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

County Road Flickr Nate Shivar

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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My ALS #IceBucketChallenge Video

No doubt I’ve seen a couple (hundred) ALS Ice bucket videos on Facebook and Twitter over the past month or so, just as I’m sure you have.  Prior to being nominated to take the challenge, I always thought to myself: kinda funny, kinda cheesy, kinda hope that no one ever challenges me to do it. Welp, it was only a matter of time, I suppose.  I came home on Saturday night from a “date” with...
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Miracle Morning, Welcome Back Old Friend

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There is no doubt about it, I am a morning person.  For whatever reason, I’ve always been most productive the first half of the day.  But being a morning person doesn’t necessarily equate to wanting to get up early.  The allure of that extra hour or two of sleep is rivaled by little else. For those of you who are parents and can remember what its like to have a new(er) born, you know that the term...
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Our Lives Change When Our Habits Change

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“Our Lives Change When Our Habits Change” – Matthew Kelly Matthew Kelly is fond of starting off his talks with that line or some derivative of it.  Another of my favorite excerpts from his book, Perfectly Yourself, is ” . . . if you want to measure the level of happiness in your life, measure your level of self-discipline.  You will never have more happiness than you have self-discipline.  The two are directly linked to...
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I’m at My Best When . . .

At my best when

Stop Dabbling, Stop Grumbling, Start Changing . . . These were the thoughts going through my head in my moment of reflection. Probably one of the only moments of such clarity in a number of months. I knew instantly that the key to regaining some margin in my life was to get back to the core of what I know works for me – the consistent pursuit of my best version.  It had been a while...
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