Developing Habits

New Year's ResolutionsIt’s that time again…

The ball has dropped.  It’s a new year.  And many people have picked their annual “resolution.”

Unfortunately it’s been my experience that New Year’s Resolutions are a complete waste of time.  Even worse – Some resolutions actually prevent people from achieving their goals.

Think of it this way…  Imagine it’s the final minutes of year.  You make a resolution simply because everyone else is doing it. [click to continue…]

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Today’s guest post is great for anyone who spends a lot of time hunched over a desk – Ie: Probably everyone reading this blog.  It’s been my experience that there is a direct relationship between the mind and the body.  By taking care of your body you’ll be less stressed and more productive.

In this article, Maria gives a great exercise you should incorporate into your work schedule.  I’ve tried a variation of this myself and I can honestly helps me stay sharp and focused.  Enjoy!

Simple Office Stretching RoutineModern, active lifestyles often don’t leave time for a trip to the gym. Although medical studies on the benefits of stretching are inconclusive (Some studies say it helps, but others show no improvement.) [click to continue…]

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“What gets measured, gets managed.” – Peter Drucker

Changing a habit isn’t as hard as you’d think.  What it really comes down to is creating metrics that can be tracked on a daily basis and finding the willpower to follow through with your desire to make a change. [click to continue…]

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Okay the title of this post might be a little shocking.  I don’t actually think all self-help gurus should die – Well, maybe just the ones who prey on people’s gullibility and use it for their own gain.  Here’s what I mean… [click to continue…]

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You’ve probably realized by now that making a change in your lifestyle—which usually involves developing a new habit to take the place of a bad one—is hard. Really hard.

Back in January, I offered some insight about an “experiment” I found on Steve Pavlina’s website. He suggested giving yourself a 30-day “trial run” when attempting a new habit, similar to the risk-free 30-day trials that companies offer consumers before they have to make a final decision whether or not they’re going to purchase a product or service. After your 30 Day Habit Trial, you can decide if you want to stick with your new habit or go back to your old ways. [click to continue…]

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The other day I offered a few time management hacks that included advice about watching less television. I haven’t changed my outlook on what a time waster the old boob tube can be, but whenever I flip across one of those reality shows dedicated to cleaning out someone’s uncontrollably messy house, I can’t help but watch (especially with my dad who loves those shows).

Although the majority of us don’t have to sleep in a living room recliner because our beds are completely covered with dirty clothes, shopping bags, photo albums, and who knows what else (hey, haven’t you seen Hoarders?)  but I’d have to guess that a lot of people reading this do have messy work areas. I know I’m guilty of it from time to time.

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What is the Key to Weight Loss?

May 17, 2010

I’m really excited about this guest article. Written by Noel of Fitness Philippines, this post provides an excellent break-down of the secrets to true weight loss. The truth is many people fall for fad diets all the time. To truly lose weight, you have to take a very strategic approach. So I recommend you follow Noel’s simple, but effective advice…

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4 Signs of Bad Time Management

May 15, 2010

It’s easy to slack off at work when you’re getting a paycheck from someone else, but if you run your own business, time is money. If something doesn’t get done, it’s on your shoulders. “I’m just so busy!” is a common complaint, but my guess is that poor time management is really the issue.

Now I’m going to discuss a few things that commonly cause people problems.

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A Trick to Help Keep Your Concentration on Work

May 13, 2010

Due to the nature of my business, I spend quite a bit of time online. Sure, I’m definitely doing legitimate “work” when I’m checking my email and updating my blog, but I’m always catching myself wandering off course.

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30DSHS- Make Three New Friends Each Day

May 4, 2010

This is going to be a very straight-forward challenge. Each and every day, I’m going to approach three strangers with the intention of trying to create a friendship.

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Results of the April Success Habit

May 1, 2010

It’s time for the monthly update on the April results of the 30 Day Success Habits Series. (A monthly column where I discuss the habits that I’m trying to develop for the next 30 days)

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How to Systemize Your Life and Produce Results

April 14, 2010

It doesn’t matter if you eat Big Macs or not- the point I’m trying to illustrate here is that systematizing your life or your business is a great way to improve things. You’ll have more time to spend doing what you really want to do, and most likely you’ll have more money, too. I’m proof of that.

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