Set Goals And Accomplish Them (Goal Setting)

Every year around the end of the year you begin making New Year’s resolutions.   You are highly motivated that this is going to be your best year ever and you are finally going to do all those things you have been putting off for an entire year.  You are going to be shocked, but I don’t make New Year’s resolutions.  I SET NEW YEAR’S GOALS.  Then, I continuously monitor, evaluate, and adjust them as necessary to achieve the goal I have set for myself; and you can do the same. You have goals, right?  Things you want to accomplish.  Hopes and…

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Effective Communication Skills

How many times have you ever found yourself in a conversation, ceremony, motivational speech, or any situation in which you had no idea what was being said because of the speaker’s inability to communicate effectively? Words are powerful and can make a person seem intelligent. But, on the opposite end of that spectrum can also make a person feel dumb. You have to be careful what words you use, how you use them, and who you use them with. When you are communicating to an audience, or even an individual, fancy words will lose their impact if misunderstood or misinterpreted.…

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You Are A Work In Progress

If you always feel like there is something missing in your life it’s because you are not complete, you are “a work in progress”.  Every day you learn new things, you become smarter, you become faster, you become more knowledgeable, you become more experienced, and so forth.  You are “a work in progress”. Even though you are not complete yet, you still have to strive to get better every day because you are not going to grow and develop into the person you want to become if you don’t work at it.  You don’t just wake up one day and…

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Nobody Is Perfect

“If you seek PERFECTION in everything, you will achieve it in nothing” How many times have you moved something around just after you put it there looking for that perfect angle? How often do you write something down, erase it, and re-write it 100 times until it is perfect? Have you changed clothes, re-applied your makeup, or fixed your hair so many times in the morning and just can’t get it right? It is possible that you could be obsessed with PERFECTIONISM. If you get bent out of shape just because something is not perfect, you will find yourself on…

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Your Best Year Ever

I hope that you had a wonderful Christmas holiday and a Happy New Year celebration.  Now that the festivities are over and we are a few days into the new year, I want to take the opportunity to share some things with you.  As you go through each day this year you have opportunities to do many things but you must take action if you want this to be  your best year ever.  Below are my best tips to having your best year ever. *NOTE*  These action items are not for the timid.  You must be willing to put in…

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Accomplish More with Less by Filtering Out the Bad and Hunting the Good Stuff (Filter Management)

You don’t need everything in your life. You hold on to things thinking you need them but in fact you really don’t. When you get rid of the things that are not important you will find that it is liberating and will free you up for the things that matter most in your life.  Have you ever seen someone who is a hoarder?  They will hoard everything regardless of the item because they think they can’t live without it, it has sentimental value, they might need it later for something (whatever that may be), someone else may need it and…

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Invest In Your Personal or Professional Education/Training (Educational Goals)

Besides having knowledge and experience, nothing spells success or the potential for it better than having a degree or technical certification. By having these all important credentials sets you apart from your peers and will give you opportunities for promotion and higher level jobs that will benefit you and your family. You have to do something that sets yourself apart from your peers that will give you an advantage in knowledge, experience, promotion potential, and so forth.  One way that you can do that is to expand your personal or professional education.  Nowadays, having an Associate’s Degree, a Bachelors Degree,…

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Get Plenty Of Rest (Sleep Management)

I know you’ve seen it.  The person at work who always seems to be nodding off and never paying attention to anything that is going on around him or her. This is largely due to sleep deprivation. I know you have a busy life, you still have things you need and/or want to accomplish that cause you to burn the midnight oil. You have work that carries over to your home life, you have kids, your taking online college classes, trying to run a business in your spare time through a website or blog, or several other things that consume…

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Put Your Family First By Integrating Family Time In All That You Do (Family Time)

You are busy.  You have deadlines you have to meet at work causing you to work late nights or even holidays, weekends, skipped vacations.  Even when you are at home or out and about with your family you are thinking about work instead of being there in the moment with your family.  Believe me when I say that your family will notice that you are distant and you will only get further and further away from them if you don’t stop what you are doing and take time to enjoy your family. Bottom Line Up Front (BLUF), your family is…

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Set Goals And Accomplish Them (Goal Setting)

You have goals, right?  Things you want to accomplish.  Hopes and dreams that keep you awake at night consuming your every thought.  That is a good thing and perfectly normal. Everyone has things they desire in life.  Ranging from a new job, financial security, and more time with family, a new house or vehicle, a promotion, and the many things that can be attained in life. Before you get all crazy with your thoughts, there is one important aspect of setting goals that you must do before you take any further action.  That thing is create a list.  That’s right,…

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