Operating from a Code of Ethics

Regardless of what your resolutions are for next year, let me toss out a proposition to you. Operate from a personal code of ethics. What flaky thing is this – this personal code of ethics? Think about successful businesses. They operate from a clear vision and set of guiding principles or a set of values.… Continue reading Operating from a Code of Ethics

How Creating an Annual Plan Helps You Tell a Better Story

While the overall purpose for having a plan is to become more and more intentional with our decisions and give ourselves the best chance to succeed, there is something else that having a plan can do. A playbook or a plan for the year, a system of goals and habits, can be┬ásterile. In reality, the… Continue reading How Creating an Annual Plan Helps You Tell a Better Story

Why Plan for a New Year?

There is nothing magical about going through an end of the year or beginning of the year planning process. There’s no reason you shouldn’t go through it at the beginning of a school year or some time in April or any other time that makes sense to you. But I do believe there is power… Continue reading Why Plan for a New Year?

Starting Well – An Invitation and a Challenge

We all know that making change is much easier in community. Anonymous groups are built on the idea that it takes a community surrounding each individual for consistent change to take hold. One man vs. a bottle results in frustration or worse. One man + a group of fellow strugglers clawing after the same goal… Continue reading Starting Well – An Invitation and a Challenge