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2016 Toastmasters Convention - Pathways Update

Coming this week at the international convention, Toastmasters International is scheduled to have a Pathways booth for members to see a demo of the new program. As a reminder, Pathways is our new educational program, coming from the REP efforts you’ve hopefully heard about before. I was contacted this week as a Chief Ambassador of
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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
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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
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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
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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!

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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
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Well, it’s New Year’s Eve and time for my annual rant. Get a resolution! There we go. Have a great 2015!

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
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With so many friends and such posting book lists on Twitter, Facebook and their blogs, I thought I should do something original and post my favorites of 2013 and “to be read” list for the start of 2014. What was awesome in 2013: – David and Goliath, Malcolm Gladwell. This guy can’t write a bad
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