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Don’t miss out on life – you have less time than you think

We don't know how much time we have During the holidays, New York City is packed with people - on the sidewalks, inside stores and in the subway. Usually, I fade the crowds out to get to where I want to go. But today, as I waded through tourists stopping to short to take [...]

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Look Back, Project Forward and Stay Present

In the last days before the new year, it's an opportune time to bring the past, present and future together.  Let's start by ...   ... looking back. Reflect on 2013 - what were the major highlights and disappointments? Take time to celebrate both your successes and failures.  Successes confirm that your skills and plan [...]

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Modeling Success Series – Frances Hesselbein – #3

(For those of you who are not familiar with this series or the benefits of modeling success, please read the beginning of this post) This third interview of the Modeling Success Series reminds me why I love what I do and how much I enjoy meeting and learning from extraordinary people. I came away from this particular interview [...]

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How to Be Happier Today Than You Were Yesterday

When I ask parents what they want for their kids, the most popular answer I get is: “I just want my kids to be happy” In the United States Declaration of Independence, the unalienable rights of man are: “Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness” Look deeply at what you really want in life, I [...]

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Focused Execution – How to Turn Dreams into Reality – Part 3

This is the final article of the How to Turn Dreams into Reality Series. If you haven't read Part 1 - Setting Proper Goals or Part 2 - Creating an Effective Plan or both, I recommend that you read them before moving on. By now, you should have a proper goal set and a plan [...]

The 8 Most Practical Ways to Stop Procrastinating

(right before the deadline and exhausted) ...finally done. (sighs with relief) Time to get some rest. Next time I'm going to start earlier so I don't have to go through this again. (goes to sleep for the next 2 days) This was me before every major deadline. Although I haven't missed a deadline yet (knock on [...]

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Creating an Effective Plan – How to Turn Dreams Into Reality – Part 2

The first part of this 3-part series on turning your dreams into reality showed you how to properly set goals. If you don't have a goal or remember how to set one, I would recommend reviewing How to Turn Dreams Into Reality - Part 1 before moving on. Now that you have your specific goal that [...]

Proper Goal Setting – How to Turn Dreams Into Reality – Part 1

We all have dreams. But why don't we pursue them? Why do we go on doing what we don't like to do just because we're supposed to? Why don't we do what we really want like travel the world, start our own business or write that book we've tried to find time for? Is it because [...]

30 Qualities that Make Ordinary People Extraordinary

Warren Buffett is successful for investing and building long-term businesses. Bill Gates is successful for creating a software empire that has changed the way we use computers. Gandhi was successful for leading India into independence from the British. Success comes in many ways and forms. What's interesting is that most successful people have very similar [...]

How to Stick to Your Goals Even If You Never Could

One of my biggest struggles is finishing something that I started. I would always be excited and have all this energy in the beginning, but like a child with a new toy, the excitement fades away and the goal doesn't seem worth doing anymore so I would just give it up and move on to [...]