Self-control or Self-governance – Want More?

Self-control or Self-governance

Self-control or self-governance is a great predictor of achievement. It also helps keep you away from what is bad for you. If you are interested in self-governance, read Willpower by Roy Baumeister, who has researched self-control. Since self-governance is so important for you and your organization, it makes sense to know how to develop more. So, let […]

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Change Your Words If You Want More Freedom

Change Your Words

When you accept the reality of freedom, you will experience a profound change for the better in all of your relationships. And, a simple tool to use is just change your words. Your new freedom starts when you pay attention to how often you use “should, ought, and must” or the negative versions “shouldn’t, ought not, […]

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3 Common Problems Prevent Getting Things Done

3 Common Problems Prevent Getting Things Done

Is it too simplistic to say that 3 common problems prevent you from getting things done? I don’t think so. I believe it is reality. In my life and in the years of working with people and companies, these 3 common problems show up every time! Yes, there are more problems than just these 3, but […]

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Do I Have To?!?! Obligation or Self-governance?

Do I have to? Obligation or Self-governance?

There is a big difference when you feel an obligation or “have to” compared to a “want to.” What happens to you when you sense that you “have to” do something? Think about that Saturday that you get to do whatever you want. Now think about how easy it is to get out of bed!But, […]

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Leading with Freedom and Choice

Freedom and Choice

Freedom and choice are essential to being a great leader, but the common approach to leadership uses control either through manipulation or domination.Imagine a large dog trotting eagerly toward the house. He has been out chasing rabbits, and has worked up quite an appetite. As he approaches the porch where his food bowl sits, he […]

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BIGGEST Mistake in Goal Setting – Planning Too!

Biggest Mistake in Goal Setting

What would you say is the biggest mistake in goal setting? Would you say it is a goal that is not specific or has no clear metric? Maybe it is when a goal is focused on actions instead of a clear end result.Yes, those are problems, but they aren’t the biggest mistake in goal setting. […]

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