Monthly Archives: October 2014

Friends of friends

While working on the goal setting process I had a startling revelation. If you take my friends on Facebook and multiply it by their friends the number is somewhere around fifty thousand. What an incredible pool of resources. It would be … Continue reading

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Failure is not the end

Almost always when you set a goal there will be a stumble along the way. The immediate temptation will be to quit and believe that the goal is not attainable. If the goal was to quit smoking and you lit … Continue reading

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A new day

In the 1960″s under the vision of Pope John the XXlll I saw the church moving to an embrace of the world and a closer fulfillment of the Beatitudes. For a host of reasons that wave of love and willingness … Continue reading

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Behavior

The way we speak and the beliefs we carry can provide leverage for the attainment of the goals we seek. However by themselves the reality is that little will be accomplished. The real requirement is behavior that signals to our … Continue reading

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Pain amd Pleasure

In order to build momentum in the goal setting process it is critical to identify the payoffs or lack of payoffs. Another way of getting at this is to spell out the pleasure of achieving the goals and the pain … Continue reading

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Beliefs

Using my two goals of getting at least a hundred reviews on Amazon for my two novels and garnering an additional twenty five speaking engagements I will address the question of beliefs. To support these goals it is essential to … Continue reading

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Beliefs

WE often state that change is difficult but I think that change is not so difficult once leverage is established for the change. One reality that supports or hinders change are our beliefs. There are many self limiting beliefs that … Continue reading

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Sad occurrence

Going to suspend the goal setting for one day.This afternoon I was on my way to the metro to meet Elaine. About twenty feet in front of me I saw a tree literally have a huge branch come crashing to … Continue reading

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speech

A key source of leverage to successful goal setting is the monitoring of speech. Goals are often sabotaged by negative speech patterns .The “I could never statements”that are made to ourselves prevent the brain from focusing on the essential behaviors … Continue reading

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The Visual

One powerful assets in the goal setiing process is the power of the visual. We have a part of our brain that seeks to implement the concrete goals we desire. I love the phrase”What does finished look like”? Seeing the … Continue reading

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