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. […]

What is Success?

When attempting to define success the easy cop-out is to say that it’s different for everyone. True, but not helpful. Some people view success in terms of titles, power, influence, or even the status symbols money can bring: the flashy watch, the foreign car, the boat and beach house combo. That’s all fine, but for me, success is measured in free time. When you can be […]

Want Better Results? Don’t Wait

Success demands movement. Even movement in the wrong direction can provide valuable lessons…an opportunity to refine your approach and course correct. Inertia is a death rattle. Nothing kills dreams faster than a stagnant stance. If you want more out of a hobby, work, relationships…anything really, you must apply energy. Life is about experience, experimentation, and expression. If there is something you want […]

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 […]