This week Stephanie talks about resources to encourage mindfulness in children. There are some great books out there to encourage kids to deal with emotions, acknowledge their needs, and bring themselves back to the moment.
Got 60 seconds? Here's a mindset check for us all as we focus on relationship over task this week!
Systems are a key ingredient to success in goal achievement across all six focus factors. Whether it's losing weight, paying off debt, building wealth, or completing your first race, the success systems we build in fitness, finance, food, finance, faith, family, and fun all start with one concept - Anchoring. Anchoring is making a commitment … Continue reading Throwing Anchors: Pulling Yourself to Your Most Audacious Goals
The Thousand Mile Journey Lao Tzu said "the journey of a thousand miles begins with one step." The hardest part is deciding when to step. The six focus factors below call on us to pay attention to areas of our lives where we may be lacking in determination, fulfillment, progress, or goals. A journey of … Continue reading It Starts With One: 5 Steps for Breaking Down Our Greatest Challenges
Setting and reaching goals is something that gets a ton of lip service in the self-help/leadership development world. How many of us are actually following through with what we said we would do? How many of us actually become Goal Strong? Lip Service Let's take New Year's resolutions as an example. Of the 41% of … Continue reading Goal Strong: Pursuing Authentic Inspiration
Our perceived reality: life is crazy, and if only I could better manage my time, I could reach all of my goals and feel good about my decisions. The tough truth: time management is not a "thing." Feeling loss-of-control over time is a symptom of a few other things that need managing. Falling behind on … Continue reading The Tough Truth About Time Management
No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it. - Hebrews 12:11 The path to success is rarely paved with gold or laid out with a red carpet. More often, it looks like our driveway this … Continue reading Shoveling Snow: What the Blizzard of 2017 Taught Us About Discipline
If you've ever sat through an interview, you've probably heard or asked this question: "How would you describe the ideal candidate for this position?" I'd venture to guess that no interviewer has ever answered this question like this: "I'm looking for a real jerk - somebody unmotivated and unwilling to learn. I'd appreciate it if … Continue reading The Ideal Candidate: Three Common Virtues for Uncommon Success
"A man who has riches without understanding is like the beasts that perish." - Psalm 49:20 Fact: At one point a cat picked stocks better than most investment managers. This alone may be reason enough to take a good look at how we approach money as a culture. If you want a good example of … Continue reading Better than Beasts: Our relationship with money
Socrates said “The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.” All of our energy. Not some, not 50%, not just on weekdays...every day. All of our energy - all of the time. For an alcoholic, pursuing sobriety is not a one-and-done decision. It … Continue reading The Secret of Change
Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. Deuteronomy 6:7 Sponges We've heard it before: our children are sponges. They are building habits over time based on what they observe us do more than … Continue reading 5 Modeling Behaviors: How Sinners Can Raise Saints
"The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new." - Socrates Drifting Sometimes life gets complicated. Sometimes it feels like things are just...off. It seems the longer we leave orderly processes unattended, the more they tend toward disorder. It is then that we … Continue reading Living a Level 1 Life