Ditch Your “Shoulds” and Level-up New Year Goals

We all have rusty goals, items that have languished on our to-do list for months or even years with little to no progress. Lose the weight, write the book, start the business, then snag that corner office. You know the one with a seating area you could land a Cessna on. There are plenty of reasons for not making them happen. […]

Does Motivation Work?

The problem with motivation is that you have to be motivated for it to work. And while getting it is easy, keeping it is tremendously difficult for most people. That’s why the gym is full in January and empty by March. Motivation is fleeting. It’s not a driver of success. It’s merely exhaust, a byproduct of the true fuel that lives within each […]

Be a Jackass

I have a habit of embracing June with the same optimism as January. After all mid-year is an ideal time to celebrate our accomplishments, analyze our setbacks, and reevaluate the big-ticket BEST goals we set at the start of the year. These activities, especially the last two are instrumental in propelling one to future success. Let’s face it. Despite best […]

Why BEST Goals Bring Better Results

How professional trainers can put a fresh, motivating spin on SMART goals and help encourage employees to new levels of performance. Goal-setting is part of a trainer’s DNA. If we’re not teaching the process in one form or another, we’re using it ourselves. From defining course learning objectives and personalizing participant performance goals to setting behavior change measures and establishing ROI targets […]