Maximum Motivation: How to Get It and Keep It

How to leverage success stories–the most powerful force for motivation
July 28, 2017

Everyone knows motivation is the key to success. When you are excited, motivated, staying positive, and looking forward to what you have to do, then you are setting yourself up for getting the results you want. But we all live in an imperfect world. Things pop up on a daily basis that get us off… Read more »

Unsatisfied with Life? How to Start Living Bigger

3 ways you can break away from the mediocrity trap
July 14, 2017

Over the past few weeks, I’ve read a couple of articles about research by Gallup on whether Americans are satisfied or unsatisfied with life. They were asking about people’s personal lives—work, money, relationships, possibilities for the future, etcetera. Lots of people wrote about the results with a big grin. Look at how satisfied we all… Read more »

Creating an Action Plan for Your Goal

The 6 essentials for moving from dreaming to doing
June 30, 2017

We all know people who pat themselves on the back for their spontaneous approach to life. (I once overheard somebody say they never wanted to own more stuff than could fit in their car.) They seem to think that creating an action plan for just about anything would take all the fun out of life…. Read more »

Set the Deadline to Achieve Your Goals

5 ways flipping the deadline switch on in your life could change your progress forever.
June 16, 2017

I know a woman who doesn’t believe in New Year’s resolutions; instead, she establishes a theme for the year instead. Each year, the theme is something she has been wishing or hoping for, but has never made happen. She started doing this because she realized as soon as she set the deadline, everything started to… Read more »

How to Set Goals in Life for Doing Great Things

Move from simple goal setting to tapping the full power of your internal drives
June 2, 2017

Last week, I was looking through old family photos. I discovered a classic: me at about eight on Christmas, dressed in my new cowboy hat and holster, holding a drum, surrounded by gifts that visiting family members had brought from America. My father was stationed in Germany at the time. It might be hard to believe,… Read more »

How to Become More Productive: The First Thing Winners Do

This 5,000-year-old tool is the key to everything you want in life.
May 19, 2017

To get the things you want in life, it’s not good enough to be well-educated, to be talented, to be connected. You’ve got to be able to get things done. The most productive people in life make the most money. They get the promotions. They’re the reliable friends. They’re the role models. So it’s no wonder… Read more »

Learn to Quit Like a Winner: How to Be Proactive

Three things you should probably start quitting to create the life you want.
May 5, 2017

You might love or hate Bill Belichick of the New England Patriots, the head coach with the most Super Bowl wins in the history of the NFL, but he has a lot to teach you about how to be proactive. Every week, Belichick and his assistant coaches study their opponent in the next game and… Read more »

Focus on What You Want. Why Waste Time on Anything Else?

How to fight the pressure to be more, do more, learn more and free yourself up to get more of what you want
April 21, 2017

I have studied the guitar for most of my life. After almost 5 decades, I’m a pretty good player. I’ve studied classical guitar techniques, fingering techniques, jazz progressions, and every chord imaginable. I’ve learned how to play the banjo, drums, and bass. I collect acoustic guitars (at one point, I owned about 100). One of the best… Read more »

Making Tough Decisions in 3 Simple Steps

Break out of the haze of confusion and worry and make the best choice.
April 7, 2017

Where should I live? Should I go for that promotion? What’s the right career change for me? Should I quit my job? Should I start my own business? Which of these businesses should I invest in? Should I take six months off and travel the world? Should I ask her to marry me? Is it… Read more »