A Simple Health Plan Includes SMART Goals

It wasn’t until about 5 years ago that I encountered this idea of having SMART goals. Since then, I’ve assumed every single person in the world knows what SMART goals are and implement them with expert precision. But then I see a new year’s fitness resolution like this: “Lose weight.” That person is not good… Continue reading A Simple Health Plan Includes SMART Goals

The Vital Importance of Clarity

I’ve been working¬†through my Starting Well Challenge again this year (both as a user and as an editor). The single biggest reason why I love my own Challenge is that it brings clarity. And clarity is absolutely vital to making any change happen. And I’m a total sucker for a New Year’s push for change… Continue reading The Vital Importance of Clarity

Accomplish Your Goal Using This Simple Trick

I’m merely a messenger here. I’ve heard this idea as it relates to working on a project for work or school, but for some reason, I never made the connection to applying it to accomplishing personal goals. (Thanks to the unstoppable John Lee Dumas on the Social Media Marketing Podcast with Michael Stelzner for this… Continue reading Accomplish Your Goal Using This Simple Trick

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¬†sterile. 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?