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Set boundaries, set expectations

 

“We teach people how to treat us.” – Phillip McGraw

You are responsible for how others treat you.  Whether they are clients, colleagues, friends or significant others, you are accountable for shaping expectations and teaching others how you wish to be treated.   If you are doing something that somehow signals permission to others to mistreat […]

Replay or future forward?

“No matter what your past has been, you have a spotless future.” – Darren Hardy

Your future starts today, in the now.  No matter what happened last year, last month, or even yesterday, you start today with a clean slate.  Will you embrace that fresh start?

Today, and every day, you choose how you will deal […]

How are you trending?

“Your income can grow only to the extent that you do.” – T. Harv Eker

How are you trending?  What does the forecast look like?  Even when you allow for some element of economic fluctuation caused by stuff beyond your control – the cycle of booms and busts –  are you trending upward, or stalled, […]

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The privilege of a lifetime

 

“The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are.” – Joseph Campbell

Some haven’t figured out that being who they are is a privilege.  It’s a privilege in spite of imperfections, or – more likely – because of imperfections.  But they wish they were someone else. They wish they were more successful.  They wish […]

A worthy price to pay

“Fear of failure is a worthy price to pay for the chance at greatness.” – Charlie Harary

For most, the fear of failure is a price too great to pay.  So a life of safety, a life of sameness and mediocrity becomes the choice by default.

We’ve been taught to feel shame for failure, that we […]

Disorder is not disfunction

“Embrace the glorious mess that you are.” – Elizabeth Gilbert

You’re in some phase of personal home improvement  You’re fixing some area of your life that needs repair and renovation.  You’re tearing down what no longer works, and are deep in the process of redesign and remodeling.  You’re in an undertaking filled with dust and […]

Just go

“You don’t have to go fast…you just have to go.” – T. Harv Eker

To make progress, you must get started.  Life begins in a better way when you take the first step, when you begin the journey.

Recognize that achieving excellence in your life is less about velocity and more about action. Action creates momentum. […]

It’s not about where you are…

“Where you are today doesn’t determine where you can go; it merely determines where you start.”

The key limiting factor to getting what you want, for going where you want to go, exists between your ears.  It’s you, not where you are, not your circumstance.

Become accountable for where you want to go, for what […]

Move to the front of the line

“Move your dreams from some day to this day.” – Ralph Marston

You get what you want when you move to the front of the line.  Why be timid, why hold back?

Until you put your dreams on high priority, until you move them to the front of the line and act on them, they remain […]

Welcome to the ultra marathon

“If everything seems under control, you’re just not going fast enough.” – Mario Andretti

Beware when you start patting yourself on the back, thinking you have finished the race, thinking you have arrived, thinking you have things under control.  That’s when you’re starting to slide, when the ground is shifting beneath your feet and you’re […]