Thursday, May 28, 2015
                                      Spring Edition 280

It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop."

- Confucius

"When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don't adjust the goals, adjust the action steps."

- Confucius     


"Success depends upon previous preparation, and without such preparation there is sure to be failure."




"Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall."







Have you charted your course for the summer?

Block out your vacation and free days. Then, look at the days you have left to work and make a commitment to yourself to do MORE on those days. 

Enjoy the quotations from Confucius today. 

Is Thursday the best day for this newsletter? Hit reply and say 'yes' or tell me what day of the week works best for you. Thanks!

In working with many clients I find the ones that take action, make the effort, and risk failing are the ones that win.  Rather than talk about what you are going to do why not show us? You will be happier. We'll all be proud of you and what you have accomplished. 

No, things do not usually happen instantaneously. The advance work takes time and then, yes, instantaneously your hard work pays off. Make the effort, put the time in, and it will happen. 

Me, My Life on Purpose is the newest workbook and will be released very soon. Stay tuned to the newsletter so you don't miss it. 

OK, back to work to get caught up so that you can take some time off this summer and enjoy it without feeling guilty. 


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Do you want more? Can you give more? Yes and Yes. 


My morning exercise routine at the YMCA involves a spin class two mornings a week at 5:30AM.  A spin class is riding a stationary bike at various speeds and resistance levels based on the instructor's directions. 


Some mornings the spin hurts as it starts. Sometimes I wonder if I can keep up. Yet, I do. I'm not about to allow others to do more than I do. The peer pressure and the coach nudging you to do More, More, MORE works wonders. 


This morning I left the class with the sweat dripping off me, and having ridden fifteen miles in fifty minutes. It was quite a workout. 


Without the spin instructor, and the peer pressure, I would never have accomplished so much. We all slack off to some extent when we are alone. Yet, with a coach and with others we do More. We accomplish More and we feel better. 


Do you want More, More, MORE out of life? Sure, we all do. Then, give more, and push yourself. Be sure to have a mentor, a coach, and measure. Measure what you'd done and keep increasing the goal. 


Life is to be lived, fully lived. So, live it. Give it your all. Go beyond your self imposed lazy limits. You can do more, you can give more of yourself, and you can accomplish more. 


I wanted to be a better sailor. To do that I joined a racing program where we raced every Wednesday night. Once I joined I then picked my crew. Interestingly, I was the weak link in the crew. They were all better sailors than I. That is why I choose them. I wanted to learn and I wanted to be a better sailor. Sailing with those better than I was, and competing against other boats, worked. 


The first year we finished close to last place. The next year we finished in third place. The third year we finished first claiming the title on the last race. The fourth year we not only finished in first place, we won before the final race, as our scores were so good. Great progress over four years. Yes, my crew did teach me and together we accomplished more each year. 


Now, the spin class is over and this article is almost complete. Yet, what MORE can I do today? There are a lot of things I can do.   


What can you do today? Just start it, focus on it, and you'll be surprised how much you can get done if you just start and challenge yourself. Reporting to someone always works. Tell someone who will, kindly, hold you accountable. 


Let's make June the month of MORE.  Let's get done what we are behind on. Let's get done those things that will allow us to enjoy July and August without feeling guilty.  Let's do what will allow us to enjoy time off in the summer. Let's do MORE, today, all week, and all month.