perspective

An Opportunity or a Challenge? It’s All in Your Perspective

“It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.”                                                                     – Henry David Thoreau So far, we’ve discussed the ins and outs of the goal-setting process, the value of visualization, how to establish Quarterly Objectives, and the power of checking items off the One and Done lists. Let’s now take a look at the role perspective plays: It may come as no surprise that how we choose

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list

One & Dones: The Ultimate To Do List

“Great things are done by a series of small things brought together.” – Vincent van Gogh   In earlier blogs, we examined why goals work, the benefits of creating a solid goals, how to visualize success, and the importance of establishing Quarterly Objectives. Now, it’s time to line ‘em up and knock ‘em down. I’ve been a list maker my entire life. I’ve made comprehensive lists, sub-lists, short-term lists, long-term

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quarterly objectives

How to Create Successful Quarterly Objectives

“How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time.” – General Creighton Abrams In earlier blogs, we explored why goals work, what well-rounded goals address, and started building some basic ideas on what  success will look like when the new year comes to a close. We’ve also outlined your specific goals…now it’s time to dig in and define what clearly needs to get accomplished. For hundreds of years,

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clear goals

Don’t Underestimate the Importance of Clear Goals

“When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don’t adjust the goals – adjust the action steps.”                                                 – Confucius In previous posts, I discussed the importance of focusing on your True North, what are the primary motivators in you and your partners life. Once

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numbers

Personal Goals by the Numbers

“You can’t depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus.” – Mark Twain This is the 6th blog about setting real targets. Previously, I outlined why goals work and what’s addressed by well-rounded goals. We also started building some basic ideas on how to visualize that success. Well done! You’ve achieved the most critical steps that the majority of people miss, and you’ve taken the time dig

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visualization

It’s Time to Embrace the Power of Visualization

“You got to be careful if you don’t know where you’re going because you might not get there.” – Yogi Berra Previously, I outlined why goals work, how reviewing past victories can put you in the right frame of mind for creating healthy goals, and why knowing your priorities in life – your True North – will enhance the strength of the goals you set. We then reviewed The Balance

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balance

This Tool Can Help You Find Balance

“Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all.” – Aristotle Previously, I outlined why setting goals works and how reviewing past victories can put you in the right frame of mind for creating clear, bold, and healthy goals. Also, I discussed the importance of knowing your priorities and how your True North will enhance the strength of the goals you set. As I discussed in the

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true north

You Need To Know This First to Decide Where You’re Going

In previous blogs, I outlined why family goal setting works and how reviewing past victories can help prepare you for goal setting and ensuring you’re in the right frame of mind for creating clear, bold, and healthy goals. Knowing your true motivations and direction in life is important. There are 100+ tools out there that can be used to assess how you’re doing in life. Unfortunately, for many years, I

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victories

You Need to Take Time to Celebrate Your Victories

Last week’s post began outlining the approach Reka and I used to create our annual family goals. Here are the major takeaways: Reka and I have been developing and achieving doing goals together for almost 20 years and we firmly believe they work Our goals have shifted to a more balanced focus on what’s really important to us, our “True North” We used some of our December holiday time to

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family

The Power of Setting Annual Family Goals

Reka and I just returned from a very productive trip to Las Vegas and the Grand Canyon. (For the record, we are not Vegas people, we are backcountry people). Part of the reason we go away around the holidays is because it can be bit of a weird time of year for us–we weren’t able to have kids and the season seems to be very kid focused. We choose to

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