One Simple Step to Increase Your Odds of Goal Follow-Through for 2020

2020 is a year begging for meaning––for using fresh eyes, with clear vision, to discern how and where to intentionally spend energy.

Having 20/20 vision means normal visual acuity, or sharpness of vision. It’s not superhuman vision like Superman who can look through walls, it’s simply seeing with clarity and in focus what is right there in front of you.

Clarity.

One word.

Sharpening our vision.

A simple way proven by neuroscience to achieve clarity (if that’s your goal) is to write it down. Neuroscience explains how the brain generates and reprocesses images when writing, so you’re 1.2 – 1.4 times more likely to achieve something than the next guy who hasn’t written it down. So if there’s one thing we can take away from Santa’s year-end practices, it’s list-making. (more…)

How well are We Loving Each Other?

I’ve never worked for an organization that included a goal and measurable outcome of success by how well we loved each other.

But I think all organizations should have one.

Neuroscientist, Jill Bolte Taylor, woke up experiencing a stroke in 1996 and lost her ability to speak, read, talk, walk or remember her past within a span of four hours. Since she studied the brain, she gained incredible insight about how the two hemispheres function. (more…)

How to completely change your concept of Failure

images-1SUCCESS! GOALS! OUTCOMES! GRIT! Trendy words like these resonate with people days. “Make it happen! Dig in your heals! Show grit!” they say.

While these concepts may drive and motivate people, I can’t help wondering, Where does failure come in?

Recently a client shared that because she didn’t meet a goal she’d set for herself, she didn’t feel whole. “I don’t feel whole because I failed,” she said. An uncommon jittery demeanor surfaced and her eyes avoided mine. Normally this woman is energetic and vivacious, so her discomfort with failure obvious. (more…)

Three Tips for Successful New Year Resolutions

A statistic recimagesently surfaced that 40-50% of those who resolve to make changes in January will succeed for at least 6 months. And of those who are still plugging away in June, the odds of continuing are 10x more likely to make it all year!

Coincidently, 25% of those who charge ahead January 1, also end up quitting before the end of the week.

So what would you like to really change in 2016?

Here are three tips for success for real change: (more…)