Goal Setting

More on Goals…

Posted ago by Matthew

When you’re setting goals it’s also important to focus on lead indicators.  With any goal you have lead indicators and lag indicators.  Lead indicators are predictive of the desired results.  Lag indicators are often the desired results but by the …

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Don’t just write goals… achieve them!

Posted ago by Matthew

I was chatting with a friend at lunch the other day and he asked me my thoughts on traditional goal setting.  The situation is that there’s so much focus on writing the right kind of goals.  You’ve probably heard of …

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Predictions for 2011

Posted ago by Matthew

A week and a half into 2011 and what’s changed? How are your new year’s resolutions coming?  How will 2011 be for you? Well, I took a look in my crystal ball, consulted the tea leaves and gazed at the …

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Clutter

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When I was 27 I lived and travelled around Europe and for a period of over nine months I didn’t sleep in the same bed for more than 3 consecutive days.  My life was packed into two suitcases and the …

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Are you on track? Ten questions to help you find out…

Posted ago by Matthew

Happy new year! Here are ten questions you can start your year with.  These questions can be used to help you re-focus and set some meaningful goals for 2011. I find it can be helpful to have a few guiding …

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A Fourth Gift

Posted ago by Matthew

So I was discussing my parenting theory from my previous entry with my parents, whom I credit with being solid parental role models. They added a fourth gift that good parents give their children, and that’s a good work ethic. …

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New Habits

Posted ago by Matthew

It’s very easy to live the same way every day and have very little or nothing change. I try to not live my life that way. I was once told that as soon as you stop changing you become old. …

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Expectations

Posted ago by Matthew

“It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…” so the tune goes. It seems that Christmas begins the day after Halloween, with the decorations, the music and all the paraphernalia that goes with it. And certainly it’s a fun time …

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The Ostrich

Posted ago by Matthew

The Ostrich, officially named “Struthio camelus” is the largest of the 8,600 bird species, which exist today. Reaching a height of up to 2.6m these birds can weigh up to 135kg, cannot fly, but are very fast runners. The long-held …

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Living A Deliberate Life

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Take a moment to reflect on your life, and think of at least one time when you achieved something significant. You set a goal, made a plan, and dedicated time to achieving that goal. You worked hard, and eventually you …

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