When it comes to behavior change, did you know that asking questions could be more influential than making statements? Posing questions in a way that invites a “Yes” or “No” response can more effectively encourage the desired behavior than a declarative statement.  Asking another person about carrying out a particular behavior could influence whether they […]

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To be successful in 2015, embracing change and inspiring innovation are more important than ever before. To put your team on the right path, begin with a focus on the positive. Celebrate accomplishments they feel good about. Here’s an activity that can help you get started and orient your next staff meeting in a positive […]

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The end of the year is a perfect time to reflect on where you are in your life, professionally and personally, and look ahead to what you will create, going forward. Here are several questions to guide your reflection process.  Think about your answers to each question, and journal about them.  Writing down your thoughts […]

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When the clients, individuals or organizations I work with want to improve in any area, I often take them through exercises designed to open their eyes to the ways in which they’re already doing what they say is needed.  With that awareness, the focus shifts from “all the ways we’re falling short of the mark” […]

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In the UK, they dubbed it “Fail Friday.”  Friday, January 24th was the day they predicted the Brit’s collective willpower would wain and resolutions would be broken.  Only 3 percent, the “Independent” article says, are likely to keep their resolutions for the entire year. In Canada, CTV’s story “Making, Breaking New Year’s Resolutions an Annual […]

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This year, Today Show’s Natalie Morales said her 2014 resolution is to live in the present.  She said it so fast, that I’m not sure she even took it seriously. Living in the present sounds like such a simple goal – unless you’ve tried to achieve it.  If you have, you know how difficult fully […]

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For nearly everyone, there comes a moment when you know it’s time to make a move.  You may be ready to move up to the next level, make a lateral move into a new functional area to broaden your experience, jump into a new industry or company and apply your skills, or do something entirely […]

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The relaxed pace of summer is, essentially, behind us. Fall is nearly here. Hard to believe, but true. It’s time to refocus on “work” – whatever your age and stage in life. For the kids, its back to school. If you’re in the responsible adult category, you may feel called to re-engage with the particular […]

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Journaling will help you to get to know your deeper Self better, solve your toughest problems, strengthen your intuition and creativity, and document your story. Journaling is a great way to clear your mind, reduce stress, sort through the issues and conflicts in your life, and develop a solid plan of action for moving forward.

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Every year, we make New Year’s resolutions only to make the same resolutions again the following year. What gets in the way of us achieving our goals, satisfying our resolution?

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So what does this mean to you and your success path? If you’re a “play it safe” kind of person, how can you learn to love failure? How can we dilusional safe seekers become dream-fulfilling risk takers?

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This past January, Financial Advisor Steven Girard, President of Northstar Financial Companies, Inc., gave the LIES That Limit™ community 9 outstanding, easy-to-follow tips for getting into financial shape. It was the start of the new year when everyone’s mind was squarely on how they were going to improve their life in 2011! As we approach the 6-month mark, how are you doing?

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Today, take some time to reflect on your 2011 journey to date. Give attention to the road you’ve travelled this year and affirm all you’ve done to serve your sense of purpose and to support the success of others.

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As many of us do when facing a new year, we make resolutions to better our lives in some manner. As it seems many of these resolutions revolve around getting in shape I thought, in the spirit shedding some excess, I’d discuss some strategies for losing a couple of notches on your financial belt.

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Year after year, many people resolve to fix the same old problem. Why? What gets in the way of achieving goals, satisfying your resolution and making lasting change? Labels, Illusions, Excuses and Stories or LIES™ – limiting thoughts, beliefs and feelings that determine the range of choices you believe you have.

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