How To Form Habits That Stick

 

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“How do I form habits that stick and how long does it take?”

“How do I form habits that stick and how long does it take?” I often get that question from clients and audiences. How long it takes is the easier question to answer because the answer is always “It depends on the person and the desired habit”. There are various schools of thought as to how long it takes to form a habit. Continue reading

Chakra Balancing

 

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Everything is Energy

More and more, what was once foo-foo has become mainstream because of empirical evidence supporting its existence. The powers of meditation and of yoga are good examples. Once believe to be contrary to western traditions, these practices are now considered valuable to one’s peace-of-mind, spiritual practice and overall success, as are other Laws of the Universe such as the Law of Attraction and the Law of Reciprocity. Continue reading

Trust The Process

 

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Expect the Unexpected

When life brings us unexpected things (which is what life is) we sometimes over think or try to force a certain path rather than just trusting the process. Society tells us more, more, more, and has wired us to over think things.  In actuality, the process, higher power, God, the Universe, wants us to relax. Continue reading

Personal Strategic Planning By Brian Tracy’s GOSPA Method

 

personal-strategic-planning-gospa-methodMany of you know the name Brian Tracy, just as you would Tony Robbins or Jack Canfield. The three are what I would consider the godfathers of current day personal development, just as Napoleon Hill, Earl Nightingale, Wayne Dyer and Werner Erhard were back in the day.  I’ve had the occasion to spend more time with Brian lately by virtue of a real estate deal one of my companies is working on. The mention of his latest book, Get Smart!, came up in our conversation yesterday, Continue reading

How to Plan a Productive Week

 

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How to Plan a Productive Week

I just finished planning my week ahead, choosing my Top Ten for the week, blocking out the week accordingly, and getting underway with my top priority of today: this blog post. And, as I sit down to write this post it occurs to me that it may be of interest to you to outline each of those steps that I just went through. So here then is How to Plan a Productive Week: Continue reading

Talk with Tom Episode #4 | Failing Forward … Mistakes Are Great Moments

 

Some of our best learning opportunities come from our biggest mistakes. Feedback is great for building forward momentum. Failing forward is a foundational principle for achieving ultimate success.

Talk with Tom is a monthly call-in teleconference and podcast broadcast live on the last Wednesday of the month at 5pm Pacific/6pm Mountain/7pm Central/8pm Eastern. On each call, I field listener questions on various transformational topics to help you and your business reach the pinnacle of success. Please register here for call-in information [link].

Goals Series: 14 Apps To Help You Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions

 

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It’s already happening…my spin class is starting to loosen up. Packed classes once filled with members jazzed about accomplishing their new year’s fitness goals and resolutions are starting to go by the wayside. It happens every year. January is packed, February lightens up, and by March class is half-full (no…not because everyone is riding outside!). Continue reading

Talk with Tom Episode #3 | E+R=O

 

Responding to moments with consciousness and control will bring outcomes that we want in our life. E is the event, R is your response to the event, thereby defining, O the outcome of the event.

Talk with Tom is a monthly call-in teleconference and podcast broadcast live on the last Wednesday of the month at 5pm Pacific/6pm Mountain/7pm Central/8pm Eastern. On each call, I field listener questions on various transformational topics to help you and your business reach the pinnacle of success. Please register here for call-in information [link].

Goals Series: 10 Ways To Make This Year Your Best Year Ever – Part 1

 

In a continuation of my Goals Series, I offer up 10 ways to make this year your best year ever:

The beginning of the year is a special time of year. It’s a time when most of us reflect on the past year and take time to plan the future year. Most of us turn our focus to improving ourselves and our life by implementing new habits for the year ahead. Many resolve (create new year’s resolutions) to make positive changes in the year ahead. Continue reading

Goals Series: 4 Tips For Reaching Your 2016 Goals

 

2016 GoalsDo you want to make 2016 your best and most successful year ever? Stay tuned and I will tell you how to make your 2016 goals a reality with four very practical and easy-to-do tips.

Tips for Reaching Your 2016 Goals

Focus on your most important goal of 2016 and develop the skills necessary to achieve it. Manage your time by prioritizing tasks and develop the habit of completing your most important task first thing in the morning. Continue reading

Talk with Tom Episode #2 | Influence of the Subconscious Mind

 

Influence of thoughts on outcomes and actions. Your subconscious is a derivative of your True Self, your Authentic Self – your Divine Self.

Talk with Tom is a monthly call-in teleconference and podcast broadcast live on the last Wednesday of the month at 5pm Pacific/6pm Mountain/7pm Central/8pm Eastern. On each call, I field listener questions on various transformational topics to help you and your business reach the pinnacle of success. Please register here for call-in information [link].

Goals Series: Five Simple Steps To Achieve Your Body Goals

 

Achieve Your Body Goals

In a continuation of my new year’s goals series, this week I’ll be writing about your body goals and health success (“physical” of the seven life areas).  Typical of New Years resolutions is something about body: lose weight, better nutrition, lower cholesterol, etc.  If you want to transform your body or general health, keep in mind these all important steps. Continue reading

Happy Holidays from the Success Series Team

 

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As we reflect on the past year, we are grateful to have you as a member of our Success Series family. We hope our message continues to inspire you in the coming year. We love hearing from you, so please continue sending us your success stories along the way! Continue reading

Goals: First, Decide What You Want

 

hit your goals targetAs we roll into the holiday season and year-end, our focus will soon turn toward New Year’s resolutions and our goals for next year. In preparation for that I will have a series of weekly blogs reminding you of goal setting and achievement basics. Here’s to a great start to your new year!

