Happy New Year! Make your resolutions for 2012 now!

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Why in the world would I be thinking about 2012 when we have 2 ½ months before we reach the end of 2011? It’s a tradition to make New Year resolutions on New Year’s Eve. Studies show that almost 75% of American’s make New Year resolutions. After six months, less than half are still . . . → Read More: Happy New Year! Make your resolutions for 2012 now!

An extraordinary life: Why aren’t you doing something with it?

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Most people go through life content to do the same thing every day. You probably know someone who likes the sameness of knowing what to expect and avoid anything that changes the routine. I can hardly blame them. Our culture supports this lifestyle. In the United States, Americans are shown in almost every part . . . → Read More: An extraordinary life: Why aren’t you doing something with it?

Stuck in a rut: Incremental progress to become better

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I get stuck in a rut sometimes when I feel like I am not improving. The longer I wait to take action the harder it gets. Then I get back to the basics by focusing on doing something better than the day before.

Doing better than yesterday doesn’t need to be . . . → Read More: Stuck in a rut: Incremental progress to become better

Training can be such a waste for trainers

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I have written about the responsibility that managers and participants must have to get the most from a training program. The trainer’s responsibility is the third leg of this three-legged stool. All three must take their roles seriously.

It is important for the trainer to help the manager and participant to get the . . . → Read More: Training can be such a waste for trainers

You do it for the reward

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Have you ever wondered why you do the things you do? Some things you do help you while other things cause you harm.

Think about a decision you just made. For example: I just cut the grass in my yard. I could have waited but the reward for cutting the grass today is that . . . → Read More: You do it for the reward

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