Tag: goals

Your Future You

As we us embark on the new decade, most of us have undoubtedly set some resolutions. Lose weight. Read more. Save for retirement. Quit smoking. Volunteer in the community. Yet the vast majority of resolutions are anything but resolute. According to U.S. News & World Report, over 80% of resolutions fail (most of which within […]

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What’s Your Training Schedule?

There’s an old saying in the boxing world: “Champions don’t become champions in the ring; they are merely recognized there.” The implication, of course, is that the hard work of winning happens during an intense training regimen. The blood, sweat, and tears on the gym floor; the relentless planning for every possible scenario; the sacrifice […]

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How Quest Nutrition Crafted a $1 Billion Corporate Culture

If there’s a crowded business category, it’s nutrition bars.  Hundreds of competitors have tripped over themselves for years, vying to gain ground.  But one company burst onto the scene in 2010 and has already created a $1.0 billion valuation.  Quest Nutrition was ranked the #2 fastest growing company in America by Inc. Magazine, chalking up […]

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Could THIS Be The Secret To Happiness?

The pursuit of happiness is a right we hold dear — one of the core principles of freedom.  But the term can create anxiety, confusion, and frustration as we chase such an illusive target.  Is happiness a shiny new car?  Financial security?  Safety?  A winning golf score? A Pharrell song? While happiness is a deeply personal […]

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Set Your Internal GPS

Before the turn of the century, drivers relied on old-fashioned paper maps (remember those?) to find their way to a desired destination. Before reliable map technology existed, our ancestors simply headed in a direction and hoped for the best (think Lewis and Clark). These days, we can be far more accurate. Many cars are fitted […]

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Have a Plan Z, Your Dream Plan – Not Just a Plan B

Plan Z … Chances are your parents instructed you to always have Plan B. We all are familiar with this concept — a fallback plan in the event things go very wrong. The notion is so widespread that it’s even the name of a morning-after contraceptive pill. Most people first focus on their careers, which […]

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What’s the Wait?

So many people wait around endlessly for the perfect opportunity to emerge.  And then, when that big opportunity comes a knockin’, few are prepared to seize it. There are many things outside of our control, but there’s never a shortage of actions we can take right now so that we’ll be ready to grasp opportunity […]

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The Weekly Roundup – April 16, 2010

Creative Intelligence – sometimes it is life or death Creative approaches to tough problems show up in unexpected places. When the US Special Forces first parachuted into Afghanistan after 9/11, they found themselves adopting some unusual martial techniques to manage the terrain and gain respect in the eyes of the local people. They succeeded because […]

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Fail More, Win More

The single biggest blocker for creativity and original thought is fear. In our society, we are so focused on success and afraid of making mistakes that we don’t pursue our dreams. Don’t live life to our fullest potential. Don’t let our creativity shine. In school, we have classes on all sorts on functional skills such […]

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Your Company, Version 4.13

The software world enjoys many gifts. Smart people. Lots of capital. High leverage. But one that should probably be celebrated more… the idea of “versions”. That’s’ right, versions. Software companies are in a constant state of reinvention. As soon as one version of their product is out, they start imagining the next. The goal each […]

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