11 02, 2019

Are the whys more important than the whats?

2019-02-11T10:52:31+00:00

How to use the Five Whys Kids ask a lot of questions, am I right? In fact, studies have shown that kids ask more than 300 questions a day! Here’s just a sample of questions, all asked at the breakfast table, all before 9:00 am (this is the truth!): Why do people need to sleep? [...]

Are the whys more important than the whats?2019-02-11T10:52:31+00:00
28 01, 2019

Want to achieve real change in your life?

2019-02-15T10:12:20+00:00

On average, about 45% of us consistently make a resolution for the new year. Unfortunately, about 22% of resolutions fail after about a week, 40% after a month, 50% after 3 months, and 60% after six months—and 81% after twenty-four months. When we think about making big changes or improvements in our lives we’re often [...]

Want to achieve real change in your life?2019-02-15T10:12:20+00:00
27 03, 2018

The Pac-Man approach to goal achieving

2019-01-10T18:56:28+00:00

Back in ancient days, well, the 1980s, there was an arcade game that conquered the world called Pac-Man. Don’t believe me? Go ask your parents if they played! Pac-Man is considered a classic and an icon of 1980s popular culture—in fact it even had an animated TV series and a top-ten hit single called “Pac-Man [...]

The Pac-Man approach to goal achieving2019-01-10T18:56:28+00:00
11 01, 2018

3 small things you can do to win big at resolutions

2019-01-10T18:56:33+00:00

Already broken your New Year's resolutions? What if I told you that there are three small things you can do to win big at resolutions. Imagine for a moment what your life would be like if you had achieved all your New Year’s Resolutions. I don’t know about you guys but if I had, I would [...]

3 small things you can do to win big at resolutions2019-01-10T18:56:33+00:00
27 09, 2017

What can an old farmer teach you about goals?

2019-01-10T18:56:37+00:00

Once, an old farmer was known around town for being exceptionally good at making sure the furrows in his field were absolutely straight. One day, a young man asked the farmer to tell him his secret. The old farmer quietly explained that, while plowing each row, he picked some sort of object, like a tree, [...]

What can an old farmer teach you about goals?2019-01-10T18:56:37+00:00
24 01, 2017

What will you do this week that you’ll talk about the rest of your life?

2019-01-10T18:56:43+00:00

You are what you take the time to become Probably no one woke up today and suddenly discovered that they could run a marathon… or surprisingly woke up with a cure for cancer… or amazingly won an Oscar… or overnight unexpectedly received an answer to the Goldbach conjecture. That’s because those things take time, [...]

What will you do this week that you’ll talk about the rest of your life?2019-01-10T18:56:43+00:00
12 01, 2017

Goal Setting: Why aren’t you achieving your goals—and what you can do about it

2019-01-10T18:56:43+00:00

We can all agree that goal setting is good. But if goals are so good, why aren’t we doing it more often? The truth is, while most of us have been trained to set goals—most of us have not been trained to achieve goals. PlanPlus Online CEO Keith Norris has spent years examining the most [...]

Goal Setting: Why aren’t you achieving your goals—and what you can do about it2019-01-10T18:56:43+00:00
22 12, 2016

Start the new year with a grateful heart

2019-01-10T18:56:44+00:00

We need to realize that it’s not happiness that makes us grateful, but gratefulness that makes us happy. If wanting a new year of greater abundance is one of your New Year’s Resolutions, you must first acknowledge and appreciate the abundance you already have. Gratitude is what starts the receiving process. If you are thinking about [...]

Start the new year with a grateful heart2019-01-10T18:56:44+00:00
16 12, 2016

Dare to take your own year’s-end inventory

2019-01-10T18:56:44+00:00

Before you start choosing goals for the new year, it’s important to step back and take a look at the year that's finishing—take a personal inventory, add it all up, and see how you did. After all, businesses take inventories regularly to recalibrate, confirm, and set themselves up for a successful future—so should people. What were [...]

Dare to take your own year’s-end inventory2019-01-10T18:56:44+00:00
13 12, 2016

New Year’s resolutions—another chance to do it right!

2019-01-10T18:56:44+00:00

The idea of making New Year's resolutions is, in fact, not very new! Babylonians made promises to their gods at the start of each year that they would return borrowed objects and pay their debts. The Romans began each year by making promises to the god Janus—for whom the month of January is named. In Medieval [...]

New Year’s resolutions—another chance to do it right!2019-01-10T18:56:44+00:00
17 05, 2016

Are you making this mistake with your team?

2019-01-10T18:56:52+00:00

As a leader, you must make sure that roles and responsibilities are clearly defined for your team. No matter how smart, talented, driven, or passionate you are, your success as an entrepreneur or small business owner depends on your ability to build and inspire a team. A successful leader is one who can spur his [...]

Are you making this mistake with your team?2019-01-10T18:56:52+00:00
11 05, 2016

Rewards are worth working for

2016-05-11T14:34:33+00:00

“All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy…” It's time to reward yourself! Full day ahead? Feeling overwhelmed with your task list? Promise yourself a reward for completing each task—or finishing the total job. Then keep your promise to your yourself for staying focused and working. The reward rules are simple: No reward (no [...]

Rewards are worth working for2016-05-11T14:34:33+00:00