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Taking Inventory of Your 2022 Before You Set Goals in 2023

It’s that season again when we start to wind down one year and prepare for the next. As much as I see January 1st as just another day, I can appreciate what the transition from one year to the next represents. It’s a marker. It indicates our move from what is past into what’s coming. [...]

By |2022-12-02T13:45:51-06:00December 2nd, 2022|

Achieving your goals begins with asking, “What does perfect look like?”

When I was first starting my business, I collaborated on some projects with a partner who would always ask our clients one key question, "What does perfect look like?" It's a question that has strengthened my professional interactions and how I approach my goal-setting. Here's the impact asking this simple question can create… "What does [...]

By |2022-11-30T07:40:32-06:00November 30th, 2022|

Can you name one hundred things you’re grateful for?

Try this! Name one hundred things you're grateful for... Can you do it? When I first ask people that question, they hesitate to respond. One hundred can feel like a massive number and naming one hundred things we're thankful for can feel overwhelming. Wouldn't it be easier to name three or four or maybe make [...]

By |2022-11-21T12:15:42-06:00November 21st, 2022|

Your 2023: When is it the right time to make a change?

"Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results." We've all heard that saying before, and Albert Einstein often gets credit for saying it. There's a good chance that Einstein never actually said that, but no matter who said it, it's true. If you want to change your results, you [...]

By |2022-11-15T16:56:46-06:00November 15th, 2022|

Your Burning Desire: A Powerful Predictor of Success and Failure

When you set a goal, what's the difference between achieving what you want and missing the mark? I've shared in the past about the importance of doing small things consistently. I've also written about making room to get out of our comfort zones. Both are powerful, but one factor, above all else, predicts success and [...]

By |2022-11-08T13:47:04-06:00November 8th, 2022|

Gratitude: Our Weapon Against The Negativity

Robert Emmons, Ph.D., is one of the world’s leading experts on the science of gratitude. A professor of psychology at the University of California, Davis, he’s written multiple books on the topic, including The Little Book of Gratitude: Create a Life of Happiness and Wellbeing by Giving Thanks and Thanks!: How Practicing Gratitude Can Make [...]

By |2022-11-03T20:38:28-05:00November 3rd, 2022|

Unforgiveness, Anger, Comparison… Learning to Set It All Down

Training over the last few months for a backpacking trip, I’ve gotten turned on to the ultralight gear community. Search “ultralight backpacking” on YouTube, and you’ll quickly become overwhelmed by the amount of available content. Specifically, for an ultralight backpacker, the goal is to minimize the weight you carry on your trip. Simply put, carry [...]

By |2022-09-07T13:06:41-05:00September 7th, 2022|

The Real Power Behind Gratitude Journals and Writing Down What You’re Thankful For

Gratitude, and the idea behind writing down what we're grateful for each day, seem to be gaining more and more traction. So what's the hype, and is gratitude journaling all it's cracked up to be? Here's some research and science that may make you want to crack open your own gratitude journal… Why gratitude?  Let's [...]

By |2022-09-03T12:38:16-05:00September 3rd, 2022|