“Every day, in everything you do, your wins are waiting for you. They’re everywhere.” – Tim Grover from “Winning” I never used to think this way. I’m now only learning to realize this fact: each decision I make is an opportunity to win or lose. The win is usually internal. It’s a decision that requires… Continue reading Winning

7 more habits to transform the school year

I’ve taken off work for the last two days of our kids’ summer vacation. Yesterday, after orientation for the new school year, the five of us grabbed sandwiches and talked about the upcoming school year. In talking about how to tackle this new year, my wife and I encouraged them to ask questions. She even went… Continue reading 7 more habits to transform the school year

7 habits that could transform the school year

The school year has started for some and is soon to start for others.  As we get back into the swing of things, we always have so many high hopes. It’s like a jr. version of going into the new year.  Parents have goals for their children. Children have goals of their own (often very… Continue reading 7 habits that could transform the school year

Why Keystone Habits Are Key

Some In his book The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business, Charles Duhigg shares Alcoa’s 1987 turnaround story. The aluminum giant had recently selected Paul O’Neill as the new CEO. O’Neill made this surprising statement regarding his goals for the corporation: “I intend to make Alcoa the safest… Continue reading Why Keystone Habits Are Key

How to Conquer Overwhelm

One of the reasons we struggle with making significant change is this thing called overwhelm. At least, overwhelm is one of my arch-enemies. Why Overwhelm Is an Enemy My garage oppresses me (the picture above isn’t mine, though).  Boxes of holiday decorations (from Easter to Halloween to Thanksgiving to Christmas). Out of place tools (because… Continue reading How to Conquer Overwhelm

Weekly Commitment: Tracking My Spending

Have you ever chosen to remain ignorant?  We all know that what we don’t know won’t hurt us, correct? There have been times when I haven’t tracked my spending daily because, frankly, I preferred ignorance. Although I know that one of the best ways encourage good financial decisions is to watch the money go where… Continue reading Weekly Commitment: Tracking My Spending