So, You Say You Want Better Results

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Reading time: 2 min.Okay. Maybe we are convinced that jumping into action to get desired results is problematic. Perhaps there is something useful in raising our buzz–that is, to feeling good–then acting as inspired to generate better results. But why does raising our buzz seem so difficult? Mostly, it’s because we are fighting age-old, inherited habits. We are so […]

Believing Is Seeing

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Reading time: 1 min.Notice that Our pasts do not define our futures. Unless we let them. There is nothing we cannot be, do, or have. Unless we believe otherwise. Nothing or no one outside of us prevents or guarantees our success. Unless we accept inherited biases. We need neither battle to win nor cower to survive. Unless we think […]

What If It’s About Mirth?

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Reading time: 1 min.What if all this is supposed to be fun, light, simple? What if that knot in our gut (or wherever) was not something telling us we’d better be on guard, knuckle down, and hurry up? Maybe that knot is merely telling us we’re focusing on the wrong things and it’s time to feel good. Out […]

Go Ahead, Look Deeper

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Reading time: 2 min.Why are you doing what you are doing in your work and life? If we scratch just beneath the surface of our answers to this question, we see something remarkable if not a bit unnerving. Many of our reasons for why we do what we do are imported. We have adopted our answers to the question, “Why?” […]

Five Steps to Set and Hit Goals For Real This Year (Even Those You’ve Failed at Before)

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Reading time: 3 min.Setting goals at the start of the year is good and necessary. Yet our goals often seem tinged. While we may say things like, “This year, we will increase sales by 20%,” or “This year, I will lose 20 pounds,” we often can sense a pang of doubt. We aren’t sure, are we? Maybe the […]

Why We Cannot Afford to Focus on Bad Things

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Reading time: 1 min.Here’s another habit we all seem to have inherited: focusing on bad things and trying to prevent from happening. Like other inherited habits, this one costs us: we waste too much time, energy, and effort on it. First, we anticipate a bad thing happening (e.g. a lost sale, a loss of prestige, position, or money, a rejection, a tough […]

Go Ahead and Define Success

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Reading time: 1 min.Part of making success simple is defining it–in clear and compelling terms–for yourself. Success has to be what you say it is and what is right for you. The problem is we usually fail to define success. We end up running our lives on vague, inherited tropes about position, consumption, limitations, and “the way things […]

The Road Out

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Reading time: 2 min.All of us want to move away from fear and toward joy. We are pre-wired for it. Our problem is that we unwittingly believe that staying in fear is the way to joy. How did we get this way? We inherited it. We have inherited the habit of dwelling in the fear out of fear […]

What You Choose to See

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Reading time: 1 min.If your first or second thought about a goal is how impossible it is, you’re sunk. If you believe it won’t work, it can’t. If you worry, curse, or complain, you are using your smart-thinking-brain to prevent success. You know all this. And you want to stay focused on what feels good, on what is […]