In order to get from where you are to where you want to be, you must first decide what you want!  Jack Canfield, in his book The Success Principles, tells us that most people foul up this crucial first step because they simply can’t see how it’s possible to get what they want – so they don’t even let themselves want it. Continue reading

Happy Thanksgiving

 

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Hello everyone,

Today, those of us who reside in the United States will be celebrating our Thanksgiving Holiday.  The Success Series team is truly grateful for the wonderful support that we receive from all of you, we appreciate it very much.

With Thanksgiving already upon us, it means that the end of the year will soon be here. Now would be a great time to look back on your year and acknowledge all that you have accomplished and what it is that you are grateful for.  It could be something as simple as waking up every day or having transportation to and from work or for your family and friends. If you are able to read this, there is one more thing to be thankful for. Continue reading

We Will Miss You, Wayne Dyer

 

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My friends:

I am sorry to tell you that well-known personal development guru Wayne Dyer passed away this past weekend at his home in Maui. I feel very blessed to have met Wayne on a number of occasions and must share that, like similarly enlightened people I have been blessed to have known, Wayne always made me feel like I was the only person in the room when talking with him. He had that presence that makes one feel like everything is right in the world, at that moment. Continue reading

Transcend Your Limiting Beliefs

 

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Guest blog by: Aaron Wilker, host of Talk with Tom
Earlier this week my son and I had a conversation about health and how a person, if they are not mentally willing to be healthy, won’t be healthy.  This is true in anything that you want to be successful at.  In order to be a success at anything, you must have confidence or faith in your success.  The conversation that I was having with my son was about a young lady who my son knows, Continue reading

Your Thoughts Control Your Life

 

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Your thoughts control your life!

In my last blog and Talk with Tom entitled the “Six Daily Disciplines for Success”, I talked about thinking a better thought (daily discipline #3), as well as have an attitude of gratitude (daily discipline #4). Today, I will expand on these two disciplines as it is extremely important that you understand how they relate to your success. Continue reading

Six Daily Disciplines for Success

 

imagesBeing successful is not something that happens to you over night.  It takes hard work and discipline.  It takes patience and a whole lot of repeating the same types of tasks and habits every day.  Take a look at your daily habits are they helping propel you forward towards your success?  I ask this question because it is important for you to recognize how you are either helping or hurting yourself. Continue reading

Finish What You’ve Started!

 

Congratulations, you have decided that you are going to change your life for the better. You have written down your vision for your future in each of the Seven Life Areas and you have written down your goals for each one. Two months have gone by and you are becoming frustrated because you do not seem to be making much headway on accomplishing some of your goals. Why not? You wonder. When you start working on a specific goal, something more urgent pops up and takes you away from what you were focusing on. Don’t worry, I have some strategies that will help you stayed focused and move you towards your successful life! Continue reading

An Attitude of Gratitude

 

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Your attitude can make or break almost any situation.

Your attitude is the energy you bring into the room. You can have a positive attitude about the events in your life, or you can complain… YOU decide. You can choose to respond in a positive way to almost any event or circumstance – the attitude you have is simply a choice you make. If you change your attitude, you can change your life. Continue reading

Goals and Goal Setting!

 

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Image of Lululemon handbag – these are some great goals and affirmations!

Are you ready for the New Year?  Do you know what you would like to accomplish in these next twelve months? Have you accomplished everything that you wanted to accomplish in 2014?  What are your goals for 2015 and have you written them down? Writing out our goals may be one of the most important things that we can do as we anticipate the coming of the New Year. Unfortunately it is also one of those tasks that gets pushed aside until we are at least a month or two into the New Year. Continue reading

A Time to be Thankful

 

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For those of us who reside in the United States, tomorrow we will be celebrating our Thanksgiving Holiday. The Success Series team is truly grateful for the wonderful support that we receive from all of you, we appreciate it very much.

With Thanksgiving already upon us, it means that the end of the year will soon be here. Now would be a great time to look back on your year and acknowledge all that you have accomplished and what it is that you are grateful for. It could be something as simple as waking up every day or having transportation to and from work or for your family and friends. If you are able to read this, there is one more thing to be thankful for. Continue reading

He’s Back! (from the triple whammy Perfect Storm)

 

Ok, ok, you’re wondering “Where did this guy go?” One week I’m receiving his Thought for the Week and the next week he’s gone! Let me explain:

THE PERFECT STORM

 

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Like most of you, I was humming along when the economic collapse hit. My seminars and coaching practice and my real estate development firm were goin’ and blowin’. Then things changed practically overnight. I had two large-scale community developments underway that didn’t survive the crash and I spent the next year negotiating workouts with lenders and capital partners. That personal financial crisis was like getting hit by a Mack truck leaving me in no shape to advise others until I applied my success principles to my own life with this new normal. Continue reading