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A systematic approach to achieving goals and getting results.

Habits That Will Sink Your Goals This Year

By Gordon Tredgold

As a business coach, I find that the start of the year is always a great time because clients are full of optimism and ready to set bold new goals or create inspiring visions for their futures.

And while I love to help them set these goals, it’s worth noting that University of Scranton research suggests that just 8 percent of people achieve their New Year’s goals. That is deflating.

The majority of people fail for the same reasons, and they repeat these same mistakes year after year. Read more

4 Monthly Goals (Or, How to Schedule Your Year)

By Brendon Burchard

What does your calendar reveal about you? If I looked at your schedule next month, is it readily apparent what activities and goals you’ve created to further develop yourself?

You calendar can change your life… if you’ll use those 12 months as a strategic plan for becoming the best you can be. Every month, try setting four kinds of goals: Read more

Accomplish Any Goal by Doing Something Small, Every Day

By Austin Kleon

It takes time to do anything worthwhile, but thankfully, we don’t need it all in one chunk. So this year, forget about the year as a whole. Forget about months and forget about weeks.

Focus on days. Read more

It Might Be Time to Ditch the Backup Plan

By Amy Green M.A., C.C.C.

It certainly seems like a sensible idea: always make a backup plan just in case Plan A doesn’t work out.

However, a current study has backed up what actor Henry Cavill (aka Superman) believes to be true:

“If you have a backup plan, then you’ve already admitted defeat.” Read more

This Is the Number One Thing Holding You Back from Achieving Your Goals

By Praseeda Nair

Goal-setting is the secret of champions, from Olympic athletes to business tycoons, but one commonly used planning strategy maybe set you back more than you know, according to a new study. Read more

5 Tips to Help You Refocus and Achieve Your Goals

By Carol Stewart

We’re halfway through the year and how many of you are still as focused and enthusiastic to achieve the goals that you set yourself back in January?

I suspect there will be many of you who have become discouraged, are doing things half heartedly, or have even abandoned your goals all together.

Why do so many of us do this? Start the year so enthusiastically, with focus and determination, only to find a few months later, the enthusiasm has waned, we’ve lost motivation and we’re still no further forward to what we want to achieve.

If this is you, here are 5 tips to help you put some zest back in your approach so that you can motivate yourself to take the action needed to make the second half of 2016 more productive and successful than it has been so far. Read more

How to Never Give Up on Your Goals & Dreams

By Brad Paul

Those who succeed in achieving their dreams always have one common characteristic. They never give up. This isn’t an attitude that they develop toward the end, it’s a mindset that they establish from the beginning and nurture throughout the process.

Here’s are 18 ways to never give up on your goals and dreams. Read more

The 7 Ways Successful People Approach Their Work

By Laura Shin

When it comes to work, everyone has their own methods for getting tasks done. But it turns out that the most successful people tend to have similar habits. Or, so says Laura Vanderkam, author of a new mini e-book, “What the Most Successful People Do at Work.”

Vanderkam, who wrote 168 Hours, a guide to getting the most out of your time, has, over the years, asked hundreds of people to track how they spend their days. Her analysis of these time logs has provided the fodder for her books, and in her latest examination — of how successful people approach work — she’s come up with seven common habits that people who shine in their fields use to accomplish things. Read more

5 Ways to Drastically Increase Your Productivity

By Matt Mayberry

Regardless of how successful they already are, most entrepreneurs and business leaders would like to become more productive and efficient. Of course, the busy-ness of running a company and managing others can create a great amount of stress, which leads to exactly what we don’t want: decreasing productivity levels.

Here are 5 proven ideas and strategies for increasing your productivity that have tremendously benefited my life as well as the hundreds of thousands of people that I speak to each and every year. Read more

Why You Should Always Have a To-do List

By Eseohe Ebhota & Prisca Ekokuje-Emadu

We all encounter days when there are a million things we want to do, but don’t know how to get them all done. It’s easy to become overwhelmed by the massive workload that we must do daily.

Sometimes, because of our busy schedules, we tend to lose track of some loose ends and forget to do important things. Read more

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