The Beauty of Working Hard

I’m fairly convinced anyone can be super successful. But no, this isn’t one of those super encouraging, inspirational blog posts. So get ready to be slapped in the face. I’m convinced anyone can be super successful, but most people won’t. Because most people think success has to do with talent or skill. It has so […]

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11 Habits of People Who Always Reach Their Goals

Research shows that 45% of Americans usually make New Year’s Resolutions, while only 8% are successful in in achieving them. What is it about those 8% that make them so different? It might sound simple, but it comes down to their habits. Here are 11 you simply must have if you want to reach your goals: 1. […]

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3 Practical Ways To Boost Your Commitment To Your Goals

Goal setting is something that nearly every successful person considers a MUST DO. I suspect there will be very little disagreement from most on that point. But, have you ever noticed that, in the course of carrying out the work to achieve those goals, your focus and commitment to them can become blurry and sometimes […]

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The Uncomfortable Path to Success

After having worked with thousands of entrepreneurs over the last 29 years, I have seen many succeed but many more fail. And what distinguishes the two groups? Successful people consistently push themselves outside their comfort zone to achieve their goals. Best selling author Brian Tracy, whose teachings I have been following for more than 25 years […]

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10 Ways to Build Your Mental Strength

Developing mental strength takes a conscious effort, dedication and daily practice. Start with these 10 exercises to work out your mental muscles. 1. Establish goals. The human brain is naturally predisposed to reach for and achieve goals. And not just one big goal, such as I want to lose 50 pounds. Also set more manageable short-term goals such […]

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3 Daily Habits of Very Successful People

I believe there are two things in life: results and crappy excuses for not achieving results. As a society, we’ve gotten really good at giving excuses and readily accepting them. I’m not vilifying our society—our days are more jam-packed than ever and it seems like we are constantly being pulled in a thousand different directions. I’ve worked […]

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Can You Force Yourself To Achieve Your Goals?

Dear Dr Shari I love your articles about motivating others. I need your help motivating ME. I set daily personal goals, and don’t achieve them. My two questions for you are, Why don’t I meet them when setting daily goals seems to work for others and how can I change that?? I really want to […]

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MIT Scientists Have Discovered 3 Habits of the Most Productive People

We all have days that are more productive than others, but there are some people who seem like they’re in the zone all the time. What’s their secret? Two scientists at MIT wondered the same thing, and, using the results of a survey they conducted in conjunction with the Harvard Business Review last year, they’ve narrowed it down to three habits. […]

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8 Ways to Bounce Back After a Disappointment

Failure and disappointment are inevitable parts of life, yet difficult and challenging to deal with. We all face moments when we don’t achieve our goals despite our best efforts. We may not find our dream job or soul mate. It may be too late to have more children, or the house with ocean view may be out of […]

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