How to Stop Procrastinating & Boost Your Enthusiasm

Progress happens when we get excited about what’s in front of us.

  It seems like such an easy thing to do. Go to Google, type in “how to stop procrastinating,” and boom—up pops lots of tips and tricks to solve a problem. But for many, those tricks aren’t much help. Why is that? I think it’s because most articles overlook the mental game of breaking the habit… Read more »

Achieve Your Life Goals & Ignite Your Passion

If you're making slow or no progress on your life goals, maybe it's time to reassess.

Most people think of January as the Make Progress on Your Life Goals month, but March is when we should really be talking about it. Why? Because it’s the month our progress usually hits a serious slump. Don’t let this happen to you. There are lots of reasons we start to back off our goals… Read more »

How to Make Your 90-Day Blitz a Success

Race toward a goal and generate long-term success.

Did you know that 90 days—or 45 or even 30—can make a lifetime of difference? They can. Let me introduce you to the 90-Day Blitz. What is it?  A blitz is a period of intense, focused effort designed to compress time frames and accelerate progress toward a goal. Picture it as a race, a ten-minute… Read more »

How to Make the Most of the Rest of Your Year

5 Tactics for Making Big Progress on Your Goals, Despite the Holiday Hoopla

Please don’t collapse when you read this: We have three weeks left in 2015. You might be saying, Where did the year go? You might be looking back, kicking yourself for not accomplishing some of your goals. In fact, more than 70% of people who have taken the Serial Winner assessment said they have left projects… Read more »

The Critical Ingredient to a Great Week, Month, or Year

5 Techniques for Winning Focus

Have you ever considered our air traffic control system? It is an unbelievably complex system responsible for the safety of hundreds of thousands of people every day! To make it work, thousands of controllers are operating across the country, and each one has a single point of focus. The ground controller manages all planes currently… Read more »

How to Predict Your Future, Part 2

Find the best activity and track it along with results.

In part 1 of How to Predict Your Future, I covered the critical idea that if you want to predict whether or not you’ll achieve something, you have to measure your activity and your results. And I explained that for every important goal, you have to set a specific, measurable target for the result and the activity…. Read more »

How to Predict Your Future, Part 1

Start by measuring these two things today.

I know a guy who is a fitness fanatic. He lifts weights every day for more than an hour, does sprints for twenty minutes, is a serious downhill skier and golfer, and has maintained roughly the same weight for about 6 decades. That’s right. He’s 85. (He also happens to be at the top of… Read more »

Achieving Goals – Do The Right First Things

Five things you can do early on to avoid failure later.

Serial winners are people of action—not just any action, specific action designed to help them move forward. They do something every day that puts them or keeps them on course for the things they want in life (especially career success). The result? Lots of winning. To increase the odds that you’ll achieve your goals, learn… Read more »

Stay On Track – Make This Your Greatest Year

The Key to Staying on Track Making This Your Greatest Year It can be difficult to stay on track. How many times do you get sidetracked after launching with a great plan? The solution is to get mentally organized so you can absorb the normal disruptions and delays. This way you can focus and get where you want to… Read more »

Andre Agassi: The Come Back

A comeback is possible, if you're willing to pay the price.

Determination is Essential for Progress In 1998, tennis star Andre Agassi dropped to 140th in the world. Have you ever gotten totally discouraged and off course? Have you ever in your life been in a prolonged slump? Or have you ever been unable to figure out which end is up and what to do next?… Read more »

Jerry Seinfeld’s Productivity Secret

Set a daily goal and create a simple process for tracking your progress.

  A young comic asked Jerry Seinfeld for some tips. What he got turned out to be advice that he has used all of his life. The young comic was Brad Isaac and he wrote about this exchange in an article for This is advice that can work for anyone. See if it’s something… Read more »