Goals

5 Goal Achieving Strategies

Misty Copeland was the middle child of six. Her parents divorced, and her mother remarried and divorced two more times. Eventually, Misty and her family were living in a motel. Misty was a quiet, nervous child when she was first introduced to ballet at an after school program. She quickly learned that she had a…

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How to Avoid a Summer Slump

We hear about children losing academic progress over the summer. Merchants are figuring out ways to combat summer sales slumps. When the weather is nice, we want to slow down and enjoy life a bit more. If you set goals, you’re probably tempted to take a few weeks off for the summer. If you feel…

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How to Conquer Your Excuses

You want to save money, but. You want to get a better job, but. You want to start exercising, but. You have a dream, something you want to do, but. What’s your but? You can conquer your but once and for all. Here’s how. 1. Be honest with yourself. Do you really want to accomplish…

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Can You Really Trust This Advice?

Nasty Gal founder, Sophia Amoruso appeared on the cover of Success magazine. In the accompanying article, she shared her story of being arrested for shoplifting, having nothing and eventually starting an eBay store that would be the beginning of her clothing empire. According to the article in Success, Amoruso had a Netflix series in the…

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5 Questions to Ask about Your Job

Do you like your job? Do you have a good salary and decent benefits? If you became independently wealthy tomorrow, would you continue going to that job? Do you look forward to getting up and going to work every morning or do you dread it? If you’re still reading, my bet is that you don’t…

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Get Smarter Faster

  In the early 1900’s, a Chicago newspaper editorial labeled Henry Ford an “ignorant pacifist.” Ford was offended and sued the newspaper for libel. During the trial, Ford was asked a series of questions meant to prove that he was ignorant. Finally, Ford told the lawyer who was questioning him that he surrounded himself with…

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How to Become Financially Independent

  Ronald Read worked as a janitor and a gas station attendant after serving in the military. When he died in 2014, he left $6 million dollars to charity. He drove a used economy car. His family and friends had no idea that he had amassed a fortune. We love to read those stories. But…

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You Need a 90-Day Plan

  Maybe you planned to accomplish great things this year, but you seem to be stuck in neutral, or worse, you’re moving backwards. Perhaps your big and bad goals were too overwhelming, and you never really got started. About this time last year, I learned the beauty of creating a 90-day plan. Instead of getting…

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3 Reasons to Quit

“Winners never quit, and quitters never win”. How many times have you heard that? Do you believe it? I don’t. You can quit and still win. You can refuse to quit and lose. How do you know when it’s time to quit? 1. It was never your idea in the first place. Are you working…

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How to Get Back on Track with Your Goals

Most of us have lofty goals at the beginning of the year, but most people quit by the end of February. Making changes is tough and finding time is difficult. With a couple of small shifts, you can restart your goals and actually achieve them this year. 1. Whittle your goals down to three. From…

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