Planning: Being Organized, for Success

Just over four years ago, I sold a company I had been involved in starting 25 years earlier. Over the many years I ran that company, we considered mergers & acquisitions as a way to grow. I ended up not pursuing that avenue for growth because I had heard too…

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Athletic Lifelong Learning

I'm a big believer in lifelong learning. The fifth of my Six Simple Rules is, "Be a Lifelong Learner." I do a ton of reading (books, magazines, newspapers, and blogs), I listen to podcasts, and I attend classes, workshops, and seminars, among other things. I'm also a strong believer in…

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Bouncing Back from a Low Point

This is a guest post by Frank Lavine. We’ve all been there – I know I have. The majority of my friends and family have, too. The “all-time low” that we can find ourselves dealing with is a stressful, challenging part of life. There is no shame in hitting a…

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Simple? Yes. Easy? Maybe. Making Changes Easier

A bunch of times, when I've mentioned the name of my book to people I've gotten this response: "Sounds easy. Six rules. I love it." I accept their positive feedback, but I don't feel entirely comfortable with their comment. I feel like I need to explain, "The rules are simple,…

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You Create Your Own Happiness Story

I heard a funny conversation on the street between a 20-something man and a 20-something woman. He asked, "When is your birthday?" She replied, "Well, there's my legal birthday and there's the day I celebrate." She explained she was born on April 1, but "that's the worst birthday because you're…

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Celebrate Your Progress, for Self-Confidence

A New York Times op-ed piece I read talked of the book The Confidence Code, by Katty Kay and Claire Shipman. The Times explained the best advice for self-confidence is not “believe in yourself” but rather “look at what you’ve done in the world.” This syncs perfectly with two things…

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A Great Reason To Keep Your Room Organized & Tidy

This is a guest post by Stefan Zugor. Stefan is a Personal Development Blogger. He loves helping people become the best version of themselves. I used to be the messiest person you could meet. Clothes would be strewn all over my floor, my possessions scattered in a random fashion all…

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Progress, not Perfection, and Other Lessons

Several times after speeches people have told me things I said (or written in my book) are things they have also learned in AA’s Twelve Step program of recovery: Progress, not perfection. Early on when I was a participant in the Strategic Coach Program®, founder Dan Sullivan preached the importance…

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