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(#298) Do You Have “Hell, Yeah” Goals?


When you establish new goals,  consider these four components. Give your goals a second R.E.A.D. During one of my recent podcast recordings, film producer Pepper Lindsey posed an intriguing question:  “What does success look like to you?” (This podcast will air on … Continue reading

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(#272) Grit: What Keeps You Moving Toward Your Goals?


“If at first you don’t succeed try, try again. Then quit. There’s no point being a damn fool about it.” -W.C. Fields- Resilience. Passion. Tenacity. Grit. Well-being. Balance. Mindset. When these concepts are tossed around, they can apply to situations in … Continue reading

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(#161) Reach Your Goals: One Step At A Time


Have you been feeling a bit rushed—overwhelmed by all you have in front of you?  My suggestion is to remember that you do have the choice to respond—even when others have made your plans a mess. I am reminded often … Continue reading

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(#89) Set Your Goals and S.O.A.R.


You can write the most specific and realistic and timely goal you can think of—but it will be useless (a fantasy) without ACTION.  You have to put the “do” behind the “want to do.” Video recommendation for the week: When … Continue reading

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#21 Goals, Failure, and Choosing to Move Forward


In their book Built to Last Jim Collins and Jerry I. Porras describe what they refer to as BHAGs. In their research of successful companies they found that companies that set big, hairy, audacious goals left their competition in the dust. In … Continue reading

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(#398) We Are Where We Are


 “We are where we are, however we got here. What matters is where we go next.”—Isaac Marion The New Year inevitably brings resolutions. Just as inescapable are posts about those inexorable goals for the next 12 months. We generally hear … Continue reading

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(#397) A Blogger’s Retrospective: 2017 in Review


May you create, share, and savor powerful moments in the coming year and beyond. While sitting in an Austin hotel room at the end of May 2010, I wrote my first post for this blog. At that time, I had … Continue reading

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(#392) He Made Me A Better Version Of Myself


Charles, thank you for being there for so many of us. Thank you for reminding us of the importance of humility, hard work, personal fortitude, paying attention, listening, and mostly, being human. You made me a better version of myself. … Continue reading

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(#387) Lessons from Elementary School


Adults, are we listening? Three lessons from elementary school this week. (1) Mrs. Hullender teaches 1st grade at the Atlantic Beach Elementary School. Last Tuesday I had the opportunity to visit her classroom during a mini leadership conference.  That’s right. … Continue reading

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(#386) The Paddle Out


Sometimes we have to plow through rough water to find our happy places. The first part of each ocean kayak adventure involves the paddle out. Before I can enjoy the smoother ocean waters, I have to get through the breakers … Continue reading

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