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How to Stay Happy on the Path from “Go” to Goal

The person who makes a success of living is the one who sees his goal steadily and aims for it unswervingly. That is dedication. ~ Cecil B. DeMille ~ I love to travel. Seeing new places and meeting people from a variety of backgrounds and cultures is one of my favorite things to do. At the same time, I’d like to skip the whole anxiety-ridden hassle of getting there. There’s More to Goal Setting than “Getting There” Sometimes it’s hard to remember that getting there – whether it’s a travel destination or achieving a worthy goal – is a necessary
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How to Make Your Goals More Important than Fear

Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgement that something else is more important than fear. ~ Ambrose Redmoon ~ Courage is an interesting phenomenon. I’ve been thinking a lot about what it is and what triggers it. One kind of courage is triggered on the spur of the moment when facing life or death circumstances. Most of us hope we never have to face such circumstances. And I believe our hope is that if we do come up against them, we will muster up whatever it takes to do the brave thing. But we won’t know
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The Secret to Conquering Life Challenges

“Don’t let sickness, depression, and disease THUG YOU OUT. Eat healthier, think healthier, speak healthier, and more positively over your life. When you do so, you will soon begin to conquer your life and your health through new found empowerment – mind, body, and spirit.”   ~ SupaNovaSlom Are you someone who fears or hates confronting career and life challenges?  Do you dream of a place and time where everything just goes along without a hitch? If so, I’ve got some bad news and I’ve got some good news. The bad news is that living a life without challenges is probably
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Are You a Creative Risk Taker?

Creative risk-taking is essential to success in any goal where the stakes are high. Thoughtless risks are destructive, of course, but perhaps even more wasteful is thoughtless caution which prompts inaction and promotes failure to seize opportunity. – Gary Ryan Blair Risk-taking and I have an uneasy relationship. To me, risk-taking generally means choosing between life and death with the odds falling on the side of death. Just thinking about the word makes my belly start doing flip-flops. I’m not going there – at least not willingly. Having my own business is teaching me to see risk-taking differently. Everything in life is a
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How Small Steps Become Epic Moves

All changes, even positive ones, are scary. Attempts to reach goals through radical or revolutionary means often fail because they heighten fear. But the small steps of kaizen disarm the brain’s fear response, stimulating rational thought and creative play.~ Robert Maurer This year’s January Jumpstart course is just about over. Soon-to-be course graduates are leaving with tools they can use to continue taking small steps and giant leaps toward accomplishing their Big, Juicy Goals. As this year’s course comes to an end, I’ve been reflecting on what I’ve learned since the course first launched in 2010. I knew we were
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One Fun Secret for Pushing Through Obstacles

“Where is the electric socket for possibility, the access to the energy of transformation? It’s just there over the bar line, where the bird soars. We can join it by finding the tempo and lean our bodies to the music; dare to let go of the edge of ourselves…participate! ~ Benjamin Zander I doubt if it’s a surprise that one of the most daunting challenges we face on the path to achieving goals that matter is pushing through obstacles.   Pushing through any obstacle is tough.  But pushing through “inner” obstacles is way harder than pushing through exterior ones. The
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Quit Making New Year’s Resolutions and Design a Sexy Context

Context is the freedom to be.  Context is space.  It has no form, no place in time; it allows form and time…Once you create a context, that context then generates a process in which the content – the forces and circumstances – reorder and align themselves with the context. ~ Werner Erhard I love this time of year, not just because of the holidays, but because it’s a wonderful time to pause and reflect about how the past year has gone – what worked, what didn’t work, and what you would like to do differently. No, you don’t need to wait
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Listen with Your Heart to Design Your Sexy Second Act

“Let your heart be your compass, your mind your map, your soul your guide… and you will never get lost.” ~ Ritu Ghatourey It’s said that if you listen with your heart, you’ll hear a message in every experience. I pondered that the other day while waiting for my mechanic to figure out why my car’s check engine light came on. Luckily, it turned out to be no big deal, but I couldn’t help wondering what the message might be. I’ve been feeling pressure about completing my book by a certain deadline. As a result, the fun went out of my
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Take Your Career from “What If? to “Hell Yeah!”

The torment of precautions often exceeds the dangers to be avoided. It is sometimes better to abandon one’s self to destiny.  ~ Napoleon Bonaparte I used to worry. A LOT! Worrying is anything BUT sexy. It drags you down and it drags everyone around you down. What-ifs keep you from doing anything the least bit risky…or the least bit exciting or FUN!  That’s not sexy either. What-ifs stop you if you don’t look beyond whatever yucky outcome your brain comes up with – like… I’ll die I’ll fail I’ll look bad I’ll feel rejected I’ll feel humiliated That’s where I
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Staying True to the Power of a Dream

Being on a tightrope is living; everything else is waiting. ~ Karl Wallenda Did you watch? Were you transfixed as Nik Wallenda walked across Niagra Falls on a tightrope with almost nothing between him and catastrophe but his faith in the power of a dream? Everything I believe in when it comes to staying true to the power of a dream was right there. He had a vision that came from his heart He had a purpose and a passion He was WILLING to take risks and overcome whatever obstacles got in his way His vision kept him strong and focused
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