The Next Big Thing: Authors Tagging Authors!

I’m excited to participate in THE NEXT BIG THING: AUTHORS TAGGING AUTHORS! I was tagged by the amazing Becca Chopra and I’m happy to keep this going. So what I do is answer the questions below and tag a new set of authors who do the same thing, etc… I’m answering questions about my new…

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The power of friends

Jennifer’s husband was going to Europe for two weeks on a business trip. She decided to clean up her “diet” while he was gone and recruited five friends to figure out how. What a great idea! We met for lunch and hashed out a plan. It had to be something challenging and of course, there…

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Motivation to get out of bed

http://youtu.be/zMz805SAN_I As winter approaches and the days get colder and shorter, it gets harder and harder to wake up early for a workout. No matter how much resolve you have when you go to bed, the sound of your alarm clock feels like an assault, especially when you know you can just roll over and…

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If Boys were boats…

Disclaimer:  I realize I’m working with a stereotype with this analogy but if you have a teenage daughter you may want to share it with her. If boys were different kinds of boats they’d all start out as row boats.  In middle school they evolve into boats with engines.  Teenage boys are fascinated with their motors, if you…

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If your help isn’t helpful…

Sometimes in our personal or professional lives we need help. Champions count on coaches and mentors to enhance their success and we should do the same thing. However, when the help your getting isn’t helpful, don’t put up with it. Change it. My girlfriend and her husband struggled in their marriage for years. They finally…

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Gratitude vs Success

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KKIYd_azzYQ&feature=colike Gratitude is important. It reminds us that we need each other, that we’re part of something bigger. The gratitude we feel toward those who’ve helped us along the way, the appreciation we feel for the gift of life, for family, for friends, and for health…all of these things should motivate us to give back,…

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Are you living a big life?

A friend of mine said she wants to live a big life but she’s not sure how to define that. She’s busy raising two young children and teaches fitness classes to cancer survivors in her spare time. She does other things that impact people in positive ways too which made me wonder what it takes…

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Have you thanked a slacker today?

Most of us agree that the people we spend the majority of our time with have an influence on our behavior. If we want to be part of a winning team, it makes sense to recruit great talent. We don’t want a slacker in the mix when it comes to our personal success. But beyond…

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Why is it harder to succeed than to fail?

A kid on my son’s basketball team asked, “Why is it harder to succeed than to fail?” The answer seems obvious however the question is valid. Very few people set out to fail. This young man wants to succeed but he’s distracted by negative influences so he struggles to stay on track. He can choose…

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Be your own champion

Be your own champion. You will run into plenty of detours in life, some more challenging than others. It’s not the events in your life that define you, but how you handle those events. You can be a victim or a champion. You can lament over your problems and hope someone will fix them for…

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