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Why cynicism is easy: 1. It gives us an out. We can dump the responsibility somewhere else, so the failure isn’t our fault. After all, effort is a risk, while blaming a poor economy, not enough time or not having support removes that risk. Remember – this also means the success doesn’t get to be ours either. 2. It’s p [...]
So I opened 2016 by trying something new. I set weekly goals and tried to keep them instead of an annual resolution. The result? Mixed. I met some goals, and didn’t even get close on others. The excuses and reasons were varied and sometimes entertaining (to me) but the result was less than amazing, to say the least. What did I learn? [...]
Last Week I posted about my first week of trying a one-week resolution. This was my alternative to the standard New Years Resolution. One thing I noticed last week – I started thinking about multiple week goals for the next few months. I had to stop myself from taking the dark path to some big-ticket resolution. Today, I’m going [...]
Last week I posted about a weekly resolution idea. I did keep my first resolution, which was to post something each day this week. On to week two!
Yesterday I posted about alternatives to the standard New Years Resolution. Today, I’m going to start week one by taking my own advice, and see how that goes. So here it is, my simple weekly goals for week one (Jan 3-9): 1. Blog each day this week (this doesn’t mean 365 posts this year. Just 7 this week) 2. Work out 3 times this [...]
Well, it’s New Year’s Eve and time for my annual rant. Get a resolution! There we go. Have a great 2015!
Event though I couldn’t make it to KL, I was able to watch the board briefing live on-line. Daniel Rex commented that our organization grew by over 7% this year! – 7.3 percent membership growth – 17.2 percent new club growth – Five new countries added Toastmasters clubs (Guinea, Iraq, Liberia, Uganda, Uruguay) R [...]
Wow, I’ve been letting myself get distracted by too many things, and not continuing one of the most important habits I developed a few years back…writing. Ever let life get in the way of doing good things? Yeah, me too. I started in Ed Tate’s Train the Trainer Teleseminar course last week. You can check him out at EdTate.com [...]