Here it is! The Best Online Assessment Out There!

Where to start your Journey to Awesomeness

Michael Hyatt, probably the greatest online mentor in the world, has just released a quick self-assessment to help you discover how productive you really are. It’s completely free, and it only takes a few minutes.

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She said, “I’ll Call the Police.”

I said, “Please do.”

There is a price tag for doing what is right, instead of what is easy.

When we lived in Chicago, I bought a “Groupon” so our family could try a new restaurant. When I presented the Groupon at the end of our meal, the snarky waitress said, “I’m sorry, you can’t use that today, it’s a holiday weekend.”

Now, I happen to have read all of the small print to ensure there were no restrictions on the Groupon. There weren’t.

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14% of 2017 is Gone Forever

3 Easy Habits to Still Achieve All Your Goals

I’m traveling this week. When I return, the first two months of the year will be history. I’m not where I need to be on some of my goals for the year, but I’m not panicking. I’ve recently read some great research on breaking bad habits, establishing good habits, and staying on track related to your goals.

Here are 3 easy habits to help you pick up the pace, punch procrastination in the face, and get back on track.

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“You’re wrong!” . . . and other dumb things that leaders say

"My way or the highway” encourages honest feedback to take the off-ramp

Check it out: We kill our persuasiveness by the way we talk. Seriously, it’s the way you say it that allows you to be heard. I learned this lesson the hard way. Many years ago I served on the executive team of a faith-based multinational company. We faced a crisis in that organization—I didn’t handle it as well as I could have.

A lawyer from our organization was giving us needed information. I knew something he said was not 100% accurate. The guy wasn’t lying; he simply did not have the most up-to-date information. So, in front of the others, I blurted out, “You’re wrong.” I followed up with better information, just to show the others how smart I was. But all I did is prove how dumb I was.

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Your biggest growth enemy

(how to beat this temptation daily)

It turns out that the best (and fastest) way to jumpstart your personal growth is not by doing something, it’s by stopping doing something. It’s a temptation that you and I must resist everyday. Are you ready? You must stop… feeling sorry for yourself!

Feeling sorry for yourself puts someone else in charge of your life. Your motto becomes “It’s not my fault,” and you resign yourself to settling for mediocrity (and that’s best case scenario!). If you allow the thought patterns to continue, you’ll justify not giving your best (Why should I?) and commiserating with other people who see themselves as victims of society.

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