For a Toastmaster, July 1st is the start of the new program year. Just like the start of the calendar year, conversations drift to “what is your Toastmasters new year’s resolution?” When I ever talk to anyone about resolutions, they seem to fall into one of 3 categories: The few – those who make resolutions […]
If there’s one resolution I can keep year in and year out, it’s my resolution to read. Here are some of my favorites from 2016, and some on my list for 2017: Read in 2016 Start.: Punch Fear in the Face, Escape Average, and Do Work That Matters, by Jon Acuff – as it says […]
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 […]
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 […]
Okay…it’s January 2nd. Resolution check – how’s it coming? What?? You forgot to make a resolution? No way! Or…did you just forget to start? Or maybe you’re not a “resolution person”. That’s okay. Either way, January 2nd shouldn’t be the end of your journey to greatness. Just like January 1st didn’t have to be your […]
If you’re an optimist like me,then 2015 was an awesome year. Want to know how to make 2016 an even better year? Coming on Monday January 4th, we have an awesome visitor coming to Kansas City. Darren LaCroix will be in town and is going to talk to us about The Top 10 Speaking Mistakes […]
Well, it’s New Year’s Eve and time for my annual rant. Get a resolution! There we go. Have a great 2015!
2015 is bound to be a great year. If you’re the type to make a New Year’s Resolution and stick with it, the I imagine you’ve already decided on a course of action for 2015. But if you’re more like me, resolutions can sometimes lead to positive results, but not usually the wish you had […]
Well, it’s the end of 2013, and I don’t know about you but I still don’t feel ready for 2013. I guess the good news is that this year is at an end, and now we get a clean slate for 2014. So what is your resolution? I know, I know. Resolutions don’t work, right? […]
As I mentioned before, the Mayans were wrong and now we have to deal with it. Your task for this week, come up with 3 goals that you’re going to work on, and write them down! Send a copy to three friends to keep you accountable. Get to it!