Higher goals = Higher results

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Goal setting is a powerful exercise and its effects are tremendous. When setting goals, how high do you aim? When you set goals that are easy to achieve, not only are you not giving it your all, but you’re ultimately cheating yourself. I was recently reading an article about how folks in the online dating world […]


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Happy New Year. As January accompanies us into a new year, with it brings a new sense of focus, new resolutions and new goals. A couple of years back, I encouraged the J2 team to create vision boards to facilitate a more inspired goal setting exercise, which I wrote about in last January’s goal-setting FFfT. […]

Locked Mind

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There is a story about Houdini, the great escape artist, trying to escape from a prison—and it goes something like this: Houdini was invited by a small town in the British Isles to try to escape from their newly built prison cell. Houdini, who’d mastered similar feats countless times before, gladly accepted. As soon as he was […]

Goal Setting

Goal Setting

“The new year stands before us, like a chapter in a book, waiting to be written. We can help write that story by setting goals.” —Melody Beattie, The Language of Letting Go: Daily Meditations on Codependency Since 2016 FFfT ended with reflection, it is only fitting that we start 2017 with goal setting. In early 2016 […]

Positive Thinking

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A couple of weeks back I wrote about perspective, I think the topic of positive thinking goes hand in hand. They are both about how we see, think, and react to things and events. “Change your thoughts and you change your world.” —Norman Vincent Peale Here is a quick story… Allan applied for a new […]

Keep Moving

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“A meowing cat catches no mice.” —Yiddish Proverb We have spent lots of time talking about goals and dreams and creating vision boards. All good things, but without action they mean very little. Talking about doing something doesn’t make it happen. We need to move from intent to action. So kudos to Chelsea for scheduling […]