came across this video in which he shares his opinion on the secrets to success. Not having ever really seen...
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The Sooner You Use It, The More It’s Worth

The Sooner You Use It

That postcard headline (^) recently caught my attention as I was shuffling through mail one day.  Oddly enough, it was a coupon from Bed Bath & Beyond, making reference to a sliding savings percentage depending upon when the coupon was actually used.  It just happened to be a perfect metaphor for something that I’d been giving a lot of thought to recently. I have an intense thirst for knowledge and thrive on personal development.  No...
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I Choose to Set and Achieve Worthy Goals

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Coming to a recent fork in the road.  I mentioned the sobering realization of finding myself almost five months into the year without even one clearly defined goal.  Sure I was still showing up every day, working as hard as ever and doing my best to move the needle.  But, like Alice, I was stuck on ‘any road.’ “Alice came to a fork in the road. ‘Which road do I take?’ she asked. ‘Where do you...
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Establishing My Morning Ritual

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W hat was the one thing that I could do that had the potential to most radically alter my life’s trajectory, if I decided to make such a change immediately?  It was clear to me that there was only one answer: Re-establishing a Morning Ritual In his book, The Miracle Morning, Hal Elrod writes about hitting rock bottom twice – once literally and once figuratively.  He goes on to explain that one morning, seemingly at his...
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