Overcoming Failure and Meeting Goals in the New Year

“It is possible to make no mistakes and still lose. That is not a weakness. That is life.” Picard said it best- sometimes we can try and do everything we can, and still fall a little short. It's a sad reality for most to face when they realize they’re not superhuman and that they too can miss goals. There can be unrealistic standards associated in goal setting because we either believe progress will happen faster than it actually does or because we haven't created the appropriate behaviors associated with what we're achieving. No matter the goal, professional or private, I…

Get S.M.A.R.T in 2019 – A Guide To Goal Creating

Its hard to break anything down into a sure-fire formula for success. You have goals, and things you want to achieve, but without clear ways of achieving those goals- everything is lost! Across the board, a clear road to meet and accomplish these goals is by getting “S.M.A.R.T..” “S.M.A.R.T” goals are a categorized and concise method for setting goals, managing accountability, and minimizing chances for failure. This goal setting methodology is the best at trackability and reflection on how to configure your best self and meet your goals for 2019. Get Specific. Set a clear and descriptive goal of what…

Set Intentions Not Resolutions in the New Year

The end of December is always about reflection. Intentional contemplation on the year that's now gone; everything that happened, everyone, you met and everything you accomplished. Generally, this reflection provokes the creation of a “New Years Resolution”- the idea that in this new year you will bring fundamental changes to your life that will make the next year better. Resolutions are beneficial because they help us recognize we need change, but most people don't make realistic or attainable resolutions. Take a second look at what you're planning for the New Year.   Intentions instead of Resolutions I use the word…

Pledgr, the App that Pushes Us to Give up Excuses and Achieve Goals

(Austin, Texas, November 15, 2018) – Procrastination has its ways, and many a junkyards are full of promises. But no longer, as the world’s first goal setting app, Pledgr, is here. Pledgr, the achiever’s network, combines the excitement of social media sharing with smart goal achieving methods to ensure that we stay true to our commitments and vision. There is simply no excuse for not installing this app. Pledgr wants everyone to keep to their word, achieve our goals, and share the pride with our friends and social network. The fun, community-based iOS app aims to make it easier for…

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How To Turn Your “Self-Made” Community Into Your Support Network (Part 1)

How many friends do you have on Facebook? 250? 2000? I have precisely 555 “Facebook Friends.” I’m shamelessly proud of that number as I’ve carried it since I was 19. That number contains the weight of high school friends, college friends, study buddies, networking wins, and work “accomplices” over the past 10 years of my life. I can confidently say that it is my “self-made” community. Thanks to technology, I can see these online acquaintances every day. I can wish them a “Happy Birthday” and share their enthusiasm when they have a new life event. However, due to the passive…

My pledge to stay clean

My Pledge to Stay Clean

My Pledge to Stay Clean We’ve all heard it from friends and colleagues. “I’m going to “eat clean,” or ”I’m going to clean up my act,” or simply, “I’m cleaning out my closet once and for all!” What do all of these statements have in common? They all represent changes people want to make to improve their lifestyles, get healthy, and get rid of both physical and mental clutter. We’re all faced with a tsunami of advice in the form of well-meaning articles, coaching advice, and assorted online classes. All of these sources seem to offer the secret sauce for…

Because I Said I Would

Because I Said I Would – The Global Trend of Positive Accountability

Because I Said I Would – The Global Trend of Positive Accountability Personal change begins with a promise. You make a promise to yourself to do something, and then you hold yourself accountable until you achieve whatever it is that you wish to change. Perhaps you want to lose weight or be kinder and more patient with your coworkers. Maybe you need to take your dog for longer walks or spend quality time with your kids on a regular basis. It all starts with a promise.  Back in 2012, Alex Sheen was a young man whose father died of lung…