How to Avoid These Common Goal-Tracking Mistakes

Here are three of the most common goal-tracking mistakes I see people making. Avoid these habits and follow good goal-tracking practices so that you can reach your goals faster. Common Goal-Tracking Mistakes Mistake #1:  Estimating your goal metrics, instead of tracking them accurately. When you’re going after your goals, you’ll most likely be setting some […]

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The Benefits of Simplicity (plus ideas to simplify your life)

For years, I’ve thought that life can often be too complicated…I used to feel like my possessions and “life administration” took up too much of my time and energy. For the last three years, I’ve lived out of a medium-sized suitcase and a small backpack while living in Spain, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Mexico and just two […]

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The Real Power of Mind Control

The real power of mind control isn’t in controlling other people but in controlling your own mind (and as a result, controlling or influencing your action, behaviour and habits. To make changes requires diligent awareness of your internal motivations and emotions. What’s driving your behaviours? How do you react to the various challenges that you’re […]

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3 How to Start Your Day Like Successful People Do

One of the best ways to build your own successful life and achieve the goals you have set for yourself is to emulate what other successful people do, and emulate what has worked for them over the years. If you listen carefully to how they talk about their lives, you will start to notice the […]

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2 How to Motivate Yourself to Keep Taking Action

When it comes to actually achieving the goals that you set for yourself, you aren’t likely to progress too far without a good supply of your own personal motivation. And we’re not just talking about a one-time moment of excitement and energy. Prefer to listen to the audio version of this article? Click the ‘play’ […]

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2 How to Take Full Advantage of Online Accountability Coaching

Successful people use accountability coaching because it helps them achieve their goals faster than they would on their own. We are much more accountable to others than we are to ourselves… and successful people know this. A coach will also motivate you and push you to do more than you thought was possible. They will […]

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2 Why Accountability Is So Effective For Reaching Your Goals

Goals. You’ve got to have them. In order to be successful and highly productive, one needs to be able to clearly identify what it is they desire to accomplish. But… Making your goals clear is only one stage in their realization. Once we have taken that first step and established what it is that we […]

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2 Should You Push Yourself Hard to Reach Your Goals?

We’re told that we have to push ourselves to get what we want, to get our goals, to reach success. If you want something in life, you have to fight for it, right? Push yourself and you’ll get what you want. Dream big, take massive action, make sacrifices and you’ll win. That’s what we’re supposed […]

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How to Finally Stop Procrastinating

Procrastination is everywhere. Your coworker’s got it. Your friend has it. Yep, even managers and supervisors are afflicted with it. The hard-working entrepreneur, the well-intentioned small business owner, PhD students and your kids all struggle with procrastination. We want to reach our goals, we want to tackle our to-do list, but we postpone. We delay, […]

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Turmeric and Loathing in Guatemala

I woke up on the hard tile floor of my bathroom. It was 2am. I felt like total trash. I must have passed out. I certainly wouldn’t have chosen to sleep there. This was Day 1 of a Giardia parasite infection. I was told that every foreigner eventually gets it when they come to this […]

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All is well, Dear. All is well.

It was another beautiful, balmy day in southern Spain, where I had been living for almost six months. Things move at their own rhythm in Spain…definitely slower than the “productive” power-house countries (Why do we need to be so productive and busy, anyways? Oh, that’s right. We don’t!). I had some chores to do in […]

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