How to Live With No Regrets

The 3 Reasons Keeping Your Commitments is So Dang Hard

A curious thought woke me up in the middle of the night recently. OK, it was ambulance sirens that actually woke me up, but the curious thought is what kept me up. “That could easily be me.”

How to live without regrets

Yikes! I came to grips with my own mortality at age 36 at 4:00 in the morning. That was…strange.

Not that I thought I was immortal. I figured I’d probably die someday. It just never occurred to me that it would be in my lifetime.

So, there I lie (or is it “lay?” Where is my grandmother when I need her?) in the early morning hours, pondering my own mortality. Pleasant.

The Freedom Journal by John Lee Dumas is Here!

How to Set and Accomplish Your #1 Goal in 100 days

One of my favorite things to do in January is take inventory of where I’m at in my life, both professionally and personally (family, health, etc.), and reflection is a great way to get started with this.

John Lee Dumas The Freedom Journal

First, I take a look back at what I’ve done over the past year that DID work, and then I also recognize those things that DIDN’T work.

Next, I turn to goal setting to get pumped up (and prepped) for what I want to accomplish in the new year based on what I’ve learned.

But you know just as well as I do that sometimes we set goals, but then we fail to actually accomplish those goals.

The 5 Most Important Lessons Learned in 2015

My Obligatory New Year's Recap Post

If you’re anything like me and read more than a few blogs, you’ve endured a month-long series of year-in-review posts. So here is another one. 🙂

Lessons Learned in 2015 - Year End Recap

When I looked back on the year that was, I realized that it was a year of ups and downs, wild successes and miserable failures, excitement and boredom. In other words, it was just like any other year. It was a microcosm of life itself.

What else should we expect?

The truth is, in most regards, 2015 was my best year ever (thanks, Michael Hyatt!). In others, it was more of a struggle, but I know without a doubt that those things will improve in the coming year.

Who Should You Share Your Goals With?

How Others Can Help You Find Clarity and Direction

Last week, I wrote a post entitled, Why I’m Not Sharing My 2016 Goals This Year. In it, I explained that research shows that we shouldn’t share our goals publicly. But who should we be sharing them with?

Who should you share your goals with?

To best answer that question, I’ll share what has and what hasn’t worked for me.

Who NOT to Share Your Goals With

1. Anyone and everyone

I covered this last week, but it bears repeating. Don’t share your goals with anyone who will listen. The act of doing so feels too much like an accomplishment.

Don’t post them on social media or write about them on your blog. Unless you have a very compelling reason to do so.

Almost every time I have done this, I have failed to reach my goal.

Why I’m Not Sharing My 2016 Goals This Year

(Except With Only a Few People Who REALLY Matter)

In years past, I’ve often shared my goals with just about anyone who will hear (or read) them. I’ve shouted them from the rooftops as if to say, “Look at my incredible ambition.” But I’m no longer doing that. Here’s why.

Why We Share Our Goals

There are many reasons why we might share our goals with others, but I believe there are three primary reasons.

1. We are looking for accountability.

This is the most common reason we share our goals, rather it be with a small group of people or publicly on our blog or elsewhere.

What better way to hold ourselves accountable than to share our goals with hundreds (or more) of people, right? It’s one thing to fall short of our goals when only we know them. It’s another thing entirely when others are expecting you to achieve them, rooting for you, or waiting for you to fall.

Why Goal Setting Doesn’t Work

At Least Not How You've Been Taught To Do It

December is here again. This means that, like many of you, I have been spending time recently reflecting on 2015 and making plans and goals for 2016.  As I’ve been thinking about my goals, I’ve realized that traditional goal setting doesn’t work…at least not the way that the majority of people do it.  But there […]

3 Phrases You MUST Eliminate to Reach Your Full Potential

The Subtle Words that Limit Your Growth and Hold You Back

The words you say determine your attitude (how you feel) and your altitude (how much you will achieve). Are your words inspiring you and equipping you? Or are they limiting and crippling you? The good news is the choice is yours.

3 Phrases You MUST Eliminate to Reach Your Full Potential

I read an interesting proverb recently. It demonstrated clearly the power that our words have on our mindsets, our feelings, and our performance.

Blow on a spark and up it flares, spit on it and out it goes; both are the effects of your mouth.

Your words can light a fire or put it out.

7 Ways to Reclaim Your Downtime

Proven Strategies to Create More Margin, Get More Rest, and Take Back Your Life

Confession time: I struggle mightily with downtime. Like many in today’s world, I am constantly on the go, whizzing from one thing to the next. Go, go, go. Work, work, work. Can you relate? If so, today I’ll share seven ways you can reclaim your downtime.

7 Ways to Reclaim Your Downtime

1. Decide that it is Possible

The first step to reclaiming your downtime is to believe that you can do it.

If you go through life believing that you don’t control your own schedule, you will never control it. If you go through each day thinking that you’ll never truly have downtime, you won’t.

Episode 092: Reaching Your Full Potential with Shannon Kaiser

Learning to Embrace Your Authentic Self

Are you living up to your full potential? If not, why aren’t you? Odds are, you have unknowingly developed habits that are actually holding you back. In today’s interview I talk with someone who has learned how to recognize, confront and overcome these damaging habits.

Shannon Kaiser Adventures for your soul

Today’s Topics

In today’s episode, our guest and I talk about:

  • Getting past our distractions
  • What is the “joy route”
  • The effect of limiting beliefs
  • Learning to love and accept yourself
  • The importance of self care

About Today’s Guest

Today’s guest is named one of the Top 100 Women to Watch in Wellness by Mind Body Green, and labeled a modern thought leader on the rise by Café Truth. She is an inspirational author, speaker, travel writer, and life coach who left her successful career in advertising to follow her heart and be a writer and the best selling author of Find Your Happy, Find Your Happy Daily Mantras, and the new book, Adventures For Your Soul: 21 Ways to Transform Your Habits and Reach Your Full Potential.